GlitzQueen Antique and Vintage Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1323602
GlitzQueen History and Art to Wear
$185
Reduced from $235, with free US shipping & gift-wrap if desired
Bands in this "crossover" style were introduced near the start of the Edwardian era, but the graceful form stayed in favor for decades, so they're often difficult to date; however, the use of 10k gold here makes 1930s origin most likely for this ultra-feminine beauty from a New York estate. That the tourmaline and diamonds are laboratory versions actually points less to the Depression years, since good synthetics were widely used even in very expensive jewelry during the Art Deco boom years. Synthetics aren't "fakes" like glass; they're engineered to duplicate the chemical properties of natural stones so faithfully that even expert jewelers must perform sophisticated tests to identify them.

Although already antique by American 75-year standards and close to the European century mark, this lovely ring can't have been worn much. The stones are pristine; I can't find a scuff on them, and high magnification is required to notice even slight surface wear to the gold. It really couldn't be more giftable. Current size is US 6.25 - 6.75, easily altered to your needs, since the back of the shank is unadorned. We state sizes as a range, because different types of measuring equipment vary up to half a size, as do our fingers with temperature and time of day.

There's no charge for insured U.S. shipping, with an equivalent discount on international delivery, and gift-wrap is always free when desired. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking!
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #1284785
GlitzQueen History and Art to Wear
$120
Reduced from $155.
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& Gift-Wrap, if Desired.
During World War II, when lesser metals were required for military use, jewelry makers turned to sterling. The result was very classy, especially when the silver was washed with gold -- like these exceptionally fine vermeil earclips by Trifari, set with loads of brilliant baguette rhinestones.

Interestingly, rose gold -- a color tremendously popular then and flattering to every complexion -- has again been designated the "it" jewelry color by today's top designers.

The heart shape was a mainstay of wartime fashion, attesting to love for a sweetheart far away, and of course romance never goes out of style.

For both high quality and sentiment, jewels from this era are highly collectible today and rapidly appreciating in value as they approach antique status (75 years, by American standards). From a Dallas area estate, these earrings measure about 1" x 3/4" and are in superb condition. They're marked for sterling and bear the Trifari stamp.

There's no charge for U.S. shipping, with an equivalent discount on international delivery, and gift-wrap is always free when desired. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking!
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1960 item #1269238
GlitzQueen History and Art to Wear
$3,600
with free secure delivery anywhere we ship and beautiful gift-wrap, if desired.
Besides exuding drop-dead glamor, these vintage beauties are true investment jewels featuring two Colombian emeralds, long prized as the world's finest, framed by 26 brilliant-cut diamonds worthy of their role.

A leading gemologist’s appraisal graded the pear-shaped emeralds SI-1 in clarity and very well-matched in both cut and color (AC Colorscan number 205): the lush, saturated green of a tropical rainforest. The diamonds are also of the type gaining value, graded G/H/I in color and VVS in clarity and characterized by excellent proportion, symmetry and polish. (The few of greater quality are so costly that the market is too limited for them to appreciate as much.)

Including the gracefully domed 14k white gold settings, articulated to dance as you move, these gorgeous earrings tip the scales at 2.3 pennyweights, so they’re quite substantial. Emeralds account for about a carat and diamonds for another half-carat. Length is 3/4 of an inch and they measure 3/8 of an inch at their widest. Naturally, threaded security posts and screw-on clutches are present.

From a lovely estate collection of fine jewelry consigned to us, they’ve been in the same family since mid-century, so are nearing antique status by American 75-year standards.

There'll be no charge to deliver these, by secure and rapid means, to any country where we ship. It would be our pleasure to supply beautiful gift-wrapping, too. Please e-mail to confirm availability, request more photos, order or discuss a layaway, if that would be convenient for you. Thanks for looking!