Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry
at the

ANTIQUE CONNECTION MALL
and on the internet since 1996
12815 Central NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87123  USA
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Jane Haley Clarke, owner
Copyright 1994-2017 All rights Reserv
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Welcome to the beauty, history and art that is vintage jewelry. We buy and sell vintage rhinestone, costume, designer, bakelite and antique Georgian & Victorian jewelry, purses and accessories.
To be alerted when NEW ITEMS are added to the site, please e-mail jane@morninggloryantiques.com and we will be glad to add you to the contact list.
All jewelry is in excellent vintage condition unless specified otherwise.  All items are subject to prior sale.
We work constantly to offer extensive jewelry research, pictures and information in our reference, " Jewel Chat " and gallery " Morning Glory Collects ". 
We share our reference material free of charge and work hard to make it accurate, but as with any research, mistakes can be made. We are not responsible for the use you make of the information here or the honest mistakes that may occur from time to time.
We do not offer identification, valuation or appraisal services. 

TO PURCHASE: You are on a reference page of Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry. Most of these items were photographed from private collections, and are for reference only.
Jewelry that is available TO BUY can be accessed by clicking HERE
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Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry presents
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JEWEL CHAT
Costume Jewelry Magazine

 

 
VICTORIAN LOVE SYMBOLS

Victorian jewelry is as complex in it's symbolism, sentiment and design as was the fashion, architecture and decor of the time. Worn as an ornament, a love token or a remembrance, jewelry not only completed the well-dressed lady's costume but also denoted her position in society, her marital status and her sense of self.

Since the Victorian era stretched over six decades, many types of jewelry came and went in vogue. Mass production made jewelry available to the widest number of buyers in the broadest range of designs ever seen before in history. When it came to formal occasions, the "more is better" theme of the Victorian era carried over into how jewelry was worn by royalty and the aristocracy. Paintings of Queen Victoria and other royals at state occasions show multiple brooches, swags, earrings, bracelets and hair ornaments. But the jewelry of the everyday folk is collectible, fascinating and a lesson in history that enchants us even today.

The jewelry below has two of the more charming features of the Victorian era... sentiment and symbolism.  To see more about symbols in jewelry, click HERE. While is isn't easy to determine which things are decorations and which meant to symbolize a thought or idea, it is fun to try to guess.
 

 

  VICTORIAN sterling silver bird, heart, flowers and leaves pin, hallmarked circa 1890, 1-5/8".   View   View   #V27908 

 VICTORIAN sterling silver hallmarked 1894 bird brooch with floral and leaf design, 1-7/8".  View   View  #V29132  

  VICTORIAN sterling bird bar brooch hallmarked Chester 1892, 1-7/8".   View   #V28800

 

   VICTORIAN sterling bird, flowers and acorns brooch, beaded edge, hallmarked "S. Bros." Birmingham 1890, 1-5/8".   View   View   #V27656 VICTORIAN hallmarked PP&Co sterling silver double horseshoe brooch with leaves and gold overlay, 1-1/8".   View   View   #V29951 VICTORIAN S&G silver bow and leaves brooch, 1-5/8".   View   View   #V29950

 

      VICTORIAN round silver brooch with beaded edge, applied surface layer of rose and yellow gold rose and leaf design, deep open hair compartment in the back with glass cover, c-catch and tube hinge, circa 1880, 1-1/3".    View   #V26458

VICTORIAN hallmarked sterling horseshoe pin with yellow and rose gold roses and leaves overlay, beaded edge, 1-1/2".   View   View   View   #V29641

 VICTORIAN hallmarked sterling WCM oval beaded brooch with yellow and rose gold roses and leaves design, beaded edge, 1-1/2.  View   View   #V29642   

 

         VICTORIAN Mizpah double heart brooch with beaded edge pin, 1-5/8". MIZPAH "May the Lord watch between me and thee while we are absent, one from the other." See Luthi's Sentimental Jewelry page 32.   View   #V28792    VICTORIAN sterling Mizpah brooch with two hearts, lock and key, bird and flowers, gold overlay, tiny etched saying, hallmarks "SRRO?, lion, anchor, p", 1-1/2".  View   View   #V29875 VICTORIAN Mizpah pin with ivy leaves, hallmarked, 1-1/3".   View   #V28793  

 

 
  VICTORIAN sterling 2" ornate bows and ivy leaves bar pin hallmarked Chester, England, 1900-1.   View   View   #V13432    VICTORIAN sterling bar pin with forget-me-nots motif, 1-5/8".  View   #V29240   VICTORIAN 1-7/8" ornate bows and ivy leaves brooch.     View   #V13421

 

 

 

 

VICTORIAN sterling silver "regards" brooch, hallmarked back, 2".   View   #V28593  

  

 

 

 

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TO PURCHASE: You are on a reference page of Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry. These items were photographed from private collections, and are for reference only.
Jewelry that is available TO BUY can be accessed by clicking HERE
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PLEASE NOTE: Regretfully, it is no longer possible to respond to individual questions regarding jewelry history, identification or value, or to offer written or verbal appraisals or opinions. The demand for this kind of information is absolutely too overwhelming for one dealer to fill. 
I love jewelry, but appraising and selling are two entirely different businesses, and I choose selling as my business.

Instead, articles are added on a regular basis to JEWEL CHAT on line Magazine, a wonderful reference for  information on many makers and styles of vintage jewelry. 
For information on valuing your jewelry, click HERE.