Third Floor Antique Jewelry
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. Each link contains a French guarantee stamp for 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...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1275001 (stock #1932)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1,550.00
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...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1930 item #1274309 (stock #1931)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1,150.00
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...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1837 VR item #1274106 (stock #1930)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1900 item #1274099 (stock #1929)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$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...
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...
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 two onyx circles 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...

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 (stock #1925)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$895.00
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...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1273300 (stock #1924)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1,100.00
Spending a day in Paris and locating this chain was indeed a pleasure. It is French, circa 1900 and is designed with rectangular niello plaques joined by rose gold links.

Niello is the process of using alloys of copper,silver,sulphur and lead,fusing them, and then inlaying on incised metals. The patterns created are subtle and beautiful. In this example the checkerboard pattern is the perfect foil for the mellow rose gold connecting links.

The chain measures 60 inches long X 1/8 inches ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1265136 (stock #1923)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1,800.00
Simply wonderful, a pair of Georgian 18th Century sterling silver clasps in their original lined satin, velvet, red leather box. The portraits are of two woman, most likely mother and daughter. The painting is so finely detailed that every tendril and wave is clearly visible. They are rendered in Grisaille, a term used to describe the use of monochrome shades of gray or brown. It is an effective technique of light and shade, subtle and refined, drawing the viewer to the details and depth of th...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1265020 (stock #1922)
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Hector Aguilar has long been recognized as one of the masters of early Mexican jewelry. His work has world wide collectors who appreciate his original designs, reflecting the Aztec culture.

This bracelet is known as the New Maguey design, as Aguilar redesigned the center silver dome. It is beautifully rendered, smooth and hand hammered, typical of Aguilar's fine craftsmanship. It has the HA mark and the number 9 within a bell on the reverse. The slide in pin and safety chain are origin...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1264807 (stock #1921)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$995.00
This is a wonderful antique 18 karat gold garnet pin, designed as a series of three jockey caps. Each beautifully rendered cap is topped with a small rose cut diamond simulating the button. It measures 6 7/8 inches across X 1/4 inches down each cap. It is completely original including the C-clasp ,and in excellent/superb condition. This is a rare Equestrian pin, certainly custom made. England, circa 1880.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1263038 (stock #1919)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$3,200.00
This of a kind silver, garnet bracelet is French, circa 1860. It is meticulously designed with lozenge shaped plaques centered with cabochon garnets, alternating with finely detailed cherubs. Vermeil (gold wash on silver) is used for contrast, enhancing the unique design. It is Renaissance Revival, with a sophistication on the scale of Jules Wiese and Froment Meurice.

It measures 7 5/8ths inches long X 1 3/8ths wide. It opens and closes with an integral push clasp. There is a French guara...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1259354 (stock #1914)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$4,500.00
This fine antique French long chain is circa 1890. It has plaques centered with fine filigree interspersed with decorative links.

The chain measures 60 inches long X 3/8 at the widest point, and terminates with a spring ring. It is 18 karat gold and and has the mellow, rich patina expected of antique French jewelry. It weighs 22.9 dwt. and retains French guarantee marks for 18 karat gold on the spring ring. The chain can be worn a multitude of ways, doubled,tripled, long, or suspending a p...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1259230 (stock #1913)
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These earrings are of the finest quality and were purchased in Paris. They are long and beautiful, finely set with 66 diamonds , 12 old mine cuts and 54 antique rose cuts, with an approximate weight of 1.60 carats. The diamonds are fine quality, white F-G , VS/SI clarity. They earrings are set in 18 karat gold and the diamonds are set in silver, typical of the period of design.

The line of scintillating, articulating diamonds, terminates with a faceted coral drop . The coral drop can be r...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1254667 (stock #1912)
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This exemplary long French silver chain is circa 1900. It has a beautiful,elegant design of a Louis XV1 interlaced ribbon border with an X motif. The scale is perfect as it allows the chain to be tripled, doubled or worn long. It has French silver guarantee stamps and maker's marks on the end ring and dog clip. The silver is Continental, 800 fineness and the pale rose gold is vermeil, a gold wash over silver.

It measures a long 59 inches X 1/5 inches and has a glorious ,original patina. It...