Four deep, rich, rasberry red, large-table-cut rhodolite garnets, collet set in rose gold, bring a warm glow to these wonderful and wearable dangle earrings. The elements are circa mid-nineteenth century - early Victorian, almost Georgian, and the post backs were added later.
A beautiful bright white pair of antique cushion-cut diamonds, together weighing .55 carat, glisten and gleam from within extra-lovely flower motif settings rendered in ravishing 18 karat rose gold. Circa 1880. Rare, radiant and wonderful.
A darling pair of early-nineteenth century drop earrings. A quarter-carat old mine-cut diamond sparkling from within fanciful settings adorned around the gallery with heart motifs dance below three rose-cut diamond-set hearts surmounted by a tiny twinkler. Daintily handcrafted in platinum-topped 18 ...(more)
An artfully hand-engraved, exotic long-tailed bird of paradise resting on a stalk of wheat adorns the front of this ultra-charming antique locket, lovingly and substantially crafted in rich 18 karat yellow gold - circa 1880. The reverse is emblazoned with a fancifully engraved 'A N' monogram. Just o...(more)
The portrait of a Roman Centurion dressed in full regalia is handcarved in the burnt-orange color top layer with his lily-white wife just behind him in this masterfully conceived tri-color agate stickpin - circa 1890. The top measures 7/8 inch by 5/8 inch - the pin extends just short of 2 inches bey...(more)
A distinguished pair of gleaming golden cufflinks dating from the turn-of-the-twentieth century, each featuring a vibrant blue Montana Yogo sapphire embellished all around with graceful foliate hand engraving; the smaller side is comprised of a miniature oval doorknob. The oval plaques measure 3/4 i...(more)
This unique, rare and very charming original Victorian ring centers on a horizontally set natural greenish-blue aquamarine enhanced north and south by a twinkling trefoil design of rose-cut diamonds. The rose gold shoulders are adorned with deeply engraved, classic Victorian ornamentation. This anti...(more)
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 flower-shaped cluster of tightly set diamonds swing and sway and sparkle below two-section diamond tops in these bright and beautiful Edwardian-era earrings lightly and lovingly handcrafted in platinum over 18 karat yellow gold. 1 1/8 inches long, 2.75 carats total diamond weight.
All the way from nineteenth-century Imperial Russia come these very lovely, 1 3/8 inches long, antique dangle earrings. A glistening round rose-cut diamond anchors a line of small rose-cut diamonds set in charming foliate motifs crafted in darkly oxidized silver over 18K yellow gold. The diameters o...(more)
A magnificent Castellani-quality brooch (not signed) depicting a goddess quenching the thirst of a docile lion is intricately composed of colorful tiny tesserae tiles in this truly superb micro-mosaic brooch, exquisitely crafted in 18 karat yellow gold. The corners of the diamond-shaped frame are ad...(more)
A rare collectable from the San Francisco 49ers - the original gold miners, not the football team. This truly extraordinary keepsake is composed of two thick and substantially proportioned (1 1/2 inches by 1 1/4 inches) gold-in-quartz plaques that serve as book covers for two golden, double-sided, m...(more)
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)
An old, bold Victorian necklace in glorious black. This striking piece is comprised of large faceted oval jet plaques graduating in size from 1 1/8 inches by 13/16 inch in the back to 1 1/2 inches by 1 1/8 inches up front. The bottom pendant is outfitted on the reverse with an open display locket. T...(more)
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.
A sparkling trio of European-cut diamonds, together weighing just a tad shy of 2.00 carats, are cozily nestled in a radiant rose gold mounting in this classic Victorian 'carved' ring - circa 1890. The beautifully ornamented ring tests 9 karat gold, hence it is most likely of British origin. An extra...(more)
This pristine exemplar of consummate Victoriana presents a trio of domed turquoise drops suspended from glistening diamond-set circles, all of which swing and sway from a rounded golden mesh necklace. The central pendant is centered with a sparkling old mine-cut diamond and all three pendants are ou...(more)
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)
From mid-nineteenth century Italy comes this extraordinary carved coral necklace. The centerpiece is comprised of three flower blossoms, each of which is composed of individually handcarved petals and leaves, only three of which are missing. The three blossoms support fanciful beaded tassels dancing...(more)
Eminent Victoriana. An absolutely stunning and extra-fine diamond bow pin dating from the mid-nineteenth century. The darkly patinated silver ribbons (over gold) glisten with tightly set old mine cushion-cut diamonds, a rare, natural Fancy Light Pink antique pear-shape diamond weighing .77 carats (a...(more)
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)
About the sweetest antique silver pin ever. 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.
Sizable (1 1nd 1/8 inches long by 3/4 inch wide) antique coral earrings. A colorful array of orangy-salmon color Mediterranean coral buttons combine to create extra-lovely ear drops - most likely of late-nineteenth century
Italiano origin. Bellissima!
Dress up your kilt jacket with this antique silver Scottish bar pin inlaid with colorful agate in a geometric harlequin-type pattern. 1 13/16 inches by 7/16 inch.
Glistening garnet flowers are presented in stylized flame motifs with a single golden bead dangling below. Light and lovely Victorian earrings, circa 1875. 1 inch long.
Twenty-one faceted golden citrines dance and glisten below a lithe and supple 14 karat gold mesh chain for an enchanting monochromatic effect, in this extra-lovely late-nineteenth/very early-twentieth century necklace. Each faceted citrine is horizontally set in a multi-prong coronet setting elegant...(more)
A gracefully graduated row of thirty-one faceted aquamarines, imbued with a soothing pastel-blue hue, glisten and glow below a 20 karat woven mesh necklace in the supremely beautiful and enchanting Victorian treasure. 31 aquas total approximately 11.75 carats. 15 inches long.
Juicy round faceted garnet fruits are surmounted by a pair of seed pearl-set leaves in these darling antique earrings. 9/16 inch.
A classical beauty is handcarved in artful and precise detail in this exemplary Victorian cameo brooch - circa 1875. This thick and translucent circular agate is tastefully outlined with a cobalt-blue enamel Greek-key design followed by a twisted rope inside a reflective 18 karat gold frame. This st...(more)
A magnificent and majestic nineteenth-century diamond and pearl necklace, rendered in radiant 18 karat yellow gold, more than likely of French origin. Four main collar sections are designed with a kinetic wave motif composed of glittering rose-cut diamonds and crowned in the center with a sparkling ...(more)
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 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 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)
What a sweet and petite Victorian ring from the very early 20th Century. Antique-cut sapphires and diamonds alternate across the finger and slightly graduate in size. London hallmarks, circa 1906.
Comfortable and low on the hand, this gorgeous 18 karat gold Victorian ring features a soft and sweet opal with flashes of pink, lavender and green nestled between a pair of bright and sparkling old-mine cushion-cut diamonds, together weighing one carat. This late 19th century stunner is feminine an...(more)
A shimmering natural button, or bouton, pearl with a bright silvery-lavender luster is encircled by a twinkling halo of rose-cut diamonds in this classic Victorian jewel - circa latter-1800s. The top of the ring measures 1/2 inch.
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)
An extra luminous and lustrous bullet-shape moonstone is embraced all around by eight slenderly chiseled prongs in this sleek and understated Victorian ring, rendered in 10 karat rose gold. Circa 1860. This ring is a size 5 1/2 and cannot be sized.
