Now on trend are items of knickknack once owned by just a choose handful of, but now their jewels are turning up at pawn stores and at auction. Pieces like Regimental brooches and rings, and Masonic jewellery are getting to be more plus much more well-known since they come to be extra out there. The wealthy record behind each symbol in these types of jewels can also be intriguing and amazingly enjoyable to discover about. The Antique & Modern Jewellery Sale set for July 17th, 2014at Fellows Auctions has some great examples:
Lot 75: an early-20th century 15k gold and platinum Regimental brooch, set with diamonds, and synthetic rubies. The brooch says, “Quo fas et gloria ducunt” which translates, “Wear right and glory lead.” This has been an important motto of the Royal Artillery, a part of the British Army. The lion and horse, as well as the crown are also important symbols.
Lot 123: an early-20th century 15k gold brooch, designed as a lion with coronet, mens chain necklacestanding upon a red and green enamel crown. The brooch signifies the Royal Army Pay Corps, the military unit of the British Army responsible for administering all financial matters. This group was officially formed in 1919 and dismantled in 1992.
Lot 127: a 9k gold Regimental brooch with enamel work, with hallmarks for Birmingham, 1966. This brooch is similar to the first lot shown, with the cheap wedding bandssame motto, “Quo fas et gloria ducunt,” scrawled across the bottom, but this time it also has “Ubique” along the top. The additional word means “Everywhere.”
Lot 190: a mid-20th century platinum and diamond brooch. The brooch is a Royal Corps of Signals cap badge, a unit of the British Army that are among the first into action who provide the communications and vital information amongst operations within the battlefields and wherever need be. Their motto, “Certa Cito” which means, “Swift and sure” is enameled on the bottom of the brooch. The Royal Corps of Signals was formed in 1920 and still survives today.
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