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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1394529
Kensington House Antiques
$1,350.00
A classic 18K gold “Open Heart” in the large size by Tiffany & Co. Created by Elsa Peretti, this design became one of Tiffany’s most popular and identifiable pieces. This pendant is the second largest of the four sizes available. The back of the pendant is signed “Elsa Peretti “ and is fully hallmarked by Tiffany & Co. The pendant is presented with its original Tiffany 18" 18K gold chain. This piece currently retails for $2200.
  • Origin: America, ca. 2000.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: 1" x 1-1/16"; necklace length, 18".
  • Weight: 10.1 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1393878
Kensington House Antiques
($1150 Pendant Only; $1275 w Chain)
A classic 18K gold “Open Heart” in the large size by Tiffany & Co. Created by Elsa Peretti, this design became one of Tiffany’s most popular and identifiable pieces. This pendant is the second largest of the four sizes available. The back of the pendant is signed “Elsa Peretti “ and is fully hallmarked by Tiffany & Co. This piece currently retails for $1925.

NOTE: The pendant is shown on a 16" 14K gold chain available for an additional $125.
  • Origin: America, ca. 2000.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: 1-1/16" x 1-1/8".
  • Weight: 8.4 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1393877
Kensington House Antiques
($1450 Pendant Only; $1575 w/ Chain)
A classic 18K gold “Open Heart” in the rare extra-large size by Tiffany & Co. Created by Elsa Peretti, this design became one of Tiffany’s most popular and identifiable pieces. This pendant is the largest of the four sizes available. The back of the pendant is signed “Elsa Peretti “ and is fully hallmarked by Tiffany & Co. This piece currently retails for $2400.

NOTE: The pendant is shown on a 16" 14K gold chain available for an additional $125.
  • Origin:: America, ca. 2000.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: 1-7/16" x 1-5/16".
  • Weight: 9.4 grams.
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 : Designer Signed : Pre 1960 item #1382085
Kensington House Antiques
$1,595.00
A large pair of 18K yellow gold Sputnik earrings by H Stern. The domes are bezel-set with round amethysts, citrines, aquamarines, peridots, green tourmalines, pink tourmalines and garnets. The Sputnik design was created in the 1950’s to highlight the range of colored gemstones available from Stern’s Brazilian mines. It later came to be called “Sputnik” for its resemblance to the spike Soviet satellite launched in 1957. Each piece has a unique appearance depending on the specific colors of the stones and their arrangement. The earrings currently have posts, but those could be removed, if desired. Marked with an older Stern hallmark.
  • Origin: Brazil, ca 1955.
  • Dimensions: 15/16” diameter.
  • Weight: 12.9 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 10.11 carats.
  • Condition: excellent; all original; no dings
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1960 item #1381307
Kensington House Antiques
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A large 18K yellow gold Sputnik ring by H Stern. The dome is bezel-set with round amethysts, citrines, aquamarines, peridots, green tourmalines, pink tourmalines and garnets. The Sputnik design was created in the 1950’s to highlight the range of colored gemstones available from Stern’s Brazilian mines. It later came to be called “Sputnik” for its resemblance to the spike Soviet satellite launched in 1957. Each piece has a unique appearance depending on the specific colors of the stones and their arrangement. The interior of the shank is stamped “750” for 18K gold, and bears Stern’s older hallmark.
  • Origin: Brazil, ca 1955.
  • Dimensions: 1” diameter.
  • Finger Size: 7 1/4.
  • Weight: 6.1 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 5.05 carats.
  • Condition: excellent; all original; no dings.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1381060
Kensington House Antiques
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A colorful 18K gold and gemstone ring from the “Rainbow Collection” by H Stern. Made in the 1980’s, the collection was intended to show off the variety of colored gemstones available from Stern’s Brazilian mines and also the artistry of the company’s designers in the subtly graduated colors that reproduce the colors of the rainbow spectrum. The selection includes amethyst, iolite, green tourmaline, peridot, citrine, pink tourmaline and garnet. The interior of the shank is marked “750” for 18K and bears Stern’s hallmark.

