Traditional Victorian Mizpah brooch with two shields and trailing leaves, and the mizpah blessing engraved on them: The Lord watch between me and thee when we are absent one from another . Often given to a sweetheart or mother left behind in times of war or absence. Brooch measures 4 cm wide and 2.5 cm tall (Just over q.1/2 inches by 1 inch). This one is hallmarked for Birmingham (England) 1893. Maker's mark is rubbed, but begins W. (possibly T or L after the fullstop). Very good condition, just some kinks in the rear pin.
Big safety pin from the past of The Netherlands - a fancy silver pin (meant to be paired?) to attach your apron or hold your britches up. Picture a little Dutch boy in front of a windmill. Pin is 1 3/4 inches in diameter with twisted wire trim and balls. I don't think they used sterling. Tube hinge, C clasp.
This insect pin is 1 1/4 inches long with what I think is a jade body and a pearl head. Meticulous detail including tiny little red beady eyes and sturdy brass feet and probosis (nose thingy). Safety clasp but the early kind that turns clockwise. Cute and in excellent condition. Like bugs? See more.
Somebody got creative on this one! It is a pin with leaves (gold plated)but the bloom or flower is a an old rose gold locket of about one in inch. Locket is riveted to stem, pin back is C clasp. Total measures 3 1/2 inches long. This is cause for lots of speculation but it is in like-new condition Tell me more if you can figure it out, please.
An exceptional piece of gold bearing quartz with loads of gold showing in the stone in it's original 14k bezel mounting. Attached to a rope chain creating a 19'' long necklace. The drop appears to have had it's pin back removed at some time. Quartz containing this much gold was and still is an exceptional example of a major vein deposit and was surely made in the middle of the 19th century to show off the discovery by some lucky prospector/miner to the world by giving this to a loved female to proudly wear.
15 opal cabochons are mounted in an unmarked crescent moon shaped brooch in like very fine condition. Opals are all full of color with blue and red internal irridescence. One stone has a small chip visible under high magnification. 3.6 grams
Multi-colored Gold Enamel Turquoise Memorial Brooch
a large memorial brooch with ''Recuerdo'' in black enamel, 4 Persian turquoise cabs, flowers, chains and drops are original and complete, glass panel on reverse, the front panel is hinged and lifts up to access inside cavity which probably contained hair. no markings, assayed as 14k A large and impressive piece from a Spanish speaking area. California, New Mexico, Texas, Mexico or Spain?
An exceptional example of memorial hair jewelry in ring form with braided hair under glass on top an a double hinged hidden shank compartment which when the hand engraved sides are opened, they reveal woven hair that surrounds the entire shank. The top hair is blonde and the hidden hair is brown. Was this the hair of a hidden love in the shank? Paintings of the eye of a hidden love are known in jewelry as well.
Masonic Jewel, Chalcedony Fob, Keystone Royal Arch.
Silver mounted Masonic jewel, early 20th century Masonic Royal Arch fob pendant. Made in chalcedony or could be white jade, in the keystone block shape with the letters H.T.W.S.S.T.K.S (Hiram, Tyrian, Widow's Son, Sendeth to King Solomon) in circle. Other side has the keystone penny circle as photographed with triangle to centre. Bale is silver or silver plate, but not hallmarked. Actual keystone measures 20 mm by 18 mm by 7 mm thick (just over 3/4 inch by 11/16 inch by 1/4 inch). Bale is 8 mm long (5/16 inch). The top O ring would need to be taken off. Excellent condition.
This pretty gold-washed necklace measures 15 1/2 inches and is meant to rest on the collarbone though the spring clasp could easily take an extender. The filigree links show very little wear and the pink facets stones (just short of 1/2 inch long, are in excellent condition. I believe this is a Victorian revival from the 20's or 30's.
A center with a mine cut diamond surrounded with half pearls shading from cream to gray mounted on a wavy rayed sun burst with a cresent moon make this 14k yellow gold watch pin a far different example than usually seen. You will look a long time till you see anything like this one again. It has so much Victorian charm and style.
These carved Asian earrings are hand-carved in the form of globe-shaped vases with upper handles on flared, four-footed bases. Each vase is ¾ high; total height with ear wire is 1 ¼ . One vase has a tiny notch chip on one side handle and one in the center of one side of the foot. The translucent gemstone appears to be carnelian - it is not glass. The carefully fitted hinged bar fittings are 14K (tested) and the newer ear wires are 14K gold-filled. The earrings are part of a small estate lot we found that contained 18th century paste jewelry and Victorian gold. We date them to prior to 1900. See top of page for latest store news!
