Sunday, January 31, 2016

Antique Victorian Carved Hardstone Cameo Necklace - Choker - Tri Color Leaves - C1870



Antique Victorian cameo necklace - choker. Made for a very small neck. 
The necklace has a hand carved hardstone cameo sitting in a beautifully 
engraved gold filled setting. On each side of the cameo, there is a 
tri colored gold filled leaf. The unusual feature of this necklace is the catch. 
It has a push in catch that fits into the side of the centerpiece. Works perfectly! 
Another feature is a hook on the back. The hook looks to be made of silver. 
A beautiful piece of Victorian jewelry that dates to the 1870s. 

Measurements:
Center Piece: 1 1/8" by 1"
Overall length: 14 7/8"

Condition:
---There is wear to the gold filled finish. 
---Some dark discoloration on the center piece.

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Antique Victorian French Jet Mourning Bar Pin - 10K - C1870s



A beautiful antique Victorian french jet mourning bar pin. The ends are faceted and the overall pin has nicely done curves. The findings are 10K gold. (tested) There is a simple C clasp and tube type hinge. All in working order. It dates to the 1870s. 

Measurements:
2 & 1/8" by 3/8"

Condition:
---There are chipped areas on the back. 
---Small flea flicks around the edges. 
---A small bend in the pin stem.


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http://www.ebay.com/itm/331724212942

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Antique 14K Victorian Blue Enamel Fleur De Li Pin



A truly beautiful antique Victorian enameled gold pin. A stylized fleur de lis. 
It is unmarked but tested 14K gold. Unmarked, but acid tested. The cobalt or 
navy blue guilloche enamel is so deep and rich. It has a tube type hinge and 
a simple C clasp. All in working order. The craftsman ship and artistry that 
went into the making of this piece is so amazing. It dates to C1870. 

Measurements: 
1 1/2" by 1 1/2"

Weight:
4.0 dwt 
6.2 grams

Condition: 
----There is some loss of enamel on the piece. 
----There is a small bump on the back. I don't know if there was perhaps a loop there 
at one time. The back also has what I consider to be light surface scratches.

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Large Antique 1920s Art Deco Celluloid Cameo Pin



A large antique Art Deco celluloid cameo brooch. She is wearing a necklace and earring. This is known as a habille cameo. French meaning "dressed cameo". The setting is a silver tone metal. Not sterling. The pin has a simple C clasp which is in good working order. This cameo dates to the 1920s.

Measurements:
2" by 1 5/8"

Condition:
---There is a very slight lilt to one corner of the setting. 

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Vintage 1950s Double Strand Blue Glass Bead Necklace



This is a vintage double strand blue crystal necklace or choker. The larger blue glass beads have an AB finish. (aurora borealis) In between are smaller blue glass beads without the AB finish. Such a beautiful true blue. The findings have rhinestones. The necklace dates to the 1950s to 1960s.

Measurements:
inner strand: 12"
outer strand: 13"
extension hook: 3". 

Condition:
---There is what I consider light wear to the AB finish. 
---Some of the beads have tiny flea bites or chips.

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Vintage 1950s Beaded Pastel Crystals Pin - Butterfly - Plastic Flowers



A vintage 1950s to 1960s beaded pin. There is a mesh like butterfly 
perched atop a bed of beautiful pastel flowers and beads. There are 
pastel yellow, pink, blue and clear crystals encased with plastic flowers. 
Some of the head pins have rhinestone ends.  

Measurements:
1 3/4" in diameter

Condition:
---Some tearing and tattering of the butterfly's wings. 
---Darkening of some of the headpin ends.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Antique Victorian / Edwardian 10K Gold Rose Cut Diamond Cuff Links



A beautiful pair of antique Victorian /Edwardian era rose cut diamond gold 
cuff links. These are very light weight and delicate. Not your usual bulky 
pair of cuff linksThe tops of both cuff links tested 12K gold and the back 
connecting hardware tested 10K. The total weight of all pieces combined 
is 3.9 grams. Each piece is set with a .02 carat rose cut diamond. For a total 
weight of .08 carat.

Condition:
---One of the tops has a very slight crease. 
---Also one has a small oxidation spot. 
---There is what appears to be a hallmark on one cuff link...but I cannot 
make it out. 

