Jewels by theme

We group here the jewels by theme: the theme of nature, flowers; the theme of animals; the religious theme or the jewels of devotion; the regional theme for all the French regional jewels (Auvergne, Roussillon, Normandy, Poitou…); the cameo jewels with cameos on agate or on shell

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  • Flexible gold braceletGold flexible regional bracelet New
    2000,00

    Antique Antillean bracelet in 18k yellow gold. Antique bracelet composed of twisted links forming grooved rings decorated with faceted spherical motifs. Antique bracelet from the Antilles, circa 1880, France.

    Hallmarks: eagle’s head, rhinoceros head, and maker’s mark.

    Length: 19.5 cm
    Width: 10 mm

    Note: the clasp is secured by an 18 karat gold safety chain.
    Condition: minor wear and tear

    Weight : 17.71 gr

    *The antique box is not sold with the jewel*

    Further information : Traditional jewelry is still worn in the Antilles for special occasions and cultural events. This regional Antilles jewelry is characterized by elaborate motifs such as twisted gold wires, vine leaves, forçat mesh, fluting, “gros sirop” mesh, gold wire spirals, etc.

  • pendentif augis en oraugis gold medal pendant New
    360,00

    Pre-owned Augis Love Medal “more than yesterday less than tomorrow” in 18 karat rose gold. Circular love pendant, the “+” sign is in relief in white gold, and the “-” sign is set with two calibrated synthetic rubies. The medal is surrounded by a stylized ribbon. The pendant features a quote from a letter by Rosmonde Gérard, the poetess, to her love Edmond Rostand, the author of Cyrano de Bergerac: “For, you see, each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow”. Inspired by these two lovers, Alphonse Augis condensed these verses into his “love medals” as “+ than yesterday – than tomorrow”. Vintage Love Medal, circa 1980, Augis.

    Eagle head hallmark and Augis maker’s mark, signed A.A.

    Height with bail: 25 mm
    Diameter: 12 mm

    Condition: signs of wear, no engraving on the back.

    Weight: 2.17 gr

     

  • pendentif médaillon en or
    540,00

    Laurel crown photo locket pendant in 18 karat yellow gold. Sentimental pendant that opens to hold a souvenir under a curved glass. The gold circle is decorated with a laurel crown. Antique French pendant, 1900.

    Eagle head hallmark (french state hallmark for 18 karat gold) and goldsmith’s hallmark.

    Height with bezel: 35 mm
    Diameter: 25 mm
    Thickness: 3 mm

    Condition: scratches from use

    Weight: 4.67 gr

    *The antique gold chain is not sold with the jewel*

  • paste silver broochsilver paste brooch
    450,00

    Antique Masonic brooch in silver. Masonic brooch featuring the Square and Compasses within a circle, set with rhinestones. The combination of the Square and Compasses forms a square within the circle, symbolizing matter surrounded by the spiritual. The reunion of body and spirit can be supported by the quest for the squaring of the circle. In Masonic believes, the Compass symbolizes spiritual measurement and the individual’s ability to keep their actions within the bounds of what is right and appropriate. It also represents the capacity for self-assessment and improvement. The Square, on the other hand, represents the virtue of living a straight and balanced life, while respecting moral and ethical laws. Antique brooch, circa 1900.

    Swan hallmark (french state hallmark for silver)

    Diameter: 26 mm

    Condition: signs of wear

    Weight: 3.76 gr

    *The antique gold chain is not sold with the jewel*

  • pendentif étoile d'amour rubis en orStar of love gold pendant
    430,00

    “Star of Love” parchment pendant in 18 karat yellow gold. Parchment-shaped pendant decorated with a star set with a round synthetic ruby, accompanied by the words “Étoile d’amour” (Star of Love) in relief. The reverse side of the medal is undecorated. Vintage Étoile d’Amour medal, circa 1970.

    Eagle head hallmark (french state hallmark for 18 karat gold) and French maker’s mark.

    Height (with clasp): 23 mm
    Width: 13 mm

    Condition: scratches from use

    Weight : 1.13 gr

    *The antique gold chain is not sold with the jewel*

  • Pendentif 13 émaillé en orLucky 13 pendant in gold
    530,00

    Lucky 13 pendant enameled in 18 karat yellow gold. Heart-shaped pendant decorated with the number 13 enameled in midnight blue. Lucky pendant from the 1920s, France.

    Eagle’s head hallmark (french state hallmark for 18 karat gold)

    Height with bélière: 25 mm
    Width: 18 mm

    Condition : small lacks of enamel

    Weight : 1.16 gr

    *The antique gold chain is not sold with the jewel*
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  • Antique perpignan garnets bangle braceletbracelet jonc ancien en or
    2600,00

    Perpignan garnet bangle bracelet in 18 karat rose gold. Bangle bracelet featuring a rose gold hollow stem, the ends decorated with garnets. In the center of the bracelet, a flower formed of 9 round garnets, and on the sides a barrette motif formed of 3 garnets. The stones are “Perpignan” cut, a rose cut with a flat base. They have a beautiful raspberry-pink-red color, typical of Perpignan garnets. The garnets are mounted on foil and in closed setting. The setting is delicately decorated with triangular V-shaped figures on the edges, and the bezel backgrounds are domed. The clasp is a box-latch secured by a chain. Antique rush bracelet, circa 1880, Southeastern France.

