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VICTORIAN JEWELRY

Victorian jewelry is as complex in it's symbolism, sentiment and design as the fashion, architecture and decor of the time. Worn as an ornament, a love token or a remembrance, both the costume and fine jewelry of the era not only completed the well-dressed lady's attire but also denoted her position in society, her marital status and her sense of self.

Since the Victorian era stretched over six decades, many types of jewelry came and went in vogue. Mass production made jewelry available to the widest number of buyers in the broadest range of designs ever seen before in history. When it came to formal occasions, the "more is better" theme of the Victorian era carried over into how jewelry was worn by royalty and the aristocracy. Paintings of Queen Victoria and other royals at state occasions show multiple brooches, swags, earrings, bracelets and hair ornaments. But the jewelry of the everyday woman is collectible, fascinating and a lesson in history that enchants us even today.
  
 

 

VICTORIAN 15ct and garnet 2-1/2" brooch and 2" dangle earrings with original box, 5" by 3-1/3". The workmanship is amazing, with a different texture on the leaves and tiny balls of gold accenting each piece and festoon chains on the brooch. To find a set like this with it's original box is very rare. The earrings have had a stabilizing gold bar placed across the back years ago so they are very wearable. A wonderful boxed set. A festoon brooch similar to this can be seen in Benette & Mascetti's "Understanding Jewellery" on page 96.   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V32796 

VICTORIAN 18 karat yellow gold snake necklace with garnet cabochons and faceted garnet eyes, heart shaped dangle from snake's mouth has hair compartment on the reverse, interesting snake-scale chain and intricate design on snake's head, 19-3/4" with snake's head and heart 2-1/2".    View   View   View      #V32798

VICTORIAN 18k yellow gold brooch and earrings, brooch with pendant loop 1-3/4" long 1-1/2" wide, earrings 2" long without tops and 7/8" wide. Earrings have later added screw back findings.   View   View   View   View   #V32757

 

VICTORIAN 15 karat yellow gold and pearl boxed snake bangle with locket, with original box fitted for this bracelet, 6" by 1-1/3" at front with drop and 1/4" band. The heart open to a tiny secret locket, probably too small but for the tiniest of photos. This bracelet weighs about .48 ounces. Because it is 6" around the inside, it fits a wrist slightly smaller than that. The unusual original box adds to this lovely treasure and is perfect for displaying it. It has obviously been well cared for all it's life.   View   View   View   View   View   #V34085 VICTORIAN sterling and cut coral beads coil bangle in the form of a Chinese dragon serpent with ruby eyes, 7" and adjustable by about 5/16" thick. The workmanship is exquisite as the pictures show, with well defined features and an artistic design.    View   View   View   #V34086 VICTORIAN 14 karat yellow gold snake bracelet with red and green garnets set in embossed head. The bracelet has two hinged sections so it is easy to get on, and one has a replacement pin, repaired long ago in it's history. It comes in it's own fitted box, 6-1/3" and 1" wide at the front. The snake was a symbol of eternal love.    View   View   View    View   View  #V34762

 

VICTORIAN karat yellow gold snake necklace with garnet cabochons and faceted garnet eyes, interesting snake-scale chain and etched design on snake's head, 17" with snake's head and leaf 2".   View   View   View   View   View   #V32446

VICTORIAN 15ct yellow gold and garnet cabochons snake pierced earrings, total length 1-7/8".    #V32446 and V32563

VICTORIAN 15ct yellow gold and garnet cabochons snake pierced earrings, total length 1-7/8".  View  View   View   Both   #V32563

 

VICTORIAN karat yellow gold snake bracelet with garnet cabochons and faceted garnet eyes, etched design on snake's head, double hinged, 8-1/2" total length with 5/8" wide snake head, can be worn on wrist size 5-1/2" to 7".   View   View   View   #V32799

VICTORIAN 18 karat yellow gold snake necklace with garnet cabochons and faceted garnet eyes, heart shaped dangle from snake's mouth has hair compartment on the reverse, interesting snake-scale chain and intricate design on snake's head, circa 1850, 19-3/4" with snake's head and heart 2-1/2".    View   View   View      #V32798 

VICTORIAN snake jewelry with garnets set in yellow gold. All

 

VICTORIAN boxed 9 carat and banded agate earrings and brooch, earrings 1-1/2" total length from hook to point, bar brooch 1-1/4", French box impressed mark "Depose 612" and it is 3-1/2" by 2-1/4" by 1-1/4". View   View   View   View   #V37206

VICTORIAN banded agate pendant set in gold tone with a nice ribbed frame, circa 1870, 2-1/4" by 1-1/8".  View   #V37286

VICTORIAN garnet cabochons white and red enamel brooch and earrings set in box, brooch has a tiny bit of white enamel missing, earrings perfect, brooch 1-5/8" by 1-1/3", earrings total length 2", red velvet box with blue velvet lining 3-1/2" by 2-1/2" by 1-1/3" deep.  View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V37397

 

 
VICTORIAN BOXED SET Etruscan Revival 15k karat yellow gold, turquoise and seed pearls brooch and earrings with twisted wire cannetille work, beading and foxtails. On the reverse is a plaited hair compartment. This set is presented in it's original vintage velvet lined box. Pristine, spectacular and unusual. The brooch 3" by 1-3/4", earrings 2-1/4" total length.  View   View   View   View   View   View   #V33029 VICTORIAN girl's Persian turquoise ring and gold filled thimble in original fitted box. This would have been a lovely gift for a young girl.   View   View   View   View   View   #V32850 VICTORIAN Etruscan Revival 15 carat yellow gold cannetille work with pearls and diamonds locket, fittings inside for 2 photographs, original box from T.J. Paris, Liverpool, locket 1-3/4" by 1-1/3", loop 1/2". A wonderful boxed locket.   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V33028

 

VICTORIAN 15 carat yellow gold and seed pearl crescent and star brooch in the original box, 1-1/8", marked 15 ct on back.   View   View   View   #V33020 SMITH & PEPPER 9 carat yellow gold coil snake bracelet with tiny ruby eyes, hallmarked "S&P, crown-375-anchor-c" and "steel spring" on the back of the snake head, about 12-1/2" long and 1/4" wide. An ad for this Birmingham company can be seen in "Sentimental Jewelry" by Ann Louise Luthi pages 26 and 28. According to the author, Smith & Pepper made jewelry from the late1800s to 1981 and their original factory is now a museum.   View   View   View   #G33018 VICTORIAN yellow gold and seed pearl crescent and star brooch in the original box, 1-3/4".   View   View   #a33082 

 

VICTORIAN Victorian c. 1840s pinchbeck Swiss floral enamel bracelet with black and white enameling, 7-1/4" by 2".   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V32251

VICTORIAN Victorian c. 1840s pinchbeck Swiss floral enamel bracelet with black and white enameling, 7-1/4" by 2". Bracelets similar to this can be seen in Margaret Flower's "Victorian Jewellery" on page 111.  View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V32251

VICTORIAN Victorian c. 1840s pinchbeck Swiss floral enamel bracelet with black and white enameling, 7-1/4" by 2".   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V32251

 

VICTORIAN garnet cabochons brooch and earrings set in 14k yellow gold flowers and leaves, gilt backs, all in original box marked "John Young, late Turnbull & Young, goldsmith & watch maker, 1 & 3 Buchannan St., Glasgow", brooch 1-5/8" by 1-1/3", earrings body only 7/8" by 3/4", total drop 1-1/4".   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V34218

VICTORIAN scenic mosaic links bracelet set in rolled gold, 6-1/4" by 1". Each link has a different Italian scene created with tiny multi-colored tessera and each is a work of art. In all probability this would have been a souvenir of a grand Victorian era European tour.   View   View   View  #V33684

VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold pendant ivory oval cameo locket carved with roses, flowers and leaves bouquet, frame decorated with pearls and rubies and a bird at the top, photo of a lady wearing a brooch and engraved initials "I.R." on the back, original box, 2-1/2" total by 1-1/3".   View   View   View   View   #V34319 

 

VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold knot brooch with garnets, chain festoons and a hair compartment on back of lower dangle, 1-3/4" by 3". This is a lovely high-relief piece and a very unusual type of hair jewelry. The knot is a symbol for unending love. The center dangle has a fox tail end, and the overall design is detailed, three-dimensional and elegant. See Bell's "Collecting Victorian Jewelry" page 149 and Benette & Mascetti's Understanding Jewellery page 96. A circa 1835-1840 stamped brooch and long earrings set in gold and garnets can be seen in the book "Queen Victoria: a Life in Jewellery" by Gere and Rudoe on page 17.   View   View   View   #V30099 VICTORIAN sterling silver gilt bangle with rubies and pearls, applied delicate scallop and dots design, etched flowers set with rubies and pearls, safety chain, in original box, hallmarked for sterling 1882, 7" by 1".   View   View   View   View   View   #V31965 VICTORIAN sterling silver gilt bangle with rubies and pearls, applied delicate scallop and dots design, etched flowers set with rubies and pearls, safety chain, in original box, hallmarked for sterling 1882, 7" by 1".   View   View   View   View   View   #V31965

 

GEORGIAN center and Victorian band 15 carat yellow gold hair bracelet with tiny seed pearls and curl over plaited gray-blonde hair, blue enamel, engraved on the back "John Burdon, b. Octr 14th 1811, d. Novr 12th 1893", 6-1/3" around the inside with the front navette shape 1-7/8" by 1". Rev. John Burdon was a son of Rowland Burdon and lived at Castle Eden Dene in northern England.   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V33003 

VICTORIAN 14 karat yellow gold bracelet with tiny star design on four-strand band with oval center double-sided finely woven hair or photo compartments, circa 1880. Hand engraved flowers and leaves decorate each side of the center oval and the oval itself as well as the catch, delicately and beautifully done. This is an unusually long 8" length and 5/8" band with 1-3/4" by 1-1/2" center.   View   View   View   #V32800  

VICTORIAN 14 karat yellow gold charm bracelet, 7-3/4" long and 1/4" wide chain with "faith, hope and love" locket compartments lined in silk 3/4" to 7/8" long, one heart-shaped and two ovals. Faith is represented by the cross, love by the heart engraved with ivy, symbol of the eternal, and hope by the anchor. Each charm has an enclosed compartment for a photo or a lock of hair on the reverse. Note the unusual design of the bracelet chain.  View   View   #V32801

