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This antique pendant dates from the late 1800's and will always look magnificent every time that it is worn and certainly captures the light thanks to the beautiful antique diamonds. Hand made in 18 carat yellow gold and sterling silver, the reason that silver was used instead of white gold or platinum is that it was not until the early 1900â€™s that white gold was invented, and platinum although already discovered, was not used in jewellery until around this same time. The design is so elegant and feminine and in total there are nineteen European cut diamonds set into the pendant as well as a further three more set into the bail at the top. These diamonds come together to total 0.58 carats and then the pendant is further highlighted by being set with two natural pearls. The design as well as the use of pearls makes this such an elegant piece and even with all of the diamonds, it is not an ostentatious piece of jewellery and will therefore always be admired for its elegance and beauty. Measuring 13.7mm cross by 18.8mm to the top of the bail, this will sit perfectly around the neck where it will always be worn with pride. Stock# ES9092 Circa: 1890 $5,950
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Cameos have been found as far back as 3,000BC and each one is as unique as a painting, and here is an antique cameo of exceptional quality. Dating from the 1880's, most cameos are carved from shell, and the finest quality ones are carved from harder material such as this one here in onyx. Any cameo carved from this harder material can only be done by a master carver with many years of experience and the advantage of using a material such as onyx, is that it is naturally layered in two colours to highlight the top carving from the background. Looking closely at the carving of a man, there is no doubt that this was carved by someone of immense skill. From the detail in the eye, hair and nose, to the curls in his beard, this is a truly exceptional cameo that is up there with the best of the best. And then there is the mount that it is set into which is not only beautiful but very ingenious. Made in 15 carat gold, it is set with a border of eight pearls and eight European cut diamonds, as well as two more pearls and one more diamond on the top detachable bail. The diamonds total 0.86 carats and sparkle so beautifully and highlights the cameo even further. Not only can this be worn as both a pendant and a brooch, but when this is being worn as a pendant, the brooch fitting on the back can be unscrewed and the hook that it clips into can be folded down to allow it to sit flat against the chest, and when worn as a brooch, the top bail can be removed. This just shows how much thought went into making this piece over 140 year ago and regardless of how it is chosen to be worn, it will always be admired. Measuring 36.9mm across by 45.2mm or 58.4mm with the bail attached, this is one of the finest quality cameos that you will ever see. Stock# ES9007 Circa: 1880 $7,450
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Georgian jewellery from the 1700's and early 1800's is becoming so sought after, and here is a magnificent antique Georgian garnet pendant that can be worn as a brooch that dates from around 1810. Hand made in 18 carat gold, the pendant is set with five clusters of garnets that all display such a rich burgundy red colour as well as the detachable section on the top. Measuring 45mm across, by 62.8mm to the top piece or 51.9mm without, when it is worn as a brooch, the top garnet easily detaches so as not to get in the way. The brooch fitting at some stage in its life has had a roller catch attached to make it more secure and regardless of how it is worn as either a brooch or a pendant, there is no doubt that it will always be a wonderful talking point and conversation starter. With such a strong colour coming from the garnets and a beautiful design, this Georgian piece is just superb. Stock# ES8665 Circa: 1810 $6,400
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Here is a magnificent 19th century opal and diamond pendant that can be worn as a brooch that not only looks stunning but is also in incredible condition after more than 150 years have passed since being made. Made in 15 carat gold, the circular section is centrally set with an opal and surrounded by ten rose cut diamonds, with a further border of blue enamel balls. And then there is the surrounding gold border around this section which is truly spectacular to admire and also has not only the brooch fitting on the back but a section to place a photo. Measuring 40mm in diameter it then has two very elegant chains draping across leading to a very large tassel this sways and moves so elegantly. The size of this tassel is incredible and like the rest of the piece is still in superb condition. From the top to the bottom of the tassel, this distance measures 90mm making this piece destined to stand out regardless of it being worn as a brooch or a pendant. Dating from the 1860's this is a truly exquisite piece of mid-Victorian jewellery. Stock # ES8671 Circa: 1860 $6,850
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Here is such an attractive and dainty antique Edwardian era amethyst and seed pearl pendant that will look so lovely on the neckline and always be complimented on its charming flowing design. Hand made in 9 carat rose gold, the colour of the gold matches beautifully with the amethyst in the centre which is then highlighted with fifteen pearls set into the pendant and a further pearl suspended from the bottom. Measuring 34.7mm across by 45.6mm from the bottom to the very top, this is the perfect size to wear all the time and always be admired. Stock# ES8583 Circa: 1900 $Sold.
