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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1234457 (stock #1363)
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India has the longest continuous legacy history of jewelry making. The Mughal reign (1526-1858) was the most significant period of time in relation to jewelry with many jewelers prospering due to jewel12ry's great status with India's royalty; it was so powerful that they established laws, limiting wearing of jewelry to royalty. Today the jewelry of India is still created using many of the same techniques as well as high karat gold jewelry of 22kt and 24kt. The choice of using high karat gold is due to its malleability which allows for very intricate and beautiful designs as in this lovely 22kt yellow gold and ruby fringe necklace which contains cabochon ruby accents completed by braided chain. The swirl design is reminiscent of the paisley, a popular Indian motif borrowed from textile patterns and block prints. The symbolic meaning of the paisley is taken from its shape, likened to a mango, the sweetest of fruits and thus representing "auspiciousness and the fulfillment of 'legitimate' worldly desires." Wear this beauty for ensured contentment!

Condition: Excellent

Measurements: 16 1/2" in length

Gross Weight: 22.4 dwt (34.9 grams)

Circa: Latter half of the 20th Century
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Pre 1980 item #1230584 (stock #N1335)
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$825.00
Fantastic Carnelian Bead Necklace with a 14kt yellow gold clasp perfect for everyday over a turtleneck, with a tee shirt or as an accessory with that little summer dress. You will wear this every season and with the warm earth tones, this goes with everything you already own! Twenty two (22) beads measuring 1/2 inch each and kept closed by a very secure clasp

Condition: Very Good

Measurements: 16" long; Beads measure 1/2" each

Gross Weight: 125 dwt (194 grams)

Circa: Mid 20th Century
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1970 item #1229999 (stock #N1456)
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The symbol of the heart representing love developed in the 15th century. The geometric shape itself is found in much earlier sources, but in such instances does not depict a "heart", but typically foliage, typically the leaves of ivy, fig and water-lily.

This particular contemporary heart encompasses both of these iconographic elements of love; the shape of the heart and the foliate design within. In addition, it holds seven (7) gems of garnet; seven representing completeness, clear conscience and connection between body and soul. All of this on a simple and unusual gold 18" chain.

Condition: Excellent
Measurements: Pendant: 1/2" wide by 5/8" from top of bale; Chain: 18" long

Gross Weight: 3.8 dwt (5.9 grams)

Circa: Mid 20th Century
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1170336 (stock #N1191)
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The Victorian women loved their long chains and often wore a few at the same time. The next time you are visiting a museum, take a look at the jewelry in some of the paintings and you will notice the chains as well as other pieces which may begin to look familiar. I love to find the similarities in pieces I own and ones I see in books and paintings!

This 14kt link chain is unusual not only for the length (28 inches) but also for the the lovely and delicate double infinity link element. However, you don't have to worry that this is too delicate to wear; after all it has withstood at least 100 years! There is no clasp but it is long enough to triple - so in essence you'll have 2 necklaces in one. A wonderful classic piece for your collection to wear alone, with other chains or to hang a pendant or locket. Needless to say, I love this chain for its versatility as well as the design.

Condition: Excellent

Measurements: 28" long; each link is 5/8" long by 1/4" wide

Gross Weight: 18.3 dwt; 28.6 grams Circa: 1900; American
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1940 item #1096761 (stock #N 1445)
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$1,600.00
What a sweet piece in its simplicity. Can't you see it being worn by a bride? Or what about a lovely 21st birthday present? Perhaps an anniversary or just maybe you'll buy this for yourself! A lovely faceted aquamarine creates the central focus of this pendant set in 14kt rose gold. Topped by a leaf motif of seed pearls connecting to the original paperclip style chain which is joined by a round faceted aquamarine. All complimented and accented by white pearls.

Condition: Excellent

Measurements: Necklace is 17" long; pendant 1/2' long and 1/4" wide.

Gross Weight: 2.5 dwt (3.9 grams)

