Four deep, rich, rasberry red, large-table-cut rhodolite garnets, collet set in rose gold, bring a warm glow to these wonderful and wearable dangle earrings. The elements are circa mid-nineteenth century - early Victorian, almost Georgian, and the post backs were added later.
A beautiful bright white pair of antique cushion-cut diamonds, together weighing .55 carat, glisten and gleam from within extra-lovely flower motif settings rendered in ravishing 18 karat rose gold. Circa 1880. Rare, radiant and wonderful.
A darling pair of early-nineteenth century drop earrings. A quarter-carat old mine-cut diamond sparkling from within fanciful settings adorned around the gallery with heart motifs dance below three rose-cut diamond-set hearts surmounted by a tiny twinkler. Daintily handcrafted in platinum-topped 18 ...(more)
An artfully hand-engraved, exotic long-tailed bird of paradise resting on a stalk of wheat adorns the front of this ultra-charming antique locket, lovingly and substantially crafted in rich 18 karat yellow gold - circa 1880. The reverse is emblazoned with a fancifully engraved 'A N' monogram. Just o...(more)
The portrait of a Roman Centurion dressed in full regalia is handcarved in the burnt-orange color top layer with his lily-white wife just behind him in this masterfully conceived tri-color agate stickpin - circa 1890. The top measures 7/8 inch by 5/8 inch - the pin extends just short of 2 inches bey...(more)
A distinguished pair of gleaming golden cufflinks dating from the turn-of-the-twentieth century, each featuring a vibrant blue Montana Yogo sapphire embellished all around with graceful foliate hand engraving; the smaller side is comprised of a miniature oval doorknob. The oval plaques measure 3/4 i...(more)
Light up your lobes with this beautiful pair of old mine-cut diamonds, together weighing 4.70 carats. These radiant rocks sparkle mightily from within bright-white gold bezel settings just below a small old-mine diamond in these wonderful, wearable antique earrings. The leverbacks are of a more rece...(more)
This unique, rare and very charming original Victorian ring centers on a horizontally set natural greenish-blue aquamarine enhanced north and south by a twinkling trefoil design of rose-cut diamonds. The rose gold shoulders are adorned with deeply engraved, classic Victorian ornamentation. This anti...(more)
A shimmering natural baroque freshwater pearl is nestled between a pair of golden leaves in this very lovely and enchanting nature-inspired jewel - circa 1900. The top measures 7/8 inch by 1/2 inch, the pin extends 2 inches beyond the bottom of the pearl.
Hooray for the red, yellow and blue! A sparkling one carat antique cushion-cut diamond with a distinct yellow glow rubs shoulders with a pair of gorgeous colored gemstones - a radiant pinkish-red .85 carat oval cushion-cut ruby and a bright lively blue .75 carat oval cushion-cut sapphire. The shoul...(more)
A tantalizing trio of natural light-yellow, old-mine cushion-cut diamonds, together weighing 1.80 carats, shine shoulder-to-shoulder in this classic Victorian ring, beautifully sculpted in gleaming 18 karat yellow gold. Four center trefoil prongs do double-duty and three prongs on the outside, leadi...(more)
Three deep almandine garnets - emerald cut in the center and modified cushion cuts on each side - all of which are shallow cut and thus reflect their gold backing, glow from within masterfully hand-engraved octagonal frames in this superb antique bracelet from the early-Victorian (almost Georgian) p...(more)
A flower-shaped cluster of tightly set diamonds swing and sway and sparkle below two-section diamond tops in these bright and beautiful Edwardian-era earrings lightly and lovingly handcrafted in platinum over 18 karat yellow gold. 1 1/8 inches long, 2.75 carats total diamond weight.
All the way from nineteenth-century Imperial Russia come these very lovely, 1 3/8 inches long, antique dangle earrings. A glistening round rose-cut diamond anchors a line of small rose-cut diamonds set in charming foliate motifs crafted in darkly oxidized silver over 18K yellow gold. The diameters o...(more)
A magnificent Castellani-quality brooch (not signed) depicting a goddess quenching the thirst of a docile lion is intricately composed of colorful tiny tesserae tiles in this truly superb micro-mosaic brooch, exquisitely crafted in 18 karat yellow gold. The corners of the diamond-shaped frame are ad...(more)
An exquisite turn-of-the-century necklace exhibiting consummate Edwardian style with a dash of Art Nouveau artistry. This ultra-charming necklace, lovingly handcrafted in platinum over gold, is comprised of five gently graduated sections designed with delicately stylized whiplash motifs, small spark...(more)
A rare collectable from the San Francisco 49ers - the original gold miners, not the football team. This truly extraordinary keepsake is composed of two thick and substantially proportioned (1 1/2 inches by 1 1/4 inches) gold-in-quartz plaques that serve as book covers for two golden, double-sided, m...(more)
A striking and sizable, double-sided, early-twentieth century covered lorgnette decoratively pierced in gleaming 14 karat rosy-yellow gold with neoclassical floral design motifs. This elegant and useful (for the over-40 crowd) adornment is miraculously unengraved (monogram-wise) and measures an ampl...(more)
A glittering and romantic necklace and brooch combination artfully handcrafted in platinum with graceful open knife-edge wire work during the apex of the Edwardian design period - circa 1900. This ravishing and radiant treasure, designed as a highly-stylized heart, measures 2 inches in both directio...(more)
This shining star fell from the skies approximately one hundred and fifty years ago. The nucleus radiates with a shimmering natural button pearl encircled with a sparkling diamond halo, and the eight rays each glisten with a buttercup-set diamond and a tiny pearl. This celestial Victorian jewel is f...(more)
An old, bold Victorian necklace in glorious black. This striking piece is comprised of large faceted oval jet plaques graduating in size from 1 1/8 inches by 13/16 inch in the back to 1 1/2 inches by 1 1/8 inches up front. The bottom pendant is outfitted on the reverse with an open display locket. T...(more)
An exquisite Edwardian cross pendant delicately and artfully handcrafted in platinum and 18 karat yellow gold - circa 1910. Bright slender rows of calibre emeralds terminate in rose-cut centered flowers and are intersected by a sparkling European-cut diamond. Divine. 2 inches long (excluding the loo...(more)
A colorful springtime bouquet of flowers framed with a black & white geometric design are intricately rendered in tiny tesserae in these wonderful antique micro-mosaic earrings by way of nineteenth-century Italy. Hight carat gold over silver, 7/8 inch.
This pristine exemplar of consummate Victoriana presents a trio of domed turquoise drops suspended from glistening diamond-set circles, all of which swing and sway from a rounded golden mesh necklace. The central pendant is centered with a sparkling old mine-cut diamond and all three pendants are ou...(more)
One of the best and most beautiful original nineteenth-century Bohemian garnet necklaces we've ever come across. The front half of the necklace is comprised of fourteen leaf-motif sections, glittering with tightly set faceted garnets composed of three distinct shapes and sizes, culminating in a grac...(more)
Half French, simply stunning, and thoroughly exquisite 1 and 1/8 inch-long antique diamond ear drops. Each earring culminates in a 1.32 carat old European-cut diamond (2.65 carats total) sparkling from within fancy 14 karat gold double-tiered buttercup settings. These are surmounted by a slender gli...(more)
Unusual and exotic Art Nouveau cufflinks, magnificently sculpted in rich 18 karat yellow gold. An emerald-headed serpent, which borders the soft pentagonal plaque, is sipping a magical elixir from a diamond-studded golden chalice; flame-like leaf motifs fill in the background. A very striking and s...(more)
From mid-nineteenth century Italy comes this extraordinary carved coral necklace. The centerpiece is comprised of three flower blossoms, each of which is composed of individually handcarved petals and leaves, only three of which are missing. The three blossoms support fanciful beaded tassels dancing...(more)
Eminent Victoriana. An absolutely stunning and extra-fine diamond bow pin dating from the mid-nineteenth century. The darkly patinated silver ribbons (over gold) glisten with tightly set old mine cushion-cut diamonds, a rare, natural Fancy Light Pink antique pear-shape diamond weighing .77 carats (a...(more)
Sinuous whiplash motifs abound in this consummate and perfectly characteristic Art Nouveau necklace - circa 1900. A pair of bright lime-green peridots are embellished with color-matched iridescent green enamel, shimmering freshwater pearls, and a single twinkling diamond. The pendant, minus the swag...(more)
Adorable antique earrings, each glistening with a petite rose-cut diamond with a decidedly dark coloration, set in 10-prong buttercup settings. Low-key chic.
Deep royal-blue cabochon sapphires are encircled by a row of tiny twinkling rose-cut diamonds and an outer halo of sparkling European-cut diamonds in these exquisite and eminently wearable antique earrings, dating back to the the first or second decade of the twentieth century. Finely handcrafted in...(more)
About the sweetest antique silver pin ever. A precious little angel earned her wings circa 1875. Just over 1 and 3/4 inches.
Few come finer than this ravishing ruby and diamond ring, exquisitely crafted in platinum. This gemmy vintage style jewel centers on a bright, deep-red, oval cushion-cut ruby of Siam (Thai) origin, weighing one carat. The gorgeous gemstone rubs shoulders with a sparkling pair of European-cut diamond...(more)
Dress up your kilt jacket with this antique silver Scottish bar pin inlaid with colorful agate in a geometric harlequin-type pattern. 1 13/16 inches by 7/16 inch.
Cover up those embarrassing holes in your jacket lapel with these gleaming golden collar buttons depicting a blossoming young maiden in the center of a sunflower. Sweet! 14 karat yellow gold, 9/16 inch - circa 1900.
Flaunt your Bohemian proclivities with these vintage garnet flower earrings from early-twentieth century central Europe - i.e., Bohemia. 1/2 inch.
A silver over 14 karat gold unusual diamond plaque necklace with Russian hallmarks, circa 1908-1917. This piece has a distinctive Victorian feel and is set with both old mine and rose cut diamonds throughout the open work plaque. Fine knife wire, scrolls and a foliate motif finish this stunning piec...(more)
Glistening garnet flowers are presented in stylized flame motifs with a single golden bead dangling below. Light and lovely Victorian earrings, circa 1875. 1 inch long.
Twenty-one faceted golden citrines dance and glisten below a lithe and supple 14 karat gold mesh chain for an enchanting monochromatic effect, in this extra-lovely late-nineteenth/very early-twentieth century necklace. Each faceted citrine is horizontally set in a multi-prong coronet setting elegant...(more)
A wonder of nature has been more than slightly improved upon in this truly wonderful and ravishing turn-of-the-century pansy pin, resplendently rendered in iridescent pastel pink, yellow enamel with purple accenting, and a single natural pearl. By Whiteside & Blank, a notable American jeweler of...(more)
A gracefully graduated row of thirty-one faceted aquamarines, imbued with a soothing pastel-blue hue, glisten and glow below a 20 karat woven mesh necklace in the supremely beautiful and enchanting Victorian treasure. 31 aquas total approximately 11.75 carats. 15 inches long.
Juicy round faceted garnet fruits are surmounted by a pair of seed pearl-set leaves in these darling antique earrings. 9/16 inch.
A classical beauty is handcarved in artful and precise detail in this exemplary Victorian cameo brooch - circa 1875. This thick and translucent circular agate is tastefully outlined with a cobalt-blue enamel Greek-key design followed by a twisted rope inside a reflective 18 karat gold frame. This st...(more)
A magnificent and majestic nineteenth-century diamond and pearl necklace, rendered in radiant 18 karat yellow gold, more than likely of French origin. Four main collar sections are designed with a kinetic wave motif composed of glittering rose-cut diamonds and crowned in the center with a sparkling ...(more)
Few come sweeter than this enchanting Art Nouveau two-piece necklace - circa 1900. The bottom pendant is lightly crafted with an openwork design adorned with a mirror-image triple-leaf motif colored in shimmering pastel-green and pink enamel with a tiny diamond twinkling in-between. The matching scr...(more)
Add a little French Belle Époque flair to your blouse or lapel with this beautifully crafted and easy-to-wear bar pin from France, circa 1910. Hand-fabricated in platinum over 18 karat gold, this lovely pin features eleven mine-cut diamonds twinkling in their milgrained settings and has the ...(more)
A simply stunning example of the Victorian enthusiasm for the natural world is found in this captivating ten-legged spider brooch. Masterfully crafted in silver over gold, this mischievous critter features a glowing striped agate body, gleaming ruby cabochon eyes and a glittering rose-cut diamond th...(more)
Comfortable and low on the hand, this gorgeous 18 karat gold Victorian ring features a soft and sweet opal with flashes of pink, lavender and green nestled between a pair of bright and sparkling old-mine cushion-cut diamonds, together weighing one carat. This late 19th century stunner is feminine an...(more)
A shimmering natural button, or bouton, pearl with a bright silvery-lavender luster is encircled by a twinkling halo of rose-cut diamonds in this classic Victorian jewel - circa latter-1800s. The top of the ring measures 1/2 inch.
