Third Floor Antique Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1293797 (stock #1961)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$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)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1,450.00
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...
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...

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...

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...

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)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$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)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$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)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$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)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$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...

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. Athena, representing the goddess of wisdom. There are ten double sided plaques. Each is beautifully rendered and separated by belcher links.

The chain measures 60 inches long X 3/8...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1289540 (stock #1950)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$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. The foiling i...

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. The clip...

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. Each aquamarine is...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1286143 (stock #1947)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$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)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$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 : Other Metals : Pre 1900 item #1285090 (stock #1943)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$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...