She wasn’t suspecting a thing, as he had secretly wished for. She sat on the front porch swing and rocked back and forth, listening to the crickets and the neighbor play his guitar. He sang deeply and slowly, as though he knew the whole block was listening, enjoying his sweet love songs. The day was ending and the cool breeze gave her arms the tiniest of goose bumps. He sat near her, in a wicker chair, watching her as she breathed in the summer air, as she hummed with the song that floated through the sky. He almost forgot that he had a locket in his pocket, ready to surprise her with, as it was her birthday. She was just so mesmerizing to him.
This antique French horseshoe locket was handcrafted around 1880. It’s quite beautiful and cleverly designed as the front is a window to the photograph within. It features a star bursting in the center of a downward facing golden horseshoe, with swirls of pierced silver, all of which is mounted inside an oval border. When opened, the inside reveals a plate of beveled glass overlaying a light brown sheet of fabric, both held together inside of a frame, awaiting your choice of photograph. This stunning piece measures 43.2 x 27.4 x 9.4 mm and weighs 16.4 grams. It has been hallmarked with the French boar’s head signifying it was made in silver.
Peek inside it, glimpse within, wrap a treasure chest of moments around your neck.
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Citrine is named from the French word for lemon, ‘citron’, as the color of this tart and sour fruit matches the shade of many citrines. The gem comes in an array of shades ranging from pale yellow to burnt amber. The color depends upon the amount of iron present in the stone - the more iron, the deeper the shade.
This Arts and Crafts necklace was handcrafted around 1900. It features four faceted citrine stones, totaling 4.86 carats. It was made in silver gilt and has been acid tested. The link chain necklace is 16.75 inches in length and it weighs 9.3 grams. The main feature’s overall measurements are 59.3 x 22.2 grams.
This Arts and Crafts necklace is a superb example of the art movement it belongs to. With its chain links connecting citrine teardrops to baubles of silver, and a pendant full of sinuous silver bordered in a flower motif, this piece is everything the movement wanted to be.
Hunting in the early 1900s wasn’t just a mans game. Women were invited to attend, and they most certainly knew how to dress for the occasion. An adventurous lady of means would ride sidesaddle on her horse, while wearing red to prevent any shots from coming her way. This woman would have known that thematic accessories were also required, such as a hunting-inspired bracelet to accent her black riding hat.
This beautifully hand crafted antique Austrian bracelet features a design inspired from the love of hunting. It was made in Austria, around 1900, in silver. It has a hefty feel at 35.0 grams and 7.75 inches of length. Each hunting motif link is round and 18.8 mm in diameter. Every piece is different from the others as there are eight charms in total, consisting of a dog, a deer, a quail, a wolf, a duck, a boar, a hare, and a raptor. It is marked with the silver content mark, ‘800’ and the maker’s mark reads, ‘BAS’.
This bracelet is a wonderful quality made piece. It’s not just for hunting anymore, but it would make a fabulous gift!
Renaissance Revival jewelry was en vogue during the 1800s all across Europe. Austria-Hungary established itself as a maker of quality jewelry during this time, as the pieces were not only detailed and beautiful on the front, but oftentimes equally detailed and ornate on the back. Workshops in Austria-Hungary crafted the majority of these Renaissance and Gothic Revival pieces between 1860 and 1910. Oftentimes, these pieces were made in silver and then gilded in gold. This antique turquoise ring is no exception as it was made around 1880 in Austria-Hungary, during the Victorian Era and is silver gilt.
The face of this lovely ring features an oval Renaissance Revival design with seven cabochon turquoise stones. The center turquoise is surely the star of this show as it is a beautiful robin’s egg blue color with a metallic matrix. Tiny silver gilt flowers and leaves can be found scattered gracefully around the face. It measures 14.4 x 9.0 mm. The six smaller turquoise are approximately 2.5 mm in diameter. The face is 27 x 22.1 x 9.5 mm off the finger with a bandwidth of 1.8 mm. This ring is a size 7.75 and weighs 7.0 grams. It has been acid tested.
Wear this turquoise ring with whatever your heart desires as it goes with blue jeans as easily as evening gowns! It’s a perfect example of Revival jewelry and belongs on your finger, not just in your jewelry box.