Beautiful vintage gold pendant, Made from solid gold there are hallmarks but i can not make out what content, carat gold, It comes with very fine chain which is made from 10k gold, Measuring approximately 16 1/2 inches long, and pendant measures approximately 3/4 inches wide and 1/2 inches long.
C1860 Victorian Etruscan Revival 2-tone Gold-filled Bar Pin
This dainty Victorian era bar pin is rendered in two tones and features a line of lucky clovers within two circular-capped ends. The bar is 2 1/4 long and 7/16 wide. The clovers and the arcs at each end are polished rose-gold filled or gold-plated finish, the remainder of the pin has a bloomed matte finish yellow. Tiny bosses (balls) and minute sun-rays on the ends are very fine in detail and show no damage. The overall finish has darkened slightly but I prefer not to polish antiques of this period, circa 1860. The silver color metal pin shaft secures under a wide curled clasp. Originally worn at the collar or to secure a lace scarf or fichu is in wonderful condition and adds a grace worn singly in or in small groupings. This is a Store Special - See note at top of page regarding current store sale. And be sure to browse since many items are added each week!
Rare Impressive and Spectacular Antique Brooch, All original, Made from 10k Gold Frame and fantastic large agate stone,in milky - opal-y white to beige - grey and graduating in to black colour, Gold frame has beautiful detail and on the back this brooch is hallmarked, Please see our images, Measuring approximately 1 1/2 x over 1 1/4 inch.
These unusual marriage bracelets or friendship bracelets or slave bracelets are for smaller wrists, oval shape measuring 2 1/4 x 2. Chain is 4 inches long with pins that slide into a tube. Etched pattern has black background - taille d'epargne?
Heirloom Victorian gold pendant and or brooch, adorned with tiny graduated pearls, one tiny pearl missing and it could be easily replaced by any jeweller, This is truly high quality piece of magnificent antique style jewelry, Measures approximately 1 inch in diameter.
A matched pair of 14k yellow gold bangle bracelets with leaf and vine wirework decoration completly surrounding each [see detail image] 1/2'' wide with 6 3/4'' inside circum. total weight; 33.75 grams, unmarked, assayed for karat, each has file marl inside but perfect outside. So very hard to find a pair today
Really hard to get a picture of this because background is shiny beveled carnelian colored glass. Elegant classical lady is applied in a molded, flat finish, very detailed. Measure 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 and is set with 6 decorative prongs in antique gold finish. Tiny chip on neckline under chin is considered in pricing. Safety clasp looks like it might have been applied later.
This old sash pin makes me chuckle - a very strange marriage of sweet flowers with flower- eating monsters. Maybe they are worms! 3 inches by 2 with very nicely handpainted and raised flowers on gold-washed filigree. My theory is that this was an early craft project and the 2 pieces were sold as a kit. C clasp, some wear on gold-wash, one chip on white center flower. Considered in pricing.
This little darling is 1 inch across with a big share of that inch containing an openback amethyst. Then it is accented by goldfilled filigree. It has a safety clasp so it may be an early edition of Victorian reproduction from the 30's. Very good antique condition.
This goldfilled watch pin looks like it was never used - maybe someone forgot to give the lady a watch or maybe she got in on the early wristwatch fashion. Measures 1 inch by 3/4, and has a safety clasp.
18k GOLD BRACELET Beautiful 18k bracelet circa early 1900's, lovely ornate design, so true of that era, It is narrow bracelet but with beautiful ornate work on it, very much impressive, Stamped 18k, Your questions are always welcome but PLEASE do not ask me how much it weighs, for one thing we are not jewellers and do not have jewellers scale and secondly most importantly, WE DO NOT sell vintage and antique jewelry by weight, It is evaluated according Antiquity, Rarity and Gold content. Circa: during 1900's
THIS IS VINTAGE BRACELET, IT COMES WITH LUCKY 7 CHARMS, BRACELET IS STAMPED 10K AND CHARMS ABOUT 4 ARE 14K AND 3 ARE 10K GOLD CONTENT,THESE CHARMS ARE OLD AND QUITE UNIQUE, IT COMES WITH SAFETY LATCH as per images, Bracelet measures about 7 1/4 inches long.
BEAUTIFUL 10 K GOLD CHAIN NECKLACE AND STAR OF DAVID PENDANT, IT COMES IN LOVELY VELVET BOX AND IT SEEMS NEVER USED, PERFECT FOR A GIFT GIVING,CHAIN MEASURES ABOUT 16 inches long and pendant 3/4 of an inch.
