Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1334754 (stock #RP07115)
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$415.00
This beautiful 14k (tested) rose gold brooch has a floral and crescent moon motif (the crescent moon is the symbol for intuition and new beginnings), accented by 10 rose cut diamonds in closed-back settings. The diamonds sparkle nicely. It has 2 makers marks: an oak leaf in an oval, and the letters “JR”, and possibly another that is illegible; no hallmarks. It measures 1-1/2 x 3/4”. The shaft connecting the flower to the backing has been repaired...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1341150 (stock #RP12207)
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$1,549.00
This gorgeous old Victorian brooch is in the shape of a love knot, and was most likely a wedding gift to a bride. It consists of 50 old-cut diamonds, 5 rubies, and 3 rosy-colored pearls, all mounted on silver-topped rose gold. Weighing in at 5.7 g, it measures 1-3/4” x 7/8”...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1333078 (stock #RM05033)
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$135.00
This is a Victorian book chain, 17” long, with two spring rings. Men: use it for your pocket watch, in true Victorian style! Ladies, you can do the same, or use it for a locket or charm or whatever you like! Each link, which looks like a little book – hence the name - has a pattern stamped or carved into it. Some links show some wear consistent with age. It weighs 17.1g and is quite charming! The photos are a part of the description. Please look at them carefully...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1334335 (stock #RN07127a)
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$585.00
This lovely (unmarked but tested) 10kt gold jewel is from the early 1800s (around Jane Austen's time), when cannetille work was the vogue: very fine gold wires twisted into thin ropes and then formed into rosettes and whatnot. The amethyst is a lovely delicate shade, and weighs approximately 2.5 carats – it’s very deep. Amethysts are said to bring calm, help banish headaches, and protect against drunkenness. The bale is decorated very prettily...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1329263
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$825.00
These cuff links are really pretty! The Nouveau sensibility is strong – flowing lines highlighting a naturalistic motif of iris blossoms. Irises symbolize hope, valor, and wisdom. The French fleur-de-lis is modeled on an iris. Unmarked, they test as 10k gold. The decorated panels are 1” x 1/2”, and they weigh 3.9g. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1329636 (stock #RP08145)
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$1,535.00
This striking jewel tests as at least 14k. It is set with what we believe is an iolite, and 4 pear-shaped purple garnets, all foiled, all set within an Etruscan Revival motif of coiling decorated gold ropes and leaves. It is graced with two gold dangling chains. The brooch measures 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 3/4" deep and weighs 8.7g. With the chains, the whole piece measure 2-1/2” long. The pin stem assembly appears to be all original...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1330929 (stock #RN10192)
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$1,295.00
This lovely and detailed Titanic-era garland necklace features a heart with wings, symbolic of love and openness. The heart has green enamel with orange highlights, and it and the wings are set with seed pearls. Above are gold curlicues, and below is a (tested) diamond dropper. It’s got a faint 10k mark on the back, but tests as 14k. The spring ring is marked 1/20 14k Gold Filled, but the chain tests for 14k, so the spring ring may be a replacement...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1334565 (stock #RP11192)
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$565.00
This great pin from England features a large peridot (1 cm x 6 mm or 3/8” x 2/8”), and, on either side, pearl-set clover heads. Flanking those are 3 demantoids per side, plus 1 above and 1 below the peridot. Peridots are the birthstone for August. They symbolize spring, youthfulness, and bring health and wealth. Off to either side is a whiplash of pearl-set gold. On the back, “15ct” is carved into the gold. The pin stem assembly is original, and it weighs 5.1 g...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1336578 (stock #RP08148)
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$333.00
Here is a sweet little pin, measuring 7/8” across. Its leaves are enameled in shades of green, yellow and orange, alternating with leaves set with 3 seed pearls each, and centering another seed pearl. The findings are original, with a neat security clasp. On the clasp is a maker’s mark consisting of an arrow with a circle at the end, probably for Robert Klitz, of New York. No hallmarks, but it tests for 14k gold. Circa 1900...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1336362 (stock #RP10187)
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$715.00
