Browsing Tag: history

Empress Joséphine

Luxury made in France. We say OUI! I don’t have to explain or tell you about high jewelry houses founded in France (even though it is a nice subject to discuss about). Today I’d like to tell you more about Joséphine de Beauharnais, born Marie Josèphe Rose de Tascher de la Pagerie. She was the […]

Mourning Rings

What are mourning rings? Mourning rings were the most common form of early mourning jewelry. They were given to family members and close friends and were usually paid for through the estate of the deceased. These rings ranged from plain gold bands to rings set with diamonds, pearls, and miniature portraits on ivory. However, while […]