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    Posted 6 years ago

    Peasejean55
    (501 items)

    This was also a piece that was accidentally deleted.
    I have two rings that started me on the road to collecting Antique and Vintage Jewellery, this is one of them.
    I love Bernard Instone as you probably know, I just think he was a great jewellery designer and maker.
    This to me, is special, because it's not very often he signed his full name on his jewellery. I know it is one of his earlier pieces because I sent a photo to assays office in Birmingham were Bernard Instone had his work assayed.
    The person who I spoke to at the assays office told me he thought It was a commissioned piece, this is not Mr Instones Usual type of work.
    Bernard Instone was a very charismatic person, he lived life to the full.
    Many thanks for looking

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    Comments

    1. BelleEpoque BelleEpoque, 6 years ago
      Wonderful!
    2. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Amazing to have a unique piece like this from a famous designer.
    3. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      I was very lucky , katherinescollections I was at the right place at the right time. I could never part with this, or the French enamel ring. Thank you for your lovely comment, and love.
      Many thanks to CindB and BellaEpoque for love and great comments, they are much appreciated.
    4. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 6 years ago
      Very beautiful... As all your other pieces.
    5. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      I have put up a photo of rough sketches of rings by Bernard Instone, one is similar to this.
    6. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Thank you DrFluffy, for your kind compliment, and love.
    7. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      aghcollect
      Kyra
      Jewels
      Zowie
      walksoftly
      katherinescollections
    8. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      vetraio
      racer
    9. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      DrFluffy
      Sean
    10. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      Absolutely gorgeous! Wow!
    11. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Thank you shareurpassion, for lovely comment and love, this ring is very special to me.
    12. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      ozmarty
      PatSea
    13. lauriecat lauriecat, 6 years ago
      where do you get these beautiful things?
    14. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Hi lauriecat, I've been collecting for about ten years. I live in Spain, we don't have thrift shops, so most of my things come from eBay. Sometimes when I'm back in England I look though the charity shops, I've never found anything, I suppose you would have to go in every day to spot things, I'm only in England for about 2 weeks at a time, there is a second hand jewellery shop I do go and have a browse, I have bought some nice pieces from there.Thank you for passing by, and the love.
    15. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      Toni
    16. BelleChambers BelleChambers, 6 years ago
      Wish I were there with you to sit with a sangria and peruse, I'd love to send you pics of a bracelet I have to see if you agree it is Instone or not
    17. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Hi BelleChambers, Yes I'm sitting outside but instead of Sangria, it's beer, lol. Yes please send the photos, we have a few people on this site who will certainly be able to help, if I can't, Jewels1900 certainly has a very good knowledge of Bernard Instone, and I'm sure one or two others. Greetings from sunny Spain.
    18. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 6 years ago
      Hi Jean, Yes I would say this is a White Cliffs stone because of the blues and pinks, from the same period as our big Deco doublet brooch that was made into a pendant, ie 1930's.

      This a cracking ring, and wonderful to see with the full signature, and with all those diamonds no doubt it would've been a special commission for someone, it would've been an expensive piece in its day.
    19. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Thanks Paul for your help, it does lead me to believe it was one of his earlier pieces.
    20. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      If only I knew from which time period this ring was from. I've been told it's a later Instone piece, also that its a earlier piece. Oh well it's still a mystery. Looking at my other Instone rings, they are more or less his earlier work, but this one I'm sure was a commission piece, I haven't seen anything like it in any of his other work, frustrating is not the word. Did he design it, make it, or was it his sons, I doubt somehow it was his sons.
    21. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      pastaccoutremon
      Jo-Ann
      Moonstonelover
      aura

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