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It is a real testament to the quality of antique jewellery when you consider that these antique pique earrings are over 140 years old, yet are still in superb condition and as beautiful today as when they were made. Click here to read a brief article on pique jewellery: https://kalmarantiques.com.au/articles/history-of-pique-jewellery/ Measuring 10.7mm wide at its widest section by 45.2mm to the top of the fancy section or 53.2mm to the top of the shepherd hook, the detail in the pique is just extraordinary and like no other style of jewellery. Not only is the pique still in wonderful condition, but it also has such a beautiful tactile feel to it. The 18ct gold tops add to the elegance of the earrings, and combine this with the elegant length, there is no doubt that these will be the perfect pair of earrings to wear for that special occasion where they will always be admired. Elegant, refined and graceful are all words that can be used to describe these gorgeous earrings from a wonderful bygone era. Stock# ES9209 Circa: 1880 $Sold
Pique is the term given to jewellery that is made from tortoiseshell that was inlayed with gold and silver, and here are a very beautiful pair of antique pique drop earrings from the Victorian era of the 1880's. With the wonderful chocolate brown colour of the tortoiseshell that has the geometric design placed into it, each earring measures 41.1mm in length, or 48.8mm to the top of the shepherd hoods. So comfortable that they can easily be worn all the time, they will also look so beautiful when worn well into the evening for that special occasion. Pique jewellery is like no other and can never be found in reproduction jewellery making them even more special and unique. Click here to read a brief article on pique jewellery: https://kalmarantiques.com.au/articles/history-of-pique-jewellery/ Stock# ES8659 Circa: 1880 $Sold.
Here is an exceedingly rare antique pique bracelet from the 19th century that would not only be near on impossible to replace, but is true museum quality. Pique is tortoiseshell which has been inlayed with gold, silver or both as can be seen in this bracelet. Click here to read an article on pique jewellery:Â https://kalmarantiques.com.au/articles/history-of-pique-jewellery/ Due to the nature of material of pique, it obviously can never be reproduced, and as the years go by is becoming harder and harder to find good examples. And then there is the fact that this is a bracelet as opposed to earrings in which they are more often found. Even pique bangles are incredibly rare, however in over 30 years of dealing in antiques, this is the first pique bracelet that we have even come across. From end to end it measures 27cm and the links themselves measure 19.1mm and the wonderful ball at the end 23.5mm in diameter. This bracelet sits so well on the wrist and thanks to the chocolate brown colour and the gorgeous star designs, this is a truly spectacular bracelet. A bracelet as rare as this does not come by often, and if this looks and feels as good on your wrist as you would expect it to, then it is one not to let slip past. Stock# ES8661 Circa: 1880 $7,250
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Antique pique jewellery is becoming increasingly hard to find today, especially earrings and especially ones that are both in great condition such as these very attractive antique pique drop earrings dating from the 1880's Click here to read a brief article on pique jewellery: https://kalmarantiques.com.au/articles/history-of-pique-jewellery/ With such a beautiful design, these antique pique earrings date from the 1880â€™s and measure 49.6mm in length or 62.3mm to the very top of the 18 carat yellow gold shepherd hooks, by 12.9mm wide at the widest section. With such beautiful detail in the gold and silver work, these earrings are so comfortable and easy to wear during the day and will continue to look fabulous in the evening. Antique pique jewellery is like no other, and these pique earrings from the Victorian era are just divine. Stock# ES8197 Circa: 1880 $Sold.
Here is an extremely rare antique piquĂ© purse with a pocket watch that is truly a one of a kind piece that is like no other. PiquĂ© is when a material most often tortoiseshell was inlayed with either silver or gold or a combination of the two resulting in pieces of jewellery and objects of beauty that is like no other. Often found in such pieces such as earrings or brooches, finding it in something like a purse is so exceptionally rare. And then combine this with a watch and you have something which is even more hard to ever find another. The quality of craftsmanship in the case is just exquisite and of the finest quality. In superb condition it measures 80mm across by 24.1mm by 50.7mm thick, and has the most lovely tactile feel to it. With the catch on the side easy to open it then reveals its original velvet lined purse inside which also accesses the back of the watch movement to both wind and set it from here. The movement has been serviced and comes with our twelve month warranty and the dial itself measures a dainty 19.3mm in diameter. No matter how this is displayed or used, this is truly something that once sold, will be exceedingly hard to ever replace. Stock # ES7316 Circa: 1870 $Sold.