Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry
at the

and on the internet since 1996
12815 Central NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87123  USA
Jane Haley Clarke, owner
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Welcome to the beauty, history and art that is vintage jewelry. We buy and sell vintage rhinestone, costume, designer, bakelite, and antique Georgian & Victorian jewelry, sterling, and accessories.
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All jewelry is in excellent vintage condition unless specified otherwise.  All items are subject to prior sale.
We work constantly to offer extensive jewelry research, pictures and information on our reference site " Jewel Chat " and gallery " Morning Glory Collects ". 
We share our reference material free of charge and work hard to make it accurate, but as with any research, mistakes can be made. We are not responsible for the use you make of the information here or the honest mistakes that may occur from time to time.
We do not offer identification, valuation or appraisal services. 

TO PURCHASE: You are on a reference page of Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry. Many of these items were photographed from private collections, and are for reference only, but you are always welcome to ask.
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Morning Glory Collects... 
things we love to buy, wear and share



Victorian jewelry is as complex in it's symbolism, sentiment and design as the fashion, architecture and decor of the time. Worn as an ornament, a love token or a remembrance, both the costume and fine jewelry of the era not only completed the well-dressed lady's attire but also denoted her position in society, her marital status and her sense of self.

Since the Victorian era stretched over six decades, many types of jewelry came and went in vogue. Mass production made jewelry available to the widest number of buyers in the broadest range of designs ever seen before in history. When it came to formal occasions, the "more is better" theme of the Victorian era carried over into how jewelry was worn by royalty and the aristocracy. Paintings of Queen Victoria and other royals at state occasions show multiple brooches, swags, earrings, bracelets and hair ornaments. But the jewelry of the everyday woman is collectible, fascinating and a lesson in history that enchants us even today.

    VICTORIAN goldstone bar brooch with cross, heart and anchor for "faith, hope and love", 1-1/3" by 1".   View   #V31853

   VICTORIAN bug on a branch with flowers bar pin, 2".   View   #V27733

VICTORIAN gold filled and goldstone "Nanny brooch", circa 1880. One end of the brooch unscrews to access a hidden compartment which holds a sewing needle and thread. Marked on the back "DRCM 268036", 2". See Bell's Collecting Victorian Jewelry page 152.  View   View   #V29310


VICTORIAN watch bar pin with calla lily floral motif and yellow and white gold filled, extremely well detailed, 2-3/4". View #V26411 VICTORIAN pietra dura bar brooch with pink morning glory and blue forget-me-nots, 1-1/3" by 1/2".   View   #V29819    

 VICTORIAN lapis lazuli glass bead in yellow gold brooch, marked "Gili" on the back, 2-1/8".   View   #V28590


 LADY wearing an onyx and seed pearl earrings and brooch set and a cross pendant.   View

VICTORIAN 14k tested yellow gold, old mine cut diamond and onyx bar pin engraved "A.K.Mc to E.G. 1876". This brooch and a ring were given to Eliza Gray by Alexander K(elly) McClure (b.1828, d.1910), by her husband in 1876. The jewelry is engraved on both pieces, and there is an enclosed family note to that effect as well.   View   View   View   #V50784

VICTORIAN lady wearing a horseshoe bar pin for good luck and a floral bodice ornament. Carte de viste signed "H. Walker, Bradford, 150 College Road, Manchester Rd, Bradford".   View


VICTORIAN sterling silver and gilt double buckles pin hallmarked Birmingham 1890, 1-7/8".   View   #V28801 1887 Roddin Jewelry Catalogue
"Polished and engraved, garnet settings, $3.40"
 VICTORIAN gold filled bar pin with seed pearl, 2-1/3".   View    #V28336


    VICTORIAN 14k bar pin, 2". It looks like a "nanny" pin, but does not open that I can see.   View   #V22953

  VICTORIAN 9k seed pearl and purple amethyst bar pin with c-catch and safety, 2".   View   #V23373  

        VICTORIAN BAR PIN with red and blue stones and pearl, 2 1/4" wide. An etched scene adorns the front of this marvelous piece.   View.  #V5154


  VICTORIAN gold filled bar brooch with 3 hearts, 1-7/8".   View   #V28192 VICTORIAN gold filled bar pin with compass pendant, 1-3/4" by 2-1/8".   View   #V28335  VICTORIAN gold filled bar brooch with etched floral and leaf designs, 2-1/4".   View   #V28334 


    VICTORIAN gold filled with black enamel brooch with Greek key design and two seed pearls, 2-1/3".   View   #V50645  1887 Roddin Jewelry Catalogue
"Fine rolled gold plate sets"
of brooches and earrings
  VICTORIAN gold filled Etruscan style brooch, 2-1/3".  View   #V50646  


  VICTORIAN sterling silver bird, heart, flowers and leaves pin, hallmarked circa 1890, 1-5/8".   View   View   #V27908 

   VICTORIAN sterling silver hallmarked 1894 bird brooch with floral and leaf design, 1-7/8".  View   View  #V29132  

  VICTORIAN sterling bird bar brooch hallmarked Chester 1892, 1-7/8".   View   #V28800


VICTORIAN lady wearing a bar brooch and a chain necklace with rings and coins as charms. Cabinet card 4-1/4" by 6-1/2" marked "Barron, Sarnia, Ont." VICTORIAN ladies out-of-doors garden pose. Each is beautifully dressed, some carrying umbrellas, canes and gloves. Photo is 6-7/8" by 9-3/4", and is marked on the front, "Phares, Photographer, Orville, Cal.".   View  VICTORIAN lady wearing a bar pin and a neck chain with rings as ornaments.


