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)
This classic Victorian sparkler stars a bright and shining old European-cut diamond weighing .71 carats. The radiant rock is closely embraced all around by ten smaller stones - together weighing .60 carats (bringing the total diamond weight to 1.31 carats), and is accompanied by a GIA diamond gradin...(more)
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)
This sweet crowned heart brooch, signifying love and loyalty, is a lovely late-nineteenth-century example of a Scottish love token that dates back to the seventeenth century, when such jewelry and trinkets were sold in "luckenbooths", or lockable stalls, along the Royal Mile near St. Giles Cathedral...(more)
Rare and whimsical, original antique earrings depicting exotic blackamoors rendered in sculpted 14 karat gold and black and white enamel. Late nineteenth century, possibly Venetian.
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)
From Jugendstil Helsinki comes this charming and graceful solitaire ring, with a bright and glittering .18 carat mine-cut diamond in a sculpted buttercup setting. Beautifully handcrafted in rosy-yellow 18 karat gold, in a finger size 5 1/2. A wonderful rarity with Helsinki hallmarks and date mark.
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)
By way of late-nineteenth/early-twentieth century Great Britain comes this classic 'carved' ring, rendered in gleaming 18K yellow gold and featuring a multi-chromatic trio of glowing opals. The colorful gemstones are punctuated by two vertical trios of sparkling old mine-cut diamonds, and graceful s...(more)
A super-sized (about 50 carats) faceted cushion-cut citrine is the centerpiece of this colossal (2 3/4 inch by 2 1/4 inch) antique Scottish brooch beautifully crafted in silver and multi-color agates. Five distinct species of marbled agate, in contrasting earth tones, interlink to create an artistic...(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 lovely, traditional Victorian heart locket crafted in rosy-yellow gold, engraved with leaves and flowers and an unfurled ribbon. A perfect romantic and wearable keepsake for photos or a lock of hair (one origin of the word 'locket') Measures 3/4" long by 11/16" wide, suspended from a delicate 19" ...(more)
A marvelous late-nineteenth century silver and multi-colored agate figural brooch, depicting the garter that holds argyle hose in place for uniformed members of the Order of the Garter, the oldest and highest order of chivalry in the United Kingdom. Beautifully handcrafted and hand-engraved with a t...(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.
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)
A glittering frame of deep burgundy faceted garnets surrounds a large, glowing oval cabochon garnet in this very sumptuous Bohemian brooch. Hand-crafted in the gilded base metal typical for the time and place, nineteenth century central Europe. Measures 1 5/8 inches by 1 7/16 inches.
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)
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)
To keep you from casting adrift, a ship-shape late-nineteenth century Scottish silver and multi-color agate figural brooch in the always sea-worthy anchor motif. A classic and cool collectible for sailors and landlubbers alike. Anchors Aweigh! Measures 2 1/2 inches long by 1 5/8 inches wide.
A marvelous, large-scale sterling silver watch chain from late 19th century England, with classic Industrial Revolution ornamental style, and long enough to be worn as a stunning necklace as well. Superb! With English hallmarks, 24" long by 7/8' wide
This intricately designed 14 karat gold oval shaped locket, superbly rendered in the Etruscan Revival style, dates from the Victorian (nineteenth century) period. A center plaque of braided and beaded scroll scroll work is surrounded by numerous layers of intricate gold bead work. Suspended from a...(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 15K Yellow gold (hence British) Victorian book motif locket with beautiful blue enameling and engraving on the front and floral and scroll motifs on the reverse. You won't be able to put it down! This very lovely and unusual locket measures about 1 inch tall by 3/4 inch wide.
We think that these bright and shimmering antique diamond earrings, crafted in darkly oxidized silver over gold, were made long ago (nineteenth century) in an exotic land - perhaps Asia or the Middle-East. At slightly over half-an-inch in diameter they make for a romantic, sophisticated and showy st...(more)
A shimmering rose-cut diamond is set in silver atop an 18 karat rose gold frame and is surmounted by a latticework and rose-cut diamond pendant in this charming, distinctive and quite elderly antique necklace - circa early-to-mid-nineteenth century. (The center rose-cut diamond has the outline of ab...(more)
A darling variation on the tried-and-true star and crescent motif. In place of a twinkling star, this Victorian delight centers on a twinkling flower. Lovely. 15/16 inch by 3/4 inch.
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)
A classic, relatively petite but dynamic cluster or flower ring rendered in ravishing 14K rose gold. This nineteenth century Victorian beauty features a high-crowned, old mine-cut center stone, closely embraced by a softly scalloped frame of twelve smaller, similarly cut diamonds. An indistinct Euro...(more)
Sizzling antique diamond clusters to light up your lobes! These intense sparklers, dating back to the nineteenth century, are hand fabricated in 18K yellow gold and jam packed with bright-white, deeply cut old mine diamonds totaling 2.00 carats. Timeless, versatile classics with threaded screwback p...(more)
A distinctive and lovely 1930s era ring with a hint of nostalgia for late 19th century Victorian mourning jewelry. A substantial, glistening black oval onyx rests in a fanciful, rose and yellow gold foliated frame and is pierced dead center by a sparkling european-cut diamond in a white gold diamond...(more)
A bright-white old mine-cut diamond flashes from the centers of these dark, dramatic and romantic antique earrings and ring. The the darkly oxidized silver petals glisten with bright rose-cut diamonds atop 18 karat yellow backs and carved ring shank. Contrasting yellow gold stamens also surround the...(more)
These enchanting late-19th century antique earrings feature bright and dazzling mine-cut diamonds weighing just a tad under one carat total, framed in delicate milgrained platinum bezels in rich gold buttercup settings. The gorgeous diamond drops swing freely from a delightful neo-gothic finial moti...(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)
2.65 carats of dazzling mine-cut, antique cushion-cut and rose-cut diamonds are 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 added ...(more)
Exquisitely hand-fabricated in gleaming 14 karat gold, this darling Victorian brooch depicts a diamond-eyed Ouroboros - a serpent biting its own tail- an ancient Greek and Egyptian symbol of self-reflection and renewal. Measures 1 1/4 inch by 5/8 inch.
In the Victorian language of flowers, tulips signified passion, so the original recipient of this lovely brooch most surely knew her admirer was besotted. Exquisitely handcrafted in 14 karat with a rich high karat bloom, set with delicate shimmering seed pearls. Measures 1 3/4 inches long by 3/4 inc...(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)
Instead of Cupid’s arrow, this pearly Victorian pin is pieced through by a lustrous crescent. A 14K gold sweetheart measuring 1 3/4 inches by 5/8 inch.
Concentric circles of glittering old mine-cut diamonds, totaling 1.25 carats, join forces to create this high-voltage, late-nineteenth/early-twentieth century Victorian sparkler. Beautifully hand-crafted in platinum topped 14K gold, ring measures 9/16 inch diameter and is a finger size 5 1/4.
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)
A handsome and distinctive emerald-cut garnet, weighing 3.75 carats, emits a dark romantic glow in this stylishly tailored ring hand-crafted in rich 18K yellow gold. In a finger size 7 1/2.
Over 4.50 carats of closely set old mine-cut diamonds (and a handful of rose cuts) join forces to create high-voltage sparkle in these gorgeous, 1 and 3/16 inches long, late-nineteenth century Victorian cluster drop earrings, hand crafted in gleaming 18K yellow gold. 9/16 inch wide.
This wonderful antique bracelet comes with a touching story. According to the private seller, this beauty was worn as a wedding bracelet since its original acquisition - the back is engraved "Elsie A. Lombard Nov. 16th 1858".
Expertly carved in black and white sardonyx, a woman's profile stands in ...(more)
A marvelous and unusual variation on the late 19th century crescent motif, this delightful brooch deconstructs the shimmering pearl crescent mid arc and punctuates it with floating diamonds, sapphires and rubies. Hand-crafted in England in 15 carat gold, with English hallmarks and a rich antique pat...(more)
Delicate drop cluster earrings highlighting two lustrous natural pearls wrapped with 2.25 carats of sparkling old mine-cut diamonds and dangling from diamond set mounts. Crafted in 18K yellow gold, these classic antique earrings measure 1 inch long by 1/2 inch wide.
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 rubies set in butter cup...(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 rare and ravishing early Victorian diamond ring sparkles front and center with a 1.50 carat antique cushion-cut diamond surrounded by .40 carat of deeply cut old-mine diamonds. The central diamond section is in darkly gleaming silver, the style of the day, which adds extra dimension to the diam...(more)
A sparkling quintet of bright sparkling old mine-cut diamonds, together weighing 1.42 carats, join forces in this classic Victorian 'carved' ring, hand-fabricated in rich 18 karat yellow gold during the late-19th century. The five diamonds shine atop a gallery of carved graceful scrollwork. A classi...(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 small-scale antique Scottish kilt pin features bloodstone, jasper and banded agate capped with a faceted citrine in the shape of a thistle. This charming pin is crafted in 9 karat rose gold and measures 1 1/8 inches long.
Antique diamonds cut in the late-18th or early-19th century twinkle across the top of this lovely mid to late 20th century ring, made in faithful emulation of 1880s style. The ring is composed of a central navette set with three larger rose-cut diamonds and fully outlined with twenty smaller rose-cu...(more)
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.
A glittering array of rose-cut diamonds, arranged in concentric circles, create a glistening glow in this very lovely just-for-fun ring, dating from the late 1800s. 1/2 inch diameter.
A darling pair of Victorian flower earrings glistening with plum colored garnets centered with lustrous pearls and dangling from the same. 7/8 inch by just shy of 3/8 inch.
Utterly delightful and eminently wearable garnet drop earrings, crafted sometime during the last century in emulation of antique eastern European Bohemian garnet jewels. 1 1/4 inches long, gilded metal.
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)
From late-nineteenth century Great Britain comes this bright and sparkling five-stone sapphire ring nestled inside a border of glistening old mine-cut diamonds. The ring gracefully curves around the top of the finger for comfortable everyday wear. Five cushion-cut sapphires weigh 1.00 carat total we...(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 pair of barrel-shaped coral beads, capped with golden leaves, dance below Etruscan Revival style round gold beads, which in turn are surmounted by plain gold beads, in these fun and festive Victorian ear drops - circa late 1800s. Delightful. 1 1/4 inches long.
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.
A classic five-stone 'carved' ring from Great Britain, crafted in 18K yellow gold, aglow with a colorful quintet of opals with predominantly green, blue and orange flashes.
A collectable antique English Masonic ball fob, that opens to become a delightful pendant. 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 th...(more)
Five bright and shining old mine cushion-cut diamonds, together weighing 1.50 carats, join forces (along with eight tiny rose-cut diamonds) to create a continuous flash across your finger in this sparkling, original Victorian 'carved' ring, hand crafted in 18K yellow gold - circa late nineteenth~ver...(more)
A glistening snowflake of deep burgundy faceted garnets frame a large round cabochon garnet in this very lovely, Bohemian brooch, crafted in the usual gilded base metal, from nineteenth century central Europe. 1 1/8 inch diameter.
A delightful and sizable (2 inches by 1 5/8 inches) antique silver locket artfully adorned with a quasi-Japonesque nature scene replete with water, reeds, trees, rising sun and a pair of fine feathered friends, overlaid in rose and yellow gold, one of which is airborne and the other is just standing...(more)
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)
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 collectible 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, it opens out into the form of a cros...(more)
A shimmering natural pearl fills the center of a sparkling diamond halo in this angelic Victorian ring, dating back to the late nineteenth century. Nine high-color old mine-cut diamonds total one carat. The top of the ring measures 1/2 inch across. Ultra-lovely.
These pristine and magnificent, original mid-Victorian fringe earrings playfully dance with your every move. The 2 1/4 inch long earrings are lightly and delicately handcrafted in 14K gold are are thoroughly ornamented with consummate Etruscan revival granulation and wirework. Exquisite. Circa 1880...(more)
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)
A classic 5/8 inch wide, Victorian retrospective hinged bangle bracelet, crafted in sturdy 9 karat gold, by way of Birmingham, England - c. 1967 (so the hallmarks tell us). The top half is hand engraved with a scrolling foliate design and the bracelet is imbued with a soft velvety patina. Lovely.
A tantalizing triumvirate of gemstones - a .65 carat old mine-cut diamond flanked on each side with a bright, richly saturated square emerald-cut emerald, together weighing 1.30 carats, glisten and glow, side-by-side, in this classic three-stone ring, crafted in 14K yellow gold. The gemstones date f...(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).
A coruscating quintet of bright-white European-cut diamonds, totaling 2.00 carats, shine shoulder-to-shoulder to create a continuous flash across your finger in this quintessential Victorian retrospective carved ring, dating from the 1920s-30s. The vintage ring is superbly crafted in rich 18K yellow...(more)
A gleaming golden 'gate' bracelet from late-nineteenth century Great Britain equipped with an oversize spring ring and a padlock charm that formerly served as the clasp until someone permanently misplaced the key. 15K gold, 7 inches long by 3/8 inch wide.
They don't come much sweeter than this ravishing necklace, dating from the turn-of-the twentieth century, by the renowned American jewelry manufacturer - Frank Krementz Company of Newark NJ 1915-1950. This thoroughly feminine jewel is composed of bright, light turquoise and shimmering freshwater pea...(more)
A richly colored antique pendant, circa 1890, glowing with a deep amber-color, faceted Madeira citrine. The enchanting gemstone is elegantly presented in a delicately ornamented frame alternating with shimmering natural seed pearls and fan-shape Etruscan Revival-style motifs. A true Victorian jewel ...(more)
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)
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)
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)
Hallmarks tell us these rare and charming, antique rose-cut diamond earrings hail from late-19th century Budapest. Warm rosy-yellow 14 karat buttercup settings set the shimmering rose-cut diamonds off to beautiful effect and sit just below the ear. 5/8 inch long from the top of the earwire by 3/8 in...(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 bright and lively emerald-cut emerald, weighing nearly 4.0 carats (and presenting larger due to its cut) fills the center of a bold diamond frame sparkling with 4.0 carats total of sizable old mine-cut diamonds in this fabulous bauble dating from the earlyish-to-mid-twentieth century. The elaborat...(more)
Entwined ribbons of diamonds, dotted with pearls, create a glorious wreath to surround a dazzling 3/4 carat mine-cut diamond in this tantalizing turn-of-the-century jewel. Crafted in rich 18 karat gold, this lovely piece can be worn as either a pin or a pendant. Measures nearly one inch in diameter.
We are thrilled to present this rare, regal and altogether sublime antique diamond necklace. A masterpiece of Edwardian craftsmanship - circa 1900 - hand-fabricated in platinum over 18 karat gold, with 35.00 carats of well-matched, bright-white and dazzling antique mine-cut, European and pear-shaped...(more)
A beautifully weathered and darkly patinated 14 karat gold late-19th century locket with a finely detailed and dimensional floral bouquet, accented with tiny shimmering seed pearls and a fiery synthetic ruby. Measures 2 3/16 inches long and 1 3/16 inches wide, with space inside for photos of loved o...(more)
This very lovely Waltham ladies hunters case pendant (or pocket) watch makes for a stunning adornment and at the same time will keep you from being late for dinner. The front case sparkles with a diamond studded engraved pinwheel motif, the back is unadorned and awaits your initials, and a lovely o...(more)
Romantic and rare, these highly covetable mid-to-late-nineteenth century ruby and diamond earrings, crafted in deeply patinated silver over 9 karat rose gold, sparkle wildly with 1.75 carats of mine-cut diamonds arranged around fiery, fuschia-red emerald-cut rubies. These classic cluster, or flower...(more)
A lovely and ornate late-nineteenth century convertible pendant/brooch and earring combination in rich 14 and 18 karat gold and featuring highly dimensional, handcarved coral cameos of adolescent Bacchus (or Dionysus in ancient Greek). The mischievous Roman god of wine and revelry is shown, as is cu...(more)
An intriguing array of rose-cut and table-cut diamonds, totaling 1.50 carats, glisten from the blossoms of this sinuous and sparkling lily-of-the-valley brooch, masterfully handcrafted in rich 18 karat yellow gold - circa early-1800s. A ravishing rarity. 1 7/8 inches by 1 1/4 inches.
