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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1406517
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A wonderful Victorian 14K gold comet pin worked in the Etruscan Revival style. The pin is decorated with ornate granulated rosettes and ropetwist motifs surrounding a single square Persian turquoise cabochon set at the comet's nucleus. The gold surfaces are bloomed for a soft sheen. Tested and guaranteed 14K.The pin was likely produced to commemorate the appearance of Halley's Comet in 1835.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1835.
  • Dimensions: 2 1/8" long.
  • Weight: 4.4 grams.
  • Condition: excellent, all original, no dings or missing decorative elements.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1406515
Kensington House Antiques
$650.00
A glamorous pair of drop earrings in a formal Georgian style set with rose cut diamonds and richly colored pear-shaped rhodolite garnets. The gems are set in silver-topped 12K gold to heighten the color of the diamonds, in the manner of period Georgian jewels. The main body of the earring is hinged and swings freeely from the surmounts. The earrings are completed with a diamond-set fringe at the bottom edge. The rose cut diamonds have nice sparkle that nicely complements the rich purple color of the garnets. Tested and guaranteed 12K gold.
  • Dimensions: 2 3/8" long from top of earwire.
  • Weight: 8.2 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .62 carat; rhodolite garnet, 1.4 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1406370
Kensington House Antiques
$1,095.00
A fine Victorian 14K gold mesh and onyx cameo bracelet. The center cameo depicts a classical youth flanked by four maidens, all in Greek or Roman attire. The cameos are nicely carved with good detail. The clasp is concealed by the male cameo. A heavy gold mesh makes up the remainder of the bracelet. The gold has a slight rose tint that contrasts nicely with the black and white of the cameos. The tongue of the clasp is stamped "14K."
  • Origin: America, ca. 1890.
  • Dimensions: 7 5/8" long; 13/16" wide.
  • Weight: 34.5 grams.
  • Condition: excellent; no damage to cameos; all original except the safety chain added at a later date (easily removed).
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1406369
Kensington House Antiques
$1,095.00
A substantial Retro 18K rose gold bow pin set with diamonds and natural rubies. The center knot features an old mine cut diamond flanked by small rose-cut diamonds set in white gold that extend out across the loops of the bow. Two rows of natural rubies accent the design. The rubies have fine red coloring without the hint of purple often seen. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Circa 1940.
  • Dimensions: 2 3/8" x 1 1/2".
  • Weight: 17.5 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .30 carat; ruby, 1.09 carats.
  • Condition: excellent, all original.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1950 item #1406221
Kensington House Antiques
$795.00
A handsome pair of double-sided cufflinks featuring oval carnelian cabochons simply set in 14K yellow gold mountings. The carnelians have exceptionally rich color and translucency, creating a particularly striking look. Each cufflink is stamped "585" for 14K and also with an unidentified European maker's mark "FA".
  • Origin: Continental Europe, ca. 1940.
  • Dimensions: faces, 1/2" x 11/16".
  • Weight: 9.5 grams.
  • Condition: excellent.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1960 item #1406219
Kensington House Antiques
$795.00
A handsome pair of 14K yellow gold cufflinks in a brushed finish with prong-set sapphires. The design of a cut-out triangle superimposed over a solid triangle creates a layered effect that lends a nice feeling of depth to the cufflinks. The toggle backs are marked "14K".
    li>Origin: America, ca. 1950.
  • Dimensions: faces, 3/4" x 3/4".
  • Weight: 13.5 grams.
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: .15 carat.
  • Condition: excellent, one toggle has a minute ding on the edge.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1406218
Kensington House Antiques
$2,695.00
A very rare pair of 14K yellow gold, diamond and lapis lazuli cufflinks designed by Erté in the "La Dentelle-State I" pattern. The faces of the cufflinks are shaped as stylized birds, with lapis cabochons for eyes. The exposed gold surfaces are engraved and cast in an intricate pattern of geometric bars and swirls to suggest feathers. Short bands of bead-set single-cut diamonds finish the design.

Known throughout his career as a costume designer and illustrator, Erté began designing jewelry in 1979. At the time of his death in 1990, he had produced just over 300 different designs, most of them made in rather small limited editions. Only 100 examples of the "La Dentelle-State I" cufflinks were made. The backs are signed "Erté", "CFA 14K", and "11/100".
