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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1392155
Kensington House Antiques
$2,295.00
An exquisite Art Nouveau enameled 14K yellow gold brooch depicting a peacock. The bird is worked in stunningly applied translucent enamels in shades of rose, blue, green, yellow, black and violet. The curling tail feathers are set with seed pearls and body is surrounded by an assymetrical frame set with seed pearls and suspending a small old European cut diamond and an oval brilliant-cut peridot. This is one of the very finest enameled bird brooches we’ve seen. The original clasp is stamped with Krementz’ hallmark and “14K”.

Origin: America, ca. 1910. Condition: excellent, no enamel damage, all original. Size: 1” x 1-5/8”. Weight: 5.5 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .03 carat; peridot, .59 carat.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1391997
Kensington House Antiques
$3,650.00
A beautifully romantic French Art Nouveau heart-shaped coin purse, bordered in square cut blue sapphires and centered with a heart-shaped sapphire. The sapphires have very slightly violetish-blue sapphires color and eye clean clarity. The frame is engraved in a geometric pattern and the closure is set with cabochon sapphires. The frame's interior is engraved with a pair of serial numbers, indicating the purse was made by one of the more important French joailliers at the turn of the century. The frame retains the original bail that would originally have allowed the purse to be suspended from a bracelet or finger ring at a formal ball or similar society event. The back of the frame is stamped with French hallmarks. We've never before seen a heart-shaped gold mesh purse!
  • Origin: France, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent; no damage to mesh.
  • Dimensions: 1-11/16" x 1-11/16".
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: 5.03 carats.
  • Weight: 18.9 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #1390911
Kensington House Antiques
$98.00
A vintage sterling silver figural jigger in the shape of a thimble. The rim is engraved "Only A Thimble Full." The interior is gilt. The bottom is hallmarked by the Webster Silver Co. Origin: America, ca. 1935. Condition: excellent, some gilding intact, no dings. Size: 1-5/8" tall. Weight: 16.0 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #1390910
Kensington House Antiques
$175.00
A classic figural sterling silver thimble jigger by Thomae & Co. The rim is engraved "Only A Thimble Full." The interior retains a small amount of its original gilding. Several companies made variations of this jigger, but those by Thomae are among the best due to their superior weight and workmanship. Origin: America, ca. 1935. Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms. Size: 2" tall. Weight: 41.4 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1960 item #1390895
Kensington House Antiques
$695.00
A classic pair of mmid-Century modernist cufflinks by Lucien Piccard, featuring a circlet of round brilliant-cut garnets around a central plaque of gold enhanced with a Florentine finish. Piccard more often used synthetic sapphires or synthetic rubies in his cufflink designs. The garnets have a subtle, deep red coloring that contrasts beautifully with the richly-textured gold without being too flashy. Signed "Lucien Piccard" and marked "14K."
  • Origin: America, ca. 1950.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: faces, 3/4" diameter.
  • Weight: 11.4 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 1.25 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1390893
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 spiky 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: 15/16” diameter.
  • Finger Size: 10 1/4.
  • Weight: 5.9 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 5.05 carats.
  • Condition: excellent; all original; no dings.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1390892
Kensington House Antiques
$450.00
A classic target-style ring featuring a luminous pearl surrounded by a ring of calibre-cut synthetic rubies set in an 18K yellow gold setting. Originally a stick pin, this ring was created with the addition of an 18K shank. The rubies are synthetic—as they often were in the Art Deco period—are a beautiful deep red color that nicely accents the creamy white pearl.
  • Origin: French stick pin, ca. 1920.
  • Condition: excellent; converted from an Art Deco stick pin.
  • Dimensions: crown, 11/32" diameter.
  • Finger Size: 6-1/4".
  • Weight: 1.5 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #1390786
Kensington House Antiques
$170.00
A classic figural sterling silver thimble jigger by Thomae & Co. The rim is engraved "Only A Thimble Full." The interior retains some of its original gilding. Several companies made variations of this jigger, but those by Thomae are among the best due to their superior weight and workmanship.

