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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1430530
Kensington House Antiques
$595.00
A lovely, and rather heavy Art Nouveau 18K gold watch pin decorated with finely cast and engraved fuchsia blossoms and leaves. Even the overall inverted teardrop shape of the pin is reminiscent of the drooping profile of a fuschia. In Victorian flower language, the fuschia represented "good taste." Pin retains the original clasp and watch hook. It could also be worn as a pendant with the addition of a couple of hidden loops to the back that could be attached to a split chain. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1890
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-1/8" x 1-1/16"
  • Weight: 5.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1430512
Kensington House Antiques
$295.00
An interesting 10K Victorian pin in the form of a mythological creature coiled around a flame-like pillar. The creature appears to be an Ophis, a winged serpent from Greek mythology said to guard the myrrh fields of ancient Arabia. The monster grasps a seed pearl in it's jaws. The surfaces have a semi-matte bloomed finish. Tested and guaranteed 10K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1890
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-3/8" x 1-3/16"
  • Weight: 2.6 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #1430503
Kensington House Antiques
$550.00
An elegant pair of Retro 18K yellow gold earrings shaped as bows. Each of the dangling ribbons suspends an old European cut diamond. The diamonds are graded J color and I1 clarity. These earrings would look just as good with jeans as they would a cocktail dress. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Circa 1940
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1" x 9/16"
  • Weight: 7.0 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .4 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1427991
Kensington House Antiques
$2,695.00
A stunning pair of 18K yellow and white gold earrings by Faraone in cooperation with Tiffany & Co. The yellow gold half-hoops are accented with white gold "stems" that burst open flowers set with marquise cut rubies. The rubies have fine slightly purplish-red color saturation. Intact inclusions indicate that the rubies are unheated. Faraone was one of the oldest jewelers in Italy, serving as court jeweler to the Royal household and to luminaries such as Maria Callas. The Settepasse family, Faraone's owners, joined forces with Tiffany in 1960 to manage Tiffany's European expansion. The companies jointly owned two boutiques in Milan and Florence. The earrings are signed by both Faraone and Tiffany, are marked for 18K gold, and have English import marks for 1990.
  • Origin: Italy, 1990
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: length, 15/16"; width, 1/2"
  • Weight: 19.5 grams
  • Approximate Total Ruby Weight: 1.0 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1427736
Kensington House Antiques
$2,650.00
An elegant Belle Epoque 18K yellow gold negligee pendant necklace, the old mine cut diamond drops formed as pansies. Pendant necklaces of this type, called negligees (from the French word for "careless"), were so called because of their assymetry. The subtle pansy design is achieved by combining three larger diamonds at the top of each cluster to represent larger petals, and two smaller petals at the bottoms. The knife edge bars suspending the clusters keeps the focus on the stones and create wonderful movement. The old mine cut diamonds (J/K color; SI1 clarity) have excellent fire for antique stones. The clasp and the pendant are stamped with French 18K marks.
  • Origin: France, ca 1890
  • Condition: excellent; all original
  • Dimensions: pendant length, 1-5/8"; chain length, 17-3/8"
  • Weight: 6.5 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: 1.5 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1427725
Kensington House Antiques
$895.00
A lovely 14K gold pendant necklace featuring a colorfully enameled violet blossom centered with a seed pearl and suspending a freshwater pearl. The flower petals and leaves are enhanced with translucent enamels in shades of purple, green, yellow and burgundy. In Victorian flower symbology, the violet represented "modesty." The pendant is suspended from its original chain, marked 14K on the clasp. The pendant is unmarked, but tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent; no enamel damage
  • Dimensions: pendant, 3/8" x 15/16"; chain length, 16"
  • Weight: 6.0 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1970 item #1427695
Kensington House Antiques
$12,500.00
A fabulous pair of mid-century 18K yellow gold and platinum earclips by Cartier set with brilliant round cut diamonds. The gold surfaces are cast in a rough texture that contrasts beautifully with the bright diamonds set in platinum. The diamonds, as expected of Cartier, are extremely fine quality (E color/VVS2 clarity). French jewelry became more flamboyant in the 1960s, as wartime restrictions eased. Most importantly, jewels were designed for the "modern woman" who wanted to transition her look seamlessly from day to evening. When worn, these flame-like earrings cradle the entire earlobe and rise up gently along the back side of the lobe. Each earring bears French hallmarks and is signed "Cartier."