Antique C1890 Aesthetic Movement Japan Stickpin With Org. Velvet Box
This circa 1890 Japanese gilt brass stickpin shows the Eastern influence on jewelry design during the Aesthetic Movement of the late 19th century when naturalism and asymmetry were favored. The stickpin's oval top is ¾ high and a little more than ½ wide and has a dark golden finish over brass. The intentionally oxidized design of clouds is set with three bright rose pink glass cabochons. The characters below may be a form of good luck; I could only translate one as a sort of blessing in modern Chinese (which is related to an older Japan language system used prior to 1900.) The full height of the stickpin is 2 5/8 and the side of the shaft has a partial stamp of maker's hallmark which is not decipherable. The stickpin is in lovely condition with no damage and the only wear to the gilding being on the upper part of the pin shaft. This special accessory comes in a box which itself is a special display item. It is blue velvet with a satin-lined lid showing the jeweler's name and address. The bottom is a darker blue velvet with a pocket for the stickpin (which could hold other pins too!). It closes with a push clasp, the button is carved mother-of-pearl shell. The box, too, is in super condition with no evidence of wear. This is a store Special and does not qualify for further discount, however, most shop items are eligible for the current special (see top of page) so please be sure to browse. New items are added every day!
Beautiful, this large pendant with green, blue, red, topaz and a big fat amethyst center. They are all openbacked and brilliant. 3 sizes and shapes are prongset and highlighted by silver leaves and it measures 2 x 1 1/2 inches. Chain with spring clasp is 24 inches and probably not the original but looks great. You can pass this one off for Grandma's. Probably Czech.
I think this silver pin is a Zeeland (Dutch) apron pin, based on what a nice customer shared with me in the past. It measures 1 1/2 inches in diameter, has a tube hinge and C clasp. Pin point sticks out beyond pin. Image 4 shows it with a similar pin but constructed differently. Do you know more? Please share if you do. Another customer has added information. Possible a breeches button - with clasp added later.
I have been assured that this ethnic looking necklace is not Scandanavian - clasp is too fancy. The 3 strands are some kind of silver or nickel silver - not marked. Came from a very old lady who said it was her mother's only piece of jewelry. Got any ideas? Please share. I guess Polish or Eastern Europe.
We do not know what this material is but it is not gutta percha because the moth worms chewed tiny edge areas, they eat only organic material like horn, baleen or tortoise. nicely engraved caps on each end of a good sized cross
This striking pin is just a bit over 1 inch square but the rainbow colored stones make a much bigger statement. I don't know much about the prongset,foilback stones but I guess Austrian? I am sure that the colorful marbling and swirls go all the way through the glass. I also know that it is old: see back view with antique metal and safety pin clasp.
English jet bracelet, expanding, on hat elastic. This would have been a mourning bracelet, from the late Victorian or Edwardian period. Bracelet is 3 cm deep, and 18 cm circumference, expanding to larger . Excellent condition.
Wonderful and highly detailed 9c yellow gold early Victorian Etruscan barp pin. Raised floral and bead work etc, as per images, Measures 1 1/2 inches long x 1/2 inches wide. Simple C hook pin back clasp works just fine, The back is open in a circle shape and it seems that was serving as a storage for a hair lock,This piece is In excellent condition.
Lovely 1940's heavy gold link braclet, Made from 10k yellow gold - Superb detail and intricate style as per picture,It has very good safety lock, Measures, 7 inches long and a bit short of 1/2 inches wide - Excellent condition - No repairs
Lovely 1940's charm style braclet, Made from 10k yellow gold - Superb detail and is made in triple links style, It has very good safety lock - It is EXQUISITE! - Measures comfy., 8 1/4 inches long and a bit short of 1/2 inches wide - Excellent condition - No repairs
Lovely 9k pink gold, Victorian detailed bar pin style brooch, Made in England and marked:S&S 9c 375 Birmingham, featuring tiny leafs encrusted with 10 tiny seed pearls, Excellent condition. Brooch measures about about 1 inch 1/4 inch long.
Wonderful and highly detailed 9c yellow gold early Victorian Etruscan bar pin. Raised floral and bead work etc, as per images, Simple C hook pin back clasp works just fine,Marked: 9c, 375 In excellent condition, circa 1880- 1910.
Lovely 10k gold, Victorian detailed barpin style brooch, featuring what it seems 3 detailed Maple Leafs, with the center leaf all encrusted with 15 tiny seed pearls, - LOVELY, Excellent condition. Brooch measures about about 1 inch 1/2 inch long.
Lovely antique ladies brooch - Barpin - Made of gold (not marked) and lovely 3 seed pearls and two amethyst stones - Very good condition - Free of damage - Measures just a bit short of 1 1/4 inches long.