Origin: America, ca. 1935. Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms. Size: 2" tall. Weight: 36.3 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1390750
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A tiny enameled violet and a free-hanging baroque freshwater pearl enhance the dainty 10K gold pendant, complete with a curb link chain. Violets were used to represent the sentiments of love and faithfulness in the Victorian era. The pearl has nice luster that contrasts prettily with the colors of the enamel. The chain is marked 10K, and the pendant is tested 10K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1-1/4" x 9/16"; overall necklace length, 16".
  • Weight: 3.3 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1390748
Kensington House Antiques
$995.00
An elegant pair of Victorian 18K yellow gold tassel earrings, the tops enhanced with applied green and rose gold flowers surrounding collet-set rubies. The foxtail chains terminate in small balls. The earrings have a lot of movement when being worn, and the small rubies add a subtle shot of color. Each is stamped with French 18K gold marks.
  • France, ca. 1860.
  • Condition: excellent; converted to earrings with the addition of 18K wires.
  • Dimensions: -/8" long from tops of wires.
  • Weight: 7.2 grams.
  • Approximate Total Ruby Weight: .10 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1390641
Kensington House Antiques
$550.00
A handsome pair of double-sided cufflinks, the faces set with with oval brilliant-cut amethysts set in simple 10K yellow gold collets. The amethysts have nicely saturated, even color that would look particularly good with a white or light blue cuff. The faces are fairly large, so they are connected with a removable s-link for ease in putting them through a buttonhole. Tested and guaranteed 10K.
  • Origin: probably America, ca. 1870.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: larger faces, 11/16" x 1/2"; smaller faces, 19/32" x 7/16".
  • Weight: 11.0 grams.
  • Approximate Total Amethyst Weight: 29.8 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1390640
Kensington House Antiques
$595.00
You know you'll live a life of good luck when you're wearing this 14K gold upturned horseshoe pendant necklace. The horseshoe is adorned with blue enameled forget-me-nots, flowers that conveyed exactly that meaning in the Victorian language of flowers. Originally a brooch, the horseshoe has been converted to a pendant with the addition of a delicate 14K gold split cable chain.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: converted from a brooch; excellent enamel.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 7/8" x 7/8"; overall necklace length, 16".
  • Weight: 3.0 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1390639
Kensington House Antiques
$650.00
The spectacular violet color of this oval brilliant-cut glows in this lovely 14K yellow gold Art Nouveau setting featuring iris blossoms and foliage. In Victorian flower language, the iris often represented the sentiment "I have a message for you," but in this instance I think the use of irises probably relates more to the purple tones of the gemstone. The reverse retains the original pinstem and folding bail, so it can be worn as a brooch or pendant. The setting is marked "K14."

NOTE: The pendant is shown with an optional 16" 14K gold chain, available for an additional $125.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1890.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: 13/16" x 15/16".
  • Weight: 6.7 grams (pendant only).
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 10.45 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1390635
Kensington House Antiques
$725.00
The pansy carries the message "Think of me" in the Victorian language of flowers. Certainly, the giver of this beautiful enameled gold pansy ring will be thought of often and fondly. The beautiful violet, cream, yellow and black enamels have a velvety texture to suggest the feel of a real pansy's petals and the whole is set off by a sparkling old mine cut diamond at the center. Originally a Victorian stick pin, this flower is now ready for daily wear with the addition of a 14K gold split shank.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: converted from a stick pin; enamel is in perfect condition except for a small area about 3/32" that is mostly hidden by the petals in front of it (much less noticeable in person than in the photos).
  • Dimensions: pansy, 9/16" x 9/16".
  • Finger Size: 6-3/4.
  • Weight: 3.4 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .03 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1390570
Kensington House Antiques
$1,395.00
An imposing, yet very wearable Retro ring featuring a large, deeply colored honey-gold rectangular step-cut citrine flanked by lines of calibre-cut synthetic rubies (typical of the period) between lines of bead-set old European and single-cut diamonds. The color contrast of the stones is quite striking and the size is imposing without being overdone. Tested and guaranteed 14K gold and platinum.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1935.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: crown, 5/8" x 7/8".
  • Finger Size: 7-1/2.
  • Weight: 9.4 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: citrine, 13.12 carats; diamond, .25 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1390569
Kensington House Antiques
$1,195.00
An astonishing figural pendant necklace featuring a natural semi-baroque pearl in the shape of a pear, accented with platinum and 18K yellow gold leaves and a stem, all set with old European cut diamonds. The pearl has very fine orient, with all the colors of the rainbow skating over the creamy white surface. The diamonds are graded at an average of H/SI1. Converted from an Edwardian stickpin, the pear is now a gorgeous pendant hanging from a French 18K white gold chain.

