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.
Beautiful flower with petals and leaves made of faux tortoise (celluloid?) or nut casing. The flower is suspended on a spring on the end of the hairpin so that it trembles. The flower is about 2 inches by 2 3/4 inches and 3/4 inch deep – very 3-dimensional. The spring attaches to a 3 3/8 inch long two-prong hairpin. Condition is excellent for such an old, delicate piece. One petal has a spot of surface damage and one leaf is partially loose. Not much, considering …
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.
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.
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 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.
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)...
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.
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.
Lovely ring set with three rows of facet cut amethysts in a 14k gold setting. The ring has two rows of five square cut amethysts and a center row of five round cut amethysts. The stones all have nice violet color. The piece is marked: 14K / ??. Ring size is 7 1/4 and the total weight is 0.14 Troy ounces. Excellent condition.
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.
This is a lovely pair of round earrings made from tiny Keshi seed pearl beads that are threaded individually onto a gilded brass (or silver) frame. Each earring has two rough polished garnet beads in the center. The round florette of each earring is about 3/4 inch across. Excellent condition.
This is a lovely, delicate brooch made from seed pearl beads that are threaded individually using horsehair onto a mother-of-pearl backing which is attached to a 14K gold frame. The round brooch is about 1-1/8 inches across. The clasp is marked 14K. Excellent condition.
Wonderful, delicate pair of Victorian cuff links made from carved and etched shell or nut casing. The both ends of the pieces are hand etched, or incised, with flowers and scrolls. The top measures about 1/2-inch in diameter. Generally excellent condition, however there is a small, almost unnoticeable, chip on one piece.
Nice pair of gold-filled cufflinks with an incised geometric design on one button, and a monogram (JTN, I believe) on the other. The button shank is marked: FM&Co (presumably Finberg Manufacturing Co. of Attleborough, Mass.) The octagonal tops measure about 1/2 inch. Excellent condition.
Nice pair of gold-filled cufflinks with an incised monogram on the oval buttons. The monogram is: BMI or BMQ (I think). The back of the buttons are marked: W.G.C. The oval tops measure about 1/2 x 3/4 inch. Excellent condition.
Nice pair of gold-filled cufflinks with an incised monogram on the oval buttons. The monogram is: MMI or MMQ (I think). The oval tops measure about 3/8 x 3/4 inch. Excellent condition.
Nice pair of gold-filled cufflinks with an incised monogram on the oval tops. The monogram is: J.J.O’N. The oval tops measure about 1/2 x 3/4 inch. Excellent condition.