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

NOTE: We are also offering a matching ring (Item #1381060).
  • Origin: Brazil, ca 1985.
  • Dimensions: 13/32” wide; 3/4" long.
  • Weight: 10.7 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 10.8 carats.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1960 item #1381052
Kensington House Antiques
$2,650.00
A fine modernist 18K yellow gold ring by Burle Marx set with an intricately carved aquamarine in the “forma livre” (free form) style. Haroldo Burle Marx was particularly known for his use of Brazilian gemstones, often fashioned by carving or tumbling rather than faceting, a technique he invented in 1948. The aquamarine’s deep, dusky blue color contrasts beautifully with the gold, which is worked with florentined engraving typical of Burle Marx’s pieces. The shape of the stone also creates a wonderful linearity that looks beautiful on the finger. The interior of the shank is fully signed and marked for 18K.

Burle Marx worked in his native Brazil, and his only international boutique was at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. He was chosen by the Brazilian government to create state gifts for Empress Nagako of Japan, Empress Farah Diba of Iran, Queen Margarethe of Denmark and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India. He was also a favorite jewelry of Hollywood stars Natalie Wood and Merle Oberon.
  • Origin: Brazil, ca. 1965.
  • Dimensions: crown, 1-1/8” x 1/2".
  • Finger Size: 4 (can be enlarged).
  • Condition: excellent; no abrasions; no dings.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1970 item #1379845
Kensington House Antiques
$2,950.00
A very attractive 18K yellow gold ring set with an amethyst by the famed mid-century Brazilian designer Haroldo Burle Marx. Burle Marx is well-known for his free form designs, but his collaborations with his brother, the landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx, had a much more linear, abstract feel as in this piece. The amethyst at the center is of the very finest quality, with intensely purple color and excellent clarity. The gold is completed with the finely worked florentined finish typical of Burle Marx's work. The interior of the shank is fully signed.

Burle Marx worked in his native Brazil, and his only international boutique was at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. He was chosen by the Brazilian government to create state gifts for Queen Elizabeth, Empress Nagako of Japan, Empress Farah Diba of Iran, Queen Margarethe of Denmark, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India, and many others. In Hollywood circles, he was a favored jeweler to Merle Oberon and Natalie Wood.
  • Brazil, ca 1970
  • Excellent condition
  • 1-1/16" wide at crown, tapering to 3/16" at the back of the shank
  • Finger Size: 5-3/4
  • 17.0 grams
  • Approximate Gemstone Weight: 3.08 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1970 item #1379844
Kensington House Antiques
$2,250.00
A fascinating 18K yellow gold cocktail ring featuring a "forma livre" (free-form) amethyst by the famed mid-century Brazilian designer Haroldo Burle Marx. Burle Marx invented the technique of carving and tumbling forma livre stones in 1948, and the style became his signature. The amethyst chosen for this ring has distinct color zoning that creates an interesting interplay of deep and light purple coloring. The setting is finished in the florentine style typical of Burle Marx's work. The interior is stamped "750" for 18K. The ring is unsigned, but is definitely by Burle Marx.

Burle Marx worked in his native Brazil, and his only international boutique was at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. He was chosen by the Brazilian government to create state gifts for Empress Nagako of Japan, Empress Farah Diba of Iran, Queen Margarethe of Denmark, and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of Indian. In Hollywood circles, he was a favored jeweler of Merle Oberon and Natalie Wood.

  • Brazil, ca 1965
  • Very good condition; very light wear consistent with age to the stone visible under 10x magnification
  • Crown Dimensions: 1-3/16 long; 7/8" wide; 3/4" high.
  • Shank tapers to 1/4" at the back
  • Finger Size: 5-1/4
  • Weight: 23.4 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1970 item #1378834
Kensington House Antiques
$1,450.00
A beautiful pair of 18K yellow gold and diamond earrings by Gucci. The earrings are designed in a sort of “knitted” ropetwist pattern, the tops sprinkled with round single cut diamonds. The stones are graded as I color and SI1 clarity. Both earrings are marked “18Ct Italy” and signed “Gucci”. The earrings retain their original posts and omega clips, and are presented in their original fitted Gucci box.

