Saturday, 15 June 2013

Jewellery Boxes - Sepia Saturday

I have never been a follower of bling although there was a time when I supported a medallion. Fortunately no photos survived the shock.

So for this week's  heist I had to raid some jewellery boxes. I'll let you decide whether I got away with it.
Ancient and Modern Jewellery Boxes
The oblong box dates from the late 1800s or early 1900s; I have been unable to trace the jeweller in Halifax, Yorkshire.
Turquoise and Diamond Brooch
My next jeweller at Louth. Lincolnshire has proved equally elusive although I have located a clock and watchmaker of the same name.
Ruby and Pearl Ring
Having looked again for William Colbeck, I found him at the Black Bull at 22 Upgate, Louth aged 1, born in 1880. In 1910 there is a newspaper report which I can't access that shows his shop at Market Rasen was burgled. The report in the Stamford Mercury December 16 1910 starts, "The shop of Mr William Colbeck, jeweller of Market Rasen. Nov 9. The shop door had been cut about with a knife and a hole had been cut right through near the lock. An attempt had also been made to remove the glass panel...."

That ring belonged to Amy who you have seen on Sepia Saturday before. The modern box belongs to my wife and contains the birthday present she bought for me this year.
"Bob's" Ring
I'm afraid there is nothing interesting to report on Market Cross, jewellers in Yarm. However when you raid jewellery boxes you may find some  unexpected things.
Christmas Bells and Grand Daughter's Brooch
Perhaps she will grow up to believe -


Perhaps I'd better bow out and let you look for other rocks atSepia-saturday-181.


Boobook said...

Oh. I wish I'd thought of this. Good work.

Jo said...

That ring of yours looks just like one I have. I have some old boxes like that, must check them out.

Good old Shirley Bassey, don't hear of her much any more except as a singer of that song.

Liz Needle said...

I had some nice old boxes but gave them to my daughters as family mementos. Sad to part with them, but things do need to be handed on.

I like your old pieces of jewellery.

ScotSue said...

Your opening sentence certainly captured my attention and I had to smile at it. a lovely post on this week's Sepia Saturday theme.

Rob From Amersfoort said...

Thinking about diamonds and female singers lets me to quote Fiona Apple (from her song Red Red Red):

I don't understand about
Diamonds and why men buy them
What's so impressive about a diamond
Except the mining

Karen S. said...

Ah yes, diamonds forever and a girl's best friend, or so they say! I like how you went with this Bob, and the one that fit everything about the store in the lid, my, my how ever could they be so proud!!! Thanks fun post!

Wendy said...

I'd like to help myself to that turquoise bar pin, thank-you very much. I have far too much of the kind of jewelry featured in the last photo and not nearly enough of the pieces before. And I'm quite certain I am deserving.

Karen S. said...

Ah yes, diamonds are a girl's best friend, or so they say! What a fun way for you to do our theme this week Bob!

Gail Perlee said...

"Bob's" ring is an amethyst - my birth stone! Yours too? I have several pieces of amethyst jewelry because of that. - La Nightingail

Kristin said...

I wish you had a photograph of you wearing the medallion.

Titania said...

Great collection; interesting how jewellery also changes with the fashion. I like colourful stones I think diamonds are overrated, agreed they have a nice "bling".

Postcardy said...

Blue must be a common color for jewelry boxes there. Royal blue for royalty?

Brett Payne said...

Like Kristin, I'm picturing you with your shirt open to the waist wearing a thick gold chain around your neck and a medallion.

Jackie/Jake said...

Great theme.
Thanks for dropping by and visiting. To answer your question, no it is not common to buy clothes, wear them and then return them. But in the 1960s stores were more forgiving and would take stuff back evn if the tags were removed.

Hazel Ceej said...

I am looking for "Diamonds are a girl's best friend" and there it is! :) I like the old jewelry box.


Little Nell said...

Your wife is great at choosing presents - let me guess it matches the pendant she bought you for Christmas.

Tattered and Lost said...

Lovely boxes, especially the heart shaped one.


Great anecdote about Colbeck,
and of course,
you went with the classics
in your vids.
Great post!!