Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1980 item #1290894 (stock #RN07129)
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$875.00
Here is a lovely and graceful fairy, made in the Art Nouveau style. While new, she still conveys the design ethos of a bygone era. (During the Nouveau era – roughly 1890–1915 - there were very few fairy jewels made.) She is made from 18k yellow gold, and her wings are plique a jour (translucent enamel). The colors shade from pink to almost white, and then into green. Her golden hair is accented by a round brilliant cut diamond, and at her feet is a cultured pearl dangle...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1920 item #1290793 (stock #RP05048)
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$39.00
Here is an interesting pair of identical pins from the Art Nouveau era. They feature a woman’s face flanked by flowers; their hair is greenish! I have been unable to determine what the metal is, so assume base metal. They measure 1-1/4” x ½”. The pin stem assemblies are old, but they may be replacements. Circa 1900. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as I am not responsible for buyer remorse. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1290677 (stock #RP12215)
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$95.00
Here is a very pretty and graceful brooch depicting a sprig of lily of the valley (which symbolizes “a return to happiness,” and is frequently used in wedding bouquets). It is marked 925, and tests for silver. Because of the way the stones are set, we can’t test them, but we’re pretty certain they are carnelians. 11 marcasites add sparkle to the whole. There is an illegible maker’s mark. It measures 1” x 5/8" and is in excellent condition. From the 1950’s or earlier, we believe...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1290565 (stock #RN14251)
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$465.00
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. 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 ¼”. It is marked “9ct” but tests as 10k. It weighs 2.1g and is in excellent antique condition...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1290436 (stock #RN07130)
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$899.00
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.” 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 included...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1290312 (stock #RP07114)
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$220.00
According to some, this is St. Catherine, patroness of young maidens and female scholars. There is a (“Catherine”?) wheel in the background, 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 90-100% silver, and she’s a dainty 7/8” in diameter. 2.5g. In excellent condition, and circa 1850...
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...
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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1289884 (stock #RP13225)
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$225.00
This striking pin is composed of 2 beautifully engraved silver circles intertwined with an oval, and set with ovals of agate of various colors. Agates have been used in jewelry going back into antiquity. They were thought to ward off storms and headaches, attract strength, and to affect dreaming. Queen Victoria became enamored of Scotland during her reign, so everything Scottish became popular during that period (except, perhaps, haggis!), especially post 1848 when she bought Balmoral Castle. Un...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1289742 (stock #RR04031)
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$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 : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1289641 (stock #RSP09057)
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$155.00
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 of 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. The head measures 7/8” at t...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1289494 (stock #RP12214)
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$115.00
This graceful pin depicts a sprig of lily of the valley, which symbolizes “a return to happiness,” and is frequently used in wedding bouquets. It is stamped Sterling, measures 2-1/16” x 1-1/4" and weighs 7.5g or .26oz. All the stones are present. They appear to bead set, but there might be some glue involved. It is in excellent condition. Art Deco? Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse. Thanks! Shipping, handling &...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1289371 (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 we assume the spring ring is a replacement. The central design elements measure 1-...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1950 item #1289270 (stock #RR10154)
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$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 : 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 : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1288977 (stock #RP08137)
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$155.00
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 #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 : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1288723 (stock #RR07072)
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$255.00
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 .14 oz, 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. Please take care in reading this description and lookin...