Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Pre 1980 item #1430359 (stock #RC15094)
Period Pieces
$45.00
Dolphins represent peace, harmony, and joy. This bracelet, made from white metal, consists of 7 links, each with two dolphins leaping through a heart. Really sweet! 7-3/4” long, with a toggle closure. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance free within the USA.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1430109 (stock #RN10193)
Period Pieces
$1,999.00
This Edwardian/Art Nouveau necklace would be perfect for a bride … or anyone, really, at any time! It measures 1-1/4” at the widest point, and from the top-most diamond to the bottom of the dropper it is 2-1/4”. The dropper is a dogtooth pearl, 11/16” long, which has a collar of gold around it, set with 3 diamonds, and swirls of gold holding 4 more little pearls. The “wow” factor is terrific! The main section features 3 more tiny diamonds and 50+ seed pearls. At the top the gold form...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1429901 (stock #RSP04006)
Period Pieces
$275.00
Here is a beautifully detailed iris, centered by a tiny single cut diamond. Irises symbolize faith, hope, wisdom and courage – what better way to enhance your lapel? Unmarked, the yellow gold tests as 10k. It measures 2-1/2" long. The iris is 7/8” x 1/2”, and it weighs 1.1g. In excellent condition and circa 1900. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! We do lay-away. Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1426127 (stock #RN14251)
Period Pieces
$499.00
Here is a striking lavalier which is centered by a light purple amethyst (traditionally good for maintaining clarity of mind), framed by rose gold panels which are both Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts in style. It has a pearl dangle with good luster which is interestingly off-round. Measuring 1-5/8” including the pearl but not the jump ring, by 7/8”. The amethyst measures 3/8” x 1/4”. It is marked “9ct” but tests as 10k (this is not unusual). It weighs 2.1g and is in excellent antique ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1424932 (stock #RN10202)
Period Pieces
$2,249.00
Here is an English jewel which reflects the aesthetics of fin de siècle France and Russia, with its pink topazes and demantoid garnets. The fairly large oval topazes are surrounded by swirls of seed-pearl-set gold, and set off by 4 bright green demantoid garnets, 2 of which are set into the fine chains which connect the top section to the bottom; of the other 2, the top one is a modified pear shape, the other is oval. It measures 2” long by 1-1/8” across at the widest point, and weighs 5.4g...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1427586 (stock #RR04036)
Period Pieces
$1,399.00
Here is a very elegant band, with a continuous wheat sheaf pattern (wheat signifies love and charity). It was made at the turn of the last century, according to jewelry historian Christie Romero (RIP). She also told us it was probably made using a process called “die rolling.” It is marked “22ct”, “PLATINUM” (the platinum is under the gold, as you can see in the photos), and the maker’s mark is “B’s”. It is size 5-1/4 plus a little, and it cannot be sized. 5.6 grams. It is i...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1420986 (stock #AO7-508)
Period Pieces
$525.00
This silver buckle is so perfectly Art Nouveau and so perfectly William B. Kerr. It is 5 1/4" wide and 1 5/8" high and bears these markings: PATENTED JUNE 25, 1901; STERLING; 1564; and the fasces [maker's mark for Kerr]. It is in excellent condition, and the patina of age has been left undisturbed. Circa 1900.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1425910 (stock #RP04011)
Period Pieces
$125.00
Here is a petit pin which has a lotus or water lily motif highlighted by a tiny seed pearl. (The lotus is a symbol of purity and enlightenment, especially to Buddhists.) It is unmarked but tests as 10kt gold. It measures 1-1/8”, and weighs in at 0.04 oz. It would look lovely on a lapel or blouse. Circa 1900. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1425671 (stock #RR07072)
Period Pieces
$325.00
Here is a classic "Cigar Band" type ring made from rich yellow 18kt gold. The center stone is a diamond, the outer two stones are rubies. It has decorative scroll work on the shoulders. The hallmarks are for Chester, 1903, and there is a maker’s mark that we can’t read. It weighs 4.0g, and is approximately size 5. The shank is a little off round, and it’s possible that it was sized at some time, however it is in excellent condition. The photos are part of the description; please examine th...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1424535 (stock #RR08116)
