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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426860
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,165.00
Paste jewelry was popularized by the "jeweler to the king", George Strass, in the 1700s. The paste"gemstones" are made from leaded glass and faceted to resemble precious gems. Black dot paste has a small black dot "painted" on the bottom underside of the stone to mimic the open culet of early diamond cuts, which often look quite dark or black. Black dot paste is considered to be a hallmark of very fine quality paste. Wearing paste jewelry was a safeguard against robbery in its day, and many wome...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426858
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,668.00
Antique, circa 1860, 18K fede ring, a ring with hands that come together with a gift offering of a flower. With its a forget-me-not pearls and emerald center, the ring symbolizes faith and friendship. We love this delicate sentimental ring which combines the sentiment of the hands with the romantic forget-me-not flower of pearls. The green emerald at the center of the petals is the crowning touch for this small but mighty Fede ring. The ring is a size 4 1/4.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426855
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,975.00
Wonderful unisex 15K snake signet ring with a Scottish banded agate stone at center. A snake surreptitiously weaves its way around each side of the charcoal colored banded agate at center. This ring is 15k but has silvery tones. The ring works well with with silver or gold and is a US size 8.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1426854
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,750.00
This amethyst ring is a striking example of gold-work decoration that became popular in the second decade of the 19th century. A type of filigree work known as "cannetile" and named for the gold embroideries of the Napoleonic years, cannetile work made the most of a small amount of gold and required highly skilled goldsmiths. The amethyst stone is particularly eye-catching. The combination of the cannetile work next to the amethyst makes this an extraordinary ring. The ring is a US size 6.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426836
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,060.00
Lovely 18K five stone opal ring with five perfect blue-tinged translucent Australian opals set in an embellished gold setting. Eight tiny diamonds nest between the opals. The ring is hallmarked Sheffield and dates to 1870. This is the opal ring you have been looking for. It is a size 8 3/4.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426835
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,200.00
Wonderfully painted enamel ring depicting the love between Cupid and Psyche, the universal symbol of everlasting love. The ancient Greeks viewed the butterfly as a symbol of the immortality of the soul. The painting on the enamel ring shows the goddess Psyche, which means "soul" or "spirit", in the form of the butterfly, being chased by Cupid. The ring is 18K, circa 1910, size 6.5 and can be sized.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : 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 #1426822
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,940.00
Fabulous Berlin iron ring decorated with a heart surrounded by a leafy wreath and surmounted by a dog and a flying bird. The band has a floral motif. Berlin Iron jewelry was 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 ring is a size 14 1/2 and measures about 11/16" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426795
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$775.00
Classical Victorian hallmarked bangle bracelet with three rows of tiny fleurons and X shaped patterns running horizontally across the bangle with reeding in between. Our bracelet is hallmarked 1883 Birmingham and is in pristine condition. It is approximately 1/8 inch deep, 1 inch wide, and measures a fairly ample 7 3/4 inch in diameter, suitable for most any size wrist.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426794
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,500.00
The sporting craze in Victorian jewelry started in the 1890's and continued into the 20th century up until WWI. Encouraged by women's more active participation in sports, such jewelry was particularly fashionable for country wear. Our bangle is a slightly more modern version of the Victorian silver bangle, with a silver ball in the center of the tennis racket as the main motif, and stylized leaves to the left. A very subtle silver rope carving detail runs along the border of the tennis racket se...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426793
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,540.00
Absolutely charming Victorian sterling cuff with 3 arrangements of flowers, each one unique, and various types of flowers, the leaves and petals of which are overlaid in rose and yellow gold "accents", each flower with its own meaning. The translation of the meanings of various flowers was a popular Victorian pastime, with published guide books to help them along the way. Each arrangement is set on a charming stylized "heart" vase in rose gold. Delicately carved leaves and floral patterns bedeck...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1426792
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,240.00
Edwardian gold and platinum bracelet with bold curb link round chain and a simple double ring and clasp and horseshoe motif. The horseshoe represents luck and the horseshoe on our bracelet is ornamented with platinum "nails". Platinum was a new metal used in jewelry production around the turn of the 20th century. Popular for its great strength, it was lightweight at the same time. We love the look of the rose colored gold against the platinum and the pattern of 3 platinum links followed by 3 gol...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1426791
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,100.00
18K large size circa 1900 gypsy ring is a lovely with 3 old mine cut diamonds securely held into etched diamond shapes. Gypsy rings were made with the gemstones set flush with the gold band and is one of the most secure ways to set a ring. Worn by both men and women, the secure setting of the stones made the rings well suited for people with active lifestyles, and were popular from Victorian times until well into the twentieth century. The ring looks great stacked with others or alone. The ring ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426790
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,000.00
Striking 18K double snake ring fully hallmarked for Birmingham 1914 and set with diamonds on the snake's head. Snake rings became popular in England when Queen Victoria received an emerald snake ring as her engagement ring from Prince Albert. US size 9 ½.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426720
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,930.00
Lovely shaped Victorian cuff bracelet that beautifully highlights the contour of the wrist. Silver with three color gold, the focal point of the design is a large bursting flower arrangement at center with swags that begin at the top of the floral arrangement and continue along both sides. A border of daisies lines the top while the bottom has a complimentary double border of geometric X's. The geometric border perfectly compliments the floral centerpiece. The yellow gold and copper gold color...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426719
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,100.00
Substantial silver bangle bracelet with a stylized "U" border at the top and bottom. The scene at the center of the bracelet is set within a circle and is a charming composition of a bird perched on a tree branch seeking sustenance from a leaf. The pictoral representations of Victorian sentimental silver bangles were westernized interpretations copied from the Japanese aesthetic movement. However, such bangles were made in Birmingham, England and are firmly rooted in the Victorian era.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426718
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,150.00
A fine Victorian bombé ring pavé set with turquoise cabochons, with a band of 15k gold and stones set in silver. The turquoise stones are a lovely blue color symbolizing innocence and virtue while the turquoise symbolizes happiness in life. All the stones are original and the colors of the stones a clear sky blue. This ring is a real eye catcher! The ring is a US size 6.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1426717
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,150.00
Lovely early Victorian closed back 15k gold ring with a quatrefoil center design of 2 peridot stones and 2 diamonds flanked on each side by 2 smaller designs and another peridot. Peridot is an unusual gemstone not seen as often as certain other stones with an exceptionally pleasing yellow green color. The diamonds and peridot display an elegant play of color and sheen next to one another. Peridot is the birthstone for the month of August and was a uniquely Victorian gemstone. The ring is US size...