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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1412060
Kensington House Antiques
$1,650.00
A wonderful Georgian 18K gold ring featuring a bold royal blue enamel plaque enhanced with a gold and seed pearl applique of a pansy. The blossom is set with a rose cut diamond at the center. The entire plaque is enclosed within a rococo floral border. The shank is decorated with complimentary floral elements. In Georgian jewelry, the pansy was used in jewelry given to loved ones with the sentiment "thinking of you". Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Origin: England, ca 1770
  • Condition: very good; enamel has a couple of areas of surface flaking to the uppermost layer of the enamel, so the color remains intact throughout
  • Dimensions: plaque, 1-3/16" x 15/16"
  • Finger Size: 6-1/4
  • Weight: 7.1 grmams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1412058
Kensington House Antiques
$800.00
A delightful pair of Art Nouveau daisy stud earrings, the petals formed from Mississippi River pearls arranged around a textured gold disc representing the flower's seed head. The freshwater pearls have attractive luster that contrasts nicely with the brightness of the gold. Tested and guaranteed 14K. These earrings would look particularly nice worn with a very similar pearl daisy pendant (Item #1402839) in our collection.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: exellent; converted from the original screwbacks
  • Dimensions: 1/2" diameter
  • Weight: 2.2 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1412057
Kensington House Antiques
$425.00
An Art Nouveau 14K gold ring featuring an oval carnelian cabochon set in a marquise-shaped surround decorated with a stylized foliage pattern. The 6x8mm carnelian has very nice coloring and good translucency. Originally a stickpin, a 14K gold shank has been added.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: crown 5/8” wide
  • Finger Size: 6 1/2
  • Weight: 1.6 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1960 item #1412056
Kensington House Antiques
$1,495.00
A delightful vintage 14K yellow gold disc charm or pendant by Tiffany & Co. The center features a "Tree of Life" bedecked with gemstone flowers. Starting with the diamond in the center and spiraling outward in a clockwise direction, the first letters of each gemstone's name—Diamond, Emerald, Amethyst, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire and Topaz—spell "DEAREST." The tree is enclosed in a open twist border, in turn surrounded by a broad pleated border. "Tree of Life" charms were usually set with the birthstones of children or grandchildren, so the acrostic version is quite uncommon. The back is marked "Tiffany & Co., 14K."
  • Origin: America, ca 1950
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-1/2" diameter
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .64 carat
  • Weight: 13.8 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1960 item #1412054
Kensington House Antiques
$1,250.00
A large 18K yellow gold Sputnik pendant by H Stern. The dome is bezel-set with round amethysts, citrines, aquamarines, garnets, green tourmalines, and most unusually, a very rare blue indicolite tourmaline and an even rarer neon green tourmaline with paraiba-like coloring. The Sputnik design was created in the 1950s to showcase the variety of colored gemstones available from Stern's Brazilian ines. It later came to be called "Sputnik" for its resemblance to the spike Soviet satellite launched in 1957. Each piece has a different appearance depending on the specific colors of the stones and their arrangement. This pendant has very strong jewel tones. The back retains the original pinstem for wear as a brooch and the original folding bail for use as a pendant. The back is stamped with Stern's older hallmark.
  • Origin: Brazil, ca 1955
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 1-1/16" diameter
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 6.65 carats
  • Weight: 6.6 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1930 item #1412051
Kensington House Antiques
$550.00
A handsome pair of early Art Deco double-faced cufflinks in 14K yellow gold enhanced with black champleve enamel. The faces are decorated with engine-turned engraving in a striped pattern surrounded by enameled borders. The faces are attached with bar connectors, stamped with 14K hallmarks for an unidentified maker.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1920
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage or monograms
  • Dimensions: faces, 9/16" diameter
  • Weight: 8.0 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1411658
Kensington House Antiques
$795.00
A classic Art Deco 18K white gold Russian braid chain necklace with opal cabochons and faceted onyx beads sandwiched together into egg-shaped stations along the length. The opals have nice play-of-color with a preponderance of blues and greens. Most station chain necklaces are quite long, but the shorter length of this example makes for a very wearable, delicate look. The clasp is stamped with French 18K marks.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1925
  • Condition: very good, two opals have small flakes on the pointed end visible upon very close inspection
  • Dimensions: chain length, 17-1/4”; stations, 3/16” diameter
  • Weight: 2.8 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1411656
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A lovely set of six sterling silver demitasse spoons in the “Wild Rose” variant of the “Vine” pattern. The bowls are in the elongated shape often seen in Tiffany demitasse spoons and are enhanced with soft matte gilding. Each is stamped with the Tiffany hallmark used 1873-1891. The spoons are accompanied by a Tiffany felt bag of more recent vintage.

