Victorian jewellery. Trips to the British museum. Chance encounters with our furry friends on the London Underground & even in my north London flat!
Here we have a teeny little mouse brain case transmuted into solid silver and coated in a thick layer of 24K gold vermeil. Mice are everywhere in London & if you go back in history to the 1700's you'll find that they even nested in those tall pompadour hairstyles. The idea of pest control was a burgeoning science then and the most effective method devised at that time was for a lady to have her maid place elegant silver mouse traps on the pillows around her head as she drifted off for the night. These traps laden with cheese were aiming to entice the mice out least they make an unwelcome appearance during a sophisticated dining event. Until 1980 there remained a jewellery shop named after this curious practice very near to Smithfields market in Clerkenwell. Having opened in 1690 'The Silver Mouse Trap' can lay claim to being the longest established jewellery shop in London and possibly the world. These studs are perfect to wear every day. It is my opinion that a woman with great jewellery is never underdressed and is always elegant. 24K Gold Vermeil
Solid Sterling Silver
1.25cm x 1.5cm
Sterling silver finished with a rich coating of 24ct gold vermeil