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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1385071
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A Victorian 14K yellow gold and coral pendant necklace in the Etruscan Revival taste. The central plaque is enhanced with a pair of natural color coral beads and suspends torpedo drops and a chain swag. The plaque was originally a brooch, but it has been given new life as an elegant necklace! Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, circa 1860,
  • Condition: Excellent.
  • Dimensions: overall length, 17"; pendant, 1" x 1.5".
  • Weight: 5.2 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1385070
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A lovely 18K yellow gold, diamond and ruby love pendant (“medaille d’amour”) with a rebus spelling out “Plus qu’hier, moins que demain” (“More than yesterday less than tomorrow”), a line from a love poem written by Rosemonde Gérard to her husband Edmond Rostand (author of “Cyrano de Bergerac”) in 1889. The word “plus” is symbolized by a plus sign set with rose cut diamond and the word “moins” is symbolized by a minus sign set with rectangular synthetic rubies.

In 1907, the Lyonnais jeweler Alphonse Augis created a love token based on the poem. This example, in a streamlined modern style with a hidden bail, is in one of the rarest versions. Fully marked with 18K gold marks, and Augis’ signature and maker’s mark.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1970.
  • Condition: excellent; the marks on the bottom edge of the pendant in the first and second photos are lighting reflections only.
  • Dimensions: 3/4” x 3/4”.
  • Weight: 4.4 gr.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .01 ct; ruby, .07 ct.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385069
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A beautiful Art Nouveau 14K yellow gold locket, the front cover decorated with a maiden and songbirds. The woman has long, flowing hair in the typical Art Nouveau style, and wears a band of flowers at the top of her head. Groups of songbirds cluster on branches along the outer edges. The background is finely worked in a textured pattern. The interior retains both of its original frames. The back has a period three-letter monogram "GSB". Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent, sharp detail.
  • Size: 15/16" diameter (excluding bail).
  • Weight: 8.0 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1950 item #1385068
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$750.00
A very handsome pair of vintage 18K yellow gold cufflinks, the faces featuring rectangular-cut citrines. Each rectangular face is intricately engraved with a sunburst motif radiating out from the gemstones, as if the stones were emanating light. The citrines are very high quality, with an intense amber-orange color very close to topaz. Interestingly, one corner of each face is turned dog-eared, showing a plain surface. The faces are connected with chains to plain baton backs. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1940.
  • Condition: excellent, all original.
  • Size: 29/32" x 19/32".
  • Weight: 9.5 gr.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 8.0 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1384501
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$2,795.00
A wonderful pair of 18K yellow gold barbell cufflinks, each spherical end cast in a sort of alligator hide pattern studded with round brilliant cut blue sapphires. The sapphires, though small, have fine coloring and brilliance, as would be expected of Van Cleef. One cufflink is fully marked "Van Cleef & Arpels/12V12-4/18K" and the other is marked "18K."
  • Origin: America (NY), ca. 1980.
  • Dimensions: larger faces, 1/2" diameter; smaller faces, 3/8" diameter.
  • Weight: 15.6 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .51 carat.
  • Condition: excellent.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1384495
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$795.00
An outstanding Egyptian Revival 20K gold pendant necklace in the form of Horus wings set with a coral and turquoise cabochons and coral beads. The wings are highlighted with ropetwist and milgrained details. A pair of cobras flank the coral cabochon. The design references the god Horus, who as ruler of the sky, often took the form of a falcon. His eyes formed the sun and moon. This piece was originally a brooch, but with the addition of an 14K gold chain, is now an elegant, colorful necklace. The wings are tested and guaranteed 20K, and the chain is marked 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1925.
  • Dimensions: wings, 1 3/8" x 1 3/8; overall length, 19 1/4".
  • Weight: 5.1 grams.
  • Condition: very good, a small area of porosity on the head of the cobra to the right visible with a loupe.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1384491
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$850.00
A small 18K yellow gold Sputnik ring by H Stern. The dome is bezel-set with round amethysts, citrines, aquamarines, peridots, green tourmalines, pink tourmalines and garnets. The Sputnik design was created in the 1950's to highlight the range of colored gemstones available from Stern's Brazilian mines. It later came to be called "Sputnik" for its resemblance to the spiky Soviet satellite launched in 1957. Each piece has a unique appearance depending on the specific colors of the stones and their arrangement. This example has a lot of dark orange, dark red and dark green, lending it an autumnal appearance. The interior of the shank is marked for 18K.
  • Origin: Brazil, ca. 1955.
  • Dimensions: dome, 5/8" diameter.
  • Finger Size: 5 1/2.
  • Weight: 2.9 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 3.06 carats.
  • Condition: excellent
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1384488
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$350.00
A lovely Victorian pendant in 10K yellow gold set with a round brilliant cut amethyst at the center, surrounded by seed pearls in an ornate starburst pattern. The rays of the star are separated by fleurs-de-lys. The amethyst has nice medium violet color with reddish overtones. The pendant also has a pinstem so that the piece can be worn as an elegant brooch. Tested and guaranteed 10K. NOTE: The chain is not included in the purchase price, but we do have chains available.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1880.
  • Dimensions: 15/16" diameter.
  • Weight: 3.6 grams.
  • Approximate Total Amethyst Weight: .28 carat.
  • Condition: excellent.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1384486
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$895.00
A lovely Victorian ring featuring a center red spinel flanked by a pair of oval blue spinels, all bordered in old European cut diamonds. The gemstones are intensely colored with excellent clarity. The ring likely dates to around 1876, when jewelry in patriotic colors enjoyed a resurgence for the American Centennial. Tested and guaranteed 14K. This ring would make a stunning and unique engagement ring!
