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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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Perfect for a lovely summer's day or as a formal piece in the evening, this antique amethyst and pearl pendant made in the early 1900's will always be loved and admired. Made in 9 carat rose gold and set with four amethysts, it not only has a pearl suspended from the bottom but is also highlighted with five more pearls in the pendant with another one set into the bail at the top. The combination of the colour of gold matches so well with the amethysts and the pearls add that extra element of charm and character. The design of the pendant has elements of the Art Nouveau period as well as the symmetry of the late Victorian/early Edwardian era which both coincided at the same time. Measuring 24.6mm across by 47.8mm, this is the perfect size to wear anytime of the day or night and will no doubt always be admired. Stock# ES8188 Circa: 1900 $Sold
Here is a stunning antique opal, diamond and garnet pendant that converts to a brooch, and no matter how it is worn, there is little doubt that it will always be admired. Dating from the late Victorian era of the 1890's, it was beautifully hand made in 18ct yellow gold and silver. Silver was used to set the diamonds into as it was known that the yellow from the gold could artificially tint the diamonds yellow and white gold was not yet made around 1910 and platinum was not used in jewellery until about the same time. So ingeniously made to be able to be worn as a brooch or a pendant, when it is worn as a pendant, the brooch fitting on the back is able to be unscrewed and removed to allow it to sit nice and flat against the chest. Measuring 61mm by 45.5mm, this certainly has the dimensions to always get the attention that it rightly deserves. Set with a total of thirty six antique European cut diamonds and four antique rose cut diamonds, the diamonds come together to total 1.47 carats and certainly make this incredible piece sparkle. There are also nine green tsavorite garnets that total 0.68 carats. Whereas garnets are more commonly found in a deep burgundy-red colour, these tsavorite garnets have the most wonderful intense green colour that not only highlights the quality of craftsmanship that went into making this piece over a century ago, but also highlights both the diamonds and opals perfectly. And then there are the two fabulous solid white opals that are the real stars of this piece and look exceptional from near or far. With the lower one measuring 2.90 carats and the top one measuring 5.70 carats, they are so vibrant and are sure to be admired for their wonderful quality. From up close or seeing this from across the room, there is little doubt that this antique pendant cum brooch will always get the attention and admiration that it so rightly deserves. Stock# ES8048 Circa: 1890 $15,800
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Here is a very elegant antique opal, ruby and pearl pendant that converts to a brooch so easily making it so versatile to wear on different occasions. Dating from the early 1900's, this was made in 9ct rose gold which matches so well with the spectral colours coming from the four solid white Australian opals. With three of them set in the centre surrounding a ruby, there is one more opal suspended from the bottom. With the addition of twenty two pearls to highlight the design, there are also a further three on the bail at the top. This bail can be cleverly and easily removed when it is worn as a brooch, which adds such a clever way to make a piece of jewellery even more versatile. Measuring 25.1mm wide by 47.7mm from the bottom to the very top of the bail or 37.9mm with the bail removed, it truly is such a perfect size to wear all the time as either a pendant or a brooch. Stock# ES7852 Circa: 1910 $Sold.
The elegance of the Edwardian era can be seen here in this very lovely antique Edwardian era garnet, aquamarine and pearl pendant dating from the early 1900's. Made in 9ct rose gold, the colour of the gold has that wonderful warm colour that is so desirable today. Without that very harsh coppery colour seen in a lot of modern rose gold, the colour of gold in this pendant is just wonderful to admire, especially against the skin. In the centre is a lovely garnet set among that incredible design which is simply captivating. The concentric design is just so lovely and not only is there the garnet in the centre, but there are also four aquamarines and eight pearls. It is this wonderful combination of rose gold with the different gemstones and of course the incredible design of the pendant itself, that all come together to make this a truly unique and special pendant. Measuring 32mm in diameter, no matter the time of day or night that this antique pendant is being worn, there is little doubt that it will always be loved, cherished and admired. Stock# ES7596 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 an ingenious antique peridot 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 peridots as well as the elegant design. Dating from the late Victorian era of the 1890's, it was made in 15ct rose gold which has achieved such a wonderful patina to it that enhanced it even more. Set with eighty seed pearls that graduate in size, it shows just how much time and attention to detail was spent in making this piece and then there are the two beautiful peridots set into the centre and swaying elegantly from the bottom. The colour from the peridot is just delightful and really matches so well with