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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1910 item #1462548
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$850.00
This enchanting ruby band ring has 5 rubies displayed in a linear formation along the face of the polished gold band, which has a gold "leaf" carved into the band that in a charming manner appears to be "reaching" around to capture the gemstone mounted face of the ring. Our 15K Edwardian ruby band ring is hallmarked Birmingham for the year 1907. It has a maker's mark of "L BROTHERS". The ring weighs 2.1 grams and is a size US 7 3/4.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1462547
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
SOLD
18K five stone ring with unusual amethysts set against a band of 18K spiral scrolls surrounding the stones. The gold scrolled sides and shoulders are a classic English late Victorian design which makes a substantial presence and balances the pretty cushion cut amethysts perfectly. The ring is open backed so it can be exposed to moisture with no problem. There is an assay mark for 18K. The ring is a US size 8.5 and can be resized.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : French : Pre 1900 item #1462546
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,500.00
Dainty five stone diamond ring of French origin, this slender open backed diamond band with five old cut diamonds sits slightly elevated off the finger and is an elegant variation of the classic 5 stone ring. A slightly rubbed eagle's head hallmark is visible on the underside of the band. Our ring stacks beautifully with other rings (as demonstrated in the photos) and would make an excellent engagement ring. Similar to rings of this era, our ring is set in silver, so as to set off the cool tone...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1462545
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$950.00
This charming old European cut diamond and sapphire gypsy set ring from around the turn of the century is an unusual combination of 3 sapphire stones set in a banner flanking a central star set diamond. The buttery yellow gold sets off the colors of the sapphire and diamonds with aplomb. The diagonal carvings and banner set sapphires, each slightly larger than the next, make this different from your typical star set gypsy ring. The ring looks elegant paired with a diamond or sapphire eternity ba...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1462544
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,300.00
Charming 15K Victorian gypsy ring with an old mine cut diamond securely imbedded in a polished gold band. The ring is hallmarked HM Chester 1890. This type of setting was popular through the late 19th century and well into the 20th. The diamond is securely flush mounted into the band. Flush mounted rings, otherwise known as gypsy rings, can be worn for everyday wear. The ring is great for stacking or worn alone, and with its hallmark and polished gold band is a fine ring indeed. The ring weighs ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1920 item #1462543
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,400.00
18k diamond gypsy ring adorned with 2 cushion cut diamonds and 1 central ruby encased in 8 pointed stars on a polished gold band with a charming incised design on each shoulder and an unusual scalloped edge. Flush mount gypsy rings are one of the most secure settings for gemstones and as such were worn by men and women with active lifestyles. Such rings were very much popular among men. The popularity of gypsy, or flush mounted rings, began around the Victorian era and continued through the firs...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1462542
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$750.00
Two garnet and 1 diamond star set gypsy ring, adorned with 2 cushion cut diamonds and 1 center sapphire encased in clear 8 pointed stars on a polished 18K band. Gypsy rings settings are of the most secure for gemstones and are worn by people with active lifestyles, men and women alike. Their popularity commenced during the Victorian era and continued until the twentieth century. With its clean lines and smooth finish, this ring can be worn alone or paired with others. There are no marks on the ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1460373
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,900.00
his wonderful snake bracelet combines the snake motif with the wonderful art of pique work, or tortoiseshell, jewelry. Slight pressure on the clasp opens the hinge at the snake's mouth, the bracelet swings open, the wrist goes into the rounded curved section, and the bracelet snaps back into place with one hand (shown in the video). The clasp is secure. Victorian craftsmen who learned from the French Huguenots, were quite talented, indeed. Translated as "pierce" in French, Pique-work is a tec...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1910 item #1460371
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,500.00
Wonderful brightly colored half hoop ring of the classic Victorian 5 stone design consisting of 3 emeralds and 2 amethysts.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1460370
