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Dating from the 1880's comes this magnificent antique opal and diamond pendant that is set with a beautiful opal that is highlighted by diamonds in the most incredible design that is destined to always be admired and appreciated for its beauty. Sitting proudly in the centre is a beautiful solid white opal that measures 10.40 carats and shows all the spectral colours and really stands out so well on the neckline. The opal really is the star of this pendant which is then highlighted by the surrounding diamonds. Hand made in 18ct gold and silver, prior to 1910 white gold was not yet invented and platinum not used in jewellery so silver had been used for centuries to set diamonds in to retain the white in the diamonds and prevent the yellow from the gold reflecting into the diamonds and making them look yellow. In the smaller section of three diamonds, these are mine cut diamonds, with the larger ones being European cut diamonds with the same combination at the top bail, and these diamonds come together to total 0.49 carats and have all the charm and character of genuine antique hand cut diamonds. (What are European and mine cut diamonds? Find out here: https://www.kalmarantiques.com.au/articles/a-brief-history-of-the-cutting-of-diamonds ) Measuring 24.7mm across by 35.4mm, this antique opal and diamond pendant sits so well on the neckline and is sure to always be admired and commented on for its beauty and elegance. Stock# ES7198 Circa: 1880 $Sold.
Art Deco jewellery from the 1920's to the 1940's is one era that has never gone out of fashion or style thanks to the wonderful designs, such as can be seen here in this incredible Art Deco ruby and diamond pendant that is just exquisite. Hand made in platinum in the 1920's, this necklace is set with rubies and diamonds and sits so well on the neckline and is destined to always be loved and admired for its beauty and elegance. Sitting at the top and leading down are a total of nineteen diamonds with a further diamond sitting where the rubies start. These diamonds total 0.28 carats and have a magnificent sparkle to them. Then at the bottom are those incredible rubies that highlight this pendant so well. Not only do the rubies go all the way around the bottom section, but they also graduate in size so elegantly showcasing how much time and attention to detail was put into making this Art Deco pendant all those years ago. With a total weight of 0.28 carats, these rubies stand out so well against the pure white colour of the platinum. And then there is the gorgeous pear cut diamond that measures 1.18 carats and stands out so beautifully against the rubies. Laid out from end to the chain measures 41cm and from the top of the pendant section to the rubies at the bottom, this distance measures 3.7cm allowing this pendant to sit perfectly on the neckline. Day or night, there is no doubt that this Art Deco pendant will always stand out for its elegance and style and always be admired. Stock# ES7359 Circa: 1920 $Sold.
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.
The Albertina - also known as a Leontine - 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, however today they are quite often worn as a bracelet and here is a very beautiful 9ct rose gold Albertina that dates from the 1890's and will look divine no matter where or how it is worn. Made with a double chain design, in the centre sits a gorgeous cube that has been exquisitely hand engraved and is connected by the two finials on each side that add that additional charm and character to the piece. On one end is a swivel clip that can attach to the round jump ring near the tee bar when worn as a bracelet, and the other end has the fabulous twisted tee bar and heart. Measuring 23cm from end to end, it also measures 19cm as a bracelet and another way to wear it is to attach a chain on each end to make it a necklace or connected to another Albertina making a spectacular necklace. This Albertina can be so versatile and is just so attractive to be admired no matter how it is worn. Stock# ES7283 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 are a stunning pair of antique pique drop earrings from the 1870's that will continue to look so divine when worn from the day into the evening and will always be admired every time that they are worn. PiquÃ© jewellery is a style of jewellery that is simply like no other and can never be reproduced today. PiquÃ© (pronounced pee-kay) is a technique where the tortoiseshell was inlayed with gold or silver or sometimes both in a wonderful intricate style that combines so well in colour when set into the chocolate brown of the tortoiseshell. ( Click here for an article on pique jewellery: http://www.kalmarantiques.com.au/articles/history-of-pique-jewellery/ ) On the top ball there is a ball design that leads down to the main section which is just exquisite and full of detail. Every side has been given the most wonderful attention from the front to the sides and the detail is nothing short of extraordinary. The combination of both gold and silver work so well set into the tortoiseshell and even 140 years later, these earrings are still in superb condition. From the very to of the shepherd hook to the bottom, this distance measures an elegant 8cm in length and they have such a fluid sway to them when worn. These antique pique earrings are just spectacular and sure to always be admired. Stock# ES7286 Circa: 1870 $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 such an elegant and stylish Art Deco amethyst and pearl necklace that sits so well on the neckline and is so comfortable and practical to wear all the time day or night and always be admired and appreciated for its elegance and class. Made in the 1920's in 9ct gold, this necklace is set with two pearls and an amethyst at the bottom in such an elegant and stylish design that just flows so beautifully. This section measures 5.1cm and the chain itself measures 37cm in length allowing the pendant section to sit so well on the neckline. Perfect for day or evening wear, this Art Deco amethyst and pearl necklace is just so elegant and is destined to always be commented on. Stock# ES7243 Circa: 1920 $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