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)
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)
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)
A bright and lively matched pair of antique cushion-cut diamonds, together weighing .90 carats (about .45 ct. each), dangle from a pair glistening rose-cut diamonds in these sweet and sparkling, very wearable and original, 1.00 carat total weight, 19th century earrings crafted in silver over gold.
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 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 colorful Victorian Etruscan revival brooch featuring a bright turquoise enamel background finished with twelve lustrous seed pearls dotted in a star motif encircling a domed central motif adorned with six emerald-cut emeralds, totaling 2.00 carats, and embellished with fine twisted wire. This dist...(more)
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 bright and sparkling pair of old European-cut diamonds, together weighing 1.35 carats, radiate from within 14 karat gold buttercup settings in these rare original antique ear studs. Light up your lobes!
An exquisite Victorian-era brooch centered with a hard stone sardonyx, or banded agate, cameo expertly carved in three color layers. The ethereal figure is that of Athena bearing her characteristic shield and spear in a flowing and gauzy gown. Twinkling rose-cut diamonds frame this very special nine...(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)
Deputize yourself in high style with this scintillating Victorian five-pointed star brooch, crafted in silver atop 14K rose gold and featuring a sparkling three-quarter carat old mine-cut diamond accompanied by forty-five old mine and rose-cut diamonds bead set along the rays of the star and in deli...(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)
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).
Rare, all-original, late-nineteenth century diamond earrings crafted in sliver over 18 karat gold and sparkling madly with 2.50 carats of old mine-cut diamonds arranged in a classic cluster, or flower, design. 1/2 inch diameter, 3/4 inch long.
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 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 finger size 8...(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.
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 regal treasure dating back to the mid-19th century. A sparkling diamond snowflake crafted in dark oxidized silver over rose gold with a dangling, soft-white natural pearl looks splendid either as a brooch or necklace pendant. A superb and stunning antique adornment. Over 3.50 carats total diamond ...(more)
An exquisite and elaborate example of high-Victorian jewelry. Silver over 9 karat yellow gold quatrefoil-shaped links centered with a sweet foliate motif are dotted with rose-cut diamonds and culminate in a gorgeous diamond and natural pearl centerpiece. The central plaque is imbued with swirling cu...(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)
A fun and flashy Victorian diamond ring splashes across your finger with 30 closely set old mine-cut diamonds, totaling 2.00 carats. Two center rows of bright and shining diamonds are enclosed in an all around frame of the same creating a 7/8 inch by 1/2 inch gently curving oval of maximum sparkle.
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)
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.
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)
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.
Those tiny bright-red eyeballs staring at you are actually translucent red raised enamel beads set atop a white enamel background. This very unusual and very special Etruscan style Victorian bar pin is magnificently ornamented throughout with fine twisted wirework and granulated details. A truly sup...(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 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)
A regal eagle has alighted on a sprouting pedestal in this unique, unusual and relatively petite late-Georgian~early-Victorian intaglio ring, hand-carved in a shield shape banded agate. Hand-engraving adorns the gracefully fashioned shoulders and sides of the 18 karat yellow gold mounting; ring size...(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 single diamond sparkles from the center of sinuous interweaving scrolls, rendered in gleaming 14 karat gold, in this opulent adornment in the turn-of-the-twentieth century style. 1 1/4 inches across.
A glistening, slithery green enameled serpent, with a tasty, not too bite-sized, shimmering natural pearl on its tongue, is coiled around a pearl-studded crescent moon in this dramatic and unusual Victorian-era pin crafted in 14 karat gold. Just shy of 2 inches long by about 5/8 inch high.
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)
They do not come any better than this truly spectacular, deep rich-green, crystal-clear emerald-cut emerald in its original classic diamond setting from the late-19th to very early-20th century. Besides exhibiting the finest color imaginable, the emerald appears diamond-clean under a 10-power jewele...(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.
An early-eighteenth century, possibly Georgian, pendant and brooch featuring a glistening pair of lime-green peridots. The central emerald/scissor-cut stone is embellished all around with a shimmering array of rose-cut diamonds set in a graceful foliate design, rendered in darkly oxidized silver ove...(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.
This sweet fleur-de-lys stickpin is circa 1900 and designed in the Renaissance Revival style. The pin is set with a round cabochon opal in 10 karat yellow gold.
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.
This seriously sensational and majestic antique jewel is fit for a queen or, at the very least, a princess. A sparkling diamond, emerald and ruby bejeweled crown surmounts three hinged belts and buckles terminating in a diamond fleur-de-leis, all of which is intended to support the lapel watch or b...(more)
Something quite unexpected in an antique slide bracelet. Rather than hailing from Edwardian England, or its turn-of-the-century American cousin, this beauty came to us the long way - from Imperial Russia! This dramatic bracelet is a rich, rosy 14 karat gold curb link that is adjustable to any length...(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.
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)
Crafted in radiant rose gold during the late-nineteenth century, this darling Victorian jewel highlights a .40 carat cushion-cut sapphire accompanied left and right by a small twinkling old mine-cut diamond. The three gemstones are set diagonally across a graceful ribbon-like bypass design with upt...(more)
From arm's length (especially if you're over 40 years old) this big, bright and beautiful bauble resembles a 10 carat diamond. But it's not!
In fact, a dazzling 2.32 carat European-cut diamond, with a faint yellow tinge, is nestled in the center of nine of its smaller cousins, which together add ano...(more)
Eight deep royal-blue sapphires, together weighing 5.75 carats, are nestled within a sparkling wreath of old mine-cut diamonds in this sizable (1 7/8 inches by 1 3/4 inches) and sensational antique brooch, crafted in silver over gold - circa 1890. A flip-up loop on the reverse allows it to be worn a...(more)
Over six carats of shimmering, pastel aquamarines are celebrated in scrolling, leafy garlands dotted with delicate pearls in this enchanting turn-of-the-century necklace from England. Masterfully hand-fabricated in 15 karat gold, this romantic treasure at some point has been plated in rich 22 karat ...(more)
Sentimental yesterday, stylish today. This mourning bracelet circa 1870s is striking in its simplicity. One side is set with rectangular-shaped, heavily beveled black onyx with micro-milgrain finished edges, the reverse in flowing black enamel. 14 karat rose gold.
A softly shimmering cushion-shape moonstone fills an exquisite diamond-set frame in this unique and exotic antique jewel, crafted in silver over gold during the late-nineteenth century. 7/8 inch top. The ring is a size 9 and cannot be sized.
A pair of Victorian beauties are beautifully captured in bright pink coral in this splendid bracelet and earring set - circa 1885. The frame of the bangle bracelet is embellished with small sparkling round diamonds set amid golden rosettes and is embraced by graceful decoratively pierced shoulders. ...(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)
A gemmy deep-red oval ruby, weighing .81 carats, takes center stage against a glistening backdrop of old mine-cut diamonds in this sublime Edwardian age jewel, crafted in platinum over 18 karat gold - circa 1900. 13/16 inch long.
A diamond-winged butterfly has alighted on realistically rendered branch of golden leaves, blossoming with a sparkling, diamond-centered flower, in this very special Victorian brooch, inspired by Mother Nature herself. Spring eternal!
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 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)
With a magical interlocking flower pattern evoking medieval interlacing, ancient Roman mosaic and the Book of Kells, this resplendent, dynamic Victorian style ring, dating from the mid-century, has been lovingly restored by our skilled experts. Seven bright and twinkling transitional-cut diamonds an...(more)
A deep royal-blue, round faceted sapphire joins forces with a pair of sparkling old European-cut diamonds in this classic late-nineteenth century 'carved' ring, rendered in highly (and deeply) ornamented 14 karat rose gold. The initials R.T.B. are fancifully engraved inside the ring shank. Timeless ...(more)
An exquisite antique ring from the Victorian era. A 4.65 carat fine white opal is set ablaze by a fiery diamond border. 4.00 carats of very well matched old mine-cut diamonds embrace the opal which displays shimmering flashes of green and blue. Wow!
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 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)
A ravishing and remarkable late-18th~early-19th century flower brooch masterfully crafted 'en tremblant': "En tremblant" is a French term - meaning "to tremble". It was first used to describe 18th and 19th century jewelry where parts of the diamond set pieces were attached to a trembler to...(more)
Nine graduated antique-cut pastel citrine ovals softly shimmer in this romantic, exquisitely textured late 19th-century bracelet. Framed in double rows of tiered floral cannetille work, the lovely citrines display subtle, intriguing differences from one another. Fabricated in 14 karat gold, with a ...(more)
A magnificent, mid-19th century cross, rendered in warmly oxidized silver over rose gold and packed to the hilt with twelve antique cushion-cut diamonds totaling a whopping 11.00 carats. This divine sparkler measures 2 1/4 inches long (not including the diamond-set loop) by just over 1 3/8 inches wi...(more)
The imagery of this fine late-19th Century Renaissance Revival gold and enamel brooch was inspired by the masterpiece 'Madonna della Seggiola' (Madonna of the Chair) that hangs in the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, painted by the great Italian Renaissance painter Raphael in the year 1514. The highly det...(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)
A rare and gorgeous Montana cabochon-cut sapphire, measuring 5.00 carats, is displayed in this dramatic antique Victorian mourning ring, crafted in 18K yellow gold and finished with a rich black enameled lattice design. The inscription inside reads Emma Mathilda Halford died 9th April 1860. Due to t...(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)
One of the best and coolest antique Scottish bracelet's we've ever come across. This Victorian-era beauty is crafted in weighted 14 karat gold and is comprised of five plaques, each of which bears a Greek-key motif composed of a varied and dramatic color combination of agates. Masterful hand-engravi...(more)
This truly unique and thoroughly charming dragonfly, or possibly a stylized butterfly ring, circa 1890, glistens with pear-shape diamond and demantoid garnet wings and a diamond and garnet-centered abdomen. This gorgeous nature-inspired conversation piece is artfully rendered in 14 karat gold and re...(more)
This exceptional Victorian-era classic, handcrafted in 18 karat yellow gold - circa 1890 - centers on a gorgeous deep-green square-cut emerald weighing just under one carat. The beautiful gemstone radiates from within a glistening frame composed of eight old mine-cut diamonds, together weighing 1.5...(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)
A tantalizing trio of natural light-yellow, old-mine cushion-cut diamonds, together weighing 1.80 carats, shine shoulder-to-shoulder in this classic Victorian ring, beautifully sculpted in gleaming 18 karat yellow gold. Four center trefoil prongs do double-duty and three prongs on the outside, leadi...(more)
Three deep almandine garnets - emerald cut in the center and modified cushion cuts on each side - all of which are shallow cut and thus reflect their gold backing, glow from within masterfully hand-engraved octagonal frames in this superb antique bracelet from the early-Victorian (almost Georgian) p...(more)
Forty-three bright, light-pastel, faceted oval aquamarines sparkle all around this precious and pristine turn-of-the-century necklace by way of turn-of-the-century England - Charles S. Proctor, 15 Crey Street, Newcastle on Tyne - to be precise. Each gemstone glistens from within a decorative coronet...(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)
Twenty-one gleaming golden citrines framed in rich 18 karat yellow gold create a gorgeous, chic and sunshiny necklace, crafted sometime during the mid-twentieth century in homage to early-nineteenth century to late-Georgian/early Victorian cannetille style. This very bright and cheerful adornment me...(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)
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)
A colorful springtime bouquet of flowers framed with a black & white geometric design are intricately rendered in tiny tesserae in these wonderful antique micro-mosaic earrings by way of nineteenth-century Italy. Hight carat gold over silver, 7/8 inch.
Half French, simply stunning, and thoroughly exquisite 1 and 1/8 inch-long antique diamond ear drops. Each earring culminates in a 1.32 carat old European-cut diamond (2.65 carats total) sparkling from within fancy 14 karat gold double-tiered buttercup settings. These are surmounted by a slender gli...(more)
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 rare pair of extra-long and lovely original nineteenth-century Bohemian Garnet drop earrings. Each earring features a deep burgundy-red cabochon pear-shape garnet freely swinging inside a frame of faceted round garnets. A smaller faceted pear-shape garnet dances below. 2 and 5/8 inches long.
Adorable antique earrings, each glistening with a petite rose-cut diamond with a decidedly dark coloration, set in 10-prong buttercup settings. Low-key chic.
Deep royal-blue cabochon sapphires are encircled by a row of tiny twinkling rose-cut diamonds and an outer halo of sparkling European-cut diamonds in these exquisite and eminently wearable antique earrings, dating back to the the first or second decade of the twentieth century. Finely handcrafted in...(more)
A lovely and sentimental antique silver pin. A precious little angel earned her wings circa 1875. Just over 1 and 3/4 inches.
A very scarce and truly sublime original Victorian emerald and freshwater pearl necklace, lovingly handcrafted in high-carat yellow gold. Four crescent-shape sections, crowned with scalloped fans and adorned with delicate granulation, and dotted with a single small emerald, surmount emerald-set tref...(more)
A darling and dainty pair of everyday antique diamond drops set in silver buttercup settings with gold French wire backs.
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 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.
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)
An intimidating pair of Roman Centurions are depicted in perspective, in different colors and in high relief in this tri-color (black, white and brown) Victorian cameo ring artfully rendered in two-tone 18 karat rose and yellow gold. Notice the deeply embossed design on the ring shank. Just over 1/2...(more)
These mid-nineteenth century earrings are almost certainly of French or European origin, even though they are unmarked. Each earring glistens with a trio of rose-cut diamonds, set in silver atop an openwork dome adorned all around with shamrocks, or club (as in playing cards), motifs. Sweet.
Twin diamond-crowned serpents slither around a rich, green, elongated cushion-cut tourmaline in this exotic and entrancing Art Nouveau stick pin, artfully crafted in 18 karat yellow, circa 1900. The top measures 5/8 inch high, the full pin measures 3 1/4 inches long. The top is numbered on the back ...(more)
A simply stunning example of the Victorian enthusiasm for the natural world is found in this captivating ten-legged spider brooch. Masterfully crafted in silver over gold, this mischievous critter features a glowing striped agate body, gleaming ruby cabochon eyes and a glittering rose-cut diamond th...(more)
Comfortable and low on the hand, this gorgeous 18 karat gold Victorian ring features a soft and sweet opal with flashes of pink, lavender and green nestled between a pair of bright and sparkling old-mine cushion-cut diamonds, together weighing one carat. This late 19th century stunner is feminine an...(more)
This gorgeous, classic Victorian style 'carved' ring was crafted in London, England during the latter-twentieth century, incorporating vintage diamonds in faithful emulation of a nineteenth-century original. This ravishing ring stars an extraordinary 2.00 carat rich raspberry reddish-pink sapphire (...(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.
