Logo of The Spare Room Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1313442 (stock #13007)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$24,780.00
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.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1426833
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$18,700.00
Ornate 18K Georgian repousse rose cut diamond ring which likely belonged to someone of nobility. This lavish Austrian or German ring pulls out all the stops with its intricately carved band and gorgeous rose cut diamond mounted in silver "petals" which are in turn set in a carved gold bezel. to maximize the optical qualities of the stone. The carved shoulders of the ring widen on each side to encase another, smaller rose cut diamond mounted again in silver petals. This is the fanciest and most e...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1349084 (stock #SR4639)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$18,680.00
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.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1344458 (stock #SR4526)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$17,000.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1800 item #1349086 (stock #SR4638)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$16,950.00
In this stunning suite of necklace and earrings, 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.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Continental : Pre 1837 VR item #1347742 (stock #SR4615)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$16,800.00
Exquisite Berlin Iron cameo necklace consisting of sixteen graduated portrait cameos of classical men and women. This unusual necklace has its original clasp and measures 15 1/4" long by 1 3/8" at its widest.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1344461 (stock #SR4525)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$15,000.00
Fantastic Georgian 18K gold cuff bracelet with an elaborate woven band and ornate central motif. Beautiful to wear on the most elegant of occasions. Be prepared for an avalanche of compliments. The bracelet measures 7 1/2" long and 2" at its widest.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1800 item #1362306 (stock #SR4624)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$14,000.00
Amazing "Queen Anne" amethyst paste necklace and earrings set in gilt metal. This style of jewelry has been historically misnamed for Queen Anne, who reigned from 1695 to 1714, as it was made in the mid 18th century. The vivid purple paste stones used are faceted as rose cuts. The earrings have back to front fittings and fit close to the earlobe. The necklace is fastened with a ribbon.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426534
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$11,900.00
The detail on this fabulous 18K serpent choker astounds. In forty years of buying and selling antique jewelry, we have never seen a necklace like this one, designed with incredible precision and charm. The necklace features a serpent's head with ruby round eyes, menacing teeth and ornately carved patterns incised in the underside of the snake's head. The snake has his mouth clamped firmly on a finely detailed turtle with polished garnet shell, diamond studded feet and tail. The glass belly of th...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1800 item #1428049
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$11,260.00
Exquisite Georgian rock crystal riviere set in silver with a 15k gold mount and an open back. Rock Crystal is transparent quartz often seen in fine antique jewelry. It is extremely hard and was thought to transmit positive energy and to have healing properties. This rare necklace is wonderful for evening wear. With its mass of crystals gems mounted perfectly next to its neighbor, with little to no metal clasps visible in between, this necklace creates a lovely composition on one's neck. The neck...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1427158
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$11,000.00
Napolean III amethyst necklace individually claw set in 18k yellow gold with gold spacers in the archeological taste. An extra amethyst gem link is available to lengthen the chain should this be desired. There is a safety chain for additional security. The necklace is 15.5 inches in length.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1800 item #1344371 (stock #20007)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$10,900.00
Fantastic 18th century black dot paste drop earrings set in silver with a bow motif. These elegant earrings are rare and desirable, wonderful to wear for evenings on the town. The earrings measure 3 1/4" long and approximately 1" at their widest.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1800 item #1427160
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$10,500.00
A beautiful in color, our "Queen Ann" turquoise paste necklace is set in silver and crafted of an unusual turquoise paste. Though dating to the mid 18th century, this style of jewelry was named for Queen Ann, who reigned during an earlier time, 1695 to 1714. The vivid foiled paste stones are faceted as cushion cuts. The necklace with its original fittings fastens with a black velvet ribbon. The silver closed back of the turquoise pastes are a work of art unto themselves. Exquisite.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1700 item #1426283
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$10,000.00
Late renaissance memento mori skull ring. "Memento mori" jewelry translates to "remember thou must die", a reminder to all to live life fully, as death awaits. Memento mori rings were meant to encourage the practice of reflection on one's mortality. This is a very early ring with black enamel etching along the sides and back and a perfectly shaped skull in intaglio on the front. The ring is silver gilt with black enamel carving. Circa 1620. US size 8 1/2.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1800 item #1435574
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$9,840.00
This intricately woven gold necklace with enameled serpent biting its tail, known as an ouroboros, is classically Georgian and circa 1790. Woven gold necklaces like this one took weeks to make and created enormous precision and painstaking detail. Our ouroboros snake necklace, with blue and green enameling and gold paint to denote the snake's scales and amethyst paste eyes, is a treasure to behold. It is quite a miracle that this necklace has survived over 200 years.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1344370 (stock #20006)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$9,600.00
Stunning early 19th Century Berlin Iron earrings with a floral motif which is highlighted with polished steel. Berlin Iron was sought after by Napoleon who invaded German and captured the factory, confiscated the molds and took them back to France in 1806. Today this unique and fascinating jewelry is as prized as it was back then. The earrings measure 2 1/2" long and 3/4" at their widest.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1800 item #1426129
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$9,390.00
8K eighteenth-century portrait ring under crystal of Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough. Miniature portraits were painted on vellum or ivory and given as tokens of love to husbands and wives or parents and children. Portrait rings with diamond bezels, such as ours, reflect the importance of the subject. The paintings would be commissioned to the leading miniature portrait artists of the day. Sarah Churchill had a close friendship with Queen Anne of England. This ring was likely a love token...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1426532
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$9,000.00
Rare Georgian Paste necklace set in silver with a closed back. Paste jewelry is a form of leaded glass made with a now unknown formula that makes it resemble precious gemstones. The Georgians designated different jewelry for formal evening activities and leisure day time activities. This necklace, with the paste stones resembling diamonds, would have been for evening wear. With each paste gemstone mounted perfectly next to its neighbor, and no visible clasps visible in between, this necklace cre...