Blackbird Antiques and Vintage Collectibles
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1960 item #1251981 (stock #b/at0966)
Blackbird Antiques
$345.00

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.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1940 item #1251491 (stock #302-87)
Blackbird Antiques
$550.00

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...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1250994 (stock #286.69)
Blackbird Antiques
$345.00

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.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1960 item #1247517 (stock #300.69)
Blackbird Antiques
$1100.00

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...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #1246681 (stock #286-11)
Blackbird Antiques
$1015.00

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...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1243103 (stock #5-jtat)
Blackbird Antiques
$58.00

Measurements: 1.8 grams of 10kt yellow gold with a 2 pt genuine diamond - diameter: 1/2"

Socony Vacuum was founded in 1866; then purchased by Standard Oil in 1879 when it was branded as Mobilgas. The logo of the winged Pegasus originated in 1931.

This pin/brooch is a 20 year service pin dating to the 1950's.

(I wonder if the gold pins were given just to management?)

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1241627 (stock #284a1)
Blackbird Antiques
$285.00

Measurements: Total WEIGHT including stone: 5.5 grams - STONE: 14mm x 12mm x 5mm (slight cabochon height) - SIZE: 10 (easily sized)

Clearly marked as 14 karat gold and "Handmade."

The design is very Deco to 1940's - strong, clean engraved lines, To my eye, the design is unisex, but you must be the judge.

The agate is a translucent, soft orange color - subtly beveled edges forming a slight dome or refined cabochon...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1235598 (stock #915)
Blackbird Antiques
$170.00

Measurements: TOTAL LENGTH (not including pendant): 24" - EXTENSION LENGTH: 12.5" - CAMEO PENDANT: 1 1/8" x 7/8" x 1/2" depth - CAMEO only: 5/8" x 3/8"

I refer to this as an heirloom piece because it is not only vintage c.1900, but someone who valued this antique necklace went to a great deal of trouble to attach the matching cameo with 14kt wire.

The two colors of gold tone metal are rose and greenish yellow - appropriate for a design comprised of many leaves - possibly ivy leaves surro...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1960 item #1234668 (stock #297a20)
Blackbird Antiques
$345.00

Measurements: RING SIZE: 10 - WEIGHT including stone: 5.9 grams - Size of CABOCHON stone: 15mm x 20mm x 4mm

A lovely, translucent deep green stone with characteristic mottled dark streaks. Large cabochon oval set into a cast setting. The multiple prongs are shaped - almost the shape of fleur de lis - presenting a very strong setting which holds the stone very securely.

No damage to the stone or setting. Very little wear to the setting as this was a gift that was never opened...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1233094 (stock #1abat)
Blackbird Antiques
$165.00

Measurements: OVAL: 1 3/4" x 3/4" - Lava Cabochon: 1/2" height - CHAIN LENGTH: 15" - PEARLS graduated from 1/2" to 3/8" (length measured from the frame of the pendant to the bottom of the pear) - total WEIGHT including stone and pearls: 16.8 grams

After the discovery of the buried cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae c. 1748, a new type of "Grand Tour" souvenir jewelry emerged, created from the lava flows which had covered the towns, keeping them hidden for 1700 years...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1960 item #1232888 (stock #b/at901)
Blackbird Antiques
$165.00

Measurements: FRINGE COMPONENT: 1 1/4" - Total LENGTH including the kidney wire: 1 3/4"WEIGHT: 2.6 grams of 18 karat gold

The cap of each earring is matte or florentined gold. The fringes are bright, 18kt gold chain which sway gently - creating subtle sparkle with each movement.

Lovely, tailored design suitable for office wear or formal occasions. Lightweight enough to be worn comfortably over a long period of time.

No damages or repairs.

Dating from the 1940's - to the 1960's.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1232394 (stock #288x3)
Blackbird Antiques
$565.00

Measurments: WEIGHT of set including stones: 19.5 grams - OVALS: 3/4" x 1" - TOPAZ each 5mm

A very special 1960's high quality cuff link set with 3 matching studs. No manufacturer's mark, but clearly marked 14kt on each link and stud.

Each star topaz is prong set within an oval opening, as seen from the front...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1230518 (stock #258a53)
Blackbird Antiques
$345.00

Measurements: LENGTH: 2" - WIDTH: 1" - HEIGHT: 1/2" - WEIGHT including carnelian: 12.4 grams

Excellent craftsmanship went into the creation of this golden turtle brooch - the true to life scalloped shell edges, the wrinkles on the turtle's extended neck and his (her?) four feet, the shell plate design on the underside...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1950 item #1230089 (stock #267a75)
Blackbird Antiques
$245.00

Measurements: RING SIZE: 6.5 (can be sized) - WEIGHT OF RING including shell cameo: 4.2 grams - CAMEO: 22mm x 14mm.

To give flowers, is always a lovely gesture. But after a week, the flowers do fade and die. Not so with this hand carved bouquet of daisies set within a 14 karat gold mounting.

The ring setting dates to the 1940's. The carved shell cameo is probably older.

Without damage or repair. Beautifully carved in great detail, showing leaves, stems and petals in full relief...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1229424 (stock #291.8.11)
Blackbird Antiques
$435.00

Measurements: TOTAL LENGTH: 7.5" - WIDTH: 5mm - DIAMOND SIZE: 4 points each - WEIGHT including stones: 14.3 grams

This bracelet is an example of true understated elegance. The design is of twisted two color gold "ropes" - yellow and white 14kt gold. . Each end is set with a 4 point diamond in full bezel (extremely secure setting).

Created in the 1960's. Suitable for every day or evening wear. Very comfortable because of the flexible construction...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1960 item #1227338 (stock #294a)
Blackbird Antiques
$545.00

Measurements: Total WEIGHT including stones: 7.2 grams - LENGTH: 1 1/2" - ROUND DROP: 1/2" diameter

No damages or repairs. Both drops swing freely, creating serious sparkle as they move.

Excellent craftsmanship.

Secure locking closure.

Any woman would be proud to wear these earrings for any formal (or not so formal) occasion: wedding jewelry, birthdays, prom, New Year's eve, engagement party

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1227185 (stock #234a42)
Blackbird Antiques
$795.00

Measurements: DIAMETER: 1" - TOTAL WEIGHT including stones: 10 grams pair - Six Robin's Egg Blue Cabochon Turquoise: 5mm each - Six Small Turquoise Cabs - Six Genuine Seed Pearls - Two 4 pt. European Mine Cut DIAMONDS

In very fine condition; without damage. And, I believe that the stones are all original. The posts may have been replaced at some time; although these earrings have always been pierced earrings...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1226406 (stock #302a16)
Blackbird Antiques
$1885.00

Measurements: SIZE 9 - SOLITAIRE DIAMOND: .75 ct: VS - SIDE DIAMONDS: 20 pts. all: SI - TOTAL DIAMOND WEIGHT: .95 ct. - CUT: Old Mine Cut, European

Dating to the early 1920's - Late Edwardian or Deco vintage

GORGEOUS sparkling quality.

Large enough to be a very special engagement ring; small enough to wear as part of a STACK of similar rings.

April birthstone.

Engagement ring, love token, friendship ring