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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1398408
Kensington House Antiques
$795.00
A superb pair of Victorian 12K gold articulated earrings set with Whitby jet. The long triangular elements are suspended from inverted double teardrop-shaped surmounts, and support cone-shaped jet drops. The cutting of the jet has a very angular, almost modernist appearance. The earrings hang from new 14K shepherd's hooks and have wonderful movement. The settings are tested and guaranteed 12K.
  • Origin: England, ca 1860.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: 2-3/16" long from top of the earwire.
  • Weight: 3.5 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1396359
Kensington House Antiques
$6,250.00
An imposing 18K yellow gold hinged bangle bracelet set with sapphires and diamonds. A row of alternating old mine cut diamonds and cushion cut sapphires stretches across the top of the bracelet, flanked on either side by a row of rose cut diamonds set in silver. The sapphires, each of about .75 carat, are of outstanding quality, with vibrant pure blue coloring, eye-clean clarity, and a velvety appearance. The diamonds, each of about .6 carat, are graded as G/SI1. The bangle is double-hinged so it's very easy to get on. The clasp is stamped with French 18K gold marks.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1850.
  • Condition: excellent; a few very small dings on the back side but no major dents or scrapes.
  • Dimensions: 5/8" wide; 6-1/2" interior circumference.
  • Weight: 34.8 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, 3.08 carats; diamond, 2.78 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1396344
Kensington House Antiques
$1,275.00
A fine French Victorian 18K gold and shaded enamel pin featuring an image of Raphael's "Madonna della Seggiola". The enamel scene of Mary, Jesus and John the Baptist is beautifully executed with great attention to detail. The gold background is stippled for added texture and a little sparkle. The reverse retains the original pinstem and clasp, both marked with French 18K stamps. There is also a partially visible maker's mark. This piece could easily be converted to a pendant with the addition of a bail at the top.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1860
  • Condition: excellent; no enamel damage
  • Dimensions: 1-1/8" diameter
  • Weight: 4.75 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1394534
Kensington House Antiques
$1,895.00
A stunning mid-19th century brooch featuring a pansy, the lower petals set with rose cut diamonds and the upper petals with buff-cut amethysts of a deep violet hue. The colorful flower is simply presented against a plain gold background. In Victorian flower language, the pansy represented the sentiment "Think of me" and jewels with pansies were often given as love tokens or going away gifts. The brooch could easily be converted to a pendant with the addition of a bail at the back. The original clasp is stamped with French 18K gold marks and with an illegible maker's mark.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1860.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: 1-1/8" diameter.
  • Weight: 7.8 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .36 carat; amethyst, 4.5 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1393396
Kensington House Antiques
$1,695.00
A very rare Victorian 15K rose gold brooch in the form of the Princes of Wales’ feathers set with Scottish jasper and bloodstone. The feathers are joined with a crown and a banner with the Prince’s motto “Ich Dien.” The gold surfaces are ornately engraved. The back bears a registry mark, dating the brooch to 1891, the 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s eldest son's investiture as Prince of Wales. Due to his mother’s extraordinarily long life, he was the first prince to mark a half-century in that position. Upon his succession, he ruled as Edward VII. Scottish agate jewelry was rarely set in gold, and this is one of the finest examples we’ve seen. The back is stamped with the registry (patent) number. Tested and guaranteed 15K.
  • Origin: England, 1891.
  • Condition: excellent; no stone damage or wear to gold; all original.
  • Dimensions: 1-1/4” x 1-5/16”.
  • Weight: 6.2 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1920 item #1393110
Kensington House Antiques
$1,495.00
A spectacular example of Austro-Hungarian Renaissance Revival jewelry from the period 1876-1918, this necklace features a central pendant drop in the form of a leaping stag suspended by pearl-enhanced chains from a neckchain of sapphire- and ruby-set plaques. The necklace is enameled throughout in shades of opaque white and black, and translucent green, red and purple. The stag is decorated with realistic shaded brown and gold enamels. The stag is set with a sapphire- and ruby-encrusted saddle. The neckchain has alternating wing-shaped plaques set with rubies and decorated green and white enamels, and buckle-shaped plaques set with oval sapphires enhanced with red and white enamels. The backs of the pendant and chain are also enameled. Exposed areas of silver are lightly engraved.
  • Origin: Austria-Hungary (likely Vienna), ca. 1880.
  • Condition: excellent; all original; only the faintest of wear to enamels on the high points of the stag (visible under magnification).
  • Dimensions: necklace length, 15-1/2"; pendant, 1-1/2" wide x 2-1/2" long (including the pearl chains).
  • Weight: 29.8 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, 3.03 carats; ruby, 1.58 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1393089
Kensington House Antiques
$375.00
A beautifully-carved hardstone cameo depicting Libertas, the Roman goddess of liberty. She can be identified from the shape of the diadem she wears in her hair. The image is quite similar to American "Morgan" silver dollars from the late 19th century. The color contrast of the stone is quite remarkable. The carnelian cameo is set into an intricate gold setting in the Etruscan Revival taste. The back has both a brooch fitting and a hidden bail for wear as a pendant. The back is stamped "14K" and also has the maker's mark for Perley Bros.

