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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #307828
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$1,200.00
Extremely fine Victorian 14K yellow gold mesh bracelet featuring five cameos carved from onyx. The five cameos represent four classically-dressed maidens surrounding a young man, also in Grecian attire. The cameos are very nicely carved with good detail. The male cameo also forms the box clasp so that the clasp is invisible when the bracelet is being worn. The cameos are mounted in simple milligrained settings joined by links. The cameos are connected to a heavy, high-quality gold mesh that forms the rest of the bracelet. The gold has a slightly rosy tint that nicely contrasts with the black and white cameos. The bracelet retains its original safety chain. The clasp is marked “14K”.

Origin: America, circa 1890. Condition: excellent, one cameo may have a tiny roughness to the tip of the nose, but it may also be simply the way it was carved, all original. Size: 7-5/8” long; 13/16” wide. Weight: 34.5 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1960 item #302975
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$395.00
Elegant signed Mikimoto brooch of 14K yellow gold with pearls. The pearls, ranging from 5 to 5.5mm are of the quality that only Mikimoto can produce. The body color is a bright white with silver overtones. The lustre is exceptional. The design is a sort of abstract flower basket design. The back is marked with Mikimoto's shell hallmark.

Origin: Japan, circa 1950s. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 1-3/8" x 1-1/4". Weight: 7.0 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1930 item #270754
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$160.00
Elegant pair of screwback earrings, each featuring three outstanding 6-mm pearls clusted around small white zircons. The pearls are of exceptional quality--quite similar to Mikimoto. The body color is a bright white with silvery overtones. The skins are smooth and the lustre is very nice. The white zircons have the appearance of diamonds and were often used as diamond substitutes in the first half of the 20th century. The backs are marked "14K".

Origin: America, circa 1920. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 3/4" x 3/4". Weight: 6.5 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #262438
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$375.00
Elegant 14K yellow gold and pearl brooch in a modern bouquet design. The four pearl "flowers" are set atop golden stems that are tied with a swirling gold ribbon. Each pearl is 5.5 mm and has the wonderful white body color with silvery overtones characteristic if Mikimoto pearls. The nacre is thick and the skins are very smooth. The back is marked with Mikimoto's hallmark and "K14".

Origin: Japan, circa 1970. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 1-5/8" x 1-1/8". Weight: 6.0 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #260733
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$345.00
Lovely vintage 14K yellow gold pin in the form of a stylized starfish. The center is set with a 6.5mm pearl surrounded by blue sapphires. The pearl has a nice rosy hue that complements the gold setting, and the sapphires are of fine quality with bright color. The back of the pin is marked with the maker's mark "GW" and "14K".

Origin: America, circa 1950s. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 1-13/16" diameter. Weight: 10.5 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .75 carat.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #260696
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$395.00
Elegant Napoleon III circle brooch enclosing a delicate sprig of flowers set with 19 small rose-cut diamonds. The floral motif is worked in silver as was the practice in 19th century diamond jewelry. The white color of the metal was thought to show diamonds to their better advantage. The edges of the circle are beautifully pierced with a double gallery. The back retains the original extended pinstem and c-clasp, and back is marked with 19th century French hallmarks for 18K gold.

Origin: France, circa 1860. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 1” diameter. Weight: 4.75 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #256833
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Very nice Victorian 18K yellow gold stick pin in the form of a coiled snake. The head is set with an old European cut green tourmaline. The engraved detailing is very nice. The snake motif in Victorian jewelry, often used to represent eternal love, became popular after Prince Albert gave Queen Victoria a snake ring as her betrothal gift. Hallmarked with the French "tete de cheval" and an unidentified maker's mark.

Origin: France, circa 1850. Condition: all original, the pinstem has the usual bends that are not visible when being worn. Size: 2-15/32” overall length; snake, 1/2” x 1/2”. Weight: 1.5 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #256832
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Very nice Victorian 18K yellow gold stick pin in the form of a coiled snake. The head is set with an old European cut sapphire. The engraved detailing is very nice. The snake motif in Victorian jewelry, often used to represent eternal love, became popular after Prince Albert gave Queen Victoria a snake ring as her betrothal gift. Hallmarked with the French "tete de cheval" and an unidentified maker's mark.

Origin: France, circa 1850. Condition: all original, the pinstem has the usual bends that are not visible when being worn. Size: 2-1/2” overall length; snake, 9/16” x 9/16”. Weight: 1.5 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #180276
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Phenomenally impressive late Edwardian bar pin featuring 54 diamonds set in 18K white gold. The diamonds are cut in rose-cut (smallest stones) and old-European and brilliant cuts (larger stones). The color and clarity is outstanding. The larger stones are estimated at VVS1 clarity and G color. The larger stones are .45, .38, and .38 carats. The medium-sized stones are all between .11 and .18 carats. The total weight is 2.16 carats. The setting is quite simple, pointing toward Art Deco design. The brooch retains its original pinstem trombone catch. The back is marked "750" and has a unidentified jeweler's mark "M".

