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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1260344
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$1,250
A very rare 14K yellow gold and enamel pin in the form of an oyster shell complete with a small pearl. The enamel is beautifully worked in shades of greenish- and silvery-grey. The shell is depicted as slightly opened with pearl resting along the opened edge. The back of the pin is stamped with the 14K gold hallmark of Alberts & Son, Inc., one of the Newark jewelers.

Origin: America, ca. 1915. Condition: excellent, no enamel damage, all original. Dimensions: 1-1/8 x 7/8 inches. Weight: 6.8 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1258944
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$4,500
A stunning late Victorian or Edwardian reverse carved crystal depicting a collie dog. The crystal is set in an alternating border of French cut rubies and rose cut diamonds. Following the practice of the period, the rubies are set in gold, whereas the diamonds are set in platinum--a technique used to enhance the colors of the stones. The crystal is expertly carved and painted with tremendous depth and detail. Reverse carved crystals are most often set in plain gold mountings and it is quite difficult to find examples set with gemstones. The back of the pin retains its original extended pinstem and c-clasp.

Origin: England, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, no scratches to crystal. Dimensions: 1-1/16" diameter. Weight: 12.6 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .50 ct; ruby, 1.30 cts.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1258400
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$1,850
A wonderful and very rare French 18K gold brooch set with a reverse intaglio carved crystal ("Essex crystals") depicting a rabbit or hare. The crystal is set in a frame in the form of a double-barrel shotgun in the break position. The gun's stock is worked in yellow gold, but the barrels, trigger and trigger guard are worked in white gold. The crystal is finely carved and expertly painted in bright colors. The back of the pin retains the original double clip pinstem and is fully hallmarked with French gold marks and an unidentified maker's mark. Carved crystals were very popular in England and the United States, but French examples, especially incorporating figural gold work such as the shotgun, are quite uncommon.

NOTE: We are offering a pair of matching cufflinks as Item #1258417.

Origin: France, ca. 1915. Condition: excellent, sharp detail. Dimensions: 1-11/16" x 1-1/8". Weight: 9.2 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1930 item #1255258
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$1,695
A stunning late Edwardian pendant necklace worked in 14K yellow gold and platinum and featuring a drop pendant of an oval cabochon amethyst surrounded in a triple halo setting punctuated with old European cut diamonds. The pendant is joined to the delicate chain with a wedge-cut amethyst in a finely millegrained platinum setting. The amethysts are of very fine quality, with deeply saturated color and eye-clean clarity. The diamonds are of equal quality, with H color and VS1 clarity. The design has the delicacy of the Edwardian style, but the geometric shape is very much foreshadows the Art Deco taste. Tested and guaranteed 14K and platinum.

Origin: America, ca. 1920. Condition: excellent, all original. Dimensions: chain length, 17.5"; pendant 1-3/8" x 3/4". Weight: 6.6 gr. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: amethyst, 8.9 cts; diamond, .30 ct.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1930 item #1252003
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$1,495
A lovely vintage 14K gold heart pin set all the way around with old European cut diamonds. The diamonds are set in a white gold shared-prong setting that creates a lovely gallery effect along the outer edge of the pin. The diamonds are nice quality, graded as H/I color and VS1 clarity. Tested and guaranteed 14K.

Origin: America, ca. 1920. Condition: excellent, all original. Dimensions: 1" x 1". Weight: 6.9 gr. Approximate Total Diamond Weight: 1.20 cts.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1219930
Kensington House Antiques
$2795.00
A fine Edwardian 14K yellow gold and platinum bangle bracelet, the top set with four sets of three round brilliant sapphires separated by rows of round single-cut diamonds. The sapphires are superb quality, with medium-tone, vivid violetish blue color in sunlight and a nearly pure violet color in incandescent light. The stones are eye-clean and are perfectly matched. Color-change sapphires are rather uncommon and matched stones such as these are very rare. The diamonds have bright color and SI clarity. The sapphires and diamonds are in a millegrained platinum setting with a delicately pierced gallery along the sides. The bracelet has an unidentified maker’s mark (a pair of acorns). Tested and guaranteed 14K gold and platinum.

