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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1431680
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,000.00
Hallmarked Birmingham for 1896, crafted in 18K yellow gold, and adorned with a distinctive braided head which looks equally beautiful when viewed from inside. A keeper ring is a snug fitting ring worn on the finger to preventing the loss of a more valuable ring by keeping the other ring from sliding off. We love the way the ring looks solo, as shown here and we think you will agree it needs nothing else. The ring is a size 6 1/2.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1431679
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,125.00
Hallmarked for 1891 and adorned with a distinctive braided head which looks equally beautiful when viewed from inside. A keeper ring is a snug fitting ring worn on the finger to preventing the loss of a more valuable ring by keeping the other ring from sliding off. We love the way the ring looks solo, as shown here and we think you will agree it needs nothing else. The ring is a size 8 1/2.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1431678
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$875.00
Antique 9K gold Victorian "message" ring, "Mizpah", symbolizing a bond between two people. The message comes from a bible quote in the Old Testament text, the book of Genesis, and reads "And Mizpah; for he said, the Lord watch between thee and me, when we are absent one from another". Mizpah is the Hebrew word for "Watchtower", a pillar of stones which symbolized the covenant between Jacob and Laban. Mizpah rings were often exchanged between two people in the hope of protecting the two during a ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Continental : Pre 1900 item #1431644
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,225.00
C.1860 18ct Pietra-Dura Flower Brooch Antique 18K Gold Pietra Dura Brooch, Italy C.1875. Oval shape brooch with fine pietra dura floral green, robins egg blue inlay colors,and white and gold flowers as accents. 18K surround gold mount with 8 gold X's soldered symmetrically around the gold border.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1910 item #1431636
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,100.00
Antique 9K gold Victorian "message" ring, "Mizpah, symbolizing a bond between two people, comes from a bible quote in the book of Genesis, "The Lord watch between thee and me, when we are absent one from another". Mizpah is the Hebrew word for "Watchtower", a pillar of stones which symbolized the covenant between Jacob and Laban. Mizpah rings were often exchanged between two people in the hope of protecting the two during a period of separation, often by war.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1431633
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,250.00
Hallmarked Birmingham for 1886, crafted in 18K yellow gold, and adorned with a distinctive braided head which looks equally beautiful when viewed from inside. A keeper ring is a snug fitting ring worn on the finger to preventing the loss of a more valuable ring by keeping the other ring from sliding off. We love the way the ring looks solo, as shown here and we think you will agree it needs nothing else. The ring is a size 5 3/4. The ring weighs six grams.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1431631
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$500.00
Just a simple gold Edwardian ring that makes a great stacking ring combined with other rings of various sizes and widths. The 5 turquoise stones add interest and color. The ring is a size 8.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Continental : Pre 1900 item #1431630
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,900.00
Lovely gray lava beads which were inspired by the ruins of Pompeii in Italy. Lava jewelry was actually made from the lava of Mt. Vesuvius as souvenir jewelry fro travelers on the Grand Tour. Notice how the beads are properly graduated, as one would only see on early jewelry made before mass production. The smallest beads at the clasp gradually getting larger until the central bead, which is appropriately the largest and the place where the eye is drawn to.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1431629
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$800.00
Delightful Victorian deep blue Vauxhall glass bug will be wonderful to wear for dress up or casual events. Vauxhall mirrored glass jewelry was made at the Vauxhall Glassworks in the outskirts of London, as a way of using their extra shards of mirror glass. It was sold to courting couples at the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, and became immensely popular for its intense colors and the exceptional quality of the glass. During the Darwin period, any type of insect was popular, including bees, bugs, and...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1431628
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,795.00
Sculpted late Georgian figural flower ring carved in 18K. This ring enchants with its petals and leaves carved in gold and a perfect rose cut diamond set at the center of the flower. The carving of the leaves and petals is perfect, while the incised ornamentation of the leaves and the petals make the flower strikingly realistic. This ring is nothing less than a sculptural work of art. The ring is a size US 7 ½.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1431129
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$380.00
Stickpins, also known as tie pins, have been collected since the 18th century when neckwear for men came into fashion. They were made in all manner of styles well into the 20th century, with no limits to the imagination as the pursuit of novelty came into full swing. The sun moon and stars motif represents the flow of time as our world cycles through from day to night. We love the ethereal beauty of this stick pin with its combination of tiny pearls and turquoise, which we think helps to bring a...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1431128
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,500.00
Classic 18K Victorian snake bracelet with a red cabochon garnet head and garnet topped heart charm linked to the snake's mouth. Queen Victoria had a penchant for snakes and snake jewelry was all the rage during her long reign in the 19th century. This romantic bracelet is extremely comfortable and light and helps soften the look when worn with other more rigid gold chains. The clasp is located on the side of the snake's head and is extremely secure. The bracelet is 7. 5 inches and will fit a lar...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1950 item #1431127
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$925.00
This is a really fun Czechoslovakian bracelet made from Czechoslovakian glass circa 1930. Our harlequin bracelet has beautifully carved cool mirror backed stones in a variety of colors. The mirror-backed glass is of excellent quality and color throughout. This type of jewelry was constructed in Czechoslovakia in the 30's-40's. A safety chain helps keep it from falling off the wrist, but is truly not needed as the clasp is very secure. The bracelet will fit a slightly smaller wrist that measures ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1431126
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,095.00
HM B'ham 1890 Sterling Locket with 2 Color Gold Leaves!
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1431125
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,400.00
Wonderful 15ct double sided Victorian locket ready for your favorite photograph! This lovely chased gold locket can be worn in 2 ways, with the belt buckle motif on the one side, or the old cut diamond on the other. Both sides are beautifully chased. The buckle and buckle motif was popularized by Queen Victoria, and the belt and buckle motif represented the Order of the Garter. The Order features the garter, which is imbued with the symbol of protection, fidelity, and loyalty. Gold chain not inc...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1431094
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$500.00
This is an attractive Victorian bracelet made of a beautiful salmon colored coral, with plaited blond hair on the gold centerpiece. Since ancient times, coral was considered to have mystical properties that warded off illnesses. This bracelet is attractive on both sides and can even be worn with just the coral beads showing. The bracelet is 7 inches long.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Continental : Pre 1837 VR item #1431093
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,940.00
Fabulous Berlin iron ring decorated what appears to be agricultural tools, including a scythe. The band has a floral motif. It is possible the ring was owned by a wealthy landowning farmer. Popular in the early 1800's, during the Napoleonic war German women gave their precious jewelry for the war effort and it was replaced with Berlin iron jewelry some with the inscription "Ich gab gelt für eisen", I gave gold for iron. The iron jewelry was made by the Royal Berlin Factory, which produced i...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1431092
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,450.00
A very modern looking Niello locket with a modern design on its face and back in black enamel and silver. This most unusual locket would look wonderful hanging from your silver chain. The locket has a Weiner Workstatte (English: Vienna Workshop) graphic style. It is likely this locket design was a Victorian predecessor to this most creative and short lived Austrian movement in the Fin de Siecle. As the Victorians were never to leave a surface unfinished, note the pleasing vertical stripes ad...