Glorious Antique Jewelry Collection
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1264103 (stock #3536)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$1,650
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 : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1261857
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$2,500
A delight in 18kt gold is the oh so popular Victorian serpent motif. I have seen women wear three on one hand!. Serpent rings were gifted for engagement and friendship. Here is a cheerful example as the serpent appears to be smiling. Why not, she ( my choice of gender) is a symbol of eternal bond and affection. This ring is particularly comfortable and graceful as the coils are spaced apart. You will find that your eyes travel to your finger in admiration. Size 6. Immaculate condition
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1259736 (stock #3549)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$2,150
The bloodstone spinning section of this gold engraved fob is sprinkled with red spots and is bevelled creating a higher center. This fob is handsome. Outstanding is more accurate as the repousee engraving on the gold and the proportion of the whole is beautiful indeed. The puffy engraving covers the gold other than the top suspension ring. Puffiness is accomplished by pushing the gold into design from the back. Multiple uses for a fob today are wearing one on a watch chain, suspending it on a chain creating a pendant, or attaching it to a charm bracelet. The condition is superb. English c. 1860-70
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1257250 (stock #3559)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$4,100
The detail here is superb. The quality never replicated to my eyes and in my years. Inverted blue hearts or shields suspend urns of blue and white enamel drawn on 18kt gold. Small gold beads are applied to the top and to the lowest point of each triangle and can be seen from behind where the gold is not enameled. As urns often do, these have handles, here fashioned of twisted gold. Shepherds hooks hold the earrings securely in the ear. The weight is light and comfortable. Condition is immaculate.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1254884
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$3,500
The fine quality of the above natural pearl and banded agate locket made me stop in my tracks when I glanced in a London shop window. The border glows with the luster of the pearls in their tiara settings of high carat gold. A large convex natural agate is set center as if on a pedestal. Victorians were passionate about nature and the use of natural materials is an example of that passion. They had the knack of cutting the banded stones in the way that made them unique jewels. The locket back calls for your keepsake making this pendant your personal treasure. The chain, offered separately, has been sold. Locket in Perfect Original Condition
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1253516
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$2,200
Prisms of pique work were carefully incised with flower forms that then were filled with silver and gold. This is delicate work that was performed by artists in the latter quarter of the 19th century, c. 1870 most often in France or Russia. This art form was done for a short period of the Victorian era and as there is no fine reproduction today, These are medium length earrings, wearable and very light in weight. The condition is perfect.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1252699
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$2,500
Visually striking on the finger, this fine cameo is set in 18kt gold bezel with a 9kt shank. Psyche is finely carved from the white of the onyx and rises from the black background. This detailed miniature work was a talent of Italian jewelers. It amazes me how the carving is so delicate as to create hair on the head of a figure or drapes in clothing while bringing out one color only from the stone. Dating to 1870-80. Origin Italy. Excellent Condition
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1247443
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$2,875
Fun and easily wearable, this pair of Victorian earrings is made with dangling orbs of white enamel wrapped in golden vines. The vines terminate in turquoise floral buds. At the earlobe is a small flower also centered by a turquoise. Light in color that is lively, the earrings are light on the ear as well. The gold is the English standard 15kt. They bring the cheer of an ice cream treat with sprinkles and are in original and in perfect condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1244755 (stock #3501)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$3,200
A chunky rock crystal, clear and pure, is home to s a witch's heart of natural pearls. At its center sits a dot of turquoise that hypnotically holds the eye. The bale forms a flowing gold bow with its ribbons sitting atop the pendant like a crown. This heart is grand and puffy, one of the most exciting rock crystal hearts I have found. We photograph it on a ribbon. A lovely Victorian gold chain will be a beautiful addition. Ask to see our chain selection. The heart is English in origin c. 1880.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1243629 (stock #35273200.00)
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SOLD. MANY THANKS
Old mine cut diamonds add a pinch of spice to a lovely pair of Victorian earrings that are timeless.Take note please that the darkened areas shown in the photograph are not at all visible in the earrings but an exaggeration of the camera magnification. The earrings are European in origin, a strikingly interesting texture and in excellent condition. Light on the ear they measure a petite 15/16 ths of an inch in length although they appear grander because of the nice size of the bottom orbs. Definitely a pair to wear constantly.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1235687 (stock #3404)
