This is a fantastic Mason’s Guild logo lapel pin. It is made of 14K yellow gold and has a tiny diamond at the top of the compass. The pin on the back has an old tubular hinge and a C-clasp, indicating that this is from the turn of the last century. The pin is not marked, but tests at 14K gold. Weighs 0.025 Troy ounces (0.8 grams) and measures about 5/8-inch tall. Excellent condition.
Lovely crescent shaped Victorian pin with an opal in the center of a four-leaf clover. It has an old C-clasp, typical of the time. Measures about 7/8 inch across. 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.
Beautifully carved cameo. It is carved into a 3-layer shell and set in a hand crafted 10K gold frame. The pin has a 19th century C-clasp with a tubular hinge. The brooch measures about 1 3/4 by 1 1/4 inches and is not marked. Excellent condition.
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Beautifully carved Victorian pink coral cameo stickpin. The carving is in a relatively high relief. The pin is and setting are gold-filled. The pin is not marked. The oval cameo setting measures about 5/8-inch long and the pin is 2 1/2 inches long overall. Excellent condition.
Beautiful Late-Victorian Bar pin encrusted with Bohemian cut garnets. The pin is not marked. The clasp and hinge are c1895 era, dating this piece to that time. Measures about 1 7/8 inches long. Excellent condition.
Lovely pin encrusted with Bohemian cut garnet glass. This is an early 20th-century piece. The frame appears to be gold-filled. Not marked. Measures about 1 inch across. 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.
Fabulous late-Victorian or Edwardian pansy bracelet. This is masterfully handmade in 14k gold. The Art Nouveau flowers are articulated on each link so that they move independently from the curvature of the bracelet. The pansies are individually hand painted in a silvery enamel, each having a small, 3/16 carat mine cut diamond in the middle. The pansies are about 1 1/8 inch across. The bracelet is about 7 inches long and 1 inch wide...
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...
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)...
Nice bar pin with an unusual pin and clasp. The metal is approx. 9K gold – not marked, but tested. This is clearly handmade by a master jeweler. No maker’s marks. The large 7mm square cut garnet is prong set. Measures about 1 7/8 inches long and 3/8 inch wide. Excellent condition.