Vintage & Antique Jewellery Finds

Timeless treasures from our boutique of Antique & Vintage jewellery.
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♥Sold♥ Wide gold cigar bands are perennial favourites of mine, it's lovely to have a big splash of old rose gold on your hand, somehow it just cheers you right up. This band is very slightly convex in the style fashionable in the 1920s. The hallmarks inside the band fit this period, so I would date this ring circa 1920. This faithful friend has crisp hallmarks for 9ct and makers mark J.S. which I haven't been able to trace. Quite likely Australian in origin. The band has the glorious soft gl...
♥Sold♥ Circa 1820, this darling old ring features a square flat cut garnet in a 9ct gold closed back setting, with time worn foliate engraving to the face and trifurcated shoulders. Garnets were everyone's favourite gemstone during the late Georigian era. The gemstone was thought to compliment all skin tones, was suitable for all ages, and unlike some other gemstones it could be worn throughout the day and evening. Today flat cut garnet rings are highly collected by antique jewellery aficio...

Rings

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♥Sold♥ Two puffy golden hearts bound together on a loop of gold. The twin hearts motif represents true love: two lovers, hearts beating together. It is a symbol as old as the heart shape itself, and one that will endure throughout time. They are made of 18ct gold, (unmarked but verified by XRF test) and weigh 0.9 gram. The charm has a drop of 12.9mm. Each puffy heart is 8.2mm x 6.85mm x 3.8mm In perfect condition, ready to be won on a chain or earring hoop, or added to your charm bracelet.
♥Sold♥ A sweet gold charm from the Art Nouveau period circa 1900. A spray of tulips are bordered within a circlet of gold. The flowers are beautifully stylised and wonderfully detailed. In my antique copy of “Floriography: The secret language of flowers” published in 1880 the secret meaning of every flower is described, right down to the nuance of a yellow rose vs a pink one. Tulips, the book asserts, are “a declaration of love” - the type of love being declared is hidden in the colour of th...
♥Sold♥ Our family dog was a magnificent black Giant Schnauzer called Mustafa. Like all the other Good Dogs in the the universe, he was the sneakiest, smartest, and most loveable. His legs were a bit longer than those on the spiffy chap in this reverse intaglio charm, but I feel this little guy is every bit as spicy. The breed is slightly up to interpretation - he could be a Scottish Terrier, a Schnauzer or possibly even a Kerry Blue. Originally a 1920's stick pin, I've had it converted to a...

Pendants and Charms

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♥Sold♥ Modelled in 14ct rose gold, these vintage earrings feature a natural deep orange coral bead suspended from a swinging pendulum inside a teardrop shaped gold frame. The kidney wires are hallmarked with the Latvian hallmarking system in use between 1927-1940 - before the Soviet Occupation of 1940. Coral has been worn since ancient times as a charm of protection, guarding its wearer from illness. These little drops must have done the trick, as in the intervening decades they have travell...
Absolutely stunning drop earrings in 18ct gold with bright blue sapphires and white enamel. Perfect for your Big Day, and every day of Happily Ever After.
Imagine these on a bride! Sonething blue, something old & sonerhing new (to you!) all in one delicious package. Now imagine yourself wearing these every day of happily ever after with a crisp white shirt and blue jeans. Oh YES💙

Earrings

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♥Sold♥ A vintage collar length necklace circa 1980s made in 14ct yellow gold with vintage freshwater button pearls. This easy to wear and super cute necklace lends itself to a myriad of styling options - it looks *chefs kiss* dressed up or down, or when worn with your pyjamas. Pearls have been given a myriad of meanings and significance as they have been prized gems through millennia. Some of the more commonly held symbolisms for pearls are that they represent purity and loyalty, but are als...
An antique rope chain necklace in a rich 18ct golden hue, dating to the Victorian Era . This wonderful necklace has a lot of presence without a lot of weight, thanks to the ingenious rope link. A perfect solo or layering piece, it looks good when worn with a pendant or on its own. A very versatile antique chain. Manufacture: The necklace has a 9c hallmark plate found next to the barrel clasp, however both the chain and barrel clasp XRF test as 16ct gold. I suspect this is either a 9ct gold c...
I just love baby pearls. Akoya pearls of this diminutive size were not especially popular, so they are a challenge to source, but I find them so versatile that I snap them up every chance I get. They are charming and delicate in appearance, their luminosity is perfect. A sweetly understated signature piece that can hold its own, or team well with others. Akoya is the name given to the fine cultured pearls grown by the Akoya oyster Pinctada fucata martensii. These were the first oysters that ...

