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This supremely beautiful nineteenth-century necklace highlights a sizable (1 1/8 inch long) peachy-salmon colored coral pendeloque surmounted by a glittering diamond bow. The lovely coral drop swings below a slightly lighter coral button which centers gracefully draping golden swags. The lithe and s...(more)
An especially bright and sparkling, high-quality european-cut diamond, weighing just shy of three-quarters-of-a-carat, is the star of this traditional and very pretty mid-century vintage engagement ring; beautifully crafted in 14k yellow and white gold, with finely fashioned trefoil prongs and squa...(more)
A big and beautiful minute repeater in 18 karat yellow gold with a bright and colorful - white, blue, gold and silver - porcelain dial with a subsidiary second hand dial. Both the case and the exhibition movement are mysteriously unsigned, although the movement is signed 'Le Coultre' under the dial...(more)
A sleekly styled variation on the classic Art Deco line bracelet. The gracefully bowed centerpiece, crafted in platinum over gold, glitters with bright-white European-cut diamonds; eleven in all, totaling .65 carat. The extension links alternate with three distinct engine engraved designs and are fu...(more)
A bright and lively quintet of transitional round brilliant-cut diamonds, totaling just over half-a-carat, come together to create a bright and beautiful band style engagement ring crafted in gleaming 18K white gold. The five stones are set into finely milgrained box settings that float inside and s...(more)
Got cheese? This cool and slightly daft cartoon creature seems to be begging for a morsel of Gruyere, or smoked Gouda perhaps? He's realistically rendered (if you're hallucinating) in 18K gold and shaded golden, brown and white enamel and stands 1 and 3/4 inch tall.
This gleaming, golden, fine feathered friend with bright green enamel plumage will happily perch upon your shoulder. He comes fully trained with a very limited (non-existent) vocabulary. This petite parrot (1 5/8 inches high) is signed by Hidalgo, one of America's foremost contemporary jewelers spec...(more)
A marvelous combination of 1930s decorative elements combine with a bright-white and glittering .44 carat european-cut center diamond and nine sparkling accent diamonds in this romantic and superbly designed Art Deco engagement ring. Crafted in lustrous platinum, in a finger size 8 1/2.
Not to many large coral specimens come deeper vermillion red than this vintage bauble, hand fabricated in 14K yellow gold. Measuring a sizable 21 by 14 by 12 millimeters (that's about 7/8 inch long by 9/16 inch wide), the coloration is one hundred percent even on top. A twisted rope border and a tex...(more)
This classic and consummate Art Deco engagement ring, featuring a sparkling, bright-white European-cut diamond, weighing .62 carat, is die-struck and hand finished in platinum - circa 1920s. The beautiful stone is nestled inside a softly angled octagonal setting and glistens between a streamlined pa...(more)
A seamless flash of bright-white and beautiful diamonds, totaling 3.67 carats, scintillate across your finger in this fabulous diamond engagement ring featuring a GIA certified emerald-cut diamond weighing 2.17 carats - graded J color - VS2 clarity. The beautiful center stone is flanked on each side...(more)
This ingenious, ultra-cool serpent bangle was expertly hand-crafted in gleaming 15k gold, and is likely English, circa 1940s. Our charming reptilian friend has glittering rose-cut diamond eyes, sports an adorable emerald cabochon beret and swivels open so that the experience of opening and closing t...(more)
This extremely cool 1940s vintage bracelet watch, by the renowned Swiss watchmaker Paul Ditisheim, started out as a gent's watch, but today it makes for a highly distinctive and stylish lady's fashion statement. The classic (and substantial) 'tank tread' bracelet is comprised of alternating rows of ...(more)
An entrancing violet-blue star sapphire with exceptional asterism (the star effect) shines solo from this very handsome gent's ring, elegantly sculpted in satin finished 18K yellow gold. Although the estimated weight of this phenomenal and very pure gemstone is 10 carats, it presents significantly l...(more)
I am Siamese if you pleeze ... with marquise ruby eyes, a twinkling diamond nose and sleekly fluted 14K yellow gold fur. I’m 1 5/8 inch tall by 1 1/8 inch wide (svelte) .
A bright and shining European-cut diamond, weighing just two points shy of three-quarters of a carat, radiates from within a finely milgrained bezel setting accented on each side with a row of royal-blue calibre-cut sapphires. Superb hand-engraved detailing on each side adds the finishing touch to t...(more)
This beautiful jewel features a vibrant 7 carat oval opal glowing with a painter's palette of blue, green, and fiery orange flashes floating within a glittering frame of 3/4 of a carat of sparkling round brilliant-cut diamonds. Handcrafted in lustrous platinum, with lovely details like a lacy galler...(more)
A gorgeous and glistening pear-shape aquamarine, weighing 5 carats, is elegantly presented in platinum over 18K yellow gold in this beautifully and tastefully designed and rendered Edwardian-era necklace - circa 1900. A gem. The drop measures 1 1/8 inches by 5/8 inch, the 16-inch platinum cable chai...(more)
This classic Victorian sparkler stars a bright and shining old European-cut diamond weighing .71 carats. The radiant rock is closely embraced all around by ten smaller stones - together weighing .60 carats (bringing the total diamond weight to 1.31 carats), and is accompanied by a GIA diamond gradin...(more)
The summit of this divinely Deco dome ring is a blazing .95 carat round European-cut diamond, surrounded by a marvelous diamond-studded mosaic of delicate filigree and hand-engraving. Elegantly handcrafted in gleaming platinum, in a finger size 7 1/4.
