During the Victorian era
objects, motifs, and patterns in design held particular significance for those people who lived with them daily — jewels were worn with intention, and not simply as decoration. The lion, for instance, has long symbolized power, courage, and prestige, so it’s not surprising that it was a popular motif, in jewelry, at the end of the 19th century, when so many people were starting new lives in America and adopting personal symbols for their newly prosperous lives. Read more about this power couple.
is a collection of vintage & antique jewelry curated by Regina Godfrey, a wayward poet and longtime collector of beautiful old things. Poor Mouchette is located in Portland, Oregon. Each piece is handpicked from the dusty world and brought to these pages. I believe in a practice of kindness. Don't hesitate to get in touch.