Origin: Europe, circa 1920. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 4" long, 3/8" wide. Weight: 11.0 grams. Approximate Total Diamond Weight: 2.16 carats.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #178565
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$450.00
Very nice Victorian 14K gold honeymoon pin featuring an enameled flower superimposed over a crescent moon. The flower is delicately enameled in translucent shades of yellow, white and pink, and centered with an old mine-cut diamond. The exposed areas of gold have the bloomed finish often found on Art Nouveau jewels. In the Victorian language of flowers, the combination of a flower and a crescent moon signified "honeymoon". These pins were often given by grooms to their brides on the honeymoon night. The back of the pin retains the original pinstem and clasp, marked "14K" and with an unidentified jeweler's mark.

America (probably Newark), circa 1900. Condition: excellent, all original, no enamel damage. Size: 1-1/16" x 5/8". Weight: 3.0 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #168865
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$395.00
A top-notch short vest watch chain complete with its original fob ends. The chain is composed of 13 variously cut black onyx beads joined with 14K gold fittings. The round fob has nice floral engraving against the matte finish of the sphere. These shorter watch chains were used for watches worn in the breast pocket of a jacket. The chain can be worn for its original purpose, but at 7-1/2" long, it is the ideal size to be worn as a bracelet. The spring clasp is marked "14K"; tested and guaranteed 14K gold.

Origin: America, circa 1890. Condition: very good; one of the long beads has a 1/8" flake at one end and another long bead has a 1/16" flake at one end (neither are particularly noticeable when being worn). Size: 7-1/2" long.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #163503
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Exquisite Victorian sticking fashioned from 12K yellow gold, the head in the shape of a horseshoe prong-set with a double row of graduated rose-cut diamonds and cabochon rubies. One of the rubies is an old mine-cut and another is a rectangular cushion-cut. In both cases, the stones appear to be original, as the setting fits them perfectly. Perhaps the jeweler was more interested in matching color than specific cuts. This was not an uncommon practice in the era. Tested and guaranteed 12K gold.

Origin: probably England, circa 1880. Condition: very good, with wear to some of the outer prongs. Size: head, 5/8” x 9/16”, overall length, 2-7/16”. Weight: 2.5 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .3 carat; ruby .5 carat.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1940 item #163395
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Pretty 14K yellow gold locket, the front cover engraved with a floral motif centered by a 10-point round brillian cut diamond. The diamond has very nice clarity and color. The inside rim is stamped with the maker's mark "WEH 14K".

Origin: America, circa 1930. Condition: excellent, no monograms or removals. Size: 1-3/16" x 15/16". Weight: 7.0 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .1 carat.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #147545
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$150.00
Very nice Art Nouveau 10K yellow gold stickpin in the form of a lady’s head. A 4-pt. old mine-cut diamond of very good quality is set at the end of her trailing hair. The surface of the gold has the “bloomed” texture characteristic of Art Nouveau jewelry.

Origin: probably American, circa 1900. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: head, 11/16” x 7/16”; overall length, 2-7/8”. Weight: 1.5 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #129562
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$300.00
Lovely Retro floral brooch worked in yellow, green and rose gold. The strong color contrast makes this pin a very interesting piece. The rose is deeply 3-dimensional and the petals are nicely detailed with engraving. The leaves are also realistically engraved. The flower is accented by two unadorned curls of yellow gold. The back is marked “10K” and “Krementz”.

Origin: America, circa 1935. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 3” x 1-1/4”. Weight: 11.0 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1930 item #113167
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$325.00
Lovely transitional Art Deco 14K gold brooch set with an amethyst cut in a truncated navette shape. The bar pin form is Edwardian, but this piece demonstrates pure Art Deco characteristics such as the angular severity of the shape and the unusual geometric cut of the amethyst. The surface of the gold is decorated with engine-turned engraving in the Edwardian manner. the amethyst shows strong color zoning typical of older large stones. The back retains its original extended pinstem and locking c-clasp. The back is marked "14K".

Origin: America, circa 1920. Condition: excellent, no damage, all original. Size: 3" x 3/8". Weight: 8.5 grams. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 2.12 carats.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #111463
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$450.00
Lovely 14K yellow gold Retro Modern brooch set with blue sapphires and diamond. The wreath-like form of this pin is very unusual, and is especially effective when placed against dark fabric. One side of the wreath is anchored by a spray of sapphire "flowers" tied with a diamond-set ribbon. The setting is quite heavy. Tested and guaranteed 14K gold.

Origin: America, circa 1935. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 2-1/8" x 1-1/4". Weight: 9.5 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, .55 carat; diamond, .10 carat.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #104804
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$225.00
Handsome Napoleon III-era 18K gold brooch in the form of an eagle with spread wings. Eagle motifs were very popular in French jewelry of the 1860's and 70's. This example features a hook from which a lady could hang her gold watch. The eagle's beak holds a small ring that originally would have been attached to a tiny safety chain for the watch. This piece is decorated in the repousse manner, meaning that the design was created by working the gold from the back side rather than engraving the front. The detail is outstanding. The back retains the original pinstem and c-clasp. The back is stamped with the French "tete d'aigle" 18K gold hallmark and with the jeweler's mark (BF).

Origin: France, circa 1870. Condition: excellent, crisp detail. Size: 2-1/4" x 9/16" (excluding watch hook). Weight: 2.5 grams.