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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1356510
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Amazing very big antique circa 1910 leaf form brooch in sterling silver with a large egg yolk butterscotch Baltic amber stone in a bezel setting. With a C clasp. Not marked but tests positive for sterling silver. Fabulous Arts & Crafts design with a beautiful dimensional textured hammered finish. Substantial at 51 grams. Great size -- 3 7/8 inches long by 2 3/4 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1292942
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Very beautiful antique English Victorian or Edwardian dainty choker length necklace with natural undyed salmon coral beads and a 9 karat gold mounted matching pendant with a carved coral rose surmounting a coral teardrop. The pendant slides along the strand. Marked 9C on the gold mounting of the pendant. The clasp is new 14 karat gold, and the necklace has been professionally restrung, as the spring ring of the clasp was missing (the original gold jump ring was there, but the entire clasp has be...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1900 item #1288107
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Beautiful antique Victorian choker length collar necklace made from genuine Whitby jet graduated carved dome shaped oblong beads with a centerpiece in the form of a Maltese cross, with box slide clasp with a jet piece applied to the top. Late 19th century, English. The centerpiece is slightly wider at the bottom and has a textured background surface, and applied faceted jet pieces. The necklace is strung on the original black thread. Guaranteed genuine Whitby jet. There is a hidden hook on the b...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1900 item #1277842
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Stunning antique Victorian gold mounted banded agate bead necklace with matching oval drop. Mid to late 19th century. The original metal mounting and spring ring clasp with jump ring test positive for 14KT gold with jeweler's acid. The necklace has been professionally restrung with soft golden brown silk thread with decorative hand knotting between the beads. 17 1/4 inches wearable length. The pendant is 1 3/4 inches long. The largest beads at either side of the pendant are 15mm each...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1940 item #1277826
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Antique Chinese necklace with silver plated lock with repousse decoration, silver plated chain, and many decorative beads, including large oblong red sponge coral beads held in very dense silver filigree caps, turquoise disk shaped beads, dzi beads, white hardstone beads, coral color glass beads, and bone beads with turquoise and coral inlay. 30 inches wearable length. The lock is 1 1/2 inches long and 2 1/16 inches wide. The largest coral stations with filigree caps are 2 1/8 inches...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1262631
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Antique Victorian, late 19th century, 9 karat gold bracelet with hollow links with repousse hammered decoration on the fronts of alternating groups of links, with matching heart shaped detachable clasp, and attached safety chain. The backs of the links are plain and the bracelet is a reversible "night and day" piece. The heart, and one end link of the bracelet are marked 9.C., which is the English designation for 9 karat gold. 7 1/2 inches wearable length and 1/4 inch wide. The heart clasp is 1 ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1249156
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Antique English Victorian long necklace with a watch clip in 9 karat gold. Late 19th century. The clip was used to hold items such as lorgnettes and watches, or to thread through a muff so it could be worn around the neck, falling at or below the waist. Marked A.C.C. 9CT on the clasp and also marked 9CT on a cartouche at the top of the chain. The hinge of the clasp is brass, shown on both sides in photos. The rest of the clasp and chain is 9 karat gold. There may be an 18 karat wash over...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1244623
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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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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. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1930 item #1244259
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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. Displa...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1910 item #1207458
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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 : 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 : 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 : 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....