Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1275642 (stock #RSP04006)
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$199.00
Irises symbolize faith, hope, wisdom and courage – and they were named after the Greek messenger of the Gods! This stickpin depicts a beautifully detailed iris, centered by a tiny single cut diamond. Unmarked, but tests as 10k gold. It measures 2-1/2" long, the iris is 7/8” x ½”, and it weighs 1.1g. In excellent condition and circa 1900. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1277868 (stock #RSP12066)
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$190.00
This pretty stick pin is classic Art Nouveau. It is centered by an amethyst, birthstone for February (coming right up!). Back in the day amethysts were thought to ward off drunkenness - great for the upcoming holiday season! There is a seed pearl above and one below, all mounted in a (marked and tested) 14k “whiplash” frame. Measuring ½” x 2-1/4" long, it weighs 1.5g or .05oz. There is an illegible maker’s mark...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1920 item #1284010 (stock #RN12224)
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$333.00
This sweet necklace would be a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your wife, sweetheart, daughter, niece ….. 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 (which may be a later replacement, making the pansy itself more likely to be an older piece)...
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 1910 item #1281324 (stock #RP03001)
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$649.00
This lovely orchid was made from a richly-colored, unmarked but tested, 10kt yellow gold. It has amazing details, an Old European Cut diamond (etw .30 - .35), and a fan pearl. Weighing in at .09oz or 2.6g, it measures 1” by about 7/8”, is quite dimensional, and SO Art Nouveau! It is unmarked, but we believe it was made in Newark, NJ...
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 : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1276200 (stock #RP08142)
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SOLD
Here is a pretty 14k gold and enameled red flower, centered by a pearl, in an Art Nouveau framework. One leaf sports green enamel. It’s marked 14k on the clasp and has a plaque with the mark for Bippart, Griscom & Osborn. It measures a dainty 5/8 x 15/16", and weighs 2.6g. 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 : Pre 1980 item #1293337 (stock #RB07018)
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$769.00
This charm bracelet is a real show-stopper! It has 20 charms. 11 are karat gold, the others are gold fill except the coral elephant and the silver donkey. Check out the photos! The charms are a wild variety from tools to musical instruments, plus a gun! There are a few rings where there apparently used to be charms – perfect places to add your own. The charms are hung on a modified paperclip chain marked 14k. 6 charms are articulated...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1275185 (stock #RN10202)
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$1,990.00
Although this jewel is English, it reflects the aesthetics of fin de siècle Russia, with its pink topazes and demantoid garnets. The fairly large topazes are surrounded by swirls of seed-pearl-set gold, and set off by 4 bright green demantoid garnets, 2 of which are set into the fine chains which connect the top section to the bottom; of the other 2, the top one is a modified pear shape, the other oval. It measures 2” long by 1-1/8” across at the widest point, and weighs 5.4g...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1275508 (stock #RR11162)
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$820.00
This elegant and very rare ring weighs in at 11.5 grams or .4 ounces. The top (measuring 5/8” x 5/8”) has a Nouveau motif, and no monogram – ready for your initials. (Finding a signet ring that is both Art Nouveau AND that has never been monogrammed is really unusual!) The top edges and shanks are beautifully carved with Nouveau swirls which are deeply incised. It is unmarked 14k gold, and size 9-1/4. Circa 1900...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1279376 (stock #RN10193)
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$2,030.00
This wonderful Edwardian/Art Nouveau necklace would have been right at home on the Titanic! Both the size and the pearl and diamond dangle make it unusual...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1295691 (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. The whole lavalier, including the bale, measure...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1278718 (stock #RN07116)
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$2,075.00
This unusual and stunning garland necklace has a rigid cross piece. Above is a chain running through loops over 5 oval amethysts with excellent color, each of which is set in 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 7 draping chains, the central 5 each having a freshwater pearl. At each end of the setting is an additional little round amethyst, for a total of 7. In earlier times, amethyst...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1286653
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$1,225.00
Here is a pretty 15k gold ring, made in Birmingham in England. There are 4 purplish garnets across the top, in excellent condition, highlighted by 6 seed pearls. Garnets (January birthstone) are known as the “stones of love and devotion,” and are also thought to bring balance to life. The setting is closed backed, and inside the engraved shank it is fully hallmarked with the anchor for Birmingham, “15” and “625” for 15k gold, and the X for 1872-1873. It has been re-sized on either si...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1276869 (stock #RN06087)
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$490.00
This delicate little lady was made by Jean-Baptiste-Emile Dropsy, one of the famous French medalists. The design was usually made out of a heavy gold plate, but this one is 18k rosy gold, unmarked but tested. Signed by Dropsy on the front, as is usual with French medals, it measures ½” in diameter (with the jump ring, 7/8”), and weighs 1.5g. It could be worn as a pendant or a very classy charm. In excellent condition, showing a gentle patina, and Circa 1900. Please read this description an...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1293474 (stock #RSP08043)
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$179.00
Here is a stickpin featuring a yummy burnt-orange colored oval carnelian, set in 10kt gold and surrounded by an oval of gold set with 4 seed pearls. It is marked 10kt. The setting measures 13/16” x 1/2", and the whole thing 2-3/8". The pin has a bit of a bend to it toward the top, otherwise in excellent antique condition. Most likely Victorian or Edwardian. Please take care in reading this description and looking at the photos, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse. Thanks! Shipping, han...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1286544 (stock #RP08145)
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$1,525.00
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/.31oz. With the chains, the whole piece measure 2-1/2” long. The pin stem assembly appears to be all original. There is one tiny hole in the gold, which is not visible from ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1920 item #1297912 (stock #RN08159)
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$760.00
Here is a splendid and wonderful locket depicting some sort of critter – we haven’t been able to decide what, exactly. He has a diamond in his mouth, and his eyes are red stones. Measuring 1-1/8”, and marked 10k, he is set up inside for 2 photographs with both celluloid and photo rings. He also sports a maker’s mark for Kroll. In excellent condition and Circa 1900. NOTE: the photos of the back show the color best. (Chain not included.) Please read this description and look at the photos...