NOTE: The piece is shown with a 16" 14K gold chain that is available for an additional $125.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent; no cameo damage.
  • Dimensions: 1-11/16" x 1-3/16".
  • Weight: 6.8 grams. Fabulous late Victorian hardstone cameo brooch. The carnelian cameo represents "Liberty" and is very similar to the Liberty head that appeared on "Morgan" silver dollars and quarters of the period. The 14K mounting is floridly decorated with millegraining, applied beads and rosettes, and rope twist borders. The reverse retains its original pinstem and modified c-clasp. The reverse is marked 14K and is signed for the maker, Perley Bros. of New York. Origin: America, 1870s. Condition: excellent. Size: 1-11/16" x 1-1/4".
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1393086
Kensington House Antiques
$895.00
A handsome Victorian gentleman's ring in a substantial 14K gold setting. The ring features a masculine brown smoky quartz with flashes of goldish-orange brilliance. The setting is enhanced with ornate strapwork against a stippled background. The setting holds the stone well above the finger and the overall look is very weighty. The interior of the shank is stamped "14k."
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail.
  • Finger Size: 10-1/4.
  • Dimensions: 3/4" wide at crown, tapering to 3/16" wide at back of shank.
  • Weight: 13.8 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 9.44 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1390748
Kensington House Antiques
$995.00
An elegant pair of Victorian 18K yellow gold tassel earrings, the tops enhanced with applied green and rose gold flowers surrounding collet-set rubies. The foxtail chains terminate in small balls. The earrings have a lot of movement when being worn, and the small rubies add a subtle shot of color. Each is stamped with French 18K gold marks.
  • France, ca. 1860.
  • Condition: excellent; converted to earrings with the addition of 18K wires.
  • Dimensions: 1-3/8" long from tops of wires.
  • Weight: 7.2 grams.
  • Approximate Total Ruby Weight: .10 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1390641
Kensington House Antiques
$550.00
A handsome pair of double-sided cufflinks, the faces set with with oval brilliant-cut amethysts set in simple 10K yellow gold collets. The amethysts have nicely saturated, even color that would look particularly good with a white or light blue cuff. The faces are fairly large, so they are connected with a removable s-link for ease in putting them through a buttonhole. Tested and guaranteed 10K.
  • Origin: probably America, ca. 1870.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: larger faces, 11/16" x 1/2"; smaller faces, 19/32" x 7/16".
  • Weight: 11.0 grams.
  • Approximate Total Amethyst Weight: 29.8 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1390040
Kensington House Antiques
$1,250.00
A pair of fine shakudo ornaments originally mounted in Victorian times as a pair of cuff buttons, and then re-imagined by our jeweler as an elegant split-chain pendant necklace. The two plaques feature a court lady and gentleman in Meiji-period costume. After the collapse of the feudal Samurai system in Imperial Japan, Europeans collected old sword and armor fittings such as these to set as jewelry. The mountings and chain are 14K.
  • Japan, ca 1890.
  • Excellent condition, sharp detail and finish.
  • Dimensions: each plaque, 15/16" x 13/32"; total pendant length, 2"; total necklace length, 18-1/2".
  • 13.8 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1389596
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A delightful 14K gold frog with emerald eyes sits atop a simple band in this witty stickpin conversion ring. The gold is beautifully stippled for a realistic appearance that sets off the bright green eyes. Frogs in Victorian jewelry often symbolized fertility. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • America, ca 1900.
  • Excellent condition, sharp detail.
  • Dimensions: frog, 1/2" x 3/8".
  • Size 6 1/4.
  • Weight: 2.2 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1389594
Kensington House Antiques
$995.00
Beautiful purplish rhodolite garnets sparkle from the engraved tops of these earrings with foxtail tassels. Each tassel terminates in a small golden ball. These tassels have substantial weight and are unusual for having gemstones set at the top. Stamped with French 18K gold hallmarks.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1880.
  • Excellent condition.
  • Dimensions: 1-5/8" from top of wire.
  • Weight: 7.1 grams.
  • Approximate Total Garnet Weight: 1.72 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1389446
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A gorgeous enameled pansy, worked in several shades of purple and lavender is featured in this ring converted from a Victorian earring. The enamel has a soft velvety appearance and is accented at the center with a small pearl. The pansy is set on a sturdy 14K gold split shank. Pansies are generally associated with remembrance, but in Victorian flower symbology, they also carried the sentiment, "Think of me." So whether you're in love or just feeling nostalgic, this ring is perfect!