  • Origin: France, 1960s
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 5/8" x 1-1/4"
  • Weight: 12.3 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: 1.5 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1427690
Kensington House Antiques
$2,795.00
An elegant pair of 18K gold earrings featuring large cultured mabe pearls surrounded by borders of brilliant round cut diamonds (E/F color; VVS2 clarity) and square cut blue sapphires of similar fine quality. The pearls have fine creamy body color with rose overtones and a high luster. Jewels by Spark were retailed by Neiman Marcus and other luxury purveyors. The original posts were removed for wear only with the omega clips, but could easily be replaced. The backs are marked "18" and are signed "Spark."
  • Origin: America, ca 1980
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 13/16" x 13/16"
  • Weight: 21.6 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, 1.6 carats; sapphire, 2.0 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1427677
Kensington House Antiques
$1,950.00
A very fine 18K gold watch pin depicting a mythological griffin grasping a pearl in its mouth. The back-swept wings are bordered with rose cut diamonds set in silver. The detailing for the feathers and scales is superb, and even the reverse is realistically engraved. The design is deeply three-dimensional. Mythological subjects were particularly popular in at the beginning of the Art Nouveau period. The reverse is stamped with an 18K hallmark. The back also retains the original watch hook, clasp and pinstem. A bail could easily be added for wear as a pendant.
  • Origin: Europe, ca 1880
  • Condition: excellent; all original
  • Dimensions: 1-1/4" diameter
  • Weight: 17.5 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1427656
Kensington House Antiques
$1,495.00
An unusually large Art Nouveau enameled violet pin /pendant worked in opaque white and purple shades over 18K gold. The petals are arranged around an old mine cut diamond (I/J; SI1). In Victorian flower symbology, purple violets conveyed the sentiment "modesty" and white violets conveyed "innocence." Perhaps the colors chosen for this piece were intended to represent a mix of meanings. The back retains the original pinstem and clasp, as well as a bail so the flower can be worn as a pendant. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Origin: probably European, possibly American, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent; the peta on the lower right has a tiny enamel nick visible only under 10X magnification
  • Dimensions: 1-1/8" x 1-5/16"
  • Weight: 8.7 grams
  • Approximate Diamond Weight: .25 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1427650
Kensington House Antiques
$450.00
An elegant Art Nouveau 14K gold enameled honeymoon pin featuring a diamond-set blossom enameled in delicate shades of iridescent translucent rose, yellow and white enamel set against a gold crescent moon. Delicate floral pins of this sort were popular gifts for new brides. In Victorian symbology, flowers could represent honey and crescents, the moon. Thus, honey + moon = honeymoon. The back is marked "14K" and has an unidentified maker's mark.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent; no enamel damage; all original
  • Dimensions: 1-1/16" x 5/8"
  • Weight: 3.0 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1950 item #1427642
Kensington House Antiques
$1,295.00
A delightful Retro period 14K gold charm or pendant depicting "Thursday's Child" by William Ruser. The charm is finely detailed. According to the poem, Thursday's Child has "far to go" so Ruser depicted the naked child walking along a natural freshwater pearl carrying a traveling sack of belongings. The use of freshwater pearl is a classic Ruser touch. The child's eyes are set with blue sapphires. The back is signed and is marked "14K."

Ruser, the formost Beverly Hills jewelry of his time, was a favorite of Loretta Young and Joan Crawford. He is best know for his depictions of dogs (particularly poodles) and waif-like children in various poses.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1945
  • Condition: excellent; all original
  • Dimensions: 1-5/16" x 1-5/8" (excluding bail)
  • Weight: 15.8 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #1427403
Kensington House Antiques
$1,695.00
A wonderful, generously-sized Retro period 14K yellow gold charm or pendant depicting a spaniel. The dog is finely detailed and is offset with sparkling blue sapphire eyes. Ruser, the foremost Beverly Hills jeweler of his time, was a favorite of Loretta Young and Joan Crawford. His famous line of poodle jewels were inspired by Crawford's poodles. Other breeds of dogs are exceedingly rare. The back is marked "14K" and is signed "Ruser."
