Jewels for beer lovers! This extraordinary set is comprised of a pair of earrings and matching brooch depicting a rather unusual subject: hops flowers! They are realistically rendered in shaded and textured, two-tone rose and yellow gold and are surmounted by a single leaf; one sinuous stem winds ar...(more)
We've converted this pretty pair of late-19th century lingerie pins into a charming pair of hair barrettes. Handcrafted in lovely rosy-yellow 9 karat gold and dreamy robin's egg blue turquoise with spider’s web matrix, one navette shape is ever so slightly larger than the other. Measurement: 1 5/1...(more)
The classic Art Nouveau whiplash motif in white enamel is brightened and embellished with shimmering green enameled leaves, a opalescent pink enameled flower blossom, and a swinging kite shaped drop accented with a small diamond and three natural pearls. Artfully rendered in 18K gold, circa 1900, th...(more)
At no less than 59 inches long, this exotically striking antique chain (perhaps from Russia but we can't be sure) can be worn both doubled, tripled or full length, flapper style. The torqued silver oval links are inlaid in black, a process known as niello. The triple 'slave' links are rendere...(more)
An artfully stylized, crisply hand engraved, Greek-key sash decorates both sides of this Victorian oval locket, crafted in nineteenth century Great Britain in velvety patinated 15K yellow gold. i inch by 3/4 inch.
From the very literary nineteenth century British Isles come this captivating volume with a beautifully hand engraved, 15ct. yellow gold cover. A picture is worth a thousand words! 3/4 inch.
We’ve converted this 2 and 1/4 inch long and slender bar pin into a much more useful and fashionable hair barrette to add a dash of flash of glitter to your glistening locks. Elegantly crafted in platinum over 14 karat gold, circa 1900, it scintillates with eighteen bright-white European-cut diamo...(more)
A romantic, large scale (3 1/8 by 2 1/8 inches) brooch, small scale stomacher or necklace is designed and rendered with flowing floral and foliate motifs that foreshadow the whiplash lines of the forthcoming Art Nouveau. This beautiful and impressive jewel is set with eleven old mine cut diamonds ...(more)
Three small natural pearls are wrapped with twinkling rose cut diamonds in this petite and sweet antique ring. The platinum over 18 karat yellow gold ring, circa 1900, has French hallmarks on the shank. In a finger size 6 1/2.
A richly saturated, cornflower blue, natural Ceylon sapphire, weighing 7.27 carats, was fashioned long ago into a full figured pear shape and set within a sparkling halo of small old mine-cut diamonds, in this majestic antique pendant, hand crafted - circa 1875 - in silver over gold. The top half of...(more)
An impressive and impressively scaled, nineteenth-century Maltese cross crafted in silver over gold and glittering with 11 carats of bright white diamonds. A 1.50 carat rose-cut diamond serves as the sparkling centerpiece with almost 10 carats of old mine and swiss-cut diamonds arrayed over the four...(more)
Amazing is the adjective that comes to mind when describing this masterpiece from the early-20th century. Art Nouveau artistry is in full flower in this stunning and sizable (2 and 3/4 by 2 inches) jewel composed of black opals, white opals, diamonds and rare demantoid garnets. A blossom of organica...(more)
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, no heat sapphire is graced with a delicate halo of fine European-c...(more)
Sophisticated Art Deco artistry conspires with old world Burmese jade to create a dramatic and exotically beautiful sautoir necklace. A sizable and superbly carved double-sided pendent of variegated apple green hues is crowned with a platinum and diamond cap which, in turn suspends from a stylized b...(more)
A rare and darkly romantic, impressively proportioned, Victorian cabochon garnet brooch embroidered all around with twinkling rose-cut diamonds set in silver atop a yellow gold bezel mounting with Fleur-de-lys style prongs. The garnet cabochon, which is convex'd on the bottom to emit a translucent g...(more)
This very verdant and fanciful foul, with flowing, rich translucent green plumage, is artfully carved in natural Burmese jade and measures an impressive 2 and 1/2 inch long by 1 and 1/8 inch high. The colorful brooch is backed in silver with a white gold pin stem. Accompanied by a Stone Gemological ...(more)
A dark and dramatic pair of antique diamond earrings hailing from the early-to-mid-nineteenth century. These possibly Georgian, but at the very least early-Victorian, diamond drops glisten with two pairs of diamond-centered halos of rose-cut diamonds set in deeply patinated silver over 9K gold. Enc...(more)
A truly stunning early-Victorian brooch expertly rendered 15K gold, now with a velvety bloomed patina. Oval in shape, decorated with a bombè center pavè-set with robin-egg blue Persian turquoises, surrounded by a soft satin depression and then further detailed with turquoises and delicate twisted ...(more)
Warmly romantic, original Bohemian garnet eardrops by way of 19th-century Czechoslovakia, customarily crafted in gilded metal. Glistening teardrops, each centered with a trio of pear-shape garnets, suspend from classic rosettes. 1 3/8 inches long, the 14K earwires are new.
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)
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.
Lavishly designed, these unique cufflinks undulate with whiplash curves and movement. Rendered in 14k yellow gold, the links are double sided with a bridge connection. Each plaque features a round faceted sapphire, held in with prongs which are seamless extensions of the curvilinear elements that c...(more)
This rich Georgian brooch set with sumptuous garnets into rich 18 karat yellow gold is in pristine condition. This type of intricately detailed, hand-fabricated, coiled wire work is referred to as cannetille, named after the gold embroideries of the Napoleonic years. We date this pin to the late-Geo...(more)
This early-Edwardian treasure is an enchanting, charming and beautiful reminder of lost times. The American-made ring is rendered in 14k yellow gold topped in platinum, featuring, what we believe to be, the original pair of natural pearls that the jewel was designed to showcase. The scintillating si...(more)
A waning sliver of a crescent moon, decoratively accented with a dainty bow both glittering with with rose-cut and antique single-cut diamonds. Antique 19th century, crafted in silver over 14 karat rose gold. This lovely pin measures 1 1/2 inches in length by 1 and 1/4 inches in width. Delightful.
This truly exquisite pair of 2 and 3/8 inch long antique diamond chandelier earrings, finely handcrafted in silver over gold, gracefully dangle over your shoulders for a sparkling, sophisticated and regal effect. A rose-cut diamond-set leaf motif surmounts three rows of articulated drops set with ol...(more)
This exquisite bracelet, expertly hand crafted in platinum over 18 karat yellow gold, dates back to the first or second decade of the last century. The beautiful bangle glistens all around with alternating rows of perfectly matched square-cut rubies and bright-white and sparkling European-cut diamon...(more)
Something quite striking and unusual in a good luck horseshoe (stick) pin. Measuring a sizable 1 1/4 by 1 inch, this unique adornment glistens with 2 carats of light green emeralds (technically green beryl, the exact same material as emerald but less saturated in color), outlined on the inside with ...(more)
Easily one of the finest and most beautiful pendant watches of its kind that we have had the pleasure to procure and purvey. This nineteenth-century treasure from the land of chocolates and cuckoo clocks (as well as the world's finest timepieces), by A. Golay - Leresche & Fils of Geneve and Pari...(more)
This richly bloomed and substantially crafted 14k yellow gold locket is an intact Victorian historical treasure. The piece is uniquely decorated with ribbons of seed peals and rubies on the front and a hand-engraved scripted personalization (in German) on the back - dated 1874! When the locket was ...(more)
The American jewelry firm of J.E. Caldwell is internationally recognized as producing some of the most finely crafted and collectable jewels of early-to-mid-twentieth century.
This 18k yellow gold ring, topped in platinum, was impeccably hand fabricated during the 1910s-20s and features three electr...(more)
A dramatic yet simple design in an antique (late-nineteenth century) hinged bangle bracelet featuring 4.00 carats of velvety, rich blue sapphires gleaming alongside a row of deep, high crowned, sparkling old mine-cut diamonds, also totaling 4.00 carats. A truly superb and ultra-lovely Victorian jewe...(more)
A pudgy, pink, winged cherub (remarkably reminiscent of yours truly as an angelic toddler) is bringing in the harvest in this wonderful and whimsical, intricately hand painted Victorian pin, beautifully framed in 14K yellow gold. A petite 3/4 by 5/8 inch.
