Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1940 item #1339646 (stock #RP08132)
Period Pieces
Here is a shield-shaped sorority pin (9/16 x 1/2”), with 16 tiny seed pearls set around the perimeter, and 3 colored stones. The 2 upper stones are emerald green, the bottom one is sapphire blue. They are too tiny to identify with certainty. The shield is crossed by a band of white enamel bisecting a background of black enamel. On the band are the Greek letters Kappa Phi, and in gold on one side is a candle stick and on the other is a flower...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1950 item #1343819 (stock #RR10154)
Period Pieces
This ring is classic and stunning – when worn, the liveliness of the stones is riveting! A demantoid from the original mines in the Ural Mountains of Russia that are this big are very rare. This one is slightly oval, has the diagnostic horsetail inclusions, and is of an older cut. Some of the facets are a little abraded, but its beauty is still remarkable, especially since we’ve just had the table (the top flat facet) re-polished...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1344357 (stock #RR04031)
Period Pieces
This pretty ring is composed of a cluster of 7 amethysts, birthstone for February (and historically thought to guard against drunkenness and poison), and on either side of the cluster, a bezel-set accent diamond (of about I clarity) and one tiny half seed pearl. The ring is approximately size 6-1/2, and would be easy to re-size. Marked 10K and signed ECI. In excellent condition, with just a bit of patina. The gold is yellow, despite looking rosy in the photos...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1920 item #1341619 (stock #RN12224)
Period Pieces
What a sweet necklace! Pansies have been equated with thoughtfulness, free thinking, and deep contemplation. Thus Shakespeare’s Ophelia said "There's pansies, that's for thoughts." This little pansy is made from (tested) 10k gold, with a modern-looking 14k bale, probably a later addition. The enamel shades from dark yellow through to white, with some dark details, and a (cultured?) pearl center. It measures 1/2” x 1/2”, and the chain is 16’-1/2” and is marked 14k...