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A handsome, versatile Long Slinky Chain with beautiful detail. See figure 4 for a clear image of the shape of the links and the details of the hand ready to hold a fob, charm or locket. A slide can be maneuvered up or down. When you slide it down, you enlarge the size of the section that goes around your neck to your comfort. A delightful feature of the slide is that one side holds an emerald and two pearls while he other side is engraved only with no stones. This chain feels delicious on the neck and looks elegant and unusual. Excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1233905 (stock #BC6rng)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$2,350
Cross hatch engraving represents the scales on the gentle snakes lovingly knotted on this ring. The ring is coiled thrice in back while on top of the finger one snake is crowned with a ruby, the second with a rose diamond. Like a love knot, there is no beginning or end which is why the serpent coiled in this way represents infinite love. This is a symbolic ring for man or woman that sends the message of a strong bond between two people. It is in excellent condition and is currently a size 9. The ring can be sized by a fine bench jeweler.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1233904 (stock #3262)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$1,900
An antique 15kt gold brooch with scalloped edges that has lush and beautiful engraving in every nook and cranny. The assortment of natural Scottish agates are like candy with a peppermint striped example to make your mouth water. A rare agate jewel in gold rather than the more often marketed silver with specimen stones chosen to create beautiful harmony. This is a brooch that looks delicious. It is much more glowing in person with its gold and agate combination and will excite your senses.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1230257 (stock #3476)
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This item has been sold with thanks
This ring was a rare and exciting find. Each alternating gold panel has a different engraved design. Every other panel blazes a letter that spells sister in white on a black enamel. A beautiful heartfelt gift for a dear relative. Size, A generous 6. This ring cannot be sized. Excellent Condition
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1229126 (stock #3390)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$1,200
Deliciously cheerful, clear pink paste stones have been cut in rounded squares and suspended from white paste round stones. The earrings, set in gold are a length for wearing day or evening with every type of clothing. No formality necessary. Smiles are inherent. Victorian c. 1870 England. Excellent Condition
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1227711 (stock #3388)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$1,800
How can delicate, sparkling drops have such drama and presence. The shape and individuality of these earrings is responsible for the effect. The flat photograph can show the form but not the presence of these earrings. I wore them at a dealer's show when I bought them and was tapped by exhibitors telling me they like my earrings. Beautiful light and in excellent condition, the stone setting of various shapes and size pastes is the signal of their Victorian history. The paste gems are in closed back settings and have been foiled to capture all light available at the time. At night the candles made them shimmer as if they were diamonds. To us, they are just as precious.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1226508 (stock #3464)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
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Revered as a symbol of life force and fertility, an offshoot of the mighty oak, here interpreted in the hammered gold leaves, acorn earrings have found their way to our offering for fall. These are light in weight and wearable Victorian earrings. Applied golden wiring, twisting at the acorn cap, gives excellent texture to the golden gems. Complete with their original box and in excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1225234 (stock #3072)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$4,400
This rare agate bracelet, set in gold is one of the best examples of stone sculpting I have found in Scottish jewelry. The stones as elongated pyramids or abstract bows. Image 6 shows the agate shapes perfectly. Click, if you will, on a close up of the bracelet to clearly see the rich colors of the agates. Terra Cotta stippled with greenish black, mossy agate with peach, olive with charcoal ripples, peach with bisque, and a crest shaped padlock of orange, green, tan and white are the natural shades of the stones. The central stripe of tan on the padlock is lighter in person than is represented on my computer screen. Scottish jewelry played a large role during the reign of Queen Victorian and Prince Albert. This was a monarchy that steeped itself in Scottish culture and tradition. The pair built a castle in Scotland known as Balmorral Castle. There they would live and don traditional Scottish clothing of tartan with the appropriate shoes, belt and accessories. The beauty of the natural stones and the expertise of the stone carving was admired by the European non royals as well and gorgeous agate brooches, bracelets and earrings were designed, mostly set in silver. This example of Scottish jewelry is the highest quality. All parts are made by hand including the stone carving, settings and agate polishing. The bracelet comes in its original fitted box. The imprint on the box is Millidge Jewellers, Edinburgh. Though 150 years have passed seince the bracelet was made, the condition is superb. See Ginny Dawes and Corinne Davidov's wonderful book of Victorian Jewelry for examples of Scottish jewels of the era.The length of the bracelet is 7 5/8 inches. The height of the center part of the agate is 3/8 of an inch. Excellent condition