|This jewellery is inspired on a brooch that belonged to Queen Mary's grandmother, Princess Augusta, Duchess of Cambridge. When she died at the age of 91, the brooch was inherited by her younger daughter, Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck. When she died in 1897 without leaving a will, her jewellery was divided among her four children, the brooch being part of Queen Mary's share. It was one of her favourite brooches and she wore it constantly for the rest of her life. With a passion for family history, she wore her grandmother's brooch at the christening of her great-great grandson, Prince Charles, in 1948. She had also worn the brooch at the christening of her granddaughter, the present Queen in 1926. It is now in the collection of Queen Elizabeth II, who wears it frequently.
Inspired Treasures incorporates a vast collection of jewellery ranging from the smallest of earrings, to bangles, bracelets, brooches, charms, lockets, necklaces, pendants and rings right through to full size replica Royal Crowns. With a broad spectrum of motifs and themes, the designer costume and fine jewellery ranges have been inspired by the many compositions, fashions and works of art from across the globe. All the jewellery tells a story and most items are accompanied with supporting stories and pictures from which the designs have been taken, together with designer-led packaging. The timeless jewellery brand and a full range of Hollywood inspired jewellery. Jewellery inspired by British Treasures both natural and artistic. Drawing on the vibrant world of Ballet, Natural History and the splendour of European Monarchy, these rich range of distinctive pieces and eye-catching collections are certain to both compliment and standout.
Throughout most of the seventeenth century, diamonds had been cut in what is called the Mazarine style, which had 32 facets. At the end of the 1600's however, a Venetian gemsmith called Peruzzi managed for the first time to cut a diamond in 56 facets. The increase in luminosity that this new method released from the precious stones had an enormous effect on the jewellery design and the new cut was given the name Brilliant. The 18th century saw the complete dominance of French taste in a sort of cultural imperialism that spread over the whole of the continent form Lisbon to St. Petersburg. Inspired by the beauty and delicacy of an antique original, this interpretation of an 18th century jewel has been made using the finest quality nickel free alloys, hand polished and gold toned. The gems are Swarovski crystals.