A fabulous nineteenth-century serpent, her silver head aglitter with 4 carats of bright, sparkling white old mine-cut diamonds (including an almost one carat pear shape), is customarily swallowing its own lithe and supple tail, this one composed of velvety 15K gold scales (hence more than likely of ...(more)
This is a magnificent 22k Italian neckpiece designed by Marchesini* around 1870, impeccably crafted and in pristine condition. It is rendered in an archaeological style, focusing on the fine filigree and granulation which was inspired by the jewels discovered in ancient Etruscan tombs unearthed in I...(more)
A darling nineteenth-century fringe necklace, measuring just shy of 16 inches, shimmering with a multitude of lustrous natural seed pearls. Handcrafted in 14 carat gold, most likely from Victorian England. Classic and eminently wearable Victoriana.
Victorian grace and refinement is embodied in this elegant choker necklace. A diamond-set, ten-petal flower brooch with diamond-topped stamens, crafted in warmly oxidized silver over rose gold was repurposed in the 20th century serving as the romantic centerpiece of this necklace, glistening betwee...(more)
Five feet (plus change) of intricate, finely textured links create this wonderfully versatile nineteenth-century Victorian classic, adjustable in length with the help of a striking shield shape double slide, overlaid, textured and enameled with characteristic ornamentation of the period. Wear it ful...(more)
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...! This artfully designed and sculpted snowflake (no two are exactly the same!) fell to earth sometime during the mid-1880s. Finely hand crafted in gleaming rosy-yellow gold, this Victorian jewel features an early old mine antique cushion-cut diamond (weighing ...(more)
A tantalizing and sizable antique pendant necklace highlighting an encircled multi-dimensional eight-pointed star motif composed of buff-cut turquoise, shimmering seed pearls and even four hard to find rose-cut diamonds twinkling through. At the bottom of the pendant are nine graduated free swinging...(more)
Each and every orbicular book link of this 17 inch, silver Victorian necklace is hand engraved with a fanciful foliate design. A delightful, hand fabricated, mid-nineteenth century adornment.
This regal and ravishing necklace, dating back to the latter-nineteenth/turn-of-the-twentieth century, glistens and gleams with 4.80 carats of gorgeous, bright-white old mine-cut diamonds, chief among them being a glorious central pear shape, weighing 1.55 carats. The pear shape is set in a graceful...(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 sparkling modern brilliant-cut diamond, weighing one-third-of-a-carat, is the crowning glory of this very special solitaire engagement ring, die-struck and hand finished in bright 18K white gold. The unusual and highly distinctive mounting is recently made with Art Nouveau-inspired openwork with a...(more)
Meet the beetles! Twenty-one actual scarabs with iridescent green carapaces - and no two are exactly the same!. Each is mounted atop a 10 karat rose gold four-prong setting. Exotic Egyptian Revival a.k.a. 'Cleopatra's ornaments' - circa 1850. 16 inches. This necklace is extremely delicate and has t...(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)
A regal and radiant, splendorous and sparkling, mid-nineteenth century necklace brimming with 16.50 carats of bright-white antique cushion-cut diamonds. Elegantly handcrafted in silver over 14 karat yellow gold, this noble treasure centers on a classic teardrop-shape pendant topped with a glistening...(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)
Three distinct design elements combine in this lithe and sensuous jewel dating from the mid-1800's. The central circular star motif frames a freely swinging antique cushion cut diamond while a cascade of delicate fringe dances below. A classic bow knot crowns this enchanting antique treasure. 2 1/4 ...(more)
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 exceptionally fine locket and collar herald from the Aesthetic Period during Queen Victoria's rein, circa 1880, and was crafted in Birmingham, England. The Greco-Etruscan motifs of the highly detailed collar are of the Castellani and Guiliano school and the delightful locket features a marvelou...(more)
This magnificent locket and collar herald from the Aesthetic Period during Victoria's rein circa 1880, and was made in Birmingham, England. The Greco-Etruscan motifs of the collar are of the Castellani and Guiliano school and the over-sized locket has marvelous elements of floral Japonesque style, ...(more)