  • Origin: America, ca. 1945
  • Condition: excellent; all original
  • Dimensions: 1-1/4" wide; 1-3/4" long (excluding bail); 1/2" deep
  • Weight: 19.9 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1427401
Kensington House Antiques
$575.00
An elegant Art Nouveau 14K gold enameled flower pin with a full-blown blossom centering a seed pearl and a half-opened blossom. The petals are decorated in soft shades of ivory, green and rose iridescent translucent enamels. Delicate floral pins of this kind were popular gifts for new brides in the Victorian and Edwardian eras due to the sentimental meanings of various flowers in the Victorian flower language. The back is hallmarked by Whiteside & Blank.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900
  • Condition: excellent; all original; no enamel damage
  • Dimensions: 1-5/16" x 11/16"
  • Weight: 3.4 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1930 item #1427400
Kensington House Antiques
$750.00
A lovely 14K gold Art Nouveau pin in the form of a bouquet of violets by Krementz. Three flowers on long golden stems are accented with a pair of leaves decorated with iridescent translucent enamel. Each flower comprises five dark purple enameled petals surrounding a seed pearl. In the Victorian flower language, the violet represented modesty. The back retains the original pinstem and clasp, marked 14K and bearing Krementz's hallmark.
  • Origin: America, ca 1920
  • ConditionL excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-13/16" x 7/8"
  • Weight: 4.5 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1940 item #1427397
Kensington House Antiques
$850.00
A pretty vintage 14K yellow gold pin by Krementz featuring a spray of beautifully enameled bleeding hearts, each dangling a small seed pearl. The enameling on the blossoms has a matte effect that mimics the waxing texture of the flower in nature, while the leaves are in Krementz's more typical shaded translucent style. In Victorian flower language, bleeding hearts were used to represent "deepest love." Pins such as this with a delicate enameled flower against a geometric back represent are typical of Krementz's move Art Nouveau into Art Deco and finally Retro. The original clasp is stamped with Krementz' hallmark. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1930
  • Condition: excellent; no enamel damage
  • Dimensions: 1-3/16" diameter
  • Weight: 7.0 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1427395
Kensington House Antiques
$5,995.00
A stunning 18K gold "Double Cable" cuff bracelet with two stations set with round brilliant diamonds (G/VS1) and French cut rubies. This is a very rare model from Yurman. We have seen it only once before, set with emeralds. The back of each station is signed "D Yurman/18K" and the endcaps are marked "D Yurman 750."
  • Origin: America, ca. 1990
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: width, 9/16"; width, 1/2" at stations, 12/32" along cables
  • Weight: 39.5 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, 1.08 carat; ruby, 1.1 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1427051
Kensington House Antiques
$1,750.00
A striking late Victorian 14K yellow gold crucifix set with sapphires, an old European cut diamond and seed pearls. The diamond is graded at I/SI2 and the sapphires are finely colored and show no indication of heat treatment. The gold surface is "bloomed" for a soft matte texture that enhances the gold color but is subdued enough for the religious purpose of the pendant. The bail is original and is stamped for Bippart, Griscom & Osborn, one of the finest Newark jewelers of the era.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 1-1/2" x 2-1/14" (excluding bail)
  • Weight: 9.2 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, .80 carat; diamond, .23 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1427050
Kensington House Antiques
$5,500.00
A fine early French Art Nouveau orchid brooch, the flower petals carved from banded agate around old mine cut diamond stamens, all set atop an elegant gold stem set with rose cut diamonds. The flower is a single piece of agate, finished with a matte surface to suggest the texture of a real flower petals. The carver left streaks of a darker colored agate on the back to create the delicately-colored veining that shows through the petals. The petal at lower left is turned back on itself to enhance the realistic effect. The reverse is stamped with a "tete de Mercure" hallmark indicating 18K gold that was intended to be sold abroad. There is also an illegible master goldsmith's mark.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1880
  • Condition: excellent; all original; a few tiny fleabites on one petal visible only with 10X magnification
  • Dimensions: 2-5/8" x 1-1/4"Weight: 10.25 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .85 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1427049
Kensington House Antiques
$275.00
A lovely Art Nouveau pendant worked in gilt silver depicting a pair of hounds against a background of oak leaves and acorns. The quality of the casting and chasing is very nice. The reverse is marked "800".
  • Origin: Europe, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-9/32" diameter
  • WeightL 13.0 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1427048
Kensington House Antiques
$2,495.00
A very rare Art Nouveau Mardi Gras ball favor jewel in 14K gold depicting Greek goddess. The exposed areas of gold have a soft "bloomed" finish typical of higher quality Art Nouveau jewels that constrasts beautifully with the translucent enamels. The back is stamped "14K" and is engraved "COMUS 1908."

The Mystick Crewe of Comus is the oldest and most exclusive of New Orleans' Mardi Gras organizations. The theme selected for the 1908 event was "Gods & Goddesses." Favors were bestowed on the ladies in attendance. Usually, these were inexpensive items, but in 1908, the "trinket" were these lovely gold pins.