Circa: 1930 and most likely American in origin
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1066396 (stock #N1394)
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$1,350.00
The end of World War I brought with it a desire for clean and modern looks in clothing and jewelry. In this age of the Flapper, the "pools of light" necklaces became a very popular look, as they were often worn as a fashionable accessory and shimmered beautifully in the low lights of the speakeasy. Increased travel to the Orient brought with it an interest in the art, jewelry and style of the East. Chinese in origin and referred to as "pools of light", these crystal orbs of rock crystal are never drilled as the Chinese believed that this would allow the spirits and the good luck from within to escape. Instead, they are wrapped in silver wire and metal and held together by silver rings. The crystals take on the color of the fabric against which they rest and reflect other tones and hues in an almost magical manner. Cool and relaxing to the touch, they take on a meditative quality. 35 beads each measuring 5/8 of an inch in diameter. 28" long (14" from top to bottom when worn) Gross weight: 88.2 dwt (137.2 grams) Chinese in origin; usually made for the English market. Condition is very good. Circa 1925
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1061770 (stock #B 1304)
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$825.00
The archaeological discoveries of the Roman and Etruscan sites in the mid 18th century, inspired a revival of the type of jewelry discovered, characterized by granulation, twisted gold wire and filigree techniques. This lovely necklace shows this influence in the wire-work gold beads used decoratively between the plain gold beads and the faceted amethysts. Beads are hollow and a few have minor dents hardly noticeable to the naked eye. Otherwise, condition is very good. Newer 14kt clasp. Just over 13" long; it is the perfect accent piece to wear with jeans and a tee or over a sweater. Circa 1890.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1060963 (stock #N 1347)
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A lovely and delicate necklace of beautiful peridot and seed pearl set in 9kt yellow gold. This style of necklace, also referred to as a festoon, was very popular in the late victorian era, especially set with the semi-precious gem peridot, which is also August's birthstone and a lovely, bright shade of green. This piece is an open work necklace, bezel set with faceted peridots and accented by the tiny seed pearls. The open back settings allows for the most light and brilliance to the stones. English or American Circa 1900 14" to the top of the design; 18" in total. The 'pendant' portion of the necklace measures 2" by 2" 4.9dwt (7.6 grams) Condition is excellent.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1047535 (stock #N1397)
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$1,400.00
Immensely popular during the early 18th century, paste discovered a huge resurgence in the second half of the 19th century. The artistry and design of this most likely French and very feminine necklace is a most wonderful example of the style of the period from the late 1800s. Stylized floral motifs containing pear shaped pastes accent a central bow element centering a round cut. Pastes are foiled and set within traditional closed backs in silver. Lovely small bow elements between each of the larger floral motif elements. One of the floral elements may have been removed long ago as there are now 3 going up one side of the neck and 4 on the other. Some slight yellowing to a few of the pastes; clarity and luster vary due to age and foiling. As this would be worn in the evening, these slight imperfections would hardly be noticeable, if at all. 16 1/8" in length; 3/4" at the widest. Weight is 30.8 dwt Condition is very good with some intensity and color variations due to foiling and age. Circa 1890 and most likely French in origin though no hallmarks are visible.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #994686 (stock #N1298)
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Evocative of the dress of ladies from the 16th century, this hand fabricated 18kt gold mesh collar will make YOU feel like royalty too. A one of kind and soft to the touch ruff, this must have been created lovingly for an independent and very stylish woman. It is great fun to wear and will attract nothing but the most wonderful comments! Jealousy stirs as all who see this want to own it. Wear in inside a collared shirt with jeans, or with a scooped neck dress; either way it is fabulous! The length can be variable depending on the wearer; from 13 1/2" to 15". 1 1/4" wide. 34.5 dwt (53.6 grams). Condition is excellent. Italian in origin
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Pre 1940 item #989923 (stock #N1309)
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Beads are in this year and this is a most unusual strand! These wonderful old beads are known today as King beads, dating from the mid 1800's to early 1900's. The name refers to the legend that says these beads were worn by African Chiefs (Kings) as adornment and also to show respect for the King's position. During the height of trade and import of African goods in the mid 19th century, these beads became a means of barter and became quite popular. These beads are 18 pieces of amber separated by 19 king beads. Pitting and a few worn areas are a normal part of their patina, attesting to the age and use. Strung on string with a silver clasp. Condition: Very good Length: 20" Weight: 191.2 grams (122.9 dwt) Circa: 1930-1950
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Pre 1980 item #983603 (stock #N1418)
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Want a standout necklace? This is the one...comprised of 52 glossy and shimmering black onyx beads measuring 2 1/2" round and one turquoise bead of the same measurement. The knockout color combination is stunning and although there is no clasp on these beads, they can easily be doubled with the turquoise in the front adding that pop of color. Alternatively and for the totally neutral look, place it in the back. Length: 20" Condition: Excellent Circa 1970
All Items : Archives : Pre 1980 item #977107 (stock #N1333)
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Costume? Hard to believe but true. A fantastic gilt metal and rhinestone collar necklace, reminiscent of 1970's Tiffany & Co jewelry, comprised of 3 rows of gilt links interspersed with links of rhinestones. A true gold and diamond look, yet subtle and sophisticated, and at a fabulous price. Signed CINER on the clasp. In very good condition with one rhinestone missing from the back of the necklace. 15 1/2" long; 1 1/2" wide. Tight clicking tongue and grove clasp. Circa 1970-1980.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #973874 (stock #N1376)
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You've always wanted this! An incredibly comfortable and easy to wear omega link diamond collar necklace of 14kt yellow gold with 7 round brilliant cut diamonds set into hand made bezels. The diamonds total approximately 1.00 carat, are bright, lively and clean; H/I color, VS clarity. 18" in length. A classic piece of jewelry. Hallmarked on the clasp; 14kt, Italy. In excellent condition showing minimal wear by way of a few minor surface scratches which can easily be polished out. NB: All diamond weights and grades are approximate since the stones have not been removed from the mounting.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #928905 (stock #N1340)
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A sensationally lovely coral bead necklace; the beads a true deep coral hue, not too red and not too orange, with swirls of creamy-white interspersed. The color is actually a bit lighter than appears in the photos, at least on my monitor. The necklace is composed of thirty-five (35) coral beads, graduating in size from approximately 10.70 mm to 17.00 mm with an 18kt gold clasp. The length is 20 1/2" and the condition is excellent. A real stunner and so easy to wear. N.B. The coral may be treated.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #923590 (stock #N1320)
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$575.00
A fading sunset is what the color of these rhodocrosite beads remind me of! Woven throughout are lacy white bands which add much to the luster of this special stone. Lore has it that this stone is called the "stone of love and balance". Thirty-two (32) beads, each measuring approximately 11.50 mm are held together by an 18kt white gold magnet boule clasp which makes this oh, so easy to put on and take off. All in all an elegant and wearable necklace. 16 3/4" in length, excellent condition.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #920209 (stock #N1260)
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Art Nouveau jewelry was born out of the desire to create artistic pieces in contrast to the often beautiful but less imaginative jewelry that had become commonplace in the late Victorian Era. Inspired by the rage in Japanese art and fueled by the International Exposition of 1862, nature in all forms and curvilinear lines began to be interpreted widely in Art Nouveau jewelry. This piece is a fine example of American Art Nouveau. A 14kt yellow gold, peridot and enamel necklace on a tracelink chain, 14 1/2" long, this is delicate and charming necklace is in excellent condition and the peridots are nice and bright. Circa 1900
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #917003 (stock #N1332)
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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