Third Floor Antique Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1900 item #1297586 (stock #1970)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
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These sleek, French jet earrings are circa 1890. They have a contemporary clean line and are beautifully designed. French jet, is neither jet, nor specifically French. It is faceted black glass that is set on a metal back. The black glass was used to simulate Whitby jet during the mourning period of Queen Victoria. It was popular in England, France as well as in other European countries...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1297067 (stock #1969)
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Simply arresting in their simplicity and mellow combination of color, these earrings are circa 1840. They are 15 karat gold, with each faceted stone set foil back and prong set.

They measure a petite 1 inch from the top of the wire X slightly greater than 3/8th's cross the bottom stone. The condition is excellent, with the addition of newer ear wires. They hang gracefully from the ear and are easy to wear day or evening. English, circa 1840

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1297057 (stock #1968)
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$1,200.00
I could search for twenty years and not find the beauty of the paste stones found in these earrings. They are French, circa 1820 and are set in foil back, hand crimped cushion cut earrings. The stones are set in silver, and the backs are 18 karat gold. New 14 karat gold shepherd hook ear wires were added to convert the elements to earrings. These were found in Paris and were made from an amazing partial reviere.

The stones are bright , white, reflective and the rare cushion cut...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1296882 (stock #1967)
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$1,395.00
These are quite amazing examples of French provincial earrings. They are mid 19th century, and most likely from the Berry Region of France.

Why are these unusual? Finding examples of antique earrings in completely original condition, in a region where these are seldom found, is what makes them rare. They are beautiful in their lack of sophistication and in their artistry. Of note is the reverse, where only one earring is engraved on the back...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1296880 (stock #1966)
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$4,500.00
The last time I had a French paste reviere for sale, was about eight years ago. I just returned from Paris and was fortunate to locate some incredible paste jewelry. This necklace is all original, with bright, clear pastes set in hand crimped collets. Every paste stone is set with foil beneath the stone to maximize the reflection of light. The result is magical...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1296481 (stock #1965)
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$650.00
This sleek bracelet is circa 1890 and is designed with a buckle closure accented with rose gold vermeil (gold wash over silver). The bracelet is Continental 800 silver and is in excellent condition. It opens and closes with a secure push clasp. It has a remarkable modern aesthetic, although it is circa 1900.

The use of both silver and rose gold vermeil was popularized during the Aesthetic Movement , and the influence of Japan and their use of mixed metals are evident in this design...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1296380 (stock #1964)
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$395.00
This antique Continental silver bracelet is French, circa 1900. It is beautifully designed with smooth and alternating matte textured links. Attached is a charm in the shape of a cube with a fleur de lis on each side. The fleur de lis is finely detailed and shiny, a perfect contrast with the textured matte background. It is original to the bracelet and quite interesting in appearance.

The bracelet is smooth to the touch, and moves gracefully on the wrist...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1900 item #1296379 (stock #1963)
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$795.00
This unique gunmetal long chain was purchased in Paris. At the turn of the 19th Century, alternative metals gained popularity. Women desired a new, sleek look as they entered the world seeking equality. The suffrage movement and women's eagerness to obtain the vote empowered them. Novelty jewelry with hearts and flowers were left behind and a distinguished look was desirable...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1293931 (stock #1962)
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$695.00
This beautiful,long, antique French chain is circa 1900. It is smooth to the touch and finely finished. The silver design is so feminine with ovals, bows and flowers. It measures a long 55 inches X slightly less than 1/4 inches across the oval plaques.

There are French silver marks on the spring ring denoting 800-900 silver (Continental) and weighs 25.2 grams...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1293797 (stock #1961)
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$295.00
This wonderful French gold pocket watch key, is circa 1830. It is refined and beautifully finished, as expected of French craftsmanship. Original designed to wind a watch, it can now be enjoyed as a charm worn alone on a neck chain, or joined with other hearts and charms. It measures 1 inch long X 3/8ths across the top. It has French guarantee stamps on the ring and weighs 1.1 grams. It has a rich gold patina and is in excellent, original condition. France, circa 1840
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1293775 (stock #1960)
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These earrings were purchased in a tiny, charming shop in Paris. They are French 18 karat and platinum. They are referred to as dormeuse, used to describe earrings that are so comfortable, they can even be worn while sleeping. They have remained so popular, that women today can be spotted on the Rue de Honore, carrying their Hermes bags and wearing their dormeuse earrings. So understated and fine, they complement any outfit.

These classic petite, earrings are designed with two rose diamond...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1910 item #1293182 (stock #1959)
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This antique very fine chain is designed with a motif of love knots.The love knot symbolizes rings of love, where there is no beginning or end....just eternal love. It is difficult enough to find an antique chain of substantial length, but finding one with a beautiful, meaningful link , and retaining a rich, original patina is wonderful.

The chain measures 60 inches without the clasp and 61 inches including X 1/4 inches wide. It weighs a significant 60 grams. The long length enables it ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1293047 (stock #1958)
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Follow your heart....the perfect message to give to a loved one, young or old. This Victorian sterling silver, working compass is English, dated 1896. Finding a compass in the form of a heart is very unusual.

It is in superb condition with very tiny minor dings. The back is fully hallmarked for Birmingham, 1896 as well as a hallmark on the side of the heart. The heart measures 3/4 inches long X 5/8 inches across. The sterling chain is antique, with hallmarks on the spring ring. The chain ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1292447 (stock #1957)
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This doubled headed snake bracelet has charmed its way straight from Paris to find a new home. Each head has 17 diamonds centered with a 20 point Old European cut, set in silver topped 18 karat gold. The tiny eyes are accented with emeralds and rubies. The sides are set with 15 diamonds each, leading to an unadorned back.

The use of snakes in jewelry regained popularity when Albert presented his beloved Victoria with a betrothal ring in the form of a snake. It became the perfect love t...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1290886 (stock #1956)
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$1,100.00
I have always loved the artistry of niello for its subtle beauty, and this long 800 silver niello chain is an exquisite example. Niello. is the term used to define the process of fusing silver,copper,lead and sulphur and then pouring the melted metals on to incised silver. The patterns created in the silver are then filled with the fused metals. The result is unique, and when accented with rose gold vermeil it is transformed into a beautiful piece of jewelry.

This particular chain measure...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1290079 (stock #1955)
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$850.00
This sleek very long silver French chain is circa 1900. It has silver, finely detailed links highlighted by oblong links centered with rose gold vermeil plaques. The rose gold is rich in color and double sided.

The chain measures 56 inches long X 1/4 inches across the plaques. It has a spring ring which can be used for a charm or pendant of choice or easily adjusted to be used as a clasp. The condition is superb. It is 23.6 grams and retains French poincons ,or guarantee stamps on the end ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1289968 (stock #1954)
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$950.00
This double sided, antique French compass is circa 1890. It is designed with gold links resembling nautical rope knots. It has original beveled glass on both sides and the compass is functioning with the needle moving freely. The gold has a rich, original patina and is finely finished. It has French guarantee stamps, or poincon's on the top loop, and is in excellent condition.

It is a wonderful gift for a loved one. Symbolically, "This can always guide you back home."

It measures 1 3/8...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1289944 (stock #1953)
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$1,650.00
These are remarkable, Georgian 18 karat gold and glass pearl earrings, circa 1820. Very scarce , having survived almost 195 years, they were purchased in Paris. The gold fittings are cannetille(fine wire work creating patterns) and have retained their original, glorious patina. The ear wires are original as well and are back to front.

The use of imitation pearls was a novelty and an art unto itself. The laborious process utilized an inner coating of nacre which was a paste of fish scales. T...