  • Origin: America, 1908
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel loss
  • Dimensions: 1" x 7/8"
  • Weight: 5.5 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1427047
Kensington House Antiques
$395.00
A lovely Art Nouveau honeymoon pin in 14K yellow gold featuring an enameled violet centered with a small old European cut diamond. The petals are are worked in delicate shades of purple, cream marroon and are finished with repousse gold borders frequently sometimes seen in Larter enamels. In the Victorian flower language, the combination of a crescent moon shape with a flower was suggestive of the word "honeymoon." Small pins such as this were popular gifts for a new bride. The back is stamped with Larter's 14K hallmark.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel loss
  • Dimensions: 1-1/16" x 9/16"
  • Weight: 2.0 grams
  • Approximate Diamond Weight: .03 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1427035
Kensington House Antiques
$425.00
A delicate Art Nouveau 10K gold pin featuring a pansy decorated with translucent violet, pink and cream enameled. The flower center and a bud are set with small seed pearls. The brooch retains its original pinstem and clasp stamped "10K." In Victorian flower language, the pansy conveyed the meaning "Think of me." Small pins such as this were popular gifts for new brides.
  • Origin: America, ca 1910
  • Condition: very good; a small enamel flake to the tip of one petal (superficial only and does not affect the color)
  • Dimensions: 3/4" x 1-1/8"
  • Weight 2.5 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1426492
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A lovely conversion ring featuring a a guilloche enamel plaque centered with a blue sapphire cabochon. The pale blue translucent enamel is accented with engine-turned engraving and is surrounded by a border of opaque white enamel with gold accents. The ring was created from an Edwardian stickpin with the addition of a 14K gold shank (the front is 18K).
  • Origin: France, ca 1910
  • Condition: excellent; no enamel damage
  • Dimensions: crown, 1/2" diameter
  • Finger Size: 6-3/4
  • Approximate Sapphire Weight: .13 ct
  • Weight: 2.3 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1940 item #1426489
Kensington House Antiques
$1,650.00
Very fine, heavy, fully three-dimensional 18K yellow gold figural brooch in the form of a 420 Class racing sailboat by Fred of Paris. It can also be worn as a pendant. The mast is fully Bermuda-rigged with beautifully detailed sails worked in contrasting matte and polished gold. Two figures are hiking out over the edge of the hull and waves lap at the sides. The 420 Class was designed in 1959 and became the leading training vessel for Olympic-class boats. Fred designed a series of brooches depicting popular European racing sailboats such as the "420" and the "Flying Dutchman". The bottom of the hull is stamped with French "tete d'aigle" hallmarks for 18K and with an obscured maker's mark. The back retains the original pinstem and trombone clasp.
  • France, ca 1965
  • Excellent condition, sharp detail, all original
  • 1-1/4" x 1-7/8"
  • 11.7 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1426488
Kensington House Antiques
$2,895.00
An exceptionally fine Pampillonia 18K gold brooch in the form of a running thoroughbred horse mounted by a jockey. The workmanship is simply outstanding. Every detail of the horse's flying tail and the musculature underlying the coat are beautifully worked. The folds and wrinkles of the jockey's silks are equally detailed. The horse's eye is set with a small round ruby and the hoof of a hind leg touches on a .18-carat round brilliant cut diamond, graded as J color, SI2 clarity. The use of a yellow-green gold is an inspired choice that somehow keeps the rather heavy brooch from appearing overwhelming. The pin is unsigned, but is definitely by Pampillonia. Marked 18K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 2010
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 1-1/2" x 2-3/8"
  • Weight: 30.8 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1920 item #1414822
Kensington House Antiques
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A fine pair of French 18K gold, enamel and sapphire cufflinks. The round faces are decorated with champleve enamel in a soft translucent French blue shade surrounded by a border of opaque white with gold accents. Each face is centered with a sapphire sugarloaf cabochon. The faces are connected with chains to gold torpedo backs. Each cufflink is stamped with French 18K gold marks.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1910
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage
  • Dimensions: 1/2" diameter
  • Weight: 7.0 grams
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: .26 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1414821
Kensington House Antiques
$1,095.00
A nice Victorian 18K gold locket, the front cover featuring a lioness shown in profile. She is enhanced with a bright emerald eye and grasps an old mine cut diamond in her mouth. The back is engraved with a period three-letter monogram. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Dimensions: 1" diameter
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail on the lion; two pinpoint dings on the back cover
  • Weight: 8.7 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .05 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1414819
Kensington House Antiques
$1,095.00
A fine Art Nouveau 14K yellow gold enameled pin with swirling foliage surrounding a bezel-set amethyst. The enamel is worked in delicate translucent shades of violet, cream and green. Small seed pearls flank the nicely-colored amethyst. The clasp is marked with Krementz' 14K hallmark.