Late Victorian 14k yellow Gold gorgeous brooch or pendant adorned with tiny-tiny 8 of them surrounding exquisite, large amethyst stone, all of these set in to gold scroll work so true of Victorian Jewellry - It also is made as a broach or as a pendant since it has a special unvisibal hook to the front for a chain - It is EXQUISITE! - Measures 1 1/4 inches long long x 1 1/4 inch wide - Excellent condition - No repairs
Absolutely gorgeous high quality necklace French style LAVALIERE - Very fine antique piece of jewelry made of 14k gold and studded with about 79 seed pearls and lovely deep color amethyst stone - Chain is marked 14k also - These lavaliers are hard to find - Reason: family heirlooms - Very good condition - Free of damage - Chain on each side is about 8 1/4 inches long and the center piece is hanging about 2.5 inches long.
Very fine dainty 9c gold and seed pearl necklace French style Lavaliere - Front piece is done in a scroll work - floral with tiny seed pearls and on the other side there is a hook to hook pendant etc., and chain is very,very fine marked 10k - Measures 18' long.
very rare elk tooth hat pins in solid 14k gold mounts and pins. Elk ivory is the rarest jewelry component in the world. Often referred to as the pearl of the west , elk ivory has been found among artifacts 5,000 years old. Native Americans often used elk teeth as a decorative element in jewelry and clothing. The first confirmed elk ivory ornaments in the U.S. were unearthed at the Fort Yates archeological dig in south central North Dakota, along the Missouri river, dating back roughly 530 years. Elk teeth are still used in decoration today and can make a unique, one of a kind jewelry piece. Elk eat grass and twigs, but they have two teeth in their upper palate made for tearing meat. The upper canines - known as the ivories - are evolutionary misfits with no purpose, said Bob Garrott, a Montana State University-Bozeman professor of ecology . All mammals evolve to have incisors, canines, premolars and molars, he said. As they evolve, their teeth slowly modify to their diets. Since the stone age, these bulbs of ivory have caught the attention of hunters. They were different, polished, smooth. Some historians think they were among the earliest forms of jewelry. Crow tradition once required successful hunters to give away the ivories to members of their hunting party who didn't down an elk. When a man killed his first elk, the ivories were saved for a necklace for his bride or for his daughter. Although usually only for special occasions, most Crow women continue to wear a beaded necklace with the two special elk teeth. The white settlers soon noticed the white nuggets of bone prized by the Crow, Cheyenne, Lakota and other tribes across the High Plains. During the market hunting era, about 100 years ago, there are records of mass slaughters of elk specifically to collect their ivories, Garrott said. Many of the teeth ended up in the watch fobs of Elks Club members.
Although this is a mourning brooch, it could be worn every day - it is a plain black enamel oval set centrally with an incised star design housing a single small natural pearl. The backing is gold - no hallmarks - and it has the characteristic Victorian long pin. Brooch measures 3 cm by 2.5 cm (1.3/16 inch by 1 inch). Very good condition . Close-up, under strong light, there are a few age scratches on the enamel, but these are not readily visible to the naked eye. A very pretty and useful brooch, over 100 years old.
Probably a very old Victorian re-creation -old fashion safety pin indicates it was done after about 1915-20 or maybe a C clasp was replaced. Gold finish, measures 1 3/4 x 1 1/8 with openback citrine glass stone which is over 1/2 inch long - beautifully faceted and undamaged.
This circa 1865 Victorian gold-filled and crystal pin encloses a curled lock in memory of a loved one. The octagonal mounting measures 1 1/8 wide by 15 16 high. The cut-crystal top is free of scratches (the light curved line in center is a brown hair that is not nearly so evident in-person). This beveled top reveals the curl of hair laid on a dark brown, ribbed fabric panel. The gold frame doesn't quite meet the 10K test so I believe it is heavily gold-plated, though it shows no sign of worn plating at the edges. It has an extended pin shaft which is clasped with a C-closure. There are a few very shallow indents and a darker spot on the back of the case only. Such pieces were often made by women to give to loved ones as a way to say keep me near and could also be used as memorials of those who had passed. The size of this pin makes it ideal to be worn at a collar, on a lace scarf, or the lapel of a suit jacket. See top of page for current store special.
LOVELY VINTAGE PIN OR BROOCH, MADE IN ART NOUVEAU STYLE,from BLACK HILLS GOLD,BEAUTIFUL DETAIL - as per images - Measuring about 1 inch in diam. excellent for age condition, clasp works fine. US Buyer please remit 8.00 for shipping plus insurance.THANKS.
Lovely little locket is 3/4 inch by a bit over 1/2. Looks like it has never been used. Background foil inside shows texture. Pretty bail, flawless etching and 18 inch goldfilled chain with spring clasp.