People love their own names and the names of their loved ones. Jewelry reflects that love in the form of name and initial jewelry and also via the personalized engraving of names, initials, dates and messages.
Names go in and out of fashion. So does jewelry. Many of today's most popular names are the same names that were popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. So it's no surprise that Victorian name jewelry is collectible in today's market since many of the popular Victorian names are common once again.
Here are several examples of Victorian name pins. Essentially they are bar pins. They were often worn at the collar, with a name front and center.
This Victorian BABY pin was badly damaged, so it was repurposed into a necklace.
The two examples above are personalized by placing letters into a frame
PERSONALIZED and ENGRAVED JEWELRY
Love tokens or engraved coins often have names on them. These examples all date to the second half of the 19th century. For more examples and info, check out my Love Tokes blog dated 23 April 2016.
What's in a name? Lots of history; lots of memories and jewelry helps tell the tale.
There are over 100 examples of name jewelry on my Pinterest page
Molly Garza, Sandy Campbell and Andrea Nellis for lending photos for this blog post
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