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from Luis Miguel Howard Jewellery

FOR EVER AFTER: THE REVIVAL OF INTIMATE JEWELLERY

Victorian acrostic locket spelling out REGARD using the first letter of each precious stone.

St. Louis Relic Crown of the Holy Thorns The Louvre, Paris Purchased in 1239 from the emperor of Constantinople

The #Talisman #of #Charlemagne, c. 768-814. Two large cabochon sapphires - one oval, one square - enclose holy relics (what are supposed to be a remnant of the Holy Cross and a small piece of the Virgin's hair, visible only when looking through the oval sapphire at the front of the medallion.) The other gemstones are garnets, emeralds, and pearls.

Early Christian Gemstone Ring Date: 4th–5th century Culture: Roman Medium: Gold, garnets, and emerald Dimensions: Bezel 3 x 17 x 18 mm.; circumference 55 mm.; weight 4.2 gr.