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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1297570
Kensington House Antiques
$850.00
A pretty 14K yellow gold Art Nouveau locket, the front cover worked in a design of delicate flowers with curvy foliage. Each blossom is centered with a small old mine cut diamond. The back of the locket has a period three-letter monogram. The interior retains the original frame and glass cover. Tested and guaranteed 14K.

Origin: America, ca. 1910. Condition: excellent, sharp detail. Dimensions: 1" diameter. Weight: 6.2 gr.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1297568
Kensington House Antiques
$1,450.00
A lovely and very unusual locket in the Art Nouveau style. A large central crystal is surrounded by whiplash curves of 15K yellow gold studded with variously sized seed pearls and blue sapphires. Double-sided crystal lockets of this sort ("porte-photos") are typically French and are of a much simpler design. The reverse is stamped "15Ct".

Origin: England, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, no chips or scratches to crystal. Dimensions: 1-5/8" x 2". Weight: 11.2 grams. Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: .55 ct.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1297566
Kensington House Antiques
$2,600.00
A very heavy 18K yellow gold bracelet worked in the form of interlaced knots, the center of each set with an old mine cut diamond. The diamonds are set in silver in the traditional manner of the 19th century. The stones have good J/K color and SI1 clarity. At 8-1/4" long the bracelet is very generously sized. The box clasp is marked "Waler 18K".

Origin: America, ca. 1890. Condition: excellent. Weight: 41.0 grams. Approximate Total Diamond Weight: 1.0 ct.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1297561
Kensington House Antiques
$995.00
A very pretty pair of Victorian 14K yellow gold earrings set with pearls and seed pearls. The main bodies hang freely from the surmounts, and the bottom edges suspend free-hanging pearls, providing a lot of movement when being worn. The delicate scroll work makes a nice counterpoint to the simplicity of the pearls. Tested and guaranteed 14K.

Origin: America, ca. 1870. Condition: excellent, all original. Dimensions: 5/8” x 1-3/4” long (from top of wire). Weight: 6.8 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1297560
Kensington House Antiques
$3,400.00
A beautiful Art Nouveau pendant necklace featuring a drop centering an oval opal surrounded by a wreath of translucent green-enameled laurel leaves. Further enameling accents the bottom and top of the drop. The pendant also incorporates pearls that are echoed at intervals along the chain. The natural pearls along the chain alternate in shades of vivid, pale pink and bluish-white. The opal has fine play of color, mostly in the blue and green parts of the spectrum with some flashes of orange and red. The chain is constructed so the necklace can be worn at 15-1/2” or 14-1/2” lengths (it could easily be lengthened). The pendant is marked “14K”.

Origin: America, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, clasp replaced, no enamel damage. Dimensions: pendant drop, 1-1/4” x 2-1/8”. Weight: 6.1 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: opal, 1.56 cts.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1297558
Kensington House Antiques
$4,250.00
A stunning Napoleon III 18K gold necklace composed of ornate links, those in the front set with emeralds and opals. The opals a set in oval links formed as wreaths of roses, while the emeralds are set in lozenge-shaped links that echo the rose motif. The remaining links are of four-lobed form decorated with fleur-de-lys. The opals have semi-translucent body color and would be characterized as jelly opal. The play of color is nice, with a good range or red, orange, blue and green. The emeralds are finely colored and are most likely of Colombian origin. The four-lobed links have an ingenious rotating mechanism where they join the gem-set links that keeps the necklace lying flat. Stamped with French 18K marks.

Origin: France, ca. 1860. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: 16-1/2” long. Weight: 25.3 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: opal, 1.85 cts; emerald, .96 ct.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1297557
Kensington House Antiques
$3,250.00
An 18K white gold ring in classic Van Cleef & Arpels style, set with round brilliant diamonds and round sapphires. The sapphires are intensely colored and have eye-clean clarity. The diamonds are E/F color and VVS2 clarity. The interior of the shank is signed and bears complete serial numbers, maker’s mark and French 18K guarantee stamps.

Origin: France, ca. 1980. Condition: excellent. Finger Size: 5-1/2. Weight: 8.0 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, 1.00 ct; diamond, .24 ct.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1297556
Kensington House Antiques
$2,250.00
A beautifully-designed Victorian ball locket enhanced with rose-cut diamonds. The two strap-like decorative elements on either side of the locket lift away, allowing the sphere to be unfolded into a locket accommodating six photos. The sphere is bisected by a band of rose-cut diamonds enhanced with engraving on either side. The original bail is set with rose-cut diamonds. As is typical of French jewels of the period, the diamonds are set in silver over the gold. Ball lockets with multiple panels are extremely rare, and this example is of particularly fine quality. Tested and guaranteed 18K.

Origin: France, ca. 1870. Dimensions: 7/8” diameter (excluding bail). Weight: 15.0 grams. Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .33 ct.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1297554
Kensington House Antiques
$3,250.00
A very fine Victorian festoon necklace worked in 14K yellow gold and set with variously cut amethysts and tiny seed pearls. The central element features two oval and one antique cushion cut amethysts suspending a large antique cushion cut amethyst flanked by a pair of pear-shaped drops and further suspending a more triangular pear-shaped drop. Each of the stones is set in an ornate ropetwist, beaded and scrolled setting in the Etruscan Revival taste. The chain itself is handmade in an equally ornate style of s-scrolls and beading. Tested and guaranteed 14K.