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)
A superb specimen of translucent, striated agate, exhibiting an unusual and striking tortoise shell coloration, with a vivid white stripe horizontally bisecting the center (hence, banded agate) is presented in a shimmering frame of natural seed pearls in this big, bold and beautiful Victorian brooch...(more)
An exotically beautiful swag and tassel necklace with matching earrings by way of nineteenth-century France. The lithe and supple 18 karat gold mesh necklace features overlapping wreaths of shimmering seed pearls which support dancing multi-strand tassels. A double row of golden beads festoon from t...(more)
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)
A classic 'gypsy style' diamond ring crafted in rich 18 karat yellow gold - circa 1900. Three bright-white old mine-cut diamonds, totaling 1.25 carats, are flush-set in a tailored and very easy to wear, everyday ring. This ring displays French hallmark on the outside bottom of the ring shank.
Sunglasses are highly recommended for viewing this splashy, flashy antique diamond ring, crafted in platinum over 14 karat gold during the first or second decade of the twentieth century. Forty-seven sparkling old mine-cut diamonds, together weighing 2.50 carats, are closely arrayed in five gently c...(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.
Pear-shape clusters composed of old rose-cut diamonds are framed by oval buttercup-style frames in these very antique looking and feeling nineteenth-century earrings rendered in radiant 14 karat rose gold. 13/16 inch by 9/16 inch.
You will feel like royalty when you don this stunning and striking sapphire and diamond ring fashioned as a regally crowned cabochon blue sapphire. Rose-cut diamonds twinkle from silver settings, a beautifully pierced scroll ring shank wraps around the finger, and a surprise locket hides behind the ...(more)
A glittering .25 carat old mine-cut diamond is simply and elegantly presented in this 14 karat rose gold antique solitaire. The sparkling diamond is set with six pointed prongs emerging from a buttercup-style setting. A true antique engagement ring.
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)
Substantial two-tone 18 karat gold Etruscan revival earrings playfully drop from the ear with swinging geodesic balls, a garland wreath motif and pierced floral motif. The earrings were converted to very wearable 14 karat omega clip backs at some point in time. 1 3/4 inches by 3/4 inch.
Compared to their ruby and sapphire cousins, emerald and diamond crescent brooches are relatively rare. This very lovely slice of the moon is crafted in platinum over gold and dates back to the late nineteenth-century Victorian period. Twelve old mine-cut diamonds sparkle from above and between two ...(more)
A rare and ravishing nineteenth-century necklace, lightly and lovingly handcrafted in 18 karat yellow gold and highlighting five coral buttons and a large coral oval cabochon. The pastel pink 'angel skin' corals are delicately framed in finely corrugated textured bezels and the centerpiece, which is...(more)
A sizable (2-inch diameter) scalloped circle brooch, from nineteenth-century Scotland, composed of eight inlaid banded gray agate plaques - sometimes referred to as Montrose agate - set in silver. A bonnie bauble!
Here's something you don't see everyday, or year, or decade ... or lifetime: An otherwise classic design, an emerald surrounded with a sparkling diamond halo, is held aloft by a pair ruby-eyed, sinewy serpents masterfully hand crafted in 18 karat gold. The glistening light-green Colombian emerald we...(more)
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)
Rare and delightful original antique tassel earrings embellished with shimmering white natural seed pearls accented with elaborate black enamel detailing. Three tassels dance below each earring in these classic and fun Victorian treasures. All original except for the gold bead posts.
A long, and lovely and forty-two inch long, 10 karat gold, square foxtail chain necklace, by way of nineteenth-century Italy. This very versatile necklace (which may be worn full length or doubled) is interspersed with eighteen hand-carved orange and white coral links in the forms of wood-turned cyl...(more)
Sometimes referred to by the British as a 'gate bracelet' this charming and eminently wearable adornment hails back to the turn-of-the-twentieth century. Each main link is overlaid with a shimmering four-leaf clover composed of small natural pearls. This Edwardian-era treasure, rendered in very Brit...(more)
Opulent 1 and 5/8 inches long antique earrings, crafted in 9 karat rosy yellow gold, each featuring three distinctively banded agate cabochons. Unique!
A colorful and striking late-nineteenth century Scottish brooch handcrafted in a stylized pinwheel design. The brooch is inlaid with multi-color agates and overlaid with an engraved silver buckle. 2 inches by 1 7/8 inches.
A truly 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.
From Birmingham, England - circa 1846 (according to the hallmarks inside the base of the ring shank) comes this very sweet and wearable 18 karat yellow gold jewel shimmering with three small natural pearls alternating with vertically set pairs of small sparkling old mine-cut diamonds. Embossed scrol...(more)
The bottom sections of these delicate 1 1/2 inch long drop earrings, dating back to the latter-nineteenth century, glisten with a central European-cut diamond encircled by tiny rose-cut diamonds set in teardrop settings. The rosettes dangle from a slender rose-cut diamond pendant surmounted by a ta...(more)
A true antique diamond ring! This Victorian 14 karat rose gold ring features a sparkling .85 carat antique cushion-cut diamond set with eight pointed prongs. The wide shank is fluted and tapers slightly towards the base.
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)
Make every day Valentine's Day! Something different and distinctive in an antique heart-shape locket. This endearing nineteenth-century keepsake is emblazoned on the front with a glistening flower composed of six bright-green demantoid garnets (mined exclusively in the Ural mountains) and a central ...(more)
A relatively small, but exceedingly multi-chromatic, pair of fiery opals scintillate with electric confetti colors and are aided and abetted by six tiny European-cut diamonds in this truly lovely, Arts & Crafts influenced drop necklace dating back to the turn-of-the-twentieth century. 18 karat y...(more)
A classic Victorian 'gypsy' style gent's, or unisex, ring adorned with deeply engraved scrollwork and highlighting a glowing cabochon garnet. 14 karat rosy-yellow gold - circa 1890.
A 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)
Very cool and earthy geometric earrings formed by three unusually shaped banded agates suspended from an agate bead. The bottom pendant displays a glowing coffee color when held to the light. Circa 1875, 1 7/8 inches long.
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.
A faceted round rhodolite garnet glows from the nucleus of this twelve-pointed Victorian star pin and pendant. One inch across.
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 relatively small, yet darling and very distinctive, Victorian-era cross necklace is composed of four baguette-cut raspberry-pink tourmalines. The colorful gemstones are set in numerous, dainty fleur de lys motif prongs and are delightfully enhanced with three free-swinging seed pearl drops, plu...(more)
A consummate Victorian locket, circa 1850, splendidly rendered in highly patinated two-tone gold (yellow and rose) and overlaid with a highly stylized scallop shell adorned with delicate twisted wire applique. Original, pristine and perfect! 1 1/2 inches by 1 1/8 inches.