The “Vine” pattern was created by Tiffany’s chief designer, Edward C. Moore, in 1872. The design included a variety of floral and vegetable elements including wild roses, tomatoes, gourds, irises, and wheat sheaves. Though pieces had different motifs, they were intended to be used together as a reference to the Japanese decorative concept of mismatching that became popular in Europe and America after Japan was opened to international trade in the 1850s. Few pieces in the pattern were made after the mid-1880s.
  • Origin: America, ca 1880
  • Condition: excellent, original gilding intact, sharp detail
  • Dimensions: 4” long
  • Weight: 63.9 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1950 item #1411654
Kensington House Antiques
$395.00
A lovely boxed set of sterling silver coffee or demitasse spoons in the “Harlequin” pattern. Each spoon features and stem and finial in a different floral form (L-R “Wild Rose”, “Goldenrod”, “Calla Lily”, “Hollyhock”, “Apple Blossom”, “Tea Rose”, “Water Lily” and “Forget-me-not”). The designs are beautifully worked. The bowls are parcel gilt. Each spoon is hallmarked. They are presented in their original box with an illustrated guide (dated 1948) to the patterns inside the lid.
  • Origin: America, 1948
  • Condition: excellent; box has normal age-appropriate wear
  • Dimensions: 4” long
  • Weight: 81.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1411643
Kensington House Antiques
$5,500.00
A stunning heavy 18K gold bracelet enhanced with ornate chased engraving and royal blue champlevé enamel. Each link of the bracelet is hinged for comfortable wear, but the appearance is that of a solid bangle. The arched links are superbly engraved in a floral/foliate pattern that appears to be either mistletoe or myrtle. In the Victorian flower language, mistletoe would have been used to convey the meaning “I surmount all obstacles in the pursuit of love” and myrtle, “Good luck in marriage”. The arched links are finished with enameled borders in a Greek key design. The vertical hinge bars a enhanced with enamel in a checkerboard pattern. The design is so detailed that even the tongue of the concealed clasp, invisible when being worn, is fully engraved. Stamped with a French 18K mark.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1860
  • Condition: excellent, three areas (1/4”, 1/8” and 1/16”) of enamel loss along the borders
  • Dimensions: 15/16” wide; interior circumference 7-1/4”
  • Weight: 50.0 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1411642
Kensington House Antiques
$850.00
An elegant square locket worked in 14K yellow gold. The locket is simply decorated with an engraved laurel leaf border. The cover is set with four rubies surrounding a demantoid garnet. The bail is placed at a corner, so the locket hangs in a diamond shape. The interior retains the original frame insert. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca 1910
  • Condition: very good, a few pinpoint dings to back cover, never monogrammed
  • Dimensions: 1” corner to corner
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .14 carat; demantoid, .08 carat
  • Weight: 4.1 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1411641
Kensington House Antiques
$350.00
A pretty pair of 14K yellow gold earrings in a stylized floral design, each centered with a round opal cabochon. The stones have white body color and a “pinfire” pattern of play-of-color. The shape of the gold setting creates an interesting reflecting pattern with the opals. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca 1930
  • Condition: excellent, converted from screwbacks
  • Dimensions: 1-1/16” long from top of wire; 5/8” wide
  • Approximate Total Opal Weight: 1.2 carats
  • Weight: 4.9 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1411612
Kensington House Antiques
$1,250.00
An elegant pair of long 18K gold earrings enhanced with floral shaded enamel plaques. The gold surfaces are intricately engraved to add a bit of sparkle. The earrings have nice movement when being worn. Each is stamped with French 18K marks.
