Third Floor Antique Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1290886 (stock #1956)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$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...
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...

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...

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...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1289633 (stock #1952)
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$875.00
These lovely, antique French 18k gold earrings are circa 1900. They have large, faceted stones that approximate a 2 1/2 carat diamond each.

The stones are the scarce and desirable cushion cut, and are set in gold collets with a fleur de lis motif. The stones are vibrant, white, with a hint of honey. They have easy to wear lever backs and are in excellent condition.

They retain a French poincon , or guarantee stamp for 18 karat gold on the ear wires...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1289557 (stock #1951)
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$895.00
This antique, French Art Nouveau Chain was just purchased in Paris. It is designed with profiles of Athena, the Goddess of wisdom and Diana, the goddess of the moon and hunting. The reverse of each plaque depicts the appropriate symbol of the arrow and the crescent moon for Diana and the olive tree for Athena. There are ten double sided plaques...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1289540 (stock #1950)
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$3,995.00
This Georgian sapphire, diamond ring is a treasure. Sapphire is a rare stone to be used in Georgian jewelry and I have only had one other ring from this period designed with this stone.

The sapphire is a square, step cut with softly rounded corners, similar to a cushion cut stone, It is a beautiful, pale blue foil backed and set in a gold rub over collet. Stones during this period, were typically closed in the back and foil was used below the stone to add vibrance and light...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1900 item #1289537 (stock #1949)
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Gun metal with its gray hue was a favored during the Victorian period. This long chain is a very unusual example with oblong links spaced chain and accented with round balls. The typical gun metal of this period favored chain links with tiny spectacle set crystals or stones.

This wonderful long chain measures 60 inches X 1 /8 inches wide and terminates with an original gun metal dog clip. Weighs 48 grams.

This can be wrapped three times around the neck, doubled or worn long...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1286565 (stock #1948)
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These rare and remarkable Georgian 15 karat aquamarine earrings, are circa 1820. They are designed with beautiful aquamarines, quite rare to find in jewelry during this period. The gold work too is superior, smooth and finely rendered right down to the tiny details. The gold created the perfect frame for the stones, in its restraint and artistry.

The three articulating sections earrings appear bold, but actually are light and so comfortable, also typical of this period...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1286143 (stock #1947)
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$795.00
Petite and charming, these antique 15 karat gold and amethyst earrings are circa 1880. They are designed with two pale faceted amethyst that are wrapped in a bouquet of gold ribbon. The very feminine, pale amethysts complement almost any piece of jewelry. The gold work is cannetille and hand etching. The composition is typically Victorian and very elegant. They are in excellent condition with an original, rich patina.

They measure 1 3/8 inches long X slightly less than 3/4 inches acros...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1286101 (stock #1946)
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$8,500.00
This fine French enamel necklace is rare and truly a work of art. It is designed as double sided enamel pendant and is circa 1820. Inscribed "Gage D'Amitie" or a pledge of friendship, loyalty and love, it is a form of folk art, The pendant would have been a special commission made by an aristocrat who could afford the finest jewelers and artisans. It must have been become the finest sentimental gift presented to a loved one.

The design epitomizes the symbolism of loyalty, a dog idy...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1285673 (stock #1945)
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$1,250.00
These beautiful earrings are Georgian, set with mellow colored faceted topaz. Topaz, a precious stone, was very rare and reserved for the finest of jewels. This oval, faceted topaz is set in 15 karat gold foil back, hand crimped bezels. The use of foil during this period of time was commonly used, as stones were closed back and the foil was a clever way to add brilliance and a distinctive hue.

These earrings were once part of a reviere, and now with the addition of 14 karat gold wires a...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1285518 (stock #1944)
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These very beautiful chrysoberyl earrings are late 18th century, Portuguese. Chrysoberyl jewelry, highly prized by collectors has become exceedingly scarce. Chrysoberyls, derived from the Greek words meaning "golden beryl" vary from a pale green to an intense color. In this particular example, all the stones were chosen to be a subtle, pale, sea foam green which varies depending on the light source. Each stone is foil back to maximize the reflection, as the settings at this period of time wer...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1900 item #1285090 (stock #1943)
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$975.00
These Victorian earrings are cut steel. Steel jewelry is not to be confused with marcasite, which is iron pyrite. Steel jewelry is actually tiny nails or studs that are faceted and painstakingly set on a metal base plate, attached by rivets. Extremely time consuming, as each stud is set in such a way as to maximize the refection of light.

The result is distinctive, as this process creates a mellow, brilliant steel grey hue unmatched by other stones.

These hang perfectly and have had...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1285084 (stock #1942)
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$1,200.00
These Georgian paste earrings have the desirable and rare cushion shape stone. The white, clear stones are set in silver with hand crimped collets. They have foil placed beneath each stone to enhance the reflection of light, as each stone is set closed back, typical of the period. The pastes are beautiful, and are comparable in size to approximately a 4 carat diamond.

They have been converted from Georgian cuff buttons with the addition of 14 karat gold ear wires. They measure 3/4 of in in...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1281852 (stock #1941)
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$1,400.00
This iconic Hector Aguilar bracelet was designed in Taxco,in the 1940's. Hector Aguilar originally apprenticed under the renowned William Sprawling and in 1939 opened his own shop at the Taller Borda. His works are coveted by collectors around the globe and he is considered a master artisan..

This bracelet, like much of his works , is inspired by Aztec art. In this example he interpreted the agave plant with pre-Columbian motifs utilizing hand scoring and beveling to create the design. E...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1280475 (stock #1940)
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$1,695.00
Gold bearing quartz is one of the rarest forms of natural gold. During the Gold Rush of the 1880's in the United States, most of the gold quartz stones were mined in California. It is found in only a few locations in the world. When the quart stone contains a rare matrix, of gold, a beautiful piece of jewelry can be created.

In this example the stones have many fine veins of gold , within an ivory colored quartz. The two well matched stones were most likely cut from a single source, polish...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1920 item #1280301 (stock #1939)
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$650.00
These beautiful antique 14 karat gold earrings are Victorian, circa 1910. They have fine gold work, as well as a beautiful, original patina.

The earrings are hand painted enamel on porcelain, with roses rendered in shades of pink with lime green, yellow and lavender accents. They measure 1 1/4 inches long from the top of the wire X 3/4 inches across.

They are completely original and in excellent condition. Any unusual white areas seen in the pics, are due to the camera flash. These ...