Late 18th century ring of 15k yellow gold and silver provides a radiant example of the detailed and fine craftsmanship of Georgian jewelry. An oval faceted amethyst has been foiled and claw set closed back in a yellow gold crimped collet. The amethyst gem with pink and lilac hues appears to be floating within an openwork frame of lightly twisted gold work accented at the each cardinal points with an old mine cut diamond in a square rub-over silver collet. Circa 1780
Mid 18th century mixed-cut diamond ring. The center rose cut diamond is flanked by two table cut stones. The stones are set in silver while the remainder of the ring is in 18k gold. The beautiful reeded back and all original details on the shank are intact and appear to be in original condition. English in origin, circa 1760.
Rarely are rings found from the medieval ages. At this time nobility wore jewels of gold and silver. Base metal was worn by other classes. The English Empire was ruled by Henry V11 when this ring was worn. Symbolizing the amalgamation of the Lancaster and York noble factions, this silver band traveled time well. The bezel is composed of two concave rectangular panels engraved with hearts and Tudor Roses...circa 15th century
Exquisite Georgian Fede Locket Ring. In this instance the hands hold a jewel-encrusted floral form or quatrefoil set with an old mine cut diamond center and four natural half pearls in pinched gold collets interspersed with four small garnets between each petal. A cuff motif on each hand accents the fine detailing. To the reverse is a locket back with a beveled glass cover. Date: Circa 1820.
Late 19th c Men's Hardstone Cameo Ring with Rare Three Headed Depiction of the three stages of man, youth warrior and old man. One man on each side and one on top. The gold ring has fluted sides and a half round polished shank. The stone is from 1850-1900 - late 19th c /early 20th c
A marvelous and unusual variation on the late 19th century crescent motif, this delightful brooch deconstructs the shimmering pearl crescent mid arc and punctuates it with floating diamonds, sapphires and rubies. Hand-crafted in England in 15 carat gold, with English hallmarks and a rich antique patina.
A 19th century quartz pendant Of quatrefoil design, set with four faceted quartz stones in closed-back setting, with half pearl and rose-cut diamond highlights, on later suspensory loop. [Assume early 19th century, looks more Georgian than Victorian in style and make.]
Often seen in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, a configuration of three diamonds across with two diamonds above and two below create a magnificent ring of 18k yellow gold. 7 rose cut foiled backed diamonds set in silver pinched collects, circa 1700-1749
Lovely Georgian era sentimental ring. 6 rose cut diamonds form a forget-me-not flower clasped by two hands. Hands were often used in the 19th century as symbols of friendship and affection. Along with the forget-me-not flower, this ring would have been given as a token of enduring friendship and love. in 15 karat or higher gold.
Acrostic jewelry, where the first letters of the gemstones spell a romantic word, were love tokens of the Georgian era. In this ring the stones spell the word “dearest”; Diamond, Emerald, Amethyst, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire and Topaz. The stones are in a cannetille or elaborate gold wire-work setting popular in England in the Regency Period. Circa 1820 [I'm not sure that this kind of ring was around this early but I could be wrong.]
SWISS A LADY'S 18K YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET OPEN-FACED WATCH WITH SNAKE MOTIF CIRCA 1900 • nickel lever movement, gold cuvette • ivory enamel dial, Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds • chased case with applied coiled snake design and clover centered by a diamond • associated gold fob depicting engraved palm leaves and panthers in high relief, highlighted by two diamonds diameter 25 mm, length including fob 178 mm