Meet your new pet! This rare and resplendent red-eyed reptile has been patiently waiting to caress your neck since the mid-nineteenth century. His ornately sculpted head is crowned with three garnets and two chrysoberyls , and he holds a shimmering freshwater pearl in his golden fangs. His lithe, sl...(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)
An exemplary suite of Victoriana. Delicate golden flowers dangle inside scalloped crescents surmounted by artful geometric motifs. The earrings measure over 2 inches in length and almost 1 inch in width. The pin top measures 1 5/8 inches across by 1/2 inch.
You will feel like royalty when you don this stunning and striking sapphire and diamond ring fashioned as a regally crowned cabochon blue sapphire. Rose-cut diamonds twinkle from silver settings, a beautifully pierced scroll ring shank wraps around the finger, and a surprise locket hides behind the ...(more)
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 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)
This intriguing and irresistible antique insect, finely crafted in silver over gold, is all abuzz with glistening rose-cut diamond wings, an opal and diamond banded, honey-colored tiger's eye abdomen, and tiny ruby eyes. A breathtakingly beautiful, brilliantly rendered and regal Victorian brooch fit...(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!
A truly exquisite and exemplary, all-original Victorian - Etruscan Revival necklace shimmering with twenty-two pastel-pink coral cabochons, each of which is displayed in intricately ornamented circular frames imbued with delicate granulation work and a warm, time-worn patina. One of the most ravishi...(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 bright and happy bracelet, from late-Victorian/early-Edwardian-era England, shimmers with alternating pastel-blue oval aquamarines and round raspberry-red tourmalines - an effective, yet highly unusual, combo. The very British 15 karat rose gold links artfully combine nautical-style links and t...(more)
This endearing and enduring English Victorian 'carved' ring is elegantly handcrafted in rich 18 karat yellow gold and sparkles across your finger with five bright old mine-cut diamonds totaling just shy of one carat. The five diamonds are dotted on each corner with tiny rose-cut diamonds and the sid...(more)
This extra-lovely central-European garnet brooch, crafted in 9 karat rose gold, is composed in three distinct layers of darkly glistening almandine garnets, including six heart shapes alternating with round pave' sections. Circa 1890, 1 1/4 inches diameter.
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)
A magnificently ornamented, multi-dimensional Victorian pendant and brooch centering on an elongated oval cabochon garnet overlaid with a sparkling diamond-set star. The concentric oval shaped sections are adorned with delicate Etruscan Revival granulation and twisted wire designs. A multi-strand ta...(more)
A precious and petite peridot and diamond pendant dating back to the turn-of-the-twentieth century. This 1 1/4 inches long jewel glistens with one diamond-shape and one pear-shape peridots with an entrancing lime-green color. The two gemstones are wreathed by tiny bezel-set old mine diamonds and are...(more)
Ms. Locke didn't paint the domed Moorish style building but she framed the colorful antique miniature in her signature style - gleaming, hand-hammered 19 karat gold. Old wine in a new bottle. This enchanting and exotic pin or pendant is equipped with a matching flip-up loop. 1 5/16 inches by 1 1/8 i...(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.
From late-nineteenth/early-twentieth century Roma, a magnificent, six-inch high crucifix, fully ornamented with colorful micro-mosaic inlays. The four corners display Roman architectural sites with St. Peter's at the top.
A splendid nineteenth-century double-tassel necklace (and removable brooch) adorned with consummate Victorian ornamentation. The elegantly modeled cartouche is crowned with a textured green gold quatrefoil leaf motif supporting a lustrous natural pearl center. Scroll overlays, fanciful black enamel...(more)
A beautiful nineteenth-century brooch, crafted in silver, featuring a lively faceted round-cut amethyst, weighing 8.50 carats, encircled by eighty-eight twinkling rose-cut diamonds set in delicate leaf-motif settings, weighing one-and-three-quarters carats. This colorful antique brooch measures 1 ...(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)
These intriguing antique amphora-motif earrings were originally worn during the Victorian period as mourning jewelry. These days, however, they make a sophisticated fashion statement and a dramatic compliment to your basic black wardrobe. The three-dimensional amphoras are hand carved in onyx with r...(more)
A three-dimensional sculpture of St. George slaying the dragon rendered in colorful enamel over 9 karat gold on a silver chain. This intriguingly delightful necklace is most likely of nineteenth-century central European origin. Because of the large percentage of silver alloy the gold is pale, almost...(more)
A pair of ethereal muses, draped in diaphanous gowns, are artfully handcarved in banded carnelian agate in these 1-inch long and especially lovely Victorian earrings crafted in 10 karat gold with seed pearl accents. Circa 1880, enchanting.
A very lovely, 1/4 inch wide, hinged bangle bracelet from the Victorian period, in well patinated 14 karat yellow gold, is adorned on the top half with delicately applied leafy granulation work.
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)
A gleaming, 18 inch-long antique necklace composed of gracefully graduating links alternating with deeply engraved, repousse-style links and contrasting bright, plain links. 18K hallmarks. Necklaces of this style are usually 14K, but not this one! A beauty.
A single European-cut diamond sparkles from the center of this colorful antique pansy blossom beautifully rendered in velvety purple and yellow enamel over deeply patinated 14 karat yellow gold. Early-twentieth century. 1 1/4 inch by 1 1/8 inch.
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 stately classical Roman building is captured for all time in teeny-tiny tesserae (mosaic tiles) in this colorful nineteenth-century Italian micro-mosaic brooch and pendant. The antique plaque has been remounted in gleaming and substantial hand-hammered 19 karat gold frame, set with four lustrous c...(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 endearing and enduring Victorian keepsake in which to keep a precious photo or a memento of a loved one. This charming, fully engraved book locket measures 1 1/8 inch by 13/16 inch and currently contains an artfully woven hair design. A beauty - circa 1875.
Striking, fun and festive, three-inch long, original Victorian chandelier earrings. These rare and wonderful adornments, crafted in highly oxidized silver over rose gold, are designed in a stylized floral motif culminating with a trio of diamond dangles dancing at the bottom. The glittering array of...(more)
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.
A pair of glowing celestial sweethearts snuggle up together in this ravishing and romantic early-Victorian-era moonstone and diamond pin, lovingly handcrafted in silver over rose gold, circa 1850. 7/8 inch wide by 3/4 inch high.
A bright and beautiful .40 carat European-cut diamond is held aloft by six golden prongs which seamlessly emerge from a gleaming 14 karat solitaire engagement ring. Superbly crafted during the early-twentieth century in enduring Victorian style.
A fabulous large scale antique cross - 3 inches high (excluding the matching 5/8 inch bail, by 2 1/8 inches across) - glistening with rich burgundy color garnets. The faceted gemstones are unusually cut with extra large tables which lend an entrancing mirror-like effect. A rare and wonderful jewel,...(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)
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)
Fabulous and fanciful original Victorian dangle earrings, finely handcrafted in three-color (yellow, rose and green) gold. Five geometrically designed tassels dance below an elaborately detailed center section overlaid with a leafy heart and flower. A lot going on in 2-inch long-plus inches of earri...(more)
A majestic royal blue cushion-cut sapphire, weighing 2.74 carats (but presenting somewhat larger due to a masterful lapidary), and accompanied by an American Gemological Laboratory certificate stating: Natural Corundum, No gemological evidence of heat, Origin: Cambodia (Pailin), radiates from within...(more)
Here is something we've never seen before in Egyptian Revival jewelry: A silver scarab, bejeweled with emeralds and ruby eyes, cleverly conceals a vinaigrette (not the salad dressing - a miniature snuff box from the Victorian period). The scarab is the centerpiece of a lovely organically inspired br...(more)
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.
Sapphires do not come any bluer (or old mine-cut diamonds much more brilliant) than the beautiful gemstones glistening in this exceptional late-Victorian bracelet, finely crafted in radiant 15 karat rose gold. Each gemstone is displayed in a stylized buttercup setting centered inside slightly torque...(more)
The design of this thoroughly charming and cheerful antique diamond ring rendered in ravishing rose gold is evocative of a diamond tiara. A .15 carat European-cut diamond glistens above a shimmering natural button pearl with a flourish of diamonds enlivening each side. A truly delightful, original V...(more)
A shimmering mauve colored natural pearl is fully surrounded by antique-cut diamonds set in a classic navette shape. This delightful Victorian ring is crafted in 18 karat yellow gold and measures 2 1/2 inches high by 1 1/6 inch wide.
Two carats of bright-white and sparkling old mine-cut diamonds, bordered on the inside with a splash of radiant red rubies, light-up this slice of moon that fell from the night sky, circa 1875. Beautifully crafted in 18 karat yellow gold; 1 inch across.
A rare and darling Portugese-made jewel to dress up your lovely locks, made after the hallmark dates of 1938, crafted in silver over gold, and glistening with rose-cut diamonds and navette-shaped amethysts. Sweet. 1 11/16 inch long.
This rare and wonderful two-section antique brooch, circa early-to-mid 1800s, is masterfully rendered in a multi-dimensional trefoil design overlaid with richly textured leaves budding with glistening garnet and chrysoberyl fruits. Delicate hand engraving and a distinctive bead motif add the finishi...(more)
This delightful and colorful antique flower brooch, circa 1875, is composed of richly textured two-tone 18 karat yellow and rose gold and glistens with three bright round faceted emeralds. This charming and artfully handcrafted Victorian jewel measures 2 and 3/8 inches long by 13/16 inch wide.
These colorful, deep-orange drops, probably from early-twentieth-century Italy, are comprised of a full coral bead surmounting a double-sided teardrop. The fittings are 14 karat gold, and the earrings measure 1 3/8 inches long.
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)
They don't come much sweeter than this original Victorian-era five-stone 'carved' ring. circa 1875. A quintet of pale pink 'angel skin' corals are punctuated by teeny-tiny twinkling rose-cut diamonds, all of which are set in gracefully scrolled 14 karat yellow gold. Delicate and darling.
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.
Measuring just a smidgen shy of one-and-three-quarters inches across, this beautiful nineteenth-century coral cluster brooch is significantly larger than the usual. The center button alone measures 15 millimeters across and is orbited by three rows of matching dark salmon color cabochons. A striking...(more)
A lustrous 8.6 millimeter cream-rose natural button pearl is cradled by glistening rose-cut diamonds in this extra charming jabot pin, finely handcrafted in platinum over gold, circa 1900. A glistening diamond arrowhead twinkles at the end.
'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)
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 detail of Raphael's angel, from his renowned Sistine Madonna painting, is lovingly and faithfully rendered in enamel painted porcelain and majestically framed in 18 karat gold with delicate Etruscan Revival style details. The reverse displays an open glass covered locket compartment with a finely ...(more)
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 utterly darling and delightful multi-colored gemstone and diamond ring, circa 1900. Three glistening diamond petals, each centered with a different color gemstone: ruby, sapphire and emerald, comprise this extra sweet, lovely and petite jewel. 9/16 by 7/16 inch.
This 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)
A pair of true electric-blue sapphires, together weighing 2.35 carats, radiate from within sparkling diamond halos and are surmounted by a single glistening diamond in these original 18 karat yellow gold, classic Victorian earrings, circa 1885. Twenty-two old mine-cut diamonds total 1.75 carats, 1/...(more)
A close family of old mine-cut diamonds, together weighing 3.00 carats, sparkle happily from a straightforward gypsy-style mounting. The three diamonds - 1.55, .75 and .70 carats respectively - display a bright and sunny yellow-tinted hue, and if removed from the mounting would most likely be classi...(more)
A rare and ravishing, Victorian-era, double-strand coral necklace featuring an exquisite 1 and 1/8 inch wide, French-made Etruscan Revival-style clasp exhibiting a coppery patina and centering on a 12 millimeter coral button. The coral strands measure 19 inches and 20 inches, graduate from about 4.5...(more)
This superb and stunning set, dating back about a century-and-a-half, features beautiful, deep orangy-salmon colored button corals presented in consummate Victorian Etruscan Revival splendor. Each of the three pieces are adorned with fine dancing tassels surmounted by exquisitely granulated circular...(more)
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)
An extra lovely, early-Victorian ring featuring a deep burgundy cabochon garnet glowing from within a wonderfully ornamented filigree mounting, delicately handcrafted in 18 karat yellow gold with a trio of twinkling rose-cut diamonds adorning each shoulder. A vintage sweetheart. This ring is curren...(more)
From the late 1800s comes this shimmering natural pearl and diamond ring, handcrafted in platinum over 18 karat yellow gold. The lustrous, slightly oval, semi-baroque pearl is encircled by one carat of sparkling old European-cut diamonds in this alluring and classic antique jewel.
Intoxicated merriment is being had by all in this fantastical 2 1/2 inch wide, and superbly carved, shell cameo brooch presented in a filigree heart motif frame. Wish you were here?
A darling little pair of original Victorian earrings, centering on a single buttercup-set pearl, and encircled by a lovingly detailed beaded frame, are accompanied by a matching 2 1/4 inch long bar pin rendered in two-tone yellow and rose gold. The earrings measure about 7/8 inch long. Original Vict...(more)
A lovely pair of Gypsy girls are beautifully rendered in colorful enamel in these darling antique shell motif earrings, crafted in 14 karat yellow gold with tiny seed pearls, green glass stones and scewbacks. Circa 1900, 3/4 inch by 5/8 inch.
A quintet of cabochon garnets, with a glowing cranberry color, glisten shoulder-to-shoulder in this straightforward five-stone ring crafted in ravishing 9 carat rose gold, circa 1880.
A pair of half-carat each, antique cushion-cut diamonds glisten from the center of these delightful and delicate openwork earrings from nineteenth-century France. The earrings are finely handcrafted in 18 karat yellow gold with tiny black enamel accents. 1/2 inch; French hallmarks.
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 and wonderful early-Victorian memorial bracelet (engraved '1847') conceals a sizable locket compartment under the hand-engraved and gracefully curved center section. The locket contains artfully braided blond and brunette hair. The back side is engraved "M.W.N.- M.N.P. 1914, ETI, Obt Nov 4th...(more)
A bright and lovely antique cushion-cut diamond, weighing .35 carat, glistens solo from this darling Victorian diamond solitaire ring crafted in ravishing rose gold. The swirl design is ornamented with lovely hand engraving and the inside of the ring shank is engraved "CB to JC 1892". A real sweethe...(more)
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 cool and distinctive Art Deco stickpin featuring a fancy-cut triangular moonstone pierced dead center with a twinkling European-cut diamond. The moonstone is ringed in platinum and is orbited by a trio of bright-blue Montana sapphires set within the platinum ring. The top measures 1/2 inch across,...(more)
Bright, light and very lovely Victorian drop earrings beautifully handcrafted in three-color 18 karat gold - yellow, rose and green - and each earring featuring four shimmering freshwater pearls. The top section is designed as a flower and the multi-dimensional pendants are overlaid with highly text...(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.
A colorful Georgian/early-Victorian diamond ring highlighting a bright-white half-carat rose-cut diamond orbited by eleven small rose-cut diamonds in a lovely flower, or star, design. The diamonds glisten atop a contrasting and dramatic backdrop of cobalt blue enamel. The enamel has some repair ...(more)
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.
A sinewy, ruby-headed reptile, with an extraordinarily long diamond-studded tail, is artfully sculpted in 18 carat gold in this wonderful and whimsical Victorian-era brooch, circa 1860. 1 3/16 inches by 1 inch.