Necklaces

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Dating to the time of Australia's Federation on January 1st 1901, this brooch features one of Australia's most recognisable birds, the Kookaburra. Modelled in 9ct rose gold, with hallmarks for early Australian jewellery firm Aronson & Co. who traded from 1878 -1915. Brooches like this one were worn as patriotic symbols in support of the six colonies of Australia joining to form the Commonwealth of Australia. The kookaburra is a type of kingfisher, with a unique song that sounds like laug...
Oh those dear sentimental Victorians, not able to speak openly of their emotions but encouraged to show their affection in a million and one coded messages and symbols. This very sweet late Victorian stick pin, circa 1870, is modelled in 9ct gold throughout and set with 12 creamy seed pearls, all in excellent condition and well matched in colour. Pearls were used to represent innocence, and therefore this open heart could be thought to represent pure or true love. Manufacture: Modelled in 9...
A beautiful, sentimental, highly collectable and versatile acrostic brooch from the Victorian Era. Modelled in the shape of a wishbone, with a decorative scroll, acanthus flourishes, and two small three dimensional flowers worked in gold. This piece was made at the height of Victorian sentimentality, circa 1860, with a hidden message disguised in the rainbow of gemstones set into the decorative scroll. The old cut gemstones set into the scroll spell out the word REGARD: Ruby Emerald Garnet A...

Brooches and Pins

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♥Sold♥ An astonishingly beautiful opal bracelet from the turn of the 20th Century, circa 1890 - 1910. Delicately handmade in sterling silver with 9ct gold details and set with a truly incredible Australian opal doublet. The entire bracelet is covered in tendrils of rose gold leaves and dogwood or orange blossom flowers, a popular motif from this time period. The Arts and Crafts movement in decorative and fine arts originated in England in 1880, but spread to the USA and Australia before the ...
♥Sold♥ The quintessential antique bangle: the buckle bangle. Popular throughout history and found in an abundance of shapes and styles over the ages. This example is one of my favourite variations on the theme, slim and stylish as Edwardian and Art Deco jewels often are, but with the generous detail in the gold that us often a hallmark of the Victorian Era. Buckles are symbolic of the bonds of love and friendship, fastening two people together.It is a motif commonly found in sentimental jewe...
♥Sold♥ A vintage 9ct yellow gold bamboo bangle, made by New Zealand jewellers Hurst & Sons of Auckland, New Zealand. Bamboo is a recurring motif in jewellery, representing graceful resilience. Throughout Asia bamboo is seen as a miraculous plant - it is used for everything from building shelters, for hunting implements, and as a food source. Bamboo is known for its remarkable strength, for its flexibility and resilience. Because bamboo grows so rapidly it is associated with fertility, long l...

