This extraordinary necklace of 2000-year-old beads was acquired in its present form from a specialist dealer in London about 30 years ago. Measuring almost 17 1/4 inches plus clasp, the strand is weighty with colorful beads of ceramic, glass and natural stone, a few of which appear to be amber.
According to an expert, this is the sort of strand created by Britons of the Anglo-Saxon period, using beads left by the Romans (who occupied Britain from the 1st through the 3rd century)...
Hittite Seal Ring, 22k Gold and uncut Emeralds
Fine necklace designed with ancient Burmese beads:
-3 wonderful antique Pyu beads (7-11th) and 2 Ava gold scare beads (16-18th). 7,7g of gold 18-19k.
-nice blue pyu glass beads (3-10th).
The necklace is 51 cm long
A fine set of three chains or necklaces of raw unpolished amber beads found in Denmark and Poland in the 1960s.
The set consists of a bracelet and a necklace and another very large necklace.
The largest necklace is around 180-190 cm. long and consists of roughly 500 individual amber pieces! The smaller necklace is 48 cm. and consists of roughly 100 larger pieces of amber stringed!. The bracelet slightly over 18 cm.
Fine Pyu gold signet ring with flower design
Fine necklace designed with rare antique south-east asian beads:
-the main bead is Pyu agate line etched bead from Burma, 800-300BC , size: 3cm long, 1,2cm diameter. Some scratch and minor damages
-2 Pyu animal gold beads elephant and tiger from Burma, 500-1000AC , size: 1,5cm long, weight both together: 1,8g
-Dvaravati glass and clay beads from Cambodia, 700-1100AC
The necklace is 45cm long
A beautiful quartz crystal ring with a unusual gold design on the stone. I feel that this is a post AngKor Wat period piece over 600 years old and is still wearable today.
Condition: Excellant. Weight 10.9 grams
This group of individually priced Native American necklaces (BB 152, 156, 157, 159, 162, 170, 181 and 184) made by silversmiths and designers from the southwest pueblos, are from the Billy Branch collection. Each photo is annotated with the folowing information. First in brackets, is the unique inventory number of the illustrated item followed by a brief description. Then, and not necessarily in this order, is approximate age, tribal affiliation when known, and stone type...
Rarely are rings found from the medieval ages. At this time nobility wore jewels of gold and silver. Base metal was worn by other classes. The English Emprire was ruled by Henry V11 when this ring was born. Symbolizing the amalgamation of the Lancaster and York noble factions, this silver band traveled time extremely well. The bezel is composed of two concave rectangular panels engraved with hearts and Tudor Roses. The shoulders display Tudor roses as well...
This unusually large and ornate frog effigy, if not reconditioned as a pendant, would be a museum-piece. It was found circa 1950, with normal and natural wear, then cleaned and polished, fitted with a bale and probably gold-dipped to restore its original appearance.
Looking at the result, I find it hard to regret the changes, even though a lot of value was lost. Now we're free to enjoy it as a jewel, not just admire it in a public display case...
Deep burnt orange hue red catalin bangle bracelet circa 1927. This bangle is tested and clean and measures 2 5/8" across interior diameter so will fit most. It's about 1/2" wide with a nice thick wall over 3/8" thick. Shown with other examples also for sale now.
This is very nice art designer coin and bead pendant of chinese origin, the coin wordings are yung ler thong pau, i particularly like Yung ler because it means forever happy and satisfy....good meaning to wearer of this pendant and the beads is clear green jade like glass, nice and symbolizes peace and clear mind, ship with SAL registered at USD8
明玉纽扣 5 cm. A fine Ming white jade flower button with 2 layers of petals, looks like a chrysanthemum blossom. Has a mogul feel. Undecorated on the back. Interesting to see the back is also unpolished original hardstone. Good feel of weight in the hand.
About 2" diameter. Light cream color. Nice old one.
An interesting early 17th century silver cloak fastener, the opposing hooks with thistle, flowerhead and rope design, the plain central shield with engraved “wrigglework” a rudimentary decorative pattern consisting of engraved zigzag lines popular in England and the Netherlands and inscribed “E. ELCK/HAIT/IES D°/1604. Converted to a brooch in the 18th or 19th century. Measures 3 1/2” by 1 1/8
Pair of 17th-18th century Norwegian silver link rings, one with a small dangling heart lock. Rings with little dangling charms were common in Norwegian rural society at the time. Great condition for their age; one ring may be missing a heart. Ring with heart is 9 ¾; ring with out is a size 9.
Seventeenth century Stuart crystal and plaited hair ring with initials "CJ" set in 18K yellow gold. $ 4450. C. 1650. Size 7. Condition: excellent Height: 7 inches
This lovely 18th century ring is French. It has superior 18 karat gold repousse work surrounding the emerald. The diamonds are all set in silver rub over collets. The hand work is finely done, and and the tiny bullets of silver around the perimeter, add texture and visual interest. The shank gently tapers, and has silver fleur de lis decorations on the shoulders...
18K yellow gold memorial ring enameled with "Margaret Dyke ob 20 June 1764 ae 62".This style of ring was often given to pall bearers. $ 1420, size 7 1/4. Condition: excellent Height: 7.25 inches