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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1231556 (stock #CERA1001)
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$1,550.00
When Price Albert died in 1861, Queen Victoria went into an intense period of mourning for her beloved husband; she was devastated writing "How I, who leant on him for all and everything—without whom I did nothing, moved not a finger, arranged not a print or photograph, didn't put on a gown or bonnet if he didn't approve it shall go on, to live, to move, to help myself in difficult moments?"

The Queen turned mourning into her chief concern and mourned for the next 40 years wearing black in her seclusion as well as on the rare instances she did make a public appearance. The world followed suit - jet, ebony and onyx set the tone in jewelry with the occasional addition of pearls and diamonds.

These black onyx kite-shaped earrings are most likely American and show that Queen Victoria had a worldwide following. Set in 14kt yellow gold with the original screw backs ensuring a secure fit, they are topped with a traditional trefoil design with a lovely scroll pattern below.

Condition: Excellent

Measurements: 2 1/2" in length

Gross Weight: 11.8 dwt (18.4 grams) for the pair

Circa: 1880-1890
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Contemporary item #1218673 (stock #ER1489)
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A sweet and lovely pair of peridot and diamond cluster earrings - newly created but with an antique look! What could be better? Bright lime green peridots surrounded by diamonds and topped with an additional diamond to add extra lustre. Lively and bright, you'll just love wearing these.

Condition: Excellent

Meaurements: Central element a smidgen over 1/4" in diameter with the additional diamond extending the length 1/8"

Circa: New
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1214978 (stock #R1510)
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$850.00
It was not uncommon to find 19th century antique wedding rings made in a delicate design using turquoise, which symbolized the forget-me-not flower. This charming and delicate Victorian beauty was most likely just that. Six (6) cabouchon turquoise surrounding a faceted garnet and lovely scroll work on the shoulders. The underside contains a compartment that at one time was used to keep a tiny lock of hair from the one who gave this. The mystery of its earlier life brings magic to this ring and helps to keep it alive in the world of its next owner. As an engagement ring, an everyday ring or a wonderful gift to a loved one, this ring will continue its life for many years to come.

Condition: Very Good

Ring Size: 3 3/4"

Gross Weight: 1.7 dwt (2.6 grams)

Circa: 1900
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1188547 (stock #ER1498)
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$3,200.00
The style of flower cluster earrings has been popular and reconfigured often throughout the history of jewelry. Here is very lovely pair of classic cluster earrings centering one (1) oval blue sapphire surrounded by ten (10) lively and clean old european cut diamonds approximately .05 ct each for a total diamond weight in each earring of .50 ct. At the top connection to the the 14kt gold lever back sits one (1) additional diamond of approximately .025 ct. Adorn yourself with these beauties and see how lovely you'll not only look but feel in the calming color of blue.

Condition: Excellent

Measurements: Sapphire: 5.3mm by 4.6mm; 2.3mm deep; Earrings: 3/8" across; 7/8" top to bottom; 9"16" top to bottom including additional diamond

Gross Weight: 1.8 dwt (2.9 grams)

Circa: 1900
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1185317 (stock #ER1492)
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Delicate Victorian earrings shaped into little florets holding a central small diamond surrounded by 4 smaller diamonds all suspended by an additional small diamond at the top of the lever back earring wire. Beautiful, discreet and light as a feather on the ear.

Condition: Very Good; very slight and undetectable repair to the top rear of one of the wire backs

Measurements: 1/2" by 1/2"

Gross Weight: 2.5 dwt (3.8 grams)

Circa: 1900
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1176668 (stock #P1046)
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$4,000.00
A wonderful and unusual 8 pointed star pin; one of my personal favorites. The skill and talent of the jewelers at the turn of the century thrills and amazes me. This pin is a case in point as the 4 point diamond star can be turned to reveal a second color of enamel underneath!! Blue with slight tinges of green changes to a fiery red and orange. Each diamond arm contains 5 rose cut diamonds. The central point of the pin contains an old European cut diamond weighing approximately 0.20 carat. The base of the pin is a double tiered open work cage and the pin retains its original C clasp.

Condition: Excellent

Measurement: Just under 1"

Metal: Most likely 18kt but untested

Circa 1890.
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 : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1169879 (stock #ER1206)
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$3,400.00
Garnets were one of the most used stones in the mid-Victorian era. These earrings contain one (1) cabaochon garnet each accented by four (4) bright red rubies and one silvery pearl make up this exceptional pair of Vicotorian earrings. Scroll and leaf design make up the delicate frame of the central stones topped with the pearl and suspended from a stylized lyre symbolizing not only the classicism of the overall design but also associated with historical splendor and opulent living. Makes one wonder just who did own these earrings and wouldn't it be wonderful to become the next care taker of these beauties?

