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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1449625
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$900.00
Gold single stone turquoise ring from the turn of the century, with a stone in a captivating clear turquoise color and flanked by gold band with a stylized flower, starting with the curving lines that evoke the stem, the leaves, and finally, the flower, which "reaches out" to the turquoise. The ring is monogrammed with the initials of the giver and the recipient "C.H.E to M.LR. and dated Feb. 8, 1903. The ring has wonderful Art Nouveau elements such as fluid lines chased and engraved on the side...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1449624
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,850.00
Wonderful early 19th century ring that features three overlapping daisy clusters composed of seed pearls and flat cut emeralds set with a closed gold back. The stones are set in classic Georgian crimped settings. The interesting carved band has an interesting gold pineapple ornament on each side which leads to a carved cut out leaf form. Charming ring, all around. Please note that the ring should not be exposed to moisture.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1449623
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,800.00
Turn of the century half hoop garnet ring with five pyrope garnets in a classic Victorian band with crimped settings. The garnets are translucent and well matched. Garnet was the favored gemstone in Georgian and Victorian era because it was thought that garnets best complimented every woman's natural skin tone. We feel that is still the case today. The ring is set "a jour", or "open to the day" and can be worn for everyday use and moisture should not hurt the ring. The ring can be sized.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1449622
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,800.00
18K gold chased ring in the form of a buckle. Buckle rings were popular in Victorian England as the Queen wore her order of the garter on her finger. The maker of the ring was William Bullock (WB is the maker's mark). The ring is a US size 6 and .38 inches wide and weighs 6.4 grams. It should not be sized or you will destroy the chased and engraved wide gold band.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1449620
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,100.00
This classic Deco sapphire French cut eternity band is crafted in 14k and features 24 blue sapphires with a carat weight of 1.15 carats. The band measures a US/Can. 6½ and is NOT size-able. Eternity bands were traditionally given as special occasion gifts for the occasion of engagements, weddings, birth of a child, special anniversaries, etc. The symbolism of the circle with matching stones, continuous with no beginning or end, makes such rings well suited for such occasions and immensely p...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1449618
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,950.00
Lovely sapphire ring with three large sapphires and four small diamonds, a variation of the classic five stone half hoop diamond ring (the each pair of small diamonds read as one larger diamond). Five stone rings were crafted to show emphasis on the gemstones. The ring is set with the gemstones "a jour", or "open to the day" and can thus be worn for everyday wear and can be exposed to moisture within concern. The ring is a size 5 1/2.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1449617
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,000.00
Rare Victorian romantic message ring "I Cling to Thee" with ivy trailing along the band. Message rings were an important Victorian motif to convey love and sentiment, and "I Cling to Thee" rings are uniquely difficult to find. This ring would make a great gift for an engagement ring, wedding band, or to simply commemorate the occasion of a special anniversary. The ring is especially wide and makes its presence known. The ring can be sized in one spot where there is no hallmark, by a careful and ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1449564
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$590.00
We love our wonderfully esoteric Grotesque man (or "other") crafted by a talented unknown carver in the 19th century from a chunk of the most desirable orange-red toned coral. Connoisseurs of literature or theater or the arts understand the term Grotesque as referring to fantastical, exaggerated or distorted representations, usually of the human face or figure. (The word "grotesque" originates from the Italian "grottesca", meaning of a cave" (grotto = cave in Italian) and refers to doubled, meta...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1449562
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,440.00
Often confused with Whitby Jet, French Jet is polished glass with a more brilliant luster and flashier. Like Whitby Jet, it is truly antique, of the (Victorian) period, and no longer made, and therefore highly collectible. Like Whitby Jet, it was often used for mourning. This lightweight collar has a classic and unique look, looks terrific on and can be adjusted to different lengths about the neck, as it has a simple ribbon tie closure. There are scratches on the backs of a few of the fre...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1449561
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,400.00
The rare original Niello watch chain that you have been searching for. Fifty Six inches long, our chain has niello patterned fetter links and alternating triple gold links. The fetter link has a wonderful striped pattern wrapped around a gold link, the ends of which link to the triple gold links. An unusual construction, indeed. Niello refers to the ancient technique of decorating silver which was revived in the 19th century and adopted by English jewelry artisans. The word niello derives fro...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1449560
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,825.00
At 65 inches, this is an Niello chain in its original length and is a classic loop-in-loop design dating from ancient times, in which the individual loops are soldered before assembly. With alternating rose gold and niello patterned links and the large size of the links, the chain has a modern, almost sepia toned look that we love. Niello refers to an ancient technique of decorating silver which was revived in the 19th century and adopted by English jewelry artisans. The word niello derives f...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1449559
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,000.00
At a length of sixty inches, our chain has niello patterned fetter links attached to an assembly of 3 gold links and is a complete and original watch chain. Niello refers to an ancient technique of decorating silver which was revived in the 19th century and adopted by English jewelry artisans. The word niello derives from the Latin form of niger, meaning black. The patterns are created by engraving geometric or floral patterns on silver and filling the recesses with an alloy of silver, coppe...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1449558
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$845.00
This is a sterling silver Victorian chain with a fine link intertwined with 9K ornamental gold balls that add interest and color. The gold balls are spaced evenly and symmetrically around the chain, as they should be, on a properly fabricated chain. We have attempted to show this in the photos. AT 55 inches long, it will hang 2 or 3 times around the neck. Because of the combination of gold and silver used together in this chain, it can be worn with gold or silver pendants (note the large bolt ri...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1448926
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,440.00
This romantic Georgian Natural Pearl Forget Me not Ring would have been given as a love ring back in its day. With its five well matched pearls, it is evocative of the forget-me-not flower. Besides the forget me not arrangement of the pearls, a coiled serpent curls around each side of the ring, the snake's head appearing at the bottom of the ring on one side and at the top of the ring on the other. A small diamond resides at the center of the pearls in a cut down collet setting. The ring is hal...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1448925
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,100.00
Lovely soft pearl five stone Georgian ring with five graduated and well matched natural pearls in a traditional Georgian crimped collet setting.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1448924
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,800.00
Our lightweight Victorian 15K rope chain has 2 sets of symmetrically placed balls set equidistant down the length of a chain, and feels wonderful. Nineteenth century chains were hand worked and fashioned laboriously; note the details such as the hand forged balls with four tiny circles of twisted gold spaced about the gold ball. The chain is 36 inches long and does not have a clasp. Simply place it over your head and let it hang as a single chain, or it can be doubled around the neck, as seen in...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1448923
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,450.00
Lightweight, completely hand forged 72 inch 15k belcher long guard chain which can be doubled or tripled or quadrupled as a necklace. This is an original Victorian chain that has remained intact through the years and not chopped up into shorter chains. It has a threaded dog clip that is easily unscrewed to attach a pendant or two of your choice. We have doubled the chain in our photos and it is still quite long. Make this original Victorian long-guard chain yours today.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1448922
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,800.00
This is an original 18th century Gouyn period porcelain Chelsea fob seal. These seals were given as love tokens by the wealthy and known as "toys". This particular seal features a woman dancing and holding out her apron on either side. She has a low cut pink bodice and a skirt with a mini print pattern on the front and stripes on the back, and reads "Toujour gai", meaning "Always happy". Charles Gouyn, a French jeweler , with Nicholas Sprimont a silversmith founded the Chelsea Factory in 1...