Category: Antique & Estate Jewelry

Carnelian Intaglio and Eighteen Karat Yellow Gold Ring

13th November

Centered by an oval carnelian intaglio depicting the head of a Satyr with a trident set into a conforming bezel with domed tapered ring shank. Intaglio possibly late 18th-early 19th Century, Mounting 19th Century
Ring size:7
Provenance: From a San Francisco Antiquities Collector
Available for Purchase 

White Jade Lotus Root Pendant

13th November

The shaped pendant is carved from a single piece of white jade in the form of a cross section of a lotus root surmounted by a stylized branch of cherry blossoms.  Suspended from a red cord.

Ca. Early 20th Century
Dimension: 1 1/2 x 2 inches
Provenance: From a private collector of jade
Private Collection

Emerald, Diamond and Platinum Ring

12th November

The ring is centered by a rectangular, cut-corner, stepped-cut emerald weighing approximately 6.30 ct. and flanked by rectangular baguette diamonds weighing approximately .050 ct. each and triangular stepped-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.30 ct., all mounted in platinum. Accompanied by an AGL certificate stating that the emerald is Columbian in origin with evidence of faint treatment.

Ca. 1940
Ring size: 6 3/4
Provenance: From a Midwestern family

Japanese Mixed Metal Belt Buckle

11th November

A belt buckle of rectangular cushioned shaped made of blackened steel inlaid with silver and gold depicting falling flower blossoms being carried away by the prevailing rains.

Ca. 1920
Dimensions: 52 x 34 mm
Provenance: Purchased from a collector of Japanese wares

Available for Purchase

Carved Jadeite Jade and Eighteen Karat Yellow Gold Cufflinks

11th November

Each cufflink is set with a carved jadeite jade figure of a coiled dragon. Mounted in 18 karat yellow gold with toggle-style cross bars.
Ca. 1950
Dimensions: 30 mm
Provenance: Unknown

Emerald Cut Diamond and Eighteen Karat White Gold Ring

11th November

The ring is centered by an emerald-cut diamond weighing approximately 4.20 ct. set into a four prong mounting and flanked by two rows of round brilliant-cut diamond set into the shoulder of the 6.25 mm wide band.
Estimated color and clarity of center stone: Color:J/K; Clarity: VVS-2
Estimated total diamond weight: 5.50 ct.
Ca. 2000
Size: 4 1/2
Available for purchase

Diamond and Fourteen Karat Gold Scottish Rights Masonic Ring

10th November

Centered by a round old mine-cut diamond weighing approximately  0.30 ct set into the breast of the white gold double headed eagle mounted onto a field of black enamel with engraved shoulders with champleve enamel triangles for the 32 degree and a Hebrew letter.
Ca. 1920
Ring Size 8 1/2
Stamped: O B 14k

South Sea Pearl and Opal Necklace

10th November

The necklace is composed of forty-four round cultured South Sea pearls graduated in size from 15.4 -9.8 mm, fifteen of the pearls inlaid with gold and wedges of opal in the patented process called “Magic Pearls” by German designer Gabriele Weinmann.
The necklace has two pairs of invisible clasps that allow the configuration of the necklace to be changed or added to later added.

Ca. 2004
Length: 19 inches
Available for purchase

French Enamel and Eighteen Karat Yellow Gold Stickpin

10th November

This beautiful three-dimensional rendition of an Arabian rider on a galloping horse fending off the advancing forces with a pistol is enameled en-ronde-bosse in white and aqua enamel with green and orange highlights. The horse has chased mane and tail. French assay marks and hallmarks-unidentifiable, in fitted case.

Ca. 1865
Dimension: 34 mm tail to nose
Condition: Minor loss to enamel
Provenance: Private Collection

White Jade Pendant

9th November

In the form of a stylized ax blade carved in low relief with three rows of ancient Chinese characters, verso: depicting a scene of two deer under  the cherry blossom trees. Suspended from a red cord with a black onyx bead.
Dimensions: 56 x 35 x 10 mm
Ca. 20th Century
Provenance: Purchased from a Chinese collector
Available for purchase