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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
So elegant and refined, thisÂ Art Deco aquamarine and diamond pendant sits perfectly on the neckline and is so comfortable to wear all the time. Made in the early 1920's, the pendant is made in 9ct rose gold with a fine border of white gold around he edges and is set with two lovely aquamarines and one diamond that all come together in a very elegant design that is sure to be admired and loved. Laid out from end to end the necklace itself measures 37cm and from the top aquamarine to the lower pear cut aquamarine, this distance measures 4.6cm in length. The two aquamarines total 2.60 carats and the diamond 0.06 carats and the double circular design around the oval aquamarine adds that wonderful charm of the Art Deco period of the 1920's. This is such an elegant aquamarine and diamond necklace that will always be treasured and loved. Stock# R905 Circa: 1920 $Sold
Here is a combination of the elegance of the Edwardian, combined with the beauty of aquamarines set into 9ct rose gold that all comes together in this very elegant antique Edwardian era aquamarine necklace. Dating from the early 1900's, the necklace is set with five natural aquamarines that are all so well matched together in colour and all display a glorious pure blue colour. The word aquamarine, means two handfuls of seawater, and this is such an apt term especially when you see the colour emanating from the five aquamarines here. There are two side cushion cut aquamarines that lead to the central emerald cut which below this are two pear cut aquamarines which really adds such a unique character to this necklace and the total weight of all the aquamarines is 7.91 carats. Laid out from end to end the chain measures 42cm in length and from the bottom pear cut aquamarine to the one at the top, this distance measures 5.6cm making this aquamarine necklace sit at the perfect length on the neckline. A lovely example of an antique Edwardian era aquamarine necklace that set into rose gold really makes it just perfect. Stock# ES6433 Circa: 1900 $Sold
Here are a piece of history that you can wear and enjoy and show off with pride, an amazing pair of Whitby jet and ammonite fossil earrings dating from the Victorian period of the 1880's. Ammonites were a sea creature related to the modern day octopus, squid and nautilus which it resembles closely, and living in the Jurassic and Cretaceous times over 240 to 60 million years ago, and are often found on the Yorkshire coast and formed as fossils the same time as the Whitby Jet. Whitby Jet is also a fossilized material, however in this case it is the remains of a tree called the Araucaria Tree also known as the Monkey Puzzle tree and is dense black, hence the term "Jet black", and sometimes when the two combine, you are able to polish and carve the Whitby Jet with the ammonite fossils in situ as can be seen here in these Victorian era earrings. With a gorgeous design that looks as modern today as when they were carved over 120 years ago, they have such a contemporary look and style to them. From the bottom to the top of the shepherd hook, this distance measures an elegant 6.8cm in length or 5.3cm from the bottom piece of Whitby jet to the top one by 2cm wide for the lower piece. These antique Whitby Jet and ammonite earrings really are just so incredible and such an amazing talking point and are as unique as the fossils themselves. Stock# ES6250 Circa: 1880 $Sold.
So elegant and refined, this antique aquamarine and pearl pendant comes from the Edwardian period and will always look so beautiful when worn day or night. Made in the early 1900's, this pendant was made in 15ct rose gold. 15ct gold was used for a brief period until 1931, and the colour of the gold has such a lovely warm colour to it that really looks so good against the skin. Set with two aquamarines and thirteen seed pearls, the open work design on the pendant looks so elegant and can easily be worn day or night and always get the attention it deserves. Measuring 2.6cm wide by 5.9cm from the bottom aquamarine to the top of the bail for the chain to pass through, this Edwardian era antique aquamarine and pearl pendant will always be loved, cherished and admired. Stock# ES6724cc Circa: 1900 $Sold.
Dating from the Victorian period of the 1880's, this 15ct Albertina looks and feels so gorgeous with its intricate and femine style to it. Originally designed in the Victorian era of the 1800's as a way for a woman to wear her pocket watch and connect it securely to her dress, the tee bar at one end would be attached through a button hole with the pocket watch attached to the other, making it safe as well as easily accessible. Now more commonly worn as a bracelet, this antique Albertina has such a gorgeous colour thanks to being made in 15ct gold. 15ct gold was only used for a short time period from 1854 until 1931 and as it is no longer produced today, makes this Albertina even more special. At one end is a swivel clip and the other the most beautiful tassel and from one end to the end of the other, measures 22cm in length. As these are now commonly worn as a bracelet, near the tee bar is a link for the swivel to attach to, making this into a bracelet that measures 22cm in length. With a gorgeous section at the centre, combined with the style of yesteryear, this elegant Albertina will always delight the wearer now matter how it is worn. Stock# ES6693 Circa: 1880 $Sold
From the Georgian to the Victorian eras, mourning jewellery was a lovely and sweet way to remember the passing of a loved one and here is a very beautiful antique onyx and pearl mourning locket. Queen Victoria herself made them even more popular when Prince Albert died in 1861 and she herself spent the rest of her life wearing black including her mourning jewellery. And this can be seen here in this antique mourning locket which dates from the Victorian era and comes from the 1890's and in a sense embraces the love at the time for black mourning jewellery which in this locket is highlighted with a gorgeous star burst design set with natural seed pearls of graduating size. The locket measures 35.8mm across by 46.1mm or 56.3mm to the top of the bail and the reverse side shows a locket compartment for a photo or lock of hair of a loved one. Not to be think of as morbid in anyway, these were really the only way to remember a loved one in a time well before computers and the ease of photography as it is now. This is a wonderful example of an onyx and pearl mourning locket and one that is in perfect condition. Stock# Q445a Circa: 1890 $Sold.
