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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1940 item #1123699
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Beautiful early vintage Chinese apple jade beaded necklace with a very finely carved and pierced oval element mounted with prongs in a 14KT gold setting with a slide clasp. Circa 1930. Marked 14K and tests positive for 14KT gold. The beads graduate from large to small and back again to large at either end of the center element. 15 inches wearable length and 1 inch wide at the center. The carved gold mounted element is 1 5/8 inches side to side and 1 inch top to bottom. The beads graduate...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1090418
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Fabulous early statement size YSL bracelet in heavy cast goldtone metal with "molten gold" stones in sculpted settings. Marked YSL and MADE IN FRANCE. Late 1970s or early 1980s, designed by Robert Goossens, who has designed jewelry for decades for Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, and other couturiers. Early foldover clasp. 8 inches long, 1 1/2 inches wide and 1/2 inch deep. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. Display form is life size.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #941617
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Fabulous statement size cuff bracelet in matte textured finish sterling silver with an applied heavy gold element in the form of a lion with emerald eyes. I am also listing the matching gold and emerald earrings from the same estate. Circa 1970. Not marked but the metals test positive for sterling silver and 14KT gold with jeweler's acid. The matching earrings (listed separately) are marked 14K and also marked MS in large letters on the back of each earring. It weighs 95 grams. The two emerald...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Pre 1990 item #941616
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Beautiful genuine emerald necklace with adjustable silk cord with an embroidered slide which can be used to adjust the length. Indian, from an estate. The emeralds range in diameter from 8 mm to 2 mm. Length adjusts from 36 inches to 16 inches. About 1 inch wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #941615
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Beautiful vintage clip back earrings in the form of lions, in 14KT yellow gold, with emeralds as eyes I am also listing the matching emerald, gold, and sterling silver cuff bracelet from the same estate. Circa 1970. Marked 14K (also tests positive for 14KT gold with jeweler's acid) and also marked MS in large letters on the back of each earring. Together they weigh 11 grams. The four emeralds are 1 mm each. The clip backs can be easily converted to pierced by adding posts. Each is 7/8 inch b...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Contemporary item #941612
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Contemporary jewelry by Mark Davis combines vintage refinished Bakelite pieces with precious stones set in 18KT gold, for a very distinctive and iconic look. Mark Davis jewelry is featured frequently in editorial content in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. These bangles were originally purchased at Nieman Marcus; Mark Davis jewelry is currently also sold at Barney's New York and small jewelry specialty boutiques. All three are creamy dark ivory/pale yellow Bakelite with gold bezel-set stones. One is...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #866692
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A fabulous and huge antique 14KT yellow gold ring with pearls and dark blue translucent enameling. Georgian, circa 1800. Not marked but tests positive for 14KT gold with jeweler's acid. With three 4 mm diameter pearls in the center, and 34 pearls around the frame, each 2 mm in diameter. With engraved flower form detail on each side and with matching dark blue enamel in the engraved areas. Heavy and substantial at 15 grams. An outstanding and very wearable cocktail size antique ring....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #866684
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Antique yellow gold engraved necklace chain, watch chain, or possibly a muff chain. Circa 1870. Not marked but all elements including end pieces test positive for 14KT gold using jeweler's acid. Very substantial at 37 grams. With thick links alternating between smooth links and heavily engraved links. Also with a swivel clasp piece on one end, and a gold ring on the other end. There probably was another element to the original clasp or fastener, now lost. The ring may be a later ad...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #866683
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Stunning large antique pendant / brooch. Georgian, circa 1800. Not marked but tests positive for 9 KT gold. With a very large amethyst surrounded by tiny rubies and emeralds, accented by sea pearls, with a large sea pearl pendant hanging from a bow form element. With a C catch pin back and a hinged pendant loop. It weighs 14 grams. 2 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide. Excellent condition. The tiny pearls on the bow form detail at the bottom of the main piece have some nacre loss; thi...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #864651
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Spectacular and big antique bracelet made from pink coral beads and matching flower form carved coral elements, centered by an amazing full length carved coral three dimensional cherub or putto, all wired on a gold frame. Circa 1850. The center element and the clasp element are hinged to the sides. With a slide clasp with a carved coral cabochon. The color is warmer than the photos depict.

Great size -- 1 1/2 inches wide at center and with a wearable length of 6 7/8 inches. Excel...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1900 item #864635
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Beautiful distinctive antique gold ring with two luminous globe shaped moonstones. The ring has Etruscan style wirework and an unusual oval shape. Not marked but tests positive for 14KT gold with jeweler's acid. Late 19th century. It weighs 2 grams. Each moonstone is 5 millimeters. The top is 1/2 inch long. Ring size 4. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #864634
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Antique circa 1900 gateleg bracelet in 9KT gold with Persian turquoise stones and luminous moonstones. Marked 9CT using the English designation. It weighs 10 grams. The spring ring and opposite jump ring of the clasp are new replacements in 14KT gold, invisibly soldered by a professional jeweler. 3/8 inch wide and 7 1/2 inches wearable length. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1940 item #850069
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Beautiful Art Deco diamond and emerald ring in white gold. Circa 1930. Marked 14K. With a center square cut diamond of about 4 mm by 4 mm, or .40 carat, and ten other small round diamonds including four at 2 mm and six at 1 mm. With two emeralds of about 1 mm by just under 2 mm. It weighs 2 grams. Ring size 7. The top is 3/8 inch by 5/16 inch. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1950 item #850068
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Beautiful matched pair of white gold eternity rings, one ruby and one sapphire. Both have square cut stones mounted in 14KT white gold. The gold tests positive for 14K with jeweler's acid. Both are from the same estate. The stones on both are just under 2 millimeters square. Together they weigh 3 grams. Both are ring size 6 1/4 and are 2 mm wide. Excellent condition. A few of the ruby stones have very slight edge abrasion and one has a tiny flea bite; nothing is visible without a ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1950 item #850066
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Beautiful chic and modern signed Tiffany gold bracelet great to wear alone, layer, or use as a starter charm bracelet. Marked TIFFANY and 14K. Circa 1950. With slide clasp and safety catch. It weighs 18 grams. Wearable length is 7 1/4 inches. 1/4 inch wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1930 item #753297
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Gold screwback earrings with large carved apple jade drops. 1920s, with Chinese marks. Also marked 14K. Together they weigh 4 grams. Nice size -- 2 inches long and 9/16 inch wide. Excellent condition. One jade drop has a line -- it is visible in photos. It can be felt on the outside but the stone is completely stable and is not noticeable except in enlarged photos. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #753276
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Stunning and very big vintage gold and genuine angelskin coral ring with 10 diamonds. Circa 1950. Marked 14K and also with a maker's mark which I cannot interpret. Substantial at 12 grams. The diamonds are about .03 carat each and are set in white gold or platinum. The coral is 16 mm in diameter. With a great asymmetrical design and excellent rope form motif. Statement jewelry is a very significant current fashion trend. Photos do not capture this fabulous piece. Ring size 6. The ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #753273
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Very big statement size gold and genuine salmon coral ring. Circa 1975. Marked 14K. It weighs 10 grams. The color is warmer than the photos depict. Ring size 6 1/2 and can be resized. Great size -- the top is 1 3/8 inches by 7/8 inch. Statement jewelry is a very significant current fashion trend. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.