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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Monday, February 15, 2016

Vintage Cultured Pearl Ring - Solitaire - Silver - Size 6.25

Vintage Cultured Pearl Ring - Solitaire - Silver - Size 6.25


A dainty vintage cultured pearl solitaire ring. The pearl is approximately 7.5mm and is set in a four prong setting. On each side of the pearl is a decorative detail. It is silver. Marked "PN" on the inside of the shank. Fairly lightweight ring. Because of the design and construction of the ring, I believe that it dates to the 1930s to 1940s.

Measurements:
---Size: 6.25
---Pearl: approximately 7.5mm

Condition:
---The overall condition is good. A few blemishes on the pearl.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Tiny Antique Victorian Wire Baby Bracelet - Seashells - Heart Charm - C1900



This is a very tiny antique Victorian wire baby bracelet. There are eight little seashells that hang from the bracelet. At the catch there is a tiny heart charm that dangles from a chain. There are initials engraved on the heart, but I cannot make them out. The chain is attached at each side of the clasp. It has a simple hook clasp. The wire is gold tone. I have not tested the metal. The bracelet dates to around 1900. 


Measurements:
Circumference: Approximately 4.5"
The inside of the bracelet from side to side is approximately 1.75" 


Condition:
---Overall good condition. Some scratches on the surface of the heart charm.

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Vintage 1950s Sequin Earrings



A fun pair of vintage sequin earrings. Nude to pale blush color sequins surround 
a dark metallic silver sequin background. There are little turquoise glass seed 
beads sewn onto the middle. These are screw back style earrings. 
They date to the 1950s. 

Measurements:
approximately 1" in diameter

Condition:
---There is wear to the finish on the silvered sequins. 
---Some glue showing on the back.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Antique Georgian Wax Seal Fob - Pendant - Charm - 1820s



A beautiful antique Georgian wax seal fob or pendant. Early 19th century. It 
has a beautiful ornate hand chased floral design. Flowers and leaves. I have 
not tested the metal. So selling as gold tone. The glass wax seal shows a lot of wear. 
A lot of chips around the edges of the glass as well as scratches. For the life of me 
I cannot make out what the seal depicts. I see it being everything from a flower 
basket, a man on a horse...to a cannon. It also has some traces of red paint 
behind the seal. Most of the paint is gone. This piece dates to around 
1800 to the 1820s. 

Measurements:
Height:  1 1/8" 
Widest Point:  3/4" x 5/8"

Condition:
---The glass wax seal shows a lot of wear. Chips around the edges 
of the glass as well as scratches.
---Traces of red paint behind the glass seal.
---Some discoloration on the metal.

For more photos and purchasing information:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/331777016962

Small Vintage Sterling Silver Patterned Wedding Band Ring - Size 5.25



A vintage sterling silver patterned wedding band ring. Very small and dainty ring 
with a scroll pattern. It has a dark patina. Marked Sterling. Currently a size 5.25. 
Looks to have been re-sized at some point. Please keep in mind that bands tend 
to fit smaller than other rings due to the width.

Measurements:
Size: 5.25
Width: 3/16"

Condition:
---Some wear due to age
---The ring looks to have been re-sized at some point. There is a disruption 
in the pattern. You can see this in the photos.

Weight:
1.5 grams

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Large Antique Silver Sash Buckle - Late Georgian Early Victorian



This antique silver sash buckle has definitely been well loved. There are 
quite few bends in the buckle from wear. I have not polished this piece. 
It has a very rich dark patina that was really hard to photograph. There are no 
hallmarks and I have not tested it for silver content, but I do believe it to be 
coin silver. Selling this as silver tone. Late Georgian to early Victorian.

Condition: 
---Some bends in this buckle. 

Measurements: 
4 1/8" by 1 1/4" 

Weight: 
20 grams

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

HUGE Vintage 1960s Marvella Bubble Pearl Ring - 24mm



This HUGE vintage Marvella bubble pearl ring certainly makes a statement. Liza 
Minellie wore one of these Marvella bubble pearl rings in the April 1968 issue 
of Vogue Magazine. Gold plated. This ring is Currently a size 8 and is slightly 
adjustable. Signed MARVELLA. Dates to 1968. Because of the condition, it is 
being sold as is and has been priced accordingly.

Measurements:
Ring Size: The ring is somewhat adjustable....The mechanism that makes it 
adjustable is worn out. You can stretch it up by just a tiny bit....maybe by 1/2 
a size. BUT you cannot make it smaller.. (currently a size 8)

Pearl Size: approximately 1" diameter. Approximately 24mm.

