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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1287360 (stock #3662)
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Five deep tea colored citrines rest in sterling silver orbs in this dazzling Victorian Scottish bracelet. The stones are sizable with the center citrine measuring just over 1/2 inch in height and the others just under 1/2 inch. On the silver bracelet, an engraved floral pattern dances creating music on your wrist. Made in Scotland c. 1860-1880, the high period of interest in Scottish jewelry. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were taken with Scotland, built a castle there which they visited donning Scottish attire. The bracelet is a delight for all jewelry lovers and collectors of Scottish jewels. The condition is superb. It will fit a wrist measuring from size 6 to 7. It is well weighted and sits well on either size wrist. From the Glorious Antique Jewelry Collection
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1285016 (stock #3622)
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Set in sterling silver circa 1900, an array of aqua, pink and clear pastes sit on the neck like rays of the sun. I have not seen this design before and it is sublime. Fifteen rays emanate from pink and clear pastes and from diamond shaped links. The rays suround the neckline in a delicate display of color. Note that paste was an art form that originated with the veneration of glass in early history. In the Georgian era it was valued as highly as"real gemstones" jewelry. The formula for the stones was known only to the most successful paste makers who worked for royalty. See research on Strasser, an 18th century jeweler who was famous for the finest quality paste making. This necklace rests in its own fitted box. It measures 15 1/4 inches in length and sits on a small to medium sized neck about 1 1/2 inches below the nape. It is an easily wearable, unique piece of jewelry. From the Glorious Antique Jewelry Collection.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1277925 (stock #3643)
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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 : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1271887 (stock #3619)
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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 : Silver : Pre 1980 item #1268187 (stock #3613)
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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 : Silver : Period : Pre 1980 item #1261859 (stock #3561)
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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 Circa 1970. Perfect Condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1255844 (stock #3531)
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The architectural image of the sphinx is embossed all around a remarkable silver bangle. The amount of fine work done to create this bracelet makes it phenomenal. Each sphinx has a different face and hair or no hair. Gleaming and perfect, unusual and rare, I have not seen one like it in many years of experience offering antique jewelry. Made in Portugal by Topazio and hallmarked. c. 1950 Perfect Condition
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1248383 (stock #3484)
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Pretty as a picture is this French 19th century bracelet. An orb with dancing tulips is playfully suspended from the textured silver. The links are flexible and the bracelet comfortable..Central on each silver rectangle is a raised golden diamond shape. What to wear by day...this bit of charm from France.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1242437 (stock #3519)
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Golden hues fill this beautiful and unusual bracelet with the intensity of midday sun. Two rows of flowers, with realistic engraving, have been cut from the silver and play among the vines. Crosshatched engraving borders the bracelet sides. The bracelet is English c. 1890 and is made of gilded sterling. It is 1 1/2 inches high and will fit a wrist up to 6 1/2 inches in diameter. It's condition is excellent and original.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Designer Signed : Pre 1950 item #1240682 (stock #2091)
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#2091A necklace of forceful presence by master silversmith Hector Aguilar, one of the famous and finest Mexican jewelry designers of the 1940's. Aguilar is a success story. He was made manager of William Spratling's original shop Taller de Delicias in 1930. In 1939 Aguilar opened his own studio and later created even more success by opening the premier silver shop in Taxco known as Taller Border. Sought after at auction and in the markets, this extraordinary handmade necklace carries the Aguilar mark of the 1940's Excellent clean beautiful condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1239398 (stock #3485)
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Beautifully executed French silver bracelet with engraved daisies. You can almost feel the breeze as the daisies seem to blow with the fresh air. Each daisy center is touched with gold. Strengthening the design contrast are two gold borders which make everything well defined. The clasp is a strong tongue and groove. Perfect condition.The bracelet is an inch high and will fit a medium sized wrist. France c. 1880
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1235956 (stock #2650)