Condition: Excellent

Measurements: 1 1/2" long; 3/4" wide

Gross Weight: 6.6 dwt; 10.3 grams

Circa: 1860; English in origin
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1930 item #1166561 (stock #CGG1012)
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$3,100.00
Bugs can be so much fun, especially when worn unexpectedly on a sleeve or sitting on top of your shoulder! This stunning 12kt yellow gold and platinum bug contains forty-seven (47) early rose cut diamonds, bead set in the head,body and wings. Diamonds are I/J color; I1 clarity. Also on the body are fifteen (15) early square cut rubies. Its thorax contains a cabochon ruby measuring 4.85mm. The eyes of the bug are round cabochon cut jet. All-over miligrain with pierced engraved wings. Hinged pin back.

Condition: Very Good

Metal: Platinum; 12kt yellow gold

Measurements: 1 1/2" by 1 1/2"

Gross Weight: 6.9 dwt; 10.8 grams Circa: 1930; most likely a replica of an 1880's English pin
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1960 item #1142688 (stock #R1479)
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$2,850.00
Through-out history, amethysts have been believed to keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted. The name comes from the Ancient Greek, referring to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness and thus, seduction. It has also often been associated with royalty; especially in English history and is often seen in royal jewels and regalia. This beauty is a newer version of a Victorian ring; an almost exact copy of one that my grandmother wore from her own antique jewelry collection. The clear purple central stone is surrounded by lovely bright royal blue enamel interspersed with 10 approximately 5 pt diamonds for a total carat weight of .50 carat. The shoulders are accented in a blue enamel design continuing the theme.

Condition: Excellent

Metal: 14kt yellow gold

Measurements: Ring size 6 1/2; top of the ring measures 5/8" north/south and 9/16" across

Gross Weight: 4.7 dwt (7.3 grams)

Circa: Mounting is antique; Shank is new
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1130203 (stock #B1467)
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$3,650.00
I love garnets and this fantastic Victorian bracelet contains 5 beautifully matched garnets set into the most amazingly modern looking gold link design. That's one of the things about Victorian jewelry that fascinates me; some of it is so contemporary in it's design that it appeals to many different sensibilities!

Condition: Very Good

Measurements: Can fit up to a size 6 1/2" wrist

Gross Weight: 24.5 dwt (38.1 grams)

Circa: 1880-1890
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1117834 (stock #N1464)
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$675.00
The Victorians were well known to have their own language of flowers. In fact, during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837 - 1901) this knowledge was as important to people as being well dressed. The obvious interpretation of the rose is that of love, yet each color carried it's own specific meaning. Here this sweet spaniel offers a pink rose, symbolizing admiration as well as love and with his little uplifted paw as an additional gesture, well how could any girl refuse. He almost seems to be smiling at her while his eyes must nearly display the feelings of his master. This beautifully shaped pendant, which appears to have once been a locket, can be worn on a chain or a ribbon and is just the loveliest face on a dog that I have ever seen. I fell for it the minute I laid eyes on him!

Condition: Very good; minor surface scratches

Metal: 14kt or 15kt yellow gold; untested

Circa: 1890
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1115898 (stock #ER1337)
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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 in rose gold are just one example. Today these would make the same impression; one of love and affection for the recipient.

Condition: Excellent

Measurement: 5/8"; the scale is delicate

Metal: Probably 15kt yellow gold (not tested) as they are English in origin

Circa: 1900
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 : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1091781 (stock #N 1441)
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This antique pendant is an exquisite example of the wonders of Victorian jewelry. Vibrant natural Persian turquoise pave set within a gold mounting. Interspersed between rows of color are antique cut diamonds set in silver and accented by 3 creamy white pearls. The original bale is constructed in two parts, the first of diamonds and a single pearl; the top of turquoise and gold wide enough to offer the options of a variety of chains or ribbon. The reverse houses a locket to hold a photo of a loved one or a secret treasure. Through the glass closure the detail of this finely constructed treasure is clearly visible. Truly a one-of-a-kind jewel to be worn and treasured.

Condition: Excellent

Measurements: Just under 2" in length; 1" in width

Gross Weight: 11.9 dwt (18.5 gr)

Circa: 1890
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1060963 (stock #N 1347)
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Originally $975

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 : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1060200 (stock #ER1414)
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These simple drop earrings could easily turn into your everyday choice. Two gold orbs, the top fitting directly onto the ear with the post, and a bit smaller than the larger drop. Eminently perfect for any outfit, any occasion. Lightweight, each earring weighing only 0.9 dwt. 14kt and American in origin. Excellent condition.
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.