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Victoria is an impressive and unusual headpiece influenced by Regency and Victorian jewellery. Cut solitaire stones, pale ivory pearls and vintage style bugle beads are attached to swirls of organza fabric on one side with a smaller version on the other and a simple row of solitaires along the band between. Perfect with vintage or 1920’s style dresses. Plated in Rhodium (part of the platinum family of metals) and measuring 5.5cm at the highest point. Set with genuine Austrian Crystals cut with facets to look like real diamonds and Natural Lustre Manmade Pearls as well as silver lined bugle beads. Each item comes beautifully packaged in our luxury designer boxes to keep it looking it’s best.
Each and every one of our designs is handcrafted by skilled artisans in the traditional way with all stones and elements hand picked and set. Our company ethos includes ensuring ethical workplace practises, working to make bridal supply chains more responsible.
Rhodium is a special and rare metal within the platinum family of metals which we use to plate many of our accessories and jewellery. It is more expensive than gold on the precious metal market and it started to be used in silverware and jewellery making in the early 1900's as it created a beautiful, tarnish resistant finish. It's colour tone is a slightly darker, giving a more antique effect than silver, making it perfect for accessories designed with vintage influences.
Austria leads the world in the production of precision-cut crystals. They are made using a mixture of quartz sand and natural minerals and are cut with sophisticated machinery to ensure the highest shine and sparkle. These are cut with facets to sparkle like a real diamond. Traditonally crystals have been cut to imitate diamonds since the 18th century and the productions methods today are highly skilled for a flawless final finish.
Not all synthetic pearls are the same quality. Sometimes we need to use artificial pearls as the design may require perfectly round pearls of the same size, and to find these in nature would be more expensive than diamonds. However, the pearls we use are the highest quality possible ; they are created using glass instead of plastic or beads to give the same weight as real pearls and undergo a lengthy process which gives them a natural lustre (sheen) in ivory which looks like a real pearl compared with just a pearlised paint.
Seed beads were first created centuries ago in both Egypt and India, but were perfected by the Italian in the Murano glass discipline in Venice in the 18th Century. Tiny pieces of silver leaf are encased in a delicate glass shell to give a sparking silver effect. We use the highest grade of silver lined beads for added glistening effect when moving in the light.