Baltic transparent amber necklace
Weight : 49grams
Big genuine amber bead , Sahara or The Atlas Mountains , Morocco .
Item # 1220319 (stock # AM 22) Weight 40 grams
Indulge your inner Cleopatra with these glamorous mummy bead earrings, fashioned to sway seductively with your every step or sigh. They're 2 1/2 inches long, more than an inch wide and absolutely mesmerizing. Actually, the beads date even before Cleopatra's time. They were made circa 600 - 300 BC, whereas Egypt's last queen was born in 69 BC.
Of faience (powdered quartz, a precursor of glass), the beads capture the blue-green-taupe hues of the sandy Nile...
AN AUTHENTIC ANCIENT ROMAN COIN MADE INTO A BRACELET CHARM. Reign of Emperor Hadrian (AD 117-138). The obverse: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS AVG, The reverse: PMTRP COSIII LIBERALITAS AVG III. The reverse depicts Hadrian seated - his hand outstretched to a standing citizen (i.e. Liberalitas at the foot of a platform), who is holding a toga fold aloft. The coin charm measures 3/4" in diameter. Wear consistent with age but with excellent detail.
Hittite Seal Ring, 22k Gold and uncut Emeralds
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)...
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...
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...
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
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
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.
Rare seventeenth century Stuart crystal and plaited hair ring set in 18K yellow gold with the initials "MN". $ 6750 C. 1680. Size 9. Condition: excellent Height: 9 inches
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