Antique ram cameo ring in 14-karat rose gold (585) centered around an agate cameo depicting two rams side by side. One has its head turned towards the inside of the ring. Roman cameo from the 1st or 2nd century AD, 19th-century setting. Adjustable ring size: 6.75 US
Cameo dimensions: 12.5 mm x 13.4 mm
Condition: loss on the edge of the cameo, setting with depressions.
Gimmel ring in 18k rose gold (750). It opens and closes by interlocking the rings. The rings are delicately engraved on the edge. Inside, the rings bear the names of the married couple: A. de Petiville and LE. de Treprel for Augustine Tardif de Petitville (1824-1861) and Louis Hélie de Treprel (1825-1881). The marriage took place in September 1844, although the exact date is not indicated (we found the marriage certificate). Paired or twin rings have the peculiarity of opening into two distinct rings that remain linked, symbolizing two souls brought together, separate yet inseparable. They were traditionally given on the occasion of a wedding. Ring dating from 1844, France.
Edwardian coral ring in 18-karat rose gold (750). The ring is adorned with a large round cabochon of dark orange coral. The coral displays visible “flame” growth lines, apparent to the naked eye and typical of this gem. The ring’s band is simple, with only a few chiselings under the cabochon, revealing a floral motif. Antique ring, early 20th century.
Eagle head hallmark (french state hallmark for 18 karat gold)
Finger size: 46 EU or 3.5 US (resizing possible)
Dimensions of the coral cabochon: 12 x 7 mm
Weight: 3.04 g
Gemology note: Coral is an organic gem. Only the branched limestone trunks of certain corals are used in jewelry. Its color is due to organic pigments close to carotene: ranging from blood red to white, passing through “angel skin” pink. Currently, most coral species are protected by CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
Art Deco Edwardian pendant 13 in 18-karat rose gold (750) and platinum. Lucky charm pendant featuring the number 13 at its center, set with 3 synthetic rubies and 4 rose-cut diamonds. These small lucky charm medallions were fashionable in the early 20th century, during the Art Deco period, around 1920-1930.
Traces of an eagle head hallmark
Dimensions (including the bail): 21 x 10 mm
Note : watch the video to get an idea of the size.
Condition: scratches from use
French Georgian coral bracelet, clasp in 18 karat yellow gold (750). Bracelet from the French Louis Philippe period (Late Georgian, around 1830-1840), composed of three rows of faceted coral beads. the clasp of the jewel is a flat ratchet box, richly decorated with scrolls and possessing a safety chain. Antique French bracelet, probably originating from Provence, Louis-Philippe era, early 19th century.
Eagle head hallmark (French state hallmark for 18 karat gold).
Dimensions of a bead: between 3 and 4 mm
Bracelet length: 18 cm
Bracelet width: 10 mm
Note: the safety chain is also in 18 karat gold
Condition: scratches and small dents on the clasp
Antique enameled cross pendant in 18 karat rose gold (750). Cross-shaped pendant, featuring on one side the raised Christ on a blue enamel background, topped with the inscription INRI (Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum); on the other side, a blue and white enamel decoration with a plant, triangles, and green and red colored dots. The pendant holds three teardrop-shaped pendants (or tears). Jewel from Puy en Velay, a regional Christian pendant from the late 19th century. Auvergne, France.
Horse head hallmark (1838-1919) and unreadable goldsmith’s mark.
Edwardian crescent moon brooch in 18-karat gold (750) with diamonds. Art Deco brooch in the shape of a crescent moon, set with 20 rose-cut diamonds in a platinum setting. This brooch probably was part of a set of convertible jewelry. Brooch made around 1920/1930.
Owl hallmark (French state hallmark for 18-karat gold)
Marquise Catalan garnets ring in 18-karat rose gold. This marquise-shaped ring features a navette-cut garnet at its center, surrounded by eight round garnets cut in the Perpignan style. The central garnet is mounted on a structure fixed by attachments/rings to the ring head. The “Perpignan cut” garnets are mounted on paillons and set in a closed setting. They typically have a raspberry, pink-red color, which is typical of Catalan jewelry, with a range of nuances that are revealed in sunlight. The ring has understated decoration on the shoulders. The gold structure is finely decorated with V-shaped triangular figures on the edges, and the bottoms of the gem settings are domed. This regional marquise ring is from the mid-19th century in France.
Horse head hallmark (1838-1919) and Mercury head hallmark. Illegible regional hallmark.
Large French regional clasp in 18-karat rose gold (750). This large Normandy clasp is made of hollow gold. It is richly decorated with colorful enamels. On one side, three partially enameled flowers blossom in the center of the clasp within a cartouche. The cartouche is surrounded by a frieze of dots and semicircles. On the other side, a flower basket composed of pansies, wheat, a rose, and a tulip is featured within a blue enameled cartouche. The presence of pansies is typical of the iconography of sentiment jewelry from the early 19th century, signifying “think of me.”
This Normandy regional clasp is a French sentiment jewel from the early 19th century.
Clasp Dimensions: 35 mm x 19 mm.
Condition: Scratches from use, missing enamels, slight indentations.