 

VICTORIAN garnet cabochon eye-shaped brooch set in yellow gold gilt metal with an applied filigree decor, 1-7/8" by 1". The finish is a bit matte, which gives it a golden glow that is just lovely and a wonderful contrast with the garnet's color. The middle element is a delicate fleur-de-lis design and the edge is a tiny wire twist design.    View   View   #V38225

VICTORIAN brooch with a scene of the Indian Taj Mahal delicately hand painted on a cream colored background, set in a gold tone setting with lovely black enamel work, 2" by 1-1/2". The detail is amazing and it looks like some of the lines were done with one hair, it is so fine. I suspect this would have been purchased as a souvenir of a Grand Tour trip so popular in that era.   View   View   #V38226

VICTORIAN aqua and white enamel locket brooch with pearls set in gold tone metal with a glass covered locket back, 1-1/8". The back of this can be carefully opened to insert a small photo or lock of hair.  A pendant similar to this can be seen in John Benjamin's book "Antique Jewellery" on page 65. He identifies this color as "Cambridge Blue".   View   #V38224
 

 

VICTORIAN 14-15 karat yellow gold locket back brooch with rubies and seed pearls, applied bead work and wonderful detail, 1-7/8" by 1-3/4". The back can be opened carefully to insert a curl of hair or a photograph There is also a loop on the back where a safety chain could attach. The turtleback box is fitted to hold this piece perfectly.  View   View   View   #V37976

 

VICTORIAN rare 10-14k Tassie cameo portrait of "Mad" King George II (1738-1820), size 5 and 3/4" by 5/8" along the finger. This material for making cameos was invented by James Tassie in the late 18th century. The blue coloring at 3 o'clock on the ring is a manufacturing color change at the time it was made since the blue color is also under the top layer of the white cameo, seen from the side. The total weight is about .26 ounces. Hallmarks on the band are crown, 375, tiger face, and cursive "D" and a maker's mark "B G". The band tests 10k, front tests 14k, so I am thinking that the band is possibly not original to the ring. There are no other signs that it was ever anything else but a ring, so it is a bit of a puzzle.   View  View   View   View   View    #V37534

VICTORIAN Etruscan Revival 14k brooch and dangly earrings circa 1880, the Victorian Grand Period (1860-1885). All the pieces are articulated, and both the brooch and the earrings have an applied wire work, leaf and graduated balls motifs. The brooch is 2" long by 1-1/8" wide and the pierced earrings are 2" from the very top of the hoop to the bottom and 5/8" at the widest. The brooch is hinged in the middle and both tiny balls dangle as well. The earrings are hinged between the top ball the the earrings itself. There are no marks on this set but it tests 14 karat gold. I am showing a jpg of a similar set from a  SF Myers 1885 Catalogue below, just for reference. You can see the entire catalogue by clicking HERE.   View   View    View   #V37865

 

 

VICTORIAN ivory bird pendant beautifully carved with 9 ct yellow gold fittings, tiny heart with a gypsy set pearl in it’s mouth, circa late 1800s, 2-1/8" by 1-3/4". This recalls the story of the dove who brought a leaf to Noah's ark signaling the end of the flood, a symbol of hope.    View   #V33978

VICTORIAN 15 carat yellow gold and banded agate brooch with pearl starburst center and beaded edge, presented in a vintage turtle-back box that is perfect for it, 1-3/4". This lovely brooch tests as 15 ct but has no marks.   View    View   View    View  #V33685

VICTORIAN SB & SLB 9 karat yellow gold fancy link and pad lock bracelet, marked on the heart "9ct gold" 7" by 1/3". The padlock opens with a latch and a safety chain is attached.    View   View   View   #V33979

 

VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold snake bracelet with Persian turquoise head and garnet eyes, snake 1-1/2" by 3/4", total 7".  View   View   View   #V32252

 

 

 

 

   VICTORIAN 15 carat yellow gold eye-shaped high domed brooch with cannetille work, aqua and white enameling, nine rose cut diamonds and four pearls as accents, delicate wire and bead work in the gold, circa 1870. The brooch is 1-5/8" by 2" and 3/4" deep. There is hook on the back to hold a pendant watch and a compartment to hold a tiny photo or lock of hair as well as a safety chain. The brooch has substantial weight and is of excellent quality and condition.
As an added bonus, this lovely brooch is presented in it's original fitted turtle-shaped burgundy velvet lined box marked "Widdowson & Veale Goldsmiths & Jewellers, The Court of Spain 73 Strand, London" (partly illegible). They were at the Strand address from about 1830-1850. Widdowson & Veale was a well-known jewelry company who also did sterling serving pieces, novelties, weapons and flatware. A pendant like this can be seen in Benjamin's "Antique Jewellery" on page 65. He calls this color "Cambridge blue".   View   View   View   View   View   #V33207

VICTORIAN carnelian, gold, turquoise snake earrings, total length 2". These came to me in an earring box marked "Herbert Dinsdale, 98 Stricklandgate, Kendal", but I do not know if this was the original box.   View    View   View   View   #V32109

 

 

 

 

VICTORIAN 10 karat yellow gold European hallmarked earrings with small garnet cabochons, blue and aqua enamel, hallmarked on the wires but illegible, 1-5/8" total length.   View   View   #V34387

 

 

VICTORIAN NCR Company silver gilt bee motif set- a spectacular pendant, collar and earrings with a three-dimensional bee motif. The detail in this is so fine, better than pictures can show. On each piece, the detailed bee sits atop a puffy oval with lovely dangles beneath. The collar itself has the front of each link decorated with ferns and scrolls and a beaded edge. This unusual design ties into the Victorian interest in nature.

The maker's mark "NCR CO" is on the bolt loop. The collar is 15" by 5/8"wide; the pendant body is 1" by 1-1/3", total length 2-1/2 from top of loop to bottom of dangles; the brooch is 1-1/4" by 1-3/4" total; and the earrings are 2-1/2" total length by 3/4" wide.   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V34178

VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow gold and Persian turquoise dangle earrings with lovely applied leaves , wire work and beads design, total length 2-1/8".   View   View   View   View   #V35135

 

 

 

VICTORIAN Persian turquoise, seed pearl and 9 carat yellow gold gate bracelet, marked with a hallmark and "9ct" on the catch, with safety chain, 6-7/8" wearable length and about 5/16" at the widest, total weigh approx .43 of an ounce.  View   #V36869

VICTORIAN turquoise, diamond and 15 carat yellow gold foxtail fringed oval pendant circa 1870, total length without loop is 2-1/3", oval alone 1-1/8" by 1", total weight about .30 ounces. The pave-set turquoise center oval with a diamond in a star is surrounded by a beaded edge and then a twist frame. The foxtails are graduated, a nice emphasis to the overall design.   View   View   View   View   #V36868

  VICTORIAN English 15 carat yellow gold gate bracelet with safety chain, 6-7/8" wearable length and about 5/16" wide, weight approx .51 ounces, marked "15" on the clasp. This has a lovely weight and feel and is a delight to wear, a nice classic piece of jewelry.  View   #V36870 

 

  GEORGIAN Persian turquoise and diamond dome ring set in 15 karat yellow gold,  size 6-1/2 and 5/8" high by 5/8" wide. The diamond is a Mine Cut Cushion about .05 in size and sparkles beautifully. Lovely Victorian turquoise pieces can be seen in Michael Poynder's book "Victorian Jewellery" on page 138. As can been seen in the pictures, the turquoise stones have aged to slightly different colors. That is typical of turquoise, which is a porous stone and absorbs moisture from the air readily over the years.   View   View   #V36261

VICTORIAN 15k yellow gold and Persian turquoise hinged bracelet with safety chain, 6-1/2 wearable size and from 1/3" to 3/8" wide. This is a classic design beautifully done.  View   #V36269

VICTORIAN mid-Victorian Persian turquoise heart pendant with locket back, set in silver gilt on a 17" long 15 karat yellow gold chain (tested, no marks), hair enclosure on the back, heart 1-7/8, loop 1/2". Lovely Victorian turquoise pieces can be seen in Michael Poynder's book "Victorian Jewellery" on page 138 and a locket similar to this on page 220.  As can been seen in the pictures, the turquoise stones have aged to slightly different colors. That is typical of turquoise, which is a porous stone and absorbs moisture from the air readily over the years.  View   #V36268

 

 

 

  

 

VICTORIAN 9ct yellow gold, pearl and Persian turquoise earrings, 1-1/3" including loops. The drops are set like a little forget-me-not flowers which symbolize remembrance.  View   #V37970

 

VICTORIAN 18k yellow gold and Persian turquoise knot brooch, lovely detailed design on the front and two memorial hair compartments on the back. The knot was a Victorian symbol for unending love. This fabulous brooch is 2-1/4" by 2-2/3".   View   View   View   View    #V32572

VICTORIAN 18k yellow gold and Persian turquoise pierced filigree pendant with a genuine pearl center and a beaded edge, round portion 1" with a 5/8" bail, tests 18k. This is just lovely and even the bail has an etched design on it. The seller told me that this is French, but I see no marks that would confirm that. Wherever it was made, it is circa 1880-90.   View   View   #V37483

 

VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow gold, turquoise and pearl bracelet marked on the catch "9c", 6-3/4" with the clover 1", safety chain.  View  #V36314   VICTORIAN gold tone pendant and earrings with Persian turquoise centers, black enamel stars and foxtails circa 1870, pendant 3-1/4" by 1" wide, pierced earrings total length 2" by 5/8". Similar foxtail pieces can be seen in Michael Poynder's book "Victorian Jewellery" on page 175.   View   View   View   #V36265  VICTORIAN 18k Old European cut diamond and Persian turquoise ring with four snakes shank, size 8-3/4 and 7/8" along the finger. The diamonds are approximately 1/4 ct total weight, shank is 10k rose gold and the top is 18k yellow gold and has been sized at some point. There is a tiny stable crack at the base of the gallery.   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V36558

 