This magnificent and sentimental Victorian mourning necklace centers on an angelic presence holding aloft a dove of peace, artfully hand carved in a glorious black & white hardstone cameo. The 20-inch necklace is composed of striking geometric links each studded with seed pearl-centered rose gol...(more)
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)
Three slender navette opals displaying a lively palette of shimmering, iridescent pastel colors are embraced by twinkling rose-cut diamond links in this colorful and entrancing bar pin, finely executed in silver over gold during the Victorian period. A petite and precious 1/2 inch long antique jewe...(more)
A classic Victorian beauty with long curly tresses is masterfully handcarved in glorious black and white in this superb and sizable hardstone cameo presented in consummate Victorian style. The lovely open frame shimmers with eight natural pearls of varying sizes and is adorned all around with delica...(more)
A rare and ravishing nineteenth-century necklace featuring a removable pendant locket exquisitely shaped and delicately adorned with graceful Victorian Etruscan Revival style granulation and crowned with an artfully contrasting rose gold bead. The 20-inch chain is composed of lithe and supple braide...(more)
A three-dimensional sculpture of St. George slaying the dragon rendered in colorful enamel over 9 karat gold on a silver chain. This intriguingly delightful necklace is most likely of nineteenth-century central European origin. Because of the large percentage of silver alloy the gold is pale, almost...(more)
The decorative center clasp of this nineteenth-century, lithe and supple braided mesh bracelet artfully depicts a lovely, platinum-edged calla lily overlaid inside a beaded oval frame and adorned on each side with delicate granulation work. A pristine Victorian beauty, 6 3/4 inches long.
A sublime nature-inspired ring dating back to the turn-of-the-twentieth century - circa 1900. A trio of bright-white diamonds, together weighing .40 carat, sparkle diagonally between artfully sculpted leaves and branches handcrafted in richly textured 18 karat gold. Sweet and petite.
A big, bold and brassy, one-inch wide, nineteenth-century bangle bracelet is rendered in sturdy gold, clad and ornamented with consummate Victorian twisted wire and granulation work.
A rare, regal and wonderful antique diamond necklace, dating from the turn-of-the-twentieth century, is superbly handcrafted in platinum over gold. This majestic jewel centers on a bright and sparkling 1.75 carat European-cut diamond radiating from within a graceful scroll-motif centerpiece with a 1...(more)
From 1868 London, England (the hallmarks tell us so) a thoroughly delightful tapered band ring, crafted in rich 18 karat yellow gold, twinkling with a trio of bright red rubies and a pair of old mine-cut diamonds. Size 8 3/5 - Pristine.
A fierce, ruby-eyed King of the Jungle is very kindly offering up a sparkling diamond to a lucky lioness (that would be you) in this striking nineteenth-century bracelet composed of 18 karat yellow gold oval links and six star-set diamond circles.
A sweet little sapphire and rose-cut diamond ring from 1867 Birmingham, England. Crafted in 18 karat yellow gold and fully hallmarked inside the ring shank.
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.
Three-dimensional earrings in the form of acorns, hand carved in banded agate, swing from matching beads in these very cool and lovely Victorian-era earrings. 1 1/8 inch long.
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.
An exquisitely detailed antique bangle bracelet in consummate Etruscan Revival style, splendidly rendered 18 karat yellow gold. The top half of the bracelet boasts delicately applied granulation and twisted wire work on the top and on both sides. A crisp, clean Victorian beauty.
Sublime floral motif hand engraving adorns the top half of this extra-sweet and lovely, 1/2 inch wide, hinged bangle bracelet, finely crafted in sturdy 9 karat yellow gold, by way of nineteenth-century great Britain.
A pristine and perfect matched pair of golden mesh tassel bracelets dating from the 1870s. The decorative slides are adorned with consummate Victorian ornamentation: shimmering seed pearls, raised hearts and scroll motifs, delicate hand engraving, taille d'epargne black enamel tracery and dan...(more)
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 Victorian beauty comes alive in this exquisitely carved, thick, high-relief coral cameo, in rich reddish-orange coral. The cameo is elegantly presented in a restrained 14 karat yellow gold frame adorned with a rope motif border. A small section of the wreath, on the right side, is apparently missi...(more)
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 golden diamond-centered star, shimmering with tiny natural seed pearls and ornamented with consummate Victorian details, suspends from an original seed pearl-studded foliate motif neck chain in this sweet and celestial antique necklace dating back to the last quarter of the nineteenth century. The...(more)
A rectangular black agate, framed on all sides by a contrasting white band is bezel-set in a classic 14 karat yellow gold Victorian mounting with lovely hand-engraved details. This stately antique quasi-signet style ring measures 11/16 inch by just a smidgen over half-an-inch wide.
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 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.
Highly stylized three-dimensional lanterns, adorned with consummate Victorian ornamentation, are beautifully rendered in highly-patinated 14 karat yellow gold in these rare and ravishing, all original mid-nineteenth century Victorian ear drops. 7/8 inch-plus.
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)
A pair of orangy coral half-beads reside in 18 karat golden cages, crowned with a shimmering seed pearl in these rather unusual and extra-delightful Victorian-era earrings on simple ear wires. 7/16 inch diameter.
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.
A sexy and sparkling diamond adornment from the Victorian period (circa 1875), crafted in silver over 15 karat gold - hence most likely of British origin. Eleven leafy diamond sections of graduated lengths, composed of delicately milgrained knife wire and culminating in a 1 3/4 inch long centerpiece...(more)
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 superb matching pair of original Victorian slide bracelets, each measuring slightly over 9/16 inch wide, with double tassels. The quintessential Victorian slides exhibit a lovely quatrefoil design adorned with five tiny seed pearls and black enamel accents. The four matching tassels fringe are all...(more)
A sparkling and enchanting diamond necklace by way of nineteenth-century Paris. A glittering row of antique cushion-cut diamonds, graduating from 1.25 carats in the center to as little as .10 carat behind the neck, scintillate from silver buttercup settings, which in addition to their graceful shape...(more)
An extra-long and extra-lovely 10.66 carat sapphire, accompanied by an A.G.L. - American Gemological laboratory report stating: Ceylon (Sri Lanka) origin - no gemological evidence of heat. This ravishing deep cornflower blue gemstone radiates from within a sparkling frame of old mine-cut diamonds se...(more)
A sizable 16 millimeter by 14.5 mm. deep orange coral double-cabochon egg is tightly grasped by a realistically rendered dragon or eagle's claw in this sensational mid-nineteenth century stickpin in its original leather and velvet fitted box. 4 1/4 inches long.
This striking and regal, elongated oval antique dinner ring dating back to the early to mid-1800's features a glistening, golden citrine set into a decorative bezel. Tiny rose-cut diamonds glisten from within a leafy design bordered by cobalt blue enamel (evidently re-enameled at a later date). Silv...(more)
A lovable pair of cherubs on a successful fishing expedition have just reeled in a little one in this adorable and colorful enamel brooch from 19th Century Switzerland (the enamel) and France (the frame). The distinctive 18 karat yellow gold frame is designed with a cheerful hand engraved leaf motif...(more)
A 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 wonderful rarity, dating back to the mid-to-latter 1800s, glistens with a rose-cut diamond flower inlaid into a marbled royal blue labradorite (kind of an iridescent lapis look-alike) plaque. The exotic centerpiece is framed in 18 karat gold and is orbited by sixteen shimmering natural button p...(more)
Strikingly textured 18 karat yellow gold hollow links are overlaid with three diamond-set motifs: two stars and one crescent moon, crafted in contrasting rose gold and twinkling with rose-cut diamonds, in this delightful nineteenth-century Victorian bracelet. After all, you deserve to have the moon ...(more)
This 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 delightful pair of antique cufflinks crafted in 14 karat yellow gold. The cufflinks are decorated with a repousse crescent moon motif with a scrolling foliate motif. An old mine-cut diamond is set within a star motif on each cufflink.
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)
A harmonious trio of sparkling European-cut diamonds, together weighing 1.50 carats, sing a cappella (without further accompaniment, that is) from this classic Victorian three-stone diamond ring, crafted in platinum and 18 karat yellow gold, circa 1890. A timeless and classic jewel.
