Third Floor Antique Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1337950 (stock #3001)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1,300.00
These are extraordinary examples of French paste earrings, circa 1800. Remarkable in size, they equal a 7 carat stone. They are silver with 14 karat gold ear wires added as they were converted from buttons. The stones are radiant, set foil back with hand silver crimped rub over collets.

I personally collect paste and these are the largest I have sold. They were found in Paris and had the original button attachments connecting two pairs of paste cuff buttons...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1336443 (stock #3000)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$3,250.00
These antique, French gold earrings are quite dramatic. They are early 19th century and the for is poissarde. This form of earring with back to front closure was popular in France, Germany and Italy. In the book Georgian Jewelry, by Dawes and Collings, pg 33 states...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 the fishwives selling their wares in Les Halles...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1335396 (stock #2971)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$5,600.00
This opulent, large antique French tourmaline ring is circa 1890. It has an important 17 carat faceted pink tourmaline surrounded by rose cut diamonds. The design of a large colored stone surrounded by diamonds is referred to as "a baque Pompadour."

The shank is hand chased in 18 karat gold and the diamonds are set in silver. The ring is very large, both in finger size and in scale. The size is an 8 3/4 US . It may have been worn on top of gloves by a man or woman...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1335174 (stock #2970)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$4,300.00
Simple, elegant, timeless design, this French 18 karat gold long chain is beautiful. The design is a love-knot and it is completely rendered by hand. The patina is rich and completely original. The chain measures 60 inches long X slightly less than 1/4 inches wide, and has an original dog clip that swivels open to join a pendant of choice. The length gives it versatility as it can be worn long, doubled or tripled around the neck. It has French poincons, or guarantee stamps for 18 karat gold...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1335170 (stock #1969)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$3,495.00
This Victorian 15 karat gold necklace is English, circa 1850. It has translucent, faceted, chalcedony stones set in gold hand crimped settings . The shape is appealing as it translates to a modern design, yet it is over 150 years old. The chalcedony takes on a lovely pale blue/gray hue with hints of lavender when it is against the skin...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1333552 (stock #2018)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$3,800.00
This French, 18 karat gold ring is circa 1840. It is bold and finely rendered with a beautiful play of color. It has a central flower motif created by a cabochon emerald set in a hand crimped gold collet surrounded by small rose cut diamonds . The onyx stone creates a dramatic contrast and gives depth to the creation. The perimeter of the ring is hand engraved and has fine milligrain. The shank continues the flower motif with a pierced vine of leaves...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #1333525 (stock #2017)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$950.00
This French gold pedant is one of the finest expressions of love. It was conceived as a translation of the poem "The Eternal Son" written in 1889 by Louise Rose Etiennette Gerard, known as Rosemonde Gerard, a poet and playwright...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1333492 (stock #2016)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$3,200.00
How lovely to find an 18th century Georgian sapphire ring in Paris. The ring is hand made and as expected, finely rendered and smooth to the touch. It has a central dark blue sapphire set in a gold rub over collet, with a perimeter of naive rose cut and table cut diamonds. The diamonds are gray and set in silver hand crimped rub over collets. They are the perfect foil for the color of the sapphire. All stones are set closed back, typical of the period...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1332784 (stock #2012)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$2,995.00
I have just returned from a buying trip and found this beautiful ring in London ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1330485 (stock #2011)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
SOLD
This antique 18 karat gold chain is French , circa 1900. It is designed with circular plaques centered with fine gold wire work. Each plaque is separated equally by rectangular and oval rings. It has a rich , original patina and has an original spring ring to attach a locket or pendant of choice. The spring ring can easily be converted to a clasp if desired. The chain is long, measuring a full 60 inches and is 3/8 inches across the plaques. It weighs 41.88 grams. It has French guarantee stamps o...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1329973 (stock #2010)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
SOLD
This antique English, 9 karat gold, amethyst heart surmounted with a crown is circa 1900. The crown symbolizes fidelity and of course the heart, symbolizes love. It is hand engraved and well detailed.

The love token cleverly attaches to a matching pin enabling this to be worn in two ways. Simply detach from the pin, attach a chain and it becomes a beautiful pendant.

The heart with the bow measures 2 inches long X 1 1/4 inches across. The heart alone measures 1 5/8th's inches lon...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1329940 (stock #2009)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1,400.00
This Scottish sterling silver agate pin is circa 1860. It is a rare form of a penannular, a traditional brooch. It is unique in utilizing only Montrose grey agates, as well as its simplicity of form. I have long admired and collected Scottish jewelry for its singular beauty. Scottish jewelry became very popular when Queen Victoria visited Balmoral, her castle in the Highlands. She adorned herself with Scottish jewelry and dressed her children in tartans. What the Queen wore, so did the populace ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1900 item #1329938 (stock #2002)
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 its 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. What the Queen loves, so do the people and a wave of po...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1329264 (stock #2008)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1,950.00
These earrings are Portuguese chrysoberyl, circa 1750. Chrysoberyl stone that was prized by the aristocracy in Portugal in the 18th century and imported from Brazil. The stones were hand cut and used in various forms of jewelry that was quite opulent in design. Earrings, large brooches aigrettes, stomachers graced the bodies of the women. Through the centuries these pieces changed with the demands of fashion and were taken apart and redesigned . This pair of beautifully detailed earrings wer...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1328893 (stock #2007)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1,895.00
This antique Scottish agate, sterling silver bracelet is a rare work of art. Scottish jewelry has a unique beauty with world wide collectors. It became extremely popular when Queen Victoria visited her beloved Balmoral Castle, dressed her children in tartans and adorned herself in Scottish jewelry. Most Scottish jewelry has traditional forms worn by the men, but bracelets and some sentimental brooches were designed specifically for the women.

This particular bracelet reflects many days...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1930 item #1327481 (stock #2006)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$525.00
These gold moonstones cufflinks are simple and refined. Moonstones have long been prized for their color and their sheen known as adularescence. These are cabochon cut, bezel set, and exhibit these qualities. There was a belief that moonstones were droplets of the moon and had protective qualities, adding to their broad appeal.

They measure approximately 1/2 inches long X approximately 3/8ths across and would please eith...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1930 item #1326508 (stock #2005)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$5,100.00
Every once in awhile a piece of jewelry takes my away and this moonstone ring is one such jewel. It is handmade and one of a kind. The moonstone is a sugarloaf cabochon and exhibits gem quality adularescence. This term is used to describe the characteristic sheen so prized in moonstones. There is a belief that moonstones have healing, protective qualities adding to the allure of the stone. Today, the mines are virtually depleted of quality moonstones, and most found today rarely exhibit the bea...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1326168 (stock #2004)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$525.00
The allure of the serpent in jewelry is as relevant today as it was through the centuries. The snake, symbolizes everlasting love and became very popular when Prince Albert presented Queen Victoria with a snake ring upon their betrothal. This example is dramatic, as the snake coils five times around the wrist. It has a finely engraved head and a smooth well rendered realistic body. The bracelet would fit an average to large wrist. It was not designed to slip on, but rather to wind around the...