NOTE: The pendant is also available without the chain for $1050.
  • France, ca. 1910.
  • Excellent condition; pendant converted from a stickpin.
  • Pendant, 11/16" x 1/2"; overall necklace length, 16-3/8".
  • 3.8 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .26 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1910 item #1390567
Kensington House Antiques
$695.00
Red speckles stand out brightly against the dark greenish-black background of the bloodstone plaques featured in this pair of double-sided Victorian cufflinks by Larter. NOTE: the color contrast is more apparent in person than shown in the photos due to the reflectivity of the stones. Bloodstone, or Jasper, is also considered to be the "traditional" birthstone for March, while Aquamarine is considered to be the "modern" birthstone for March. Bloodstone is aligned with the Zodiac sign of Aries and is noted for its "healing properties." The stones are edged in 14K yellow gold borders engraved with a foliate motif. The oval faces are attached with figure-eight connectors signed with Larter's hallmark.
  • America, ca. 1900.
  • Excellent condition; all original.
  • 5/8" x 1/2" (faces).
  • 7.2 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1930 item #1390182
Kensington House Antiques
$125.00
A vintage Austrian silver stopper for a wine bottle or decanter, the finial constructed from a coin known as the “Maria Theresa Thaler”. These coins were first minted during the reign of the Empress Maria Theresa, mother of Marie Antoinette. The front depicts Maria Theresa and the back features the imperial Hapsburg double eagle arms. The abbreviated Latin inscription reflects her full title, “Maria Theresa, by grace of God, Empress of the Romans, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, Archduchess of Austria, Duchess of Burgundy, Countess of Tyrol” and includes her personal motto, “Justice and Clemency.” When the Empress died in 1780, the date on the coin was fixed in perpetuity. The coin had a very reliable silver content and became one of the most accepted coins for international trade—especially in the Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia. It ceased to be used as legal tender in the Austrian empire in 1857, but continued to be minted for international trading purposes. The coin used for this stopper has characteristics usually associated with early 20th century examples, and the hallmark on the stopper’s collar is that used in Vienna after 1922.

Origin: Austria, ca. 1930.

Condition: excellent, sharp detail, all original;

Note that the cork is too wide to fit a wine bottle, but could be shaved down to fit.

Size: 2-1/4” from bottom edge of silver collar to the top of the coin; 1-5/8” wide across the coin.

