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GEORGIAN 18 karat yellow gold, silver and diamond brooch in a filigree setting with flowers both front and back, circa 1750-1790, 2" long and 1-3/4" wide. One the back is the pin mechanism as well as bars that could hook over a ribbon so it can be worn as a necklace, too. The brooch tests 18k and has silver setting plates for the 9.424 grams of table cut diamonds, some of which are faceted, and 33 ounces of 18k yellow gold. This brooch is almost exactly like a fabulous filigree parure seen on page 152 of the Dawes & Collings book "Georgian Jewellery". The book cites it as coming from Normandy, France, circa 1790.  View   View   View   View   View   View  #V39137


 GEORGIAN 18 karat yellow gold and natural emerald necklace which would have been worn on a ribbon around the neck, 2-3/4" by 2-1/4". On the back are bars for the ribbon to run through. It is like the necklace on page 93 of the book, "Georgian Jewellery". By looking through the book, "Georgian Jewellery 1714-1830" by Dawes & Collings, the emeralds could be either Spanish or Portuguese (which makes sense with the South American colonies at the time), with probably Brazilian emeralds due to the lighter color of green. See more on page 109 of the same book. This lovely piece is circa 1750-1770. The emeralds, which are square and rectangular step cuts, are natural and the piece tests as18 karat yellow gold. The largest top emerald is about 6mm by 6mm, the next largest is 5mm by 4.8 mm. Total weight .69 ounces (19.54 grams).   View   View   View  View  View  View   View   View   #V39136
GEORGIAN 15 karat yellow gold and pearls pendant cross necklace, total length 27", cross 2-1/2" by 1-5/8", bow 1-3./4" wide, and total weight 40.555 grams. It has no marks but tests 15-16 karat gold.  The cross has been wore and/or cleaned more than necklace and bow, so it is a bit lighter in color. The seed pearls are late Georgian or early 19th century. The chain is beautifully formed, a treasure in itself.   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V39018 







  GEORGIAN/early VICTORIAN rare cannetille pinchbeck and woven hair bracelet with a faceted purple paste stone in a cannetille work clasp. Circa 1830, four colors of plaited hair made up this bracelet, which makes me wonder if it might have been made by four daughters for their mother. It is 7" long and 1-1/4" wide.  It was featured in Southeastern Antiquing & Collecting Magazine, August 2003. Similar Victorian hair jewelry bracelet designs can be seen in A. Bernard & Co. Catalogue 1870.     View   View   View   View   View   View   #V1957

 GEORGIAN 15 carat amethyst and yellow gold pendant, bracelet and earrings set in pinchbeck, circa 1840. The stamped settings are typical of the new manufacturing techniques circa 1840, and the gorgeous teardrop shaped and oval amethysts are nicely faceted and open backed. The pendant total length 3-1/3", bracelet 6-1/3", earrings 3-1/2" total length, box 3-1/2" square and 1-5/8" deep. A similar piece can be seen in the book, :Fascination: British & Continental Jewelry 1785-1885" on page 41.   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V34763

     GEORGIAN hair sepia neoclassical art mourning ring, sepia hair painting on ivory under crystal showing a woman crying into her handkerchief under a weeping willow tree and beside a tomb, engraved "Jas. Liddell, Jan.1784 Ae 42", typical Georgian navette shape surrounded by amethysts, size 8 and 1-1/4" along the finger, no marks, total weight .32. One tiny amethyst is chipped, visible only under magnification. Rings similar to this can be seen in "Sentimental Jewelry" by Ann Louise Luthi page 8-9; and in "Georgian Jewellery" by Davidov and Collins page 160.   View   View   View   View   #V34828     

GEORGIAN 14 karat gold hair ring on blue enamel with seed pearls and hair bows under glass, engraved "WC ob 5 Sept 1790 at 74", with original box,  It is set above blue foil or blue enamel, even under magnification it is hard to tell which. Fabulous detail and design in this 220-year-old ring. The size is 7-3/4 and it is 1-1/4" along the finger. It came to me in it's own little blue ring box.    View   View   View   View   #V35889




