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Starting in the late 19th century the suffragette movement was pivotal in giving among other things voting rights for women and was represented by the colours green, white and violet as can be seen here in this very beautiful antique suffragette pendant brooch dating from the Edwardian era of the early 1900's. Set with amethysts (purple), pearls (white) and peridot (green), this shows the three colours that represent the suffragette movement and the setting as well is so elegant and refined. Able to be worn as either a pendant or a brooch, it was ingeniously made to allow for the pendant section to be removed when worn as a brooch or put back on securely to wear on a chain around the neck. The pendant measures 25.3mm across at the centre by 64.3mm from the bottom to the top of the bail or 54.5mm when the bail is removed and was made in 15ct rose gold. 15ct gold was only used until the early 1930's and has such a wonderful warm rose colour to it. No matter how it is worn as either a brooch or a pendant, this antique suffragette piece will always be loved and admired and really is a piece of history that you can wear. Stock# ES7016 Circa: 1910 $Sold.
Dating from the 1890's, this antique opal and diamond bangle is just incredible and has such a charm and elegance from a time gone by and is destined to always be loved and admired. Set with eleven solid Australian white opals in 18ct gold, the opals graduate in size to beautifully and perfectly and will have you admiring it on your wrist every time you wear it. Then between each opal are two rose cut diamonds and a further one at each end that adds to the elegance and style of this elegant bangle. From one end across to the other, this distance measures 52mm and at the centre 6.8mm wide and being hinged allows it to sit nice and close to the wrist and fitted with a safety chain gives added peace of mind. And then admiring the bangle from the side will show you how much detail went into making this wonderful piece all those years ago. The scroll work is just incredible and adds to the beauty of this bangle. Perfect for any occasion, this antique opal and diamond bangle is just wonderful. Stock# ES7003 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Here is a truly spectacular Art Deco sapphire and diamond bracelet dating from the 1920's that was not only so exquisitely hand made in 18ct white gold and platinum, but also set with the most beautiful natural sapphires and highlighted with diamonds. So many pieces of jewellery from Art Deco era of the 1920's to the 1940's show the quality of craftsmanship and this bracelet is certainly no exception. Set with nine oval facetted Ceylonese sapphires, the colour from these sapphires is just magnificent and all show the most perfect blue colour combined with fantastic transparency and really stand out against the pure white of the platinum. The sapphires total 6.68 carats and in each section there are six rose cut diamonds to highlight each sapphire. These diamonds total 1.08 carats, and both the sapphires and diamonds have the most beautiful millgrain finish which was typical of jewellery of the Art Deco era. This can be seen as the fine crimping along the edge of the setting which adds so much more character and shows the attention to detail that went into hand making this divine bracelet all those years ago. And then there is the elegant hand engraving of the scroll work on the sides to add to the charm and character of this bracelet. This sapphire and diamond section measures 8.6mm wide and will always be admired every time that it is worn. Then the rest of the bracelet is made up of the most tactile mesh link in 18ct gold that feels so sleek around the wrist and measures 18cm in length with even the clasp being beautifully made. From end to end there is no doubt that this is one of the finest and most elegant examples of Art Deco jewellery around and one that will always be admired and loved. Stock# ES7020 Circa: 1920 $Sold
Here is an absolutely delightful and charming antique ruby and pearl locket that looks as good as a pendant from the front as it does with the ability to have a photo of a loved one worn close. Made in 15ct rose gold, the colour alone of the rose gold is just so gorgeous and has that wonderful warm colour so desired by many. 15ct gold was used up until 1931 and this pendant cum locket dates from the late Victorian era of the 1890's. On the front it is set with thirty five natural pearls and one facetted ruby in the centre. Both the pearls and the ruby really come together so well and of course making the heart shape goes that extra step further in making this antique locket even more special and charming. Measuring 13.1mm wide by 13.9mm high or 19mm to the top of the bail where the chain will slide through, this is the perfect size to wear all the time. Absolutely charming both front and back, this antique ruby and pearl locket is just perfect for any occasion. Stock# T220 Circa: 1890 $Sold
Antique silver bangles of the late 1800's are certainly coming back into fashion and here is an incredible antique sterling silver bangle made in France that is just incredible thanks to the pierced work design. The intricate detail seen in this bangle is just incredible and measuring 2.4cm wide and being hinged, allows it to sit perfectly on the wrist and will always feel so comfortable when it is worn. Even the back of the bangle is attractive with the hammer beaten finish showing that the jeweller went to so much effort to create this beautiful bangle that is destined to always be loved every time that it is worn. Fitted with a safety chain for added security and bearing French hallmarks, this really is such an incredible and fine antique sterling silver bangle that will be treasured and loved. Stock# ES6864 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Here are such an elegant pair of Art Deco diamond cluster earrings that date from the 1920's and stand out so beautifully on the ear. Hand made in 18ct yellow gold and platinum, each earring is set with one diamond surrounded by eight smaller diamonds and the setting at the top in platinum has the elegant milgrain finish. The milgrain finish can be seen as that elegant crimping around the edge of the setting which is typical for many Art Deco pieces of jewellery such as these. Each earring measures 10.2mm in diameter making them the perfect size to wear all the time and get the attention that they rightly deserve and are fitted on post and butterfly fittings. The diamonds are all European cut diamonds with the centre of each measuring 0.28 carats and the surrounding eight diamonds having a total weight of 0.48 carats bringing the total diamond weight of these earrings to 1.52 carats. They are F to G in colour and Vs to Si in clarity and the sparkle from each earring is so beautiful and elegant and typical of the stylish and fine quality of the 1920's. These Art Deco diamond cluster earrings are just perfect and will always be loved and admired. Stock# ES6839 Circa: 1920 $Sold
Antique collars look as spectacular now as when they were made over a century ago and here is a gorgeous French antique silver collar from the 1880's that will always look so incredible on the neck. The design of this collar is so beautiful and tactile to feel around your neck and measuring 46cm in length, sits perfectly on the neckline. Each section is made of engraved links joined by a polished section then the fan style sections connected below which have a fluid movement that really looks so beautiful when seen on the neck. The width of the links is 1.7cm making it perfect to wear day or night. Antique collars have a timeless beauty and elegance to them and this French collar is certainly no exception. Stock# ES6877 Circa: 1880 $Sold.