 VICTORIAN 9 carat, chalcedony and Persian turquoise brooch with forget-me-nots, circa 1880, 1-3/4" by 1-1/2".   View   #V33025 VICTORIAN karat yellow gold and Persian turquoise ring, the turquoise is set in silver which is mounted to the gold, circa 1880, size 8, front 5/8".   View   #V33048 VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold brooch with chalcedony ( a kind of white quartz) and small turquoise cabochons brooch with forget-me-not motif in an aqua enameled setting, 2". Circa 1840-50.  Seen in "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 41.  It also was featured in Southeastern Antiquing & Collecting Magazine, August 2003.   View   View   #V14952 

 

VICTORIAN 15 ct karat yellow gold bar brooch with channel set Persian turquoise and real pearls, 1-5/8" by 1/2".   View   #V35418 VICTORIAN 15 ct karat yellow gold ring with channel set Persian turquoise and real pearls, faint illegible trace of initials inside, size 6 and 5/8" along the finger.   View   #G35419 VICTORIAN child's set, a 9 carat yellow gold brooch and earrings set in original box, brooch 1-1/4" by 7/8", earrings 1" total length, box 4" by 2-1/2" by 1" deep.  View   #V35587

 

VICTORIAN sentimental forget-me-not brooch with Persian turquoise and ornate frame, 2-1/4". View #V25995

 

 

VICTORIAN Austrian Hungarian cherub locket with garnet and turquoise marquis and cabochons set into gilt silver metal with etched designs. The wonderful detailed cupid or cherub is colorfully hand painted and fired onto a porcelain oval. Inside, the locket has plastic covers for two photos, The locket is 1-1/2" by 1-1/3". There are two tiny hallmarks on the top loop of the locket but I cannot make out what they are meant to stand for. I believe one mark is the 1867-1922 mark for sterling silver, and the other mark could be a city mark. My guess would be that this lovely locket is circa 1890. You can see the Austro-Hungarian hallmarks on the wonderful reference site at http://www.925-1000.com/Faustria_02.html  "Hallmarking in Austro-Hungary" www.925-1000.com.   View   View   View   #V37874       

VICTORIAN gold filled engraved love knot brooch with aqua cabochon, 1-1/2".   View   #V28784 

 

 

 

   MEXICAN Victorian 12k yellow gold and turquoise birds motif necklace and earrings, Mexican made.   Similar pieces can be seen in Davis & Pack "Mexican Jewelry" page 137. View   View   View   #VWinw

   VICTORIAN 12k and turquoise bird-motif pierced earrings, 3/4" w/dangle. These are called "French" and "Mexican" in two different jewelry books!   View   #V24822

 VICTORIAN 14 karat yellow and rose gold, turquoise bird pendant and earrings, pendant total length 1-1/2", earrings 1-1/2". The tiny stones may be glass... they are too small to test accurately. Though I would never have dreamed this was Mexican Victorian, similar pieces can be seen in Davis & Pack "Mexican Jewelry" on page 137.   View   #V33563

 

VICTORIAN gilt locket with Irish harp and shamrock motif in seed pearls and Persian turquoise, etched design on locket, charming baby photo inside, 1-1/2".   View   View   #V32236

VICTORIAN aqua enamel gold filled buckle brooch, 1-1/3".   View   #V60623

VICTORIAN chalcedony brooch encircled by a snake holding a pear, red and aqua rhinestones, 2". The setting is textured rolled yellow gold, as though the snake wraps twice around the center. While the snake was a popular Victorian jewelry motif, a snake holding a pear is an unusual design. According to the Wheaton College article HERE, "the pear was sometimes seen as the alternate fruit of the fall", but then it is also seen as a symbol of the Virgin and Christ Child because of it's sweetness.    View   View   #V33505  

 

 

VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow gold, cameo and garnet long earrings with tiny foxtails, shaped flowers and leaves , 3".   View   View   #V33024

 

VICTORIAN sterling silver gilt fern motif locket hallmarked Birmingham 1886. The locket, which has a pattern of stars and beading all around the edge, is 1-7/8" with 1" loop on 18" by 5/8" chain collar with total front drop of 4", amazing condition and in original fitted purple-lined 7" by 9" box. The locket is fitted inside to hold two photographs.    View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V32080 

VICTORIAN Bohemian garnet bracelet with domed glass center, garnet-colored glass beads and gilt band, 7" 1-5/8" by 1-1/3" clasp and 9-strand 1-1/4" band. Inside the glass center are all but illegible letters which have no meaning as far as I can tell.  View   View   View   View   #V35678

 

GEORGIAN Halley's comet brooch, rose cut diamonds set in 15 karat gold, in vintage box, 1-1/8". Each time it was to be seen in the heavens, a surge of comet jewelry became popular again, worn to commemorate the excitement of it's sighting. It was seen, among other years, on November 16, 1835 and this pin dates to that sighting. Mark Twain was born shortly thereafter, and coincidentally passed away at it's next sighting in 1910. It is one of the most beautifully made comet pins I have ever seen, a tiny treasure to illustrate a glowing event.   View   View   #V34393

VICTORIAN Shibayama fan shaped inlaid brooch with bird, branches and leaves in mother-of-pearl, tortoise, coral and dyed ivory set in gold tone with silver tone beaded edge, 3-1/2". This is Shibayama work from the Japanese Meiji period 1868–1912.    View   View   #V35757

VICTORIAN Halley's Comet 10 karat yellow gold pin with paste stone set in double buttercup setting with black enameling, one chip under a prong visible only with a 10x loupe, 1-1/4".   View   View   #V34617

 

 VICTORIAN Halley's lovely clear paste comet pin set in 10 karat yellow gold, 1-1/4". Halley's Comet is visible from earth every 75 years or so, and I suspect this pin was made sometime before it's 1910 passing   View   View   #V36897

Don't miss the celestial jewelry at 
"Out of This World, jewelry of the space age" at the
Forbes Gallery, New York, NY
 March 16th to September 7th, 2013
We are honored to have one of our Victorian Halley's comet pins is included.

VICTORIAN Halley's comet pin in 9ct gold with a cushion cut clear paste center, 1-1/4".   View   #V37739

 

 

 


 

VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow gold Halley's comet pin with a clear paste center and black enameling, 1-1/4". It also has it's safety stick pin and chain.  View   View    #V36616 

 

 

VICTORIAN 9 karat yellow gold pin with a purple center stone and seed pearls, marked 9ct on the back, safety chain, 2".  View   #V37148

VICTORIAN Halley's Comet brooch, 1". Halley's comet passed over in both 1835 and 1910, and I have always suspected the comet jewelry was made in other years as well. Victorian had a real fascination with celestial things, and these are an example of that hobby.    View   #V37365

 VICTORIAN 9 karat yellow gold bar pin with faceted tiny amethyst, marked on the back 9ct, loop for a safety chain, circa 1900, 2".  View  #V37147

 

VICTORIAN hummingbird head brooch with the feathers rainbow colored and brown, black glass eyes, and set in gold tone with a tube catch, 1-5/8" by 1-1/3". This is a genuine taxidermy hummingbird head so it is fragile and may be better as a collectible rather than a piece that would be worn a lot. Having said that, it has lasted well over 100 years already!    View   View   #V37752

VICTORIAN milliner's hummingbird mount, a real bird preserved to use as an ornament, typical of it's era..  View   #V37294

 

VICTORIAN 10 carat yellow gold, garnet and pearls brooch with photograph compartment and pendant loop on the back, 1-3/4", marked "10c". The graduated beading along each side highlights the center motif and wire twist edge.    View   View    #V33787 

 

VICTORIAN gold tone bangle with seed pearls, adjusts in wearable size to either 6-2/3" or 7", front rectangle is 1-1/2" by 1-1/4", band width 1/2". The seed pearls are three different sizes and are set in silver in a multiple star shape. The face into which the pearls are set is finely textured, giving this a nice contrast in design, and framed with a delicate and ornate frame.  View   View   #V36896

VICTORIAN bloodstone and gilt bangle with etched foliate and floral design, hinged segments, 7" wearable length, 1-5/8" front and 1/3" back.  Bloodstone is a variety of chalcedony that is a deep green with flecks of red jasper quartz.   View   View   View   #V36952

VICTORIAN gold tone Japonesque domed hinged bangle with a bird and bamboo motif set in a landscape, typical of the Aesthetic era circa 1890, 6-2/3" by 1". This is a soft dome and reflects light beautifully, being a somewhat matte finish.  View   View  #V36894

 

 

VICTORIAN Etruscan 9 carat yellow gold hinged bangle with seed pearls and a safety chain, circa 1900, 7" by 3/8" wide. A delicate, detailed and delightful bangle.   View   #V33326

VICTORIAN 10k yellow gold with unusual hollow floral and scrolls etched links bracelet with garnet cabochon etched scrolls padlock, bracelet 7" by 5/8", padlock 1-1/2".   View   View   View   #V31568

VICTORIAN agate ornate expansion bracelet with opals set in gold tone, 5-3/4" relaxed size, stretches up to fit a 7" wrist, 1/3" wide. The sides backs of each link are also decorated. The opal links slide in and out of the agate links to create the give that makes this bracelet adjustable. A similar bracelet can be seen, 4th down, in the 1892 RCF & Co. Catalogue.   View   #V33327

 

 VICTORIAN 14k karat gold citrine (tests in the quartz area) stones brooch with replacement safety catch on the back, a dainty beauty, 1-5/8".  View   #V36020 

VICTORIAN paste dangle earrings with foxtails, set in gold tone, in original box, earrings length 2".    View   View   View   #V35783

VICTORIAN 14k gold enamel brooch with sardonyx cross and glass locket compartment and pendant loop on the back, 1-1/2" by 1-1/4".   View   #V36019

 

  
 VICTORIAN double strand of jet beads and an ivory cherub brooch worn by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lorne (Louise Caroline Alberta, b. 3-18-1848, d. 12-3-1939). She was the 4th of Queen Victoria's daughters.     VICTORIAN carved ivory curly headed cherub face with wings brooch, circa 1890s, 2-3/4". A similar brooch can be seen in a photo of Her Royal Highness, The Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lorne, Queen Victoria's 4th daughter. A similar brooch can be seen on page 26 of "Old Jewelry, 5th Edition" by Jeanenne Bell.   View   View    View  #V29475 PRINCESS Her Royal Highness, The Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lorne (Louise Caroline Alberta, b. 3-18-1848, d. 12-3-1939) wearing a double strand of jet beads and an ivory cherub brooch. She was the 4th of Queen Victoria's daughters. View   View   View   View  #V29475