Origin: America, ca. 1860. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: 16.5” long; central element, 2.5” long. Weight: 14.9 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 31.05 cts.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1296714
Kensington House Antiques
$895.00
An elegant pair of French Art Nouveau 18K yellow gold earrings designed in a openwork pattern of irises. The flowers and foliage are highlighted with delicate engraving. The gold surfaces are enhanced with the soft matte texture typical of French jewels of the period. The wires appear to be replacements and are stamped with French 18K marks.

Origin: France, ca. 1890. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: 3/4" 3/4". Weight: 4.7 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1296713
Kensington House Antiques
$1,325.00
A very fine and heavy Venetian Etruscan 18K yellow gold fob charm in a modified teardrop form. The bottom of the charm is set with a large turquoise oval cabochon (12x9.5mm) surmounted by rows of square aquamarines, smaller turquoise round cabochons and round brilliant cut garnets. The gold surfaces are heavily decorated with ornate wirework. This is one of the highest-quality Venetian Etruscan charms we've seen. The jump ring is marked for 18K.

Origin: Italy, ca. 1960. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: 1-1/8" x 7/8" x 1-5/8" (excluding jump ring). Weight: 17.1 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1296712
Kensington House Antiques
$895.00
A very handsome, heavy 18K yellow gold ring set with a rectangular cushion cut synthetic ruby. The angularity of the setting is particularly attractive. The use of synthetic rubies in the era immediately after World War II is very typical, and this ring would have been expensive. Such stones are often an unattractive, bright orangey-red color. This ruby has a deeper red color modified with a little purple for a very rich look. The stone is well cut, with very good brilliance. The interior of the shank is engraved "Y.M. 9 Decembre 1950", and the back of the shank is stamped with French 18K gold marks.

Finger Size: 8. Dimensions: crown, 15/32" x 3/4". Weight: 11.7 grams. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 1.64 ct.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1293307
Kensington House Antiques
$1,295.00
A very handsome and finely made 14K yellow gold watch fob in the form of a ruby-eyed bear standing atop a large amethyst. The bear is fully three-dimensional and is beautifully detailed. The pair of tiny ruby eyes give him a bit of a ferocious look. The emerald-cut ruby has very good saturated violet color with no evidence of color zoning or eye-visible inclusions. The fob is completed with its original reeded jump ring that matches the bail. Tested and guaranteed 14K.

Origin: America, ca. 1880. Condition: excellent, sharp detail. Dimensions: 1" x 1-7/8" (including jump ring). Weight: 17.4 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: amethyst, 16.67 cts.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1970 item #1293301
Kensington House Antiques
$895.00
A heavy 18K yellow gold Venetian Etruscan fob charm in a crown form, set with five oval brilliant cut amethysts and four pearls. The amethysts have nice intense coloring and good clarity. The gold surfaces are ornately decorated with ropetwists and rosettes. Marked 18K.

Origin: Italy, ca. 1960. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: 3/4" x 1-1/16" x 1-3/16" (excluding jump ring). Weight: 11.9 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 11.83 cts.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1960 item #1293299
Kensington House Antiques
$7,500.00
A superb 6.42 carat natural star ruby set into a late Retro 18K yellow and white gold mounting. The ruby is color-graded as medium-dark, moderately strong purple-red (R/P 6/4). The ruby has fine clarity, without eye-visible inclusions. The cut has excellent symmetry and a high dome, resulting in a well-centered bright star with straight, evenly spaced, long rays. The ruby is set in a very attractive 18K yellow gold setting with geometric white gold accents. The interior of the shank is stamped "18K 750".

Origin: America, ca. 1950. Condition: excellent. Finger Size: 11. Dimensions: 1/2" wide at crown, tapering to 3/8" at back of shank. Weight: 8.5 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 6.42 carats (by measurement).

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1293296
Kensington House Antiques
$295.00
An attractive 14K yellow gold ring with a double row of channel-set calibre-cut blue sapphires arranged in a swag design. The ribbed gold surfaces further add to the ring's sense of movement. The sapphires are well-matched and have good, saturated color. The interior of the shank is marked "14K."

Origin: America. Dimensions: 7/16" wide at crown, tapering to 3/32" at the back of the shank. Finger Size: 5. Weight: 3.5 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .75 ct.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1980 item #1284041
Kensington House Antiques
$3,950.00
An elegant pair of past-colored multi-gem earrings set in 18K white gold by Asprey. From the "Daisy" collection, these dangling earrings feature a flower blossom of blue topaz, pink tourmaline, peridot and amethyst petals surrounding a center diamond. A cascading ribbon of matching gemstones descends from the flower. The stones are set so minimal metal shows from the front to add to the delicate appearance. The earrings are signed Asprey and are marked for 18K gold. They are presented in their original suede-lined leather box from Asprey. The original retail price in 2007 was $6500.

Dimensions: 1-5/8" long. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: blue topaz, 2.64 cts; pink tourmaline, 1.26 cts; amethyst, 1.08 cts; peridot, .88 ct; diamond, .10 ct. Weight: 8.4 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1920 item #1284037
Kensington House Antiques
$650.00
A pretty pair of Art Deco 12K yellow gold, coral and pearl tassel earrings. Lengths of gold chain studded with small pearls and coral beads hang freely from the pearl surmounts. The coral has attractive, uniform color and the semi-baroque pearls have especially bright luster. The earrings have a lot of movement when being worn and would have paired nicely with the long chains and fringed gowns fashionable in the 1920s. Tested and guaranteed 12K gold (clutches are 14K).

Origin: England, ca. 1920. Condition: excellent, except one pearl that has a flake to the nacre visible upon close inspection. Dimensions: 1-3/8" long. Weight: 3.9 grams.