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Star Jewelry



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things we love to buy, wear and share



Stars,
Moons and Comets,
Celestial
Motif
Jewelry





STARS, symbol of light
in the darkness, hope, the highest point man can reach. Sparkling,
brilliant and mysterious… a perfect shape for jewelry. Moons and
crescent moons symbolized everything including the mystic, the romantic
and the feminine. And comets flash through the sky as well as ride on a
jacket.




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 set in a star, 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".
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VICTORIAN 18k yellow gold
star center 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
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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.
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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
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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.
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VICTORIAN yellow gold and
seed pearl crescent and star brooch in the original box, 1-3/4".
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View #a33082




10k SEED
PEARL
and ruby moon and star pin, 7/8".
View #Q22085

VICTORIAN
14k gold ring with three gypsy-set diamonds, size 9-3/4.
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#G21499

14K
and seed pearl crescent and star pin, 1-1/8".
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#Q14877



Seed
pearl
starburst brooch with pendant loop, set in 14k yellow gold,
circa 1900. Seed
pearl
jewelry. #Q22923

A
starburst brooch centers the high neckline of her costume. Note also her
wonderful "specs".


EDWARDIAN
starburst brooch with a center diamond and seed pearls,
1". View
#Q27870



VICTORIAN HG&S Chester hallmarked gold and seed pearl starburst brooch in
box, 1". View
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VICTORIAN 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.
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#V32080

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




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
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View #V36897

There was a wonderful selection of 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 were honored to have had one of our Victorian Halley’s comet pins in included
in this amazing show.


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

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#V37739




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.
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View #V34393


VICTORIAN
comet brooch with a clear faceted paste set in karat
yellow gold with black enamel accents, presented in it’s own fitted
hump-backed box fitted and lined with velvet.

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#V38587

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".
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View #V34617



GEORGIAN
English oval brooch with diamonds and pearls set in a starburst on royal
blue Guilloche enamel surrounded by a band of white enamel, presented in
it’s own fitted box. The back of this pin looks like rose gold and the front yellow
gold, and sometime in the past, the front was soldered to the back. There are natural pearls and both mine and rose cut diamonds,
total weight about .2 carats. The center diamond is about a .06 ct mine cut
diamond. In the lid of the box it says, "Watherston 42 Old Bond Street
W" (London, England), and while this box fits this brooch exactly and seems to have been made
for it, you can never tell positively if they originally came together.

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#V38462



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.".
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VICTORIAN karat yellow
gold bracelet with swivel center double-sided finely woven hair or photo
compartments, tiny star design on four-strand band, etched clasp, extra
large 8" length and 5/8" band with 1-3/4" by 1-1/2" center.
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#V32800

VICTORIAN coin silver charm engraved, "Presented
to Mr Mungo Collins by a few friends at Ayr Harbor [Scotland} on the
occasion of his leaving for America, Dec 16,1886",
a real piece of history, 1-1/3". View V28908




VICTORIAN sterling silver
star brooch with deep blue and red enameling, molded to mimic cut steel, 1-5/8".
The star encloses a design made to simulate cut steel brads, quite lovely.
View #V33523

VICTORIAN silver stars
hinged bangle bracelet designed to resemble cut steel, 6-2/3" by 1".
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VICTORIAN silver stars
hinged bangle bracelet designed to resemble cut steel, 6-2/3" by 1". #V33159d




VICTORIAN sterling bracelet
with stars design and beaded edge, marked in old fashioned script "30" on
the tongue, 6-7/8" by 3/4".
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PASTE sterling star paste
pendant, French sterling hallmark and "925" on the back, 1-1/8" pendant and
a 1/2" loop.
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VICTORIAN
French jet (black glass) crescent moon and star pin, circa 1890, 2-5/8".
View #V32438




HC CARNEGIE mark multiple
gold tone chains and a sterling vermeil double stars catch with aqua rhinestones.
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View #X20633

VICTORIAN
round glass locket with star motif, ruby and pearls, 1-1/2″, on 10k yellow
gold 19″ newer chain. View
#V26680

STERLING vermeil star brooch
with red, clear and blue rhinestones.
View #Y25066




DeROSA
unsigned 2-1/2" blue enameled and clear rhinestones star fur clip. View
#d21165

DeROSA
unsigned 1-1/2" blue enameled and clear rhinestones star fur clip. View
#d20631

COROCRAFT clear rhinestones
star brooch set in silver tone, 3-1/2″.
View #C21862




HOBE
purple blue and clear unfoiled rhinestones 2-1/8″ star pin.
View #O24749

STARFISH brooch
in heavily textured gold tone with red and aqua glass cabochons, 2-1/2″.
View #Y3576


DEROSA
2" gold tone atomic starburst fur clip with red, aqua and
clear rhinestones. View
#d23830




DeROSA
sterling vermeil 2" fur clip, multi-pointed star shape with artificial pearls and
rhinestones. View
#d22512

DeROSA
sterling vermeil 1-3/16" starburst earrings with artificial pearls, circa 1945. View
#d20625

DeROSA sterling vermeil 2-1/4″ starburst fur clip with red
bead center and rhinestone accents, circa 1945. View
#d20624





TRIFARI "Starflight"
series "bursting rays" red and clear rhinestones
2-3/4" pin and 1" "star button" earrings from the 1966 "Starflight" line..
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#T11206

TRIFARI green and clear rhinestone 3-1/3" pin and 1-1/4" and 1"
earrings from the 1966 "Starflight" line.
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#T11446

TRIFARI blue and
clear rhinestones 2 inch "Sunburst" pin and 1-1/4" earrings from the 1966 "Starflight"
line. View
#T19063




TRIFARI "Shooting Star" yellow and clear rhinestone 3-1/2" pin and 1"
earrings from the 1966 "Starflight" line.
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#T20016

Trifari star series
as seen in the 1966 catalogue. This has also been called the "Comet", and
the "Starburst".

TRIFARI "Fireworks"
yellow and clear rhinestones 2-7/8" pin, 7" by 7/8" bracelet and 1"
earrings, 1966.
View #T25075




RHINESTONE blue and clear
rhinestones comet brooch,
circa 1945, a large 4-3/4" circa 1945 and set in silver tone metal. View
#Y23038

TRIFARI
montana blue and clear rhinestone star shaped 2-5/8″ fur clip, circa 1945.
View #T20944

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




MARVELLA artificial pearl
starburst pin, 2".
View #X27723

STARFISH sterling
vermeil jelly belly
brooch, 3-5/8".
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View #Y27835

MOON brooch with unusual back
mark, “stg sil”, 1 inch.
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STARBURST brooch
with chartreuse, aqua and gray rhinestones set in brushed gold tone, 2-5/8".
View #Y5092

SCHREINER unsigned
large star brooch with foiled and unfoiled green and blue rhinestones
set in dark gray metal, 3-1/2".
View #S28660
JJ gold- and silver-tone star
brooch, 2-1/2".
View #X31715




ART pendant, hinged bangle and
earrings set with a terrific array of colors.
View #X20700
PINK, blue and green
rhinestones set in gold tone starfish brooch, 2-1/8".
View #Y60514
VRBA
patriotic red, white and blue rhinestone stars 13-15" bib necklace with a
5-1/2" front drop and 3-1/2" dangle earrings. #K20871





DIONNE
sterling puffy star pendant on a chain, pendant marked on one side
"sterling Dionne". The star is 1" and the chain is 16", both in excellent
condition.

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#N66545


STAR
brooch with smoky gray and clear rhinestones set in silver tone with a
European style catch, excellent condition, 2".

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#Y38721