Third Floor Antique Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1245218 (stock #1900)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$950.00
This ring is Japanese Shakudo circa 1880. Shakudo is the art of utilizing mixed metals such as copper,silver and gold and creating works of art. It is an alloy of approximately 96 percent copper and 4 percent gold and when patinated turns a fine gray/black.

Highly trained Japanese artisans used their skills in the art of Shakudo, to adorn the swords of the Samurai warriors. Following the Haitoreo Edict in 1877, forbidding the use of weapons, the culture of the Samurai was abruptly ended...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1242771 (stock #1899)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1800.00
The design and execution of this locket epitomizes the beauty of French jewelry. It has a finely detailed 18k bezel of pierced gold work, holding two faceted glass inserts. The bezel has an original, rich, yellow gold patina with scrolling ivy. The ivy is symbolic of timeless affection and friendship. The top of the locket unscrews and a photo can be inserted if desired. I love it worn as seen, because it is simple and elegant. The large size makes it most desirable as they are quite rare...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1920 item #1242473 (stock #1898)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1650.00
This lovely 18 karat gold pearl ring is English, circa 1920. It is designed as a half hoop, with a row of beautiful white pearls that are accented by alternating faceted rubies and emeralds. The pearls and gemstones are all set in hand crimped collets, and the shank is substantial. It is a size 6 1/2 US and the central element measures 7/8 inches across X 3/8 down. The patina is rich and the condition is excellent.

This is an elegant ring with a beautiful play of color.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1990 item #1241329 (stock #1897)
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$2600.00
These 18 karat gold earrings are signed by the well known jewelers, Vasari of Barcelona. The Vasari shop opened in 1982 and quickly gained recognition for their designs that had an emphasis on architectural forms, with every piece demonstrating beauty and quality. They now have shops in Madrid and Andorra.

This particular pair of earrings is a work of art. Designed as a curve, they look beautiful from every angle. The gold color is mellow, and they retain a lovely patina...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1240790 (stock #1896)
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Simply wonderful, these Scottish agate sterling silver earrings are circa 1860. The design is classical, and often found in the traditional brooches. However, finding this motif in earrings is a rare delight. Each earring articulates, and has a central cairngorm surrounded by paste foil back stones set in silver bezels...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Pre 1930 item #1239878 (stock #1895)
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This WMF or Wurttembergische Metallwarefabrik, necklace is German, circa 1930. WMF beads, designed by Karl Weidman, are similar to Tiffany favrile and were known as the Myra Krystall line, This particular beaded necklace, with dark petrol green iridescent glass was created bead by bead, entirely by hand. Each bead has a distinctive hue, and when held to the light reveals a honey colored glass...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1950 item #1239841 (stock #1894)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$2950.00
These glistening diamond and emerald earrings are circa 1950. They are beautifully designed and set in 18 karat gold. There are 34 natural, gem quality, vivid green emeralds and 92 white single cut diamonds of GH color and VS clarity. The diamond weight is approximately 1 .5 carats and over 1 carat of emeralds. They measure 3/4 inch across X 7/8 inches down.

These clip earrings are so comfortable, and the curve of the earrings hugs the earlobes...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1239210 (stock #1893)
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What could be lovelier than a pair of Georgian period, pale, golden topaz earrings with that illusive hint of pink? The color of topaz has always been chosen to grace the most beautiful jewels, and the Georgian period was no exception. Many of these stones came by way of Brazil, where precious stones such as topaz and chrysoberyl were mined.

These topaz earrings were foil back, enhancing their radiance and contributing to the beautiful peach colored hue...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1239090 (stock #1892)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$2995.00
The Victorians loved symbolism, and the love knot form was favored. In Scottish agate jewelry the Celtic knot, symbolized endless love, where there is no beginning or end.

