Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1426923 (stock #RR06065)
Period Pieces
$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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1425234 (stock #RP08145)
Period Pieces
$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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1428113 (stock #RN07127a)
Period Pieces
$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”...