Sentimental jewelry was quite popular in the Victorian era when overt expression of emotions was highly checked. Often these items contained hearts and flowers, frequently together. Gifts of this kind were one way to express one's sentiment to a loved one, be it friend or family. These tiny heart earrings, with lovely engraving of leaf and floral design on the front side, are just one example. English in origin and probably 15kt yellow gold (not tested), today these would make the same impression; one of love and affection for the recipient. The scale is delicate, measuring 5/8" with a wonderful patina. Condition is excellent with only a few surface scratches on the reverse. Circa 1900
Paste jewelry became popular in England and France during the 18th century due in part to the demand of the middle class for inexpensive jewelry. Additionally, the upper class often carried paste jewelry on their travels to help deter highway robbery. The definition of paste is "high content leaded glass which is faceted to imitate gemstones" and is usually backed with foil to enliven the color. The stones were cut by the same diamond cutters who cut the more expensive stones; and they used the same cutting techniques. This necklace contains 44 pastes measuring 6-6.50mm in diameter with the largest stone at the tongue style clasp, measuring 7mm. As was typical, the stones are collet set in siver. Most of the stones are quite white with a few casting a slight yellowish hue. These pieces where intended to be worn in candlelight and the sparkle and brilliance is dazzling. Each stone is connected slightly higher than center to ensure that the necklace hangs perfectly and doesn't flip over. All in all, a beautiful and elegant look. Circa 1850. Condition is very good; missing excellent just by the few slightly yellow stones. 14" in length
A beautiful and very easy to wear pair of 18kt white gold and diamond hoop earrings. The total diamond weight is approximately 1.23 carats, H/I color, VS clarity. The earrings measure 5/8" in diameter and the back closes with a nice click so you'll always know that they are secure. Each earring weighs 0.9 dwt or 1.3 grams. Scale is delicate.
18kt white gold, ruby and diamond bracelet, set with full-cut diamond melee, framed by channel-set rubies. The bracelet has a delicate, yet substantial look and is extremely wearable. It is engraved with the date 1966; it also has a questionable Boucheron signature. The clasp is an invisible tongue and groove style with a safety clasp on one side. 6 3/4" long and weighs 11.5dwt. In excellent condition. Circa 1966
A fantastic pair of green-blue zircon earclips with a central pearl. The color of these earrings is like the clear Caribbean Ocean..magnificent, clean and bright. The earrings measure approximately 3/4" in diameter, marked 14kt on reverse. Each earring weighs 3.8 dwts (5.9 grams). The condition is excellent.
Big and bold 18kt rose gold bracelet, this amazing piece makes a statement. Evocative of the 1940's, it is an impressive and weighty dramatic looking bracelet. It is hinged with a tongue groove clasp and measures just under 8" long and 3/4" wide. When closed it measures a bit over 7". The weight is a substantial 84.5 grams. The condition is very good showing only a small amount of wear on the front; a bit more on the reverse. There is one small separation between 2 links which is not visible when worn. Marked "750" and 18k. Circa 1940-1950
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #710461 (stock #ER1233)
A pair of classic and very wearable Tiffany & Co 18kt yellow gold and diamond anemone earclips. Each earclip contains five (5) small clean and white diamonds weighing approximately .05 ct each for a total diamond weight of .50 ct. This was a very popular Tiffany earring of the time and is no longer being sold at Tiffany. Condition is excellent.
Sterling silver signed Tiffany & Co necklace designed as 32 rectangular textured chain links. The clasp is created by one of the links and so becomes part of the necklace. It is signed Tiffany & Co. 925 and is no longer sold at Tiffany. Condition is excellent.
Rare and exceptional cabochon garnet pendant surrounded by 12 old mine cut diamonds of various weights ranging from approximately 0.23 carat to 0.25 carat. An additional diamond on the bale weighs approximately 0.33 carat. There are 12 very small diamonds around the perimeter of the larger diamonds weighing approximately 0.25 carat for a total diamond weight of 3.58 carats. The diamonds are all set in silver over gold, typical of the time before the use of platinum when setting white stones. The garnet is set in 18kt gold. In the reverse, is a beautiful plait of hair as this was apparently a special token given to a loved one. The condition is very good with only a few slight inclusions in the garnet only visible under magnification. Probably English Circa 1860
Very feminine and exquisite Edwardian platinum, aquamarine, diamond and seed pearl fringe necklace composed of circular and pear shaped aquamarines joined by seed pearl swags and old mine-cut diamond florets. As is typical of platinum jewelry of the Edwardian era, this is platinum topped 14kt gold. 18 3/8" long, it is in excellent condition. Circa 1900.
A lovely Art Deco jadeite and enamel pendant/locket, the hinged black enamel case mounted with a carved jadeite plaque and blue and green enamel highlights. This is suspended from a 23" paper clip chain. Maker's marks for Schanfein & Tamis and Carter Howe & Co. The locket itself measures 1 5/16" by 1". The condition is excellent. Circa 1925
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Platinum : Contemporary : Contemporary item #594475 (stock #R1184)
Stunning platinum, sapphire and diamond ring containing one beautiful oval cornflower blue sapphire weighing 1.71 carats and 2 emerald cut white diamonds weighing .28 carat total weight. The ring is a size 5 1/2 and can easily be resized. Circa 2001