This fabulous Arts & Crafts watch hanger has a strong dose of Art Nouveau styling in its flowing lines and leaf-shaped motif. Made at the turn of the century in England, it is marked "M.B.&Co." for the maker and "Prov. Patent" no doubt for its unique design, it is also marked '9 ct' for gold content. In excellent condition it weighs 4.2 grams and measures 1 inch by 1 and 1/8th inches.
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A beautiful, twisting, flowering vine is laced with blue enamel to form a series of hearts in this fabulous 18 karat gold turn of the century collar. This is a truly elegant and romantic piece that is guaranteed to turn heads! Not only beautiful in design and craftsmanship this necklace is also very substantial and impressive in both scale and weight. Holding a wonderful heavy gold necklace like this one in your hands makes you truly understand why gold has always held sway. It has a feel like heavy silk, smooth and heavy and truly unique.
Hand crafted in 18 karat gold, this necklace has a French import mark to indicate that that it was officially imported into France and tested to meet the French gold standard of 18 karat. The mark dates to the late 1890's-early 1900's. This 15 inch long necklace is choker length, it is in excellent condition and weighs an impressive 83.9 grams.
This necklace is a truly important piece, and would be an important addition to any serious collection of antique jewelry. Wearable with absolutely everything, from blue-jeans to ball-gowns!
Bored at a dinner banquette with her family, she snuck away. She found a room with long dark maroon curtains and a baby grand piano. Oil lamps were dimmed and the scent of jasmine tinted the air. She felt exhilarated, breaking a rule. Curiosity took over so she sat and began to play Chopin. As she played her mind drifted and soon she forgot she was in a stranger’s mansion. Loudly she pressed each key, creating a melody so great her head moved to the sound. At first, she didn’t notice the young man stand up from his leather chair in the corner. He sat his book down and made his way to her. She froze when she noticed him, fingers elevating above the keys, her earrings the only thing that moved, lingering with her previous motion. He laughed and said, “Keep going, this is the most fun I’ve had all night.” “Me, too”, she said grinning, and started to play again.
These antique Victorian sterling silver drop earrings were handcrafted in England circa 1890. They’re shiny bulbs surrounded by soft ruffles of silver. They weigh 7.6 grams and measure 41.40 x 21.0 x 11.7 mm. These earrings have been professionally acid tested.
These earrings are for the woman who bends the rules, but doesn’t quite break them.
Garnets have long been one of my favorite stones. I’m amazed by their beauty and diversity, from the gorgeous and distinctive green of a demantoid (or ‘demented’ as the Brits say), to the fascinating bright orange of a spessartite; they can be bright as rubies, girly almondine pink or, my favorite, a rich, deep burgundy the color of the finest Cabernet. I think my admiration has to do with the way they look in candlelight, impossibly classic and timeless. Possibly it's because their rich colors have long been associated with love and affairs of the heart. They are undeniably romantic, both sensuous and elegant. Add diamonds and you end up with a jewel that is very, very alluring indeed.
This wonderful ring was hand crafted in 1903 in 18 karat gold with beautiful engraved shoulders. It is set with three wonderfully rich deep red round faceted garnets that weigh about 2.7 carats in total. In between the stones are lovely rows of graduated old European cut diamonds, four on each side, these add up to about .2 carats total. The ring measures 7.2 mm north to south and 21.3 mm across and narrows to 2.4 mm at the back of the band. The ring is hallmarked with the marks for having been made in Chester, England in 1903 of 18 karat gold, and has the makers mark ’S.U’. This ring is a size 8.875 and while it could be re-sized somewhat, I’d have to check with my jeweler to see how much, if you’re interested in having it sized, please feel free to inquire. This ring weighs 5.7 grams.
By daylight, moonlight or candlelight, these sparkling garnets are simply not to be missed. Stack a diamond eternity band on either side of this ring for a look that can transition effortlessly from boardroom to ball-gown!
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!
When Henry Ford first introduced his assembly line created auto mobile, he was famously quoted as saying that one could have the car in "any color you like, as long as it's black."
Many precious things acquire an extra cachet of mystery and worth when they are black. Black coral is highly sought after, a black opal a rarity, and who can deny the sumptuous beauty of a black pearl. In a world of minerals and gemstones that offer a myriad of color there is a notable dearth of black apart from the ubiquitous onyx. Then there is Jet, a mineral that dates to prehistoric use, it has a light and airy weight and feel and is surely an embodiment of classical chic, a simple sophistication that is timeless and classic, rather like Coco Chanel's 'little black dress.'
When I came across these timeless Art Deco black hoop jet earrings, I knew that I had to have them! Fantastically handcrafted, the hoops are faceted and polished for that extra bit of shine and sparkle. Each earring measures 5 cm from top of hook to the bottom. The larger circle is 25.5 mm in diameter. Together they weigh 2.5 grams.
Jet is a somewhat fragile material and a little extra care should be taken to preserve these beauties in the excellent condition that they are in. We'll send them out to you in a lovely velvet-lined box, I would recommend you store them in this box when not in use (which isn't likely to be too often!).
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!