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No matter which side you look at, there is no doubt that this antique 18ct yellow gold hand engraved photo locket is just breathtaking to hold and admire. Dating from the late 1800's, this antique locket was so expertly hand engraved and it shows when you look at how finely the engraving has been done. Whereas today most lockets are stamped out in a mass produced way or machine engraved, nothing beats the quality of hand engraving. This is even more tire when you consider that this photo locket is well over 100 years old and still around today. Measuring 34.2mm across by 42.5mm or 55.3mm to the top of the lovely wide bail at the top, inside it will hold two photos and once these are placed inside, you have not only a beautiful piece of jewellery, but something that is now so much more personal. The way this locket feels in the hand thanks to the soft curve of the oval shape combined with the exquisite hand engraving, will no doubt have this locket always be loved and cherished and most certainly admired. Antique jewellery is not only so beautiful but also so unique, and this locket is certainly a testament to this. Stock# ES7795 Circa: 1890 $Sold
Perfect for day or night, this antique ruby and diamond hinged bangle made in the early 1900's looks wonderful and is destined to always be admired. Made in 9ct rose gold, the bangle is set with three natural rubies that totals 0.38 carats and are set in a wonderful star pattern often called a gypsy setting. This technique is often seen in jewellery of the late Victorian as well as the Edwardian era and highlights the gemstones so well. Set on each side of the centre ruby in this same setting technique, is a rose cut diamond that is one of the earliest forms of diamond cuts. These diamonds total 0.02 carats and add the right amount of sparkle to the bangle to highlight the design and the rubies perfectly. With an internal diameter if 5.6cm across, this will sit so well on the wrist and is fitted with a safety chain for added security. Antique bangles such as this are just perfect for any occasion and will always be loved and admired. Stock# ES7791 Circa: 1900 $Sold.
Guard of muff chains were popular in the Victorian era of the 1800's, and were used to hold the ladies fob watch securely or to attach to a woollen muff or hand warmer, and here is a very beautiful and elegant antique rose gold guard chain measuring 145cm in length With this length it will be so easy to be worn doubled around the neck, and the belcher link design of the chain is highlighted by not only the beautiful warm colour emanating from the rose gold, but also the six fancy sections. With a swivel connected to the chain, it will be so easy to attach a multitude of pieces on there such as a fob watch or locket or even left on its own. This lovely antique guard chain is in wonderful condition even well after 100 years after being made and will have you finding so many different ways in which to wear it. Stock# ES7869 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Guard of muff chains were used to hold the ladies fob watch securely or to attach to a woollen muff or hand warmer, and here is a very versatile antique sterling silver guard chain measuring 123cm in length. Easy able to be worn doubled around the neck, the elegant belcher link of the chain is so comfortable and smooth to the touch and slides through the fingers so gracefully. With a swivel connected to the chain, it will be so easy to attach a multitude of pieces on there such as a fob watch, locket or anything else the heart desires. This lovely antique guard chain is in wonderful condition and will have you finding so many different ways in which to wear it. Stock# ES7845 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Perfect for any occasion day or night, this antique peridot and pearl pendant from the Edwardian era is just so pretty and destined to always be admired. So beautifully made in the early 1900's in 9ct gold, this pendant is set with natural seed pearls and two pear cut peridots that independently move and and sway so delicately on the neck. The floral design makes this pendant so feminine and measures 23.3mm across by 55.6mm from the bottom to the very top. Even the bail where the chain runs though is not only set with pearls, but looking close you will see that they graduate in size showing how much thought and attention to detail was put into making this over 100 years ago. Perfect for any occasion, this is such an attractive example of Edwardian jewellery that will always be admired and loved. Stock# ES7920 Circa: 1910 $Sold.
Here is a wonderful folly of an 18ct gold and platinum charm pendant of a bird in a cage that will look so cute on a chain around the neck or as a charm on a bracelet that is like no other. Beautifully hand made in France in the Art Deco period of the 1920's, the sweet enamelled bird is so full of charm and character. With the cage itself measuring 10mm across by 20.9mm high, no matter if this is worn on a bracelet on the wrist or a chain for around the neck, there is little doubt that it will always get the attention and admiration that it so rightly deserves. Stock# ES7911 Circa: 1920 $Sold.
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.
Here is a very beautiful antique sterling silver hand engraved bangle made in 1883 that looks as elegant and refined today as when it was made well over 130 years ago. Made by the jewellery firm JM Banks, this antique bangle incorporates and ingenious clasp system, whereby pressing the two side buttons will release the catch and allow the bangle to open and fit securely on the wrist. Being hinged will allow it to sit nice and close to the wrist and the internal size is approximately 6.1cm across. Measuring 18.5mm wide the hand engraving is not only so beautiful to admire, but a real testament to the time and quality of jewellery that was made during the Victorian era, and shows how beautiful hand engraving is when compared to modern machine engraving. With such a tactile feel to it to the touch, this antique bangle can so easily be worn all day and well into the night and continue to look so elegant. Stock# ES7905 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1883 Maker: John Millward Banks $Sold
Here is a very lovely and attractive antique rose and green gold brooch made in 1889 that will always be admired for its elegance and charm. Rose gold is produced by adding copper to the gold as a main alloy resulting in a lovely warm colour that is as popular today s when it was made. Whereas many modern rose gold pieces are very pink, antique rose gold has that soft colour that is so desired and appreciated. And then this brooch is highlighted with the much rarer green gold. Green gold has a very soft hue to it and in this brooch is used perfectly to highlight the leaves that form the pattern for this brooch. This delicate and subtle use of green gold really adds a wonderful contrast and highlights the design perfectly. Green gold was used in the late Victorian period when this brooch was made for only a relatively short period of time and is more popular now than ever before. Measuring 3cm in diameter, this is one of those brooches that will look so good during the day and well into the evening and always be such a magnificent talking point. Stock# ES7857 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1889 $Sold.
Here is a divine Art Deco 18ct gold and platinum diamond bracelet from the 1920's that will look as elegant during the day as it will well into the night. So beautifully hand made, the bracelet is set with seven larger European cut diamonds and twenty four smaller rose cut diamonds. The diamonds come together to total 1.16 carats, however it is not just a matter of this being another diamond bracelet - there is just so much more than its modern counterpart. Being hand made allows for such incredible detail that is matched with the beautiful pure white colour emanating from the platinum and the setting has what is called a millgrain setting. This can be seen as the fine and elegant crimping along the edge of the setting which is often seen in Art Deco jewellery and finishes a piece off so well. There is such a difference to a diamond bracelet being too gaudy and over the top, to one like this which is so incredibly elegant. At the centre diamond it measures 4.8mm wide by 50mm from one end diamond across to the other, and from end to end the bracelet itself measures 17cm in length and is fitted with a safety chain for added security. No matter where or when this diamond bracelet is worn, it is sure to get the attention and admiration that it rightly deserves. Stock# ES7866 Circa: 1920 $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
The suffragette movement was pivotal in getting the rights for women to vote, and was represented by the colours green, white and violet, as can be seen here in this lovely early 20th century antique suffragette pendant made in 15ct gold. The beautiful flowing design is so elegant and set with natural seed pearls that graduate in size so elegantly. The way the pearls flow around the pendant is so elegant and then there is the final natural pearl suspended from the bottom. Highlighted with a peridot and amethyst, the pendant measures 20mm across by 45.5mm and will always look so special when worn around the neck for all to admire. Truly a wonderful piece of history, this antique suffragette pendant really is a piece of history that can be worn around your neck. Stock# ES7038 Circa: 1910 $Sold.