Compact Mirrors Personalised

The Personalised Touch - The best for quality engraved gifts

A compact mirror is Used by many but rarley engraved and personalised. Why not be different to the rest and show off a truly personalised compact mirror of your choice.




Black Leather Oval Compact Mirror with Oval Nickel Plated Panel

Black Leather Oval Compact Mirror with Oval Nickel Plated Panel

This stylish black leather compact mirror has a small oval panel that can be engraved with initials. It is ideal for any lady who requires a...

£14.60

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Engraved Hexagonal Compact Mirror

Engraved Hexagonal Compact Mirror

Silver plated hexagonal comact mirror that can be engraved with a message of your choice. An iedal gift for the lady in your life.

£18.99

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Personalised Compact Mirror - Heart Shaped

Personalised Compact Mirror - Heart Shaped

This personalised heart shaped compact mirror is just the thing she would love. It has a small engraving pannel that allows up to three initials ONLY...

£16.99

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Round Compact Mirror

Round Compact Mirror

Round compact mirror that can be engraved with a message of your choice. Dimentions: 60mm Diameter & 13mm high. This item is ideal for that...

£15.00

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Round Compact Mirror with Crystals

Round Compact Mirror with Crystals

Round Compact Mirror with Crystals. Can be engraved on the fron or the reverse. Ideal Brids Maid gift.

£19.50

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Silver Plated Hanbag Design Compact Mirror

Silver Plated Hanbag Design Compact Mirror

A silver plated compact mirror in a handbag design. Small enough to fit into any ladies handbag. It can pe personalised free of charge with a unique...

£16.95

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Silver Plated Heart Compact Mirror With Pink Stones

Silver Plated Heart Compact Mirror With Pink Stones

This beautiful silver plated heart compact mirror is encrusted with pink stones around the edge and is wonderfully feminine. A small message or name...

£20.99

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A little history of the Compact Mirror

At some point during the day we all seem to find ourselves looking in the mirror checking that our appearance is acceptable and if any hairs are out of place. If you are like me I like to look in the mirror while I brush my teeth… I like to check that I’ve brushed all my teeth and not missed any! We take looking at our reflections for granted but have you ever wondered how mirrors become such a staple of our daily routine? Mirrors have a long and winding history, from natural mirrors to metals and finally to glass.

 

If you think back to a time when there was no lighting, electricity, burning fires or anything similar, the first mirrors that humans used were natural mirrors, such as water reflection. If you look in a pool of water when it’s pitch black you will quite easily see your reflection. This was the impetus for the creation of man-made mirrors.

The first man-made mirrors were made out of the volcanic rock; obsidian. Some of the oldest obsidian mirrors date to around 6,000 B.C.E. in the Neolithic Age using a dating method called obsidian hydration dating.

Various metals were used to make mirrors including brass, bronze and copper. They were shaped and buffed until they reached the apex of reflectivity. Biblical data corroborates this in Exodus 38:8, “He made the basin of bronze and its stand of bronze, from the mirrors of the ministering women who ministered in the entrance of the tent of meeting.”

Ibn Sahl was an Arab in the 10th century, whom scholars credit with creating the first parabolic mirrors. Spain and Italy were major producers of glass mirrors from the 10th century through the Renaissance.

In 1835, Justus von Liebig, a German chemistry professor, was the first to produce a glass mirror using a perfected silvering technique. Mirrors were silvered with tin, mercury or silver. Today, aluminum is the main metal used for mirror silvering. 

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