Victorian Diamond and Ruby Snake Bracelet

… bracelet with gold scaled body, with an old-mine diamond and ruby head and tail set in silver.

English, ca. 1880

$42,000

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Antique Green Paste Necklace

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Antique green paste necklace set in 15k gold. Green paste is among the rarer colors found in paste jewelry.

English, ca. 1890.
Length: 17 inches

$9,800

This item is available for purchase in the ALVR shop.

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Multi-colored Diamond Earrings

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Pair of multi-colored diamond pendant earrings set in platinum.

English contemporary
Length: 1 3/4 inches
(approximately 6.91 cts total)

$85,000

These earrings appear in our diamond drop earrings video on our videos page.

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Victorian Citrine Long Pendant Earrings

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Pair of strikingly long citrine pendant earrings, set in gold.

English, ca. 1880.
Length: 3 inches

$14,000

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Antique Russian Niello Dessert Service

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Gilded silver and niello dessert service, each piece richly decorated with intricately designed illustrations of gun dogs, wild game, and game birds set against varying landscapes.  34 pieces, comprising two sugar tongs, two cake servers, six coffee spoons, six teaspoons, six dessert spoons, six knives, and six forks.

By Nicholls and Plincke, St. Petersburg ca. 1850.

Images celebrating the hunt were a common design motif in nineteenth century decorative arts. The St. Petersburg firm Nicholls and Plincke, also known as Magasin Anglais, was established by two Englishmen, Constantin Nicholls and William Plincke, in 1829. One of the most important retailers of luxury items in Imperial Russia, the firm initially imported English silverware and also later produced designs inspired by it, in addition to a wide range of important works of silver, and thereby catered to Russian aristocracy’s growing taste for western design.

Niello is a method of decorating metal using a metallic alloy composed of silver, copper (or zinc), lead, and sulphur, which produces a blackish hue.  Used by the ancient Egyptians and the Romans, the technique later spread throughout Europe. It is known to have existed in Russia since the tenth century, and figured prominently in Russian decorative arts over the centuries.

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Victorian Zircon Necklace

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Victorian graduated multi-colored natural zircon necklace, set in gold.

English, ca. 1885.
Length: 15 1/4 inches

$32,000

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Antique Diamond Navette Ring

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Antique diamond navette ring with center demantoid garnet, set in yellow gold and platinum.

English, ca. 1900.

$6,200

This item is available for purchase in the ALVR shop.

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Victorian Alexandrite and Diamond Ring

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Victorian three stone ring set with an oval Ceylon alexandrite and two old European cut diamonds, set in a carved gold mount.

Alexandrite is a rare, color-changing form of chrysoberyl. Depending on the light source, the stone changes color, ranging from green to red. Discovered in the emerald mines of Russia’s Ural Mountains in 1830, the stone was named after the young Alexander II, as it was discovered on the future czar’s twelfth birthday. The stone’s colors coincidentally matched the colors of the Russian Imperial Guard, and so it became the national stone of Imperial Russia. Natural alexandrite is quite rare. Primarily found in Russia, deposits were also later found in Sri Lanka and Brazil.

English, ca. 1890.

$42,000

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Victorian Classical Revival Gold Fringe Earrings

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Pair of Classical Revival 15k gold fringe earrings.

English, ca. 1880.
Length: 2 1/4 inches

$14,500

These are available for purchase in the ALVR shop.

Victorian Diamond Cluster Stud Earrings

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Old mine diamond cluster stud earrings, set in silver and gold.

English, ca. 1890.
Diameter: 1/2 in.

$16,500

These are available for purchase in the ALVR shop.

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Antique 18k Box Link Gold Chain Necklace

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18k gold chain necklace, each link consisting of two engraved circular elements forming a box link.

English, ca, 1900.
Length: 36 ½ in.

$9,200

This item is available for purchase in the ALVR shop.

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Georgian Diamond and Ruby Earrings

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Georgian pavé old mine diamond and ruby pendeloque earrings, set in silver and gold.

English, late 18th century.
Length: 1 1/2 in.

$48,000

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