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$4,800.00
Dramatic Georgian faceted paste single stone ring set in silver and backed in 18K. The ring is nicely engraved at the shoulders with an 18K band. The carved paste is set in silver, which was believed to be better suited to set off the cool tones of the "diamond" stone. Paste jewelry refers to meticulously hand carved gem-like stones whose origin is credited to 2 infamous Georges, the first being George Ravenscroft, an English glassmaker who in the 16th century invented a composition of lead...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1460369
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,300.00
Our C1830 Pinchbeck drop earrings made following the newly discovered ancient works of art at Pompeii and Herculaneum. The discovery of the archeological sites compelled society to want to own and wear jewelry in the Egyptian style, and the scarcity of jewels from ancient Egyptian lead to a 19th century revival of Egyptian jewelry. The Egyptian revival was in 1870's; these earrings were made in an earlier decade and are of Pinchbeck, an alloy of gold (which is how we know the earrings hail from ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Continental : Pre 1700 item #1460366
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,600.00
A late Medieval historic signet ring of silver believed to be of Islamic origin. Pictorial signet rings were made to serve the practical purpose of bearing a mark that when impressed upon clay would authenticate documents, during a time when many in society were illiterate. The ring presents with an octagonal bezel and is carved with a standing bird, neck and head bent down, a star and crescent before it, and a decorative geometric pattern carved on the rim and the shoulders. The crescent...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Continental : Pre 1920 item #1460364
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,600.00
This fancy gold lined iron band reads "Gold Gab Ich Fur Eisen", meaning "I gave gold for iron", and was part of a patriotic effort to fund the Austro Hungarian War whereupon German citizens were asked to donate their gold jewelry and other gold articles and in return they would receive iron rings with these patriotic inscriptions. The movement spawned from an earlier movement in 1812, when Germans were asked to donate their gold jewelry to help their country in the effort to defeat Napoleon dur...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1460232
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,800.00
Victorian Forget Me Not ring 15K set with six turquoise stones in a radial pattern, 3 supporting turquoises on each side and a diamond at center. The flower literally means “Forget me not” and the small rose diamond in the centre signifies eternal love. The band is ornately carved to enhance the delicacy of the ring. The ring no longer has hair behind crystal back but few examples have survived with this intact. The ring dates to C1880 and is a size 8.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1460231
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,800.00
Victorian 18 karat romantic message ring with 7 gemstones, each of whose names spell out the word "DEAREST" and are set in the order of the word DEAREST; they include a diamond, 2 emeralds, an amethyst, ruby, sapphire, and topaz. Message rings were a popular and beloved form of antique jewelry during the Victorian era. The crisp clear colors and open cutwork band add to our DEAREST ring's appeal. The ring is a size 7 ½.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1460229
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,400.00
Early Victorian or late Georgian half hoop 7 stone ring with 7 well matched turquoise stones set in cabochon, with the largest turquoise in the center and each stone graduated in size, as is typical of a hand carved Georgian ring. The borders of each stone are crimped, an attractive detail. The shoulders of the ring are chased in a lovely hand carved pattern. The back of the stones reveal lovely hand carved gold work. The ring can be sized up or down within reason.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1460222
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,400.00
Elegant Georgian pinchbeck Pendeloque earrings with decorative floral accents along the bottom widest part and an attractive carved flower at the ear. The bottom of the earrings are finished with a hand wrought gold ball. Pinchbeck is an alloy developed by Christopher Pinchbeck in 1720 to simulate gold. His alloy of copper and zinc looks like gold and does not tarnish. The earrings are Georgian Pinchbeck Torpedo Drop Earrings with Decorative Floral Accents1 3/4 inches long and ½ inch at ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1910 item #1460220
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,375.00
Sweet classic Victorian turquoise forget me not ring with 5 turquoise stones surrounding a central seed pearl set in an open cutwork band, its "forget me not" blossom has charming tendrils that fall on either side and are engraved to emulate branches. The ring is a size 4.75 and can be resized.