  • Origin: France, ca 1840
  • Dimensions: 2-9/16" long from top of earwire
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage, replaced earwires
  • Weight: 8.3 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1930 item #1411608
Kensington House Antiques
$775.00
An elegant Edwardian 14K gold chain comprising bar links engraved in a delicate foliage pattern. The chain is completed with a hidden box clasp. This chain could be worn alone or suspending a single pendant or locket. It would also look fantastic suspending charms between the bar links. Marked 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca 1915
  • Dimensions: 16 1/2" long
  • Condition: excellent
  • Weight: 10.8 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1940 item #1411604
Kensington House Antiques
$1,295.00
A classic pair of Art Deco 18K gold and lapis cufflinks by Gaetan de Percin, the jeweler responsible for most of the classic Hermes jewelry designs in the 1930s and 40s. This design is from that era. The ends of the batons are set with lapis cabochons in the deep violet-blue color sometimes referred to as "Afghan". The connectors are slightly arched to draw the cuffs close together. Aside from Hermes, de Percin created jewelry for Carter, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany, Chanel, Dior and Boucheron. The connects are stamped with de Percin's hallmark and the guarantee marks for 18K.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1935
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: faces, 13/16" long
  • Weight: 13.1 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1410571
Kensington House Antiques
$260.00
A vintage sterling silver figural jigger by Gorham, the sides marked off with enameled stoplights in green, yellow and red meant to signify "go," "caution," and "stop." Each light corresponds to the 1, 2-1/2, and 3-1/2 ounce markings on the jigger's bottom. The bottom is hallmarked by Gorham.

Origin: America, ca. 1950.

Condition: excellent. No dings. The enamel stoplights have excellent color. The jigger has been professionally polished.

Weight: 52.2 grams

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1410567
Kensington House Antiques
$1,150.00
A very pretty vintage 18K gold fob charm in the Venetian Etruscan style. The sides of the charm are set with a row of oval cut citrines bordered at the top and bottom with rows of pink tourmaline, moonstone, citrine and amethyst cabochons. Exposed areas of the gold surface are enhanced with ornate twisted rope and rosette decoration. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Origin: Italy, ca. 1955
  • Dimensions: 7/8” wide; 1-1/2” long excluding jump ring
  • Weight: 13.5 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 8.4 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1410565
Kensington House Antiques
$750.00
An elegant Victorian half-hoop 18K gold ring set with a double row of old mine cut diamonds and red spinels. The spinels have fine purplish-red color and good clarity. The diamonds are J/K color and VS2 to I1 clarity. The color contrast and size of the stones makes this a particularly attractive example of a classic half-hoop ring. The interior of the shank is stamped with Birmingham hallmarks, but the maker and year mark are not legible. There is a also a date engraving that appears to be “9.3.93”.
  • Origin: England, 1893
  • Dimensions: 5/16” wide tapering to 3/32” at shank
  • Finger Size: 6-3/4
  • Condition: very good, typical wear to setting
  • Weight: 5.1 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .52 carat; spinel, .84 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1930 item #1410564
Kensington House Antiques
$750.00
A handsome pair of 14K gold double-sided cufflinks, the faces set with dark green jasper plaques. The gold has a soft “bloom” sometimes seen on jewels from the late 19th century. The jasper plaques are deeply colored, appearing nearly black except in bright light when the green comes through. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca 1930
  • Dimensions: faces, 19/32” x 9/16”
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Weight: 11.8 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1410556
Kensington House Antiques
$650.00
A wonderful vintage 14K gold acrostic charm using the first letters of each of the gemstones ( Diamond/Emerald/Amethyst/Ruby/Emerald/Sapphire/Topaz) to spell out the secret message “Dearest”. Acrostic jewelry first appeared in the 18th century and remained popular, though somewhat uncommon, throughout the Victorian era. The gold is enhanced with bright-cut engraving a pattern like that seen on sundials. This piece was most likely intended for a charm bracelet, but it could easily be worn as a pendant. The back of the charm is engraved “3-17-59” and is marked “14K”.
  • Origin: America, 959
  • Dimensions: 1-5/8” corner to corner
  • Weight: 7.3 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1410555
Kensington House Antiques
$2,695.00
An elegant vintage Tiffany & Co. diamond ring from the "Vannerie" collection. The domed band is worked in a woven motif bisected with a slash of round brilliant cut diamonds. The diamonds are graded G/VVS2. The interior of the shank is marked "Tiffany & Co. 750 1989."
  • Origin: America, 1989
  • Dimensions: 5/8" wide at front tapering to 1/4" at back
  • Finger Size: 8-1/4
  • Weight: 13.3 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .75 carat.
  • Condition: excellent; typical surface wear at the back of the shank
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1910 item #1410252
Kensington House Antiques
$1,695.00
A stunning pair of Art Nouveau 14K gold cufflinks by Carrington, the faces designed as dolphins stylized as sea monsters. The creatures are beautifully designed with detailed scales, fins and gaping mouths. The eyes are set with G/VS1 old mine cut diamonds. The faces are joined by oval connectors sufficiently long to fit through a thick cuff. The backs are stamped with Carrington’s 14K hallmark.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900
  • Dimensions: faces, 3/4" x 7/16”
  • Condition: excellent, sharp detail
  • Weight: 14.3 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .10 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1970 item #1410251
Kensington House Antiques
$1,250.00
A fine pair of 14K gold cufflinks set with high-domed amethyst cabochons by David-Andersen. The amethysts have deep, rich coloring and excellent clarity. David-Andersen is widely known for its enameled silver jewelry, but also made a very limited number of pieces in gold. Each cufflink is stamped “D-A 585”.