Measurements:
Tops: 11/16" by 1/2" 
Connectors: 3/4" long

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Antique 1920s Art Deco Arrow Jabot or Hat Pin



This is an antique Art Deco jabot or hat pin. Arrow shaped. Very Art Deco. It has citrine or amber color rhinestones. The setting is a silver to dark gray pot metal. Not sterling. The tip of the arrow screws off and on and is in working order. This arrow jabot dates to the 1920s to the 1930s.

Measurements:
2 3/4" by 5/8"

Condition:
---There are some dark rust like discolored areas on the pin stem. 
---Slight bend in pin. 
---Some discoloration or patina on the finish.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Antique 14K Victorian Mosaic Pin - C1870



Beautiful antique Victorian Italian pietra dura mosaic pin. The setting is gorgeous 
14K granular work. Unmarked, but acid tested by a jeweler. The back ground is 
slate with a beautiful lily of the valley design. What I had always assumed to be 
a crack in the top, appears to be part of the design. The pin stem and C clasp are 
not gold. Dates to the 1870s. 

Measurements:
1 & 3/8" by 1 & 3/16"

Weight: 
7.1 grams. 

Condition:
----There is one small green leaf tile missing.
----Slight lilt in pin shape. 

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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Dress Clip - Fur Clip - Dark Red Stones



A vintage Art Deco era dress or fur clip. The finish has a very dark patina over what appears to be brass. Eight dark red glass cabochons are set in the center of each flower. The back of the clip has a beautiful engraved design. Dates to the 1930s to early 1940s.

Measurements: 
2" by 1 5/8"

Condition:
---The back has some rust and pitting on the metal. 
---The clip is in working order.

For more photos and purchasing information:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/331722637477

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Small Antique Victorian Flower Pin - Figural - C1900



A small antique Victorian flower pin! Very detailed. It has beautiful dark 
citrine or topaz colored stones set into a gold filled setting. I believe that 
the stones are glass. They are faceted and have so much sparkle. The pin 
has a simple C clasp that is working order. The flower has a deep rich 
patina. This piece dates to around 1900. Citrine is one of the birthstones 
for November.

Measurements: 
1 1/8" by 1"

Condition:
The condition is good. 

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Vintage 925 Silver Ring With Red to Pink and Clear Stones



A vintage silver ring with two reddish-pink faceted stones and four clear 
faceted stones. I believe that they are all glass. The clear stones tested 
negative for diamonds.The ring is marked 925 in the shank. A very small 
and dainty ring. Currently a size 7.25.

Measurements:
Size: 7.25

Condition:
---Some surface scratches and tarnishing of the silver. 

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/331729217267

Monday, January 25, 2016

Vintage 1930s Victorian Revival Brass Pin



A vintage 1930s Victorian Revival pin. The piece is made of brass and is quite 
detailed. The center piece has flowers and leaves. There is a roll over safety 
clasp that is in working order. It has a dark aged patina. The back of the piece 
has a pretty engine turned design.

Measurements:
1 3/4" by 7/8"

Condition:
---There is a red brown discoloration in the center.

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1920s Vintage Art Deco Filigree Pin - Carnelian Color Stone - Silver Tone



Vintage Art Deco pin. So pretty! It has a carnelian color oval stone. Set in a 
beautiful ornate lacy filigree silver tone setting that was very typical of this era. 
It has a very secure safety clasp. There is a hallmark on the clasp, but I cannot 
make it out. I have not tested the metal or stone. Possibly rhodium plated. 
This pin dates to the early 1920s.

Measurements:
1 1/2" by 5/8" 

Condition:
---Overall condition is good. 

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Large Vintage Floral Porcelain Brooch - Transfer With Hand Painting - 1940s



This is a vintage transfer with hand painted details porcelain brooch. It is large, bright and colorful! The pretty hand painted flowers and leaves are so vibrant! It has a gold painted rim. The back is stamped with a "45". The clasp is in working order. It dates to the 1940s to 1950s.

Measurements:
1 3/4" in diameter

Condition: 
---Slight wear to the painted area. 
---The back has glue showing.

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Vintage Simmons 6mm Cultured Pearl Earrings



This is a pretty pair of vintage cultured pearl earrings. Each pearl measures 
approximately 6mm. They are a cream color. The earrings are hallmarked
 "SIMMONS" as well as " 1/20 12K G.F." on the screw backs. These earrings 
are the screw on type. These date to the 1950s to 1960s. 

