Friday, July 1, 2016

Heavy Vintage Turquoise Mosaic Bead Necklace - Knotted - Tibetan? Chinese?



This is a pretty vintage turquoise mosaic beaded necklace. It is very heavy! 
Not sure of it's origin. Possibly Tibetan. Chinese. I am unsure of it's age, but 
I have had it for nearly 30 years. I do believe it is much older than that. The beads 
are graduated in size. Knotted in between each bead. There is a metallic string 
wrapped around some of the knots. (Some of this metallic thread has become 
unraveled, but he knots are intact.) There is a toggle type silver tone clasp. 
Please look at all photos and make your decision accordingly. Selling as is.

Measurements:
Length:  21" end to end
Weight:  96.9 grams
Beads:   Range in size from approximately 18mm down to 13mm 

Condition:
---There is wear to the some of the beads. 
---Some of the beads have what look to be age cracks. 

For more photos and purchasing information:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/331894645684

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Antique Victorian 12K Yellow Gold Etruscan Revival Earrings - Articulated - 1870s



IMPORTANT ABOUT CONDITION: These earrings need ear wires for hanging. The bale or loop is there so that ear wires can be put on them. They were repaired at some point and have solder on the back. Please see all photos. They have been priced accordingly.

A pair of antique Victorian earrings. They are made in the Etruscan Revival style. Articulated, the bottom sections of the earrings swing from the top sections. Applied rose gold pyramid shapes on each earring. The earrings acid tested to be at least 12K yellow gold. The earrings have a dark patina or oxidation. As stated above they need ear wires, but the loop or bale is in place. These date to the 1870s.

Condition:
---These need ear wires. 
---Dark patina or oxidation.
---Solder showing on the backs of each earring. See photos please. Priced accordingly.

Measurements:
Length: 1 1/8"

Width: 5/8" at widest point

Weight:
6.1 grams total weight for the pair

For more photos and purchasing information:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/331869805274

Antique Victorian 10K Rose Gold Cigar Band Ring - Wedding Band - 1870s to 1880s



Being sold AS IS. Priced accordingly. Please read the following:

An antique Victorian 10K rose gold cigar or wedding band. Unmarked but tested to be at least 10K. There are issues with this ring, but it is still very wearable. There are some repairs inside and out. Also tears or cracks. I do not find the tears and cracks noticeable when wearing the ring, but when you look inside the ring, under a light, you can see them. There is some engraving inside the ring. Much of it seems lost to repairs. It is a bit out of round. At any rate, please look at all of the photos to decide. I clearly show the damage. Being sold as is. Priced accordingly.

Measurements: 
Size: 9 (Please keep in mind that wider bands fit somewhat smaller.) 
Width: 5/16" (approximately 8mm)

Weight: 
2.5 grams

Condition: PLEASE look at all photos and read description above.
---Tears 
---Discoloration to the gold inside the ring from early repairs. 
---There are scratches on the surface as well. It was obviously well loved and worn quite a bit. 
---A bit out of round.

For more photos and purchasing information:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/331869623359

Antique Victorian Locket - Etruscan Revival - Tintypes Under Glass - Gold Gilt - 1860s to 1870s



An antique Victorian Etruscan revival locket. It is a gold gilt over metal. 
The front of the locket has beautiful granular type work. Also on the front, 
there is a seashell. I am not sure when the seashell was put there, but it 
seems to be very firmly attached. So maybe a memento of a trip of the 
couple pictured inside the locket. Two fabulous old tintypes or photos 
under glass are inside the locket. Initials are engraved on the back. 
Beautiful decorative bale. The locket opens and closes properly. 
It dates to the 1860s.

Measurements:
1 1/4 by 1" without the decorative bale
1 3/4" in length with the decorative bale

Condition:
---Wear to the gold gilt finish. 
---Some dark spots and overall discoloration. 
---Surface scratches


For more photos and purchasing information:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/331868039785

Friday, May 20, 2016

Antique Wexel Sterling Wedding Band Ring - Wedding Bells - Flowers - Size 7



An antique Edwardian H. Wexel sterling silver wedding band ring. 
Wedding bells and flowers go all the way around the ring. Very pretty. 
Marked "STERLING" and also marked with the Indian Chief Head 
hallmark of H. Wexel & Co.. NOT a heavy band at all. The ring is 
a size 7. I do not recommend trying to re-size this ring, as it will 
disrupt the pattern's flow. This ring dates to around 1900. 
H. Wexel & Co. was in business from the 1880s to 1907. I have sold 
some Uncas wedding bands from the 1930s with a very similar pattern. 
So the Wexel band pre-dates them.

