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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.
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.
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
Willis are known as one of Australia's most prolific jewellers whose jewellery is sought after by lovers of antiques and collectors alike, and here is a very beautiful antique Edwardian seed pearl bangle made by Willis that looks as beautiful today as when it was made over 100 years ago. Made in 9ct rose and yellow gold, the bangle is set with three seed pearls in the front in a lovely shield shape and the bangle also has the most beautiful floral design. This really shows just how beautiful and unique antique bangles can be, and this will always look and feel so beautiful regardless when or where it is worn. With the shield measuring 13.3mm and the bangle itself 5.3mm wide, this hinged bangle is also fitted with a safety chain for added security. So beautiful and in wonderful condition, this antique bangle will always be treasured and admired. Stock# ES7183 Maker: Willis Circa: 1910 $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
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.
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.
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
With influences of the late Victorian period and the upcoming Art Deco era, comes this 9ct rose gold antique amethyst pendant from the Edwardian era that is so elegant and stylish. Made in 9ct rose gold which has such a warm colour, the rose gold is a perfect match for the two lovely amethyst set into the pendant. With the wonderful geometric design of the border, the beautiful scroll work surrounding the amethyst shows how the eras have influenced the design of this pendant so much. And with the additional amethyst suspended below, this pendant will always be admired for its simplicity and beautify every time that it is worn. Measuring 27.8mm across by 52mm from top to bottom, this is such a lovely antique pendant to wear with a summer dress just as much with that little black dress in the evening. Stock# ES7750 Circa: 1910 $Sold.
Australian opals are regarded as the best in the world, and here is a very attractive antique 18ct yellow gold Victorian era opal ring made in 1896 and set with five lovely solid opals. The opals are beautifully matched in colour and all of them display a lovely fiery red through to blues and greens. With the largest opal in the centre, the side opals graduate down in size so elegantly. Measuring 7.7mm wide at the centre by 17.8mm across, this ring sits so well on the finger and is destined to be admired every time that it is worn. With lovely solid Australian white opals, this antique ring is just so elegant and refined. Stock# ES7777 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1896 $Sold
Combine the fantastic Art Deco designs of the 1920â€™s, with something as personal as a photo locket, and you have a truly stunning 14ct gold Art Deco sapphire and diamond photo locket that will always be cherished and admired. Art Deco jewellery often has a wonderful geometric design that has remained popular ever since as can be seen in the octagonal shape of the locket. On the front, it is set with a row if six sapphires and two diamonds. However it is also the simple effect of the engraved lines passing through the sapphires all the way t the diamonds that adds that extra charm and character. Even the top of the locket is not flat, rather somewhat facetted along the edge. Measuring 22.4mm across by 22.5mm or 28.5mm to the top of the bail, inside this locket will hold two photos, and once these photos are inside, will make this Art Deco locket so personal. Simple, elegant and so beautiful, this Art Deco sapphire and diamond photo locket will always look so refined sitting on the neck. Stock# ES7737 Circa: 1920 $Sold
Here is a very elegant and stylish antique sterling silver fancy fetter link Albert chain made in 1909 that would be perfect to hold a pocket watch or around the neck of a lady. These 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 44.7cm length allowing it to sit perfectly around the neck. Made in sterling silver with each link hallmarked, it is made in a fancy fetter link design with a rope twist between each link. This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful links to find and no matter how it is worn, it will no doubt always be admired for its beauty. This lovely antique Albert chain from the Edwardian era is just so beautiful and in all original condition that looks as beautiful today as when it was made over 100 years ago. Stock# ES7659 Hallmarked: Chester 1909 $Sold.