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Victorian Engraved Jewelry



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Victorian to 1940s
Engraved & Sentimental Jewelry



GEORGIAN/VICTORIAN 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.
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VICTORIAN hair jewelry, a
14k yellow gold framed bracelet of fifteen tubular hollow links, each a
beautifully woven memento with varying tones of hair, and each link
inscribed with the source monogram, 6 3/4" x 1 1/2". This is probably
the loveliest token of friendship I have ever seen, and one of the most unusual.
Similar to one shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work, 1875" by Mark
Campbell, page 285.
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VICTORIAN gold and enameled brooch with plaited thick
blonde hair under glass with extended pin stem, "In Memory Of"
encircling frame, and engraved on back, 1-1/2" by 2":
Ms Buchannan, died 12th Nov 1843
John Wilson died 4th June 1843

Seen in Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 35 and in
Becker’s "Antique & Twentieth Century Jewelry" on page 106.
It also was featured in Southeastern Antiquing &
Collecting Magazine
, August 2003.
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VICTORIAN gold and black
enamel palette worked hair plumes, seed pearls and golden wire work memorial brooch with engraving
on back, "Alex McDonald, obt. 23rd Dec, 1850, Agnes Sanderson, 14th Nov.
1871. Note that each side of the curled hair is a different color, one for
each of the people memorialized in the engraving on the back. View
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VICTORIAN lady
wearing a lovely hair brooch with woven and braided hair.
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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
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VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold
mourning ring with black "In Memory Of" enameling, plaited brown hair under glass front, engraved
inside "Caroline Ryland, obt 11 Nov 1855, age 45", size 9.
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VICTORIAN 10 karat
yellow gold hair
locket with black enameled "In Memory Of" on front, "Hannah Taylor, born June 23,
1872 died July 30, 1876, Rest in Jesus" and hand-tied hair curls inside, 1-5/8" by
1-1/4". View
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GEORGIAN memorial hair ring
with pearl surround and blonde hair. Size 7-1/4 and engraved, "
Joseph Dixon died 16th Jan.y 1815 aged 50".
Engraving
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ELGIN lady’s open face
14 karat yellow gold pocket watch engraved with the initials "AJK", my
grandmother Agnes Jeanette King (Negley). Circa 1910, the case is 1-1/8"
wide. Works marked "Lady Elgin 15 jewel, 15809622". Size 5/Os. Case
marked "Keystone Co. 14k, 585 fine, 5216627". View
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Edwardian
18k yellow gold open face pendant watch set with a bezel set old mine
cut diamond (est. .05 ct, VS, G-1), heavily embossed with cherubs and
flowers, suspended from a watch pin of enameled griffons and a crown.
The pin is delicately enameled with a griffons and crown motif and is
set with a ruby (2.0mm purplish-red), five 2.0mm pearls, one old mine
cut diamond (est. .04 ct, VS, G-1), six old mine cut diamonds (est.
weight from .01 ct to .02 ct, VS, G-1) and one central fresh water pearl
(9.0mm by 7.0mm). The watch is 1" across; the watch pin is 1" by 1". The
watch case is engraved on the inside from a father to his daughter on
Christmas, from Father Dec. 25/1904"..
The case is marked "Swiss, A.W., K14, 127911" and a squirrel hallmark.
There are no numbers or marks on the works.
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VICTORIAN carved coral set
in gold engraved on the back with the initials "GP", extended pin stem
typical of mid-Victorian jewelry, 1".
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RING 14 yellow gold ring,
long-ways mounted garnet with seed pearls, engraved inside "George to Lilly
G., 8-1878", size 6-1/4 and measures 1/2" across the front.
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SIGNET 14k
yellow gold ring with medical "Caducaus" entwined snake, size 5-3/4. Daniel Low
& Co. Catalogue, 1901

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GEORGIAN 18k yellow gold
and banded agate memorial ring, hallmarked London, engraved "Michael Simpson
died 12 July 1835 Age 40 Years" and dated 1835, size 7-1/4, as is.
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VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold and black enameled "In Memory Of Eliza"
hair brooch, 7/8".
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VICTORIAN
"In Memory Of" hair brooch with the name "Sarah" in hair
compartment, 7/8".
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REGENCY man’s lace brooch
with hair insert, engraved "Susanna Bush, obt 12 Aug 1807 alt 30",
an unusually early date, 1".
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Captain John Jenkins, an early
steamboat captain from New Brunswick, New Jersey, moved to Apalachicola,
Florida, piloted an early steamboat and was an
investor in a steamboat company. He was the husband of Arietta and father
5-year-old of John W. Jenkins, and had the pendant shown at right made in
their memory.

REGENCY 14k yellow gold 2-1/2" by 2" oval pendant with 5/8" loop, engraved
on the back, "To The Memory of My Wife and Child, Arietta S. Jenkins obt.
Nov. 25th, 1832, John W. Jenkins, Sept 3rd, 1832". Both died of yellow fever
and were buried in Chestnut Street Cemetery (Old City Graveyard) in
Apalachicola, Florida.
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"Chestnut Street Cemetery (Old
City Graveyard) of early Apalachicola.
Chestnut Street Cemetery dates prior to 1831. Interred are some of
Apalachicola’s founders and molders of ehr colorful history. Also buried here
are many soldiers of the Confederacy and victims of yellow fever and shipwrecks.
Seven of the Confederate veterans served with Pickett at Gettysburg in the
gallant Florida Brigade."
Tombstone of Arietta S.
Jenkins. Tombstone of John W. Jenkins.
"Sacred to the Memory of John W. Jenkins who dies Sep. 5, 1832, aged 5 years."