I have had this form in silver (as most Scottish jewelry was designed in silver,) but rendered in gold it becomes a rare offering. Lovely agates of mauve and Montrose gray were cut,shaped, polished and inlaid in hand engraved surrounds...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1239005 (stock #1891)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$2300.00
The snake in antique Scottish agate jewelry is perhaps the most coveted form. Symbolizing eternity, the serpent has been used though the centuries, dating back to the Egyptians. In 1839 Prince Albert presented Victoria with a serpent ring upon their betrothal and its popularity surged. The sentiment of eternal love with an entwined snake appeared on rings, lockets, brooches and earrings...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1238132 (stock #1889)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$895.00
This finely detailed sterling silver bangle bracelet is English, circa 1860. The design is was influenced by the Aesthetic Movement following the trade agreement with Japan in 1854 by Commodore Perry. This agreement opened the world to the art of utilizing mixed metals, known as Shakudo and Shibuichi,

This lovely example, has a branch of leaves resembling the Guilder Rose, rendered in yellow gold vermeil. The leaves are applied to a hand hammered backdrop, adding a soft texture to the ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1234323 (stock #1887)
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$5100.00
This antique gold necklace, referred to as a reviere, is English, circa 1800. Radiant, faceted ,foil back pastes create this very special necklace. The cushion shaped pastes are foiled with a rich pink color, perfectly simulating pink topaz. The use of foil enhanced the reflection of light, as stones were characteristically set closed back. The use of foil not only contributed to the vibrancy, but to the distinctive hue. This necklace is 9 karat gold, and each stone is set in rub over hand, cr...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1800 item #1234320 (stock #1886)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$2100.00
This lovely 18th century ring is French. It has superior 18 karat gold repousse work surrounding the emerald. The diamonds are all set in silver rub over collets. The hand work is finely done, and and the tiny bullets of silver around the perimeter, add texture and visual interest. The shank gently tapers, and has silver fleur de lis decorations on the shoulders.

The condition is excellent with very slight facet wear of the emerald evident only with a loop and expected with a ring of th...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1234000 (stock #1884)
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This is one of the finest examples of Scottish agate jewelry I have had the pleasure to offer for sale. It was designed and executed by a highly skilled lapidary. Utilizing rarely found, Montrose striated gray agates, the lapidary created a braid with an illusion of movement and dimension.

The brooch measures 3 inches across X 1 5/8 inches down. This work of art is in excellent condition. The sterling frame has a simple engraved pattern, giving the full sense of importance to the agates....

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1233959 (stock #1883)
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The quality of this antique Montrose grey bracelet is evident to the eyes as well as to the touch. It is a sculpture, finely rendered by a lapidary with a master's hands. Each piece of agate is shaped and placed one to the other on to a base of granite. Each end of the six plaques is capped in hand engraved sterling silver mounts. It is fastened with the original heart shaped padlock.

The bracelet measures 7 3/4 inches long X 7/8 across. The condition is excellent and the rarity evident ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1233162 (stock #1882)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$695.00
This Art Deco rock crystal striking pendant is circa 1920. It has a silver plaque depicting a biblical story, perhaps of Jonah and the Whale. The bail is malachite with a detailed twisted, rope edge surround. The rock crystal is around the perimeter and on the entire back giving this pendant beautiful reflection of light.

It measures 2 inches long with the bail or 1 1/4 inch long without the bail X 1 5/8 inches across. It is especially pretty worn on a long black cord which I will provide...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1233161 (stock #1881)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$2100.00
These Georgian earrings are designed with blue topaz and rock crystals. The two parts have been set with a top of blue topaz, and the drop rock crystals that have been foil back and set with cut down, hand crimped collets. The foil is colored and gives the bottom drop the appearance of pink topaz. Each stone is vibrant and is faceted.

They measure a pleasing 1 1/4 inch long X 3/8 across the bottom drop. They are set in a mellow 9k rose gold and have had new shepherd hook wires replace the ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1232628 (stock #1880)
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I have received so many requests for these, and finally can offer a stellar pair of clear Georgian paste earrings. They are bright, white and reflective. The pastes are faceted in a rarer step cut and are foil back. They have the tiny black dot in the center of each stone used to simulate the culet of a diamond present in the finer Georgian paste jewelry. Each stone is set in silver, with hand crimped collets and bulbous backs.

They measure 3/4 inches from the top of the wire X a magnificent...