The Beauty of Antique Seed Pearl Jewelry

seed-pearl-lavalier-pendant

Seed Pearl Jewelry in the Victorian Era

Glistening like drops of morning dew, seed pearls are more than just accent gems.  They add femininity, refinement, and sophistication to the jewelry they adorn.  Seed pearls reached the height of their popularity in the Victorian Era.  The Victorians, who loved using jewelry as symbolic sentiments, viewed pearls as a sign of purity.  It was during this era that pearl jewelry became fashionable for brides, a tradition that continues to this day.

turquoise-seed-pearl-ring

What is a Seed Pearl?

A seed pearl is so named because of its size – usually less than 2 millimeters in diameter.  These are natural pearls and can vary quite a bit in color, from milky white to an elegant gray.  Their imperfect nature is part of their charm, making each piece they adorn a unique treasure.

seed-pearl-rings

How Do I Start a Seed Pearl Jewelry Collection?

If you’re looking to start an antique jewelry collection, seed pearl jewelry is a great place to start.  Often these pieces feature delicate, lightweight gold work, and therefore are often more affordable than the weighty pieces of later eras.  Market Square Jewelers has a lovely collection of seed pearl jewelry including Victorian Era brooches and Art Nouveau Era lavalier pendants.  Click on the photos to learn more about the wonderful pieces you see here.

seed-pearl-pin-brooch

seed-pearl-ring

seed-pearl-filigree-brooch

seed-pearl-emerald-rings

seed-pearl-emerald-brooch

seed-pearl-crescent-brooch

art-nouveau-lavalier-seed-pearl-brooch

antique-seed-pearl-rings

antique-seed-pearl-crown-pin

amethyst-seed-pearl-ring

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s