From the turn-of-the-twentieth century comes this all-original aquamarine ring, hand fabricated in platinum overlay and 14 karat green gold, in rare and wonderful Arts & Crafts style. The shield motifs on the top and bottom sides were purposely oxidized, so in effect, three colors of precious me...(more)
A cool and unusual, to say the least, turn-of-the-century brooch depicting a pair of wings with the the landing gear down. Superbly sculpted in rich and heavy 18 karat yellow gold with diamond tire tread. Ready for take-off or landing! 2 1/2 inch wingspan by 1 3/16 inches high.
A shimmering seed pearl-studded crescent is regally adorned with a matching crown. Circa 1890s. The regal pin measures 1 1/2 inches by 1/2 inches.
An exotically beautiful swag and tassel necklace with matching earrings by way of nineteenth-century France. The lithe and supple 18 karat gold mesh necklace features overlapping wreaths of shimmering seed pearls which support dancing multi-strand tassels. A double row of golden beads festoon from t...(more)
An ultra-lush, deep purple, pear-shaped amethyst, probably of Siberian origin, is the center of attraction of this exemplary Art Nouveau necklace evoking Paris Metro entrance style architecture. A pair of small square amethysts and six shimmering freshwater pearls add extra splash. A truly charming ...(more)
An ingeniously designed mechanism allows for this exquisitely beautiful nineteenth-century French brooch to fit on and off the top of a matching, supple mesh bracelet to create a stunning, regal and versatile jewel. The two-inch wide, multi-layered brooch is opulently ornamented with decorative pier...(more)
Pear-shape clusters composed of old rose-cut diamonds are framed by oval buttercup-style frames in these very antique looking and feeling nineteenth-century earrings rendered in radiant 14 karat rose gold. 13/16 inch by 9/16 inch.
You will feel like royalty when you don this stunning and striking sapphire and diamond ring fashioned as a regally crowned cabochon blue sapphire. Rose-cut diamonds twinkle from silver settings, a beautifully pierced scroll ring shank wraps around the finger, and a surprise locket hides behind the ...(more)
A glittering .25 carat old mine-cut diamond is simply and elegantly presented in this 14 karat rose gold antique solitaire. The sparkling diamond is set with six pointed prongs emerging from a buttercup-style setting. A true antique engagement ring.
A sizable and regal head turner by way of nineteenth century France, crafted in silver over 18 karat gold, glittering with an array rose-cut diamonds set atop and around a striking cobalt blue enamel navette plaque. The 1 and 1/4 inch long ring gently curves to comfortably caress your finger. Frenc...(more)
Compared to their ruby and sapphire cousins, emerald and diamond crescent brooches are relatively rare. This very lovely slice of the moon is crafted in platinum over gold and dates back to the late nineteenth-century Victorian period. Twelve old mine-cut diamonds sparkle from above and between two ...(more)
A rare and ravishing nineteenth-century necklace, lightly and lovingly handcrafted in 18 karat yellow gold and highlighting five coral buttons and a large coral oval cabochon. The pastel pink 'angel skin' corals are delicately framed in finely corrugated textured bezels and the centerpiece, which is...(more)
From the turn-of-the-twentieth century, circa 1900, an exquisite lavalier necklace pendant glistening with a square- and diamond-shape golden citrine and shimmering natural freshwater pearls. The textured geometric design presciently anticipates the Art Deco period on the horizon. This ravishing bea...(more)
Here's something you don't see everyday, or year, or decade ... or lifetime: An otherwise classic design, an emerald surrounded with a sparkling diamond halo, is held aloft by a pair ruby-eyed, sinewy serpents masterfully hand crafted in 18 karat gold. The glistening light-green Colombian emerald we...(more)
Just in time for Valentine's Day! (2014) a romantic treasure from late-Victorian/early-Edwardian England. A bright red oval cushion-cut ruby and a pair of heart shape rubies are all comfortably nestled in an array of bright-white and sparkling old mine-cut diamonds in this truly delightful antique j...(more)
Delightful and distinctive pair of early-Art Deco drop earrings, crafted in platinum over 18 karat yellow gold - hand fabricated, circa 1920. Two European-cut and two single-cut diamonds add up to a quarter of a carat. 3/4 inch.
A rare, ravishing and regal diamond necklace fit for a queen, or, at the very least, a princess. This gorgeous and tastefully opulent nineteenth-century jewel dances and dazzles with thirteen graduated diamond pendants surmounted by graceful diamond-set scrolls, foliate motifs and sparkling diamond ...(more)
A long, and lovely and forty-two inch long, 10 karat gold, square foxtail chain necklace, by way of nineteenth-century Italy. This very versatile necklace (which may be worn full length or doubled) is interspersed with eighteen hand-carved orange and white coral links in the forms of wood-turned cyl...(more)
Sometimes referred to by the British as a 'gate bracelet' this charming and eminently wearable adornment hails back to the turn-of-the-twentieth century. Each main link is overlaid with a shimmering four-leaf clover composed of small natural pearls. This Edwardian-era treasure, rendered in very Brit...(more)
Opulent 1 and 5/8 inches long antique earrings, crafted in 9 karat rosy yellow gold, each featuring three distinctively banded agate cabochons. Unique!
A wise and serene presence inhabits a luminous and glowing other-worldly moonstone in this simple, yet fabulous, rare, magical and mysterious antique ring. Enchantingly beautiful. 11/16 inch by 1/2 inch.
A sweetheart of a ring, dating from the early 1900s, handcrafted in platinum over 18 karat yellow gold. A bright, one carat, cornflower-blue, oval cushion-cut sapphire is embellished all around in a scalloped plaque of sparkling white European-cut diamonds. Engraved shoulders and a zig-zag gallery d...(more)
This unique and ravishing lavalier necklace dates back almost to the turn-of-the-twentieth century - most probably circa 1910. An exotically designed openwork center section, crafted in 14 karat white gold over 18 karat yellow gold, sparkles with ten old-mine cushion-cut diamonds set in finely milgr...(more)
A colorful and striking late-nineteenth century Scottish brooch handcrafted in a stylized pinwheel design. The brooch is inlaid with multi-color agates and overlaid with an engraved silver buckle. 2 inches by 1 7/8 inches.
A truly gorgeous and glittering multicolored butterfly has alighted for a brief moment on a diamond-studded branch in this sublime Victorian brooch, masterfully created in rich and warmly patinated 18 karat gold. Ah, the wonders of nature! Just a tad shy of 1 and 1/2 inches long by 7/8 inch wide.
What is most usually found atop a ring shank is, instead, featured in the center of this Victorian-era bracelet. A bright green Colombian emerald, weighing .40 carat, radiates from the center of a sparkling diamond halo outlined with a scalloped platinum border. The two center-most of the elongated ...(more)
This bright and happy bracelet, from late-Victorian/early-Edwardian-era England, shimmers with alternating pastel-blue oval aquamarines and round raspberry-red tourmalines - an effective, yet highly unusual, combo. The very British 15 karat rose gold links artfully combine nautical-style links and t...(more)
This endearing and enduring English Victorian 'carved' ring is elegantly handcrafted in rich 18 karat yellow gold and sparkles across your finger with five bright old mine-cut diamonds totaling just shy of one carat. The five diamonds are dotted on each corner with tiny rose-cut diamonds and the sid...(more)
This extra-lovely central-European garnet brooch, crafted in 9 karat rose gold, is composed in three distinct layers of darkly glistening almandine garnets, including six heart shapes alternating with round pave' sections. Circa 1890, 1 1/4 inches diameter.
This dainty and delightful Edwardian bracelet was delicately handcrafted in platinum over yellow gold right around the year 1900. The extended center section glistens with a central old mine-cut diamond embellished with light and lacy platinum openwork sprinkled with smaller old mine diamonds and t...(more)
A beautifully hand engraved 1 1/4 inch round locket adorned on the front with a graceful foliate design and on the reverse with a fanciful Victorian monogram. The double locket currently displays photos of a very comely and contented Victorian couple which you may choose to replace.
From Birmingham, England - circa 1846 (according to the hallmarks inside the base of the ring shank) comes this very sweet and wearable 18 karat yellow gold jewel shimmering with three small natural pearls alternating with vertically set pairs of small sparkling old mine-cut diamonds. Embossed scrol...(more)
This resplendent diamond dinner ring, dating back to the first decades of the 20th century, scintillates with a bright-white and shining pair of pear-shaped diamonds set back-to-back atop a finely handcrafted setting rendered in platinum over 18 karat gold, accented with tiny old-cut diamonds. The d...(more)
The bottom sections of these delicate 1 1/2 inch long drop earrings, dating back to the latter-nineteenth century, glisten with a central European-cut diamond encircled by tiny rose-cut diamonds set in teardrop settings. The rosettes dangle from a slender rose-cut diamond pendant surmounted by a ta...(more)
An opulent, ornate and sizable (over 1 and 1/8 inch long) late-nineteenth century dinner ring, handcrafted in platinum over 18 karat yellow gold. This regal, Gilded Age beauty, circa 1890, glistens with 2.00 carats of old mine-cut diamonds. A majestic antique bauble.
The most beautiful peinture sur enamel portrait pin ever! An undulating golden scallop shell serves as the canvas for this masterful portrait of an ethereal pre-Raphaelite beauty. Her shoulders are draped in a rose-cut diamond-embellished ribbon, a diamond star twinkles at the top of her shim...(more)
A truly magnifique antique bracelet, masterfully crafted in rich 18 karat gold, glistening antique cushion-cut diamonds, shimmering natural freshwater pearls and dramatic turquoise (on top) and black enamel (on the sides) - masterfully crafted in nineteenth-century France. A regal and remarkable one...(more)
This pristine, majestic and especially feminine vintage engagement ring was die-struck and meticulously hand finished during the 1930s in emulation of the light and lacy Edwardian jewels from the earliest part of the century. The gallery and shoulders of the ring display intricate and delicately mil...(more)
From nineteenth-century France comes this exquisitely beautiful, and modestly proportioned, brooch highlighting a luminous pastel-colored opal surrounded by fifteen glistening old mine-cut diamonds weighing a total of one carat. The majestic 18 karat gold frame is imbued with superlative handcrafted...(more)
Make every day Valentine's Day! Something different and distinctive in an antique heart-shape locket. This endearing nineteenth-century keepsake is emblazoned on the front with a glistening flower composed of six bright-green demantoid garnets (mined exclusively in the Ural mountains) and a central ...(more)
A relatively small, but exceedingly multi-chromatic, pair of fiery opals scintillate with electric confetti colors and are aided and abetted by six tiny European-cut diamonds in this truly lovely, Arts & Crafts influenced drop necklace dating back to the turn-of-the-twentieth century. 18 karat y...(more)
A classic Victorian 'gypsy' style gent's, or unisex, ring adorned with deeply engraved scrollwork and highlighting a glowing cabochon garnet. 14 karat rosy-yellow gold - circa 1890.
A precious and petite peridot and diamond pendant dating back to the turn-of-the-twentieth century. This 1 1/4 inches long jewel glistens with one diamond-shape and one pear-shape peridots with an entrancing lime-green color. The two gemstones are wreathed by tiny bezel-set old mine diamonds and are...(more)
They don't come any sweeter, or feminine, than this enchanting Art Nouveau necklace - circa 1900 - composed of lustrous pink coral mined from the blue ocean waters and shimmering pearls mined from freshwater rivers. Three elegantly fashioned, scrolled-gold sections support draping swags to create th...(more)
Very cool and earthy geometric earrings formed by three unusually shaped banded agates suspended from an agate bead. The bottom pendant displays a glowing coffee color when held to the light. Circa 1875, 1 7/8 inches long.
Michael's rowing his boat ashore - Hallelujah! (And his dog is at the bow). Michael is also sporting a cobalt blue enamel hat band and cuffs. An extra sweet and very unusual Victorian pin. 1 1/2 inches by 7/8 inch.
From the turn-of-the-twentieth century comes this truly exquisite Edwardian necklace, elegantly fashioned in a flowing multi-dimensional ribbon motif and wrapped with a sparkling platinum and diamond bow. A quarter-carat old mine-cut diamond, set in a buttercup setting, swings in the center. Magnifi...(more)
A colorful turquoise trio is accompanied by two pairs of glittering round diamonds in this classic Victorian ring.
The Ponte Elio, the bridge across the Tiber directly in front of Castel Sant'Angelo, is intricately rendered in colorful micro-mosaic tesserae in this beautiful pin and pendant combination by the noted jewelry designer of Virginia and Madison Avenue - Elizabeth Locke. The nineteenth-century micro-mo...(more)
This relatively small, yet darling and very distinctive, Victorian-era cross necklace is composed of four baguette-cut raspberry-pink tourmalines. The colorful gemstones are set in numerous, dainty fleur de lys motif prongs and are delightfully enhanced with three free-swinging seed pearl drops, plu...(more)
A consummate Victorian locket, circa 1850, splendidly rendered in highly patinated two-tone gold (yellow and rose) and overlaid with a highly stylized scallop shell adorned with delicate twisted wire applique. Original, pristine and perfect! 1 1/2 inches by 1 1/8 inches.
