Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1288239 (stock #RN09175)
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$335.00
This unusual sterling silver and enamel pendant comes out of the Arts & Crafts movement, spearheaded by John Ruskin and William Morris, et al. The enamel colors are associated with the women’s suffrage movement in the UK: green (Give), white (Women the), and (Vote) violet – or at least, that’s the story! The free-standing wire work (so interesting!) interlaces around the body of the piece, and holds the oval of mother of pearl in place. Another unusual aspect is the use of brown enamel...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1279465 (stock #RN06086)
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$350.00
Here is a pretty charm, perfect for a bracelet or necklace. Measuring 15/16” including the bale, by 3/8”, he is holding a nice old mine cut diamond of approximately 5 points in his mouth. Unmarked, in excellent condition, and probably circa 1900. 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. Lay-away is an option.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1279651 (stock #RSP12065)
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$359.00
This gorgeous stickpin depicts a lovely woman in profile with a pearl nestled in her curls. Marked 14k, it’s made from yellow gold, and signed by the maker. It measures 2-3/8”, and weighs 2.0g or .07 oz. The pin is slightly bent, and the back is dented a little, but this doesn’t detract from the beauty of this enchanting jewel. Historical note: Mr. Blank of Whiteside & Blank was a Titanic survivor! Circa 1900...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1970 item #1279900 (stock #RN13244)
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$365.00
Amethysts are traditionally though to aid in clarity of mind, putting the wearer in touch with their intuitions, and helping to cure headaches – and they are famous for aiding in sobriety! This large amethyst should be a great help, measuring 10mm across. It is set in a framework of leaves that bring to mind the Arts and Crafts era, with another leaf on the bale, and a fringe of tiny seed pearls dangles below. It is marked and tested 14k gold and weighs 1.8g...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1281725 (stock #RN05064)
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$375.00
This pendant is enameled in two shades of blue, with a pearl dangle. The front is composed of 3 panels of enamel, and the outer ones are in the shape of sweet stylized hearts, in dark blue. The center is a lighter color, and the back is a lovely sky blue. Overall it is in very good condition, though the enamel on the back shows a small amount of wear on the high points. It measures 2” from the top of the bail to the bottom of the pearl. Unmarked. C. 1900...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1280632 (stock #RN13239)
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$379.00
I am in love with this necklace! I hate to sell it, but a girl’s got to earn a living, right? It combines an Art Nouveau central panel set with a freshwater pearl and a sapphire-blue paste stone with an Etruscan-like fringe. Unmarked, it really looks like gold, however it tests as rolled gold or gold fill (I haven’t tested the fringe for fear of damaging it). The central panel measures 1-1/4” x 1-1/4” including the dangles...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1269853 (stock #RP07115)
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$385.00
This beautiful 14k (tested) rose gold pin has a floral and crescent moon motif (a crescent moon is the symbol for the female principal, intuition and new beginnings), accented by 10 rose cut diamonds in closed-back settings. The diamonds are erratically cut, which is typical of the era, and they 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 ¾”...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1277290 (stock #RP05056)
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$385.00
Dramatic Victorian brooch with 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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1278605 (stock #RN05034)
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$390.00
This sweet jewel consists of a circle of gold enameled in deep blue, with gold highlights. Through it is tied a 3-looped bow, decorated with tiny seed pearls, as are the bail and drop. There are a few places where the enamel appears to have been applied imperfectly, and a couple very tiny chips, but these very minor flaws are visible only with magnification. It is stamped 15kt gold, but there is a place on the back where it looks as though someone made a repair using rose gold...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1288882 (stock #RN08133)
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$399.00
Here we have a pretty 9k yellow gold pendant. The design is Art Nouveau/Arts & Crafts. It is centered by a dark red garnet, possibly a spessartite. Garnets are the birthstone for January, and were thought to bring travelers safely home...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1285163 (stock #RR08116)
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$399.00
Here is a sweet ring, consisting of a flower made of 6 pearls (1 of which is a replacement), centered by a tiny rose cut diamond. There is a compartment underneath, perhaps for storing a tiny lock of hair, but the glass is gone. The ring tests as a very strong 14k, so it is probably 15k. There is cobalt blue enameling on the shoulders, which we’ve had repaired – this ring was obviously well loved, and it’s still beautiful. Size 6. Early Victorian. Please read this description and look at ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1289167 (stock #RN10194)
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$399.00
This sweet lady is made of unmarked but tested 18k yellow gold. Spangled with 8 tiny diamonds (the birthstone for April), and with her hair swept up into a bun with whispy tendrils of hair around her ears, she is just charming! She measures 1” x 1”, and weighs 2.5g. The gold is a little worn at the high points, and we had the ring repaired, as it was worn very thin – someone clearly loved it a lot! On the back, it looks as though someone made a groove for testing the gold. Otherwise in ver...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1271935 (stock #RSP08045)
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$410.00
This is a wonderfully detailed dragon stick pin. Unmarked, it tests as 14k gold. The dragon has a tiny accent diamond in his mouth. He measures 5/8 x 1/2" and weighs in at 2.4g of yellow gold. In excellent condition. Circa 1900. 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 : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1264773 (stock #RR13174)
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$420.00
Here is a fascinating ring consisting of strands of gold tied in a kind of knot, and studded with gold balls. The decorated area measures 5/8 x ½” and the shank measures 3/16”. The ring has a maker’s mark (“J.M”), the anchor for Birmingham, the date mark for 1903-4, “9”, and “375”, however it tests as 10k. It’s approximately size 7, and weighs 5.2g or 0.19oz. In places the gold looks yellow, and I’m not sure if that’s intentional or caused by aging, or...? Overall in exc...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1277740 (stock #RR08122)
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$435.00
Here is a lovely 15kt yellow gold double-cluster ring: a cluster of pearls centered by a ruby, and one of rubies centered by a diamond. It has hallmarks for Birmingham, England and 15 karat gold, a date mark for 1877, and also a maker’s mark for “P&E”. It is a size 7-1/2. One of the pearls may be a replacement, and one prong is missing. Someone used tiny amounts of glue on the pearls, though, so they are stable. A very attractive ring! Please take care in reading this description and look...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1980 item #1267476 (stock #RR07098)
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$439.00
This lovely ring seems to be a very nicely done Victorian reproduction. 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 ¾” east to west. Size 8-1/2 approximately. 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. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1930 item #1283051 (stock #RE09026)
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$439.00
Perfect for Valentine’s Day! Ruby is the birthstone for July, and symbolizes love, devotion, and immortality. Pearls symbolize purity and harmony. What a great combination for these pretty earrings! They are marked 375 for 9 karat gold, although they test as 10k. The hanging flower basket motif is quite charming! They contain a total of 16 rubies and 18 seed pearls. The total length is 1-7/8”, and together they weight 4.3g. As usual with older earrings, it’s possible that the wires are ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1266485 (stock #RM08110)
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$440.00
Here is an intriguing cigarette case with niello enamel. It has a flower motif on both sides, and a blank space for a monogram on one side. It is marked (and tests as) sterling silver. The piece measures 3-7/8 x 2-15/16”, and weighs in at 4.92 ounces. In excellent condition, though since the elastic is in such good condition, it may be a replacement. We believe this case is pre-1920, but would welcome other opinions. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we ...