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Perfect as an engagement ring, this gold and platinum Art Deco diamond lozenge shaped ring would also suit any other finger or occasion and always be admired. Hand made in the 1920's Art Deco era, this ring is set with the much earlier cut mine cut diamonds. What are mine cut diamonds? Click here to read a brief article on them: https://www.kalmarantiques.com.au/articles/a-brief-history-of-the-cutting-of-diamonds/ In total there are fifteen mine cut diamonds with a total diamond weight of 0.28 carats. With a wonderful sparkle to them all, the top of the ring measures 12.6mm by 8.7mm and sits so well on the finger. Regardless of the reason or occasion for this ring, there is no doubt that it will always be treasured. Stock# ES7513 Circa: 1920 $Sold
Here is a very beautiful enamel butterfly brooch made by John Atkin and sons in the early 20th century that will look so beautiful on any outfit. With its vibrant pink enamel highlighted by its green body and green spots on its wing, the enamel is still in superb condition. Measuring 37.5mm by 22mm it will look lovely on any outfit and is sure to always be admired. With that wonderful vintage look and feel to it, this enamel butterfly brooch is as charming as it is beautiful and elegant. Stock# ES7563 Circa: 1915 $Sold
Perfect as an engagement ring or for any other occasion, comes this very elegant hand made platinum and gold Art Deco sapphire and diamond cluster ring. Dating from the 1920's, the lovely clean look of this ring with the diamonds and the sapphire set into the pure white colour of the platinum, really makes this ring stand out so well on the finger. Sitting proudly in the centre is a lovely fine quality natural sapphire that measures 1.10 carats and has such a beautiful blue colour. Surrounded by ten European cut diamonds that total 1.00 carat, the top of the ring measures 13.6mm by 12.2mm and accentuates the hand so well. What are European cut diamonds? Click here to read a brief article on it: https://www.kalmarantiques.com.au/articles/a-brief-history-of-the-cutting-of-diamonds This is such an elegant example of a genuine Art Deco sapphire and diamond ring that will always be treasured and loved. Stock# ES7466 Circa: 1920 $SOLD
Here is an exquisite and highly detailed antique cameo of Apollo based on Guido Reni's "L'Aurora" that dates from the 19th century and was so finely hand carved. The fresco painted by Guido Reni is the story of the sun god Apollo ascending the heavens surrounded by his daughters, the horae which were the goddesses of the seasons. He is preceded by his sister Aurora, the goddess of dawn. Above is Genius of light, or the day star Lucifer holding his torch. The story tells of Aurora who longed to be with her mortal lover for all eternity. Aurora asked Zeus to grant immortality to Tithonus a prince of Troy, and Zeus did grant her wish. Tragically, Aurora did not ask for eternal youth to accompany Tithonus immortality and he became forever old, after which she turned him into a grasshopper. It is this wonderful tale that makes this antique cameo even more special and such a wonderful talking point and looking at the painting compared to the cameo, the artist of this cameo truly captured so much detail and there is no doubt that this was carved by a true master carver. Carved on shell, when you get a cameo that has this much detail, it was so easy to engrave too far and pierce the shell rendering it worthless, whereas this cameo has no cracks or breaks through the material. The cameo itself measures 51.6mm across by 41.5mm and the 9ct rose gold frame measures 58.7mm by 48.3mm and is fitted with a safety chain for added security and peace of mind. This truly is an outstanding cameo of exceptional quality and is up there with the best of the best. *Please note the image of the painting is not included with the cameo - this was just to show the original* Stock# ES7471 Circa: 1870 $Sold
This is such a stylish antique diamond buckle bangle that will continue to look so elegant as it goes from day to night and will always be admired for its design, beautify and sparkle from the diamonds. Made in the early 1900 Edwardian era, this bangle was made in 15ct gold and designed as a bangle which was a popular motif in the Victorian and Edwardian periods. Set with two European cut diamonds that total 0.12 carats and thirteen rose cut diamonds that total 0.17 carats, this is one of the most beautiful and elegant diamond bangles that is not ostentatious and so comfortable to wear all the time. What are European and rose cut diamonds? Click here to read an article on the what they are: https://www.kalmarantiques.com.au/articles/a-brief-history-of-the-cutting-of-diamonds Being hinged allows this bangle to sit lovely and close to the wrist and is fitted with a safety chain for added security so you can put this lovely antique bangle on and wear it everywhere with pride. Edwardian jewellery is often elegant and refined and this is such a lovely typical example of a diamond bangle that exemplifies this so well - a perfect antique diamond bangle to wear all the time. Stock# E7501 Circa: 1900 $Sold.
Sometimes a piece of jewellery comes along that is perfect for any time of the day or night and any occasion such as this very elegant 15ct gold Edwardian era sapphire and pearl pendant dating from the early 1900's. Edwardian jewellery often has a style of the earlier late Victorian era, all the while making its own statement and style in such an elegant and unique way. Set with a delightful cluster in the centre of a natural sapphire surrounded by eight pearls, the open work design makes it stand out even more on the neckline. Followed by an additional eight pearls, this leads to the elegant split design bars at the top leading to the bail for the chain to slide through. The diameter of the circular section measures 22.3mm, and from the bottom of the pendant to the very top, this distance measures 46.4mm. This is such an elegant and refined example of an antique Edwardian pendant and is one that is sure to always be admired for its simplicity and elegance. Stock# ES7511 Circa: 1900 $Sold.
