Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1277976 (stock #RN06097)
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$865.00
In China, the ginkgo was thought to be a symbol of longevity, peace and hope. This lovely jewel features a circle of 6 ginkgo leaves radiating out around a tiny diamond, with rows of seed pearls in between. The enamel is lovely, detailed, and subtle. It is both a brooch and a pendant. The bale is on a swivel; it folds down neatly so that it’s invisible when worn as a brooch. Unmarked but tested 14k rose gold, about 33 pearls, and an approximately .02 full cut old diamond, just slightly chipped...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1900 item #1287387 (stock #RN11207)
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$465.00
This fantastic locket is a show stopper! The front has a lovely Egyptian lady in profile, wearing a headdress – from which a few locks of hair have escaped – and hoop earrings. She is nestled within a crescent moon (symbolic of the female principal, intuition, and new beginnings). The back has a monogram, and inside it has both photo rings, but no celluloid. That could easily be fixed with plastic. Unusually large, it measures 1-5/8”, and weighs .77 ounce...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1292391 (stock #RE07014)
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$86.00
These earrings are so pretty, and go with just about everything. The citrines are set in very simple 14k gold settings and measure 6mm or 1/8” in diameter. The earrings weigh 1.1g. They are stamped 14k, and have a stylized maker’s mark which could be “MP”; they are also stamped “CZ” for some reason. I have tested the stones and they are definitely citrines. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1290081 (stock #RM08130a)
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$71.00
Here is a pretty brush with repousse decorations depicting Art Nouveau lilies on the top, and fancy swirls on the handle. It measures 5-3/4” x 3". It is stamped Sterling, and there are other, illegible, marks. There is a little bit of damage to the silver at the top of the brush, which is shown in - and is actually exaggerated by – the photos. The handle has a plain area on both sides, ready for your monogram. On one side this area has some dings to it...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1293248 (stock #RN08161)
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$949.00
This gorgeous piece sports 2 large and lovely peridots. The central stone is cushion cut, and the dangle is pear-shaped. It is decorated with a total of 28 seed pearls of colors that vary slightly, set into the leaves & vine-like gold ribbons. It is marked 14k on 1 leaf and the spring ring. In excellent condition. The decorative panels measure 3-1/2" x 1", and the whole thing measures 15-1/4" total (I have gold necklace extenders available if that’s too short)...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1287514 (stock #RR07099)
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$115.00
This pretty ring comes out of the era when Edwardian styles were sliding into Art Deco. It is marked “925” for sterling silver, and set with a pretty ruby, birthstone for July. Rubies have been called “the queen of stones and the stone of kings.” The ring has the mellow patina of age, and is size 6. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse. Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1301994 (stock #RN11214)
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$279.00
Here is a beautiful Victorian cameo, set in flourishes of yellow gold and decorated with 4 pearls. The background is a slightly darker pink than the lady herself. The attention to detail in the carving is nice, and she is in very good condition. There is one missing pearl – the one above the pearl dangle - but it’s unnoticeable. It seems to say “SIG” in script across the back. The bail is signed with “10K” inside what looks like a stylized “C”...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1282950 (stock #RP09173)
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$259.00
We love this pin! The colors are so pretty, and the leafy design is so very Arts & Crafts. It consists of a leaf and berry motif, highlighted by a central cushion-cut blue chalcedony cab (thought to bring good luck), with a circular green aventurine cab on either side. Measuring 1-3/4” x 3/8", it is unmarked but tests as silver...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1290177 (stock #RR06065)
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$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. Unmarked, it is pre-1...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1285628 (stock #RR12165)
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$580.00
Here is a really lovely, easy-to-wear ring that could have been worn by Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby, or any of the stylish ladies of Downton Abbey. A cabochon of green chalcedony (thought by Native Americans to promote harmony and good will), reminiscent of high quality jade, is surrounded by red and green enamel on the setting. The shank has Celtic interlace decoration (also called entrelac), highlighted with more red and green enamel. It is just slightly smaller than size 6, and the top...
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. The dangle is set with a blister pearl of a mellow off-white color. There are 3 tiny seed pearls in the main setting. It is hallmarked “9ct”, and the attached chain is marked “375 9k.” The pendant measures 1-5/16" x 7/8", and the total length of the chain...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1285978 (stock #RP12212)
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$189.00
Here is a very pretty brooch from the Arts & Crafts/Art Nouveau era. It features an oval purple cabochon, possibly glass, centered between two hammered leaves (very A&C), all on a very Art Nouveau framework. Marked “DEPOS” (probably meant to say “DEPOSE”, i.e., patented), it is most likely from Germany. There are two illegible marks, one on the C-clasp, and one on the back. It tests as silver, measures 1-3/4” x 3/4", and weighs 4.4 g. The surface of the cabochon is somewhat abraded, a...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1280514 (stock #91)
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$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. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1296416 (stock #RP11192)
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$545.00
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 .18 oz or 5.1 g. It measures 1-9...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1299690 (stock #RSP12070)
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$149.00
This beauty is possibly a mourning piece, with its black enamel flower. It has a tiny central old-cut diamond, and is made from 18k gold. There is a little chipping to the enamel, but it’s still quite lovely. The flower measures 1/2” x ¾” and the whole thing is 2-1/2” long. C 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 1900 item #1278437 (stock #RP13227)
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$165.00
This pretty and intriguing brooch consists of a navette-shaped border of rose gold surrounding an oval of yellow gold which highlights a flower and two leaves of rose gold. It tests as 10k, although weakly in some places, and is signed “A.J.C”. Measuring 1-3/4” x 3/8”, it weighs 3.2g. In overall good condition, but it could use some cleaning up. This pin came out of an important household in Newport, RI as a gift, circa 1900. Please read this description and look at the photos very care...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1300762 (stock #RR04013)
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$140.00
This sweet and delicate Victorian-era ring is made from unmarked rose gold which tests as a strong 10kt. It features 2 opals, 2 green garnet-and-glass doublets (opal is the birthstone for October; doublets are very common in Victorian jewelry), and 8 tiny seed pearls. It is a bit over a size 5-1/2. The setting measures 1/4” N and S, and ½” E and W. The maker’s mark is a Maltese cross. The opals have a couple small chips, and we have had the setting laser soldered where there was a tiny b...
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). The enamel shades from dark yellow through to white, w...