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Here is a very stylish antique enamel Vesta case by Joseph Hayes Taylor that was made in Birmingham 1893 and is so charming with the rower on the front. Originally designed as a way to keep matches dry, the matches made in the Victorian era to the early 1900's were able to be lit by striking them against a course surface, and that is why the base of the Vesta cases have that ribbed section to draw the match across. This one was made in sterling silver and measures 47mm across by 57mm and are now often seen attached to a necklace or chain to wear around the neck and they make a wonderful and unique talking point. With the added charm of the enamel scene on the front, this antique Vesta case will always be such a wonderful talking point. Stock# T511 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1893 Maker: Joseph Hayes Taylor $Sold
Perfect for day or night, it is incredible to think that this antique silver buckle bangle made in 1885 is over 130 years old and still looks so beautiful and is in wonderful condition as well. Made in sterling silver in Birmingham in the Victorian period when this style of bangle was popular, it measures and impressive 25.7mm wide and is designed with a buckle motif. Not only does it have a wonderful buckle design, but it has been exquisitely hand engraved which would have taken hours upon hours to do and as you can see, is far superior to engraving by machine which is often the case today. The engraving feels so wonderful to touch and really makes it stand out so beautifully on the wrist. Being hinged also allows it to sit nice and close to the wrist making it very practical and comfortable to wear day or night. This is such a beautiful antique silver buckle bangle that will always be loved and admired. Stock# ES6505 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1885 $Sold.
Here is an exquisitely hand carved antique cameo swivel brooch, that on one side shows the cameo and can easily swivel around to show the photo locket side. Dating from the 1880's, the mount itself is just so beautiful in design and is made even more special by being expertly hand engraved. The time needed to hand engrave this alone would have been immense and it is made in 9ct rose gold which compliments the cameo itself so well with that wonderful warm rose colour of gold. Then there is the hand carved cameo which so easily stands out as one that has been expertly hand carved by a master carver. The detail in the hair alone is captivating let alone the entire cameo and is a real testament to the carver of this cameo. And then to make this cameo brooch even more special, there is a locket compartment on the back which itself can swivel around to face the front. Such a simple yet wonderful way to choose which way to show, the entire mount measures 46.3mm across by 55.6mm and will sit so elegantly on any outfit and is sure to be admired and appreciated. A wonderful example of an antique cameo brooch. Stock# R949 Circa: 1880 $Sold.
Here is such a versatile piece of jewellery, an antique enamel, pearl and diamond pendant and brooch that converts from one to the other so easily making it so easy to wear all the time. Dating from the early 1900's in rose gold which itself has such a wonderful warm colour to it, the border is surrounded by not only 42 pearls, but they graduate in size so elegantly which shows how much time and detail went into making this all those years ago. Then there is the most beautiful pastel blue enamel that graduates into a soft white colour and the enamel is still in such fine condition. The colour of the enamel really blends so well with the pearls and the rose gold and then leads to the centre where there is a vibrant old cut diamond. ThisÂ diamond measures 0.23 carats and adds the right amount of sparkle and elegance without taking away from the design, the pearls and the enamel. Turning the pendant over will reveal a brooch fitting, however at the top where the chain goes through, when this is worn as a brooch, the top bail folds down and sits discreetly behind so as not to be seen nor get in the way. Measuring 26.6mm across by 26.9mm or 31.7mm when the top bail is up, this is one of the most elegant and beautiful antique enamel pendants around that becomes even more special as it can convert to a brooch and is set with pearls and a diamond. A very magical piece of antique jewellery at its finest. Stock# T172 Circa: 1900 $Sold.
Here is such a rare antique family photo locket that holds not 2, 3 or even 4 photos, but an incredible 6 and not only this, but also has the most exquisite hand engraving on both sides. Dating from the Edwardian era of the early 1900's, this antique family locket measures 31.4mm across by 33.6mm or 38.7mm to the top of the bail and allows to have 6 photos each 12mm in diameter inside making such a delightful impact once opened. The case is a 9ct rose gold back and front locket meaning that it has a solid plate of rose gold that was pressed over a metal to allow it to be strong enough to hold the photos inside. As the front and back are solid gold, this was able to be expertly hand engraved on both sides as can be seen in the images. Hand engraving is always so much more finer and detailed than machine engraving and adds to the charm and character of this locket even more. An incredible and rare antique photo locket that will be made all the more personal and special when photos of the family are placed inside and worn around the neck. A truly special piece. Stock# ES7054 Circa: 1900 $Sold.
