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.

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

Length: 1 1/8"

Width: 5/8" at widest point

6.1 grams total weight for the pair

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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.

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

2.5 grams

Condition: PLEASE look at all photos and read description above.
---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.

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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.

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

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

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