Third Floor Antique Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1323529 (stock #2003)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$4,800.00
This early 19th century, antique French, 18 karat gold watch fob is a work of art. French jewelry is world renowned for its fine finishing and design. In this example , a fine piece of jewelry, a watch fob, was designed, circa 1830 in multi -colored gold with a central cushion shape, large citrine. The citrine has a beautiful, rich color reflecting light from every angle.

The design is ingenious as the fob swivels to unlock, and then becomes a watch key...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1323313 (stock #2002)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$4,600.00
This wonderful, long, antique French chain is circa 1900. It is designed with a streamlined paperclip link and can be worn in a multitude of ways either as a chain that is doubled or tripled, or with an attached pendant of choice. It is 18 karat gold and retains a beautiful rich patina.

It weighs a substantial 60.9 grams (39.2 dwt.) and is 60 inches long X 1/8 inches wide. It is in excellent condition...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1323215 (stock #2001)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$2,900.00
This Scottish agate pin is circa 1860. It represents the finest elements of antique Scottish jewelry, in its condition, design and choice of agates. The beauty of antique Scottish jewelry is in its artistry and it is unique to Scotland. Queen Victoria's passion for Scotland grew when she took over Balmoral Castle as a summer home in 1848. She had frequent visits, dressed her children in tartans, and she personally wore Scottish jewelry...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1323090 (stock #2001)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$2,995.00
This superb antique 18 karat gold banded agate locket pendant is circa 1860. It is finely rendered in 18 karat gold and is bold in size yet restrained in design. The central star motif is set with small mine cut diamonds centering a banded agate cabochon. The surround has banded agate cabochon stones bezel set , nine in total and each perfectly matched. The bail too is a work of art , set with a cabochon banded agate. The reverse has a removable bezel which can house a photo or momento...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1320605 (stock #2000)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
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These elegant, petit antique diamond earrings are French, circa 1890. They are known as dormeuse , or sleeper earrings as they were so comfortable, they could be worn though the night. The style is so wearable that they are as relevant to the fashion of today as they were over 100 years ago.

The settings are 18 karat gold and the diamonds are set in platinum. They retain French guarantee stamps on each ear wire...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1317548 (stock #1998)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$650.00
This antique 800 silver French long chain was recently purchased in Paris. It has a chic , tailored design with rectangular etched, detailed rectangular plaques separated by equal lengths of chain. The plaques have an "x" design very popular during the early 1900's in French jewelry. I have seen it on lockets, but rarely on a chain.

It is smoothly finished and in excellent condition. It has a lovely, original patina and retains French guarantee stamps on the end ring...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1317536 (stock #1997)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
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This is simply the finest antique long chain I have offered for sale and it comes from my personal collection. It is French, circa 1890 and is designed with intricate quatrefoil links each separated by five oval links.

This chain is completely hand made, in excellent condition and retains the original, rich patina. It terminates with a spring ring that can hold a locket or pendant of choice...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1317149 (stock #1996)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$8,900.00
These are unusually rare and original Portuguese chrysoberyl earrings, circa 1750. In the 18th century, Portugal had access to rare stones such as topaz and chrysoberyl, via their dominion over Brazil. The aristocracy draped themselves with these stones, openly displaying their opulence wearing large brooches, rings and earrings...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1837 VR item #1316893 (stock #1995)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$2,500.00
I have just returned from a buying trip in Paris where I found these wonderful cut steel earrings. Unusual in form and design, they are circa 1800. They have faceted, decorative, steel elements riveted to a steel plate. The steel plate is shaped and well detailed.

They measure a long 3 1/4 inches X slightly less than 1 inch across the bottom...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1900 item #1316555 (stock #1993)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1,595.00
This work of art is French, 18 karat gold, and was designed during the Art Nouveau Period of 1895-1905. It is entirely rendered by a highly skilled hand utilizing the process known as plique a jour. This process uses vitreous enamel, or ground glass, that is filled in the empty cells of the pierced gold work. It is then fired and the result is extraordinary. When this process is complete and the pendant is held in the light, it becomes translucent.