Dating from the Victorian era of the 1870's come these divine antique amethyst drop earrings that are destined to always be loved, admired and appreciated for their fine beauty and quality. The style of the earrings are so typical of the mid-Victorian era, and each earring is set with an oval facetted amethyst among the most elegant design.Â With a design reminiscent of the rococo era of the 18th century, the earrings are made in 9ct yellow gold with both a matte and polished finish to the gold. Each earring measures 19.7mm wide at its widest section by 46.5mm to the top of the scalloped design top or 51.9mm to the top of the long and secure shepherd hooks. These antique amethyst drop earrings are just gorgeous and will always be noticed and loved. Stock# T328 Circa: 1880 $Sold.
Garnets come in such a range of colours, and not just the deep burgundy red commonly seen, and demantoid garnets are the rarest of all the garnets and here are a lovely pair of antique demantoid garnet and diamond earrings are so sweet and so comfortable to wear all the time day or night. Made in 18ct gold in the 1890's, each earring is set with a green demantoid garnet in the centre and surrounded by four rose cut diamonds. The setting for both the garnet and the diamonds have the most sweetest star pattern and each earring measures 10.3mm wide by 16.7mm to the top of the lovely long and secure shepherd hooks and are the perfect size to wear all the time and always look so elegant. It is the elegance of these earrings combined with the rare demantoid garnet that come together so perfectly and are a wonderful example of fine antique earrings for any woman of any age and ones that will always be loved and treasured. Stock# ES6802 Circa: 1895 $Sold
The Albertina was originally designed not as a bracelet but to hold a ladies pocket watch at one end and secure the tee bar onto an outfit and here is a very beautiful sterling silver antique Albertina with five rows of chain and dating from the 1890â€™s that will look so beautiful worn on the wrist, or attached to a chain to wear around the neck. More commonly seen with three rows of chain, having five really makes such an attractive look and combined with the fancy balls and gorgeous tassel, it measures 20cm from the swivel clip to the tee bar where it can connect to be worn as a bracelet or 28cm to the end of the foxtail links on the tassel. As mentioned, these make such an elegant and stylish bracelet and can easily connect to a chain to make a wonderful look or even connected to another Albertina to make a truly spectacular statement piece. This sterling silver antique Albertina is in wonderful condition and will always be so versatile in how it is worn. Stock# ES7062 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Perfect for that hard to buy for man, and such a great gift, comes this antique letter opener and seal set dating from the Arts and Crafts era of the 1890's. Made in silver with a wonderful flowing design, the set has a letter opener and a seal for sealing envelopes with initials. The seal has he initials "GL" engraved in such a wonderful font typical of the era and both have such a wonderful tactile feel to touch. At each end are four pieces of polished coloured glass and they come presented in their original velvet lined box. This is such a wonderful and stylish window to the past, and would look so smart on any desk or cabinet and always be such a fantastic talking point. Stock# ES7027 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
The Suffragette movement of the late 19th century was pivotal in giving women the right to vote among other things, and here is a very elegant antique suffragette bracelet of the early 20th century. Defined by the colours of green, white and violet, this suffragette bracelet was made in 9ct rose gold, and the colour of the rose gold alone is so beautiful to admire on the wrist. Combine this with the three colours coming from the peridot, amethyst and pearls, and you have a look and style that looks remarkable day or night. Not only do the gemstones go all the way around, but the size of the links themselves graduate from 9mm wide to 11mmmm wide with the bracelet measuring 19.2cm in length. Fitted with a safety chain for extra peace of mind, this is one of the most beautiful and elegant antique suffragette bracelets that we have ever come across and one that will always be admired and loved. Stock# ES7059 Circa: 1900 $Sold.
Here is such an elegant and timeless designed antique diamond engagement ring that sits so well on the finger and one that will always be loved. Beautifully hand made in 18ct yellow gold and platinum in the early 1920's, the ring is set with a European cut diamond. This cut of diamond was the early form of the round brilliant cut diamond today with the same amount of 58 facets but with slightly different angles. Measuring 0.52 carats and H in colour and Si in clarity, the sparkle is just wonderful and combined with the charm of being a hand cut diamond gives it that extra appeal as well. Measuring 6.4mm wide the design of this ring lends perfectly to accommodate a wedding band along side to compliment the ring even further. There is something quite special about genuine antique European cut diamonds, and put them in an genuine antique setting then you truly have a winning combination. Stock# ES7056 Circa: 1920 $Sold