Few vintage engagement rings pack more sparkle than this platinum beauty by the renowned mid-century San Francisco jeweler - Granat Brothers. A gorgeous, bright-white, high-caliber round brilliant-cut diamond, clocking in just a squeak under one carat, beams night and day from within a four-corner s...(more)
A gorgeous and glistening antique cushion-cut diamond, weighing between .35-.40 carats, shines solo in an exquisite high-profile solitaire setting, superbly and delicately die-struck and hand finished in gleaming 18K white gold and ornately decorated on all sides with graceful filigree work. Fine, f...(more)
An artistically styled maple leaf shimmers with shining iridescent light green enamel and bears four lustrous, free swinging, freshwater pearl maple berries in this lithe and ultra-lovely antique pendant necklace, elegantly crafted in 18K yellow gold - circa 1900. The pendant measures 2 1/4 inches f...(more)
A pair of vigilant griffins perched atop neo-classical columns guard a large and glowing green emerald-cut crysoprase in this handsome, rare, large scale and highly-distinctive vintage gent's ring, elegantly crafted in rich 14 karat gold. Ring measures 7/8 inch by 3/4 inch, in a finger size 13.
How much is that doggy in the window? (see below) Putting on her most 'fetching' look, this little sapphire eyed, ruby-tongued, diamond-nosed gal is saying "Take me home". Her head swivels this way and that (above her diamond collar) to catch the eye of the next person walking by. Arrf!
A scampering pair of precious pups, with tiny little bells jingling (noiselessly) from their collars. Finely sculpted and detailed in rich 18 karat gold with a lovely time-worn patina. Circa mid-to-late nineteenth century and as sweet as can be; measuring 1 1/16 inches by 7/16 inch.
La Belle Epoch romance, radiance and refinement coalesce in this extraordinary French made adornment - circa 1900. A bright and beautiful lavender hued blue sapphire, weighing 7.00 carats, glistens day and night from within a delicate double-tiered platinum frame glittering with old mine single-cut ...(more)
This sleekly styled Art Deco engagement ring, crafted in platinum, circa 1920s-30s, features a bright and shining European-cut diamond, weighing 1.17 carats, presented with minimal fuss between sparkling diamond-set arrow shoulders. A knife-edge ring shank adds the finishing touch to this tailored a...(more)
This stunning and sophisticated Art Deco engagement ring, hand-crafted in platinum - circa 1920s-30s - sizzles with a three-quarter-carat European-cut diamond. The dynamic diamond is set in a four-cornered setting between artfully designed epaulets, each of which is composed of a pair of straight ba...(more)
A beautiful, bright and sparkling European-cut diamond, weighing 1.06 carats, is the crowning glory of this exceptional and extraordinary Art Deco engagement ring, masterfully designed, die-struck and hand finished in platinum by B & I Moskowitz Bros., NYC - circa 1920s-30s. The relatively high-...(more)
A perfect and pristine original Edwardian bracelet - circa 1900 - exquisitely hand-fabricated in platinum and glistening with 1.35 carats of bright-white and sparkling old mine-cut diamonds. The gracefully domed center section elegantly mimics the design of classic three-stone rings of the period an...(more)
A GIA certified European-cut diamond, weighing .69 carats and graded I color - VS1 clarity, sparkles mightily from atop an elegantly designed engagement ring dating from the 1920s-30s. This original Art Deco jewel glitters all around with tiny single-cut diamonds, each set in individual navette or g...(more)
A .10 carat European-cut diamond sparkles solo from within a floating hexagonal setting in this finely filigreed engagement ring, die-struck and hand finished in gleaming 14 karat white gold, circa 1930s. Size 6.
Hand crafted in Birmingham, England, c.1986, in two-tone 18K gold, this tantalizing geometric jewel centers on a placid pale blue aquamarine with an unusual and distinctive hexagonal cut. The entrancing gemstone is framed on all six sides by sparkling full-cut diamonds. This stunning and individuali...(more)
A twinkling rose-cut diamond flower set atop a turquoise enamel cartouche which, in turn, overlays a curvaceous golden baroque centerpiece, is the central focus of this precious and pristine, early-Victorian bracelet, elegantly and artfully crafted in 15K yellow gold - hence of British origin. The u...(more)
This fun and fascinating, fabulous fifties ring is a work of modern jewelry art. The bombe shaped bauble is meticulously (and substantially) hand crafted in platinum with randomly layered miniature pick-up sticks, dotted with single-cut diamonds and crowned with a rich vibrant green, high-crowned em...(more)
We wish we had a dozen of these, we'd sell them all. Quintessential, geometrically fashioned Art Deco earrings, crafted in platinum - circa 1920s-30s - glittering with two pairs of old mine-cut and European-cut diamonds, respectively, and measuring only 7/8 inch long.
