All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1424071 (stock #RN07130)
Period Pieces
Here is a lovely pendant/pin with a stylized floral motif using green-to-yellow enamel in a design reminiscent of a French fleur-de-lis. It is centered by a small diamond (approx. 5 points), and has a pearl-set modified starburst accenting the enameled “petals.” In 14k rose gold, it measures 1” in diameter at the widest point. The bale folds down nicely when it’s worn as a brooch. We had the enamel touched up a little bit at the edges, so it is now in excellent condition...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1424024 (stock #RP08130)
Period Pieces
Here is a striking pin, which is a mixture of the Art Nouveau and Victorian styles. The Victorians loved to use real insects, especially 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 very Nouveau. Marked 14k, the pale gold setting contrasts nicely with the deep green of the beetle. The pin stem assembly is original...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1424015 (stock #15046)
Good early Mexican Deco silver repousse jewelry is becoming harder to find - I don't know if it's because there weren't that many to begin with (quite often repoussage from that period seems a little clumsy, the technique needing additional experimenting with) or that at some point their popularity grew so much that they were "scooped up" from the market. Whatever the case, I am thrilled to be presenting this fantastic cuff bracelet with two saturated purple amethyst cabs here...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1423983 (stock #RE09026)
Period Pieces
Rubies symbolize love and immortality. Pearls symbolize purity and harmony. What a great combination for these pretty earrings! They test as 10kt gold, although they are marked 375 for 9kt. The hanging flower basket motif is quite charming. They contain a total of 16 rubies and 18 seed pearls. The total length is 1-7/8”, and together they weight 4.3g. As is often the case with older earrings, it’s possible that the wires are replacements. In excellent condition...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1960 item #1423968 (stock #BRG-2672)
A vintage brushed silver and clear crystal costume bracelet and earrings set. Length: 7.5 inches.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1423945 (stock #RP09177)
Period Pieces
Here is a graceful pin or brooch from the Art Nouveau/Edwardian era. Brought to Europe by the Crusaders from St. John’s Island (Zabargard), peridot is the August birthstone, and is considered to be a stone of healing and protection. This round peridot is framed by an oval of seed pearls, set into a delicate arabesque of gold set with more seed pearls, for a total of 30 (2 are replacements). Stamped 14k on the back, with an illegible maker’s mark, it measures 1-1/2” x 7/16" and weighs 2.0g...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1423924 (stock #JJ3661)
A wonderfully crafted bracelet of sterling silver and 22K gold woven wires with 16 fresh water pearl beads of varying sizes by Miyé Matsukata who had Atelier Janiyé in Boston.

This bracelet measures 7 1/4" long and 1 1/4" wide. Marked Miyé and 22K on a plaque on the back. Has a button clasp made from tangled sterling wire. Beautiful condition.

This piece is from her estate and will be accompanied by her original sketch from the Janiyé stock inventory book...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1837 VR item #1423915 (stock #40I61-315)
An antique Georgian era gold ring with an intaglio cut stone profile of a classical youth. Early 19th century. Size: 5/8 in. ht.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1423902 (stock #RR12167)
Period Pieces
Here is a terrific ring centered by a 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 3/4” N to S, and 1/4” E to W. The setting is made of 14kt yellow gold, formed into graceful curlicues. It is stamped 14k, and also has a maker’s mark, which appears to be “KBN” and also a dot in a circle. The size is between 5-1/4 and 5-1/2, and it weighs 5.5g...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1423876 (stock #14897)
One of the few female contributors to Mexico's 20th c. Silver Renaissance that we know about, Bernice Goodspeed was also a writer, married to painter Carl Pappe. According to Bille Hougart (Little Book of Mexican Silver, p. 68), the couple ran their own shop in Taxco selling jewelry designed by Goodspeed and other maestros as well as her books and Pappe's artwork. Not as prolific as some of her contemporaries, Bernice's jewelry are well-made and at times quite interesting...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1423853 (stock #TR1075)
A beautifully delicate design is this 10Kt gold amethyst and seed pearl Victorian openwork pendant. The center of the pendant is a bezel set 5 millimeter round faceted amethyst, while the cascading garlands on either side are decorated by forget-me-not-s. The length of the pendant is 1 ¾” and the width at the widest part is ¾”.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1423852 (stock #TR1074)
This estate ring is from the 1960-s. The “bamboo” design setting is a split shank style and topped by a 10X8 millimeter oval cabochon prong-set opal. The ring is a size 6 and can easily be sized.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1423849 (stock #RP08149)
Period Pieces
Here is a very sweet pin showing two cupids, a boy and a girl, looking sweet, serene, and loving. Their wings are a pale purple or mauve color, nicely complimenting the 900 silver...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1423813 (stock #RN09175)
Period Pieces
This sterling silver and enamel pendant comes out of the Arts & Crafts movement, spearheaded by William Morris, John Ruskin, et al. The enamel colors are associated with the women’s suffrage movement in the UK: green (Give), white (Women the), and violet (Vote) – or at least, that’s the story! The free-standing wire work (so unusual!) interlaces around the body of the piece, and holds an oval of mother-of-pearl in place. Also unusual is the use of brown enamel. There is a little bit of ena...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1980 item #1423801 (stock #BRG-2658)
A vintage Art Deco style Rhinestone necklace with tear drop pendant and matching earrings. Size: 20 in. length.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1423800 (stock #BRG-2448)
A vintage designer gold tone necklace by Anne Klein, with crisscrossed open links and a toggle clasp. 18 in. length.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1423775 (stock #RE11031)
Period Pieces
Emeralds (birthstone for May) have been thought to preserve love and bring wisdom. These sweet bright green emerald earrings are unmarked, but the gold tests as 14k. They are 13/16” long, and the buttercup settings measure 1/2” across. The stones measure 5-1/2mm across. I believe the ear wires used to have hooks to slip into, but those are gone and the stubs smoothed over for comfort. One of the emeralds is chipped in the back, but both stones face up well. The gold shows a nice patina and i...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1423771 (stock #3660)

Betty Cooke modernist sterling silver and wood kinetic brooch


This exceptional and rare brooch measures 2 3/4" x 3"

Weight - 9.50 grams

We love Betty's simple and sophisticated elegance of design. That's what she's really known for. But we really love, especially in her early works, the way she made use of something whimsical or introduced unique elements like toothpicks or ebony from old piano keys.

This rare [I now this word is used a lot but it...