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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1940 item #1411604
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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
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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
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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 : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1930 item #1410564
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$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
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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
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$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
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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
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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
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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
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$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
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$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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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