I was a school teacher for many years - and English literature was my favorite subject to teach - so when this play came up, I wore these pins. The kids loved them. They ae gold toned metal with faceted amethyst glass faces and both are decorated with tiny faux pearls. Juliet measures 1 1/2" x 2" and Romeo is approximately 1 1/2" each way. They are in excellent condition and unmarked.
I think this is one of the prettier thermoset necklaces that I have seen because of the rhinestone triangles between the links. They really set off the red and gold. The necklace is a choker that extends up to 17", with the pattern of links and rhinestones all around the front and up the sides - about 9" of the length of the necklace. The matching earrings are clips and each one i 1 1/4" long. The set is in very good condition and it is not marked.
This is a big pin - 3" x 1 1/2" - and it is in a flower design. The pink stones are large and sparkling and the faux pearl center of the flower is surrounded by aurora borealis prong set small rhinestones for emphasis. The leaves are opaline type glass and there are more of the AB rhinestones, as well as another faux pearl. The metal is shiny gold tone. The pin is in excellent condition with no flaws and it is not marked.
I call these earrings wings, because instead of dangling they follow the shape of the ear upward. These kinds of earrings are from the 1950s and 1960s and came in all kinds of material even feathers. They were meant to be worn with the updo hairdos of the time. These are clear rhinestones of various shapes and sizes and are shiny rhodium backed. They are 2" by 1" and very showy. The are in excellent condition with no problems and no makers marks.
This is a wonderful old example of Victorian mourning jewelry - a trend made popular after Queen Victoria lost her husband. This one depicts a gloved hand holding a wreath. It is about 2 1/4" wide by 1" from top to bottom. It has an trombone type closure. It looks as though that pin has been soldered onto another piece of metal, and if so, it was done a long time ago. I believe the pin is made of bog oak. It is in good condition with no marks and no problems.
Description: This is a pretty dome ring done in gold toned metal. The top is alternating stripes of black enamel and clear sparkling rhinestones. It is one of those rings that is really comfortable to wear and very attractive...
This set is well known to collectors. Some insist that they were made by Selro, but I don't think so - at least not this one. It is very unusual to find an entire parure - so I was excited when I saw this one and I have had it for quite a while so that I could enjoy it, but I think it is time to send it on to someone else who will enjoy it. The necklace is a choker 12" long with a 3 1.2" EXTENDER. The figures are approximately 1 1/2" tall which makes it that wide in the front...
This is a rare and collectible bracelet set with multicolored paste stones. The metal is Brass a beautiful design all the way around.
The catch is an old push in which closes securely. The bracelet is 7/8" wide and the inside diameter when closed is 2 1/4". It is slightly mishapen from years of wear. One of the blue rectangular stones has a flea bit, but you need a loupe to see it. The bracelet is not marked, but it definitely has all the beauty of pre WWII Czech pieces.
This a nice Christmas tree pin utilizing some nice colors. The tree itself is a brushed metal olive colored, and gold on the back. The rhinestones are bezel set and are faceted red,green and clear. The tree is 2 1/2" tall and 1m 1/2" wide. There are beads hanging from the bottom of the tree made to look like ornaments. The brooch is in excellent condition and it is not marked.
Description: This is a wide band silver colored band ring that tapers down in the back.
The top design has a what appear to be leaves with tiny rhinestones on them surrounding the bigger stone that stands taller. It is marked inside 12KGF and then has an ES.
Size: Ring is not adjustable and is currently a small Size 9.
Condition: The condition is very good with no problems.
This pendant necklace is exquisite. The polished pendant is 1 1/2" x 1". It is domed and cut out at the top. The portrait of a young boy appears to be on porcelain and inserted into the pendant. The pendant is in excellent condition and definitely Victorian. The chain is not old. It is a Sterling silver paper clip chain that I put on the pendant so that the buyer could wear it.That chain is 16" long and has a spring ring closure. I think the pendant would also look nice on a silk cord...
I really think this is a lovely pin. It is a layered flower and the petals are such a lovely reddish pink tinged with gold colors, The center is a faceted hot pink glass rhinestone and the stem is enameled green. The flower is done in a shiny gold toned metal. The flower is about 1 3/4" in diameter, and the stem adds about another inch to the length. The pin is in excellent condition with a nice and shiny back and the pin holds well.
I guarantee that you are definitely going to be noticed if you walk into a room wearing these earrings. They are fabulous. The clip earrings have an ear piece that is 1" in diameter and fancy worked shiny silver colored metal. Then, there is a long teardrop piece set with two faceted pink rhinestones at the top and one at the bottom. In between, there is a lucite petaled flower that has a pink teardrop bead coming out of the middle. And the bottom is a large round molded plastic bead in pink...
This is a fun pin from the 1930s - I guess designed by somebody who liked to party. It consists of a cream colored sombrero with three booze bottles hanging from it. One says rum, one - gin, and one- scotch. A little something for everyone. The sombrero is a bit less than 2"x2" and the bottles hang about two inches. The pin is in good condition except for some of the coating that is beginning to come off the the cords holding the bottles. The pin is not marked.
Description: This is a faux pearl and gold plated cocktail ring with an unusual shape. There is a tiny sparkling rhinestone in the design as well.
Size: Ring is adjustable, but closed as shown it is a size 6
Condition: Appears to never have been worn. There are no marks or signs of wear.
This is an antique Victorian Gold Filled Pietra Dura Floral Brooch. It is quite large - 2 1/2" x 2" and it has a braided gold fill decoration around the edge of the flowers. The actual Pietra Dura piece is 1 1/2" x 2". The brooch is in excellent condition with no problems and it has no marks.
This is really a special bracelet - lots of sparkle and some carving around the center rhinestones in each circle to add emphasis. The bracelet is 1" wide on the top and tapers down to 1/4" at the back. It has an inside diameter of 2 1/2" - standard for these bracelets. It is in good condition with just a few of the rhinestones starting to turn - not enough to affect the sparkle and stunning nature of the bracelet.
'm not sure about the age of this pendant, so I am not putting it in the Art Deco category in my shop. It may be later. The pendant is i 1/2" x 1 3/4", and it is on a 24" silver toned chain. The pendant is stamped, as you can see from the back, and has some turquoise enameling on the front. The chain has a spring ring closure. The piece is in very good condition with no problems, and it is not marked.