Origin: America, ca. 1910. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: 3/16” wide; 6-1/4” circumference. Weight: 8.1 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .23 ct; color-change sapphire, 4.68 cts.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1158971
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This delicate pair of earrings features oval mixed-cut blue sapphires in buttercup settings dangling from old mine cut diamonds bezel-set in platinum. The sapphires have the light, slighly grayish, violetish-blue color (vB3/2) often associated with the Montana sapphires popular at the turn of the century. Both sapphires are eye-clean and are well-cut with fine brilliance. The diamonds are G color, SI2 clarity. Tested and guaranteed 14K and platinum.

Origin: America, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent. Size: 5/8” long (excluding ear wires). Weight: 1.9 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .28 ct; sapphire, 1.27 cts.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1137697
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$2250.00
An extremely rare French 18K gold stick pin, the head set with reverse-carved Essex crystal depicting the historic first airplane crossing of the English Channel by Louis Bleriot in 1909. Transportation-themed Essex crystal jewelry is very rare, but those clearly linked to a specific vehicle or event are truly exceptional. The colors of the painting are vibrant and there is no sign of moisture damage. The pinstem is stamped with French 18K hallmarks.

Origin: France, ca. 1909. Condition: excellent. Size: head, 11/16” diameter; overall length, 3”. Weight: 6.8 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1073790
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$995.00
A beautiful, delicate Edwardian hinged bangle bracelet in 14K yellow and white gold, set with blue sapphires and pearls. The traditional double knife-edge frame is decorated on the front side with a foliate-design plaque worked in white gold. The plaque is set with an alternating row of blue sapphires and 2.95mm pearls. The sapphires are a lovely bright cornflower blue with a hint of violet (graded as vB5/4) and show no indications of heat or other treatment. They are typical of stones from Ceylon (Sri Lanka). The pearls, though small, are fine quality with ivory body color and rose overtones. The overall effect is very elegant. The clasp is stamped with a variation of the hallmark used by A. J. Hedges & Co., a leading American jeweler of the period.

Origin: America, ca. 1910. Condition: excellent. Size: 3/16” wide; 6-7/8” interior circumference. Weight: 11.2 gr. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .73 ct.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1930 item #1069808
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$3995.00
A magnificent and generously-sized Essex crystal set in a 14K yellow gold brooch and pendant mounting. The reverse carved crystal depicts a marshland scene with a group of ducks taking flight from a fox that has invaded their nesting ground. The scene is painted in the most delicate shades that aptly fit the fineness of the carving. The brooch is backed with mother-of-pearl that provides a distinctive luminosity to the scene. The back has a brooch clasp as well as a folding bail so it can be worn as a pendant. Tested and guaranteed 14K.

Origin: America, ca. 1920. Condition: excellent. Size: 1-11/16” diameter.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1006478
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$775.00
A beautiful early Edwardian hair or photo locket, the front worked in a bright pink transparent guilloche enamel over an engraved sunburst background. The enamel is centered by a lustrous natural pearl set in a reeded collet. The back of the locket features a glass window enclosing a space for a small portrait or lock of hair. The space is lined in ivory silk. Tested and guaranteed 10K gold.

Origin: America, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, no enamel damage, original glass cover. Size: 1” diameter, excluding bale and jump ring. Weight: 7.4 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #950964
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A wonderful pair of Edwardian earrings in platinum-topped 14K yellow gold. The surmounts, featuring round moonstone cabochons in collet settings, suspend knife-edge drops descending to collet-set diamond above large pear-shaped moonstone cabochons. The moonstones have good blue adularescence against the pale body color. The pear-shaped stones almost have a cat’s-eye effect because of the cutting shape. The large moonstones are set in claw settings with a double gallery that allows light to enter the stones freely. The old European cut diamonds are of good quality. The platinum topping over the gold contributes to the “pale” color scheme that was so important to late Edwardian jewels. The knife-edge mountings are articulated, so the earrings have a lot of movement when being worn. Tested and guaranteed 14K and platinum.