Vintage engagement rings don't come much simpler or sweeter than this scintillating jewel of modest proportions. A European-cut diamond, weighing one-fifth-of-a-carat, shines solo and is securely set with four trefoil prongs in a 14K white gold setting set atop a 14K yellow gold ring shank. Size 4 1...(more)
A bright and vibrant, velvety cornflower-blue cushion-cut sapphire is set horizontally and radiates between steeply angled diamond-set shoulders, each sparkling with four sizzling faceted rectangle (sometimes called princess-cut) diamonds. This sleekly tailored estate ring is crafted in 18K white go...(more)
This wild, whimsical and arty brooch - circa 1940s-50s - looks great in any position (standing, sitting, lying down ...). But seriously folks - this very hip, multi-dimensional, asymmetrical jewel - composed of the highly unusual combination of green and rose gold, (sizable) garnets and a single moo...(more)
Jabel, the highly renowned American jewelry manufacture, since 1916, produced this distinctive dazzler during the mid-twentieth century - circa 1940s-50s. The beautifully designed, multi-dimensional ring is die-struck and hand finished in bright 18K white gold and presents a scintillating round bril...(more)
This lovable, if lethargic, creature, rendered in gleaming 18K yellow gold, is dressed up in her finest carapace of diamonds and bright lime-green enamel. Hurry, turtles are fast movers! 1 1/2 inches by 1 inch.
A curvaceous six-petaled flower centering on a sparkling old mine-cut diamond, weighing one-third-of-a-carat, is supported by a decorative undergallery and a diamond-topped ring shank in this festive and fancy just-for-fun ring, crafted in platinum. 9/16 inch diameter, .66 carat total diamond weight...(more)
This is a wonderful wedding band to match with your filigree diamond engagement ring. A scroll and floral design is accented with tiny round brilliant cut diamonds to add just a little twinkle next to your ring. This band can be special ordered in platinum, 18 karat white and yellow gold in your siz...(more)
This original Art Deco delight, of modest proportions, dates from the 1930s and is die-struck and hand finished in 14K yellow gold topped with platinum. A .05 carat European-cut diamond twinkles solo from within an elaborately fashioned illusion setting flanked with bright-cut platinum epaulets. A d...(more)
One of the finest pairs of antique cufflinks we've come across. These elegant double-sided beauties, signed 'Nordlinger' and inscribed on the reverse: 'E.T.B. April 27, 1904', contain four high-quality old mine-cut diamonds totaling 1.50 carats. Each diamond centers a slightly curved oval plaque ren...(more)
This sweet crowned heart brooch, signifying love and loyalty, is a lovely late-nineteenth-century example of a Scottish love token that dates back to the seventeenth century, when such jewelry and trinkets were sold in "luckenbooths", or lockable stalls, along the Royal Mile near St. Giles Cathedral...(more)
This stunning and sizable early-twentieth century dinner ring, crafted in platinum over yellow gold with a white gold ring shank, combines Art Nouveau grace and Arts & Crafts artistry to create a singular beauty. A placid pale-blue elongated oval aquamarine floats inside a fanciful and feminine ...(more)
A substantial and chic 1940s dimensional 'tank tread' link bracelet with a subtle and stylish twist - the pattern alternates the classic rectangular links with lovely lozenge-shaped ones for graphic interest. Beautifully crafted in rich 18 karat rose gold, with an ingenious concealed double clasp, t...(more)
Need a hug? That's just what this furry Australian friend has gone out on a limb for. Superbly crafted in rich and substantial two-tone 18K gold with bright ruby eyes and a single diamond leaf, he's waiting to let go of his eucalyptus branch and come to you. 1 1/2 inches high.
A coruscating quartet of sparkling full-cut diamonds, totaling .20 carats, are set shoulder-to-shoulder in this lustrous platinum wedding band to wear alone or accompany almost any engagement ring. Crisply crafted in a finger size 5 1/2.
The bull's-eye of this classic platinum, diamond and calibre sapphire 'target' ring sparkles with a .95 carat transitional European/round brilliant-cut diamond, accompanied with a GIA Diamond Grading Report stating: J color - SI1 clarity. The brilliant diamond is encircled by bright royal-blue facet...(more)
The warm honey glow of a lovely, elongated 3.50 carat emerald-cut citrine contrasts beautifully with lacy white gold floral filigree in this charming Jazz Age dinner ring. Die struck in 14k white gold, in a petite finger size 4 1/2 and cannot be sized.
A bright and sparkling .32 carat European-cut diamond set in a stylish square setting is the star of this crisp Deco dazzler, with glittering diamond-studded epaulette shoulders and a distinctly charming gallery view. Beautifully handcrafted in gleaming 18k white gold, circa 1920s by J.R. Wood &...(more)
The crowning glory of this high-voltage sparkler is a super bright and brilliant European-cut diamond, weighing 1.40 carats and accompanied by a GIA Diamond Grading Report stating: J color - VVS2 clarity. The sparkling platinum and diamond dome, dating back to the 1920s-30s, is ornamented throughout...(more)
This chic, high-style 1940s-50s cocktail ring also works perfectly well as an individualistic engagement ring. Either way, however, this stunning platinum jewel, composed of a sparkling array of bright-white transitional round brilliant-cut, single-cut and baguette diamonds, makes a fabulous and fa...(more)
A bright and shining, icy-white, almost square (almost Asscher-cut) diamond, weighing 2.02 carats and accompanied by a GIA diamond grading certificate stating: F color - VS2 clarity, is elegantly presented in platinum between a pair of trapezoid diamonds (together weighing .56 carats) in this absolu...(more)
More fun than a Swiss Army knife - all the accoutrements needed to run the household of your manor or chateau - circa 1860. Suspended from an ornate rose gold fleur-de-lys pin are: an ornately covered lorgnette, a gold-topped perfumer, a gold button hook, a gold-covered pocket knife and a very rare ...(more)
Just in case you need to stitch up your fancy frock whilst on the run, this traveling 18K yellow gold sewing kit is just for you. Your chauffeur or handmaiden should always keep this handy in the glove compartment of your Rolls or Bentley. Complete with scissors, needle, needle case, thimble and awl...(more)
Rare and whimsical, original antique earrings depicting exotic blackamoors rendered in sculpted 14 karat gold and black and white enamel. Late nineteenth century, possibly Venetian.
