thevintagethimble:

The Dunstable Swan JewelMedieval, around AD 1400From France or England
The Dunstable Swan Jewel is a livery badge of the highest order and quality. To wear such an item was a declaration of allegiance to a noble family or a king. It is made from opaque white enamel fused over gold, a technique known as émail en ronde bosse that developed in Paris in the second half of the fourteenth century. The chain and coronet attached to the swan’s neck are also of gold. 
The emblem of the swan was very popular among nobles eager to demonstrate their descent from the Swan Knight of courtly romance. The most notable English family of the fourteenth century to use this symbol was that of De Bohun. The swan was adopted by the house of Lancaster when Henry of Lancaster married Mary de Bohun in 1380. When Henry became King Henry IV in 1399 the swan badge became associated with the Prince of Wales.
Although descriptions of similarly fine pieces of livery jewellery exist in documentary form, the Dunstable Swan Jewel is the only known surviving example of such a badge. It probably belonged to a prominent supporter of a rich and influential family, such as the de Bohuns or the house of Lancaster. Emblems made of less rich materials would have been distributed to supporters of lower social status, including servants. | THE BRITISH MUSEUM

thevintagethimble:

The Dunstable Swan Jewel
Medieval, around AD 1400
From France or England

The Dunstable Swan Jewel is a livery badge of the highest order and quality. To wear such an item was a declaration of allegiance to a noble family or a king. It is made from opaque white enamel fused over gold, a technique known as émail en ronde bosse that developed in Paris in the second half of the fourteenth century. The chain and coronet attached to the swan’s neck are also of gold.

The emblem of the swan was very popular among nobles eager to demonstrate their descent from the Swan Knight of courtly romance. The most notable English family of the fourteenth century to use this symbol was that of De Bohun. The swan was adopted by the house of Lancaster when Henry of Lancaster married Mary de Bohun in 1380. When Henry became King Henry IV in 1399 the swan badge became associated with the Prince of Wales.

Although descriptions of similarly fine pieces of livery jewellery exist in documentary form, the Dunstable Swan Jewel is the only known surviving example of such a badge. It probably belonged to a prominent supporter of a rich and influential family, such as the de Bohuns or the house of Lancaster. Emblems made of less rich materials would have been distributed to supporters of lower social status, including servants. | THE BRITISH MUSEUM

superawesomeshop:

Resin Rings and Bangles with Copper and Pink and Yellow Gold Flakes by daimblond in Normandy, France.

truebluemeandyou:

Drusilla Tiara. Gothic Headpiece with Marcasite, Garnets, Cameos, Pearls and Rhinestones. From the Etsy Store of acpetrille here.

truebluemeandyou:

Drusilla Tiara. Gothic Headpiece with Marcasite, Garnets, Cameos, Pearls and Rhinestones. From the Etsy Store of acpetrille here.

omgthatdress:

Lucien Gaillard comb ca. 1900 via Christie’s

omgthatdress:

Lucien Gaillard comb ca. 1900 via Christie’s

therearevoicesinmyhead:

WANT

Second this want.

therearevoicesinmyhead:

WANT

Second this want.

(Source: themissive)

Muslim girl with jewelry.

Muslim girl with jewelry.

Pretty…by Jennifer Syfu and Karin Yusba.

Pretty…by Jennifer Syfu and Karin Yusba.

defunctfashion:

omgthatdress:

Evening dress ca. 1964 via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art


love

defunctfashion:

omgthatdress:

Evening dress ca. 1964 via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

love

Letterpress Bracelets!!

Letterpress Bracelets!!

Pretty!
occasionalcrafter:

I love Tinctory’s work *so* much. It’s smocking, as jewellery.

Pretty!

occasionalcrafter:

I love Tinctory’s work *so* much. It’s smocking, as jewellery.

The bracelet I eventually made. More to come!

The bracelet I eventually made. More to come!

This looks like it might hurt to get punched in the face with.

kyliebemers:

eun yeong jeong. wool, cactus, copper.

This looks like it might hurt to get punched in the face with.

kyliebemers:

eun yeong jeong. wool, cactus, copper.