Jewellery has been an important symbol of status, fashion and culture throughout the ages, evolving with us to reflect important changes in world history.
As women’s roles have changed with the times, so have our fashions and jewellery. Vintage pieces can give a never-seen-before glimpse into what life used to be like for our mothers, grandmothers, and the women who paved the way before them. They remind us that however much things change, we are still connected with our ancestors, and seek beauty just as they did.
At Woodward and Fox, we believe that antique jewellery deserves to be touched, worn and loved again - not kept in museums or at the bottom of a box.
Loved once more
Our Revival Collection reintroduces pre-loved pieces back into the world, but with a modern twist. By mixing old and new, we create hybrid pieces that will last another lifetime and are ready for the next chapters in their stories to be told. It’s about highlighting the exceptional craftsmanship that you don’t find in modern manufacturing and creating unique, one of a kind designs for a totally individual look.
Jewellery has always been special, often used to mark special occasions or as a symbol of love. It doesn’t seem fair for something that was once so treasured and brought such joy to be forgotten, so we’ve made it our mission to revive them and bring them back to life, so they can be loved once more.
People often hold onto old pieces of jewellery for sentimental value, only to leave them hidden away in a box. Dusty drawers are full of single earrings, pinless brooches and necklaces with broken clasps, but with a little bit of TLC and a good eye they can be given an entirely new lease of life.
By upcycling and re-working vintage jewellery, we are able to introduce older pieces to an entirely new audience who may not have ever thought about buying antiques before. We carefully redesign and recraft vintage pieces and reinvent them into something with a broader appeal, for a new generation of jewellery lovers. These one off pieces are perfect for those who like to do things a little differently - after all, if you’re unique, why would you want to wear the same as everyone else?
The love that goes into reinventing these little bits of history, combined with the stories behind them, makes our Revival jewellery a really special, thoughtful gift. We use jewellery from all over the world, from a range of eras, including Art Deco, Edwardian, Georgian, Mid Century and Egyptian Revival.
As with the fashions, music and architecture of these different eras, these styles are dazzling in their diversity, which means there’s something to suit all tastes. From delicate Edwardian pendants to sleek, celluloid snake bangles (and everything in between) we’ll help you find the perfect piece.
You can browse our Revival collection here. And if you have any special requests, do let us know - we love a challenge!