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The link design of this antique garnet bracelet is just amazing and allows it to wrap itself around the wrist so elegantly and is then highlighted by the wonderful design set with three cabochon cut garnets in the centre. Made in the Victorian period in the 1870's, the bracelet was made in 15 carat gold and the colour of the gold has such a soft warm tone to it that looks even more beautiful against the skin. The bracelet has such a smooth and tactile feel to it, and measures 17.5cm from end to end, making this is not only a very beautiful bracelet, but one that is so versatile as it can so easily be worn all the time. The three cabochon cut garnets are set into a fancy shape section that has a facetted design to the gold that captures the light even more, and the rich colour of the garnets combined with the incredible link design, all come together to create this wonderful and truly unique bracelet. No matter the time of the day or night, there is little doubt that this bracelet will always be loved and admired for its beauty and elegance. Stock# U103 Circa: 1870 $Sold
With beautiful hand engraving on both sides, this antique locket will sit and look perfect on any chain around the neck, and once photos are placed inside, becomes so much more special to the wearer. Made in 9 carat rose gold in 1915, many antique lockets were made as back and front lockets which were made by having two sheets of gold sandwiched over a base metal, and although these are perfectly fine, there is something more special about ones made in solid gold such as this one here. The colour of the rose gold is just divine having such a warm tone to it as well as having a place in the front that can be engraved with initials if one wishes. Measuring 16.2mm across by 20.5mm or 32.8mm to the top of the bail, inside this locket can hold two photos and is just perfect for any time of the day or night. Stock# ES9056 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1915 $Sold.
Made in the late Victorian period of the 1890's, this antique locket in sterling silver is not only so attractive to admire from near or far, but also has a wonderful sentiment attached. Measuring 25.3mm across by 30.7mm or 43.2mm to the top of the bail, the design on the front is of a buckle which is a traditional design often seen in Victorian jewellery and represented a binding love, and then it is further highlighted with an ivy, that represented ever lasting love, friendship or marriage. Then all of this is further highlighted with the exquisite hand engraving that shows how much care and attention went into making this locket all those years ago. Able to easily hold two photos inside, this is not only a beautiful example of a genuine antique locket, but one with so much charm and sentiment attached. Stock# ES9017 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
This antique bangle was made in France in the late 1800's and not only has such a wonderful leaf design on the front, but the design is in rose gold which adds such a beautiful extra element to the bangle. Furthermore, they are all connected with a beautiful hand engraved design, reminiscent of vines which being hand engraved shows how much thought, care and attention to detail that went into making this bangle all those years ago. Measuring 16mm wide makes it very practical to wear all during the day and well into the night, and being hinged allows it to sit nice and close to the wrist. Fitted with a safety chain for added security, this antique bangle is perfect for any time of the day or night. Stock# ES9033 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
This ring is so sweet and charming and sits so well on the finger where it will always be loved and admired. Made in 18 carat yellow gold in 1902, the ring is set with three lovely natural rubes that total 0.08 carats and two single cut diamonds that total 0.02 carats. Measuring 5.8mm wide at the centre by 12.2mm across, the way the rubies and diamonds have been set is so attractive and makes it stand out on finger. This design will also easily allow it to be worn with other antique rings as well as modern rings and fit right in. Perfect for any woman of any age, this is a perfect example of a genuine antique ruby and diamond ring that will never go out of fashion or style. Stock# ES8806 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1902 $Sold
Pietra dura originated during Roman times and is the term given for the inlay technique of using cut and fitted, highly-polished colored stones to create images in solid walls and floors, furniture as well as jewellery, as can be seen here in these very beautiful antique pietra dura earrings that date from the 1870's. Each earring is set with an oval section of pietra dura that measures 12.9mm across by 16mm and depicts a charming bouquet of flowers. The contrast of the colours of the flowers set against the dense black background really makes them stand out even more. Set in an 18 carat yellow gold Etruscan styled mount that measures 23.9mm by 19.9mm, these earrings look so beautiful on the ear and combine a beautiful mount together with the amazing pietra dura work of a bygone era. Stock# ES8123 Circa: 1870 $Sold
Here is a delightful and very charming antique anchor pendant that is set with a compass that still works today. So charming, the pendant is made in the form of an anchor that measures 29.1mm across by 16.1mm, and would sit so well on a chain, whether it be a nice large Albert chain or a fine necklace as well as a bracelet or even as a very unique pendant charm on something such as a key ring, especially a key ring for a boat. Made in 9 carat yellow gold in the early 1900's, this is a delightful little folly that will always be cherished and adored. Stock# ES6794 Circa: 1910 $Sold.