You have to hand it to those wild and whimsical Victorians for creating this marvelous pair of bejeweled, braceleted and cuffed hands, each of which is daintily presenting a fanciful foliate token. The hands, which most likely, originally served as necklace clasps, are aglitter with closely-set rose...(more)
An extra-sweet and lovely pair of mid-nineteenth century diamond earrings suitable for many an occasion and almost certainly of French origin. A pair of old mine cushion-cut sparklers, totaling half-a-carat, center a radiating design cleverly composed from the numerous golden prongs and orbited by t...(more)
Glittering dark red flowers surmounted by quatrefoil clusters, composed of faceted Bohemian garnets, swing and sway over your shoulders in these classic late-nineteenth/early-twentieth century ear drops from Czechoslovakia. Crafted in metal with newly added 14K ear wires. 1 by 5/8 inch.
A striking and sizable diamond shaped citrine, framed with fanciful hand engraving, casts a golden glow from this very cheerful and sunshiny Victorian bauble. 1 1/2 by 1 inch.
A bright vibrant red natural Burma ruby shares equal billing with a sunshiny old mine-cut diamond in this ultra-sweet and lovely sparkler from nineteenth century France. The radiant pair are set in platinum buttercup settings on either side of a trio of round European-cut diamond sparklers. The curv...(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)
A profile of a bejeweled Victorian beauty is intricately hand carved in high-contrasting black & white onyx and presented in a classic rose-yellow gold Victorian frame with foliate hand engraving and four tiny, lustrous seed pearls. Consummate Victoriana, circa 1880. 1 3/4" by 1 3/8".
A golden early-18th-century oldie glittering with twenty-one rose-cut diamonds set in a silver floral design above a splendid, deeply engraved, rosy-yellow gold repousse-style ring shank. Because the ring shank is in almost new condition we conjecture that it may have been replaced at a later date i...(more)
Fit for a queen or, at the very least, a princess. A regal Victorian crown pin, modeled in 14K yellow gold and studded with lustrous natural seed pearls. Impress your subjects! 1 1/2" wide by 7/8" height.
This exceptional, original sapphire and diamond three-stone ring, dating from the late-19th century, showcases a vibrant light-medium blue sapphire weighing 5.38 carats displaying distinct violet overtones. The enchanting gemstone is safely nestled in numerous coronet settings and is accompanied on ...(more)
There's a lot going on in this very lovely and highly detailed pendant necklace, dating back to the first decade of the last century. The top of the curvaceous design is overlaid with a textured foliate motif and a lustrous seed pearl; the center sparkles with a buttercup-set diamond, and the narrow...(more)
A gleaming, 18 inch-long antique (nineteenth century) necklace composed of gracefully graduating links alternating adorned with deeply engraved, repousse-style links and contrasting bright, plain links. 18K hallmarks. Victorian-era necklaces of this style are usually 14K, but not this one! A beauty...(more)
A sweet, petite and dainty turn-of-the-century drop centering on a bright light-green peridot with lustrous seed pearls arrayed over a graceful and airy gold wire framework. A freshwater pearl dances below. Circa 1900. 1 1/2 inches by 1/2 inch; 17 inch chain.
A sparkling 1.20 carat old mine-cut diamond centers this exceptional and exceptionally beautiful antique Georgian silver and diamond flower brooch glistening with over 10 carats of bright-white old mine-cut diamonds. The six petals are overlaid with round flower-like diamond clusters which add extra...(more)
2.65 carats of dazzling mine-cut, antique cushion-cut and rose-cut diamonds provide the celestial fire in this stunning example of a classic, mid-nineteenth century Victorian starburst jewel. Gracefully hand-fabricated in darkly patinated silver-topped gold, this lovely piece is gently domed, for ad...(more)
We were pleasantly surprised to discover French hallmarks on this gorgeous, classic mid-nineteenth century Etruscan Revival style ensemble composed of bright orangy-salmon colored corals and rich 18K yellow gold doughnuts ornamented with fine twisted wire and granulation. We would normally expect Vi...(more)
An adorable West Highland White Terrier is hyper-realistically depicted against a mother-of-pearl background in one of the finest, most masterfully rendered reverse intaglio crystals we've ever seen. When you loupe (magnify) the doggie you will not believe the lifelike, three-dimensional details (a ...(more)
A darkly romantic garnet brooch by way of nineteenth century Bohemia (former Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic) with three glistening dangles dancing below a graceful double-wing motif. A rare beauty in fine condition from the mid 19th century. 2 inches by 1 5/8 inches.
We're not sure if this unusual free form ring dates all the way back to the first decade of the last century, but it most certainly evokes a distinct Art Nouveau aesthetic. An unusual baroque freshwater pearl is enwrapped by textured leaves and shimmers between a pair of sparkling old mine-cut diamo...(more)
Measuring 1 1/4 inches in diameter this starburst shines with a deep, rich red that as only pyrope garnets can. This pin is crafted in a heavily plated metal so it has a look of gold construction not usually seen in these pins. The elongated pin stem dates this piece to the mid-19th century. A true ...(more)
Bright turquoise blue enamel, pink coral, natural pearls and twinkling rose-cut diamonds combine to form the colorful star centered dome of this smooth and supple adjustable buckle style Victorian bracelet, finely hand crafted in rich 18 karat yellow gold. Circa 1880. Exquisite.
This superb and very rare antique bracelet from France by the world renowned Cartier is composed of alternating smooth and ribbed 18k yellow gold links, with a glossy finish to accentuate the glowing luster of 2 carats of dazzling European-cut diamonds. Heavenly. Signed Cartier, France...(more)
A simply superb late-nineteenth century oval locket. The obverse features a raised garter or buckle (symbolizing holding a loved one close) with beautiful turquoise blue enamel on a field of delicate hand-engraving. The reverse has an exquisitely hand-engraved Gothic quatrefoil pattern. Inside are c...(more)
'Colorful' serves as an apt description for this enchanting, rare and unusual Art Nouveau bracelet, dating from the first decade of the last century. 18K golden blossoms burst from seven repeating links and alternate with of as many differently colored gemstones: pink sapphire, cinnamon zircon, seaf...(more)
Beautify your bob with this ravishing and regal rarity. Five ornate, repousse golden plumes, each dotted with an old mine-cut diamond, crowns a translucent, butterscotch colored, double-tined hair comb. The base of the ornament is adorned with classic Victorian Etruscan Revival granulation. Somethin...(more)
A precious and pristine Victorian rarity, lovingly crafted in rich and velvety 18K yellow gold, featuring a lustrous trio of small natural pearls embellished with delicate Etruscan Revival style granulation work. A classic Victorian treasure for a smallish wrist.
A garland of silver leaves and berries enwrap a central pear shape citrine and a pair of round faceted amethysts in this artsy antique necklace, hand wrought in sterling silver - circa 1900. The pendant measures 2 1/2 by 1 3/4 inches and suspends from a third round amethyst. 17 1/2 inches long.
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)
A blast of bright-orange sunshine, in the form of a round faceted golden citrine, radiates from the center of a dazzling diamond dinner (or right hand) ring dating back to the first decade of the last century. 16 old mine-cut diamonds, totaling 1 carat, are arrayed over a curvaceous 14K gold frame a...(more)
Five exceptional and very early cameos (plus a small one for the clasp), each with two-tone carvings atop translucent agate, depicting classical laureate Roman busts, are assembled for an impressive effect in this rare and wonderful early-to-mid-nineteenth century century bracelet, presumably of Ita...(more)
By way of nineteenth century Great Britain, a light and lovely hinged bangle bracelet fashioned in consummate Etruscan Revival style. The rosette centerpiece is embellished with fine granulation and delicate twisted wire work which also adorns the top third of the bangle. A velvety time appropriate ...(more)
By way of nineteenth century England comes this shimmering antique adornment featuring a large and lustrous cushion-shape moonstone. The celestial stone is framed in two-tiered twisted wire which crowns the decorative center clasp. The classic 18K yellow gold Victorian bracelet measures a full 7 1/8...(more)
From late-nineteenth century Vienna comes this colorful, festive and sizable antique adornment set with lustrous blister pearls, bright turquoise beads and dusky, glowing garnets. Crafted in silver and multi-color enamel (front and back) in classic Renaissance Revival style. Wear it as a necklace or...(more)
This precious and pristine hinged bangle bracelet, according to the many hallmarks, comes to us by way of Chester, England - circa 1905. The thoroughly charming late-Victorian jewel is crafted in velvety textured 9 carat gold and dotted on top with three rich red rubies and a couple of rose-cut diam...(more)
An unusual and collectable keepsake masterfully rendered in solid, tri-color 14k yellow gold. We don't know what it was made for, but based on the intricate, artful design and workmanship, it was created for someone or something quite special. The front is emblazoned with the monogram 'C (or G) LK',...(more)
From the early 1900s, a sweet pendant centered by a single-cut diamond with delicate seed pearl accents and a shimmering freshwater pearl drop. This little lovely measures 1 1/2 inches long and dangles from a new 18-inch chain.
