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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1390640
Kensington House Antiques
$595.00
You know you'll live a life of good luck when you're wearing this 14K gold upturned horseshoe pendant necklace. The horseshoe is adorned with blue enameled forget-me-nots, flowers that conveyed exactly that meaning in the Victorian language of flowers. Originally a brooch, the horseshoe has been converted to a pendant with the addition of a delicate 14K gold split cable chain.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: converted from a brooch; excellent enamel.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 7/8" x 7/8"; overall necklace length, 16".
  • Weight: 3.0 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1390639
Kensington House Antiques
$650.00
The spectacular violet color of this oval brilliant-cut glows in this lovely 14K yellow gold Art Nouveau setting featuring iris blossoms and foliage. In Victorian flower language, the iris often represented the sentiment "I have a message for you," but in this instance I think the use of irises probably relates more to the purple tones of the gemstone. The reverse retains the original pinstem and folding bail, so it can be worn as a brooch or pendant. The setting is marked "K14."

NOTE: The pendant is shown with an optional 16" 14K gold chain, available for an additional $125.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1890.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: 13/16" x 15/16".
  • Weight: 6.7 grams (pendant only).
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 10.45 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1390635
Kensington House Antiques
$725.00
The pansy carries the message "Think of me" in the Victorian language of flowers. Certainly, the giver of this beautiful enameled gold pansy ring will be thought of often and fondly. The beautiful violet, cream, yellow and black enamels have a velvety texture to suggest the feel of a real pansy's petals and the whole is set off by a sparkling old mine cut diamond at the center. Originally a Victorian stick pin, this flower is now ready for daily wear with the addition of a 14K gold split shank.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: converted from a stick pin; enamel is in perfect condition except for a small area about 3/32" that is mostly hidden by the petals in front of it (much less noticeable in person than in the photos).
  • Dimensions: pansy, 9/16" x 9/16".
  • Finger Size: 6-3/4.
  • Weight: 3.4 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .03 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1390570
Kensington House Antiques
$1,395.00
An imposing, yet very wearable Retro ring featuring a large, deeply colored honey-gold rectangular step-cut citrine flanked by lines of calibre-cut synthetic rubies (typical of the period) between lines of bead-set old European and single-cut diamonds. The color contrast of the stones is quite striking and the size is imposing without being overdone. Tested and guaranteed 14K gold and platinum.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1935.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: crown, 5/8" x 7/8".
  • Finger Size: 7-1/2.
  • Weight: 9.4 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: citrine, 13.12 carats; diamond, .25 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1390569
Kensington House Antiques
$1,195.00
An astonishing figural pendant necklace featuring a natural semi-baroque pearl in the shape of a pear, accented with platinum and 18K yellow gold leaves and a stem, all set with old European cut diamonds. The pearl has very fine orient, with all the colors of the rainbow skating over the creamy white surface. The diamonds are graded at an average of H/SI1. Converted from an Edwardian stickpin, the pear is now a gorgeous pendant hanging from a French 18K white gold chain.