  • Origin: Norway, ca. 1965
  • Dimensions: faces, 1/2" diameter
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Weight: 11.7 grams
  • Approximate Total Amethyst Weight: 21.42 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1930 item #1410250
Kensington House Antiques
$750.00
A very attractive pair of Art Deco cufflinks featuring sugarloaf cabochons of moss agate (“dendritic agate”) in simple 14K gold collet settings. The agates have a very nice pattern of wispy green inclusions against a creamy translucent background. The connectors are marked “14K” and have an unidentified maker’s mark.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1925
  • Dimensions: faces, 9/16” x 9/16”
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Weight: 11.0 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1900 item #1410249
Kensington House Antiques
$895.00
A handsome pair of late Victorian cufflinks worked in 18K yellow gold with platinum accents around oval bloodstone cabochons. The combination of metal colors against the deep blackish-green and red of the bloodstone is quite striking. The faces are attached with bar connectors. Tested and guaranteed 18K and platinum.

NOTE: Bloodstone is very difficult to photograph due to its dark coloration. Some of the photos shown here were backlit to show the translucency of the stones, but in normal lighting the appear opaque greenish-black with subtle red mottling.
  • Origin: America, ca 1905
  • Dimensions: faces, 3/4" x 9/16”
  • Weight: 8.8 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1410201
Kensington House Antiques
$1,895.00
A large and extremely rare 18K gold scenic locket depicting a detailed image of four passengers in an early automobile waving as an Antoinette monoplane with two passengers flies by. The car's headlights are set with rose cut diamonds. The detailed scene includes a flock of birds dispersed by the airplane, a plume of exhaust smoke behind the car, and another automobile with passengers and a village in the distant background. A female passenger leans from the side of the car, waving her handkerchief at the passing airplane. The bottom edge bears a signature, likely that of Holy Frères, partly hidden by the applied scalloped border. The interior retains the two original photo frames. The back cover is engraved with an ornate three-letter monogram and the date 7-12-1915 (December 7 in the European dating system). The bail is stamped for 18K.
  • Origin: France or Switzerland, ca 1915
  • Dimensions: 1 9/32" diameter
  • Condition: excellent; a pinpoint ding to the back cover
  • Weight: 8.4 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond eight: .03 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1410199
Kensington House Antiques
$1,195.00
A rare 14K yellow gold Art Nouveau locket, the front cover depicting a Ford Model B automobile (1904-06). The headlights and the center of the grille are set with old mine cut diamonds sparkling as if truly lit up. The car is very finely detailed with excellent depth to the design, clearly showing the early right-hand drive and the fluted sides of the engine compartment. The back bears an ornate period three-letter monogram. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1905
  • Dimensions: 1" diameter
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail; a couple of pinpoint dings to the back cover hidden among the monogram
  • Weight: 5.0 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .05 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1409929
Kensington House Antiques
$795.00
A wonderful Art Nouveau 14K gold ring in the form of two intertwined snakes surrounding an opal cabochon. The ornately coiled snakes are beautifully detailed. The opal has attractive play-of-color, with a preponderance of green and blue with sparks of red and orange. Tested and guaranteed 14K.

In the 19th century, snakes in jewelry symbolized eternal love. Jeweled snakes became particularly popular after Prince Albert gave Queen Victoria a snake ring for their betrothal, and remained popular throughout the century.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900
  • Dimensions: 3/8" wide tapering to 1/16"
  • Condition: excellent
  • Finger Size: 7
  • Weight: 3.1 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1409927
Kensington House Antiques
$795.00
A sophisticated Edwardian ring featuring a rectangular cabochon of moss agate nestled in a 14K yellow gold filigree mounting. The quality of the piercing is superb. The moss agate is nicely transparent with intense deep green wisps that seem to float in the stone. Moss agate is a rather unusual gemstone selection for this style of setting, but the stone seems to have been a favorite of the designers at Larter, as we have seen several fine examples of its use in unexpected ways. The interior of the shank is stamped "14K" and has Larter's hallmark.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1910
  • Dimensions: 17/32" wide at crown, tapering to 1/16" at back of shank
  • Finger Size: 6-1/4
  • Condition: excellent; all original
  • Weight: 3.9 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1409860
Kensington House Antiques
$1,795.00
A generously-sized 14K gold locket featuring the image of a young woman wearing a bandeau of old mine cut diamonds in her flowing hair that extends to the edges of the locket, appearing almost as cresting waves. The interior retains the original frame insert. Marked "14K".
