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All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Rings : Pre 1990 item #1443362
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$865.00
We love this 9 karat three center stone and four small Hessonite garnet Victorian "style" ring that was designed to look like a variation of the classic Victorian half hoop ring. The garnets are clear, smooth and well sized. Two small garnets grace each side and the stones are large and a clear shade of tomato. If you are looking for a ring that is similar in style to the classic half hoop of the 19th century, look no further. At ½ inch in width at its widest point, our garnet half hoop ring is...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1443361
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,850.00
18K yellow gold sapphire ring with three large sapphires and two diamonds, all roughly equal in size, in the form of a classic Victorian half hoop diamond ring, with emphasis on the gemstones. The ring is set with the gemstones "a jour", or "open to the day", meaning the ring can be worn for hand washing and is appropriate for everyday wear. The stones are polished and clear. The ring measures US 7 ½.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1443360
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,850.00
Lovely sapphire ring with three large sapphires and four small diamonds, an unusual variation of the form of a classic five stone half hoop diamond ring (the each pair of small diamonds read as one larger diamond). Five stone rings were crafted to show emphasis on the gemstones. The ring is set with the gemstones "a jour", or "open to the day", meaning the ring can be worn for hand washing and is appropriate for everyday wear. The stones are polished and clear. The ring is hallmarked 1906 and is...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1800 item #1443359
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,600.00
Dramatic and rare Georgian 18K gold and agate navette shaped ring revealing endless variations of the moss agate stone. Navette means "little ship", and shaped like a pointed oval. Agate is a variety of quartz that occurs naturally in nature and during the period that this ring was made, were mined in Scotland. The brown, black and tan colors swirl around the ring in a lively array. Every plane of our agate navette ring has smooth polished surraces, with the gold band as reflective as a mirror. ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1443358
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,820.00
This is a big, bold signet ring with a Carnelian base and a band of 18K, the phrase "Semper Paratus" inscribed in the banner above an image of a horned animal. Semper Paratus is a Latin phrase meaning "Always Ready". It is used as the official motto of the United States Coast Guard as well as the official motto of the Fire and Rescue in Australia, as well as the Infantry regiment in Canada. The image of the horned animal symbolizes power and strength, and horned gods in Greek mythology represen...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1441409
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,625.00
Our star stamped chain link bracelet is made up of two strands of 9 carat gold chains set parallel to each other and soldered together in at three places along the length of the bracelet, which gives it movement. The bracelet has small round links each of which are stamped with little stars. The back of the bracelet is identical to the front, also stamped with stars on each round link. The double strands terminate at both ends in a square prism set on the angle of a diamond, with the square pris...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1441408
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,950.00
Elegant slim Victorian gold drop earrings with its original 8 petaled floral top and a slim pendaloque bottom in the style of the Georgian "day/night" earrings. Petals are surrounded by a braided border. The bottom of the earrings is punctuated with a small ball that echoes the shape of the gold ball between the petals. A delicate and elegant pair of earrings that are even more attractive when worn.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1441405
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,200.00
We love our 18K exceptional hunting fob with a working hinged locket and a jasper and agate base. " Punto di Caccia" in Italian is engraved on one lozenge, translating to "hunting point", and "Rendez vous de chasse" written on another lozenge opposite. Rendez Vous de chasse roughly translates to "appointment for the hunt". The hunting dog stands faithfully to one side along with the horn, and rifle & hunting pouch, also known as a bullet pouch, with hip flask on other side. All the essentials ne...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1800 item #1441404
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,020.00
Silesian wire jewelry is what is known as Historic jewelry. The craft originated with gunsmiths and armor workers in the medieval town of Gleiwitz, Silesia, (formerly Poland, and now part of Germany and Poland), in the late 1700's. After the business of creating ornamentation for armor was no longer, the artisams found others forms for their craft; mirror frames, purses and other ornamentation where iron was used instead of precious metal. Jewelry making soon followed the making of objects out o...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1441403
