The wonder of this spectacular necklace isn't that the beads survived from Britain's age of Roman conquest -- beads often last -- but that their arrangement into this particular form probably dates from relatively soon afterward. I don't know about you, but that much history gives me the shivers (in a good way).
According to an expert, this is exactly the sort of strand created by Britons of the Anglo-Saxon period, as found in some burials circa 600 to 1000...
In remarkable condition, this stunning ancient pendant is formed in a well-detailed floral shape and set with a ruby red cabochon stone (presumably glass). It's most unusual to find an item of such antiquity still containing a stone, let alone one in splendid condition, but the overlapped edge of the mounting indicates it's original...
A fine Roman solid gold and nicolo intaglio finger ring, dating to the 2nd century AD.
The solid gold hoop is oval in section, with broad shoulders narrowing slightly to complete the band, which is subtly curved on its interior...
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.
Hittite Seal Ring, 22k Gold and uncut Emeralds
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 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...
Could the era that gave us Puck - not to mention Henry VIII, history's most self-indulgent monarch since Nero - be less than playful? Not likely! Little princess Liz, herself, might have practiced up to fund colonies and fight armadas with a toy purse on a frame like this one. It was the perfect accessory for a Tudor tot learning to say "MINE" along with "GO TO THE TOWER" - and it's perfect now as a whimsical pendant for an adult or child...
This is a pretty 10K Yellow Gold Ring with one 0.07ct round Diamond. It is marked 10K P (higher gold content than 10k), OUU (?) (looks like the diamond's information) inside of the band. The diamond has been tested to verify. Total weight is 1.5g with my scale and size is 5.5. Overall it is in very good used condition.
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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.
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
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
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
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.
Lozenge shaped memorial ring of plaited hair set in 15K yellow gold with the initials "LL" in gold, engraved "B.L.L. ob Nov 10 1789 aet 37". $ 1545, size 5 1/2. Condition: excellent Height: 5.5 inches
Lovely Georgian diamond ring in a floral motif set in silver and 18K yellow gold. $ 8260, C. 1720, Size 5.75. Condition: excellent Height: 5.75 inches
18K yellow gold memorial ring enameled with "Marg Fownes Luttrell ob 13 Aug 1766 ae 41". This style of ring was often given to pall bearers. $ 1420, Size 6 1/2. Condition: excellent Height: 6.5 inches
Charming memorial ring with rose diamonds set in 18K yellow gold and showing a hair curl under crystal, engraved "John Hulman ob 29 Oct 1777 aet 45", $ 2360, size 8. Condition: excellent Height: 8 inches