As Valentine’s Day approaches we thought we would share a few insights into the sentiment behind the gemstones set in jewellery, illustrating that jewellery is given for many reasons to express love, not just for a proposal!

Turquoise represents the forget-me-not flower and combined with a bangle which represents eternal love you have the perfect Valentine’s gift. This is illustrated in the beautiful Victorian bangle above. 


Sapphire Diamond and pearl Pendant circa 1900 Mounted in Gold and Platinum

Love and devotion come hand in hand and sapphires are the gemstone to celebrate this sentiment. From sapphire set rings to the Edwardian pendant illustrated we can always find you your perfect piece. 

Hope is symbolised by Emerald, a popular stone during the Victorian period, but perhaps over looked in recent years. This is a beautiful stone and should not be underestimated. Our mid Victorian brooch is a perfect example of high quality craftsmanship set with exquisite emeralds.

Victorian Emerald Diamond Pendant
Victorian Ruby Diamond and Pearl Butterfly Brooch circa

Ruby, the stone of passion, from rings to brooches, from simplicity in a single stone to a multi ruby set butterfly in itself representing Psyche, the goddess of love,  the ruby never fails to disappoint.

But of course for eternal love – the diamond is the one. From single stone rings, to multi diamond set brooches, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, there really is something for everyone.


All the beautiful pieces featured in this blog are available to purchase from The Gallery and feature in the Gallery Collection on this website. Alternatively Susan can source that perfect item of jewellery for any occasion.


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  1. Carol Lawson

    Would love to know if you are going to repeat Queen Mary’s Jewellery Lecture anytime soon?
    Please let me know if you are.
    Many thanks

    • Susan Rumfitt

      Hello Carol, No doubt the Queen Mary Lecture will be a popular request to be repeated at some point as it was VERY popular!


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