Antique Jewellery - The Past Perfect
The J Mag|August 2019

Family jewels and heirlooms have customarily been passed down from one generation to another in the form of blessings and values.

Believed too out-of-date to be worn again, these jewels would either be transferred to the locker or put into the dungeon of the melting pot. These melted values are then turned into contemporary style jewels to reflect the fashion of the day.

But these days, antique jewellery is seen as a time capsule of the bygone eras-a window into our heritage that, if broken up, would be lost forever.

Gold and Pearl Jewellery: Pearls blend well with antique jewellery and the little beads danging around the jewel adds charm to the whole piece. Be it an earring or a pendant, or a choker and bangles studded with pearls, they have classic prettiness in them.

Most of us fail to understand the sentiments and values behind the jewel or an heirloom that’s has been passed on from generations. They are not just a piece of metal, in fact, they hold many features which express a tale of the beautiful journey: its exceptional expedition of the previous holders, the eminence of the craftsmanship and materials, some of which the earth won’t produce again. The creation reflects the appreciation of the workmanship and its rarity.

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