 

VICTORIAN Flora ivory cameo brooch with full lady's face, well mellowed over the past 120 years to this lovely creamy color, circa 1880, 2" by 1-1/2". The long curls are accented by the roses in her hair. It is a classic profile which is not marred by the striation of ivory grain that is visible at the right side of her face. The twist design frames her beautifully and is typical of this style. According to Rowan in "Nineteenth Century Cameos" page 122, the French were the makers of most ivory cameos and cherubs and this is probably from Dieppe, France, where most of the carving took place.   View   View   View   #V33546

VICTORIAN ivory cameo of full face angel or child, circa 1890, 1". This is loose and ready to set in your own ring or pendant. According to Rowan in "Nineteenth Century Cameos", the French were the makers of most ivory cameos and cherubs.   View   View   #V33721

VICTORIAN antique ivory cherub pendant circa 1880, 2-3/4". The expression is beautiful, the detail amazing and the original delicate loop is still present. The patina is lovely and it has aged well over the past 120 years. This would have been worn on a velvet ribbon around the neck. According to Rowan in "Nineteenth Century Cameos", the French were the makers of most ivory cameos and cherubs.    View   #V33719

 

CAMEO Flora set in 10k yellow gold, a lovely full face Queen Conch shell cameo that is very deeply carved with the hair beautifully fashioned of rose blooms, classic gold twist mount, 1-1/2" by 1-1/8" and 1/2" deep. A similar cameo can be seen on page 76 of Rowan's "Nineteenth Century Cameos".    View   View   View   #U20324

GEORGIAN/VICTORIAN natural seed pearls strung with gut on mother-of-pearl backing bracelet circa 1840, comes in box marked Boodle & Dunthorne Goldsmith's, 13 Lord Street, Liverpool, 7-1/3" by 5/8" at the widest. Looks like lace made of pearls. There are 4 tiny pearls missing from the left side of the center leaf motif. This bracelet, like all these antique seed pearl pieces, is extremely delicate and could only be worn with great care, an elegant collector's piece. A lovely parure of seed pearls can be seen in Michael Poynder's book "Victorian Jewellery" on page 172.   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V33717

Seed pearl jewelry in this delicate style, sewn to a mother-of-pearl backing,  was popular in the early 1800s when women wore delicate Classically styled Grecian costumes. By the time of Prince Albert's death in 1860, crinolines became popular and both clothing and jewelry became heavier.

GEORGIAN/early VICTORIAN natural seed pearl brooch with gut on mother-of-pear backing set in gold filled setting, circa 1840, 1-1/2" by 1-1/4". This delicate piece is not missing a single tiny pearl and is in amazing condition, a great example of the hand work that makes these so desirable.   View   View   View   #V33718

It is interesting that seed pearls were used in different ways as the decades progressed. In Victorian jewelry it was set in gold, onyx and jet, where the seed pearls were often used to represented tears. It was used again in Edwardian jewelry, often in the form of delicate crescent moons and stars, birds in flight and lavalieres.

 

 

VICTORIAN gilt sterling basket weave bracelet with etched birds clasp, really lovely but with some gilt wearing off the inside, 7-1/2" by 1-1/8" tests sterling but has no hallmarks.  View   View   #V36566

VICTORIAN antique ivory lily-of-the-valley brooch with forget-me-nots and long leaves, beautifully and delicately carved, circa 1880, 2-1/4".  View  View   View   #V36346

VICTORIAN 9ct yellow gold, blue agate and seed pearls bar brooch in box, brooch 1-5/8".   View   View   View   #Q36383


     VICTORIAN taille d'epargne black taille d'epergne enamel and seed pearl ring, rectangular shape with seed pearl,  circa 1870.  View   #V3495

  ELGIN 14k yellow gold lady's pendant 1-1/3" watch with 1-1/3" watch holder brooch with black taille d'epergne enameling. The watch works and is marked "Elgin U.S.A., 15386609" size Os, circa 1910. Case marked "Keystone Co. 14k, 5120061".   View   View   #w25029

     VICTORIAN 14k enameled bow brooch with taille d'epergne black enamel, watch hook on back.  View   #V23518

 

VICTORIAN onyx mourning pendant with seed pearls cross on the front, photo compartment on the back, engraved "Henry Fredrick Swan, 10 Sept 1842 obit 25 March 1908, loop is enameled "In Memory Of", circa 1908?, 1-3/4" by 1-1/2" with 1/2" loop. View   View   View      #V33052 VICTORIAN 15 carat yellow gold, blue enamel and pearl hinged bangle, circa 1860. There are six-sided asymmetrical stars on each side, outlined in blue enameling. A lovely hand engraved design outlines both sides of the front as well as both sides of the center element, ending at the sides by the hinge and opening with scrolls and flowers. Gold beads tip each side of the domed front.  The condition is perfect except for a VERY shallow 1/2" straight light depression on the back. The clasp closes firmly and easily, the pearls are all there and have a lovely sheen and the enamel is all in place. It is a size slightly smaller than the standard contemporary size of 7" at 6-1/2" with a 1-1/4" wide front and 1/2" wide back.. The finish is matte or bloomed not shiny, absolutely gorgeous.   View   View   View   #V33049 VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow gold set banded agate cross with tiny diamond, flowers at each station, marked "9ct" on back, a large 4-1/2" by 3".   View   #V33023  

 

VICTORIAN opalescent bracelet with cut steel, adjustable to 6", 6-1/2" and 7", front 1-1/4" back 1/2". This can be seen in Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry" page 98.  View   View   #V33053 VICTORIAN 9 carat and agate oval pendant with insect detailed on top, very rare, circa 1870, 2-1/2" total length by 1-1/3" wide.   View   View   #V33021 VICTORIAN banded agate oval brooch with gold filled dental edging, circa 1880, 1-5/8" by 1-1/3".   View   View   #V33026 

 

VICTORIAN watch cock necklace in gold tone with lovely designs, each slightly different, and a barrel catch, 20" and about 1" wide. This is in the book "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures" by Davidov & Dawes..  View   View  #V36563

VICTORIAN 10 karat yellow gold buckle bangle hinged bracelet with seed pearls, safety chain, original box, 6-1/2" by 1/3". This comes in it's lovely "B.Barnett, London" green box and displays beautifully there on a fitting that tilts up when the box is opened.   View   View   View   View   #V36041

  VICTORIAN gold and enamel locket with message "Ever Thine", lilies and forget-me-nots on front and initial "G" in cartouche on the back, circa 1890, fittings inside for 2 photographs, 1-1/4" by 1", real quality with even the loupe hand faceted.   View   View   View   #V33035

 

 

 VICTORIAN scarab stickpin, 2-1/3".    View   #V35503

VICTORIAN 15ct carat gold scarab set original box, brooch has a hook for a small watch to hang from, 1-3/4"; earrings are 2-1/3" total length, turtle back box is lined in blue velvet, 4" by 3-1/3" by 1-1/4".   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V35500

VICTORIAN Bohemian garnet brooch and earrings with rose cut garnets, original box fitted just for this set, brooch 1-1/8" by 1", earrings total length 1-1/4". The unusual original box adds to this lovely treasure.   View   View   #V34077

 

VICTORIAN bar pin of a shimmering sword with seed pearls, circa 1900, 2-1/3".  View   #V32445

VICTORIAN 9ct yellow gold and red stone bar brooch in box, brooch 1-7/8", box marked "Faltorini & Sons, Diamond Merchants, Bradford". The box is 2-3/4" by 1-1/2" by 7/8" deep.   View   View   View   View   #V33158 

VICTORIAN 10 karat yellow gold "regard" locket with shield and ribbon design, faceted edges and loop, fittings inside for photos, 1-1/8" by 1" by about 1/4" deep.   View   View   View   #V32921

 

VICTORIAN 15 karat yellow gold 22" chain about 1/8" wide weight. Each link is an interlocking figure-8. The safety catch is an early 20th century replacement, and there are no marks on the chain or catch.   #V34053

VICTORIAN silver gilt brooch and earrings with lovely beaded detail, hair or photo compartment on the back, vintage box, brooch 2" by 1-1/2", earrings earrings total length 2-5/8".   View   View   View   View   View   #V34047

 VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold brooch with green agate cabochon, beautifully detailed etched setting, a tiny treasure at 1".  View   #V34474

 

VICTORIAN 9 carat amethyst and seed pearl hinged bangle, bracelet 6-3/4" with a 1/2" wide front. This is in excellent condition and circa 1900.  View   View   #V36971

VICTORIAN 9 ct, amethyst and seed pearl pendant necklace, pendant total length 1-1/2", chain wearable length 15", pendant and chain marked 9ct. The pearl bow beautifully emphasizes the amethysts in this wonderful design, circa 1900.  View   View   #V36884

  VICTORIAN 18k, amethyst and seed pearl earrings pierced earrings, very small and dainty at a total length of 1-1/8", earrings marked "750" for 18 karat.  View   #V36972

 

VICTORIAN diamond and sapphire crescent moon and stars  gold bracelet, 6" by 3/4" at front, 1/8" at back.   View   View   #V32237

VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow gold, moonstone and ruby hinged bangle, 7" with 1/2" front, marked "9ct" on the back.   #V32920

VICTORIAN 10 karat yellow gold, rose cut diamond, emerald and pearl lucky horseshoe hinged bangle circa 1900, with push-in clasp and safety chain, 6-2/3" with 5/8" horseshoe. Gold beads attach the horseshoe to the bangle and the prong set pearls graduate back from there, a lovely and graceful design.    View   View   #V32797

 

 VICTORIAN 14k gold, seed pearl and opal bangle bracelet, circa 1900, 6-2/3" by 3/4".   View   #V34576

VICTORIAN 10K yellow gold, seed pearl and red stones hinged bangle bracelet, circa 1900, marked "10k" on tongue, 6-1/2" with 7/8" front.   View   View   #V34572 

 BUCKLE 9 karat rose gold buckle bangle, hallmarked circa 1918, 7" by 1/2" wide.   View   View   #V34574 

 

 