NOTE: We are also offering a matching pin set with an aquamarine and enameled in shades of blue and green (Item #1414818)
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent; no enamel damage
  • Dimensions: 1-1/2" x 9/16"
  • Weight: 3.6 grams
  • Approximate Total Amethyst Weight: .75 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1414818
Kensington House Antiques
$995.00
A fine Art Nouveau 14K yellow gold enameled pin with swirling foliage surrounding a bezel-set aquamarine. The enamel is worked in delicate translucent enamel in shades of blue, green and cream. Small seed pearls flank the nicely-colored aquamarine. The clasp is marked with Krementz' 14K hallmark.

NOTE: We are also offering a matching pin set with an amethyst and enameled in shades of violet (Item #1414819)
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent; two 1/16" enamel nicks barely visible without magnification
  • Dimensions: 1-1/2" x 9/16"
  • Weight: 3.25 grams
  • Approximate Total Aquamarine Weight: .7 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1414817
Kensington House Antiques
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A Victorian 14K gold ring featuring an oval garnet cabochon surrounded by a laurel wreath border. The 10 x 7 mm garnet has very attractive coloring that contrasts nicely with the gold setting. Originally a stickpin, a 14K gold shank has been added.
  • Origin: America, ca 1890
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: crown 9/16" x 7/16"
  • Finger Size: 6-3/4
  • Weight: 2.3 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1414816
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A nice 14K yellow gold and diamond ring, conversed from a lapel pin, in the form of a maze. The round brilliant cut diamond lies at the center of the maze. A fun ring perfect for the meditator or mystic! The back is marked "Josten 14K."
  • Origin: America, ca 1970
  • Condition: excellent
  • Finger Size: 6-3/4
  • Dimensions: 5/8" diameter
  • Weight: 4.8 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .10 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1414815
Kensington House Antiques
$1,895.00
An outstanding 18K gold begging poodle pin, the shaved parts of the body represented by a carved carnelian and the head set with an emerald eye and a ruby tongue. The back is finished with a hinged double clip. The pin is stamped with French 18K hallmarks and an illegible maker's mark. It is also marked "18K."
  • Origin: France, ca 1950
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 2-1/8" x 1-1/8"
  • Weight: 21.6 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .09 carat; emerald, .07 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1414812
Kensington House Antiques
$750.00
A particularly nice mid-century 14K yellow begging poodle pin, the eyes, nose and tongue set with bright cabochon rubies. The dog is completed with a white gold collar set with diamonds. The gold has a Florentine finish to represent the clipped areas of fur. The brightness of the rubies and the perky attitude sets this poodle pin apart. The clasp is marked "14K."
  • Origin: America, ca. 1950
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 1-3/4” x 1”
  • Weight: 11.0 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .1 carat; ruby, .4 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1414810
Kensington House Antiques
$795.00
Art nouveau 14K gold and enamel circle pin in the form of stylized orchid blossoms enameled in iridescent lavender and cream. This pin is a nice example of how Art Nouveau sensibilities took a standard Victorian design=--the circle pin--and gave it a new aesthetic appeal. The clasp is marked "14K."
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent; no enamel damage; all original
  • Dimensions: 15/16" diameter
  • Weight: 3.5 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1414809
Kensington House Antiques
$295.00
A classic Victorian honeymoon brooch in 14K yellow gold. The traditional crescent shape supports a gold violet enameled in rich shades of rose, purple and cream and accented with green veining on the petals. The flower is centered with a small ruby. In Victorian flower language, the crescent shape represented “moon” and the flower represented sweetness or “honey”, thus “honeymoon”. Pins such as this were popular gifts from grooms to their new brides. The original early safety clasp has an unidentified maker’s mark.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900
  • Condition: very good; a 1/16” flake on the tip of one flower petal; the pinstem is an early gold-filled replacement
  • Dimensions: 7/8” x 3/4"
  • Weight: 2.5 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1414329
Kensington House Antiques
$3,200.00
An extraordinarily fine and rare Art Nouveau sporting brooch featuring an enameled fox head superimposed over a horseshoe, a riding crop and a whip. The horseshoe is set with old mine cut diamonds simulating the nails. The fox's eyes are set with rubies. The pin is beautifully enameled in lifelike colors. The fox's mouth is open to show fierce jagged gold teeth. An identical brooch was featured in the "Masterpieces of American Jewelry" exhibition held in 2005 at the Museum of American Folk Art in New York. It is also published in the exhibition book by the same name. The pin in unmarked, but is a known Alling Bros. design.
