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!
The word garnet originates from the Greek, ‘pyropes’, meaning “fiery-eyed”. It’s the perfect description for these glowing stones. Garnets have been in use since the Bronze Age, if not earlier. Prehistoric Egyptians used garnets as inlays in their jewelry and carvings that date as far back as 3100 BC. They claimed garnets were the symbol of life. The Ancient Romans fell in love with garnets during the 3rd and 4th century and often used them as signet rings. Bohemian garnets are a special shade of deep red. Bohemian garnets have been mined in the area we now call Czechoslovakia since the Middle Ages. By the 18th and 19th centuries, the popularity of garnets grew to their height. Bohemian garnets and their traditional dark red wine shade took over the jewelry market, including this very ring.
This antique Victorian red garnet ring was handcrafted in Birmingham, England, in 1871. It features a delicious oval garnet that has been cabochon cut, set in 15 karat gold and flanked with detailed shoulders. It’s an eye-catching ring. The garnet measures 14 x 10 mm. The ring face is 15.7 x 17.2 x 5.6 mm and the band width is 3.1 mm. This piece is fully hallmarked and bears the date letter, ‘W’, the anchor for Birmingham, the gold purity mark, ‘15’ and ‘.625’. The maker’s mark reads, ‘E L’. This ring is a size 8.25 and weighs 6.0 grams.
This truly unisex ring would be stunning on a man or a woman, not to mention it goes great with a bottle of Occhipinti Il Frappato and a chocolate truffle or two!