Victorian enamel ring in 18-karat yellow gold (750). This ring features an oval setting centered with a rose-colored glass cabochon, simulating a ruby, surrounded by a black enamel striated design. The shoulders of the ring are subtly decorated with fluting. The ring dates back to the Napoleon III period, French Victorian period, circa 1870/1890.
Hallmark: Owl (French hallmark for 18-karat gold).
Ring size: 59 EU or 8.75 US (resizable).
Setting dimensions: 12 x 9.5 mm.
Condition: Shows signs of wear, small lack of enamel and small scratches on the cabochon.
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
Single pearl stud earring in 18k gold (750). This single earring features a white cultured pearl stud with a diameter of approximately 5.2 mm. The stud’s setting is made of 18-karat yellow gold. This unique earring is sold individually and dates back to around 1980 in France.
Hallmarks: Maker’s mark and eagle’s head hallmark.
Pearl Diameter: 5.2 mm
Note: Butterfly push-back closure.
Condition: Showing signs of wear.
Gold locket pendant in 18 karat (750) yellow gold photo pendant. Circular in shape, it consists of two simple glasses between which a photo, a flower or a lock of hair can be slipped. The top part, below the clasp, unscrews to open the pendant. The outline is plain, with no decoration. French work from the late 19th century.
Victorian paste stone enamel pendant. This pendant is composed in the upper part of a white enamelled flower with black dots surrounded by four faceted pink paste stones imitating topaz. This motif is linked to a central element by three chains set with past stones and fine half pearls. The central element, the most important, is composed of an oval faceted pink paste stones, framed by four enamelled flowers and four foiled paste stones. It supports two drop-shaped pendants. French jewel of the Second Empire, circa 1860, Victorian period.
Length with the clasp: 6.5 cm Width: 2,2 cm
Note: the ring of end and the chain are not of origin.
Weight : 7,1 gr
**The pendant comes with a silver chain. Weight 2,4 gr. Length 44 cm**.
Art Nouveau Leroyer pendant in silver (800). Art Nouveau pendant (1895-1910) in the form of two ears of wheat enclosing a cabochon of chrysoprase (green chalcedony) mobile in closed setting. Art Nouveau wheat ear pendant by Leroyer, signed on the front, circa 1900, France.
Boar hallmark, goldsmith’s hallmark, signed LEROYER
Dimensions : 63 mm x 34 mm
Chalcedony size : 23 x 7 mm
Note : the chalcedony has been tinted, it was very common in 1900.
Condition : oxidation and scratches from use
More about chrysoprase / green chalcedony: Chrysoprase is a green monocrystallised chalcedony whose name evokes its colour: from the Greek “krhusos” meaning “gold” and “prasinos” meaning light green “leek” colour. This natural stone owes its green/yellow colour to nickel and its more intense green colour to chromium. Chalcedony is often dyed by humans to obtain a more intense green colour to imitate natural stone.
Diamond stud earrings in 18 karat white gold (750). Pair of second hand earrings set with 0.05 carat brilliant cut diamonds. The chips close with an ALPA safety clasp. Second-hand earrings, France, second part of the 20th century.
Goldsmith’s hallmark MA and hallmarks on the ALPA clasps
Estimated weight of the diamonds : 0.05 carat each
Mourning sleepers earrings in 18 karat yellow gold. Earrings centred of black cabochon made of glass and imitating jet, it is also called “glass of Paris” (verre de Paris). The cabochon is decorated in the centre of a star and a frieze. French earrings called “sleepers” from the end of […]