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Superb quality earrings designed with the flourish of garlands, have been made of foiled pastes in the manner and fine execution of Georgian and Victorian earrings. From the tiny pastes to the large teardrops, all stones were cut and polished then set like gemstones. No time was spared in the design of the silver which is rounded, pillow like and smooth. The brilliant pastes are the rare pink color that flatters all women. Paste this fine was an art form in earlier eras. The jeweler who made this pair of chandelier ear drops, knew jewelry history and had the desire to create and did create the same quality of hand work and stone setting that challenged jewelers at the beginning of the 19th century. Superb hand work was in line with the turn of the century. Think of the Art Nouveau movement which ran concurrently to the Edwardian aesthetic. It was a movement that valued the hand's on art of the individual over machine made jewelry. Superb Condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1231012 (stock #3462)
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A bracelet that celebrates the natural world and the journey we call "life" shows the seven stages of man in profile.Chirping birds amidst butterflies and leaves reminds all of the peaceful beauty of our surroundings. English in origin. c. 1880. JC & Sons. c.1880
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1920 item #1229605 (stock #DN)
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The chandelier earrings are typical of Colonial Mexican design. The silver is worked in curved, substantial silver wire. The spiral silver swirls are known as cannetille work. A flower at top suspends a layered bow that is tasseled with turquoise beads. The lower sections are teardrops of silver and turquoise. Each section is woven with turquoise beads of the early 20th century. The reverse is exactly the same as the forward side. You will look dramatic and beautiful coming and going! Well made in fine silver, one can just imagine earrings like these on the artist Frida Kahlo, hair back, gazing at us in singular Colonial Mexican glamour,. Condition superb. The length of the earrings is 2 7/8 in. The width at widest is 1 1/8 in at the end of the bow ties.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1222118 (stock #3450)
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Only once before did I find a pair of sterling silver earrings in which the silver segments were faceted like 19th century antique cut diamonds. One has to use a loup to ascertain if the silver is silver or diamond. Fair to say that they are as unique as they are handsome. Two concentric oval hoops of high carat gold are topped with silver just the way that gem set jewelry was made in this period. You find gold floral accents at the top connection and at center where an antique diamond, rough cut, is set in its gold frame. There is movement, elegance and drama to the earrings. They are light on the ear and lighten the heart, Beautiful condition. c. 1820. 2 1/4 inches long.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1216231 (stock #3412)
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A necklace of the Georgian era that fills us with pleasure at its beauty and in the way it is made. Jewelry such as this is so individual to the hands of the artist and the creative process involved. Then necklace exhibits the finest design and artistry as does some of today's jewelry by recognizable names. Section, by section, no part is left unadorned, be it engraved leaves and floral surfaces, touches of gold here and there, hand cut pastes, their settings and the links that are absorbed into the design. The engraved floral elements are darkened to contrast with the pastes and add to their pop. Graceful and beautiful, the necklace measures 15 1/2 inches in length. The center piece drops three inches. Fine condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1215291
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Seductive and enticing, these Georgian cushion cut paste earrings are approximately 4cts each or 8 cts TW. Notice the black dot in the center resembling the culet in old mine diamonds. Diamond facets grace the perimeter around a high square table. Oftentimes, believe it, diamonds are not suitable yet a woman wants the brightness and glow. Antique jewelry lovers covet this rare shape of Georgian paste ear drop at those times. Paste making was a high art in the early 19th century bringing fame and fortune to the best stone cutters and setters. Royalty lead the fashion and had their own special paste makers. The pastes were cut in the manner of fine gemstones and had their place and beauty. Ours are set in pronged silver the backs of which are gold washed. The ear wires are gold. The stones are 6/16 of an inch square. The earrings drop 10/16 of an inch, Immaculate condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1209956
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All geometry, this simple cross is covered at front with minute squares of silver. In the late Victorian period, French and Russian jewelers made pieces using a silver technique known as niello. They heated, to melting, a mixture of silver, copper, sulphur and lead to create a gunmetal or charcoal grey tone, and poured it on to silver which had previously been gouged with minute continuous patterns that were geometric or taken from nature. The jewel was then polished. In fine condition, even the bale bears niello work.