Five bright and lively cushion-cut sapphires are embraced all around by a sparkling elongated oval of old mine-cut diamonds in this classic Victorian jewel, handcrafted in 18K yellow gold - circa 1876 - from Birmingham, England. With English hallmarks inside the size 7 ring shank.
A darling twelve-pointed star, crafted in 18K yellow gold and dating back to Victorian times, emanating with seed pearl rays and centered with a tiny diamond twinkler, wearable as a pin or pendant. 1 inch from point-to-point. Stellar!
Why settle for just one when you can have three antique natural pearl and diamond rings shimmering and sparkling on your finger? Artfully and delicately handcrafted in 18K yellow gold and warmly oxidized silver, the Victorian-era ring[s] glistens with a total of one carat of old-mine cushion-cut dia...(more)
A darling oval locket, by way of Victorian England, crafted in 15K yellow gold and thoroughly engraved on on both sides except for where your monogram goes! This charming keepsake currently displays a lock of hair from the days of yore. 1 1/4 by 11/16 inch.
A rare and truly exquisite antique pin/pendant and earring ensemble from late 19th century France with lovely Renaissance Revival and Medieval Celtic design elements. Masterfully hand-crafted in rich 18 karat gold with vivid green guilloche enamel, mine-cut diamonds and rich red rubies set in butter...(more)
We love these mid-to-late 19th-century coral cluster brooches that mostly hail from Italy, and this one is especially appealing because of it's larger size and beautifully well-matched deep orange coral. Bold and bellisima! Crafted in silver, with both a pin and loop on reverse so it can be worn as ...(more)
Music for your eyes! From the first decade of the 20th century, a light and lovely, stylized lyre motif pendent necklace glittering with three small antique cushion-cut diamonds and shimmering with tiny seed pearls. An American freshwater pearls dances below. The pendant measures 1 and 5/8 inches, t...(more)
A lithe and lovely Edwardian bracelet - circa 1910-1920 - with plenty of shimmer and sparkle. Five natural button pearls with a soft velvety luster, alternate with six European-cut diamonds sparkling from within delicately milgrained collet settings in this elegant early twentieth-century jewel, sup...(more)
A deeply charming mid-to-late-nineteenth century brooch depicting an oak leaf and acorn - symbols of strength and stability. Masterfully handcrafted in patinated silver over rose and yellow gold, with mine-cut diamonds set in the leaf and rose-cut diamonds set in the acorn top. The acorn itself is a...(more)
A pair of faceted lime-green peridots glistens from within a fanciful, seed pearl-dotted frame, hand fabricated in lustrous 15K yellow gold, in this extra-lovely early-nineteenth century pendant necklace originating from the British Isles. 1 3/4 inches by 7/8 inch with new 18 inch gold chain.
This curvaceous turn-of-the-century cutie glistens with a central round diamond, a quintet of lustrous natural freshwater pearls and a single square-cut diamond dancing below. The pendant measures 1 and 1/2 inches, the new chain measures 16 inches.
Stellar Victoriana. A sizable, multi-dimensional oval brooch, crafted in rich 18 karat gold, is studded with shimmering pearls and pale, glowing foil-backed emeralds delineated with delicate twisted wire work. The brooch is is beautifully festooned with swags and a slinky chain tassel and is equippe...(more)
An angelic pink sapphire, weighing three-quarters-of-a-carat, is lit up all 'round with a glittering halo of antique cushion-cut diamonds totaling half-a-carat. A heavenly Victorian beauty divinely rendered in 18K gold, in a finger size 7.
Something different, dramatic and very colorful. A rare, ravishing and romantic early-nineteenth-century bracelet of central or eastern-European (Austro-Hungarian) origin, hand crafted in silver and black & white enameled leaf motif links and set throughout with emeralds, foil-backed pink topaz ...(more)
A perfectly matched pair of lustrous natural pearl and sparkling diamond rings snuggle-up as close as can be in this extra-sweet and lovely Victorian jewel, delicately crafted in rich 18K yellow gold. This light and lovely, nineteenth-century Victorian treasure is not recommended for rugged everyday...(more)
A rare and wearable pair of nineteenth century drop earrings, crafted in silver over rose gold, each featuring an old pear shape rose-cut diamond floating in the center of a substantial rolled silver frame. A tiny round rose-cut diamond glints in the center of the matching top. Fun, funky and fashio...(more)
A bright and lively pair of old-mine square-cut emeralds, totaling 1.25 carats but presenting considerably larger, glisten from within gracefully decorative 18K yellow gold settings. The two emeralds are surmounted by lustrous natural button pearls centering finely milgrained scrolls with antique c...(more)
From early-twentieth century Bohemia (most likely Czechoslovakia) comes this darkly romantic snowflake brooch glimmering with large and small faceted round garnets orbiting the largest center stone. 1 and 1/2 inches across, crafted in gilded metal with a silver pin stem.
Enchanting iridescent enamel purple and green hues shimmer and shine in this ultra-charming, stylized Art Nouveau tulip bud pin artfully hand fabricated in softly textured gold - circa 1900. This was originally intended as a watch pin with the loop at the bottom, however, upside down it works splend...(more)
Simply heavenly antique drop earrings, artfully ornamented with exquisite black and white Swiss enamel in a scrolling foliate pattern against a gleaming 18k rosy-yellow gold background. Rare, wonderful and very versatile, with the bottom pendant drop being removable, these marvelous nineteenth-centu...(more)
Always wear a wide, bright (diamond) and toothy (pearl) smile in the form of this Victorian crescent pin measuring 2 1/4 inches long and crafted in platinum over gold - circa 1890.
A natural, baroque pearl has been ingeniously and artfully transformed into this very lovable, but perhaps not the most comely (bless her heart), pampered pooch. She wears a gorgeous (and quite costly) ruby collar with a ruby ID tag - her name must be Ruby! A single tiny diamond twinkles in her mout...(more)
This classic Victorian jewel, dating back to the late-nineteenth century, features an exceptionally bright, rich red Burmese ruby. The entrancing and 'gemmy' gemstone radiates from the center of a navette shape background studded with one carat of closely set antique single-cut (sometimes referred t...(more)
Five richly colored (all different) rectangular cabochons of dyed chalcedony (agate) alternate with tripartite links in this alluring and highly unusual antique bracelet from turn-of-the-twentieth century Budapest, Hungary. The stones gradate in color from jet black, deep blue, teal and forest green...(more)
A luscious deep lime green emerald-cut peridot is bezel-set and framed all around by alternating natural pearls and antique single-cut diamonds in this rare, wonderful and very cheerful just-for-fun ring, hand fabricated in rich 18K yellow gold and dating back to the late-nineteenth century with a n...(more)
This distinctive and dynamic Victorian bracelet - circa 1870s - features a striking trio of sleekly styled and domed S-shape curves elegantly sculpted in rich 15K yellow gold - hence more than likely of British origin. The three sections are strung and riveted on to a supple serpentine bracelet and...(more)
This ravishing polychromatic rarity has a remarkable pedigree, according to the hallmark (a shield shape cartouche with keys and a papal hat) it hails from a part of mid-nineteenth century Italy which was, until 1870, under papal rule. The central panels of this extraordinary and functional adornmen...(more)
Something different, distinctive and exceptionally lovely. From the early-twentieth century, this chic and unique jewel glitters front and center with a twinkling bezel-set European-cut diamond which, in place of tried-and-true black onyx, is encircled by root beer color carnelian calibre which, in ...(more)
Artistic, distinctive and graceful drop earrings from the early 20th century, with over one carat of bright and glittering mine-cut diamonds set inside elegant serpentine frames with sparkling Caribbean-blue zircons swaying beneath. Exquisitely hand-crafted in 15 karat gold (therefore likely of Engl...(more)
A 16-inch necklace composed of glistening garnet flowers culminates in a sizable pear shaped drop, designed around a central cabochon bordered all around by a double-tiered faceted garnet frame, in this rich and romantic jewel originating from late-nineteenth/early-twentieth century Bohemia, i.e. Cz...(more)
This supremely beautiful nineteenth-century necklace highlights a sizable (1 1/8 inch long) peachy-salmon colored coral pendeloque surmounted by a glittering diamond bow. The lovely coral drop swings below a slightly lighter coral button which centers gracefully draping golden swags. The lithe and s...(more)
A big and beautiful minute repeater in 18 karat yellow gold with a bright and colorful - white, blue, gold and silver - porcelain dial with a subsidiary second hand dial. Both the case and the exhibition movement are mysteriously unsigned, although the movement is signed 'Le Coultre' under the dial...(more)
A pair of vigilant griffins perched atop neo-classical columns guard a large and glowing green emerald-cut crysoprase in this handsome, rare, large scale and highly-distinctive vintage gent's ring, elegantly crafted in rich 14 karat gold. Ring measures 7/8 inch by 3/4 inch, in a finger size 13.