GEORGIAN/VICTORIAN 15 carat yellow gold hair bracelet with tiny seed pearls and curl over plaited gray-blonde hair, blue enamel, engraved on the back "John Burdon, b. Octr 14th 1811, d. Novr 12th 1893", 6-1/3" around the inside with the front navette shape 1-7/8" by 1". Rev. John Burdon was a son of Rowland Burdon and lived at Castle Eden Dene in northern England. The navette shape and style of this bracelet is very typically Georgian (See  Dawes & Collings "Georgian Jewellery, 1714-1830" pages 145 & 160 for examples) but the later date engraved is Victorian.  View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V33003


GEORGIAN English 1790-1910 oval brooch or pendant with diamonds and natural pearls set in a starburst on royal blue Guilloche enamel and surrounded by a band of white enamel. It comes presented in it's own fitted box. The back of this pin is rose gold and the front is yellow gold, and there is a small dot of silver solder one one side. There is a loupe on the back so that this can be worn on a chain. The front of this brooch is older than the back side, with the back being added in the Victorian era. There are natural pearls and both mine cut and rose cut diamonds, total weight about .2 carats. The center is a  .06 ct mine cut diamond. In the lid of the box it says, "Watherston 42 Old Bond Street W" (London, England), and while this box fits this brooch  and seems to have been made for it, it is always hard be sure they originally came together.    View  View   View   View   #V38462


GEORGIAN antique 15k Stuart crystal ring with gold wire cipher on the inside, size 9-1/2, stone itself 1/2" by 1/2". The crystal is a faceted octagon with a tiny layer of brown under the crystal and a dash of rose pink coloring. I think the little cipher says "JC". The band tests 15k and the setting is silver, so it may have been reset at some point in the past. This is late 1700s to early 1800s and really lovely, a treasure for the collector of antique rings and a delight to wear with care.   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V33264 Back of ring #V33339




GEORGIAN 15 carat ring with hair underneath crystal, initials "AC" made of tiny pearls and woven hair under the crystal front, which is surrounded by seed pearls, and engraved on the back "Alice Coleman, obt 10 Jan'y 1795, at 39", size 9-3/4, 3/4" across front.  It comes in a box from the well-known shop "Cameo Corner Ltd., 26 Museum Street, London WCI.     View   View   View   View   View   #V33339


     GEORGIAN/EARLY VICTORIAN cut steel daisy motif set: the necklace is 18" by 1-1/3", the bracelet 7" by 1-1/3", early to mid-1800's. Polished steel faceted studs were riveted to a steel backing to fashion this type of jewelry. This set is particularly pristine and especially brilliant as each tiny stud has 12 facets. See Clifford's Cut-Steel & Berlin Iron Jewellery, plate II (possible attribution to Frichot); Romero's Warman's Jewelry, Ed. 3 page 33; Benette & Mascetti's Understanding Jewellery page 62; Becker's Antique & Twentieth Century Jewelry on page 78, and Bell's Collecting Victorian Jewelry page 41.   View   View   View   View   #V25841

    VICTORIAN bog oak rare and very old carved bead necklace, probably early 1800s, 36" long, See Helen Muller's book "Jet" page 122 and Dawes & Collings "Georgian Jewellery, 1714-1830" page 167 View   #V29209  




  GEORGIAN cut steel and glass half-pearl necklace, circa 1775-1800, 14 facets on each stud, glass half pearls set in steel, 17-1/2" chain with 2-1/2" front drop. Most studs have 12-15 facets. "Fabulous" is a considerable understatement when describing this necklace. See Dawes & Collings "Georgian Jewellery, 1714-1830" page 18.    View   View   View   View   View   #V31374  




VICTORIAN or earlier cut steel and green foiled glass cabochons drop earrings, very old, entire length 1-3/4". Tinted and foiled quartz pieces can be seen in the wonderful book "Georgian Jewellery" by Ginny Reddington & Tom Dawes on page 102, where they date them to circa 1790.   View   #V37477

Both sets shown together.