This is a unique pendant which states i...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1316552 (stock #1992)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
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There is nothing quite as sentimental as this French love pendant. I had searched for several years to find one for my beloved granddaughter, and last year was finally successful. However, during my last buying trip to Paris, I was thrilled to find another. Why is this so special and sentimental? In 1889 Louise Rose Etiennette Gerard, known as Rosemonde Gerard, a poet and playwright, wrote these words to her husband, Edmond Rostand. Rostand was the author of Cyrano de Bergerac. Louise, never ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1313996 (stock #1990)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$675.00
This niello necklace is circa 1900. Niello is the term used to describe the process of fusing silver,copper,gold and sulphur. By pouring them on to the incised silver or metal, a lovely pattern is created. This chain, as others of the same period were watch chains and now are enjoyed as necklaces. This example is especially well done and bolder in scale than most. The rose gold vermeil alternating with the niello is striking. The rose gold vermeil is in exceptionally good condition and has retai...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1313907 (stock #1989)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$3,800.00
Simple, elegant and finely finished , this 18 karat gold chain is French, circa 1900. The links are geometric, and each connecting knot is hand done. The patina is rich and original, and the chain is silky smooth to the touch. It is more unusual to find simple , geometric links as most French chains were more ornate during this period.

The elegant, sleek design lends itself to be worn a multitude of ways, single, doubled or tripled. It looks sophisticated alone or with a pendant of cho...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1313902 (stock #1988)
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This exceptional, oversized, bold, revolving three sided intaglio seal is circa 1820. Although I have sold revolving seals before, the large scale and beautiful choice of stone makes this an exceptionally fine example. The intaglios are rendered in jasper, bloodstone and a pale pink quartz and it is 15 karat gold. There is a full family coat of arms as well as smaller private crests for the husband and wife.

It measures a bold 1 3/4 inches from the top to the bottom and 1 5/8 inches acr...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1930 item #1312829 (stock #1987)
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This is a simply wonderful 18 karat gold French chain, circa 1920. It is beautifully designed with 16 navette links connected by textured links of chain. Each length of chain is centered by a decorative, small oval element creating a perfect balance of design. The chain terminates with a spring ring that can be easily adjusted to hold a pendant, if desired.

The chain measures 43 inches long X a bold 3/8th inches across the navette links. It has substantial weight of 32.5 dwt. or 1.78 ounc...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1312703 (stock #1986)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$695.00
These charming French earrings are known as dormeuse. Referred to as "sleeper earrings" because the design and petit scale was so comfortable they could be worn all day and through the night. Ever popular, as they complement any outfit, women in Paris can still be seen today on the Rue de Honore wearing this form of earrings.

They are designed with vibrant, European cut pastes equating to 60 pts. or over a half a carat and are topped with a small accent stone. They are easy to wear leve...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1311882 (stock #1985)
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This unique gold fob seal necklace was purchased in London. It is designed with two Georgian period fobs suspended from a gold Victorian chain. The seals are circa 1830 and are finely modeled as stylized pineapples framed by acanthus leaves, symbolizing endurance. The multi colored gold is entirely hand rendered with hand engraving and applied flowers on the base. What is unusual is finding two matching fobs that have survived almost 200 years together. Each has an intaglio on the reverse in p...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1311248 (stock #1983)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
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The symbolism of the snake has added to the enchantment of this form for centuries. Everyone can picture Cleopatra wearing multiple pieces of serpent jewels. In the 19th century, following Albert's betrothal gift of a snake ring the popularity was once again renewed.

In this example the serpent is designed as a bracelet that coils around the wrist. It is hand woven of many strands of fine silver wire. So carefully designed it widens at the head and tapers at the tail. The head is well defin...