Beautiful geometric pendant with grapes and leaves in a cross shape. The pendant is on a delicate 21-inch gold-filled chain. The Black Hills gold pendant is made with a mixed gold content, both 10K & 14K overlaid in the design. It measures about 1 inch and is marked 10K (however it measures 14K gold when tested) and a logo (crossed pick & hammer). Excellent condition.
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Beautiful bow shaped pendant in 14k gold with a substantial garnet (4.5 x 6.4 mm). The pin is not marked, but tests as14k gold. Total weight is 0.165 Troy oz (5.2 gms). Measures about 7/8 inch across. Excellent condition.
Nice repouse bar pin with an old style hinge and early safety clasp. The metal is gold-filled base metal or silver. The design has a center round seed pearl and two round turquoise beads. The various design elements are applied to the base. No marks. Measures about 2 1/8 inches long and 3/8 inch wide. Excellent condition.
Nice hollow body bar pin with an old style hinge and early safety clasp. The metal is gold-filled base metal or silver. The design has a center cartouche surrounded by flowers and geometric designs on the ends. The design is all hand chased. Marked on the back FMCo. for Finberg Manufacturing Co. of Attleboro, MA. Measures about 2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Excellent condition.
Beautiful Late-Victorian Bar pin with a nicely hand chased pattern in the gold and a substantial garnet solitaire (8.5 mm). The pin is marked 14k on the clasp. Total weight is 0.105 Troy oz (3.4 gms). The clasp and hinge are c1895 era, dating this piece to that time. Measures about 2 1/4 inches long. Excellent condition.
Nice hollow body bar pin with tubular hinge and C-clasp. The metal is approx. 9K gold – not marked, but tested. The front design of leaves and branches includes a bird in the center. The entire design is hand chased. No maker’s marks. Measures about 2 inches long and 5/8 inch wide. Very good condition, with minor wear on the corners and an old repair to re-attach the hinge for the pin.
This is a fantastic Mason’s Guild 14K yellow gold lapel or tie pin. It has the Masonic logo and sword, with the “G” in blue enamel. The pin is marked 14K on the clasp and tests 14K as well. Weighs 0.060 Troy ounces (1.8 grams) and measures about 1-3/8 inches long. Excellent condition.
This is a beautifully made hollow body pin. The back appears to be low karat gold or gold-filled. The front is 14K yellow gold, set with a nice little diamond (about 2mm) and decorated with enamel in-laid flowers of turquoise and white. The pin back has a C-clasp, which is marked with a G inside a diamond shield. Measures about 7/8 inch across. Excellent condition, although the diamond is securely set with just four of the five original prongs – one broke long ago.
Excellent chatelaine or watch chain with a large fob. It has a watch clip and a vest or buttonhole T-bar link. The fob has a space for a monogram on the bottom. Measures about 5 inches. Excellent condition. Wonderful piece for any Victorian jewelry or sewing collection.
Nice round pendant locket with painted roses on white porcelain. Has space for two photos with original glass and retainer rings. It is quite deep behind the photo grids. Marked: Jomae Original. Measures 1 3/4 diameter, not including the bale, and 5/8 inch thick. Excellent condition.
Fabulous late-Victorian or Edwardian pansy brooch. This is masterfully handmade in 14k gold. The Art Nouveau pansies are individually hand enamelled, each having a small, 3/16 carat mine cut diamond in the middle. The pansies are about 7/8 inch across. The brooch is about 3 1/2 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches across. It has a maker's mark on the back: K-A, with the K reversed/backwards.
It weighs about 0.8 Troy ounces (25 grams). The pin clasp has a ball hinge and an old safety catch...
Nice hand made bar pin with an old style hinge and early safety clasp. The metal is 10K gold and is marked on the clasp. The three rubies are prong set and the design includes two hand chased leaves. No maker’s marks. Measures about 2 1/4 inches long and 1/4 inch wide. Excellent condition.
Chrysoprase cabochon carved to the detail of a scarab. The glass scarab is carved both top and bottom. The rose gold setting is not marked and is probably gold-filled or plated. Measures about 3/4-inch tall. Excellent condition.
Lovely 14K yellow gold ring set with three sapphires and four tiny diamonds. The center oval sapphire is about 4.5 x 6mm in size. The two flanking teardrop shaped sapphires are about 3 x 5mm in size. The total weight is about 0.09 Toz. The ring is size 7-1/2. Excellent condition.
Nice Victorian bar pin with an old style hinge and early safety clasp. The metal is gold-filled base metal or silver. The pin has 15 seed pearls on the front on a slightly crescent shaped bar. Marked on the back with a logo that I do not recognize (see photo). Measures about 1 1/2 inches long and 1/8 inch wide. Excellent condition.
Mid-1800s yellow gold drop earrings. These appear to bear the hallmark of the city of Altenburg, Thuringia, Germany, pre-1886. The purity designation is 800, which indicates near 20K gold (19.2K actually). My tester indicates greater than 18K gold. Each has a nice dark blue sapphire in the middle of a gold "flower" and a pearl at the top. The sapphires are about 6mm diameter; the pearls about 4mm. Total weight is about 3.2 gm (0.10 TOz). Drop length is about 1 3/8 inch. Excellent condition.
Fantastic stickpin with a hand-pierced and chased setting that holds a round opal cabochon. Gold-filled. The top is about 5/8-inch tall by 1/2-inch wide with a pin that is about 2-1/2 inches long. It has a mark that is hard to decipher, but looks like 10 or TO (see photo). Excellent condition.
This is a Victorian Mourning Watch Fob Locket Pendant with layered onyx on one side and carnelian on the other, all set in 10K gold. The locket was sealed when I got it, but I opened it. Inside is a sealed side with something in it! The other has a picture holder with no picture in it. The “glass” appears to be rock crystal and is broken. Dates from the 1880s.
There is an example of this type of locket on page 200 of Collecting Victorian Jewelry by C. Jeanenne Bell (KP Books ©2004)...