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Here is a magnificent antique mother of pearl opera glasses that come in their original box and engraved with the most charming and sweet sentiment. Made in Paris by Lemaire Fabricant and retailed by the American company A. Stowell & Co, these opera glasses are still in superb condition and can still be used today. Wrapped in mother of pearl makes it attractive, however the fact that these had been dyed purple makes them so unique and even more special and rare compared to other mother of pearl opera glasses. The colour of the mother of pearl is just so beautiful and feminine and really takes you back to a bygone era. And then engraved on the base is the sweetest hand engraving of "Charles to Anne Dec 25 1868" that really makes you smile when you think of the story and love behind these opera glasses. Fitted in their original case which itself is wonderful to still have over 140 years later adds to the charm and collectable of these opera glasses. So charming and full of colour, these antique opera glasses are just divine. Stock# T587 Maker: Lemaire Fabricant Paris Retailer: A. Stowell & Co Circa: 1868 $Sold.
Here is such an elegant antique rose gold opal and green garnet locket from the Edwardian era of the early 1900's that looks so elegant thanks to its simple design and elegance of the cluster of opals and a garnet in the centre. Garnets are more commonly found in a deep burgundy red colour, however they also come in a range of colours such as the wonderful deep mint green seen here in this tsavorite garnet. Surrounded by six solid white opals that are so well matched in colour, both the opals and garnet sit in the centre and really stand out so well set against the gorgeous 9ct rose gold. The colour from the rose gold has such a wonderful warm tone to it that look amazing on the skin and has that proper rose colour as opposed to so much of the pink/coppery colour seen in modern rose gold design. Measuring 24mm in diameter on the outside, inside the locket allows two photos to be put inside, and once this is done it makes this locket become so much more personal. With such a timeless design, this antique photo locket will always be loved and cherished. Stock# ES7225 Circa: 1900 $Sold
Here is such a pretty and feminine rose gold antique Albertina bracelet that dates from the late 1800's and has such a wonderful look and style to it no matter how it is worn. Originally designed to hold a ladies fob watch at one end and secured through a lapel via the tee bar at the other end, Albertina's are now often worn as a bracelet or attached to a chain to make such a unique necklace. From end to end it measures 20.5cm and when worn as a bracelet it measures 19.5cm, the tee bar at one end is itself so pretty with the lovely twist design. Designed with a double chain design, there is also the ball and two fancy pieces as well as the gorgeous heart hanging from one side. This can be worn as a bracelet so easily or when connected to a chain at each end, around the neck it looks divine. No matter where or how this antique Albertina is worn, there is no doubt that it will always be loved and admired. Stock# ES7284 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Dating from the 1880's, this antique pearl and diamond bangle has such a romantic and elegant to look to it that will make it constantly be admired as it sits gracefully on the wrist. Made in 15ct rose gold, even the colour of the rose gold is so soft and feminine and suits the overall design of this antique bangle so well. Designed with a floral motif, in the centre is a gorgeous cluster of pearls surrounding a diamond, with more of the floral theme on each side with more pearls. The way there are three rows of gold supporting it all works so well to allow the skin tone to come through and highlight the piece even more. From one pearl at one end across to the other, this distance measures 4.4cm and the bangle is fitted with a safety chain for added peace of mind. No matter where this bangle is worn, it is destined to always be admired. Stock# ES7280 Circa: 1880 $Sold.
Here is a stunning 1920s Art Deco diamond engagement ring that was hand made in platinum and showcases why genuine Art Deco engagement rings have never gone out of fashion, style or demand thanks to the wonderful designs. Sitting so elegantly on the finger, this ring is set with an early brilliant cut diamond in the centre that measures 0.42 carats and is F in colour and Si in clarity and then surrounded by twelve more. However so much thought went into these additional diamonds. As they were all cut by hand and there was not the technology to cut the smaller diamonds with more facets, looking closely at the ring you will see that the diamonds actually so finely graduate in size. Near the band on each side are two single cut diamonds and then going along the top and bottom graduating larger towards the top, are four European cut diamonds on each side. These additional diamonds total 0.52 carats and sparkle so well and are F to G in colour and Vs to Si in clarity. Measuring 9.2mm wide by 10.5mm this is such an elegant and perfect example of an Art Deco diamond engagement ring whose style has lasted through the ages. Stock# ES7201 Circa: 1920 $Sold
The Albertina was originally designed not as a bracelet but to hold a ladies pocket watch at one end and secure the tee bar onto an outfit and here is a very beautiful antique sterling silver Albertina dating from the 1880's with three rows of chain and will look so beautiful worn on the wrist, or attached to a chain to wear around the neck. Attached with a tassel that has the fox tail links that move and sway so beautifully as well as having its tee bar, this is such a stylish piece of Victorian jewellery that is so versatile in how it can be worn. Laid out from end to end it measures 26cm in length and as a bracelet will reduce to a comfortable 19cm when the swivel clip is attached to the link just before the tee bar. With two belcher link chains on the outside and a twisted rope link in the middle, it also has its lovely slide which adds that extra charm and character that is really shows why these original antique Albertina bracelets are so much more unique and special than the modern charm bracelets that are being mass produced today. This Albertina has so much charm and character and will always be loved and admired no matter how or where it is worn. Stock# ES7211 Circa: 1880 $Sold.
