I was caught singing ‘500 miles’ by my upstairs neighbor. Apparently, I forgot to close my flat door all the way. It would have been slightly less embarrassing if I hadn’t just thrown on a combination of sweat pants, stilettos, Art Nouveau jewelry and a winter hat. I was going for the ‘no one is looking’ look. He found me in the middle of the chorus, just as I reached the top of my lungs, and he knocked on the door. I almost dropped the bowl of pasta I was working on. He laughed for a while, until he offered to bring over a bottle of wine so we could enjoy dinner together. I accepted, and quickly changed my outfit-keeping this pendant and the shoes.
This Art Nouveau silver hammered pendant was handcrafted around 1910. It features a triangle shaped motif with a drop decorated with green and blue enamel. This antique pendant weighs 5.7 grams and has been acid tested. It measures 47.5 x 25 mm.
This piece is for an occasion – which is anything that involves pasta and cute neighbors. Enjoy this piece as a well-deserved gift, for yourself!
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Purple has long been known as the color of Royalty. Why, you may wonder? Well, it could be because the dye used to make purple fabrics came from a small mollusk that was only found in the Tyre region of the Mediterranean Sea. The dye was so expensive that only the most elite could afford it. It could also be that in early times amethyst was a very rare gem and thus it’s value was equalled only by diamonds; it was considered the gemstone of Kings and Queens. Eventually great finds in South America would make the gem more plentiful and less valued, but rich, dark stones like this one are still highly prized and still conjure thoughts of Royalty ensconced in velvet.
Hand crafted in 18 karat gold with silver settings for the diamonds, this Late Victorian beauty may have started life off as all or part of a brooch or stomacher. Now, it hangs perfectly from a fine silver chain. The large, richly hued, cushion cut amethyst at its heart measures 19 x 18 x 12 mm and weighs approximately 24 carats. The bow and hanging vine are set with 48 diamonds. The center diamond in the bow is a lovely old European cushion cut that weighs approximately .25 carats, and the other full round cut diamond is about .15 carats. There are an additional 46 rose cut diamonds and the total weight in diamonds on this necklace adds up to about 1.15 carats.
This wonderful necklace hangs 51 mm from the top of the bow to the bottom of the amethyst and 21 mm across at the widest point, it is 12.4 mm deep. The chain measures 18.5 inches from bow to bow. The necklace weighs 11 grams. It is unmarked but we’ve acid tested it to verify the 18k gold and sterling silver content.
This gorgeous, circa 1890, necklace is ready for your brush with Royalty! Are you?
I offer layaway on most items purchased for full retail price. In general my layaway terms are 1/3 down and 1/3 in 30 days and the last 1/3 in 60 days. I am flexible so if you are interested please ask me and we can work out a payment plan that suits you. Items ship when payment is complete and items purchased or payments made on layaway are eligible for store credit only.
I always want you to be happy with every aspect of your purchase. If you are not completely satisfied for any reason simply let me know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a full refund. I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible. My goal is to exceed your best expectations!
Item ID: NE0215045V
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Like jeans and a white tee shirt, some things are destined to be classics for all time. Blue and white, diamonds and sapphires, night sky and stars, a dynamic combination that’s been worn for centuries and will continue for centuries to come.
This fantastic Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond ring was hand made around 1925 with a dynamic style and an eye towards craftsmanship. It is set with a vertical row of three richly colored blue sapphires that add up to about 1.5 carats total weight. The center oval cut faceted stone measures 6.1x4.3x3 mm and weighs about .65 carats, the other two measure 5x4.4x2.5 mm and weight approximately .45 carats each. The natural sapphires are old cuts with open culets. The supporting cast of these cobalt blue stones are 24 old European cut diamonds that sparkle and flash with every move of your lovely hand. The diamonds add up to about .6 carats total, they are bright white and very clean. The ring is crafted in 18 karat gold and top is done in platinum, it is unmarked so we’ve acid tested it to verify content. Overall the ring measures 19.1 mm north to south and 15.3 mm across, it sits 4.1 mm off the finger. This ring is a size 5 and could be re-sized to suite, it weighs 4.1 grams. Most likely made in Europe, I purchased it in Amsterdam.
This gorgeous ring would make a fabulous and unique engagement ring for the lady who is an uncompromising classic.
She was at her table, with her coffee, reading a book. One hand turned the page while the other subconsciously twirled her hair. The ring on the twirling hand refracted rainbow shades all around her, onto the walls and the coffee cups of strangers. Those diamonds, they sang with the light, sending dancing color off into the atmosphere like fairies in a tale.
This glittering, uniquely shaped antique Edwardian diamond ring was handcrafted around 1910, in England. Each of the 11 diamonds are silver set on a 15 karat gold band. The two largest stones measure 3.6 x 2.1 mm and 3.6 x 2.6 mm, respectively. Altogether, this sparkling stunner totals .65 carats! The ring face is 15.5 x 14.7 x 4 mm off the finger. There are no marks and it has been acid tested. This ring weighs 2.9 grams and is a size 5.25 US.
Sparkle, sparkle, and more sparkle!
I was reading an article the other day reported on studies done in Finland which show that love and happiness make you physically warm. If that's true, then just think of all the money you'll save on heat with this fabulous Fire Opal on your finger to keep you happy. I freely admit to being just a little bit in love with this fiery beauty. Yup, warm all over!
This Edwardian stunner was hand-crafted in 18 karat gold with diamonds set in sterling silver. The Fire Opal is an oval faceted natural gem which measures 9.7 mm from North to South and 8.2 mm across and is 6 mm deep; its approximate weight is 2 carats. The stone is very clean and clear for a fire opal with some very tiny surface abrasions only visible under magnification. The rich candy-orange kissed with red opal is complemented by its contrasting halo of old European cut diamonds. The 12 diamonds measure on average 3 mm across and 2 mm deep and weigh .15 carats, for about 1.5 carats of total diamond weight. The diamonds are very bright, white and well color matched; they are clean stones with small to medium sized culets. The ring is currently a size 7.25 but could be resized up or down to suit by a skilled jeweler, it weighs 3.5 grams. The ring is unmarked but has been carefully acid tested to verify content. Made in Europe in about 1910.
Why this ring? Because... baby, it's cold outside!
I always want you to be happy with every aspect of your purchase on my shop. If you are not completely satisfied for any reason simply let me know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a full refund. I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible. My goal is to exceed your best expectations!