Here is a very versatile and incredibly attractive antique opal and diamond pendant that converts to a brooch so easily allowing it to be worn in different ways with different attire. Beautifully hand made in 15ct gold and silver, antique pieces were made with silver on the top as white gold was not yet invented and the technology to heat and use platinum in jewellery wouldn't be discovered for another 20 years after this piece was made. Set with a vibrant solid Australian opal in the centre taking pride of place, it is without a doubt that Australia's opals are regarded as the best in the world. Not only do they often display wonderful spectral colours as can be seen here in this opal, but they are also so much more stable than the Ethiopian opals that are now on the market which have a tendency to craze and crack after a few short years. The opal stands out so well against not only the diamonds which sparkle magnificently, but also the setting which is so typical of the Victorian era when this was made. With an ingenious system to easily allow the brooch fitting to be removed when one is to wear it as a pendant, this simple technique of allowing the brooch fitting to be removed allows it to sit perfectly against the skin. Set with sixteen European cut diamonds that total 0.36 carats and fourteen rose cut diamonds which total 0.10 carats, the piece itself measures 25.5mm across by 21.5mm. Click here to read an article on European cut diamonds and rose cut diamonds: https://www.kalmarantiques.com.au/articles/a-brief-history-of-the-cutting-of-diamonds No matter how this antique opal and diamond piece is being worn, there is little doubt that it will continue to always be admired and appreciated for both its beauty and ingenious design to seamlessly convert to a brooch and back again to a pendant. Stock# ES7364 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
So beautiful and elegant, there is no doubt that this antique sterling silver hand engraved photo locket will always be loved and admired every single time that it is worn. The detail on both sides of this locket is just gorgeous and the difference between machine engraved lockets or lockets that have been stamped out on a press compared to hand engraving such as in this locket is immeasurable. The quality of hand engraving in this locket is amazing and the hours needed to engrave this locket would have been immense. Made in sterling silver, the locket measures 31.5mm across by 39.9mm or 56.3mm to the top of the bail and will easily slide along a chain to be worn around the neck. Able to hold two photos inside, there is something so much more special and personal about wearing photos of people that you love around your neck making an antique locket so much more wonderful and exciting. Stock# ES6266 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
With both sides as beautiful as one another, this hand engraved antique photo locket is just so beautiful and shows the level of attention and detail that went into making it over a century ago. There is such a difference between modern machine engraved lockets or more commonly lockets that have been stamped out on a press compared to hand engraving such as in this locket. The level of craftsmanship is nothing short of spectacular and the hours needed to engrave this locket would have been immense. Made in 9ct yellow gold, the locket measures 22.8mm across by 28mm or 38mm to the top of the bail and will easily slide along a chain to be worn around the neck. Able to hold two photos inside, there is something so much more special and personal about wearing photos of people that you love around your neck compared to just looking at them on a phone. This really is such a lovely antique photo locket from the Victorian era, and one that will be treasured for a lifetime. Stock# ES7116 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Here is an incredibly wide antique sterling silver and rose gold cuff bangle that is without a doubt one of, if not the widest one that you will ever find and one that looks sensational on the wrist and is sure to always be admired. These wide bangles were popular during the late Victorian period of the 1880's through to the 1890's and are usually found between 1 to 3cm in width. This one however measures 4.9cm in width at its smallest section to an incredible 6.5cm wide at the centre. And then there is the wonderful hand engraved scene of birds and butterflies in the most wonderful design. Set into frames surrounded by elegant stippled square pattern, these are framed in rose gold. This use of rose gold is again set along the edge and where it especially stands out is along the top where it has a scalloped edge which is highlighted with the horseshoe design to exemplify this detail. No matter what time of the day or night or where this antique cuff is worn, there is no doubt that it will continue to always be admired and appreciated for not only its width, but also its inedible beauty. Stock# ES7455 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
No matter which side you look at, this antique sterling silver and gold locket made in 1884 is just so beautiful and feminine and will certainly stand out when worn around the neck. Made in sterling silver with a gorgeous floral design on both sides, the front has the flower highlighted with rose gold and the much rarer green gold. Rose gold has that lovely warm colour to it and the green gold has a charming soft green hue to it which was used perfectly on this locket to highlight the leaves. Measuring 34.5mm across by 44mm high or 59.1mm to the top of the bail, this locket is able to hold two photos inside to make this not only look so attractive around the neck, but also so personal as well. This is such a beautiful example of an antique locket, and hallmarked for being made in Birmingham in 1884 is a real testament to the jewellers to create a lovely piece of jewellery that has lasted well over 130 years and is still in wonderful condition. Stock# ES7452 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1884 $Sold.