All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1436976
Ring of diamonds and platinum, our band has 5 cushion cut diamond atop a band incised with scrolls and "V" flourishes. The ring has hallmarks for platinum and 18K as well as a maker's mark WG&S, William Greenwood and Sons. If you are looking for a diamond ring for a small finger size, this is the ring for you. US/Can. size 3 3/4.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1436974
Sweet Victorian 5 stone diamond ring, hallmarked Birmingham for the year 1864 and crafted of 18K gold, has 2 "S" shaped scrolls ending in a final flourish on both sides of the band. The slim profile of the ring makes it ideal for stacking. The ring is open backed allowing the light through and enhancing the reflection of the cushion cut diamonds. The ring is a size 6.5, as shown.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1436969
Rare, early Victorian pink Paste Cluster Earrings designed to look like clusters of flowers. Pink paste is extremely hard to find and we think very becoming in these cluster earrings. Paste jewelry was designed to emulate real precious gems, in this case, Pink Tourmaline or Pink Topaz. Paste exploded in popularity in the 18th century and was created to emulate real gemstones. The popularity continued in Victorian times, and we know these are Victorian because of their 9K construction...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1436383
Our muff chain is known as "pinchbeck" and has a wonderful hand clasp with a diminutive emerald paste ring on the hand and a charming carved ruffled sleeve at the end of the hand clasp. We love “jewelry wearing jewelry” and the hand clasp with its fingernails and green paste ring can only be described as quintessentially Georgian. The links of the chain are embossed with textural dots...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1436335
We love these snow white Victorian tear drop shaped seed pearl earrings with their tiny seed pearls incorporating the entire tear drop portion of the earring. They are linked to a small square emerald. We find the contrast of the white against the green especially pleasing. The earrings are 1.5 inches long and set on 15 K gold shepherd's hooks.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1436094
The rediscovery of the ruins of Pompeii in the mid 18th century revived an immense classical revival with renewed interest in Roman, Greek and Egyptian archeological motifs. There were two Egyptian revivals over the course of the nineteenth century, during which Egyptian classical forms were all the rage throughout Europe and somewhat later in England. Our earrings date from the second revival later in the century...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1436088
Amazing "Queen Anne" amethyst paste earrings set in gilt metal. This style of jewelry has been historically misnamed for Queen Anne, who reigned from 1695 to 1714, as so called Queen Anne jewelry dates to the mid 18th century. The vivid purple paste stones used are faceted as rose cuts. The earrings have back to front fittings and fit close to the earlobe. There is a matching necklace sold separately.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1436082
We love baby rings, worn around the knuckle or worn clipped to a large split ring and worn around a chain, or simply collected in honor of a new baby. Our Victorian baby ring has rose diamonds encased in gold, spaced evenly around the band. The band has a royal blue enamel border on both top and bottom of the band. The blue enamel is itself accented by a slender border of gold. The combination of the rose diamonds set in gold with the enamel blue detail make this an exceptional baby ring...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1436081
Our early Victorian 15K turquoise and pearl baby ring may be collected in honor of a new baby, worn around the knuckle, or clipped to a split ring and worn around a favorite chain, with or without other baby rings. Our ring has a center turquoise flanked by a pearl on each side. The open gold band is handcrafted with gold whorls and scrolls which are punctuated with little gold balls. Additional gold balls are placed along the shank...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1435985
Feminine red enamel heart earrings made using a technique called eglomise, a nineteenth century and earlier art form involving a process of applying both a design and gilding onto the rear face of glass to produce a clear polished image. On closer inspection, there is a subtle design under the enamel painted glass heart that repeatedly mirrors the shape of the heart. An old mine cut diamond adorns the center...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1920 item #1435977
C 1910 "Pools of Light" earrings are made up of a rock crystal orbs surrounded along the sides with a sinuous flower of silver gilt, linked to a silver gilt ball which perfectly echoes the round shape of the orb. The earrings are on shepherd's hooks and are easy to put on and remove. Rock crystal is a clear quartz, heavier, harder, twice as refractive as glass and believed to have magical properties; the practice of crystal ball gazing dates to Greek and Roman times...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1435968
Lovely polished pendeloque shaped coral earrings with a minimally patterned 18K gold "cap" setting off the top of each pendeloque shaped coral, which further links to a pretty gold ball. The deep rose pink color of our earrings are the most sought after color of coral. The use of coral in jewelry started in Roman times, and where the superstitions about coral began. Coral was thought to be a talisman against evil spirits...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1435831
Beautiful Silver Foiled Pink Paste Earrings. Made of "paste", a special glass and lead formula originating from George Ravenscroft, a London glassmaker, during the 17th century and perfected by a French jeweler Georges Strass in the 18th century. Each "paste" was hand-carved to fit the setting. Paste has become very collectible and desirable and can no longer be made today. The earrings are backed in a 15K gold shepherd's hook.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1910 item #1435829
Very pretty ruby and diamond gypsy ring. Charming 18K mid Victorian gypsy ring with 2 diamonds flanking a very pretty center earl.. Gypsy rings were made with the gemstones set flush with the gold band and is one of the most secure ways to set a ring. Worn by both men and women, the secure setting of the stones made the rings well suited for people with active lifestyles. The ring looks great stacked with others or alone. US size 8.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1435828
A lovely pair of white paste earrings closed back set in silver gilt. Approximately 18 MM or .7 inches in width, these well scaled earrings can be dressed up or down. Made of "paste", a special glass and lead formula originating from George Ravenscroft, a London glassmaker, during the 17th century and perfected by a French jeweler Georges Strass in the 18th century. Each "paste" was handcarved to fit the setting. Paste has become very collectible and desirable and can no longer be made today...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1435616
This spectacular renaissance revival ring sports a gorgeous peridot mounted atop an 18K gold ring with its characteristic polychrome enameling and projecting shoulders. Jewelry of the Italian Renaissance acquired great popularity amongst European taste makers in the second half of the 1800's, a time of great economic expansion and a golden age for jewelers. The cushion cut peridot has great color and is clear and luminous...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1435614
This sturdy and bold 18K Victorian buckle ring, hallmarked Sheffield, for the year 1895 with one round 20 point cushion cut diamond star set securely into the band.. The clean and simple design of the ring makes is wearable for women or men. Buckle rings were popular in the Victorian era. As it was the Queen's order, Victoria wore the symbol of the garter in the form of a buckle bracelet or buckle ring on her arm, as she obviously could not show the garter on her leg. The garter symbo...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1435579
Dainty earrings in the French style, with the "clamshell" encrusted with rose diamonds and set with a single pearl at the center of the shell. The earrings are a perfect mirror image (not simply duplicates of each other) so that each turns in opposite direction when they are worn. They can be worn with the little scroll shape (also encrusted with diamonds) facing away from you or towards you. Notice the beautiful 18K gold on the reverse side and the lever style fittings which are extremely secur...