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Antique jewellery can often be not just beautiful, but also a wonderful window into a time gone by, such as this charming antique nanny brooch dating from the Victorian era. Dating from the 1880â€™s, this was as the name suggests worn by the nanny as a traditional brooch and when she was out with the children, if they tore a hole or seam in their clothing, could quickly be repaired thanks to the hollow section in the centre that contained needle and thread. This is a wonderful glimpse into the past and one can only imagine the scene of playful boys running and falling over and tearing a hole in their clothing. Made simply of brass and set with an amethyst, the brooch measures 48.8mm in length by 16mm wide at the centre, and one end cleverly unscrews to allow the needle and thread to be kept securely inside and ready at a momentâ€™s notice. Although not made in gold or platinum, or set with sapphires or diamonds, there is no doubt that this antique nanny brooch is just as charming as any antique brooch and certainly a wonderful talking point. Stock# ES7855 Circa: 1880 $Sold.
15ct gold is very hard to come by, as is a full length genuine antique Albert chain, so it is a pleasure to offer this 15ct rose gold antique Albert chain from the 1890's that is still in superb condition and can so easily be worn on a daily basis even though well over 120 years has passed since it was made. Albert chains or fob watch chains as they are also know as, were originally designed for a gentleman to hold a pocket watch at one end and the key or a fob at the other end, with the tee bar connected to the waistcoat. Years later when men stopped using pocket watches and started to wear wrist watches, women years later started to wear these around their neck where they are often seen today. Quite often Albert chains are seen as half Alberts that only have one half of the chain, or they are double but simply too short to wear around the neck, but this one measures 40cm in length and is all original with no additional pieces added to it. The link itself is absolutely gorgeous and with each link stamped 15ct is a real treasure to find. Fitted with its two original swivels and tee bar, this is such an attractive, rare and beautiful genuine antique Albert chain that will always be admired. Stock# T885 Circa: 1890 $Sold
Here is a very handsome vintage Rolex Datejust model 1601 in stainless steel with the white gold bezel. Fitted with the 26 jewelled Rolex automatic calibre 1560, this Rolex is in superb condition. Stock# W1283 Maker: Rolex Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust reference 1601 Circa: 1964 $Sold.
Here is an antique 18ct gold ruby and diamond ring made in 1905 that has such a sleek and contemporary design and look it, that looks as modern today as when it was made well over 110 years ago. The band is so smooth and carries right up to the setting of the rubies and diamonds which are set lower into the top of the band. This is a style that will look so good on its own, or next to so many different styles of jewellery and always fit right in. With lovely vibrant Burmese rubies that total 0.60 carats, they are all so well matched in colour and transparency and are such fine quality. And then there are the diamonds set on each side that total 0.40 carats and really sparkle magnificently. The rubies and diamonds are in such a wonderful proportion to each other and look amazing in the setting slightly lower than the top. This is such a lovely example of a genuine antique ruby and diamond ring from the Edwardian era that will continue to look good well into the future. Stock# ES7817 Hallmarked: London 1905 $Sold.
Here is an exquisite 15ct gold antique pearl and diamond bangle from the 1890's that is so elegant and refined and exemplifies high quality Victorian jeweller. So beautifully made, this bangle was not simply set with natural pearls and diamonds. When you look at the seven antique mine cut diamonds set across the middle, you will notice that not only do they elegantly graduate in size as the bangle gets wider, but the first diamond is set into a square setting and the second in a star design. This pattern continues along with all of the diamonds and shows how much extra thought was put into the design of this bangle. With a total diamond weight of 0.48 carats, these mine cut diamonds capture the light so well. And then there are the natural pearls set along each side. Again so much painstaking time and attention has gone into this as the pearls elegantly graduate in size from 2mm in size to 3mm at the centre. This graduation of size is so subtle and compliments the width of the bangle getting wider at the centre. And then there is a 3.5mm pearl set at each end to add to the charm and character. At the centre the bangle measures 12.5mm wide and at the back it tapers down to 4.5mm wide. Being hinged also allows it to sit nice and close to the wrist and the bangle is fitted with a safety chain for added security. When you then look at the bangle from the side, you will see the most beautiful and intricate scroll work detail that again shows how much time and detail was spent on making this truly beautiful bangle well over 100 years ago. This is an exceptional quality antique diamond and pearl bangle that will make any woman so proud to wear this on her wrist for any occasion. Stock# ES7789 Circa: 1880 $Sold
This 18ct gold antique ruby and diamond ring made in 1916 is perfect for any occasion and is made in the most beautiful and elegant design. This style of ring will sit so well on any finger and day or night will always look so elegant. Set with three vibrant rubies that total 0.22 carats, there is a European cut diamond set on each side of the centre ruby, and these diamonds total 0.04 carats and add capture the light so beautifully. Set low into a marquise shape setting, this protects the rubies and diamonds so well and the marquise section measures 15.1mm by 8.2mm wide from side to side at the centre. This is such a lovely example of an antique ruby and diamond ring that is just perfect for any woman of any age. Stock# ES7824 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1916 $Sold.