Here is a very elegant antique diamond brooch that dates from the Victorian era of the 1890's and looks so elegant on any outfit day or night. Made in 15ct gold, this brooch has the ability to be worn horizontal or at an angle and always look so beautiful thanks to a classical design and set with the five antique cut diamonds. The diamonds total 0.25 carats and the brooch measures 4.6cm across by 1.2cm wide and at each end has the most wonderful scalloped design. This is such an attractive and elegant example of a diamond brooch from the Victorian era that will always look so incredibly beautiful. Stock# ES7254 Circa: 1890 $Sold
The suffragette movement of the late 1800's and early 1900's was pivotal in giving among other aspects, the right for women to vote and was represented by the colours green, white and violet as can be seen here in this spectacular antique suffragette necklace. In an incredible fringe design, this suffragette necklace is just breathtaking and sits perfectly on the neckline. Set with peridot for the green colour, garnets for the violet and pearls for the white, this colour combination works so well together and the design as well makes it so attractive and is destined to always be admired every time that it is worn. Laid out from end to end the necklace measures 45cm and from one pearl across to the other end, this distance measures 10cm and the longest drop in the centre measures 4.5cm and will certainly stand out so well regardless of when or where it is worn. The suffragette movement was a period of time in history that was so important for the rights of women and this antique suffragette necklace not only embodies that, but also looks just spectacular. Stock# T337 Circa: 1900 $Sold.
Queen Victoria loved all things Scottish and loved Scottish agate jewellery that is also known as pebble jewellery, and here is a very beautiful antique Scottish agate brooch dating from the 1890â€™s. Made in sterling silver, this brooch measures 45.2mm across by 49.7mm and is set with a wonderful section of agate that displays a very attractive natural blue body colour highlighted with bands of white and browns and is still in excellent condition all these years later. This is the type of brooch that thanks to its simple yet stylish design and natural earthy tones will always be so easy to wear day or night, and always look so elegant and refined. A wonderful example of an antique Scottish agate brooch to be loved and admired. Stock# T48 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Cameos are commonly carved from shell and rarely in harder materials as it takes a true master carver to get the detail when carving into harder material and here is an exquisite pair of antique sardonyx and enamel cameo earrings dating from the 1860's. Sardonyx is a naturally layered material from the quartz family that is layered with white and a soft pink background that when carved allows the carver to show these colours to their best light. And the quality of carving for each of these earrings is nothing short of spectacular. The detail in each is captivating from their faces to the detail in the hair and there is no doubt that this was carved by a master carver. Then the design of the earrings is so lovely with the 18ct gold setting and highlighted with white enamel and blue enamel. The colours of the enamel really accentuate these earrings so well, and from the bottom to the top of the shepherd hooks, this distance measures 41.6mm by 15.2mm wide at the centre. These really are an exquisite pair of antique cameo earrings that take attention to detail to a whole new level. Stock# ES7128 Circa: 1860 $Sold.
Jewellery from the Art Deco period of the 1920's to the 1940's was so stylish and elegant as can be seen here in this Art Deco diamond bracelet that wraps around the wrist perfectly and is destined to be continually admired and appreciated for its elegance and beauty. Hand made in 18ct yellow gold and platinum, the was the side diamonds lead up to the one in the centre shows the elegance of jewellery of this era. And then the way the centre diamond just seems to float thanks to the beautiful way it is bezel set into and then held on to the outer rim really shows the detail and craftsmanship that went into hand making this bracelet. The centre European cut diamond measures 0.25 carats and then there are four sections each set with five Swiss cut diamonds that total 0.30 carats. Measuring 19cm from end to end, and fitted with a secure clasp and safety chain, this is such an exquisite Art Deco diamond bracelet that can and should be worn every time you step out of the home. Stock# T362 Circa: 1920 $Sold.
Albert or fob watch chains that they are also know as, were originally designed for a gentleman to hold a pocket watch at one end and the key to wind it at the other 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 quite often seen today and here we have a very lovely and equally as rare 15ct gold antique Albert chain. 15ct gold was only used for a bit over 70 years until 1931 and this one has such a beautiful warm rose colour to it that looks so beautiful whether worn around the neck or attached to a pocket watch and the design itself is equally as beautiful. Quite often these 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 is a wonderful 51cm in length allowing it to sit perfectly around the neck. The design of the likes are just so beautiful and have such a tactile feel to it when you hold it in your hand let alone around your neck and feels so comfortable to wear all the time. This antique Albert chain has such a stunning design and combined with the rose gold all comes together so perfectly. Stock# ES7094 Circa: 1890 $Sold