Weight: 45.0 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1930 item #1390139
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A fabulous Art Nouveau 14K gold ring set with a round brilliant cut peridot flanked by seed pearls. The gem is set in a distinctly Gothic revival quatrefoil design. The gold surfaces are hand-finished and have a matte surface typical of Art Nouveau jewels. The peridot has excellent color and clarity that contrasts beautifully with the bright white pearls. Converted from a stickpin, the piece is now a gorgeous ring. The crown retains the original maker's mark for Shanley Jewelry Company, of the leading Art Nouveau jewelers in the U.S.
  • America, ca. 1920.
  • Condition: excellent; converted from a stickpin.
  • Dimensions: crown, 5/8" x 5/8".
  • Finger Size: 6-1/4.
  • Weight: 2.6 grams.
  • Approximate Total Peridot Weight: 1.61 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1390040
Kensington House Antiques
$1,250.00
A pair of fine shakudo ornaments originally mounted in Victorian times as a pair of cuff buttons, and then re-imagined by our jeweler as an elegant split-chain pendant necklace. The two plaques feature a court lady and gentleman in Meiji-period costume. After the collapse of the feudal Samurai system in Imperial Japan, Europeans collected old sword and armor fittings such as these to set as jewelry. The mountings and chain are 14K.
  • Japan, ca 1890.
  • Excellent condition, sharp detail and finish.
  • Dimensions: each plaque, 15/16" x 13/32"; total pendant length, 2"; total necklace length, 18-1/2".
  • 13.8 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1389753
Kensington House Antiques
$2,450.00
A curving band of old European, transitional and single-cut diamonds sparkle in the yellow gold ribbon top of this Edwardian hinged bangle bracelet. The larger diamonds are clasped in buttercup settings, while the smaller ones are bead-set with milgrain accents. The diamonds are good quality, averaging J color and SI1 clarity. The back of the bracelet has a caged structure that mimics the openness of the front. The clasp is stamped 14K.
    America, ca. 1910.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: 5/8" wide at top tapering to 1/4" at back; fits a 6-5/8" wrist.
  • Weight: 26.4 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: 1.47 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1389700
Kensington House Antiques
$695.00
An elegant 14K gold, Mississippi River pearl and blue sapphire floral pendant in the Art Nouveau taste suspended from a split chain. The flower petals are formed from pearls and center a blue sapphire of fine, intense color. The design is enclosed in a gold frame that resembles the shape of a pretzel! The pendant was originally a brooch and was expertly converted to a pendant by our jeweler. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1" x 5/8"; overall necklace length, 18-7/8".
  • Weight: 4.8 grams.
  • Approximate Sapphire Weight: .15 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1389699
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A striking 14K yellow gold ring, the medallion depicting a yachting scene in engine-turned engraving of extraordinary quality. The scene depicts a yacht in the foreground with a more distant boat in the background. The design is completed with waves, seagulls and a lighthouse atop a rocky cliff. Originally an Edwardian blazer button, our jeweler added a 14K gold shank to make a wonderful seafaring ring. The back is stamped "14K" and has an unidetified American maker's mark.
  • America, ca. 1910.
  • Excellent condition, sharp detail.
  • Dimensions: crown, 5/8" diameter.
  • Finger Size: 6-1/4.
  • Weight: 4.3 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1389596
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A delightful 14K gold frog with emerald eyes sits atop a simple band in this witty stickpin conversion ring. The gold is beautifully stippled for a realistic appearance that sets off the bright green eyes. Frogs in Victorian jewelry often symbolized fertility. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • America, ca 1900.
  • Excellent condition, sharp detail.
  • Dimensions: frog, 1/2" x 3/8".
  • Size 6 1/4.
  • Weight: 2.2 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1389594
Kensington House Antiques
$995.00
Beautiful purplish rhodolite garnets sparkle from the engraved tops of these earrings with foxtail tassels. Each tassel terminates in a small golden ball. These tassels have substantial weight and are unusual for having gemstones set at the top. Stamped with French 18K gold hallmarks.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1880.
  • Excellent condition.
  • Dimensions: 1-5/8" from top of wire.
  • Weight: 7.1 grams.
  • Approximate Total Garnet Weight: 1.72 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1389589
Kensington House Antiques
$895.00
Art Nouveau 14K gold crescent pendant necklace set with round brilliant cut diamonds and rubies. The quality of the gemstones is superb, with VVS2/G diamonds and vivid very slightly purplish-red rubies that show no indications of heat treatment. In Victorian and early Edwardian jewelry, the crescent shape symbolized feminine power personified in the moon goddess Selene/Juno. Brides were often given a crescent pin to wear during their honeymoons. This cresent was originally a brooch and has been converted into a split-chain pendant necklace. The symbology and striking color is perfect for today's strong woman! Marked 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1-1/16" wide; overall necklace length, 19".
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Weight: 3.9 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .35 carat; diamond, .22 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1389588
Kensington House Antiques
$325.00
A lovely pair of 10K yellow gold drop earrings decorated with a golden bows centered with round brilliant cut blue zircons. The gems have deep coloring and show nicely in a small size. These Retro earrings were originally screwbacks and have been converted for pierced ears. The earrings have nice movement and could be worn with either casual or cocktail attire. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • America, circa 1935.
  • Excellent condition.
  • 9/16" wide; 1-1/4" long from top of wire.
  • Weight: 3.0 grams.
  • Approximate Total Zircon Weight: 1.28 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1389587
Kensington House Antiques
$595.00
14K gold Art Nouveau pendant necklace featuring a flower set with a blue sapphire center and a seed pearl bud enclosed within a heart-shaped frame of foliage. The gold has a slightly greenish cast and is engraved to suggest the velvety leaves. Originally a brooch, the pendant now hangs on a 14K gold split chain as an elegant necklace. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: Continental Europe, ca. 1900
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1" x 1"; necklace length, 18-3/4".
  • Weight: 4.2 grams.
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: .06 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1389586
Kensington House Antiques
$525.00
14K gold ring featuring a detailed portrait of a Native American wearing a feathered headdress. The portrait is surrounded by a twisted rope border. Originally an Edwardian bar pin, the ring has been fashioned with the original pin's scrolled ends connecting to the medallion. The reverse is marked "585 Pr FSH" for 14K gold.
  • Origin: Continental Europe, ca 1900.
  • Dimensions: crown, 13/16" diamter.
  • Finger Size: 6-1/2.
  • Condition: excellent, sharp detail.
  • Weight: 5.9 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1389462
Kensington House Antiques
$1,295.00
An extraordinary and rare 14K yellow gold bangle bracelet by Krementz adorned with enameled white and pale blue forget-me-nots. Krementz made some of the best Art Nouveau enameled jewelry, and continued producing enamels well into the 20th century. Blue and white forget-me-nots, a particularly popular motif in the early 1900s, frequently appeared in small pins and pendants. This piece, however, is the first bangle bracelet we've seen. Bangle bracelets are notoriously subject to damage and it is amazing that the enamel on this bracelet has survived in mint condition. The enameled flowers are accented with engraved foliage and a stippled background. The interior is hallmarked by Krementz and is marked "14K".

Origin: America, ca. 1905.

Condition: Enamel is mint, some scratches on the inside of the gold band.

Size: 1/4" wide; opening, 2-9/16" x 2-1/4".

Weight: 9.0 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1389446
Kensington House Antiques
$850.00
A gorgeous enameled pansy, worked in several shades of purple and lavender is featured in this ring converted from a Victorian earring. The enamel has a soft velvety appearance and is accented at the center with a small pearl. The pansy is set on a sturdy 14K gold split shank. Pansies are generally associated with remembrance, but in Victorian flower symbology, they also carried the sentiment, "Think of me." So whether you're in love or just feeling nostalgic, this ring is perfect!