Condition:
---Some scratches on the pearl and a few little black spots. 
---Sizing mechanism does not work properly.
---A lot of wear to the gold plating. 
---Greening on the plating as well.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Vintage Uncas Sterling Wedding Band Ring - Wedding Bells and Flowers



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

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

For more photos and purchasing information:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/331772866547

Monday, February 8, 2016

Antique Victorian to Edwardian French Jet Mourning Pin



A pretty antique french jet mourning brooch. The brooch has faceted french 
jet (black glass) stones that are set in a geometric pattern. The brooch has a 
simple C clasp that is in working order. This piece dates to the 1890s to 1910.

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

Condition:
---There is one missing stone. 
---Some rust on the pin stem and the back of the pin.

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Small Antique Victorian Buckle Fob - Gold Gilt - 1890s



This is a small antique Victorian buckle fob. It was originally used as a slide type buckle, on a ribbon, for a gentleman's watch fob. The buckle is an ornate repousse design. Gold gilt. The large spring ring is gold filled. This piece dates to C1890.

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

Condition:
---A few areas of greening. 
---Center bar has darkened over the years. 
---Spring ring shows wear.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Small Antique Victorian Cameo Pin



This is a small antique Victorian cameo brooch. It was made to look like a 
lava cameo, but it is made of an early type of plastic or rubber. I am unsure 
of the exact material, as I have never run across it before. The color is a dusty 
rose pink and the profile is done in a very high relief. The setting is a dark gold 
brassy tone. There is a simple C clasp with a tube type hinge. The pin stem 
extends past the actual brooch. Very old piece. The pin is C1860.

Measurements:
1" by 3/4"

Condition:
---The setting shows some wear. 
---Someone has scraped a small section of the back of the cameo. 
(I presume to test the material.)

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Antique Victorian Shield Fob - Pendant - Charm - Front / Back Stones



This antique Victorian gold tone watch fob or pendant is pretty, but does show 
wear. On one side there is a black square stone. On the other there is a navette 
shaped citrine colored glass stone. (Not sure if the brown spots in the citrine 
colored stone are part of the stone or discoloration.) This is NOT a locket
The fob dates to the 1880s. 

Measurements:
1" by 1"

Condition:
---Wear to the gold tone surfaces.
---The black stone is quite scratched. 
---Surface scratches all around the citrine colored stone, along with discoloration

For more photos and purchasing information:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/331719793515

TINY 10K Antique 1901 Awards Pin - Sunday School - Scholastic - Folger N.Y.



This is a tiny antique 1901 Victorian to Edwardian era awards pin. It has a 
banner reading "S*S." with laurel leaves and a flaming torch. At the top of 
the torch are the numbers " '01". I am not sure what the "S*S" stands for....
Social Studies....Sunday School...Scholastic...Student....The pin test 10K 
yellow gold. The findings on the back are NOT 10K and show age and 
darkening. Hallmarked on the back "FOLGER 200 B'WAY N.Y." It also has 
a star above that. It dates to 1901. 

Measurements: 
3/4" by 5/8"

Condition:--- The findings on the back are NOT 10K and show age and darkening.
--- It has a simple C clasp that is in working order. There is an unusual 
safety mechanism. 

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Vintage Cultured Pearls Earrings & Pin Set - Imperial Pearl Syndicate - 1950s



Vintage cultured pearl pin and earrings set. The set was produced by the 
Imperial Pearl Syndicate. Set in 12K  gold filled brushed finish floral settings. 
The earrings are clip ons. The pin has a roll over safety type clasp. All in 
working order.   (Please see condition for additional info.) 

Measurements:
Earrings: 1 1/4" in diameter
Pin: 2 1/4" in diameter

Condition:
---The pieces do show some wear. Some discoloration on the surface of the 
pieces. 
---A spotty discoloration that shows more so on the pin than the 
earrings. Little dark spots. 
---The earrings are a darker gold color than the brooch.

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Small Antique Edwardian Clip With Chain For Fob - J.M. Fisher Company



Small Edwardian clip chain fob. It is gold filled and has a beautiful scrolled repousse design. The back is signed "PAT 6-9-08 JMFC". It was made by the J.M. Fisher Company out of Attleboro, MA. This piece would have had a watch swivel attached to the end of the chain. It is no longer there. The clip is very strong and in excellent working order.

This photos make it look HUGE...but it is not!

Measurements:
clip: 3/4" by 3/4"
chain: 3 3/4" in length

Condition:
---There is some greening on the chain and slight wear to the gold filled finish.

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