Measurements: Size 6 - WEIGHT: 5.9 grams including diamond - DIAMOND: approx. 1/4 carat
This ring dates to the late 19th century and shows signs of having been worn for many years. The ring would also appear to be hand made due to the odd, asymmetrical design - which is clear in detail despite the years.
The diamond is set into a secure bezel of white gold.
For years I thought the characters on the top of the ring were Oriental...
Measurements: SIZE: 6.5 - TOP: 12mm x 6mm - WEIGHT with stones and pearls: 3 grams
This is a 14kt (tested) Victorian design referred to as a mourning ring. The inscription reads: "Eol to Mattie April 2, 1876." The black enamel work is also characteristic of Victorian mourning jewelry.
In addition to the black enamel, the ring is adorned with two small cultured pearls and a lovely, full cut, clear diamond.
No damages or repairs.
Measurements: Size 7.5 with a true Bohemian blood garnet and two tiny true diamonds.
Dating to the mid to late 1800's.
No damages or repairs and the stones appear to be original...
Measurements: Total gold weight (6 pieces): 5.9 grams of marked 14 karat white and yellow gold
This type of tiny match brooches are referred to as "lingerie" pins - I assume they were used to hold all of the different lingerie straps together. I have also heard these pairs called "bib" pins...
Meaurements: 1 1/2" diameter x 3/16" deepl
This is a GORGEOUS brooch/pin with old cushion cut paste stones.
No repairs or damages; wear patterns consistent to the age of the brooch.
This is the style that later influenced Coco Chanel's "Headlight" costume jewelry.
Measurements: DIAMETER: 1 3/8" - TOTAL WEIGHT: 43.6 grams
The Essex case #143882 is made of (tested) 14kt gold. The raised design of leaves, flowers, and beadwork is created using yellow and pink gold - possibly some green gold. The case itself is rose gold.
Made by the American Waltham Co. #6760460 - c.1894
Enamel face with original crystal and watch hands. Missing ring at the winding stem. No other damages to the case or face.
1.75" from the gold post to the bottom of the earring.
All hand carved (front and back are identical) in a pattern of stylized long leaves.
Lovely brown/black color.
Lightweight even though long. Comfortable to wear all day.
English c.1880's. Very Victorian.
Bog oak is one of the more unusual substances used to create the black and brown Victorian "mourning" jewelry. Other Victorian jewelry was made from jet, gutta percha, coal, black glass and so on.
Measurements: EARRINGS - DROP 5/8" x 1/2" - LENGTH FROM TOP OF WIRE: 1" - LENGTH OF WIRE: 1 1/2" - TOTAL WEIGHT: 2.4 grams
The paste drops are a combination of "diamonds" and "rubies" - all original and all foil backed; set in silver vermeil.
The long kidney wires are 14kt gold - probably later replacements.
I am dating these earrings to the mid to late 1900's, although they look Georgian.
The ring is set with matching "ruby" paste stones in an early gold filled prong setting...
Measurements: 1 1/4" x 7/8" (oval) x 1/4" (total depth) additional 1/4" for ring and bale and 3/8" original jump ring
From the photos, you will see that I did not polish the locket, although I have in the past and it polishes clean and bright.
The body of the locket is gold filled. However, the tiny balls centering the floral decorations are gold...
interior diameter: 2"
largest slide: 1" x 3/4"; smallest slide: 3/8" square
5 individual slides separated by gold beads and carnelian agate separators which are set into gold filled bezels.
Stones are genuine as is the shell cameo.
The bracelet was originally strung on chain, but it has been redone on stretch line.
Measurements: 7 1/2" long with 6 fobs, watch swivel and large clasp
The inventive answer to the question of the title was found at an estate sale many years ago and is shown here: double the fob chain to create a bracelet and add watch fobs.
All vintage gold filled and/or pinchbeck and all in good condition with room for one or two fobs of your own.