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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1940 item #1492670
Kensington House Antiques
$3,600.00
A superb 14K gold hinged bangle featuring a graduated row of oval brilliant cut amethysts with a pair of round brilliant diamonds separating each stone. The amethysts are of exceptional quality rivalling the finest Siberian stones mined in the 19th century. They have a deeply saturated violet color and show no color zoning. The diamonds are estimated at G color, VVS2 clarity and are set in white gold to further enhance their sparkle. The clasp is stamped 14K. The safety chain has a clasp so the bracelet can be opened fully for ease of putting on and taking off.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1930
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 7/16” wide tapering to 7/32” at the back; 6-1/2” circumference
  • Weight: 28.7 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: amethyst, 14.99 carats; diamond, .60 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1491801
Kensington House Antiques
$2,350.00
A very nice and heavy vintage Italian crown-shaped charm or pendant worked in 18K yellow gold and set with citrines and pearls. The gold surfaces are enhanced with rope twist and beaded appliques and wire brushing. The citrines have particularly rich color trending away from yellow and more toward the deep amber shade of cognac. The pearls have nice luster. The bail is stamped with Italian 18K gold hallmarks and French 18K gold import marks.
  • Origin: Italy, ca 1955
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-1/4” x 1” x 1-1/4” (excluding jump ring)
  • Approximate Total Citrine Weight: 30.4 carats
  • Weight: 24.0 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1491798
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For anniversary jewelry, there’s nothing more romantic than this rare 18K yellow gold, diamond and ruby love token (“medaille d’amour”) ring with a rebus spelling out “Plus qu’hier, moins que demain” (“more than yesterday, less than tomorrow,”) a line from a love poem written by Rosemonde Gérard to her husband Edmond Rostand (author of “Cyrano de Bergerac”) in 1889. The word “plus” is symbolized by a plus sign set with a single diamond and the word “moins” is symbolized by a minus sign set with rectangular synthetic rubies. Augis rings are far rarer than pendants or charms. The Lyonnais jewelry Alphonse Augis first created these love tokens in 1907. The ring is signed “A. Augis” and is stamped with French 18K gold marks and with Augis’ marker’s mark.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1950
  • Condition: excellent
  • Finger Size: 5
  • Dimensions: face, 11/16” diameter
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .01 carat; ruby, .12 carat
  • Weight: 6.9 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1940 item #1491789
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For anniversary or wedding jewelry, there’s nothing more romantic than Alphonse Augis’ love token jewelry. Usually, they are round medallions, but this exceptionally rare piece is in the form of a love letter using a rebus to spell out “Plus qu’hier, moins que demain” (“More than yesterday, less than tomorrow,” a line from a love poem written by Rosemonde Gérard to her husband Edmond Rostand, author of “Cyrano de Bergerac” in 1889. The word “plus” is symbolized by a plus sign and the word “moins” by a minus sign set with a synthetic ruby. Augis created the love token in 1907, and this is the only example we’ve seen in a love letter form. The pendant is stamped with Augis’ maker’s mark and with French 18K gold marks.
  • Origin: France, ca 1930
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 11/16” x 25/32” (excluding bail)
  • Weight: 2.3 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1485468
Kensington House Antiques
$650.00
A very pretty mid-century wedding band, pierced in an intricate pattern of chapel bells and flowers. The band has nice width and the detail is very crisp. The interior is stamped "14K."
  • Origin: America, ca 1950
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 11/32" wide
  • Finger Size: 7-1/2
  • Weight: 4.1 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1485467
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A pretty 10K yellow and rose gold half-hoop wedding band, the front decorated with finely engraved roses. The flower petals are worked in rose gold for added contrast and the entire design is recessed to prevent wear to the carving. The interior of the shank is marked "10K" and also has an unidentified maker's mark.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1950
  • Condition:excellent
  • Dimensions: 7/32" wide tapering to 1/8" at the back
  • Finger Size: 7-1/4
  • Weight: 2.9 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1970 item #1484426
Kensington House Antiques
$1,495.00
A nice Italian Etruscan style 18K gold lantern-shamed fob charm enhanced with coral cabochons. The midsection of the charm is left open to give it a feeling of lightness and to bring more life to the coral. The gold surfaces are enhanced with twisted wire and rosette decoration. The charm is stamped “750” for 18K.