  • Origin: America, ca. 1980.
  • Dimensions: 2 1/8" x 7/8".
  • Weight: 20 Condition: excellent. Size: 2-1/8" x 7/8". Weight: 20.1 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: lapis, 4.8 carats; diamond, .42 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1960 item #1406215
Kensington House Antiques
$950.00
A fine pair of mid-century modern 14K yellow gold and diamond cufflinks by Larter. The heavy gold faces are decorated with parallel lines and the canted edges are bead-set with brilliant round-cut diamonds. The diamonds are of very good quality, estimated at I color, VS clarity. The stones are set in white gold enhanced with milgrain borders. The backs are completed with the older type of toggle mounting. The backs are stamped with Larter’s hallmark.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1950.
  • Dimensions: faces, 5/8" x 1/2".
  • Weight: 13.5 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .50 carat.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1930 item #1406214
    Kensington House Antiques
    $595.00
    A classic pair of double-sided 14K yellow gold cufflinks, the round faces enhanced with engine-turned engraving and opaque black champleve enamel borders. The borders are further accented with a gold strapwork motif. The connectors are marked with unidentified American hallmarks, “HB” and “14K”.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1920.
    • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage.
    • Dimensions: 19/32” diameter.
    • Weight: 9.2 grams.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1406006
    Kensington House Antiques
    $300.00
    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 the love poem written by Rosemonde Gérard to her husband Edmond Rostand (author of “Cyrano”) in 1889. The word “plus” is symbolized by a plus sign set with a rose cut diamond and the word “moins” by a minus sign set with rectangular cut synthetic rubies. In 1907, the Lyonnais jewelry Alphonse Augis created a love token based on the poem. This example has the starburst-textured background paired with the simple beveled border used in the 1950s. The smaller size is perfect for either a neck chain or a charm bracelet. The pendant is fully stamped with French 18K gold marks and with Augis’ maker’s mark.
    • Origin: France, 1950.
    • Condition: excellent; sharp detail.
    • Dimensions: 21/32” diameter (excluding bail and jump ring).
    • Weight: 2.1 grams.
    • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .01 carat; ruby, .06 carat.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1405702
    Kensington House Antiques
    $300.00
    A lovely 18K yellow and white gold, ruby and enamel 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 the love poem written by Rosemonde Gérard to her husband Edmond Rostand (author of “Cyrano”) in 1889. The word “plus” is symbolized by a plus sign in white gold and the word “moins” by a minus sign set with rectangular cut synthetic rubies. In 1907, the Lyonnais jewelry Alphonse Augis created a love token based on the poem. This example has the starburst textured background paired with a bright-cut border in a style introduced in 1969. It is signed “A.A.” The medium size is perfect for either a neck chain or a charm bracelet. The pendant is fully stamped with French 18K gold marks and with Augis’ maker’s mark.
    • Origin: France, 1970.
    • Condition: excellent; sharp detail.
    • Dimensions: 11/16” diameter (excluding bail and jump ring).
    • Weight: 2.2 grams.
    • Approximate Total Ruby Weight: .04 carat.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1405701
    Kensington House Antiques
    $320.00
    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 the love poem written by Rosemonde Gérard to her husband Edmond Rostand (author of “Cyrano”) in 1889. The word “plus” is symbolized by a plus sign set with a rose cut diamond and the word “moins” by a minus sign set with rectangular cut synthetic rubies. In 1907, the Lyonnais jewelry Alphonse Augis created a love token based on the poem. This example has the starburst-textured background paired with the simple beveled border used in the 1950s. The smaller size is perfect for either a neck chain or a charm bracelet. The pendant is fully stamped with French 18K gold marks and with Augis’ maker’s mark.
    • Origin: France, 1950.
    • Condition: excellent; sharp detail.
    • Dimensions: 21/32” diameter (excluding bail and jump ring).
    • Weight: 2.3 grams.
    • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .01 carat; ruby, .06 carat.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1405524
    Kensington House Antiques
    Sale Pending
    An elegant French 18K yellow gold 22" chain enhanced with randomly-spaced small semi-baroque pearls set at irregular lengths and finished with a bulldog swivel clip perfect for hanging interchangeable charms or pendants (as shown for illustration purposes). The pendant is being sold separately. It is item number 1405532 in our catalog. Stamped with French 18K marks.
    • Origin: France, ca. 1900.
    • Length: 22".
    • Weight: 12.7 grams.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1405518
    Kensington House Antiques
    $360.00
    A lovely 18K yellow and white gold, ruby and enamel 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 the love poem written by Rosemonde Gérard to her husband Edmond Rostand (author of “Cyrano”) in 1889. The word “plus” is symbolized by a plus sign in white gold and the word “moins” by a minus sign set with rectangular cut synthetic rubies. The remainder of the text is highlighted in black enamel. In 1907, the Lyonnais jewelry Alphonse Augis created a love token based on the poem. This example has the starburst textured background paired with a bright-cut border in a style introduced in 1969. It is signed “A.A.” The medium size is perfect for either a neck chain or a charm bracelet. The pendant is fully stamped with French 18K gold marks and with Augis’ maker’s mark.
    • Origin: France, 1975.
    • Condition: excellent; sharp detail. Dimensions: 3/4” diameter (excluding bail and jump ring).
    • Weight: 2.6 grams.
    • Approximate Total Ruby Weight: .04 carat.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1405376
    Kensington House Antiques
    $2,950.00
    A wonderful Victorian 14K gold fancy watch chain featuring large links that we’d now call “Gucci links” in rose gold, alternating with smaller connector links in a slightly more yellow shade. Each of the large links is pierced with a star motif and the edges are enhanced with a fluted and ribbed pattern. The smaller links are chased in a floral pattern. The chain is finished with a ring and t-bar closure. The chain has a very substantial, “chunky” appearance, but is of moderate weight and comfortable for regular wear. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1880.
    • Dimensions: large link width, 13/32”; overall length, 18”.
    • Weight: 38.4 grams.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1950 item #1405375
    Kensington House Antiques
    $2,750.00
    A classically elegant pair of 18K yellow gold and blue sapphire cufflinks in a highly-functional “wrap-around” style. The cufflinks comprise a doubled length of Russian braid chain that passes through the cuff hole and attaches on the other side to the solid clasp. The chains are comfortable to wear, flexing easily, but staying firmly closed from the tension of the cuff fabric. The clasps are set at either end with a rich blue sapphire cabochon. Each cufflink is fully stamped with French 18K gold marks, the master goldsmith’s mark and a serial number, and is signed “Boucheron.”
    • Origin: France, ca. 1950.
    • Dimensions: clasp length 15/16”; chain diameter, 3mm.
    • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: 1.68 carats.
    • Weight: 14.6 grams.
    • Condition: excellent; all original.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1950 item #1405374
    Kensington House Antiques
    $195.00
    A striking pair of David-Andersen sterling silver double-sided cufflinks, the faces decorated with guilloche enamel in a translucent deep red shade. The underlying engine-turned engraving is in a sunburst pattern. The hinged connectors are marked with appropriate sterling silver hallmarks and the maker’s mark used from 1925.
    • Origin: Norway, ca. 1930.
    • Face Dimensions: 31/32” x 15/16”.
    • Weight: 11.6 grams.
    • Condition: excellent; tiny age-appropriate surface wear visible under 10x magnification.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1930 item #1405328
    Kensington House Antiques
    $1,795.00
    A striking pair of double-sided cufflinks worked in 18K yellow gold. Each hexagonal face is decorated with a blue and white champlevé enamel pattern that highlights its “quilted” texture. Each face is centered with a triangular sapphire cabochon bezel-set in platinum. The sapphires have bright color that beautifully accents the enamel. The faces are connected by chains. Each cufflink is marked “18Ct” and has another unidentified mark. They are well-traveled, also bearing old London import marks and French import marks.
    • Origin: Continental Europe, ca. 1920.
    • Dimensions: faces, 9/16” x 9/16”.
    • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: 1.24 carats.
    • Weight: 6.4 grams.
    • Condition: excellent; all original; no enamel damage.