March Treasures

March Treasures

Antique 14k Gold Green Gem Snake Ring

Antique 14k Gold Green Gem Snake Ring

Here is wonderful 14 karat (hallmarked) rose gold snake motif ring with a green gem stone (probably an emerald although has not been tested). It has an à jour setting which means the light shines through it beautifully.

Era: Possibly late Victorian or Edwardian.

Style: Late Victorian Egyptian Revival (The Art Deco era also saw a revival of snake motif jewellery).

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Art Deco Gilded Snake Bracelet

Art Deco Gilded Snake Bracelet

This unusual and magnificent vintage Art Deco gilded (golden coloured) silver snake (‘ouroboros’) bangle has turquoise and coral embellishments.

Era: Probably 1920-1940 .  Style: Art Deco / Egyptian Revival / Chinoiserie. Origin: Austria

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Chinoiserie Dragon Head Bangle

Chinoiserie Dragon Head Bangle

Here is a magnificent, rare, antique, heavy and chunky, brass double headed dragon motif woven mesh bangle. (Era: Probably 1890 – 1950)

The first wave of Chinoiserie (Western and Chinese fusion design) came in the 18th century. Towards the end of the 19th century there was a renewed interest in all things Chinese. This style continued through the Art Deco period and onwards. I haven’t quite been able to make my mind up about the age of this amazing bracelet which is why I’ve given it a wide range.

Origin: Austria

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Antique Diamond 14 k Earrings

Antique Diamond 14 k Earrings

Truly stunning antique 14 karat gold diamond earrings. (Not hallmarked but electronically tested). The bottom diamonds have an à jour so the light shines through them beautifully. They are primarily constructed from yellow gold with what I believe are white gold rims around the diamonds.

Era: Possibly pre-1884 as most German and Austrian jewellery had hallmarks after that date. This style is known as ‘Top and Drop’ and has been popular since Georgian times. The style of these earrings is so classic that I haven’t been able to accurately age them.

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Vintage St. George and Dragon 10 k Gold Earrings

Vintage St. George and Dragon 10 k Gold Earrings

Rare vintage hallmarked 10 karat yellow gold coin earrings. They are meaningful, very stylish and unusual. Era: 1973. Style: Art Deco / Spanish / Flamenco

Origin: England

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Victorian Gilded Green Bead Earrings

Victorian Gilded Green Bead Earrings

Stunning antique gilded 900 silver green bead earrings. They are back fastening.

Era: Possibly 1840 – 1848.  The style is very ‘Biedermeier’ which would place them before 1848, however the style continued on so they could also be a little later, anywhere up until 1900 or even early 20th century. (The lack of wear on the hallmarks suggests they are not as old as the Biedermeier era, although they definitely have the style. The Biedermeier period in Germany (1815-1848) was an amazing period during which the arts and beauty flourished. The styles were influenced by the courtly styles of the French Rococo movement.)

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