Origin: America, ca. 1900.

Condition: converted; no enamel damage; excellent condition.

Dimensions: crown, 3/4" x 11/16".

Finger Size: 7 1/4.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1388734
Kensington House Antiques
$695.00
A gorgeous enameled clover, worked in several shades of green is featured in this ring converted from a Victorian earring. The enamel has a soft velvety appearance and is accented at the center with a small pearl. The clover is set on a sturdy 14K gold split shank. Four-leaf clovers are generally associated with good luck, but in Victorian flower symbology, they also carried the sentiment, "Be mine." So whether you're in love or just feeling lucky, this ring is perfect!
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: converted; no enamel damage; excellent condition.
  • Dimensions: crown, 3/4" x 3/4".
  • Finger Size: 7 1/4.
  • Weight: 3.7 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1388733
Kensington House Antiques
$450.00
A striking 14K gold peridot ring converted from a Victorian stickpin. The oval brilliant cut peridot has superb intense green coloring and is bezel-set in a elegantly-engraved gold collar. The ring has a 14K gold shank.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1890.
  • Condition: converted from a Victorian stickpin; excellent condition.
  • Dimensions: crown, 1/2" x 7/16".
  • Finger Size: 6 1/2.
  • Weight: 2.2 grams.
  • Approximate Gemstone Weight: 2.16 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1388731
Kensington House Antiques
$475.00
A fine green-toned cat's eye chrysoberyl cabochon surrounded by delicate scalloped border set with seed pearls centers this Victorian stickpin conversion ring. The stone displays excellent chatoyancy, with a clear milky white streak down the center of the stone that seems to "wink" as it is rocked from side to side. The surrounding pearls pick up the creamy color of the eye. The setting is 18K gold attached to a 14K shank.
  • Origin: France, ca 1890.
  • Condition: converted to a ring; no chips or scratches to stone.
  • Dimensions: crown, 15/32" x 5/16".
  • Finger Size: 6 1/4.
  • Weight: 1.6 grams.
  • Approximate Gemstone Weight: 1.24 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1386031
Kensington House Antiques
$475.00
Converted from an antique Art Nouveau stickpin, this lovely ring features a round brilliant cut blue sapphire flanked by curving gold borders that form a faintly heart-shaped. The design is accented at the top and bottom with tiny seed pearls. The sapphire has a pretty cornflower blue color and excellent clarity. Both the crown and the band are 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions, crown, 7/16 x 7/16”.
  • Finger Size: 6 1/4.
  • Weight: 1.7 grams.
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: .38 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1940 item #1386029
Kensington House Antiques
$245.00
This lovely enameled pansy, originally a screwback earring, has been converted to a colorful ring with the addition of sterling silver shank. The pansy is enameled in bright shades of purple and yellow. The enamel has a slight iridescent effect and is translucent so the engraved silver shines through for added texture. In the Victorian language of flowers, the pansy generally conveyed the meaning, “Think of me.” Purple and yellow pansies more specifically meant, “Forget me not.” The back is marked “Sterling.”
  • Origin: America, ca. 1930.
  • Condition: excellent; no enamel damage.
  • Dimensions: 3/4 x 3/4".
  • Finger Size: 6 1/4.
  • Weight: 3.8 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1386027
Kensington House Antiques
$675.00
A large stylized hibiscus centers this Retro 14K rose and yellow gold pendant necklace. The blossom is set at the center with a round amethyst and is flanked on either side by a pair of small rubies (typical of the period). The bold shape and color contrast make this brooch-to-necklace a most attractive and wearable piece of jewelry. The reverse is stamped 14K and has the maker’s mark for A. J. Hedges.
  • Origin: America, ca 1935.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1-7/8 x 1-1/8”; necklace length, 19-3/4”.
  • Weight: 10.9 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: amethyst, 1.0 carat; ruby, .25 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385979
Kensington House Antiques
$850.00
Three rich deeply-colored pear-shaped sapphires for the petals of the trefoil in this elegant pendant necklace. The flower is centered with a rose cut diamond. The sapphires are excellent quality with a velvety violetish-blue appearance. The trefoil’s stem curls around on itself to for the Art Nouveau styled border of the pendant. The 18K pendant was originally a brooch but has been given new life as a pendant necklace with the addition of a 14K gold cable chain.
  • Origin: France, ca 1900.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 11/16” diameter; necklace length, 18-1/2”.
  • Weight: 8.2 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, .89 carat; diamond, .02 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1385977
Kensington House Antiques
$2,250.00