Origin: Italy, ca. 1960. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 11/16” long; 1/2” wide. Weight: 10.9 gr. Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .30 ct.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1970 item #1377715
Kensington House Antiques
$2,995.00
A vintage 18K yellow gold turtle brooch set with rubies by Cartier. The turtle’s shell is formed as interwoven wide ribbons of textured gold, the intersections prong-set with round brilliant-cut rubies. The eyes are also set with small rubies. Parts of the gold have a Florentine finish while others are smooth, creating very pleasing contrast. The rubies are of very fine quality, with strongly saturated color and eye-clean clarity. The reverse side of the pin is worked in a trellis pattern. The back is marked with “Cartier 18K” and has a serial number. The pin could easily be converted to a pendant by adding a bail under the head.
  • France, circa 1965
  • Excellent condition
  • 1-7/16 x 1"
  • 15.2 grams
  • Ruby, .44 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1373497
Kensington House Antiques
$3,195.00
An 18K yellow gold and diamond necklace for the French luxury jeweler Fred of Paris. The design features a series of bar-shaped chain links interrupted by stations collet-set with round brilliant diamonds of G color and VVS2 clarity. The necklace is 16" long and is designed to curve gently around the lower neck. This length is very versatile for either evening or day wear. The necklace is signed "Fred" and is fully hallmarked with French 18K marks.

Fred Samuelson established his Paris boutique in 1936, and quickly became a favored jeweler to Marlene Dietrich and many other luminaries of the time. Today, there are a few boutiques worldwide, but Fred is still considered an understated luxury of quintessentially Parisian style.

  • France, circa 1980
  • 16" long; 3/16" wide
  • 27.3 grams
  • 1.1 carats approximate total diamond weight

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1373032
Kensington House Antiques
$895.00
A classic 14K yellow gold "Tree of Life" pin by Mikimoto. This design is an enduring classic available only from the higher-level Mikimoto boutiques. The pin is set with twelve cultured pearls, ranging in size from 4.89 to 6.79 mm. The pearls are of exceptional AAA quality, with cream body color, rose overtones, a bright luster. The back is marked with Mikimoto's oyster shell signature.
  • Japan, circa 2010
  • Excellent condition
  • 1 1/4" x 1 11/16"
  • 8.2 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1369784
Kensington House Antiques
$1,195.00
A classic 18K yellow gold tapered band by Tiffany & Co. set at the crown with an oval cabochon citrine. The stone has very nice slightly orangey-yellow color and eye-clean clarity. The ring has a very solid feel and can be worn by either a man or woman. The interior of the shank is marked “750” for 18K and is signed by Tiffany. This ring is no longer available at Tiffany, but originally sold for $2,150.
  • Italy, ca. 2000
  • Very good condition; light wear to the shank
  • Finger Size: 5
  • Dimensions: 5/16” wide at crown
  • Weight: 8.3 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 2.0 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1369768
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Vintage 18K yellow gold post-back earrings in the "Scribble" design by Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co. The design is sometimes called "Graffiti" or "Squiggle." The earrings were made in various sizes, with this pair being the most delicate and wearable. The backs are dated 1983 and are marked by Tiffany and Picasso.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1983
  • Excellent condition
  • Dimensions: 5/8" x 1-7/16"
  • Weight: 4.9 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1369490
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An 18K tri-color gold ring in the inconic "Double C" motif by Cartier, with a stack of yellow, white and rose gold bands terminating in yellow gold C's at the opening. The interior is marked with Cartier's signature, the serial number "F95043", and the design date "1997".

Origin: France, ca. 1997

Condition: excellent

Finger Size: 56 European/8 US (can be opened slightly)

Dimensions: band, 1/4" wide; C's, 5/16" wide

Weight: 5.2 grams