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All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1279476 (stock #1938)
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These garnet and topaz earrings are Georgian, circa 1820. They are unique in design, with flat cut foil back garnets set in rub over collets, that contrast with the central foil back topaz. The rose colored almandine garnets are vibrant and the topaz rich in color, yet subtle. The combination is undeniably beautiful...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1276513 (stock #1935)
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Simply perfect, these charming gold earrings are French, circa 1890. They are called dormeuse, French for sleeper, as the size and comfort makes them perfect for day and night.

They are pale, rose gold with lever backs and have a beautifully designed gallery around the bottom stone. The size of the bright, radiant faceted stone is approximately 120 pts, or slightly less than 1 1/4 carats. The top stone is approximately 10 pts...

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1275096 (stock #1934)
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This French 18 karat gold bracelet, recently purchased in Paris, is designed with beautiful rhodolite garnets. The garnets are referred to as Perpignon, as the stones were each hand cut in a distinctive way. The cut is similar to a rose cut, as the cut goes across the curved surface of the stone and is called the Perpignon cut. These stones, mined in the foothills of the Pyrenees, were hand cut and hand set in 18 karat gold. Each link contains a French guarantee stamp for gold...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1275001 (stock #1932)
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These petite, antique French diamond earrings were just purchased during my recent trip to Paris. They are referred to as dormouse, French for sleeper, as they are so comfortable they could be worn through the night.

They are set in 18 karat yellow and white gold, and bear French guarantee stamps on the ear wires. The diamonds are white and fiery G-H SI1, Old Mine Cut stones. The bottom diamonds are approximately 25 pts. and the top are approximately 5 pts each...

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1273301
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I have just returned from a buying trip to Paris where this wonderful 800 silver and vermeil chain, circa 1900 was purchased. It is designed with twisted silver wire connected with horizontal bands of rose gold vermeil. The chain has an unusual design, and I have never had another like it. It is quite beautiful worn alone or with other mixed metal chains.

It measures 60 inches long X 1/8 inches wide and can be doubled or tripled around the neck...

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1273300 (stock #1924)
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Spending a day in Paris and locating this chain was indeed a pleasure. It is French, circa 1900 and is designed with rectangular niello plaques joined by rose gold links.

Niello is the process of using alloys of copper,silver,sulphur and lead,fusing them, and then inlaying on incised metals. The patterns created are subtle and beautiful...

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1265020 (stock #1922)
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Hector Aguilar has long been recognized as one of the masters of early Mexican jewelry. His work has world wide collectors who appreciate his original designs, reflecting the Aztec culture.

This bracelet is known as the New Maguey design, as Aguilar redesigned the center silver dome. It is beautifully rendered, smooth and hand hammered, typical of Aguilar's fine craftsmanship...

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1263717 (stock #1920)
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This is a remarkable example of the art of niello. Niello is the term to describe the process where alloys such as copper, silver and lead sulfides are fused and then inlaid into incised metals form designs and patterns.

In this example the locket is decorated in a checkboard pattern on the front,back as well as the bail. What makes this unique, is the strap and garter motif, which is the oldest British order of Chivalry...

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1259822 (stock #1918)
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This lovely pique pin has been designed with fine inlaid silver and gold forming a pattern on the curved tortoise shell. it is part of a fine collection and is in excellent condition.

It measures 1 1/4 inches and is pictured with the other two pins offered for sale from this collection.

Fine and uniquely lovely. England or France, circa 1860

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1259820 (stock #1917)
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This small pique pin is a work of art. The tortoise shell has been carved to form four sides and each has been finely inlaid with birds and flowers, in silver and gold.

It measures 1 inch and is in excellent condition. It is pictured with a grouping of three pique brooch, all offered for sale separately.

France or England, circa 1860

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1259819 (stock #1916)
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Striking and beautifully detailed is this bold pique pin. It is Victorian, circa 1860 . It is part of a sophisticated collection. I have taken a picture with the three pins now offered for sale, They were worn together and although priced separately, they do make an incredible statement in a grouping.

This particular pin measures 1 1/2 inches. The silver and gold inlay are in excellent condition.

Simply beautiful, and a lost art. England or France, circa 1860

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1259818 (stock #1915)
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So rare, and from a fine collection, this pique bracelet is extraordinary. Pique is the the term used to define the technique in which silver and gold are inlaid into tortoise shell to form a pattern. The technique was used on objects and spread to jewelry in the 19th century reaching a peak during the 1850's-1880's...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1254667 (stock #1912)
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This exemplary long French silver chain is circa 1900. It has a beautiful,elegant design of a Louis XV1 interlaced ribbon border with an X motif. The scale is perfect as it allows the chain to be tripled, doubled or worn long. It has French silver guarantee stamps and maker's marks on the end ring and dog clip. The silver is Continental, 800 fineness and the pale rose gold is vermeil, a gold wash over silver.

It measures a long 59 inches X 1/5 inches and has a glorious ,original patina...

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1253257 (stock #1911)
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This antique French silver bangle was purchased in Paris. It has a classical motif and is rendered in Continental(800) silver and rose gold vermeil.

The bangle has a classical flower basket and cornucopia motif. The rose gold is applied to the silver and is hand engraved. The craftsmanship and design are superior, as would be expected of French jewelry. The gold and silver retains the beautiful, original patina. it measures 7 1/2 inches X 7/8 width and will fit an average wrist. It opens...

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1252908 (stock #1910)
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This wonderful, very bright pair of Georgian paste earrings are circa 1800. Just purchased in London, they are a superb example of Georgian paste.

The paste stones, originally designed to copy diamonds are now viewed as an art form, with world-wide collectors. The clear pastes are white and reflective, foil back and set in hand crimped silver collets. The use of foil in stones closed in the back adds a brilliance as well as a mellow hue. It is especially beautiful in the evening light. Each...

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1251935 (stock #1908)
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Wonderful, antique French 18 karat gold earrings, circa 1890. They are designed with a small faceted paste below which is a large, bright faceted stone open to the light, approximating a 2 plus carat diamond.

The gold work, and the fleur de lis, distinguishes this pair, as it is very finely rendered. They are beautiful from every angle and are 18 karat and 800 silver. There are French guarantee stamps on the ear wires.

They measure 5/8 inches long and are the perfect size for day or ...

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1251676 (stock #1907)
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These antique diamond, gold earrings are French, circa 1890. They are called dormeuse, or sleeper earrings, as the size made them comfortable enough to wear to sleep. At the turn of the 19th century, every well dressed, fashion conscious woman, could be seen wearing these while walking the streets of Paris. Today, they are equally as popular, given the lovely design and petite size make them suitable for day or evening wear.

The earrings have quality, cushion shaped, old mine cuts, G color,...

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1900 item #1250587 (stock #1902)
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This antique long silver guard chain is from the Arts and Crafts Movement. It is Continental, 800 silver, and has a maker's mark. This movement of design favored anti-industrial, simple forms. This Jugenstil style muff chain is reminiscent of the work of Murrle Bennett, Archibold Knox and Charles Horner. Although the movement swept the years of 1860-1910, most jewelry was produced during the period of 1890-1910.

This long chain, measuring 60 inches long X 1/4 inches wide is a simple and e...