Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1331431 (stock #RSP09057)
Period Pieces
$195.00
So much symbolism in this pretty jewel! It depicts a crescent moon – symbol of the female principal, intuition and new beginnings; an arrow – symbol of swiftness (think: Katniss Everdeen), Sagittarius, and sexual attraction (Cupid’s bow); and a 5-pointed star, symbolic of so many things we won’t even start! It is set with 11 turquoises (birthstone for December, believed to be good for healing, focus, etc.) and one seed pearl. It tests as 14k (rose) gold. It measures 7/8” at the widest...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1331361 (stock #RN07130)
Period Pieces
$925.00
Here is a gorgeous pendant/pin with a stylized motif of green to yellow enamel in a floral pattern reminiscent of the French fleur-de-lis. It is centered by a small diamond (approx. 5 points), and has a pearl-set modified starburst accenting the enameled “petals.” In 14k rose gold, it measures 1” in diameter at the widest point. The bale folds down neatly when it’s worn as a brooch. We have had the enamel touched up a bit at the edges, so it is now in excellent condition. Chain not inclu...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1331330 (stock #RN14251)
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$510.00
This gorgeous lavalier sports a light purple amethyst (reputedly good for clarity of mind), framed by rose gold panels which could be seen as Nouveau or Arts & Crafts or both. It has a pearl dangle with good luster which is interestingly off-round. Measuring 1-5/8” including the pearl but not the ring, by 7/8”. The amethyst measures 3/8” x 1/4”. It is marked “9ct” but tests as 10k. It weighs 2.1g and is in excellent antique condition. The chain is 16” and is marked 14k on the spri...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1331165 (stock #RP07114)
Period Pieces
$245.00
According to some, this is St. Catherine, patroness of young maidens and female scholars. There is a (“Catherine”?) wheel in the background (it could also be a spinning wheel or a ship's wheel), and a flower in the foreground. Her clothing looks very Renaissance to us. Marked “SILVER” on the C-clasp, with an illegible maker’s mark, the metal tests as sterling, and she’s a dainty 7/8” in diameter. 2.5g. In excellent condition, and circa 1850. The photos are part of the description;...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #1331092 (stock #RM08130a)
Period Pieces
$77.00
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. On the other side the photos show cam...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Rings : Pre 1980 item #1331000 (stock #RR04031)
Period Pieces
$250.00
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 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. The photos are part of the descrip...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1330929 (stock #RN10192)
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$1,295.00
This lovely and detailed Titanic-era garland necklace features a heart with wings, symbolic of love and openness. The heart has green enamel with orange highlights, and it and the wings are set with seed pearls. Above are gold curlicues, and below is a (tested) diamond dropper. It’s got a faint 10k mark on the back, but tests as 14k. The spring ring is marked 1/20 14k Gold Filled, but the chain tests for 14k, so the spring ring may be a replacement. The central design elements measure 1-1/2”...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1330866 (stock #RP08137)
Period Pieces
$175.00
Joan is one of the patron saints of France, and patron of soldiers. This is an intricate design by Edmond-Henri Becker, well-known French medalist. The front of this piece shows Joan of Arc in profile, also a shield decorated with a sword, a crown, and 2 fleurs-de-lis. Above her head is a banner saying “1429” and “Jehanne d’Arc”. The back shows a banner with a saint (or possibly the Madonna and Child – hard to tell) with two people praying. Also shown are a spear, the pommel of a swo...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1330865 (stock #RN10194)
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$445.00
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 exc...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1330738 (stock #RP07095)
Period Pieces
$75.00
Here is an intriguing pin in the shape of a lyre. The coppery rose 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, 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. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1330685 (stock #RN08133)
Period Pieces
$425.00
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 : Platinum : Pre 1950 item #1330605 (stock #RR10154)
Period Pieces
$3,549.00
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 (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 esti...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1330501 (stock #RR07072)
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$325.00
Here is a pretty gypsy ring, made from a lovely rich yellow 18 kt gold. The center stone is a diamond, the 2 outer stones are rubies. It has nice decorative scroll work carving on the shoulders. The hallmarks are for Chester, 1903, and there is a maker’s mark that we can’t decipher. It weighs 4.0g, and is approximately a size 5. The shank is a little off round, and it may have been sized at some time, but it is in excellent condition. The photos are part of the description; please examine th...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1330441 (stock #RN06099)
Period Pieces
$499.00
Here is one of our favorite lavaliers! 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. Unmarked but tested 14k rose gold, it weighs 3.3g and measures 1” x 1” at the widest points. Chain not included. In very good antique condition, and circa 1900. T...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1330350 (stock #RP04011)
Period Pieces
$89.00
This sweet pin has a lotus or water lily motif highlighted with a tiny pearl. (The lotus is a symbol of purity and enlightenment, especially to Buddhists.) It is unmarked but tests as 10kt gold. It measures 1-1/8”, and weighs in at 0.04 oz. It would look lovely on a lapel or blouse. Circa 1900. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1330267
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$2,500.00
These gorgeous cuff links are composed of slightly oval rock crystals carved with a seashell-like pattern, intersected by rows of calibre-cut blue sapphires. 18k (tested) white gold backs and links are marked with what appears to be European hallmarks – they are too blurry to decipher beyond that. The rock crystals measure 5/8” x 9/16”, and together they weigh 7.2g. The photos are part of the description; please examine carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA incl...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1330203 (stock #RN09175)
Period Pieces
$355.00
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. Also unusual is the use of brown enamel. There is a l...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1330141 (stock #RR07099)
Period Pieces
$150.00
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. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.