Posted 6 years ago
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