VICTORIAN 9ct hinged bangle bracelet with 3 little seed pearls in a shamrock motif, safety chain missing, 6-2/3" wearable size. There is a slight crease on the inside only of the bangle, cannot be seen from the front.  View   View   #V37926 

VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow gold bangle with ruby and diamonds, hinged bangle with safety chain, Chester 1906 and maker's mark "RN" for the maker's mark, 6-2/3", 7/16" wide at the front and 3/16" wide at the back, marked in 3 different places, weight is approximately .40 ounces. The applied wire work, twisted rope edge and beaded detail is amazing. It has it's safety chain too.  View  View  #V37875

 

 

VICTORIAN slide bracelet with gold filled slides with gold ball spacers, each link either set with stones or etched with a design, 7-1/3" by 1/2".  Hook marked "RFS & Co.", one link has a dimple on the back.  View   View   #V34638 

VICTORIAN Etruscan style gold tone large heavy hinged bracelet with leaves, tubes and circles, circa 1880, 60 grams and has a safety chain., 6-1/4" by 1". Similar bracelet can be seen in the 1885 S.F.Myers Catalogue.    View   #V34629

  VICTORIAN 15k yellow gold bracelet with pearls, peridot and amethyst, marked "15ct" on the clasp, 7", .33ozs.   #V34619

 

VICTORIAN 9K rose gold heart padlock bracelet with every link of bracelet and the padlock  marked "9C", circa 1890. Every other link has a lovely texture and scroll design, and the heart opens with a latch and not a key. The size is 7" by 1/2" with 3/4" heart, weight .96ozs, maker mark HB&S. Heart padlock bracelets were popular circa 1890-1905 and similar pieces can be seen in the 1899 Benjamin Allen Catalogue, the 1901 Daniel Low Catalogue and the 1902 Becken Catalogue.    View   View   View   #V34605

VICTORIAN 10k rose gold padlock bracelet with peridot stone and picture on back, 7-1/2" with 5/8" heart . Each tiny link is either faceted or has an etched design and the heart opens with a latch and not a key.   View   View   View   #V34593

VICTORIAN 9k rose gold heart padlock bracelet with amethyst and peridot, 7" by 5-1/6". The heart is marked "9C" on the back and the heart opens with a latch and not a key. Heart padlock bracelets were popular circa 1890-1905 and similar pieces can be seen in the 1899 Benjamin Allen Catalogue, the 1901 Daniel Low Catalogue and the 1902 Becken Catalogue.    View   #V34606

 

 
VICTORIAN 9ct yellow gold, lava and coral pierced earrings with flower elements and dangling coral beads, circa 1870, 3" total length. They came to me in this velvet-lined  box but I do not think it is the original box, just a nice old one.   View   View   View  #V32406 VICTORIAN French ormolu box with Fragonard-style hand painted miniature on ivory insert on the top, circa 1860, 4-5/8" by 3-1/2" by 1-1/2".   View   View   View   View   View   View   #a32405 VICTORIAN carved coral set in gold engraved on the back with the initials "GP", extended pin stem typical of mid-Victorian jewelry, 1".   View   View   View   #V32408

 

VICTORIAN parure of coral beads set in 10 karat yellow gold with etched designs circa 1880. Each piece has beautifully fashioned gold leaves and berries that hold the stick coral. The bracelet is four strands of coral beads with a coral bead catch, 7" long and has a safety chain. The larger brooch has a three foxtails and a watch hook on the back, 1-1/2"; the smaller brooch is 3/4"; earrings are 14k screw backs which were probably replaced in the early 1900's and are 7/8"; the ring is size 7. These are a mix of karat gold and gold filled, with the clasps and brooch fronts being 10k, the ring shank 14k and the fittings and earrings backs gold filled. Sets with this many matching pieces are very scarce, and this is a real treasure. In the Victorian era, coral was thought to promote good health.  A set almost identical to this can be seen in "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900" by Martha Gandy Fales on page 245.    View    View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V3800

 VICTORIAN stick coral in eternity knot brooch circa 1890, extra large sized at 2-1/3" across. A similar but much smaller brooch can be seen in this carte de viste. In the Victorian era, wearing coral was thought to promote good health.   View  #V32108

VICTORIAN coral carved segments bracelet with square rosette and carved bar stations, yellow gold fittings, circa late 1800s, 7-1/3" by 7/16". In the Victorian era, wearing coral was thought to promote good health.  View   #V32107

 

       VICTORIAN 14 karat yellow gold and emeralds buckle bangle, etched design, 6-1/2" by 3/4". Emerald is the symbol of Spring and renewal.  View   View   #V32117

   VICTORIAN 18ct yellow gold, blue enamel and pearls double buckle hinged bangle, French hallmark, 7" by 7/8".   View   View   View   #V33149  5

   VICTORIAN 2-3/4" hand painted on ivory portrait circa 1840 with a lock of hair on the reverse.  It also was featured in Southeastern Antiquing & Collecting Magazine, August 2003.  View   View   View   #V3810

 

VICTORIAN royal blue transparent enamel and seed pearls lily-of-the-valley brooch set in gold tone metal, 1-3/4" by 1-1/3". There is a is a tiny 1/8" nick on back where someone tested for gold, does not show at all from the front. The lily-of-the-valley was a symbol of remembrance in the Victorian era. View   #V37281

VICTORIAN amethyst and 15 karat yellow gold brooch in a hollow scrolls and dog tooth setting with a tube and c-catch  in the early Victorian style, tests 15 karat yellow gold, 1-1/3" by 1-1/8".  View   #V37283

 POWDER BLUE Jasperware Wedgwood style cameo brooch with a girl and her dog scene, paper tag on the back says "Land End Turner c. 1770 Ht. 3495" and pressed into the back the name Turner, with a gilt silver setting and Victorian style c-catch, 1-7/8" by 1-1/2". I do not know what the words on the tag mean. Under a 5x loupe (or lens like my camera has) you can see a minute crack across the dog's lower body and from the girl's head to the leash. These happened during the curing process and are only surface deep, not all the way through, so they have been there since this lovely brooch was made.  View   View  #V37342 

 

VICTORIAN 15ct 625 yellow gold and pearls boxed brooch and earrings set, hallmarked and dated 1896-97, in the original box. Both the wire work and the beading is delicate and lovely. The brooch is 1-1/2" and the earrings 5/8" wide with a total length of 7/8". A photo compartment on the back holds a picture of a smiling little boy. This is presented in it's vintage fitted and velvet lined box.  View   View   View   View   View   View   #V33148 GOLD lady's cuff links with Grandmother's initials, "AJK" and beaded edge, circa 1910.   View   #V2994 VICTORIAN 9ct yellow gold and red stone bar brooch in box, brooch 1-7/8", box marked "Faltorini & Sons, Diamond Merchants, Bradford". The box for this boxed set is 2-3/4" by 1-1/2" by 7/8" deep.   View   View   View   View   #V33158  

 

VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold and pearl pin and earrings, pin 1-7/8" earrings total length 2-1/4".   View   View   View   View   View   #V32433 VICTORIAN pietra dura oval brooch in 10k setting, white roses and blue forget-me-nots, 1-5/8" by 2". Also shown is a great CDV of a lady also wearing an oval pietra dura brooch.   View   View   #V32434 VICTORIAN gold bangle with banded agate center, size is 6-1/4" to 6-3/4" around the inside by 1-1/4" front and 5/8" back. Very unusual design.   View     #V31797

 

VICTORIAN jet and shell carved cameo brooch with Greek key design edge, 2" by 1-3/4".   View   #V29821

  VICTORIAN gilt bangle with onyx and seen pearl, 6-1/2" inside dimension with 1" front and 1/2" back, petal and bead front design with seed pearl set in only center, one shallow dimple on side.   View   View   #V31203

   VICTORIAN pietra dura bar brooch with pink morning glory and blue forget-me-nots, 1-1/3" by 1/2".   View   #V29819

 

   VICTORIAN lady wearing a pietra dura pendant on a black velvet ribbon. Carte de viste marked "Lewis, Prize Medals, Isle of Man".   VICTORIAN  pietra dura lilies and forget-me-nots brooch set in 18k yellow gold frame, 1-1/3".    View    #V28338  VICTORIAN lady wearing a pietra dura brooch. Carte de viste marked on the back "C. G. Carleton, Photographer, Main Street, Waterville, Maine".

 

VICTORIAN 9 ct yellow gold "In Memory Of" bar brooch with diamond chips, banded agate and seed pearls, safety chain and box, pin 1-1/3". This is an unusual barbell shape with tiny diamond chip stars centered on each end of banded agate. It also has a very small compartment on the back for a lock of hair, though the hair is no longer there.  This would have been given to family and special friends after a death, a momento mori or mourning piece.   View   View   View   View   #V36391

VICTORIAN 14 karat micromosaic Roman scenic brooch set in 14k yellow gold with a c-catch, circa 1870, 1-1/2" by 1-1/4". This is in excellent condition with not a single piece missing, almost as though it was never worn. In addition the mosaic work is masterful so be sure to look at the subtle coloring, shading and details. This may have come back to England after a lady's Grand Tour of Europe, a wonderful souvenir of Italy. The building is of course the Pantheon in Rome, a temple to the ancient gods of Rome. One similar to this piece can be seen in the Christie Romero book "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed", page 65.  View  View   #V36267  

VICTORIAN 18k pearl and cornflower blue sapphire crescent pin, 1-7/8", circa 1890. This has a silver replacement pin stem, natural sapphires and pearls, and the sapphire cuts differ as is correct for this age, with rounds, cushions and oval cuts with good color.  View   View   View   #V36559  

 

     PIETRA DURA floral brooch with pink rose, lily-of-the-valley, morning glory and forget-me-not, c-catch and tube hinge, circa 1910, 1". Seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Edition" on page 66.   #AGpd

 VICTORIAN purple faceted glass set in 10k gold with black enamel Greek key design mourning brooch with photo compartment on back, baby picture, 1-1/2".   View   #V31552

  VICTORIAN 10 karat and black enameled porcelain floral 1-5/8" brooch circa 1900.   View   #V24932

 

VICTORIAN yellow gold lover's knot brooch with black enamel, seed pearl flowers and leaves.   View   #V31492

   VICTORIAN 18 carat yellow gold early 1800s ring with central Old European cut diamond, four pearls and black and white enamel, size 7-3/4. You can just barely see where it was once engraved as a memorial inside the band, but over the years it has almost all rubbed away. The raised design goes all around the band  in a chain-like design meeting at the front with scrolls that hold the central rectangular element. There is slight loss of some of the black enameling visible only under magnification.  View   View   #V32118

VICTORIAN yellow gold and seed pearls hinged bangle bracelet, 7" by 1/2".   View   View   #V31780

 

Victorian Civil War ear set with provenance.
This ring and brooch were given to Eliza Gray by Alexander K(elly) McClure (b.1828, d.1910), her husband, in 1876. The jewelry is engraved on both pieces with names and dates.

