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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1382088
Kensington House Antiques
$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
Kensington House Antiques
$475.00
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
Kensington House Antiques
$1,450.00
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.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1960 item #1382085
Kensington House Antiques
$1,595.00
A large pair of 18K yellow gold Sputnik earrings by H Stern. The domes are 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 spike Soviet satellite launched in 1957. Each piece has a unique appearance depending on the specific colors of the stones and their arrangement. The earrings currently have posts, but those could be removed, if desired. Marked with an older Stern hallmark.
  • Origin: Brazil, ca 1955.
  • Dimensions: 15/16” diameter.
  • Weight: 12.9 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 10.11 carats.
  • Condition: excellent; all original; no dings
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1960 item #1381307
Kensington House Antiques
$1,295.00
A large 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 spike Soviet satellite launched in 1957. Each piece has a unique appearance depending on the specific colors of the stones and their arrangement. The interior of the shank is stamped “750” for 18K gold, and bears Stern’s older hallmark.
  • Origin: Brazil, ca 1955.
  • Dimensions: 1” diameter.
  • Finger Size: 7 1/4.
  • Weight: 6.1 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 5.05 carats.
  • Condition: excellent; all original; no dings.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1381147
Kensington House Antiques
$1,595.00
A large, heavy 18K gold Venetian Etruscan fob charm set with brilliant cut amethysts and pearls. The gold surfaces are heavily decorated with applied wire-work and rosettes. The amethysts intense violet coloring and excellent clarity. The pearls display good luster with a slightly rose overtone that nicely complement the color of the amethysts. Marked “Italy 18K.”
  • Origin: Italy, ca. 1955.
  • Dimensions: 1-1/4” x 1-5/8” (excluding jump ring).
  • Weight: 21.3 grams.
  • Approximate Gemstone Weight: 16.26 carats.
  • Condition: excellent; no dings; all original.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1900 item #1381145
Kensington House Antiques
$575.00
A fine pair of late Victorian 14K yellow gold bean-back cufflinks, the front faces decorated with ornately fashioned coiled snakes. The gold surface is treated to the soft, semi-matte bloomed finish sometimes seen in Victorian and Art Nouveau jewels. Kirby seemed particularly partial to snakes and produced several different serpent designs for cufflinks. In Victorian symbology, snakes conveyed sentiments of eternal love. Each cufflink is stamped “14K” and bears the maker’s mark for H. A. Kirby & Co.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1890.
  • Dimensions: faces, 3/4" x 1/2".
  • Weight: 4.9 grams.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1930 item #1381144
Kensington House Antiques
$750.00
A very fine pair of 14K yellow and white gold engine-turned cufflinks, the faces set with round brilliant cut blue sapphires. The quality of the engine-turned decoration is truly superb—matched by the selection of bright blue sapphires with excellent clarity. These cufflinks are considerably heavier than most other “flats” from the period. The connectors are stamped “14K” and bear the maker’s mark for Strobell & Crane.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1920.
  • Dimensions: 9/16” x 9/16”.
  • Weight: 9.7 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, .25 carat.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1381143
Kensington House Antiques
$2,495.00
A classic Victorian fancy double belcher chain link necklace composed of interlocking fluted and ropetwist links in 14K gold. The fluted links enhances the reflections in the gold, so they offer a more reflective quality that contrasts nicely with the ropetwist links. The chain is substantial enough to be worn alone or suspending a quite large pendant or locket, and the links are open enough that they can suspend multiple smaller pendants or charms. Tested and guaranteed 14K gold.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1890.
  • Dimensions: 21” long.
  • Weight: 29.5 grams.
  • Condition: excellent, no repairs.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1381142
Kensington House Antiques
$1,495.00
A classic Victorian fancy double belcher chain link necklace composed of interlocking fluted double links in 14K gold. The fluted shape of the links enhances the reflections in the gold, so the chain has a certain sparkly quality. Substantial enough to be worn alone or suspending a large pendant or locket, the chain can also be worn wrapped three to four times around the wrist as a bracelet. The links are also open enough that the chain can suspend multiple smaller pendants or charms. Tested and guaranteed 14K gold.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1890.
  • Dimensions: 28.5” long.
  • Weight: 14.2 grams.
  • Condition: excellent, no repairs.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1381060
Kensington House Antiques
$1,095.00
A colorful 18K gold and gemstone ring from the “Rainbow Collection” by H Stern. Made in the 1980’s, the collection was intended to show off the variety of colored gemstones available from Stern’s Brazilian mines and also the artistry of the company’s designers in the subtly graduated colors that reproduce the colors of the rainbow spectrum. The selection includes amethyst, iolite, green tourmaline, peridot, citrine, pink tourmaline and garnet. The interior of the shank is marked “750” for 18K and bears Stern’s hallmark.