A scampering pair of precious pups, with tiny little bells jingling (noiselessly) from their collars. Finely sculpted and detailed in rich 18 karat gold with a lovely time-worn patina. Circa mid-to-late nineteenth century and as sweet as can be; measuring 1 1/16 inches by 7/16 inch.
A twinkling rose-cut diamond flower set atop a turquoise enamel cartouche which, in turn, overlays a curvaceous golden baroque centerpiece, is the central focus of this precious and pristine, early-Victorian bracelet, elegantly and artfully crafted in 15K yellow gold - hence of British origin. The u...(more)
A gorgeous Victorian delight rendered in timeless Etruscan Revival style - circa 1875. A shining star composed of light pink corals and twinkling antique rose-cut diamonds tops a high turquoise-blue enamel dome which, in turn, is supported by an intricately ornamented base frame rendered in gleaming...(more)
More fun than a Swiss Army knife - all the accoutrements needed to run the household of your manor or chateau - circa 1860. Suspended from an ornate rose gold fleur-de-lys pin are: an ornately covered lorgnette, a gold-topped perfumer, a gold button hook, a gold-covered pocket knife and a very rare ...(more)
A lustrous trio of natural pearls shimmers almost solo from this exquisite Edwardian-era ring (circa 1900), lovingly crafted in platinum and delicately ornamented with fanciful filigree work and teeny-tiny diamonds glittering on the leaf-motif shoulders and in-between the pearls. A truly rare and ra...(more)
Just in case you need to stitch up your fancy frock whilst on the run, this traveling 18K yellow gold sewing kit is just for you. Your chauffeur or handmaiden should always keep this handy in the glove compartment of your Rolls or Bentley. Complete with scissors, needle, needle case, thimble and awl...(more)
From the turn-of-the-twentieth century, circa 1900, comes this breathtakingly feminine lavalier necklace. This precious piece features a 3.25 carat pastel-blue cushion-cut aquamarine sparkling at the center of an elegant arabesque motif, accented with glittering rose-cut diamonds and shimmering pear...(more)
This charming diamond pendant, crafted in silver over gold, was produced in the Georgian style sometime during the mid-twentieth century. A central pear-shaped rose-cut diamond glistens within a scalloped openwork frame further accented by fourteen collet-set rose-cut diamonds and surmounted by a di...(more)
A lustrous lunar gemstone, orbited by sparkling old mine-cut diamonds (totaling 2.75 carats), gives off a galactic glow in this shining and celestial jewel dating back to the second half of the nineteenth century. The moonstone and the diamonds are set in platinum over 18K yellow gold. The pendant i...(more)
A handsome and splendidly decorated watch chain from Victorian England, with ornate interlocking bars connected by faceted links embossed with a Greek key motif. Expertly crafted in rosy-yellow 9 karat gold, with swivel and T bar, measures 14 3/4 inches long by 7/16 inch.
From pre-Soviet and pre-'democratic' Russia comes this extra-long [sixty-nine-and-a-half inch] chain comprised of fancy four-ring links. Wear it doubled, tripled or quadrupled! At full length it works perfectly well as a leash for your pampered pooch. Crafted in 14 karat gold, Imperial Russian hallm...(more)
A splendidly feminine antique bracelet dating back to the early-to-mid 1800s. Five pale pastel blue foil-backed aquamarines are embraced all around with delicate cannetille gold work to create the centerpiece and clasp of this precious Georgian jewel. The classic double chain brings the total length...(more)
A classical beauty with a noble visage and alabaster skin is masterfully depicted in high-relief in this exemplary Victorian hardstone (agate) cameo brooch - circa 1875. Her striking profile is framed in jet black enamel dotted with natural button pearls (one of which was replaced at a later time) b...(more)
We see quite a lot of jewelry here at Lang Antiques, and yet we can't recall coming across anything quite like this striking, fanciful and substantial antique bracelet dating from the latter-1800s. An intriguing amalgam of Victorian decorative styles, this piece combines Neo-Gothic tracery (check ou...(more)
Here we have one of the finest and most tastefully ornamented American hunting case pocket watches extant, by the late great Elgin Watch Co., est. 1864 in Chicago as The National Watch Co. before relocating for the next 100 years to Elgin, Illinois. The substantial square hinged case is outlined wit...(more)
This delightful and exotic antique jewel - circa 1900 - emphasizes the 'art' in Art Nouveau. A beautifully crafted 14 karat gold pendant with a fantastical fruit motif, (an apricot? a fig?) comes to life with shimmering iridescent enamel in light pastel pink and green hues. Accented with diamonds an...(more)
At one inch in diameter this antique Scottish pin, crafted in 15K yellow gold, clocks in toward the petite side. The central cross motif is rendered in rust color jasper accented with green bloodstone and mottled agate outlined in white enamel, as is the outer circle. A timeless token from the bonni...(more)
A lovely and lyrical fin-de-siecle brooch in the form of a stylized quatrefoil frame with curling leaves and a pretty mine-cut diamond and ruby fleur at the heart of it all. Beautifully crafted in 18k gold and platinum with a rich high-carat 'bloom' - circa 1900. A shimmering natural pearl drop adds...(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. The cross dates from the early to mid 19th century and is from Spain or Portugal. You might expect to see this piece in a museu...(more)
Something different and dramatic to add to your basic black wardrobe. This striking and sizable (2 and 5/8 inches long) navette shape brooch, meticulously handcrafted in platinum, circa 1920, centers on a removable black onyx centerpiece that, once upon a time, most likely came with different (inter...(more)
Instead of a diamondback rattler, here we have its rare diamond headed cousin, coiled around your finger and ready to strike. Rendered in weighty 15K slightly greenish yellow gold, hence more than likely of British origin, hand fabricated and engraved throughout. The bright-white European-cut diamon...(more)
A stunning and singular jewel, sparkling with diamonds and precision-cut calibre rubies, dating back to the very earliest part of the twentieth century. The gracefully curved sides add a sleek and sensuous touch to the elongated diamond-shape outline. Exquisitely handcrafted in platinum over 18 kara...(more)
This romantic Austro-Hungarian necklace, rendered with a distinctive Renaissance Revival style, is redolent of old world grace and charm. Openwork plaques are dotted with freshwater pearls and foil-backed gems with garnets set in between. The central scalloped openwork plaque measures 2 3/8 inches b...(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.
This very colorful Scottish brooch and pendant is crafted gleaming 9K hand engraved textured rose gold and centers on a glistening round faceted golden citrine. The entrancing gemstone is framed by a circle of alternating brick colored and striated gray Montrose faceted agates interrupted by a prope...(more)
This very pretty and feminine Art Nouveau pendant necklace - circa 1900 - is hand-crafted in rich 14 karat gold textured scrolls and features a glowing burgundy garnet cabochon and shimmering freshwater baroque and elongated drop pearls. Simply lovely. Suspended from a delicate 18 inch 14k gold rope...(more)
A splendid late-19th century multi-dimensional bow and locket brooch masterfully handcrafted in rich (and unusual) 20 carat gold with scrolling leafy ribbons adorned with magnificent hand engraving and accented with bright robin's-egg-blue turquoise. This sizable and poetic brooch also features a ro...(more)
Dreamy, elegant classics to wear day or night. Two European-cut diamonds, together weighing 2.15 carats, are nestled in platinum-topped 18k gold buttercup settings and are sweetly accented with two tiny rose-cut diamonds. These dazzling earrings fall just below the earlobe, on secure 18 karat leverb...(more)
A very lovely and beautifully constructed original Victorian brooch centering on a single antique cushion-cut diamond adorned on each side with hand-engraved wheat motifs. The floating golden centerpiece is framed with lustrous half-pearls and the side gallery intricately adorned with a tiny beaded ...(more)
An exquisite Art Nouveau pendant depicting a lissome classical enchantress donning a flowing toga, artfully rendered in 18 karat gold relief. The curvaceous plaque is outlined with glittering rose-cut diamonds; the reverse is adorned with a graceful foliate design and engraved: "Prix Blondeau a Mme ...(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)
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 bay-colored horse noses his way across this reverse intaglio nestled in the "V" of a snaffle bit. Whether you ride cross country, stadium jump or ride dressage this lovely pin is the perfect accent to adorn your cravat.
