Glorious Antique Jewelry Collection
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1278667 (stock #3599)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$5,900.00
Set in 15kt gold, the warmth of the earth and sky come across in this earring and necklace of natural agate. In the mid 19th century when these jewels were made, the Victorians were connected to nature in sentiment and values. Jewelry of natural materlals was treated with high regard by jeweler and consumer alike. Jewelry was purchased by the aristocracy. The working families or gentry could not afford jewelry. It is a marvel for the antique jewelry collector to find earrings and a necklace that have traveled time together in perfect condition. The beauty of the neutral earth tones suits women of all complexions. The agates feel soothing and comfortable and will be worn from morning to evening. English in origin. The condition is excellent. From The Glorious Antique Jewelry Collection
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1277925 (stock #3643)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$1,850.00
Perpetually wearable earrings fashioned in sterling silver and beautiful malachite stones with its undulating swirls of color. This is a pair I have seen only now, this once, in 30 years. Stars at the top. Elongated hearts at the bottom. The earrings are light in weight and enter the ear with shepherds hooks.Scotland Origin. Excellent condition. From the Glorious Antique Jewelry Collection
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1276649 (stock #3458)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$4,200.00
Warm color radiates from this multi-gem 15kt gold necklace of English origin, The stones,are radiant garnets, white sapphires and natural smoky green zirconia. The striking beauty gives excitement to the day. Though Victorian c. 1880, the design using curls and arches of gold ushers in the Art Nouveau period. English in Origin. Perfect Condition. From The Glorious Antique Jewelry Collection This is an exotic and feminine necklace that transcends any time period and always applies to the day it is worn. Pendant length is 3 inches from bale. Excellent condition. From the collection of Glorious Antique Jewelry View
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1275784 (stock #3646)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$2,500.00
On 18kt gold rest three petite flowers of old mine and European cut diamonds. The ring is an offering of promise as it waits for a hand give it a home. There is a flower for the lady, one for the giver of gifts, and one for love. The diamonds are set on a curve, (see image 4) to comfortably fit the middle or ring or index finger. Many ladies will wear a collection of dainty antique rings. Others wish for a different look in an engagement ring. This dainty jewel is beautiful for all regardless of age. Currently size 8 1/2. This ring can be made to size. The condition is perfect. From the Glorious
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1275597 (stock #3585)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$7,300.00
Victorian and Georgian fobs , all intricately engraved, are connected to a 15ct bracelet making an original, antique charm bracelet. The charms are large, strong and dramatic. Each is different from the other I had a fob charm bracelet two years ago and hoped ever since to find another. These bracelets are unique and fun to wear and many requests came in the first time around. All but one of these fobs has a carnelian base, two of which have engraved intaglios of classical men with helmets in profile. One fob has a base of bloodstone. All but one of the fobs is Victorian with repousse engraving. All are three dimensional with all around design. Each is over an inch in length with the largest, the Georgian, being 2 inches long. One, the central geometric fob with black enamel is Georgian, 19th century. Enjoy each enlargement to see the detailing of every fob. One forms a helmeted man kneeling and playing a horn. The others are designed with various symmetrical curves and bridges. The Georgian fob resembles the architecture of the Eiffel Tower. Its enamel design is beautiful. The bracelet has alternating engraved and smooth links. The clasp is Victorian. 7 1/2 inches in length. Excellent condition. From the Glorious Antique Jewelry Collection
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1275270 (stock #3635)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$2,875.00
Banded agate is a constant reminder of the wonder of nature, a force to which the Victorians gave much attention and sentiment. In this pair of chandelier earrings, a stone cutter took parts of the agate that had similar patterns then sculpted and formed beautiful, smooth amphora drops that are absolutely thrilling. The colors, strong and magnificent gleam, accented here and there by lines and swirls of white. The gold is 15kt. No, they are not heavy. The condition is perfect. From the Glorious Antique Jewelry Collection
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1271887 (stock #3619)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$3,000.00