According to the 1860 census, they lived in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. McClure was a politician and writer, and was a supporter of Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 Presidential election. He was a owned a newspaper and was a prolific political writer.
VICTORIAN 14k tested yellow gold, old mine cut diamond and onyx bar pin engraved "A.K.Mc to E.G. 1876", size 7-1/4, has been sized in the past.   View   View   View   View   #G32111

 

 

 

 

VICTORIAN 1876 McClure family ring and bar pin set with provenance: a 12 karat yellow gold, mine cut diamond and black onyx (dyed black chalcedony) bar pin and ring engraved "A.K.Mc to E.G. 1876". The ring is a 12 karat yellow gold size 7-1/4, has been sized in the past. The diamond is a cushion shaped mine cut approximately 4.0 x 3.5 x 2.5 mm. and about 0.25 carats, color I, clarity I-1 with a shallow chip under one prong visible under magnification.  The brooch is 12k yellow gold, cushion shaped mine cut diamond and black onyx (dyed black chalcedony) bar pin engraved "A.K.Mc to E.G. 1876". The diamond is approximately 3.2-3.8 x 2.55 mm, about 0.20 carats.  This ring and brooch were given to Eliza Gray McClure in 1876 by her husband Alexander Kelly McClure (b.1828, d.1910). The jewelry is engraved on both pieces.
Alexander McClure was a politician and writer, and was a biographer and supporter of Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 Presidential election, just before the Civil War. He owned a newspaper and was a prolific political writer. According to the 1860 census he lived in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.  View   View   View   View    VICTORIAN   View   View   View  #G32111

VICTORIAN 14k tested yellow gold, old mine cut diamond and onyx bar pin engraved "A.K.Mc to E.G. 1876".   View   View   View   #V32110

 

 

 

 

 

VICTORIAN bloodstone and gilt bangle with etched foliate and floral design, hinged segments, circa 1890, 7" wearable length, 1-5/8" front and 1/3" back.  Bloodstone is a variety of chalcedony that is a deep green with flecks of red jasper quartz, reminiscent of agate..   View   View   View   #V36952

VICTORIAN oval 10k and onyx locket back brooch with seed pearls set in 10 karat yellow gold, 1-3/4" by 1-1/2". The onyx has a lovely beveled edge and the pearls are prong set into an applied gold center, beautifully made. This has the Victorian era tube and c-catch and also has a safety chain which can be used or removed. There is a photo on the back under glass, but it can be easily removed to add you own photograph.   View   #V37328 

VICTORIAN crisscross bracelet in gold tone and black enamel, as is condition, marked on the back "pat. Dec 16, 1879", enamel wear on the back and inside, adjustable size with a 3/4" by 5/8" front element. This patent could be by A. Vester and if so, it is patent number 222,755.  View   View   View   #V37543  

 

 

VICTORIAN tortoise shell piqué earrings with gold and silver flowers, tendrils and leaves and gold stars, circa 1870, 2". These earrings have both piqué point and piqué posé design. Decorating tortoise was accomplished by heating, polishing and inlaying the material with precious metals. Dots and star designs were called "piqué point" and flower and geometric designs "piqué posé". Tortoise earrings can be seen in Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry" on page 137 and in Margaret Flowers "Victorian Jewellery" page 164..   View   View   View   #V33720

 VICTORIAN tortoise pique brooch intricately decorated with flowers and scallops and in excellent condition, 1-1/8". Decorating tortoise was accomplished by heating, polishing and inlaying the material with precious metals. Dots and star designs were called "piqué point" and flower and geometric designs "piqué posé".   View   View   #V34320

VICTORIAN tortoise piqué point earrings with dangling balls at either end of gold chains circa 1880. Each ball is exquisitely decorated with gold stars and silver dots, 2". Decorating tortoise was accomplished by heating, polishing and inlaying the material with precious metals. Dots and star designs were called "piqué point" and flower and geometric designs "piqué posé". Similar earrings can be seen in Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry" on page 137.   View   View   #V33877

 

VICTORIAN round tortoise pique brooch with detailed an delicate floral design, circa 1870, 1-5/8".   View   #V31551

VICTORIAN tortoise pique oval brooch with inlaid gold and silver floral design, circa 1870, 1-5/8".  View   View   #V29653

VICTORIAN pique pose and pique point domed tortoise shell brooch inset with yellow gold and silver in a star design, with hollow back, circa 1865, 1". See Romero's Warman's Jewelry, Edition 3, page 54.   View   #V29243

 

 

VICTORIAN tortoise pique earrings circa 1880, total length 1-1/2". These earrings have both piqué point and piqué posé design. Decorating tortoise was accomplished by heating, polishing and inlaying the material with precious metals. Dots and star designs were called "piqué point" and flower and geometric designs "piqué posé".   View   View   #V35133 

VICTORIAN tortoise pique cross pendant on 9 carat yellow gold chain, in original box, pendant 2-1/8" by 1-1/2", loop 1/4", later added chain hallmarked for "JWL, 375 ( 9 carat), London and 1913" 16".  Tortoise jewelry pieces can be seen on page 201 of "Victorian Jewellery" by Michael Poynder.  View   View   View   View   #V34827  

VICTORIAN  tortoise pique earrings circa 1880, total length 1-1/4". These earrings have  piqué point design. Decorating tortoise was accomplished by heating, polishing and inlaying the material with precious metals. Dots and star designs were called "piqué point" and flower and geometric designs "piqué posé".     View   #V35245            

 

 VICTORIAN tortoise pique brooch, 1-1/4" by 7/8".   View   #V29946

 VICTORIAN 2" tortoise shell with golden bows and garland design pendant with 9ct marked bail on 375 (9ct) marked yellow gold 15" chain.   View   View   #V29443  

VICTORIAN tortoise pique heart pendant with butterfly, flowers, leaves and scrolls, 1".  View   #V34584

 

VICTORIAN tortoise pique brooch with gold and sterling inset floral and geometric designs circa 1870, 1-1/3". This has one of the most lovely rippled shapes I have ever seen in this type of brooch.  View   #V37398

VICTORIAN tortoise pique pose torpedo shaped earrings for pierced ears, 1-5/8" total length.  View   View   #V38011

   

VICTORIAN tortoise pique brooch with elegant tiny flowers and leaves center and geometric edging, circa 1870. Decorating tortoise was accomplished by heating, polishing and inlaying the material with precious metals. Dot and star designs were called "piqué point" and flower and geometric designs "piqué posé"., 1-5/8". This is some of the finest work in tortoise that I have ever seen.   View   View  #V37092

 

VICTORIAN tortoise pique pose cross pendant on sterling chain circa 1900, cross is 2" by 1-1/4", chain marked "925" is 16-2/3" long. Decorating tortoise was accomplished by heating, polishing and inlaying the material with precious metals. Dots and star designs were called "piqué point" and flower and geometric designs "piqué posé". Tortoise jewelry can be seen in Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry" on page 137 and in Margaret Flowers "Victorian Jewellery" page 164.   View   #V35684 VICTORIAN tortoise pique dangle earrings circa 1900, tortoise portion 1-1/3". These earrings have both piqué point and piqué posé design. Decorating tortoise was accomplished by heating, polishing and inlaying the material with precious metals. Dots and star designs were called "piqué point" and flower and geometric designs "piqué posé". Tortoise earrings can be seen in Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry" on page 137 and in Margaret Flowers "Victorian Jewellery" page 164.   View   #V35685 VICTORIAN large tortoise pique cross pendant inlaid with abalone and gold wire, circa 1900, 3-1/8" by 1-7/8" with 5/8" loop. The detail in this is really amazing.  View   #V36043

 

   VICTORIAN carte de visite of a lady wearing a bull's eye brooch with foxtails at the bottom on a black ribbon around her neck. "Silas Eastham Photographer, 217 Lord Street, Southport". Size 2-1/2" by 4".  View   View   #Vkph3

VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold, pearl and rubies starburst pin in original box, 1-1/3". Box lid says "Estd. 1835, Sanders, Court Jewellers, 43 & 45 High St., Kensington, W.8.".    View   View    View   View   #V32204

VICTORIAN HG&S (Henry Griffith & Sons) hallmarked Chester 9ct gold and seed pearl double starburst brooch in original box, early 1900s, 1".   View   View   View   View   View   #V32308

 

VICTORIAN large yellow gold and topaz colored rhinestone quadruple hinged bangle bracelet, wonderfully set in a large oval, 6-3/4" by 1-5/8" front and 1/2" back, slight wear the finish at the back but it does not detract from this unusual beauty.  View   View   View  View   #V32869 

VICTORIAN Swiss enamel bracelet in rolled yellow gold with engraved flowers on the band, adjustable from 6-1/8" to 6-7/8" by 1-1/4" at front and 1/3" at back.   View   View   View   #V32772

VICTORIAN yellow rolled gold hinged bangle with three green rhinestones, slight patina on the finish, 6-2/3" by 3/4".   View   View   #V32773

 

VICTORIAN hunting locket with a Greyhound or whippet dog head surrounded by a  whip, 10 karat yellow gold locket, 12 karat yellow gold  30” chain. The locket has a foliate design on the back with an open cartouche, and there are small slight dents on the back, 1-1/8". The locket is empty on the inside and has one fitting for a photograph but no glassine.   View   View   #V34591


VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold decorated links bracelet with diamond and aqua enameled center and a weighted chain slide-style safety, circa 1895, 7" by 3/4" at front, 1/3" band. In the S.F. Myers Catalogue, 1893  and the Roddin Catalogue, 1889 were bracelets in the same style.   View   View   View   #V20328  

VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow gold horse jumping over fence with two tiny rose cut diamonds for his eyes, horseshoe frame, crop and jumping cross country fence beneath the horse, on a 9 karat gold 18” belcher chain, illegible mark on the loop above the horse, 1-1/4" pendant. Circa 1890, a very similar piece can be seen in the 1897 Sear's Catalogue, 2nd row, 3rd item from the left.  View   View   #V34592 

 

 
  VICTORIAN French gold tone hinged bangle with seed pearl, applied front element, safety chain, maker's mark "CM" with two boar's heads, 7-1/4" by 5/16" wide. The French boar's head mark denotes at least 800 parts silver, ion this case with a gold gilt finish.   View   View   #V37399 VICTORIAN Gothic style Scottish agate bracelet set in gold tone with lovely striations in each link, 7" by 1-1/2".   View   View   View   View   View   #V37284  VICTORIAN rock crystal pendant with swallow holding an amethyst faceted dangling heart charm, pendant 1-1/4" by 1" and with later added sterling chain marked "925" and 14" long. This is guaranteed rock crystal and not faceted glass. A similar bird piece can be seen in the book ""The Price Guide to Jewellery" by Michael Poynder on page 226 where he dates it to 1880.    View   View  #V36644

 

     VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold fresh water pearls and oval citrine 1" pin, 1".  #V24313  VICTORIAN 10 carat fancy yellow gold and citrine bracelet, center citrine is 25+ carats, bracelet weighs 15 grams., 6-3/4" by 1" front. Old repairs can be seen on the back and this bracelet is still very delicate.   View   View   #V34577  VICTORIAN  gold garter pin, 1-1/4".   View   #V24442

 

        CAMEO style purple glass brooch in an intricate and artistic 2-1/2" setting. Circa 1900.  View  View   View   View    #V19519  

      VICTORIAN 18k hair brooch/pendant, oval with braided hair in two blonde colors, hair back as well, 2" wide.  View   #V18982

  VICTORIAN portrait brooch, 2-1/2". This lady dressed in plum is delicately hand painted on a porcelain disk set into a twisted gold filled setting. Notice the detail of the feather in her hat.   View   #V22943

 

 
VICTORIAN gold tone slide necklace with a fist holding the hook for your watch or locket, with a dimpled ball slide, chain 59", hand 1", slide 1/4".  View   View  #V36328  VICTORIAN 10k rose gold French earrings – wedding rings or infinity  motif with seed pearls, ear wires that hook from back to front, light and easy to wear once you get used to the way they work, 3/4". View #V34625 VICTORIAN English 9ct yellow gold karat Price Albert watch chain, every link marked "375" for 9ct., total length 22" and about 1/4" wide chain, approximately 1.64 ounces.    #V35242

 

VICTORIAN necklace in yellow gold filled, heavy to wear at over 50 grams, 17" with 3-1/2" front drop. Bottom hook marked 14K, top catch may also be faintly marked. Similar pieces can be seen in the 1887 E. V. Roddin Catalogue  View   View   View   #V34618  

VICTORIAN 9k rose gold gate links bracelet with safety chain circa 1900, marked "9ct" on tongue, 7" by 1/4".   View   #V34596 

VICTORIAN JRS & Sons gold filled braided chain necklace with two slides at end, circa 1880, 12k gold filled hooks, 21-1/4" by 1/4" wide. A similar style can be seen in the 1878 S.F. Myers & Co. Jewelry Catalogue.    View   #V34608

 

 

 VICTORIAN agate links bracelet with an engraved plaque that says, "AR Clothier. 111 London. Rd. Chippenham. WRCD 47/2" as one link. Probably an advertising piece and circa 1840, very unusual. A similar style bracelet can be seen in Warman's Jewelry, Ed. 3,  page 47 and in Dawes "Georgian Jewlery" on page 52.   View   View   View   View   #23382   

VICTORIAN yellow gold filled watch slide chain with three tiny opals, circa 1900, marked inside hook, 50". Slide chains like this can be seen in this Daniel Low & Co. Catalogue, 1901.    View   View   #V33250   

   BRACELET made of turn-of-the-century cuff link and button covers. View    View    View   #V18690

 

   VICTORIAN gold filled embossed links 7-1/2" bracelet with 15 various watch fobs as charms, circa 1890. The fobs include, from the top going counter clockwise: a 1" carnelian colored glass cameo with white horse head; a 10k gold and carnelian 3/4" elk intaglio; a 7/8" bloodstone fob with intaglio chess knight (horse); a 10k yellow gold and carnelian 3/4" fob; a 1" transparent brown intaglio warrior fob; a 2-sided carnelian and onyx 3/4" locket;; a 10k gold and crysophase 1" intaglio of a hand holding up a cross; a 2-sided carnelian and onyx 1-1/4" locket with a broken hinge; a blue glass scarab 1-1/4" fob a 3/4" carnelian coat of arms intaglio set in 14k gold; a 1" glass intaglio; an agate and crysophase fob; a moss agate and onyx rotating fob; a 3-sided 10k watch key with quartz; a 1-1/4" carnelian fob and a black rectangular French jet warrior cameo fob 1-1/3"  View   View   View   View   View     #V17891       VICTORIAN gold tone etched links bracelet with crystal fobs as charms: spinning barrels, spinning crystals, pitcher, lantern, mustard seed and heart.   #V10721    BRACELET of 14k yellow gold embossed solid links with small watch fobs as charms, circa 1890, 7-1/2" long. Fobs include from top, a 7/8" fob with no initials; a Masonic purple glass 3/4" intaglio; a gold filled 5/8" fob with engraved initials "EP"; a gold filled 3/4" fob with seed pearl and garnet, 2 missing; a 3/4" glass Roman warrior intaglio; a 1/2" gold filled fob with no initials; a 3/4" gold filled fob with topaz colored rhinestone; a 1" gold filled and citrine intaglio of initials; a 5/8" gold filled fob engraved "K"; a 3/4" gold filled fob engraved "TFK"; a 3/4" gold filled fob engraved "JDE"; a 5/8" gold tone fob engraved "S"; an Etruscan work gold filled 5/8" fob with florets and a 5/8" gold key.      #Q22940

 

VICTORIAN yellow gold 3-D fruit and leaves brooch, replacement pin back, 1-3/4" by 1-1/2".   View   #V32765

VICTORIAN gold tone embossed hinged buckle bangle, 6-2/3" by 1-1/2".   View   View   View   View   #V32849

VICTORIAN whiplash design gold filled watch pin, 1".   #V32562

 

  VICTORIAN gold filled buckle motif bangle with etched design, marked inside" gold metal cored", 7" by 1/3".    View   #V29840 VICTORIAN gilt hinged bangle with three red rhinestones stones, beaded edge, 6-1/2" by 1/3".   View   View   #V32387 VICTORIAN gold filled bangle with "BABY" and scrolls engraved on the front, adjustable up to a maximum of 5-7/8" and 1/3" wide at front  #V31977

 

 VICTORIAN ivory hand brooch with yellow gold band "bracelet" and rod circa 1890, 2".   View   #V31786    VICTORIAN cowry sea shell set in gold tone pronged brooch, 1-1/3".  View   #V31799    VICTORIAN yellow gold enamel with black pierced earrings with 14k wires, 1-1/3" total 5/8" circle.   View   #V29730

 

VICTORIAN Bohemian garnet double bangle 6-2/3" by 1/4".   #V31779

VICTORIAN malachite set in yellow gold filled oval brooch, 1-5/8". The frame on this brooch is a classic etched scrolls design, complimenting the typical bands of light and dark green characteristic of malachite. Malachite was a stone worn in older times to attract wealth, and was a favorite of King Louis XIV. On the back is the typical Victorian c-clasp.   View   View   #V31781

VICTORIAN garnet bangle, 8-3/4" by 1/8" wide, a 2-3/4" circle.    #V31550

 

VICTORIAN 15 karat yellow gold bar pin with gypsy set greenish aqua stone, marked 9ct on the hinge, 1-1/3" wide.  View   #V37141

VICTORIAN agate bracelet with 6 rectangular segments, each carved on the top, 7" wearable length by 5/8" wide.   View   #V37329

VICTORIAN 9 karat yellow gold bar pin with pale aqua stone, marked 9ct on the back, 2".  View   #V37209

 

VICTORIAN gold tone hinged bangle with topaz colored faceted glass oval rhinestone center and etched front band, plain back band, safety chain, finish wear in two tiny spots beside the stone which is barely noticeable, 6-7/8" wearable size with a 1-1/8" by 5/8" stone. This is really lovely and looks like fine jewelry.   View   View   #V37256

VICTORIAN delicate birds, roses and rope carved bone pendant earrings with gold tone fittings, boxed. The bone portion is 2" long, the brown box, which is a bit worn and "as is", is 3" by 3" by 5/8"and is fitted with velvet to house the earrings.  View   View   View   View   #V37282

VICTORIAN matte gold tone hinged bangle with safety chain, a lovely classic design circa 1890, 6" wearable size and 3/4" wide.  View   #V37336

 

  VICTORIAN gilt and silver hinged bangle with tiny beaded and rippled front trim, heavy and well made, 6-3/4" by 1".   View   View   #V29874   VICTORIAN silver tone 18-strand chain bracelet with embossed gilt clasp, milk glass and red rhinestone décor, 7" by 1-1/2".   View   View   #V29924 VICTORIAN English silver gilt bangle with overlaid foliate and bands design, very unusual in size and design, larger size 7-7/8" inside dimension and 1" width.   View   View   View   View   #V31584

 

 

VICTORIAN gold tone metal half dome brooch with foxtails, Greek revival style with Greek key center design, 2-1/4" by 1-1/8".  View   View   #V37915

VICTORIAN delicate birds, roses and rope carved bone pendant earrings with gold tone fittings, boxed. The bone portion is 2" long, the brown box, which is a bit worn and "as is", is 3" by 3" by 5/8"and is fitted with velvet to house the earrings.  View   View   View   View   #V37282 

 

 

VICTORIAN bone or ivory carved and pierced "Agnes" name brooch, 1-1/2". See Victorian name pins in Kaplan's "Antique Jewelry" page 361-363.  View   #V29712    VICTORIAN lady wearing a carved ivory name brooch and teardrop-shaped necklace which is probably jet. Carte de viste marked "Photographie Parisenne, Letalle & Co., (from Paris), 36 Cannon St., Birmingham".   View VICTORIAN carved ivory name brooch "Jane" with pierced and beaded edge and center. See Victorian name pins in Kaplan's "Antique Jewelry" page 362-363.   View   #V23463

