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Pietra dura originated during Roman times and is the term given for the inlay technique of using cut and fitted, highly-polished colored stones to create images in solid walls and floors, furniture as well as jewellery, as can be seen here in these very beautiful antique pietra dura earrings that date from the 1870's. Each earring is set with an oval section of pietra dura that measures 12.9mm across by 16mm and depicts a charming bouquet of flowers. The contrast of the colours of the flowers set against the dense black background really makes them stand out even more. Set in an 18 carat yellow gold Etruscan styled mount that measures 23.9mm by 19.9mm, these earrings look so beautiful on the ear and combine a beautiful mount together with the amazing pietra dura work of a bygone era. Stock# ES8123 Circa: 1870 $Sold
Here is a delightful and very charming antique anchor pendant that is set with a compass that still works today. So charming, the pendant is made in the form of an anchor that measures 29.1mm across by 16.1mm, and would sit so well on a chain, whether it be a nice large Albert chain or a fine necklace as well as a bracelet or even as a very unique pendant charm on something such as a key ring, especially a key ring for a boat. Made in 9 carat yellow gold in the early 1900's, this is a delightful little folly that will always be cherished and adored. Stock# ES6794 Circa: 1910 $Sold.
Here is an exceedingly rare antique family locket that is able to hold an incredible six photos inside. Whereas traditionally the locket holds two photos, when they hold more than two they are also called family lockets, and antique photo lockets that can hold six photos are so incredibly hard to find and when found are usually in gold, so finding one in sterling silver makes this a real one of a kind piece that is like no other. This is such an incredible and exciting locket that is truly like no other. The oval sterling silver locket measures a nice large 36mm across by 44mm or 58.2mm to the top of the bail for a necklace to slide through, and has such a wonderful heft to it that feels wonderful to touch and even better around the neck. With a sleek polished finish to both sides, this can be worn with other antique jewellery or even modern contemporary jewellery and fit right in. This is one antique family locket that is so elegant and rare and wold become a true family heirloom. Stock# ES9062 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Here is a truly divine Art Deco diamond pendant that is so beautiful to admire from near or far and has all the charm and characteristics of a beautiful bygone era. Art Deco jewellery of the 1920's to the 1940's resulted in jewellery designs that have never gone out of fashion or style and are more popular today than ever before. Made in 18 carat white gold and platinum, around the edge are twenty two mine cut diamonds that graduate in size so beautifully. Highlighting a very sweet and charming flower design in the centre, this is set with more four mine cut diamonds and a European cut diamond weighing 0.54 carats. And then to highlight this exquisite piece even further, there are three more mine cut diamonds leading up to the top. In total the thirty one diamonds come together to total 1.76 carats and the main section measures 14.8mm across by 28.8mm from the bottom to the top diamond attached to the chain. Laid out from end to end the white gold chain measures 45cm in length making the diamond section sit perfectly on the neckline. As beautiful and elegant today as when it was made, this Art Deco diamond pendant will always be loved and admired. Stock# ES9112 Circa: 1920 $Sold.
Queen Victoria loved her Stuart history and all that is Scottish, making Scottish agate jewellery or "pebble" jewellery as it is also know, very popular, and here is a very beautiful antique Scottish agate bracelet. Made in the 1890's is sterling silver, the bracelet is set with seven oval pieces of agates and moss agates that all capture the eye and have the most wonderful natural earthy colours to them. With each section measuring 24.5mm by 20mm and from end to end the bracelet measuring 15.2cm in length, this has the look, colours and feel to be easily worn during the day and dressed up during the evening. As beautiful today as when it was made over a century ago, this antique Scottish agate bracelet will always be loved. Stock# ES9085 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
These lovely wide antique sterling silver bangles are typical of the late Victorian period of the 1890's and not only sit nice and close to the wrist thanks to its oval hinged shape and design, but look even more amazing when they are highlighted with rose and green gold as can be seen here in this one. Measuring 32.1mm wide, the design running along the edge looks so elegant as does the beautiful floral design in the the middle. This is where the use of both rose and the rarer green gold work perfectly to enhance and highlight the bangle. Gold can be made in different colours by being alloyed with other metals, such as to produce rose gold, it is made by primarily adding more copper to the gold when being alloyed resulting in a lovely warm tone to it, and today although not very common, green gold is made by adding silver to the gold, however the green colour is more a soft green-yellow colour. Years ago cadmium was added resulting in a stronger colour, and while never a strong green such as yellow or white gold, the tone of green in antique pieces is more pronounced and is used perfectly here to highlight the leaves in the design. With a border highlighted in rose gold to somewhat frame each segment, this is a perfect example of an antique piece of jewellery that is not only 130 years old but one that can so easily be worn on a daily basis and dressed up for that special event during the evening. Stock# ES9073 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Here is such a beautiful and attractive 15 carat rose gold antique bracelet made with diamond set hearts that will looks as charming today as when it was made over 100 years ago. There is so much charm and character with antique jewellery and this bracelet truly epitomises this and will so easily suit any woman of any age. 15 carat gold has such a beautiful warm tone to it that looks even better on the wrist and the links measure 5.3mmwide. Then there are the three hearts which are so romantic and further highlighted by each being set with a European cut diamond. These diamonds come together to total 0.23 carats. From end to end the bracelet measures 17.5cm and is fitted with a safety chain for added security. No matter where or when this bracelet is worn, there is no doubt that it will always be loved and admired. Stock# ES9044 Circa: 1910 $Sold.