From the late 1800s comes this shimmering natural pearl and diamond ring, handcrafted in platinum over 18 karat yellow gold. The lustrous, slightly oval, semi-baroque pearl is encircled by one carat of sparkling old European-cut diamonds in this alluring and classic antique jewel.
An extra-lovely Victorian circle brooch in the royal colors of purple, white and gold. More specifically: amethyst, natural seed pearls and 15 karat yellow gold - hence of British origin. Sweet! 1 inch in diameter.
Intoxicated merriment is being had by all in this fantastical 2 1/2 inch wide, and superbly carved, shell cameo brooch presented in a filigree heart motif frame. Wish you were here?
A darling little pair of original Victorian earrings, centering on a single buttercup-set pearl, and encircled by a lovingly detailed beaded frame, are accompanied by a matching 2 1/4 inch long bar pin rendered in two-tone yellow and rose gold. The earrings measure about 7/8 inch long. Original Vict...(more)
A lovely Victorian lass is depicted in high-relief and presented in a hand-engraved hexagonal frame, in this very charming antique coral cameo ring, circa 1875.
A pair of cherubs and a pair of classical beauties inhabit the respective tops and bottoms of these gorgeous, 2 inch long, deep-salmon orange antique coral earrings. Most likely of Italian origin (by way of the Mediterranean), circa 1890. Ravishing rarities.
A 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)
Light up your lobes with these gorgeous, glistening and very wearable original Victorian diamond earrings, circa 1875. The classic oval cluster design centers on a pair of antique European-cut diamonds, together weighing 2 carats. Each center stone is encircled with nine smaller old mine-cut diamond...(more)
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 charming antique bracelet, circa 1880, in the classic Etruscan Revival style. The bracelet’s striking design centers on a darkly patinated concave rosette bordered on two sides by decorative bars.
A singular and collectable antique sapphire and diamond ring produced not long after the assassination of America's greatest president. A bright, highly saturated natural sapphire is hand carved with the profile of Honest Abe Lincoln himself. A spectacular and eminently wearable all-American treasu...(more)
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 inch long.
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)
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 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)
Two rings in one! A delightful small-scale antique diamond bypass ring from the Victorian period. A mix of both old mine-cut and Swiss-cut diamonds sparkle in 12 karat rose gold in this darling antique ring which coils around the finger in a stylized serpent motif. Unique.
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 darling Art Nouveau-era pendant gleaming with a deep lavender (or light purple) amethyst enshrined in a delightful open frame in softly textured 14 karat gold, shimmering with eight tiny natural seed pearls. Retractable swivel bail, repair on the reverse bottom. 7/8 inch (without bail) by 3/4 inch...(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)
A constellation of diamond stars orbit a bright red ruby planet in this darling Victorian ring from Birmingham, England, circa 1890. This extra lovely antique ring is further adorned with deeply and gracefully carved shoulders. 18 karat yellow gold; English hallmarks abound inside the ring shank.
This lovely and far from ordinary antique garnet bracelet centers on a round Bohemian garnet section which serves as the clasp for six strands of faceted garnet and glass beads in rich and dramatic colors. Just shy of seven inches long; the decorative clasp measures 13/16 inch.
This original Victorian bangle bracelet, in classic Etruscan Revival style, is delicately ornamented on top with a minute braided rope motif.
9 carat gold; hallmarked Birmingham, England 1874. Pristine.
From Birmingham, England - circa 1864 - a double serpent ring displaying a pair of 18 karat gold reptilian lovers, closely embraced and coiled into a four-banded ring. English hallmarks abound. Sizing this ring may destroy hallmarks and it may incur an extra charge.
Compared to their sapphire and diamond counterpart's, Victorian ruby and diamond bangle bracelets are relatively rare. Here we have an exemplary model glowing with nine ravishing, red, graduated oval rubies, together weighing 4 carats, interspersed with a pair of glistening old mine-cut diamonds for...(more)
'Round and 'round they go - seven Roman chariots - in an endless race around your wrist. Each finely hand-engraved cameo depicts a different form of chariot power - from left to right: a pair of ladies; a pair of horses; a pair of roosters, a pair of birds, a trio of birds; a dragon, and a team of f...(more)
This glittering antique diamond ring, crafted in platinum over gold during the early 1900s, glistens in the center with a .45 carat old mine-cut diamond ensconced all around by mini old-mine diamonds, bringing the total diamond weight to over one carat. The navette-shape top gently curves around you...(more)
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 Etruscan Revival style hinged bangle bracelet is adorned in a diagonal direction with ribbons of twisted wire framing a raised foliate garland. The bracelet glows with a buttery, bloomed sheen and is both sophisticated and feminine. This beautiful bangle bracelet was crafted in England in 15k y...(more)
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.
A modestly proportioned Victorian Cameo brooch depicting a lovely lady in profile, handcarved atop an amber-color carnelian background. The openwork frame is adorned with four shimmering, natural pearls. 1 1/8 inch high by 1 inch wide; with flip-up loop to accommodate a neck chain.
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 darling symbol of eternal love sparkles and shimmers with six bright-white, European-cut diamonds, alternating with lustrous natural pearls. A sweet and lovely, all original Victorian jewel measuring just over three-quarters of an inch in diameter. Circa 1875.
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.
An extraordinary, double-sided cross with hand enraving and black enamel work. A natural pearl is framed by an eight pointed star on each side. A substantial Victorian cross in excellent condition. 15 karat rosy yellow gold. This piece measures 2 3/4 inch long by 1 1/2 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.
A flowing pair of angel wings embrace a glistening, rose-cut garnet which, in turn, supports a lovely drop in this enchanting Bohemian garnet pendant crafted in 9 karat rose gold from early-nineteenth century central-Europe..
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.
Three glowing cabochon garnets are entwined in a handmade double serpentine chain in this bewitching antique bracelet, circa 1885. The bracelet measures its original full 7 inches - rather rare for a bracelet of this age. The central section conceals a flip-down bale to accommodate an added charm. S...(more)
An absolutely ravishing (and rare) turquoise and diamond necklace crafted during the late-nineteenth/early-twentieth century. This original Belle Epoque (or Edwardian) jewel is comprised of seven pear-shaped turquoise drops, each of which swings back-and-forth inside a rose-cut diamond garland toppe...(more)
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 very striking, Victorian navette ring, composed in silver over rose gold and comprising a central round, white opal, a pair of shimmering natural pearls and an array of twinkling, rose-cut diamonds. A dramatic and highly-distinctive Victorian ring, measuring 1 1/8 inch long - circa 1865.
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.
Darling diamond earrings from nineteenth-century Paris. A pair of deeply-cut antique old-mine cut diamonds, weighing .60 carats, twinkle atop double buttercup settings crafted in 18 karat yellow gold and bearing Parisian assay marks. A tiny rose-cut diamond serves as the catch for the French wire ba...(more)
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 sweet and slender antique ring highlighting a shimmering, multi-chromatic, marquise opal set on a slight diagonal and embellished with tiny twinkling old mine-cut diamonds. A unique and wonderful Victorian ring in ravishing rose gold.
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 .45 carat European-cut diamond is presented in this 14 karat yellow gold, antique, belcher-style solitaire. The diamond is simply set with six prongs and the ring has a soft, time-worn patina.
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.