The knot motif in Victorian jewelry signifies the unending bonds of love, so there could be no more fitting design for this exquisitely-made 18K yellow gold hair locket/brooch. The gold surface is ornately chased to suggest the texture of rope. A large cabochon amethyst enhanced with a star-set pearl centers the jewel. The brooch is finished with a pair of foxtail tassels. The back of the brooch has a glass-covered compartment with its original hair memorial. The brooch could easily be converted for wear as a pendant with the addition of two bails at the top. Tested and guaranteed 18K. Presented in the original fitted case.
  • Origin:probably England, ca 1840.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: 1-1/2 x 2-3/4".
  • Weight: 17.8 grams.
  • Approximate Total Amethyst Weight: 13.34 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1385976
Kensington House Antiques
$1,295.00
The 18K yellow gold anchor pendant shines as it dangles from the steel cable bar-link chain with gold accents. The combination of materials makes the necklace appropriate for wear in the day or evening. The design was part of the "Flavia" line from the renowned Italian jeweler, UnoAErre The pendant is marked "Flavia" and is stamped with Italian hallmarks and the maker's mark. The clasp is also hallmarked and bears the retailer's mark for Carrazza, a luxury jeweler in the yacht basin area of Ft. Lauderdale that specializes in jewelry by European designers whose work is not widely available in North America.
  • Origin: Italy, 1987.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1-3/16 x 15/16"; necklace length, 16".
  • Weight: 29.5 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1385580
Kensington House Antiques
$3,950.00
Three glowing opals punctuate each this pair of Art Nouveau 14K gold dress clips. Triangular in shape, the clips are entirely hand-pierced and chased in a swirling foliate pattern. The leaves extend beyond the triangular borders to create a slightly assymetrical shape. The opals are much more attractive in person than in the photos, and have fine play of green, blue, orange and red color, evenly spread over the gemstones. Clips of this sort would have originally been worn on either side of a neckline, on a fur, or attached to shoes. They can still be worn those ways, of course, but they're terribly versatile and could be worn on jacket or coat lapels, clipped onto a grosgrain or velvet ribbon and worn as a choker, and dangling from a chain. The clips have a a jeweler's inventory number, but no maker's mark. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • America, ca. 1915.
  • Excellent condition; all original.
  • 1 1/4" x 1 1/4".
  • 21.0 grams.
  • Approximate Total Opal Weight: 2.22 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1385578
Kensington House Antiques
$1,250.00
The assymetrical setting of colored Tahitian pearls against the strictly geometric triangular shape of the the 18K gold setting gives this modernist pendant a striking look. The pearls include a 8.18 mm aubergine with rose overtones at the upper left, a 9.20 mm silver-gray with rose overtones at left, and a 9.18 mm silver-blue with aqua overtones at the bottom right. All have very good lustre and smooth surfaces. The pendant is stamped with French 18K marks and an unidentified maker's mark (Ste. P with a pi symbol). We have shown the pendant on chain for display purposes--it would benefit from a heavier chain, perhaps a box link.
  • Excellent condition.
  • 3/4" x 1 3/8".
  • 10.8 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1910 item #1385576
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French Art Nouveau 18K gold and sapphire cufflinks, the triangular faces pierced in a decoration of stylized flowers and set at the centers with cabochon blue sapphires. The gold surface has a very handsome matte finish that allows the sapphires to shine. The connectors are stamped with French 18K marks and an unidentified maker's mark (SAS).
  • France, ca 1895.
  • Excellent condition; sharp detail.
  • 5/8" x 5/8".
  • 7.3 grams.
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: 1.04 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385573
Kensington House Antiques
$150.00
An elegant Art Nouveau silver brooch depicting a maiden smelling a rose. She is surrounded in a bower of climbing roses and enclosed in a frame of whiplash curves typical of French Art Nouveau. The clasp is marked for silver and bears the maker's mark of Fernand Boursot, who opened shop in Paris in 1894. THe brooch could be converted to a pendant with the addition of a bail at the top or a pair of bails and a split chain at the upper corners.
  • France, ca 1895.
  • Excellent condition; sharp detail.
  • 1" x 15/16".
  • 5.1 grams.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1900 item #1385571
Kensington House Antiques
$995.00
A pair of Napoleon III green-cased cut crystal perfume or cologne bottles by Cristalleries de Saint Louis. The bottle sides are cut in a panel design that is repeated in the tulip-stoppers with knopped stems. The undersides are finished in a diamond-cut pattern. The green is a brilliant dark emerald shade. The bottles are priced as a pair, but are available individually, if desired.
  • France, 1850-70.
  • Excellent condition; original stoppers; no chips or cracks.
  • 6 1/2" tall.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385529
Kensington House Antiques