A gorgeous Victorian delight rendered in timeless Etruscan Revival style - circa 1875. A shining star composed of light pink corals and twinkling antique rose-cut diamonds tops a high turquoise-blue enamel dome which, in turn, is supported by an intricately ornamented base frame rendered in gleaming...(more)
This handsome hippopotamus is smiling because he's bringing home a sparkling .30 carat transitional round brilliant-cut diamond home to the Mrs. (wait 'till you see her smile!) Weighty and finely fashioned in textured and shimmering 18k yellow gold with a glowing cabochon ruby eye. Signed Cellino. 1...(more)
Even if your name isn't Mary you can still have this little lamb, her fleece as yellow as gold. 14K with black enameled hooves and eyes. 1 1/2 by 1 1/8 inches.
A lustrous trio of natural pearls shimmers almost solo from this exquisite Edwardian-era ring (circa 1900), lovingly crafted in platinum and delicately ornamented with fanciful filigree work and teeny-tiny diamonds glittering on the leaf-motif shoulders and in-between the pearls. A truly rare and ra...(more)
Few come sweeter than this ultra-charming La Belle Époque jewel, delicately handcrafted in platinum over 18K gold - circa 1900. A single bright and lustrous natural button pearl with iridescent highlights glistens from a gracefully designed openwork centerpiece twinkling with tiny old mine-cut dia...(more)
This dynamic and distinctive Art Deco engagement ring, crafted in platinum - circa 1930s - features a bright-white and lively transitional European-cut diamond weighing one carat. The beautiful diamond radiates between U-shape diamond-set epaulets followed by a twinkling strap motif atop the ring sh...(more)
From Jugendstil Helsinki comes this charming and graceful solitaire ring, with a bright and glittering .18 carat mine-cut diamond in a sculpted buttercup setting. Beautifully handcrafted in rosy-yellow 18 karat gold, in a finger size 5 1/2. A wonderful rarity with Helsinki hallmarks and date mark.
This early and intriguing antique ring, most likely from Georgian England and bearing a French import mark, glows front and center with a bright-blue foil-backed sapphire flanked left and right with a sparkling antique cushion-cut diamond, the pair weighing .80 carats. Due to its traditional and tim...(more)
A glittering array of small round brilliant-cut diamonds, totaling two carats, snuggle up close together to create this sparkling, lightly puffed heart crafted in two-tone gold. This romantic estate jewel can also be worn as a pendant. 7/8 inch.
Just in case someone you know is expecting to be gifted with a pony, here she is, all dolled up and ready to show, complete with a big old bow tied to her tail (that actually swishes). This golden pony, in a rather whimsical pose, peers over her shoulder with bright ruby-red eyes.
Nothing is merrier than a terrier, as this splendid pin makes clear. Substantial and superbly handcrafted, the wiry coat of this little charmer is in fact 18k gold wire, accented with onyx eyes and nose. As cute as can be at 7/8 inch.
By way of late-nineteenth/early-twentieth century Great Britain comes this classic 'carved' ring, rendered in gleaming 18K yellow gold and featuring a multi-chromatic trio of glowing opals. The colorful gemstones are punctuated by two vertical trios of sparkling old mine-cut diamonds, and graceful s...(more)
From the turn-of-the-twentieth century, circa 1900, comes this breathtakingly feminine lavalier necklace. This precious piece features a 3.25 carat pastel-blue cushion-cut aquamarine sparkling at the center of an elegant arabesque motif, accented with glittering rose-cut diamonds and shimmering pear...(more)
Elegant and artful simplicity is embodied in this bright and beautiful diamond engagement ring dating back to the 1930s. A splendid and sparkling European-cut diamond, weighing 1.28 carats, shines solo from within a minimal, yet thoroughly engraved, platinum solitaire setting. Sleekly sculpted trefo...(more)
A traditional platinum and diamond engagement ring by Italy's preeminent jeweler. A gorgeous, GIA certified 1.50 carat round brilliant-cut diamond, graded G color - VS1 clarity, is elegantly presented between a pair of shimmering tapered baguette diamonds in this beautiful, timele...(more)
A super-sized (about 50 carats) faceted cushion-cut citrine is the centerpiece of this colossal (2 3/4 inch by 2 1/4 inch) antique Scottish brooch beautifully crafted in silver and multi-color agates. Five distinct species of marbled agate, in contrasting earth tones, interlink to create an artistic...(more)
A sleek and slender early-twentieth century necklace composed of a gracefully elongated pear shape aquamarine, weighing 7 carats, surmounted by a smaller oval aqua and a sparkling European-cut diamond. The pendant portion of this refreshingly feminine jewel measure 2 inches from the top of the loop...(more)
This is the most spectacular treasure for the discriminating oenophile we've ever come across! And yes, those ripe, red, luscious Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are indeed genuine rubies! Two glorious diamond studded grape leaves are magnificently rendered in shaded plique a jour (translucent) enamel fo...(more)
A shimmering royal-blue oval cabochon sapphire, weighing about 10 carats, is elegantly presented in a fanciful frame, crafted in rich 22K yellow gold and dotted with half-a-carat of sparkling full-cut diamonds in this dramatic estate jewel dating from the latter-twentieth century. The pendant measur...(more)
A pair of very punctual blacksmiths pound out the hours (single dings) and quarter-hours (double dings) in this 35 jewel Swiss-made hunting case pocket watch, crafted in 18K rosy-yellow gold. The couvette reads: Remontoir Ancre/lignedroit spiral Breguet, Balancier compense / REPETITION AUTOMATIC ...(more)
Round and round they go, 14 glistening glacier blue emerald-cut aquamarines, together totaling 45 carats, are presented with minimal fuss in this cool and refreshing gemstone bracelet. Hand fabricated in sturdy 14K white gold. 7 inches by 5/16 inch.