  • Origin: America, ca 1910
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage
  • Dimensions: 15/16" x 1-15/16"
  • Weight: 6.5 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .05 carat; diamond, .10 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1970 item #1414328
Kensington House Antiques
$2,250.00
A fine vintage Tiffany & Co stylized leaf brooch worked in 18K gold and set with sapphires and diamonds. The elegant form is created from wirework that gives the brooch a light feeling despite its generous size. Tiffany employed this gold wire construction to simulate feathers, animal fur and other natural textures. The gems are prong set above the gold background for added dimension. The diamonds are G color, VS1 clarity; the sapphires have medium-dark, strongly saturated blue violet-blue color. The back has a two-prong fur clip and is marked "Tiffany & Co".
  • Origin: America, ca. 1965
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-5/8" x 1-3/8"
  • Weight: 10.8 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: apphire, .56 carat; diamond, .50 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1970 item #1414324
Kensington House Antiques
$2,495.00
A classic 1960's Tiffany & Co. stylized floral brooch in 18K yellow gold set with sapphires and diamonds. The cluster of four blossoms are heavily decorated with hammered and carved details accented with clusters of round brilliant cut diamonds and blue sapphires. Though the brooch is bold, the spikiness of the design keeps the overall design from feeling too massive. The diamonds are I color, SI1 clarity and the sapphires are medium, vivid blue color. The back is marked "18K Tiffany & Co."
  • Origin: America, ca 1965
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-11/16" x 1- 3/4"
  • Weight 21.7 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, .59 carat; diamond, .12 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1413090
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A superb pair of Victorian drop earrings featuring old European cut diamonds in buttercup settings surrounding oval mixed-cut rubies. The diamonds are separated with radiating lines of black taille d'epargne enamel. The rubies have a classic slightly purplish-red color with good intensity and eye-clean clarity. All rubies fluouresce in natural sunlight to some degree, and these rubies have a particularly strong reaction in bright sunlight, turning an intense red. The microscopic inclusions in the rubies indicate that they are unheated, and the probable source is Burma. The diamonds are F/VVS2. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
    Origin: America, ca. 1890
  • Condition: no damage to stones or enamel; replaced wires
  • Dimensions: 11/16" diameter; 1" long from top of wire
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .50 carat; diamond, .60 carat
  • Weight: 5.8 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1413050
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$1,795.00
An elegant pair of Victorian 18K yellow gold earrings fashioned as lover’s knots, with neither beginning nor end. The gold surfaces are decorated with an ornate foliate pattern, enhanced with flush-mounted antique cushion-cut diamonds, sapphires and rubies. The gemstones are of fine quality, with deeply saturated color and eye-clean clarity. The use of red, white and blue stones was particularly popular around the time of the American Centennial celebration in 1876. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1876
  • Condition: excellent; replaced wires
  • Dimensions: 3/4” x 1-1/8” from top of wire
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .52 carat; ruby, .23 carat; sapphire, .23 carat
  • Weight: 8.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1413048
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$1,625.00
A lovely and weighty vintage 18K yellow gold oval locket, the front cover enhanced with a finely-worked net motif studded with nearly a half-carat small round brilliant cut diamonds in a résille (net) pattern. The diamonds offer a nice bit of glitter without being overwhelming. The back of the locket is stamped with the maker’s mark and English 18K hallmarks.
  • Origin: England, 1974-99
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms
  • Dimensions: 15/16” x 1-3/16” excluding bail
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .50 carat
  • Weight: 15.1 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1413046
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A classic sterling silver double jigger, the stem enhanced with incised lines. The jigger is marked "Sterling".
