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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1414821
Kensington House Antiques
$1,095.00
A nice Victorian 18K gold locket, the front cover featuring a lioness shown in profile. She is enhanced with a bright emerald eye and grasps an old mine cut diamond in her mouth. The back is engraved with a period three-letter monogram. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Dimensions: 1" diameter
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail on the lion; two pinpoint dings on the back cover
  • Weight: 8.7 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .05 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1414819
Kensington House Antiques
$1,095.00
A fine Art Nouveau 14K yellow gold enameled pin with swirling foliage surrounding a bezel-set amethyst. The enamel is worked in delicate translucent shades of violet, cream and green. Small seed pearls flank the nicely-colored amethyst. The clasp is marked with Krementz' 14K hallmark.

NOTE: We are also offering a matching pin set with an aquamarine and enameled in shades of blue and green (Item #1414818)
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent; no enamel damage
  • Dimensions: 1-1/2" x 9/16"
  • Weight: 3.6 grams
  • Approximate Total Amethyst Weight: .75 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1414818
Kensington House Antiques
$995.00
A fine Art Nouveau 14K yellow gold enameled pin with swirling foliage surrounding a bezel-set aquamarine. The enamel is worked in delicate translucent enamel in shades of blue, green and cream. Small seed pearls flank the nicely-colored aquamarine. The clasp is marked with Krementz' 14K hallmark.

NOTE: We are also offering a matching pin set with an amethyst and enameled in shades of violet (Item #1414819)
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent; two 1/16" enamel nicks barely visible without magnification
  • Dimensions: 1-1/2" x 9/16"
  • Weight: 3.25 grams
  • Approximate Total Aquamarine Weight: .7 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1414817
Kensington House Antiques
$450.00
A Victorian 14K gold ring featuring an oval garnet cabochon surrounded by a laurel wreath border. The 10 x 7 mm garnet has very attractive coloring that contrasts nicely with the gold setting. Originally a stickpin, a 14K gold shank has been added.
  • Origin: America, ca 1890
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: crown 9/16" x 7/16"
  • Finger Size: 6-3/4
  • Weight: 2.3 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1414816
Kensington House Antiques
$450.00
A nice 14K yellow gold and diamond ring, conversed from a lapel pin, in the form of a maze. The round brilliant cut diamond lies at the center of the maze. A fun ring perfect for the meditator or mystic! The back is marked "Josten 14K."
  • Origin: America, ca 1970
  • Condition: excellent
  • Finger Size: 6-3/4
  • Dimensions: 5/8" diameter
  • Weight: 4.8 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .10 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1414815
Kensington House Antiques
$1,895.00
An outstanding 18K gold begging poodle pin, the shaved parts of the body represented by a carved carnelian and the head set with an emerald eye and a ruby tongue. The back is finished with a hinged double clip. The pin is stamped with French 18K hallmarks and an illegible maker's mark. It is also marked "18K."
  • Origin: France, ca 1950
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 2-1/8" x 1-1/8"
  • Weight: 21.6 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .09 carat; emerald, .07 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1414812
Kensington House Antiques
$750.00
A particularly nice mid-century 14K yellow begging poodle pin, the eyes, nose and tongue set with bright cabochon rubies. The dog is completed with a white gold collar set with diamonds. The gold has a Florentine finish to represent the clipped areas of fur. The brightness of the rubies and the perky attitude sets this poodle pin apart. The clasp is marked "14K."
  • Origin: America, ca. 1950
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 1-3/4” x 1”
  • Weight: 11.0 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .1 carat; ruby, .4 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1414810
Kensington House Antiques
$795.00
Art nouveau 14K gold and enamel circle pin in the form of stylized orchid blossoms enameled in iridescent lavender and cream. This pin is a nice example of how Art Nouveau sensibilities took a standard Victorian design=--the circle pin--and gave it a new aesthetic appeal. The clasp is marked "14K."
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent; no enamel damage; all original
  • Dimensions: 15/16" diameter
  • Weight: 3.5 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1414809
Kensington House Antiques
$295.00
A classic Victorian honeymoon brooch in 14K yellow gold. The traditional crescent shape supports a gold violet enameled in rich shades of rose, purple and cream and accented with green veining on the petals. The flower is centered with a small ruby. In Victorian flower language, the crescent shape represented “moon” and the flower represented sweetness or “honey”, thus “honeymoon”. Pins such as this were popular gifts from grooms to their new brides. The original early safety clasp has an unidentified maker’s mark.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900
  • Condition: very good; a 1/16” flake on the tip of one flower petal; the pinstem is an early gold-filled replacement
  • Dimensions: 7/8” x 3/4"
  • Weight: 2.5 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1414329
Kensington House Antiques
$3,200.00
An extraordinarily fine and rare Art Nouveau sporting brooch featuring an enameled fox head superimposed over a horseshoe, a riding crop and a whip. The horseshoe is set with old mine cut diamonds simulating the nails. The fox's eyes are set with rubies. The pin is beautifully enameled in lifelike colors. The fox's mouth is open to show fierce jagged gold teeth. An identical brooch was featured in the "Masterpieces of American Jewelry" exhibition held in 2005 at the Museum of American Folk Art in New York. It is also published in the exhibition book by the same name. The pin in unmarked, but is a known Alling Bros. design.
  • Origin: America, ca 1910
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage
  • Dimensions: 15/16" x 1-15/16"
  • Weight: 6.5 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .05 carat; diamond, .10 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1970 item #1414328
Kensington House Antiques
$2,250.00
A fine vintage Tiffany & Co stylized leaf brooch worked in 18K gold and set with sapphires and diamonds. The elegant form is created from wirework that gives the brooch a light feeling despite its generous size. Tiffany employed this gold wire construction to simulate feathers, animal fur and other natural textures. The gems are prong set above the gold background for added dimension. The diamonds are G color, VS1 clarity; the sapphires have medium-dark, strongly saturated blue violet-blue color. The back has a two-prong fur clip and is marked "Tiffany & Co".
  • Origin: America, ca. 1965
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-5/8" x 1-3/8"
  • Weight: 10.8 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: apphire, .56 carat; diamond, .50 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1970 item #1414324
Kensington House Antiques
$2,495.00
A classic 1960's Tiffany & Co. stylized floral brooch in 18K yellow gold set with sapphires and diamonds. The cluster of four blossoms are heavily decorated with hammered and carved details accented with clusters of round brilliant cut diamonds and blue sapphires. Though the brooch is bold, the spikiness of the design keeps the overall design from feeling too massive. The diamonds are I color, SI1 clarity and the sapphires are medium, vivid blue color. The back is marked "18K Tiffany & Co."
  • Origin: America, ca 1965
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-11/16" x 1- 3/4"
  • Weight 21.7 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, .59 carat; diamond, .12 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1413090
Kensington House Antiques
$2,495.00
A superb pair of Victorian drop earrings featuring old European cut diamonds in buttercup settings surrounding oval mixed-cut rubies. The diamonds are separated with radiating lines of black taille d'epargne enamel. The rubies have a classic slightly purplish-red color with good intensity and eye-clean clarity. All rubies fluouresce in natural sunlight to some degree, and these rubies have a particularly strong reaction in bright sunlight, turning an intense red. The microscopic inclusions in the rubies indicate that they are unheated, and the probable source is Burma. The diamonds are F/VVS2. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
    Origin: America, ca. 1890
  • Condition: no damage to stones or enamel; replaced wires
  • Dimensions: 11/16" diameter; 1" long from top of wire
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .50 carat; diamond, .60 carat
  • Weight: 5.8 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1413050
Kensington House Antiques
$1,795.00
An elegant pair of Victorian 18K yellow gold earrings fashioned as lover’s knots, with neither beginning nor end. The gold surfaces are decorated with an ornate foliate pattern, enhanced with flush-mounted antique cushion-cut diamonds, sapphires and rubies. The gemstones are of fine quality, with deeply saturated color and eye-clean clarity. The use of red, white and blue stones was particularly popular around the time of the American Centennial celebration in 1876. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1876
  • Condition: excellent; replaced wires
  • Dimensions: 3/4” x 1-1/8” from top of wire
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .52 carat; ruby, .23 carat; sapphire, .23 carat
  • Weight: 8.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1413048
Kensington House Antiques
$1,625.00
A lovely and weighty vintage 18K yellow gold oval locket, the front cover enhanced with a finely-worked net motif studded with nearly a half-carat small round brilliant cut diamonds in a résille (net) pattern. The diamonds offer a nice bit of glitter without being overwhelming. The back of the locket is stamped with the maker’s mark and English 18K hallmarks.
  • Origin: England, 1974-99
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms
  • Dimensions: 15/16” x 1-3/16” excluding bail
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .50 carat
  • Weight: 15.1 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #1413044
Kensington House Antiques
$1,850.00
A fine Retro leaf brooch worked in 14K yellow gold and platinum set with diamonds and sapphires. The curved leaf is lightened by the use of wire construction, a technique often seen in French jewelry of the period. The lower edge of the wire leaf is enhanced with antique cushion and old European cut diamonds, and the upper edge with a row of blue sapphires. Two larger old European diamonds are nestled among the solid leaves to one side. The three largest diamonds range from .55 to .30 carat. All are SI1 clarity I-J color. The sapphires have bright pure blue color and eye-clean clarity. The design is versatile and the pin can be worn horizontally with the wire leaf to the left or vertically with the wire leaf at the bottom.