VICTORIAN or late Georgian 9 karat yellow gold lorgnette chain with turquoise set stops, marked "9ct" on the clasp, 54" long.  View  View   View    #V38783




VICTORIAN or earlier cut steel drop earrings with foil backed red tinted glass cabochon centers. The centers look like they are rose tinted and foiled underneath, typical for this era, and the crackles you see are decorative, not damage. In other words, the top of the cabochons are perfectly smooth with no damage at all. The earring itself is 1-5/8" and the hoops are 1/2" above that. Tinted and foiled quartz pieces can be seen in the wonderful book "Georgian Jewellery" by Ginny Reddington & Tom Dawes on page 102, where they date them to circa 1790.  View  View  #V38627


GEORGIAN 10 karat gold and  foil backed rose cut diamonds by-pass ring with two rose cut diamonds, one 4.2 x 4.8 mm, one 4.1 x 4.9 mm, and six 2.1 to 2.4 mm diamonds; clarity S1 to I-1, color foil backed with slight tint, total weight 2.241 grams. Circa 1800-1820, the the two larger diamonds are set in pinched collet rims.    View   View   #V34571 GEORGIAN 15k yellow gold muff chain with a turquoise clasp and textured links, tests 15k, .66 ozs, catch marked 15ct, 52" long.  View  View     #V38402 


GEORGIAN 12 karat yellow gold double serpent ring with rose cut diamond center in a closed back setting, circa 1810-1830, size 9-1/2, weight 4.664 grams. The diamond is set in a pinched silver collet rim and the scale design wraps around the entire ring. The diamond is 3.3 to 3.6 mm, difficult to measure in this setting. The color is a foil backed light brown and it has a tiny broken edge visible only under magnification.    View   View   View   View   #V34580


GEORGIAN 14 karat yellow gold set porcelain pendant with pearls, the subject is a shepherd playing his pipes with his dog seated beside him 1-1/3" by 1" with a 1/4" loop.  View   View   #V36014 

 GEORGIAN/VICTORIAN c. 1840s pinchbeck Swiss floral enamel bracelet with black and white enameling, 7-1/4" by 2".   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V32251

GEORGIAN brooch of a hand painted portrait on ivory under glass set in silver with rubies. See Dawes & Collings "Georgian Jewellery, 1714-1830" page 130.  #VHM7  


 GEORGIAN or VICTORIAN high domed rock crystal cabochon ring with reverse carved and painted robin bird on a branch with oak leaves. The setting also has has three leaves in gold on each side of the center cabochon. The ring is a size 9 and 3/4" along the finger, the cabochon is a very deep 1/3" with some scratching visible under magnification, some paint missing inside as can be seen in the photos. The band, which may be later-added, is hallmarked for 9ct gold, "375", maker "T&S",  "9 375 R" in a hexagon mark, cabochon tests as rock crystal, band tests 10k, cabochon setting tests 14k. NOTE: Those are my windows reflected in the left side of the dome. This is reflective and seems to glow from inside the dome.  View   View   View   View   View   #V37432 

GEORGIAN 15k, sepia and pearls sentimental mourning bracelet with seed pearl surround. The picture shows a lovely Classically dress lady feeding birds, which were symbolic of the soul rising to heaven. The cultured pearls were later-added to a lovely Georgian circa 1830 15 carat yellow gold clasp, and they date from the early 1900s. The graduated pearls are a high quality with thick nacre and strung with knots between each pearl as it should be, and they range in size from 1/4" down to 1/8". The wearable length is 7", the sepia portrait clasp is 1-5/8" by 1".    View   View   #V35525

GEORGIAN faceted rock crystal pin with dog tooth pulled-up setting, 5/8" by 1/2", one side of the pin back has been replaced long ago, setting tests 15c and the repair was made with lead solder so that the crystal didn't have to be removed. An interesting side note is that lead solder was first used circa 1850.  View   #V37533





GEORGIAN/early VICTORIAN natural seed pearl brooch with gut on mother-of-pear backing set in gold filled setting, circa 1840, 1-1/2" by 1-1/4". This delicate piece is not missing a single tiny pearl and is in amazing condition, a great example of the hand work that makes these so desirable.   View   View   View   #V33718

It is interesting that seed pearls were used in different ways as the decades progressed. In Victorian jewelry it was set in gold, onyx and jet, where the seed pearls were often used to represented tears. It was used again in Edwardian jewelry, often in the form of delicate crescent moons and stars, birds in flight and lavalieres.