Here is an ingenious Victorian era antique amethyst and pearl pendant that converts to a brooch so easily and no matter which way it is worn, will always be loved for the gorgeous colour combination of the pearls and amethysts as well as the elegant design that will always be admired. Hand made in 9 carat rose gold in the 1890's, this piece is set with a beautiful cluster of seed pearls surrounding a central amethyst with more amethysts around the edge and then one suspended so delicately at the bottom that is also set with seed pearls. The top bail which is again set with a seed pearl, is attached via a clever design that allows it to easily be taken on and off, all the while being very secure and not able to come off on its own. The reason this part detaches, is that when it is worn as a brooch, if this part sticks up, it will look very odd, so detaching it makes perfect sense. Measuring 26.1mm across, with the top bail it measures 47.4mm tall or 36.5mm without this part. These dimensions make it perfect for a pendant or a brooch and regardless of how you choose to wear it, there is no doubt that it will always be admired as the combination of pearls and amethysts, along with the elegant design, will always make this such a stand out piece of jewellery from the late Victorian era. Stock# ES8523 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
This antique amethyst and pearl pendant dates from the late Victorian era of the 1890's and looks as beautiful today as the when it was made and will no doubt always be admired thanks to its elegant design. Hand made in 15 carat gold, when you look close at the pendant you will note that the pearls graduate in size so beautifully as the setting gets wider then thinner in such an elegant design that highlights the beauty as well as the thought that went into making jewellery during this wonderful period in time. Set with an amethyst in the centre that stands out wonderfully against both the gold and the pearls, the pendant measures 23.1mm across by 47.4mm and is so comfortable and easy to wear all the time, day or night. A very elegant example of a late Victorian pendant that still looks so beautiful more than 100 years after being made. Stock# ES8543 Circa: 1890 $1,750
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Here is an antique amethyst and pearl pendant from the Edwardian era that is perfect for any woman of any age, as well as perfect for any occasion. Hand made in 15 carat gold in the early 1900's, this charming pendant is set with three amethysts and six seed pearls, all reminiscent of a floral design. The way this sits on the neckline is so beautiful and will no doubt always be admired. Measuring 23.6mm in diameter by 30mm to the top of the bail for the chain to run through, the design of this pendant makes it perfect to be worn for both formal and informal occasions and always look perfect on the neck. Stock# ES8526 Circa: 1900 $Sold.
Here is an absolutely divine antique guillochĂ© enamel and pearl pendant with a locket on the back that was made in the early 1900's that looks amazing thanks to the vibrant red enamel. To begin with, this enamelling was created using a special technique resulting in what is called guillochĂ© enamel. This is one of the most popular of all the enamel techniques and it is so easy to see why. Produced by a very precise and repetitive pattern that is engraved into an underlying material such as gold or silver, it then has the enamel applied over the top and after the firing process is complete, it is polished back to a high lustre revealing the engraved pattern below the surface. The red is so vibrant on this piece and will certainly stand out no matter where or when it was worn. With a very elegant surround set with forty seven pearls, there is a cluster of nine more pearls in the centre to add to the charm and character of the piece. Then turning it over reveals a section for a photo of a loved one that will then make this pendant even more personal and special. Made in 9 carat rose gold, it measures 33.4mm across by 42.4mm or 47.2mm to the very top of the bail for the chain to pass through. Simply perfect for any occasion, this is a wonderful antique pendant and locket that is like no other. Stock# ES8528 Circa: 1900 $Sold.
Here is a truly exquisite diamond and pearl double sided antique pendant with hand painted portraits on ivory that gets more and more beautiful the closer you look at it, and is a real testament to what the jewellers of the Victorian era could produce. So beautifully hand made in 15 carat rose gold and silver where the diamonds are set, silver was used to set the diamonds into during this time until the early 1900â€™s as until then white gold was not yet invented and platinum, although already discovered, was not used in jewellery until around the same time as white gold. Not only are there rose cut diamonds set on the top in what can only be described as the most gorgeous setting, as well as more rose cut diamonds at the very bottom, but looking close at the portrait of the young lady, there are ten more rose cut diamonds including the ones is a very sweet heart design. In total there are sixty five rose cut diamonds with a total weight of 0.78 carats, as well as seventeen natural pearls to compliment the beauty of this piece. Then when you look into the eyes of both the young lady and the baby, this also exemplifies the quality of the pendant as these have been hand painted to the highest standard complimenting the piece even further. And on the back of each portrait are the names "Ellen Lorna Fielden, when 18" and "Cecil M. Fielden, 1 year old". After extensive research we have found that not only were they brother and sister, but they were actually twins, both being born on the 30th September, 1854 in Yorkshire. With Ellen being 18 years old when painted, this would put the piece at being made around 1872 which is exactly in the style and era of this pendant. All of this makes this pendant so much more special and magical and a real way to hold a peace of history in your hand. Measuring 36.5mm across by 65mm or 75mm to the very top of the bail, this is by far one of the most outstanding antique pendants that you will lever come across, and an absolute treasure to admire from near or far. Stock# ES8367 Circa: 1872 $6,850
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Here is a delightful and vibrant antique sterling silver enamel pendant by Charles Horner in 1912 and looks as beautiful today as when it was made well over 100 years ago. Although Charles Horner died in 1896, the company with the name continued until 1984. Famous for his Dorcas thimbles which were a combination of steel and silver, he also became well known for his Art Nouveau enamel pendants and jewellery such as this one here. Measuring 21.8mm across by 39.6mm or 43mm to the top of the bail for the chain, the pendant incorporates two sections both with such a lovely soft blue that looks striking when sitting on the neckline and emphasises the elegant style of the Art Nouveau period. A pendant such as this will so easily suit a woman of any age and be perfect for any occasion as well as making a wonderful start into collecting antique jewellery. Stock# ES8362 Maker: Charles Horner Hallmarked: Chester 1912 $Sold.
So elegant and typical of jewellery from the mid-Victorian era comes this antique garnet and diamond locket pendant dating from the 1870's that will always be admired from near or far. Hand made in 18 carat yellow gold and silver, the reason that silver was used to set the diamonds into was that it was known that the yellow from the gold could artificially tint the diamonds yellow and as white gold was not yet invented and platinum was not used in jewellery until about the same time as white gold in the early 1900's, silver was used. The pendant is set with three oval cabochon cut garnets that have such a wonderful intense burgundy red colour to them and are highlighted by twelve rose cut diamonds. Measuring 24.4mm across by 29.9mm, turning the pendant over reveals a locket compartment to put the photo of a loved one to then make this so much more personal and special. Perfect for any occasion, this is a stunning example of mid-Victorian jewellery at its finest. Stock# ES8196 Circa: 1870 $5,900
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