Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1280514 (stock #91)
Period Pieces
$115.00
Here is a fun and whimsical pin made from laminated layers of celluloid plastic – a Lea Stein signature. The match stick is in a creamy off-white, and the head is layers of purple. On the back, the pin stem assembly is signed LEA STEIN, and there is a “Made in FRANCE” sticker. It measures 2-5/8” and is in excellent condition. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1290177 (stock #RR06065)
Period Pieces
$1,195.00
This wonderful Georgian ring could have been worn by one of Jane Austen’s more well-to-do characters! It features a rose-cut diamond (pointed top instead of flat), set in 14 or 15 carat gold with decorations in black enamel on the shank, which are still in excellent condition. Diamond is the birthstone for April. The ring is approximately a size 5. It isn’t possible to estimate the weight of set rose cut diamonds; it is in the I range for clarity – normal for its era...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1269853 (stock #RP07115)
Period Pieces
$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 : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1287952 (stock #RN06099)
Period Pieces
$489.00
Here is one of my favorite lavaliers! I’m finally putting it up for sale after hoarding it for ages. 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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1291492 (stock #RR13173)
Period Pieces
$1,250.00
This sweet ring comes out of the Art Deco era of The Great Gatsby. The diamond is a very sparkly “transitional” diamond, i.e., between the older styles of cutting and the modern round brilliant style. It weighs approximately .63 (or 63/100th of a carat), the color is in the JKL range, and it is just really pretty. We don’t really know how to photograph diamonds, so the photos don’t do it justice. The diamond is set in platinum, and the ring shank is (marked) 14k gold...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1288515 (stock #RP07095)
Period Pieces
$65.00
Here is an intriguing pin in the shape of a lyre. The gold is carved, with black enamel highlights, and dedicated to “GAO From G.V.” It measures 1-1/16” x 13/16” and weighs 3.6g or 0.13oz, with the original old pin stem assembly. Unmarked, the brooch tests as 14k, and the pin stem tests as at least 10k. In excellent condition. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1288239 (stock #RN09175)
Period Pieces
$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 : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #1275474 (stock #RM09134)
Period Pieces
$225.00
This eye-catching brush by Gorham Manufacturing Company is meant to look like the top of an old chest, with a strapping and stud motif. The top is monogrammed with a fancy "R". It has the Gorham marks, as well as “1857 C”, “Sterling,” and the scissors mark for 1907. It measures 6” x 1 -3/4" across the top, and is in very good condition. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1267790 (stock #RN10201)
Period Pieces
$652.00
Here we have a very pretty Charles Horner enameled pendant...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1283915 (stock #RM08087)
Period Pieces
$150.00
Here is a lovely pair of white gold-fronted double cuff links – they could have been worn by Gatsby himself! Each end is marked BELAIS 14k W.G. FRONT, and is a rectangle measuring 5/8 x ½”, with rigid connectors, hinged at one end. There is space for a monogram, should you wish it. They weigh a total of 5g. Belais Brothers were amongst the first to develop a formula for white gold (patented in 1917). Many think they were the premier workers in white gold, and their work is highly collectib...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1292616 (stock #RP07121)
Period Pieces
$149.00
This lovely navette-shaped pin from the Arts & Crafts era measures 2-1/8 x 7/16”. It has a leaf and berry design, centered by a pretty deep purple amethyst. (Amethysts are thought to bring calmness and clarity to the mind.) It is marked STERLING, and the pin-stem assembly is original. It has a nice patina. In excellent condition, and circa 1900. Please take care in reading this description and looking at the photos, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse. Thanks! Shipping, handling, and i...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1280512 (stock #RN04019)
Period Pieces
$119.00
This is a classic Victorian pin/necklace in a pinwheel design, with 9 lovely bright dark purple garnet and glass doublets, and lots of seed pearls. It has both a pin stem assembly for use as a brooch, and a ring for a chain. Hallmarked 10k on the clasp. There is a small break in the gold framework, which doesn’t endanger the piece at all, and isn’t noticeable without magnification; otherwise in excellent condition. 1” in diameter. Circa 1880. Please read this description and look at the ph...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1291001 (stock #RP07113)
Period Pieces
$149.00
Here is a sweet Victorian pin with the cross, anchor, and heart, symbols of faith, hope and charity. It has really nice detail work in the metal. Unmarked, but apparently made with a layer of gold on top of a layer of copper. The center of the heart is set with a (faux?) seed pearl, and the cross is set with 11 tiny turquoise-colored cabs – they are too tiny for a definite ID. It measures 1-3/16 x 7/8". The gold shows wear here and there, and it has a nice age patina, but overall in quite good...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1950 item #1289270 (stock #RR10154)
Period Pieces
$3,549.00
This ring is classic and stunning – when worn, the liveliness of the stones is riveting! Demantoids from the original mines in the Ural Mountains of Russia (which we believe this is) 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. The appraisal states that the est...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1279376 (stock #RN10193)
Period Pieces
$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. It measures 1-1/4” at the widest point, and from the top-most diamond to the bottom of the dropper it is 2-1/4”. The dropper is a dogtooth pearl, 11/16” long, which has a collar of gold around it, set with 3 tiny diamonds, and swirls of gold holding 4 more little pearls! Wow! The main section features 3 more tiny diamonds and 50+ seed p...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1930 item #1283051 (stock #RE09026)
Period Pieces
$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 : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1289742 (stock #RR04031)
Period Pieces
$225.00
This lovely 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 quality) 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. Please read the description and lo...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1281324 (stock #RP03001)
Period Pieces
$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. It is in excellent condition, except for a minor problem with one of the petals - it is detached at its central anchor point, but is firmly attached to the pin-...