Third Floor Antique Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1317548 (stock #1998)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$650.00
This antique 800 silver French long chain was recently purchased in Paris. It has a chic , tailored design with rectangular etched, detailed rectangular plaques separated by equal lengths of chain. The plaques have an "x" design very popular during the early 1900's in French jewelry. I have seen it on lockets, but rarely on a chain.

It is smoothly finished and in excellent condition. It has a lovely, original patina and retains French guarantee stamps on the end ring...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1317149 (stock #1996)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$8,900.00
These are unusually rare and original Portuguese chrysoberyl earrings, circa 1750. In the 18th century, Portugal had access to rare stones such as topaz and chrysoberyl, via their dominion over Brazil. The aristocracy draped themselves with these stones, openly displaying their opulence wearing large brooches, rings and earrings...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1313996 (stock #1990)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$675.00
This niello necklace is circa 1900. Niello is the term used to describe the process of fusing silver,copper,gold and sulphur. By pouring them on to the incised silver or metal, a lovely pattern is created. This chain, as others of the same period were watch chains and now are enjoyed as necklaces. This example is especially well done and bolder in scale than most. The rose gold vermeil alternating with the niello is striking...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1311248 (stock #1983)
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The symbolism of the snake has added to the enchantment of this form for centuries. Everyone can picture Cleopatra wearing multiple pieces of serpent jewels. In the 19th century, following Albert's betrothal gift of a snake ring the popularity was once again renewed.

In this example the serpent is designed as a bracelet that coils around the wrist. It is hand woven of many strands of fine silver wire. So carefully designed it widens at the head and tapers at the tail...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1309429 (stock #1982)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1,395.00
This bold Scottish agate brooch is circa 1880. It is a traditional design called a penannular, or split ring, and was used to adorn the tartans.

Queen Victoria's love of Balmoral Castle, and the traditions of its people was equally matched by the enthusiasm of the populace. If the Queen wore Scottish jewelry, so did the people...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1308556 (stock #1981)
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Perhaps the most coveted motif in antique Scottish agate jewelry is the snake. Prince Albert presented Queen Victoria with a serpent ring upon betrothal. The symbolism of the snake signifying eternal love captured the heart of the populace, and snake jewelry appeared on rings, brooches lockets and earrings.

In Scottish jewelry, the vast majority of pieces were traditional and designed for the men as functional ornaments for their tartans...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1308224 (stock #1980)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$875.00
This beautiful antique sterling silver bangle bracelet exemplifies the period of design known as The Aesthetic Movement.

In 1854 Admiral Perry established a trade agreement between the US and Japan. This opened the world to the arts of Japan. The use of mixed metals favored by the Japanese were now embraced by the English designers. Th use of mixed metals is typified in this bracelet by three colors of gold overlay...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1299208 (stock #1974)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$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 : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1298630 (stock #1972)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1296481 (stock #1965)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$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)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$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 : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1293931 (stock #1962)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$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...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1290886 (stock #1956)
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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. The result is unique, and when accented with rose gold vermeil it is transformed into a beautiful piece of jewelry.

This particular chain measure...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1290079 (stock #1955)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$550.00
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. It is 23.6 grams and retains French poincons ,or guarantee stamps on the end ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1289557 (stock #1951)
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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 : 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. Then interior has the silver poc...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1265136 (stock #1923)
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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 : 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...