A fierce and delightful, diamond-eyed, golden tiger is proudly showing off a sparkling European-cut diamond in this diminutive yet dramatic pin, exquisitely crafted in 14 karat rosy-yellow gold and shimmering enamel - circa 1900. 7/8 inch.
This beautiful one inch long bauble, dating back to the first decade of the twentieth century, features a rich vermillion red oval coral, originating from the Mediterranean sea. The striking ocean gem is framed in glistening rose-cut diamonds set in silver; the bezel setting of the coral and the und...(more)
A unique, exceptional and thoroughly delightful antique slide bracelet from the Victorian period. A classic mesh bracelet, measuring just shy of 5/8 inch, culminating in a fringe tassel (with one strand lacking), adjusts in length by passing under an ornamental slide, crowned with a circular medall...(more)
A slithery serpent impersonates a pretzel in this delightful Victorian brooch, crafted in 14K hollow tubing and dotted with turquoise beads and tiny cabochon ruby eyes. 1 9/16 inches by 1 inch.
A fabulous 18th century French beauty with powdered coif and donning shiny silken raiment's is magnificently rendered in a portrait miniature wreathed in a double row of lustrous seed pearls. This elegant brooch is equipped with a flip-up loop. 1 3/8 inches.
These rare and regal antique diamond drop earrings glow night and day with an entrancing pair of foil backed, pear shape rose-cut diamonds having an estimated total weight of four carats; however, the impressively proportioned stones display the outer dimensions of 4-5 carat each modern-cut p...(more)
From the turn-of-the-twentieth century comes this exquisite Edwardian bracelet, finely handcrafted in platinum over 18K yellow gold. The center section is comprised of three sections, each designed with interlocking rose-cut diamond and calibre ruby links. The middle section centers a lustrous natu...(more)
This striking and artsy brooch, equipped with a back locket, dates from the mid-nineteenth century and centers on an aptly named bull's-eye agate presented in a yellow gold geometric frame adorned with polka-dotted black enamel alternating with a periwinkle blue enamel Greek key motif. Just over 1 a...(more)
A superb nineteenth-century Scottish buckle bracelet comprised of three silver-capped, fluted agates (two amber-colored flanking a multi-colored granite agate) secured by a stylized, hand-engraved, silver buckle and articulated, hand-engraved belt sections. Adjustable length, the buckle measures 1 1...(more)
Ooh-la-la! A fabulous, early-to-mid-nineteenth century French necklace to drape your decolletage. This rare and entrancing jewel is aglow with deep raspberry red, foil-backed garnets which glisten and dance freely between 18 karat yellow swags. Perfect for your next visit to Downton Abbey. Sublime.
A superb and stunning original Victorian hinged bangle bracelet, beautifully crafted in lightly burnished 15 karat yellow gold and adorned on top with an artful, Etruscan Revival or quasi-Celtic, geometric design rendered in delicate wirework. Just a tad shy of one inch wide with evidence of repair...(more)
This original English Victorian 'carved' ring, crafted in 15 ct. yellow gold, enwraps your finger with a continuous flash of five old European-cut diamonds, together weighing 2 carats. The bright and shining quintet is accented with tiny rose-cut diamonds set into each of the inner prongs, and the s...(more)
Iconic Georgian genius is embodied in this classic early-nineteenth century necklace composed of thirty-one foil-backed garnets of a deep burgundy wine color and displaying an entrancing candle-lit glow. Romantic, ravishing and rare. 16 inches.
Think orange! This Victorian brooch - circa 1850 - highlights a bright, translucent carnelian with geometric banding, simply presented in 9K rose gold (hence most likely of British origin) with a metal pin. A small chip on the edge near where the pin protrudes. 1 1/8 inches by 7/8 inch.
A sentimental memento from the mid-nineteenth century. A weighty 18K yellow gold puffed oval locket is decorated on its face with a pair of natural pearls and an old mine-cut pear-shape diamond hanging from golden vines against a black enamel background. The hand-engraved inscription on the inside r...(more)
This brilliant and beautiful bauble, dating from the early-twentieth century, packs a definite whollop with a central bright-green 2.75 carat emerald-cut Colombian emerald framed with over two carats of sparkling, high-color old mine-cut diamonds. The top of the ring is crafted in platinum and the u...(more)
A bright and shining pair of European-cut diamonds, together weighing in at 4.05 carats, anchor this fabulous pair of original Art Deco drop earrings - circa 1920s. The diamonds are set in elegantly sculpted coronet settings and swing between articulated rows of slender black onyx bars punctuated wi...(more)
Two of the bluest moonstones we've ever seen are the main focus of this dreamy nineteenth century pendant necklace crowned with a geometric design set with tiny twinkling rose-cut diamonds. Crafted in silver over gold. A gorgeous antique necklace such as this comes around only once in a more)
A sizable circular mosaic composed of many colored agates frame a glistening golden citrine beaming from within a silver buttercup setting, in this 2 inch diameter antique Scottish brooch. A beauty.
A rare and astonishingly beautiful pair of bangle bracelets dating from the early twentieth century. Displaying an artful amalgam of closely related styles, a delicate Edwardian design of platinum and diamonds sparkle atop a dramatic backdrop of rich cobalt blue enamel. The bracelets are composed of...(more)
A festive Christmas ornament for all year 'round. This exceptional antique heart-shape pendant locket, delicately crafted in 14K rose gold, glistens all around with alternating old cushion-cut diamonds, rubies and emeralds, all of which are of a bright, crystalline, gemmy quality. The double-puffed ...(more)
They just don't come more charming than this very special, fully engraved antique buckle ring, superbly handcrafted in rich 18K yellow gold from England. The hallmarks inside the ring shank inform us that this treasure hails from 1878-79 London. 5/16 inch wide, ring size 7 (unsizable).
The goddess of Victory - Nike, is divinely handcarved in a glowing, many-splendored opal with her wings aflame. The wreath-bearing deity bestrides a golden globe and is surrounded by a sparkling constellation of old mine-cut diamonds. A truly unique and astonishingly beautiful mid-nineteenth century...(more)
A talented golden bear forever pedals his unicycle atop a virgin (uncarved that is) agate seal. The ultimate trained seal! Rare, whimsical and wonderful. 1 1/4 inch by 7/8 inch.
This splendid and whimsical vintage bracelet, featuring five reverse quartz crystal hand-painted intaglios, tells a cheerful tale of a sporting life. Portraits of a bridled horse, a hound, a terrier, a salmon and a bass, alternate respectively with a stirrup, horseshoe, crossed dog bones, a fish net...(more)
From late-19th Century Birmingham, England comes this unusual, substantial and beautifully crafted sterling silver oval locket, with a particularly handsome bale loop for attaching to a chain. The front is embossed with a riotous fern pattern - across many cultures ferns symbolize sincerity and con...(more)
This Edwardian-era cigar band-style ring - circa 1910 - presents eight sparkling old mine-cut diamonds, together weighing 1.75 carats, closely set in an 18 karat white gold octagon atop a 14 karat yellow gold ring shank. A pair of hand-engraved shoulders adds the finishing flourish to this very brig...(more)
This enchanting late-19th~early-20th century necklace is composed of 42 carats of graduated, silvery-white, glowing moonstones in lovely coronet settings, suspended from a rich, woven gold chain. A rapturous, romantic necklace for a petite neckline, measuring 15 inches long.
