STUNNING ART DECO SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING
This incredible circa 1925 ring is crafted in that fine delicate and highly recognizable Art Deco style that is presently so popular! The central round cut decorative bezel set sapphire is approximately 5mm or .65 carat. It sits in excellent company among a multitude of sparkling European round cut diamonds in a decoratively milgrained platinum setting. There are two decorative bezel set diamonds each 3mm or .10 carat and and additional twelve sparkling old cut 2mm or .03 carat diamonds. The total weight of the diamonds is 1.20 carats. The brilliant sparkle continues around the shank of the ring as two diamonds are set in at the upper part of either side. The color of the diamonds is an H or I which is in the nearly colorless range. The clarity is SI1, the best grade in the some inclusions category. The stones are mounted above a beautiful delicate scrolled gallery. The top of the ring measures approximately 11/16" X 5/8". Sapphire is the birth stone for the month of September. This ring is presently a US size 5 1/2.
GORGEOUS ART DECO DIAMOND DOME RING
From the same estate as the sapphire and diamond ring above, this is a brilliant 1930's yellow gold dome ring set with an exquisite 1.5 carat round European cut diamond. The professional appraisal done about 9 years ago gives the color grade of the diamond as a G which is the first grade in the nearly colorless category. The clarity is graded S1, which is the highest grade in the small inclusions category. The heavy gold band has some incised decoration which has worn a bit given the soft nature of 18K gold and the age of the ring.. There is a little loss to the gold at the very edge of the bezel where it meets the diamond. The diamond is the birthstone for the month of April. The ring size is presently between a US 3 or 3 1/4 .
ABSOLUTELY AWESOME 2.25 CARAT 1930'S ENGAGEMENT RING
This ring would certainly make somebody unbelievably happy and that is probably an understatement! The ring is mounted with a beautiful large round European cut diamond measuring 8.5 mm or approximately 2.25 carats. The large sparkling stone is set with eight prongs in a platinum band. The interior of the band is marked perhaps with a maker's symbol which is difficult for me to distinguish and also marked Plat.for platinum. The color grade of the diamond is G, the first grade in the nearly colorless category and the clarity on the appraisal that was done is given as S1, the highest grade in the some inclusions category. A simple non fussy setting that shows off the high quality of this beautiful large diamond. The present size is US 5 1/4.
A FINE QUALITY DIAMOND AND WHITE GOLD BAR PIN
A very feminine and delicate glittering creation dating to the 1920's, the very beginning of the Art Deco Era. The pin is set with five European cut round diamonds of nice quality with a color rated H to I, the center of the nearly colorless spectrum. The clarity given in the appraisal is SI1and SI2, small inclusions. The center diamond is 6mm, the ones adjacent to the center diamond are 4mm and the two diamonds on the end are each 3mm. There is a total diamond weight of 1.45 carats. The hasp is marked 14K. The setting is white gold. When viewed from the back side the gold appears yellow. In addition to the 14K mark, there is a maker's mark that looks like the letter J with two lower arcs going right and left.
DIAMOND AND GENUINE RUBY RING
Another extraordinary ring from this estate. This one consists of a stunning genuine ruby surrounded by two sparkling diamonds. This ring is breathtaking in the sunlight! The stones are slightly oval European cut with the ruby measuring 7mm X 5.5mm or approximately 1.10 carats. The two diamonds each measure 6.5mm X 5.5mm approximately .75 carat each. The diamonds, of very good quality, are given a G for color, the highest rating in the nearly colorless category. For clarity they are rated VS1, very small inclusions. The stones are prong set in a yellow gold band that is marked 14K. The ruby is the birthstone for July. It is also traditionally given for a fortieth anniversary. The size of this ring is presently a .US size 5 1/2.
DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING1.85 CARATS
A stunning ring to give for an engagement. The diamond is an 8mm European cut round stone 1.85 carats. The color is rated G the best in the nearly colorless category. The clarity is given as S1 the highest rating in the category for some inclusions The diamond is in a yellow gold setting with white gold prongs. There is a little chipping at one edge of this rather large stone of high quality. The ring could be worn as it is or it could be reworked. The present US size is 5 1/4
STUNNING DIAMOND AND WHITE GOLD PENDANT/ BROOCH
You might call this piece bewitching! Every time I look at it I am utterly captivated! When it moves, it sparkles like a million ice crystals in the sun, refracting a rainbow of colors. This mid 1920's piece is beautifully designed in a flower form. The chain and pendant setting are 14K white gold. The brooch or pendant portion is marked with the number 285. There are a total of fifty eight round old European cut stones. There should be 59 but one approx. 3mm stone is missing. The cost to replace it would run around $300.00. The total weight of the diamonds that are present is 5.35 carats. the color is F - H and the clarity is VS1. The sizes of the stones are as follows. one 6mm, four 4.5mm, seven 3mm (should be eight of these), eighteen 2.5mm, and 24 2mm. The main portion of the pendant which hangs from a 24" chain, can be removed from the connecting portion at the top, the part that has the three graduated diamonds. This allows the option of wearing the main portion brooch. I believe the gold chain that hangs from the back and has the gold safety type pin is there as an additional safety measure to provide piece of mind that this valuable piece of jewelry will not become lost while it is being worn.
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SIGNED STERLING CHATELAINE
This is a beautiful sterling silver chatelaine. It dates c. 1880. It has five sterling silver attachments; a perfume, a pencil, a notebook, a comb, and a pill box. The chatelaine brooch is hallmarked. I am not certain of the maker.
STERLING SILVER MANDOLIN PILL HOLDER WITH GERMAN HALLMARK
This is a very elaborate sterling silver pill holder. It was probably meant to go on a chattelaine. The case of the mandolin is hinged andappears to have ben meant to hold pills. The reamins of what I believe to be a worn German hallmark consisting of a spread winged eagle, what may have been several letters and a cockerel in profile are on the back above the cherubs. The mandolin is strung with three silver strings. The overall length is just over 3 1/4"..
VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER HORN BOOK
This is an beautiful and unusual sterling silver horn book circa 1860. It is engraved with the upper and lower case alphabet with a separate line for the vowels. In addition it is inscribed with two rows of floral decoration and, at the bottom, a bird with a branch in his beak. The horn book was originally worn by being hung from the hole in the tab at the bottom. There is some wear on the inside of the hole, and to the back of the tab from the book being repeatedly raised. In more recent times, a sterling silver hanging hook was added with silver solder at the top so that it would hang upright from a chain. It measures a tad over 2 5/8" X 1 5/16".