 

 
  GOLD TONE wire "Alice" name pin, 1-1/2".  View   #Y51084 VICTORIAN lady wearing a name brooch, "Allie".  View VICTORIAN Scottish ram's head brooch, yellow gold washed, 1-1/8".   View   #V35244 

 

 

 
LORGNETTE chain, F&C Co gold filled 48" chain with 1/3" seed pearl slide, circa 1900.   View   #Q25386

       VICTORIAN watch bar pin with floral motif and yellow and white gold filled, extremely well detailed, 2-3/4". View #V26411   

    

 

    VICTORIAN black glass oval 2-1/8" pendant with hand painted white flowers and a hair compartment on reverse.  View   #V24441  VICTORIAN black and white enameled Classical urn motif brooch with glass covered hair compartment, circa 1840, some enamel missing, 3/4" by 1". Bell's "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry" page 94.   View   #V31385 VICTORIAN large gold filled with black enamel basket weave brooch with two colors of hair... brownish-blonde and blondish-gray. This memorial brooch also has a pendant hook on back, 2-1/8".   View   #V29245

 

VICTORIAN Labrodite and silver cross pendant on grosgrain ribbon with silver slide bar, ribbon worn, cross 2-1/8" by 1-3/4", ribbon 28".   View   View   #V34581

 VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold and black onyx bar brooch with seed pearls in a floral design on front, solid 14K rose gold back with watch hook on the back, circa 1990, 2-1/3", does not test as gold. Similar brooches can be seen in the 1889 S.F. Myers & Co. Jewelry Catalogue.    View   #V34594

VICTORIAN silver tone metal skirt or train lifter,70 grams, 7" total length.   View   View   #V34601

 

VICTORIAN hair purse pocketbook charm, , 7/8". Bell's "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry" page 197.   View   #V31399

  VICTORIAN lady wearing a horseshoe brooch.

VICTORIAN gold diamond and seed pearl horseshoe pin, 3/4".   View   #V29947

 

 
VICTORIAN gold filled snake brooch with green and red rhinestones, 1-3/4".   View   #V29250  VICTORIAN large yellow gold filled bloodstone fob with Egyptian symbol and initials "CT", 1-1/2' high and 1" face.   View   View   #V29733    ENAMEL MINIATURE LANDSCAPE pin, lake and mountain scene painted on porcelain with safety chain. Set in 14k gold, this 2 1/4” x1 7/8" piece has a hinged c-clasp, circa 1860. View   #V12531

 

VICTORIAN yellow gold buckle motif brooch with etched floral and scrolls design, 1-5/8".   View   #V28599 VICTORIAN gilt oval pin with decorated edge, open back, 1-1-2".   View   #V29638  

 VICTORIAN lapis lazuli glass bead in yellow gold brooch, marked "Gili" on the back, 2-1/8".   View   #V28590

 

  VICTORIAN banded agate in oval rolled gold setting brooch, 1-3/4".   View   View   #V29754      VICTORIAN hair locket brooch with etched flowers and embossed scrolls, engraved on back "FHN". View View #V27368   VICTORIAN blonde plaited hair brooch set in black enameled gold filled frame, engraved on back "L.E. 8 Feb1870", 1-1/2".   View   View   #V27789

 

VICTORIAN gold filled and goldstone "Nanny brooch", circa 1880. One end of the brooch unscrews to access a hidden compartment which holds a sewing needle and thread. Marked on the back "DRCM 268036", 2". See Bell's Collecting Victorian Jewelry page 152 and Taunton's "Antique Needlework Tools" page 208.   View   View   #V29310 VICTORIAN goldstone bar brooch with cross, heart and anchor for "faith, hope and love", 1-1/3" by 1".   View   #V31853 VICTORIAN gold stone and gold tone Nanny sewing brooch, marked with the German "Gesch" on the back, short for "Geschutz" or registered, 2". The thread holder unscrews from one side, invisible when worn.   View   View   View   #V35136 

 

 

    VICTORIAN Wedgwood-style brooch with scalloped gold filled frame, 1-5/8".  View   View   #V28210

VICTORIAN yellow gold and malachite pin, 2" by 1-3/4".   View   #V27906

 

 

VICTORIAN Etruscan revival child-sized bracelet in gold tone and garnets, circa 1885, 5-1/4". See the 1887 E.V. Roddin Catalogue page with bracelets like this, and also Bell's "Collecting Victorian Jewelry" page 133.    View   View   #V32310

 VICTORIAN French gold knot bracelet with etched flowers and scrolls on all sides, adjusts to sizes 6-3/4", 7" and 7-1/4" by 1-1/2" wide at the front.   View   View   #V31543

VICTORIAN hair watch fob with crystal barrel, total length 6-1/3" by 7/8". View   View   #V4399

 

       
VICTORIAN gold tone disk linked bracelet, engraved initials on the front, 7-1/2" by 3/4" to 1-1/8" wide.   View   #V28842     VICTORIAN gold filled scroll links bracelet with locket center, 6-1/3" by 1-5/8" with 1-1/8" locket clasp.   View   #V28687   VICTORIAN fob locket etched scrolls design with hair insert, 1-1/4" with loop.   View   #V28189  

 

     VICTORIAN French jet (black glass) set in gold tone branch with leaves brooch, circa 1890, 2".   View   #V29426

  VICTORIAN red cut to clear reverse carved glass love birds brooch set in gold tone, signed "Edy", 2".    View   #V34586

    VICTORIAN sterling kilt or dirk pin with purple and yellow stones,  circa 1900, hallmarked, 2-7/8".   View   #V7108 

 

   VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold, mabe pearl and ruby dangle earrings, 2".   #V26302

 VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold tone hinged bangle with etched fruit, leaves and flowers on front, 6" by 5/8". View #V25958

      VICTORIAN 10k yellow gold 2" hanky holder on 1-3/4" chain with ring size 7-1/2, circa 1880. See Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, Edition 2", page 54.   #V50458

 

         VICTORIAN locket with acorn and leaf motif, 1-1/2" long. Note one small "beads" of gold has broken off the bottom of the acorn, hard to see without a loupe.   View  #V23363

   VICTORIAN 2-1/2" by 2" matching hinged gold filled bangles, each 6" inside dimension by 7-16" wide.    View   #V23427     

       VICTORIAN rolled gold pin, leaf and apple design with beaded edging, 1-1/8". View #V26230

 

      VICTORIAN painted snow scene brooch with pendant bale (marked England), 1-5/8" . View #V27216    VICTORIAN swivel brooch, with straw flower inserts for the seasons, 2-5/8"  View    View   #V27784    VICTORIAN gold filled branch coral pin with pendant loop on the back, circa 1890, 1-1/2".   View   #V4417

 

  WOODEN carved initial "L" for Lucy brooch.  View   #w22922

   VICTORIAN gold filled engraved "baby" pin, 1-1/4".   View   #V23865

VICTORIAN silver picture locket, 4 bows edge, 1-1/3". #V29128

 

 
   VICTORIAN gold filled watch pin with scallops and floral motif, 1-1/8".   View   #V28332 VICTORIAN gold filled bar pin with compass pendant, 1-3/4" by 2-1/8".   View   #V28335   

 

    VICTORIAN Silesian wire brooch with double black glass bead edging in a lovely symmetrical design , 2" by 1-1/4".   View   View   #V34098

     VICTORIAN Vauxhall cobalt glass starburst pin, 2-1/3". There is very slight damage to some petals, noticeable only under magnification.  View  #V21752

VICTORIAN French jet (black glass) faceted bug pin with great detail, 1".   View   #V33032   

 

VICTORIAN onyx and seed pearls pin, 1-1/4" by 3/4" wide.   View    #V32500

 VICTORIAN French jet brooch and earrings with dangling teardrops, brooch   View   View    #V29734 

VICTORIAN French jet (black glass) crescent moon and star pin, circa 1890, 2-5/8".  View   #V32438

 

   VICTORIAN French jet (black glass) pendant with seed pearl, 1".  View   #V50648 VICTORIAN lady faces fob.   View   View    #V28384     VICTORIAN French jet (black glass) pendant with seed pearl, 1".  View   #V50649

 

VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold pierced earrings with round etched-designed bottoms, 7/8" total.   View   #V28337    VICTORIAN gold filled heart brooch with etched flowers design.   View   #V29579    VICTORIAN 10k yellow gold and turquoise stickpin circa 1900, 1" top and 3" total length.   View  #V28514

 

 VICTORIAN gold filled eye-shaped well detailed brooch with aqua enamel star and artificial pearl center and beaded edge, 1-3/4".   View   #V29442   VICTORIAN onyx mourning brooch with seed pearl "tears".   #B3045 VICTORIAN gold filled and black enamel "forget me not" brooch, an unusual sentiment, 1-1/8".   View   #V29440

 

    CIVIL WAR two piece Civil War veteran's  badge engraved "BF PINSON, Co B 12 ALA Vol Inf CSA", 2-1/4 by 1-3/4". View View #V26826

   VICTORIAN earrings, silver and bead and bezel set diamonds, 2" screw back, circa 1850. These earrings were originally pierced, and the  screw backs were probably added in the early 1900's.  View   View   #V23442

 VICTORIAN agate set in gold filled slide, 3/4".   View   #V32674

 

MASONIC gold washed pin with a molded opalescent glass moon face and a blue enameled "G", engraved "Master 1913, Charles H. Lipscomb, Mt. Pisgah Lodge No. 96, Cripple Creek, Colo." and a maker's mark "WC?", in it's original case, 4" by 1-3/4".     View   View   View   View   View   View   View   Advertisement    #V26827a

 VICTORIAN Masonic keystone charm 5/8" watch fob on 15" Albert chain, circa 1900. This charm can be seen in the Ben Allen 1899 Catalogue.   View   #V17046 

    VICTORIAN Masonic 10 karat yellow gold with black and white enamel pin engraved "JC PINSON, Texas, KT, Stamford Commandery", 2-1/4 by 1-1/4".   View   #V26827b


 

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