Third Floor Antique Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1900 item #1297586 (stock #1970)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
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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...
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...
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...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1900 item #1285090 (stock #1943)
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$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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1900 item #1276967 (stock #1937)
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$895.00
This is necklace is signed and designed by Nelly Biche de Bere. The beads, all 30 of them, are 19th century banded agates.

Biche de Bere is a famous contemporary designer who often incorporates old elements with a modern design. She is a runway Paris designer of avante guard haute couture. In this example, she utilized 19th century antique beads and joined them with gilded metal parts. The result is dramatic and beautiful...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1837 VR item #1274106 (stock #1930)
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$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)
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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 : Other Metals : Pre 1900 item #1082080 (stock #2608)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1,395.00
Cut steel earrings in their original form and in excellent condition, are so difficult to find. These are designed with a top cut steel cluster, attached to a faceted steel bale, which connects to a very detailed, beautiful flower. The central flower is surrounded by a circle of cut steel, which not only frames it, but adds an illusion of movement...