GEORGIAN/VICTORIAN natural seed pearls strung with gut on mother-of-pearl backing bracelet circa 1840, comes in box marked Boodle & Dunthorne Goldsmith's, 13 Lord Street, Liverpool, 7-1/3" by 5/8" at the widest. Looks like lace made of pearls. There are 4 tiny pearls missing from the left side of the center leaf motif. This bracelet, like all these antique seed pearl pieces, is extremely delicate and could only be worn with great care, an elegant collector's piece.   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V33717

Seed pearl jewelry in this delicate style, sewn to a mother-of-pearl backing,  was popular in the early 1800s when women wore delicate Classically styled Grecian costumes. By the time of Prince Albert's death in 1860, crinolines became popular and both clothing and jewelry became heavier.


GEORGIAN Halley's comet brooch, rose cut diamonds set in 15 karat gold, in vintage box, 1-1/8". Each time it was to be seen in the heavens, a surge of comet jewelry became popular again, worn to commemorate the excitement of it's sighting. It was seen, among other years, on November 16, 1835 and this pin dates to that sighting. Mark Twain was born shortly thereafter, and coincidentally passed away at it's next sighting in 1910. It is one of the most beautifully made comet pins I have ever seen, a tiny treasure to illustrate a glowing event.   View   View   #V34393



GEORGIAN 12k yellow gold and amethyst drop pendant brooch, 1-1/2". The amethysts are faceted and have a buff top (slight bow on the top facet), which I see occasionally on Georgian amethysts, and they are a lovely shaded color. The brooch has Georgian dog tooth settings. From the back you can see that this was part of a necklace at one time, and was changed to this pin long ago.  View   View   #V36561

GEORGIAN 14-15k yellow gold chain with the typical Georgian stamped links, alternating textured and smooth designs, early 1800s. The box clasp is a later Victorian replacement. This is approximately .42 ounce, 17-1/2" long by 1/3" widest. Similar Georgian chains can be seen in the book "Georgian Jewellery 1714-1830" by Dawes and Collins on pages 12 and 36 and in Christie Romero's book "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Edition" on page 26. These antique chains are very fragile and must be worn with care as the links can be bent easily. But this chain has already lasted about 200 years, so it has held up for that long! worn with reasonable care, it will last much longer.    View   #V36618

VICTORIAN 15 carat and garnet dangly earrings, circa 1840, 3/4" total length. The garnets are set in closed backs, typical of the era, and they have a lovely color. These are a bit smaller in scale than some I have seen, so easy to wear.   View   View  #V36624


GEORGIAN memorial hair ring with pearl surround and blonde hair. Size 7-1/4 and engraved, " Joseph Dixon died 16th Jan.y 1815 aged 50". See Dawes & Collings "Georgian Jewellery, 1714-1830" page 146.    Engraving   #V15165 GEORGIAN or early VICTORIAN agate links bracelet with an engraved plaque that says, "AR Clothier. 111 London. Rd. Chippenham. WRCD 47/2" as one link. Probably an advertising piece and circa 1840, very unusual. A similar style bracelet can be seen in Warman's Jewelry, Ed. 3,  page 47 and in Dawes "Georgian Jewlery" on page 52.   View   View   View   View   #23382    GEORGIAN 9 karat yellow gold, seed pearl and hair mourning ring inscribed "En. Thornton obt 8 Nov 1802 at 54". That makes it over 200 years old! The size is 8-3/4 and it is 1/2" along the finger at the front. Total weight about .13 ounces. There are scratches on the crystal, visible under magnification, but the braided hair can be easily seen through it. What a treasure from another age.  View   View   #V36262 



 GEORGIAN 18k yellow gold and banded agate memorial ring, hallmarked London, engraved "Michael Simpson died 12 July 1835 Age 40 Years" and dated 1835, size 7-1/4, as is.    View   View   #K29309

GEORGIAN 18 carat yellow gold 1820-1840 ring with mine cut diamond, four natural pearls and black and white enamel, size 7-3/4. You can just barely see where it was once engraved as a memorial inside the band. The raised design goes all around the band  in a chain-like design meeting at the front with scrolls that hold the central rectangular element. There is loss of some of the black enameling visible only under magnification and wear on some of the pearls. The diamond is approximately 0.15 carat, SI-2 clarity and I-J color, ring total weight 5.086 grams.  View   View   #V32118 