An extra-lovely Victorian lavaliere, crafted in warmly oxidized silver over gold with an elegant open-work design and sparkling with an array of of old-cut diamonds, supports a slender briolette aquamarine crowned with a lustrous seed pearl. Although the aquamarine pendant was evidently added at a l...(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)
Old world elegance is beautifully captured in this majestic antique necklace, finely crafted in silver over rose gold - circa 1875. Five fanciful graduated sections designed around cushion-cut rubies alternate with diamond pendants surmounted by rubies, all of which suspend from slender knife-edged ...(more)
Here's something you don't see everyday, or ever for that matter! This 2 1/2 inch long (not including the loop) cross pendant is crafted in silver over gold and glistens with faceted round hematites (iron) dotted with tiny twinkling rose-cut diamonds. A dramatic and distinctive jewel in glorious m...(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)
This opulent late-Victorian/early-Edwardian jewel, finely handcrafted in platinum over 18 karat yellow gold centers on a richly saturated vibrant green emerald, weighing 2.60 carats. This gorgeous gemstone radiates from within a frame of sparkling old mine-cut diamonds which, in turn, is the focal p...(more)
7.75 carats of gorgeous old European-cut diamonds, featuring a high-quality 1.60 carat diamond in the center, sparkle loud and clear from the front half of this exquisite antique choker necklace, which, with the pressing of a couple small clasps, magically coverts into a beautiful antique bracelet. ...(more)
A rare, fanciful and consummately Victorian antique necklace adorned with seed pearls and accented with black enamel. This opulent jewel is draped all around with golden swags, each of which is punctuated with a dancing pendant drop. The elaborately ornamented centerpiece includes a textured foliate...(more)
An extra bright, crystal green emerald, weighing 1.25 carats and framed in diamonds, radiates from the center of this magnificent antique pendant, finely hand-crafted in silver over gold. The artfully designed cartouche is outlined with white enamel and is crowned with a classic diamond-set bow. A d...(more)
An absolutely ravishing (and rare) turquoise and diamond necklace crafted during the late-nineteenth/early-twentieth century. This original Belle Epoque (or Edwardian) jewel is comprised of seven pear-shaped turquoise drops, each of which swings back-and-forth inside a rose-cut diamond garland toppe...(more)
This romantic Victorian pendant necklace showcases a bezel-set, heart-shape cabochon garnet swinging inside a heart-shape wreath of rose-cut diamonds and tiny round rubies, along with a matching diamond bail above and matching garnet and diamond dangle below. Silver over 18 karat gold, circa 1890.
A happy family of three old European-cut diamonds, together weighing just under 2.50 carats, reside in beautiful matching buttercup settings, accented with striking black enamel, in this sublime original antique necklace, which upon request, can be converted to a pendant necklace and matching earrin...(more)
This striking, sophisticated and highly unusual locket necklace centers on a square cut-cornered, or octagonal, malachite plaque presented in a multi-layered beveled frame highlighted with contrasting periwinkle blue enamel and 18 karat yellow gold. The reverse discloses a hinged locket door in whic...(more)
This endearing and subdued Edwardian pendant necklace centers on a tiny single European-cut diamond set in a convex black onyx plaque decorated with silvery-white enamel accents. The plaque is framed on all four sides with a strand of small shimmering natural seed pearls punctuated with decorative ...(more)
Finely crafted in platinum over 18 karat yellow gold, and containing over 7.00 carats of diamonds, this sizable, stunning and regal treasure may be worn both as a brooch or as a pendant necklace. Fanciful open-work, an articulated leafy swag and swinging diamond drops combine with a sparkling array ...(more)
A rare and wonderful Victorian-era moonstone and diamond pendant necklace designed in a classic 'claw and egg' motif. Both moonstones exhibit distinct, shimmering bluish highlights. This lovely and dramatic antique pendant necklace measures 1 and 1/8 inch long, the attached chain measures 16 inches ...(more)
Now for something completely different: A golden nugget link necklace adorned with three reversible Star of David and three-leaf clover medallions! And, just for good measure, a large gold nugget with a genuine rough diamond pierced through its center swings from the bottom. Shalom and begorra!
