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.

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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.