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Here is a very beautiful enamel butterfly brooch made by John Atkin and sons in the early 20th century. Measuring 37.5mm by 22mm it iwll look lovely on any outfit. Stock# ES7563 Circa: 1915 $Sold.
Here is an exquisite and highly detailed antique cameo of Apollo based on Guido Reni's "L'Aurora" that dates from the 19th century and was so finely hand carved. The fresco painted by Guido Reni is the story of the sun god Apollo ascending the heavens surrounded by his daughters, the horae which were the goddesses of the seasons. He is preceded by his sister Aurora, the goddess of dawn. Above is Genius of light, or the day star Lucifer holding his torch. The story tells of Aurora who longed to be with her mortal lover for all eternity. Aurora asked Zeus to grant immortality to Tithonus a prince of Troy, and Zeus did grant her wish. Tragically, Aurora did not ask for eternal youth to accompany Tithonus immortality and he became forever old, after which she turned him into a grasshopper. It is this wonderful tale that makes this antique cameo even more special and such a wonderful talking point and looking at the painting compared to the cameo, the artist of this cameo truly captured so much detail and there is no doubt that this was carved by a true master carver. Carved on shell, when you get a cameo that has this much detail, it was so easy to engrave too far and pierce the shell rendering it worthless, whereas this cameo has no cracks or breaks through the material. The cameo itself measures 51.6mm across by 41.5mm and the 9ct rose gold frame measures 58.7mm by 48.3mm and is fitted with a safety chain for added security and peace of mind. This truly is an outstanding cameo of exceptional quality and is up there with the best of the best. *Please note the image of the painting is not included with the cameo - this was just to show the original* Stock# ES7471 Circa: 1870 $Sold
This is such a stylish antique diamond buckle bangle that will continue to look so elegant as it goes from day to night and will always be admired for its design, beautify and sparkle from the diamonds. Made in the early 1900 Edwardian era, this bangle was made in 15ct gold and designed as a bangle which was a popular motif in the Victorian and Edwardian periods. Set with two European cut diamonds that total 0.12 carats and thirteen rose cut diamonds that total 0.17 carats, this is one of the most beautiful and elegant diamond bangles that is not ostentatious and so comfortable to wear all the time. What are European and rose cut diamonds? Click here to read an article on the what they are: https://www.kalmarantiques.com.au/articles/a-brief-history-of-the-cutting-of-diamonds Being hinged allows this bangle to sit lovely and close to the wrist and is fitted with a safety chain for added security so you can put this lovely antique bangle on and wear it everywhere with pride. Edwardian jewellery is often elegant and refined and this is such a lovely typical example of a diamond bangle that exemplifies this so well - a perfect antique diamond bangle to wear all the time. Stock# E7501 Circa: 1900 $Sold.
Sometimes a piece of jewellery comes along that is perfect for any time of the day or night and any occasion such as this very elegant 15ct gold Edwardian era sapphire and pearl pendant dating from the early 1900's. Edwardian jewellery often has a style of the earlier late Victorian era, all the while making its own statement and style in such an elegant and unique way. Set with a delightful cluster in the centre of a natural sapphire surrounded by eight pearls, the open work design makes it stand out even more on the neckline. Followed by an additional eight pearls, this leads to the elegant split design bars at the top leading to the bail for the chain to slide through. The diameter of the circular section measures 22.3mm, and from the bottom of the pendant to the very top, this distance measures 46.4mm. This is such an elegant and refined example of an antique Edwardian pendant and is one that is sure to always be admired for its simplicity and elegance. Stock# ES7511 Circa: 1900 $Sold.
