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1417 Larimer Street
Denver, Colorado, 80202
USA

(303) 573 5049

Since 1977, Victoriana has remained, within a 2 block radius, in the heart of LoDo in Denver, Colorado. Currently located at home in Larimer Square since August 2008, visiting is an experience in and of itself. Victoriana reflects a nostalgia not found in any other jewelry stores in the region. Within the century old cases is a hand picked collection of jewelry ranging from gold-filled Victorian bar pins to signed platinum and diamond necklaces from the 1930’s. Proprietors David and Veronica Prebble work with jewelry buyers throughout the world, and the couple travels to jewelry shows to find the best-quality pieces possible. “For the past 200 years, Jewelry has been the highest expression of the various design periods,” David says, “We appreciate well executed design from almost every period.” -Victoria Magazine / February 2010

Victorian Jewelry

The Victorian era is without a doubt, the most influenced, and influential eras of antique and estate jewelry. As with most estate jewelry, the era is defined by the British monarch, in this case, Alexandrina Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, as well as the Empress of India, years 1837-1901. There are 3 time periods within this era. First, the early, Romanitc period, which is soaked in traditions, natural motifs in gold and silver, clear stones only being worn during the day and colored gems by night. The second being the Grand or Mourning period, which coincides with the death of Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert the concort, who died in December of 1861 from typhoid fever, later assumed to be mis-diagnosed and in reality some sort of progressive cancer. Victoria was devastated by this loss, even with the rumors of his affair with Irish actress Nellie Clifden. The period of Victoria's mourning included large, dark, somber, yet dramatic jewelry, with a lot of black onyx, jet, amethyst, garnet and golds. This lasted until 1880's, when the aesthetic period of jewelry began. The Late Victorians utilized more complex and feminine motifs, returning to the natural, including many floral and celestial designs, with more decadent stones, such as sapphire, ruby, zircon, and of course diamonds, lasting until the turn of the century. The Victorian era of jewelry includes many movements found around the world, including revivals such as the Etruscan and Egyptian as well as the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts design movements which lead into the beginning of the twentieth century. 

Victorian Garnet Ring

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Victorian Garnet Ring

395.00

A classic, double garnet Victorian ring, in 10 karat rose gold, set with 2 oval almandine garnets, with surrounding seed pearls. c. 1890

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