Antique

Antique“Antique” Jewelry refers to the materials used more than 100 years ago to 500 years ago – after this objects are referred to as “artifacts”. Items of 100 years or less are referred to as “Vintage”. Therefore “antique jewelry encompasses a terrifically larger variety and era. As the acquisition of wealth came into vogue in Europe society, the conspicuous consumption of luxury goods became the norm. Jewelry had a dual function: it was a means of demonstrating one's station in life, and it was a portable way of concentrating wealth in case there was a sudden relapse into the Dark Ages. The "Victorian era" as it has come to be known, started on June 20th 1837 with the crowning of Queen Alexandrina Victoria (1819—1901) as the United Kingdom's longest ruling monarch. The Georgian period was defined by the rule of the English kings Georg Ludwig George I (1660—1727) through king George Augustus Frederick George IV (1762—1830), as well as the American and French revolutions. This period was distinguished by its air of opulence, self-indulgence and quirkiness. Pieces from these time periods are very popular and retain their value. 


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Antique Hand Painted Porcelain Brooch ..

$150.00
Antique Hand Painted Porcelain Brooch ..

Antique Hand Painted Porcelain Brooch /Pendant #26 J13.132 150.00 (Plus Shipping) Classical Female Portrait - Gold filled - hand painted porcelain brooch - collapsible swivel loop bail to be worn as a pendant or pin pin bail / hook clasp indicates age approx. 2 x 1 - #26 impression on porcelain back...

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Victorian Gold Framed Revolving Mourni..

$375.00
Victorian Gold Framed Revolving Mourni..

Victorian Goldfilled Framed Revolving/Swivel Mourning Locket/Pendant 1.5" x 1.25" J13.95 375.00 (Plus Shipping) Victorian Swivel Brooch with a hand-painted miniatures - c.1860 - two sides - center swivels round to display a second picture - one side, a miniature hand-painting of a cavalier woman with...

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Vintage Marcasite & Sterling Brooch "..

$150.00
Vintage Marcasite & Sterling  Brooch

Vintage Marcasite & Sterling Brooch "Made in Germany" marked "FG" J10-262 150.00 pierced and beaded small faceted marcasite sterling mounted C Clasp floral w/ flower & leaves - no missing gems - measures approx. 2 1/4 " x 1 " - weighs approx. 15 grams signed & stamped sterling fine used condition.

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Victorian Unique Hollow-ware & Ruby B..

$75.00
Victorian  Unique Hollow-ware & Ruby B..

Victorian Unique Hollow-ware & Ruby Bar Brooch J13.142 75.00 (Plus Shipping) Victorian Gold Filled Bar Brooch ruby stone (slight repair) - Measurements: approx. 2 1/4" x 1/2" 1870s design on face Wire w/ tube C-clasp catch used condition

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Antique Gilt Slide Filigree Bracelet

$75.00
Antique Gilt Slide Filigree Bracelet

Antique Gilt Filigree Bracelet J.13.103 75.00 (Plus Shipping) Measures approx. 2 1/2" x 8" - filigree slide hinged bangle bracelet - Art Deco styling w/ Edwardian influences - items are sold in "AS IS" condition and are used please view all photographs believed to be Russian but not authenticated.

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Victorian / Georgian Style Paste Brooc..

$100.00
Victorian / Georgian Style Paste Brooc..

Victorian Paste Brooch in Daisy Cluster Design 04.337 100.00 (Plus Shipping) measures approx. 1" 7 hand cut paste stones - fold over clasp on the reverse - closed back to hold foil - darkening of the paste from the passage of time - Brooch is old and in used condition

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Antique Victorian Gold Heart Pin/Penda..

$750.00
Antique Victorian Gold Heart Pin/Penda..

Antique Victorian Gold Heart Pin/Pendant set w/ 62 Seed Pearls & a Center Opal J13.141 750.00 (Plus Shipping) Approx. 1 x 1 - Center .25 carat opal and weighs 2.2 grams - Stunning piece encrusted in 62 size matched seed pearls - opal w/ lovely luster - pelter pin clasp - Excellent condition...all original...

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Antique Yellow Topaz & Sterling Silver..

$200.00
Antique Yellow Topaz & Sterling Silver..

Antique Yellow Topaz & Sterling Silver Brooch "Made In Czechoslovakia" J5-64 200.00(Plus Shipping) the yellow middle stone is rectangular in shape & has 2 light scratches - pin is in great and in antique condition - structurally sound - there is a color and cut variation to the round faceted stones....

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Antique Black & Champagne Enamel Brooc..

$150.00
Antique Black & Champagne Enamel Brooc..

Antique Black & Champagne Enamel Brooch w/ 30 Crystals ILS-K60 150.00 (Plus Shipping) Antique floral enameled brooch in classic colors - Black and Champagne enamel - highly detailed metal worked floral pattern - art nouveau or Victorian style pin is made from "Old Silver" a traditional French method...

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Antique Black Alaskan or Jet & Silve..

$150.00
Antique  Black Alaskan  or Jet & Silve..

Antique Black Alaskan or Jet & Silver Hand Crafted Brooch J10-196 150.00 (Plus Shipping) Handmade sterling silver brooch with 4 flowers - one every quarter - oval frame - the pin is not signed. It has a dark patina and a lot of age to it measures approx. 2 across - large brooch features a floral motif...

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