Jewellers since 1745
109 Hatton Garden London EC1N 8LY Mon-Sat 10 am to 5.30pm Sun 10.30am to 3.30pm
Collection of antique jewellery.
There has never been a better time to invest in a collection of old jewellery, Victorian brooches, buckles, tiepins and dress studs can be purchased surprisingly cheaply because they are unfashionable to wear. The wonderful thing about antique jewellery is that you seldom find two pieces that match identically. Museums and exhibitions now display rare and neglected pieces previously locked away, undiscovered for generations and it is a perfect opportunity for the enthusiast to learn and identify the different styles, like micro-mosaic from Rome or Mughal pieces and the many varieties of ancient jewellery.
Early Georgian goldsmiths.
Early Georgian goldsmiths created asymmetrical designs sparkling with easy to recognise old mine cut diamonds, the late Georgian period made regency cameos and worked gold intricately with intaglios geometric design. Then early Victorians made beautiful gold and silver brooches and bracelets mounted with citrine’s, rock crystals and pebble jewels, they discovered the South African diamond mines before High Victorian fashion boomed with amethyst, garnet and Cairngorm citrine’s which were popular because of the queens love of Scotland.
Edwardian French stomachers.
Edwardian French stomachers worn on the front of low cut dresses were a symbol of wealth and Paris lead the Art Deco influence with similar clip on jewellery that was adorned on hats, bodices, on a necklace or the centrepiece to a bracelet. Art Nouveau had an overwhelming influence of nature, with organic imagery, the famous dragonfly brooches and rubies gained particular prominence and recognition during the Renaissance when richly coloured specimens were bought into Western Europe along the trade routes from the Orient.
Arts and crafts next evolved with a dramatic French medieval influence when the goldsmiths of Liberty & Co made jewellery distinctive for its extraordinary detail and feminine form. Heming offer valuations for all jewellery.
Striking jewellery designs.
The Heming collection includes beautiful 19th century Victorian jewels, as well as bold designs from the Art Deco era and spans through to striking jewellery designs from the latter half of the 20th century. Jewellery from the Fifties, Sixties and even Seventies has become increasingly collectable as individuals look to stand out from the crowd.
If you are looking to part exchange or sell unwanted jewellery, Heming has a proud reputation for giving fair prices and immediate payment. This can be particularly beneficial in avoiding delays and the high commission charges imposed by auction houses.
With an illustrious history dating back to 1745 our friendly team will be happy to guide you through your purchase and to give you information relating to the history and period of each of our vintage jewels. To book an appointment in store please call us on 0207 404 9231, or fill out our contact form on our website.