Origin: America, ca. 1910. Condition: excellent, earwires are probably replacements. Size: 2-3/16” to top of earwire. Weight: 7.9 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .1 ct; moonstone, 14.42 cts.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #906453
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A lovely Victorian locket worked in 14K yellow gold, the cover set with rubies and diamonds. The locket is centered by a 6-pt old mine cut diamond in a star setting, the star rays extending outward toward the alternating round cut diamonds and rubies bead-set in engraved squares. The geometrical arrangement is very pleasing. The locket is suspended from a button-shaped bale extender centered with a star-set old mine cut 8-pt diamond. The gemstones are of very good quality, with bright color and nice clarity. The back of the extender has a period engraved monogram “BL” and the back of the locket has a period engraved monogram “JCL”. The interior of the locket retains its original frame and glass insert.

Origin: America, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, no dings. Size: locket, 1-1/16” diameter; 1-3/4” overall length. Weight: 10.0 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .11 ct; diamond, .27 ct.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1930 item #709601
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$2450.00
A very fine Edwardian 14K yellow gold bangle bracelet, the front worked in a ribbon motif studded with diamonds. The ribbon itself is bead-set with round brilliant-cut diamonds, while the open spaces in the loops of the ribbons are set with larger round diamonds in buttercup settings. The overall appearance is very light, but with tremendous sparkle. The back side of the bangle uses a knife-edge construction to maintain the feeling of lightness. The gold setting is finely millegrained. The diamonds are estimated at VS1 clarity and J color. The clasp is marked “14K”.

Origin: America, ca. 1920. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 11/16” wide at front; interior opening, 2-1/4” x 1-7/8”; interior circumference, 6-1/4”. Weight: 27.0 grams. Approximate Total Diamond Weight: 1.33 carats.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #606988
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$1250.00
An extraordinary and rare 14K yellow gold bangle bracelet by Krementz adorned with enameled white and pale blue forget-me-nots. Krementz made some of the best Art Nouveau enameled jewelry, and continued producing enamels well into the 20th century. Blue and white forget-me-nots, a particularly popular motif in the early 1900s, frequently appeared in small pins and pendants. This piece, however, is the first bangle bracelet we've seen. Bangle bracelets are notoriously subject to damage and it is amazing that the enamel on this bracelet has survived in mint condition. The enameled flowers are accented with engraved foliage and a stippled background. The interior is hallmarked by Krementz and is marked "14K".

Origin: America, ca. 1905. Condition: mint. Size: 1/4" wide; opening, 2-9/16" x 2-1/4". Weight: 9.0 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #457210
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$375.00
Classic late Victorian or early Edwardian chain link bracelet interspersed with collet set oval amethysts. The stones have nice, rich coloring that contrasts nicely with the gold settings. The spring clasp is marked “14K.”

Origin: America, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 9-1/8” long. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 3.66 carats. Weight: 6.75 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #423372
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$950.00
Elegant Edwardian 14K gold brooch in the form of a floral bouquet. The flower petals are enameled in soft iridescent silver and then “jeweled” with a thick application of translucent amethyst enamel. This unusual treatment creates a feeling of depth in the flowers. Each blossom is centered with a natural pearl. The leaves look very much like water lilies foliage and are beautifully decorated with translucent green enamel fading to yellow at the tips. The back retains the original clasp and pinstem marked “14K” and hallmarked by Krementz.

Origin: America, ca. 1915. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 1-13/16” x 7/8”. Weight: 4.5 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #180276
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$3,250.00
Phenomenally impressive late Edwardian bar pin featuring 54 diamonds set in 18K white gold. The diamonds are cut in rose-cut (smallest stones) and old-European and brilliant cuts (larger stones). The color and clarity is outstanding. The larger stones are estimated at VVS1 clarity and G color. The larger stones are .45, .38, and .38 carats. The medium-sized stones are all between .11 and .18 carats. The total weight is 2.16 carats. The setting is quite simple, pointing toward Art Deco design. The brooch retains its original pinstem trombone catch. The back is marked "750" and has a unidentified jeweler's mark "M".

Origin: Europe, circa 1920. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 4" long, 3/8" wide. Weight: 11.0 grams. Approximate Total Diamond Weight: 2.16 carats.