Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1358379 (stock #RP07121)
Period Pieces
$175.00
This lovely navette-shaped pin from the Arts & Crafts era measures 2-1/8 x 7/16”. It has a leaf and berry design, centered by a pretty deep purple amethyst. (Amethysts are thought to bring calmness and clarity to the mind.) It is marked STERLING, and the pin-stem assembly is original. It has a nice patina. In excellent condition, and circa 1900. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling, and insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #1356999 (stock #RN14251)
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$525.00
This gorgeous lavalier sports a light purple amethyst (traditionally good for maintaining clarity of mind), framed by rose gold panels which are both Nouveau and Arts & Crafts. It has a pearl dangle with good luster which is interestingly off-round. Measuring 1-5/8” including the pearl but not the ring, by 7/8”. The amethyst measures 3/8” x 1/4”. It is marked “9ct” but tests as 10k (this is not uncommon). It weighs 2.1g and is in excellent antique condition. The chain is 16” and i...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1362304 (stock #RP11199)
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$510.00
In the style of Murrle, Bennett and Archibald Knox, this lovely brooch features a heart interlaced with a navette shape (this interlace-type motif is also called “entrelac”). It is centered by a pretty oval turquoise, and has a safety chain. Unsigned, and marked 9ct. It measures 1-1/2 x 3/4", and weighs 2.6g. The gold has a nice patina, and it is in excellent antique condition. Circa 1900. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & in...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Contemporary item #1353857 (stock #JB-1)
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$45.00
Calling all Canadians...and bracelet lovers. This is a lovely sterling silver link bracelet. Ten square links, each with a maple leaf in a circle give this bracelet its beautiful look. 7" long, box & tongue clasp.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1360386 (stock #RN10202)
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$2,210.00
Although this jewel is English, it reflects the aesthetics of fin de siècle Russia, with its pink topazes and demantoid garnets. The fairly large 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 oval. It measures 2” long by 1-1/8” across at the widest point, and weighs 5.4g. In overall ex...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1354924 (stock #RP12209)
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$1,525.00
This stunner is made from a magical moonstone with a cat’s eye across the top. The subtle color floats in the stone, making it mesmerizing to look at (we couldn’t do it justice in the photos). Moonstones have been symbolic of passion, but also intuition and good fortune. The setting is Celtic interlace, or “entrelac.” Murrle, Bennett created designs for Liberty & Co., as well as producing their own line of jewelry, from 1884 – 1916. The back has M, B’s maker’s mark as well as a hal...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1360342 (stock #RR08132)
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$725.00
Here is a beautiful ring, from either the early Victorian or late Georgian period, in rose gold which tests as 18k. The center stone is a ruby cut in an older style, but in excellent condition - possibly a replacement stone. It is surrounded by 8 rose cut and more randomly-cut diamonds that 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 fractures. It is unmarked and has a nice patina. The ring is a size 8-1/4, and cou...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1356635 (stock #RN10194)
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$455.00
This sweet lady is made of unmarked but tested 18k yellow gold. Spangled with 8 tiny diamonds (the birthstone for April), and with her hair swept up into a bun with whispy tendrils of hair around her ears, she is just charming! She measures 1” x 1”, and weighs 2.5g. The gold is a little worn at the high points, and we had the jump ring repaired, as it was worn very thin – someone clearly loved it a lot! On the back, it looks as though someone made a groove for testing the gold. Otherwise i...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1354208 (stock #RR12167)
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$595.00
This ring is centered by a lovely piece of 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 14k 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. This is an old de...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1351703 (stock #RM12167)
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$325.00
These 10kt yellow gold cuff links sport an ivy motif – one of our favorites! Ivy is symbolic of growth, marriage, and friendship. The decorated ends measure 3/4” x 1/2”, and they weigh 3.2g. Unmarked, they test at 10k, and we believe them to be from the Art Nouveau period. In excellent condition, and really lovely. The photos are part of the description so please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1354726 (stock #RSP11063)
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$395.00
Created in the shape of an arrow head, this wonderful stickpin features a sparkly cognac diamond of approximately 10 points. Above and below the diamond are 2 lovely (cultured?) golden pearls. It weighs a satisfying 2.3g of unmarked but tested 14k yellow gold, which has been hammered to enhance the “arrow head” look. Gorgeous! It measures 1/2” x 7/16” x 2-1/2" long. In excellent condition. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Shipping, handling, and ins...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1359440 (stock #RP08140)
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$565.00
This beautifuil brooch depicts a red poppy in full bloom, with leaves and buds. It was made by the well-known and very collectible Bippart Griscomb & Osborn of Newark, New Jersey. Their maker’s mark is on the back, as well as a 14k stamp. Measuring 1” x 1-1/4”, it has the long pin stem often found on antique pieces. It has a pearl mounted at the top, and another dangling below. Poppies have symbolized sleep, peace, and resurrection. They are also worn to commemorate those who have fallen i...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1358303 (stock #RM05031)
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$85.00
The coin tests as silver, most likely sterling. On one side we see the face of Friedrich (presumably) and his wife, a Maltese cross, and the words “FRIEDRICH * I * 1701 * WILHELM * II * 1901”, on the other side is an eagle with a crown above, and “DEUTSCHES REICH 1901 ZWEI MARK”. The rest is white metal. The swivel clasp has a mark, which looks like a plow. We haven’t been able to track it down. The coin and split ring weigh approximately .40oz, and the whole thing .94oz. The coin is 1...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1950 item #1357089 (stock #AE7-482)
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$49.00
For the seeker of something out of the ordinary! These vintage screw-back earrings are unmarked and are a (relatively) modern take on the ancient Green Man. For those who like the unusual. Each earring is ~1" X 1". Age unknown, most probably 1940-1950s.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1910 item #1357530 (stock #RN05024)
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$85.00
Here is an attractive locket made from white metal. It is chased on the front in a stylized pattern, and plain on the back. The inside has some scratches, we don’t know why. The photo rings and celluloid are not present. It measures 1-1/4” x 7/8" and the cool paperclip chain is a bit over 22". The back has a few dark marks which might clean up. Generally a handsome Victorian (or possibly Edwardian) jewel. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1360529 (stock #RN04009)
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$2,395.00
Here is a truly lovely 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 centers an oval peridot, has several small pearls, and an accent diamond; also a dropper ending with another oval peridot. (Peridot is the birthstone for...
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 : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1355249 (stock #AP8-548)
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$345.00
Here's a lovely and unusual four-leafed clover to bring good luck all year long. This charming pin has leaves of fossil material surrounded by gold nuggets. It is 1" x 1", and is marked NATIVE GOLD NUGGETS. Circa 1890.