Here is an exceedingly rare antique family locket that is able to hold an incredible six photos inside. Whereas traditionally the locket holds two photos, when they hold more than two they are also called family lockets, and antique photo lockets that can hold six photos are so incredibly hard to find and when found are usually in gold, so finding one in sterling silver makes this a real one of a kind piece that is like no other. This is such an incredible and exciting locket that is truly like no other. The oval sterling silver locket measures a nice large 36mm across by 44mm or 58.2mm to the top of the bail for a necklace to slide through, and has such a wonderful heft to it that feels wonderful to touch and even better around the neck. With a sleek polished finish to both sides, this can be worn with other antique jewellery or even modern contemporary jewellery and fit right in. This is one antique family locket that is so elegant and rare and wold become a true family heirloom. Stock# ES9062 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Here is a truly divine Art Deco diamond pendant that is so beautiful to admire from near or far and has all the charm and characteristics of a beautiful bygone era. Art Deco jewellery of the 1920's to the 1940's resulted in jewellery designs that have never gone out of fashion or style and are more popular today than ever before. Made in 18 carat white gold and platinum, around the edge are twenty two mine cut diamonds that graduate in size so beautifully. Highlighting a very sweet and charming flower design in the centre, this is set with more four mine cut diamonds and a European cut diamond weighing 0.54 carats. And then to highlight this exquisite piece even further, there are three more mine cut diamonds leading up to the top. In total the thirty one diamonds come together to total 1.76 carats and the main section measures 14.8mm across by 28.8mm from the bottom to the top diamond attached to the chain. Laid out from end to end the white gold chain measures 45cm in length making the diamond section sit perfectly on the neckline. As beautiful and elegant today as when it was made, this Art Deco diamond pendant will always be loved and admired. Stock# ES9112 Circa: 1920 $Sold.
Queen Victoria loved her Stuart history and all that is Scottish, making Scottish agate jewellery or "pebble" jewellery as it is also know, very popular, and here is a very beautiful antique Scottish agate bracelet. Made in the 1890's is sterling silver, the bracelet is set with seven oval pieces of agates and moss agates that all capture the eye and have the most wonderful natural earthy colours to them. With each section measuring 24.5mm by 20mm and from end to end the bracelet measuring 15.2cm in length, this has the look, colours and feel to be easily worn during the day and dressed up during the evening. As beautiful today as when it was made over a century ago, this antique Scottish agate bracelet will always be loved. Stock# ES9085 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Quite often antique jewellery and can be so charming, and this is evident in this very sweet and beautiful antique locket with an image of a bird on the front. Made in sterling silver, the image of a bird on a branch about to eat a dragonfly, is made even more special with the bird and the branch highlighted on rose gold and the leaves in green gold. Gold can be made in different colours by being alloyed with other metals, such as to produce rose gold, it is made by primarily adding more copper to the gold when being alloyed resulting in a lovely warm tone to it, and today although not very common, green gold is made by adding silver to the gold, however the green colour is more a soft green-yellow colour. However in the late 1800's, cadmium was added resulting in a stronger colour, and while never a strong green such as yellow or white gold, the tone of green in antique pieces is more pronounced and is used perfectly here to highlight the leaves in the design. The design combined with the rose and green gold all come together perfectly to make this such a beautiful antique locket from a bygone era. Measuring 33.8mm across by 43.2mm or 59mm to the top of the wide bail, inside it will hold two photos and is so beautiful to wear all the time. This is such a wonderful and unique example of a late Victorian locket, that will certainly always be noticed and admired. Stock# ES9064 Circa: 1895 $Sold
These lovely wide antique sterling silver bangles are typical of the late Victorian period of the 1890's and not only sit nice and close to the wrist thanks to its oval hinged shape and design, but look even more amazing when they are highlighted with rose and green gold as can be seen here in this one. Measuring 32.1mm wide, the design running along the edge looks so elegant as does the beautiful floral design in the the middle. This is where the use of both rose and the rarer green gold work perfectly to enhance and highlight the bangle. Gold can be made in different colours by being alloyed with other metals, such as to produce rose gold, it is made by primarily adding more copper to the gold when being alloyed resulting in a lovely warm tone to it, and today although not very common, green gold is made by adding silver to the gold, however the green colour is more a soft green-yellow colour. Years ago cadmium was added resulting in a stronger colour, and while never a strong green such as yellow or white gold, the tone of green in antique pieces is more pronounced and is used perfectly here to highlight the leaves in the design. With a border highlighted in rose gold to somewhat frame each segment, this is a perfect example of an antique piece of jewellery that is not only 130 years old but one that can so easily be worn on a daily basis and dressed up for that special event during the evening. Stock# ES9073 Circa: 1890 $Sold.