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Demantoid garnets are one of the rarest gemstones in the world and come in a fantastic green colour and here they are set into this magnificent Art Nouveau demantoid garnet and pearl necklace that dates from the late 1800's. Art Nouveau jewellery from this period is easily characterised by often having an asymmetrical flowing design that can be seen here in this necklace. Set with five demantoid garnets and twenty one pearls in the main section, there is also a cluster of five more pearls surrounding one more at the top where the chain is connected. Made in 15ct gold, the colour of the gold has that wonderful antique colour to it and matches so well with the overall appearance and style of the necklace. Laid out from end to end, the chain which itself is of a lovely unique design, measures 41cm and from the top cluster of pearls to the bottom of the pendant, this section measures 5cm making this the perfect length and proportions to wear all the time and is destined to be commented and admired. There is nothing quite like genuine Art Nouveau jewellery, and this demantoid garnet and pearl necklace is no exception. Stock# ES7131cc Circa: 1895 $Sold.
The Belle Ã‰poque era coincided with the late Victorian period of the 1890's through the Edwardian period of the early 1900's, and like the Art Nouveau period, stopped at the outbreak of World War One in 1914, and here is a truly decadent Belle Ã‰poque aquamarine and diamond festoon necklace that is certainly a showstopper. A festoon necklace is one where there is more than one chain or strand and this one has been exquisitely hand made in 18ct gold and platinum to the highest standard achievable. The quality of craftsmanship is equally matched by the quality of the aquamarines, diamonds and natural pearls and it is incredible to think that this was so beautifully hand made over 100 years ago and is not only is in superb condition but will still impress and delight all who see it. Set with five aquamarines that are all perfectly matched in colour, they all have such a perfect blue colour and total an impressive 16.80 carats. The way that are interlinked by the elegant platinum chain adds so much more character to the necklace. And the chain section itself is even set with natural pearls that add that extra style and sophistication to an already incredible piece of jewellery. There are a total of 18 natural pearls that are set work so well with the pure white of the platinum and then to highlight the entire necklace, there are 17 rose cut diamonds and one European cut diamond with a total diamond weight of 0.39 carats. These diamonds sparkle so elegantly and combined with the aquamarines, pearls and design of the necklace itself, truly make this such an incredible necklace. With the chain measuring 44cm, this will allow the aquamarine, diamond and pearl section to sit perfectly on the neckline and this is truly one of those special pieces where you will get the dress to match the necklace, rather than the other way around. This exquisite necklace was made during a period of wonderful indulgence and sophistication and will certainly get the attention that it rightly deserves. Stock# ES7132cc Circa: 1910 $Sold.
Here is a very elegant Tahitian black pearl necklace that day or night will always stand out for the beautiful natural lustre and shine that they have, and the elegance that they portray. From end to end the strand measures 39cm in length and there are a total of 40 natural black Tahitian pearls measuring 9.5mm to 11mm and all have that wonderful glow to them that makes the black Tahitian pearls so popular. Day or night, this strand of black pearls will always be loved, cherished and admired. Stock# NS316cc $Sold
Perfect for day or night, it is incredible to think that this antique silver buckle bangle made in 1885 is over 130 years old and still looks so beautiful and is in wonderful condition as well. Made in sterling silver in Birmingham in the Victorian period when this style of bangle was popular, it measures and impressive 25.7mm wide and is designed with a buckle motif. Not only does it have a wonderful buckle design, but it has been exquisitely hand engraved which would have taken hours upon hours to do and as you can see, is far superior to engraving by machine which is often the case today. The engraving feels so wonderful to touch and really makes it stand out so beautifully on the wrist. Being hinged also allows it to sit nice and close to the wrist making it very practical and comfortable to wear day or night. This is such a beautiful antique silver buckle bangle that will always be loved and admired. Stock# ES6505 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1885 $Sold.
Here is an exquisitely hand carved antique cameo swivel brooch, that on one side shows the cameo and can easily swivel around to show the photo locket side. Dating from the 1880's, the mount itself is just so beautiful in design and is made even more special by being expertly hand engraved. The time needed to hand engrave this alone would have been immense and it is made in 9ct rose gold which compliments the cameo itself so well with that wonderful warm rose colour of gold. Then there is the hand carved cameo which so easily stands out as one that has been expertly hand carved by a master carver. The detail in the hair alone is captivating let alone the entire cameo and is a real testament to the carver of this cameo. And then to make this cameo brooch even more special, there is a locket compartment on the back which itself can swivel around to face the front. Such a simple yet wonderful way to choose which way to show, the entire mount measures 46.3mm across by 55.6mm and will sit so elegantly on any outfit and is sure to be admired and appreciated. A wonderful example of an antique cameo brooch. Stock# R949 Circa: 1880 $Sold.