This magnificent and sentimental Victorian mourning necklace centers on an angelic presence holding aloft a dove of peace, artfully hand carved in a glorious black & white hardstone cameo. The 20-inch necklace is composed of striking geometric links each studded with seed pearl-centered rose gol...(more)
A striking, 2 1/2 inch long, bar pin adorned with a colorful cobalt-blue enamel foliate design.
A lovely lass with a regal profile stops to smell the flowers in this enchanting Art Nouveau brooch, crafted in sterling silver (on top), circa 1900.
Three slender navette opals displaying a lively palette of shimmering, iridescent pastel colors are embraced by twinkling rose-cut diamond links in this colorful and entrancing bar pin, finely executed in silver over gold during the Victorian period. A petite and precious 1/2 inch long antique jewe...(more)
A classic Victorian beauty with long curly tresses is masterfully handcarved in glorious black and white in this superb and sizable hardstone cameo presented in consummate Victorian style. The lovely open frame shimmers with eight natural pearls of varying sizes and is adorned all around with delica...(more)
A rare and ravishing nineteenth-century necklace featuring a removable pendant locket exquisitely shaped and delicately adorned with graceful Victorian Etruscan Revival style granulation and crowned with an artfully contrasting rose gold bead. The 20-inch chain is composed of lithe and supple braide...(more)
A three-dimensional sculpture of St. George slaying the dragon rendered in colorful enamel over 9 karat gold on a silver chain. This intriguingly delightful necklace is most likely of nineteenth-century central European origin. Because of the large percentage of silver alloy the gold is pale, almost...(more)
A distinguished and mysterious presence emerges from deep reddish coral in this beautifully bizarre and quite sizable (1 1/2 inches long!) antique ring from Italy. The bearded gent, with prominent eyebrows, is masterfully hand carved in high relief and is framed by twinkling rose-cut diamonds set in...(more)
Although this beautiful Kashmir sapphire doesn't display the classic deep blue Kashmir color, it does, however, radiate with an enchanting velvety cornflower blue color usually associated with fine natural Ceylon sapphires. This remarkable pear-shape, briolette-cut (faceted all around - chandelier s...(more)
A sublime nature-inspired ring dating back to the turn-of-the-twentieth century - circa 1900. A trio of bright-white diamonds, together weighing .40 carat, sparkle diagonally between artfully sculpted leaves and branches handcrafted in richly textured 18 karat gold. Sweet and petite.
A fierce, ruby-eyed King of the Jungle is very kindly offering up a sparkling diamond to a lucky lioness (that would be you) in this striking nineteenth-century bracelet composed of 18 karat yellow gold oval links and six star-set diamond circles.
Scarves are coming back and this is just the thing! A lascivious Satyr fronts a ring of grapevine leaves in this very cool and unusual hinged Art Nouveau clip artfully rendered in gleaming, and weighty, 18 karat gold - circa 1900.
This sizable and extra-lovely antique hollow link bracelet, in ravishing 14 karat rose gold, measures 8 and 1/4 inches long (and easily shortened if necessary) by 1/2 inch wide. The bracelet is quite old (how old? we're not sure), displays a soft, warm patina and bears an obscured hallmark on the cl...(more)
This sizable - 3/4 inch wide by 7 1/2 inches long - 18 karat rose gold bracelet from late-nineteenth/early-twentieth century France will add much-needed jingle-jangle to your life. The light hollow links make it easy to wear and much less costly. French hallmarks.
A glistening and gracefully shaped pair of deep amber-color Madeira citrines are sweetly embellished with delicate canatille goldwork in this dreamy and delightful negligee necklace dating from the turn-of-the twentieth century. The chain measures 16 inches and the longer of the two drops add anothe...(more)
A pair of ethereal muses, draped in diaphanous gowns, are artfully handcarved in banded carnelian agate in these 1-inch long and especially lovely Victorian earrings crafted in 10 karat gold with seed pearl accents. Circa 1880, enchanting.
From 1908 Birmingham, England (the hallmarks tell us so) an extra-sweet and lovely five-stone diamond ring crafted in gleaming 18 karat yellow gold. Three royal-blue round sapphires alternate with sparkling white diamonds in this very comfortable, century-plus old, band-style ring in pristine condit...(more)
A rare and radiant antique jewel, delicately handcrafted in 14 gold. A swirling pinwheel starburst, tightly set with high-domed rose-cut diamonds, glistens below three splayed, slender rose-cut diamond rays. This celestial Victorian-era sparkler measures 1 and 1/2 inches-plus long. The original gold...(more)
If all strung together, this amazing assemblage of deep reddish-orange coral beads would measure 90 inches long! In its present form, however, we have four beautiful matching strands measuring 22 1/2 inches each and ranging from 5-plus millimeters at the extreme ends to 7.5 millimeters in the center...(more)
A gleaming, 18 inch-long antique necklace composed of gracefully graduating links alternating with deeply engraved, repousse-style links and contrasting bright, plain links. 18K hallmarks. Necklaces of this style are usually 14K, but not this one! A beauty.
From nineteenth-century Roma (it says so on the reverse) a colorful and exotic ancient Egyptian Revival style pendant necklace featuring an iridescent scarab that has alighted smack in the center of an intricately designed and executed micro-mosaic cartouche. Only one drop and the top bale are lacki...(more)
A vivid and vibrant, rich and translucent apple-green jade is presented with sophisticated simplicity in bright 18 karat yellow gold in this British-made ring bearing hallmarks signifying London 1906.
A singular and sensational Art Deco dazzler - circa 1930 - centering on a geometric honeycomb pattern ablaze with sixteen half-carat European-cut diamonds. A pair of pave' diamond 'C' shape links lead to a pair of honeycomb set diamonds, which, in turn, transition to straight bracelet sections. The ...(more)
A rare, radiant red emerald-cut ruby - weighing 2.20 carats - and accompanied by an AGL certificate which states: no heat enhancement and Burmese origin - glistens and glows from within sparkling concentric frames of teeny-tiny old mine-cut diamonds in this ravishing, original Edwardian-era ring fro...(more)
This wonderful and romantic Victorian-era brooch shimmers with twelve colorful heart shaped opals and eighteen sparkling old mine-cut diamonds, all of which are set in darkly oxidized silver over 9K gold. This distinctive and dreamy antique circle pin and pendant, circa 1875, measures 1 and 3/16 inc...(more)
Luckily, we've saved you the embarrassment of attending Ascot with your parasol unadorned. This delightful nineteenth-century set is comprised of a turquoise dotted rose quartz handle and eight silver gilt safety tips. The original green leather fitted box (with broken hinge) is from: Edwards & ...(more)
Striking, fun and festive, three-inch long, original Victorian chandelier earrings. These rare and wonderful adornments, crafted in highly oxidized silver over rose gold, are designed in a stylized floral motif culminating with a trio of diamond dangles dancing at the bottom. The glittering array of...(more)
An enchanting combination of pastel colors distinguishes this ravishing gemstone necklace dating back to the earliest decades of the twentieth century. A cool blue cushion-cut aquamarine is joined by pastel pink and green pear-shape tourmalines, along with four tiny seed pearls, in this extra-sweet ...(more)
A unique and alluring Edwardian necklace, circa 1900, showcasing a glistening pair of lime green emerald-cut peridots, one of which surmounts, and one of which dangles from a twinkling platinum and rose-cut diamond wreath enlivened with four lustrous natural pearls.
This wonderful and ravishing ant...(more)
A darling Victorian tubular bangle bracelet, crafted in rich 15 karat gold, twinkling with small old mine-cut diamonds fancifully adorned with delicate filigree work and a splash of Etruscan Revival ornamentation. Sweet and lovely.
These festive and feminine, and very wearable, antique earrings crafted in the classic style radiate with a pair of bright, deep raspberry-pink sapphires, together weighing 3.45 carats. The sapphires each glow from within sparkling halos of thirteen antique old mine-cut diamonds, totaling 1.50 cara...(more)
A thoroughly charming early-nineteenth century brooch/pendant featuring a bright lavender-purple amethyst glowing from within a gold-backed setting and orbited by eight shimmering natural pearls. The amethyst and pearls are presented in a regally ornamented 18 karat yellow gold cartouche. A fanciful...(more)
This colorful and cheerful vintage bauble, circa 1900, centers on a bright, deep green cabochon emerald of modest proportions, encircled by a double diamond halo. The outer halo undulates in a fun and whimsical wave pattern and the shoulders of the ring display a lovely fluted design. This delightfu...(more)
A pristine and perfect matched pair of golden mesh tassel bracelets dating from the 1870s. The decorative slides are adorned with consummate Victorian ornamentation: shimmering seed pearls, raised hearts and scroll motifs, delicate hand engraving, taille d'epargne black enamel tracery and dan...(more)
This unusual Victorian beauty centers on a bright eight-pointed star of rose-cut diamonds which radiates from a rich red Burmese ruby. The royal-blue sky is actually a large cabochon lapis lazuli encircled with alternating natural pearls and rose diamond-set bullet shape motifs. A rare, gorgeous and...(more)
A Victorian beauty comes alive in this exquisitely carved, thick, high-relief coral cameo, in rich reddish-orange coral. The cameo is elegantly presented in a restrained 14 karat yellow gold frame adorned with a rope motif border. A small section of the wreath, on the right side, is apparently missi...(more)
A truly exquisite early-Art Deco sapphire and diamond bracelet finely handcrafted in platinum from early-20th-century France. This half-inch wide jewel is comprised of three distinct sections: a pair of slender electric-blue straight rows of French-cut sapphires bordering a central honeycombed patte...(more)
Nine sparkling European-cut diamonds and twelve shimmering natural button pearls shimmy and shake from within their separate sections, and are encircled by a slender row of rose-cut diamonds, in this light and extra-lovely openwork pendant and pin, delicately handcrafted in platinum over gold - circ...(more)
A gleaming golden brown natural zircon (and a dead ringer for a natural cognac color diamond) radiates from within a platinum coronet setting and from between a sparkling pair of old European-cut diamonds in this classic style, yet quite unusual, antique ring dating back to the first or second decad...(more)
An enchanting antique bracelet, finely handcrafted in silver over gold and highlighting a 2.00 carat midnight blue sapphire. The sapphire is dressed up all around with sparkling European-cut and rose-cut diamonds set in floating geometric settings. This extra-lovely Edwardian-era bracelet, circa 191...(more)
A bright metallic-blue Montana sapphire glistens from within glowing golden leaves, which are further enhanced by four lustrous freshwater pearls, in this classic turn-of-the-century pin, or watch pin, equipped with a useful loop on the reverse. Circa 1900, 1 5/16 inches by 3/4 inch.
Glistening garnet rosettes culminate in a triple-tiered garnet cluster pendant, crowned with a matching bail, in this splendid antique necklace by way of late-nineteenth century Central Europe. The necklace and bail measure 15 inches, the oval pendant measures 1 5/8 inches by 1 1/8 inch.
Here is something we've never seen before in Egyptian Revival jewelry: A silver scarab, bejeweled with emeralds and ruby eyes, cleverly conceals a vinaigrette (not the salad dressing - a miniature snuff box from the Victorian period). The scarab is the centerpiece of a lovely organically inspired br...(more)
A majestic eagle, masterfully rendered in soft and shimmering 18 karat yellow gold, is soaring home to her nest with a pearl and diamond bounty in hand (claw). Finely crafted in late-nineteenth century France (just prior to the Art Nouveau period), textured on both sides and hallmarked on pin stem. ...(more)
One of the finest and most enchanting shell cameos we've seen. An ethereal pair of Greek Goddesses rise above a majestic dove and light up the night sky. Masterfully hand carved and simply presented in a scrolled openwork frame. 2 1/2 inches by 2 inches.
The design of this thoroughly charming and cheerful antique diamond ring rendered in ravishing rose gold is evocative of a diamond tiara. A .15 carat European-cut diamond glistens above a shimmering natural button pearl with a flourish of diamonds enlivening each side. A truly delightful, original V...(more)
A golden diamond-centered star, shimmering with tiny natural seed pearls and ornamented with consummate Victorian details, suspends from an original seed pearl-studded foliate motif neck chain in this sweet and celestial antique necklace dating back to the last quarter of the nineteenth century. The...(more)
A rectangular black agate, framed on all sides by a contrasting white band is bezel-set in a classic 14 karat yellow gold Victorian mounting with lovely hand-engraved details. This stately antique quasi-signet style ring measures 11/16 inch by just a smidgen over half-an-inch wide.
