There is something innately fascinating about putting on a piece of jewellery that has been worn and loved by someone else in days gone by. Antique pieces have different symbolisms that make them special and so sought after. In previous times, gems, materials and motifs meant many pieces communicated various messages, and so most jewellery had a deeper meaning.
Jewellery is our passion and we have a particular penchant for period and antique jewellery. We have a multitude of reasons for selling these beautiful, nonpareil items.
By combining specific gemstones with certain images, a lover or friend created a special message. It could have been a declaration of love, friendship or commitment, and would have been kept secret or displayed for everyone to see. The experience that the original owner got from their piece of jewellery would have been different to that of the next, and this unique and interesting lifecycle is part of the attraction of such pieces. Amanda Appleby has something for everyone, and new items are constantly being added to our collection – each piece is carefully selected for total customer satisfaction.
To really appreciate beautiful jewellery, you need to look at all of its elements – from the material to the stones. You must also consider which era it originated in, as all of this information will help to create its story in your mind. Rather than simply enjoying its beauty and design, dig a little further and discover its true meaning and history if you can – sometimes there is a unique tale in each item that makes it a piece of living history!
We at Amanda Appleby are hopelessly romantic - adoring secret messages between lovers, sincere expressions between friends, and the symbolic nature of antique jewellery. We love bringing vintage or modern jewellery and accessories to life. We know that from the moment you slip that ring onto your finger, your passion, friendship and love will become a part of its story!