Period Pieces
$399.00
Here is a very sweet ring, consisting of a flower made of 6 pearls (1 of which is a replacement), centered by a tiny rose cut diamond. There is a compartment underneath, perhaps for storing a tiny lock of hair, but the glass is gone. The ring tests as a very strong 14kt, so it is probably 15kt (and might be English). Cobalt blue enamel decorates the shoulders, which we’ve had touched up – this ring was obviously very well loved, and it’s still beautiful! Size 6. Early Victorian. We do lay-...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1430281 (stock #RSP12066)
Period Pieces
$199.00
Here is a classic Art Nouveau stick pin centered by an amethyst, birthstone for February. Back in the day, amethysts were thought to prevent drunkenness, as well as being a cure for headaches (we sense a theme here). There is a seed pearl above and one below, all mounted in a (marked and tested) 14k “whiplash” framework (the whiplash motif was very popular with Nouveau artists). Measuring 1/2” x 2-1/4" long, it weighs 1.5g. There is an illegible maker’s mark. The pin is curved, but could...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1428555 (stock #RR08132)
Period Pieces
$795.00
Here is a beautiful ring in unmarked but tested 18kt rose gold. The center stone is a ruby cut in an older style, but in really excellent condition. (It’s possible that it’s a replacement stone.) It is surrounded by 8 rose cut and more randomly-cut diamonds which are definitely original, and which might be foiled, but in any case are in a closed-back setting. Typically for the period, a couple of them are chipped or have feathers (inclusions). It is unmarked and has a nice patina. The ring ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Period : Pre 1930 item #1416384 (stock #AN5-303)
Period Pieces
$350.00
Beautiful, antique, and signed by a famous maker--can it get any better? This lovely turn-of-the-century pendant is centered with a 12 x 30 mm oval citrine surrounded by a pale blue enameled band studded with marcasites. Enameled bows on each side and a fresh water pearl dropper finish the design. The metal is 935 silver (higher silver content than sterling) and the pendant is signed with the dragonfly mark for Meyle & Mayer. The firm of Meyle & Mayer is well-known for Jugenstil, Art No...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1429863 (stock #RP05056)
Period Pieces
$359.00
Here is a dramatic brooch featuring two cabochons of round black onyx. This is probably a piece of Victorian mourning jewelry, which frequently used black onyx. It has also been used to defend against negativity – so important in today’s world! Unmarked, but tests as 14 or 15 karat gold. It is centered by a baroque or freshwater pearl, and has two draping chains framing a central dogs-tooth pearl dangle. It is further decorated by swirls and ropes of gold. It measures 1-11/16” x 1-1/4”, ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1940 item #1406196 (stock #AO8-561)
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$150.00
The flowing, sinuous lines of this unusual and lovely 10 k gold barrette are SO Art Nouveau. This barrette is sure to attract admiring attention. It has a maker's mark which looks like the K used by Kohn & Company, a Newark, NJ manufacturer of gold jewelry. The company used the K mark in 1922 and 1931 advertisements.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1432180 (stock #RR12167)
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$575.00
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. Based on an old desig...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1432679 (stock #RP13231)
Period Pieces
$59.00
Here is a large – 2-1/4” x 1/2” – bar pin. The fancy engraving is highlighted by black enamel, and the pin is centered by a faux pearl. It shows wear, but it still very pretty. The clasp might be a replacement, but if so, it’s an old repair. The photos are part of the description. Please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance free within the USA.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1419543 (stock #AN7-527)
Period Pieces
$425.00
This Art Nouveau lavalier is green and cream colored enamel on 10 karat gold. It is set with six seed pearls; the dropper is a 'potato' pearl. The lavalier is 3/4" X 3/4" in size and comes with an 18" 14 k gold chain. Circa 1895.