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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1910 item #1408344
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A wonderfully detailed mallard duck, worked in multicolored 15K gold and green enamel flies across the finger in this Edwardian stickpin conversion ring. The feathers are beautifully worked in yellow, rose and green gold as well as a touch of platinum. The shank is 14K.
  • Original stickpin, circa 1900
  • Excellent condition
  • 13/16" x 1/2"
  • Size 7
  • 2.3 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1408343
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A large pair of 18K yellow gold Sputnik earrings by H Stern. The domes are 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.These earrings have particularly intense jewel tones. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Brazil, ca 1955.
  • Condition: original clips were removed and replaced with 14K posts
  • 15/16" diameter
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 14.44 carats
  • 10.2 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1408331
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$1,295.00
A large 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. The dome is tested and guaranteed 18K. The shank is a 14K replacement.
  • Brazil, ca 1955.
  • Conditions: excellent; replaced shank.
  • Dimensions: dome, 1” diameter
  • Size: 7
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 7.79 carats.
  • 6.6 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1930 item #1408329
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A lovely 14K gold pendant designed as a young woman's face captured in a crescent moon. She wears a large brimmed bucket hat with trailing ribbons in the style of the early 20s. In Victorian jewelry symbology, the crescent moon was a reminder of the moon goddess Selene (AKA Luna) and was often used to signal female empowerment. The reverse is marked "14K."
  • America, ca. 1920
  • Excellent condition; converted from an antique stickpin
  • Dimensions: 7/8" x 7/8" excluding bail
  • 2.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1408328
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A large friendship token pendant or charm featuring a hand holding a gem-set bouquet. The design is presented against a stippled background outlined with an engraved border. The bouquet is set with a cabochon ruby, an emerald cut emerald and a brilliant cut sapphire. Jewelry featuring a hand and flower motif were usually given as tokens of affection or friendship in the Victorian era. The back is stamped “18K.”
  • America, ca. 1900
  • Excellent condition
  • Dimensions: 1-1/8” diameter
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .08 carat; emerald, .05 carat; sapphire, .05 carat.
  • Weight: 7.8 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1408327
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A 14K gold Art Nouveau enameled violet and horseshoe pendant using the Victorian language of flowers to convey the sentiments "good luck" and "I'll always be true." The violet is centered with an old European cut diamond and the horseshoe is studded with seed pearls. The back retains the original pin and a folding, so the piece can be worn as a pin or pendant. The clasp is marked "14K."
  • America, ca 1900
  • Excellent condition; no enamel damage
  • Dimensions: 13/16" x 7/8" excluding bail
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .05 carat
  • 4.0 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1408316
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This delightful Victorian Art Nouveau pendant and pin features a four-leaf clover nestled inside a crescent moon, both set with seed pearls. The clover is centered with a .2-carat old European cut diamond. The combination of a flower and a crescent in Victorian jewelry was intended to convey the sentiment "honeymoon" and they were often a gift from a groom to his new bride. The four-leaf clover, of course, conveyed good luck. The reverse retains the original folding bail and a pin that's hidden from view, so the piece can be worn in multiple ways. The clasp is marked "10K."
  • America, ca. 1900
  • Excellent condition; all original
  • Dimensions: 1" diameter (excluding bail)
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .2 carat
  • 4.1 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Platinum : Vintage : Pre 1960 item #1407334
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$4,200.00
A very fine pair of platinum, diamond and sapphire earrings in a classic line pattern. The brilliant round-cut diamonds graduate from .10 ct at the top to .20 ct at the bottom. The diamonds are finely matched at H color, SI1 to SI2 clarity, with good to very good cut. The modified-brilliant round-cut sapphires have a beautiful limpid medium violet-blue color, excellent brilliance and eye-clean clarity. Each stone is set in a fully articulated mounting with a pierced gallery. The earrings have screw posts. Tested and guaranteed platinum.
  • Dimensions: 1-9/16" long
  • Weight: 8.1 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, 2.4 carats; sapphire, 1.22 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1960 item #1407333
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A heavy pair of 18K yellow gold baton cufflinks, the faces with Florentined engraving and bands of round rubies at either end. The rubies have nicely saturated, strongly purplish-red coloring and eye-clean clarity. The back batons are finished with reeded engraving. The toggle connectors are marked with French 18K gold import marks.
  • Circa 1950
  • Excellent condition
  • Dimensions: longer batons, 27/32"
  • Weight: 14.8 grams
  • Approximate Total Ruby Weight: .50 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1407139
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A nice quality and heavy 18K gold watch key enhanced with black enamel and seed pearls suspending a pair of foxtail chain tassels and a dog clip clasp. This was originally the cross bar and fob attachments for a Victorian watch chain. With the entire assembly attached to a necklace using the existing jump ring, the key and and tassels would make stunning "charms" and another charm of your choice could be attached to the dog clip. This last charm could be changed up depending on your mood! Stamped with French 18K gold marks.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1890
  • Dimensions: watch key, 1 1/2" long; longer tassel, 1 11/16"
  • Weight: 7.9 grams.
  • Condition: excellent.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1970 item #1407135
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$795.00
A handsome pair of mid-century modern 14K gold and malachite cufflinks reminiscent of an Aztec design. The arch cabochons of malachite have very nice color n markings. The gold surfaces are stippled for added textural interest. The toggle backs are stamped "14k."
