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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...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1440175
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,100.00
Our marquis shaped 18K ring, carved in the shape of the pointed oval and emblematic of the gothic arch, has twelve old-cut rubies and a central cabochon opal accented with rose diamonds. The ring is a "marquis within a marquis" in the way the rubies form the outside border of another border of gold trim, which forms a marquis shape that encloses the cabochon opal and accent diamonds. The pointed oval suggests that this ring was styled in the manner of the gothic revival. The gold band is unus...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1440165
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,500.00
18K pendant of rock crystal with a reverse intaglio of the head of an adorable Pekingese, with an inscription on the reverse side, Ed. Van den Hove & Fils, Bruxelles, C. 1880. This pendant is stylistically characteristic of the work of the Pradier family, whose speciality was painting miniature works of domestic animals. These miniature works of art were widely popular in the United States as well as on the Continent. They are often erroneously referred to as Essex Crystals.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1440162
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,925.00
Stunning Shakudo necklace set on silver and inlaid with copper and gold. One side of the 2 sided locket shows a stylized scene of ornately carved leaves and chrysanthemums, a symbol of the Japanese monarchy. The other side shows two satirically carved Japanese men alongside the emperor's horse, thrilled with their presumably successful feat of saving the emperor. The headgear worn by the two men are typically worn by higher ranking aristocrats and are called Eboshi. Shakudo is a technique tha...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1440160
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$850.00
A twentieth century Italian nautical link sterling silver link chain necklace with delicate anchor links, the anchor link is a Victorian symbol (and perhaps earlier) of strength and robustness. The name of this chain design derives from its resemblance to a ship’s chain holding the anchor. This chain can be worn everyday and is suitable for both men and women. Anchor link chains are not often found in silver. Our chain has an Italian hallmark with 925 as the purity mark (for sterling silver), ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1440159
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,450.00
Adorable 15K polished gold acorn pendant with a turquoise hat, or cup, and an 15K body on a 15K gold chain. The acorn is the fruit of the oak tree, a symbol of strength and endurance, and is an important Victorian motif. The acorn with the chain weighs 4.25 grams. The chain is 16 inches with the acorn adding about an inch, making it 17 inches long including the acorn. The acorn is a little over 1/2 inches and almost ½ inches wide.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1440158
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,400.00
A classic Victorian 9K anchor link chain with nautical anchor links and a large ring from which to hang a pendant. We have attached our own pendant so you can see how well the necklace looks with a pendant as well as alone. The anchor link, with its nautical motif, is a symbol of strength. The name of this chain design stems from its resemblance to a ship’s chain holding the anchor. The modern Gucci link chain was copied from the original Victorian nautical link chain. This chain can be worn e...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1440157
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,900.00
A Victorian 18K chain with classic anchor links, the anchor link chain with its nautical motif is a symbol of strength and robustness. Nautical link chains became popular during the late Victorian sporting craze, when the benefits of the outdoors and physical exercise were first popularized. The name of this chain design stems from its resemblance to a ship’s chain holding the anchor. The modern Gucci link chain copied this style chain. The last image shows our 3 mariner chains together, all a...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1440156
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,700.00
Charming Victorian turquoise drop earrings set in silver, with daisy form tops and bow bottoms, circa 1880. The earrings are attached to gold shepherds hooks and are 1.4 inches long. Turquoise were considered sentimental love jewelry and the Victorians, ever the romantics, associated turquoise with happiness in life.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1439004
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,150.00
Lovely early Victorian sterling silver paste pendant with a border of paste stones and royal blue enamel, most likely was a pendant given as a gift to a loved one. The beautiful blue color represented innocence and virtue and was probably given to a young woman by her suitor. Women adored their paste jewelry as much as their diamonds, so the use of paste stones indicates this was likely owned by a member of the "upper crust". The pendant is approximately 1 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1439003
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$340.00
Antique 9K locket in the shape of a heart, with the original daguerreotype photos still inside. The locket has a curvaceous wreath engraved on the one side and is simply polished on the underside. Both sides of the locket are of 9K (as indicated by the prominent mark on the underside) as is the gold bale attached. There is a ring attached to the bale to hang the locket from a chain. The perfect pendant for a valentine's day gift or other special occasion.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1910 item #1438706
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$4,700.00
15K Victorian chain with a link design consisting of two "paperclips" joined together at a perfect 90 degree angle, leading to a lovely unusual lovers knot link where the lover's knot is wrapped in a braided pattern several times about a simple oval link (see close ups). Both the paper clip and the lover's knot links are Victorian motifs used to convey love and devotion. The chain is substantial at 36.3 grams. and at 51 inches can be worn doubled or tripled. There is a nicely scaled dog clip an...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1438440
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,400.00
We love these late Victorian 2 color gold coral earrings and the contrast between the yellow gold and rose gold of the three leaf arrangement. Each leaf is topped with a single coral rose. The leaf form is espaliered to a 15K textured gold "frame". The earrings are 1.5 inches long and hang from shepherd's hooks. Please be sure and ask us about the matching brooch to these earrings.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1438439
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,400.00
Elegant 15K English fob with a tapered regency style shape and an intaglio of a heraldic coat of arms. The base of the fob is chalcedony, a form of quartz that was available in several colors. The intaglio shows a proud lion in passant and a drape on either side falling from the reeded rod. The drape supports the shield with the heads of three fierce looking dragons or lions. Fantastic heraldic monsters, whether lions or dragons (we are not absolutely sure) were a symbol of courage. This family...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1438438
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$490.00
Intricately carved in high relief of lava ( limestone and other rocks from the Mount Vesuvius region) our brooch offers a rare depiction of a Titan subject, the ruler of the Titans, Cronus (Greek) or Saturn (Roman). Cronus, the father of Zeus, was the harvest god and carried a sickle, a tool used in harvesting grain. Cronos is also associated with time (Chronos) and is sometimes depicted with an hourglass, a reminder of the brevity of our time on earth. More typically are cameos depicting the ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1438437
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$820.00
We love this 18K swivel fob with intricate different intaglios on all three sides of the swivel stone, of translucent smokey quartz. One side reveals a sailboat scene, with a sailboat on stormy seas and the motto "Friend" above. Another side shows the head of a bull from the top, it appears. The bull appears to be eyeing a fish hungrily. Above the bull is a strap which reads "Who-oop". The third side of the swivel quartz has a bucking horse and reads "Va Ton Train". All the carvings are wonderf...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1436976
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,850.00
Ring of diamonds and platinum, our band has 5 cushion cut diamond atop a band incised with scrolls and "V" flourishes. The ring has hallmarks for platinum and 18K as well as a maker's mark WG&S, William Greenwood and Sons. If you are looking for a diamond ring for a small finger size, this is the ring for you. US/Can. size 3 3/4.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1436974
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,850.00
Sweet Victorian 5 stone diamond ring, hallmarked Birmingham for the year 1864 and crafted of 18K gold, has 2 "S" shaped scrolls ending in a final flourish on both sides of the band. The slim profile of the ring makes it ideal for stacking. The ring is open backed allowing the light through and enhancing the reflection of the cushion cut diamonds. The ring is a size 6.5, as shown.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1436969
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
SOLD
Rare, early Victorian pink Paste Cluster Earrings designed to look like clusters of flowers. Pink paste is extremely hard to find and we think very becoming in these cluster earrings. Paste jewelry was designed to emulate real precious gems, in this case, Pink Tourmaline or Pink Topaz. Paste exploded in popularity in the 18th century and was created to emulate real gemstones. The popularity continued in Victorian times, and we know these are Victorian because of their 9K construction. Women love...