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gilt adornment appreciation blog

Welcome to our forum of learning, sharing and obsessing about jewelry—especially vintage and antique jewelry! We are here to share our knowlege and discuss the multiple facets of all things brilliantly dazzling.

Love Token Jewelry

By: Jessie Hibbs, February 2, 2015

Jewelery has been given as a token of love and friendship since ancient times. Perhaps it is the compact nature of the medium or its tendency to be made from precious materials that makes it so popular as a symbol of precious feelings. As jewelry historians we see the styles of love tokens go in and out of favor through the years; but one of the most influential styles is that of Queen Victoria.

Fall 2014 / Winter 2015 Billboard

By: Jessie Hibbs, October 30, 2014

Our Explorers in Turquoise makes
for a bold statement on East Burnside this winter!


Astronomy's Influence on Victorian Jewelry

By: Jessie Hibbs, June 15, 2014

When collecting, studying and working with antique jewelry it is easy to take for granted the crescent and star motif that is so common in Victorian Era jewelry. While photographing some pieces the other day I had a renewed interest in the origins of these images and where they come from.


My Obsession with Georgian Jewelry

By: Paula Bixel, April 20, 2014

We ladies at Gilt have been hard at work preparing for the launch of the e-commerce portion of our website.
At times it has seemed an impossible task to have our treasures available online, there just never seemed to be enough hours in a day.
But ever hopeful, I started stashing away special pieces. And as a result I have gathered a sweet group of Georgian items, which seems fitting since this is one of my favorite eras.

Tags: Necklaces

Winter 2014 Billboard

By: Paula Bixel, February 18, 2014


c1850 Victorian Reverse Painted Earrings

By: Paula Bixel, January 29, 2014

I have been thinking lately about my personal collection of Jewelry, cataloging it, photographing it, and just generally pondering its origins and the delight each piece brings me.
I thought originally that I would share my favorite piece with everyone, but I have realized that may not be possible since my favorite seems to change with each piece I pick up.


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