All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1262595 (stock #RR06065)
Period Pieces
$1,185.00
This wonderful Georgian ring could have been worn by one of Jane Austen’s more well-to-do characters! It features a rose-cut diamond (pointed top instead of flat), set in 14 or 15 carat gold with decorations in black enamel on the shank, which are still in excellent condition. Diamond is the birthstone for April. The ring is approximately a size 5. It isn’t possible to estimate the weight of set rose cut diamonds; it is in the I range for clarity – normal for its era...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1261825
This is an Antique Victorian Bohemian garnet, gold gilt, oval, hinged bangle bracelet. It has 49 sparkling, prong-set, faceted garnets. The bangle is 1/8 inch wide (4 millimeters). It has a box clasp and a safety chain. It will fit up to a 6 1/4 inch wrist comfortably. It is in excellent antique condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1261215 (stock #J1855)
Bedell & Co.
$2,900.00
Circa 1820, this magnificent 15k rose gold fob has an intricately carved dragon motif seal in banded agate. It has alternating beaded and fluted supports to its setting and a lovely rope-like engraving around the face of the seal. The seal measures approximately 1 1/8" long and 7/8" wide. The setting of the seal is just over 1 1/4" tall. It is the perfect companion to J1849, our 19" long 9k rose gold chain ($695). The seal and fob are in excellent condition and the overall weight is 10 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1260003 (stock #RP08145)
Period Pieces
$1,499.00
This striking jewel tests as at least 14k. It is set with what we believe is an iolite, and 4 pear-shaped purple garnets, all foiled, all set within an Etruscan Revival motif of coiling decorated gold ropes and leaves. It is graced with two gold dangling chains. The brooch measures 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 3/4" deep and weighs 8.7g/.31oz. With the chains, the whole piece measure 2-1/2” long. The pin stem assembly appears to be all original...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1258953
A magnificent late Georgian multi-colored 18-22K gold bracelet comprising ten heavily detailed plaques. Each primary plaque, in the form of scallop shells in a cruciform arrangement with a large multi-tiered rosette at the center set with an old mine cut diamond. Each primary plaque is set at the corners with antique cushion cut Colombian emeralds. The secondary plaques have floral and acorn decoration and smaller rosettes centering old mine cut diamonds...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1255847 (stock ##3510)
Enlarging is a must! Beautiful as all Georgian chains are, we were thrilled to see the braided, entwined tightness and sturdiness of these 15kt gold textured links. Long chains were worn by men and women. Often worn dropping to the waist, doubled, and in combination with numerous other jewels, the wealthy added a large brooch, multiple rings and large earrings. The golden clasp on this chain is a jewel on its own. It is fashioned as a hand with a ruffled floral cuff set with natural turquoise...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1252974
Acanthus Antiques
$1,495.00
A wonderful rare Georgian period full length portrait miniature of a lovely woman. The top tests silver and the back tests strongly at 10K and is probably 12K, but there are no marks. The painting is quite finely done and includes a butterfly or dragonfly above her right shoulder. Dimensions: Length: 1 3/8", Width: 7/8", Weight: 6.4 grams. It is in excellent condition and dates c. 1790.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1252908 (stock #1910)
This wonderful, very bright pair of Georgian paste earrings are circa 1800. Just purchased in London, they are a superb example of Georgian paste.

The paste stones, originally designed to copy diamonds are now viewed as an art form, with world-wide collectors. The clear pastes are white and reflective, foil back and set in hand crimped silver collets. The use of foil in stones closed in the back adds a brilliance as well as a mellow hue. It is especially beautiful in the evening light...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1251307 (stock #1905)
This is an antique Regency, 18 karat gold quizzing glass. During this period, the use of a hand held lens became a fashion accessory, not limited to poor vision. Eyeglasses were deemed unfashionable, and the well dressed woman would wear this 'socially acceptable' item on a long ribbon or chain. The term "quizzing" was used as the wearer would look quizzically with a stare or glance.

