Little Tokens of Affection

Little Tokens of Affection

15 January

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, our thoughts are turning to sweet trinkets to celebrate whoever has been keeping your morale boosted in these last, most tricky of months.

This month’s auction has a wonderful selection of small yet sentimental pieces; created to be woven into any existing jewellery wardrobe, these are jewels made for wearing every day.

These little tokens that will accompany every adventure are almost at one with the skin; fine chains glint around the neck and dainty bracelets pair seamlessly with existing bangles or a watch. Neat little rings stack beautifully or choose earring studs so delicate they never need to be taken off.

Delicate strands dotted with diamonds come in many lengths and shades of gold – we love them worn alone, doubled up, or even used as an extravagant chain for a special pendant, lots 35 – 38.

These cluster earrings, lot 20 are a nice twist on the classic diamond stud, while infinity seems the perfect message to send to the one you love, lot 255. Serpents, long symbols of love and eternity (Queen Victoria wore one as her engagement ring) seem apt as a Valentine’s gift; this ring, lot 185 is diamond studded with decadent ruby eyes. Speaking of apt, hearts also hit the spot nicely at this time of year, whether dainty lot 280, with a powerful byzantine feel lot 288 or minimalist, lot 256. Finally, rubies make the perfect representation of love and passion – whether set as a delicate stacking ring lots 51, 78 & 257 or a fine line bracelet lots 129 & 297 – we cannot think of a better way to share the love.