An entrancing peacock-colored, pear-shape black opal, weighing 1.50 carats, is exotically presented in a shimmering green enamel and diamond-set frame in this consummate and quintessential Art Nouveau jewel. Please note that there is a very small chip at the tip of the opal. The top element measures...(more)
Once the Egyptian tombs were opened in the late 19th century Egyptian revival jewelry became the rage. This lovely brooch is set with a carved green stone scarab beetle (possibly an ancient relic) framed by graceful papyrus flowers and buds crafted of plique-a-jour blue to green transparent glass e...(more)
An amazingly perfect and pristine original Georgian diamond ring dating from the early-nineteenth century. In fact, it's inscribed on the back - "W.P.J. Master died 21 Dec 1818 Aged 86". This ravishing rarity features a .35 carat antique cushion-cut diamond radiating from within a silver collet sett...(more)
Glistening .20 carat, bezel-set European-cut diamonds sparkle below gracefully graduated rows of eight round diamonds, enhanced all around with a twinkling diamond-set scalloped border, in these sleek, slender and very elegant antique drop earrings, delicately crafted in platinum over 18 carat yello...(more)
A brilliant 3.23 carat faceted oval, velvety blue sapphire, with just a hint of lavender overtones, radiates from a gorgeous platinum and diamond mounting, handmade during the first or second decade of the twentieth century. The horizontally set stone is embraced all around by sparkling diamond-set ...(more)
A stunning, early-twentieth century, neo-classically inspired solitaire mounting, die-struck and hand finished in gleaming 18 karat white gold, showcases a bright-white and beautiful European-cut diamond, weighing 1.10 carats. A vertical filigree colonnade surounds the sparkling diamond, and overlap...(more)
Old faceted amethyst beads of various spherical shapes are crowned with golden leaves and alternate with golden beads, culminating in a fanciful, amethyst-centered, foliate-motif pendant, in this resplendent mid-nineteenth century necklace. The necklace portion measures 18 inches plus the 2-inch-lon...(more)
Coral doesn't come much redder than the one in this charming Victorian ring crafted in gleaming 8 karat gold with buckle motif shoulders. The 'lipstick' color coral button measures 12 millimeters - about 1/2 an inch - and the ring is a finger size 7 1/4. From the ocean to your finger (with a few sto...(more)
An enchanting pale lavender-pink cushion-cut sapphire, weighing 8.00 carats, glistens in the center of this exceptional and exceptionally lovely Victorian crescent brooch. This sparkling sliver of moon is further set with 5.50 carats of bright old mine and European-cut diamonds. The crescent moon mo...(more)
A comely classical gal is artfully depicted in an unusual plum and white colored hard-stone cameo, hand carved in three layers and displaying an exquisite speckled top layer. Framed in warmly patinated 14K yellow gold frame with triangular shaped engraving. This pin measures 1 3/8 by 1 1/8.
An exceptional, turn-of-the-twentieth century diamond and natural pearl cluster, or snowflake, brooch - circa 1910, very finely crafted in platinum over 18K yellow gold and glittering with 5.50 carats of bright-white European-cut diamonds. Seven natural pearls are symmetrically arrayed within the de...(more)
A rare and regal original Belle Époque diamond choker - or 'dog collar' - necklace, masterfully handcrafted in platinum - circa 1900. Three intersecting oval wreaths fashioned in flower and leaf motifs are gently curved to closely caress your neck. The center of the wreaths sparkle with seven high-...(more)
A rare, regal and astonishingly beautiful late-Victorian/early-Edwardian bracelet, circa 1890- 1900, in glorious purple and sparkling white (diamonds). This magnificent antique treasure is handcrafted in silver and 14 karat gold and is comprised of gracefully graduated diamond-set sections - plus th...(more)
A rich green and crystalline old-mine Muzo emerald (much finer than the picture suggests), weighing 1.00 carat (but presenting larger due to its relatively shallow cut) is magnificently and uniquely displayed in rich 18K yellow gold in this truly sublime antique jewel. The emerald gleams from within...(more)
A truly ravishing and romantic aquamarine and diamond pendant necklace from La Belle Époque. A cool, glacier-blue pear-shape aquamarine, measuring 20 carats, is wrapped in glistening diamond ribbons, delicately handcrafted in platinum over 18 karat gold. Exquisite is the word. Just shy of 2 ...(more)
What better way to protect yourself than with a pair of Roman centurions dangling from each ear? These handsome helmeted guardians are handcarved in glorious black & white banded agates and are framed with lustrous natural pearls and crowned with stylized fleur-de-leis. The inverted V-shape exte...(more)
A glistening golden citrine is collet set in gleaming 18 karat yellow gold and presented in a beautiful baroque frame leading to a gently tapered double bracelet in this exquisite and exemplary Georgian jewel - circa early-1800s. A petite 6 3/8 inches (they were tiny back then).
A foil-backed colorless cabochon quartz, surrounded by natural seed pearls, reflects what remains of the original red coloration resulting in an intriguing and shimmering glow in this rare and wonderful mid-nineteenth century bauble. 11/16 inch high by just under 9/16 inch wide. Please note that thi...(more)
This ultra-rare, original early-to-mid-19th century Georgian diamond ring glitters across your finger with five gorgeous old mine-cut diamonds - together weighing 2.00 carats. The bright-white quintet sparkles from within silver-topped, closed back 18 karat gold settings. This special ring is a fing...(more)
A fierce and fabulous, diamond-eyed, golden tiger is proudly showing off a sparkling European-cut diamond in this wild and dramatic pin, crafted in 14 karat rosy-yellow gold and shimmering enamel by Alling & Company, Newark, NJ - a renowned jewelry manufacturer from yesteryear who produced jewel...(more)
Fun and kind of whimsical, these early-20th century asymmetrically designed earrings are composed of beads and drops of various shapes, sizes and shades of coral, predominately in a lovely salmon pink. Cheerful and charming. 2 inches long by about 5/8 inch wide.
From the fin-de-siecle, an exquisite petite (14 inch) torsade choker necklace composed of countless tiny natural seed pearls and secured by a fancy tonneau-shape clasp encircled all around with 2.50 carats of glistening rose-cut diamonds. The rose cuts are bound on each side by...(more)
A colorful quintet of round opals - predominantly blue and green with flashes of orange - the center of which serves as the focal point of a sparkling diamond-petaled flower, adorn the top of this light and lovely Victorian hinged bangle bracelet crafted in 14K rose gold.
A petite yet magnificent Art Deco jewel - circa 1920 - by the renowned American jeweler - Raymond Yard. Turquoise-set fans are interspersed with twinkling single-cut diamonds in this 2 1/4 inch long slender bar pin, superbly hand fabricated in platinum inserted into a white enameled 18 karat yellow ...(more)
Eight fanciful 18 karat yellow gold strands clasp together with a decorative carnelian centered plaque ornamented with delicate granulation work in this exquisite and exotic nineteenth century bracelet. The bracelet bears a French import mark (an owl) and most likely originates from Italy. Fun, fest...(more)
Sixty-three inches (over five feet!) of classic 14 karat gold Victorian chain can be adjusted to various lengths by means of a substantially proportioned shield-shape decorative slide. The front of the slide is rendered in subtly contrasting, textured rose gold outlined with black enamel tracery and...(more)
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. 9.00 carts total diamond weight. A superb, stunning an...(more)
A pair of lustrous and shimmering natural freshwater pearl blossoms are crowned with red enamel leaves and are entwined in sinuous green enamel vines dotted with teeny-tiny seed pearls in this extra-lovely Art Nouveau jewel - circa 1900. 1 5/16 inches wide by 13/16 inch high.
This colorful, unique and exotic late-nineteenth century, or very early twentieth century bracelet is elegantly crafted in 18 karat yellow gold and is comprised of scalloped plaques inlaid with bright turquoise enamel overlaid with a fanciful design of garnets and tiny silver-set rose-cut diamonds, ...(more)
Deputize yourself or your sweetheart with this sparkling emerald centered, five-pointed star brooch. 1.00 carat of glittering diamonds frame a bright green 1.35 carat emerald glowing from within a gold bezel mounting. The pin mechanism screws off to allow it to be worn as a pendent. 1 1/4 inch acros...(more)
This rare, original and utterly alluring necklace, dating from the turn-of-the-twentieth century, is composed of natural oriental pearls adorned with three diamond studded sections culminating in a tear drop shape pendant, all of which are finely crafted in platinum with delicate Edwardian open work...(more)
A bright 8.5 millimeter orangy-salmon coral button is framed in a glistening halo of rose-cut diamonds in this extra-sweet and lovely Victorian frutta de mare. 14 karat rosy-yellow gold, circa 1890-1910. A little over 1/2 inch diameter.
