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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1244623
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$745.00
Beautiful antique gold ring with turquoise stones cut and fitted around a center riviere of mine cut diamonds which are set in what looks like silver. Late 19th century, with tiny marks on the outside of the shank that look like French marks, pictured but very difficult to photograph. Tests positive for 14KT gold with jeweler's acid. Ring size 5 1/2 to 5 3/4. The top is 3/4 inch long and just under 3/8 inch wide. Excellent original condition. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1930 item #1244621
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$295.00
Beautiful 1920s bracelet with jade beads strung on a fine goldtone metal chain with matching spring ring clasp. I am also listing a matching necklace from the same estate. All beads are 9mm. It weighs 19 grams. Wearable length is 7 1/8 inches. 3/8 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1930 item #1244259
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$445.00
Beautiful circa 1920 genuine translucent honey amber faceted graduated bead necklace hand knotted with original matching thread, with openwork honeycomb form 14KT gold tiny box slide clasp. Clasp is marked 14K very faintly. The necklace weighs 37 grams. Faint age related crazing in many of the beads. All are completely stable with no cracks, chips etc. 36 1/2 inches long and 5/8 inch wide. Largest center bead is 15mm. Smallest beads are 8mm. Excellent condition. Display form is life size...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1920 item #1229180
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Stunning early Art Deco sterling silver bracelet with large emerald cut prong set glass stones, openbacked and unfoiled, signed H&H Sterling, with a star hallmark. This is the mark of Hamilton & Hamilton Jr., of Providence, Rhode Island, in business from approximately 1896 to 1915. This piece is probably from 1910 - 1915. Box slide clasp with two matching smaller stones, set perpendicular to the larger stones. Just under 3/8 inch wide and 6 7/8 inches wearable length. Excellent condition...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Period : Pre 1910 item #1229130
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Beautiful antique 18th century style gold washed silver Italian drop necklace with flower basket, or giardinetti, "little garden," motif. Circa 1900, marked ITALY, and tests positive for at least 800 silver. Wearable length is 19 inches. Center drops 2 7/8 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Far Eastern : Pre 1910 item #1229127
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$495.00
Three matching antique Chinese sterling silver mounted dark reed or rattan bangle bracelets with repousse designs, all from the same estate. Circa 1900...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1910 item #1207458
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$195.00
Antique genuine carved tortoise shell bypass bangle in the form of stylized snake heads. 1900 to 1910, pre-ban. About 1 inch wide at center from each tip, and the inside diameters are 2 inches and just under 2 3/8 inches. There is some slight give to put it on and it will fit over a medium sized hand. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. This item must be shipped inside the United States....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1129419
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Beautiful large antique brooch in unmarked silver, with large glass paste stones with tiny black dots painted in the centers, mimicking the open culet (the flat bottom of the stone) of early diamond cuts. Circa 1800. With C catch and extended pin stem. The setting is silver with parts possibly silver plated. The center stone is very large, 13mm/1/2 inch in diameter, and the surrounding stones are 8mm in diameter. This piece appears to have some old repairs on the back, and is probably mi...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1123700
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Lovely antique necklace of carved graduated coral beads in reds and oranges, with a tiny 14KT gold slide clasp. Circa 1900. The coral is undyed Mediterranean. The clasp tests positive for 14KT gold. It has been professionally restrung for security, on a very fine flexible gold finished wire. 24 inches wearable length and just under 1/4 inch wide at the center. The largest bead is 5 mm wide. Excellent condition. The clasp has a tiny indentation, pictured but not noticeable when worn. Disp...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1920 item #992056
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Antique ivory bangle with a beautifully worn and aged finish. Early 20th century. The characteristic cross hatched grain of ivory is visible in many places. Great to wear alone or to stack with other similar bangles. Weighty and substantial at 92 grams. Pre-ban. Inside diameter is 2 1/2 inches. Just under 7/8 inch wide and 5/8 inch thick. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. All age lines are stable. Display form is lifesize. ...
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 : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #845707
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$525.00
Stunning cocktail sized antique silver ring with an Austro Hungarian or early Art Deco look, with a very big oval genuine citrine stone. Late 19th or early 20th century. Unmarked but tests positive for sterling silver. Ring size 5 1/2 and will fit up to a size 6 finger. The top is 1 1/8 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. The citrine is 18 mm by 15 mm. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #774167
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Fabulous and early 19th century ring in silver with a center rectangular genuine pale aqua green beryl, genuine pearls, and surrounding tiny dark green stones which are probably glass. With two tiny illegible hallmarks. It tests positive for at least 800 or 900 silver. Ring size 5 1/2. The top of the ring is 5/8 inch by 5/8 inch. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1910 item #761032
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Beautiful antique Victorian genuine tortoise shell bypass bangle. In a great size and perfect to wear alone or layer with other bangles. Circa 1900. The bracelet is slightly flexible and will expand to allow it to slip over the hand. The outside is polished and the inside has a matte finish, as shown in the photo of the inside of the bypass. Great size -- 1 3/8 inches wide. The inside diameters are 2 1/2 and 2 9/16 inches. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1910 item #761031
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Dainty antique Victorian genuine tortoise shell cuff. Circa 1900. 1 inch wide and 6 1/2 inches inside circumference. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #738906
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A fabulous antique garnet five strand beaded necklace with a garnet decorated slide clasp. Circa 1900, from a Philadelphia estate, and I also have listed a garnet hinged bangle from this same estate. The metal tests positive for 9KT gold with jeweler's acid. The large stones in the clasp are each about 5 mm in diameter, and the tiny stones are 2 mm. The garnet beads are each about 4 mm in diameter. Substantial at 112 grams; I counted 497 beads. Very wearable, for day or evening....
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #738898
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Outstandingly wearable antique garnet earrings. Circa 1900. The metal tests positive for 9KT gold with jeweler's acid. The shepherd's hook backs are probably replacements and they test positive for 14KT gold. The large oval stones are 7 mm by 5 mm and the round stones are 5 mm in diameter. The tiny stones are 1 - 2 mm in diameter. Great size -- 2 1/4 inches long and 5/8 inch wide. They weigh 11 grams. Excellent condition. There is tarnishing on the back; it doesn't show from the ...