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 and will excite your senses.
A strong bracelet in design and structure that is exciting as a winning stallion, nostrils flared, muscles tensed and mane tossed by its speed. Ebony and 18kt gold have been joined in contrasting boldness. The sculptured head is chunky, detailed, and of fine proportion.. The bit, a gold ring in the open mouth, fastens to the tail forming a circle. This bangle opens 180 degrees with a lever on a tongue and groove clasp opposite the head. Made in France by Gay Freres, a jeweler of quality whose firm made jewels for Cartier, Hermes and Van Cleef, was the first jeweler to be chosen for membership in the Responsible Jewelery Council in France. French hallmark is on bracelet. Inner diameter 6 1/2 inches Condition is marvelous.
In running condition and keeping time, this 14kt gold tank style watch is waiting for the person who hankers for its beautiful, clean look. When your watch collection is without a working battery, it is reassuring to have a watch to wind and go. c.1960
Founded in 1810, Black Starr and Frost is one of the first luxury jewelry firms in the United States and made jewelry for world leaders and the world's wealthiest citizens.
A garland of sparkle, this pendant is delightfully feminine and an unique piece of Art Nouveau jewelry. It was was a treasure to find and will be a prize for a woman to receive. French paste of the period was made in silver, most often with closed back settings. Our pendant is silver and gold. The Art Nouveau movement lent itself to delicate designs of nature. Garlands and flowing ribbons were typically French in style and taste. Suggestions for wear are to suspend the pendant from a silver chain, a lovely ribbon, as seen in period paintings or to downplay it, on a circular band of leather, or rubber. The condition is excellent.
Layers of deeply textured silver cascade in a vine-like pattern on these long Georgian silver earrings. Narrow at the very top near the wire, the earrings gently broaden to their widest where you see a small seashell, four small flowers and even greater texture. They culminate in a shape that resembles an ice cream cone with sprinkles. In the era of George 3rd and George 4th, marvelous elongated ear drops known as torpedo earrings feminized the ladies who donned upswept hair styles. These earrings were made by a master of engraving using the repousse method, bringing volume to the engraved surface..The silver is luscious and dense. The torpedo design, more often found in gold, is rarely seen in silver. I have not found a pair in silver in over twenty years. The earwires may have been replaced somewhere in time, though I bought them as you see them. The value is not affected by this fact. Georgian earrings were often inserted into the ear from the back to the front. Many later generations wanted that reversed to shepherds hooks. These are gorgeous chandelier earrings that are a pleasure to own. Length 3 1/4 in. including wire, width 1/16th of an in. widening to 1/2 of an inch. English. c1790-1820.
A truly brilliant cluster of white old mine diamonds sets this ring apart from the others of this style, Set in a marquise shape, the diamonds are a tribute to the glitter of the Edwardian era. Closely placed in pave form, the stones become a layer of glimmer and light, without the visual interruption of the metal of their white gold or platinum prongs. The appearance is pure dazzle though the total weight of the gems is approximately half a carat. The eye does not measure but takes in only the extreme brightness of the diamonds set 1 inch high and 5/16ths wide. Geometrically placed on a 14kt gold shank with triangular shoulders, pride comes in knowing that these old mine diamonds are remarkably clean and bright high quality gems. We estimate the stones color at G and the clarity at VVS1. A winsome and winning diamond ring to have and adore. Condition is Excellent
High karat gold and foiled old cut diamonds will cause an immediate stir when these Georgian, Iberian earrings are worn. The color combination is gleaming while soft. This is a variation of a form that was used frequently in the late 18th century in Spain and Portugal. It is graceful and feminine with a round surmount centered with a diamond. A gold bow is suspended below and is encrusted with more diamonds. Below the bow hangs an oval drop, jeweled with an oval diamond. There is movement in each section of the earrings. The settings known as rubbed over settings are found in Georgian gem jewelry. Pierced gold and punched out repousse work bring the skill of the 18th century goldsmith and give the earrings elegance and texture. Added is just a touch of a frill on top and at the bottom of the earring. They are extremely comfortable on the ear as the backs at top have been changed accommodate shepherds hooks. Length is 1 3/4 in. The width is a touch over 3/4's of an inch. Condition is fine. For examples of Iberian earrings see Daniele Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, "Earrings", page 54.
Pear shaped and round stones of blue topaz glimmer and sway in a pair of feminine chandelier earrings to be worn day in and day out with denim or silk. Gold set in 14kt, these earrings, found in Santa Fe, New Mexico were made in the U.S. c. 1970. They are light on the ear, sparkling and a cheerful, reliable treat ! Excellent Condition
Double eights, four streams, four knots ,however you see the design, you will see the strong statement that these brooches make. They are hand crafted and deeply engraved into swirling lines that have been anodized to emphasize their curves. I tried
wearing the two together on a lapel, one just below the other. This was a handsome look. I also put one on one side of a jacket lapel and one on the other and felt rather like a decorated officer. This too was handsome. The brooches are large , 2 1/3 inches high by 2 inches wide. They are strong, indestructible and unique, just as is the
silversmith who made them.
These Georgian foiled garnet earrings will be a love token from the person who gives them their lady love or great friend. They bring the message "thinking of you" inherent in the language of flowers. The little flower with a powerful message is the Forget-Me Not. The form can be found in Georgian and Victorian jewelry, the eras when flowers spoke volumes in their code which was widely understood. These beauties are 18kt gold. They are original other than the shepherd hook ear wires which were changed during their long travel through time. The garnets are lively and glow with the color of red wine in the light. Condition is excellent.
A three dimensional flower is at the center of the neckline in this garland of iron. Alternate links are rosettes, and vines. Berlin Iron jewelry is a prized possession and has been since early 1800. It is light on the body, delicate in appearance, yet strong, This necklace was made of iron when Napoleon's persistence to expand his empire, drove the German treasury to ask citizens to turn in their gold for iron bringing money to the treasury to continue the war effort. Berlin Iron Jewelry brings us the history and lost art from a period over 200 years ago. Patriotic citizens gave gold for iron to support the integrity of their nation. Today it is a rare collectors item for museums and followers of historic jewelry. Excellent condition.
The colors of matrix turquoise and carnelian are a warm and beautiful combination in this hand made Native American cuff from Santa Fe. The stones stand out from their anodized silver background made more dramatic by the natural sterling borders. Engravings of waves and sun and the bear paw bracelet endings remind us of the Native American connection to nature. Perfect condition. Sized for a small wrist of 5 3/4 circumference or smaller.