Here is such a versatile piece of jewellery, an antique enamel, pearl and diamond pendant and brooch that converts from one to the other so easily making it so easy to wear all the time. Dating from the early 1900's in rose gold which itself has such a wonderful warm colour to it, the border is surrounded by not only 42 pearls, but they graduate in size so elegantly which shows how much time and detail went into making this all those years ago. Then there is the most beautiful pastel blue enamel that graduates into a soft white colour and the enamel is still in such fine condition. The colour of the enamel really blends so well with the pearls and the rose gold and then leads to the centre where there is a vibrant old cut diamond. ThisÂ diamond measures 0.23 carats and adds the right amount of sparkle and elegance without taking away from the design, the pearls and the enamel. Turning the pendant over will reveal a brooch fitting, however at the top where the chain goes through, when this is worn as a brooch, the top bail folds down and sits discreetly behind so as not to be seen nor get in the way. Measuring 26.6mm across by 26.9mm or 31.7mm when the top bail is up, this is one of the most elegant and beautiful antique enamel pendants around that becomes even more special as it can convert to a brooch and is set with pearls and a diamond. A very magical piece of antique jewellery at its finest. Stock# T172 Circa: 1900 $Sold.
Here is such a rare antique family photo locket that holds not 2, 3 or even 4 photos, but an incredible 6 and not only this, but also has the most exquisite hand engraving on both sides. Dating from the Edwardian era of the early 1900's, this antique family locket measures 31.4mm across by 33.6mm or 38.7mm to the top of the bail and allows to have 6 photos each 12mm in diameter inside making such a delightful impact once opened. The case is a 9ct rose gold back and front locket meaning that it has a solid plate of rose gold that was pressed over a metal to allow it to be strong enough to hold the photos inside. As the front and back are solid gold, this was able to be expertly hand engraved on both sides as can be seen in the images. Hand engraving is always so much more finer and detailed than machine engraving and adds to the charm and character of this locket even more. An incredible and rare antique photo locket that will be made all the more personal and special when photos of the family are placed inside and worn around the neck. A truly special piece. Stock# ES7054 Circa: 1900 $Sold.
Dating from the Victorian era of the 1870's come these divine antique amethyst drop earrings that are destined to always be loved, admired and appreciated for their fine beauty and quality. The style of the earrings are so typical of the mid-Victorian era, and each earring is set with an oval facetted amethyst among the most elegant design.Â With a design reminiscent of the rococo era of the 18th century, the earrings are made in 9ct yellow gold with both a matte and polished finish to the gold. Each earring measures 19.7mm wide at its widest section by 46.5mm to the top of the scalloped design top or 51.9mm to the top of the long and secure shepherd hooks. These antique amethyst drop earrings are just gorgeous and will always be noticed and loved. Stock# T328 Circa: 1880 $Sold.
The Art Deco era of the 1920's through to the 1940's resulted in some incredible jewellery and here is a pair of magnificent Art Deco sapphire and diamond earrings dating from the 1920's that are destined to always be loved and admired. Incredibly elegant and hand made in 18ct gold and platinum, each earring is set with thirty diamonds and nineteen sapphires with the diamonds having a total weight of 1.08 carats and the sapphires 0.76 carats. However it was not just a matter of simply setting sapphires and diamonds into the earrings, rather the design are so incredibly elegant from the way that they taper wider as they go down, going from 1.4mm wide at the top to 5.0mm wide at the bottom and measuring 5.7cm in length, makes them truly stand out so beautifully and will make any woman walk tall with these on her ears. The exquisite detail in the setting combined with the elegance of the Art Deco era, all come together perfectly to make one of the most sensational examples of Art Deco sapphire and diamond earrings around. Stock# ES6935cc Circa: 1920 $Sold.
Garnets come in such a range of colours, and not just the deep burgundy red commonly seen, and demantoid garnets are the rarest of all the garnets and here are a lovely pair of antique demantoid garnet and diamond earrings are so sweet and so comfortable to wear all the time day or night. Made in 18ct gold in the 1890's, each earring is set with a green demantoid garnet in the centre and surrounded by four rose cut diamonds. The setting for both the garnet and the diamonds have the most sweetest star pattern and each earring measures 10.3mm wide by 16.7mm to the top of the lovely long and secure shepherd hooks and are the perfect size to wear all the time and always look so elegant. It is the elegance of these earrings combined with the rare demantoid garnet that come together so perfectly and are a wonderful example of fine antique earrings for any woman of any age and ones that will always be loved and treasured. Stock# ES6802 Circa: 1895 $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 sterling silver antique Albertina with five rows of chain and dating from the 1890â€™s that will look so beautiful worn on the wrist, or attached to a chain to wear around the neck. More commonly seen with three rows of chain, having five really makes such an attractive look and combined with the fancy balls and gorgeous tassel, it measures 20cm from the swivel clip to the tee bar where it can connect to be worn as a bracelet or 28cm to the end of the foxtail links on the tassel. As mentioned, these make such an elegant and stylish bracelet and can easily connect to a chain to make a wonderful look or even connected to another Albertina to make a truly spectacular statement piece. This sterling silver antique Albertina is in wonderful condition and will always be so versatile in how it is worn. Stock# ES7062 Circa: 1890 $Sold.