Tomorrow is the first day of Fall 2022, and antique/vintage jewelry lovers are traditionally thinking about new items or additions to their collections, not what their new fashion items will be. There are beautiful pieces at different price points and from different periods. Here are a few favorites, all in excellent or museum quality condition:
Wartski’s Falize bracelet with medieval writing, ‘REMEMBER’, alternating matte and polished yellow gold, the first letter on a blue background above the clasp set with rose diamonds. The rest of the letters are molded from translucent, bright red enamel on an opaque cream ground that simulates illuminated writing on vellum, the inscriptions and end plates are decorated with polychrome enamelled flowers, symbolizing love.
in Kentshire Victorian antique gold pendant earrings with a pair of hinged pearls encircled with star-set emerald and diamond drops, circular emerald tops, 18K gold.
Veronique Bamps Victorian Etruscan Revival style with gold and glass paste, Castellani c.1870, Rome.
Metier Paris antique book pendant with enamel front and antique cut diamond forget-me-not flowers with ten photo slots.
Estate diamond jewelry 18K retro bracelet, consisting of a platinum bracelet accented with sapphires and diamonds, circa 1940.
La Vieille Russie’s antique demantoid (green) garnet ring surrounded by diamond halo in gold and platinum. English, circa 1900.
at Macklowe Gallery A Lalique French Art Nouveau masterpiece, the “Automne” pendant is one of the allegorical pieces of jewelry that René Lalique created to celebrate the beauty of nature. The necklace is made of basse-taille enamel and gold between European sycamore leaves. A pale female face, with dark, luxuriant hair, depicted in a cascade of beautifully shaped leaves and seed balls, spilling over the arabesques of delicate branches. With its original built-in embossed leather box, silk lining of the case, gilded “R. Comes marked Lalique/20 Rue Thérèse/Paris”. Signed by Lalique
SJ Phillips 18 gold 60” guard chain with intricate knot and links.
Veronique Bamps yellow gold and platinum brooch depicting an enamel crescent with enamel cherubs, Montana sapphires and diamonds, Jaques & Marcus, circa 1890.
Estate diamond jewelry rare pair of antique Victorian earrings. The earrings are decorated with old mine diamonds in silver and yellow gold. The vine motif is typical of the early Victorian era and very striking. The earrings are set with approximately three carats of TCW. France, circa 1860.
La Vieille Russie;s old mined butterfly brooch in sterling silver topped with high karat gold.
Wartski’s multi-gem closed back earrings with yellow gold foil and silver backing. The earrings include emeralds, rubies, sapphires, topaz, turquoise, amethyst, citrine, garnet, green tourmaline, and pearl, with a butterfly stamp on the hoop assembly, indicating the date is between 1768 and 1774.
Sandra Cronan’s Circa 1940 diamond and ruby clasp ring in yellow gold.
SJ Phillips early 20th century knotted balls and milgrain set caliber rubies and rose-cut diamonds in a top and bottom overlay style, each suspended below a claw-set cushion-cut ruby and a small row of single-cut diamonds.
Keyamour’s Victorian turquoise and diamond snake bracelet, circa 1880. The upper part of the bracelet is decorated with pave turquoise. The head of the snake is decorated with eight old, mined diamonds. Its size is quite rare. There are French stamps on the tongue of the buckle.