This rare and superlative original Victorian engagement ring proudly highlights a beautiful 1.18 carat antique cushion-cut diamond, which, although of imperfect clarity, lacks no sparkle or brilliance whatsoever. The diamond is held aloft by six chiseled prongs in a stylized buttercup setting. The r...(more)
A fanciful, festive and colorful Victorian-era ring composed of bright pear shape rubies and emeralds radiating around a central European cut diamond, embellished further by graceful scrolls of rose-cut diamonds.This distinctively beautiful antique ring is finely hand fabricated in platinum over 18...(more)
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.
A sweet and petite original British made Victorian-era five-stone ring comprising three shimmering natural pearls alternating with a pair of sparkling rose-cut diamonds. A cutie and a beauty in rich 18 karat yellow gold, circa 1880.
Honestly, this is a lyre. 1 and 1/8 inches long and shimmering with tiny natural seed pearls. Circa 1890.
This darling and divine original Victorian ring features a vibrant blue pear shape sapphire set toe-to-toe with a glistening old mine-cut pear shape diamond. A pair of teeny-tiny old mine diamonds add twinkle to the shoulders. Finely crafted in nineteenth century United Kingdom in rich 18 karat yell...(more)
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 glistening navette, or marquise shape, Victorian diamond ring measuring one and 3/16 inches long. This fabulous head turner is hand crafted in rich yellow gold with twenty-nine old mine-cut diamonds totaling 1.50 carats. Graceful coronet settings add visual interest to the sides of this all origin...(more)
The petals of this romantic mid-nineteenth-century antique flower ring are comprised of five deep raspberry-color heart-shape garnets. The garnets are embellished with a twinkling center diamond and they are outlined with delightfully dainty granulation work. Gracefully sculpted shoulders complete t...(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 sublime 6.50 carat opal, displaying a full rainbow spectrum of luminous pastel colors, glistens and glows from the center of a gorgeous open-work pendant (and pin) crafted in 18 karat gold, topped in platinum and old mine-cut and rose-cut diamonds. The bale is 14 karat. The gold chain, twinkling ...(more)
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)
This exquisitely beautiful mid-Victorian era necklace glows with fourteen enchanting rhodolite garnets with a deep grape color. The center gemstone is set in a spiraled frame nestled inside a round concavity which, in turn, is encircled with matching garnets set inside horseshoe shape niches. A deco...(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 delightful 14 karat gold round locket from the Victorian-era - circa 1880 - is gorgeously hand-engraved on the front with a foliate design centered with a diamond set flower. The reverse bears fanciful initials. Twin compartments, soft velvety patina, one-inch diameter.
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.
A superb pair of perfectly matched antique bangle bracelets in lovely textured 15 karat rosy-yellow gold (hence of British origin) adorned with all around black enamel ornamentation. Rings are in place to add safety chains if so desired. Circa 1875 and in excellent condition.
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)
An alluring 18-inch nineteenth century necklace composed of glistening lavender-purple faceted amethyst beads, which ever so slightly graduate in size, alternating with granulated Victorian Etruscan style gold spacers. Strung on a white metal, probably silver - we cannot test it, foxtail chain. Lov...(more)
This enchanting and exotic amethyst pin, circa 1900, depicts a winged pharaoh being lifted aloft by a pair of royal purple amethysts. A classic hand-engraved Egyptian Revival brooch with a 2 and 3/8 inch wing span.
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)
Seven different Roman charioteers race around your wrist in this singular antique bracelet rendered in silver with contrasting gold rope wire overlays. .800 Silver, 6 3/5 inches long.
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)
This celestial beauty fell from the skies back in the late 1800's. A artful composition of shimmering seed pearls and sparkling old mine-cut diamonds radiate from fourteen points of this superb antique brooch and pendant combination. Luminous!
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 unique and alluring Victorian ring featuring a natural pink conch pearl and three sizzling white European-cut diamonds, totaling 1.15 carats, arranged in a pattern reminiscent of a fleur d' leis. Hand crafted in platinum over 18ct yellow gold, circa 1880, this splendid and romantic treasure measur...(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)
A lovely marriage! The modern centerpiece of this late Victorian ring is a vibrant purplish blue 1.40 carat oval brilliant cut Tanzanite. It is surrounded by a halo of old European cut diamonds in platinum topped gold. Mount circa 1900.
This 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 14 karat yellow gold large-scale lucky horseshow locket features fifteen seed pearls set into the horseshow motif and compartments for two momentos to be tucked inside.
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, pendent 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.
An extraordinarily beautiful and sizable antique bracelet, circa 1875, with a locket compartment on the reverse. This magnificent piece, which measures 1 3/4 inches at its widest point, is designed around a large deep burgundy cabochon garnet. Consummate, multi-dimensional Victorian ornamentation fr...(more)
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 is as sweet as it can be. This antique heart shaped pin is centered with a sprinkling of diamonds set in a scrolled openwork motif and further wrapped with a demantoid garnet and seed pearl border. A retractable bail allows for this piece to be worn as a pendant as well.
This superb and sublime 2 1/2 inches long antique coral pendant is composed of five distinctive sections, the star of which is the magnificent coral section meticulously embellished with fine Etruscan style granulation. 14 karat with a warm and lovely velvety patina; circa 1885.
This rare and resplendent nineteenth-century brooch is crafted in silver over gold and glistens with twelve deep red Burmese rubies, three old mine-cut diamonds and and four diamond studded fleur d'leis which point to the center diamond. Four diamond set flowers in between the fleur de lys complete ...(more)
These rare and splendid 1 7/8 inches long Victorian drop earrings magnificently present miniature full length depictions of lovely classical nymphs or muses - one of which arpeggiates dulcet chords on her lyre, the other bearing a basket of fresh cut flower blossoms - artfully painted in enamel on c...(more)
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 Roman gentleman, perhaps a senator, is portrayed in glorious black & white sardonyx framed by acanthus leaves an...(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)
An exquisite bohemian garnet bangle set with very fine, large rose cut garnets graduating down the center. Smaller bohemian garnets are set throughout the bracelet with a gently graduating scalloped border.
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 classically Victorian fob suspended from a curb link watch chain complete with t-bar. The front of the fob features a twinkling, star-set, old mine-cut diamond in the center of a square topped by scrolls and bars of 14 karat gold. The reverse of the fob is unusually free of engraved initials so ...(more)
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)
Lockets don't come much nicer than this delightful example, highly decorated in the French style. The multi-tiered yellow gold face is overlayed with contrasting green gold as well as yellow gold leaves with tiny seed pearl berries. The green gold crown leads to a matching bail. Engine engrave back,...(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)
This finely crafted antique pea pod pin partially slides open to reveal four pearly peas! Alternating antique cushion-cut diamonds and rubies serve as the centers of engraved flowers on top and the engraved stem cap is crafted in white gold. Whimsical!
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.
This late-19th century bangle bracelet radiates with a double row of gemmy, vivid-blue sapphires caressed by an overlay of platinum and diamonds and finished with platinum and diamond trefoils. A high-quality, all original, wearable antique keepsake.
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)
An entrancing deep golden amber color faceted citrine is regally presented with seed pearls set in a crown inspired frame. Also wearable as a pendant. Circa 1890.