In the artistically experimental, nature-inspired period known as Art Nouveau, roughly from 1890 to 1910, it was not uncommon for artisans to craft gold jewelry in combination with glass and synthetic gemstones. This pretty necklace is just such a piece, as confirmed under magnification by our gemol...(more)
This charming diamond pendant, crafted in silver over gold, was produced in the Georgian style sometime during the mid-twentieth century. A central pear-shaped rose-cut diamond glistens within a scalloped openwork frame further accented by fourteen collet-set rose-cut diamonds and surmounted by a di...(more)
A splendid and artsy original Art Nouveau swag necklace centering on a pair of glistening lime green pear-shape peridots presented in curvaceous lightly textured golden frames. The central gemstones are enhanced with lustrous white freshwater pearls. A fanciful and feminine jewel lovingly crafted in...(more)
A marvelous late-nineteenth century silver and multi-colored agate figural brooch, depicting the garter that holds argyle hose in place for uniformed members of the Order of the Garter, the oldest and highest order of chivalry in the United Kingdom. Beautifully handcrafted and hand-engraved with a t...(more)
A handsome and splendidly decorated watch chain from Victorian England, with ornate interlocking bars connected by faceted links embossed with a Greek key motif. Expertly crafted in rosy-yellow 9 karat gold, with swivel and T bar, measures 14 3/4 inches long by 7/16 inch.
From pre-Soviet and pre-'democratic' Russia comes this extra-long [sixty-nine-and-a-half inch] chain comprised of fancy four-ring links. Wear it doubled, tripled or quadrupled! At full length it works perfectly well as a leash for your pampered pooch. Crafted in 14 karat gold, Imperial Russian hallm...(more)
A lustrous lunar gemstone, orbited by sparkling old mine-cut diamonds (totaling 2.75 carats), gives off a galactic glow in this shining and celestial jewel dating back to the second half of the nineteenth century. The moonstone and the diamonds are set in platinum over 18K yellow gold. The pendant i...(more)
Put on a happy face! All sitting members of the Seven Japanese Gods of Fortune, a/k/a the Seven Lucky Gods, are duly accounted for in this extra-charming, joyful and colorful bracelet depicting from left to right: Hotei - God of Happiness; Jurojin - God of Long Life; Daikoku - G...(more)
A lovely, traditional Victorian heart locket crafted in rosy-yellow gold, engraved with leaves and flowers and an unfurled ribbon. A perfect romantic and wearable keepsake for photos or a lock of hair (one origin of the word 'locket') Measures 3/4" long by 11/16" wide, suspended from a delicate 19" ...(more)
A glittering frame of deep burgundy faceted garnets surrounds a large, glowing oval cabochon garnet in this very sumptuous Bohemian brooch. Hand-crafted in the gilded base metal typical for the time and place, nineteenth century central Europe. Measures 1 5/8 inches by 1 7/16 inches.
We see quite a lot of jewelry here at Lang Antiques, and yet we can't recall coming across anything quite like this striking, fanciful and substantial antique bracelet dating from the latter-1800s. An intriguing amalgam of Victorian decorative styles, this piece combines Neo-Gothic tracery (check ou...(more)
Here we have one of the finest and most tastefully ornamented American hunting case pocket watches extant, by the late great Elgin Watch Co., est. 1864 in Chicago as The National Watch Co. before relocating for the next 100 years to Elgin, Illinois. The substantial square hinged case is outlined wit...(more)
A classical beauty with a noble visage and alabaster skin is masterfully depicted in high-relief in this exemplary Victorian hardstone (agate) cameo brooch - circa 1875. Her striking profile is framed in jet black enamel dotted with natural button pearls (one of which was replaced at a later time) b...(more)
A splendidly feminine antique bracelet dating back to the early-to-mid 1800s. Five pale pastel blue foil-backed aquamarines are embraced all around with delicate cannetille gold work to create the centerpiece and clasp of this precious Georgian jewel. The classic double chain brings the total length...(more)
This sleekly styled bracelet from the 1950s, possibly early-60s, shines front and center with a glistening glacier blue aquamarine measuring 27 carats. The bright and lively, almost square, pastel color gemstone nestles between twinkling diamond-set arrow motifs overlaid atop a gleaming golden brace...(more)
Dress up your tresses with this extra charming Victorian hair comb ornately rendered in 22K yellow gold and dotted with diamonds, rubies and sapphires. This baroque beauty is engraved on the reverse: Rachel Tweatman 1888. 4 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inch.
To keep you from casting adrift, a ship-shape late-nineteenth century Scottish silver and multi-color agate figural brooch in the always sea-worthy anchor motif. A classic and cool collectible for sailors and landlubbers alike. Anchors Aweigh! Measures 2 1/2 inches long by 1 5/8 inches wide.
