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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1970 item #1464123
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$1,950.00
A heavy pair of mid-century double-sided cufflinks, the faces woven from gold rope. The overall look is similar to the Parisian work of Georges Lenfant. The back faces are smaller for ease in putting them through the cuff. The faces are joined by figure-8 connectors stamped “14K.”
  • Origin: America, ca. 1965
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: larger faces, 1/2” x 1/2" x 1/2”; smaller faces 3/8” x 3/8” x 3/8”
  • Weight: 23.4 grams
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$495.00
A fun vintage 14K yellow gold tie bar by Richardson & Co. in the form of a baseball bat. Figural tie bars, often doubling as money clips, were popular from the 1930s to the 50s. They were often sporting themes, such as skis, golf clubs, and fishing rods, but this is the first baseball bat we’ve seen. The back is stamped “14K” and also has Richardson’s hallmark.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1940
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 2-5/8” long
  • Weight: 4.8 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1464121
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A particularly attractive Georgian example of a Halley’s Comet pin worked in 18K yellow gold, accented with black enamel, and featuring a comet head set with a bright green paste stone to represent the comet’s nucleus surrounded by old cut clear paste stones representing the bright coma. The pastes are set in an elegant buttercup setting with a fluted back. The gold setting also has engraved decorative elements representing the comet’s tail.
In 1705, Edmond Halley correctly predicted the comet’s return in 1758. When it returned in 1835 (and in 1910), jewelers were ready with fashionable pins to celebrate the comet’s passage. Most often, these pins are in lower karat gold, instead of 18K as in this example. Tested and guaranteed 18K gold.
  • Origin: England, ca 1835
  • Condition: excellent, flakes on the green paste are visible only under magnification
  • Dimensions: 1-3/16” long
  • Weight: 4.4 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1464120
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$1,395.00
An unusually fine and large 14K yellow gold sunburst brooch set with 105 natural seed pearls surrounded a .33 carat old European cut diamond (graded I, VS2). The pearls have very fine color and lustre. The piece retains its original folding pendant bail and pinstem, so it can be worn as a pendant or brooch. Sun-themed jewels were meant to symbolize “life-giving force” or “divine light,” and were often set with white stones such as pearls or diamonds to suggest “purity.” Tested and guaranteed 14K gold.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1910
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 1-9/16” diameter
  • Weight: 11.6 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1464117
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$895.00
A lovely sentimental jewel by the esteemed London jeweler Murrle, Bennet & Co. featuring a heart-shaped citrine surmounted by a crown and a scrolling frame set with seed pearls. In Victorian symbology, a heart topped with a single crown conveyed the sentiment “ruler of my heart.” The citrine has very nice pure yellow coloring, with just a hint of orange. It would be very easy to add a small hidden ring at either end of the pin, so it can be worn from a chain. Murrle, Bennet & Co. was a leading jeweler, often collaborating with Liberty & Co. The pin is stamped “15Ct” and also has Murrle, Bennett’s hallmark.
  • Origin: England, ca. 1900
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 1-3/8” x 7/8”
  • Weight: 4.6 grams
  • Approximate Gemstone Weight: 5.39 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1930 item #1464116
Kensington House Antiques
$975.00
A buff-cut oval amethyst perfectly offsets the superb gold setting in this Edwardian 14K gold gentleman’s ring. The stone sits in a high setting that is intricately engraved with classic motifs such as pendant bellflowers, swags, and fans that bridge the Edwardian period into early Art Deco. The ring is large, but the relatively light color of the amethyst and the use of smooth buff cut instead of full faceting keeps it from being overpowering. A woman could easily wear the ring, as well. The interior of the shank is stamped “14K.”
  • Origin: America, ca. 1920
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: shank tapering from 5/32” at the back to 1/2" wide at the front; 1/4” height from finger
  • Finger Size: 9-1/2