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900
  • Dimensions: 1 1/4" diameter (excluding bail and jump ring)
  • Condition: excellent, sharp detail; the back has a monogram removal
  • Weight: 11.4 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .09 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1409859
Kensington House Antiques
$750.00
Edwardian 14K gold crescent moon pendant necklace set with round sapphires and pearls. The sapphires have a lovely medium blue color with just a hint of violet. The pearls are slightly button-shaped and have very pretty luster. 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 honeymoon. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1-7/8" wide; overall necklace length, 18"
  • Condition: excellent; converted from a brooch
  • Weight: 3.4 grams
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: .62 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1409858
Kensington House Antiques
$2,950.00
An elegant 18K yellow gold ring set with a faceted amethyst by famed mid-century Brazilian designer Haroldo Burle Marx. The sculptural quality of the design is highlighted by the contrast of wire-brushed and polished surfaces surrounding the deep violet amethyst. The interior of the shank is fully signed "Burle Marx 18K" and has Brazilian hallmarks.

Burle Marx worked in Brazil, and his only international boutique was at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. The Brazilian government commissioned him to make state gifts for Queen Elizabeth, Empress Nagako of Japan, Empress Farah Diba of Iran, Queen Margarethe of Denmark, Indira Gandhi, and many others. Among Hollywood royalty, he was a favorite of Merle Oberon and Natalie Wood.

Haroldo Burle Marx is well-known for jewels set with stones in "forma livre" (free-form) designs, but occasional pieces turn up with traditionally-cut stones. Some believe these designs were created in partnership with his brother, the noted landscape architect Roberto.
  • Origin: Brazil, ca 1970
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1" wide at crown tapering 3/16" at the back of the shank
  • Finger Size: 9
  • Weight: 15.8 grams
  • Approximate Gemstone Weight: 6.72 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1409855
Kensington House Antiques
$1,250.00
A Georgian 15K gold gentleman's ring set with a hematite intaglio with a rare image from Greek/Roman mythology. We see the buff god Apollo in his horse-drawn chariot being led by Eros ("Cupid"), the god of love. This scene depicts the beginning of the tale of the water nymph Daphne.

Best know as god of the sun, Apollo was also the patron god of archers. One day, he mocked Cupid for the small size of the latter's bow and arrows. In revenge, Cupid shot Apollo with a golden-tipped arrow that would make Apollo fall in first with the first female he saw. Cupid shot Daphne with a lead-tipped arrow that would fill her with disdain for the first male she saw. Knowing she was nearby, Cupid taunted Apollo then flew toward Daphne's location with Apollo giving chase. The sun god immediately fell in love with Daphne and gave chase until the water nymph begged her father to save her, which he did by transforming her into a laurel tree. Apollo made the laurel tree his symbol, and as a last act of love for Daphne, used his powers of youth to transform the tree into an evergreen with eternally green leaves.
  • Origin: England, ca. 1800
  • Condition: excellent; all original
  • Dimensions: intaglio, 1" x 3/4"
  • Finger Size: 7-3/4
  • Weight:15.6 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1409259
Kensington House Antiques
$1,195.00
A fine 14K yellow gold locket, the front cover decorated with deep translucent guilloche enamel over an engine-turned background surrounded by a reeded border enameled in opaque white. The front is centered with an old mine cut diamond. The trefoil-shaped bail is an especially nice touch. The interior retains the original frame insert. The bail is marked for 14K and has an unidentified maker's mark.

NOTE: This locket was very difficult to photograph. The purple enamel is deeply saturated and looks quite dark viewed directly. When the light strikes at an angle, however, the translucency of the purple comes shining through to show the underlying enraving.
  • America, ca. 1910
  • Excellent condition; no enamel damage; no dings; no monogram
  • Dimensions: 1 1/16" diameter (excluding bail)
  • Weight: 6.3 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .04 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1910 item #1408344
Kensington House Antiques
$595.00
A wonderfully detailed mallard duck, worked in multicolored 15K gold and green enamel flies across the finger in this Edwardian stickpin conversion ring. The feathers are beautifully worked in yellow, rose and green gold as well as a touch of platinum. The shank is 14K.
