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.
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.
Antique Perpignan garnet ring in 18-karat rose gold. This marquise-shaped ring is centered with a navette-cut garnet surrounded by 8 round Perpignan-cut garnets. The main garnet is mounted on a structure attached by rings to the ring head, while the Perpignan-cut garnets are set on foils within a closed setting. They typically have a rare raspberry, pink-red color, which is characteristic of Perpignan jewelry. Their palette of shades is revealed in the sunlight. The ring’s shoulders are decorated with leaves, and the gold structure is finely adorned with V-shaped triangular figures along the edges. The undersides of the gem settings are domed. This is a regional ring from the mid-19th century, France.
Horse head (French hallmark for 18-karat gold between 1838 and 1919), Owl, and Maker’s mark “JT.”
Finger size: 52 EU or 6 US (resizable)
Ring head dimensions: 17 mm x 11 cm
Condition: Signs of wear, oxidations, and an old resizing mark.
Georgian paste marquise ring in 18 karat gold (750) and silver marquise ring. This large antique marquise-type ring features an oval head adorned with an opalescent glass plaque, onto which green paste stones have been set, forming a flower at the center of the jewel. A line of white paste stones surrounds the central plaque, they exhibits a common trick called the “black spot” which was when a hole was cut at the back of the foil behind the paste. This showed the black spot that was meant to imitate the culet on an old mine cut diamond. The ring’s band is decorated with two delicate ridges at the shoulder. Georgian period, circa 1820, France.
Hibou and swan hallmarks (French state hallmarks for 18-karat gold).
Finger size: 58 EU or 8.25 US (resizing possible)
Setting dimensions: 35 x 18 mm
Condition: The yellow gold ring is probably not from origin; antique tin soldering; usual wears on gold and stones.
Antique garnet and enamel ring in 18 karat (750) antique rose gold. Ring with a round pink garnet in a claw setting forming a corolla. The ring is decorated with fine scrolls on a black enamel background. Antique 19th century ring.
Owl hallmark (french State hallmarks for 18-karat gold)
Cluster ring Perpignan garnets in 18k rose gold. Antique ring centred on a round garnet surrounded by six round rose-cut garnets set in pearls. The main garnet is mounted on a structure attached by clasps/rings to the head of the ring. The ring is soberly decorated with a gadroon on each shoulder. The gold structure is finely decorated with triangular V-shaped figures on the edges, and the back of the bezels is domed. These stones are known as “perpignan” or “rose” cut and are faceted on the top but flat on the underside. These garnets have a beautiful raspberry, pink-red and slightly purplish colour. These colours are typical of Perpignan jewellery, with a palette of shades that is revealed in the sunlight.Regional jewellery from the middle of 19th century, France.
Eagle head hallmark, goldsmith’s hallmark illegible.
Finger size: 59 EU or 8.75 US (can be changed)
Ring head size: 12 x 12 mm
Condition: scratches from use, wears on the main stone, a prong missing
Weight: 2.7 g
More information : The paillon is an ancient technique that consists of placing a sheet of metal under the stone, at the bottom of the bezel, to accentuate its brilliance. The cut and method of manufacture of this Catalan jewellery dates back to the 18th century.
Clover bangle Bracelet in 9 karat (375 millième) rose gold. This vintage bangle features a border of three-leaf clovers alternating with round peridots. The clovers are set with half pearls, and the five peridots are placed in a closed setting with a serrated pattern. The border is pierced, giving the piece a delicate appearance. This antique bracelet dates back to the early 20th century, during the Art Nouveau period, and originates from England.
Stamped with 9K and 375 hallmarks (English hallmarks for 9-karat gold). Other hallmarks are illegible.
Inner circumference: 16.8 cm (approximately 6.6 inches)
Note: The clasp has a metal safety chain.
Condition: Scratches, minor chips, light dents
Georgian Silesian iron bracelet. Woven wire bracelet, decorated with a large flower, the heart centered on a faceted nail. A circular spiral pendant hangs from the flower. Antique bracelet, circa 1798/1800, Silesia, (region extending over parts of Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic)
Antique charms Music Love and Luck bracelet in 14 karat yellow gold (585). Vintage bracelet with oval links decorated with small circles and small floral motifs. This bracelet is adorned with fifteen charms (detailed below). Antique bracelet on the theme of Music, Love and Luck. Early 20th century.
Marked 585 (foreign hallmark for 14 karat gold)
Length: 19.7 cm
Note: lobster clasp.
Condition: some charms are in metal, two in silver and eight in 14 karat gold. Scratches from use.
Weight : 16 gr
– An elephant with red enamel in 14 karat rose gold
– A rattle in 14 karat rose gold
– A playing card Ace of Spades in metal
– A four-leaf clover lucky charm in metal
– A key holding a heart in silver
– A zeppelin with the inscription ‘I love’ in 14 karat yellow gold
– A pink pig eating a four-leaf clover in silver
– A piano in metal
– A maritime anchor in 14 karat rose gold
– A trumpet in 14 karat yellow gold
– A cello in metal
– A coat of arms in metal
– A flower pot in 14 karat yellow gold
– A red enamel mandolin in 14 karat yellow gold
– A red and white enamel accordion in 14 karat gold
Carnelian intaglio ring in 18 karat (750) yellow gold. Ring centred on a rectangular cornelian decorated with an intaglio depicting a Roman soldier in profile. The ring is finally decorated with Greek frieze on the shoulders. Vintage ring, circa 1990, France.
Eagle head hallmark and Sté P goldsmith hallmark (French hallmarks for 18k)
Finger size: 53 EU or 6.25 US (can be resized)
Bezel size: 16 x 10 mm
Condition: scratches inside the ring
Weight : 6.24 gr
More about : Carnelian is a translucent chalcedony with a red to yellowish-red colour, sometimes taking on a brown tone. This ornamental gemstone is often used to make seals and amulets. Carnelian is engraved to create a motif, which is usually set in a ring.
Forget-me-not turquoise ring in 18 karat rose gold (750), featuring a central design of a blossoming branch set with five turquoise cabochons and a faceted glass. The ring’s band is hollow and holds a braided lock of hair that decorates the entire circumference of the band. This memento ring dates from the second half of the 19th century, specifically the Napoleon III period.
Finger size: 61 EU or 9.5 US (resizable).
Band width: 4 mm.
Condition: slight deformation of the band around the hallmark area.