All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1293797 (stock #1961)
This wonderful French gold pocket watch key, is circa 1830. It is refined and beautifully finished, as expected of French craftsmanship. Original designed to wind a watch, it can now be enjoyed as a charm worn alone on a neck chain, or joined with other hearts and charms. It measures 1 inch long X 3/8ths across the top. It has French guarantee stamps on the ring and weighs 1.1 grams. It has a rich gold patina and is in excellent, original condition. France, circa 1840
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1290177 (stock #RR06065)
Period Pieces
$1,195.00
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 1837 VR item #1289944 (stock #1953)
These are remarkable, Georgian 18 karat gold and glass pearl earrings, circa 1820. Very scarce , having survived almost 195 years, they were purchased in Paris. The gold fittings are cannetille(fine wire work creating patterns) and have retained their original, glorious patina. The ear wires are original as well and are back to front.

The use of imitation pearls was a novelty and an art unto itself. The laborious process utilized an inner coating of nacre which was a paste of fish scales...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1289540 (stock #1950)
This Georgian sapphire, diamond ring is a treasure. Sapphire is a rare stone to be used in Georgian jewelry and I have only had one other ring from this period designed with this stone.

The sapphire is a square, step cut with softly rounded corners, similar to a cushion cut stone, It is a beautiful, pale blue foil backed and set in a gold rub over collet. Stones during this period, were typically closed in the back and foil was used below the stone to add vibrance and light...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1286544 (stock #RP08145)
Period Pieces
$1,525.00
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 #1286101 (stock #1946)
This fine French enamel necklace is rare and truly a work of art. It is designed as double sided enamel pendant and is circa 1820. Inscribed "Gage D'Amitie" or a pledge of friendship, loyalty and love, it is a form of folk art, The pendant would have been a special commission made by an aristocrat who could afford the finest jewelers and artisans...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1285673 (stock #1945)
These beautiful earrings are Georgian, set with mellow colored faceted topaz. Topaz, a precious stone, was very rare and reserved for the finest of jewels. This oval, faceted topaz is set in 15 karat gold foil back, hand crimped bezels...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1285084 (stock #1942)
These Georgian paste earrings have the desirable and rare cushion shape stone. The white, clear stones are set in silver with hand crimped collets. They have foil placed beneath each stone to enhance the reflection of light, as each stone is set closed back, typical of the period. The pastes are beautiful, and are comparable in size to approximately a 4 carat diamond.

They have been converted from Georgian cuff buttons with the addition of 14 karat gold ear wires...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1276930 (stock #1936)
This rare Stuart Crystal diamond ring is circa 1650. Following the execution of King Charles I, the Stuart followers made of of jewelry with faceted crystals below which contained hair, cyphers or sentimental portrait miniatures. The tradition followed into the 18th century.

In this example, a central faceted crystal with a cypher is surrounded by rose cut diamonds. All are set in rub over, silver collets...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1273583 (stock #1928)
These antique 18 karat gold , French garnet earrings are 19th century. They are designed as a poissarde hoop, with back to front closure. This form of earring, termed poissarde, was popular in France,Germany and Italy. In the book Georgian Jewellery, by Dawes and Collings, pg.33 it is stated....These were hoop earrings with a back to front fitting that resembled a fish hook...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1269853 (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”. The shaft connecting the flower to...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1268256 (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 1800 item #1267776 (stock #00301)
hawkantiques
$5,300.00
This is Fabulous! Here is a truly fantastic genuine Georgian Rose cut diamonds and Bristol Glass rare brooch highly collectable and very wearable expressing in full the elegant taste of the the period It comes to us all intact and perfect in spite of having great age with it Back pin was added a safer cup in order of ensuring a safe wear along the time The brooch has been crafted of of a beautiful rectangular octagonal shaped boasting sensational Royal Blue Bristol glass background s...
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 #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. The gold is very subtly colored, wit...
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. This beautiful example is 18 karat gol...

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. The shank is a work of art, completed ha...
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.