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 : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1266839
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$5,650.00
Topped by diamond tiaras and bows, these earrings made us gasp at their elegance when we first saw them. Click on the enlargements and this elegance 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.
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.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1261857
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$2,500.00
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 : Pre 1980 item #1259737 (stock #2604)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$2,850.00
From Great Britain and one of the finest enamel workers in London comes a textured 18kt and enamel horse and jockey pin. It is a remarkably crafted small sculpture that is three dimensional and stands on all fours. The form of the animal and the jockey's outfit are realistic right up to the dots on the rider's cap and shirt. Both sides of this brooch are exactly alike with the exception of the pin and safety clasp added to the reverse. The brooch is In perfect condition back and front with no loss whatsoever. The horse and jockey are in resting position. Reins are dropped. The horse, with one ear at attention, is waiting for cues from its rider. Both animal and rider are otherwise relaxed. Note the various textures used to create the mane, tail and body of the horse. England. c.1960 - 1970. This sculptural brooch is a perfect gift for a lover of horses. Measures approx. 1 5/16 head to tail, 1 1/8 in. hoof to ear.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1259736 (stock #3549)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$2,150.00
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 : Period : Pre 1970 item #1258320
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$950.00
A gleaming and textured granulated bracelet. Add this to a stack of bangles or show it alone. Made by hand in the United States and purchased in the Southwest, the bracelet is 18 karat gold on silver and is enhanced with saturated green emeralds. Rounds orbs of gold are laid on the background, giving ultimate texture and interest. Circa 1960, in Perfect Condition. This bracelet will fit a wrist from a size 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 inches in diameter and will slip over a hand with the relaxed measurement of 8 1/2 inches in diameter at the widest point.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1837 VR item #1257253
Glorious Antique Jewelry
sold with thanks
The detail here is superb. 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 : Other Metals : Pre 1837 VR item #1257252
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SOLD THANK YOU
The detail here is superb. 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 #1257250 (stock #3559)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$4,100.00
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 : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1255847 (stock #3510)
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$8,600.00
Enlarging is a must! Beautiful as all Georgian chains are, we were thrilled to see the braided, entwined tightness and sturdiness of these 15kt gold textured links. Long chains were worn by men and women. Often worn dropping to the waist, doubled, and in combination with numerous other jewels, the wealthy added a large brooch, multiple rings and large earrings. The golden clasp on this chain is a jewel on its own. It is fashioned as a hand with a ruffled floral cuff set with natural turquoise. Turquoise, when natural, responds to the touch by changing to a darker tone. The stone touched most often during clasping shows the change, but the color difference is not as intense to the eye as it is to the camera. Condition is excellent
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1255844 (stock #3531)
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$1,550.00
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 : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1254884
Glorious Antique Jewelry
$3,500.00
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