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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1385241
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$2,950.00
A classic sporting bracelet featuring three reverse-carved Essex crystals depicting a fox and a pair of horses. The gold mountings are formed from snaffle bits, horseshoes, riding crops, saddle belts and stirrups. The Essex crystals are expertly carved and painted with fine depth. The reverse is stamped with 14K marks and the maker’s mark for Carter, Gough & Co.
  • America, ca. 1900.
  • Excellent condition; no water damage or scratches.
  • Dimensions: 7 1/2” long; 15/16” maximum width.
  • Weight: 26.9 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1385239
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$575.00
A noble poodle stands encircled in a ring of gold in this Art Deco period French 18K gold charm or pendant. The dog’s stylized design echoes the ribbed and twisted rope motifs along the edges. The pendant retains the original matching jump ring. Stamped with French 18K gold marks.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1935.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: 13/16” wide; 1 1/8” height (including jump ring).
  • Weight: 4.8 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385238
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$1,695.00
A pair of ducks takes flight from the lakeside marsh in this 18K yellow gold and diamond locket by renowned Swiss jewelers Huguenin Frères. The quality of the design and workmanship are astounding. The old European cut diamond (I/VS2) is set in platinum collet to enhance the color. Huguenin Frères was one of the leading makers of fine pocketwatch cases, and in 1899 expanded their range to include sporting decorations and other jewelry. It’s likely that a locket of this type was made for a markswoman or female hunter of some distinction. The locket retains its original interior frames and old silk liners. The front is signed by the maker.
  • Origin: Switzerland, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp details; no monogram.
  • Dimensions: 1 9/32” diameter.
  • Weight: 13.2 grams.M/il>
  • Approximate Diamond Weight: .10 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1385237
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$1,595.00
A handsome pheasant struts his stuff in this expertly-carved and painted Essex reverse crystal set in 14K yellow gold. The bird is presented against a landscape subtly-colored foliage and mounted on a rail fence setting. Animal jewelry featuring crystals as large as this are increasingly difficult to find. The clasp is marked “14K.”
  • Origin: America, ca. 1910.
  • Condition: excellent; all original; no water damage.
  • Dimensions: 2-1/4” x 1”.
  • Weight: 15.6 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1385235
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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-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 : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1385132
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$525.00
A very nice 32nd Degree Masonic fob in the form of a double-headed eagle. The bird grasps a platinum saber in its talons. The heads are crowned with a triangular emblem with enameled decoration, which then leads to a short fob chain and a buttonhole bar. The triangular emblem is hinged so that the eagle always hangs nicely. The detailing of the bird’s feathers, the hilt of the sword, etc. is superb. The bale is stamped 14K and bears the hallmarks of J.J. Sommer & Co.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent, all original, no enamel damage, sharp detail.
  • Dimensions: overall length, 2-9/16”; eagle, 1-3/16” x 7/8.
  • Weight: 7.9 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1385071
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$395.00
A Victorian 14K yellow gold and coral pendant necklace in the Etruscan Revival taste. The central plaque is enhanced with a pair of natural color coral beads and suspends torpedo drops and a chain swag. The plaque was originally a brooch, but it has been given new life as an elegant necklace! Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, circa 1860,
  • Condition: Excellent.
  • Dimensions: overall length, 17"; pendant, 1" x 1.5".
  • Weight: 5.2 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1385070
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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 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 : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385069
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$795.00
A beautiful Art Nouveau 14K yellow gold locket, the front cover decorated with a maiden and songbirds. The woman has long, flowing hair in the typical Art Nouveau style, and wears a band of flowers at the top of her head. Groups of songbirds cluster on branches along the outer edges. The background is finely worked in a textured pattern. The interior retains both of its original frames. The back has a period three-letter monogram "GSB". Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent, sharp detail.
  • Size: 15/16" diameter (excluding bail).
