Third Floor Antique Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1281852 (stock #1941)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$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...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1280475 (stock #1940)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1,900.00
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...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1920 item #1280301 (stock #1939)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$850.00
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...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : 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 : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1279426 (stock #1937)
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Sale Pending
Simply elegant and beautiful, these earrings are set with the most beautiful foil back garnets. The almandine garnets have the very desirable deep pink/rose color. The setting is hand rendered, characteristic of the time period, Each garnet has facets around the perimeter, a flat table, and hand crimped rub over collets. The use of foil beneath the stone was used to capture light and give the stone an inner glow. The flower articulates, and shimmers with light with every movement...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1900 item #1276967 (stock #1937)
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$895.00
This is necklace is signed and designed by Nelly Biche de Bere. The beads, all 30 of them, are 19th century banded agates.

Biche de Bere is a famous contemporary designer who often incorporates old elements with a modern design. She is a runway Paris designer of avante guard haute couture. In this example, she utilized 19th century antique beads and joined them with gilded metal parts. The result is dramatic and beautiful...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1276930 (stock #1936)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$4,500.00
This rare Stuart Crystal diamond ring is circa 1650. Following the execution of King Charles I, the Stuart followers made of of jewelry with faceted crystals below which contained hair, cyphers or sentimental portrait miniatures. The tradition followed into the 18th century.

In this example, a central faceted crystal with a cypher is surrounded by rose cut diamonds. All are set in rub over, silver collets...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : 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 : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1275096 (stock #1934)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$950.00
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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1275020 (stock #1933)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1,100.00
This unusual and rare antique silver match safe is French, circa 1890. It is in the form of a book and commemorates the death of Victor Hugo in 1885. Hugo was the acclaimed poet, novelist and dramatist. One of his most acclaimed works, was Les Miserables.

This match safe is symbolically in the form of a book and labeled Victor Hugo dated 1885. It is finely detailed and engraved. It has rose gold vermeil accents and the interior has the original gold gilding. Then interior has the silver poc...

All Items : 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. The measurements are by form...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1930 item #1274309 (stock #1931)
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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 I finally was 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, ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1837 VR item #1274106 (stock #1930)
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$1,395.00
Incredibly lovely, this French, Napoleon 111, bracelet is circa 1810. It is in gilded metal, still so vibrant, that it looks like 18 karat gold. The design is of a central section embellished with opalescent glass. Within each glass section is a fine decorative flower motif centered with a turquoise colored glass stone. The metal is repousse, which is metal shaped from the back to create decorative forms. The connecting bracelet is just as beauifully designed as the central section, only is sim...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1900 item #1274099 (stock #1929)
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$695.00
This necklace is Victorian, circa 1860. Interestingly, it is referred to as French jet, which is neither jet, nor French. It is faceted black glass set on a metal back. The black glass was used to simulate Whitby jet, which became popular during the mourning period of Queen Victoria. The faceted glass is highly reflective, and is quite dramatic. It was very popular in England , Europe and France. The traditional Victorian motifs were replaced with variations of beads fashioned into long neckla...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1273583 (stock #1928)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$2,995.00
These antique 18 karat gold , French garnet earrings are 19th century. They are designed as a poissarde hoop, with back to front closure. This form of earring, termed poissarde, was popular in France,Germany and Italy. In the book Georgian Jewellery, by Dawes and Collings, pg.33 it is stated....These were hoop earrings with a back to front fitting that resembled a fish hook. The form was so called because they were first worn by fishwives selling their wares in Les Halles marked in Paris, circa ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1273386 (stock #1927)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$2,995.00
Just purchased in Paris, these French 18 karat gold earrings are an elegant, classic design. They have concentric circles in gold and onyx, enclosed in 18 karat engraved mounts with rope edge detailing. They gently articulate and the onyx reflects light.

They measure 1 3/4 inches long including the ear wires X 1 1/8 inches across. The patina is rich, and the condition is excellent. There are French guarantee stamps on the ear wires.

Just the perfect, sophisticated "go to earrings" to ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1273302 (stock #1926)
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Every once in awhile something appears to renew my love and appreciation of antique jewelry. This French, 18 karat gold locket is very special. It is designed with a row of sentimental flowers on the front and reveals two windows for pictures on the interior. The back is plain.

It has two colors of gold set upon a magnificent, matte gold backdrop. The finish has the original, rich bloom which sets antique jewelry apart from any contemporary piece of jewelry.

It measures 1 inch X...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1273301
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SOLD
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. It is completely original and has French gua...