Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1432698 (stock #RN04009)
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$2,990.00
Here is a truly lovely festoon or garland necklace out of the Art Nouveau/Edwardian era. It is pictured in Vivienne Becker’s “Art Nouveau Jewelry” on page 185. She describes it as having “festoons of gold chain in the Edwardian manner, set with peridots, and decorated with shaded satin enamel, c. 1900.” It is unmarked, but tests as 14k gold. It is centered by an oval peridot, has several small pearls, and an accent diamond; also a dropper ending with another oval peridot (birthstone fo...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1950 item #1433131 (stock #RR10154)
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$2,859.00
Here is a classic and simply gorgeous ring – when worn, the liveliness of the stones is riveting! A demantoid from the original mines in the Ural Mountains of Russia this big is very rare. This one is slightly oval, has the diagnostic horsetail inclusions, and is of an older cut. Some of the facets are a little abraded, but its beauty is still remarkable, especially since we had the table facet re-polished. The appraisal states that the estimated total weight of the demantoid is 1 carat, but i...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1343645
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$2,500.00
These gorgeous cuff links are composed of slightly oval rock crystals carved with a seashell-like pattern, intersected by rows of calibre-cut blue sapphires. 18k (tested) white gold backs and links are marked with what appears to be European hallmarks – they are too blurry to decipher beyond that. The rock crystals measure 5/8” x 9/16”, and together they weigh 7.2g. The photos are part of the description; please examine carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA incl...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1433349 (stock #RN10202)
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$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 : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1440357 (stock #RN10193)
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$1,999.00
This Edwardian/Art Nouveau necklace (too big to be considered a lavalier) 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 huge! The main section features 3 more tiny diamonds and 50+ see...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1910 item #1436418 (stock #AN7-592)
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$1,990.00
This necklace has all of the wow factor you expect from French jewelry. It is 18k gold (of course) open-work, with two palmate elements on each side. They join in a filigree-like round element that suspends a fifth, larger palmate element. The elaborate chain consists of marquise-shaped filigree links. The French eagle mark, indicating both French origin and 18 k gold, is on the clasp. The necklace is a generous 17 1/2" long. Circa 1890-1900. For all its dainty appearance, the 18k gold giv...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1440570 (stock #RN07116)
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$1,990.00
Here is a show-stopper of a necklace, with lots of amethysts and seed pearls! The rigid cross piece has a chain running above it, through loops over five oval amethysts with very nice color, each set into an inverted heart-shaped framework, and separated from the next by a tiny pearl. Set below each amethyst is a seed pearl, and below the framework are draping chains, the central five each having a freshwater pearl dangle. At each end of the bar is an additional little round amethyst, for a tota...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1421533 (stock #AP10-614)
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$1,875.00
This piece is stunning! Some marriages are made in Heaven, and this is one. This brooch is a marriage of three Victorian elements: the bar pin with six diamonds, the enamel bow, and the heart-shaped enamel slide. The bow and slide appear to have been part of the same piece. The pin is 12 k gold, and the bow and slide 18 k. The bar pin is 1 3/4" long.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1433618 (stock #RP08145)
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$1,565.00
This striking jewel tests as a very strong 14kt, so it’s probably 15kt, and from England. It is set with what we are pretty sure is an iolite (hard to test because of the setting), and 4 pear-shaped purple garnets, all foiled, all set within an Etruscan Revival motif of coiling snake-like decorated gold ropes and leaves, with two dangling gold chains. The brooch measures 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 3/4" deep and weighs 8.7g. With the chains, the whole piece measures 2-1/2” long. The pin stem assembly se...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1436271 (stock #RR04036)
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$1,499.00
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 : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1440936 (stock #RP12207)
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$1,395.00
This beautiful Victorian brooch is in the shape of a “love knot,” and was most likely a wedding gift to a bride – but it would be an amazing gift on at any time! Or simply an excellent addition to your collection. It consists of 50 old-cut diamonds, 5 rubies, and 3 rosy-colored pearls, all mounted on silver-topped rose gold. Weighing in at 5.7g, it measures 1-3/4” x 7/8”. In excellent antique condition, and so beautiful! The photos are part of the description; please examine them car...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1433833 (stock #RN10192)
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$1,275.00
Here is a lovely and very detailed garland or swag necklace featuring a heart with wings, symbolic of love and openness. The heart is enameled in green with orange highlights, and it and the wings are set with seed pearls. Above are gold curlicues, and below is a (tested) diamond dropper. It’s got a faint 10k mark on the back, but tests as 14k (this is not unusual). The spring ring is marked Gold Filled, but the chain tests for 14k, so it’s probably a replacement. The central design elements...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1438236 (stock #AP8-611)
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$1,250.00
This beautiful Art Nouveau dragon doesn't hoard treasure--he is a treasure! The pin is 18 k gold (tested). The wings are edged in 7 rose-cut diamonds each and his tail is tipped with more rose-cut diamonds. He holds an Old English cut diamond in his beak. The pin is 1 3/8” X 1 ¼”. It has an early-style safety catch. The hinge is a replacement. There are no marks. Circa 1900.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Contemporary item #1435146 (stock #RR07103)
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$1,199.00
Here is a gorgeous contemporary ring, made in the Art Nouveau style. It consists of blue enameled flowers (each centered by a diamond), pink enameled foliage, and trails of tiny diamonds in a band. So pretty! Made from 18k yellow gold (and marked 18k, as well as having a maker's mark), it has a nice weight (8.5g), yet is elegant and graceful. It contains 30 points of a carat in diamonds (just under 1/3 carat). It is size 6, and is NOT resizable. The photos are part of the description; please exa...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1436040 (stock #RR06065)
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$1,100.00
This wonderful Georgian ring could have been worn by one of Jane Austen’s more upper-crust characters! It features a rose-cut diamond (pointed top instead of flat), set in 14kt gold with decorations in black enamel on the shank, which are still in excellent condition. Diamond is the birthstone for April. The ring is approximately a size 5. It isn’t possible to estimate the weight of set rose cut diamonds; it is in the I range for clarity – normal for its era. Unmarked, it is pre-1836 (Miss...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1920 item #1431914 (stock #RN08161)
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$999.00
Here is a beautiful necklace featuring 2 large and lovely grass-green peridots. The central stone is cushion cut, and the dangle is pear-shaped. It is decorated with a total of 28 seed pearls of colors that vary a little, as is usual, set into leaves & vine-like gold ribbons. It is marked 14k on one leaf and on the spring ring. In excellent condition. The decorative panels measure 3-1/2" x 1", and the whole thing measures 15-1/4" total (we have gold necklace extenders available if you need more ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1434911 (stock #RR13173)
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$999.00
This elegant ring comes right out of the Art Deco era of Downton Abbey, The Great Gatsby, etc. The diamond is a very sparkly “transitional” cut diamond (a style that came between old European cut and modern round brilliant cut). It weighs approximately .63, the color is in the JKL range, and it is just really pretty. We don’t really know how to photograph diamonds, so the photos don’t do it justice. The diamond is set in platinum, and the ring shank is (stamped) 14k gold. There is a make...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1438997 (stock #RN06097)
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$985.00
Here is a beautiful jewel featuring a circle of 6 ginkgo leaves radiating out from a diamond center, with rows of seed pearls in between. The enamel is lovely, detailed, and subtle. It is both a pendant and a brooch. The bale is on a swivel; it folds down neatly so that it’s invisible when worn as a brooch. Unmarked but tested 14k rose gold, about 33 pearls, and an approximately .02 full cut old diamond, very slightly chipped (not visible without magnification). The piece measures 1-1/16” in...