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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1930 item #1405328
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$1,795.00
A striking pair of double-sided cufflinks worked in 18K yellow gold. Each hexagonal face is decorated with a blue and white champlevé enamel pattern that highlights its “quilted” texture. Each face is centered with a triangular sapphire cabochon bezel-set in platinum. The sapphires have bright color that beautifully accents the enamel. The faces are connected by chains. Each cufflink is marked “18Ct” and has another unidentified mark. They are well-traveled, also bearing old London import marks and French import marks.
  • Origin: Continental Europe, ca. 1920.
  • Dimensions: faces, 9/16” x 9/16”.
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: 1.24 carats.
  • Weight: 6.4 grams.
  • Condition: excellent; all original; no enamel damage.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1920 item #1405327
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$1,195.00
A handsome pair of Edwardian cufflinks worked in 18K yellow gold. The round faces are set with concave mother-of-pearl plaques, each centering a bezel-set pink sapphire cabochon. The color contrast is quite attractive. The connectors are removable for ease in putting on the cufflinks. The cufflinks have nice weight and are comfortable to wear. Each is marked “18K” and also bears French import marks.
  • Origin: possibly England or America, ca. 1910.
  • Dimensions: faces, 9/16” diameter.
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: 1.12 carat.
  • Weight: 8.7 grams.
  • Condition: excellent; all original; no dings or chips.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1405326
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$495.00
Two classical satyr masks peer out from the sides of this Art Nouveau watch fob pendant. Each snarling face is surrounded by whiplash curls of gold that rise to the top of the fob. The bottom surface is engraved with a period “JEM” monogram. The gold surface has a softly-matte texture. The jump ring is original. Stamped “10K.”
  • Origin: America, ca. 1890.
  • Dimensions: 7/8” x 5/8” x 1-1/2”.
  • Weight: 3.9 grams.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1405325
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$795.00
A large friendship token pendant 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.”

NOTE: There is evidence that this piece was originally a pendant or charm with a simple loop bail. The pinstem was added during the first part of the 20th century. We can have a hidden bail added to the back and retain the added pinstem, restore the original bail as it was, or leave it as is, at no additional charge.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Dimensions: 1-1/8” diameter.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .08 carat; emerald, .05 carat; sapphire, .05 carat.
  • Weight: 7.8 grams.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail; changes as noted above.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1405324
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$795.00
A very finely-made Victorian memorial ring worked in 18K yellow gold and plaited hair. The ring is designed as belt, ornately decorated with open navette- and trefoil-shaped reserves, each showing the loved one’s hair. The gold surfaces are nicely engraved, and the whole is finished off with an ornate buckle centered with a escutcheon engraved with the initials “MW”. In Victorian symbology, the belt represented not only eternal love, but also strength and protection. A ring such as this, tightly surrounding the finger, would be an ever-present reminder. Buckle rings, even those with hair panels, were not always for mourning, but rather sentimental pieces. Since the band is not engraved with a name or death date in the interior, it’s quite likely that this ring was intended as a romantic symbol. The interior of the band is stamped with 18K gold marks for Chester in the year 1883. Rings of this type are much more common in lower purity gold such as 9K or 12K.
  • Origin: Chester, England, 1883.
  • Dimensions: band, 8/32” wide; buckle, 10/32” wide.
  • Finger Size: 9-1/2.
  • Weight: 3.1 grams.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail; hair is perfect.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1405323
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$185.00
A dainty Victorian pendant or bracelet charm designed as a spray of flowers against a woven background. The flowers are worked in rose and green gold, while the background is in yellow gold. A pendant of this size could easily be worn on a charm bracelet but would look even lovelier on a simple gold chain. Tested and guaranteed 12K gold.
  • Origin: England, ca. 1850.
  • Dimensions: 11/16” corner-to-corner.
  • Weight: 2.1 grams.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1910 item #1405322
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$795.00
An elegant pair of18K yellow gold Art Nouveau cufflinks set with rose-cut and single-cut diamonds. The cufflinks have a classic design of whiplash curves typical of French jewelry, but the overall appearance is more akin to Russian cufflinks of the era. Indeed, the cufflinks are stamped with French import marks. The diamonds have good color and brilliance against the bloomed texture of the gold setting. The torpedo backs are connected by wired bridges.
  • Origin: Continental Europe, possibly Russia, ca. 1895.
  • Dimensions: faces, 3/4” x 13/32”.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .72 carat
  • Weight: 6.5 grams.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1405320
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$995.00
A nice 18K gold Venetian Etruscan fob charm set with oval brilliant cut citrines. The stones have intense orangey-yellow color and the gold surfaces are heavily decorated with applied wire-work and rosettes. Marked “750” for 18K gold.
