Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1437690 (stock #RR09143)
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$655.00
Here is an elegant and beautiful ring made from unmarked but tested 18k yellow gold and a pretty purplish-pink topaz. The ring is a size 8, and could be resized. The topaz is set in a modified buttercup setting, with a single golden leaf curling up to meet the stone on either side, and with delicate detail work in the gold. In excellent condition. Topaz is thought to be a healing and energizing stone, to bring forgiveness, and promote truth. The photos are part of the description; please exami...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1430782
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$399.00
Here is a very pretty starburst pin/necklace, perfect for a wedding (or any other occasion!). Made from 14k gold (marked and tested), it’s set with seed pearls and an old European cut diamond in the center. It has a maker’s mark in the shape of a Maltese cross (we haven’t been able to track down the maker). Measuring 1-1/8”, it weighs 6g. The bail folds down nicely for wearing as a brooch. The 18” chain is gold filled, and not original to the piece. It comes with an antique dark blue v...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1920 item #1433172 (stock #RP10179)
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$355.00
Here is a sweet pin by the very collectible Bippart, Griscomb & Osborn Company of Newark, NJ (quite the hub of Art Nouveau jewelry c. 1900). It is centered by a turquoise cab, with 2 freshwater pearls on either side, framed by a sinuous ribbon of 14kt gold. It has the BG&O maker’s mark and is stamped 14kt (the marks were hard to photograph). 1-3/4” x 5/16” at the widest point, and it weighs 3.2g. The photos are part of the description. Please examine them carefully. Thanks! We do lay-awa...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1434298 (stock #RP04011)
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$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 : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1930 item #1435018 (stock #RP07110)
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$475.00
Here is a maple leave pin, consisting of plique a jour enamel and silver. Antique plique a jour (translucent enamel) jewels are hard to come by these days – they are somewhat fragile and rare, and we believe that many of them are now in private collections. This lovely pin is highlighted with paste accent stones along the main leaf veins. The green plique is a very nice rich color. It seems to be missing one leaf. However, someone filled the space with a pretty drop made of green agate, so the...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1435487 (stock #RP07113)
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$189.00
Here is a Victorian brooch with cross, anchor, and heart, the symbols for faith, hope and charity, respectively. The metal has very nice detailing. Unmarked, but it is made of a layer of gold on top of what looks like copper. The center of the heart is set with a seed pearl, possibly faux, and the cross is set with 11 tiny turquoise-colored cabs – they are too tiny for a definite ID. It measures 1-3/16 x 7/8". The gold shows wear here and there, and it has a nice patina. Overall it is in very ...
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 : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1416821 (stock #AN7-519)
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$450.00
The typically Art Nouveau curves of this elegant lavalier are set with seed pearls to accent their lavish beauty. The lavalier holds a large central ametyst—February’s birthstone!—and has an amethyst dropper. The delicate bale is set with more pearls. The lavalier is made of 9 ct gold and is 1 1/8" by 1 1/2" plus the bale. Circa 1900. The 14 k gold 16" chain is new.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1432753 (stock #RSP04012)
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$159.00
Here is a simple and elegant stickpin with a stylized flower design, based on a Japanese family crest. It is marked “k20” on the back, and tests as a very strong 20kt. The flower head measures 1/2 x 7/8”, and the whole pin is 2-1/2” long. It weighs 2.4g. The pin is a bit bent, not surprisingly given the high gold content (please see photos), and course that can’t be seen when it’s worn. Otherwise in excellent condition. Circa 1900. Japanese art had a huge influence on the Art Nouveau...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1416333 (stock #AO8-583)
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$375.00
This one piece sterling silver buckle would be stunning on a black velvet sash! It was made by Unger Bros in the early 20th century. The ornamental design is a classic scroll and acanthus. The buckle is 4 1/4" x 2 1/2". Marks are 925 (sterling) and the Unger Bros markIt is in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Accessories : Boxes : Pre 1960 item #1433453 (stock #AO8-610)
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$120.00
This little wooden box is a fantasy delight to hold your most often worn rings and other jewels. It has a leather-look surface embossed with a gryffon rampant on top. The edges and all sides are ornately patterned. It as a lock, but the key has disappeared into the mists of time. There are some minor scuffs on surface. The box is 4¼” x 3½” x 2¼” in size. The age unknown, best guess is midcentury.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1434988 (stock #RR04031)
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$355.00
Here is a pretty ring, composed of 7 amethysts, birthstone for February (and in legend, thought to guard against poison) and on either side of the cluster, a bezel-set accent diamond and one tiny half seed pearl. The ring is approximately size 6.5, and would be easy to re-size. It is marked 10K and signed “ECI”. In excellent condition, with just a bit of patina. The gold is yellow, despite looking rosy in the photos. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. We ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #1436674 (stock #RN08156)
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$599.00
Here is a coral garland (also referred to as “festoon” or “swag”) necklace consisting of 8 coral cabuchons of graduated lengths and sizes. The three longest drops are on rigid bars. The coral is a lovely dark ox-blood red, hard to capture in photos. Coral was believed to prevent bad luck, and to be an aid to meditation. The length is 15-1/4” (but it would be easy to lengthen it), and the decorated portion is 4-1/4” x 2-1/8” at the longest point. The chain bears the mark for silver ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1435946 (stock #RP05030)
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$75.00
Here is a small gold-filled Victorian or Edwardian fretwork pin. It measures 15/16” x 7/8”. Somewhat worn in places, but still very pretty. Oddly, the watch hanger tests as 10k. Signed SIMMONS and RFS & Co (for the R.F. Simmons Co. of Attleboro, MA). 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 : 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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1437427 (stock #RN07127a)
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$599.00
This lovely (unmarked but tested) 10kt gold jewel is from the early 1800s (around Jane Austen's time), when cannetille work was the vogue: very fine gold wires twisted into thin ropes and then formed into rosettes and other shapes. The amethyst has a lovely delicate shade of purple, and weighs approximately 2.5 carats – it’s very deep. (Amethysts are said to bring calm, and help banish headaches.) The whole lavalier, including the bale, measures 1-1/2 x 9/16”. Two of the seed pearls are mi...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1435205 (stock #RR13174)
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$485.00
Here is a fascinating ring consisting of strands of rose gold tied in a knot, and studded with gold balls. One ball is missing, which makes it pleasantly asymmetrical (it took us a while to realize that it wasn’t actually made that way!). The decorated area measures 5/8 x 1/2” and the shank measures 3/16”. The ring has a maker’s mark (“J.M”), the anchor for Birmingham, the date mark for 1903-4, “9”, and “375”, however it tests as 10k (not unusual). It’s approximately size 7...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1900 item #1433277 (stock #RN11207)
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$449.00
Here is one of our favorite lockets! The front has a beautiful Egyptian woman or girl – or perhaps goddess - in profile, wearing a headdress (from which a few locks of hair have escaped – so charming!), and hoop earrings. She is nestled within a crescent moon (symbolic of the female principal, intuition, and new beginnings). Inside it has both photo rings, but no celluloid. That can easily be fixed with plastic. Unusually large, it measures 1-5/8”, and weighs .77 ounce. It is made of gold ...