A cherub riding a swan as he looks to the horizon through his scope. The swan carries a letter for him, perhaps it is a Valentine?
This wonderful hand carved and hand crafted seal dates to the Georgian era. Housed in a 15 karat gold casing, this intricately carved carnelian intaglio seal is bright and very cheeky. The fob measures 24.9 mm high and the face measures 17.6 x 14.7 mm, it has been acid tested to verify the gold content. This beautiful piece was made in about 1830 and weighs 8.1 grams.
A Message From Victoria: Hi everyone! If you visit my site often, you might note that I usually have a story to tell about my pieces. Well, I’ve accumulated a backlog of items and I’m too excited to get them to you to stop and write tales. So, I’m going to go with the idea that a picture is worth a thousand words. Don’t worry though, I’ll get back to my usual descriptions soon. Watch this space!
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Item ID: FBA23502VA
Sometimes I purchase an item with a thought towards doing something else with it. Here’s an example of that. It feels a bit wicked to even say it, but in truth I purchased this fabulous bracelet with an eye towards turning it into several pairs of earrings. In the end, though, as usual, I just didn’t have the heart to break up this original Georgian beauty!
This fabulous bracelet was hand crafted in 12 karat gold around 1820. The smooth rounded rectangular agates are slightly graduated with the largest one falling opposite the hidden clasp. The stones have a wonderful variety of colors from red and brown to black and white. The bracelet is 7.5 inches long and has a safety chain for added security, even thought the clasp closes nicely with a little snap. The bracelet weighs 14.1 grams and is set with 11 agates, it measures 14.9 mm at the widest point and sits 3.7 mm off the wrist.
Ahhh… my best laid plans often come to naught, as I admit it, I’m a sucker for a great piece of antique jewelry in it’s original condition!
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Her silver cross glimmered in the sunlight that poured through the stained glass windows of the cathedral. She stood up front, in the choir, exclaiming Hallelujah. Candles lit up any dark spaces the church once had, flickering shadows around the walls.
This Late Georgian Flemish Cross was handcrafted in gold and silver. All of the 29 winking white diamonds are rose cut, and foil backed, a technique used to bring out the true luster of the diamonds. The center rose cut diamond measures 5 mm in diameter. With this cross, sterling silver lies on top and it is backed in 14 karat gold. It has been professionally acid tested. It weighs 11.0 grams and measures 68.5 mm long, 43.6 mm wide and is 6.1 mm thick. This breathtaking piece was most likely made in the areas of Holland, Belgium or Austria.
Known as a Flemish Cross, this cross is not only a symbol of faith, but a sign of fashion. A diamond cross did not simply decorate the necks of the wealthy, during the 18th and 19th centuries, but gave power and style to the devout. This cross, with a rose motif, is symbolic of the Virgin Mary. Traditionally, beautiful woman in the 19th century would receive this expensive gift and wear it with a long silver chain. Today, many of these Flemish crosses are owned by the church or in private collections.
This traditional piece of jewelry boasts a modest elegance. It’s a necessity for every Christian’s jewelry box. Reaching every corner of this cross is a splendor of shiny metallics and careful detail.
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This golden chain of smooth cabochon garnets was handcrafted in 14k gold around 1820. It was made during the Georgian era, in England, and features 15 inches of deep red round cabochon cut stones, 120 carats in total. Large and small garnets are patterned around each other, ranging in size from approximately 10 mm in diameter to 7.5 mm in diameter. There are 33 closed backed garnets in this link chain necklace, including one which is a hidden clasp. It weighs 26.5 grams.
For a string of gemstones you’ll want to wear forever, this garnet necklace is perfection.
Item ID: NEA21885VA
Just like people, these wonderful garnet earrings were made to be seen by candlelight. Can't you just see it, glittering deep red to match your cabernet as you sit with friends, eating and drinking in the soft glow. Did you know that Garnets are often called Bohemian because they were mined in Bohemia, in what is now the Czech Republic. I think they should be called Bohemian because they are dark and earthy and mysterious, just what you need to play the modern day Gypsy.
These handcrafted Georgian earrings are set with fantastic rich garnets which shoot fire with every movement. Each earring is set with eleven foil-backed flat cut garnets backed in 9 karat gold. The bottoms and tops of these earrings didn’t start life out together, but it’s a lovely marriage and the parts are all authentically Georgian. These earrings measure 59 mm to top to bottom and 21.5 mm across, together they weigh 9.7 grams.
These rare jewels have such amazing light and movement, they promise not to go unnoticed!
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