  • Origin: America, ca. 1970.
  • Dimensions: faces, 1 1/8" x 23/32"
  • Weight: 18.0 grams.
  • Condition: excellent
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1407132
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A wonderful Victorian 18K gold and jet watch chain that has been converted to a bracelet. The bracelet comprises variously-shaped baton and spherical beads. The original carved spherical watch fob and the crossbar dangle freely from the bracelet. The watch fob is carved in a stylized foliate pattern against a matte background. The spring ring is stamped "14K"; other elements are tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Era: ca. 1890
  • Length: 7 3/8" (easily extended, if needed, with additional gold links).
  • 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, but neither are easily visible without very close inspection.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1406936
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$2,795.00
A fine pair of vintage 18K gold flower-form earclips accented with diamonds and sapphires. The undulating petals are deeply cupped to create a realistic three-dimensional feel. Each earring is centered by a round brilliant-cut diamond surrounded by oval sapphires. The diamonds are graded as G/VVS2. The sapphires have fine pure blue coloring with excellent saturation. There are no marks, but there are inventory numbers. That, combined with the excellent workmanship and high quality stones, suggest the earrings are by a significant maker. The backs retain the original clips, but the posts have been removed. New posts can be added easily. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • ORIGIN America, ca 1980
  • DIAMETER 1 1/8"
  • WEIGHT 27.2 grams
  • APPROXIMATE TOTAL GEMSTONE WEIGHT diamond, .30 carat; sapphire, 4.90 carats
  • CONDITION excellent; posts removed
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1406934
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A fine pair of Victorian 14K yellow gold tassel earrings. The foxtail chains are suspended from surmounts enhanced with foliate engraving, black taille d'epargne enameled borders and Etruscan ropetwist "ram's horns". The foxtail chains terminate in small gold balls. The earrings are a bit longer than most tassels and have a lot of movement when being worn. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • ORIGIN America, ca 1880
  • LENGTH 2 3/8" from tops of wires
  • WEIGHT 12.3 grams
  • CONDITION excellent; new 14K wires
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1970 item #1406928
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$695.00
A striking Modernist take on a traditional 18K gold floral brooch. The stark thorn-like arrangement, enhanced with Akoya pearls, has an almost brutalist style. The gold surfaces are stippled to create a matte texture that contrasts with the polished gold of the small ribbon at the base. The pearls are nice quality with ivory body color. The brooch looks equally stylish worn as a pendant. The back is stamped "18K" and has an unidentified maker's mark.
  • ORIGIN America, ca. 1960
  • DIMENSIONS 2 3/16" x 1 1/2"
  • WEIGHT 10.2 grams
  • CONDITION excellent
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1406927
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An outstanding Retro 18K gold mesh buckle bracelet generously set with diamonds and rubies. The bracelet is constructed with alternating bands of rose and yellow gold, creating a subtle striped pattern. The buckle is topped with platinum and is set with old European cut diamonds around the frame and calibre-cut synthetic rubies (typical of the period) on the prong. The tip of the bracelet strap is channel-set with synthetic rubies. The diamonds are H/I color and VS1 clarity. The mesh has a series of six small "belt holes" that allow the bracelet to be sized appropriately in 1/4-inch increments anywhere from 6 to 7 1/4 inches. The buckle is further secured with a safety catch. Tested and guaranteed 18K and platinum.
  • ORIGIN America, ca. 1935
  • DIMENSIONS: overall length, 8 3/4"; strap width, 7/8"; buckle width, 1 5/16"
  • WEIGHT 80.3 grams.
  • APPROXIMATE TOTAL GEMSTONE WEIGHT: diamond, 1.18 carats; ruby, 2.16 carats
  • CONDITION excellent
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1940 item #1406926
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A nice bracelet comprising twelve Victorian era 14K and 10K gold slides. The slides are in various styles, but are all original to the Victorian period. Slide bracelets enjoyed a moment of popularity in the 1930s when older Victorian pieces were dismantled and converted into a new style of charm bracelets. The first, tenth, eleventh and twelfth slides (L to R in the first photo) are 10K. The others are 14K. The diamonds, opals, turquoise and pearls are natural; the sapphires and rubies are glass. The two opals, in particular, are very nice quality. The slides are strung on a 14K gold double chain with 14K gold spacer beads and a 14K clasp. Tested and guaranteed metal content.
  • ORIGIN America, ca 1860-1900
  • DIMENSIONS 7 3/4" long
  • WEIGHT 16.5 grams
  • APPROXIMATE TOTAL GEMSTONE WEIGHT: diamond, .03 carat; opal, .6 carat
  • CONDITION excellent, a few light pinpoint dings on the largest slide
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1970 item #1406924
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$750.00
A pair of Modernist 14K gold and sapphire cufflinks in the brutalist style. The gold surfaces are etched in a Florentine finish that contrasts nicely with the rich blue sapphires. The toggles are marked "14K".
  • ORIGIN America, ca 1970
  • DIMENSIONS 1 1/8" x 3/8"
  • WEIGHT 14.8 grams
  • APPROXIMATE TOTAL GEMSTONE WEIGHT: sapphire, .84 carat
  • CONDITION excellent