Here is a rare and wonderful, American made, antique locket chain in warmly patinated two-tone gold. The 20-inch necklace of beautifully ornamented multi-dimensional links transitions to a removable two-inch section with a bale to accommodate a locket, pendant or watch. An exquisite and versatile an...(more)
A rare and ravishing angel skin coral necklace from the late-nineteenth century. Each of the fifteen coral buttons is delicately framed with a tiny beaded circle with three teardrop corals and four coral buttons dancing below. The original chain and Etruscan revival style granulated clasp complete t...(more)
A truly remarkable and ravishing antique diamond necklace of mid-Victorian vintage. Masterfully crafted in 15 karat yellow gold, this radiant beauty is comprised of ninety-two graduated sections: Forty-five old mine-cut diamonds, weighing 12 carats total, swing freely from a classic rose-cut diamond...(more)
This superb and sublime 2 1/2 inches long antique coral pendant is composed of five distinctive sections, the star of which is the magnificent coral section meticulously embellished with fine Etruscan style granulation. 14 karat with a warm and lovely velvety patina; circa 1885.
This Victorian era necklace is composed of sixty-seven graduated coral beads. They are deep orange in color and range in size from 4.95 to 8.40mm. The necklace is petite in length at 13 3/4 inches.
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.
A superb and stylish tassel locket from the mid-to-latter 1800s. A decorative, multi-dimensional overlay with a band of tiny light pink coral half-beads alternating with rose-cut diamonds adorns the front of the open display locket and is finished with a tapered row of nineteen dancing tassels; vin...(more)
An extra special antique necklace in 14K yellow gold with lovely handmade decorative double-sided links. 22 inches, deep warm patina.
Seven graduated yellow gold drops dance freely below a stylized geometric crescent crafted in subtly contrasting rose gold which, in turn, supports a golden dome with an applied rosette and gold swag in this dynamic and alluring pendant suspended from a classic Victorian 17 inch chain. Original sati...(more)
This delightful and relatively petite pendant locket with a matching bail from the latter 19th century will protect and keep a picture of your loved one close to your heart. A beauty.
This early to mid Victorian locket is constructed in 18 karat gold that features a beautiful fluted design throughout accented with geometric sides and gold beads. In the center you have an arc set with dainty seed pearls. The pendant opens to reveal a compartment for a treasured keepsake. Circa 18...(more)
A large, impressive and very beautiful antique pendant necklace with lots of open space. This Victorian head turner is rendered in silver over gold with a combination of rose-cut and old-mine cut diamonds totaling 3.50 carats, and with a single pendulum fresh water pearl swinging from the very botto...(more)
This 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.
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.
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 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)
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 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.
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)
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.
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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 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)
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)
Centering on a 2.15 carat old European-cut diamond surrounded by 6 European-cut diamonds weighing one-carat each, (plus 2 more carats of smaller diamonds) this sizzling diamond pendant, containing over 10 carats of dazzling white diamonds will light up any room. Crafted in silver over rose gold, the...(more)
A rare, wonderful and sizable antique pendant necklace, highlighting a luminous oval moonstone, presented in consummate Victorian fashion. The moonstone is held in place by no fewer than twenty-four prongs and is embellished with a subtle rope-motif frame, hand-engraved design elements, and three tw...(more)
This strikingly beautiful antique Victorian Etruscan revival pendant/locket/pin blasts with a sizable, deep rich blue lapis lazuli cabochon. The lapis is artfully framed in lustrous yellow gold ornamented with delicate granulation work. The reverse houses an open beveled glass locket compartment. Th...(more)
This no less than gorgeous Victorian heart pendant focuses on a lavender purple amethyst, which is happily nestled in the center of 2.75 carats of bright-white and sparkling old mine-cut diamonds. The slightly puffed heart is finely handcrafted in silver over gold, with the silver displaying a dark ...(more)
A 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 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)
A gorgeous and glistening antique cushion-cut diamond, weighing 1.25 carats, radiates from the center of a sparkling halo of a dozen small antique cushion-cut diamonds, together weighing 1.25 carats in this majestic antique Victorian diamond pendant circa mid-19th century. Well-oxidized silver over ...(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)
Here kitty, kitty....you'll roar with delight over this marvelous Victorian locket, featuring a detailed dimensional tiger bursting forth with a glittering old mine-cut diamond in his powerful jaws, his ruby eyes aglow. Crafted in sturdy 14k gold with a rich high karat "bloom". 1 2/3 inches long inc...(more)
At 15 inches in length, this classic Victorian pocket watch chain, comprised of novel, pretzel-like links, makes for a lovely 14K rosy-yellow gold necklace culminating in a 1 3/5 inch T-bar. A pair of typical swivel-claps seal the deal.