  • Original stickpin, circa 1900
  • Excellent condition
  • 13/16" x 1/2"
  • Size 7
  • 2.3 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1408343
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 spiky Soviet satellite launched in 1957. Each piece has a unique appearance depending on the specific colors of the stones and their arrangement.These earrings have particularly intense jewel tones. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Brazil, ca 1955.
  • Condition: original clips were removed and replaced with 14K posts
  • 15/16" diameter
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 14.44 carats
  • 10.2 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1408331
Kensington House Antiques
$1,195.00
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 dome is tested and guaranteed 18K. The shank is a 14K replacement.
  • Brazil, ca 1955.
  • Conditions: excellent; replaced shank.
  • Dimensions: dome, 1” diameter
  • Size: 7
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 7.79 carats.
  • 6.6 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1930 item #1408329
Kensington House Antiques
$325.00
A lovely 14K gold pendant designed as a young woman's face captured in a crescent moon. She wears a large brimmed bucket hat with trailing ribbons in the style of the early 20s. In Victorian jewelry symbology, the crescent moon was a reminder of the moon goddess Selene (AKA Luna) and was often used to signal female empowerment. The reverse is marked "14K."
  • America, ca. 1920
  • Excellent condition; converted from an antique stickpin
  • Dimensions: 7/8" x 7/8" excluding bail
  • 2.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1408328
Kensington House Antiques
$795.00
A large friendship token pendant or charm featuring a hand holding a gem-set bouquet. The design is presented against a stippled background outlined with an engraved border. The bouquet is set with a cabochon ruby, an emerald cut emerald and a brilliant cut sapphire. Jewelry featuring a hand and flower motif were usually given as tokens of affection or friendship in the Victorian era. The back is stamped “18K.”
  • America, ca. 1900
  • Excellent condition
  • Dimensions: 1-1/8” diameter
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .08 carat; emerald, .05 carat; sapphire, .05 carat.
  • Weight: 7.8 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1408327
Kensington House Antiques
$650.00
A 14K gold Art Nouveau enameled violet and horseshoe pendant using the Victorian language of flowers to convey the sentiments "good luck" and "I'll always be true." The violet is centered with an old European cut diamond and the horseshoe is studded with seed pearls. The back retains the original pin and a folding, so the piece can be worn as a pin or pendant. The clasp is marked "14K."
  • America, ca 1900
  • Excellent condition; no enamel damage
  • Dimensions: 13/16" x 7/8" excluding bail
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .05 carat
  • 4.0 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1408316
Kensington House Antiques
$625.00
This delightful Victorian Art Nouveau pendant and pin features a four-leaf clover nestled inside a crescent moon, both set with seed pearls. The clover is centered with a .2-carat old European cut diamond. The combination of a flower and a crescent in Victorian jewelry was intended to convey the sentiment "honeymoon" and they were often a gift from a groom to his new bride. The four-leaf clover, of course, conveyed good luck. The reverse retains the original folding bail and a pin that's hidden from view, so the piece can be worn in multiple ways. The clasp is marked "10K."
  • America, ca. 1900
  • Excellent condition; all original
  • Dimensions: 1" diameter (excluding bail)
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .2 carat
  • 4.1 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Platinum : Vintage : Pre 1960 item #1407334
Kensington House Antiques
$4,200.00
A very fine pair of platinum, diamond and sapphire earrings in a classic line pattern. The brilliant round-cut diamonds graduate from .10 ct at the top to .20 ct at the bottom. The diamonds are finely matched at H color, SI1 to SI2 clarity, with good to very good cut. The modified-brilliant round-cut sapphires have a beautiful limpid medium violet-blue color, excellent brilliance and eye-clean clarity. Each stone is set in a fully articulated mounting with a pierced gallery. The earrings have screw posts. Tested and guaranteed platinum.
  • Dimensions: 1-9/16" long
  • Weight: 8.1 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, 2.4 carats; sapphire, 1.22 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1960 item #1407333
Kensington House Antiques
$1,295.00
A heavy pair of 18K yellow gold baton cufflinks, the faces with Florentined engraving and bands of round rubies at either end. The rubies have nicely saturated, strongly purplish-red coloring and eye-clean clarity. The back batons are finished with reeded engraving. The toggle connectors are marked with French 18K gold import marks.
