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Antique and estate jewels are small works of art that celebrate the elegance, artistry and craftsmanship of earlier times.  In the estate galleries you will find a variety of these miniature masterpieces including elegant cufflinksbeautiful broochessculptural stickpins and distinctive dress and tuxedo sets.


Edwardian guilloche enamel brooch. (J9413)


Elegant Cufflinks

The Antique Cufflink Gallery offers a great variety of fine antique and vintage cufflinks.  Below is a small sampling of the cufflinks available.

Carrington purple enamel and pearl cufflinks. (J9476)


Carrington Purple  Striking purple enamel above a finely engraved pattern of radiating scalloped circles centered with a small luminous pearl.  A beautiful example of the guilloche enamel cufflinks of the early 1900s. Created in 14kt gold, circa 1925.   Cost:  $1,325

Victorian sapphire and scroll cufflinks. (J9388)


Sapphires and Scrolls  Late Victorian cufflinks with elegant foliate scrolls surrounding deep blue sapphires set in the raised gold centers. The depth and fine details of the scroll work is a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of the era.  Created in 14kt gold, circa 1890.   Cost:  $865

Art Deco diamond cufflinks. (J9245)


Art Deco Elegance II  Art Deco cufflinks that sparkle with the sophisticated elegance and geometric dazzle of a Busby Berkeley musical.  Created by Taylor & Co. in 14kt gold,  circa 1930.   Cost:  $875

Krementz writhing serpent cufflinks. (J9284)


Entwined Serpents  Two sinister serpents entwined with foliage and vines in the flowing Art Nouveau style.  The fact that the serpents are rattlesnakes adds a touch of danger.  Sculpted in 14kt gold, circa 1900.   Cost:  $885

Carrington jade cufflinks. (J9288)


Carrington Jade  Dark, spinach green jade set in finely engraved gold bezels.  The translucent jade glows like sunlight passing through a miniature stained glass window.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1910.    Cost:  $925

Krementz mermaid and swan cufflinks crafted in 14kt gold. (J9382)

Mermaid and Swan  A mermaid rests quietly amid swaying cattails while a swan serenely glides past.  The beautifully sculpted scene (note the details of the golden scepter in the mermaid's right hand) is a wonderful example of Art Nouveau figural design.  Created in 14kt gold, circa 1900.   Cost:  $1,345

Art Deco carnelian spool cufflinks. (J9232)


Please visit the Antique Cufflink Gallery where you will find many more elegant cufflinks and dress sets from the past.  Above is only a small sample of the cufflinks we offer.


Fine Stickpins

In the Antique Stickpin Gallery are miniature works of sculpture.  Below are just a few of the stickpins available.

Whiteside and Blank wreath and opal stickpin. (J9495)


Laurel Wreath and Opal  The classical elegance of a golden laurel wreath surrounding an iridescent opal.  The wreath is exquisitely crafted and finely detailed while a small diamond set beneath the opal adds a touch of sparkle.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1900.  Cost:  $585

Link & Angell regal dragon stickpin (J9235)


Fierce Dragon A fierce dragon in mid flight prepares to lunge forward and breath fire on whatever has caught its wary eye.  The perfect diminutive gargoyle to guard a wearer's lapel against evil spirits and other malefactors. Crafted 14kt gold,  circa 1900.   Cost:  $445

Carter, Howe Art Nouveau stickpin of woman and pansy. (J9166)


La Pensée  A wonderfully evocative stickpin of a contemplative woman framed by the petals of a pansy and the hint of a rising sun.    Created by Carter, Howe in 14kt gold,  circa 1900.    Cost:  $425

Hans Brassler carnelian stickpin. (J9360)


Brassler Carnelian  A luminous carnelian glows from within flowing folds of gold.  There is a wonderful contrast between the stark geometry of the carnelian and the flowing curves of the setting.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.   Cost:  $465

Art Nouveau sapphire stickpin. (J9309)


Sapphire Scrolls  Intertwining golden scrolls centered with a rich blue sapphire.  The flowing, interlacing design reflects the Art Nouveau style, as well as the Celtic Revival, of the early 1900s.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1910.    Cost:  $565

French chimera stickpin. (J9214)


La Chimére  A fierce French chimera vigilantly guards the top of this golden jewel.  The perfect personal gargoyle to keep evil spirits away from one's lapel or tie.  Crafted in 18kt gold, circa 1900.    Cost:  $675

Hayden Wheeler turquoise stickpin. (J9195)


Please visit the Antique Stickpin Gallery where you will find many more elegant stickpins from the past.  Above is only a small sample of the stickpins we offer.


Brooches and Pins

  In the Antique pin and Brooch Gallery  we offer fine brooches and pins to match every taste and desire.  Below is a small sample.