At one inch in diameter this antique Scottish pin, crafted in 15K yellow gold, clocks in toward the petite side. The central cross motif is rendered in rust color jasper accented with green bloodstone and mottled agate outlined in white enamel, as is the outer circle. A timeless token from the bonni...(more)
A marvelous, large-scale sterling silver watch chain from late 19th century England, with classic Industrial Revolution ornamental style, and long enough to be worn as a stunning necklace as well. Superb! With English hallmarks, 24" long by 7/8' wide
This delightful and exotic antique jewel - circa 1900 - emphasizes the 'art' in Art Nouveau. A beautifully crafted 14 karat gold pendant with a fantastical fruit motif, (an apricot? a fig?) comes to life with shimmering iridescent enamel in light pastel pink and green hues. Accented with diamonds an...(more)
A bright and colorful jewel from the-turn-of-the-twentieth century. A lustrous pink raspberry cushion-cut tourmaline teams up with a dangling lime green pear shape peridot in this precious Art Nouveau adornment gracefully crafted in velvety 18K yellow gold and dotted with twinkling old mine and rose...(more)
A lovely and lyrical fin-de-siecle brooch in the form of a stylized quatrefoil frame with curling leaves and a pretty mine-cut diamond and ruby fleur at the heart of it all. Beautifully crafted in 18k gold and platinum with a rich high-carat 'bloom' - circa 1900. A shimmering natural pearl drop adds...(more)
Twenty-seven bright-white, high-quality European-cut diamonds, totaling 3.00 carats, glisten from within finely milgrained bezels centered in platinum 'compass' settings in this classic, and eminently wearable, 1930s vintage Art Deco fancy link bracelet. A rather lovely match with our necklace #90-1...(more)
This intricately designed 14 karat gold oval shaped locket, superbly rendered in the Etruscan Revival style, dates from the Victorian (nineteenth century) period. A center plaque of braided and beaded scroll scroll work is surrounded by numerous layers of intricate gold bead work. Suspended from a...(more)
Few original Art Deco engagement rings come cooler than this superb and stunning exemplar of 1920s-30s style and craftsmanship. A high-quality half-carat European-cut diamond shines brightly from within a four-cornered, finely milgrained center setting and between a geometric arrangement of single-c...(more)
A sparkling just-for-fun ring inspired by 1930s-40s Great Britain. A bright-white European-cut diamond, weighing .18 carat, floats in the center of a glistening frame composed of collet-set single-cut diamonds. A stunning and sophisticated geometric jewel crafted in gleaming 18K white gold in a fing...(more)
Something different and dramatic to add to your basic black wardrobe. This striking and sizable (2 and 5/8 inches long) navette shape brooch, meticulously handcrafted in platinum, circa 1920, centers on a removable black onyx centerpiece that, once upon a time, most likely came with different (inter...(more)
This ornate antique cross features deep burgundy colored garnets set in closed back settings with lacy scrolled metalwork and natural pearls set atop round domed elements. The cross dates from the early to mid 19th century and is from Spain or Portugal. You might expect to see this piece in a museu...(more)
A beautiful pair of high-color European-cut diamonds, totaling one carat, present considerably larger by means of bright platinum buttercup settings in these sparkling stud earrings dating from the 1930s-40s; with screw back posts.
A shining and shimmering nineteen-inch strand of bright iridescent creamy white baroque South Sea pearls graduating from approximately 11.3 millimeters to 16.3 millimeters. The beautiful strand of oyster fruit is fastened together with a sparkling miniature diamond disco ball containing three carats...(more)
A sparkling, icy-white, transitional-cut pear-shape diamond, measuring .85 carats (but with an outline well over one carat based on a modern-cut stone), is enshrined in a graceful diamond-set bell-shape frame in this very beautiful and impressive Art Deco drop necklace, crafted in platinum. The pend...(more)
A traditional platinum and diamond three-stone, anniversary, or engagement ring with a touch of added flair. A bright-white and sparkling European-cut diamond, weighing .62 carats, is closely guarded on each side with an old mine-cut diamond followed by a rolling leaf motif adorning each shoulder. A...(more)
Instead of a diamondback rattler, here we have its rare diamond headed cousin, coiled around your finger and ready to strike. Rendered in weighty 15K slightly greenish yellow gold, hence more than likely of British origin, hand fabricated and engraved throughout. The bright-white European-cut diamon...(more)
Fun, festive and fabulous, large-scale earrings handcrafted in 800 silver and festooned with dancing coral drops. From Venice, Italy in their original box by G. Vorano Gioielliere (Marco 78) Venezia. These exotic vintage earrings, dating from the second or third quarter of the twentieth century, mea...(more)
A marvelous domed "bombe" (like the lovely French dessert) style ring from the 1920s. Beautifully crafted in gleaming 18 karat white gold, with a sparkling mine-cut diamond at the center of a lovely pierced mosaic studded with mine-cut and rose-cut diamonds for a total diamond weight of .70 carat. A...(more)
Simply sparkling. A bright, brilliant European-cut diamond, weighing .60 carats (but presenting considerably larger due to its 'illusion' setting), radiates solo from this tried and true, traditional solitaire engagement ring crafted in gleaming 14K white gold. This ring is shown with our wedding ba...(more)
A glittering array of nine transitional European-cut and single-cut diamonds, set in individual white gold settings of various shapes and sizes, are supported by contrasting yellow gold shoulders and ring shank in this dazzling and highly-distinctive late-Art Deco jewel - circa late-1930s~1940s. Thi...(more)
A superb and stunning 1920s-30s Art Deco engagement ring rendered in timeless neoclassical style. A pair of elegantly sculpted, diamond-set scrolled shoulders embrace a bright and shining European-cut diamond weighing .40 carat. The multi-dimensional mounting is intricately pierced throughout with d...(more)
A sweet pair of cabochon garnet earrings, finely crafted in 14K yellow gold, in classic repoussé style. The lever backs are newer.