the pearls and the rose gold. Turing the pendant over shows a brooch fitting and when worn as a brooch, to allow it to sit flat on an outfit, the top bail section where the chain runs through, is easily removed. It is such a small feature that really goes a long way in again showing how well thought out this piece was made over 120 year ago. Measuring quite a large 32.9mm wide at the centre, it measures 62mm from the bottom to the top of the bail when worn as a pendant or 51mm when worn as a brooch with the pendant fitting removed. This wonderful Victorian era pendant cum brooch is just so attractive and will always be admired no matter in which form it is worn. Stock# ES7249 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Here is such a lovely antique pink topaz and diamond pendant by Jay's London in its original box that looks divine and has all the charm and character of a time gone by. So finely made in the late 1800's, it was made in 18ct yellow gold and silver. This combination was common as it was known that if diamonds are set into yellow gold, this will reflect yellow into the diamonds and as white gold was not invented until the early 1900's and although platinum was invented earlier, it too was not used in jewellery until the 1900's. Set in the most charming design that will captivate you and all who see it around your neck, the pendant is set with 79 rose cut diamonds that accentuate not only the pink topaz in the centre and below, but the design as a whole. And then there are the pink topaz stones that really stand out so well thanks to the wonderful soft pink that just seem to glow from within. The use of pink really adds that extra charm to an already incredible antique pendant. Measuring 6.1cm from the top to the bottom by 2.7cm wide, this pendant also has the added beauty of being in its original velvet lined box made and retailed by Jays jewellers in London, a company that was established in 1796. The pendant fits perfectly into the box and adds that something extra to the pendant as a whole. A very charming and elegant late Victorian antique pink topaz and diamond pendant for that special person to wear and be complimented on. Stock# T167 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Here is an absolutely beautiful French antique onyx and diamond pendant that dates from the early 1800's and is magnificent to admire and wear around the neck. Made in 18ct yellow gold and set with six diamonds, the diamonds are set in silver as white gold was not invented and platinum was not used in jewellery until the early 1900's. These diamonds are lovely old mine cut diamonds and total 0.48 carats and are spaced perfectly around the exquisite border. The sparkle of the diamonds really adds to this piece whose main attraction is the black onyx in the centre shaped as a shell. Most people think of onyx as being just black, but onyx forms black with a white stripe which is either removed when cutting or dyes completely black to remove it, whereas here it is at the base to add a wonderful addition of colour and style to it. Beautifully carved as a shell, it has a beautiful tactile feel to it with its scalloped design. With the pendant measuring 36.8mm across by 47.8mm to the top of the oval frame or 55.7mm to the top of the bail, this antique pendant is one that will stand out so elegantly on the neckline and always be admired. Turning the pendant over reveals the most charming hand carving of a shell and this combined with the onyx carved as a shell no doubt gives credence that this was specifically made for someone who had something to do with clams or oysters in the early 1800's when they were incredibly prized as aphrodisiacs. A wonderful example of an antique pendant that is as unique as it is beautiful and one that will always be admired. Stock# ES6937cc Circa: 1810 $Sold.
Dating from the early 1900's this enchanting Edwardian era peridot and pearl pendant is just so elegant and will suit so easily being worn day or night and always have such a lovely feminine look to it. Made in 9ct gold and set with two peridots that are suspended both in the centre and from the bottom, because of this setting, they have a lovely fluid style to them that adds to the charm and character. Set with thirty seed pearls that graduate in size so beautifully, the pendant measures 23mm wide by 40.5mm from the bottom to the very top of the bail and with a simple chain will be so easy to dress up or down. A very lovely and dainty antique Edwardian era peridot and pearl pendant that will always be loved and cherished. Stock# T281 Circa: 1900 $Sold.
Here is an absolutely delightful and charming antique ruby and pearl locket that looks as good as a pendant from the front as it does with the ability to have a photo of a loved one worn close. Made in 15ct rose gold, the colour alone of the rose gold is just so gorgeous and has that wonderful warm colour so desired by many. 15ct gold was used up until 1931 and this pendant cum locket dates from the late Victorian era of the 1890's. On the front it is set with thirty five natural pearls and one facetted ruby in the centre. Both the pearls and the ruby really come together so well and of course making the heart shape goes that extra step further in making this antique locket even more special and charming. Measuring 13.1mm wide by 13.9mm high or 19mm to the top of the bail where the chain will slide through, this is the perfect size to wear all the time. Absolutely charming both front and back, this antique ruby and pearl locket is just perfect for any occasion. Stock# T220 Circa: 1890 $Sold