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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1930 item #1393707
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$995.00
This classic U.S. Navy ring is something of an oddity—it was custom-made in France! The ring is an older style with shoulders depicing an American eagle surmounting a stars and stripes shield over the letters “USN”. The crown is set with an oval cabochon of almandine garnet surrounded by the words “United States Navy,” the words separated by stars. The garnet has an intense deep red color that contrasts handsomely with the gold. The design elements of the ring suggest an early 20th century period. The shank is stamped with French 18K gold marks and also with an unidentified French goldsmith’s mark. The ring is hand-engraved, so was likely a custom order by an American gentleman from a Parisian jeweler.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1925.
  • Condition: excellent; light wear consistent with age, but the design is clear.
  • Dimensions: 5/8” wide at crown, tapering to 1/8” at the shank.
  • Finger Size: 11-1/4.
  • Weight: 10.6 grams.
  • Approximate Total Garnet Weight: 1.65 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1393505
Kensington House Antiques
$325.00
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 from the 1970s. 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: 13/16” diameter (excluding bail and jump ring).
  • Weight: 2.6 grams.
  • Approximate Total Ruby Weight: .04 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1940 item #1393504
Kensington House Antiques
$245.00
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 five rose cut diamonds 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 is in the original style with a “crêpe de chine” textured background and floral wreath border. The use of a rose cut diamond, the A. Augis signature and the patent mark indicates that this is an earlier example. The small size is particularly nice for wear as a pendant from a delicate chain. The pendant is fully stamped with French 18K gold marks.
  • Origin: France, 1930.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail.
  • Dimensions: 9/16” diameter (excluding bail and jump ring).
  • Weight: 2.0 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .01 carat; ruby, .03 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1940 item #1393503
Kensington House Antiques
$330.00
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, signed A.A., is in the original style with a “crêpe de chine” textured background and floral wreath border. The use of a rose cut diamond, the Augis signature and the patent mark indicates that this is an earlier example. The small size is perfect for either a delicate chain or to wear as a charm on a bracelet. The pendant is fully stamped with French 18K gold marks and with Augis’ maker’s mark.
  • Origin: France, 1930.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail.
  • Dimensions: 5/8” diameter (excluding bail and jump ring).
  • Weight: 2.8 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .01 carat; ruby, .03 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1393467
Kensington House Antiques
$325.00
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: 3/4” diameter (excluding bail and jump ring).
  • Weight: 3.1 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .01 carat; ruby, .05 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1950 item #1393466
Kensington House Antiques
$775.00
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 five rose cut diamonds 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 is in the original style with a “crêpe de chine” textured background and floral wreath border. The use of a rose cut diamond, the A. Augis signature and the patent mark indicates that this is an earlier example. The medium-large size is perfect for either a substantial chain or to wear as a bracelet charm. The pendant is fully stamped with French 18K gold marks.
  • Origin: France, 1930.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail.
  • Dimensions: 7/8” diameter (excluding bail and jump ring).
  • Weight: 6.5 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .05 carat; ruby, .07 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1970 item #1393399
Kensington House Antiques
$4,500.00
A very fine cat’s eye chrysoberyl stars in this classic man’s ring. The stone has good translucency and pronounced chatoyancy (the cat’s eye effect) that creates the very desirable “milk and honey” color contrast. The interior of the shank is stamped “10K.”
  • Origin: America, ca. 1960.
  • Dimensions: cabochon, 13.7 x 11.4 mm; 5/8” wide at crown, tapering to 1/8” at the back of the shank.
  • Finger Size: 12-1/4.
  • Approximate Gemstone Weight: 5.8 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1385578
Kensington House Antiques
$1,250.00
The assymetrical setting of colored Tahitian pearls against the strictly geometric triangular shape of the the 18K gold setting gives this modernist pendant a striking look. The pearls include a 8.18 mm aubergine with rose overtones at the upper left, a 9.20 mm silver-gray with rose overtones at left, and a 9.18 mm silver-blue with aqua overtones at the bottom right. All have very good lustre and smooth surfaces. The pendant is stamped with French 18K marks and an unidentified maker's mark (Ste. P with a pi symbol). We have shown the pendant on chain for display purposes--it would benefit from a heavier chain, perhaps a box link.
  • Excellent condition.
  • 3/4" x 1 3/8".
  • 10.8 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1385526
Kensington House Antiques
$1,950.00
A very large, heavy 18K gold Venetian Etruscan fob charm pendant set with oval brilliant cut amethysts and pearls. The gold surface is heavily decorated with applied wire-work and rosettes. The amethysts have vivid, even coloring. The pearls display good luster with a slightly rose overtone that nicely complements the amethysts. The jump ring is marked "Italy 18K." This is easily the largest and heaviest Venetian Etruscan piece we've had.
  • Italy, ca. 1955.
  • Excellent condition.
  • 1 1/4" x 1" x 1 3/4" long (excluding jump ring).
  • 28.2 grams.
