Delicate Victorian opal featuring a prong set row of luscious stones set in 14k gold. Size 6 ½. Great condition.
Unusual and lovely Victorian ring featuring a crown formed of pearls, moonstones and a central emerald, all set in 10k gold. Beautifully crafted. Size 6 ½.
Beautiful 15k hair and gold mourning ring, hallmarked for Chester, 1895. The heart-shaped shield is not engraved. Braided hair is set into the band and held in place by engraved gold spacers. Very good condition; just a slight loosening of the hair weave on one side of the heart. Size 7 ½.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Accessories : Watches : Pre 1900 item #120270 (stock #JSOAM)
Unusual 19th century gold cased fob seal with a domed base fluted above a foliate and scrollwork border and a spiral reeded loop handle. The unusual amethyst matrix features two carved images: a bird in a basket and a gazelle in a crown. The amethyst appears to be a foiled glass stone. Matrix measures 5/8” by ½”; 1” tall. Very good condition: some wear to gold casing.
A remarkable glass intaglio brooch, carved to depict the profile portrait of Augustus, within a gold twist rope border, signed “MARCHANT F” on the obverse. Nathaniel Marchant (1739 - 1816) was an English gem-engraver and medallist who won prizes from the London Society of Arts for his wonderful intaglios, many of which he copied from ancient reliefs and sculptures. He was considered one of the foremost gem engravers of his time, known for the brilliant modeling of his subjects...
Fabulous look with this Victorian vulcanite mourning necklace, in the form of a very long circular-link chain. Light, slinky, beautiful. Measures 56"; each link 1/2" across. Excellent condition.
Stunning Victorian micro mosaic cross consisting of six fine architectural mosaics set into a black glass cross, suspended by an 18ct gold mount and ring. Five of the mosaics measure just under 1/4"; the central panel measures just over 1/4". Great condition; no losses from the mosaics; a few chips to the edge of the glass cross. Measures 2" x 1 1/4".
Lovely Victorian 18k gold mourning ring featuring panels of black enamel interspersed with pearls. Inscribed on the interior “Eliza Butler Obt 13th Dec 1875” and marked “18”. Very good condition. Size 7.
An outstanding Georgian navette mourning ring, in sepia and watercolor on ivory, circa 1790. It features a pink-cheeked lady leaning on an anchor and gazing out at a ship at sea ? perhaps mourning a lover lost at sea, or merely a symbol (the anchor) of hope! The ring tests at 14-15 carat gold; a pretty rose gold with bright cut scalloped bezel. Inscribed ?FRBC? on the reverse. Very good condition: original crystal is scratched. Size 10 shank is slightly out of round...
Rare early 19th century cut steel bangle, with raised two-level central head. Excellent condition. Measures 2 3/8” across.
Charming Victorian turquoise and garnet ring set in 12k gold. Pretty beaded and engraved shoulders. Very good condition. Size 6 ½.
Charming Russian Niello and gold alternating link bracelet, circa 1890. Niello is an inlay used in decorating black on silver and dates back to the Bronze Age! Very good condition; very slight wear to ends of some links. Measures 7 ½”.
Rare 18th Century Posy Ring in 18k gold. Exterior is carved in a rolling design. Interior is inscribed “O that I might injoy my delight”. Posy rings were popular love rings dating from the Middle Ages. “Posy" was short for "poesy", or poetry, referring to the amorous inscription to the interior of the shank. By the 18th century, they were often used as wedding rings. Size 7.
Rare mid 18th-century mourning ring, circa 1734, set to the center with a rose-cut diamond in a black enameled band inscribed “WM HOW. Ob 24 Nov 1734 Ae 41”. Some wear to the enamel shank, which gets more extensive toward the back of the shank. Size 8 ¼.
Lovely pair of lava cameo earrings set in sterling silver oval bezels. The cameos depict Greco-Roman profiles. Bezels are marked “sterling” on the reverse. Cameos are most likely Victorian, circa 1885; settings probably date from the 1920's. Excellent condition. Measure 1 1/4" by 1/2".
Fabulous, large 19th century Austro-Hungarian gemset brooch fashioned in silver in an open work style, with two birds on either side of a large piece of turquoise over flowers. Marked 635; C clasp and loops for a chain. Measures 3” by 2 ¼”.
Finely braided hair jewelry set consisting of bow pin and drop earrings. Pin has engraved rolled gold plate center with old "c" clasp back. Earrings have new gold filled wires. Pin is 2 3/8" wide,1 1/4" tall. Earring drops are 3/4" long. Excellent condition.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #105922 (stock #JJP01)
Rare and lovely early 19th century mourning brooch, in sepia, chopped hair and watercolor on ivory. Set in silver, the brooch features a landscape with a sunset tinted sky...