The use of such a range of antique diamond cuts in a piece of this era suggests that the pin was custom-made using diamonds (and possibly the gold) from one of the client's older jewels. This was a common practice during the shortages of World War II. The pinstem is stamped "14K."
  • Origin: America, ca 1948
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-23/32" x 1-1/8"
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, 1.66 carats; sapphire, .46 carat.
  • Weight: 7.5 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1412906
Kensington House Antiques
$3,800.00
An extraordinary 18K gold and gemstone ring by H Stern in the brutalist style of the 1950s and 60s. The design ethic is evident in the jagged outlines, arching construction and jarring color juxtapositions. As with all H Stern jewelry of the period, the amethysts, peridots and hessonite garnets are of excellent quality. The gold surfaces are stippled for additional interest. This ring surpasses being mere jewelry, becoming architecture for the hand. The interior of the shank is stamped with Stern's hallmark.
  • Origin: Brazil, ca. 1965
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: crown, 1-7/16" wide
  • Finger Size: 9
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: hessonite garnet, 2.16 carats; peridot, 1.83 carats; amethyst, 1.8 carats
  • Weight: 17.8 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1412903
Kensington House Antiques
$450.00
An elegant pair of drop earrings featuring a cushion cut ruby surrounded by rosecut diamonds and seed pearls. The diamonds are set in platinum. The whole is finished with a pierced gallery. The rubies have nice color that contrasts beautifully with the pearls and glittery diamonds. The earrings were created from a French Victorian bar pin with the addition of new 18K wires. Tested and guaranteed 18K and platinum.
  • Origin: France, ca 1890
  • Condition: excellent; converted from a pin
  • Dimenions: drops, 3/8" diameter; length from top of wires, 13/16"
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .22 carat; diamond, .10 carat
  • Weight; 1.5 grams.