A particularly grotesque and fearsome mythical winged creature, otherwise known as a Gargoyle, embraces a sparkling-white, old mine-cut diamond in her (it is a Goyle after all!) menacing claws. Circa 1900, 18 karat yellow gold, 1 1/4 inches.
An artful blending of Art Nouveau and neo-classical aesthetics distinguish this enchanting antique bracelet, circa 1900. Eight fancifully designed sections, joined by a matching hidden clasp, highlight a bright and glowing yellow-green, square-cut peridot. A truly ravishing antique jewel.
A high-quality 18 karat yellow gold ladies pendant (or pocket watch) by the fine Swiss watchmaker C.H. Meylan, was decorated after-the-fact with a graceful and glittering platinum and rose-cut diamond Swan encircled by twinkling platinum and diamond flowers. 1 and 1/8 inches with an embossed dial an...(more)
A splendid, and quite early, Victorian bracelet composed of thick, deeply engraved nautical style links alternating with sections of interlocking round faceted links. The bracelet is secured with a charming, and beautifully hand engraved, turquoise-set heart shape clasp with an open locket compartme...(more)
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.
Compared to their sapphire and diamond counterpart's, Victorian ruby and diamond bangle bracelets are relatively rare. Here we have an exemplary model glowing with nine ravishing, red, graduated oval rubies, together weighing 4 carats, interspersed with a pair of glistening old mine-cut diamonds for...(more)
'Round and 'round they go - seven Roman chariots - in an endless race around your wrist. Each finely hand-engraved cameo depicts a different form of chariot power - from left to right: a pair of ladies; a pair of horses; a pair of roosters, a pair of birds, a trio of birds; a dragon, and a team of f...(more)
This 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)
A delightful and exquisitely adorned Victorian locket from nineteenth-century England. Lovingly handcrafted in 15 carat yellow gold, this ravishing keepsake is decorated front and back with artful foliate hand engraving and a delicate rope border. This superb Victorian treasure measures 1 1/8 inch h...(more)
This delightful antique bracelet from the Victorian period highlights a single three-quarter carat European-cut diamond. The sparkling diamond is embraced by an open, feminine, scrolled setting rendered in ravishing rose gold, displaying a well-earned soft patina. A delicate, sweet and lovely antiqu...(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.
This fantastic and marvelously detailed antique cuff bracelet features a superbly rendered, life-like belt overlayed atop a 1 1/2 inch wide sterling silver bangle. A beauty! Circa late 1800s.
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)
Ultra rare and exotic. This turn-of-the-century treasure is designed to display a feather plume from usually an Egret or Heron (it also looks beautiful without). Although typically associated with the Jazz Age, this piece dates back to the late Victorian / early Edwardian period. Composed of platinu...(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.
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 colossal (over one-and-a-half inch wide) vivid marbled green, round malachite cabochon is simply presented in a hand-engraved, 9 karat gold frame with a graceful scroll motif. Thus, this bold and colorful Victorian brooch is more than likely of British origin. A couple very minor flaws surfaced i...(more)
This classic, Victorian-style diamond ring elegantly presents a beautiful 1.00 carat European-cut diamond. The sparkling diamond is held aloft by six golden prongs which seamlessly arise from the shoulders of the ring shank. The curved openings between the prongs reflect glimmers of light which lend...(more)
A luminous trio of moonstones and a sextet of rich, royal blue sapphires, together weighing over 2.00 carats, join forces to create this enchanting bar brooch crafted in ravishing rose gold during the very early twentieth century. Two inches long.
The multi-talented Greek goddess and proto-feminist Athena, or in this case, her Roman incarnation Minerva - goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill - (to name just a handful of her manifold at...(more)
A shimmering pearl studded lily-of-the-valley gently embraces the top of a curved plaque composed of shiny black onyx in this precious and pristine hinged cuff bracelet, circa 1875. Consummate Victoriana - just a tad shy of three-quarters of an inch wide.
This 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)
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.
This wonderful suite of garnet jewels, comprising a brooch and a pair of earrings, highlight glowing deep raspberry color garnets arrayed in circles atop multi-dimensional 18 karat golden 'wedding cakes'. The brooch is fitted on the reverse to accommodate a drop. The suite is housed in its original ...(more)
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.
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)
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.
A colorful splendorous nineteenth-century bracelet comprising seven oval plaques of bright, marbled green malachite. The plaques are bezel-set in 14 karat (or Russian 56 percent) gold with a gracefully rippled border. Six plaques measure 1 inch by 3/4 inch and the largest plaque, which conceals the ...(more)
This classic navette shape Victorian ring sparkles with eighteen tightly-set old mine-cut diamonds and a single deep red ruby. This darling, modestly-sized dazzler, circa 1885, measures just shy of three-quarters of an inch long.
A talented trio of European-cut diamonds, together weighing 1.75 carats, sing-out and sparkle in perfect harmony from this classic English Victorian ring consummately carved in sturdy 9 karat gold. The center diamond weighs three-quarters of a carat and its two companions add up to one carat. An end...(more)
A wonderful American, Victorian-era bar brooch, circa 1850s, comprised of twelve separate inlays of light and dark gold-in-quartz plaques. This rare and collectable, mid-nineteenth century jewel is rendered in richly patinated 10 karat rose gold and measures just shy of three-inches long.
A darling pair of original Victorian ear drops, each sparkling with a bright .18 carat old mine-cut diamond - .35 carats total - set in stylized buttercup settings.
An ancient bearded ancestor of Gene Simmons (of the band Kiss) is artfully hand carved with his tongue fully extended in this unique and comical conversation piece. Victorian, 9 karat rose gold, 3/4 inch high.
A rare and unusual nine-inch watch chain composed of twenty-six small gold nuggets and displays a square rose gold fob composed of four triangular gold-in-quartz inlays. A T-bar and a swivel clasp adorn each end. Circa 1850, the initial 'S' is engraved on the reverse of the fob.
A 2 and 3/4 inch-long faceted amethyst topped pin secures a circular multi-color agate pin to your kilt or coat. Three faceted Citrines add some extra spice and the reverse is hand-engraved with a mysterious Cyrillic message. Bonnie!
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.
Not quite direct from Birmingham, England comes this sparkling solitaire diamond ring featuring a bright .44 carat old mine diamond, star-set in an 18 karat 'gypsy' setting, replete with British hallmarks and signed S. Bros.
A rare and thoroughly wonderful Victorian tassel necklace composed of rich 18 karat graduated spring gold. This exemplary antique necklace focuses on a pendant locket shimmering with a luminous moonstone adorned with Etruscan revival ornamentation continuing on to the matching bail above. The rever...(more)
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 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)
A petite antique fob in 14 and 9 karat gold. The fob features a citrine colored intaglio which is also a key. An interesting bauble to adorn your watch chain.
This petite fob, crafted in 18 karat yellow gold, features a carved banded agate in the shape of an Irish shillelagh, or Irish walking stick. The antique fob also features a small bloodstone seal.
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 Roman Centurion is depicted in profile in this expertly carved white opal displaying scattered flashes of orange, yellow, green and blue. The cameo is presented in an antique rose gold oval frame decorated with black enamel stripes and a decorative leaf motif on each end. The opal is bezel set int...(more)
Gorgeous, shimmering, velvet pink and gold enamel petals surround a single sparkling old mine-cut diamond and black enamel and gold stamens in this sublime turn-of-the century flower pin and pendant, circa 1900. 1 and 1/4 inches.
If this were a conventionally-cut oval diamond it would easily clock-in between seven and eight carats. But since this (sadly) is not the case, we're estimating it to weigh between three and four carats. In any case, this antique rose-cut diamond is bezel-set in a foil-back setting, which gives the ...(more)
A radiant and noble Victorian beauty is elegantly portrayed atop a gorgeous, highly-translucent, apricot-colored carnelian in this superlative nineteenth-century cameo brooch framed in rich 18 karat yellow gold with glistening rose-cut diamonds punctuated with glowing natural pearls. Engraved on the...(more)
A fierce and toothy diamond-eyed serpent is bedecked with a glistening row of rich red rubies (2.75 carats total) on its exquisitely engraved head and back, in this superb antique hinged bangle bracelet crafted in rich 18 karat yellow gold, circa 1875.
An angelic presence is captured in mid-flight in this enchanting and ethereal antique shell cameo elegantly presented in a graceful golden frame with leafy overlays. 21/8 inches by 1 3/4 inches.
Honestly, this is a lyre. 1 and 1/8 inches long and shimmering with tiny natural seed pearls. Circa 1890.
Here is one of the finest Victorian period covered gold lorgnettes we've come across. Both sides are adorned with a combination of superlative hand engraving and engine engraving displaying graceful neo-classical design motifs. One side is engraved with fanciful initials. A true Victorian beauty. 5 ...(more)
A bold and truly stunning Victorian cuff bracelet featuring five guilloche enameled plaques in striking cobalt blue each presenting a radiant red old mine Burmese ruby - four oval rubies and one central emerald-cut ruby weighing 16.00 carats total - each of which is framed by a sparkling diamond se...(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)
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)
This exemplary antique watch chain with T-bar features extraordinary and unusually shaped links, each of which is adorned with tiny six-pointed stars connected by geodesic slave links. Including the swivel clasp and jump rings the two chains measure 6 1/2 and 7 1/2 inches respectively. The chain is ...(more)
A friendly spider to adorn your wardrobe. This spider brooch is crafted in silver and set with two cat's eye quartz cabochons and deep red eyes.
A trio of classic beauties are depicted in glorious black & white onyx cameos and presented in exquisite style in this original Victorian pin and earring ensemble. The tasseled set is lovingly crafted in two-tone 14 karat rosy-gold and accented with tiny shimmering seed pearls. All three pieces ...(more)
A classic Victorian female bust is carved in exceptionally high-relief in the 19th century hardstone agate cameo. The wide bordered frame is fully hand engraved for a rich finish. The frame looks English and is marked 18K with makers marks "BBK" although the gold tested a bit lower. This is a great...(more)
A diminutive, high-quality Edwardian jewel, very finely hand-crafted in platinum over 18 karat gold in France, circa 1900. A single European-cut diamond sparkles in the center of a line of shimmering natural seed pearls embellished top and bottom with twinkling rose-cut diamonds. Delicate hand engra...(more)
A miniature cupola, measuring 1 and 1/4 inches in diameter, adorned with a spirographic design in cobalt blue enamel and crowned with an eight-pointed star of rose-cut diamonds and a single natural pearl, forms the top of this pristine 19th century Victorian bangle bracelet, sized for a diminutive w...(more)
Here is the most beautiful and amazing woven hair bracelet we’ve ever seen. The center plaque and clasp combination highlights a uniquely-cut, elongated octagonal amethyst with a faceted back and a cabochon (or buff-cut) top. The 18 karat yellow gold cartouche plaque is elaborately decorated with ...(more)
This splendid brooch and earring set from the late-nineteenth century features three superbly carved Carnelian cameos, each depicting a radiant Victorian beauty. The cameos are elaborately adorned with flowing golden braids, granulation and bead work, and each supports five distinctive matching tass...(more)
The Basilica di San Pietro and ruins of the fabulous Forum are depicted the hard way in this lovely antique micro mosaic pin and earring suite.
The pin measures one inch in diameter, the earrings 9/16 inch.
Magnificent Victorian diamond and natural pearl ear drops. Like glistening articulated tridents risen from the sea, these stunning silver-topped gold earrings shimmer with 2.50 cts. of old mine and rose-cut diamonds embracing six natural pearls culled from Neptune's depths. Wonderful dark antique pa...(more)
A pair of richly colored oval sapphires, together weighing 3.70 carats, display a deep lavender-pink hue and glow from sparkling scalloped frames of old mine-cut diamonds surmounted by diamond-set leaf motif pendants. These gorgeous, vintage drop earrings from the early-twentieth century measure 1 a...(more)
This exceptionally graceful Victorian diamond pin is packed with 2.30 carats of glistening old mine-cut diamonds. The beautiful antique jewel is rendered in rich 18 karat yellow gold and is comprised of two sparkling mirror-image swooshes. Just shy of two inches long.
These captivating Victorian-era (late-1800s) cabochon garnet earrings presage the flowing organic design styles of the Art Nouveau period waiting just around the corner, circa 1900. Warmly patinated 14 karat yellow gold, 2 and 1/8 inches long, evidence of past repairs, ear wires added later.
This lovely hinged bangle with sapphires and diamonds, crafted in platinum over yellow gold, is designed with a light open top displaying bright cornflower blue Ceylon sapphires alternating with sparkling diamond-set stylized fleur de lys. A delightful antique bangle bracelet, circa 1900.
A cool and artsy three-tine hair comb with a sleek geometrically designed 14 karat yellow gold and tiny rose-cut diamond ornament. Circa 1890-1910, with a soft velvety patina. We think the comb portion is made from animal horn. 4 3/8 inches by 11/16 inch.
From nineteenth century Italia, a beautiful hinged bangle bracelet set all-around with graduated coral buttons displaying a dark salmon color with a slight hint of orange. Frutti de Mare!
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)
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.
This study in gray and white agate, with a touch of butterscotch in the center, measures just over 1 and 3/4 inch in diameter. A stylized Celtic cross overlays a circle pin in this very cool nineteenth-century Scottish kilt pin.
Clocking in at over two inches diameter, this grand antique Scottish pin shimmers in silver set with closely banded multi-hued gray agate. Celestial!
And at 2 and 1/2 inches by 2 and 3/8 inches, quite a sizable 'miniature' it is! Edwin Booth, the greatest American actor of his day, and brother of the reviled presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth, and costumed as his most notable character - Brutus, in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar - is colorful...(more)
A sizable buff-cut cabochon garnet shimmers and glows from a regal setting, hand crafted in silver over gold, and outlined with one carat of sparkling, deep-cut, antique cushion-cut diamonds. A graceful foliate ring shank completes this early-Victorian, possibly Georgian, beauty. 3/4 of an inch by 1...(more)
A queenly presence inhabits this exemplary and truly exquisite peridot and diamond Victorian brooch and pendant. Her royal highness is magnificently carved and captured atop a glowing green peridot weighing approximately seventeen carats and framed by twenty-six bright white, high-quality European-c...(more)
This entrancing 'torpedo' shape opal brooch glows all around with a vibrant palette of pastel colors and fiery orange flashes. It is set in 15ct rose-gold - thus it is most likely of Victorian British origin. A splendidly radiant, one-of-a-kind adornment measuring just a smidgen shy of 2-inches long...(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)
From the turn-of-the-twentieth century, an enchanting, slender and gracefully flowing navette (or marquise) shaped diamond dinner ring. This ravishing and romantic ring was lovingly hand-crafted in richly colored 14 karat yellow gold, which, being unusual for Edwardian jewelry, may even date it back...(more)
You know the pens - here is the mountain! Majestic Mont Blanc is covered in snow with the bridge of Saint-Martin in the beautiful French Chamonix valley in the foreground. Superbly hand painted in colorful Swiss enamel over copper and framed in hand engraved yellow gold. 2 and 1/8 inch by 1 3/4 inch...(more)
Sixteen individual pieces of multi-colored agate comprise a tartan plaid-like mosaic in this splendid 2 1/4 inches by 5/8 inch antique nineteenth-century Scottish kilt pin.