Measurements:
Size: 7 (Please keep in mind that wider bands fit somewhat smaller)
Width: 5/16"
Weight: 2 grams

Condition:
---There is some wear to the ring due to age. 

Please keep in mind that colors will vary slightly on different devices. 

All jewelry comes gift boxed.

Please contact me with any questions. :)

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Tiny Vintage 1940s Uncas Sterling Silver Child's Ring - Kiddiegem - Red Stone - Size 1.5



A teeny tiny vintage Uncas Kiddiegem sterling silver birthstone ring.  
The stone is a red foiled back rhinestone. The ring is marked "STERLING" 
and also marked with the Uncas hallmark and the word "Kiddiegem". 
The ring is a size 1.5.  This ring dates to the 1940s.

Measurements:
Size: 1.5 

Condition:
---There is some wear to the ring due to age. 

Please keep in mind that colors will vary slightly on different devices. 

All jewelry comes gift boxed.

Please contact me with any questions. :)

For more photos and purchasing information:

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Vintage Early Plastic Bead Necklace - 18 In. - Yellow - Knotted - Sterling Silver Flower Clasp



This is a vintage yellow early plastic bead necklace. The beads are knotted in between and are graduated in size. Early plastics are not my area of expertise. I am not sure what type of plastic this is. The beads look like they are molded and not carved. I can see seams on some of the beads. Some of the beads look worn and I can see what looks like age cracks in some of the beads. They have a shimmer to them and a marbled look. Judging from the string used and the sterling silver flower clasp, I would say these date to the 1930s or 1940s. Possibly a very early form of moonglow beads. Please look at all photos and make your decision accordingly. Selling as is.

Measurements:
Length:  18"
Weight:  27.4 grams

Condition:
---There is wear to the beads. 
---Some of the beads have what look to be age cracks. 

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

For Repair Antique Victorian Locket - Enamel - Tri Color - 1860s to 1870s



*****This is an antique Victorian locket for repair or for a project. It is missing 
the pin stem and the bale at the top. If repaired, this could be worn as a pendant 
or a brooch. It looks like there was an earlier repair to the pin, as there is a roll 
over safety clasp still in place. ***** 

Now about the locket. It is a tri color piece. Green, pink and yellow color metal. 
I do believe that some of the pieces are gold. The main base of the piece looks to 
be rolled gold. I have not tested any of it. You can see wear to what I believe to 
be rolled gold. (See Pics) The center piece is hand painted enamel. There are 
applied green leaves. Applied flowers. There is a seed pearl set in a pronged 
setting at the bottom. There is an empty setting at the top. Most likely held 
a pearl as well.

On the back is the locket or hidden compartment. To open, just pry it open 
with your fingernail. It contains the original glass and paper. This piece dates 
to the 1860s to 1870s.
 
IMPORTANT about Condition:

-----Missing bale
-----Missing pin stem
-----Missing one stone or pearl
-----Some discoloration and wear to the metal

Measurements:
2 "  by 1 1/8" (at widest point)
For more photos and purchasing information:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/331848348967

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Antique Art Nouveau Blister Pearl Ring - Sterling Silver - C1900



This is a really pretty antique Art Nouveau blister pearl ring. Set in a floral 
sterling silver mounting. The shank has been cut in the back and needs 
to be re-soldered. Stamped "STERLING". Dark patina. It dates to around 
1900. Please see all photos.

Measurements:

---Size: 7
---Top of Ring: 1" by 1/2"

Condition:
---The shank has been cut in the very back and needs to be re-soldered.

For more photos and purchasing information:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/331817265348

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Vintage Peacock Pin - Emeralds - Rubies - Gold Plated - Figural - India



A pretty vintage peacock pin or brooch. It is very ornate with individually 
set emeralds and rubies. It is gold plated metal. I believe that this piece is 
from India, but I cannot say for sure. A locking clasp that is in working order. 

Measurements:
The brooch measures approximately 2" by 2".

Condition:
---Some of the stones are scratched and chipped. (I could see this through a loupe.)
---There is some wear and darkening to the gold plated finish.

---The pin stem has a slight bend. Still functions properly.

For more photos and purchasing information:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/331809517912

Monday, March 21, 2016

Antique Victorian Tiny Enameled Face Stickpin - 1890s



This is an antique Victorian enameled face stickpin. A tiny little iridescent or luminous face wrapped in a scarf or headdress. The metal appears to be rolled gold or gold plated. The stickpin is marked P.S. CO. (Plainville Stock Company out of Plainville, Massachusetts.) It dates to the late 1890s.

