Victorian garnet bangle bracelet in 18k rose gold. Bangle bracelet featuring a central element set with four large cabochon almandine garnets, topped with a cross set with 18 fine pearls. A drop-shaped motif set with fine pearls complements the main element. Central element from the 19th century, bangle from the early 20th century.
Dimensions of the main motif: 20 x 26 mm
Inner circumference: 16.3 cm
Condition: soldering traces visible under the main element
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.
Large Perpignan garnet navette ring in 18 karat (750) rose gold. Large marquise ring with a navette-cut garnet framed by twelve round Perpignan-cut garnets. The main garnet is mounted on a structure attached by clasps/rings to the head of the ring. The garnets are mounted on pearls and set in a closed setting. They have a lovely, intense raspberry-pink-red colour, typical of Perpignan jewellery, with a palette of nuances that is revealed in the sunlight. The ring is soberly decorated on the shoulders. The gold structure is finely decorated with triangular V-shaped figures on the edges, and the bezel backs are domed. Regional marquise ring from the late 19th century, France.
Eagle head hallmark and illegible goldsmith’s hallmark.
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.
Eros Love brooch in 18 karat (750) yellow gold. Antique brooch decorated with openwork gold leaf depicting an antique scene with Eros leaning on a stele decorated with a flaming heart. The gold leaf is applied to a square of silk. The ring is encircled by gold and onyx. The back of the jewel opens to conceal a photograph or a lock of hair. Antique brooch, circa 1870. Sentimental jewellery, France.
Eagle head hallmark and PC goldsmith hallmark.
Diameter: 27 mm
Condition: scratches from use, tiny chip to the onyx
Victorian French enamel earrings in 18 karat antique rose gold (750). Pair of earrings decorated of rectangular shape and decorated with an oval cartouche with an enamelled checkerboard pattern, forming a black diamond on a white background. Antique Mid-19th century sleepers earrings, France.
Marked with a horse’s head (french hallamrk for the period 1838-1919)
Dimensions: 22 x 9 mm
Note: the earrings are passed through the back of the lobe and close at the front. For pierced ears.
Condition: some enamel missing, scratches from use, oxidations on th eback
Antique ring with Perpignan garnets in 18-karat rose gold (750 thousandths). The marquise-shaped ring features a center navette-cut garnet surrounded by ten round-cut Perpignan garnets. The main garnet is mounted on a structure fixed by attachments/rings at the head of the ring. The Perpignan garnets are mounted on thin gold foils (paillons) and set in a closed setting. They typically exhibit a rare raspberry, pink-red color, typical of Perpignan jewelry, with a range of nuances that reveal themselves in sunlight. The ring’s shank is decorated with openwork flowers on the shoulders.
These faceted stones on top but flat underneath are referred to as “Perpignan cut” or “rose cut.” The gold structure is finely decorated with V-shaped triangular figures on the edges, and the gem settings have a domed bottom. This regional marquise ring dates back to the early 19th century in France.
It bears the following hallmarks: a horse head hallmark (1838-1919), an owl hallmark, and an illegible goldsmith hallmark. The ring’s finger size is 58 EU or 8.25 US (resizable at the risk of losing the hallmarks’ readability). The dimensions of the ring’s head are 21.8 mm x 11 cm. It shows signs of wear scratches.
Weight: 3.32 gr
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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**.
Georgian Saint Esprit pendant from the Puy en Velay in 18 karat (750) rose gold. This regional pendant consists of an oval gold leaf embossed with a small cross, a flower and laurel leaves on a blue enamelled background. This element holds – with four figaro chains a Saint Esprit pendant representing a stylised bird carrying three gourds (or tears). The Saint Esprit pendant is no longer enamelled; it must have been decorated with blue enamel. It is set in the centre with a yellow stone, probably a yellow topaz or glass on a paillon, which is now very scratched. This early regional Saint Esprit pendant dates from the early 19th century, circa 1810, Auvergne, France.
Marked with a fleur-de-lys (1819-1838), a bulldog’s head and the PERET hallmark.
Dimensions: 11 cm x 4.6 cm
Condition: lack of enamel in the lower part, gem very dull due to its age, scratches and dents.
Georgian rows of gold necklace. Rare French regional necklace in yellow gold 18 karats. It is made of ten belcher (or rolo) chains. The clasp is the main decorative element of the jewel. It is enamelled blue and white with triangular and circular decoration. The reverse side of the clasp bears the initials “P…”. This necklace is worn as a choker. Late 18th – early 19th century necklace, Auvergne, France.
Hallmarked with rooster head turned to the right (Paris, 1798-1809), Goldsmith’s hallmark
Total length of the necklace at the shortest: 31 cm – Height when worn. 15/16 cm
Clasp size: 3.4 cm x 2 cm
Condition: a few tiny cracks in the enamel.