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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1493162
Kensington House Antiques
$2,875.00
A beautifully worked 14K gold chain, each link fashioned as a three-point ivy leaf. The links are attached to one another with curling vine tendrils. In Victorian floriography (the language of flowers), ivy leaves variously conveyed the sentiments of friendship, affection, fidelity or wedded love. Generally, friendship and affection seem to have been the most common sentiments. The clasp is marked “14K.”
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 15-3/8” long; 7/8” wide
  • Weight: 27.0 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1493161
Kensington House Antiques
$2,295.00
An elegant Victorian 18K gold curb link bracelet enhanced at the center with a diamond rosette. The rosette features a prong-set old European diamond of .30 carat surrounded by ten mine cut diamonds in petal shaped settings. The center diamond is graded as I color, VS2 clarity. The curb links are finished with a ribbed texture that gives them a soft shimmer. The tongue of the box clasp is marked “18Ct.”
  • Origin: England, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: rosette diameter, 7/16” circumference, 6-1/8”
  • Weight: 7.3 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .40 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1920 item #1493159
Kensington House Antiques
$2,475.00
A nice late Victorian 14k rose gold single Albert watch chain comprising shortened trombone links alternating with circular links, leading to a simple t-bar. A short length of chain suspends a spring-ring clasp to hang a fob. The inside of the dog clip is stamped 14K and the chain tests 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900
  • Condition: excellent; minor wear to the spring-ring clasp
  • Dimensions: 11-1/4” (dog clip to t-bar); 1-3/8” suspension bail to spring-ring)
  • Weight: 24.6 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1492698
Kensington House Antiques
$1,950.00
A nice Victorian 14K gold by-pass bangle bracelet, the top adorned with a spray of wheat set with turquoise cabochons and tiny seed pearls. In the Victorian era, sprays of wheat were intended to represent “posperity.” At a time when a woman’s fortunes depended entirely upon those of her husband, a bracelet such as this may have been gifted for the wedding as a hope for the bride’s future prosperity. The bangle is hinged, so it is easy to put on and remove. Tested and guaranteed 14K gold.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1880
  • Condition: excellent, a couple of pinpoint dings on the side right next to the push-clasp
  • Dimensions:1/2” wide; 6-1/8” circumference
  • Weight: 17.2 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1492696
Kensington House Antiques
$225.00
A nicely detailed 14K gold anchor pendant. In Victorian jewelry, the anchor was meant to convey a sense of hope, security and steadfastness. This classic example is enhanced with a detailed spiral or rope and sharp prongs. The piece is large enough to wear as a pendant or could be used as a charm on a chunky bracelet. Stamped “14K.”
  • Origin: America, ca 1890
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 11/16” x 1-1/8 (excluding jump ring)
  • Weight: 1.9 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1920 item #1492665
Kensington House Antiques
$3,875.00
A very heavy late Victorian 14K rose gold watch chain completed with a matching t-bar. The curb link chain is completed with a t-bar, a dog clip, and a 1-1/2” length of chain to suspend a fob. The chain is stamped repeatedly with the Imperial Russian mark for 56 zolotnik gold (a tad purer than 14K) used 1898-1908.
  • Origin: Russia, 1898-1908
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 12-3/8” long (dog clip to t-bar); 1-1/2” long (suspension bail to fob bail)
  • Weight: 50.2 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1492664
Kensington House Antiques
$225.00
A classic late Victorian gold padlock clasp. These were used mostly for bracelets but could also be used with necklaces. Today, they are often worn as charms or in their original function. In Victorian jewelry symbolism, padlocks represented the unbreakable bonds of love. The padlock with stamped with the English 9ct mark, but the jump tests as 14K gold.
  • Origin: England, ca. 1900
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 9/16” x 13/16” (1-1/16” with jump ring)
  • Weight: 2.0 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1492654
Kensington House Antiques
$2,895.00
An elegant Belle Epoque bracelet comprising links in the Louis XVI style, set alternately with round emeralds and rose cut diamonds. The gemstones are set in crimped collets that mimic the center of each flower. Each link is hinged in a way that allows the bracelet to drape nicely on the wrist. The clasp is stamped with French 18K hallmarks and a illegible master goldsmith’s mark.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1890
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 7-1/2” long: 15/32” wide
  • Weight: 17.4 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .10 carat; emerald, .06 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1492020
Kensington House Antiques
$225.00
An elegant Victorian 18K gold pendant featuring an onyx plaque centered with a seed pearl. The gold setting is ornately worked in a rope twist motif and with bright-cut engraving. Three tiny seed pearls complete the design. The pendant is stamped with French 18K gold marks.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1870
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-7/32” x 5/8”
  • Weight: 3.0 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1492005
Kensington House Antiques
$3,450.00
A really inventive Victorian 14K gold book chain necklace, each link in the form of a heart. The links are further enhanced with heart appliques engraved in a floral pattern. The necklace is completed with a large reeded bolt clasp that could easily hold multiple pendants or charms. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1880
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 18-3/4” long
  • Weight: 32.1 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1491850
Kensington House Antiques
$3,750.00
An elegant Victorian bangle bracelet, the front set with a triple row of 76 natural seed pearls that splay open toward the center which is set with a floret of old mine cut diamonds. The pearls have cream body color and fine luster and are perfectly matched. The diamonds are F/G color and VVS2 clarity. The center diamond is .34 ct and the others are .06 ct each. The clasp is well-concealed and it is stamped “15 Ct” and also has French import marks.
