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Antique Victorian 14k Gold Amethyst and Garnet Tassel Locket Brooch: This amazing antique Victorian locket brooch features an ornate design of curled, detailed leaves set with elongated teardrop shaped amethysts in the center and top center, with two rhodolite garnets accenting the outside edge of the brooch. The design is elegant and layered. There is an anodized background to the brooch, adding even more dimension. The brooch has a chain that depends from each side of the clasp ending with a patterned gold bead and chain tassel. The brooch has a tube hinge and C-clasp, with an extra long pin stem. The back has a locket area for hair or a picture covered with the original glass. I have not attempted to remove it. The brooch is unsigned, but tests strongly as 14k, possibly 15k as both were used for jewelry at the time. I had my personal jeweler verify the test and stone authenticity. The brooch measures 2 3/8 by 1 1/4" and weighs 11.25 grams. The only flaw I can find is a kink in the outside right tassel chain. It lays smoothly when worn.
Antique Early 1900's Etruscan Style Fringe Necklace Red Paste Stones: This fabulous Etruscan style fringe necklace is rather hard to date, with transitional elements that could be anywhere from the turn of the century to as late as the 1930's. The fringe style is feminine and elegant, with "torch" style drops set with tiny glowing glass balls alternating with ornate elongated elements set with square ruby red paste rhinestones. The brass has a fabulous patina and is hand hammered on the back. The necklace is in wonderful condition, with original spring ring clasp and is 16" long. There is no signature.
Antique Victorian 1891 Sterling Hallmarked Maltese Cross Engraved Brooch: This fabulous antique Victorian sterling brooch was crafted in Birmingham England in 1891. The unusual design features an eight pointed star applied to a Maltese cross, the oval center heavily engraved with ivy leaves, the symbol of wedded bliss. Victorians loved to infuse their jewelry with heavy symbolism, the star a symbol of protection, the arms of the Maltese cross symbolizing temperance, prudence, justice, and fortitude. The brooch is signed B&W for William Brown and Bernard Wheelwright, the company founded in 1857. The brooch is fully hallmarked, in excellent condition, measures 1 3/8 by 1 1/8, and closes with a c-clasp
Antique Victorian Brass Dragon Sash Pin Topaz Glass: This fabulous figural Victorian sash pin features a textured brass background embellished with a rose gold plated dragon with spread wings. Accenting the top of the brooch is a large multi faceted glass topaz stone set in an open back bezel. The open c-clasp holds quite securely. The brass shows age appropriate wear. I have not polished the brass, I will leave that to the new owner to do or not as you choose. The brooch measures 1 7/8 by 1 5/8" and is unsigned.
Antique Victorian Engraved Buckle Style Sash Pin: This lovely antique Victorian sash pin features a rectangular shape bordered in a beaded motif, with a pattern of leaves and flowers etched in to the brass metal. The center has the buckle style hook, which is purely decorative. It closes securely with an open "C" clasp and measures 2 3/4 by 2". The condition is wonderful. I have not polished, I think it looks fabulous as is.
Antique Edwardian Sterling Queen Conch Cameo Ring with Poppy Pods: This wonderful Edwardian ring is crafted in sterling silver with a motif of poppy pods running up both sides. The cameo is carved from queen conch shell, hence its light pink color. Her hair is up swept and her gown leaves a shoulder bare. This is a small ring, for a pinky finger only, but could be sized up slightly, although I would not advise it. The cameo measures 7/8 by 5/8" and the ring is signed STERLING.
Antique Victorian Taille D'Epargne Enamel Tracery Buckle Bracelet: This lovely antique Victorian buckle bracelet is actually a faux buckle, as the oval bracelet is hinged and opens on the side. The bracelet is 3/4" wide and oval in profile. The taille d'epagrne tracery enamel is in very good condition. The bracelet has the original safety chain and a tight hinge. There are two tiny spots beside the buckle in silver, they do not appear to be plating wear as much as tiny drops of solder. The interior of the bracelet shows normal age wear. The bracelet is marked with PAT APLD 1872. A super bracelet!
Victorian Blackened Sash Brooch with Black Molded Glass Stones: This stunning late Victorian sash brooch features an unusual foliate design with art nouveau elements, most likely a transition piece. Possible a mourning piece, with the metal having been blackened and the use of black stones, but it would not have been deep mourning due to the use of faceted stones. Since the death rate was high, and even cousins were mourned, women were often in black, and black became a fashion statement. The brooch is quite unusual, and I can't find another like it. The black faceted glass stones are molded. The brooch is large like most sash brooches, measuring 3 1/4 by 2 1/4". The open C-clasp holds securely.
Antique Victorian Scottish Agate Sterling Buckle Brooch: This enchanting brooch hails from the mid to late 1800's when Queen Victoria became enamored with all things Scottish, especially the "pebble" jewelry. The brooch is sterling silver ( unmarked and tested) and set with banded agate and jasper in an engraved silver setting. It is embellished with a silver buckle ( garter) on the left side. If you look bottom right on the brooch, you can see what appears to be a separated stone..but the edges are smooth, and the stones are secure, so I have no idea if it was originally this way. The brooch has a tube hinge and open c-clasp and has no makers marks. It measures 1 1/2 by 1 1/4".
Late Victorian Glass Cameo Brooch Goddess Flora: This lovely late Victorian or early 20th century cameo brooch is crafted in glass layers, the background a deep brick red, the goddess Flora in white. She is beautifully molded, with flowers in her hair and the cornucopia on her forehead. The cameo is set in a gold filled twisted frame, and sits quite securely in the bezel. The open c-clasp hold the pin securely. This lovely brooch is in wonderful condition and measures 1 1/2 by 1 1/4". I can find no signatures or markings.
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