The color matched her pale eyes, it wasn’t quite blue but it wasn’t quite green. Whatever it was, was enchanting. She didn’t wear it to attract attention, she just liked the way it shimmered in the moonlight. It reminded her of the beach, right before a storm, off the coast of the Pacific. It was the stillness, the lull, knowing something was going to happen, anticipating that calming scent of rain on the salty ocean sands.
This antique Victorian aquamarine and gold pendant was handcrafted around 1870, in England. There are seven oval light colored aquamarine stones set in 15 karat gold. The design is graceful and gold. It swirls as it creates flowers, dots, and beauty, all around this tiny masterpiece. The large center stone is 13.7 x 9 x 5 mm and is 3.07 carats! The six other stones are 3.7 x 4.5 x 2.3 mm and total 1.14 carats. This pendant is unmarked and has been acid tested. It weighs 5.4 grams and measures 36 x 25 x 7.7 mm.
The term, ‘aquamarine’, originates from Latin, and means, ‘water of the sea’. They were thought to quicken the intellect of the wearer and make him or her more amiable. I, for one, can’t argue with logic like that.
This antique Dutch swan snuffbox was handcrafted around 1880. It was made in sterling silver and is shaped like a graceful swan. It opens from the bottom and reveals a cavernous space that someone in the Victorian age would have used to store snuff. This scented, powdered tobacco, was usually scented with roses, lavender, cloves, or jasmine and was used by dipping or inhaling.
This piece is fully hallmarked and bears the lion passant, meaning English Sterling Silver, the lion face, for London, the letter ‘F’, which is a Dutch mark for 1840, and a sword mark which is a Dutch hallmark dated between 1814 and 1905. It also bears the mark, ‘P’. This piece was imported into England and marked, ‘LL’ for Lewis & Lewis, London 1890. It measures 41 mm tall x 26 mm wide x 44.5 mm long and weighs 17.3g.
Item ID: BX1116224V
$ 3,840.00 $ 4,800.00
For me it began with the box. I spotted it closed inside a dealers case one Sunday morning at the Horticultural Hall show in London. At first, because it was closed, I thought she was just selling the box, but upon inquiry she smiled and pulled it out of the case. She handed it to me and explained that she had just purchased it and hadn't had time to get it out. When I opened the box I was immediately smitten. Inside was this stunning bangle, perfect and original.
The style and workmanship of this bangle and it's box are simply top-notch. The bangle features an array of 17 perfectly color matched rosy pink pearls set in a very Classical design with 2 side pearls set into eight pointed stars. The balance and feel of this bangle are just perfection. The box is just the icing on this cake, done in rich royal blue velvet and silk and marked with the name of the retailer 'Goldsmith's Alliance Limited. Cornhill, London. It is completely hand made in leather with gold embossing and was clearly made to fit this bangle, which has benefited by being kept in excellent condition.
It is Mid-Victorian and was made around 1870. It is most certainly English although it bears no marks. It tests as 18 karat gold and weighs 26.5 grams out of the box. It is on the smaller side and would fit a wrist up to 7 inches around, but no more. Is a fantastic bangle which shows the highest quality of workmanship. A truly important piece of jewelry worthy of the most discerning collector!
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This wonderful Victorian ring is fully hallmarked and was made in Birmingham, England in 1863. Held by two hands that taper into a narrow band, the traditional pansy motif is picked out in bezel set pearls with a collet set rose cut diamond at it center. In excellent condition, this lovely ring weighs 2.0 grams, bears the English hallmark for 15k gold and currently is a US size 7. It could be sized up or down several sizes but care should be taken to preserve the original hallmarks.
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I always want you to be happy with anything you purchase. If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason simply let me know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a refund. I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible. My goal is to exceed your best expectations!
This lovely Victorian six stone pearl and rose-cut diamond ring was hand crafted in what was undoubtably the jewelry center of England, if not all of Europe: Birmingham. Known throughout the world as the 'City of a Thousand Trades', Birmingham's history dates back half a million years, as signs of human settlement date back to the Stone Age. But Birmingham's true growth and prosperity are owed to its metalworking industries of all kinds. Birmingham's prominence as a city bloomed under Queen Victoria, with the introduction of the railway, it became linked to Manchester and Liverpool and soon London. It was known for its small workshops and high level of skill and craftsmanship, and jewelry flowed out of Victorian Birmingham to the rest of the world. A world which, at that time, was dominated by the full power of the British empire, the largest empire in history.
This ring was made in Birmingham in the year 1900, at the height of Britain's glory. The stones are set into an 15 karat yellow gold mounting. The largest pearl is 3.3 mm across, graduating to the smallest which is 2.8 mm across. There are 4 diamonds between the pearls to give added sparkle. It has a full set of hallmarks as well as the maker's mark is 'TBR'.
The ring is currently a size 7.5, but could be resized by an experienced jeweler, it weighs 3.3 grams.
I always want you to be happy with every aspect of your purchase in 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!