Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1950 item #1413410 (stock #RR10154)
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$2,999.00
Here is a classic and simply gorgeous ring – when worn, the liveliness of the stones is riveting! A demantoid (green garnet) from the original mines in the Ural Mountains of Russia that is 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’ve just had the table facet re-polished. The appraisal states that the estimated total weight 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 : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1410495 (stock #RN10193)
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$2,500.00
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 #1410727 (stock #RN07116)
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$2,275.00
Here is a show-stopper of a necklace! The rigid cross piece has a chain running above it, through loops over 5 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 5 each having a freshwater pearl dangle. At each end of the bar is an additional little round amethyst, for a total of 7. The central piece is 3” wide, and fr...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1401298 (stock #AN8-592)
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$2,250.00
This wonderful antique,French necklace has all of the Wow! factor you expect from French jewelry. And it feels nothing short of opulent when you put it on. The necklace is 18 k 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 chain consists of three round links connecting marquise-shaped filigree links. The French eagle mark, indicating both French origin and 18 k gold, is on th...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1413694 (stock #RN10202)
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$2,250.00
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 : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1413333 (stock #RN04009)
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$2,225.00
Here is a truly beautiful garland or swag 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 : Victorian : Pre 1920 item #1355495
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$2,075.00
This lovely slide bracelet has 11 (10K & 14k) gold slides, some of which have opals and seed pearls and what looks like coral. The central slide depicts a beautiful Art Nouveau flower. The clasp is gold filled or 9k, the gold paperclip chain tests as 10k, but the round beads are hard to test beyond confirming that they are gold. One slide has a 14k hallmark and a maker’s mark, and one other has a maker’s mark, which looks like an oak leaf. It weighs in at 16.6g. It is about 7-1/2” long, 7...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1401699 (stock #AP10-614)
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$1,875.00
Some marriages are made in Heaven, and this is one. This brooch is a marriage of three Victorian pieces: the bar pin with six diamonds, the enamel bow, and the heart-shaped enamel slide. The bow and slide must once 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. This piece is stunning.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1413885 (stock #RP08145)
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$1,665.00
This striking jewel tests as at least 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 seems t...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1411725 (stock #AP8-611)
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$1,650.00
This beautiful Art Nouveau griffin doesn't hoard treasure--he is a treasure! The pin is 18 k gold. The wings are edged in rose-cut diamonds 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. Circa 1900 Wouldn't you love to tame this fierce creature to ride on your shoulder?
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1411186 (stock #RP12207)
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$1,595.00
This gorgeous 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 Valentine’s Day or at any other time! Or simply an excellent addition to your jewelry box. 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 lovely! The photos are part of the description; pleas...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1401808 (stock #AP7-511)
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$1,550.00
Truly fit for a museum, this rare and wonderful Egyptian Revival pin has a portrait painted on porcelain. It is mounted in 800 silver and surrounded by 16 coral beads on wire. There have been some repairs [not visible from the front] as is so common in jewelry repaired in the 19th century. 1 1/4" diameter. Circa 1875.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1416374 (stock #RR04036)
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$1,499.00
This elegant band, with a continuous wheat sheaf pattern (wheat signifies love and charity), comes out of 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 in excellent ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Rings : Contemporary item #1414902 (stock #RR07103)
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$1,299.00
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 : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1414045 (stock #RN10192)
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$1,275.00
Here is a lovely and nicely detailed garland necklace featuring a heart with wings, symbolic of love and openness. The heart has green enamel 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 uncommon). The spring ring is marked Gold Filled, but the chain tests for 14k, so it’s probably a replacement. The central design elements measure ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1415160 (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 : New Century : Jewelry : Pendants : Contemporary item #1411500 (stock #RN09183)
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$999.99
Here is a pretty young girl shown in profile, with flowers in her hair. She is mounted in marked and tested 18k gold. There is a golden wreath of foliage, fastened with a ribbon, gracefully draped across the lower part of the cameo. The pin stem assembly has a trombone catch. The bale folds down when worn as a brooch. It measures 2-1/4 x 1-7/8", and is in excellent condition. We believe it was made using the ultrasonic method of carving. The photos are part of the description; please examine ca...