  • Weight: 8.29 grams
  • Approximate Amethyst Weight: 4.11 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1464115
Kensington House Antiques
$1,295.00
A delicate Edwardian 14K yellow gold bangle bracelet set with square cut amethysts and pearls. The gemstones are separated by openwork gold in an interlaced heart pattern that lends a very lacy quality The use of amethyst is somewhat uncommon in a bangle from this period. The interior bears the 14K gold mark for Alling & Co.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900
  • Condition: excellent, all original, no dings
  • Dimensions: 1/4" wide; 7” interior circumference
  • Weight: 9.2 grams
  • Approximate Amethyst Weight: 1.12 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1463809
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$2,795.00
A beautiful pair of Victorian 14K gold drop earrings with calibre-cut Persian turquoise, pearls and old mine and rose cut diamonds set in an expanding star pattern. The settings are pierced, lightening the overall feeling despite the earring’s generous size. The edges a finished with a pierced gallery. The choice of gemstones is very nice, the diamonds are bright for rose cuts, the pearls have nice luster, and the turquoise a beautifully matched and without discoloration. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1890
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 7/8” diameter (excluding wires)
  • Weight: 10.6 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .40 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1930 item #1463808
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$795.00
The wonderful gold medal won by James Ephraim Narraway at the 1929 tournament of the Correspondence Chess League of America (CCLA). The medal features a black and white enameled chessboard surrounded by a laurel wreath and surmounted by a crown. The back is engraved “C.C.L.A. 1929 Leaderhip ‘A’ 1st Prize Won By J. E Narraway.” The medal was likely originally attached to a neck ribbon, but would be really nice worn today as a pendant or on a chunky charm bracelet. Tested and guaranteed 10K gold.
Narraway was a three-time Canadian champion and a North American champion. In correspondence chess, each player mailed his next move to his opponent via mail. The first known game of correspondence chess was played between the Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros I and the Calip of Baghdad, Harun al-Rashi in the late 9th century. Even with the advent of postal service, a game organized by Narraway in 1891 lasted for more than three years. Though he lived to age 90, the 1929 game in 1929 was to be Narraway’s last gold medal win, at the age of 72.
  • Origin: America, 1929
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage
  • Dimensions: 1-1/4” diameter (excluding bail and jump ring)
  • Weight: 16.4 grams.
  • All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1463807
    Kensington House Antiques
    $1,150.00
    A very nice and unusually heavy 18K gold Venetian Etruscan fob/charm set with amethysts. The gold surfaces are heavily worked in twisted wire and beaded decoration. The smaller amethysts are set in flower-shaped collets. Tested and guaranteed 18K (the jump ring is marked “750”).
    • Origin: Italy, ca 1950
    • Condition: excellent, all original
    • Dimensions: 13/16” x 1-1/2” (excluding jump ring)
    • Weight: 16.5 grams
    • Approximate Total Amethyst Weight: 6.59 carats
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1463806
    Kensington House Antiques
    $1,195.00
    A lovely pair of Victorian earrings worked in 14K yellow, rose and green gold depicting a mother bird watching over her nest of three tiny eggs. The bird is nicely three-dimensional for added interest. The design is simply finished with a zigzag border. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1870
    • Condition: excellent, earwires are replacements
    • Dimensions: 5/8” diameter (excluding wires)
    • Weight: 5.2 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1463805
    Kensington House Antiques
    $375.00
    A large sterling silver locket from the Aesthetic Period, the cover decorated with an engraved Japonaiserie scene of a water bird landing among reeds. The bird is surrounded by a fan-shaped reserve. The ends of the locket are nicely enhanced with beading and a fancy border. The interior retains both original frames and glass enclosing either fabric. The back is unadorned. This locket is unmarked, indicating an American origin. American silver lockets from this era are far more uncommon than English versions.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1860