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)
A sublime masterpiece in deep golden amber and white. This dreamy diamond and citrine necklace was crafted in the late 1800s, most likely in England, to evoke the long lost treasures of the Italian Renaissance. Finely crafted in silver over yellow gold, the removable citrine pendant is set with ros...(more)
This sizable and scintillating bauble from the mid to late 19th century is quintessential Victorian in every repect. A constellation of 12 shimmering rose cut diamonds orbit around the larger central diamond which stands in high profile and is held in place by nothing less than 16 prongs (!) The tex...(more)
An opulent and sizable antique gold and turquoise brooch locket with a matching swag. The hypnotic center piece of concentric turquoise oval channels is presented in an elaborate, repousse rococo frame. The bottom pendant swings from a decorative swag chain of Georgian - early Victorian design. A ma...(more)
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!
Original, rare and enchanting early-Victorian chandelier earrings measuring 2 1/4 inches long. These dramatic and exotic darkly patinated eardrops are crafted in silver over gold and sparkle with an array of antique cushion-cut and rose-cut diamonds for a glorious effect. Magnificent originals, circ...(more)
These enchanting antique earrings from the mid-to-latter 1800s feature raspberry garnet pearshapes arrayed in a cross motif. Four overlayed leaves and a pearl centered star in the center completes the picture - and a delightful one it is! A perfect match to necklace #90-1-2962.
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)
Three distinct design elements combine in this sensual jewel 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 inches from top of...(more)
Silver over 18K yellow gold sweet Victorian flower basket motif pin set with rose cut diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds. The sapphires are pear cut and are the petals in the central flower motif centered with an old mine cut diamond. The oval cut emeralds and hexagonal cut rubies brighten the...(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 richly textured stylized leaf pattern creates a striking look in these 14 karat gold Victorian earrings. They top and suspend deep purplish pink collet set garnets. Each earring is finished with three dagger shaped dangles.
This 1 1/4 inch wide 19th century brooch is jam packed with deep, intense burgundy faceted garnets which compliment the round cabochon in the center. There's something extra nice about this wonderful and wearable jewel.
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)
Absolutely lovely Victorian era earrings crafted in rare 20K ('800') yellow gold rendered in a timeless neo-classical design consisting of half shells and decorative swirls. The oval onyx center supports a .10 ct. old-mine cut diamond in a six-prong setting. The backs are all original and stamped wi...(more)
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)
Hand engraved flowers of rose gold and green gold overlay this wonderful silver locket with a sensational, hand applied checkerboard pattern. A beauty.
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 cu...(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.
This Victorian silver cuff bangle bracelet is uncomplicated in design sparsely embellished with a button motif and a continuous clover pattern. It is 6 1/2 inches in length and 1 1/4 inches in width. Circa 1870.
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.
This glorious, rare and original, high-Victorian fringe necklace in silver-topped gold is simply stunning. Designed around a classic box-link straight row necklace, this dazzling necklace dances with a graduated row of slender diamond set ornaments alternating with diamond leaf motifs which continue...(more)
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 superb antique locket from England, in 9k rose gold, measures 1 1/4 inch in diameter and is hand engraved on the face with elaborate floral and geometric designs surrounding a blank central shield.
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.
This classic original Victorian diamond necklace composed in silver over 14 karat rose gold sparkles with every turn. Graduated diamond set darts alternate with three-diamond drops and tapers to a straight rose-cut diamond set neckchain in back. A superb, sensuous and eminently wearable treasure fro...(more)
The impressive size of this splendid Victorian era diamond horseshoe alone will assure good luck to the fortunate recipient immediately upon presentation. Guaranteed! 5 carats of glittering European cut diamonds set in platinum over 18 karat yellow gold won't hurt either. Circa 1890.
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.
A truly captivating necklace from the early 20th century. It is made in the Bohemian garnet style borrowed from the Victorian era. A dark glowing pear shaped cabochon is suspended from a festoon of floret links. They are joined by stations of cabochon cuts encircled by yet more rose cut garnets. I...(more)
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.
Three colors of gold (yellow, rose and green) are combined to create these intricate nature inspired earrings depicting a bird amid leaves and flowers. The Etruscan beads on top were probably added a bit later. Sweet and lovely and about 125 years old.
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 lovely, classic Victorian twin-stone ring featuring a high-quality, old Siamese ruby of a deep, vibrant magenta-red color, paired with a dazzling white European cut diamond. Both stones measure approximately 1.15 carats each. The "18 ct" (hence, of British origin) and platinum setting was apparent...(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.
This darling seven stone opal bar pin in 14k rose gold radiates with an enchanting spectrum of turquoise blues, bright lime greens and orangy-pinks. An understated treasure.
A 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)
The star of this Victorian locket is a dazzling .60 carat old mine cut diamond within a round top opening locket with a rich bloomed finish. The locket opens to reveal two keepsakes.
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)
An extravagant Victorian fringe style diamond necklace packed with sparkling antique cut diamonds in silver over yellow gold. This is an absolutely stunning necklace to wear for a special occasion.
This necklace measures 18 inches long and the central drop falls 1 1/4 inch.The Diamonds are describ...(more)
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)
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.
You'll be ready for battle with this multi color agate Scottish brooch depicting a shield, axe and sword in 10 karat gold. It is skillfully engraved throughout.
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.
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)
A substantial locket with an attractive combination of masculine and feminine ornamentation A brick style diagonal stripe with a delicate feminine border is emblazoned on the top and a scalloped 'tractor tread' pattern adorns the edge. Unique!
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.
This striking, intricate micro mosaic pendant brooch in gilt silver depicts the symbol 'Chi-Rho', an early Christian symbol dating back to the time of Constantine. This symbol is formed by overlaying the first two letters of the word 'Christ' in Greek.
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 Victorian crescent moon is constructed of 14 karat gold and is streamline in its design with a flush set ruby, two old European cut diamonds and two round sapphires. The pin is secured both by a pinstem and an additional safety chain.
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 sophisticated lady in profile is rendered in shell. The petite round cameo is set in a simple 18 karat rosy yellow gold frame.
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.
A truly delightful powder necessaire with gorgeous repousse work and machine engraving. Quintessential Victorian designs abound on this spectacular seed pearl tasseled keepsake with a delicate mesh wrist band.
Delightful and in superb condition. The compact measures 3 1/4 inches long by 1 3/4 inch ...(more)
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.
This lovely watch chain works perfect as a necklace with a drop locket. 10 karat pale rosy yellow gold intricate links are highlighted with black enamel tracery. The locket has some wear and is slightly dented on one side. The chain measures 23 1/2 inches, however when clasped as a necklace it measu...(more)
A beautifully adorned large Victorian 18 karat yellow gold cross pendant set with seventeen round banded agate cabochons and accented with seed pearls and a white and blue enameled cross motif in the center.
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.
An unusual and very unique Scottish bracelet featuring pink and grey granite in a bold geometric design. Made by Aberdeen jeweler, Middleton Rettie. Circa 1865
A antique treasure! This Victorian Etruscan revival brooch has a buckle motif accented with beautiful Rhodolite Garnets. Delicate fringe dangles below.
Big, Bold & Dimensional Victorian drop embellished with cabochon cut garnets and adorned with a bearded fringe drop with hand engraved details. The pendant drops from a handmade coiled link chain which measures 18 long and the pendant measures 3 long by 2 wide.
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 vibrantly colored enameled portrait of a lady is the centerpiece to this Victorian locket. The 15 karat yellow gold locket is further decorated with black enamel tracery details.
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.
Victorian, gilded silver bow gently drapes and curls over a faceted amethyst drop with striking drama and presence. This unique pendant measures 2 3/4" in length! It is suspended from a 20" silver curb link chain which reflects the age and patina of the pendant.