The vast majority of these were cast and made in heavy plated gold...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1250878 (stock #1903)
This Georgian 18 karat gold ruby and diamond ring is circa 1830. It is a testament to the skill of the jeweler. It is designed with a central cabochon ruby accented by diamonds on either side. The ruby has a beautiful rope edge border and is foil back to reflect light. The ruby is a natural Burmese, measuring 1/4 carat. The diamonds, which are silver set in hand crimped collets are old mine cut HI, VS and SI, measuring 6 pts. each with a deep set stone...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1247885 (stock #GODfobCarn)
A very ornate and handsome antique 14 K yellow gold hinged watch fob with a beveled natural carnelian. In excellent condition,the watch fob measures 1.5" high by 1" at widest. Acid tests 14 kt. Weight 11.4 grams. Note: Any black areas or discoloration in the photos are reflections from the camera. The fob is in pristine condition and a wonderful piece for the collector.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1245871 (stock #12004)
Giardinetti means "little garden" and this ring is a lovely example of this genre which was popular in the mid 18th century. The flower basket is topaz and the flowers and leaves are set with rubies, emeralds and rose diamonds set in 15K gold. This ring dates to 1770 and is a size 6.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1245521 (stock #J1804)
Bedell & Co.
$1,800.00
Circa 1830, this hand-carved carnelian seal features a coat of arms. It is set in solid 15k rose gold. It is in excellent condition with no damage to the seal or case. The oval seal measures approximately 1" long and .75" wide. The fob is approximately 1.75" tall. It is the perfect companion to a long rose-gold guard chain like item #J1780.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1243685 (stock #RP07115)
Period Pieces
$385.00
This beautiful 14k (tested) rose gold pin has a floral and crescent moon motif (a crescent moon is the symbol for the female principal, intuition and new beginnings), accented by 10 rose cut diamonds in closed-back settings. The diamonds are erratically cut, which is typical of the era, and they sparkle nicely. It has 2 makers marks: an oak leaf in an oval, and the letters “JR” and possibly another that is illegible; no hallmarks. It measures 1-1/2 x ¾”...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1243434 (stock #RN07127a)
Period Pieces
$599.00
This lovely (unmarked but tested) 10kt gold jewel is from the early 1800s (around Jane Austen's time), when cannetille work was the vogue: very fine gold wires twisted into thin ropes and then formed into rosettes and whatnot. The amethyst is a lovely delicate shade, and weighs approximately 2.5 carats – it’s very deep. Amethysts are said to bring calm, help banish headaches, and protect against drunkenness. The bale is decorated very prettily. The whole lavalier, including the bale, measure...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1237697 (stock #AE7-517)
Jenny Andersen
$250.00
Georgian Garnet Earrings These elegant 14 k gold earrings are set with five round garnets. The bezel settings have closed, patterned backs. They are Georgian in age and are 3/4" long. Picture 3 shows the lovely detail on the back side of each earring. Gotta love the workmanship characteristic of antique jewelry!
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1234275
Antique Pique (pee kay) brooch weight 9 grams. This rare piece of pique jewellery is inlaid with gold. It has a finely executed entwined central design with cross dashed border, presented on a band of gold and arrow detailing to the outer edge. It is in very good original condition for its age. You will find that most pique jewellery items are created in tortoise shell, often made from the hawksbill turtle, pieces were crafted from the 1700's to the late 19th century.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1233094 (stock #1abat)

Measurements: OVAL: 1 3/4" x 3/4" - Lava Cabochon: 1/2" height - CHAIN LENGTH: 15" - PEARLS graduated from 1/2" to 3/8" (length measured from the frame of the pendant to the bottom of the pear) - total WEIGHT including stone and pearls: 16.8 grams

After the discovery of the buried cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae c. 1748, a new type of "Grand Tour" souvenir jewelry emerged, created from the lava flows which had covered the towns, keeping them hidden for 1700 years. (The initial er...