Condition:
---Some wear to the gold filled finish.
---Some greening on the gold filled screw backs. 

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/331725775938

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Antique Victorian Crescent Moon Pin - Natural Pearl - Gold Filled



A beautiful little antique Victorian crescent moon brooch. It has a natural 
pearl set in stylized leaves. The pin is gold filled and dates to the 1890s 
to 1900. Crescent moon pins were often known as "honeymoon" pins 
during the Victorian era.

Measurements:
1 1/8" by 3/8"

Condition:
---The condition is good. 
---It has a simple C clasp that is working order.

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Antique Victorian Locket - Wood Grain Design - Faux Bois



This antique Victorian locket is so unusual. It has a faux bois or wood 
grain design. A buckle or strap with a silver screw. Same design front and 
back. It has a yellow, pink and green gold color. (I have not tested this locket.) 
The inside looks to be gold gilt. It has the original glass covers inside. 
This piece dates to the late 1800s.

Condition:
---The photo covers do not stay in place on their on.
---Wear to gold finish inside the locket. 
---Opens and closes perfectly.

Measurements:
1" by 3/4"

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Antique Victorian Etruscan Revival 14K Gold Cross Pendant



A very beautiful, bold and ornate antique Victorian 14K gold Etruscan revival 
cross pendant. The granular work is amazing. Not marked, but acid tested 
by a jeweler to be 14K gold. It has a heavy gold gilt over the 14K. Common 
for this era and sometimes called a bloomed gold finish. It is hollow. The 
jump ring is a later add on, and is gold filled. The cross dates to the 1870s.

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

Weight:
6.3 grams

Condition:
---There is one missing flower or clover on one arm of the cross.
---Some surface scratches.

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Antique Victorian Pin and Earrings Set - Horn - C1870s



An antique Victorian pin and earrings set. These are small pieces. I believe 
that they are made of horn. You can see the beautiful color when held to the 
light. The pin and earrings both have an applied chain made of the same 
material, which gives each piece some movement. Please take note of the 
condition and measurements. The set dates to C1870.

Measurements: 
Pin: 1 1/4" by 1"
Earrings: 3/4" by 9/16"

Condition: Fair - Priced Accordingly
---Some discoloration, especially on one earring. 
---There is some wear and scratching on all pieces. Some chipping as well. 
---On one of the earrings, there is a piece of string. It looks like it has been 
there forever and I have not tried to remove it. 

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Vintage 1940s AMCO Floral Bow Circle Pin - 1/20 10K G F - Wreath Shape



Vintage gold filled retro pin. Spiral design. Set with three flowers, a bow 
and imitation pearl. Each flower has a purple amethyst color rhinestone set 
in the center. The brooch is and marked "1/20 10K G F AMCO". A locking 
clasp that is in working order. The brooch dates to the 1940s. 

Measurements:
The brooch measures 1 3/8" in diameter.

Condition:
---Some wear to the gold filled finish. 
---There is a dark spot on the front (under the first, wire at the top) and you can 
see this in the photos.

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Tiny Antique Victorian Locket - Black Enamel - Dented - Tintypes - C1860s



Very small, very dented and well loved antique Victorian locket. I say well loved 
because the front and back are very dented. Most likely from a teething baby 
chewing on the locket. One side of the locket has a floral engraved design. The 
other side also has a decorative engraved design. Both sides have black enamel. 
The front and back panels are 9k gold. The frame and bail of the locket are a 
plated base metal. Inside the locket are tintypes of a man and woman (under glass). 
The locket opens and closes properly. It dates to the 1860s to 1870s. 
Being sold as is.

Condition:
---Front and back are very dented.
---Lots of wear to the enamel.
---Wear to overall finish and loss of plating....inside and out.

Measurements:
1/2" by 3/4"

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Small Antique 14K Gold Victorian Locket



Very small and dainty antique 14K gold Victorian locket. Unmarked, but acid tested by jeweler. It has a beautiful repousse scroll designed frame and bale. The front and back have an engine turned design. One side has a blank cartouche for initials. (It opens on this side. Just pry open with your fingernail.) It appears that it once had an additional cover on the inside. There is still a hinge there. This little locket dates to around 1840 to 1850.

Measurements:
3/4" in diameter
1 1/2" in length (which includes the loop)

Weight:
7.1 grams

Condition:
---Some tiny dings in the cartouche area.

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