   VICTORIAN gold filled bar pin with red rhinestones, dangling letter "A", 2-1/8".   View   #V50636 1887 Roddin Jewelry Catalogue
"Polished and engraved garnet settings."
VICTORIAN gold filled bar pin with purple stone, 2-1/8".   View   #V28333


VICTORIAN gold filled hallmarked bird and leaves bar brooch, 1-3/4".   View   #V28858

VICTORIAN gold filled Mizpah brooch with paste stones, 1-1/2".   View   #V28859  

   VICTORIAN gold filled heart brooch with etched flowers design.   View   #V29579


VICTORIAN 15 karat yellow gold bar pin with gypsy set greenish aqua stone, marked 9ct on the hinge, 1-1/3" wide.  View   #V37141

VICTORIAN gold filled bar pin with compass pendant, 1-3/4" by 2-1/8".   View   #V28335 

VICTORIAN 9 karat yellow gold bar pin with pale aqua stone, marked 9ct on the back, 2".  View   #V37209


VICTORIAN 9 karat yellow gold pin with a purple center stone and seed pearls, marked 9ct on the back, safety chain, 2".  View   #V37148

VICTORIAN Halley's Comet brooch, 1". Halley's comet passed over in both 1835 and 1910, and I have always suspected the comet jewelry was made in other years as well. Victorian had a real fascination with celestial things, and these are an example of that hobby.    View   #V37365

 VICTORIAN 9 karat yellow gold bar pin with faceted tiny amethyst, marked on the back 9ct, loop for a safety chain, circa 1900, 2".  View  #V37147


VICTORIAN 14 karat yellow gold bar pin with large clear faceted paste stone, marked 18k but tests 14k yellow gold, 2-1/4". The stone has many facets and tests in the quartz range, but I am not a gemologist so cannot call it anything but paste.  View   #V37142

 VICTORIAN gold tone Mizpah double hearts brooch, 1-1/3".   View   #V28862

VICTORIAN yellow gold bar pin with chain design, 1-3/4".  View   #V37143


EXTRA quality gold front and rolled plate ladies' lace pins and hair pins. Polished and engraved.
A.C. Becken 1902 Catalogue
EDWARDIAN sterling silver "Jane" name brooch, hallmarked "WL, Birmingham, 1907", 1-3/4" by 5/8".   View   View   #V30084  "Best quality gold filled and solid gold front engraved pins."
Sears 1897 Catalogue, page 427


 VICTORIAN sterling hallmarked and maker's mark double hearts bar pin with rhinestones, 1-7/8". The brooch is typical of Queen Victoria's Jubilee celebration jewelry as it has the crowns and the royal standard comprising of the symbols for England (lions) Ireland (harp), circa 1897.  View   #V29154 VICTORIAN silver and enamel bow and charm brooch with orange and green enameled flower, 1-1/4".   View   #V29152    VICTORIAN sterling, black enamel and seed pearl bar pin, hallmarked, 1-1/2".  View   View  #V28865


   VICTORIAN sterling bar pin with forget-me-nots motif, 1-5/8".  View   #V29240

 VICTORIAN yellow gold filled eye-shaped brooch with clear rhinestone center and beaded edges, 1-3/4".   View   #V31344

VICTORIAN sterling silver "regards" brooch, hallmarked back, 2".   View   #V28593   


VICTORIAN baby pin gold tone with black enamel, 1-1/8".   View   #V32196

    VICTORIAN "Baby" pin in gold tone with blue enamel, 1-3/4".   View   #V29872

   VICTORIAN 9ct gold tiny pin with raised letters "BABY", 1-1/8".   View   #V28778 


 VICTORIAN gold filled engraved "baby" pin, 1-1/4".   View   #V23865 VICTORIAN baby pin with green enamel, marked "silver" on the back, 1-1/8".   View   #V29479 VICTORIAN gold tone "baby" pin, marked "T.S.C." on the back, 1".   View   #V32201


SOLID gold cuff and safety pins for baby, ladies and children. Solid gold front, rolled plate and sterling safety pins.
A.C. Becken 1902 Catalogue
 14k & AQUA ENAMEL  tiny delicate lingerie pins with tiny forget-me-nots. They came to me in this box, but I do not know for sure that it is the original one.   View  #Q19842 VICTORIAN mother and child. The mother wears a vulcanite hair comb, a bar pin and a cameo slide necklace and holds a purse.


    VICTORIAN lady wearing a key brooch.  View

MIZPAH in gold tone with rare artillery badge from WWI brooch, 1-1/3".    View   View   View   #V31339       

Victorian photograph of a young girl wearing an ornate book chain criss-cross necklace with a cameo and a bar pin, circa 1890.


VICTORIAN carte de visite of a lady wearing a bull's eye brooch, 2-1/2" by 4". "The Bath Photographic Studio, 14 Argyle Street".  View   View   #Vkph41

VICTORIAN gold tone Mizpah garter or buckle pin with etched sentiment "May the Lord watch between me & thee when we are absent one from another", sterling with 14k gilt, marked on back "H&N", 375 for 9ct gold, and Chester 1887, 1-1/4" by 3/4", slight damage to the letter "M" visible under 10x magnification.   View   #V32222

VICTORIAN carte de visite of a lady wearing bull's eye brooch and locket. "By appointment to her Majesty, Hills & Saunders Photographers", 2-1/2" by 4".  View   View   #Vkph9


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PLEASE NOTE: Regretfully, it is no longer possible to respond to individual questions regarding jewelry history, identification or value, or to offer written or verbal appraisals or opinions. The demand for this kind of information is absolutely too overwhelming for one dealer to fill. 
I love jewelry, but appraising and selling are two entirely different businesses, and I choose selling and research as my business.

Instead, articles are added on a regular basis to JEWEL CHAT on line Magazine, a wonderful reference for  information on many makers and styles of vintage jewelry. 
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