An extravagant nineteenth-century Victorian diamond fringe necklace packed to the hilt with 20.00 carats of sparkling antique-cut diamonds set in warmly patinated silver over yellow gold. An absolutely stunning and regal adornment for very special occasions. 18 inches long, the central drop falls 1 ...(more)
This spectacular Victorian-era avian brooch with a three-inch wing span gracefully glides and glistens with over 5.00 carats of high-quality bright-white diamonds and a tiny ruby eye set in silver over yellow gold. This superb pin is about twice the size as most we have come across. All original fro...(more)
Rare and wonderful, 1 and 5/8 inch-long, original late-nineteenth~early-twentieth century diamond drop earrings. A sparkling pair of one carat-plus each (2.20 carats total) old mine-cut diamonds anchor a graceful diamond-set bow motif surmounted by a slender knife-edge extension crowned by a ...(more)
Consummate Victoriana is exemplified in this wonderful nineteenth-century brooch superbly and elaborately rendered in gleaming rosy-yellow gold accented with black enamel tracery. The beautiful antique brooch is constructed in three sections, the center and bottom of which swing freely. 2 1/8 inches...(more)
A simply sparkling and straightforward Victorian three-stone ring, crafted in 18 karat yellow gold and platinum, starring a trio of gorgeous gemstones. The central 2.00 carat rich, royal blue cushion-cut sapphire is accompanied by an American Gemological Laboratory certificate stating: natural-unhea...(more)
This dramatic, large scale ring was created during the mid-20th century in emulation of mid-to-late 19th century Victoriana. The ring features a 5.50 carat pale yellow sapphire encircled by lustrous rose-white pearls. The ring's curvaceous outline is reminiscent of flower petals and, like the rest o...(more)
This regal, ravishing and quite sizable (over 2 inches by 1 1/2 inch) Victorian brooch and pendant combo radiates with a luscious deep purple Siberian amethyst, weighing 17.75 carats. The majestic gemstone is set in a yellow gold bezel and is fancifully framed in sparkling flowers and flowing ribbon...(more)
This 2 1/4 inch-long antique bar pin, dating from the late 1800s, is artfully adorned with a charming foliate and flower design, pierced and outlined with delicate twisted wire. One side of the 18 karat yellow gold brooch is hand engraved "M. Hewlett, Stockton". Consummate Victoriana.
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, rare original antique chain hand crafted in platinum featuring alternating natural pearls and spectacle-set European cut diamonds. The chain is secured with a fancy clasp further set with tiny rose-cut diamonds and centered with a lustrous natural pearl. Even though this piece is quite...(more)
Gilded Age elegance and refinement is fabulously reflected in this exquisite Edwardian choker necklace masterfully and delicately crafted in platinum, natural seed pearls, diamonds and black enamel. The centerpiece is adorned with a delicate bell-shape drop dancing below twin mirror-image plaques (b...(more)
A twinkling trio of old mine-cut diamonds, flush-set atop a bombe-shape ring, wink at you day and night in this precious, everyday treasure. One half-carat total diamond weight, 14 karat yellow gold. Ring size 6.
In the sentimental days of yesteryear - circa 1875 - these black onyx drop earrings were worn by a lady mourning for her dearly departed loved one; in their current incarnation they can be donned for any occasion. 1 3/4 inches by 1 inch.
dd some luster to your life with these romantic and ravishing pearl and diamond drop earrings, dating from the gilded age - circa 1900. The earrings are designed as highly stylized hearts, delicately ornamented with curvaceous openwork details. The sumptuous jewels sparkle with 4.25 carats of bright...(more)
A glowing, multi-chromatic round dome fills a sparkling diamond frame in this thoroughly lovely and enchanting Victorian jewel. The cabochon opal displays a full palette of shimmering pastel colors, including bright flashes of red and orange. The deeply cut old mine diamonds together weigh one carat...(more)
A superb and striking specimen of gold-in-quartz displaying large flashes of gold - kind of resembling a satellite image of the earth, or perhaps some other planet. Simply framed in 14 karat yellow gold - circa 1860.
An exquisite turn-of-the-century jewel, hand crafted in platinum over gold, artfully combining Edwardian and Art Nouveau design infulences. The pendant and/or pin centers on a diamond-shape golden citrine elegantly presented in a curvaceous open frame of twinkling diamonds and lustrous freshwater pe...(more)
This precious Edwardian jewel, in glorious green and white, comes to us from the first or second decade of the twentieth century. A bright, rich, green cushion-cut emerald rubs shoulder with a pair of bright-white and sparkling European-cut diamonds atop platinum and diamond-studded lattice work. Th...(more)
This singular, sensational and sizable moonstone and diamond ring hails from the 1930s-1940s and was conceived with late-nineteenth century Victorian style in mind. The glowing 'blue flash' gemstone is held aloft by thirteen lightly sculpted coronet prongs and is encircled by seventeen sparkling Eur...(more)
A cherry red 1.75 carat round cut ruby is the star in this traditional and timeless platinum ring recently hand crafted in emulation of Edwardian-era jewels. The colorful gemstone is flanked on each side by a sparkling round brilliant-cut diamond with a delicate scroll motif gallery and hand engrave...(more)
Hand crafted - circa 1900 - in platinum over 18 karat yellow gold, here is an exquisite candy cane (or barber pole) striped dinner ring set with slender lines of radiant red calibre-cut rubies alternating with twinkling antique round-cut diamonds diagonally arrayed over an elongated oval top. The ri...(more)
An exquisitely designed and rendered Art Nouveau brooch, sculpted in rich 22 karat yellow gold, shimmers with flowing leaves and feathery plumes enlivened with a sparkling trio of old mine-cut diamonds. 2 inches by 1 3/16 inches, circa 1890 - 1910.
This lovely antique silver over 18 karat gold convertible brooch and pendant features an impressive 23 carat antique oval amethyst gemstone in the radiant and regal shade of purple once reserved only for royalty. Framed in a delicate neoclassical laurel wreath dotted with glittering rose-cut diamond...(more)
An entrancing and impressively proportioned Edwardian ring (circa 1910) featuring a pastel peacock-colored opal (primarily blues and greens with orange overtones) bezel set in platinum over 18 karat gold and floating inside a bright-white and sparkling halo of European-cut diamonds. The opal weighs ...(more)
Gorgeous, bright-white, original antique diamond ear studs sparkling with a matched pair of European-cut diamonds respectively weighing 2.48 carats and 2.35 carats - totaling 4.83 carats. The beautiful diamonds are set in platinum buttercup-style settings which add extra dimension to the outline of ...(more)
An entrancing elongated oval black opal displaying a full color palette: green, blue, yellow. orange and red, is elegantly presented in an Edwardian-era platinum and diamond mounting - circa 1910. The delicately handcrafted scalloped frame glitters with tiny round diamonds supported by a lovely scro...(more)
A sweet and sparkling nineteenth-century hinged bangle bracelet sparkling front and center with a half-carat old mine-cut diamond accompanied by a lustrous natural silvery-pinkish-lavender pearl. The beautiful pair of gems are set diagonally across from each other at the end of a glistening row of r...(more)
Meet Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia and Urania.....Actually only seven of the nine inspiring muses of the Arts and Sciences dance in handcarved seashell cameos in this very lovely and 'amusing' vintage bracelet - circa 1920s to 1930s - otherwise it would b...(more)
Add a little buzz to your blouse or lapel with this precious pest rendered in silver and 18 karat yellow gold, and glittering with small (low quality) diamonds and bubble gum-pink tourmalines. Antique style, slightly under one-inch wingspan.
A ravishing work of wearable art. The six links of this unique and enchanting Art Nouveau bracelet - circa 1900 - are composed of shimmering shaded pastel-green and rose-colored enamel leaves which embrace bezel-set faceted round golden citrines of varying hues. These alternate with lustrous natural...(more)
A truly rare, ravishing and collectable ring from the brief, yet highly distinctive, Arts & Crafts design period - circa 1890-1914. This singular and sublime creation radiates with an entrancingly beautiful natural pink sapphire, weighing a healthy 7.40 carats, with a very subtle lavender overto...(more)
Spring springs eternal with this wonderful and ravishing turn-of-the-century orchid brooch rendered in iridescent dusky rose and shaded golden green enamel over 18 karat gold. The 1 and 1/2 inches high by 1 1/4 inches wide jewel is in full blossom with a one carat old mine-cut diamond sparkling in t...(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)
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)
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 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 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 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)
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)
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)
A lovely and sentimental antique silver pin. 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)
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.