  • Approximate Total Amethyst Weight: 29.52 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1385245
Kensington House Antiques
$475.00
A muscular dressage horse leaps through a gold ring in this handsome French 18K gold equestrian pendant or charm. The bail is stamped with French 18K gold marks.
  • France, ca. 1960.
  • Dimensions: 1-1/8” x 1” (excluding jump ring).
  • Weight: 3.9 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1385235
Kensington House Antiques
$875.00
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-cut diamond, and the word “moins” is symbolized by a minus sign set with rectangular synthetic rubies. Augis rings are far rarer than pendants and charms.

In 1907, the Lyonnais jeweler Alphonse Augis created a love token based on the poem. The ring is signed “A. Augis,” and is stamped with French 18K gold marks and with Augis’ maker’s mark.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1955.
  • Finger Size: 7 1/4.
  • Dimensions: 9/16” wide.
  • Weight: 5.2 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .01 carat; synthetic ruby, .12 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1385070
Kensington House Antiques
$795.00
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 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 rose cut diamond and the word “moins” is symbolized by a minus sign set with rectangular synthetic rubies.

In 1907, the Lyonnais jeweler Alphonse Augis created a love token based on the poem. This example, in a streamlined modern style with a hidden bail, is in one of the rarest versions. Fully marked with 18K gold marks, and Augis’ signature and maker’s mark.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1970.
  • Condition: excellent; the marks on the bottom edge of the pendant in the first and second photos are lighting reflections only.
  • Dimensions: 3/4” x 3/4”.
  • Weight: 4.4 gr.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .01 ct; ruby, .07 ct.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1970 item #1384455
Kensington House Antiques
$795.00
An elegant 18k yellow gold ring featuring an oval brilliant cut aquamarine accented at compass points with folds of gold nestling small round brilliant diamonds. The aquamarine has medium light pure blue color and eye-clean clarity. The cut is very good with excellent brilliance. The interior of the shank is stamped “18K.”
  • America, circa 1960.
  • Dimensions: crown, 3/4 x 11/16” (20 x 17 mm).
  • Weight: 6.2 grams.
  • Finger Size: 7 1/4.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: aquamarine, 7.21 carats; diamond, .05 carat.
  • Condition: excellent.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1940 item #1382087
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A wonderfully detailed 14K yellow gold brooch depicting a spaniel. The shape of the dog’s head and the amount of fur suggests that the pin represents a Springer or English Cocker spaniel. The pin has substantial weight. The clasp is marked “14K.”
  • Origin: America, circa 1935.
  • Dimensions: 1 3/32” x 3/4”.
  • Weight: 6.9 grams.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1381147
Kensington House Antiques
$1,595.00
A large, heavy 18K gold Venetian Etruscan fob charm set with brilliant cut amethysts and pearls. The gold surfaces are heavily decorated with applied wire-work and rosettes. The amethysts intense violet coloring and excellent clarity. The pearls display good luster with a slightly rose overtone that nicely complement the color of the amethysts. Marked “Italy 18K.”
  • Origin: Italy, ca. 1955.
  • Dimensions: 1-1/4” x 1-5/8” (excluding jump ring).
  • Weight: 21.3 grams.
  • Approximate Gemstone Weight: 16.26 carats.
  • Condition: excellent; no dings; all original.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1970 item #1378832
Kensington House Antiques
$1,195.00
A fine pair of vintage 18K yellow gold earrings in the Venetian Etruscan style. Each earring features a 1.52 amethyst cabochon surrounded by smaller cabochons. The gold surfaces are enhanced with an intricate pattern of wire- and bead-work, and the edges are finished in a zigzag pattern. The earrings are marked with Italian hallmarks. The backs have omega clips, but posts could easily be added.
  • Italy, ca. 1960
  • Excellent condition
  • 15/16" diameter
  • 13.0 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 7.0 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1970 item #1378408
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A fabulous pair of 18K yellow gold Sputnik DANGLE earrings by H Stern. The spheres are bezel-set with round amethysts, citrines, aquamarines, peridots, green tourmalines, pink tourmalines and garnets. The Sputnik design was created in the 1950s 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 are the only examples of dangle Sputniks we have ever seen. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Origin: Brazil, ca. 1960
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: spheres, 19/32" (16mm) diameter; length, 1-5/8" (44mm)
  • Weight: 6.7 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 5.2 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1970 item #1378406
Kensington House Antiques
$1,450.00
An 18K gold and amethyst Venetian Etruscan charm or pendant enhanced with ropetwist and beaded decoration. The larger portions of the gold surface are worked in an engraved crosshatch pattern that is very unusual for Italian charms of the period. The decoration creates a soft sheen rather than a glittery surface. The amethysts are set with fleur-de-lis and claw prongs. The amethysts have deep purple coloring and are of very nice quality. The bail is marked "18K Italy."
  • Origin: Italy, circa 1960
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 7/8" x 7/8" x 1-1/2" (excluding jump ring) (23 x 23 x 40 mm)
  • Weight: 15.9 grams
  • Approximate Amethyst Weight: 9.6 carats