Shakudo is a magnificent form of artistry dating to the Samurai period, when highly skilled metal crafters ornamented swords, fittings and shields with beautiful inlaid designs of copper and gold for decorative or ceremonial wear. When the Samurai period officially ended in late 1800's, the artisans turned their craft to jewelry and the decorative arts...
Lovely, elaborate Victorian cut steel bracelet with a floral motif can be worn to fancy balls and daytime travels around town. Cut steel was popular throughout the Victorian era for is sparkling appearance in dim rooms lit by candlelight. The Bracelet measures 7" long and 1 1/2" wide, circa 1840.
Victorian gilt metal collar is beautiful, flattering and wearable for any occasion
Lovely late Victorian rock crystal earrings set in gold. Crystal orbs are called "pools of light". In the Chinese tradition, each orb contains a bit of "chi" (good energy) within it.
Lovely Victorian aqua, pink topaz and natural pearl bracelet set in 18K gold. The bracelet measures 3/4" at its widest and 2" x 2 1/4" in its interior dimensions. Imperial topaz came from the mines in Brazil in 1735. A Parisian jeweler discovered that by heating the gemstones, some golden topaz turned a beautiful pink...
Elegant Victorian cut steel necklace was worn in lieu of diamonds in an era where sparkling jewelry was in vogue. Cut steel was multifaceted by hand to glimmer in candlelight. This necklace measures 16 1/2" long by 3" at its widest
Red Vauxhall Glass floral motif necklace will mirror your gaiety when wearing it. Made at the Vauxhall Glass Works in London from the 18th century through the middle of the nineteenth, it was sold at the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens nearby.
Dramatic Victorian agate bead necklace is fastened with an agate clasp. The striking banded agate beads are black, brown and white and can be worn day or night. The necklace measures 17" long, circa 1870.
Floral rondelles, the five central ones with tassels, comprise this lovely cut steel necklace. Multi-faceted cut steel jewelry was popular during the 18th and mid 19th century. The jewelry sparkled in candlelight and was used as a substitute for diamonds. The necklace measures 15 1/2" long and 1 3/4" at its widest.
Brilliant early Victorian deep cobalt blue Vauxhall glass oval earrings. Vauxhall glass jewelry was made from mirrored glass at the Vauxhall Glassworks in London from the 1700's through the mid 1800's and sold at the nearby Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. They were known for their intense colors and reflective mirror-like glass. These earrings measure 1" long by 1/2" at their widest.
Striking Victorian banded agate earrings set in 15K gold. The brown and black tones make them wearable with any color. The earrings measure 1" in diameter and date to 1890.
Bold Victorian pique hoop earrings of tortoiseshell inlaid with gold. The technique for making pique was brought to England by the Huguenots when they were expelled from France in the late 17th Century. Pique jewelry blossomed in the late 1800's.
Exquisite Victorian silver bangle bracelet enhanced with a raised floral motif in two color gold. This unusual and striking cuff can be worn alone or joined with other gold or silver bangles. The bracelet measures 1 1/2" wide and its interior measurements are 1 15/16 by 2 1/4. It has hallmarks for Birmingham 1885.
Striking silver Victorian bangle with a bold buckle motif. Sure to cause admiring glances when worn day or night. The bracelet measures 1 5/8" at its widest and its interior measurements are 2" by 2 5/16". It has full hallmarks for Birmingham, England 1884.
Elaborately carved 18K heart lock set with three cabochon garnets can be worn as a locket or used to hold a linked bracelet. The compartment on the reverse holds a lock of woven hair, a memento of a loved one.
Lovely Edwardian moonstone necklace set in 15K gold. Moonstones became popular during the Art Nouveau period in the late 19th and early 20th century.
As a talisman for fertility, love, protection, or sleep, this beautiful moonstone necklace needs little excuse for ownership. This lovely necklace measures
16 1/2" long.
Sterling Art Nouveau tea strainer, 7"L, made by Dominick & Haff, pattern "Rococo", c. 1890. Condition: excellent Height: 7 inches
c. 1860, 7" diameter. Priced at $ 185.00 each. Condition: excellent