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)
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 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)
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 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 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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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!
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 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 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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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.
A colorful turquoise trio is accompanied by two pairs of glittering round diamonds in this classic Victorian ring. A finger size 7 1/2.
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 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 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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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 thoroughly charming early-nineteenth century Georgian 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...(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 youthful Bacchus, Roman god of wine and revelry, 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...(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)
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.
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.
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 Late Georgian/Early Victorian 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 distinct...(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 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)
This graceful collar features three plaques adorned with flower basket motifs, 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...(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.
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.
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)
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. Ring size 7.
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)
This large scale Art Deco bauble, circa 1930s, 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)
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 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 carats 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 reple...(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)
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 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)
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)
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 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 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 bracelet measures about 6 1/4 inches on the inside.
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)
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.
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 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)
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 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.
'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 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 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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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 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. Ring size 5 3/4.
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.
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 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)
A regal and romantic pair of versatile Georgian silver-over-gold earrings, which can be worn with the long pendeloque drops or without. Antique rose and table cut diamonds glitter amidst the dark patina of these poetic late-eighteenth/early-nineteenth century rarities. Measure 2 1/8 inches long by 3...(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)
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.
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 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.
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)
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. In a finger size...(more)
An elegant and opulent Edwardian dinner ring from the first decade of the twentieth-century. At 1 1/4 inches 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 enc...(more)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
These rare and romantic Georgian earrings are exquisitely hand-crafted in 14 karat gold and feature lovely Baroque-style scroll and leaf motif repousse work embellished with rich burgundy-colored rose-cut garnets. The pendant drops are detachable from the earring tops, giving them wonderful day or n...(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.
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.
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)
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 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)
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 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 rare early-Victorian drop earrings set with glistening pear-shaped rock crystal quartz. Beautifully crafted in 14k yellow gold, measure 1 3/4 inches long by 1/2 inch wide.
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.
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!
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)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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)
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.
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stunning silver over 14 karat rose gold early Victorian diamond pendant. Diamond-set looping bow motifs embrace a circular diamond cluster all fully set with old mine and rose-cut diamonds. An exquisite addition for any occassion.
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.
A rocket to the moon circa 1890? Hmmm...More likely a nice fat dart composed of nephrite jade and 18 karat yellow gold with beautifully rendered, lifelike feathers. A fun, unusual and collectible piece in its original fitted box from 'High Street", London.
This lovely Victorian 15 karat yellow gold pin made in Chester, England - circa 1875 - boasts exquisite details, including 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 ...(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 striking Scottish bracelet, presciently rendered in what a half century hence would be referred to as Art Deco style, featuring pink and grey granite arrayed in a bold geometric design. Made by Aberdeen jeweler, Middleton Rettie. Circa 1865
A gorgeous 5.15 carat light yellowish green beryl (the same material as emerald, but a lighter hue) is framed by an openwork scroll motif set with glittering old mine-cut diamonds in silver. This lovely early nineteenth century Georgian jewel, most likely from Great Britain, hangs on a 9 karat 20 in...(more)
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)
A simply breathtaking Victorian emerald and diamond necklace. This regal and romantic rarity, masterfully hand-crafted 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-min...(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.
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)
A truly rare, ravishing and remarkable diamond. This gorgeous old French-cut diamond, weighing 6.79 carats, has been drilled in one corner, in the manner of a briolette diamond, to accommodate a bail so that it may be worn as a solitaire diamond pendant. We show it here with a newly-made platinum an...(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.
Few bracelets come finer and more fabulous than this truly exquisite and exemplary original vintage jewel - masterfully handcrafted in platinum during the high Art Deco period - circa 1925. This sophisticated and streamlined masterpiece centers on a vertically set marquise diamond framed by bright-r...(more)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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.
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 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)
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.
Striking, fun and festive, three-inch long original Victorian chandelier earrings crafted in highly oxidized silver over rose gold. These rare and wonderful adornments are designed in a stylized floral motif culminating with a trio of diamond dangles dancing at the bottom. The glittering array of ol...(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)
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)
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)
This thoroughly sublime antique sautoir necklace dating from the-turn-of-the last century magnificently reflects the light, lacy and feminine design and delicate craftsmanship for which Edwardian jewels are so justly heralded. A sparkling platinum and diamond gossamer bow suspends from a sparkling d...(more)
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)
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)
A classic Victorian 'carved' ring hand fabricated in rich 18 karat gold, most likely in the British Isles - circa 1890. A central one carat cushion-cut sapphire, with a rich royal-blue hue, is guarded left and right with a bright-white and sparkling antique cushion-cut diamond.
The side gallery is b...(more)
'Exquisite' barely begins to describe these gorgeous 1 1/2 inch long antique ear drops. A cobalt blue and white enamel diamond polka-dotted center section freely swings inside a glistening diamond frame surmounted by a sparkling diamond bow. These magnificent jewels must be of French, English or pos...(more)
A soaring streamlined swallow, crafted in silver over gold, sparkles with bright diamond wings accented with lime-green demantoid garnets in this superb and stunning Victorian jewel - circa 1885. This beautiful bird brooch is outfitted with a removable pin mechanism and measures 1 3/4 inches in both...(more)
A very lovely Victorian link bracelet, rendered in 15 karat yellow gold, is secured and adorned with a pair of heart shape lock clasps - the larger in 15K rose gold and the smaller in 9 karat rosy-yellow gold. Circa 1880. 7 1/2 inch long.
A truly exquisite, delicate platinum and diamond drop necklace highlighting a rare and wonderful intaglio Aquamarine hand carved with a noble coat of arms (probably yours!). The enchanting gemstone is bezel set in a lacy, open-work pendant sparkling with bright-white European-cut diamonds and dangli...(more)
From the fin de siècle comes this rare, romantic and ravishing necklace cascading with fifteen shiny pink conch pearls and a glittering array of old mine and rose-cut diamonds. This exquisite antique jewel is lightly crafted in platinum over gold and is designed with eight graduated hearts a...(more)
A collectable antique English Masonic ball fob, that opens to reveal a delightful surprise. Expertly hand-fabricated in 9 carat rose gold, the ball in its closed position resembles a "ballot ball" in use during Masonic voting. With a clever arrangement of hinges, which are barely perceptible from t...(more)
The Victorian fascination with the arts of ancient Greece is wonderfully apparent in this charming late-19th century pin, featuring the confronting panthers motif from ancient Greek vases and amphora, and delicate Etruscan style granulation as seen on ancient jewelry. Beautifully crafted in 14 karat...(more)
A masterfully hand carved and especially refined shell cameo depicting a Classical priestess or friend and admirer of Bacchus, replete with a riotous grapevine and grape cluster hairdo, toga and, on trend for circa 1850, a double pearl strand. Mounted in an elegant gold frame with a twisted wire app...(more)
Darling double drops centered with raspberry garnet cabochons framed in orbicular Etruscan-style mounts, handcrafted in 18K yellow gold. One earring hints at its age, with a slight discoloration under the top cabochon. These lovely Victorian-era earrings measure 3/4 inches, not including the newly a...(more)
A pair of dusky, cognac colored briolette diamonds, weighing about one carat each, dance below lovely, elongated lyre motif earrings centered with glimmering rose-cut diamonds. Circa 1890. 1 and 1/8 inch long, excluding the newly added ear wires.
This lovely and refined bracelet, dating back to the early 1900s, is composed of elongated, open navette-shape links set with calibre onyx baguettes, twinkling rose-cut diamonds and lustrous natural seed pearls. Exquisitely hand-crafted in platinum topped gold, this fine and feminine adornment measu...(more)
Circa 1800. A gorgeous and glistening, darkly romantic necklace aglow with 33 foil-backed, deep raspberry-hued garnets set in 9K rosy-yellow gold collets, hence very likely of British origin. A classic. 15 1/4 inches long and lovely.
17 inches of luminous, multi-chromatic opal beads, interspersed with faceted crystal roundels and secured with a sparkling platinum and old mine-cut diamond clasp, make an enchanting and cheerful statement in this rare and exceptional necklace dating from the very early-twentieth century. The 53 opa...(more)