Highly stylized three-dimensional lanterns, adorned with consummate Victorian ornamentation, are beautifully rendered in highly-patinated 14 karat yellow gold in these rare and ravishing, all original mid-nineteenth century Victorian ear drops. 7/8 inch-plus.
From the early-to-mid 1800s England comes this rare and wonderful Georgian bracelet still in its original fitted box from Watherston & Son Silversmiths and Goldsmiths - 12 Pall Mall, East London. Crowning the fanciful high-relief repousse center section is a glistening foil-backed emerald accent...(more)
A rare and darling Portugese-made jewel to dress up your lovely locks, made after the hallmark dates of 1938, crafted in silver over gold, and glistening with rose-cut diamonds and navette-shaped amethysts. Sweet. 1 11/16 inch long.
This rare and wonderful two-section antique brooch, circa early-to-mid 1800s, is masterfully rendered in a multi-dimensional trefoil design overlaid with richly textured leaves budding with glistening garnet and chrysoberyl fruits. Delicate hand engraving and a distinctive bead motif add the finishi...(more)
A matched pair of old-mine, semi-cushion-cut diamonds, weighing over one carat each - together weighing 2.25 carats - swing and sway and sparkle from a glittering row of diamonds, creating this sexy and splendid pair of 1 1/4 inch-long dangles, circa 1910. These fun and elegant drop earrings ...(more)
An exquisite antique pearl and diamond ring centering on a natural silvery-gray 8mm pearl with mauve overtones. The shimmering pearl is set in a mine-cut diamond surround, set in 18k yellow gold with graceful scrollwork shoulders. Romantically engraved inside the hoop are the initials "M.M." and the...(more)
A highly textured hand-engraved locket, circa late-nineteenth century, adorned with a peaceful dove on one side and a stylized fleur-de-lys on the other. With original double glass crystal inserts, engraved 'Estella' on reverse. 1 1/4 inches by 15/16 inch.
A sexy and sparkling diamond adornment from the Victorian period (circa 1875), crafted in silver over 15 karat gold - hence most likely of British origin. Eleven leafy diamond sections of graduated lengths, composed of delicately milgrained knife wire and culminating in a 1 3/4 inch long centerpiece...(more)
A lustrous 8.6 millimeter cream-rose natural button pearl is cradled by glistening rose-cut diamonds in this extra charming jabot pin, finely handcrafted in platinum over gold, circa 1900. A glistening diamond arrowhead twinkles at the end.
A luscious bright-green gumdrop emerald, weighing approximately 9.00 carats, formerly a Moghul period emerald bead, is the colorful centerpiece of this gorgeous antique bauble, elegantly handcrafted in platinum over gold. The gracefully scrolled openwork mounting is overlaid with sparkling flames of...(more)
A thoroughly charming, bright and colorful Arts & Crafts period necklace dating back to the turn-of-the-twentieth century. The artfully scrolled 15 carat gold (hence of British origin) necklace glistens with bright chartreuse green faceted peridots and a trio of bright, deep raspberry-pink tourm...(more)
'Exquisite' barely begins to describe this exemplary Victorian period jewel. A magnificent hardstone cameo of a luscious butterscotch orange color depicts a mythological alabaster beauty wearing a winged headdress with a little visitor inhabiting her collar. The cameo is framed with 3.00 carats of g...(more)
Ah, the noble grape, the gem of the vine, is exquisitely rendered in natural freshwater pearls and two-tone green and rose gold in this diminutive Art Nouveau pin, circa 1900. Perfect for the viticulturist on your gift list. BTW - Grapes symbolize bountifulness and fulfillment!
Three plaques adorned with flowing flower basket motifs are delicately rendered in platinum over gold and tiny twinkling rose-cut diamonds. The decorative plaques are connected by five rows of intricately strung natural seed pearls. A regal and feminine treasure from the Edwardian age - circa 1900-1...(more)
A sparkling and enchanting diamond necklace by way of nineteenth-century Paris. A glittering row of antique cushion-cut diamonds, graduating from 1.25 carats in the center to as little as .10 carat behind the neck, scintillate from silver buttercup settings, which in addition to their graceful shape...(more)
A sizable 16 millimeter by 14.5 mm. deep orange coral double-cabochon egg is tightly grasped by a realistically rendered dragon or eagle's claw in this sensational mid-nineteenth century stickpin in its original leather and velvet fitted box. 4 1/4 inches long.
This extra-lovely diamond bracelet, dating back to the first decade of the 20th century, is delicately handcrafted in platinum over 18 karat rose gold and glistens with a center row of seven old mine-cut diamonds. The bezel-set diamonds seemingly float inside geometric frames dotted with a twinklin...(more)
A lovable pair of cherubs on a successful fishing expedition have just reeled in a little one in this adorable and colorful enamel brooch from 19th Century Switzerland (the enamel) and France (the frame). The distinctive 18 karat yellow gold frame is designed with a cheerful hand engraved leaf motif...(more)
A lucky horseshoe delicately rendered in finely textured 14 karat yellow gold. The graceful open scrollwork is overlaid with nine lustrous and shimmering natural freshwater pearls. 1 3/4 inch by 1 1/2 inch. Circa 1900.
A darling and dainty antique bracelet in brilliant gold and purple, dating back to 1900. Ten floral links, beautifully rendered in textured 14 karat gold, and each highlighting a bright and lively faceted round amethyst are connected by a pair of open links. 6 3/4 inches long and extra sweet and lov...(more)
is the word to describe these enchanting and entrancing antique opal earrings of colossal proportions. A perfectly matched pair of pear-shape drops, each weighing 45.00 carats - 90 carats total! - are delicately framed in platinum over 18 karat gold with tiny twinkling diamo...(more)
A detail of Raphael's angel, from his renowned Sistine Madonna painting, is lovingly and faithfully rendered in enamel painted porcelain and majestically framed in 18 karat gold with delicate Etruscan Revival style details. The reverse displays an open glass covered locket compartment with a finely ...(more)
Gossamer dragonfly wings, artfully and delicately rendered in platinum and diamonds, are surmounted by a pair of sparkling European-cut diamonds in these rare and wonderful Edwardian earrings, circa 1910-1920. Each of the three sections is articulated and gently dance with your every movement. 1 1/2...(more)
This modestly sized, but thoroughly lovely, high-quality adornment for your blouse or lapel features am entrancing, deep and radiant purple cushion-cut amethyst. The gemstone is securely embraced by no less than (let's say, numerous) prongs, and is outlined with a subtle border of black enamel and a...(more)
An adorable winged cherub, Cupid by name, is taking a well-earned nap (while clutching his trusty bow) in this fabulous antique deep orange coral brooch consummately handcarved in three dimensions with his little pee-pee intact! This romantic and ravishing collectible, from Italy circa 1850, measure...(more)
An utterly darling and delightful multi-colored gemstone and diamond ring, circa 1900. Three glistening diamond petals, each centered with a different color gemstone: ruby, sapphire and emerald, comprise this extra sweet, lovely and petite jewel. 9/16 by 7/16 inch.
This wonderful rarity, dating back to the mid-to-latter 1800s, glistens with a rose-cut diamond flower inlaid into a marbled royal blue labradorite (kind of an iridescent lapis look-alike) plaque. The exotic centerpiece is framed in 18 karat gold and is orbited by sixteen shimmering natural button p...(more)
From a nineteenth century Japanese sword hilt to your finger comes this fearsome Samurai warrior, mounted on his trusty steed with a sword in his sheath and a bow in his teeth. A fantastical, exotic (and sizable) wearable work of art, mounted in silver. 1 3/8 inch long, 3/4 inch wide and about 1/2 i...(more)
An exotic and exemplary antique locket, circa 1900, from San Francisco's renowned jeweler - Shreve & Company. This rare and wonderful jewel is very finely handcrafted with graceful textured gold pierced work overlaying red guilloche enamel. The sinewy foliate motif is dotted with three chartreus...(more)
This large scale Art Deco bauble, circa 1930's, stars a big blue (with a touch of lavender) star sapphire cabochon presented in a stately and sophisticated platinum and diamond mounting. The beautiful and impressive center stone weighs 30 carats and radiates, under direct lighting with an enchanting...(more)
Strikingly textured 18 karat yellow gold hollow links are overlaid with three diamond-set motifs: two stars and one crescent moon, crafted in contrasting rose gold and twinkling with rose-cut diamonds, in this delightful nineteenth-century Victorian bracelet. After all, you deserve to have the moon ...(more)
This original Victorian charmer, circa 1885, glistens front and center with a deeply cut antique cushion-cut diamond, weighing just shy of one carat (about .90 carat). The warmly tinted diamond is embraced all around with eight elegantly stylized prongs which seamlessly arise from the body of the 1...(more)
A pair of true electric-blue sapphires, together weighing 2.35 carats, radiate from within sparkling diamond halos and are surmounted by a single glistening diamond in these original 18 karat yellow gold, classic Victorian earrings, circa 1885. Twenty-two old mine-cut diamonds total 1.75 carats, 1/...(more)
A close family of old mine-cut diamonds, together weighing 3.00 carats, sparkle happily from a straightforward gypsy-style mounting. The three diamonds - 1.55, .75 and .70 carats respectively - display a bright and sunny yellow-tinted hue, and if removed from the mounting would most likely be classi...(more)
A rare and ravishing, Victorian-era, double-strand coral necklace featuring an exquisite 1 and 1/8 inch wide, French-made Etruscan Revival-style clasp exhibiting a coppery patina and centering on a 12 millimeter coral button. The coral strands measure 19 inches and 20 inches, graduate from about 4.5...(more)
This superb and stunning set, dating back about a century-and-a-half, features beautiful, deep orangy-salmon colored button corals presented in consummate Victorian Etruscan Revival splendor. Each of the three pieces are adorned with fine dancing tassels surmounted by exquisitely granulated circular...(more)
This truly stunning, original early-Art Deco diamond ring sparkles with a bright and shining trio of European-cut diamonds: .80 carat in the center and 1.00 carat total weight in the two side stones. The three diamonds radiate from within an exquisitely detailed, hand-pierced platinum setting replet...(more)
A divine double-sided antique key-wind pocket and/or pendant watch in 18 karat yellow gold by Henry Capt - Geneva, circa 1880. A distinctive and fanciful scalloped outline and meticulous and elaborate ornamentation with floral repousse motifs on both sides makes for a truly beautiful and feminine ti...(more)
Eight lustrous natural button pearls are perched atop ribbons of bright-blue calibre-cut sapphires entwined by undulating waves of old European-cut and rose-cut diamonds in this sublime Edwardian bracelet - finely crafted in platinum during the very early 1900s. Each of the eight exquisite oval-shap...(more)
An extra lovely, early-Victorian ring featuring a deep burgundy cabochon garnet glowing from within a wonderfully ornamented filigree mounting, delicately handcrafted in 18 karat yellow gold with a trio of twinkling rose-cut diamonds adorning each shoulder. A vintage sweetheart. This ring is curren...(more)
A harmonious trio of sparkling European-cut diamonds, together weighing 1.50 carats, sing a cappella (without further accompaniment, that is) from this classic Victorian three-stone diamond ring, crafted in platinum and 18 karat yellow gold, circa 1890. A timeless and classic jewel.
From the late 1800s comes this shimmering natural pearl and diamond ring, handcrafted in platinum over 18 karat yellow gold. The lustrous, slightly oval, semi-baroque pearl is encircled by one carat of sparkling old European-cut diamonds in this alluring and classic antique jewel.
A bright-white and beautiful European-cut diamond, weighing .79 carats, radiates atop an exemplary vintage engagement ring, finely handcrafted in platinum and diamonds, and blending both Edwardian and Art Deco design traits. The double scroll motif top, sculpted in a soft shouldered cushion shape, t...(more)
An extra-lovely Victorian circle brooch in the royal colors of purple, white and gold. More specifically: amethyst, natural seed pearls and 15 karat yellow gold - hence of British origin. Sweet! 1 inch in diameter.
Intoxicated merriment is being had by all in this fantastical 2 1/2 inch wide, and superbly carved, shell cameo brooch presented in a filigree heart motif frame. Wish you were here?
A darling little pair of original Victorian earrings, centering on a single buttercup-set pearl, and encircled by a lovingly detailed beaded frame, are accompanied by a matching 2 1/4 inch long bar pin rendered in two-tone yellow and rose gold. The earrings measure about 7/8 inch long. Original Vict...(more)
A lovely Victorian lass is depicted in high-relief and presented in a hand-engraved hexagonal frame, in this very charming antique coral cameo ring, circa 1875.
A pair of cherubs and a pair of classical beauties inhabit the respective tops and bottoms of these gorgeous, 2 inch long, deep-salmon orange antique coral earrings. Most likely of Italian origin (by way of the Mediterranean), circa 1890. Ravishing rarities.