A sparkling romantic couple snuggle up close together in this darling diamond ring, dating back to the early-twentieth century. A pair of lightly tinted European-cut diamonds, together weighing .80 carats, glisten from within platinum heart-shape settings, each of which is dotted with teeny-tiny he...(more)
A bezel-set European-cut diamond floats and sparkles in the center of this gracefully curved navette-shape ring, dotted on each side with small rose-cut diamonds. Lovingly crafted in platinum over 18K yellow gold - circa 1920s-30s. In a finger size 7.
Antique jewelry lover Cathy Waterman is a designer after our own hearts... as these gorgeous contemporary cluster earrings bursting with Edwardian inspiration can attest. 1.30 carats of bright and sparkling brilliant-cut and single-cut diamonds are bead-set in 14k white gold with a shiny rhodium fin...(more)
Contemporary platinum and 18 karat yellow gold diamond heart pendant from the eminent Italiano house of fine jewels -'Bulgari'. A tantalizing trio of high-quality round brilliant-cut diamonds are the focus of this romantic sweetheart. Chain measures 17 inches long, but it has an extra loop so it can...(more)
A quintessential accessory for a 1920s lady was a ring to wear out to dinner or a nightclub that showed she was au courant with the fashion of the day... if only this Jazz Age charmer could talk! Exquisitely handcrafted in platinum, with a dazzling diamond-studded geometric motif that features a mar...(more)
The Chrysler Building - times two - is miniaturized (but shine every bit as bright) in these sensational and consummate geometric Art Deco double clips and brooch combo, crafted in platinum at the zenith of the period - circa 1925. Tree-like tacks of trapezoid and baguette diamonds serve as the cent...(more)
A very interesting and unusual cross pendant set with oval cabochon cat’s-eye gemstones. Although they appear to be Chrysoberyl these gems are actually Sillimanite. A rarity.
A stunning and singular jewel, sparkling with diamonds and precision-cut calibre rubies, dating back to the very earliest part of the twentieth century. The gracefully curved sides add a sleek and sensuous touch to the elongated diamond-shape outline. Exquisitely handcrafted in platinum over 18 kara...(more)
A splendid and super-sparkling original Art Deco ring - circa 1920s-30s - featuring a gorgeous European-cut diamond weighing at least 3.00 carats (the ring is all-original and we don't want to tamper with it). The radiant rock crowns a superbly handmade platinum ring adorned throughout with delicate...(more)
For filigree fans, an ultra-lovely and feminine 1920s-30s vintage engagement ring finely crafted in platinum. The fanciful solitaire mounting is crowned with a bright and sparkling European-cut diamond weighing just shy of half-a-carat. A true beauty. In a finger size 7 1/4.
A sleekly styled Art Deco engagement ring, crafted in platinum - circa 1920s-30s - gleaming front and center with a bright-white European-cut diamond, weighing .40 carat. The sizzling center stone is tastefully embellished, left and right, with a pair of small old mine-cut diamonds cascading down th...(more)
This traditional and timeless platinum and diamond engagement ring, dating back to the 1930s, showcases a bright and shining one carat European-cut diamond, securely set in four trefoil prongs. The sparkling stone is minimally embellished on each side with a twinkling trio of single-cut diamonds cha...(more)
A darling variation on the tried-and-true star and crescent motif. In place of a twinkling star, this Victorian delight centers on a twinkling flower. Lovely. 15/16 inch by 3/4 inch.
A 15K Yellow gold (hence British) Victorian book motif locket with beautiful blue enameling and engraving on the front and floral and scroll motifs on the reverse. You won't be able to put it down! This very lovely and unusual locket measures about 1 inch tall by 3/4 inch wide.
