Measurements: SIZE: 5.5 (easily sized) - TOP: triangular shape 1" x 1 1/8" x 7/8"
The term "marriage" in jewelry means the combination of disparate parts to create something new. In this case, a sterling, brass, and enamel fish design piece (by the Mexican silversmith E. Brito) was added seamlessly to a high quality Cellini sterling ring (Cellini is known for its high end and high quality jewelry)...
Measurements: LENGTH: 2 3/4" - WIDTH: 1 3/4" A large size with fine detail.
No company mark, but the word "Sterling" (not the later "925" mark) is clearly visible.
No damages, repairs or replaced stones.
The bouquet is a combination of 4 flowers: rose, forget-me-not, daisy?, and .. their leaves. I consider the color palette to be pastel except for the cobalt blue flowers. Even so, this is the type of brooch appropriate to all seasons, ages and occasions - from work to formal evenings...
Measurements: WEIGHT: 3/4 oz. - SIZE: 5 - WIDTH: 3/4" - THICKNESS: 1/8"
A unique, unisex, hand made studio ring from the 1960's featuring a design of a FAKE crack (highlighted by silver oxidation) which was then "repaired" with 14kt gold thread...
Measurements: Size: 6 to 8 - Designer Signed, possibly Italian and similar to Menegatti
No damages, repairs, scratches.
Dating to the 1960's.
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Measurements: 1" x 1 1/4" - WEIGHT: 8.2 grams
E.I.F. & Co. - an early Attleboro, Massachusetts Jewelry Manufacturing Co.
The metal surround is of pinchbeck; pearls are cultured. The lovely golden rope surround holds the painting and its crystal cover. Open "c" catch closure.
I believe that the small loop on the back of the brooch was used to attach a chain for a lapel watch.
The finely detailed painting was done with oil paints...
Measurements: WEIGHT: approx. 1 oz. of silver - LENGTH: 7 1/2" - WIDTH OF LINKS: 3/8" not including soldered jump rings.
I date this bracelet to the 1950's because it is marked only with the word "silver," not sterling or .925. All in good condition without repairs...
Measurements: DIAMETER: 1 3/8" - HEIGHT: 1/4" dome - WEIGHT: 10.4 grams
The maker's mark is mostly illegible to me, though the words "sterling" and "Hecho en Mexico" are very clear. I date these cabochon domed earrings to the 1950's because there is no eagle mark and the .925 number is not used.
The design is of two levels of silver: the oxidized flat base and the cut out dome...
Measurements: OVAL 20 mm x 15mm x 10mm (depth)
Top of the stone is flat with just a bit of faceting around the edge. The pavilion of the stone is beautifully faceted in the Old European style.
Lovely medium plum color.
No damages: chips, scratches.
Amethyst is the birthstone for February.
Measurements: SIZE: 5.5 (easily sized up) - TOTAL WEIGHT: 15 grams - DIAMETER OF DOME: 7/8" - HEIGHT OF DOME: 5/8" - TWT DIAMOND WEIGHT (6 diamonds): approx. 1/2 carat
This type of domed or "step" design was called a "Princes" style...
Measurements. Total WIDTH: 4 1/2" x Total LENGTH: 3 1/2" x HEIGHT: 3/4"
One of the larger and least common of the Elzac "Victims of Fashion" brooches created in the 1940's - 1950's.
No damages or repairs - even to the natural fibre hat!
Measurements: WEIGHT: 8.5 grams of 14kt gold - LENGTH: 3 1/2" - WIDTH: 3/8" - HEIGHT OF CURVATURE: 1"
I am dating this unusual brooch to the late 1800's as that is when the type of locking catch was used.
No damages or repairs.
Calling this brooch a scarf or corsage pin is my best guess as I have never seen another of this design, but the central sharp pin under the dome would lend itself to either use.
Measurements: WEIGHT: 1 1/2 Troy Oz. of 925 sterling - TOTAL LENGTH: 18" - DIAMETER of each flower: 5/8"
Sterling vermeil, Scandinavian necklace in the style of David Anderson, but marked with the name of A. Michelsen - another of the excellent Scandinavian enamelist jewelers working in the 1940's - 1960's.
18" length created by joining 20 stylized daisies. (Matching screwback earrings available. Priced separately.)
No damages or repairs. Photographed in original, unpolished condition.
Measurements: Total WEIGHT: 57.4 grams twt - CLASP: 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" - LENGTH: 7"
The design of this bracelet is Austro Hungarian or (Edwardian vintage) "Court Jewelry" The stones are faceted colored crystals: FAUX rubies, emeralds, garnets, sapphires, diamonds, and a single central imitation pearl - all crystals are set in full bezel cups.
Intricate silver chains join the double sided clasp...
Measurements: Total Weight: 2.5 oz. - Large hollow bead: 2" diameter x 3/4" - Small hollow beads: 3/4" diameter - Full length: 20" - Opening: 24"
The larger, hollow beads are of copper with gold wire.
This simple and elegant vintage Chinese cloisonne necklace is in fine, undamaged condition. The largest bead shows a multi colored bird (rooster?) on one side and and multicolored dragon on the other...
Measurements: LENGTH: 3 1/2" - GREATEST WIDTH: 7/8" - PIN STEM LENGTH: 2 1/2"
A photo of a very similar brooch is shown in the book "Estate Jewelry 1760-1960" by Diana Sanders Cinamon (page 16). This was the first time I had read the term "aigrette" ... a Georgian hair ornament used to enhance the very elaborate hair arrangements of Georgian society women...
Measurements: overall LENGTH: 15" from clasp to bottom of bead fringe - CENTRAL MEDALLION: 2" X 2 1/2" - WEIGHT: 5 ounces
Lucien Piccard began in 1923 as a maker of fine luxury watches. In the 1950's, the company brought the same quality craftsmanship and attention to detail to a limited jewelry line. This necklace, created in a Mogul Style (also called Jewels of India), is a definite "WOW Statement" piece which would be at home on any fashion runway...
Measurements: TOTAL LENGTH of each chain: 57" and 46" - WEIGHT: 31.6 grams of 14 karat yellow gold
Dating to the 1950's, this double chain necklace can be worn in several ways - for day and/or for evening formal wear. The first photo shows the necklace doubled and draped. Worn fully extended, the necklace is extends to 28.5" which is almost opera length. Add a Victorian touch and hook the chains to a watch pin which will create another draping design.
Not photographed, but another varian...
Measurements: WEIGHT with stones, but without watch works: 36 grams of marked 14kt gold - INTERIOR CIRCUMFERENCE: 16.5" - WIDTH OF BAND: 1/2" - WATCH FACE: 1/2" X 1/2"
48 Cultured Pearls - 4 Emeralds - 5 Diamonds
This style of watch is referred to as a bracelet watch or a cocktail watch - a very popular style of the 1930's - into the 1950's - for very special occasions.
The back of the watch shows that the movement was made by Charles Aerni, S.A. - a well known Swiss watchmaker of th...