  • Origin: Italy, ca. 1960
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1” wide, 1-1/4” long (excluding jump ring)
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1482508
Kensington House Antiques
$1,995.00
A large Etruscan style 18K gold fob charm an a crown form, set with emerald and round cut citrines. The gold surfaces are decorated with twisted wire and rosettes, and the lower portion has a Florentine finish with engraved details. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Origin: Italy, ca, 1955
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-3/8” x 1-3/16” x 1-3/8” (excluding jump ring)
  • Approximate Total Citrine Weight: 37.4 carats
  • Weight: 22.6 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1482507
Kensington House Antiques
$1,450.00
A fine Italian Etruscan style 18K gold fob charm set with amethysts and pearls. The charm is shaped as a crown. The gold surfaces are enhanced with twisted wire and rosette motifs. The oval amethysts have nice medium color intensity and the pearls have good luster. The charm bears the maker’s mark of Figli di Vittoria Franconeri di Lidia (Florence).
  • Origin: Italy, ca. 1955
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1” x 13/16” x 1-1/4” (excluding jump ring)
  • Approximate Total Amethyst Weight: 7.99 carats
  • Weight: 12.8 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1482014
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Open the ornately engraved box to reveal a miniature record play complete with an album that turn and a moveable needle arm. The controls are represented by small turquoise and coral cabochons. The music box plays “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,” a song recorded by everyone from Patti Page to Bing Crosby to Ethel Merman, to Micky and Minnie Mouse. The case is stamped “14K.”
  • Origin: America, ca 1955
  • Condition: excellent, music box in working condition
  • Dimensions: 1” x 27/32” x 1/2"
  • Weight: 22.1 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1492 item #1481513
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A classic coin pendant in a simple 18K gold frame, but featuring a spectacularly rare and beautiful “Franc a cheval” coin from the reign of Jean II “le Bon” (“the Good.”) The coin was minted in Paris for just a little more than three years, December 1360-April 64. The front of the coin depicts the king charging on horseback, wearing full armor and a fleur-de-lis crown and with his broadsword raised. The horse, too, is decked out in armor decorated with fleurs-de-lis. The image is surrounded by a Latin inscription translated as “Jean, by grace of God, King of the Franks.” The obverse features a cross surrounded by fleurs-de-lis, in turn surrounded by the Latin motto, “Christ vanquishes, Christ reigns, Christ commands.” The coin is 24K gold and is mounted in a non-invasive 18K frame. The frame probably dates to the mid-20th century and bears French 18K gold hallmarks. The pendant came from the family that owned the Medieval and Renaissance French coin bracelet in our collection.

Jean ascended to the throne in 1350 at a time when France was suffering from the Black Death and was thirteen years into the Hundred Years’ War with England. He was captured by the Black Prince at the Battle of Poitiers in 1356 and taken to the Tower of London. A treaty with King Edward III promised Jean his freedom if he could pay a ransom equal to three times France’s entire annual revenue. He was granted freedom in exchange for offering his son as a captive while he returned to France to raise the ransom. On December 5, 1360, he issued an order to create an entirely new gold coin to be used for the ransom. The word “franc” meant “freedom,” and thereafter French currency has always been known as the franc. Jean’s son escaped captivity in England in 1363, but in chivalric gesture, the King volunteered to take his place, saying “If good faith were banned from the Earth, it ought to find asylum in the hearts of kings.” He returned to England, where he died the following year.