    • Condition: excellent, all original, no monogram or dings
    • Dimensions: 1-3/8” x 1-5/8” (excluding bail)
    • Weight: 18.2 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1930 item #1463804
    Kensington House Antiques
    $1,595.00
    An elegant pair of Art Deco 18K gold cufflinks decorated with geometric engraving and champleve enamels in opaque red and black. Each cufflink is hallmarked for 18K gold and has the master’s goldsmith’s mark (illegible).
    • Origin: France, ca. 1925
    • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage
    • Dimensions: 9/16” diameter.
    • Weight: 8.1 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1900 item #1463803
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    $1,750.00
    n superb pair of Aesthetic period 18K yellow gold and ruby double-sided cufflinks. The faces are decorated in a swirling pattern pinwheel-type pattern faintly suggestive of the curling limbs of an octopus. Each face is centered with an intensely colored natural ruby. The faces are joined with figure-eight connectors. The back of each face is stamped “18K” and with the unidentified maker’s mark “O.W.S’S.S”.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1900
    • Condition: excellent, all original
    • Dimensions: 5/8” x 1/2"
    • Weight: 13.2 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1970 item #1460362
    Kensington House Antiques
    $750.00
    A classic Venetian Etruscan 18K gold charm set with oval amethysts. The gold surfaces are ornately worked with rosettes, beaded and rope-twist decoration. The amethysts have nice intense violet color that contrasts beautifully with the surrounding gold. Charms of this type are usually extremely large, but this example is in a rare smaller size that’s easier to wear on a bracelet or as a pendant. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
    • Origin: Italy, ca. 1955
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 11/16" wide x 1-1/8” high (excluding jump ring)
    • Approximate Total Amethyst Weight: 6.99 carats
    • Weight: 8.4 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1950 item #1456716
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    $1,450.00
    A terrific pair of Art Deco double-sided cufflinks in 14K yellow and white gold by Harvey Avedon. The front faces feature a white gold circle engraved in a pattern of off-center concentric circles surrounded by a yellow gold border. The yellow gold back faces are decorated in a matching pattern of concentric circles. The design is typical of the strong geometric motifs used by Avedon from the late 1940s on. He was a maker of fine cufflinks, lighters and other men's accessories. Avedon was featured by many upscale retailers including Tiffany & Co.The connectors are marked “Avedon” and “14K”.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1940
    • Condition: excellent, all original
    • Dimensions: faces, 3/4” diameter; back faces, 9/16” diameter
    • Weight: 20.5 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1960 item #1456255
    Kensington House Antiques
    $445.00
    Handsome pair of vintage 14K yellow gold cufflinks, the elongated diamond-shaped faces set with cabocochon-cut blue sapphires. The stones have excellent, bright color. The faces are lightly textured in a starburst pattern emanating from the sapphires toward the faceted edges. The fronts are attached with solid connectors to the toggle backs. The connectors are marked "585" for 14K.

    Origin: Continental Europe, ca. 1950.

    Condition: excellent, all original.

    Size: 5/8" x 7/8".

    Weight: 5.0 grams.

    Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .62 carat.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Platinum : Vintage : Pre 1930 item #1456235
    Kensington House Antiques
    $18,750.00
    A stunning early Art Deco platinum bracelet set with diamonds and emeralds. The bracelet comprises seven rectangular plaques, each centered with an old European cut diamond. The plaques are hand-pierced in an ornate foliate pattern accented with a total of 84 smaller old European and single cut diamonds and 70 calibre-cut natural emeralds. The primary diamonds (two .44ct; two .46ct; two .55ct; and one .61ct) are very well matched and are graded G/SI1. Each plaque is slightly arched to accommodate the curve of the wrist. The clasp has a hidden safety catch and is stamped with French platinum hallmarks.

    Origin: France, ca. 1925.

    Condition: excellent, all original, normal wear to emerald surfaces consistent with age.

    Size: 11/32” wide; 6-3/4” long.

    Weight: 27.5 grams.

    Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, 6.22 cts; emerald, 1.47 cts.