A rare and wonderful early-Victorian memorial bracelet (engraved '1847') conceals a sizable locket compartment under the hand-engraved and gracefully curved center section. The locket contains artfully braided blond and brunette hair. The back side is engraved "M.W.N.- M.N.P. 1914, ETI, Obt Nov 4th...(more)
A modest size, but gemmy, deep crystal green, old mine Colombian emerald glistens brightly from this exemplary platinum and diamond gemstone ring from the turn-of-the-twentieth century. The emerald is framed by a double tier of sparkling octagonal frames set with teeny-tiny old mine cushion diamonds...(more)
Light up your lobes with these gorgeous, glistening and very wearable original Victorian diamond earrings, circa 1875. The classic oval cluster design centers on a pair of antique European-cut diamonds, together weighing 2 carats. Each center stone is encircled with nine smaller old mine-cut diamond...(more)
This charming green fella is beautifully and superbly rendered in 'turtle green' enameled two-tone 14 karat gold; and he is luxuriously sheltered in a hand-engraved, rose-cut diamond studded carapace. Turtles are fast movers so act now! He measures just shy of 2 inches long by 3/4 inch high.
A singular and sensational antique diamond ring, crafted in platinum over 18k rose gold, featuring a trio of very old and unusual diamonds. The 1.91 carat triangular center diamond has a rose-cut-type top and is certified by the GIA as "Fancy Light Pink Brown". The side diamonds, which total just ov...(more)
Lightly shaded pastel enamel flowers and scrolls combine with shimmering natural freshwater pearls in this thoroughly delightful, original Art Nouveau necklace, circa 1900. The pendant measures 1 3/8 inches from top to bottom and 1 inch across. 16 inch chain.
A sizable pair of sparkling old mine-cut diamonds, together weighing .75 carat, are the ‘stars’ of these late-Victorian, eight-pointed ‘star-set’ cufflinks, crafted in 14 karat yellow gold with an acid matte finish. Circa 1890-1910. The oval plaques measure 3/4 inch by 5/8 inch.
A bright and glistening green emerald, weighing 1.50 carats, is the center of attention of this big and beautiful early-twentieth century antique dinner ring - crafted in platinum over 18 karat gold. The bezel-set emerald floats inside a geometric buckle-motif frame sparkling with 1.50 carats of old...(more)
A rare, fanciful and consummately Victorian antique necklace adorned with seed pearls and accented with black enamel. This opulent jewel is draped all around with golden swags, each of which is punctuated with a dancing pendant drop. The elaborately ornamented centerpiece includes a textured foliate...(more)
A charming antique bracelet, circa 1880, in the classic Etruscan Revival style. The bracelet’s striking design centers on a darkly patinated concave rosette bordered on two sides by decorative bars.
A singular and collectable antique sapphire and diamond ring produced not long after the assassination of America's greatest president. A bright, highly saturated natural sapphire is hand carved with the profile of Honest Abe Lincoln himself. A spectacular and eminently wearable all-American treasu...(more)
An extra lovely and colorful Victorian bangle bracelet intricately decorated in glorious deep periwinkle and white enamel over 14 carat yellow gold. In very good condition considering its one hundred-plus years of age and hollow design.
This romantic original antique necklace displays all of the characteristic for which Edwardian jewels are so highly prized - exemplary hand-craftsmanship, delicate, lacy open-work and flowing femininity. This stunning necklace is delicately crafted in platinum and sparkles with numerous rose-cut and...(more)
A very lovely, original Art Nouveau bracelet beautifully rendered in velvety 18 karat yellow gold and glistening with six natural colored old mine-cut diamonds including - colorless, canary and cognac. Circa 1900; 7 inches long by 3/8 inch wide.
A ravishing English-made bangle crafted in 15 carat yellow gold, circa early- to mid-nineteenth century. This lovely jewel shines with bright-pink, foil-backed topaz and is adorned with graceful and delicate late-Georgian/early-Victorian ornamentation. A light, bright and cheerful antique bracelet, ...(more)
This extra-lovely engraved bracelet, circa 1900, with five diamond-set sections, is cleverly crafted with light hollow links which add effective decorative shadowed outlines. The gold displays a soft and velvety acid-washed patina. About 7 inches long by just shy of 1/2 inch wide.
A sinewy, ruby-headed reptile, with an extraordinarily long diamond-studded tail, is artfully sculpted in 18 carat gold in this wonderful and whimsical Victorian-era brooch, circa 1860. 1 3/16 inches by 1 inch.
A particularly grotesque and fearsome mythical winged creature, otherwise known as a Gargoyle, embraces a sparkling-white, old mine-cut diamond in her (it is a Goyle after all!) menacing claws. Circa 1900, 18 karat yellow gold, 1 1/4 inches.
An artful blending of Art Nouveau and neo-classical aesthetics distinguish this enchanting antique bracelet, circa 1900. Eight fancifully designed sections, joined by a matching hidden clasp, highlight a bright and glowing yellow-green, square-cut peridot. A truly ravishing antique jewel.
A truly enchanting treasure from the turn-of-the twentieth century. A glowing array of six peridot substitutes (we think glass) of various shapes accompany the star of the show - a ravishing floral motif centerpiece shimmering with shaded pink and green enamel. Small, glistening freshwater pearls le...(more)
A splendid, and quite early, Victorian bracelet composed of thick, deeply engraved nautical style links alternating with sections of interlocking round faceted links. The bracelet is secured with a charming, and beautifully hand engraved, turquoise-set heart shape clasp with an open locket compartme...(more)
Consummate geometric openwork distinguishes this stunning and sophisticated Art Deco dinner ring, finely handcrafted in platinum during the roaring 1920s. Three vertically situated diamonds, set in double-milgrained hexagonal settings are embellished on each side with dramatic, diamond-set fan desig...(more)
A pretty pink coral cabochon is the centerpiece of this ravishing and romantic necklace, finely crafted in platinum over gold, circa 1900. The coral is enhanced all around with shimmering natural freshwater pearls embraced by graceful scrollwork which artfully creates a stylized heart. Five old mine...(more)
This superb, sizable and sizzling original Art Deco ring - circa 1920s - stars a fabulous .45 carat European-cut diamond with an entrancing greenish-yellow (natural) color. This unique diamond blazes from the center of concentric platinum frames of old mine-cut white diamonds - bringing the total di...(more)
This lovely and far from ordinary antique garnet bracelet centers on a round Bohemian garnet section which serves as the clasp for six strands of faceted garnet and glass beads in rich and dramatic colors. Just shy of seven inches long; the decorative clasp measures 13/16 inch.
This original Victorian bangle bracelet, in classic Etruscan Revival style, is delicately ornamented on top with a minute braided rope motif.
9 carat gold; hallmarked Birmingham, England 1874. Pristine.
From Birmingham, England - circa 1864 - a double serpent ring displaying a pair of 18 karat gold reptilian lovers, closely embraced and coiled into a four-banded ring. English hallmarks abound. Sizing this ring may destroy hallmarks and it may incur an extra charge.
Compared to their sapphire and diamond counterpart's, Victorian ruby and diamond bangle bracelets are relatively rare. Here we have an exemplary model glowing with nine ravishing, red, graduated oval rubies, together weighing 4 carats, interspersed with a pair of glistening old mine-cut diamonds for...(more)
'Round and 'round they go - seven Roman chariots - in an endless race around your wrist. Each finely hand-engraved cameo depicts a different form of chariot power - from left to right: a pair of ladies; a pair of horses; a pair of roosters, a pair of birds, a trio of birds; a dragon, and a team of f...(more)
This glittering antique diamond ring, crafted in platinum over gold during the early 1900s, glistens in the center with a .45 carat old mine-cut diamond ensconced all around by mini old-mine diamonds, bringing the total diamond weight to over one carat. The navette-shape top gently curves around you...(more)
Beautiful one-inch long, antique, diamond drop earrings crafted in platinum over gold, circa 1930s. The four European-cut diamonds, which together weigh 1.70 carats, glisten from within finely milgrained bezels which float inside and above circular frames. The diamonds are separated by knife-edge pe...(more)
This beautiful lily-of-the valley brooch, finely handcrafted in platinum over 18 karat gold, is in full blossom with bright-white and sparkling European-cut and old mine-cut diamonds, totaling 2.65 carats.
This truly lovely, and sizable, antique brooch measures 2 5/8 inches long by 1 5/8 inches wide...(more)
This extra-lovely ladies' hunters case pendant, or pocket, watch by American Waltham Watch Co. is adorned front and back with a charming array of flowers, leaves and scrolls, beautifully rendered in no less than five! colors of gold: yellow, dark yellow, whit...(more)
A delightful and exquisitely adorned Victorian locket from nineteenth-century England. Lovingly handcrafted in 15 carat yellow gold, this ravishing keepsake is decorated front and back with artful foliate hand engraving and a delicate rope border. This superb Victorian treasure measures 1 1/8 inch h...(more)
This unique, double-sided, antique ladies' pocket - or pendant - watch is adorned on both sides with a strikingly distinctive, deeply engraved Art Nouveau design. The textured background is continued all around the outside of this truly beautiful timepiece with a fine 15 jewel movement by Elgin. 1 5...(more)
An intriguing and colorful insect pin composed of glimmering rose-cut diamonds, green enamel wings, a ruby head, a freshwater pearl abdomen and emerald eyes. A precious pest with minor enamel wear on its left wing.
An elongated oval of calibre-cut sapphires is entwined with sparkling diamond-set flowers and leaves in this thoroughly charming Art Deco brooch of 1920s-1930s vintage, handcrafted in platinum. 1 3/4 inches wide by 7/8 inch high.
Few bracelets come finer and more fabulous than this truly exquisite and exemplary original and highly-distinctive vintage jewel - masterfully hand crafted in platinum during the high Art Deco period - circa 1925. This sophisticated and streamlined masterpiece centers on a vertically set marquise di...(more)
This extraordinary nineteenth-century bracelet, composed of deeply-saturated, orange-red coral, features a high-relief cameo of a fancy, presumably Italian, lady (with a very nice personality). The bracelet is comprised of thirty-two individual, hand-carved scalloped links, which add up to seven inc...(more)
This exemplary, deep orange-red coral, nineteenth-century brooch, hand carved in the form of a Italian good luck horn (or corno, or cornicello) is guaranteed to to keep the evil eye at bay. This not-so-little masterpiece, crowned with a bouquet of flowers, measures just over 2 inches long.
A harmonious trio of European-cut diamonds - together weighing just under 2.50 carats - sing out loud and proud from this original Edwardian diamond ring, finely handcrafted in platinum, circa 1900. The three shining stars sparkle atop a latticework background, bordered on each side by a twinkling r...(more)
This particularly lovely antique shell cameo captures a classical Mediterranean enchantress with a grape vine wreath adorning her flowing locks. A beautiful carving with a rope motif frame of rose gold.
This stunning and sparkling geometric brooch, rendered with a gently curved, tiny, open-work checkerboard pattern, is masterfully crafted in platinum and sporadically set with three-quarters of a carat of bright-white, European-cut and single-cut diamonds residing in delicately milgrained settings....(more)
A regal and be-turbaned Blackamoor, masterfully hand-crafted in 18 karat yellow gold and silver by the eminent Venetian jeweler Nardi. This stately and exotic potentate is dressed up in splendid and colorful regalia of emeralds, turquoise and pearls combined with masterfully executed hand-engraved d...(more)
A graduated line of twelve bright-white and sizzling European-cut diamonds, together weighing 8.50 carats, alternate with glistening diamond bows and are bordered by gracefully scalloped rows of sparkling diamonds in this exquisite, all original, Edwardian platinum and diamond bracelet, circa 1900. ...(more)
A colossal (over one-and-a-half inch wide) vivid marbled green, round malachite cabochon is simply presented in a hand-engraved, 9 karat gold frame with a graceful scroll motif. Thus, this bold and colorful Victorian brooch is more than likely of British origin. A couple very minor flaws surfaced i...(more)
This darling symbol of eternal love sparkles and shimmers with six bright-white, European-cut diamonds, alternating with lustrous natural pearls. A sweet and lovely, all original Victorian jewel measuring just over three-quarters of an inch in diameter. Circa 1875.