  • Origin: America, ca. 1960
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms
  • Dimensions: 3-5/16" tall
  • Weight 55.2 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #1413044
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$1,850.00
A fine Retro leaf brooch worked in 14K yellow gold and platinum set with diamonds and sapphires. The curved leaf is lightened by the use of wire construction, a technique often seen in French jewelry of the period. The lower edge of the wire leaf is enhanced with antique cushion and old European cut diamonds, and the upper edge with a row of blue sapphires. Two larger old European diamonds are nestled among the solid leaves to one side. The three largest diamonds range from .55 to .30 carat. All are SI1 clarity I-J color. The sapphires have bright pure blue color and eye-clean clarity. The design is versatile and the pin can be worn horizontally with the wire leaf to the left or vertically with the wire leaf at the bottom.

The use of such a range of antique diamond cuts in a piece of this era suggests that the pin was custom-made using diamonds (and possibly the gold) from one of the client's older jewels. This was a common practice during the shortages of World War II. The pinstem is stamped "14K."
  • Origin: America, ca 1948
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-23/32" x 1-1/8"
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, 1.66 carats; sapphire, .46 carat.
  • Weight: 7.5 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1413036
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A vintage sterling silver figural jigger by Gorham, the sides marked off with enameled stoplights in green, yellow and red meant to signify "go," "caution," and "stop." Each light corresponds to the 1, 2-1/2, and 3-1/2 ounce markings on the jigger's bottom. The bottom is hallmarked by Gorham.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1950
  • Condition: very good, a small ding on the bottom edge visible in raking light; professionally polished Weight: 53.5 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1412950
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A Modernist sterling silver graduated jigger by Tiffany marked off in half-ounce increments. The bottom is marked “Tiffany & Co./Makers/Sterling Silver/22714.”
  • Origin: America, ca. 1965
  • Condition: very good, a few very small pinpoint dings on the bottom, no monogram
  • Dimensions: 1-7/8” tall
  • Weight: 43.3 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1412948
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$350.00
This wonderfully inventive Art Deco silverplate jigger measures 3/4, 1, 1-1/2 and 2 ounces. The cube joining the various cups shows measurements on one side and is stamped with the hallmark for Benedict Manufacturing Company (1894-1953) on the other. The cube is perfectly weighted so the jigger does not tip over when the upper cup is filled. This implement was created by the noted modernist designer Albert F. Saunders as a part of Benedict's "Modernistic" line. It was made in extremely small quantities and originals are very difficult to find.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1930
  • Condition: very good; one pinpoint ding; minimal plating wear
  • Dimensions: 4-13/16” x 3-5/8”
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1412906
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$3,800.00
An extraordinary 18K gold and gemstone ring by H Stern in the brutalist style of the 1950s and 60s. The design ethic is evident in the jagged outlines, arching construction and jarring color juxtapositions. As with all H Stern jewelry of the period, the amethysts, peridots and hessonite garnets are of excellent quality. The gold surfaces are stippled for additional interest. This ring surpasses being mere jewelry, becoming architecture for the hand. The interior of the shank is stamped with Stern's hallmark.
  • Origin: Brazil, ca. 1965
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: crown, 1-7/16" wide
  • Finger Size: 9
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: hessonite garnet, 2.16 carats; peridot, 1.83 carats; amethyst, 1.8 carats
  • Weight: 17.8 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1940 item #1412905
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$325.00
A French Art Deco cocktail pick set in the unusual form of a large snail accompanied by a pair of baby snails. The snail is usually alone or perhaps with just one smaller one. They are worked in chrome and are set on a mahogany base. The design is by the famed French Art Deco illustrator Benjamin Rabier, who had a side jpb designing entertaining barware. The twelve picks have unusual green bakelite finials. Sets such as this were used on bar and café counters to serve cocktail garnishes, canapés, or even escargot.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1930
  • Condition: excellent; very light wear to wooden edges; all original
  • Dimensions: 7” x 3-1/8” x 4-1/4”.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1412903
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$450.00
An elegant pair of drop earrings featuring a cushion cut ruby surrounded by rosecut diamonds and seed pearls. The diamonds are set in platinum. The whole is finished with a pierced gallery. The rubies have nice color that contrasts beautifully with the pearls and glittery diamonds. The earrings were created from a French Victorian bar pin with the addition of new 18K wires. Tested and guaranteed 18K and platinum.
  • Origin: France, ca 1890
  • Condition: excellent; converted from a pin
  • Dimenions: drops, 3/8" diameter; length from top of wires, 13/16"
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .22 carat; diamond, .10 carat
  • Weight; 1.5 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1412900
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$1,450.00
A spectacular 14K gold horsehoe brooch updated as an elegant pendant necklace. The sapphires are very fine quality with bright violet-blue color ad eye-clean clarity. There is no evidence of heat treatment. The sapphires alternate with pearls of similarly fine quality. Tested and guaranteed 14K. When turned points up, horseshoes collect and capture good luck!