We all would love to think how romantic the Georgian and Victorian eras were thanks to poets such as Browning and Tennyson and authors such as Jane Austen and Charles Dickens who pennedÂ Pride and Prejudice and Great Expectations respectively, however the truth was as romantic as these eras were in some parts, in others ways, these times stank. Literally. And to overcome the terrible smells of the Victorian era, many women used a posy holder such as this one here to hold of course flowers that they could keep close to them to smell much nicer smells than of course the alternative. This antique posy holder dates from the 1870's and is so beautifully crafted and designed that will captivate you with the intricate detail. Measuring 14cm in length, it has the finger holder and a pin section to secure the flowers inside and this really is a wonderful window into the past of the Victorian era, and a part of life that is rarely if ever talked about or seen in period films and movies. All of this adds up to why there is such a love and fascination with antiques and why we just love dealing in them on a daily basis. Stock# ES6376 Circa: 1870 $Sold.
So exquisitely hand engraved, the amount of time needed to engrave this antique sterling silver bangle would have been incredible and results in such an intricate design that is so tactile to feel let alone to wear on your wrist. Made in the 1880's in sterling silver, this hinged bangle measures 3.8cm wide and being hinged allows it to snap closed perfectly around the wrist. Very comfortable and practical to wear all the time day or night, this antique bangle dates from the Victorian period when these were their most popular and would suit any woman of any age to wear and show off with delight. In wonderful condition, this sterling silver bangle is just so spectacular to admire and shows why hand engraving is always far superior to machine engraving. Stock# ES6668 Circa: 1880 $Sold.
Made popular by Queen Victoria who loved the Scottish Highlands, antique Scottish silver agate bracelets and brooches became very popular and here is a lovely antique Scottish silver agate bracelet dating from the 1870's. Typically made in sterling silver like this one here, they were set with agates found in Scotland, polished and set into jewellery such as bracelets and brooches, and this one is just divine with not only the sections of beautiful agates and exquisite hand engraving, but also the form of the buckle design which can be worn at different lengths. There are three sections of agate, each cleverly set with four triangular pieces of agate and separated by the engraved links and at one end is the buckle attachment and at the other the ability to wear it as a buckle and at different points. Laid out from end to end, the bracelet measures 19.5cm and each of the three holes allow it to measure to 19cm, 17.5cm and 16cm making it incredibly versatile and practical. The agate sections with their wonderful earthy colours measure 1.9cm wide and the buckle section 3.4cm wind and day or night, this Scottish agate bracelet will always look so good. A wonderful piece of Scottish jewellery connected to Queen Victoria's love all come together in this antique Scottish agate bracelet that will be worn with pride. Stock# ES3320 Circa: 1870 $Sold.
A lariat is a long necklace often leading to a tassel and was very popular in the Art Deco era of the 1920's to the 1940's and here we have a magnificent Art Deco coral lariat. Entirely made from natural coral, there are literally thousands of pieces of natural coral all drilled and threaded to make this wonderful lariat that looks astonishing both on and off the neck. The amount of time that would have been needed to sort all the pieces of coral to shape and size, individually droll each one, then thread it into the design that is seen including the tassel at the bottom would have been unbelievably time consuming and shows how much thought went into creating this Art Deco lariat all those years ago. Hanging around the neck, the bottom of the tassel will hang to a length equal to 55cm and the way this moves with when you walk is so sensual and elegant and so typical of the fabulous Art Deco era. Coral today is often stained and dyed whereas this is all completely natural and also feels so tactile rolling through the fingers. There is nothing like genuine Art Deco jewellery and nothing quite like this incredible Art Deco lariat. Stock# ES3646 Circa: 1930 $Sold.
Dating from the 1880's comes this very beautiful antique opal and diamond pendant that sits so well on the neckline and is destined to be continually admired and appreciated every single time that it is worn. So finely hand made in 15ct rose gold and sterling silver, it was known that a diamond will always look better set against a white background over yellow gold and as white gold was not yet invented, this is why the silver was used on the top. Set with a total of thirteen solid opals that are all matched perfectly together, it is further highlighted with eighteen diamonds on the main section and a further four on the top bail. These diamonds really add the right amount of scintillation without overshadowing the beauty of the opals and measuring 29.9mm across by 40.7mm from the bottom to the top of the bail, sitting on the right chain on the neckline will really make this elegant antique pendant stand out day or night. To complete any outfit, this lovely antique opal and diamond pendant will always capture the light. Stock# ES6627 Circa: 1880 $Sold.