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,640.00
9K Turquoise and pearl pendant with integrated matching turquoise studded large bale and original crystal on a 9K gold back. The beauty of this locket lies in the fact that the turquoises and the natural pearls have miraculously managed to avoid the fate of so much Victorian jewelry, or stone discoloration. Another nice feature of this locket is the bale, a full 1/4 inch in diameter, large enough that one can easily slide a large link chain through the bale, as shown in the images. Each turquois...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1441402
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,900.00
Our c1890 15K link original watch chain has 19 natural pearls interspersed symmetrically along our exceptionally long chain at 67", with 18 pearls arranged around the chain in perfect symmetry and the 19th single pearl arranged symmetrical to the clasp. The chain feels incredibly light and silky smooth about the neck, almost weightless. It is so long it can be worn tripled without even removing it from your neck, simply fold it over another time around your head and it is tripled. The pearls giv...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1910 item #1440714
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,650.00
A stunning pair of 18K Victorian drop earrings with shimmering tassels with movement and flair. The tassels create a beautiful shimmer in any kind of lighting. A small gold ball connects to the end of each braided tassel to give the tassels a bit of weight to create a sense of movement. Look closely at the details and you will see the stamped gold stars on the top links, the lovely sort of detail that the Victorians were known for. The earrings are attached to gold shepherd's hooks. At approxim...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1440606
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,550.00
Bold midcentury 14K American made moonstone ring with an unadorned chunky gold band and a mesmerizing iridescent opal stone. This ring has a very solid feel. No embellishment, just a solid unadorned gold band with a large solitary mesmerizing moonstone. There are marks but it is unclear who the maker is. For the person who prefers beauty of a single semi precious stone and gold metals without distracting ornamentation, this is the ring for you. Suitable for both men and women. Size US 7 ½.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1440605
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,480.00
Stunning 18K Victorian padlock with a beautiful polished garnet at the center and lovely engraved 18k gold body. The gate lock is hung from a pair of gold circles that are each engraved with a lovely flower. The gold gate lock itself is faceted, a nice detail. The gate lock has its original crystal back. The gate lock opens and closes flawlessly at the touch of the clasp (shown in video). The cabochon garnet gate lock can be worn as a charm for a bracelet or hung from a necklace. A lovely roma...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1440592
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,050.00
Unusual lightweight original watch chain of made of gunmetal, an alloy of copper and tin that was used to make decorative chains, purses, brooches, buckles and other items during the Victorian era. Our chain has alternating links and balls throughout and the pattern is consistent and uninterrupted (this is something we look for and is important because it shows the chain is in its original condition with no links removed). Besides being decorative, such watch chains were useful; people would ha...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1440587
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,280.00
Unusual lightweight original watch chain of made of gunmetal, a material used to make decorative chains, purses, brooches, buckles and other items during the Victorian era. Gunmetal is an alloy of copper and tin. Our chain has a lovely complex knot link that is shown closeup in the images. It is hard to imagine the time it took to construct such a chain by hand, and a similar link could not be made today. Gunmetal watch chains were both decorative and functional. People would hang their key...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1440586
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$650.00
This is an working compass pendant, an unusual to find and in remarkably good condition. Compasses would have been considered "necessaries" for men. In all likelihood, this was worn by the man, who, expected to take the lead in such situations, might need a compass for the purpose of navigation. The compass has a crystal face and a lovely detail of a gold carved "flower" at the apex of the compass (shown in images). There is a gold bale attached to the compass and a gold split ring attached to ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1440584
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$750.00
This is a lovely Victorian Pietra Dura locket pendant with its original 15K locket back. Pietra Dura, otherwise known as Italian mosaic is an art form utilizing Inlaid hard stones such as marble, agate and turquoise to form a floral design. Additionally this exquisite pendant includes pink and blue forget me nots and white lilies of valley on an onyx base. The beveled glass locket mounted with a 15K bevel on the reverse side is original. We think the chain looks particularly beguiling on our Vi...