So beautiful and elegant, there is no doubt that this antique sterling silver hand engraved photo locket will always be loved and admired every single time that it is worn. The detail on both sides of this locket is just gorgeous and the difference between machine engraved lockets or lockets that have been stamped out on a press compared to hand engraving such as in this locket is immeasurable. The quality of hand engraving in this locket is amazing and the hours needed to engrave this locket would have been immense. Made in sterling silver, the locket measures 31.5mm across by 39.9mm or 56.3mm to the top of the bail and will easily slide along a chain to be worn around the neck. Able to hold two photos inside, there is something so much more special and personal about wearing photos of people that you love around your neck making an antique locket so much more wonderful and exciting. Stock# ES6266 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Here is an incredibly wide antique sterling silver and rose gold cuff bangle that is without a doubt one of, if not the widest one that you will ever find and one that looks sensational on the wrist and is sure to always be admired. These wide bangles were popular during the late Victorian period of the 1880's through to the 1890's and are usually found between 1 to 3cm in width. This one however measures 4.9cm in width at its smallest section to an incredible 6.5cm wide at the centre. And then there is the wonderful hand engraved scene of birds and butterflies in the most wonderful design. Set into frames surrounded by elegant stippled square pattern, these are framed in rose gold. This use of rose gold is again set along the edge and where it especially stands out is along the top where it has a scalloped edge which is highlighted with the horseshoe design to exemplify this detail. No matter what time of the day or night or where this antique cuff is worn, there is no doubt that it will continue to always be admired and appreciated for not only its width, but also its inedible beauty. Stock# ES7455 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Perfect for day or night, this antique 15ct gold rose gold gate bracelet dates from the early 1900's and thanks to the elegant pattern on one side combined with the wonderful warm colour of the rose gold, come together perfectly. Often called a day and night bracelet as one side is left plain and the other has elegant engraved sections, it is this side that is most often worn regardless of the time of day as it is such a beautiful feature to show off and admire. 15ct gold was only used from 1854 to 1931 which is a relatively short time in the history of jewellery, and the colour of 15ct rose gold has such a beautiful tone to it that looks so beautiful on the wrist. The links in this gate bracelet measures 9.5mm wide and fitted with the lovely and traditional heart shaped padlock that is also fitted with a safety chain for added security, you not only have a beautiful bracelet but on that is equally as romantic. In wonderful condition and so rare to be found in 15ct gold, this antique gate bracelet is just perfect for any woman for any occasion. Stock# ES6893 Circa: 1910 $Sold.
Perfect for any time of the day or night, comes this delightful enamel posy brooch by David Andersen. An acclaimed jeweller from Norway, David Andersen jewellery has remained popular throughout the decades, and when you see the quality of this one it is easy to see why. Dating from the early 1900's, the wonderful yellow and oranges used to highlight this brooch, this is one brooch that will always stand out and be admired. Measuring 23.3mm across by 24.7mm, the brooch is so sculptured and tactile to touch and will always be loved. This gorgeous David Andersen brooch is still in wonderful condition and will be so versatile and able to be worn all the time. Stock# ES7414 Maker: David Andersen Circa: 1910 $Sold.
Art Deco jewellery has never gone out of fashion or style and here is a magnificent Art Deco onyx and diamond bracelet that was so beautifully hand made in the 1920's and is destined to always be admired. Set with fifty four diamonds that total 1.62 carats, the sparkle from these diamonds is just wonderful and is sure to stand out day or night. Highlighted with fifty four pieces of black onyx which makes a wonderful contrast against the pure white of the diamonds, it makes the wonderful design of this bracelet stand out even more. The elegance of jewellery from the Art Deco period is just so captivating, and this bracelet is so comfortable and practical to wear all the time. Measuring a comfortable 19cm in length, the bracelet is made out of platinum with an 18ct yellow gold tongue clasp and is fitted with a safety catch for added security. This Art Deco onyx and diamond bracelet has such a perfect black and white contrast and will always be admired every single time that it is worn. Stock# ES7353 Circa: 1920 $Sold
There is nothing quite like the rose gold that was made over 100 years ago as it often has a more soft and subtle tone compared to the very coppery colour in today's rose gold, and here is a very elegant antique rose gold night and day bracelet. Dating from the early 1900's, the curb link is a traditional design seen in bracelets as well as Albert chains, and the night and day style was often thought that the plain side was worn during the day and the engraved side during the night, however these are most commonly worn with the engraved side showing all the time for all to admire. Often seen with one side completely engraved and the other side plain, or every second link engraved and the other side plain, this one is quite unique in that there are three links engraved, then three links plain and then of course the other side plain. Each link measures 1.2cm wide and from end to end the bracelet measures 19cm and is fitted with the lovely traditional heart shaped padlock and also the safety chain for added security. Day or night, this antique bracelet is one that is so comfortable and practical to wear all the time and always be loved and admired. Stock# ES7403 Circa: 1900 $Sold.
Here is such an incredibly beautiful and elegant antique Victorian pearl and enamel bangle that dates from the 19th century and is not only in wonderful condition, but looks just as amazing today as when it was made all those years ago. Dating from the 1870's, this bangle was made in 15ct gold and is set with pearls boxed in by the most beautiful blue enamel border. The way the enamel and pearls compliment each other is just perfect and combined with the design, will always make this bangle stand out no matter where it is worn. With a charming rope twist design surrounding the top, each side is then further enhanced by the charming engraving that really adds another element to an already incredibly beautiful antique bangle. Measuring 30mm wide at the top, the bangle is hinged allowing it to sit nice and close to the wrist and is fitted with a safety chain for added protection. Victorian bangles always have that something special about them, and this one is certainly no exception. Stock# ES7360 Circa: 1870 $Sold.