$795.00
A wonderful 18K yellow gold brooch depicting Diana (Artemis in the Greek pantheon), goddess of the hunt, animals (wild and domestic), and childbirth. She was also the protector of girls until marriage. Here she is shown with her The goddess is shown wearing her moon-studded tiara and with her bow and arrow attribute. This design was created by the nobleman Prosper, Comte d'Epinay de Briort, one of France's leading sculptors in the Art Nouveau style. He favored mythological subjects and sometimes animals. Epinay de Briort often produced pieces for Boucheron. The brooch could be converted to a pendant with the addition of a bail. The pin is stamped with French 18K marks.
  • France, ca. 1900.
  • Excellent condition; sharp details.
  • 1" diameter.
  • 4.6 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1385526
Kensington House Antiques
$1,950.00
A very large, heavy 18K gold Venetian Etruscan fob charm pendant set with oval brilliant cut amethysts and pearls. The gold surface is heavily decorated with applied wire-work and rosettes. The amethysts have vivid, even coloring. The pearls display good luster with a slightly rose overtone that nicely complements the amethysts. The jump ring is marked "Italy 18K." This is easily the largest and heaviest Venetian Etruscan piece we've had.
  • Italy, ca. 1955.
  • Excellent condition.
  • 1 1/4" x 1" x 1 3/4" long (excluding jump ring).
  • 28.2 grams.
  • Approximate Total Amethyst Weight: 29.52 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1385524
Kensington House Antiques
$1,525.00
This substantial Victorian 14K gold chain can be worn alone as a statement piece or be used to suspend a heavy locket or pendant. Each link is reeded to add extra texture and shine. The links are open so the chain can be used to suspend a series of charms, if desired. The chain is completed with a spring ring clasp. The clasp is marked "14K" and the chain is tested and guaranteed 14K, as well.
  • America, ca. 1880.
  • Excellent condition.
  • 22 3/4" long.
  • 16.4 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1385522
Kensington House Antiques
$475.00
An elegant love knot pendant in 18K gold and platinum set with rose cut diamonds and a ruby at the center. The gold surface has a matte finish typical of French jewelry at the end of the 19th century. The pendant was originally a scarf clip and still retains the clip mechanism. A double bail allows it to be worn as a pendant. The bail's surface finish matches the rest of the knot, and the maker's marks are applied to the bail rather than to the body of the clip, suggesting that the double bail is original to the piece. NOTE: The chain is shown only for display purposes.
  • France, ca. 1900.
  • Excellent condition; original finish; no dings.
  • 11/16" diameter (excluding bail).
  • 2.8 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1385520
Kensington House Antiques
$375.00
A late Victorian hardstone pendant and pin featuring an image of Lady Liberty. Her design is very similar to the image on Morgan silver dollars of the era. The 14K gold mounting is heavily decorated with applied ropetwist, rosettes and beading. A hidden bail has been attached so the piece can be worn as a brooch or pendant. The reverse is marked by Perley Bros. NOTE: Chain is shown for illustration purposes only.
    America, ca. 1900.
  • Very good condition; the bail is an addition; the pinstem and clasp are original, but appear to have been reattached; no scratches or chips to cameo.
  • 1 11/16” x 1 1/4".
  • 6.9 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385246
Kensington House Antiques
$1,895.00
You can nearly hear this glowering lion roaring. Decorated in spectacular translucent enamels, the lion’s eyes are studded with old European cut diamonds and the mouth grasps an old mine cut diamond. The diamonds are graded as H/VS1. The brooch is deeply three-dimensional, with a lot of detailing in the mane. The back of the pin retains the original pinstem and a watch hook. The hook would have been used to suspend a pocket watch but could now be used to suspect a gemstone drop. It is also marked with an American maker’s mark (almost certainly an uncommon variation of the Alling & Co. mark) and a design patent date of Oct 13, 1903. The pin can easily be converted to a pendant with the addition of a folding bail.
  • America, ca 1903.
  • Excellent condition; a nick to the enamel on the nose.
  • Dimensions: 1-1/4 diameter.
  • Weight: 11.2 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .20 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1385245
Kensington House Antiques
$450.00
A muscular dressage horse leaps through a gold ring in this handsome French 18K gold equestrian pendant or charm. The bail is stamped with French 18K gold marks.
  • France, ca. 1960.
  • Dimensions: 1-1/8” x 1” (excluding jump ring).
  • Weight: 3.9 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1385242
Kensington House Antiques
$650.00
Centered with an intensely violet amethyst, this Victorian pendant will add a pop of rich color to any wardrobe. The gold setting in a fleur-de-lis pattern is adorned with natural seed pearls that contrast beautifully with the intense color and brilliance of the large amethyst. This piece was originally a brooch, but now has new life as a wearable pendant. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • America, ca. 1890.