Originally designed for a woman to connect her pocket watch to her outfit, Albertinaâ€™s are now more often worn as bracelets, and here is a ladies sterling silver Albertina from the Victorian era of the late 1800's. So easily able to be worn as a bracelet or connected to another Albertina to make an incredible necklace, this one has the most beautiful links as well as a gorgeous tassel with foxtail links. With a centre fancy ball to add to the character of the piece, this will sit so well on the wrist and is destined to always be admired. The detail is what makes these antique Albertina's so popular, and to get one as attractive as this is just wonderful. Stock# ES7754 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Here is a very unique 18ct gold double row antique diamond ring set with genuine antique European cut diamonds that will always catch not only the light but the eyes of everyone who admires it. Dating from the early 1900's, this ring is set with two rows of diamonds each with five diamonds, with an additional diamond set at each end. It is so lovely and elegant the way the ring tapers wider as it comes to the centre and the diamonds total 0.84 carats and have a magnificent sparkle to them all. At the centre the ring measures 6.7mm wide by 17.6mm across and sits so well on the finger thanks to the soft curve across the top. This ring is one that will make a very unique and special antique diamond engagement or wedding ring as well as suiting any other finger for any other occasion. Genuine antique diamond rings have a special charm and character to them, and this certainly is one of them. Stock# ES7819 Circa: 1900 $Sold.
Audemars Piguet are one of the finest watchmaking companies in the world, and here is a very stylish 18ct gold manual wind Audemars Piguet "Edward Piguet" wrist watch. Having made a name for themselves for not only producing very stylish watches, but also superb movements, Audemars Piguet are one of the few watchmaking companies in the world that are still family owned. This one is the Edward Piguet model, named in honour of Edward Auguste Piguet one of the founders of Audemars Piguet and is arguably one of the most stylish watches ever made. With those beautiful lugs at each end, and the pristine white dial with numerals, it also has the seconds counter at the bottom in a square border to compliment the shape of the case. Measuring 27.3mm across plus the crown by 36.8mm from lug to lug, this is a unisex sized watch that will always look so elegant day or night. Inside is the magnificent Audemars Piguet manual wind calibre 2085 that has just come back from a complete service and overhaul and comes with our twelve month warranty. So elegant and refined, this would have to be one of the most stylish Audemars Piqguet watches around, and one that will continually be admired. Stock# W1290 Maker: Audemars Piguet Circa: 1990 $Sold.
Traditionally the Albertina, or leontine as it is also known as, was made to hold a ladies pocket watch on one end and attached to an outfit via the tee bar, however today these are more commonly worn as a bracelet and here is a very beautiful 9ct rose gold antique Albertina made in the 1890's. With the gorgeous rose gold that has such a wonderful tone to it, the links in this Albertina are just delightful to admire. With the end links different to the ones in the centre, the centre also has a gorgeous hand engraved section that adds to the charm and character. And then there is the very attractive tassel made of foxtail links which has such a lovely tactile feel and texture to it. It is a combination of the different links, the tassel as well as the centre engraved section that all add up to make such a wonderful piece of jewellery. Measuring 22.3cm from end to end, when worn as a bracelet it measures 21cm and can be adjusted smaller if needed. Antique Albertina's can also be attached to a chain to make a stunning necklace or joined to a second one to again make a necklace, making these not only versatile but also so very beautiful and special. Stock# ES7747 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Art Deco jewellery of the 1920's to the 1040's was so unique and has remained so poplar decades later, and when you see this Art Deco era diamond cluster ring with a star design, it is easy to see why. Taking a traditional diamond cluster design, the jeweller ingeniously set the centre diamond into a star pattern giving it that special and unique look to it. Surrounded by a further six diamonds, there is yet another diamond set on each shoulder leading to the band. With a total diamond weight of 0.09 carats, the top of the ring measures 7.7mm by 13.1mm from one side diamond across to the other and sits so well on the finger. Hand made in 18ct gold, this is such a charming and character full example of a genuine Art Deco diamond ring that will always be cherished. Stock# ES7786 Circa: 1920 $Sold
Here is an absolutely adorable vintage Japanese silver photo locket with miniature gambling dice that will become such a talking piece. Dating from the 1940's, this lovely locket will not only hold a photo inside but has a compartment that has four miniature dice inside. This is such a unique feature and is just another reason why we adore antique and vintage jewellery. On the front are three monkeys that are so full of character and measures 15.1mm across by 19.5mm. So unique and special, this is one of the most wonderful lockets that you could ever find. Stock# ES7780 Circa: 1940 $Sold