Third Floor Antique Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1300913 (stock #1979)
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Playful, whimsical and beautifully designed, these 19th century 18 karat gold earrings hail from France. They have fine twisted gold wire work surrounding a central raised domb of filigree, centered with a small pearl. The perimeter spheres provides the perfect frame for the composition. The seven gold discs at the bottom of each earring articulates freely and adds playful charm. The sign of a well made piece of jewelry is the finishing...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1300777 (stock #1978)
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These Aesthetic sterling silver earrings, are circa 1860. They are the ideal representation of this period of design , originating after the trade agreement with Japan in 1854. Japanese artwork gained world-wide appreciation both for its simplicity as well as for its naturalistic renderings.

This pair of earrings has the very typical designs of the period. A bird in flight, set against the rising sun in a cartouche, was a common motif...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1300308 (stock #1977)
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$3,200.00
This classic pendant locket is English, circa 1880. It is designed with a central cabachon rock crystal set in a bold 18 karat gold mount. The central rock crystal cabochon is accented by subtle, finely detailed twisted gold rope. The crystal is cool, smooth and in excellent condition. The crystal magnifies any image set within the locket or, if worn as seen, it reflects light from every angle. The perimeter is set with lapis cabochon accents...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1299973 (stock #1976)
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$1,850.00
These antique gold diamond earrings are French, circa 1890. They are referred to as dormeuse, or sleeper earrings. So called, because they are so comfortable, they could remain on your ears, day or night.

I search for these antique earrings on every buying trip, and I am so pleased to have found them in Paris. This pair, is set in platinum and 18 karat gold. It has an elegant, simple setting and opens and closes securely with lever backs...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1299912 (stock #1975)
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$750.00
This antique French gold compass is circa 1890. It is in the form of a ship's wheel and is fully operational. For complete accuracy it could be magnetized. It is completely original and beautifully finished, with lovely engraving on the reverse...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1299208 (stock #1974)
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$875.00
The bangle bracelet graced the wrists of most Victorian well dressed women. It was as popular as the lockets and suited daytime attire.

This example is a tailored, singularly beautiful strap and buckle design. The buckle is hammered and glistens as if it were cut steel. Rare to find this type of work in a bracelet, and it is quite striking...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1299122 (stock #1973)
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$3,295.00
This long, beautiful, hand made, French gold chain is circa 1890. It is one of my favorite links, as the design pairs so well with any locket , charm or pendant.

The chain measures a long 47 inches X 4.76 mm across the fancy "x" centered link. It has a good weight of 25.3 grams. It has the original spring ring which is easily adapted to be a clasp if desired. The chain has a rich original patina. It has a French guarantee stamp, or poincon, an eagles head on the end ring...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1298630 (stock #1972)
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$1,495.00
This Victorian locket and chain were designed utilizing the art of niello. Niello, is the term used to describe the process of fusing silver,copper,gold and sulphur and then pouring them on to incised silver. The patterns created by incising the silver are then filled with the fused metals. The effect is unique , and when combined with rose gold vermeil (silver with a gold wash), it is transformed into a beautiful piece of jewelry...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1298380 (stock #1971)
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There is little wonder why these original, long antique French guard chains are so popular. They are versatile, elegant and the perfect accessory to own. This example purchased in France and is circa 1890. It is an enviable 60 inches long X 3/8 ths wide. The design of intricate , glowing pierced plaques with hand done filigree is beautiful and quintessentially French. The gold has a rich , original patina and is smooth and finely rendered. The condition is excellent and it is completely origi...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1900 item #1297586 (stock #1970)
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These sleek, French jet earrings are circa 1890. They have a contemporary clean line and are beautifully designed. French jet, is neither jet, nor specifically French. It is faceted black glass that is set on a metal back. The black glass was used to simulate Whitby jet during the mourning period of Queen Victoria. It was popular in England, France as well as in other European countries. The very traditional designs were transformed in the 1920's and long necklaces , or sautoirs became fashiona...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1297067 (stock #1969)
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Simply arresting in their simplicity and mellow combination of color, these earrings are circa 1840. They are 15 karat gold, with each faceted stone set foil back and prong set.

They measure a petite 1 inch from the top of the wire X slightly greater than 3/8th's cross the bottom stone. The condition is excellent, with the addition of newer ear wires. They hang gracefully from the ear and are easy to wear day or evening. English, circa 1840

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1297057 (stock #1968)
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$1,200.00
I could search for twenty years and not find the beauty of the paste stones found in these earrings. They are French, circa 1820 and are set in foil back, hand crimped cushion cut earrings. The stones are set in silver, and the backs are 18 karat gold. New 14 karat gold shepherd hook ear wires were added to convert the elements to earrings. These were found in Paris and were made from an amazing partial reviere. Five pairs were created from the necklace. Two have already been sold . Three remai...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1296882 (stock #1967)
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These are quite amazing examples of French provincial earrings. They are mid 19th century, and most likely from the Berry Region of France.

Why are these unusual? Finding examples of antique earrings in completely original condition, in a region where these are seldom found, is what makes them rare. They are beautiful in their lack of sophistication and in their artistry. Each of the three part articulating sections, is wonderful. The top is faceted, the center is engraved and the bottom ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1296880 (stock #1966)
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$4,500.00
The last time I had a French paste reviere for sale, was about eight years ago. I just returned from Paris and was fortunate to locate some incredible paste jewelry. This necklace is all original, with bright, clear pastes set in hand crimped collets. Every paste stone is set with foil beneath the stone to maximize the reflection of light. The result is magical. It would be difficult to differentiate a diamond reviere from this example

The necklace is exceptional, both in the quality of the...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1296481 (stock #1965)
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$650.00
This sleek bracelet is circa 1890 and is designed with a buckle closure accented with rose gold vermeil (gold wash over silver). The bracelet is Continental 800 silver and is in excellent condition. It opens and closes with a secure push clasp. It has a remarkable modern aesthetic, although it is circa 1900.

The use of both silver and rose gold vermeil was popularized during the Aesthetic Movement , and the influence of Japan and their use of mixed metals are evident in this design.

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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1296380 (stock #1964)
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$395.00
This antique Continental silver bracelet is French, circa 1900. It is beautifully designed with smooth and alternating matte textured links. Attached is a charm in the shape of a cube with a fleur de lis on each side. The fleur de lis is finely detailed and shiny, a perfect contrast with the textured matte background. It is original to the bracelet and quite interesting in appearance.

The bracelet is smooth to the touch, and moves gracefully on the wrist. It fits a larger wrist, measuring 8 ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1900 item #1296379 (stock #1963)
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$795.00
This unique gunmetal long chain was purchased in Paris. At the turn of the 19th Century, alternative metals gained popularity. Women desired a new, sleek look as they entered the world seeking equality. The suffrage movement and women's eagerness to obtain the vote empowered them. Novelty jewelry with hearts and flowers were left behind and a distinguished look was desirable. Gun metal with its smooth, slinky finish and matt, black/ gray color became very popular.

This particular chain is ex...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1293931 (stock #1962)
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$695.00
This beautiful,long, antique French chain is circa 1900. It is smooth to the touch and finely finished. The silver design is so feminine with ovals, bows and flowers. It measures a long 55 inches X slightly less than 1/4 inches across the oval plaques.

There are French silver marks on the spring ring denoting 800-900 silver (Continental) and weighs 25.2 grams. The original patina has a beauty that only the passage of time can create. It can be doubled or tripled around the neck. A pend...