Married Jewelry

A married jewel or marriage is a jewel which was created in the style - and time - of a specific period and was later altered or upgraded with an add-on from the same or different period. Many jewels from various periods have been melted down to be reworked into new fashions and they are lost for good. A married jewelry item has merely been altered, leaving some of the history of the jewel or jewels preserved.

The modern centerpiece of this late Victorian ring is a vibrant purplish blue Tanzanite - a gemstone not discovered until nearly seventy years after the mounting was made. Photo Courtesy of Lang Antiques.