Sterling silver sets and separates one wiggly agate from the other in this, one of the most rare forms in Scottish Agate jewelry. The snake, completely original, created c. 1860 was made by the jeweler. first by designing the silver in its serpentine form. Chiseling the agates was no simple feat as they are sculpted to curve and fit within their silver boundaries. The stones are rich with natural color. I am especially fond of the light colored agate at the head of the snake. Scottish agate jewelry has a long history, first worn hundreds of years ago to identity the various clans. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert so admired Scottish tradition that they steeped themselves in it dressing in Scottish clothing when at their castle in Balmoral. Five grand inches in length, this extraordinary specimen of Scottish jewelry history will excite collectors of antique agate and those who love the drama of an unusual antique brooch. Perfect condition. From the Glorious Antique Jewelry Collection.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1271886 (stock #3595)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$2,895.00
Foiled stones in a beautiful combination of pink and aquamarine are set in 15 kt gold sealed settings in the typical Georgian manner. Notice the beautiful setting creating a frame around the stones and the rounded pillow like backs. Between the stone and the gold is a thin layer of foil that enhances the color and catches all available light. You will recall that Georgian jewelry was made by hand regardless of the painstaking work. The pink stones are pink topaz or pink crystal. The colors enhance any woman regardless of skin tone or hair color. The shepherds hook ear wire was added many years ago for comfort and ease of insertion to the ear. English Origin Excellent Condition. From the Glorious Antique Jewelry Collection
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1271876 (stock #3602)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$2,875.00
Set in 14kt gold, the agates were cut and set with a master's hand. Carved out of and polished from larger stones, the jeweler took the time to reach artistic heights by matching each stone for color, each size and every glow. The usual brown and black agate is here more orange and black with white. I kept returning to look at it, captivated by this simple form so beautifully embellished. A wondrous piece of jewelry for the religious or all interested in jewelry history of the ages. Perfect Condition. From the Glorious Jewelry Collection
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1837 VR item #1268190 (stock #3593)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$6,850.00
A winged lady (Psyche?) graces the clasp of swirls that mirror the curls of her hair on this wondrous Berlin Iron Bracelet. All Berlin Iron in excellent condition is rare. Museums own the most examples extant. The V&A, The Rouen Museum, and all the great and known institutions. Made to garner support for fighting Napoleon in the early 19th century, iron jewelry was given to citizens who gave their gold for iron so that the treasury could support the war effort. At Glorious, we thrill when we find this beautiful, richly historic jewelry. Light and strong, the bracelet is lace on the wrist and a jewel that surpasses trend and goes straight to the soul of history aficionados. I have not seen another like this in my studies, which testifies the rarity. Condition is Superb condition even after almost 200 years. Germany. From the Glorious Antique Jewelry Collection
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1980 item #1268187 (stock #3613)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$725.00
Glowing eyes, whiskers and a furry mane stand out in deep relief on winsome feline cufflinks for the many cat lovers among us. I am one and am so tempted to have these as a pet. The face is the size of a silver nickel. The back is the easy to use toggle lever that is easy to insert into a cuff. Late 20th century. They come with a guaranty to make someone smile. Sterling condition Glorious Antique Jewelry Collection
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1268082 (stock #3047)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$4,200.00
Topped by diamond tiaras and bows, these Victorian garnet and diamond earrings made us gasp at their elegance when we first saw them. Click on the enlargements and the refined quality will be apparent to you. The garnets are a perfect red wine color that flash red with light. They are not imposing yet noticeable because of their unique beauty. The condition is excellent. They will arrive in their original box imprinted with the name of the British company that first made or sold them. Made in England c. 1860, they were perfect to us and will be to you as well. From the Glorious Antique Jewelry Collection
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1837 VR item #1265938
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$1,500.00
Four rows of intense sparkle shine from this hand made and hand faceted cut steel comb while another row of varied sizes and forms of steel delightfully drop below and dance with the movement of the wearer. One way to judge the age of cut steel jewelry is by the rivets in the back that attach each bit in place. Another is to see the various cuts and sizes of those bits. Later cut steel was not made this way but glued or set in strips of same size rivets. Made as all jewelry of this period, completely and painstakingly by hand, the steel bits glow like diamonds by candlelight. Can you go for a moment to 1830 and imagine the time it took small hands to cut and facet each piece of this steel. Amazing! This is a dramatic and a romantic accessory in perfect condition. English in origin