A highly unusual and quite distinctive diamond dinner ring rendered in contrasting platinum and 18K yellow gold. The graceful and multi-dimensional bauble culminates in a twinkling full-cut diamond embellished on four sides with barely noticeable rose-cut diamonds, (even the underside is engraved). ...(more)
We think that these bright and shimmering antique diamond earrings, crafted in darkly oxidized silver over gold, were made long ago (nineteenth century) in an exotic land - perhaps Asia or the Middle-East. At slightly over half-an-inch in diameter they make for a romantic, sophisticated and showy st...(more)
This romantic Austro-Hungarian necklace, rendered with a distinctive Renaissance Revival style, is redolent of old world grace and charm. Openwork plaques are dotted with freshwater pearls and foil-backed gems with garnets set in between. The central scalloped openwork plaque measures 2 3/8 inches b...(more)
This rare and ravishing early-nineteenth century pendant necklace, crafted in darkly patinated silver over gold, glistens night and day with a beautiful array of rose-cut diamonds. The top and bottom sections each feature a larger pear-shape diamond, the latter of which is framed by small round rose...(more)
This superb and stunning, high-quality jewel, dating back to the 1950s, centers on a vibrant royal blue sapphire weighing approximately .85 carats. The beautiful gemstone is accompanied left and right by a pair of bright-white transitional round brilliant-cut diamonds totaling half-a-carat, all of ...(more)
A shimmering rose-cut diamond is set in silver atop an 18 karat rose gold frame and is surmounted by a latticework and rose-cut diamond pendant in this charming, distinctive and quite elderly antique necklace - circa early-to-mid-nineteenth century. (The center rose-cut diamond has the outline of ab...(more)
An original vintage European-cut diamond, weighing .82 carats, is presented in a relatively recent platinum and diamond mounting designed and crafted in classic, geometric Art Deco style. The multi-dimensional octagonal-shape ring is ablaze with 16 small single-cut diamonds glittering from within fi...(more)
Radiant rocks to light up your lobes. A bright-white and sparkling pair of old mine-cut diamonds, dating from the very early twentieth century, glitter day and night from within more recent 18K white gold buttercup settings (having the effect of enlarging the dimension of the stones). The bottoms da...(more)
A classic, relatively petite but dynamic cluster or flower ring rendered in ravishing 14K rose gold. This nineteenth century Victorian beauty features a high-crowned, old mine-cut center stone, closely embraced by a softly scalloped frame of twelve smaller, similarly cut diamonds. An indistinct Euro...(more)
A lovely, turn-of-the-20th century pictorial locket depicting a piping shepherd and his sheep herding canine partner in repose under the shade of the old elm tree. This pleasing, pastoral, slide-out picture locket is encircled with tiny rose cut diamonds with matching bail.
A very lovely and graceful antique cross pendant finely crafted platinum over 18K yellow gold and twinkling with thirty one swiss and rose-cut diamonds on an 18K white gold chain. This pendant measures 1 7/8 inches tall by 1 1/8 inches wide.
A dazzling array of transitional round brilliant-cut and single-cut diamonds glitter from within individual geometric settings in this highly distinctive and impressive Art Deco diamond ring, crafted in gleaming white gold atop a yellow gold ring shank and under gallery. Each diamond is delineated i...(more)
A bright and sparkling European-cut diamond, weighing .65 carat, serves as the crowning glory of this glittering geodesic dome ring, superbly handcrafted in platinum. This consummate Art Deco style jewel is composed of diamond-set geometric sections, each of which is meticulously delineated with fin...(more)
This very colorful Scottish brooch and pendant is crafted gleaming 9K hand engraved textured rose gold and centers on a glistening round faceted golden citrine. The entrancing gemstone is framed by a circle of alternating brick colored and striated gray Montrose faceted agates interrupted by a prope...(more)
A gleaming 1 and 3/8 inch wide jingly-jangly bracelet, crafted during the 1940s-50s in characteristic 18K rosy-yellow gold. The distinctive links suggest highly stylized bow motifs or possibly Victorian doorknockers. A fun and fashionable Retro adornment. 7 1/2 inches.
This classic diamond cluster - or flower - ring, circa 1900, packs a lot of sparkle for its relatively petite size. Superbly crafted in platinum over 18 karat gold, a central European-cut diamond weighing a quarter-carat floats in the center and is encircled by a dozen of its smaller cousins. .55 ca...(more)
A delightful 1930s engagement ring for filigree fans - a beautifully dimensional ring shape festooned with graphic leaves and orange blossoms (a traditional symbol of everlasting love), features a bright and sparkling .21 carat European-cut diamond nestled in a cushion-shaped frame at its center. A ...(more)
A gorgeous electric-blue cushion-cut sapphire, weighing 1.05 carats, radiates from the center of a sparkling diamond bow, composed of eight bright-white marquise and two pear-shape diamonds, in this splendid estate ring by America's premier purveyor of lovely things in small packages - Tiffany &...(more)
A dazzling 2.22 carat European-cut diamond beams from atop this exceptional, original Art Deco engagement ring. The diamond and sapphire-set shoulders combine with delicate hand engraving and pierce work to create this very beautiful example of the decorative streamlined geometry characteristic of t...(more)
Slender and sexy, one inch (plus) long diamond drop earrings from the slinky and sexy Art Deco era. A bright and sparkling pair of European-cut diamonds, set in stylized buttercup settings, dance and dangle from thin wires surmounted by smaller versions of themselves.
A splendid and sparkling European-cut diamond, weighing 1.04 carats and accompanied by a GIA Diamond Grading Report stating: J color, VS2 clarity, is the crowning glory of this uniquely beautiful Edwardian/early-Art Deco engagement ring, dating from the first decade of the twentieth century. The mir...(more)
From the 1930s, a very lovely and feminine Art Deco engagement ring, die-struck and hand finished in gleaming 18K white gold. The beautiful jewel is crowned by a high-color European-cut diamond of modest proportions, sparkling above fanciful filigree detailing, including a pair of orange blossoms -...(more)
This sleek and substantial 1930s Depression-era ring features a central rectangular plaque of shimmering molded camphor glass (often referred to as frosted crystal) pierced in the center with a bright and sparkling brilliant-cut diamond, and set in a 14k white gold Art Deco ring with pierced should...(more)
A super-chic, architecturally inspired 1930s treasure, this striking and highly-distinctive ring is beautifully crafted in 20k white gold and 14k yellow gold, with a sparkling .23 carat european-cut diamond star-set at its pinnacle and lovely hand-tooled geometric embellishments throughout. Divine! ...(more)