I first came to know Lisa, the owner of A Pocket of Rocks, through her fabulous Instagram and the glorious antique jewelry she featured.
Lisa is drawn to the old and unusual: Georgian foiled-back beauties, signet rings you haven’t seen before, out-of-the-ordinary gem combinations.
In other words: hold onto your bank accounts, darlings. You’re about to see some superpretties.
These beauties are all either currently available through A Pocket of Rocks, were sold by a Pocket of Rocks, or have been featured on Lisa’s Instagram as pretties that are soon-to-be-listed at A Pocket of Rocks.
Let’s dive right in with one of my favorites: this gold mourning ring from the 1800’s. The flower on the front (a forget-me-not?) is diamonds set in silver on a black enamel shield which hides a compartment in the back that would have held a hair token at one point.
The ring itself is 18k yellow gold with beautiful engraving. The inside of the ring is inscribed “Ob 16 Oct 1842 Martin Atkinson.”
I found this stunning Victorian bracelet on Lisa’s Instagram, captioned as being on its way to the shop. It’s a beauty, isn’t it? Just look at that blue enamel, the textural gold details, the juicy old-cut diamonds. Yes, please.
Here’s a closer look at the to-die-for snake ring I gave you a peek at in the first collage. This beauty is from the 1700’s (!!) and features several glorious rose-cut diamonds and ruby eyes set into its silver in gold body.
Here’s a lovely Georgian citrine ring: in incredible condition, especially considering it’s from the early 1800’s.
In my head, A Pocket of Rocks is defined as the store where this ring is for sale. I’m head over heels for it.
The central element of this glorious piece – the rose-cut diamond flower – probably originated as a pin in the 1800’s and was converted into a ring long ago. It now sits on a twisted 18k gold ring shank. Even the back of it is beautiful!
I love the color of the stones in this Georgian garnet eternity band. This is only a size 3, so it would fit perfectly on my pinky.
A Deco bombshell from Lisa’s Instagram, this beauty was posted with the promise that it was headed to the shop eventually. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for this one.
So there you have it: A Pocket of Rocks, a new and fabulous source for unique and extraordinarily beautiful old jewelry. Follow Lisa’s Instagram so you don’t miss out on new pieces!
All images and info are thanks to Lisa and A Pocket of Rocks.