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Antique Jewelry: everything you need to know

Antique jewelry is a precious treasure that has survived through the centuries. Known for their history, beauty and value, these unique pieces reflect the culture and style of the eras in which they were created. From Elizabethan jewelry to pearl necklaces, antique jewelry is a delight for fashion and history lovers.

Do you want to know all about antique jewelry?

We tell you everything you need to know about antique jewelry, and how to find current pieces inspired by antique jewelry and bygone eras.

1. Antique Jewelry

Antique jewelry are unique and valuable pieces that have survived through the centuries. Known for their beauty, history and value, these pieces reflect the culture and style of the eras in which they were created. From hand-carved gold rings to pearl necklaces, antique jewelry spans a wide range of styles and materials.

Some types of ancient jewelry include Elizabethan jewelry, which is characterized by its elegant design and intricate details; Egyptian jewelry, which was created with gold and precious stones and was used as offerings to the gods; and Viking jewelry, which is characterized by its robust design and animal decoration.

In addition to their beauty, antique jewelry also has great historical and cultural value. For example, some antique pieces can be used as evidence of the history of a particular era or culture. Antique gold jewelry is especially valuable, as gold is a precious metal that has been prized for centuries.

Below, you can discover some of our favorite eras in history for the beauty of the antique jewelry that awaits and from which we draw inspiration to design our jewelry at LAVANI.

2. Antique Elizabethan Jewelry

Elizabethan jewelry is a special form of antique jewelry characterized by its elegant design and intricate details. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England, Elizabethan jewelry became a symbol of luxury and wealth, and was used to adorn the clothing and hair of the nobility.

Antique Elizabethan earrings are a common form of Elizabethan jewelry, and are characterized by their delicate and finely crafted design. These earrings can be made of gold, silver, pearls or diamonds, and often have elegant shapes such as drops, leaves, flowers, butterflies and other natural figures.

The Elizabethan gold earrings are an icon and a source of inspiration for us, can you imagine having lived in that era wearing those wonderful jewels?

Elizabethan antique jewelry

Victorian Jewelry

Victorian jewelry are antique gold pieces that were created during the reign of Queen Victoria of England. These jewels are highly valued for their beauty and craftsmanship, as they are characterized by their elegant and detailed design. Most of these pieces are made of gold and feature precious stones and pearls, reflecting the wealth and social status of the Victorian era. Victorian jewelry is an excellent choice for those looking for antique gold pieces with an elegant and classic touch.

Have you seen the Bridgertons? It's set in the Victorian era, and yes, our eyes are also drawn to the antique jewelry worn by the main characters. Can't you just see Lady Danbury wearing a Rivoli ring?

rings, antique victorian jewelry

4. Egyptian Jewelry

Egyptian jewelry are ancient gold pieces dating back to the Pharaonic era in Egypt. These jewels are highly valued for their beauty and symbolism, as they reflected the wealth and power of the pharaohs and their followers. Egyptian jewelry is usually made of gold and features precious stones and details in the form of scarabs, snakes and other sacred symbols.

If you are looking for antique gold pieces with an exotic and mystical touch, Egyptian jewelry is stunning, and every source of inspiration for our jewelry designs. In particular, our Nefertiti are inspired by the shape of Egyptian pyramids.

egyptian earrings antique jewelry

Find more vintage-inspired jewelry at LAVANI, such as Victorian earrings, and wear them as elegant as your vintage series characters!

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