NOTE: We are also offering a matching pair of earrings (Item #1381057).
  • Origin: Brazil, ca 1985.
  • Dimensions: 1/4" wide at front, tapering to 1/8” at the back.
  • Finger Size: 7 1/2.
  • Weight: 5.5 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: not accurately measurable due to setting, but estimated around 5 carats
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1381057
Kensington House Antiques
$1,395.00
A colorful pair of 18K gold and gemstone earrings from the “Rainbow Collection” by H Stern. Made in the 1980’s, the collection was intended to show off the variety of colored gemstones available from Stern’s Brazilian mines and also the artistry of the company’s designers in the subtly graduated colors that reproduce the colors of the rainbow spectrum. The selection includes amethyst, blue topaz, green tourmaline, peridot and citrine. The backs have omega clips and posts could be added. Each earring is marked “750” for 18K and bears Stern’s hallmark.

NOTE: We are also offering a matching ring (Item #1381060).
  • Origin: Brazil, ca 1985.
  • Dimensions: 13/32” wide; 3/4" long.
  • Weight: 10.7 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 10.8 carats.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1381053
Kensington House Antiques
$1,095.00
A very nice late Georgian carnelian spinner fob mounted in an 18K gold frame in the form of two intertwined snakes. The snakes are hand-chased with detailed scales and interesting, their heads are finished with duck-bill mouths (complete with teeth) grasping apples. This form is often seen in French silver wine tasters and was intended as a reminder of temptation and the snake in the Garden of Eden. The spiral mechanism in the center of the snakes’ entwined bodies is a spring mechanism that allows the carnelian plaque to be locked into place. The fob is generously sized and would make a stunning pendant. Marked with an indistinct Continental hallmark (likely French) and tested 18K.
  • Origin: Continental Europe, probably France, ca. 1830.
  • Dimensions: 1-9/16” x 1-3/4”.
  • Weight: 11.3 grams.
  • Condition: excellent; carnelian was never engraved; all original.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1960 item #1381052
Kensington House Antiques
$2,650.00
A fine modernist 18K yellow gold ring by Burle Marx set with an intricately carved aquamarine in the “forma livre” (free form) style. Haroldo Burle Marx was particularly known for his use of Brazilian gemstones, often fashioned by carving or tumbling rather than faceting, a technique he invented in 1948. The aquamarine’s deep, dusky blue color contrasts beautifully with the gold, which is worked with florentined engraving typical of Burle Marx’s pieces. The shape of the stone also creates a wonderful linearity that looks beautiful on the finger. The interior of the shank is fully signed and marked for 18K.

Burle Marx worked in his native Brazil, and his only international boutique was at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. He was chosen by the Brazilian government to create state gifts for Empress Nagako of Japan, Empress Farah Diba of Iran, Queen Margarethe of Denmark and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India. He was also a favorite jewelry of Hollywood stars Natalie Wood and Merle Oberon.
  • Origin: Brazil, ca. 1965.
  • Dimensions: crown, 1-1/8” x 1/2".
  • Finger Size: 4 (can be enlarged).
  • Condition: excellent; no abrasions; no dings.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1950 item #1381050
Kensington House Antiques
$1,250.00
A very unusual pair of 14K yellow gold barbell cufflinks, one end the traditional ball shape and the other in a geometric “rooftop” shape. Louis Tamis & Sons opened in 1909 and quickly became the leading American maker of gold boxes and other luxury objects. In the 1930s, the company manufactured for Paul Flato. By mid-century, it had become on of New York’s most exclusive manufacturing jewelers, creating commissioned pieces for Tiffany & Co., Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels. Each cufflink is stamped “14K” and bears Tamis’ hallmark.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1940.
  • Dimensions: “rooftop” faces, 1/2” x 1/2”; ball faces, 3/8” diam.
  • Weight: 10.3 grams.
  • Condition: excellent.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1980 item #1380829
Kensington House Antiques
$225.00
An elegant pair of vintage sterling silver and rosewood inlaid cufflinks by an unknown Taxco maker. The geometric positive and negative space design and is finely executed. The backs are marked “Mexico 925” and have the maker’s registry number “TS-15.”
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  • Origin: Taxco, Mexico, circa 1980.
  • Dimensions: 29/32” x 5/8” (23 x 16 mm).
  • Weight: 14.8 grams.
  • Condition: excellent.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1950 item #1380828
Kensington House Antiques
$675.00
A handsome pair of 14k yellow gold cufflinks, the faces set with Essex crystals depicting dogs (definitely terriers, and most likely fox terriers). The dogs are colorfully painted on the reverse-carved crystal and set against mother of pearl backgrounds. The cufflinks are finished with toggle backs. The toggles are stamped “14K” and have a patent number, indicating the patent was still active when the cufflinks were made.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1950.
  • Dimensions: 17/32” (14 mm) diameter.
  • Weight: 7.2 grams.
  • Condition: excellent, no scratches or moisture damage.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1380827
Kensington House Antiques
$1,595.00
A classic Victorian double belcher chain link necklace composed of interlocking double links in 14K gold. Substantial enough to be worn alone or suspending a large pendant or locket, the chain can also be worn wrapped three to four times around the wrist as a bracelet. The links are also open enough that the chain can suspend multiple smaller pendants or charms. Tested and guaranteed 14K gold.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1890.
  • Dimensions: 28” long.
  • Weight: 18.2 grams.
  • Condition: excellent, no repairs.