1 and 3/4 inch round pendant featuring a superlative hand-carving of a female bust surrounded by an interlacing ribbons with a beaded border carved out of Gutta-percha - a dark rubbery, organic substance derived from tropical trees (Sapotaceae palaquium). From the mid 1800's it was used in jewelry, ...(more)
A gorgeous and colorful 18 karat yellow gold open face pocket, or pendant watch with stem wind, button set, white porcelain dial, sub second dial, black Roman numerals, and intricate multi-color enameling around the dial and the reverse. The cover portrays an angelic cherub in mid-flight. This beaut...(more)
This gorgeous antique necklace drop glistens with a rare lemony-green faceted peridot, weighing 5 carats. This beautiful gemstone is presented in a romantic and regal frame, crafted in silver over gold, and sparkling with tiny old mine and rose-cut diamonds in a repeating open heart shape pattern. W...(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)
This classic antique emerald and diamond ring shines brightly with a vibrant, rich green, Colombian old-mine (Muzo) Emerald weighing 3.35 carats. The gem is wreathed by twelve sparkling old mine-cut diamonds set in 18 karat yellow gold. Circa 1890 with worn vestiges of English hallmarks visible insi...(more)
Twelve-and-a-half carats of old mine-cut diamonds sizzle in all directions in this fantastic antique diamond clip brooch, finely crafted in rich 18 karat yellow gold. The central section is composed of 11 larger diamonds each of which shines and sparkles from an elaborate buttercup setting. The mult...(more)
A stern and distinguished, goateed, starched collared and bow-tied nineteenth century gentleman is masterfully depicted in this unusual antique shell cameo. The classic hand-engraved Victorian frame is further enhanced with black enamel ribbons. Signed on reverse - 'Adele H. 1859'. One fissure on up...(more)
Here's something you don't see everyday: A large and elaborately ornamented antique silver brooch from mid-nineteenth century middle-Europe, in the form of a veritable mini-mythological palace, guarded east and west by a pair of vigilant large-breasted griffins, and adorned with dark faceted garnets...(more)
A rare and fabulous pair of antique diamond cloak, or hat, or stickpins from the late 19th century. These original disco balls contain approximately 560 individual round diamonds, set in silver, totaling about 7.00 carats. A 9 1/4 inch yellow gold Victorian chain connects the two pins which are als...(more)
A dramatic, rare and unusual Victorian jewelry suite in glorious black, white and gold. Matching ornamental orbs, rendered in yellow gold, matte finished black enamel and white seed pearls, swing from from a matching bar pin as well as your ears. What was once considered mourning jewelry (one and a ...(more)
Here's a rare combo. We often come across Victorian bracelet, brooch and earring sets, but this may be the first matching brooch and ring set we've seen. The gorgeous bracelet exhibits a wonderful 'mermaid' design of a relatively small scale (pun intended). The bracelet slides under a high-profile, ...(more)
This original Victorian bar pin measures just shy of 2 1/8 inch long and sparkles with three old mine-cut diamonds weighing three-quarters of a carat. The light and airy Victorian symbolism includes a central sunburst flanked by a pair of hearts.
A wonderful antique Italianate carved coral composition pin just shy of 1 3/4 inches wide by 1 5/8 inches tall. Three tall oval cabochons are wonderfully framed by intricate twisted rope and neo-classical ornaments all rendered in perfectly matched coral with rose gold bracing on the reverse. A deli...(more)
A superb and sentimental memento from Victorian times. A stylized butterfly is created from the gossamer hair of a departed loved one and a handful of teeny-tiny seed pearls. The strikingly beautiful frame is created from overlapping sections for added dimension. Just a tad shy of two inches by 1 a...(more)
A striking 1 3/4 inch by 1 1/2 inch antique Victorian brooch centering on a large oval black agate with a outer band of white - otherwise referred to as a 'bull's-eye' agate. The golden frame is adorned with classic Victorian ornamentation.
Here is a superbly detailed hunters case pocket watch by the great American watchmaker - Elgin. At 1 3/4 inches diameter this watch swings both ways - male or female. The perimeter is decorated with a striking scalloped design with each scallop embellished with a gold bead on each side. Both sides o...(more)
A simply stunning dinner ring from late 19th century France.
Three Victorian floral motifs with round and oval-shaped petals are composed of gemmy red old-mine Burma rubies surrounding old European-cut diamond centers. The blossoms are outlined by an undulating line of small antique cushion-cut diam...(more)
A bookish Griffin is caught meditating on the contents of a dense philosophical tome in this delightfully whimsical antique pin (or pendant) with a locket compartment on the reverse, rendered in silver with rose gold overlay with plentiful patina. 1 7/8 inches by 1 1/4 (plus) inches wide.
A lovely young lass sporting a grapevine headdress atop her flowing tresses comes to life in this superb antique pin. The reflective concave frame produces a shimmering halo effect and is embellished with tasteful Victorian gold beading. Just over one-and-a-half inch high by 1 1/8 inch wide. A delig...(more)
This magnificent and regal Victorian showstopper measures an ample 1 and 1/2 inches by 1 and 1/4 inches, and radiates with a sunburst of 3.50 carats of lustrous old mine-cut diamonds. This substantial brooch is intricately crafted with consummate Victorian details: Textured gold, fine granulation wo...(more)
A striking, multi-dimensional antique turquoise brooch supports a removable turquoise drop with bearded fringe which, in turn, perfectly matches the accompanying pair of earrings. All four elements are beautifully ornamented with a cluster of small turquoises and fine hand engraving and granulation ...(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)
A sweet pair of Swiss enamel earrings from the Victorian period. These Etruscan revival style antique earrings each feature a miniature of a seated young lady in colorful dress painted in the Swiss enamel style; framed in gold and graceful scroll motif detailing.
A sweet and petite antique cameo ring crafted in 18 karat yellow gold. The onyx cameo depicts a woman in profile in a diaphanous gown framed in a twisted wire motif with both rose cut diamonds and seed pearls. Please note that this ring is currently a size 3 so there may be an additional charge for ...(more)
We are very pleased to offer for sale this rare and exquisite antique bangle bracelet, crafted in 18 karat yellow gold, and set all around with electric green Demantoid garnets bordered on both sides by sparkling old mine-cut diamonds. The sides of the bangle are decorated with a carved scroll motif...(more)
Elegantly carved in white atop a deep gray background this serene classical beauty with flowing curly tresses, further embellished with hair ornaments, is encircled by forty-eight natural pearls set in an 18k yellow gold frame. A gorgeous antique cameo brooch, circa 1875, measuring two-inches by 1 a...(more)
The Victorians were a very sentimental lot. Many years were spent mourning a departed loved one and women proudly wore all sorts of jewelry to commemorate them. One commonly dispalyed remembrance was a lock of hair. This gold filled memorial brooch is a lovely large design with scrolling motifs with...(more)
One of the coolest decorative fobs we've seen in sometime. A fantastic spiderweb turquoise specimen with rich copper color matrix is presented at the bottom of a sizable and highly ornamented fob. The fob is suspended from a black grosgrain ribbon (frayed at one end) embellished with a beautiful mat...(more)
A stellar silver over yellow gold creation, its rays sparkling with seventy-two European-cut diamonds and a fiery .85 carat center European-cut, for a total of 4.50 carats of animated shimmer. The reverse is cleverly equipped with a fully retractable hinged bail and a pin to switch from brooch to pe...(more)
Ten glowing, foil-backed, grape colored amethysts emblazon the tops of intertwining ribbons in this wonderful antique lovers knot pin with decorative engraving and texturing on the darkly patinated 14 karat yellow gold half-rounded ribbons. This romantic early-Victorian brooch measures 2 1/8 inches ...(more)
This heavy-weight 14 karat yellow gold antique watch chain is 15 3/4 inches long and is decorated with geometric, "industrial revolution" era links and is finished with a T-bar and 14 karat gold filled swivel clasp.
An impressive 18 karat tri-color gold Waltham hunter case pocket watch. The white porcelain dial features black Roman numerals, blued spade hands, and a sub second hand. The case features wreath of yellow and green gold as platinum applique on both sides. The Vanguard movement is 23 Jewels, number...(more)
A superb, all original antique bangle bracelet from the Victorian-era tastefully ornamented with turquoise half beads, gold bead work and fine interlacing rope motif overlays. The beautiful bracelet exhibits a warm and well earned antique patina. Circa 1885.
An antique 14 karat yellow gold black enamel mourning bracelet. This bracelet features a lily of the valley motif set with tiny seed pearls. This bracelet is best suited for a small wrist. Minor damage on black enamel and small dents on inside of bangle.
A precious 14 karat rosy yellow gold bangle bracelet from the Victorian period, circa 1881. This black enameled mourning bangle is decorated with a lily of the valley motif studded with tiny natural seed pearls. Engraved on the side of the bangle: 'J.L.N to E.W.N ' 'Dec.26-81.' This bangle is best s...(more)
Elegantly carved in high-relief this Victorian beauty boasts a highly detailed hairstyle and classic features in white atop a wonderful very translucent taupe-gray background (which tuns white when held up to the light). The simple frame is crafted in 18k yellow gold. An exceptional and quite substa...(more)
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)
This Victorian classic which was intended long ago as mourning jewelry, in today's day and age makes for a dramatic fashion statement. The hinged gold bangle is colored with glorious black enamel decorated with five shimmering white seed pearls, floral motifs and delicate hand-engraving. 5/8 inch wi...(more)
This 1 1/4 inch-long and slender navette-shaped Victorian ring highlights a line of seven old European-cut diamonds surrounded by twenty-four old European and mine-cut diamonds prong-set in 14k rose-yellow gold for a total diamond weight of 2.00 carats.
A Victorian era gold filled chatelaine belt hook overlaid with exquisite multi-color gold floral ornamentation. 3 inches long by 1 1/8 inch wide. Engraved "J. O. Brown" on the reverse. Unique, rare and beautiful.
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.
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)
This marvelous antique brooch with an open locket compartment on the reverse exhibits quintessential Victorian ornamentation. The high-domed center is crowned with a turquoise studded star and all four sides of the navette shape cartouche is emblazoned with a mini turquoise studded tiara. This beaut...(more)
A fabulous and enchanting, old mine Lightening Ridge opal radiates every color imaginable from this turn-of-the-twentieth century, neo-classic gold and diamond pin. Glorious!
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)
Exceedingly rare and wonderful collectibles from the California Gold Rush. A fabulous 1 and 5/8 inch-long bar pin with a gold braided frame accompanied by matching earrings of contrasting light and dark checkers of gold-in-quartz. Both the pin and earrings are stamped "G.C.S. & Co" - for George ...(more)
This exceptional early-Victorian cameo depicts the classic female in profile, carved of semi-transparent hardstone in a honey colored hue. Her curled tresses are upswept and adorned with a laurel leaf wreath. The cameo is set within a rich 18 karat gold Etruscan revival beaded frame. A tiny, hardl...(more)
Nine graduated opals, each punctuated by a pair of twinkling rose-cut diamonds, adorn the top of this classic, all original, late-nineteenth century hinged bangle bracelet.
This unique and sizable (over 3 1/2 inches long) Renaissance-inspired cross is nothing short of spectacular. Intricately decorated on both sides: The front of the cross is set with twelve early table-cut emeralds totaling 38.00 carats! framed by delicate red ...(more)
18K Yellow gold Victorian emerald and diamond ring with a traditional marquise shape set with a cushion cut emerald and further set with European cut diamonds. The Gemstones are described as follows:One Cushion Cut EmeraldWeight: .30 caratTwenty European Cut DiamondsWeight: .75 carat total weightCol...(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.
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 classical beauty is wonderfully captured in profile in this magnificently carved round shell cameo presented in a fabulous, geometric 14 karat yellow gold frame with a soft velvety patina. Circa 1885, 1 5/8 inches in diameter.
After about 125 years this lovely brooch and earring family have remained happily in tact. Quintessential, multi-dimensional Victorian decorative motifs abound with a teeny-tiny star-set rose-cut diamond in the center of each piece. Even the Shepherd's-hook earring tops appear to be original. The re...(more)
A sizable (7/8 inch long) sardonyx cameo ring in glorious black & white presenting a charming high-profile portrait of a lovely Victorian lass. The frame and mounting is in 14K rose gold. Circa 1885.
This highly stylized bow pin from the early Victorian era highlights a central antique cushion-cut diamond weighing 2.25 carats. The flowing ribbons are composed in silver over rose gold and are tightly set with 4.50 carats of small sparkling antique cushion-cut diamonds. This delightful antique tre...(more)
A marvelous and sizable (3 1/2 inches long) Victorian hardstone cameo and double tassel brooch, and/or pendant, crafted in two-tone rose and green gold. The profile of a distinguished Greek gentleman is portrayed in glorious black & white sardonyx framed by acanthus leaves and elaborate, quintes...(more)
A lovely Victorian lass is captured in three separate profiles in glorious black & white and respendent rose gold in this rare matching Victorian sardonyx cameo suite. The brooch has a flip-up bail and may be worn as a pendant. A delightful antique jewelery suite. The pin measures 1 3/4 inch by ...(more)
This sublime 18K Yellow gold Victorian aquamarine bracelet features fifteen rectangular cut aquamarines with a total weight of 40.00 carats set in delicate cushion shape pierced settings sized specifically for each gem. This rare and wonderful bracelet measures 7 1/2 inches long.
A fanciful Victorian lady in profile is captured in this very early twentieth hand carved century carnelian cameo set in a 14 karat white gold frame. The delicate filigree frame is dotted with four sparkling old mine cut diamonds set at the cardinal points.
A ravishing Victorian beauty comes to life in superb detail in this exceptionally carved, high-relief, light blue agate cameo. The light and lovely open work frame is finely crafted contrasting platinum and gold with a touch of pearl; a fold down bail makes for for a lovely pendant. A truly enchanti...(more)
The Winged Lion from the clock tower of St. Mark's Square has alighted on a splendid bold gold Victorian era brooch. This fantastic feline stands proudly atop a banner which reads 'Souvenir of Venice' (in Italian of course). An artfully rendered, hand chased three-dimensional sculpture which stands ...(more)
This superb sentimental treasure of early Victorian vintage is artfully and intricately crafted in multi-layers with turquoise beads and white enamel exhibiting classic Victorian ornamentation. Although stunning purely as a brooch, the locket compartment on the back will keep a photo of your loved o...(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 pair of vivid crystalline green (gem color) old-mine Colombian emeralds weighing just under 4.00 carats total weight (2.04 and 1.79 carats, respectively) radiate from the centers of sparkling diamond frames in these classic Victorian earrings, circa 1890. The 18K gold frames contain 4.00 carats of...(more)
14K Yellow gold Victorian diamond cross featuring twelve old mine cut diamonds (2.25 carats total weight, H-J color, SI-I1 clarity) with blue enamel detailing on a 17 Victorian snake chain, French Hallmarks. This pendant measures1 1/2 long by 1 wide.
An enchanting and sizable oval shaped Victorian 18K yellow gold locket from the latter 1800s. This beauty is embellished with three old mine cut diamonds alternating with two antique cushion cut sapphires bordered by two diagonal rows of seed pearls. This original antique pendant and locket possess...(more)
This magnificent mid-19th century gold navette shaped taille d’epargne drop pendant with a matching bail is adorned with robin’s egg-blue enamel and a central dark blue enameled dome with an old mine-cut diamond and six twinkling rose-cut diamonds set in a star. The pendant is suspended from an ...(more)
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.
