Sunday, 13 February 2011


18. Victorian garnet brooch

These two brooches belonged to my grandmother. I  wore them regularly as an art student, pinned at my throat, just as Isabella did. I love jewelry, especially family pieces that give such a feeling of continuity .


The second brooch, worn below by my grandmother, is my favourite. My mother was happy to pass this jewelry on to me as she did not especially like Victorian  pieces.

Isabella Leishman

1 comment:

  1. Lovely. And how like (a happier version of) our dear Queen Victoria your G.M. was.