Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
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 : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1285163 (stock #RR08116)
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$399.00
Here is a sweet ring, consisting of a flower made of 6 pearls (1 of which is a replacement), centered by a tiny rose cut diamond. There is a compartment underneath, perhaps for storing a tiny lock of hair, but the glass is gone. The ring tests as a very strong 14k, so it is probably 15k. There is cobalt blue enameling on the shoulders, which we’ve had repaired – this ring was obviously well loved, and it’s still beautiful. Size 6. Early Victorian...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1271935 (stock #RSP08045)
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$410.00
This is a wonderfully detailed dragon stick pin. Unmarked, it tests as 14k gold. The dragon has a tiny accent diamond in his mouth. He measures 5/8 x 1/2" and weighs in at 2.4g of yellow gold. In excellent condition. Circa 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 : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1271060 (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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1268678 (stock #RP09165)
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$465.00
This signed and hallmarked watch pin is really sweet! It is centered by a tiny pink enameled flower with a pearl center, and is surrounded by stylized green enameled leaves and a framework of gold. It measures 1-1/4 x 1/4". The whole thing is in excellent condition, and circa 1910. 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 : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1284836 (stock #RP08130)
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$545.00
This beautiful pin is a crossover between the Art Nouveau and Victorian styles. The Victorians loved to use real insects, particularly these green beetles, in jewelry. The Nouveau jewelers loved naturalistic motifs, but generally didn’t use the insect itself – yet the design of the pin is totally Nouveau. Marked 14k, the pale gold setting contrasts nicely with the green of the beetle. The pin stem assembly is original...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1288239 (stock #RN09175)
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$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 : 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...
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 : Gold : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1271390 (stock #RSP12069)
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$205.00
This gorgeous stick pin has a central amethyst measuring 7/16” x 5/16", in a rounded-off diamond-shaped setting of a warm marked and tested 14k gold. The setting measures 9/16” x ½” and the whole thing is 2-11/16” long. It weighs 2.7g or .10oz. Circa 1900 and in excellent condition...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1282465 (stock #RR12167)
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$599.00
This ring is centered by a lovely piece of navette-shaped lapis lazuli (traditionally a stone of royalty, also signifying truth and inner strength), with specks of pyrite for a bit of sparkle. The stone measures ¾” N to S, and ¼” E to W...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1279376 (stock #RN10193)
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$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 : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1274660 (stock #RN11212)
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$675.00
Roses have been symbolic of love and remembrance for centuries, as well as passion, purity, and happiness. This necklace is so elegant! Measuring 17-5/8”, the delicate chain is adorned by 3 roses, each with leaves below. They are spaced by beautifully decorated chain links, for better draping. The rest of the chain consists of a further 12 fancy links included in the chain. Each fancy link measures 7/16”, and each rose is ¾” x 5/8”. It weighs .15 oz or 4.2 g. Very feminine, with a maker...
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 : Silver : Period : Pre 1920 item #1292126 (stock #RM05031)
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$57.00
The coin tests as silver, most likely sterling. On one side we see the face of Friedrich (presumably) and his wife, a Maltese cross, and the words “FRIEDRICH * I * 1701 * WILHELM * II * 1901”, on the other side is an eagle with a crown above, and “DEUTSCHES REICH 1901 ZWEI MARK”. The rest is white metal. The swivel clasp has a mark, which looks like a plow. We haven’t been able to track it down. The coin and split ring weigh approximately .40oz, and the whole thing .94oz. The coin is 1...
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. The chain is 16” and tests as and is marked 14k on the ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1274514 (stock #RR08132)
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$695.00
Here is a lovely ring, from either the early Victorian or late Georgian period, in rose gold which tests as 18k. The center stone is a ruby cut in an older style, but in excellent condition - possibly a replacement stone. It is surrounded by 8 rose cut and more randomly-cut diamonds that might be foiled, but in any case are in a closed-back setting. Typically for the period, a couple of them are chipped or have fractures. It is unmarked and has a nice patina. The ring is a size 8-1/4, and could ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1278601 (stock #RP07111)
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$335.00
This brooch is an interesting combination of Nouveau and Edwardian styles, and bears a remarkable similarity to a couple pieces by Whiteside & Blank that I’ve seen recently; however it isn’t signed. The pin consists of a framework enameled in palest green, in a formal Edwardian key pattern. In the middle is a sprig of leaves with a pearl berry with the stem twining around the framework in back. An interesting juxtaposition. There are 3 more pearls. It is hallmarked (and tested at) 10k on the...