This delicate Victorian ring is a great example of a quite popular design seen frequently in Victorian times. A slim marquise shape is centered with a bright emerald and surrounded with sparkling old mine-cut diamonds set with elegant prongs atop a simple gold band.
A lovely Victorian suite comprising a necklace, earrings, hinged bangle and brooch with detachable drop all in 18K yellow gold. All pieces set with natural pearls (48 total) and rose-cut diamonds (18 total) in a geometric design. The necklace and bangle also have black enamel details. The necklace m...(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.
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)
A ravishing classical beauty with a grapevine in her hair and a rams head on her shoulder is captured in high-relief in glorious black & white. The grape leaf motif frame is artfully rendered in finely textured gold and glistens with a half carat of sparkling European cut diamonds. A Victorian treas...(more)
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.
A deep golden amber Citrine is regally presented in a fine double rope bezel flanked by Etruscan revival style rosettes a lustrous pearl. 1 5/8 inches by 1 inch; circa 1890.
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)
A highly stylized decorative pretzel knot is the focal point of this light and lovely, all original gold bracelet from the mid-to-latter nineteenth century. The ornate centerpiece transitions into the back oval link bracelet by means of four decorated, graduated links on each side. Warm glowing ori...(more)
This is a perfectly scaled Victorian tassel bracelet. The 14 karat yellow gold adjustable bracelet is finely woven and decorated with black tracery enamel details around the onyx and diamond set slide. A sophisticated greek key design decorates just above the fringe. The slide is engraved on the rev...(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 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)
An opulent and sizable antique gold and turquoise brooch locket with a matching swag. The hypnotic center piece of concentric turquoise oval channels is presented in an elaborate, repousse rococo frame. The bottom pendant swings from a decorative swag chain of Georgian - early Victorian design. A ma...(more)
Classically elegant antique emerald and diamond cluster earrings highlighting a matched pair of bright green oval emeralds weighing 4.10 carats total with 2.25 carats of sparkling old European-cut diamonds. Gorgeous and timeless!
Deep Cabernet hued garnets are set into this bold cluster bracelet. Sixteen rectangular links are strung together to form 6 3/4 inches in length. Gorgeous!
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 rare and unusual bangle bracelet from the late 1800s, in 18 karat rose gold, featuring a graduated line of 13 rose-cut diamonds totaling approximately 3.00 carats. The diamonds are seated in low silver settings each supported by six rose-gold prongs. Hinged with safety chain.
The most colorful and dazzling enamel pin we've ever come across! Shimmering golden-yellow and burnished red sunshine radiates behind this Art Nouveau beauty on the half-shell resplendent in her peacock hued cape, Peridot green veil and diamond tiara. Pearl earrings and a pearl and rose diamond cape...(more)
This late Victorian brooch is gracefully asymmetrical, is designed with the slightest hint of leaf motif and suggests the Art Nouveau movement is on its way. It highlights three old European cut diamonds weighing .90 carats and is surrounded by 1.80 carats of the same. It is constructed in silver ...(more)
A rare collector's piece: This child's size bracelet is expertly woven from human hair in memory of a departed loved one. A padlock shape locket protects and displays the same. 14k rose gold. See also #s 50-1-2673 and 20-1-2209.
A wonderful antique butterfly pin composed of multi-colored agates in subdued earth tones and tiny granulation work around the edges. 1 1/2 inches across by 1 1/4 inch tall.
An aristocratic beauty is captured in profile and in delightful detail in this wonderful carnelian cameo from the latter 19th century. The rose gold open work frame has a warm antique patina and is further enhanced with four glistening old-mine cut diamonds which together total .60 carat.
Here is an opulent, sizable and showy brooch and pendant combo with rose-cut diamonds set in silver over 10 karat rose gold. We suspect that this piece goes back to the late 19th century and was made in Eurasia or the Middle East. it measures 3 inches across and 2 1/2 inches tall including the dangl...(more)
A delightful and dramatic mosaic brooch depicting flowering white lilies with shaded green leaves against a black background. The lovely frame exhibits classic Victorian ornamentation with foliate motifs. 1 3/4 inches by 1 3/8 inches. One leaf appears to have been re-set (and re-glued), but is barel...(more)
A pair of rich cobalt blue cabochon sapphires ("no heat" AGTA) weighing 11.48 carats total are elegantly presented in these extraordinary drop earrings from the very late 19th century or very early 20th. The sapphires are embellished by 7.00 carats of bright white old-mine cut diamonds set in platin...(more)
A bold and gorgeous, highly dimensional, antique brooch hand fabricated in weighty 18K yellow gold and featuring a shimmering golden citrine in the center. Superb style and workmanship distinguishes this fabulous pin from the garden variety. 2 1/8 inch across by 1 3/4 inches high. A rare beauty circ...(more)
Lovely antique earrings featuring a pair of Italian mosaics composed of hard stones (pietra dura) each depicting a spray of flowers against a black background. The golden frames are crafted with a coiled wire overlay design which expands the size of each earring to about 1 1/4 inch in length and jus...(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.
A simply stunning and regal Victorian emerald and diamond necklace. This magnificent treasure, rendered in silver over rose gold, dates back to the mid-to-latter 19th century and features seven bright-green cushion shape emeralds which total approximately 17.00 carats, and 217 old-mine and antique c...(more)
This lovely pair of antique earrings feature two classic female profiles carved of shell topped by ivy leaves and surrounded by scrolling vine appliqués. The earrings are constructed in rich 18 karat gold and are finished with playful fringes of gold.
An exceptional jewel from the Victorian era, this dramatic starburst pin was meticulously crafted in three separate sections: the cobalt blue enamel background, the gold and pearl overlay and the center pearl and enamel rosette. The gold (which tests both 18K and 9K in different places - thus presum...(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 exceptional double-sided locket measuring 1 1/2 inches high (without the bail) by 1 1/8 inches wide. Extremely elaborate and intricate hand engraving throughout. English, 15 karat yellow gold.
This is a highly dimensional cameo expertly carved in earth-toned lava from the Victorian era. An elegant lady in profile has tight curls and flowers in her hair with flowing tendrils draped on her bare shoulder. This piece is in a very simple yellow gold frame. Quite lovely.
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.
Interesting combination of shapes converge to create a unique Victorian silver locket. It is intricately engraved and embellished with rose, yellow and green floral appliqués and is suspended from a scalloped link chain. The locket opens to reveal a lock of hair and bears Birmingham hallmarks.
A splendid miniature black and white sardonyx cameo depicting a classic beauty in profile is charmingly framed in 14 karat yellow gold leaves and punctuated with tiny seed pearls. A little gold ball dangles from a bow at the bottom.
The sensual design and color combination of this magnificent and exotic antique bracelet form the mid-to-late 1800's is evocative of the mysterious east. Six tassels dance and sway below ruby and white enamel buttons which alternate with turquoise and white enamel design elements reminiscent of anci...(more)
This regal bracelet, created in the form of a tiara, sparkles with 5.00 carats of mine and rose cut diamonds set in silver atop an 18k yellow gold removable hinged bangle taking this very special piece from wrist to hair ornament for maximum versatility. French Hallmarks.
A simple 9 karat rose gold reversible fob with carnelian mounted on one side and deep green bloodstone on the other. The fob bears English hallmarks indicating it was manufactured in Chester, circa 1916-17.
Scintillating diamond drop earrings have a distinctive Victorian style. Two large old mine cut diamonds, totaling 3.20 carats, are set in a fancy crown motif and dangle below bezel set old mind cut diamonds which are a newer addition.
From the late 19th century, these enchanting one inch long cabochon sapphire and diamond earclips glisten with concentric ovals of white diamond sparklers totaling 6.00 carats. The elongated oval cabochon sapphire centers, together weighing 5.00 carats, are a deep rich indigo blue. Crafted in silver...(more)
A splendid 44 inch long Victorian gold chain composed of interesting links and a substantial double slide ornamented with black enamel and a single seed pearl. The slide somewhat resembles decorative a Torah scroll. This may be worn full length, lariat style, or doubled (22 inches). Weighty and an e...(more)
These sparkling drop earrings from the Victorian era will light up both the day and the night. Ten-pointed stars twinkle like diamonds (wait, they are diamonds!) in these scintillating ear drops crafted in silver over yellow gold. Just shy of 3.00 carats total diamond weight.
An impressive coral set intricately composed around central oval and round cabochons embellished with hand carved fluted tassels, rope braids and flowers. The coral is a consistent deep orangy salmon color. This fabulous set dates back well into the 19th century and probably originated from Ital...(more)
A feminine and richly detailed brooch highlights a petite agate cameo framed by a cartouche of a rose gold and seed pearl design. The floral motif surrounding the cameo consists of blooming rose gold flowers and rich yellow-green gold leaves, which compliment the distinct patterns and scrolls tha...(more)
Two lovely young ladies, returning home after a flower picking expedition, are frolicking in a resplendent flowering garden with a life size enthroned Buddha sculpture looking on in the background. The painting (probably painted on copper) is presented in an elaborate, rococo repousse frame which su...(more)
A rare and gorgeous, opulent and elegant, Victorian-era aquamarine and diamond necklace in silver over gold. A graduated array of pear-shape and cushion-shape aquamarines totaling approximately 150(!) carats are presented in regal style , circa 1890. In addition to the collection of aquas, the neckl...(more)
A substantial 14 inch long antique watch chain with interesting geometrical links from 19th century Great Britain. With 2 matching swivel clasps and a T-bar.
Brightly-enameled, flower-motif pendant watch with fleur-de-lys watch pin. The watch has French import marks (on the inside of the case), and its face bears an Omega symbol; it was most likely made in Switzerland for the mid-century French market. The watch has a white dial; black Arabic numerals;...(more)
A lovely elongated oval white opal displaying manifold colors is fully bezel set and flanked on both sides with a flair of rose cut diamonds. The classic Victorian era bar pin is ornamented with characteristic scrolls and beads.
A magnificent, high relief carving of a female bust with her hair over flowing with a luxuriant vine of grapes. The cameo is presented in a Victorian cartouche with a lovely soft, time worn patina. A rare beauty.
A cornucopia of entwining leaves, branches and berries overlay a classic Victorian cartouche which very likely served as a belt buckle in a previous incarnation. Heavy, solid 14k yellow gold.
Three hand carved coral rosebuds are artfully displayed in this beautiful and well constructed Victorian bar pin rendered in textured and contrasting bright polished rose gold. Just under 3 inches long.
A modestly sized but beautifully rendered antique opal pin featuring an unusual translucent opal exhibiting a kaleidoscopic palette of colors contrasting with a significant section of matrix visible on top. The openwork cartouche is detailed with intricate granulation and four lustrous pearls. 14k y...(more)
An ultra-fine and ultra-thick hard stone cameo depicting Athena donning a helmet with a live serpent on top and a secondary visage on the visor. Her chest armor displays the aegis of Zeus. A magnificent carving in a plain 14k yellow gold frame with small dents on frame.
Nine graduated opal beads with a wide color palate are inventively arrayed in this delightful Victorian jewel. Dainty diamond set branches composed in platinum over rosy-yellow gold with a leafy touch in the center combine to create this unique adornment.
A fabulous, creative and singular design from the 19th century. An abundantly fringed tassel, capped with a distinctive, all-around Gothic influenced crown, embellished with cloisonne turquoise enamel, swings freely from a doubled chain attached to a matching three-dimensional drum shaped pin. Regal...(more)
An unusually large example of a classic 19th century coral pin. The center button coral alone measures over 3/4 inches and the width of the full pin is 1 5/8 inches. A straight forward and serious statement in natural salmon colored coral.
A high quality diamond horseshoe pin from late Victorian period. Three carats of high color, high clarity old European cut diamonds make this a lucky keepsake for a lucky wearer. This platinum over 18 karat yellow gold brooch measures 1 1/4 inch by 1 1/4 inch.The Diamonds are described as follows:Tw...(more)
Exceptionally bright red, green and blue enamel, accented with black and white enamel and natural pearls, distinguish this wonderful Victorian treasure. The bottom element dangles freely, adding to the fun. A beautiful adornment evoking holiday cheer. Circa 1870.
This Etruscan revival brooch locket bursts with tapered bead and twisted wire appliques. The reverse reveals carefully constructed palette work of hair and tiny seed pearls under a crystal. The brooch suspends a Etruscan style fringed drop.
A wonderful double sided silver lorgnette with extravagant open pierced work and plentiful French style scrolling. The silver is imbued with natural black oxidation amassed over ten decades of gentle aging. Decorative and very useful for the over forty crowd.
Highly collectible Bohemian garnet cluster bangle bracelet. This lovely bracelet features rose cut Bohemian garnets set in a cluster pattern on the top of the bracelet and then gently tapers down to a double row that wraps around the wrist. Measures 2 3/8 inch across inside of bangle.
Not your ordinary curb link bracelet, this rare French Cartier bracelet is composed of alternating smooth and ribbed 18K yellow gold links, with a glossy finish to accentuate the glowing luster of 7 old European cut diamonds weighing a total of 2.00 carats dispersed along the length of this Victoria...(more)
Scores of garnets sparkle in this Bohemian garnet cluster pin from the Victorian era. The pin features a traditional rosette motif. All garnets are, as is traditional, foil backed. Base metal with gold wash.
18K Yellow gold Victorian pin set with one large and two small pins all featuring oval amethysts with Limoge style enamel inlay of a female accented and framed by rose cut diamonds and pearls. An exquisite collection. The large pin measures 1 7/8 X 1 5/8 and the smaller pins measure 7/8 X 5/8.
An exceptional light and hollow antique bangle bracelet in rich 18 karat yellow gold with a spiral twist design. A tiny twisted rope between each channel evokes Etruscan style granulation. The gold has a lovely aged patina.
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 miniature cameo of a Victorian lady is enshrined in this exquisitely decorated shield shape plaque rendered in two colors of gold and platinum overlay and containing eleven natural pearls and an antique cushion cut diamond on the drop. A wonderful treasure from the second half of the 19th century...(more)
Splendid multi-dimensional sculpting and exquisite detailing distinguish these fabulous early Victorian drop earrings with unusual rock crystal quartz pear shape centers. Rare and beautiful survivors. 1 3/4 inches in length.
A rare item! In purple guilloche enamel, a retractable chain of 16 1/2 inches emerges from its round case to carry a watch key or small accessory. The fanciful initials "SM" are set with twenty-nine rose cut diamonds. This jewel is worn as a brooch.
As sweet as can be. This high-quality Victorian jewel is an artful twist on the tried and true 'smiling' crescent motif. High luster seed pearls are crowned with four sparkling old-European cut diamonds in a rose gold setting with platinum overlay at the crescent tips. An understated treasure.
Four colorful high-domed cabochons in citrine, amethyst and moonstone stand proud in this very unusual 18 karat yellow gold buckle which may easily be converted into a pin upon request at at no extra charge. 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches. Something different.
A lovely Victorian bracelet circa 1880-90. This hinged bangle is set with seventeen graduated beautifully matched rich red spinel set in 14 karat rose gold. A very rare collection of gemstones.
This substantial hand crafted silver Scottish brooch is in the style so popular during Victoria’s reign. It centers a belcher set round cut piece of orange glass, surrounded by bullet shaped jasper and bloodstone with outer edges of inlaid in triangular shaped agates. Carved silver accents borde...(more)
This lovely locket uncommonly depicts a repousse fish design. Even more unique is the rose gold which has bloomed through the high karat patina leaving you with a warm two tone 10 karat gold piece.