Measurements:
Length : 2 & 5/8"
Top of Stickpin: 1/2" by 9/16"

Condition:
---The nose of the face is chipped or worn down. Please see all photos.
---Wear to the gold tone finish.

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Antique 1920s Art Deco Era Marcasite Ring - Sterling Silver - Adjustable



A beautiful antique Art Deco macasite ring. I could not find a makers mark, but the ring is marked sterling. Dark patina. The ring is adjustable. Currently a size 8. It 
dates to the 1920s. 

Measurements:
---Size: 8 (adjustable)
---Top of Ring: 1" by 5/8"

Condition:
---Missing the center marcasite. 
---The ring is out of round.

All jewelry comes gift boxed.

Please keep in mind that colors will vary slightly on different devices.

Please contact me with any questions. :)

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Vintage Silver Carved Green Stone Aztec Mask Ring - Made In Mexico - Size 6



This is a vintage sterling silver ring with a carved green stone Aztec mask design. Marked inside the ring "MA IN MEXICO".  (Made in Mexico) This ring is ornate and unusual. 

Measurements:
Size: 6
Top of the ring: 3/4" by 1/2"

Weight:
7.6 grams

Condition:
---Some wear to the nose of the stone face.

Please keep in mind that colors will vary slightly on different devices.

All jewelry comes in a gift box.

Please contact me with any questions. :)

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Antique Victorian Whitby Jet Buckle or Slide - Metal Insets



This is an antique Victorian carved Whitby jet buckle or slide. It has tiny little gold tone flower insets. This piece was tested using the streak method. I will not stick a hot needle in it, for fear of damaging this beautiful piece. This dates to the 1870s.

Measurements:
2" by 1.5"

Weight:
9.4 grams

Condition:
---There is a scratch on the end of the middle bar piece. 
---Some small indentations on the back. Possibly from someone testing it in the past.
---Some small flea flicks and small scratches.

Please keep in mind that colors will vary slightly on different devices.

All jewelry comes in a gift box.

Please contact me with any questions. :)

For more photos and purchasing information:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/331794700235

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Vintage Uncas Sterling Wedding Band Ring - Wedding Bells - Flowers - Size 5



A vintage Uncas sterling silver wedding band ring. Wedding bells and flowers go all 
the way around the ring. Very pretty. Marked "STERLING" and also marked with 
the Uncas hallmark. NOT a heavy band at all. The ring is a size 5. I do not recommend 
trying to re-size this ring, as it will disrupt the pattern's flow. This ring dates to the 
1930s to 1940s.

Measurements:
Size: 5 (Please keep in mind that wider bands fit somewhat smaller)
Width: 5/16"

Condition:
---There is some wear to the ring due to age. 

Please keep in mind that colors will vary slightly on different devices. 

All jewelry comes gift boxed.

Please contact me with any questions. :)

For more photos and purchasing information:

Monday, February 29, 2016

Vintage 1940s Rhinestone Cluster Ring - Size 9 - Cocktail Ring - Silver Tone



This is a fun vintage rhinestone cluster ring. The clear rhinestones are set in a 
silver tone setting. Untested. I believe it to be silver plated. The ring is a size 9. 
Dates to the 1940s to 1950s. Selling as is and priced accordingly.

***This ring cannot be re-sized.***

PLEASE NOTE: This is a costume ring. The stones are glued in. This is not 
intended to be worn while washing hands or showering. The stones could fall 
out of the setting as a result.

Measurements:
Size: 9
Top of Ring: 3/8" 

Condition:
---The setting shows wear. 
---Some darkening of stones.
---Some of the stones are not set perfectly.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Antique Georgian Woven Hair Flower Seed Pearls Pin - For Restoration - C1820



An antique Georgian woven hair and seed pearls pin. The woven hair, 
done in the shape of a flower, is under beveled glass. Surrounded by 
natural seed pearls. ( Six pearls are missing.)  I have not tested the 
metal content of this piece. It looks to be a low karat gold. Selling as 
gold tone. It has three initials engraved on the back. Simple C clasp 
that is in working order. This pin dates to the 1820s to 1830s. Most 
likely a mourning piece. It is in need of restoration and has been priced 
accordingly. 

