Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1280388 (stock #RN09187)
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$489.00
Here is a sweet garland or festoon necklace composed of seed pearls set in 10 kt gold, with two pearls built into the draping chains, and a pearl dangle. The whole thing measures 14-5/8” (and we have gold necklace extenders if it is too short for you). The decorated section measures 1-1/4” x ¾” including the dangle. It is in excellent condition, but one seed pearl is missing. It’s really hard to tell - we only noticed when examining it under the microscope...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1280512 (stock #RN04019)
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$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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1263087 (stock #RN14251)
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$455.00
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. You decide. 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 : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1980 item #1270365 (stock #5)
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$16.00
Here is a charming stick pin, made from prong-set green, red, and colorless rhinestones and gold-tone metal. The wreath measures ¾” across, and the whole thing is 2-3/4” long. 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 USA included.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1276009 (stock #RM05021)
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$335.00
Here is a really lovely sash buckle, designed for Tiffany by the famous George Shiebler. It is marked “Tiffany & Co,” the winged S for Shiebler, “Sterling,” and “4758.” It is 3” x 2”, with a slight curve to it, and weighs 42.2g/1.49oz. Decorated with flowers and foliate designs, it’s a beauty. (Geo. W. Shiebler & Co. were in business under that name from 1876 until almost 1915.) It came in a Tiffany fabric bag, which may be original to the piece. In excellent condition...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1980 item #1263560 (stock #RN07129)
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$860.00
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 : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1277295 (stock #RN06089)
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$136.00
This intriguing jewel has a saint, probably St. Peter, holding a key (to the church? To heaven?), and with a bird – a dove? - in the background) on one side, and a photograph of an ecclesiastical-looking person on the other. It contains a touched relic (a bit of ribbon which has been touched to the bone or something worn by a saint), a tiny base metal medal with Mary on one side, saying "Mary conceived without sin” and more Christian imagery on the other, and a wisp of cotton...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1275332 (stock #RSP12070)
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$150.00
This beauty is made from unmarked but tested 18k yellow gold. The flower is enameled in black, and it has a tiny central old-cut diamond. 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 1980 item #1267476 (stock #RR07098)
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$439.00
This lovely ring seems to be a very nicely done Victorian reproduction. The elaborate gothic prongs set off the large iolite (approx. 2 ct.), and there are 4 small single cut accent diamonds. The setting measures 7/8” north to south, and ¾” east to west...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1264679 (stock #RP07110)
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$440.00
This charming brooch is very pretty and wearable. Plique a jour jewels are very hard to come by these days – they are somewhat fragile, rare, and I believe that many of them are now in private collections. This lovely maple leaf pin seems to be missing one leaf. The space has been filled with a drop made of green agate, so the loss is hardly noticeable. Along the main vein of each leaf and the stem are paste accent stones, and it is centered by a faux pearl. The plique itself is in good shape,...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1980 item #1270831 (stock #12)
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$41.00
This pretty circle brooch consists of prong-set rhinestones in silver-colored metal on a gold-tone metal backing. The rhinestones are dark green and colorless. It is in excellent condition, and measures 1-1/4” in diameter. 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 : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1265293 (stock #RM05019)
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$147.00
Weird but wonderful, and SO Victorian! Here is a grooming chatelaine from sometime in the 1800s – very hard to put a more specific age to this. It has a Chinese fish motif at the top, and dangling from that are 3 implements, a tweezers, an ear-cleaning device, and a third implement for cleaning nails. (We just saw a similar chatelaine on eBay that was advertised as a device for opium users.) It tests positive for silver, but is unmarked and with a patina consistent with age. It is lacking a be...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1277290 (stock #RP05056)
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$385.00
Dramatic Victorian brooch with two round black onyxes. Onyx has been used to defend against negativity – crucial in today’s world! Unmarked, but tests as 14 or 15 karat gold. It is centered by a baroque or freshwater pearl, and has two draping chains to highlight a central dogs-tooth pearl dangle. Further decorated by swirls and ropes of gold. It measures 1-11/16” x 1-1/4”, and the chains and dangle add another inch, making it 2-1/4” long in total. It is in excellent condition. It is j...
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. In overall ex...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1261734 (stock #RR07072)
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$249.00
This gypsy ring is 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 looking at the p...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #1280149 (stock #RB09029)
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$865.00
This wonderful bracelet is 7” long and 3/8” wide at the widest points, with 5 enameled panels which shade from dark green to pale green to magenta and back again. In between each panel is a round blister pearl. Each connecting link has a hard-to-read mark, probably a lion, also the marks for Birmingham, 1909. The maker’s mark is “S&E” for Schaverien & Eastmead. It has the original safety chain. One enamel panel has a small black spot, and one has a small chip in the enamel, barely visi...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #1270142 (stock #RN08156)
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$759.00
Here is a coral garland necklace consisting of 8 coral drops (Coral was believed to prevent bad luck, and to be an aid to meditation), of graduated lengths and sizes, and a final drop on a draping chain. The three longest drops are on rigid bars. The coral is a lovely deep dark ox-blood red, very hard to capture in photos. The entire chain length is 15-1/4”, and the decorated portion is 4-1/4” x 2-1/8” at the longest point. The chain bears the mark for silver jewels imported into Austro-Hu...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1266854 (stock #RN10200)
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$333.00
Here is a lovely pendant enameled primarily in an intense blue, with patches of a much lighter color. The dropper shades from a pale green through a lighter blue into the intense blue of the main part of the jewel. The back is marked sterling silver, and the dropper is marked silver. It measures 1-3/8 x 1-3/16, and is on a new 18” sterling chain. In very good condition overall. The enamel shows a little bit of wear around the edges, and it’s possible that the enamel is chipped at the very to...