Hand made in 18 carat yellow gold and platinum in the 1920's, there is no doubt that this Art Deco diamond ring is just gorgeous and would suit any finger including making a wonderful engagement ring. With a traditional cluster design in the centre, there is also a diamond on each side to highlight the ring further and the European cut diamond in the centre measures 0.14 carats and the seven European cut diamonds surrounding this and the European cut diamond set on each side all come together to total an additional 0.24 carats. The sparkle from these diamonds is wonderful and at the centre it measures 8.05mm by 15.7mm across from one side diamond over to the other. As beautiful today as when it was made, this is a perfect example of a genuine Art Deco diamond ring. Stock# ES8901 Circa: 1920 $Sold
This Art Deco aquamarine and diamond necklace was made in the 1920's and looks as beautiful today as when it was made during this wonderful era in time. Hand made in 18 carat yellow gold and platinum, sitting proudly at the bottom is a beautiful aquamarine that measures an impressive 17.20 carats in weight. Displaying a perfect blue colour, the aquamarine seems to float magically as it is suspended under the section above it which is set with rose cut diamonds. In total there are twenty one rose cut diamonds that come together to total 0.18 carats and then leads to the chain itself which measures 41cm from end to end. This aquamarine and diamond necklace is so elegant and reminiscent of the wonderful Art Deco period of the 1920â€™s. Stock# ES8834 Circa: 1920 $Sold
This bangle is over 140 years old and will look as beautiful on the wrist today as when it was made during the wonderful Victorian period. Made in 15 carat gold, the colour of the gold has such as wonderful patina to it and is of course highlighted with the three pearls set into the top section. Measuring 15.3mm wide, it is the perfect width to wear during the day and into the evening, and being hinged this allows the bangle to sit nice and close to the wrist. With a beautiful border all around the bangle as well as the detail for where each of the pearls are set, this is such an elegant antique bangle that is timeless in its design. Stock# ES8826 Circa: 1880 $Sold.
Art Deco jewellery is so elegant and refined, and here is a magnificent Art Deco ruby and diamond brooch that exemplifies this wonderful era. Hand made in 18 carat yellow gold and platinum in the 1920's, the brooch measures an impressive 70.1mm in length by 4.4mm wide and can so easily be worn horizontal as well as on an angle and no there is little doubt that this brooch will always be admired from near or far. The rubies stand out so beautifully set into the pure white of the platinum and the sparkle from the diamonds and in total there are forty four rubies that total 1.23 carats. With three European cut diamonds in the centre and fifty five single cut diamonds along the rest of the brooch, these diamonds come together to total 1.02 carats. Fitted in its original box by Pearce & Sons, this is such an elegant brooch that will never go out of fashion or style. Stock# ES8839 Circa: 1920 $Sold.
This beautiful antique double sided locket was made in the 1860's at the height of what is called the "Romantic period" ofÂ the Victorian era, and is so beautiful on each side and has such a wonderful tactile feel to it. Made in 9 carat gold, one side is set with a turquoise and the other a cluster of turquoise surrounding a ruby. Both sides have an engine turned design that leads to the border which is so beautifully carved and the entire locket is still in exceptional condition which is made all the more amazing when you consider that it was made over 170 years ago. Measuring 21.7mm across by 32.5mm, inside it still holds an original lock of hair, and while many might consider this mourning jewellery, this is not necessarily the case as hair was often given to loved ones a token of love and with the bright blue turquoise and the absence of black, this all points away from mourning jewellery. While the hair can be taken out and replaced with a photo, it is still a lovely reminder of a beautiful time gone by. Regardless of which way is worn facing the front, there is little doubt that it will always be loved and admired. Stock# ES8842 Circa: 1860 $Sold