Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1930 item #1317887 (stock #RM12170)
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Here is a great pair of cuff links by Belais, one of the companies who pioneered the use of white gold. Very collectible. They are double sided, with decorated separating links, and each “end†measures 9/16†x1/2". They are marked “White Gold Front Belais 14kâ€, and “Talon Grip Trade Markâ€. They weigh 6.1g or .21oz, and the fronts are in very good condition...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1074150 (stock #RN11207)
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Here is a splendid, very feminine necklace which drapes beautifully over the collarbones. It is made from an unusual hue of rose gold – closer to red than I’m used to seeing in antique jewelry. The garlands of gold are highlighted by 5 tiny stars of gold set with seed pearls and hanging from little plaques which are also set with seed pearls. The whole thing measures 15-1/4”, and the drapery section is 6-3/8”. The longest drape falls about 1-1/4”...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1305364 (stock #RP12210)
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Here is a colorful butterfly realized in plique a jour enamel, silver, and paste stones. Measuring 1-5/8” x 7/8”, and weighing in at 5.6 g, it is just lovely! The butterfly wings are in hues of blue, green, and pink, and it has 2 red stones for eyes. It is set with 20 colorless paste stones, 19 of which have darkened over time. The central stone is much brighter, so it may be a replacement. There are some hairline cracks in the plique enamel, as is typical, also some black spots...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1295776 (stock #RP09165)
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This signed and hallmarked watch pin is really sweet! It is centered by a tiny pink enameled flower with a pearl center, and is surrounded by stylized green enameled leaves and a framework of gold. It measures 1-1/4 x 1/4". It is in excellent condition, and is circa 1910. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1116926 (stock #RN11218)
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This lovely fellow is rare and wonderful. He is enameled in rich tones of blue, green, coral and yellow, and carries a tiny pearl in his beak. The dimensionality of the jewel is so unusual – the bird is about ½ inch deep! (And 1-1/4” tall x 1-1/4” wide.) It is very unusual to see a bird flying straight out; they are nearly always in profile. It is hollow, and the back is marked 900 for silver fineness, and also with the intertwined H and S for Hermann & Speck of Pforzheim, Germany...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1289884 (stock #RP13225)
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This striking pin is composed of 2 beautifully engraved silver circles intertwined with an oval, and set with ovals of agate of various colors. Agates have been used in jewelry going back into antiquity. They were thought to ward off storms and headaches, attract strength, and to affect dreaming. Queen Victoria became enamored of Scotland during her reign, so everything Scottish became popular during that period (except, perhaps, haggis!), especially post 1848 when she bought Balmoral Castle...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1235474 (stock #RN07112)
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This pendant is classic Arts & Crafts. Signed “Queensway”, and marked Sterling Silver, it sports beautiful enamel which shades from cobalt blue into a dark green. The dropper is a blister pearl set in silver. It measures 1-3/8” (including the drop, but not the jump ring) x 1-1/8”. The nice old unmarked chain is probably original to the piece. It tests for 90-100% silver, and is 17”...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1249417 (stock #RR07092)
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This sweet ring is approximately size 6-1/2. It’s a rich yellow (unmarked but tested) 18kt gold, and has been well-loved. The shank has a nice patina, the 3 pearls or half pearls are a bit worn, and I had some restoration work done on the cobalt blue enamel. The cut of the 6 accent diamonds most closely resembles the English star or square cut. They are in overall good antique condition. One has a chip, and some facets are abraded...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1172338 (stock #RP12219)
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This lovely and unusual Georgian pin is most likely a mourning piece. Made from 18k yellow gold, with rose gold and platinum accents, the center panel has two hearts (one of gold, one of platinum) under beveled crystal. It is surrounded by gold and platinum flowers and leaves, and has a delicate cannetille framework. It is unmarked, but tests as 18k. It weighs 3.6g or .12oz, and measures 7/8” x 5/8”, so it is quite small. Probably English, it is circa 1835...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1320365 (stock #RSP12070)
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This beauty is probably a mourning piece, with its black enamel flower. It has a tiny central old-cut diamond, and is made from 18k gold. There is a little chipping to the enamel, but it’s still quite lovely. The flower measures 1/2†x 3/4†and the whole thing is 2-1/2†long. Circa 1900. The photos are part of the description; please examine carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1200983 (stock #RP12206)
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Here is a lovely and sparkly Victorian brooch, in the form of a crescent moon on a knife-edged bar. At each end of the bar is a ruby, and in the middle is a cluster of 8 diamonds centered by a pearl. The moon is set with 21 round and cushion cut rubies, and 19 diamonds. The diamonds are set in silver, and the rubies in 14k rose gold. It measures 2” across the bar x 1-1/8” top to bottom, and weighs 9.5 g. or .34 oz. In excellent condition and very Victorian. The crescent moon is symbolic of n...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1186556 (stock #RSP12067)
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Here is a hard-to-find Billiken stick pin! Billiken was patented in 1908 by Florence Pretz, in Kansas City, MO. She designated him “the god of things as they ought to be” – what a fantastic conceit! Paye & Baker, of Attleboro, MA were given exclusive rights to make Billikens in silver and gold (see “Warman’s Jewelry, 3rd ed, by Christie Romero. Every time I saw Christie she was wearing a gold Billiken necklace). He measures 9/16 x 3/8 x 2-1/4" long, and weighs 1.2g. On the back he is m...