Opening this box reveals the most gorgeous pen set from the Art Deco era of the 1930â€™s and has such a refined and elegant charm to it made all the more wonderful when you see it either in or out of its original fitted box. This exquisite set includes a retractile pencil, fountain pen, seal and inkwell. The nib for the fountain pen was made in 14ct gold plated by the British company William Mitchell, and all the other sections of the set â€“ the pencil, the calligraphy pen, the inkwell and the seal are all made in 900 grade silver that has been gilded the most beautiful colour. All of the pieces are set with pearls and blue paste stones in a gorgeous star pattern. The pencil measures 15.4cm in length, the calligraphy pen 16cm, the seal 6.6cmtall and the gorgeous inkwell a mere 3cm tall with the lid closed. The top of the seal does have a small dent, however this does not take away from the beauty of the set as a whole. Such a gorgeous set like this takes you back to a time gone by and this is without a doubt the most charming pen set that we have ever had. Stock# ES6780 Circa: 1930 $Sold.
Shakudo is an alloy of gold and copper, usually having around 4 to 10% gold and 90 to 96% copper, and here is a stunning antique Japanese Shakudo necklace. Originally designed for swords such as the katana (long sword) fittings and other pieces such as the kozuka (the grip of a small knife) Japanese swords, after the end of the samurai class grew obsolete, the shakudo masters turned their attention to jewellery. Dating from the Meiji period of the late 1800's, this necklace is set with twenty seven shakudo panels leading to a central one from which the butterfly is suspended. The pieces have such motifs as the crane which stood for good fortune and longevity because of its fabled life span of a thousand year, butterflies which stood for many things including the cycle of life and the happiness of a young girl including wishing a woman a happy wedding and life, temples for obvious connection with Japanese religion of Buddhism and Shinto beliefs. Laid out from end to end, the necklace measures 51cm in length and the butterfly itself measures 4.1cm wide and really makes such an elegant statement to an already incredible necklace. The way the pieces seem to lead the eye to the butterfly is just wonderful and this is such an elegant necklace that is not pretentious or ostentatious in the slightest. Stunning from end to end, this antique Japanese Shakudo necklace is just perfect. Stock# ES6875 Circa: 1880 $Sold
Perfect for a dining table, this antique Victorian silver plate comport will look so beautiful and get the attention that it rightly deserves. Made in the 1890's, this gorgeous silver plate centerpiece is made with a dog running around the base and the detail in the dog is just wonderful and brings to life this piece. On the top sits the original coloured glass bowl perfect to fill with fruit or sweets and this bowl measures 22cm in diameter. Standing 23.5cm tall, this antique comport will always look so beautiful and really complete any dining table. Stock# T141 Circa: 1890 $Sold
Charles Horner was an English jeweller who was famous for his Dorcas thimbles which were a combination of steel and silver and his Art Nouveau enamel pendants, and here is an original Art Nouveau enamel pendant by Charles Horner that has a gorgeous flowing design and vibrant enamel. Made in 1909, the pendant measures 7.5cm in length from the top bail to the bottom of the pearl by 2cm wide at its widest section in the centre. The floral design combined with the green-blue enamel really matches so well and no matter what age the woman who wears this, it will always look so elegant and look so good on the neckline. A very beautiful example of an original Charles Horner enamel pendant to love and cherish. Stock# ES6764 Maker: Charles Horner Hallmarked: Chester 1909 $Sold
Day or night, these antique garnet earrings are just incredible and are sure to be admired by all who see them. Beautifully made in 15ct gold in the 1870's, these earrings sit so well on the ear and look incredible with the rich burgundy red from the garnets and the colour of the 15ct gold. Each earring is set with a cabochon cut garnet, meaning that the garnet is polished instead of facetted and the the setting that each garnet is set into is just incredible and so highly detailed. The lower section set with the garnet measures 15mm across by 22.6mmhigh and from the bottom to the very top of the shepherd hook, this distance measures 35.3mm in length. Stock# ES6763 Circa: 1870 $Sold.