GEORGIAN/EARLY VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold earrings, each a foil-backed closed cut down collet set dark citrines suspending an acorn-shaped hair pendant on early hinged ear wire findings, 1-1/2". This pattern is shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work, 1875" by Mark Campbell, page 121.  #V32067




GEORGIAN dainty blonde hair brooch with seed pearls, 3/4". View #V25998


VICTORIAN flat cut garnet pansy earrings, collet set in the Georgian way with foiled but covered backs and later added gold ear wires, 1" by 3/4". The box is included, but I do not think it is as old as the earrings which are late Georgian or early Victorian.   View    View   View   View  #V37285 

GEORGIAN hair 1/2" pendant engraved on the back "Benj'n Hawkins, b. 19th Jan 18__, AE {age} '59", framed with seed pearls which are symbolic of tears, on a newer 20" chain marked "585". This was probably once a ring or lace pin.   View   #V27361  



GEORGIAN early 1800's 10k yellow gold and garnet lace pin with hair enclosure, 1", one garnet replaced with a glass stone.   View   View   #V29759

GEORGIAN early 1800's 14k yellow gold, garnet and pearl lace pin with hair enclosure, 3/4" by 5/8".   View   #V32198

GEORGIAN man's lace brooch with hair insert, engraved "Susanna Bush, obt 12 Aug 1807 alt 30", an unusually early date, 1".   View   View   #V29477


GEORGIAN hair pin surrounded by two rows of tiny seed pearls, braided brown hair under a beveled glass cover, circa 1810, 7/8" by 5/8". Pieces like this are called "handkerchief pins" in Romero's book "Warman's Jewelry Edition 3" on page 34 and I have also seen them called "lace pins".  View   #V35964

GEORGIAN 15 karat and glass pearl matching bracelets with hair compartment and later-added costume glass seed pearl strands, 7-1/2" length with 1/3" by 1/3" clasps. I believe these may have originally been woven hair bracelets and the glass pearls replaced the worn hair in the early 20th century, allowing the bracelets to continue to be worn.  View   View   #V35926  

GEORGIAN garnet and moss agate tiny pin circa 1810, 3/4" by 5/8". Pieces like this are called "handkerchief pins" in Romero's book "Warman's Jewelry Edition 3" on page 34 and I have also seen them called "lace pins".  View   #V35965


Captain John Jenkins, an early steamboat captain from New Brunswick, New Jersey, moved to Apalachicola, Florida, piloted an early steamboat and was an investor in a steamboat company. He was the husband of Arietta and father 5-year-old of John W. Jenkins, and had the pendant shown at right made in their memory. GEORGIAN 14k yellow gold 2-1/2" by 2" oval pendant with 5/8" loop, engraved on the back, "To The Memory of My Wife and Child, Arietta S. Jenkins obt. Nov. 25th, 1832, John W. Jenkins, Sept 3rd, 1832". Both died of yellow fever and were buried in Chestnut Street Cemetery (Old City Graveyard) in Apalachicola, Florida.   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V29714 "Chestnut Street Cemetery (Old City Graveyard) of early Apalachicola.
Chestnut Street Cemetery dates prior to 1831. Interred are some of Apalachicola's founders and molders of ehr colorful history. Also buried here are many soldiers of the Confederacy and victims of yellow fever and shipwrecks. Seven of the Confederate veterans served with Pickett at Gettysburg in the gallant Florida Brigade."   Tombstone of Arietta S. Jenkins. Tombstone of John W. Jenkins. "Sacred to the Memory of John W. Jenkins who dies Sep. 5, 1832, aged 5 years."


     GEORGIAN hair brooch, tiny rectangular with black faceted stone frame, curved shape, 1".   View   #V27357

   GEORGIAN/VICTORIAN "In Memory Of" hair brooch with the name "Sarah" in hair compartment, 7/8".   View   #V27608   

   GEORGIAN handkerchief pin with plaited brunette hair, gold frame, 1".   #V27585 



Georgian Jewellery, 1714-1830 by Dawes & Collings

Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Edition by Christie Romero
Jewels and Jewelry by Clare Phillips and Ian Thomas



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