An exceptional and original sapphire and diamond three-stone ring from the late 19th century. A light medium blue sapphire weighing 5.38 carats displaying distinct violet overtones is nestled in a coronet setting and flanked by antique cushion cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.15 carats. The 14...(more)
A unique and dramatic hand made spider pin incorporating the unusual combination of amethyst and garnet with green garnet and glass doublet eyes. Expertly crafted in 18 karat rose gold. Cool!
An 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 fun, wild, oversize ring featuring a 1 1/8 inch long by 15/16 wide antique carved bloodstone seal depicting a mythological creature (a griffin perhaps?) embracing a cross above. The bottom half is reserved for the original owners floridly engraved initials. The thick bloodstone is bezel set in an ...(more)
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.
A striking large scale stylized 19th century cross rendered in rose gold and studded with rectangular and slightly fan shaped turquoise. Natural pearls in the center and at the tips.
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.
This intricately designed 14 karat gold oval shaped locket is in the Etruscan style from Victorian times. A center plaque of braid and bead scroll motif is surrounded by numerous layers of intricate gold bead work. Suspended from a tulip shaped open back bale.
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.
Antique silver drop earrings engraved with a floral and knot motif.
These sweet antique earrings employ an interesting variety of classic Victorian motifs: Etruscan style granulation, bead set turquoise and stylized leaves.
A gorgeous 15 karat yellow gold Victorian locket with a tailored design and warm antique patina. An antique cushion cut diamond is centrally set within an engraved star motif. The locket opens to reveal a place for a special keepsake. This piece measures 2 1/4 inches tall by 1 1/4 inch wide.
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)
This dramatic large scale ring from the mid 19th century features a light golden yellow sapphire encircled by rose-white pearls (probably replaced) with a bright lustre . The rings outline is reminiscent of flower petals and, like the rest of the ring, is rendered in a soft 14k rose gold with deep c...(more)
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.
Who was that masked woman? The belle of the masked ball. An unusual and fun subject beautifully executed in colorful enamel and rose cut diamonds for her eyes. Victorian, 18 karat yellow gold. This piece measures almost 2 inches long by 1 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 sized 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 enam...(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
A florette of faceted round and pear shaped deep burgundy garnets are set in 10k yellow gold from Mittel-Europe.
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)
This grand scaled ring features a concave Cameo depicting a classical profile. Victorian, 14k yellow gold.
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.
A gorgeous Montana cabochon cut sapphire is set into this antique Victorian mourning ring, 18K yellow gold, which is finished with rich black enameling. The inscription inside reads Emma Mathilda Halford died 9th April 1860. Due to the enameling the ring cannot be sized. The Sapphire is described as...(more)
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)
This silver pin is a grand example of Victorian Scottish craft! The central, hand tooled star features pyramid-cut agate, jasper and quartz, surrounded with a frame of triangular bloodstone and red jasper. All gems used in this pin were indigenous to Scotland and popularized when Victoria was livi...(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!
Dark and romantic Bohemian garnet brooch from the late 19th century. Lively rose cut deep red garnets are set in a star cluster and centered with a large round dark cabochon. A festoon of three pear shaped drops sways below. This gilded metal brooch measures 2 1/4 by 1 1/2.
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.
Victorian, wide (3/4), hinged bangle bracelet with taille depargne (black tracery) enamel depicting fans and flowers reflecting the fascination for Japanese design seen in Europe during the latter part of the Victorian Period. Slight damage on one side of the bracelet. Best suited for a small to m...(more)
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.
Very unusual, Victorian hand carved, intaglio Ceylon sapphire fob, depicting the profile of a classic warrior. The ornate fob was designed in silver over gold and contains four old-mine cut diamonds and thirty-six rose cut diamonds.
18 karat yellow gold, late 19th century belt buckle, depicting a snake coiled around the upper portion of the buckle. The head of the serpent is set with an oval cabochon sapphire, flanked on either side with a single-cut diamond. Each of the snakes eyes are set with a rose-cut diamond. French hall...(more)
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.The...(more)
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.
Victorian mourning pin in 9K yellow gold featuring a cluster of round shaped bezel set onyx disks with a central foliate motif highlighted with a small seed pearl. This pin measures about 1 round.
Unusual 10K rose gold kilt pin capped with a thistle shaped citrine and inlayed with multi-colored agates. This pin measures 2 3/8 long by 3/8 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)
Late Georgian 14K yellow gold drop pendant featuring a diamond set bird motif with a ruby set head dangling a puffed heart encrusted with rose cut diamonds (65 total, 4.50 carats total weight). This pendant measures about 2 long by 1 wide.
This is an absolute exquisite example of Victorian jewelry. Silver over 9 karat yellow gold quatrefoil shaped links with a sweet foliate motif are dotted with rose cut diamonds and linked together leading to a gorgeous diamond and natural pearl centerpiece. The central plaque has swirling curves whi...(more)
Gorgeous Victorian hard stone cameo of a fanciful lady in profile set into a sparkling 14K yellow gold bezel set with alternating diamonds (1.75 carats total weight, I-J color, SI clarity) and sapphires (2.00 carats total weight). This brooch measures 1 5/8 tall by 1 3/8 wide.
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)
Timeless Victorian amethyst and diamond cluster earrings, crafted in 18K yellow gold, each featuring a vibrant violet oval cut amethyst wrapped with an old mine cut diamond border (1.00 carat total weight, I-J color, SI1-I1 clarity). These earrings measure 3/4 long by 1/2 wide.
Victorian 14K yellow gold match safe with beautiful scrolling foliate motif border and engraved initials set with one old mine cut diamond (.45 carat, H-I color, SI2 clarity). lovely bloomed acid finish patina with an elaborate Victorian (thus illegible) monogram on the reverse. This match safe meas...(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.
15K Yellow gold Victorian book motif locket with beautiful blue enameling and engraving on the front with floral and scroll motifs on the reverse. This locket measures about 1 tall by 3/4 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 14K yellow gold flower motif pin with a round coral cabochon center.
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.
Delicate drop cluster earrings highlighting two lustrous natural pearls wrapped with old mine cut diamonds (28 total, 2.25 carats total weight, J-L color, SI clarity) and dangling from diamond set mounts, crafted in 18K yellow gold. These earrings measure 1 long by 1/2 wide.
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 design in black enamel measuring 7/8.
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.
Sterling silver Scottish pin with grey banded agate set into a Celtic cross. This pin measures 1 3/4.
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.
Delicately carved hard stone cameo pin of a ladies profile with three layers of carved detailing displaying an exquisite speckled top and bottom layer, in a 14K yellow gold frame with triangular shaped engraving. This pin measures 1 3/8 by 1 1/8.
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)
A lovely piece for the musician or romantic on your shopping list, this is an absolutely magical 19th century depiction of a lute in diamonds and rubies. Silver topped 18K yellow gold lute pin covered with twenty five rose cut diamonds (.50 carat total weight) and nineteen rubies (1.00 carat total w...(more)
A Victorian 14K yellow gold pin with a fanciful foliate motif design featuring four emeralds (.20 carat total weight) and three pearls (2.00 mm) with a golden hanging tassel. This pin/pendant measures 2 1/2 X 1 3/4.
14K Yellow gold Victorian textured oval shaped pin set with a central small pearl with a dangling drop enhanced with black enamel detailing. This pin measures 2 tall by 1 1/4 wide.
