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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1385522
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An elegant love knot pendant in 18K gold and platinum set with rose cut diamonds and a ruby at the center. The gold surface has a matte finish typical of French jewelry at the end of the 19th century. The pendant was originally a scarf clip and still retains the clip mechanism. A double bail allows it to be worn as a pendant. The bail's surface finish matches the rest of the knot, and the maker's marks are applied to the bail rather than to the body of the clip, suggesting that the double bail is original to the piece. NOTE: The chain is shown only for display purposes.
  • France, ca. 1900.
  • Excellent condition; original finish; no dings.
  • 11/16" diameter (excluding bail).
  • 2.8 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385246
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You can nearly hear this glowering lion roaring. Decorated in spectacular translucent enamels, the lion’s eyes are studded with old European cut diamonds and the mouth grasps an old mine cut diamond. The diamonds are graded as H/VS1. The brooch is deeply three-dimensional, with a lot of detailing in the mane. The back of the pin retains the original pinstem and a watch hook. The hook would have been used to suspend a pocket watch but could now be used to suspect a gemstone drop. It is also marked with an American maker’s mark (almost certainly an uncommon variation of the Alling & Co. mark) and a design patent date of Oct 13, 1903. The pin can easily be converted to a pendant with the addition of a folding bail.
  • America, ca 1903.
  • Excellent condition; a nick to the enamel on the nose.
  • Dimensions: 1-1/4 diameter.
  • Weight: 11.2 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .20 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1385245
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A muscular dressage horse leaps through a gold ring in this handsome French 18K gold equestrian pendant or charm. The bail is stamped with French 18K gold marks.
  • France, ca. 1960.
  • Dimensions: 1-1/8” x 1” (excluding jump ring).
  • Weight: 3.9 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1385242
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Centered with an intensely violet amethyst, this Victorian pendant will add a pop of rich color to any wardrobe. The gold setting in a fleur-de-lis pattern is adorned with natural seed pearls that contrast beautifully with the intense color and brilliance of the large amethyst. This piece was originally a brooch, but now has new life as a wearable pendant. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • America, ca. 1890.
  • Excellent condition.
  • Dimensions: 7/8” x 1-1/16” (excluding bail and jump ring).
  • Weight: 6.3 grams.
  • Approximate Amethyst Weight: 10.25 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1385241
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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 : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1960 item #1385240
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French gold and sapphire stirrup cufflinks never go out of style. The strirrup (étrier) design was popularized by Cartier in the Art Deco era and continues to one of the most stylish elements in a gentleman’s jewelry wardrobe. The sides are worked in the classic curb link chain style and the hinged closures are capped with bright blue sapphire sugarloaf cabochons. Each cufflink is stamped with French 18K gold marks and un unidentified maker’s mark (“Ste DC”).
  • Origin: France, ca 1955.
  • Excellent condition.
  • Dimensions: 1-3/8 x 11/16”.
  • Weight: 15.1 grams.
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: .56 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1385239
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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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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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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 : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1385236
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No stylish modernist home bar is complete without this iconic early 1950’s sterling silver rollover jigger designed by Eigil Jensen for the renowned Danish silversmith Anton Michelsen. The linear design complements a wide range of contemporary and classic barware, and the heavy weight will resist dings. The 1.5-ounce jigger is intended to rest on the top rim of a glass or cocktail shaker, then filled and tipped over without spilling. The bottom is stamped with an earlier Michelsen hallmark, Danish silver marks, and Jensen’s designer mark.
  • Origin: Denmark, ca. 1950.
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms.
  • Dimensions: 4-7/8” (l); 1-5/8” (w); 1” (h).
  • Weight: 52.8 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 : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1930 item #1385229
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A complete 9-piece dress set by Krementz, worked in 14K yellow and white gold with mother-of-pearl and seed pearls. Each face features a disc of mother-of-pearl with lustrous iridescence centering a small pearl and surrounded by an engraved border of white gold. The backs of the faces and the mechanical parts are worked in yellow gold. The set includes a pair of double-sided cufflinks, three shirt studs and four vest buttons. Today, many men would opt to wear the larger vest buttons as shirt studs, but it can be handy to have the full set for white tie occasions. Complete sets are quite uncommon. Each piece is stamped “14K” and has Krementz’s mark.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1920.
  • Dimensions: cufflinks, 9/16” diameter; vest buttons, 15/32” diameter; shirt studs, 5/16” diameter.
  • Weight: 13.5 grams.
  • Condition: excellent; all original; no flaking to mother-of-pearl.
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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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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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 : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1950 item #1385068
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$750.00
A very handsome pair of vintage 18K yellow gold cufflinks, the faces featuring rectangular-cut citrines. Each rectangular face is intricately engraved with a sunburst motif radiating out from the gemstones, as if the stones were emanating light. The citrines are very high quality, with an intense amber-orange color very close to topaz. Interestingly, one corner of each face is turned dog-eared, showing a plain surface. The faces are connected with chains to plain baton backs. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1940.
  • Condition: excellent, all original.
  • Size: 29/32" x 19/32".
  • Weight: 9.5 gr.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 8.0 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1384501
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A wonderful pair of 18K yellow gold barbell cufflinks, each spherical end cast in a sort of alligator hide pattern studded with round brilliant cut blue sapphires. The sapphires, though small, have fine coloring and brilliance, as would be expected of Van Cleef. One cufflink is fully marked "Van Cleef & Arpels/12V12-4/18K" and the other is marked "18K."
  • Origin: America (NY), ca. 1980.
  • Dimensions: larger faces, 1/2" diameter; smaller faces, 3/8" diameter.
  • Weight: 15.6 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .51 carat.
  • Condition: excellent.