    Horsehead hallmarks (1838-1919, french state hallmark for 18 karat gold)

    Center width: 14 mm
    Inside length: 16.5 cm
    Inside dimensions: 5 x 5.5 cm

    Condition: slight wear scratches, small dents behind two bezels, a inner crack in one of the garnets.

    Weight : 9.96 gr

  • peigne de mariage ancien Digne les bainsPeigne ancien étoile en argent
    500,00

    Antique French Saint Vincent star comb. Antique bun comb with four blond horn teeth, topped by a silver frame with three pentacrine stars (star-shaped fossils) also known as St. Vincent stars. The upper part of the comb is mobile and pivots.  Early 20th century antique comb, Digne-Les-Bains, South of France.

    Height: 8 cm

    Width: 5.2 cm

    Condition : Small missing tooth

    Weight : 10.40 gr

    More details : First introduced in the first half of the 20th century, Saint-Vincent jewelry quickly became a hit in and around Digne-Les-Bains. This success, which lasted for a century, can be explained by its good-luck properties, enveloping the wearer in magical circles. They are formed from pentacrines, which are five-pointed star-shaped fossil segments from the “stems” of crinoids, commonly known as sea lilies.

  • broche ancienne jugendstil allemande
    490,00

    Jugendstil silver brooch. Brooch in silver set with light green glass cabochons. Art Nouveau brooch, Jugendstil period, circa 1900, School of Pforzheim, Germany.

    Registered hallmark and weevil hallmark.

    Dimensions: 30 x 25 mm

    Condition: scratches from use

    Weight : 7.34 gr

    *The antique box is not sold with the jewel*

    Learn more: The city of Pforzheim specializes in the creation of Jugendstil jewelry (Art Nouveau movement in Germany), drawing inspiration from French jewelry, most often crafted in silver and set with cabochon semi-precious stones. These jewels were more accessible than the precious material jewelry of the French Art Nouveau period. Theodor Fahrner, Georg Kleemann, and the firm Carl Hermann & Speck are the most significant creators of this movement in Germany.

  • broche céleste ancienne en or et diamantsHalley's comet moon brooch
    1250,00

    Diamond crescent moon and star brooch in 18 karat gold and silver. Celestial brooch featuring a crescent moon and a star, the whole set with 30 flat-cut foiled diamonds. The diamonds have yellow hues, some darker than others. Antique moon brooch, circa 1870.

    Owl hallmark (french state hallmark for 18 karat gold)

    Diameter : 33 mm

    Estimated diamond weight: 0.70 carat

    Condition: slight wear scratches

    Weight : 9 gr

    *The antique box is not sold with the jewel*

    More information : Moon-shaped jewelry was very fashionable in the second half of the 19th century. This corresponds to the rediscovery of Greco-Roman civilization and the “lunar triad” composed of Selene, Hecate and Artemis, symbolizing respectively the full moon, the new moon (or black moon) and the crescent moon. Jewelry adorned with one or more moons is highly symbolic, oriented towards the feminine, and is sometimes complemented by a lucky star, meant to show the way.

  • Antique italian micro mosaic crossCroix pendentif italienne en or
    2700,00

    Victorian micro-mosaic cross pendant in 18 karat gold. Cross pendant with micro-mosaic decoration featuring the words “PAX DEI” meaning “Peace of God” in Latin. In the center, a cross surrounded by two doves, and below, an anchor, an ear of wheat and white flowers. The micro-mosaic decoration is surrounded by a gold-beaded frieze. On the reverse, the cross is inscribed “Xbre M.R.R à M.R.C, 1868”. The anchor is a symbol of hope, but also of early Christianity. The wheat symbolizes Christ, who dies in order to be reborn; and the white flowers symbolize purity and the Virgin Mary. Christian religious pendant, dated 1868, made in Italy for France.

    Italian hallmark: crossed keys and miter (active from 1815 to 1870) and eagle head hallmark.

    Height (including bezel): 6.5 cm
    Width: 3.7 cm

    Condition: the cross has been restored with a transparent resin to prevent the micro-mosaic from disappearing. This ensures legibility, but is not definitive and can be removed.

    Weight : 11.05 gr

    More informations : The “Peace of God” is a medieval movement whose origins date back to the 10th century and was intended to impose and guarantee peace for both religious and social reasons. It was mentioned on Italian Grand Tour objects in the 19th century.

    *The antique box and the chain are not sold with the jewel*
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  • Antique secret locket ring in gold
    1250,00

    Gold signet secret ring in 18 karat gold. Opening secret ring, decorated on the plate with the letter J in calligraphy. The ring opens to reveal a secret compartment that can conceal a photo or souvenir. The shoulders of the ring are delicately decorated with a ribbon motif. Antique sentiment ring, late 19th century. Owl hallmarks (18k gold)

    Finger size: 52 EU or 6 US (can be changed)

    Tray dimensions: 13 x 11 mm

    Inner cavity dimensions: 11 x 8 mm

    Condition: slight wear scratches, compartment closes well

    Weight : 3.76 gr

    *The antique box is not sold with the jewel*