Romantic Giardinetti ring in 18k yellow gold and silver. Antique ring with a motif of a flower basket, set with colored rhinestones (green, red, and blue) and marcasites. The gold ring of the ring is later than the basket. Late 19th-century jewel, in the romantic spirit of 18th-century rings.
Finger size: 56 EU or 7.75 US (resizable)
Dimensions of the chaton: 19 x 18 mm
Condition: Modified ring, scratches from use
Weight: 3.54 gr
Learn more: Giardinetti rings, or “Little Gardens” in English, appeared in the late 17th century. In the 18th century, the naturalistic trend charmed goldsmiths, leading to the creation of many pieces adorned with floral and animal motifs, especially insects. Giardinetti rings often appear as bouquets of flowers and foliage tied with a ribbon or in the form of a bouquet in a small basket. Highly prized in the mid-18th century, they were mostly made of gold and silver, and sometimes in metal adorned with rhinestones.
Fleur-de-lis gold brooch in 18k (750) hollow gold. Brooch in the shape of a fleur-de-lis, adorned with three fine pearls in a cartouche.
France, antique brooch circa 1900.
Eagle head hallmark (french state hallmark for 18 karat gold)
Dimensions: 35 x 28 mm
Condition: signs of use
Weight: 4.29 gr
Symbolism: The lily has been a symbol of royalty for centuries. The fleur-de-lis is believed to have appeared for the first time on the scepter of Charles the Bald (823-877), the grandson of Charlemagne. The French royalty, therefore, chose this emblem just as other reigning European families chose the eagle, lion, or leopard. For centuries, until the revolution, the fleur-de-lis became a heraldic symbol on monuments, currency, clothing and tapestries, sculptures, statues, art objects, paintings… To express their opposition to monarchy and Catholicism, the revolutionaries destroyed numerous sites and artworks marked by this symbol.
Long Victorian earrings in rose gold 18-karat (750) and silver. Pair of antique earrings with four parts, each set with a rhinestone imitating a diamond. The original stones have certainly been changed during the life of these earrings. Antique jewel, circa 1880, French Victorian period.
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.
Regional bracelet with bressan enamels in gilded silver (vermeil) composed of 7 oval-shaped enameled elements surrounded by openwork friezes. The enamels have the following colors: midnight blue, sky blue, and black. They are decorated with gold friezes and half pearls of white enamel. Each link is set with three colored faceted glasses, typical of the jewelry from this region. The clasp is a hidden box clasp that is concealed within one of the links.
Length: 18 cm
Width: 3 cm
Condition: small lack of enamel on a midnight blue element (3×2 mm) and loss of 3 enamel beads, scratches from use. Small lack of metal, replaced by a ring.
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.
Antique crescent moon diamond brooch in 18-karat rose gold (750) and silver. This antique brooch shaped as a crescent moon is adorned with flowers and stars set with 15 rose-cut diamonds. The flower is positioned at the center of the piece, with diamonds set on its petals. Victorian period, circa 1880.
Hallmarks: Owl and Swan (French hallmarks for 18-karat gold).
Dimensions: 30 x 30 mm.
Estimated diamond weight: 0.07 carat.
Condition: An old soldering mark is visible beneath the pin, along with minor signs of wear.
Victorian leaf brooch in 18-karat yellow, rose and green gold. This antique brooch features a leaf motif in yellow-green gold, adorned with a fine pearl at its center. The bar brooch is crafted in rose gold. This naturalistic antique brooch dates to around 1880 in France.
Hallmarks: Partial eagle’s head (French hallmark for 18-karat gold), unreadable maker’s mark.
Georgian Maltese cross chalcedony pendant in 14k gold (585). This antique reliquary cross is made of four chalcedony elements forming a cross, held together by a central gold element with delicate engraving. This central element likely originally contained a woven lock of hair beneath glass, although it is no longer present. The pendant has an intricately decorated bail. This Georgian cross t is from around 1820.
Dimensions: 60 x 34 mm.
Note: Similar Georgian Maltese crosses can be seen in the Victoria & Albert Museum in England.
Condition: Missing the central protective glass, some oxidation.
Weight: 11.26 gr
*The antique gold chain is not sold with the jewel*
Georgian agate drapery necklace in yellow and pink gold 14 karats (585 thousandth) and 18 karats (750 thousandth). Rare and old necklace drapery and negligee composed of cabochons of cornaline, alternated with cabochons of agate dendritic. The gems are linked together by fine chains of braided 18 karat gold. In the centre of the composition, the carnelian cabochon is surrounded by fine pearls and holds two moss agates in pendeloque (sloppy necklace effect). The clasp is a ratchet box, which is discreetly hidden under an element of the necklace.
Antique necklace, 19th century, probably English work.