This Victorian lorgnette is constructed in 14 karat gold, set with a single old European cut diamond. Its graceful lines are enhanced with a rich bloomed finish.
This Late Victorian bar pin is mounted with five graduated natural pearls set in an elongated navette shaped floral design in 18 karat gold. Circa 1900. The pearls are most probably salt water from the Persian Gulf region.
A glittering array of bohemian garnets are set in this antique cluster brooch. Large rose cut round and pear shaped garnets are tiered and finish with a scalloped border.
A wonderful antique suite of jewelry from the Victorian era. This 14 karat yellow gold suite stars dangly screw back clip earrings with a pretty, stylized fleur de lys motif finished with gold beading and twisted wire work. The watch pin features the same design and has a hidden hook to allow for a ...(more)
A unique suite in 14 karat yellow gold from the Victorian period. The non-pierced earrings are geometrically inspired yet softened with a scroll and foliate motif overlay detailed with black enamel. Three seed pearls are set down the middle and two gold balls playfully drop below. The matching pin m...(more)
An amazing collection of 15 custom made elk tooth fobs amassed over a lifetime by a former grand poobah of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the United States of America. Presented on a decorative eleven inch 18k yellow gold watch chain. One-of-a-kind!
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!
A collectible Victorian watch chain from the mid-19th century. Gold in quartz pieces gained popularity during the old gold rush days in California starting in 1849. This particular watch chain is set with slender pieces of gold in quartz in rectangular rose gold links. This watch chain also features...(more)
An exquisite pocket fob from the Victorian period. What a delightful accompaniment to your pocket watch. This fob hangs from a vest pocket or pants pocket and adds a sophisticated touch.
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.
Intriguing and quite collectible gold in quartz brooch from the Victorian time period featuring gold cylinder capped with gold in quartz and decorated with black enamel and seed pearl drops. This 14 karat yellow gold brooch measures 1 3/4 inch long by 1 1/2 inch wide.
An exemplary, wide antique bangle bracelet adorned with a creative composition of floral, nature, Japonesque and geometric designs including bamboo, birds and Greek key motifs. A tad under 5/8" wide and, except for some very minor enamel wear, in excellent condition.
A positively exquisite and romantic antique treasure from the late 19th century depicting Cupid and a sleeping cherub. Luxuriant translucent red brick enamel with baroque gold designs and tiny diamonds serve as the frame with a matching wing motif serving as the lapel pin. Spectacular quality and de...(more)
This unique Victorian Agate Stamp is truly a collectible Object d'Art. It is a brilliantly executed assortment of inlaid agate and jasper varieties all indigenous to the Highlands of Scotland. The stamp itself is fashioned out of carved cairngorm (smokey quartz) and personalized with the initials ...(more)
This Victorian hand engraved locket is superbly crafted in 14 karat yellow gold. The locket is an ideal size, measuring approximately 1 1/2 inch in diameter, and is the perfect sentimental gift for your loved one. The delightful floral design encircles a center monogram which could be removed and r...(more)
A wonderfully sculpted bloodstone desk seal with a decorative 18 karat yellow gold bezel bearing an intricately carved intaglio depicting a rooster and the French saying "Talent de Bien Faire" which translates to "Desire to do well" which is the motto for Prince Henry the Navigator.
15 Karat yellow gold Victorian figural seal realistically depicts a hound, barking up the trunk of a tree, in pursuit of an ornately enameled, stylized golden pheasant perched on a limb slightly out of reach. The bird is cleverly attached with a mechanism that allows movement. The actual seal is ...(more)
Antique silver over gold diamond earrings. A rosette of antique cut diamonds set in silver are set atop a round scalloped repousse gold frame from which three drops sway below. Unique!
A rare and wonderful set made in Britain in 15 ct yellow gold with seed pearls. The gold has a lovely warm patina developed over the past 125 years or so. The earrings measure 1/2 inch round and the pin measures 1 1/4 inch round.
This mid-Victorian 14 karat yellow locket features a soft patina and lovely details on both sides. The locket's top is embellished with a cobalt blue enameled star, typical of 1860's fashion, set with a sparkling .25 carat old mine cut diamond in its center. A soft rouge glow encircles the star. Th...(more)
'Amistad' is Spanish for 'friendship'. This is an amazing and unusual, one-of-a-kind, wide mesh slide bracelet with 'Amistad' actually woven into the the mesh and bordered by Greek key patterns. The large, round, convex ornamental slide features a round faceted amethyst framed with an intricate desi...(more)
An adjustable buckle style Victorian bracelet in 18 karat yellow gold. This bracelet is highlighted with bright turquoise blue enamel, pink coral, natural pearls and rose cut diamonds. The bracelet is finely crafted in a tightly woven smooth link. Exquisite.
This antique,9K yellow gold, Victorian bar pin features an impressively sized spider, so realistically rendered, that it looks like it will come alive. Inspired by the expeditions of men like Darwin, natural subjects incorporating plants, insects and animals were Victorian favorites. The spider's ...(more)
This late Victorian rose gold bangle bracelet features nine bright blue oval sapphires interspersed with lovely little old mine cut diamonds. The bracelet has a knife edge and the stones are set across the top of a pierced and carved gallery. closes with a flat-tongued clasp and safety chain. Its...(more)
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 lovely Etruscan style seed pearl and calibre turquoise bar pin is accented with delicate scroll and bead details.
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.
18K Yellow gold Antique precious infinity cross pendant set with rose cut diamonds and round rubies (.30 carat total weight) dotted with creamy natural pearls. This cross measures 1 ¾ inch tall by 1 inch wide.
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 antique treasure! This Victorian Etruscan revival brooch has a buckle motif accented with beautiful Rhodolite Garnets. Delicate fringe dangles below.
A gorgeous, large-scale Victorian cabochon opal and diamond ring. This 7.45 carat opal displays a lovely play of blue and green color and is surrounded by sixteen antique mine-cut diamonds. Beautiful!
Numerous salmon colored button shape corals combine to create this lovely Victorian era bracelet. 14k yellow gold. Inside diameter measures 2 3/4 inches.
A lovely pair of Sardonyx cameos feature ladies in profile set into 14 karat gold frames etched with a floral and scrolling foliate motif. Screw back clips.
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.
An exceptional and original sapphire and diamond three-stone ring from the late-19th century. A light medium blue sapphire weighing 5.38 carats displaying distinct violet overtones is nestled in a coronet setting and flanked by antique cushion-cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.15 carats. The 14 ...(more)
A unique and dramatic hand made spider pin incorporating the unusual combination of amethyst and garnet with green garnet and glass doublet eyes. Expertly crafted in 18 karat rose gold. Cool!
An intense deep red cabochon garnet is the center of this wonderful base metal brooch. It is encircled with rose cut Bohemian garnets clustered in perfectly scalloped rows. Circa 1880's.
A lovely 14 karat gold Elgin hunter case pocket watch. The watch is decorated in a tri-color gold applique with a flower and basket motif. The white dial features black Roman numerals and blued spade hands. It is lever set with a sub second dial. The movement number is 3923424 and the case numbe...(more)
An exquisite pair of silver over gold antique diamond chandelier earrings that gracefully dangle from the ears. A rose cut diamond set leaf motif suspends three lines of articulated drops set with old mine cut diamonds that glisten and glitter with every movement. Mid 19th century. Outstanding!
A wonderful and fanciful barber pole design made in 18 karat yellow gold and silver set with rose cut diamonds. A very smart and tailored antique lapel pin. French hallmarks.
This small 15 karat yellow gold pin made in Chester, England, boasts exquisite details including a center set with a small sapphire surrounded by delicate rose cut diamonds set in the center of a perfectly hand cut star. The shoulders are ornamented with fine twisted wire, beads, floral and leaf m...(more)
A fine commemorative collectible from the days of the
(18)49er's. A collection of fourteen authentic gold nuggets were linked together long ago to create this superb watch chain with an original gold nugget covered 'T' bar.
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.
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)
A superb antique cross from the 19th century. Six antique cushion diamonds are set atop onyx plaques which are riveted into a delicate classic Victorian design in 18 karat rosy yellow gold. In excellent condition. The piece can be worn as a pendant as well as a brooch.
Coral was a favorite gem during the Victorian period and these earrings are a grand example of their use. The large pendeloque drops are suspended from a circular surmount inset with a large rose cut diamond. This coral is most likely from the Mediterranean sea. The gold fittings are 14 karat rosy...(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 delightful treasure to adorn your vanity. A beautiful, Antique cut glass perfume bottle with a sterling silver cap. The cap has a floral repousse design with hallmarks from Birmingham, circa 1870, with initials engraved at the top 'EEH'.
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.
To protect a cherished photo of a loved one, a 14 karat yellow gold round locket depicting a fierce three dimensional lion's head. The lion is very realistically rendered with white gold teeth and fangs bared to reveal an old European-cut diamond and diamond-set eyes. Early 20th century. Dramatic.
9 Karat bloomed yellow gold Victorian locket. This lovely locket is enhanced with a small hardstone cameo of a lady in profile. The locket is topped with a stylized fleur de lys bail.
From the gold rush days (or maybe a bit later), a wonderful, one of a kind pin composed of natural gold nugget stick pins cleverly arranged into a bouquet with handmade, matching lilies with natural pearl stamens. The flowers are wrapped and held in place with 18 karat yellow gold leaves and stems. ...(more)
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 exquisite keepsake from the turn of the 20th century. Evidently of French origin, but sans hallmarks, this rare and beautiful collectible features a large, round purple amethyst embraced by a spectacular ornamental hinged lid containing diamonds and emeralds. The meticulous and exotic hand detaili...(more)
This enchanting brooch contains a substantial cabochon shaped bezel set garnet. The garnet is embellished with a single row of luminous seed pearls. All set in a mount of 14 karat rose gold.
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 14 Karat yellow gold oval double sided Victorian locket. The front has a raised oval garter frame enameled with turquoise blue on a field of delicate engraving. The reverse side has a Gothic quatrefoil pattern fully encompassing the surface. The locket measures 1 1/8 inches in length by 7/8 inch...(more)
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.
Three freshwater three-quarter pearls nest within an oval-shaped prong-set framework of twenty-four old European-cut diamonds in 14k yellow gold. A Victorian beauty.
A spiky flower design in 18 karat yellow gold features a large central rose cut diamond enveloped by numerous tiny rose cut diamonds. A compact and effective 19th century jewel. This piece measures about 1 inch round.The Diamonds are described as follows:One Central Rose Cut DiamondWeight: .50 cara...(more)
A remarkable club (as in playing cards) is formed from three round cabochon garnets and glistening rose cut diamonds. The piece is constructed in silver over 15 karat rose gold. Truly a rare Victorian treasure. This pendant, which can also be worn as a pin, measures 2 1/8 inch by 1 1/16 inch wide.Th...(more)
Thirteen rectangular links set with thirty-one garnets each comprise this wonderful antique, yet geometric, Bohemian garnet bracelet. Base metal. This bracelet measures 7 inches long by 1/2 inch wide.
A unique Victorian Bangle Bracelet containing an exceptionally large, round, cabochon amethyst surrounded by twelve semi-baroque, natural half pearls in 14 karat rose gold. Makes quite a statement.The Gemstones are described as follows:One Round Cabochon AmethystWeight: 40.00 caratsTwelve Natural Ha...(more)
This lovely silver over 9 karat rose gold Victorian butterfly in red, white and blue is patriotic by nature. The rubies have a slight red wine tinge which suggests their Siamese origin, and the sapphires appear to be no less than Kashmirs. The pearls, of course, are natural. The original pin mechani...(more)
A lovely carved portrait of a Victorian beauty presented in a magnificent, highly detailed frame with a subdued patina. 15 karat rose gold. This piece measures 2 inches tall by about 1 1/4 inch wide.
An original, antique faceted garnet pin from central Europe. 1 1/4 inches wide. Base metal.
A stunning and delicate antique pendant and chain in 14 karat yellow gold. A central square cushion diamond weighing approximately 1.50 carats is set on the diagonal and adorned on the corners with four diamond and pearl florettes. A natural baroque pearl drop dangles below. The pearl chain is orig...(more)
A dramatic yet simple design in an antique bangle bracelet featuring a row of velvety, rich blue sapphires along side a row of deep, high crowned old-mine cut diamonds. Substantially made in 18 karat yellow gold.The Gemstones are described as follows:Twenty One Old Mine Cut DiamondsWeight: 4.00 cara...(more)
A lovely example of early Victoriana, this silver over 14 karat rose gold lavaliere and pin features two prominent old-mine cut diamonds weighing 1.00 carat total. The design is a blend of classic Victorian bows and garlands with a hint of Gothic influence. Beautiful as a pendant or as a pin. This p...(more)
High quality, old-mine cut diamonds are set in buttercup settings which form a lovely rosette design in these splashy earclips. These earrings date to the 1940s when Victoriana came back into vogue. Or perhaps these were recreated to replace the worn out originals. Either way, these are delightful. ...(more)
This big and beautiful Victorian horseshoe pin with thirty seven old-mine diamonds is sure to bring you luck. Made in platinum over 14 karat rose gold with a lovely patina. All original and exceptionally nice. This brooch measures about 2 inches by 1 3/4 inch.The Diamonds are described as follows:Th...(more)
A large navette-shaped ring with an open picture locket on the reverse. This interesting ring from the 1800s features two central antique cushion-cut diamonds amidst an interlacing design of striking cobalt blue enamel. The 18 karat yellow gold ring shows traces of virtually undetectable enamel repa...(more)
An exquisite gem from the mid 19th century, this original Victorian pin and pendant features two gorgeous green emeralds and 5.50 carats of lively diamonds. The central emerald is presented in a diamond packed frame in silver over gold from which suspends a diamond capped, tear-drop emerald. This ...(more)
A sparkling array of high quality old mine cut diamonds, totaling over 1.50 carats, illuminate this celestial 19th century jewel. The diamonds are vibrantly contrasted by the 14 karat yellow gold and are described as follows:One Old Mine-cut Diamond:Weight: 0.30 caratColor: H-IClarity: SI2Forty-Five...(more)
An original souvenir from the 49ers. (Not the football team). Seven three-sided gold in quartz inlayed links set in rose gold with the original matching T-bar and a gold nugget for good luck. Rarer than hens teeth.
