Billet-Doux

Billet-Doux

Billet-Doux Billet-doux translates from the French as “sweet note” or “love letter.” The term was introduced into the English language by William Makepeace Thackeray in his novel “Vanity Fair” – 1848. Coded messages between...
Book Chain

Book Chain

Book Chain  A Victorian chain style consisting of interlocking links of flat folded metal resembling the binding of a book. An alternative name for this type of link is venetian chain. Victorian Silver Floral Locket Suspended from a Book...
Boule Ring

Boule Ring

Boule Ring  A boule ring is a ring with a domed head which is usually set with pave set gemstones. It came in fashion around 1935. See also bombé.The term boule (from French: ball, globe) is also applied to flame fusion synthetic gemstone rods (originally applied to...