Carter dragon and crescent brooch. (J9384)


Chimera and the Moon  A beautifully sculpted, finely detailed chimera flies past a crescent moon.  The magnificent beast has finely feathered wings, the intricate scaly body of a serpent and a tail that morphs into twisting acanthus leaves.  A small green gem is set as the creature's watchful, jealous eye.  Created by Carter, Howe & Co. in 14kt gold, circa 1890.   Cost:  $785

Hans Brassler amethyst and roses brooch. (J9256)


Amethyst and Roses  An elegant brooch set with a rich amethyst, bright pearls and golden roses in a "garden wall".  Created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.   Cost:  $685

Edwardian guilloche enamel brooch. (J9413)


Regal Splendour  
Beautifully engraved regal blue enamel surrounded by bands of white enamel and intricately detailed golden swags accented with small pearls.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1900.
Cost:  $875

Hans Brassler garnet and pearl brooch. (J9392)


Garnet and Pearls  A petit Classical Revival pin set with a fiery red garnet and small luminous pearls.  Created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.
Cost:  $365

Art Nouveau amethyst brooch. (J9223)


Art Nouveau Amethyst  An amethyst rests between the flowing wings of an exotic butterfly or bat.  Beneath the amethyst a small pearl glows like a distant full moon.  Created in 14kt gold, circa 1900.    Cost:  $675

Brassler coral brooch. (J9274)


Brassler Coral  A glowing coral cabochon amid an elegant geometry of neoclassical and Asian motifs.  A dramatic brooch created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa1910.   Cost:  $745

Egyptian Revival winged scarab brooch crafted in 14kt gold. (J3573)


Please visit the  Antique Brooch Gallery  where we offer a great variety of fine antique brooches and pins. Above is only a small sample of the jewels we offer.



Tuxedo and Dress Sets

In the Tuxedo and Dress Set Gallery are fine dress sets from the past.  Below is a brief sample of the dress and tuxedo sets available.

Carrington white tie dress set. (J9419)


Classic Carrington  An elegant dress set with bright mother-of-pearl and pearl centers surrounded by platinum reed-and-tie borders.  A classic set finely crafted in platinum and 14kt rose gold,  circa 1920.  Cost: $2,650

Carnelian dress set. (J9218)


Fiery Carnelians  An elegant tuxedo set with smoldering red carnelians in yellow gold.  The fiery heat of the gemstones plays beautifully against the warm tones of the settings.  Finely crafted by Day, Clark & Co. in 14kt gold,  circa 1900.   Cost:  $1,375

Leaf and vine engraved tuxedo set. (J9502)


Elegantly Engraved  Scrolling golden acanthus leaves surround platinum centers overgrown with finely engraved leaves and vines.  The depth and detail of the engraving give this tuxedo set a radiant glow.  Crafted in 14kt gold and platinum, circa 1910.   Cost: $1,385

Onyx and diamond tuxedo set. (J9497)


Onyx and Diamond  Finely carved onyx with diamonds framed by eight-sided white gold borders.  The dramatic contrast of black and white wedded with the subtle geometry of the borders give this tuxedo set a classic elegance.  Crafted in 18kt gold, circa 1950.  Cost: $1,475

Carrington diamond and mother-of-pearl dress set. (J9240)


Carrington Jazz  Platinum borders with jazzy geometric motifs,  sparkling diamonds set in bead-edged collets and carved mother-of-pearl centers.  This striking tuxedo set captures the exuberance and spirit of the Jazz Age.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold, circa 1925.   Cost:  $1,625

Tiffany platinum and abalone dress set. (J9372)


Abalone and Platinum   Dark, iridescent abalone plays elegantly against the brilliance of platinum.  This finely crafted tuxedo set will add a little pizzazz to any black tie affair!  Created in platinum and 14kt gold, circa 1935.
Cost:  $1,475

Sansbury & Nellis citrine dress set. (J9186)


Please visit the  Antique Tuxedo and Dress Set Gallery  where we offer a variety of fine dress and tuxedo sets from the past.  Above is only a small sample of the sets available.


Jewelry Galleries


Carrington purple enamel and pearl cufflinks. (J9476)


Cufflink Gallery   A collection of striking cufflinks from the Golden (and Platinum) Age of cufflinks - 1880 to 1950.  Here you will find elegant cufflinks from the late Victorian to the jazzy Art Deco era.

Border collie reverse intaglio stickpin. (J9049)


Stickpin Gallery  Antique stickpins are miniature works of sculpture set atop gleaming columns of gold.  Here we present beautiful examples from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian and Art Deco eras.

Edwardian guilloche enamel brooch. (J9413)


Brooch and Pin Gallery  A gallery of beautiful brooches and pins from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian and Art Deco eras.

Carrington diamond and mother-of-pearl dress set. (J9240)


Dress Set Gallery  Elegant dress and tuxedo sets from the Edwardian and Art Deco periods.  During this era fine dress sets wedding elegant design with masterful craftsmanship were created.

Victorian Egyptian Revival gold brooch with enamel portrait. (J7411)


Estate Jewelry Archive  Over the past two centuries an extraordinary treasure of elegant jewels was created by a gifted pantheon of jewelers.  In this archive you will find pieces from the past that we have placed with clients. 


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