The bright-white and brilliant 1.03 carat center European-cut diamond tells only half the story of this truly splendid and stunning original early-Art Deco dome, or bombe', shape ring - masterfully handcrafted in platinum, circa 1920. This truly exquisite ring, which serves equally as well as an eng...(more)
This original and quintessentially Art Deco diamond and emerald bracelet, circa 1925, radiates with bright-white and beautiful European-cut diamonds arrayed in two rows and bisected by horizontally-set baguette and square-cut diamonds which alternate with vibrant, crystalline-green emeralds. The fou...(more)
This luminous and luxurious Art Deco dazzler features a celestial syzygy (look it up!) of bright and shining European-cut diamonds: just shy of 2.00 carats in the center and 2.25 carats each total for the side diamonds. The center diamond is framed top and bottom by vibrant green French...(more)
This chic and shining original Art Deco bracelet exudes 1920s era elegance and sophistication. This exquisite jewel is unusual in that it is comprised of just two elongated sections versus the more commonplace three section counterparts. These artfully and intricately executed segments center on an ...(more)
This fantabulous Retro ring from the fabulous forties centers on a glistening, European-cut diamond weighing 1.09 carats. However, the real star attraction of this amazing ring is the over-the-top mounting sculpted with a pair of high-profile, diamond-set scrolls veering off the road at two diagonal...(more)
A trio of European-cut diamonds, together weighing 2.35 carats, sing-out in brilliant three-part harmony in this exemplary dinner ring masterfully handcrafted in platinum during the very early twentieth century. The ring, which measures one inch-long, is finely detailed with delicate pierced work li...(more)
The multi-talented Greek goddess and proto-feminist Athena, or in this case, her Roman incarnation Minerva - goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill - (to name just a handful of her manifold at...(more)
A stunning early-Art Deco platinum and diamond bracelet comprising twenty-seven repeating links, each centering on a sparkling European-cut diamond set into a decoratively pierced geometric plaque studded with sparkling Swiss-cut and rose-cut diamonds. An ornate hand-engraved design adorns the sides...(more)
A shimmering pearl studded lily-of-the-valley gently embraces the top of a curved plaque composed of shiny black onyx in this precious and pristine hinged cuff bracelet, circa 1875. Consummate Victoriana - just a tad shy of three-quarters of an inch wide.
This classic nine-piece original Art Deco tuxedo set - consisting of a pair of double-sided cufflinks, four vest buttons and three shirt studs - will do the most dapper and sophisticated of penguins quite proud. Each piece is composed of a slightly concave bl...(more)
The goddess and proto-feminist Diana (goddess of the hunt) is masterfully depicted in this ravishing and ethereal Edwardian-era clip brooch, circa 1910. The delicately carved intaglio is presented in a sparkling platinum and diamond frame which has been riveted into a shimmering, frosted crystal, so...(more)
A wonderful, wearable and original Art Deco bracelet, crafted in platinum, circa 1925. Alternating links: one set with five bright-white and sparkling European-cut diamonds; the other featuring a center row of royal blue, French-cut synthetic sapphires, bordered on both sides by diamonds, combine in...(more)
Unbeknownst to this old-fashioned bonnie lass, her bonnet is inhabited by a pair of Janus-faced gents who can't tell if they're coming or going. All three beings are masterfully handcarved in fleshy pink atop a white background in this rare and superlative Victorian hardstone cameo ring, elegantly c...(more)
The Roman god Mercury (Hermes in Greek) sporting his trademark winged helmet is masterfully handcarved in glorious black & white sardonyx, and framed in 18 karat gold with seed pearls pearls in this nineteenth-century hardstone cameo pin/pendant. Mercury is a rare subject for cameos and he moves...(more)
These sweet and lovely Victorian diamond dangles glisten with a pair of bezel-set old mine-cut diamonds - together weighing just under one carat. The diamonds dance below a golden heart set with a small old mine-cut diamond sparkler. Darling and dazzling.
A flowing pair of angel wings embrace a glistening, rose-cut garnet which, in turn, supports a lovely drop in this enchanting Bohemian garnet pendant crafted in 9 karat rose gold from early-nineteenth century central-Europe..
A fierce, winged mythological beast, highly detailed in rich 18 karat yellow gold, guards a shimmering natural seed pearl atop a 2 3/4 inch stickpin. French hallmark on pin.
A bright, sparkling, antique cushion-cut diamond - weighing just shy of a half-carat - scintillates from atop a gracefully sculpted yellow gold solitaire mounting crafted in the Netherlands during the early twentieth century. Hollandaise hallmarks on the outside of the ring shank.
From the days of the American gold rushes, a straightforward 2 and 1/4 inch bar pin comprised of three shimmering, rectangular, gold-in-quartz plaques. 14 karat rose gold, circa 1850's.
From fin de siecle France comes this darling and delightful neo-classic necklace finely crafted in rich, 18 karat yellow gold with graceful acanthus leaf motif swags draped across trefoil garlands. Small, natural, freshwater pearls punctuate the connecting chain. French assay mark near the clasp.
A sweet and slender antique ring highlighting a shimmering, multi-chromatic, marquise opal set on a slight diagonal and embellished with tiny twinkling old mine-cut diamonds. A unique and wonderful Victorian ring in ravishing rose gold.
An intriguing silver antique Scottish kilt pin in the shape of a sword scabbard. The pin is set with greyish-blue and white banded agate and capped with engraved silver detailing. A purple glass thistle is set at the tip and two foil-backed stones add color as well.
A musical Victorian pin inlaid with multi-colored gold-in-quartz and ornamented with leafy and floral overlays. A rare and charming beauty that strikes a chord. 2 5/8 inches long by 1 1/4 inch high, circa 1850.
A glistening navette, or marquise shape, Victorian diamond ring measuring one and 3/16 inches long. This fabulous head turner is hand crafted in rich yellow gold with twenty-nine old mine-cut diamonds totaling 1.50 carats. Graceful coronet settings add visual interest to the sides of this all origin...(more)
A rare and radiant, navette shape, early-Victorian diamond dinner ring - circa mid-nineteenth century. A glistening array of unusually high-domed, asymmetrically cut rose-cut diamonds glisten from the darkly patinated top of this superb, all original antique diamond ring handcrafted way back when in...(more)
An intriguing pair of versatile Georgian silver over gold earrings. Antique rose and table cut diamonds are set into these long drops which can be worn with the long pendeloque drop or without. The 18th century earrings hook in the front which is typical of earrings from this time period. True antiq...(more)
4 shimmering 'blue flash' moonstones float inside gracefully stylized diamond wreaths in this rare and ravishing antique necklace from the late 19th century. Silver over gold.
A very fine hand painted portrait of a dearly departed Monsieur, signed by the artist and dated 1833, adorns one side of this large double-sided memorial locket. The reverse displays an intricate memorial tableaux, replete with French poodle, composed of the beloved's hair over a plaque. 18K yellow ...(more)
This magnificent and regal Victorian showstopper measures an ample 1 and 1/2 inches by 1 and 1/4 inches, and radiates with a sunburst of 3.50 carats of lustrous old mine-cut diamonds. This substantial brooch is intricately crafted with consummate Victorian details: Textured gold, fine granulation wo...(more)
A cool and captivating navette shape diamond ring from the latter 1800s shines brightly with six graduated old mine-cut diamonds, totaling .75 carats, raised above an elongated frame of black enamel. The shoulders of the ring are adorned with five narrow black enamel stripes. A rare and wonderful, a...(more)
From late-nineteenth century France comes this magnifique 1 and 1/4 inch-wide enameled bangle bracelet topped with five bright white-rose pearls. A wonderful and whimsical tiny polka-dot pattern rendered in dramatic black enamel over rich 18K yellow gold continues all around this stunning and subst...(more)
Mine-cut diamonds pirouette in a scintillating circle creating five carats of luscious infinity set in platinum coronet heads atop the yellow gold fluted hoop. Signed M&Co. for Marcus & Co., circa 1900.
A lovely marriage! The modern centerpiece of this late Victorian ring is a vibrant purplish blue 1.40 carat oval brilliant cut Tanzanite. It is surrounded by a halo of old European cut diamonds in platinum topped gold. Mount circa 1900.
This bold blue and gold antique brooch presents a brilliant faceted golden citrine embraced by a coronet setting. The Citrine is framed by an inner row of starred cobalt blue enamel raised beads and an outer row of cobalt blue guilloche enamel and a textured silver border. This captivating pin measu...(more)
A sizable 18K Antique French made cuff bracelet with black enamel ornamentation and three turquoises bezel-set near the center. The elaborate, multi-dimensional centerpiece also includes a teeny-tiny chain threaded through the curving vertical section. The borders of the beautifully patinated cuff a...(more)
From Imperial (pre-Soviet) Russia comes this enchanting rose gold pendant necklace sparkling with rare and radiant Demantoid garnets and shimmering natural pearls. This gorgeous and graceful antique pendant measures 1 7/8 inches from the top of the Demantoid set bail to the tip of the freely swingin...(more)
A long and lovely, antique diamond and ruby dinner ring, circa 1890. A center row of bright red Burmese rubies are embraced on both sides by a gentle curve of rose-cut diamonds in this original Victorian-era just-for-fun ring in 18 karat yellow gold.
A stunning riviere necklace from the Georgian period. Twenty six vibrant deep hued amethysts are set in backed collet settings which are crafted in silver over 14 karat yellow gold. The oval cut amethysts gently graduate in size towards the center stone which weighs over 16 carats. An antique treasu...(more)
This is as sweet as it can be. This antique heart shaped pin is centered with a sprinkling of diamonds set in a scrolled openwork motif and further wrapped with a demantoid garnet and seed pearl border. A retractable bail allows for this piece to be worn as a pendant as well.
This rare and resplendent nineteenth-century brooch is crafted in silver over gold and glistens with twelve deep red Burmese rubies, three old mine-cut diamonds and and four diamond studded fleur d'leis which point to the center diamond. Four diamond set flowers in between the fleur de lys complete ...(more)
These rare and splendid 1 7/8 inches long Victorian drop earrings magnificently present miniature full length depictions of lovely classical nymphs or muses - one of which arpeggiates dulcet chords on her lyre, the other bearing a basket of fresh cut flower blossoms - artfully painted in enamel on c...(more)
This highly stylized bow pin from the early Victorian era highlights a central antique cushion-cut diamond weighing 2.25 carats. The flowing ribbons are composed in silver over rose gold and are tightly set with 4.50 carats of small sparkling antique cushion-cut diamonds. This delightful antique tre...(more)
A winged cherub is magnificently captured in this truly phenomenal antique micro-mosaic brooch which was painstakingly crafted in the Eternal City, circa 1875. Minuscule tesserae (approximately a bazillion of them) have been individually placed to create this angelic vision. The bright blue sky is c...(more)
A rare and exemplary cameo depicting a young Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and revelry (Bacchus in Roman parlance) bearing a pine-cone topped staff and dressed in a regal lion skin toga and an arrangement of grapes and grape leaves adorning his hair. An early, magnificent and collectible cameo pre...(more)
A softly shimmering natural pearl measuring 8.35 x 7.60 mm, set horizontally, forms the centerpiece between two one carat each, high-quality, old European-cut diamonds set in platinum and 18k yellow gold. A classic late 19th century treasure.
An exquisite bohemian garnet bangle set with very fine, large rose cut garnets graduating down the center. Smaller bohemian garnets are set throughout the bracelet with a gently graduating scalloped border.
Phenomenal old gem material, transformed into a truly magnificent bullet shape (or ‘sugarloaf’) cabochon, is showcased in a sublime Edwardian mounting, circa 1900. This impressive, collectable and mesmerizing 16.40 carat natural sapphire is graced with a delicate halo of fine European cut dia...(more)
A classically Victorian fob suspended from a curb link watch chain complete with t-bar. The front of the fob features a twinkling, star-set, old mine-cut diamond in the center of a square topped by scrolls and bars of 14 karat gold. The reverse of the fob is unusually free of engraved initials so ...(more)
An elegant and opulent Edwardian dinner ring from the first decade of the twentieth-century. At 1 1/4 inch long, this graceful and glittering beauty, crafted in platinum over gold, sits low and caresses your finger with a rich, royal blue cabochon sapphire glowing in the center. A sublime and encha...(more)
This solid and substantial 18-inch cable link necklace in 14K rosy yellow-gold spent its former incarnation as a gentleman's watch chain. A well matched smaller link extension was added to bring it to its current length. The necklace secures with its original swivel clasp.
Three strands of teeny-tiny braided seed pearls, in three graduated lengths, cascade from an exotic gold enameled clasp reminiscent of a hanging lantern. Enamel is worn, pearls are perfect. The shortest strand measures 17 inches.
