Late Victorian Opal & Diamond Ring
A stunning fire opal ring surrounded by European cut diamonds set in 14 kt. yellow gold. The opal is one of the largest I’ve seen from this time period a has a lot of gorgeous color in it. The opal itiself is almost an inch long and half an inch wide. There are no scratches or nick with the naked eye, but slight indications of its age can be seen under a 10 power loop. This does not detract from its appearance in any way. This beautiful antique ring dates from 1885-1910. All the diamonds around the fire opal appear to be original, having the same European cut and they match color-wise. The ring is a size 7 but can easily be sized up or down. Ask for item #1029, $1,695.
Stunning Diamond Cluster Ring
Without a doubt, this is the most beautiful ring we’ve ever offered! We have an appraisal on this one so there’s no doubt it is what it is. Total diamond weight is 1.8 carats. The center stone is a European cut, measures approximately .69 carats and graded SI2 color H-I. The eight other stones are also European cuts, approximately .14 carats each with a clarity of SI1, color H-I. The setting is 18 kt. yellow and white gold. The appraisal states a value of $4,250. We date this piece to the Edwardian era. The pictures don’t do this ring justice! It is currently a size 6 but could easily be resized. Item #1027, asking $3,999.
Stunning Edwardian Pin/Pendant
Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful Edwardian pieces of jewelry we’ve ever had. Set in sterling silver are sapphires, seed pearls and marcasites in the typical Edwardian lavalier style. This stunning piece of jewelry measures 3 1/2 inches long by 2 1/8 inches wide. It has a pin in the back and could easily have a bale added to make into a pendant. Think of Downton Abbey! Item #927, asking $1,395
Edwardian Amethyst Necklace
Briolette cut amethyst stones are highly valued and sought after and this Edwardian necklace sports not only a beautiful amethyst but a diamond with natural pearls. The 14 kt. gold chain is approximately 14 1/2 inches long and the pendant portion dangles another 3/4 of an inch. This graceful lavalier will please any lover of vintage jewelry. Item #919, $595
Late Victorian Garnet Necklace
Pieces like this antique garnet necklace are difficult to find – in stellar condition with high quality stones. These bohemian garnets are almost and could be rhodolite garnets with their tinge of purple. The pendant portion measures almost two full inches across and down. The chain length is 15 inches plus the pendant making a total of 17 inches. The chain portion is in brass that was once brushed with gold as tinges of the gold can still be seen. This is a wonderful example of transitional jewelry, moving us from the late Victorian to the Edwardian era. These vintage lavaliers were commonly worn by women to formal dinners as late as WWI. Item #912, $1,295
Lemon Czech Glass Necklace
Ca. 1890-1920, this stunning Czech glass pendant is known as “lemon glass” for its clear, bright yellow color. The chain is made of sterling silver and set with yellow glass beads, measuring 24 inches long. The pear shaped pendant is 1 1/2 inches long and highlighted by tiny seed pearls. Another example of turn-of-the-century craftsmanship. Item #800, $195.
Edwardian Ring with Sapphires and Rose Cut Diamonds
Sapphires and diamonds are always a favorite and this ring is no exception. From the Edwardian period, the sapphires are of excellent quality and surrounded by rose cut diamonds. This antique ring was reshanked (the band was probably worn thin) in 14kt gold, which only makes it more wearable for daily use. An antique ring like this one is typical of one seen on Downton Abbey. Ask for Inv. #700. $1,395