This elegant lady is made from 14k gold – there is a partial mark, so we tested it. Her face is framed by a stylized shell motif, and she has flowers and a diamond in her upswept hair, as well as another diamond nestled in her décolletage. This watch pin or brooch is of hollow construction, and weighs 4.7g. It measures 1” x 1-1/4”. The pin stem assembly is original. Her face is a little worn in the high places, and the back has darkened in a couple places. Also on the back there is a scra...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1338444 (stock #RN07116)
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$2,500.00
We think this garland necklace is just stunning. It’s also rather unusual. The rigid cross piece has a chain running above it, through loops over 5 oval amethysts with excellent color, each set into an inverted heart-shaped framework, and separated from the next by a tiny pearl. Set below each amethyst is a seed pearl, and below the framework are draping chains, the central 5 each having a freshwater pearl dangle. At each end of the bar is an additional little round amethyst, for a total of 7....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1337176 (stock #RP05056)
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$399.00
This dramatic brooch features two round black onyxes. Onyx has been used to defend against negativity – crucial in today’s world! Unmarked, but tests as 14 or 15 karat gold. It is centered by a baroque or freshwater pearl, and has two draping chains to highlight a central dogs-tooth pearl dangle. Further decorated by swirls and ropes of gold. It measures 1-11/16” x 1-1/4”, and the chains and dangle add another inch, making it 2-1/4” long in total. It is in excellent condition. It is po...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1340152 (stock #RN09183)
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$999.00
This young girl is so sweet! Shown in profile, with flowers in her hair and more beneath, she is mounted in hallmarked and tested 18k gold. There is a gold foliate wreath, fastened with a ribbon, gracefully draped across the lower part of the cameo. The pin stem assembly has a trombone catch. The bale folds down when worn as a brooch. It measures 2-1/4 x 1-7/8", and is in excellent condition. We believe it was created using the ultrasonic method of carving. The photos are part of the descriptio...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1330441 (stock #RN06099)
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$499.00
Here is one of our favorite lavaliers! It is quintessential Art Nouveau: a graceful and elegant shape with a flower and whiplash motif. The central amethyst weighs approximately ½ carat, and it is graced by 28 seed pearls. Feng Shui practitioners believe amethysts aid in purification, and give access to a higher plane of energy. Unmarked but tested 14k rose gold, it weighs 3.3g and measures 1” x 1” at the widest points. Chain not included. In very good antique condition, and circa 1900. T...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1334079 (stock #RR04036)
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$1,600.00
This very beautiful ring, with a continuous wheat sheaf pattern (wheat signifies love and charity), most likely comes out of the turn of the last century, according to jewelry historian Christie Romero (RIP). She also said it was probably made using a process called “die rolling.” It is marked “22ct”, “PLATINUM”, and the maker’s mark is “B’s”. Size 5-1/4 plus a little, and it cannot be sized. 5.6 grams. It is in excellent condition, and really just fabulous. The photos are p...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1333727 (stock #RR07098)
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$525.00
This Victorian-style ring is very nicely done. The elaborate gothic prongs set off the large iolite (approx. 2 ct.), and there are 4 small single cut accent diamonds. The setting measures 7/8” north to south, and 3/4” east to west. Approximately size 8-1/2. It is marked 14k, the setting is red gold and the shank is yellow gold. The stones are in excellent condition, and of a modern cut. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insur...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1331628 (stock #RP13233)
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$375.00
Here is a very sweet pin signed by Hermann & Speck, well-known jewelers of Pforzheim, Germany. It is centered by a blue sapphire, and there is a pearl dangle. It is marked 333 for 8k gold (we hadn’t seen that before!), but when we tested it, it held for 10k. It is also marked “Depose,” which translates roughly as “patent.” It measures 1-7/16” x 1" including the pearl dangle, and weighs 2.5g. In excellent condition, and circa 1900. The photos are part of the description; please exami...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1337921 (stock #RP05038)
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$59.00
Here is a lovely lady with lotuses or water lilies in her hair. The lotus, a variety of water lily, has symbolized purity, enlightenment, and resurrection. This lady is remarkably similar to a piece made by the Unger Bros., but marked only STERLING – and the stamp is reversed. We believe her to be a copy, but still made around 1900 – this seemed to have happened fairly frequently back in the day. She has the patina of age, a pin stem assembly which is correct for the turn of the last century...