This sublime and extraordinary Edwardian pin (and pendant) is about as fine as they come. A magnificently crafted diamond flower basket overflows with a bouquet of gemmy multi-color gemstones while the fine calibre ruby basket handle is wrapped in flowing diamond ribbons and bows. A natural pearl an...(more)
This is a stunning suite of jewelry from the Victorian era. A magnificent large brooch can be worn as a pin or dropped from a chain to be worn as a large pendant. Both turquoise cabochons and small seed pearls adorn this fanciful piece. Matching earrings are brightened with turquoise as well as flor...(more)
A sublime masterpiece in deep golden amber and white. This dreamy diamond and citrine necklace was crafted in the late 1800s, most likely in England, to evoke the long lost treasures of the Italian Renaissance. Finely crafted in silver over yellow gold, the removable citrine pendant is set with ros...(more)
This sizable and scintillating bauble from the mid to late 19th century is quintessential Victorian in every repect. A constellation of 12 shimmering rose cut diamonds orbit around the larger central diamond which stands in high profile and is held in place by nothing less than 16 prongs (!) The tex...(more)
An opulent and sizable antique gold and turquoise brooch locket with a matching swag. The hypnotic center piece of concentric turquoise oval channels is presented in an elaborate, repousse rococo frame. The bottom pendant swings from a decorative swag chain of Georgian - early Victorian design. A ma...(more)
Though no longer bearing original hallmarks, there is little doubt as to the origin of these wonderful 19th century French made diamond dangle earrings. Superbly rendered in rich 18K yellow gold and highlighted with dramatic black enamel accents, these 19th century ear drops dance and sparkle with e...(more)
4 antique pear shape diamonds, weighing 8.00 carats total, swathed in a row of European-cut diamonds, are set tip to tip separated by a bezel set .50 carat European-cut diamond in these truly magnificent and regal 1 1/2 inch long drop earrings from the late 19th century. Platinum over 18K yellow gol...(more)
This extraordinarily graceful and highly stylized eagle from the early 1900s glistens with 3.00 carats of single-cut diamonds. Magnificently crafted in silver and yellow gold in multiple dimensions, this rapturous raptor appears ready to take wing from your dress or lapel for beautiful and spacious ...(more)
A ravishing rarity. This extraordinary necklace from the turn of the twentieth century displays a magnificent collection of 42 multi-shape and multi-color European-cut diamonds ranging from bright white to chocolate brown - including blue, pink, green and cinnamon colors, in both round and various ...(more)
Gossamer filigree work distinguishes this magnificent and exotic antique garnet necklace. Five round cabochon garnet pendants swing freely inside golden crescents which, in turn, suspend from decorative bars adjoined by circular slave links. 14 karat gold with high carat plating. Pristine.
A no less than extraordinary platinum and diamond cross pin and pendant from the first decade of the 20th century. Measuring slightly over 3 3/4 inches in length and 2 1/4 inches wide, this stunning jewel is full to bursting with old-mine cut and rose-cut diamonds for a grand total of 10.25 carats. ...(more)
This 1 1/4 inch wide 19th century brooch is jam packed with deep, intense burgundy faceted garnets which compliment the round cabochon in the center. There's something extra nice about this wonderful and wearable jewel.
Absolutely lovely Victorian era earrings crafted in rare 20K ('800') yellow gold rendered in a timeless neo-classical design consisting of half shells and decorative swirls. The oval onyx center supports a .10 ct. old-mine cut diamond in a six-prong setting. The backs are all original and stamped wi...(more)
A large, impressive and very beautiful antique pendant necklace with lots of open space. This Victorian head turner is rendered in silver over gold with a combination of rose-cut and old-mine cut diamonds totaling 3.50 carats, and with a single pendulum fresh water pearl swinging from the very botto...(more)
This ornate antique cross features deep burgundy colored garnets set in closed back settings with lacy scrolled metalwork and natural pearls set atop round domed elements. This dramatic, large scale piece measures 4 1/2 inches long and currently hangs from an antique 18 inch chain.
A lovely, almost pristine, antique yellow gold bangle bracelet ornamented with wonderful granulation work in heart shape and scroll patterns. The central coral cameo depicts a classical woman in profile. The bracelet has a beautiful, soft, warm acid wash finish. Circa 1890.
This is a most exquisite locket from the Victorian era. A hardstone cameo of a lovely lady in profile adorns the front of this richly detailed locket in green and rose gold.
This is an exquisite original antique chain in platinum featuring alternating natural pearls and spectacle set European cut diamonds. The chain is clasped with a fancy clasp further set with rose cut diamonds and centered with a lustrous natural pearl. Even though this piece is quite delicate it has...(more)
These antique garnet earrings feature flowing, Baroque-style scroll and leaf motif repousse metal work. Rose cut garnets embellish the earrings' tops and dangly bottoms. The earrings' bottoms are also detachable, allowing the earrings to be worn as simple drops or more dramatic pendant-style earri...(more)
A simply stunning and regal Victorian emerald and diamond necklace. This magnificent treasure, rendered in silver over rose gold dates back to the mid-to-latter 19th century and features seven bright green cushion shape emeralds which total approximately 17.00 carats, and 217 old mine and antique cu...(more)
Velvety blue sapphires are wrapped in a double border of rose cut diamonds in these antique cluster earrings. They drop just below the ear and have a subtle elegance in 14 karat yellow gold.
An outstanding gem encrusted dragonfly brooch, circa 1900. This playful pin twinkles with 4.00 carats of old mine cut diamonds and 4.00 carats of high quality oval cut sapphires. The platinum over gold pin is finished with a bright ruby set into the body and emerald colored cabochon eyes.
This glorious, rare and original, high-Victorian fringe necklace in silver-topped gold is simply stunning. Designed around a classic box-link straight row necklace, this dazzling necklace dances with a graduated row of slender diamond set ornaments alternating with diamond leaf motifs which continue...(more)
Silver plated Book Box embellished with Scottish influenced (thistle motifs) Gothic patterns. The spine is monogrammed ‘SM. Red velvet lining is embossed ‘Fisher in a crown logo from London. Circa 1900.
A large citrine is regally set in a crown-like frame crafted in 15 karat yellow gold. The 75 carat oval citrine is of a beautiful golden brownish orange hue and dangles from a 14 karat yellow gold bail. A wonderful large scale piece.
This classic original Victorian diamond necklace composed in silver over 14 karat rose gold sparkles with every turn. Graduated diamond set darts alternate with three-diamond drops and tapers to a straight rose-cut diamond set neckchain in back. A superb, sensuous and eminently wearable treasure fro...(more)
The impressive size of this splendid Victorian era diamond horseshoe alone will assure good luck to the fortunate recipient immediately upon presentation. Guaranteed! 5 carats of glittering European cut diamonds set in platinum over 18 karat yellow gold won't hurt either. Circa 1890.
From the late 19th century, these enchanting one inch long cabochon sapphire and diamond earclips glisten with concentric ovals of white diamond sparklers totaling 6.00 carats. The elongated oval cabochon sapphire centers, together weighing 5.00 carats, are a deep rich indigo blue. Crafted in silver...(more)
A splendid 44 inch long Victorian gold chain composed of interesting links and a substantial double slide ornamented with black enamel and a single seed pearl. The slide somewhat resembles decorative a Torah scroll. This may be worn full length, lariat style, or doubled (22 inches). Weighty and an e...(more)
These sparkling drop earrings from the Victorian era will light up both the day and the night. Ten-pointed stars twinkle like diamonds (wait, they are diamonds!) in these scintillating ear drops crafted in silver over yellow gold. Just shy of 3.00 carats total diamond weight.
A remarkable and sizable silver gilt chatelaine with a watch, watch key and seal and ornamented with four miniature paintings of pastoral scenes framed and accented with natural seed pearls. 6 inches long by 2 inches wide. Rare, beautiful and highly collectible. Circa mid-19th century.
A supreme gem from 19th century Paris. Rich, glowing, round, cabochon almandine garnets, embellished with sparkling rose cut diamonds form the crowning trefoil design. The matching chatelaine gently tapers to meet the demi-hunter case pendant watch adorned with a glowing 14 millimeter cabochon garne...(more)
This exquisite and very early (circa 1830) bow motif pin with a suspended drop is rendered in intricately textured and engraved 10k yellow gold and is arrayed with opals, rubies and emeralds. This rare and delicate jewel possesses its original, soft, aged patina. A delight.
This exquisite platinum over 18 karat yellow gold bracelet dates back to the first couple decades of the 20th century. The bangle features alternating blocks of perfectly matched square cut rubies and European cut diamonds with beautiful hand azured settings. The brilliant, rich, red rubies are most...(more)
A rare and gorgeous, opulent and elegant, Victorian era Aquamarine and diamond necklace in silver over gold. A graduated array of pear shape and cushion shape aquamarines totaling approximately 150(!) carats are presented in regal style , circa 1890. In addition to the collection of aquas, the neckl...(more)
This delicate and courtly open work plaque pin from the early 19th century is composed of silver over yellow gold and features a green foil backed colorless gemstone. The lattice work is sprinkled with rose cut diamonds and small round light green emeralds. Tres Francaise.
This darling seven stone opal bar pin in 14k rose gold radiates with an enchanting spectrum of turquoise blues, bright lime greens and orangy-pinks. An understated treasure.
A small and exceptional high relief carving in rich green Malachite depicting two ancient soldiers (and one horse) going off to war and saying an emotional farewell to their wives and child. A lot going on in a little over an inch! A remarkable collector's cameo from the 19th century.
Extraordinary goldsmithing shines through in this enchanting work of exotic jewelry art from the late 19th century. Three graduated lily pads composed of intricately textured greenish-yellow gold, rose gold and white gold swing freely from each other whilst dangling from a matching bar pin of leaves...(more)
An amazing work of fine jewelry sculpture. An angelic Putti - Cupid no less - is rendered in gold in three dimensions. He is regally enthroned on a silver cloud inside a concave scallop shell. In addition to his diamond tiara, he is sporting a full quiver of arrows behind his back. Cupid is further ...(more)
An extravagant Victorian fringe style diamond necklace packed with sparkling antique cut diamonds in silver over yellow gold. This is an absolutely stunning necklace to wear for a special occasion.
This necklace measures 18 inches long and the central drop falls 1 1/4 inch.The Diamonds are describ...(more)
A unique and delightful miniature change purse in the shape of a horseshoe. One side is bordered with bright and lively calibre cut sapphires punctuated with groupings of rose-cut diamonds, and the reverse and top are engraved with elegant fan shape designs. This exceptional collectible includes a h...(more)
A lovely, turn-of-the-20th century pictorial locket depicting a piping shepherd and his sheep herding canine partner in repose under the shade of the old elm tree. This pleasing, pastoral, slide-out picture locket is encircled with tiny rose cut diamonds with matching bail.
A pair of gorgeous and glistening diamond drops containing just over half-carat center old-mine diamonds encircled by a matching row of smaller, but substantial size stones, all high quality and set in platinum over rose-yellow gold. The main cluster dangles freely from two graduated diamonds set on...(more)
A dramatic pair of Victorian garnet and diamond earrings. Large pear shaped deep hued garnet cabochons are framed by antique cut diamonds set within both round and diamond shaped silver settings. Three rose-cut diamond set drops sway below and glitter with every movement. 14 karat screw back clips. ...(more)
Not your ordinary curb link bracelet, this rare French Cartier bracelet is composed of alternating smooth and ribbed 18K yellow gold links, with a glossy finish to accentuate the glowing luster of 7 old European cut diamonds weighing a total of 2.00 carats dispersed along the length of this Victoria...(more)
A beautiful pendant in silver over gold is designed around a wonderful faceted kite shape peridot. A geometric frame of rose-cut diamonds is enhanced with a matching diamond set garland below and a strand of natural oriental pearls on either side. A tiny ruby sits atop for good luck. A superb transi...(more)
Splendid multi-dimensional sculpting and exquisite detailing distinguish these fabulous early Victorian drop earrings with unusual rock crystal quartz pear shape centers. Rare and beautiful survivors. 1 3/4 inches in length.
A rare item! In purple guilloche enamel, a retractable chain of 16 1/2 inches emerges from its round case to carry a watch key or small accessory. The fanciful initials "SM" are set with twenty-nine rose cut diamonds. This jewel is worn as a brooch.
This lovely hand painted miniature portrait depicts a flawless redheaded beauty wearing a fanciful sheer bonnet tied with a pink ribbon. She is dressed in flowing garb with a small bouquet of roses. The portrait is set into a simple brass octagonal frame.
A precious platinum over 18 karat yellow gold antique charm centered with a gold medallion of two angels blessing a baby. The medallion is surrounded by tiny rose cut diamonds and four natural seed pearls.
An outstanding antique treasure. This 18 karat rosy yellow gold bar pin is set with eleven natural pearls down the center and wreathed by antique old mine cut diamonds. The central pearl measures 8.2 x 7.5 mm. Fabulous!
An exquisite antique pocket fob from the Victorian time period. This beautiful piece is glittering with rose cut diamonds and would be a delightful addition to any antique pocket watch. 18 karat yellow gold with a nice warm patina from age.
This modest size diamond ring in 18 karat yellow gold from the era of Queen Victoria is a stylized variant of a traditional gypsy ring. The center stone is a relatively petite, but high-quality, old-mine cut diamond weighing approximately one fifth of a carat.
Amazing is the adjective that comes to mind when describing this masterpiece from the turn of the 20th century. Art Nouveau artistry is in full flower in this stunning jewel composed of black opals, white opals, diamonds and rare demantoid garnets. A blossom of organically shaped opals with a light ...(more)
15 Karat yellow gold Victorian figural seal realistically depicts a hound, barking up the trunk of a tree, in pursuit of an ornately enameled, stylized golden pheasant perched on a limb slightly out of reach. The bird is cleverly attached with a mechanism that allows movement. The actual seal is ...(more)
A rare and lovely treasure from the 19th century. The flower's soft pink petals are made from Conch shell and the stamen and leaves are composed of natural pearls. Silver topped 14 karat yellow gold. Spring is here!
