In this stunning suite, almandine garnets set in gilt metal are fashioned into a striking pair of earrings and choker with drop, which can be removed. The choker is tied on with a ribbon. Much of the jewelry of this period was set with pastes. These pieces are unusual in that gemstones were used. Though called "Queen Anne", jewelry of this type was actually made some 30 odd years after her reign.
Early 19th century Berlin Iron bracelets with a floral motif and cameo clasps of Psyche and Cupid. Berlin Iron jewelry is highly prized for is intricate work and rarity. During the Napoleonic Wars wealthy Germans gave their precious jewels for the war effort and substituted them with iron jewelry. Some of the pieces were inscribed "Gold gab ich fur Eisen" meaning "I gave gold for iron". Today these pieces are as desirable as in the early 1800's. The bracelets measure 6 5/8" long and 2" at th...
Flat cut almandine garnets were the most popular gemstone of the Georgian period shown here in a rarely found naturalistic floral and leaf design necklace set in 18K gold. The pansy shaped flowers represent remembrance.
Exquisite Georgian rock crystal riviere set in 12K gold and silver. Rock Crystal is a natural, transparent quartz used in fine antique jewelry. This rare necklace is wonderful for evening wear and measures 15 3/8" long and 5/16" wide. The silver chain and safety clasp is a contemporary addition.
Magnificent Georgian five stone ring set with old European cut diamonds in 15K gold. The diamonds have a total weight of 6 carats. The overall color ranges from I to J with an SI 2 rating. The stones in this ring are an unusually large size for this period. The ring size is 7 1/2 and it measures 1/4" at its widest.
Antique Shakudo bracelet with a dragon motif was made in Japan in the 1890's. Shakudo work was used in Japan during the Sanarau period by artisans who made ornaments to adorn swords and other weapons. It became popular in the making of jewelry in the 1890's and was characteristic of the Aesthetic movement, with its asymmetrical art forms. The bracelet is elasticized and easy to wear. The band is 1/2 inch wide, the center piece is
1 3/8 high by 5/8 wide.
Very unusual Contempory ring of 18K & platinum marked "Cartier", Condition: excellent Height: 4.75 inches
Pendaloque or teardrop earrings were fashionable during the Georgian period as they complimented the swept back hair styles. These 18K gold carved pendaloque earrings are circa 1830, size 2 5/8" long, Condition: excellent Height: 2.6 inches
Mason's Ironstone "WaterLily" Platter, 15 X 18", Ca 1815
Condition: Very good Height: 15 inches Width: 15 inches, Length 18 inches