  • Origin: Italy, ca. 1955.
  • Dimensions: 13/16” x 1-1/4” (excluding bail).
  • Weight: 10.9 grams.
  • Approximate Gemstone Weight: 9.76 carats.
  • Condition: excellent; no dings; all original.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1970 item #1405306
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$1,395.00
An unusually large 18K yellow gold, diamond and ruby love pendant (“medaille d’amour”) with a rebus spelling out Plus qu’hier, moins que demain,” (“More than yesterday, less than tomorrow.”) a line from the love poem written by Rosemonde Gérard to her husband Edmond Rostand (author of “Cyrano”) in 1889. The word “plus” is symbolized by a plus sign set with a rose cut diamond and the word “moins” by a minus sign set with rectangular cut synthetic rubies. In 1907, the Lyonnais jewelry Alphonse Augis created a love token based on the poem. This example maintains the “crêpe de chine” textured background, but pairs it with a border of calibre cut synthetic rubies, in turn enclosed within a bright-cut gold border. The pendant is fully stamped with French 18K gold marks and with Augis’ maker’s mark.
  • Origin: France, 1960.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail.
  • Dimensions: 1-1/4” diameter (excluding bail and jump ring); the size of a half-dollar.
  • Weight: 9.6 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .05 carat; ruby, 4.45 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1405195
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$1,295.00
An elegant pair of Victorian 18K yellow gold tassel earrings, the tops enhanced with bands of black taille d'epargne enamel and small natural pearls. The foxtail chains terminate in small balls. The earrings have a lot of movement when being worn. Each is stamped with French 18K gold marks and with an illegible master goldsmith's mark.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1860.
  • Condition: excellent; new 18K wires.
  • Dimensions: 1-5/8" long from tops of wires.
  • Weight: 9.3 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1405155
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$200.00
A lovely 18K yellow and white gold and ruby heart-shaped love pendant (“medaille d’amour”) with a rebus spelling out Plus qu’hier, moins que demain,” (“More than yesterday, less than tomorrow.”) a line from the love poem written by Rosemonde Gérard to her husband Edmond Rostand (author of “Cyrano”) in 1889. The word “plus” is symbolized by a plus sign in white gold and the word “moins” by a minus sign set with rectangular cut synthetic rubies. The remainder of the text is designed in a softly rounded font introduced in 1975. The size is perfect for either a neck chain or a charm bracelet. The pendant is fully stamped with French 18K gold marks and with Augis’ maker’s mark. It is also signed "Augis."
  • Origin: France, 1969.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail
  • Dimensions: 5/8” x 11/16" (excluding bail and jump ring).
  • Weight: 1.4 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .02 carat; diamond, .005 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1900 item #1404658
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$160.00
An elegant antique jewelry case covered in rich lipstick-red red velvet finished with satin trim and passementerie trim. The interior is covered in matching tufted silk. The interior of the lid is gilt-stamped “Horlogerie Bijouterie Brilloit Blaye [France].” The box was probably originally meant for a small pocket watch or a medallion. Records indicate the shop was located at 2, cours de La Fontaine as of 1889.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1889.
  • Condition: excellent; bright color; only the most minimal of wear at the corners.
  • Dimensions: 2-1/8” x 2-1/8” x 1-3/8”.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1404657
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$895.00
A delightful Georgian harlequin ring featuring a marquise cut citrine surrounded by a border of alternating green and red stones—emeralds, rubies and paste. The mixing of natural and paste stones was not uncommon for the period. The citrine is foiled to impart a reddish-orange body color from certain angles. The stones are set in a closed-back setting. The shank is simply enhanced with a fleur-de-lis on each side where it joins the crown. Tested and guaranteed 18K gold, and bearing a later French import mark for 18K.
  • Origin: probably England, ca. 1810.
  • Dimensions: crown, 3/4" x 7/16”.
  • Finger Size: 8 1/4.
  • Condition: very good; the central stone has a 1-1.5mm flake on one point only visible upon close examination with magnification.
