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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1427221
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,550.00
Our Berlin iron gothic revival earrings were made in the early part of the nineteenth century and are a wonderful example of historic jewelry. Berlin Iron was first made between 1806-1812, around the time of the Napoleonic Wars, when wealthy Germans were asked to surrender their gold and precious gems for the war effort, in exchange for the delicate and beautifully crafted Berlin iron jewelry. Some of the larger pieces even bore the inscription "Gold gab Ich fur eisen"- "Gold I gave for iron"...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1427220
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,950.00
This wonderful sterling lion fob seal is a replica in miniature of the Medici lion sculptures which guarded the steps to the Villa Medici in Rome. The lions were moved to Florence in 1789 but continue to be a symbol of Florence and the Medici family. Lions have long been a symbol that the Medici liked to use and were prominent in Florentine Society. The base of our fob is a Carnelian Intaglio heraldic coat of arms. The motto reads "Firmitas En Coelo" in Latin, meaning "strength in Heaven" or...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1427218
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$815.00
Charming 18K mid Victorian gypsy ring with 3 natural pearls and 4 rubies in a diamond setting and hallmarked Birmingham 1875. 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. The ring looks great stacked with others or alone. The ring is engraved "MM &GW" on the inside of the band and is US size 8.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1427217
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$550.00
Unusual 15k gypsy ring with natural pearls, turquoise and coral stones set flush within the gold setting. Coral and turquoise create a pleasing contrast along with the pearl accents. Incised ribbons, dashes and dots along the face and upper shank add interest. Worn by both men and women, gypsy rings provide one of the most secure ways to house a gemstone, making the rings adaptable to active lifestyles then, as now. Hallmarked Chester 1895, the ring is US size 7 1/2.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1427215
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,250.00
18K gold buckle ring with an etched pointed star which houses a diamond and an ornate border, hallmarked 1899 Chester. Victorian Diamond Buckle Ring. Buckle imagery was used in the Victorian and Edwardian eras to symbolize fidelity, and eternal love. This buckle ring is perfect for a man or woman. The buckle ring is a US size 8.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1427214
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,830.00
A fabulous Victorian buckle ring with a distinctly modern vibe. Made from white gold, with an unusual soft, silver sheen. Buckle section is set with 38 point diamonds. US size 6.25-6.5.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1427212
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,150.00
Wonderful silver cuff depicting a classical arch design including rose gold flowers and yellow gold arches with etched tendrils growing in between. There is a Vaughton's Patent trademark inscription on the inside. Vaughton's was an English manufacturer in Birmingham, still in existence, which made silver jewelry to appeal to all classes of society, including the "working" girl. The small silver balls gracing the bottom and the larger ball placed atop where each arch meets are a nice touch. Brac...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1427163
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$7,200.00
Antique 19th century Berlin Iron necklace with a Berlin Iron heart and cross. Berlin Iron jewelry is highly prized for its 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 chain measures 22"long and the drop with the cross measures 6 1/...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1427162
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,400.00
Victorian gilt metal collar is beautiful, flattering and wearable for any occasion
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1427161
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$900.00
Smart and tailored gutta percha necklace or collar, tie it on and walk away. Gutta percha is a black or brown hard rubber like material made from the sap of a Malayan tree. In the late Victorian period it was molded in various forms to make jewelry. This necklace measures 13" long by 1 1/4" at its widest
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1800 item #1427160
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$12,500.00
Uncommon color, "Queen Anne" turquoise paste necklace set in silver. Though dating to the mid 18th century, this style of jewelry was named for Queen Anne, who reigned from 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. Exquisite.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1427159
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$5,100.00
This romantic amethyst 18k necklace has a smooth and sultry snake chain that feels as good as it looks. The glittering large five amethysts fall symmetrically about the chain and always fall perfectly on the neck, with the central largest amethyst positioned exactly at the center. The clasp is hidden in the chain and remarkably easy to attach as it slides right in and holds firmly and securely. The necklace can easily be clasped by the wearer. Amethysts were very popular in Georgian times becaus...
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 1837 VR item #1427157
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,890.00
Lovely paste cluster necklace set in silver and backed in 15k gold. Paste jewelry refers to jewelry made from a type of leaded glass invented in the late 1600's and was used to simulate precious gemstones. Paste achieved its greatest prominence in the 18th century, when several discoveries, including that of English flint glass as well as improvements in candlelight, the perfect illumination for paste jewelry, helped usher in antique paste jewelry. Jewelry artisans carved leaded glass into "gems...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1800 item #1427156
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$15,000.00
Our elegant 18K Georgian muff chain dates to the turn of the 19th century. A muff chain was considered an essential part of the Georgian woman's wardrobe, certainly those considered among the upper crust of society. Women would string the chains through the muff of fur to keep their hands warm. The chains would hang at a comfortable level about the woman's waist. Today the muff chain would be worn as a single chain, doubled or tripled. Our chain is in pristine condition and has a classic compone...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1426907
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,880.00
Stunning 18K gold and diamond cufflinks, c1900, depicting eagles, a great gift for that special French Cuff Guy.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1426905
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,290.00
Antique Art Nouveau 18K Gold and Diamond Cufflinks c1900, a great gift for that special French Cuff Guy.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1800 item #1426904
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$5,265.00
Magnificent Georgian brooch of coque de perles surrounded by iron pyrites. Coque de perle comes from the oval section of the pearly mollusk, the nautillus, found in the East Indies. This large brooch measures 3" high by 2 1/2" wide.