Antique silver over gold diamond earrings. A rosette of antique cut diamonds set in silver are set atop a round scalloped repousse gold frame from which three drops sway below. Unique!
An adjustable buckle style Victorian bracelet in 18 karat yellow gold. This bracelet is highlighted with bright turquoise blue enamel, pink coral, natural pearls and rose cut diamonds. The bracelet is finely crafted in a tightly woven smooth link. Exquisite.
An intricately detailed suite of a pin and matching earrings from the Victorian time period. Carved coral cameos of a lady in profile are set with delicate pointed prongs inside ornate frames with bead fringe and scroll work detailing. The pin measures 2 1/2 inches long by 1 1/8 inch wide. The earri...(more)
This lovely watch chain works perfect as a necklace with a drop locket. 10 karat pale rosy yellow gold intricate links are highlighted with black enamel tracery. The locket has some wear and is slightly dented on one side. The chain measures 23 1/2 inches, however when clasped as a necklace it measu...(more)
A beautifully adorned large Victorian 18 karat yellow gold cross pendant set with seventeen round banded agate cabochons and accented with seed pearls and a white and blue enameled cross motif in the center.
A antique treasure! This Victorian Etruscan revival brooch has a buckle motif accented with beautiful Rhodolite Garnets. Delicate fringe dangles below.
An unusual and very unique Scottish bracelet featuring pink and grey granite in a bold geometric design. Made by Aberdeen jeweler, Middleton Rettie. Circa 1865
A 'fibula' is an ancient Greco-Roman clasp or brooch. Here is a sizable, weighty and striking facsimile rendered in silver. Button up your toga! Circa 1890.
Actual butterfly wings, encased under beveled glass and enveloped by natural pearls in a bow and buckle design, shimmer in beautiful hues of iridescent lavender and ocher. A one-of-a-kind collectible dated "Oct. 15th 1857". Fabulous!
A wonderful transitional design from the Victorian - Art Nouveau periods. A multi-dimensional and intricately interlocking design incorporating shaded tones of lavander and white matte finish enamel. A sparkling old-mine cut diamond adorns the center. Circa 1890 - 1900.
Victorian, gilded silver bow gently drapes and curls over a faceted amethyst drop with striking drama and presence. This unique pendant measures 2 3/4" in length! It is suspended from a 20" silver curb link chain which reflects the age and patina of the pendant.
An exceptional and original sapphire and diamond three-stone ring from the late 19th century. A light medium blue sapphire weighing 5.38 carats displaying distinct violet overtones is nestled in a coronet setting and flanked by antique cushion cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.15 carats. The 14...(more)
A unique and dramatic hand made spider pin incorporating the unusual combination of amethyst and garnet with green garnet and glass doublet eyes. Expertly crafted in 18 karat rose gold. Cool!
An exquisite pair of silver over gold antique diamond chandelier earrings that gracefully dangle from the ears. A rose cut diamond set leaf motif suspends three lines of articulated drops set with old mine cut diamonds that glisten and glitter with every movement. Mid 19th century. Outstanding!
This small 15 karat yellow gold pin made in Chester, England, boasts exquisite details including a center set with a small sapphire surrounded by delicate rose cut diamonds set in the center of a perfectly hand cut star. The shoulders are ornamented with fine twisted wire, beads, floral and leaf m...(more)
A fun, wild, oversize ring featuring a 1 1/8 inch long by 15/16 wide antique carved bloodstone seal depicting a mythological creature (a griffin perhaps?) embracing a cross above. The bottom half is reserved for the original owners floridly engraved initials. The thick bloodstone is bezel set in an ...(more)
Colorful Antique micro mosaic brooch with a whimsical bug motif. Miniature tiles of differing sizes and colors are expertly fitted together to form this piece. Some tesserae glass tiles are missing, but the pattern is is still quite vibrant in this time worn piece. The reverse is engraved 'Sally fro...(more)
An elaborately constructed Griffin wielding a diamond encrusted sword. Composed of seed pearls with a ruby in the eye and one in the wing. Produced at the end of the 19th century by the venerable American manufacturers Riker Bros. Some lead solder is present.
An exquisitely detailed sterling silver lorgnette. Scrolling foliate motifs abound in this delightful antique piece.
By virtue of our San Francisco location we are fortunate, now and then, to come across original local estates with these exceedingly rare gold in quartz collectibles from the days of the gold rush. Here is a magnificent watch chain and fob in rose gold and yellow gold with double bars of gold in qua...(more)
An absolutely splendid, one-of-a-kind, ladies pendent watch circa 1900. The background is matte finished enamel which subtly gradates from bluish- green to bright sea foam green. The flora, (which may be underwater) is set with fancy shape rubies and emeralds. The organic design continues throughout...(more)
Exquisite bar pin from the turn of the 20th century. A rare carved intaglio moonstone is delicately set with pointed prongs and embraced by three European cut diamonds set on either side atop a straight 18 karat yellow gold bar pin. Stamped C & CO.
A superb antique necklace in extremely fine condition. Although 14 karat, the necklace is a deep rich yellow hue which distinguishes it from most others which are usually rose tinged. If desired, the centerpiece may be easily converted to be worn as a pin.
A Victorian classic in 9k yellow gold. Two tassels, seed pearls and black enamel accents compose the slide elements which decorate a supple mesh bracelet. Adjustable length.
A striking large scale stylized 19th century cross rendered in rose gold and studded with rectangular and slightly fan shaped turquoise. Natural pearls in the center and at the tips.
To protect a cherished photo of a loved one, a 14 karat yellow gold round locket depicting a fierce three dimensional lion's head. The lion is very realistically rendered with white gold teeth and fangs bared to reveal an old European-cut diamond and diamond set eyes. Early 20th century. Dramatic.
9 Karat bloomed yellow gold Victorian locket. This lovely locket is enhanced with a small hardstone cameo of a lady in profile. The locket is topped with a stylized fleur de lys bail.
An exceptional cross fabricated with a unique undulating, crenelated pattern in rich yellow gold. The ends of the post and cross beam terminate in decorative rose gold caps and and the nexus of the cross features pearl set rosette in beautifully sculpted green gold. A glorious example of the Victori...(more)
A fabulous and versatile ornament from early 19th century Mittel-Europe (probably Czechoslovakia or Hungary) . This gorgeous jewel of rich, bezel set Burgundy color faceted and cabochon garnets can be worn either as a dramatic lavaliere or, turn it upside down and wear it as a pin. This beautiful pi...(more)
An exquisite enameled miniature of a turn-of-the-century beauty wearing a large dramatic earring of bright red and gold is presented in a spectacular, flowing organic diamond set frame. The diamonds are set in platinum over yellow gold and the back of the miniature is also yellow gold. Evidently Fre...(more)
This silver over 14K yellow gold Victorian drop pendant charms with sweet heart shaped moonstones which are enveloped in old mine cut diamonds and held by an old mine and rose cut diamond set bow motif. A real treasure.
A diamond studded three leaf clover style bow knot rendered in platinum over 14 karat rose gold serves to suspend a baroque, pear shape American freshwater pearl. A lovely and all original treasure, circa 1900.
A fabulous objet d'art in its original fitted box, this gorgeous faceted briolette Citrine is embraced by a fine French made satin gold setting with tiny bezel set diamonds and rubies. The seal is made of carved Carnelian. A superb piece in fine condition.
14K Yellow gold late Victorian/Art Nouveau round locket featuring a detailed repousse eagle with wings fully spread and a landscape background highlighted with a small swiss cut diamond.
Antique silver drop earrings engraved with a floral and knot motif.
A gorgeous 15 karat yellow gold Victorian locket with a tailored design and warm antique patina. An antique cushion cut diamond is centrally set within an engraved star motif. The locket opens to reveal a place for a special keepsake. This piece measures 2 1/4 inches tall by 1 1/4 inch wide.
This dramatic large scale ring from the mid 19th century features a light golden yellow sapphire encircled by rose-white pearls (probably replaced) with a bright lustre . The rings outline is reminiscent of flower petals and, like the rest of the ring, is rendered in a soft 14k rose gold with deep c...(more)
Antique Victorian lacy silver over 14K yellow gold oval shaped pin with scalloped filigree work set with a central antique cushion cut diamond (.90 carat, J-K color, VS clarity) with eight old mine cut diamonds set surrounding and thirty two rose cut diamonds (40 total, 1.15 carats total weight, J-K...(more)
A cherry red 1.75 carat round cut ruby is the star in this timeless hand crafted platinum ring, flanked on either side by a round brilliant cut diamond (1.43 carats total weight, J color, VS2-SI1 clarity) with a delicate scroll motif gallery and hand engraved foliate motif details along the shank.
Put your favorite scent in this American early 20th century ladies perfumer in sterling silver featuring lovely scrolling foliate and shell motif repousse work with a screw off cap and chain. This bottle measures 21/4 tall by 11/4 wide.
An exceptional and very finely crafted platinum over 18K yellow gold Antique diamond and pearl cluster brooch glittering with 5.50 carats of European cut diamonds. Seven natural pearls are symmetrically set within the open work. Also may be worn as a pendant. Gorgeous!The Gemstones are described as ...(more)
A deep rich emerald cut emerald weighing approximately 3.25 carats dangles freely from a classic Edwardian set bow and inside a horseshoe shape frame of high quality, bezel set old mine diamonds. Circa 1900. The diamond chain is relatively new. A beauty! The platinum diamond chain measures 16 inches...(more)
An exquisite antique pin/pendant and earring ensemble of a distinctly French flavor with an oriental influence. Vivid green guilloche enamel contrasts with old mine cut diamonds and rubies set in butter cup rosettes. For added interest the dagger shape dangles are accented in black enamel. These rar...(more)
A perfect bohemian garnet brooch in excellent condition. This base metal brooch is studded with rose cut bohemian garnets and centered with a true carbuncle. This piece measures 1 1/2 inch round.
An exceptional Antique silver diamond brooch fully encrusted with old mine cut diamonds. A 1.20 carat old mine cut diamond centers this six petaled flower which undulates with sparkling antique diamonds. The brooch is crafted in silver with a 14 karat yellow gold pin stem. Exquisite!
A sizable, impressive and fanciful antique Maltese cross in silver over 14 karat gold from the 19th century. This large scale piece features a 1.50 carat rose cut diamond as the centerpiece and is further encrusted with almost 10 carats of old mine and swiss cut diamonds. A dazzling example of fine ...(more)
This spectacular Victorian era bird brooch with a 3 inch wing span glistens with over 5 carats of high-quality bright white diamonds and a tiny ruby eye set in silver over yellow gold. This superb pin is about twice as big as most we have come across. All original from the late 1800's with a warm a...(more)
Five amber-color citrines glisten from within black and white enamel-accented repousse-style frames in this rare and extra-lovely necklace, circa 1900. 16 inches long.
This no less than gorgeous Victorian heart pendant focuses on a lavender purple amethyst, which is happily nestled in the center of 2.75 carats of bright-white and sparkling old mine-cut diamonds. The slightly puffed heart is finely handcrafted in silver over gold, with the silver displaying a dark ...(more)
A deep green cabochon bloodstone with red iron oxide speckles is presented in a lush and lovely gold mounting ornamented with flowers, leaves and flowing tendrils. Unfortunately, the bloodstone bears a small chip on one side and we've priced this still very alluring ring accordingly. 7/8 inch long b...(more)
This truly extraordinary necklace is one of the finest examples of Edwardian jewelry artistry we've seen in a while. A diminutive, and beautifully decorated platinum and diamond ladies pendant watch is magnificently framed, and swings freely, inside a dazzling diamond wreath. The watch and wreath se...(more)
This thoroughly lovely, light and lacy Edwardian necklace artfully exemplifies the femininity and romanticism for which Edwardian jewels are deservedly renowned. The center of the lithe and willowy pendant is graced with an open honeycomb motif which is draped on each side with a flowing paisley des...(more)
Colorful half domes comprised of concentric circular rows of numerous turquoise cabochons and crowned with a sparkling diamond star. These rare and wonderful Victorian-style earrings probably date from the 1930s - 1950s and measure 7/8 inch diameter.
This superlative antique diamond three-stone ring, circa 1900-1920, finely handcrafted in platinum over 10 karat yellow gold, sparkles mightily with a .85 carat old mine-cut diamond in the center accompanied by a beautiful European-cut diamond on each side - bringing the total weight of the trio to ...(more)
A fun and festive nineteen-inch necklace composed of twenty-five deep orange coral beads which graduate from 12 millimeters in the center to 7-plus millimeters at the ends. The beads are capped and connected in 18 karat yellow gold and enhanced with four lovely twisted-wire links.
A colorful and sty...(more)