  • Weight: 3.8 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1404654
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$495.00
A lovely 18K yellow gold, diamond and ruby love pendant (“medaille d’amour”) with a rebus spelling out Plus qu’hier, moins que demain,” (“More than yesterday, less than tomorrow.”) a line from the love poem written by Rosemonde Gérard to her husband Edmond Rostand (author of “Cyrano”) in 1889. The word “plus” is symbolized by a plus sign set with a rose cut diamond and the word “moins” by a minus sign set with rectangular cut synthetic rubies. In 1907, the Lyonnais jewelry Alphonse Augis created a love token based on the poem. This example maintains the “crêpe de chine” textured background, but pairs it with the simple beveled border used in the 1950s. The use of a rose cut diamond and the A-Augis signature suggest the earlier part of that period. The medium size is perfect for either a neck chain or a charm bracelet. The pendant is fully stamped with French 18K gold marks and with Augis’ maker’s mark.
  • Origin: France, 1950.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail.
  • Dimensions: 13/16” diameter (excluding bail and jump ring).
  • Weight: 3.5 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .01 carat; ruby, .06 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1404651
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$375.00
A lovely 18K yellow and white gold, ruby and enamel love pendant (“medaille d’amour”) with a rebus spelling out Plus qu’hier, moins que demain,” (“More than yesterday, less than tomorrow.”) a line from the love poem written by Rosemonde Gérard to her husband Edmond Rostand (author of “Cyrano”) in 1889. The word “plus” is symbolized by a plus sign in white gold and the word “moins” by a minus sign set with rectangular cut synthetic rubies. The remainder of the text is highlighted in black enamel. In 1907, the Lyonnais jewelry Alphonse Augis created a love token based on the poem. This example has the starburst textured background paired with a bright-cut border in a style introduced in 1969. It is signed “A.A.” The medium size is perfect for either a neck chain or a charm bracelet. The pendant is fully stamped with French 18K gold marks and with Augis’ maker’s mark.
  • Origin: France, 1975.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail.
  • Dimensions: 3/4” diameter (excluding bail and jump ring).
  • Weight: 2.7 grams.
  • Approximate Total Ruby Weight: .04 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1404476
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$1,495.00
A large heart-shaped 18K yellow and white gold, diamond and ruby love pendant (“medaille d’amour”) with a rebus spelling out “plus qu’hier, moins que demain” (“more than yesterday, less than tomorrow”), a line from the love poem written by Rosemonde Gérard to her husband Edmond Rostand, author of “Cyrano,” in 1889. The word “plus” is represented by a plus sign, while “moins” is represented by a minus sign set with small synthetic rubies. Alphonse Augis began designing these love medallions in 1907, and the styles have changed over the years. This example, with its white gold heart-shaped center enhanced with an engraved starburst design, is likely from the late 1970s. Medals surrounded by a gemstone border are the most difficult to find, and this is the first we’ve seen with such generously-sized diamonds alternating with the synthetic rubies of a particularly rich color. The pendant is signed “A.A.” and is fully hallmarked with the maker’s mark and the French 18K standard.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1978.
  • Dimensions: 1” x 1-1/8” (excluding bail).
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Weight: 10.4 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .50 carat; ruby, 1.67 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1970 item #1404475
Kensington House Antiques
$875.00
A large 18K gold, ruby & diamond love pendant (“medaille d’amour”) with a rebus spelling out “plus qu’hier, moins que demain” (“more than yesterday, less than tomorrow”), a line from the love poem written by Rosemonde Gérard to her husband Edmond Rostand author of “Cyrano,” in 1889. The word plus is represented by a plus sign set with a small rose cut diamond, while “moins” is represented by a minus sign set with small synthetic rubies. The medal is surrounded by a lacy Gothic-style gold border. Alphonse Augis began designing these love medallions in 1907, and the styles have changed over the years.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1960.
  • Dimensions: 1-3/8” diameter.
  • Weight: 5.7 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .01 carat; ruby, .04 carat.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1930 item #1403364
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A fascinating English Art Deco sterling silver hors d'oeuvre or dessert set cast and engraved with Egyptian motifs. This set is hallmarked for 1922—the year King Tut's tomb was discovered by English archaeologists in Egypt. Everything Egyptian suddenly became a design craze. This set features ornate depictions of everything Egyptian—the Step Pyramid of Zoser, a pharaoh wearing a nemes headdress, papyrus, lotus, ibis, Horus wings, and more! The spoons with the spade-shaped bowls are gilt, suggesting they were intended for use with salty foods that would tarnish bare silver. The spoons are presented in their original fitted case. Each spoon is stamped with Birmingham date marks for 1922 and the maker's mark for Levi & Salaman.
  • Origin: England, 1922.
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage, slight wear to gilding on spade-shaped spooons; case has slight spotting to lining, but otherwise superb.
  • Dimensions: oval spoons, 4-13/16"; spade spoons, 4".
  • Weight: 78.8 grams.