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Antique and Vintage Jewelry Library p38


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Filigree and Diamond Antique Cross

Filigree and Diamond Antique Cross

This is a delicate and very feminine Filigree and Diamond Antique Cross. The unusual lacey edges remind me of the intricate tatting designs that my grandmother made for her linens. This pretty antique piece is fashioned with a platinum top and an 18k yellow gold back. The cross measures 22x40mm [.85 x 1.56 inches] without the bale. The center diamond is a .04 carat transition cut diamond. The arms are accented with 5 rose cut diamonds, each measuring from .01- .025 carats each. Crosses like this one make perfect gifts for any occasion. Circa 1920's, 1930's. SOLD

Edwardian Sapphire, Opal, and Diamond Earrings

Edwardian Sapphire, Opal, and Diamond Earrings

A unique combination of sapphires, opals and diamonds gives this gorgeous pair of earrings a special flare. I really like how the varying clear, deep blue and iridescent cream hues accent one another. The first gemstone "circle" of these earrings is comprised of two dozen round native cut sapphires for a total gemstone weight of 3.60 carats. Twenty delicate diamonds, form the second "circle" of these antique earrings. These VVS-VS clarity, G-H color round single cut diamonds weigh a total of approximately 0.60 carats. Radiating inward, these Edwardian earrings culminate in a glistening, translucent opal that varies in shading with a lovely green to blue play-of-color. French lever backs securely hold these sapphire, opal and diamond earrings in place. These lovely and most unusual earrings are sure to please the most discriminating lady! Circa 1910. SOLD

Arts and Crafts Pearl and Amethyst Pin

Arts and Crafts Pearl and Amethyst Pin

This Arts and Crafts pearl and amethyst pin is redolent of early spring violets peeking out from dew-dropped flowerbeds. With just a touch of vibrant violet, this antique pearl and amethyst pin evokes the Arts and Crafts era in its overall styling and fine diamond detailing. The 14k yellow gold setting is done in an elongated oval shape for a slimming effect. It's the triple stone fabrication, however, that gives this brooch its visual intrigue. Thirty-seven white button-shaped seed pearls are accented with rectangular step cut amethysts and four round rose cut diamonds. These SI2 clarity, H-I color diamonds are set in a Cupid's arrow patterning to draw the eye inward toward the focal point amethysts. In total, the amethyst gemstones weigh 0.20 carats while the diamonds weight 0.02 carats. Arts and Crafts pearl and amethyst pins like this one add a sophisticated touch to any blouse or blazer. Circa 1900-1910. SOLD

Victorian Antique Diamond Engagement Ring

Victorian Antique Diamond Engagement Ring

This Victorian antique diamond engagement ring reminds me of golden flowers and shimmering ice crystals. The band and top of this antique engagement ring is fabricated of a sparkling glossy-finished 18k yellow gold. You'll love how the slightly raised shank's open weave and semi-loop detailing lend visual intrigue to this engagement ring. I am always excited to find antique engagement rings with old cut diamonds! The large center stone and the encircling 12 smaller ones in this gorgrous ring are all old mine cut stones. Ranging in clarity from VS2-SI2 and in color from I-J, in total the diamonds weigh approximately 1.0 carats. In Victorian times, diamonds represented constancy while floral forget-me-not motifs stood for remembrance. Victorian antique diamond engagement rings like this one will become heirloom treasures and will always remind her of that very special day in her life! Circa 1875. SOLD

Edwardian Antique Diamond Bracelet

Edwardian Antique Diamond Bracelet

This exquisite antique diamond bracelet has a platinum top and an 18k yellow gold back. It has substantial weight because of the platinum, and you can actually "feel" the quality. This dainty antique piece is an excellent example of the intricate filigree work produced by Edwardian craftsman. The center diamond is a bead set Old European cut of measuring approximately 3.30x2.11mm. The bracelet also has 30 diamonds measuring approximately 1.50mm to 1.70mm each. The total diamond carat weight is approximately .50 carats. The diamonds average SI1-SI2 in clarity and I-J in color. The body of the bracelet measures 8x62mm [.31x2.41 inches] and the total length is 6.5 inches. Two of the original links are available to extend the length by two links or approximately 1 inch. The weight is 9.9 grams. An appraisal by an independent GIA Graduate Gemologist is included as part of your purchase. Circa 1915. SOLD

Antique Art Deco Diamond Bracelet

Antique Art Deco Diamond Bracelet

This antique Art Deco Diamond bracelet is designed with angular styling and beautiful filigree work. It is fashioned in 18k white gold with a center brilliant cut diamond measuring approximately 5 pts and 2 rose cut diamonds measuring approximately 2 pts each. This antique link bracelet measures 15.5cm in length and has a safety chain. You can wear this wonderful piece from day-time into night-time. Circa 1920's. SOLD

Antique Edwardian Cross

Antique Edwardian Cross

This antique Edwardian cross with old cut diamonds is redolent of fine spun silk and intricately tatted lace. Constructed of dual precious metals, platinum and 18k yellow gold, this fancily engraved antique cross pendant is enhanced with a total of 6 diamonds. The 0.12 carat transition cut center stone is accented with five additional old mine and rose cut diamonds for gleaming visual interest and appeal. In total, 0.20 carats of diamonds showcase this Edwardian cross's elaborate cutworking. This antique Edwardian cross might have been found enhancing the neckline of Queen Victoria or Princess Alexandra. Circa 1910-1915. SOLD

Art Deco Antique Filigree Pendant

Art Deco Antique Filigree Pendant

This delicate Art Deco Antique Filigree Pendant is superbly designed in 14k yellow, white and green gold. The detailing is exquisite, from the yellow gold rose with a diamond studded center, to the green gold leaves which adorn the sides. The center modern brilliant cut diamond measures .05 carats and the two single cut diamonds at the top and bottom of the filigree work measure .03 carats each. The pendant measures 14x36mm [.54x1.40 inches]. Antique pendants like this one make perfect "Any Occasion" gifts. Circa 1920s. SOLD

Art Nouveau Peridot and Seed Pearl Pendant

Art Nouveau Peridot and Seed Pearl Pendant

This delicate yellow gold Art Nouveau pendant has flower and leaf designs interwoven within a series of curves with lovely tiny bead work. There are 44 seed pearls artistically placed in the curves, flowers and leaves. The center of the pendant contains a 3x5mm Peridot. The bale, which is original to the piece, also contains a seed pearl and the same lovely bead work. This pendant measures approximately 38x27mm and is set in 9k gold. You can wear this pendant with almost anything -- to dress up a casual summer outfit, to accentuate a pretty blouse, or to complement your favorite cocktail dress. And, if you don't want to wear it as a pendant, it converts to a pin! SOLD

Virgin Mary Pendant with Diamonds

Virgin Mary Pendant with Diamonds

This is an absolutely gorgeous antique pendant with a handcarved image of the Virgin Mary in mother of pearl. Mary is holding a bouquet of flowers and her lovely face is framed by a halo. She is surrounded by 14 rose cut diamonds measuring over 1 pt each. There are two additional rose cut diamonds -- one at the top of the bale and another one where the bale attaches to the body of the pendant. The pendant is in 18k white gold with a 20 inch 18k white gold chain. This is a very unusual piece of antique jewelry! If you're looking for a unique gift, you'll make her very happy with this choice. Circa 1910's. SOLD


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