  • Circa 1950
  • Excellent condition
  • Dimensions: longer batons, 27/32"
  • Weight: 14.8 grams
  • Approximate Total Ruby Weight: .50 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1407139
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A nice quality and heavy 18K gold watch key enhanced with black enamel and seed pearls suspending a pair of foxtail chain tassels and a dog clip clasp. This was originally the cross bar and fob attachments for a Victorian watch chain. With the entire assembly attached to a necklace using the existing jump ring, the key and and tassels would make stunning "charms" and another charm of your choice could be attached to the dog clip. This last charm could be changed up depending on your mood! Stamped with French 18K gold marks.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1890
  • Dimensions: watch key, 1 1/2" long; longer tassel, 1 11/16"
  • Weight: 7.9 grams.
  • Condition: excellent.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1970 item #1407135
Kensington House Antiques
$795.00
A handsome pair of mid-century modern 14K gold and malachite cufflinks reminiscent of an Aztec design. The arch cabochons of malachite have very nice color n markings. The gold surfaces are stippled for added textural interest. The toggle backs are stamped "14k."
  • Origin: America, ca. 1970.
  • Dimensions: faces, 1 1/8" x 23/32"
  • Weight: 18.0 grams.
  • Condition: excellent
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1407132
Kensington House Antiques
$375.00
A wonderful Victorian 18K gold and jet watch chain that has been converted to a bracelet. The bracelet comprises variously-shaped baton and spherical beads. The original carved spherical watch fob and the crossbar dangle freely from the bracelet. The watch fob is carved in a stylized foliate pattern against a matte background. The spring ring is stamped "14K"; other elements are tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Era: ca. 1890
  • Length: 7 3/8" (easily extended, if needed, with additional gold links).
  • Condition: very good; one of the long beads has a 1/8" flake at one end and another long bead has a 1/16" flake at one end, but neither are easily visible without very close inspection.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1406936
Kensington House Antiques
$2,795.00
A fine pair of vintage 18K gold flower-form earclips accented with diamonds and sapphires. The undulating petals are deeply cupped to create a realistic three-dimensional feel. Each earring is centered by a round brilliant-cut diamond surrounded by oval sapphires. The diamonds are graded as G/VVS2. The sapphires have fine pure blue coloring with excellent saturation. There are no marks, but there are inventory numbers. That, combined with the excellent workmanship and high quality stones, suggest the earrings are by a significant maker. The backs retain the original clips, but the posts have been removed. New posts can be added easily. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • ORIGIN America, ca 1980
  • DIAMETER 1 1/8"
  • WEIGHT 27.2 grams
  • APPROXIMATE TOTAL GEMSTONE WEIGHT diamond, .30 carat; sapphire, 4.90 carats
  • CONDITION excellent; posts removed
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1406934
Kensington House Antiques
$1,295.00
A fine pair of Victorian 14K yellow gold tassel earrings. The foxtail chains are suspended from surmounts enhanced with foliate engraving, black taille d'epargne enameled borders and Etruscan ropetwist "ram's horns". The foxtail chains terminate in small gold balls. The earrings are a bit longer than most tassels and have a lot of movement when being worn. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • ORIGIN America, ca 1880
  • LENGTH 2 3/8" from tops of wires
  • WEIGHT 12.3 grams
  • CONDITION excellent; new 14K wires
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1970 item #1406928
Kensington House Antiques
$695.00
A striking Modernist take on a traditional 18K gold floral brooch. The stark thorn-like arrangement, enhanced with Akoya pearls, has an almost brutalist style. The gold surfaces are stippled to create a matte texture that contrasts with the polished gold of the small ribbon at the base. The pearls are nice quality with ivory body color. The brooch looks equally stylish worn as a pendant. The back is stamped "18K" and has an unidentified maker's mark.
  • ORIGIN America, ca. 1960
  • DIMENSIONS 2 3/16" x 1 1/2"
  • WEIGHT 10.2 grams
  • CONDITION excellent
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1406927
Kensington House Antiques
$7,500.00
An outstanding Retro 18K gold mesh buckle bracelet generously set with diamonds and rubies. The bracelet is constructed with alternating bands of rose and yellow gold, creating a subtle striped pattern. The buckle is topped with platinum and is set with old European cut diamonds around the frame and calibre-cut synthetic rubies (typical of the period) on the prong. The tip of the bracelet strap is channel-set with synthetic rubies. The diamonds are H/I color and VS1 clarity. The mesh has a series of six small "belt holes" that allow the bracelet to be sized appropriately in 1/4-inch increments anywhere from 6 to 7 1/4 inches. The buckle is further secured with a safety catch. Tested and guaranteed 18K and platinum.