Victorian miniature hand painted portrait on metal brooch of a lovely young blue eyed lady with a beautiful gown in vibrant colors and a straw hat with a bright blue ribbon set into an 18K yellow gold Etruscan style granulated frame, signed on the back ‘Henry Capi, Geneve and on the front ‘M.G.....(more)
Gorgeous undulating early Victorian silver topped yellow gold pin sparkling with 4.00 carats of old mine cut diamonds (G-H color, VS clarity) set in a pretty bow motif. This pin measures 1 tall by 1 1/2 wide.
18K Yellow gold oval shaped pin highlighting one oval white opal (2.5 carats) surrounded by seventeen rose cut diamonds (.25 carat total) further ensconced in cobalt blue enamel framed with a curling gold border. The pin measures 1 1/4 X 1 3/8.
Victorian oval carved pink shell cameo pin of a female bust with a decorative comb in her hair in an octagonal engraved 14K rose gold frame. This cameo measures 2 tall by 1 1/2 wide.
14K Yellow gold Victorian pin with a cameo featuring a female bust with upswept hair. The cameo is carved from banded agate and set in a gold frame surrounded by pearls. The pin may also be worn as a pendant and measures 1 1/2 X 1 1/4.
Lovely hand painted miniature of a beautiful bride adorned with fancy jewelry including a necklace and headpiece in a blue and white gown set into a simple 14K yellow gold frame. This pin measures 1 1/8 round.
Victorian cameo pin carved in sardonyx of a lady in Elizabethan garb set into a fancy shield shaped 14K yellow and rose gold frame with scroll motifs and two claw set pearls. This cameo measures 1 3/4 tall by 1 3/8 wide.
14K Yellow gold coral cameo of a classical female bust with a long neck and flowing hair set with a delicate floral frame. A slight amount of wear and natural graining in the coral serve only to enhance her dignified posture. The pin measures 1 5/16 X 1.
An antique 19th century silver over 14 karat yellow gold sliver of a crescent moon set with rose and antique single cut diamonds and embellished with a ruby set serpent wrapped around clutching a pearl. This pin measures 1 7/8 long.
18K Yellow gold and silver exotic bezel-set carved oval turquoise with Arabic characters highlighted with three rows of rose cut diamonds (1.00 carat total weight). This pin measures 3/4 X 1 3/4.
Very fine Victorian oval shell cameo brooch depicting a classical scene, possibly depicting the 'Lesson of the widow's mite' with five figures in long flowing robes rendered with exquisite craftsmanship. This 2 tall by 1 3/4 wide cameo is set into an 18K yellow gold filigreed frame with a seed pearl...(more)
18K Yellow gold Victorian bar pin with horseshoe and three leaf clover motif set with three rose cut diamonds (.10 carat total weight). This pin measures 1/2 X 1 3/4.
Bright cobalt blue guilloche enameled Victorian pin featuring a graceful appliqué floral motif set with small seed pearls framed by a 9K yellow gold border with locket back. This pin measures 1 3/8 tall by 1 1/2 wide.
14K Yellow gold and black enamel diamond cluster watch pin with a square shaped enameled center set with an old European cut diamond surrounded by six more old European cut diamonds (2.00 carats total weight, I-K color, VS-SI clarity) set in curving gold finished with milgrain detailing. Watch pin m...(more)
Antique sardonyx cameo pin of a formal lady in profile with upswept hair, a dangling earring and pearl necklace in a 14 karat yellow gold frame embellished with a twisted wire border. This cameo measures 1 3/4 tall by 1 1/2 wide.
Victorian pair of two round micro mosaic pins featuring pastoral landscapes, one with a seated man and the other a seated woman in colorful clothing framed by 18K yellow gold Etruscan revival granulated bezels. These pins measure 1 round.
An exquisite citrine brooch featuring a 65.00 carat oval briolette citrine in a fancy 14K yellow and rose gold frame with sweet appliquéd floral motifs. This brooch measures 1 7/8 tall by 1 1/2 wide.
Three hunting dogs realistically depicted in 18K Yellow gold each with a rose cut diamond eye and surrounded by a frame of rose cut diamonds (.75 carat total weight). This pin measures 1 1/4.
Victorians loved eclectic design. Influenced by the Industrial revolution, this 14K yellow gold pin features five emeralds (.50 carat total weight), twenty eight rubies (.50 carat total weight) and white enamel detail all finished with a tailored design and two screw heads. This pin measures 1 1/2 X...(more)
This pin is sure to move you. Alternating old mine cut diamonds (4 total, 2.00 carats total weight, G-I color, VS-SI clarity) and natural pearls (3 5.7 mm) delicately sway from this fine 18K yellow gold bar accented by nine rose cut diamonds (.05 carat total weight). This pin measures 3/8 X 2 3/16.
18K Yellow gold round pin featuring cobalt blue enamel with engraved star subsurface highlighting a central cluster with one old European diamond (.10 carat) surrounded by four seed pearls and four rose cut diamonds (.05 carat total weight) framed by a gold and enamel border finished with twisted go...(more)
14K Yellow gold Victorian round pin with black enamel detailing around a central raised geometric design with radiating engravings and a fine milgrain border. This pin measures 7/8 round.
18K Yellow gold Victorian cameo in banded agate of a female bust with a drop earring and upswept hair set in a pierced gold frame with black enameled trim and a scrolling foliate motif. This pin/pendant measures 2 1/4 X 1 3/4.
15K Yellow gold Victorian white enameled four leaf clover set with forty seven rubies (1.10 carat total weight) and three old mine cut diamonds (.15 carat total weight, H-I color, VS-SI clarity). This pin measures 1.
14K Yellow gold Victorian crescent moon motif pin set with nine old mine cut diamonds (1.50 carats total weight, H-J color, VS-SI clarity) and nine round pearls (3.5-5mm). This pin/pendant measures 1 3/4 X 5/8.
Antique oval carved lava pin of a forward facing male with Etruscan features, large eyes and nose, and tightly coiled hair in a 14K yellow gold twisted wire frame. This pin/pendant measures 1 3/8 tall by 1 1/4 wide.
14K Yellow gold late Victorian ladies open face pocket watch with a delicate border of seed pearls, white dial with black Arabic numerals, gold Louis XV hands, reverse side features enamel detailing of a portrait of a lady with blue enamel background, stem wind, cylinder movement. The case dimension...(more)
Beautiful turquoise enameled 18K yellow gold ladies Elgin pendant watch with a round open face, stem wind, cream colored dial, gold Arabic chapter markers and fancy hands with a scrolling foliate motif border accented with turquoise enameling. The reverse is decorated with fancy scrolling foliate mo...(more)
18K Yellow gold ladies hunter case pocket watch featuring fancy detailed dial with floral motif border, black Roman numeral chapter markers, stem wind, the front has a lovely enameled portrait of a lady highlighted with rose cut diamonds and the reverse has a black enamel scroll and floral motif des...(more)
Victorian 18K Yellow gold oval cufflinks with enameled dog motif and blue border.
Silver over 18K yellow gold Victorian coral earrings set with orangey round coral cabochons wrapped with old mine and rose cut diamonds. These earrings measure 5/8 round.
Typifying the elegance and refinement of a bygone age, this silver over 14K rose gold pin has semi-baroque freshwater pearls and bead set old European cut diamonds (54 diamonds, 1.75 carats total weight, SI-I1 clarity, I-L color) set in a foliate motif with five delicate natural pearl drops. This pi...(more)