  • Excellent condition.
  • Dimensions: 7/8” x 1-1/16” (excluding bail and jump ring).
  • Weight: 6.3 grams.
  • Approximate Amethyst Weight: 10.25 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1385241
Kensington House Antiques
$2,950.00
A classic sporting bracelet featuring three reverse-carved Essex crystals depicting a fox and a pair of horses. The gold mountings are formed from snaffle bits, horseshoes, riding crops, saddle belts and stirrups. The Essex crystals are expertly carved and painted with fine depth. The reverse is stamped with 14K marks and the maker’s mark for Carter, Gough & Co.
  • America, ca. 1900.
  • Excellent condition; no water damage or scratches.
  • Dimensions: 7 1/2” long; 15/16” maximum width.
  • Weight: 26.9 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1960 item #1385240
Kensington House Antiques
$1,350.00
French gold and sapphire stirrup cufflinks never go out of style. The strirrup (étrier) design was popularized by Cartier in the Art Deco era and continues to one of the most stylish elements in a gentleman’s jewelry wardrobe. The sides are worked in the classic curb link chain style and the hinged closures are capped with bright blue sapphire sugarloaf cabochons. Each cufflink is stamped with French 18K gold marks and un unidentified maker’s mark (“Ste DC”).
  • Origin: France, ca 1955.
  • Excellent condition.
  • Dimensions: 1-3/8 x 11/16”.
  • Weight: 15.1 grams.
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: .56 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1385239
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A noble poodle stands encircled in a ring of gold in this Art Deco period French 18K gold charm or pendant. The dog’s stylized design echoes the ribbed and twisted rope motifs along the edges. The pendant retains the original matching jump ring. Stamped with French 18K gold marks.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1935.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: 13/16” wide; 1 1/8” height (including jump ring).
  • Weight: 4.8 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385238
Kensington House Antiques
$1,695.00
A pair of ducks takes flight from the lakeside marsh in this 18K yellow gold and diamond locket by renowned Swiss jewelers Huguenin Frères. The quality of the design and workmanship are astounding. The old European cut diamond (I/VS2) is set in platinum collet to enhance the color. Huguenin Frères was one of the leading makers of fine pocketwatch cases, and in 1899 expanded their range to include sporting decorations and other jewelry. It’s likely that a locket of this type was made for a markswoman or female hunter of some distinction. The locket retains its original interior frames and old silk liners. The front is signed by the maker.
  • Origin: Switzerland, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp details; no monogram.
  • Dimensions: 1 9/32” diameter.
  • Weight: 13.2 grams.M/il>
  • Approximate Diamond Weight: .10 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1385237
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$1,595.00
A handsome pheasant struts his stuff in this expertly-carved and painted Essex reverse crystal set in 14K yellow gold. The bird is presented against a landscape subtly-colored foliage and mounted on a rail fence setting. Animal jewelry featuring crystals as large as this are increasingly difficult to find. The clasp is marked “14K.”
  • Origin: America, ca. 1910.
  • Condition: excellent; all original; no water damage.
  • Dimensions: 2-1/4” x 1”.
  • Weight: 15.6 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1385236
Kensington House Antiques
$325.00
No stylish modernist home bar is complete without this iconic early 1950’s sterling silver rollover jigger designed by Eigil Jensen for the renowned Danish silversmith Anton Michelsen. The linear design complements a wide range of contemporary and classic barware, and the heavy weight will resist dings. The 1.5-ounce jigger is intended to rest on the top rim of a glass or cocktail shaker, then filled and tipped over without spilling. The bottom is stamped with an earlier Michelsen hallmark, Danish silver marks, and Jensen’s designer mark.
  • Origin: Denmark, ca. 1950.
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms.
  • Dimensions: 4-7/8” (l); 1-5/8” (w); 1” (h).
  • Weight: 52.8 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1385235
Kensington House Antiques
$875.00
For anniversary jewelry, there's nothing more romantic than this rare 18K yellow gold, diamond and ruby love token (“medaille d’amour”) ring 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 a single-cut diamond, and the word “moins” is symbolized by a minus sign set with rectangular synthetic rubies. Augis rings are far rarer than pendants and charms.

In 1907, the Lyonnais jeweler Alphonse Augis created a love token based on the poem. The ring is signed “A. Augis,” and is stamped with French 18K gold marks and with Augis’ maker’s mark.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1955.
  • Finger Size: 7 1/4.
  • Dimensions: 9/16” wide.
  • Weight: 5.2 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .01 carat; synthetic ruby, .12 carat.