  • Origin: England, ca. 1900
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 5/8” wide tapering to 3/16” at back; circumference 6-1/2”
  • Weight: 23.5 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .82 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1491849
Kensington House Antiques
$995.00
A nice pair of mid-Victorian earrings worked in chocolate brown lava set with pearls in 14K yellow gold. The earrings are designed as two acorns flanking an elongated amphora form surmounted by a lady’s head. The girandole arrangement (three elements suspended from a single element at the top) is relatively rare among lava earrings. Archaeological Revival lava jewelry from Pompeii was a very prized souvenir of a wealthy visitor’s Grand Tour through Italy due to the ongoing excavations there that accelerated in the late 1860s. The small pearls are natural and have excellent color and luster. Tested and guaranteed 15K gold.
  • Italy & England, ca 1870
  • Condition: excellent, no chips
  • Dimensions: 3/4” wide; 1-15/16” long
  • Weight: 5.8 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1491804
Kensington House Antiques
$12,950.00
A stunning early Victorian snake necklace in 18K gold. The body is worked in a graduated series of scaled links terminating in an ornate emerald- and garnet-set head suspending an emerald-set foliate drop. The construction of the snake’s body is very flexible and feels silky like a true snake. The ornate head with repoussé and chased decoration is more fanciful and resembles a Chinese dragon. The eyes are set with bright garnet cabochons and the head features a row of collet-set emerald cut emeralds. The stones have fine bluish green coloring. The head suspends a drop in the form of leafy twigs set with additional emeralds. A box clasp is cleverly hidden in the head for a seamless appearance when being worn. Following Prince Albert’s proposal to Queen Victoria with a snake ring in 1839, a snake grasping its own tail came to represent the seamlessness or eternity of love and became wildly popular in jewelry. The necklace is presented in its original burgundy velvet, silk and leather fitted case. Tested and guaranteed 18K gold.
  • Origin: England, ca 1840
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: overall length, 19-1/4”; length when clasped, 16-1/2”; drop length, 1-1/4”
  • Weight: 32.5 grams
  • Approximate Total Emerald Weight: 3.77 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1491799
Kensington House Antiques
$3,500.00
A fine and ornate Victorian quadruple foxtail watch chain worked in 18K gold with rubies and bloodstone. Two slides, each with engraved floral decoration and set with cushion cut rubies, enhance the chain. The two slides are drawn close together so the chain plaits itself in the middle. One end of the chain terminates in a dog clip clasp. The other end terminated in a watch key and a fob seal decorated to match the slides. The fob seal is also set with rubies along the sides and ends in a bloodstone plaque (unengraved). The rubies have vivid color and show no indications of heat treatment. The chain, dog clip, key and fob are all marked individually with early 19th century French 18K gold marks. A chain this ornate would have been worn as a “gilletière” high on the vest so it would be readily visible to others. The chain would be lovely styled into a longer necklace with other chains.
  • Origin: France, ca 1840
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: overall length: 13-3/4”; fob, 1” x 3/4"; key, 2”
  • Weight: 40.4 grams
  • Approximate Total Ruby Weight: 1.44 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1491580
Kensington House Antiques
$1,395.00
A lovely late Victorian 18K gold locket, the front and back covers worked in a stippled texture with engine-turned engraving along the borders. The front is further enhanced with a spray of vivid blue forget-me-nots and green foliage. In Victorian flower language, forget-me-nots symbolized true love or the desire to be remembered—either one a very fitting sentiment for a locket. The back cover has a monogram reserve that was never engraved. The interior retains the original frames and glass on both sides. The bail is stamped with French 18K gold marks.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1890
  • Condition: excellent, enamel intact
  • Dimensions: 7/8” x 1-1/4” (excluding bail)
  • Weight: 6.4 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1485484
Kensington House Antiques
$4,500.00
A beautiful pair of 14K yellow gold double curb link bracelets. The links are enhanced with ornate repousse decoration but could be worn inside out when a smoother look is called for. The clasp of each bracelet is stamped with Viennese 14K gold marks used 1872-1902. The bracelets are priced as a pair, but are available separately.
  • Origin: Austro-Hungarian Empire, 1872-1902
  • Condition: excellent, no dings
  • Dimensions: 7-3/4” long; 1/2” wide
  • Weight: 47.3 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1485474
Kensington House Antiques
$1,095.00
An early Victorian 14K yellow gold locket enhanced with a pretty design of painted enamel roses and taille d'epargne tracery. The exposed gold surfaces are further decorated with engraving. The back cover has a style of engine-turned engraving usually found only in the late Georgian or very early Victorian periods. The interior retains both of the original glass covers and gold frames.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1840
  • Condition: excellent; no enamel damage; a pinpoint ding to the back cover
  • Dimensions: 1-1/16" x 1-1/2" (excluding jump ring)
  • Weight: 8.2 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1485471
Kensington House Antiques
$1,795.00
A fine Victorian 14K gold and platinum locket ornately decorated in the Etruscan style with a lily pond scene. The scene includes rose gold cattails, green gold lily pads, and platinum lily blossoms. The remainder of the locket is enanced with ropetwists, wire work, and appliques. The locket opens at the back to reveal a photo compartment. The locket is completed iwth its original matching bail.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1860
  • Condition: excellent; a few minor pinpoints on the back cover
  • Dimensions: 1-3/8" x 2-3/16" (including bail)
  • Weight: 14.6 grams