  • Origin: France, 1350-54
  • Condition: excellent, sharp detail
  • Dimensions: 1-1/4” diameter (excluding bail and jump ring)
  • Weight: 8.2 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1481484
Kensington House Antiques
$2,350.00
A large Etruscan style 18K gold fob/charm/pendant set with large dark blue topaz. We’ve never seen one of these charms set with deep blue gemstones before. The gold surfaces are covered in ornate bead and twisted wire decoration. The pendant opens in the middle to reveal a secret compartment. The bail is stamped for 18K gold and also has French import marks.
  • Origin: Italy, ca. 1955
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-1/8” diameter, 1-1/2” height (excluding jump ring)
  • Approximate Total Topaz Weight: 32.8 carats
  • Weight: 24.3 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1970 item #1481478
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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 de Bergerac”) in 1889. In 1907, the Lyonnais jewelry Alphonse Augis created a love token based on the poem. His designs changed over time and this piece is a classic example from the 1960s. The heart-shaped medallion is surrounded by a border of smaller hearts alternating with prong-set synthetic rubies. The front is signed A.A. and the pendant is stamped with French 18K marks.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1965
  • Condition: very good
  • Dimensions: 7/8” x 7/8” (excluding bail and jump ring)
  • Weight: 4.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1930 item #1481477
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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 de Bergerac”) in 1889. In 1907, the Lyonnais jewelry Alphonse Augis created a love token based on the poem. The word “plus” is represented by a plus sign set with a diamond and the word “moins” with a minus sign set with rectangular synthetic rubies. This example is in the original style with a “crêpe de chine” textured background and laurel wreath border. The back is monogrammed “MG.” The front is signed A.A. and the bail is stamped with French 18K marks.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1930
  • Condition: excellent, sharp detail
  • Dimensions: 11/16” diameter (excluding bail and jump ring)
  • Weight: 3.5 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1481476
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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 Rosemond Gérard to her husband Edmond Rostand (author of “Cyrano de Bergerac”) in 1889. In 1907, the Lyonnais jewelry Alphonse Augis created a love token based on the poem, and his designs became iconic. In this example, the word “moins” is represented by a minus sign set with a synthetic ruby. This is the first time we’ve seen a medaille d’amour incorporated into a larger pendant design that also features a rose and a heart. The pendant is stamped with French 18K marks and Augis’ maker’s mark. The pendant is sold with its chain which is not gold.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1950s or early 60s
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 3/4” x 5/8”
  • Weight: 2.2 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1469858
Kensington House Antiques
$2,995.00
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, particularly greens and purples. The earrings are marked with Stern's hallmark and also "750" for 18K gold. The clips are original, but posts could be added without affecting the original clips.
  • Origin: Brazil, ca 1955
  • Condition: excellent
  • 15/16" diameter
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 11.02 carats
  • Weight: 9.3 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1469826
Kensington House Antiques
$1,695.00
A high-quality 18K gold Etruscan-style Italian charm/pendant set with turquoise cabochons and concealing a hidden compartment in the bottom. The exposed gold surfaces are decorated with twisted wirework and beading, and the top shoulder has an unusual “horn” decoration that we’ve never seen before. Etruscan charms with compartments are very rare. The jump ring is marked “750” for 18K and the charm is tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Origin: Italy, ca 1955
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-1/4 wide x 1-1/2 high (excluding jump ring)>/li>
  • Weight: 14.6 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1469825
Kensington House Antiques
$1,695.00
An outstanding lantern-shaped Etruscan-style 18K gold charm/pendant featuring coral cabochons. The gold surfaces are worked with intricate beading and twisted wirework. The decorative gold work is among the best we’ve seen on this type of charm. The coral has pure orange-red color and nice polish. The jump ring is stamped “750” for 18K gold, and the charm is tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Origin: Italy, ca. 1955
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-1/2” high (excluding jump ring); 1-1/4” wide
  • Weight: 19.9 grams