Measurements: 
3/4" by 5/8" 

Condition:
---There six tiny pearls missing from the pin. 
---Some dents on the back of pin. Also some discoloration.
---Has not been cleaned. Needs restoration

For more photos and purchasing information:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/331787410978

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Antique Arts and Crafts Era Pin - Copper - Brass - C1900



A wonderful Arts and Crafts era pin. It has a beautiful rich patina. 
The top layer is brass and the bottom is copper. The urn shape cutouts 
show the copper below. This piece is unsigned. The craftsmanship is 
amazing. There is a simple C clasp. This beauty dates to C1900.

Measurements: 
1 7/8" by 1"

Condition:
---A few marks along the top of pin.
---Some little spots on the finish.

For more photos and purchasing information:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/331786664422

Monday, February 22, 2016

Small Antique Victorian Cut Steel Bird Pin - 1880s



A lovely and small antique Victorian cut steel bird brooch. It features 
three beautiful birds made of faceted cut steel pieces. The craftsmanship 
is extraordinary in this brooch! Each piece is riveted together to form 
the birds. Silver tone metal. There is a simple C clasp. All in working 
order. A dainty and sentimental brooch. It dates to 1880s.

Measurements:
1 1/4" by 1/2"
The pin stem extends another 1/4" past the actual brooch.

Condition:
---There is some corrosion or rust on a the first bird.

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Antique Georgian Cut Steel Scarf Clip - Hair Clip - Early 19th Century



This is an unusual piece. An antique cut steel scarf clip. Possibly a hair ornament or barrette. Very pretty. Small and dainty. Each one of the faceted cut steel pieces is individually hand riveted onto a metal backing. Please note that there is corrosion on some of the cut steel pieces. The piece has darkened. A highly unusual find. It dates to the early 19th century. 

Measurements:
---1" by 3/4"

Condition:
---There is some corrosion on the cut steel pieces. The piece has darkened. It has been priced accordingly. 

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Antique Victorian Whitby Jet Acorn And Leaves Pendant - Drop -1870s

Antique Victorian Whitby Jet Acorn And Leaves Pendant - Drop -1870s


This is an antique Victorian carved Whitby jet acorn and leaves pendant or 
drop. This may have started it's life as an earring. Most likely a piece of 
mourning jewelry. It is a beautiful piece, but has some condition issues and 
is being sold as is. It has been priced accordingly. Please see condition 
below and be sure to look at all photos. This dates to the 1870s.

Measurements:
Length: 1 3/4" 
Widest Point: 1"

Condition:
---There is a chip where the bale goes into the leaves.
---The acorn has what I would call hairline cracks.
---Some small flea flicks.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Vintage 1940s Sterling Silver Wedding Band Ring - Hearts and Scrolls



This is a vintage sterling silver wedding band ring. The pattern is made up of hearts and scrolls. Not a heavy ring. The ring is a size 6. I believe that the ring was re-sized at some point, as there is a disruption in the pattern's flow. Marked STERLING, with the Magrath and Hammin Co. mark. This ring dates to the 1940s into the 1950s. 

Measurements: 
Size: 6 (Please keep in mind that wider bands fit somewhat smaller.) 
Width: 5/16" 

Weight: 
2.3 grams

Condition:
---There is wear to the surface on this ring. 
---There are scratches on the surface as well. It was obviously well loved and worn quite a bit. 

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Vintage Heart Shaped Locket - Mother of Pearl - Gold Filled - 1940s to 1950s



A small vintage gold filled mother of pearl heart shaped locket. There 
is a heraldic or school type emblem on the front of the locket. Two 
old black and white photos inside. One heart shaped rim remains 
inside. No plastic covers. This locket dates to the 1940s to the 1950s. 

Measurements:
7/8" by 3/4" 

Condition:
---Some light surface scratches overall.
---There is some discoloration on the back of the locket, toward the top.
---The pin that holds the hinge together, hangs past the hinge itself. 
It is stable. The locket opens and shuts perfectly.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Antique Georgian Blue Enamel and Marcasite Pin - Silver - Small



Very small antique Georgian pin. It has a deep blue enamel that looks 
almost black at first. But when the light hits it you can see the beautiful 
deep blue color. In the center is a silver rose that is set with marcasites. 
Marcasites also surround the outer edges of the blue enamel. Beautifully 
made. This pin dates to the late 18th century to early 19th century.

Measurements: 
3/4" by 5/8" 
The pin stem extending an extra 1/8" past the pin itself. 

Condition: 
---The back of the piece has some darkened spots. 
---What I consider light surface scratches on the enamel.

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