classic jewellery

Blue chalcedony cameo depicting a Roman emperor, thought to be Julian “the Apostate” (r. 361-363 CE).  Found at Antioch, Syria; now in the Cabinet des Médailles, Paris.  Photo credit:  © Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia Commons.


Jules Verne merch dump requested by anon!

Extraordinary Voyages Notebook by Consulting Fan Geeks
20,000 Leagues Necktie by binarywinter
Doctor Ox book clutch by psBesitos
Hot Air Balloon necklace by CampSodella
Jules Verne Illustrated Anthology by Bamidala
20,000 Leagues Handbag by Novel Creations
Steampunk Octopus Patch by Storied Threads
Jules Verne button by PemberlyPond
Classic Book Locket by TheLocketLibrary


Rosalind Russell as the flamboyantly effervescent Mame Dennis in Auntie Mame (1958, Morton DaCosta); here she is pictured with Patrick Dennis (author of the bestselling childhood memoir on which the film was based) and co-stars Jan Handzlik, Peggy Cass, Fred Clark and Roger Smith. Gowns by Orry-Kelly.


Nutan: 4 June 1936 - 21 February 1991.

Nutan really favoured long danglers.

The middle panel is from a 1958 Filmfare piece titled “Stars and their Jewellery”. which states that the jewellery in the photo shoot spans three generations. The magazine notes that there is a continuation but also differences in the jewellery sets.

From L to R the text reads

l: Wearing her mother’s wedding set. The necklace of enamelled gold set with precious stones was chosen by the bride herself. The jewels are a fitting compliment to Shobhana’s features.

M: A necklace and earrings given to Nutan’s grandmother on her marriage. The chunky magnificence of this set reveals the pattern of those times - a splendid gift made in the grand manner.

R: The colours of the necklace and the long threaded earrings are repeated in most of the saris the young star wears. They make the set a versatile accessory for casual occasions.