  • ORIGIN America, ca. 1935
  • DIMENSIONS: overall length, 8 3/4"; strap width, 7/8"; buckle width, 1 5/16"
  • WEIGHT 80.3 grams.
  • APPROXIMATE TOTAL GEMSTONE WEIGHT: diamond, 1.18 carats; ruby, 2.16 carats
  • CONDITION excellent
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1940 item #1406926
Kensington House Antiques
$1,950.00
A nice bracelet comprising twelve Victorian era 14K and 10K gold slides. The slides are in various styles, but are all original to the Victorian period. Slide bracelets enjoyed a moment of popularity in the 1930s when older Victorian pieces were dismantled and converted into a new style of charm bracelets. The first, tenth, eleventh and twelfth slides (L to R in the first photo) are 10K. The others are 14K. The diamonds, opals, turquoise and pearls are natural; the sapphires and rubies are glass. The two opals, in particular, are very nice quality. The slides are strung on a 14K gold double chain with 14K gold spacer beads and a 14K clasp. Tested and guaranteed metal content.
  • ORIGIN America, ca 1860-1900
  • DIMENSIONS 7 3/4" long
  • WEIGHT 16.5 grams
  • APPROXIMATE TOTAL GEMSTONE WEIGHT: diamond, .03 carat; opal, .6 carat
  • CONDITION excellent, a few light pinpoint dings on the largest slide
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1970 item #1406924
Kensington House Antiques
$750.00
A pair of Modernist 14K gold and sapphire cufflinks in the brutalist style. The gold surfaces are etched in a Florentine finish that contrasts nicely with the rich blue sapphires. The toggles are marked "14K".
  • ORIGIN America, ca 1970
  • DIMENSIONS 1 1/8" x 3/8"
  • WEIGHT 14.8 grams
  • APPROXIMATE TOTAL GEMSTONE WEIGHT: sapphire, .84 carat
  • CONDITION excellent
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1930 item #1406923
Kensington House Antiques
$1,195.00
An Edwardian 14K yellow and rose gold bracelet featuring three Essex crystals of flying ducks set between depicting cattails. The cattail leaves are worked in gold that is very slightly tinted green, and the brown part of the cattail is rose gold. Reverse-carved intaglios became popular in the Victorian era, especially to depict sporting and hunting themes. They remained popular through the early part of the 20th century. The crystal depict three different species, including a mallard. Each duck is shown flying over water. The carving and painting are nicely done. The back is marked “14K”.
  • ORIGIN America, ca. 1920
  • CONDITION very good, all original, the crystals have faint moisture marks around the edges (much less visible than in the photos)
  • DIMENSIONS 7-5/8” long; 9/16” wide
  • WEIGHT 20.5 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Period : Pre 1980 item #1406916
Kensington House Antiques
$95.00
An attractive 800 silver and Baltic amber ring, the oval cabochon amber in a silver setting reminiscent of Jensen’s designs from the 1930s. The amber is natural has not been quench-crackled. The back of the shank is signed with an unidentified maker’s mark and has Polish hallmarks for 800 silver.
  • ORIGIN Poland, ca. 1970
  • CONDITION excellent; silver has been lightly cleaned to retain patina
  • FINGER SIZE 7-1/4
  • DIMENSIONS crown, 1” x 3/4"
  • WEIGHT 7.0 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1930 item #1406913
Kensington House Antiques
$750.00
A pin featuring three horses, each sporting a red enamel bridle by the New York maker Sloan & Company. The horses are finely detailed. The clasp is stamped with Sloan's 14K mark.
  • ORIGIN America, ca. 1920.
  • DIMENSIONS 1 3/4" x 9/16".
  • WEIGHT 5.4 grams.
  • CONDITION excellent; no enamel damage; sharp detail.
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 : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1900 item #1406367
Kensington House Antiques
$60.00
A very nice small-size silver plate wine taster in the classical style. The bottom features the typical convex bottom surrounded by concave "godrons" adn "cupules." intended to create high and low spots to better appreciate the color of the wine as light is reflected through it. The open shape also allows the bouquet to develop quickly so the wine can be tested easily. The snake handle is generally seen on tastevins from the region of Bourgogne. The tastevin bears an unidentified maker’s mark.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1890.
  • Dimensions: 2 1/4" diameter excluding handle.
  • Condition: excellent, no dings, sharp detail.