This small but magnificent bird pin in 18K yellow gold is 1.5 in. or 4 cm high by 1.3 in. or 3.25 cm wide. The head is black onyx with a marquise shaped ruby set in a gold bezel. The body is rendered in pave diamonds on the breast and pave yellow sapphires on the wing with channel set rubies and blue sapphires at the base. There is a total of 5.23 ct. of yellow sapphires, .75 ct. of diamonds, plus the rubies, blue sapphires and tsavorites. The bird sits on a gold branch which is pave diamonds and tsavorites (green garnets). There is a double pin on the back to stabilize the piece, since it is heavy for its size: 10.3 dwt or 16 g. The pin was made in the 1970's, and the condition is excellent, like new, unworn.
This is a Victorian ring in 14K yellow gold in a size 6-3/8, between 6-1/4 and 6-1/2. It could easily be sized. The center is a large prong set oval faceted amethyst, surrounded by a border of grayish white seed pearls, classic Victorian design. The amethyst is a medium color and measures .6 in. or 1.6 cm high by .4 in. or 1 cm wide. There is a gold panel on the back of the amethyst which is inscribed in script From C. C. T. T. 1853, which makes this ring almost 160 years old.
This is a hard to find 14K white gold and diamond pearl clasp, .7 in. or 1.8 cm wide, .4 in. or 1.1 cm high. There is 6.48 mm pearl in the center of the gold filigree clasp which has 8 diamonds that are about 3 pts each. The tongue of the clasp is marked 14K, and there is a hinged safety device. This clasp is designed to accomodate one strand of pearls, as illustrated. The clasp dates to about the 1920's, and the condition is excellent. There is a 12.5 inch strand of 7 mm pearls attached to the clasp, and I can sell the clasp with or without the strand of pearls.
Anita S. Taub
This delicate necklace in 14K yellow gold is 16 inches long, and the pendant is 1-1/2 inches long. The garnets are actually deeper in color than they appear in the photos. The necklace dates to about the 1950's-60's, and the condition is excellent.
This is an authentic Cartier droopy panther pendant in 18K yellow gold with pave diamonds on one side of the bail and diamond eyes. The body of the panther has faceted planes to reflect the light. The marks are inside the bail: Cartier in script, 750, 169595, the model number. This is the large size pendant, which has been discontinued: 2 in or 5 cm high not including bail, 1.2 in or 3.1 cm wide, total weight 21.2 dwt or 32.9 g. The pendant dates to about the 1990's and is not being made in this large size any longer. The condition is excellent.
Anita S. Taub
This 14K yellow gold ring is a size 5 and can easily be sized. The center stone is a large oval faceted blue topaz which measures 12 mm by 10 mm on top. There are some minor scratches on the stone, consistent with age, but these are not apparent with the naked eye. The topaz is flanked by two diamonds, appx. 2-3 pts. each. The ring is marked 14K inside the shank. It probably dates to about the 1960's.
This bracelet is 7 inches or 18.25 cm long, .2 inches or .05 cm wide. There are 10 rectangular diamonds surrounded by diamonds in a pave setting of delicate twists and turns. The bracelet is marked 18K 750 on the clasp with an unidentified cypher that looks like KO, which may be the maker's mark. The other side of the clasp is marked 2.95, which is the carat weight of the diamonds. There is a hinged safety clasp that locks under the clasp, which is almost invisible when the bracelet is closed. The condition is excellent, almost unworn, like new.
The center of this 18K white gold ring is a 13.2 mm South Sea pearl. The pearl is surrounded by five open scallops pave set with little diamonds, which continue part way on the sides of the setting, for a total of 1.1 ct. of diamonds. The ring is currently a size 6-1/8 and can easily be sized. The ring dates to about the 1970's, and the condition is excellent, like new.
These earrings in 18K white gold are .9 in. or 2.2 cm in diameter. There are posts and omega clips on the backs. The flower form has 7 distinct, overlapping petals pave set with 4.46 cts. of black diamonds, 1.11 cts. of white diamonds and 1.78 cts. of cognac diamonds in the center. The black diamonds are a fine quality and have a lot of luster, unlike lower quality black diamonds that are flat in color. The earrings date to the 1970's, and the condition is like new, unused.
Anita S. Taub
The fronts of these 14K yellow earrings is 2.8 inches or 1.1 cm high. There is a long wire that goes into the back of the ear and terminates with a faceted gold ball. The earrings weigh 2.3 dwt. or 3.5 g. There is delicate engraving on the teardrop shape, which is marked 14K on the back. The earrings date to about the 1950's or 1960's, and the condition is excellent.
This 18K yellow gold pendant is 1.5 in. or 3.7 cm in diameter. The outer two circles and the bail consist of a total of 4.35 ct. of untreated yellow diamonds. The inner circle is .5 ct. of white diamonds. The third photo depicts the back of the pendant, which is as beautifully crafted as the top. The chain is provided for illustration only, and I do have appropriate chains available. The pendant dates to about the 1970's, and the condition is excellent, unused, like new.
This 18K yellow gold pendant is invisibly set in the shape of a flower with 11 ct. of calibre cut orange sapphires with .31 ct. of 7 round diamonds in the center, arranged as a flower. There are five petals to the flower, each with an indentation in the center of the outer edge. This extra detail demonstrates the artistry of the design, which requires extra cutting and setting of the individually cut stones. The flower is .8" in or 2 cm in diameter. There is a double loop on the back for a chain, and the piece is marked 750 for 18K. The pendant dates to about the 1970's, and the condition is excellent, unused, like new.