  • Weight: 8.0 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1384495
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$795.00
An outstanding Egyptian Revival 20K gold pendant necklace in the form of Horus wings set with a coral and turquoise cabochons and coral beads. The wings are highlighted with ropetwist and milgrained details. A pair of cobras flank the coral cabochon. The design references the god Horus, who as ruler of the sky, often took the form of a falcon. His eyes formed the sun and moon. This piece was originally a brooch, but with the addition of an 14K gold chain, is now an elegant, colorful necklace. The wings are tested and guaranteed 20K, and the chain is marked 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1925.
  • Dimensions: wings, 1 3/8" x 1 3/8; overall length, 19 1/4".
  • Weight: 5.1 grams.
  • Condition: very good, a small area of porosity on the head of the cobra to the right visible with a loupe.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1384491
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$850.00
A small 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 spiky Soviet satellite launched in 1957. Each piece has a unique appearance depending on the specific colors of the stones and their arrangement. This example has a lot of dark orange, dark red and dark green, lending it an autumnal appearance. The interior of the shank is marked for 18K.
  • Origin: Brazil, ca. 1955.
  • Dimensions: dome, 5/8" diameter.
  • Finger Size: 5 1/2.
  • Weight: 2.9 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 3.06 carats.
  • Condition: excellent
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1384488
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$350.00
A lovely Victorian pendant in 10K yellow gold set with a round brilliant cut amethyst at the center, surrounded by seed pearls in an ornate starburst pattern. The rays of the star are separated by fleurs-de-lys. The amethyst has nice medium violet color with reddish overtones. The pendant also has a pinstem so that the piece can be worn as an elegant brooch. Tested and guaranteed 10K. NOTE: The chain is not included in the purchase price, but we do have chains available.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1880.
  • Dimensions: 15/16" diameter.
  • Weight: 3.6 grams.
  • Approximate Total Amethyst Weight: .28 carat.
  • Condition: excellent.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1384486
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$895.00
A lovely Victorian ring featuring a center red spinel flanked by a pair of oval blue spinels, all bordered in old European cut diamonds. The gemstones are intensely colored with excellent clarity. The ring likely dates to around 1876, when jewelry in patriotic colors enjoyed a resurgence for the American Centennial. Tested and guaranteed 14K. This ring would make a stunning and unique engagement ring!
  • Origin: America, ca. 1876.
  • Finger Size: 5.
  • Dimensions: crown, 3/8" x 1/2".
  • Weight: 2.5 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: red spinel, .58 carat; blue spinel, .53 carat; diamond, .20 carat.
  • Condition: excellent.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1384485
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A very fine 14K gold stickpin in the form of a horse's head by Sloan & Co. They eye is set with a small ruby cabochon. The horse is entirely three-dimensional, worked with as much detail on the back as the front. The stick pin can easily be converted to a pendant or ring. The base of the neck is stamped with Sloan's 14K gold mark.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Dimensions: head, 7/8" 5/8"; overall length, 2 15/16".
  • Weight: 3.1 grams.
  • Condition: excellent.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1384458
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$395.00
An attractive pair of Retro 14K yellow gold dangle earrings fashioned as circles of gold balls centering round brilliant cut amethysts. The amethysts have rich deep coloring and excellent clarity. The earrings were originally screwbacks and have been converted to wires. The new look is much more wearable and provides tons of sparkly movement!
  • Origin: America, ca. 1935.
  • Dimensions: 3/4" wide; 1 3/8" long from top of wires.
  • Weight: 5.9 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: amethyst, 1.76 carats.
  • Condition: Very good; a couple of small dings on the back sides.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1970 item #1384455
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$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 : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1382088
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$1,895.00
An elegant Art Nouveau cross pendant worked in a foliate design of 18K yellow gold overlaid with a sunburst of milgrained platinum set with rose cut diamonds and centering a larger old mine cut diamond. The gold surfaces are enhanced with chasing to enhance the naturalistic look of the swirling leaves. The center diamond, .20 carat, is I/VS2. The remaining diamonds cannot be accurately measured for size, but face up at about .40 carat. Tested and guaranteed 18K and platinum.
  • Circa 1900.
  • Dimensions: 1-5/8” x 2-1/2” (including jump ring).
  • Weight: 8.7 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .carat.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
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.