These natural sapphires of deep, velvety blue are as nice as they come. Although the inclusions indicate Burmese origin, their color is a dead ringer for Kashmir, and they may very well be. These gems alternate with two Swiss cut diamonds set into a rose tinged 14 karat yellow gold with a warm Victo...(more)
Rendered in 18k yellow gold with a soft velvety patina, eleven graduated rich blue sapphires with petite single cut diamonds at their corners compose the top third of this wonderful bangle. Probably from the early 20th century. Fully original.The Gemstones are described as follows:Eleven Oval Cut Sa...(more)
A rare specimen indeed. A golden butterfly perfectly preserved from Victorian times. Elongated pear shaped peridots and diamonds and old-mine cut diamonds make up the wings and a slender old-mine cut marquise and round diamond compose the body. And, just for fun, two rare Russian green demantoid gar...(more)
A real rarity, this diamond free crescent pin is composed entirely of gemmy Burma rubies in an array of deep raspberry reds. The gallery is artfully sculpted in the French style to incorprate the prongs into the design. This piece was evidently converted many years ago to its present use as a pin an...(more)
18K Yellow gold gorgeous Victorian pearl and diamond ring set with a lustrous 7.1 mm slightly greenish white rose cultured pearl which is highlighted by eight sparkling old mine cut diamonds.The Diamonds are described as follows:Eight Old Mine Cut DiamondsWeight: 2.00 caratsColor: H-JClarity: SI-I1
Resplendant Victorian diamond brooch finely crafted of silver atop yellow gold The open eliptical design incorporates over 3.00 carats of antique-cut round diamonds impressively set and azured. The center rosette features nine bezel set Old Mine-cut diamonds totaling 1.50 carats with 5.50 mm culture...(more)
A handsome Victorian ring featuring a grandly scaled (1 1/4 inches long by 1 inch wide) and slightly concave cameo hand-carved in a rich dark Carnelian. The charming cameo depicts the lovely ancient Roman Ceres, goddess of agriculture and the harvest. Hand fabricated in 14 karat gold with a rich ant...(more)
15 Karat yellow bloomed gold Victorian brooch. This round brooch is centered with a translucent banded agate cabochon and clasps with a traditional Victorian C catch. This brooch measures just over an inch round.
Malachite plaques set into engraved hinged frame sections and a superb buckle clasp. This wonderful, flexible Antique bracelet does show some wear after 150 plus years of enjoyment. A few of the Malachite plaques are fissured and the gold is well worn throughout; nevertheless, this bracelet is still...(more)
This impressive Victorian Garnet brooch embellished with Rose-cut diamonds, is comprised of a silver topped yellow gold bezel mounting with fleur-de-lys prongs. The garnet cabochon, which is uniquely convexed, measures approximately 36 x 25 x 9mm and displays a rich maroon body color.
Impeccable antique French 18 karat yellow gold brooch with a beautiful rendering in watercolor of a classic hunting scene. This miniature round watercolor is set in a brilliantly enameled rich green frame highlighted with rose cut diamonds set in silver. The artists signature is on the bottom left, ...(more)
Silver over 14K yellow gold Victorian butterfly brooch with beautiful gem-set wings and body. Sapphires, rubies, emeralds, diamonds and small seed pearls are all set thoughout the openwork piece. A true delight.The Gemstones are described as follows:Twenty Rose Cut DiamondsNine Mixed Cut RubiesWeigh...(more)
14K Rose gold Victorian enamel, diamond and seed pearl pin with locket back. This interesting pin has a mat and highpolished black enamel background with a black leopard pattern. The center of the pin is appliqued with two diamond set interlocking hearts further set with one central seed pearl. Th...(more)
18 Karat rose gold floral design brooch embellished with foil backed rose cut diamonds and having center petals outlined with red enamel.The diamonds total approximately 2.50 carats and the pin measures approximately 3 inches in length.
Lovely, 14k yellow gold, Victorian mourning pin, with an original braid of hair, featured under glass in the center of the pin. The beveled glass is framed with a a black enamel border, highlighted with scrolling curves. The back of the pin has been engraved with in script with E. B. In Memory of a...(more)
18K Yellow gold Victorian brooch stars a rich orange 20.00 carat oval citrine wreathed in seed pearls. This brooch measure about 3/4 tall by 1 wide.
This 14k yellow Victorian pin is a superb example of period craftsmanship, showcasing hand-tooled textures and design elements typical of the late 1800s. The pin features a central star formed with six kite shaped, bezel-set black onyx, framed with a scalloped ribbon curl of gold, which suspends a ...(more)
14K yellow gold antique Victorian three piece suite containing a matching round pin and earrings. Round gold disks are detailed with an enameled lady's hand with lacy cuff holding a diamond set cross.The Diamond have a total weight of .15 carat.
18K Rose gold cameo pin circa 1890. This beautiful rose gold cameo is ftted with a shell cameo depicting Joseph and Mary. The plain bezel is decorated with twisted wire and engraved frame. The original C catch has been relplaced with a safety catch.
An important and stunning antique Victorian brooch in silver over 18 karat yellow gold displaying two exquisite emeralds, a 5.18 carat emerald cut and a 1.65 carat pear cut, both vibrant bluish green, surrounded by glittering old mine cut diamonds set in the scrolling foliate motif. Outstanding!
Old-European and Rose-cut diamonds are gracefully set in a stylized foliate Victorian Design, each with a dangling, capped, large slightly oval pearl. The diamonds are set in silver over 18k yellow gold. The earrings have been fitted with 14k white gold screw backs.
14k Victorian Hairwork Cross. A splendid example of the sentimental nature of Victorian jewelry. These intricately braided strands of golden hair are forever preserved under faceted quartz. A truly unique Victorian cross that can be worn as a pendant or a pin.
This commemorative token of love and faith dates back to the mid 1800s. The delicate and alluring 9K Victorian cross frames and protects a lattice of woven human hair. Hairwork was a very popular motif in Victorian jewelry.
Fine woven lattice of hair carefully encased in an ornately tooled 14k yellow gold cross, an example of Victorian Mourning Jewelry. One of the most popular expressions of Victorian sentimentality, on both sides of the Atlantic, was the making and wearing of jewelry containing human hair.
Exquisite hand painted porcelain miniature, mounted on a round textured brass box. Adorned with prong-set paste and lined with emerald-green velvet.
Silver topped 18K rose gold French pendant with an elegant Neoclassical motif centered with a beautifully carved hardstone cameo of a diaphonous female figure. Delicate rose cut diamonds highlight the piece.
An elegant and slender navette-shaped antique Victorian ring crafted in 14K yellow gold is set with five bright and lively sapphires down the center and wrapped with a border of old mine-cut diamonds set in antique buttercup settings. The slim navette shape was quite popular in the Victorian era.
Pristine condition 9K rose gold Victorian watch fob features both bloodstone and carnelian. The piece is decorated with an ornate shield motif and scroll work on one side and a floral motif on the other. This watch fob meaures 2 1/8 long by 1 wide.
14K Rose gold Victorian watch fob locket set with black gold in quartz on one side and reverses to sardonyx. This watch fob measures 1 3/4 long by 1 wide.
14K Rose gold reversible Victorian watch fab with a hemitite intaglio of a Roman soldier which reverses to bloodstone. The top is adorned with a foliate motif. This watch fob measures 1 3/4 by 1.
10K Rose gold Victorian watch fob lock with a rectangular reversible locket set with an intaglio onyx on one side which reverses to bloodstone, adorned with a scroll motif at the top. This fob measures 1 3/4 tall by 1 wide.
Victorian 14K yellow gold and carnelian seal fob of George Washington posed on a tree stump alongside his dog. This seal fob measures 1 3/4 tall by 1 1/8 wide.
This is a pristine and unique Victorian ring featuring an elongated rectangular shaped transparent blue glass plaque set with rose cut diamonds and further surrounded with a rose cut diamond border set into silver over 18K yellow gold.The Diamonds are described as follows:62 Rose Cut DiamondsWeight:...(more)
Oval hand painted miniature on porcelain of a darling cherub, an homage to Raphael, set into an 18K Yellow gold brooch adorned with a quaint floral and foliate motif. This brooch measures 1 3/8 tall by 1 3/4 wide.
Beautifully carved Art Nouveau coral cameo brooch of a lady in profile decorated with flowers set into a 14K yellow gold scrolling frame dotted with bezel set European cut diamonds (8 total, 1.00 carat total weight, I-J color, SI clarity), with a 10K yellow gold pendant bail. This pin measures 1 3/4...(more)
Antique Victorian lacy silver over 14K yellow gold oval shaped pin with scalloped filigree work set with a central antique cushion cut diamond (.90 carat, J-K color, VS clarity) with eight old mine cut diamonds set surrounding and thirty two rose cut diamonds (40 total, 1.15 carats total weight, J-K...(more)
This is a lovely Victorian hard stone cameo brooch of a classical lady deeply carved in profile and decorated with grape leaves in her long flowing curls. This carved cameo is set in a simple 10K yellow gold bezel with twisted wire detailing. A 14K yellow gold retractable bail allows for this brooc...(more)
Pretty pink Victorian carved coral cameo brooch of a lady in profile with blooming rose buds in her flowing curled hair. The cameo is set in a delicate frame of three golden halos dotted with small seed pearls. A retractable bail allows for this cameo to be worn as a pendant as well as a brooch and ...(more)
Exquisite 18K yellow gold Victorian watch chain dotted with turquoise cabochons set on both sides of the double sided links and finished with a twisted wire t-bar accented with turquoise cabochons on either end.
15K Rose gold cross pendant set with six rectangular deep red garnets. This cross pendant measures 2 tall by 1 1/8 wide.
Silver Scottish cross pendant set with jasper and foil backed quartz and glass cabochons. This cross measures 2 1/2 long by 1 3/8 wide.
Silver Scottish kilt pin with a shield and basket hilt broadsword motif set with multi colored agates. This pin measures 4 long by 1 wide.
Silver Scottish bow motif pin set with beautiful grey and white banded agate. This pin measures 1 1/2 tall by 2 1/4 wide.
18K Yellow gold Victorian expertly carved hard stone cameo of a male bust in profile displaying a beautiful speckled layer of agate in the background, set in a detailed frame decorated with black enamel tracery and small seed pearls set high in buttercup settings. This pin measures 1 1/2 tall by 1 3...(more)
Victorian 10K rose gold cows head motif seal fob set atop oval onyx. This seal fob measures 1 tall by 1 wide.
Victorian 14K yellow gold buckle with tassel motif watch fob. This watch fob measures 5 long by 1 1/8 wide.
18K Yellow gold antique Victorian style diamond and emerald ring sparkling with a .82 carat cushion cut diamond (I color, VS1 clarity) in the center flanked by vibrant green emerald cut emeralds (.60 carat total weight) and fully wrapped with round brilliant cut diamonds (.85 carat total weight, H-J...(more)
14K Rose gold Victorian oval cameo locket featuring an oval onyx cameo of a female figure in a diaphanous gown with a scalloped border edge. This locket measures 2 inches long by 1 1/8 inch wide. Note: There is a slight dent in the upper right hand corner on the front of the locket.
Victorian 14K yellow gold oval pendant with a locket back features a beautiful scroll motif on the front and a special place for a keepsake on the reverse. This locket measures 2 long by 1 1/8 wide.
Victorian 14K yellow gold oval locket with a sweet scroll motif set with a line of seed pearls and opens to reveal a blue velvet lining for a special keepsake. This locket measures 2 1/4 long by 1 1/4 wide.
Mid 19th century Italian 18K yellow gold cross pendant with orange coral and a central leaf motif accent. This cross pendant measures 1 5/8 long by 7/8 wide.
Sweet Victorian cross pendant in 9K yellow gold set with eleven round cabochon moonstones. This cross pendant measures 1 3/4 long by 1 wide.
Rectangular Victorian 9K rose gold locket featuring a round ruby (.25 carat) and two old mine cut diamonds (.30 carat total weight, H-I color, VS clarity) set diagonally across the front. This locket measures 1 tall by 7/8 wide.
Victorian 10K yellow gold horseshoe motif stick pin set with eight old mine cut diamonds (.65 carat total weight, H-J color, SI-I1 clarity) and a central old mine cut sapphire (.15 carat).
Victorian silver over 14K rose gold floral motif stick pin set with seventeen old mine cut diamonds (.30 carat total weight, H-J color, SI-I1 clarity) and a natural pearl on a 14K yellow gold pin stem.
Leafy confection sparked with diamonds. Rhodium plated 14K yellow gold Victorian diamond leaf motif earrings set with old mine, rose and cushion cut diamonds (70 total, 5.00 carats total weight, I-K color, VS-I1 clarity). Earrings have modern lever backs and measure 1 1/4 X 1.
14K Yellow gold drop earrings with a ribbon buckle motif each set with a small cabochon ruby and a diamond (20 total old European cut diamonds, .25 carat total weight) spray. Earrings measure 1 X 1/2.
Victorian 14K Yellow gold horseshoe motif drop earrings featuring turquoise blue enameling. Earrings measure 1 3/4 X 1/2.
Victorian 18K Yellow gold drop earrings with ball and rope design. Earrings measure 1 3/8 X 1/2.
Vivid green demantoid garnets were the rage at the end of the 19th century. This pin features five demantoid garnets (.40 carat total weight) set onto a wavy gold bar and measures 1/4 X 1 3/4.
A pocket full of posies, 18K Yellow gold brooch with fifteen rose cut diamonds (.20 carat total weight) set in a foliate pattern on dark blue enamel field surrounded by a ribbon of gold with enameled leaf motifs. This pin is a great gift for that special woman in your life. Pin measures 1 1/2 X 1 1/...(more)
Victorian gold filled oval pin set with a piece of malachite and surrounded with scroll motifs with a pear shaped drop set with a smaller bar of malachite and finished with black enamel details. This pin measures 2 long by 1 1/8 wide.
Antique Victorian hard stone cameo of a gentleman in profile featuring curling locks with a seed pearl border in a simple 14K yellow gold frame. This pin can also be worn as a pendant and measures 1 3/8 tall by 1 1/8 wide.
Interesting Etruscan style pin, in 15K yellow gold, featuring three backed rock crystal quartz cabochons in bezel settings and accented by coral and white beads with granulation and filigree detailing. This pin has a locket back and some wear through the years. The pin measures 2 5/8 long by 1 1/2 w...(more)
Victorian large banded agate cabochon set with a seed pearl frame in 18K yellow gold, inscribed on the back ‘Souvenir de ma mere bien aimee, 21 Janvier 1881. This pin measures 1 1/8 round.
Victorian 18K yellow gold quatrefoil motif pin featuring five lobe garnets with a central star set with a pearl surrounded by an engraved and enameled frame accented by looping golden rope. This pin measures 1 3/4.
A Victorian 10K Yellow gold round pin featuring a geometric maze motif rendered in black enamel, measuring 7/8 inch.
10K Yellow gold pin set with one large red coral cabochon (9 mm) surrounded by graduating rows of red coral beads. This pin measures 1 1/8 round.
Victorian carved shell cameo of an angel with child motif set in a cobalt blue enamel frame with foliate motif accents in 14K yellow gold. This pin measures 2 1/2 X 2 1/4.
Victorian 14K yellow gold pin in a fanciful shape with foliate and scroll motifs set with a central onyx carved cameo of female bust. This pin measures 1 1/2 tall by 1 1/4 wide.
Beautiful high relief carved coral cameo of a female bust with upswept hair with a 14K yellow gold carved border with floral and foliate motif. This pin measures 1 1/2 X 1 3/8.
Victorian navette shaped 14K yellow gold pin accented with orange coral and a golden leaf motif with a geometric border in black and white enameling and a pear shaped orange coral drop. This pin measures 1 3/4 tall by 1 3/4 wide.
Perfect for the fall, this Victorian leaf pin set in silver features small seed pearls set around a central prong set coral cabochon. This pin measures 1 1/2 X 1 1/4.
Victorian pin made of pinchbeck, an alloy of copper and zinc invented by Christopher Pinchbeck, set with malachite, coral and marble. This pin measures 1 X 3.
18K Yellow gold circular pin set with a central cluster of diamonds and opals (one old mine cut diamond, .20 carat, K-O color, SI1 clarity; four rose cut diamonds, .20 carat total weight; four oval opals, .55 carat total weight) all framed with a twisted gold border and delicate beard fringe. This p...(more)