Origin: America, ca. 1900.

Condition: converted; no enamel damage; excellent condition.

Dimensions: crown, 3/4" x 11/16".

Finger Size: 7 1/4.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1388734
Kensington House Antiques
$695.00
A gorgeous enameled clover, worked in several shades of green is featured in this ring converted from a Victorian earring. The enamel has a soft velvety appearance and is accented at the center with a small pearl. The clover is set on a sturdy 14K gold split shank. Four-leaf clovers are generally associated with good luck, but in Victorian flower symbology, they also carried the sentiment, "Be mine." So whether you're in love or just feeling lucky, this ring is perfect!
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: converted; no enamel damage; excellent condition.
  • Dimensions: crown, 3/4" x 3/4".
  • Finger Size: 7 1/4.
  • Weight: 3.7 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1388733
Kensington House Antiques
$450.00
A striking 14K gold peridot ring converted from a Victorian stickpin. The oval brilliant cut peridot has superb intense green coloring and is bezel-set in a elegantly-engraved gold collar. The ring has a 14K gold shank.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1890.
  • Condition: converted from a Victorian stickpin; excellent condition.
  • Dimensions: crown, 1/2" x 7/16".
  • Finger Size: 6 1/2.
  • Weight: 2.2 grams.
  • Approximate Gemstone Weight: 2.16 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1388731
Kensington House Antiques
$475.00
A fine green-toned cat's eye chrysoberyl cabochon surrounded by delicate scalloped border set with seed pearls centers this Victorian stickpin conversion ring. The stone displays excellent chatoyancy, with a clear milky white streak down the center of the stone that seems to "wink" as it is rocked from side to side. The surrounding pearls pick up the creamy color of the eye. The setting is 18K gold attached to a 14K shank.
  • Origin: France, ca 1890.
  • Condition: converted to a ring; no chips or scratches to stone.
  • Dimensions: crown, 15/32" x 5/16".
  • Finger Size: 6 1/4.
  • Weight: 1.6 grams.
  • Approximate Gemstone Weight: 1.24 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1385977
Kensington House Antiques
$2,250.00
The knot motif in Victorian jewelry signifies the unending bonds of love, so there could be no more fitting design for this exquisitely-made 18K yellow gold hair locket/brooch. The gold surface is ornately chased to suggest the texture of rope. A large cabochon amethyst enhanced with a star-set pearl centers the jewel. The brooch is finished with a pair of foxtail tassels. The back of the brooch has a glass-covered compartment with its original hair memorial. The brooch could easily be converted for wear as a pendant with the addition of two bails at the top. Tested and guaranteed 18K. Presented in the original fitted case.
  • Origin:probably England, ca 1840.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: 1-1/2 x 2-3/4".
  • Weight: 17.8 grams.
  • Approximate Total Amethyst Weight: 13.34 carats.