I love jewelry shaped like flowers, Fashionable Reader. Here is a retrospective of this style through history in terms of my books, because well, that's my perspective on things.
|Pocket Watch 1800 Sotheby’s2|
|Diadem and Brooch 1850 Christie’s|
|Earring set ca. 1850 via The Victoria & Albert Museum|
|Necklace and Earring set ca. 1850 via The Victoria & Albert Museum|
|Tiffany & Co., 1890s Bonham’s|
For Baroness Tunstell...
|1900s The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Marcus & Co., 1900 Sotheby’s|
For the BFF...
|Henri Terterger, 1900 Tadema Gallery|
For the Mum...
|Digitale René Boivin, 1947 Sotheby’s|
For the Gail...
|Earrings and Brooch Van Cleef & Arpels, 1958 Bonham’s|
|Cartier brooch ca. 1959 via Christie’s|
|Shoes Roger Vivier, 1966 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Flower braid via Beauty Addicts on Facebook|
"Large showy ornaments, by way of jewellery, are exceedingly ungenteel. They always tell their own story, of glass stones set in gilding, not gold. If you cannot obtain real jewels, never attempt sham ones. It requires no practised eye to detect them—particularly false diamonds."
~ The Ladies' Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners or, Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book
by Eliza Leslie (1864)
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