VICTORIAN hair set in
pierced gold ring with etched design and initials "MPH" on the
front, size 6-1/2.
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VICTORIAN hair bow pin
with acorn drops with the :knot" of the bow of gold tone inscribed with the
name "Lizzie", some unraveling at bottoms of acorns. This is shown
in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work, 1875" by Mark Campbell, page 144. View
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VICTORIAN 14k hair ring engraved "SB",
woven hair on sides. See Bell’s "Collector’s Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry"
page 187.
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VICTORIAN
10k yellow gold and black enamel with seed pearls forget-me-not front, hair
compartment back, gray-blond hair, engraved "John Sweeting died 24 March
1845 aged 85". View
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VICTORIAN hair
brooch with black enamel sentimentally engraved "In Memory of Wee Jeanie",
1-5/16".
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VICTORIAN hair brooch
engraved “In Memory of Elizabeth Kind, Obt 17th Nov 1844 at 67″, 1-5/8”.
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VICTORIAN
braided
hair bracelet, engraved inside "CLVR", 6" by 1/2".
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VICTORIAN hair
1/2" pendant engraved on the back "Benj’n Hawkins, b. 19th Jan 18__,
AE ’59"
, framed with seed pearls which are symbolic of tears, on a
newer 20" chain marked "585".
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VICTORIAN hair brooch, black enameled frame
"In Memory Of", engraved on the reverse, "FR obt Nov 13, 1856".
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HEART
lock and gold link 7" bracelet with 1" lock, engraved "Class
of ’96, May 20".
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#V28022

SOLID gold, gold filled, rolled plate and sterling silver bracelets with
heart shaped locks.
A.C.
Becken Catalogue, 1902

VICTORIAN embossed links 7" bracelet with oval
center engraved "RB" and 7/8" lock and key. There is an
illegible maker’s mark on one link. Bracelets like this can be
seen in Romero’s Warman’s Jewelry Ed. 3 on page 70. #V28021





STERLING

and green enameled heart lock and key charm with painted pink roses,
engraved "Kelley", 3/4".
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VICTORIAN lady wearing a bar
brooch and a chain necklace with rings and coins as charms. Cabinet card
4-1/4" by 6-1/2" marked "Barron, Sarnia, Ont."

STERLING
friendship 16" necklace and bow pin combination dated 1915, marked
"Marathon Sterling" on the back.
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VICTORIAN silver hinged bangle, ovals with alternating
Aesthetic birds and floral
designs, "PM to LM" initials inside, 6-1/3" by 1-1/3". See Davidov &
Dawes "Victorian Jewelry" page 24.
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ENGRAVING examples
Benjamin Allen Catalogue, 1899

VICTORIAN
HW sterling etched bangle with bird motif, engraved "WLM to LC
1883", 6-1/2" by 1". See bird theme Victorian bangle on page 35 of Davidov &
Dawes "Victorian Jewelry".
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VICTORIAN silver hinged
bangle, engraved flowers and scrolls design, engraved on back "J.J. Brown,
Polmont, SLJU 39/2", 7" by 1", 1.17 oz.
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VICTORIAN sterling silver
hinged bangle with rose and yellow gold overlay, hallmarked "WF" Birmingham 1893
and beautifully engraved "Alice" on the back, 6-1/2" by 3/4".
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VICTORIAN sterling silver bracelet, "NCR Co" circa 1890, engraved
inside "M. Warwick E.A., OJLJ 157-4, Next of Kin, 91 Hallwood Rd.,
Kettering, Northants", 7" by 1-1/4".
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STERLING heart shaped scent or perfume bottle engraved "Martha", 2".
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14k GOLD lockets and pendants.
Daniel Low 1906 Catalogue.

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
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VICTORIAN sterling
coins charm bracelet. The 1880’s coins were etched and decorated by hand to
create floral motifs and initials. Pieces like this are often called
"sweetheart jewelry", the idea being that sailors did these on board their
ship to bring back to their sweethearts, though these coins can be seen in
some old catalogues as well. Circa 1880.
E.V. RODDIN & Co. Catalogue, 1887-9
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"Coin with engraved monogram."
E.V. RODDIN & Co. Catalogue, 1887-9
STERLING WWII
Australia coin bracelet, circa 1944, 6-1/3" by 3/4".
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STERLING Forget-Me-Not
brand friendship bracelet with engraved name on each link, 7-1/2" by 1/3".
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STERLING WWII
Australia coin bracelet engraved "To My Mother", belt style closure
circa 1944, 7-1/3" to 7-3/4" by 3/4".
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STERLING friendship bracelet
with names and initials engraved on each link and one link dated 9-15-45. The
back maker’s marks are "JMF Co. BobOLink Sterling", 6-3/4" by 1/4".
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STERLING puffy heart charm
with good luck side and engraved "Daddy", 5/8".
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VICTORIAN tiny sterling baby photo
charm engraved, "But Thou, God’s Darling
Heed Thy Private Dream, Emerson",
5/8".
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Engraved Sentiments seen on Jewelry:
"Make my heart thy home"
"Love as I or else I die"
"In thee my choice I do rejoice"
"Love for Love"
"God above increase our love"
"While life does last I’ll hold thee fast"
"Friendship lasts when all is past"