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1265662 (stock #3579)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$1,925.00
A treat of a locket with outstanding personality and punch, ll packed into an inch of length. The gold is glistening with textured engraving that sparkles as it gives back the light it receives. The reverse is covered with the same sparkle. Whereas the front sports a perfect blue and gold horseshoe, the back is made with a small banner on which to put a name, or simply the most important of sentiments....love. Condition is perfect.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1837 VR item #1264107 (stock #3493)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$3,100.00
A magnificent example of history are these chandelier torpedo earrings from early 1800, made in the United Kingdom. They are light on the ear and completely original other than the shepherd hooks which were likely a type of hook less convenient to contemporary needs. Antique earrings are dear and rare to find in original condition, as many have lost the tops. We have come to respect this fact and do not devalue earrings with fine replacement top sections. These earrings are decorated with granulation, or tiny orbs of gold applied on the long stem part. Father time knows how this was applied without glue or solder. The top and lowest section are engraved in repousse, the method of engraving where the gold sheet is pushed out into a design from the back creating volume and dimension. The magical secret of Pinchbeck is that no expertise was spared in its creation, rather it took a master of ingenuity and expertise. The formula of Pinchbeck was created by an alchemist who was a British Watchmaker. He concentrated on making the first fine gold metal that was not actually gold. He and his son were the only living to know the formula. It is a marvelous gold metal that never tarnishes, is a comfortable weight and is strong and durable. It became sought after by royalty jewelry lovers throughout the world. Made only for a short period, it is valuable, desirable and precious. Later gold filled and gold plated jewelry does not match the beauty. Pinchbeck jewelry has a value equal to gold when it is the true, original pinchbeck. When found it is sold by the finest antique jewelers. Condition is fabulous For more about Pinchbeck go to the jewelry history books such as "Georgian Jewelry" written by Ginny Dawes and Olivia Collings. See Page 33 for two examples of earrings, one with new tops, one with original tops.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1264103 (stock #3536)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$1,650.00
The form and condition of these Victorian earrings is perfect from top orb to clamper below. Smooth shining bells, the symbol of friendship and peace are made from Jet from the city of Whitby England. They will move as you do but will not put weight on your ears or cause ringing to disconcert you. The shepherd hook ear wires are 15kt gold. The town of Whitby was the primary source of jet jewelry that became a court necessity when Prince Albert died unexpectedly. Queen Victoria would allow no color jewelry other than black in her presence. Jet then became an object of fashion for the populace, creating a need and source of income for the town of Whitby and English jewelers. c1860-70#3536
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1900 item #1264097 (stock #3506)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$1,675.00
One of the many design characteristics in 1870 Great Britain was whimsy and humor, both of which are present in these belted banded agate earrings. A buckle on the ears or wrist, a corset on a bracelet, bangles that appear to be shirt cuffs with ruffles, zippers and straps as elements of design on lockets, birds nests hanging from earrings are but a few examples of daytime jewelry, both fun and serious, that represented a design of the era. The fascination and appreciation of nature was strong at this time. Here, the careful cut, and polish of banded agate honors that natural bent. The agate stone with black, brown and white coloration was cut shaped into orbs masterfully making the colors equal in each. Gold ear wires were placed on straps of gilt metal, the process now known as vermeil. The top layer of the metal is gold. The earrings are strong, original and unique in the world of design today. Excellent condition. 1 1/2 inches in length. English origin.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Period : Pre 1980 item #1261859 (stock #3561)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$1,500.00
A solid silver curb link bracelet from Birmingham, England holds a padlock clasp in the form of a heart. The bracelet, heavier than most of its kind, is sturdy enough for a man and handsome aplenty for a lady. The curb link form is tactile, feels wonderful on the wrist and is one you can sink your teeth into, whereas the heart is a present reminder of one of the heart's delights......love. Circa 1970. Perfect Condition.