Welcome to Elegantium
Elegantium aims to bring you affordable pieces of inspired antique jewellery design, with a focus on the earlier years of the twentieth century. From Art Nouveau and Jugendstil designs, to Arts and Crafts and Art Deco designs, you will find varied pieces from these genres. There are some later pieces too, selected for their timeless appeal and design.
As you browse, you may notice that I have a particular passion for British Arts and Crafts and German Jugendstil design and that is a reflection of where the roots of my passion for historical jewellery design lie.
If you have a question or would like further information on any pieces, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I will be delighted to hear from you.
Let’s keep our vibrant global community buzzing!
Elegantium has been evolving on Etsy for the last several years and now we are delighted to be able to offer you pieces directly, via our new online store.
The roots of the Elegantium project were already starting to grow whilst I was still in my previous role as a languages teacher. I began to research jewellery design. My passion for Arts and Crafts jewellery was ignited and I soon started to research for a book that I was to complete two years later, on the life and work of Bernard Instone, which is now available to pre-order here: “Bernard Instone, Designer and Craftsman; the art of a jeweller”.
This led to me inevitably furthering my knowledge, not only on the Birmingham School of Arts and Crafts jewellery design, but also on British Arts and Crafts generally.
The German Jugendstil movement is another of my great passions.
Elegantium on Etsy soon built up a list of clients from all over the world, from the UK and Europe, to the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Please do read the testimonials – I am immensely proud of the work I have done so far.
I remain hugely thankful to all of the wonderful clients, who have stopped by Elegantium and who keep stopping by. It is because of you that I have made the leap to my own website. It is a privilege to be part of a global network of enthusiastic and supportive people, who care about inspired jewellery design, from all eras. Thank you to every single one of you!
Bernard Instone Designer and Craftsman; the art of a jeweller
Now available to buy is “Bernard Instone Designer and Craftsman; the art of a jeweller” by Tracy Henriksen. The book offers an insightful account of both Bernard’s life and his work. £45 plus postage.