  • Origin: America, ca. 1876.
  • Finger Size: 5.
  • Dimensions: crown, 3/8" x 1/2".
  • Weight: 2.5 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: red spinel, .58 carat; blue spinel, .53 carat; diamond, .20 carat.
  • Condition: excellent.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1384485
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A very fine 14K gold stickpin in the form of a horse's head by Sloan & Co. They eye is set with a small ruby cabochon. The horse is entirely three-dimensional, worked with as much detail on the back as the front. The stick pin can easily be converted to a pendant or ring. The base of the neck is stamped with Sloan's 14K gold mark.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Dimensions: head, 7/8" 5/8"; overall length, 2 15/16".
  • Weight: 3.1 grams.
  • Condition: excellent.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1384458
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$395.00
An attractive pair of Retro 14K yellow gold dangle earrings fashioned as circles of gold balls centering round brilliant cut amethysts. The amethysts have rich deep coloring and excellent clarity. The earrings were originally screwbacks and have been converted to wires. The new look is much more wearable and provides tons of sparkly movement!
  • Origin: America, ca. 1935.
  • Dimensions: 3/4" wide; 1 3/8" long from top of wires.
  • Weight: 5.9 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: amethyst, 1.76 carats.
  • Condition: Very good; a couple of small dings on the back sides.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Platinum : Vintage : Pre 1930 item #1384456
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$2,450.00
A gorgeous Art Deco platinum mounting sprinkled with diamonds and featuring a pair of round brilliant cut aquamarines. The crown of the ring rises well up off the finger, creating a sort of umbrella effect that nestles the aquamarines. The diamonds larger diamonds in the setting are old European cuts and the smaller ones are single cuts. All are in the H/I color range with VS clarity. The mounting is finished with expert milgraining and ornate piercing.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1920.
  • Dimensions: 5/8” wide tapering to 1/16” at the back of the shank.
  • Finger Size: 7.
  • Weight: 5.3 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: aquamarine, 2.14 carats; diamond, 1.0 carat.
  • Condition: excellent.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1970 item #1384455
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$795.00
An elegant 18k yellow gold ring featuring an oval brilliant cut aquamarine accented at compass points with folds of gold nestling small round brilliant diamonds. The aquamarine has medium light pure blue color and eye-clean clarity. The cut is very good with excellent brilliance. The interior of the shank is stamped “18K.”
  • America, circa 1960.
  • Dimensions: crown, 3/4 x 11/16” (20 x 17 mm).
  • Weight: 6.2 grams.
  • Finger Size: 7 1/4.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: aquamarine, 7.21 carats; diamond, .05 carat.
  • Condition: excellent.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1960 item #1384454
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$2,450.00
A rare and outstanding six-piece dress set in 14K yellow gold set with cat’s eye chrysoberyls by Larter for A. Sulka & Co. The gemstones are very dramatic and exhibit superior chatoyancy—the cat’s eye effect displayed when the stones are moved in light. Cat’s eye comes in a variety of colors, but the choice of this dark greenish-grayish black with the white eye is perfect for dress wear. The set comprises a pair of double-faced cufflinks and four shirt studs. Each piece is marked with Larter’s 14K stamp. The set is presented in its original fitted case from A. Sulka & Co., one of the most exclusive men’s clothing boutiques of the 20th century. The box can be dated between 1946 and 1973, the only years in which Sulka had a location in Palm Beach.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1950.
  • Dimensions: cufflink faces, 1/2” diameter; stud faces, 5/16” diameter.
  • Weight: 13.3 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 53.48 carats.
  • Condition: excellent; all original; excellent box.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1384453
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$1,895.00
A classic pair of 14K yellow gold barbell cufflinks with knot ends by Tiffany & Co. The cufflinks have substantial weight and are very comfortable to wear. Each connector is marked “Tiffany & Co. 14K.” The cufflinks are presented in their original fitted box.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1970.
  • Dimensions: larger faces, 9/16” diameter; smaller faces, 7/16” diameter.
  • Weight: 21.6 grams.
  • Condition: excellent; original box.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1382088
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$1,895.00
An elegant Art Nouveau cross pendant worked in a foliate design of 18K yellow gold overlaid with a sunburst of milgrained platinum set with rose cut diamonds and centering a larger old mine cut diamond. The gold surfaces are enhanced with chasing to enhance the naturalistic look of the swirling leaves. The center diamond, .20 carat, is I/VS2. The remaining diamonds cannot be accurately measured for size, but face up at about .40 carat. Tested and guaranteed 18K and platinum.
  • Circa 1900.
  • Dimensions: 1-5/8” x 2-1/2” (including jump ring).
  • Weight: 8.7 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .carat.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1940 item #1382087
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A wonderfully detailed 14K yellow gold brooch depicting a spaniel. The shape of the dog’s head and the amount of fur suggests that the pin represents a Springer or English Cocker spaniel. The pin has substantial weight. The clasp is marked “14K.”
  • Origin: America, circa 1935.
  • Dimensions: 1 3/32” x 3/4”.
  • Weight: 6.9 grams.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1382086
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A classic Retro buckle ring worked in 18K yellow gold buckle ring with a platinum loop set with single-cut diamonds and the end tip set with caliber-cut rubies. Unlike in many Retro pieces, the rubies are natural. The ring has four holes that allow it to be adjusted from size 5 1/2 to 9 1/2.
    Circa 1935.
  • Dimensions: belt, 3/8” wide; platinum loop, 19/32” wide.
  • Finger Size: adjustable from 5 1/2 to 9 1/2.
  • Weight: 8.0 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .25 carat; diamond, .12 carat.
  • Condition: excellent; fully functional; closes securely.