NOTE: The pendant is also available without the chain for $1050.
  • France, ca. 1910.
  • Excellent condition; pendant converted from a stickpin.
  • Pendant, 11/16" x 1/2"; overall necklace length, 16-3/8".
  • 3.8 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .26 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1930 item #1390139
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A fabulous Art Nouveau 14K gold ring set with a round brilliant cut peridot flanked by seed pearls. The gem is set in a distinctly Gothic revival quatrefoil design. The gold surfaces are hand-finished and have a matte surface typical of Art Nouveau jewels. The peridot has excellent color and clarity that contrasts beautifully with the bright white pearls. Converted from a stickpin, the piece is now a gorgeous ring. The crown retains the original maker's mark for Shanley Jewelry Company, of the leading Art Nouveau jewelers in the U.S.
  • America, ca. 1920.
  • Condition: excellent; converted from a stickpin.
  • Dimensions: crown, 5/8" x 5/8".
  • Finger Size: 6-1/4.
  • Weight: 2.6 grams.
  • Approximate Total Peridot Weight: 1.61 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 : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1389753
Kensington House Antiques
$2,450.00
A curving band of old European, transitional and single-cut diamonds sparkle in the yellow gold ribbon top of this Edwardian hinged bangle bracelet. The larger diamonds are clasped in buttercup settings, while the smaller ones are bead-set with milgrain accents. The diamonds are good quality, averaging J color and SI1 clarity. The back of the bracelet has a caged structure that mimics the openness of the front. The clasp is stamped 14K.
    America, ca. 1910.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: 5/8" wide at top tapering to 1/4" at back; fits a 6-5/8" wrist.
  • Weight: 26.4 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: 1.47 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1389700
Kensington House Antiques
$695.00
An elegant 14K gold, Mississippi River pearl and blue sapphire floral pendant in the Art Nouveau taste suspended from a split chain. The flower petals are formed from pearls and center a blue sapphire of fine, intense color. The design is enclosed in a gold frame that resembles the shape of a pretzel! The pendant was originally a brooch and was expertly converted to a pendant by our jeweler. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1" x 5/8"; overall necklace length, 18-7/8".
  • Weight: 4.8 grams.
  • Approximate Sapphire Weight: .15 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1389699
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A striking 14K yellow gold ring, the medallion depicting a yachting scene in engine-turned engraving of extraordinary quality. The scene depicts a yacht in the foreground with a more distant boat in the background. The design is completed with waves, seagulls and a lighthouse atop a rocky cliff. Originally an Edwardian blazer button, our jeweler added a 14K gold shank to make a wonderful seafaring ring. The back is stamped "14K" and has an unidetified American maker's mark.
  • America, ca. 1910.
  • Excellent condition, sharp detail.
  • Dimensions: crown, 5/8" diameter.
  • Finger Size: 6-1/4.
  • Weight: 4.3 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 : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1389589
Kensington House Antiques
$895.00
Art Nouveau 14K gold crescent pendant necklace set with round brilliant cut diamonds and rubies. The quality of the gemstones is superb, with VVS2/G diamonds and vivid very slightly purplish-red rubies that show no indications of heat treatment. In Victorian and early Edwardian jewelry, the crescent shape symbolized feminine power personified in the moon goddess Selene/Juno. Brides were often given a crescent pin to wear during their honeymoons. This cresent was originally a brooch and has been converted into a split-chain pendant necklace. The symbology and striking color is perfect for today's strong woman! Marked 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1-1/16" wide; overall necklace length, 19".
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Weight: 3.9 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .35 carat; diamond, .22 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1389588
Kensington House Antiques
$325.00
A lovely pair of 10K yellow gold drop earrings decorated with a golden bows centered with round brilliant cut blue zircons. The gems have deep coloring and show nicely in a small size. These Retro earrings were originally screwbacks and have been converted for pierced ears. The earrings have nice movement and could be worn with either casual or cocktail attire. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • America, circa 1935.
  • Excellent condition.
  • 9/16" wide; 1-1/4" long from top of wire.
  • Weight: 3.0 grams.
  • Approximate Total Zircon Weight: 1.28 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1389587
Kensington House Antiques
$595.00
14K gold Art Nouveau pendant necklace featuring a flower set with a blue sapphire center and a seed pearl bud enclosed within a heart-shaped frame of foliage. The gold has a slightly greenish cast and is engraved to suggest the velvety leaves. Originally a brooch, the pendant now hangs on a 14K gold split chain as an elegant necklace. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: Continental Europe, ca. 1900
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1" x 1"; necklace length, 18-3/4".
  • Weight: 4.2 grams.
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: .06 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1389586
Kensington House Antiques
$525.00
14K gold ring featuring a detailed portrait of a Native American wearing a feathered headdress. The portrait is surrounded by a twisted rope border. Originally an Edwardian bar pin, the ring has been fashioned with the original pin's scrolled ends connecting to the medallion. The reverse is marked "585 Pr FSH" for 14K gold.
  • Origin: Continental Europe, ca 1900.
  • Dimensions: crown, 13/16" diamter.
  • Finger Size: 6-1/2.
  • Condition: excellent, sharp detail.
  • Weight: 5.9 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1389462
Kensington House Antiques
$1,295.00
An extraordinary and rare 14K yellow gold bangle bracelet by Krementz adorned with enameled white and pale blue forget-me-nots. Krementz made some of the best Art Nouveau enameled jewelry, and continued producing enamels well into the 20th century. Blue and white forget-me-nots, a particularly popular motif in the early 1900s, frequently appeared in small pins and pendants. This piece, however, is the first bangle bracelet we've seen. Bangle bracelets are notoriously subject to damage and it is amazing that the enamel on this bracelet has survived in mint condition. The enameled flowers are accented with engraved foliage and a stippled background. The interior is hallmarked by Krementz and is marked "14K".

Origin: America, ca. 1905.

Condition: Enamel is mint, some scratches on the inside of the gold band.

Size: 1/4" wide; opening, 2-9/16" x 2-1/4".

Weight: 9.0 grams.

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.