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Neta’s Victorian Style Jewelry Collection

Victorian style jewelry has a special romantic flair to it whether it be rings, earrings, bracelets, or necklaces, using solid gold and of the finest gemstones. They are eye-catching, timeless pieces to wear, adore, or collect, and are thoughtful gifts and heirlooms to pass down from generation to generation. Growing interest in antique jewelry means the limited supply cannot match the increasing demand for fine vintage jewelry. Neta’s style incorporates the traditional vintage Victorian style with her own twist. We have selected a variety of hand-crafted items to showcase within her beautiful works of dangle earrings, drop earrings, engagement rings, cocktail rings, pendant necklaces, bridal earrings and engraved pieces all using the finest quality of gemstones and 14k and 18k solid gold.

Victorian style jewelry designs are a complex eclectic mix because of the length of the Victorian period and the different issues that affected the jewelry designs over that time, such as the death of Prince Albert, Darwinism, the Queen’s visit to Scotland, and Eastern influences. An enchanting element of Victorian jewelry is the deep symbolism and sentimentality rendered in its designs. Aside from charm, ageless beauty, and nostalgic value, Victorian jewelry fashioned a hidden meaning, message, or story through the choice of material, color, shape, and types of gemstones used, as well as the arrangement. Knots, buckles, and bows are symbols of binding love.  Ruby denotes passion, pearls mean tears, coral offered protection against evil, and amethyst, devotion.

The infamous serpent-shaped betrothal ring Prince Albert gave to Queen Victoria symbolized wisdom and eternity. Some designs used gems to spell out words like the romantic “Regard” engagement ring, in which the setting of the gemstones on the ring spelled out the word ‘regard’: ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby, and diamond. Communication through various gemstones was a common theme at that time and while we are no longer embedding messages in jewelry, you will see quite a lot of colored gemstones in this collection.

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Victorian Style Snake Ring

Victorian jewelry is a reflection of the cultural changes that took place during the Victorian Period.  Jewelry from the period is especially known as a form of expressing sensibility and love, or darker sentiments. The variety of the Victorian style collection from 14k gold flower earrings, bridal jewelry to multi gemstone pendants, and 18k gold filigree bracelets is sure to capture your heart.

Using the finest materials, our eco-friendly jewelry is made with love…Nearly each piece is created by special order. Coinciding with our personal beliefs, we have a strong emphasis on “green” and environmentally friendly processes, using predominantly recycled metals (when and where available) and make it a priority to use only conflict free stones.

Neta Wolpe Victorian Style Full Collection

Neta Wolpe Client Photos.  Here you can view some of our clients and the jewelry they had custom made or simply shared some photos with them wearing some of Neta’s pieces.  We love sharing those photos as our clients are such an important part of all of the designs.    Feel free to send in your own photos to us so we may add you to our collection.  Netawolpe@gmail.com.  You can also visit our page featuring custom work to get a better idea of jewelry that has been designed, renewed, and altered.