  • Origin: America, ca 1920
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1-5/8" x 1-7/16"; length, 21-1/4"
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: 3.31 carats
  • Weight: 9.4 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1412897
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$1,295.00
A delightful vintage 18K yellow gold bird pin, the body formed from a oval cabochon turquoise, and the head and wings from textured gold. The eye set with a cabochon sapphire surrounded by small single-cut diamonds. The tail feathers are accented diamonds set in white gold feathers. The branch has a single turquoise and diamond flower. The design is clearly a nod to Van Cleef & Arpels' "La Boutique" collection which was inspired by early animated cartoon characters. Tested and guaranteed 18K gold.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1955
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 1-5/8” x 1-1/4”: Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .75 carat; sapphire, .13 carat; turquoise, 9.10 carats.
  • Weight: 18.5 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1950 item #1412859
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A handsome sterling silver rollover jigger by Cartier. The jigger's two arms rest across the top of a glass or cocktail shaker. After filling, it's simply flipped over the empty the contents without making a mess. The bottom is marked "Cartier Sterling", indicating it would have been sold at Cartier's flagship New York store.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1940
  • Condition: excellent, no dings
  • Dimensions: 5-13/16" wide
  • Weight: 47.8 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1412858
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$275.00
A handsome mid-century sterling silver gavel-style double jigger with a turned ebony handle. Gavel jiggers are usually in a more traditional style, but the plain lines of the silver and relatively simple handle give this example a nice mid-century modernist feel. The jigger is marked by Boardman, a silversmith who sold under their own mark and also manufactured barware for Cartier's New York store.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1950
  • Condition: excellent, no dings
  • Dimensions: rim to rim, 3-3/8"; length, 5-1/8"
  • Weight: 57.9 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #1412857
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A classic figural sterling silver thimble jigger, the rim engraved "Only A Thimble Full". The workmanship of this jigger is very good and the engraving is among the nicest we've seen. Marked "Sterling." It was likely made by either Watson or Thomae.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1935
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms
  • Dimensions: 1-29/32" tall
  • Weight: 36.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1412583
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A nice Art Deco 14K white gold bar link chain. The bars alternate with groups of three round links. The bars reflect light, so the chain has a pleasant shimmer. The clasp is marked "14K".
  • Origin: America, ca. 1925
  • Condition: excellent
  • Length: 21-3/4"
  • Weight: 3.1 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1412581
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A vintage sterling silver figural jigger by Gorham, the sides marked off with enameled stoplights in green, yellow and red meant to signify "go," "caution," and "stop." Each light corresponds to the 1, 2-1/2, and 3-1/2 ounce markings on the jigger's bottom. The bottom is hallmarked by Gorham. Origin: America, ca. 1950.
  • Condition: very good, three dings (one on the side and two under the very edge of the bottom rim; enamel stoplights have excellent color; professionally polished
  • Weight: 51.1 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1412579
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$1,250.00
A gorgeous enameled pansy, worked in several shades of bluish-purple is featured in this pendant converted from a Victorian pin. The enamel has a soft velvety appearance and is accented at the center with a pearl. The conversion was accomplished with the addition of a hidden bail the back of the flower. 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 pendant is perfect! Tested and guaranteed 14K.

NOTE: We are offering a matching ring converted from the same Victorian pin. Item #1412578.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900
  • Condition: converted from a brooch; a tiny nick to the purple at white enamel at the center for the flower behind the pearl visible upon close inspection
  • Dimensions: 1 1/8" x 1 1/8"
  • Weight: 6.1 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1412578
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A gorgeous enameled pansy, worked in several shades of bluish-purple is featured in this ring converted from a Victorian pin. 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! Tested and guaranteed 14K.

NOTE: We are offering a matching pendant converted from the same Victorian pin. Item #1412579
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900
  • Condition: converted from a brooch; no enamel damage
  • Dimensions: crown, 3/4" x 11/16"
  • Finger Size: 6 1/2
  • Weight: 4.0 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1412577
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$395.00
A pretty 14K yellow gold created from an Art Nouveau stickpin. The front of the ring depicts a young maiden with a large flower tucked into her flowing hair. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent, sharp detail
  • Dimensions: crown, 1/2" diameter
  • Finger Size: 6 1/2
  • Weight: 1.7 grams