Bracelets and Bangles

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a blue and white heart shaped pendant on a silver ball chain with a flowered design
Love & Roses : Art Nouveau Guilloche Heart Pendant on Sterling Silver - 50cm sterling silver bead...
♥SOLD♥ Art Nouveau was definitely my first art history crush, it’s so elegant & flowing yet perfectly balanced. Feminine and delicate in appearance, it gets me right in the feels. This little heart is most unusual - a twist on a classic which is what Art Nouveau is all about. It somehow manages to be ultra feminine and yet contemporary at the same time. Dating from 1912 it has all those Art Nouveau feels. Sterling silver and flawless guilloche enamel in pearly white and Bristol blue, overl...
♥SOLD♥ Dating from the early days of photography, circa 1880, this Victorian photo locket has travelled to us from a time when photographs were very rare and precious objects - many people only had a single photograph taken of them in their entire lives! Often photos were taken to commemorate a special event - and then as now a couples wedding was a preferred photo opportunity ♥️ The locket is made from 9ct gold - the majority is yellow gold but details have been picked out in rose gold and... Vintage, Victorian, Victorian Photos, Antique Photos, Vintage Antiques, Lock Of Hair
Sincerely Beloved : Victorian Open Photo Locket in 9ct Gold - without chain
♥SOLD♥ Dating from the early days of photography, circa 1880, this Victorian photo locket has travelled to us from a time when photographs were very rare and precious objects - many people only had a single photograph taken of them in their entire lives! Often photos were taken to commemorate a special event - and then as now a couples wedding was a preferred photo opportunity ♥️ The locket is made from 9ct gold - the majority is yellow gold but details have been picked out in rose gold and...
♥Sold♥ The LOVEliest locket Two hearts back-to-back, framed with a garland of pearls. It's just the sweetest sentimental piece of jewellery! Made during the early days of photography, when the idea of having a true likeness of your loved one was new and miraculous. This golden locket is made to be worn with a compliment of loved ones inside, indeed it won't like being left empty - the locket needs to be filled out to be truly stable and prevent the brand new mineral glass from rattling abo... Golden Locket, Antique Watches, Photo Locket, Two Hearts, Watch Chain, Locket
Poetic Flourish: Victorian Heart Shaped Open Photo Locket - Without Chain
♥Sold♥ The LOVEliest locket Two hearts back-to-back, framed with a garland of pearls. It's just the sweetest sentimental piece of jewellery! Made during the early days of photography, when the idea of having a true likeness of your loved one was new and miraculous. This golden locket is made to be worn with a compliment of loved ones inside, indeed it won't like being left empty - the locket needs to be filled out to be truly stable and prevent the brand new mineral glass from rattling abo...
♥Sold♥ A deliciously decorated 15 carat gold "puffy heart" pendant circa 1889 -1904, made by early Australian manufacturing jewellers Willis & Sons of Melbourne. Willis and Sons used the Unicorn hallmark on the items of jewellery they manufactured. The Willis family had been in the jewellery business in London and Birmingham before relocating to Australia - their hallmark is derived from the Willis family crest. Manufacture: The three dimensional heart is modelled in 15ct yellow gold and c... Birmingham, Jewellery, Unicorns, London, Jewels, Jewelry Finding
Love & Unicorns : Australian Antique 15ct Puffy Heart Pendant by Willis and Sons - with 54cm Figa...
♥Sold♥ A deliciously decorated 15 carat gold "puffy heart" pendant circa 1889 -1904, made by early Australian manufacturing jewellers Willis & Sons of Melbourne. Willis and Sons used the Unicorn hallmark on the items of jewellery they manufactured. The Willis family had been in the jewellery business in London and Birmingham before relocating to Australia - their hallmark is derived from the Willis family crest. Manufacture: The three dimensional heart is modelled in 15ct yellow gold and c...
♥Sold♥ A beautifully made vintage safety pin charm or pendant modelled in 9ct white and yellow gold, and set with nine brilliant cut diamonds bead set into the head of the safety pin. The head of the pin bears some resemblance to a horseshoe, making it extra lucky. The charm measures 29mm from the top of the bail or 24.8mm not including the bail, is 8.9mm wide and 2.5mm thick. It weighs 1.8 grams. Each of the diamonds is approximately 1.7mm in diameter, with a combined carat weight of appr... Punk, Gold Safety Pins, Jewelry, 7mm
Lucky Punk : Vintage Diamond and Two Tone Gold Safety Pin Charm - with 41.5cm two-tone 9ct white ...
♥Sold♥ A beautifully made vintage safety pin charm or pendant modelled in 9ct white and yellow gold, and set with nine brilliant cut diamonds bead set into the head of the safety pin. The head of the pin bears some resemblance to a horseshoe, making it extra lucky. The charm measures 29mm from the top of the bail or 24.8mm not including the bail, is 8.9mm wide and 2.5mm thick. It weighs 1.8 grams. Each of the diamonds is approximately 1.7mm in diameter, with a combined carat weight of appr...
♥Sold♥ An endearing puffy heart charm or pendant, with the swishy tail that makes it not any ordinary heart, but a "witches heart". During the 1700's and 1800's jewels featuring witches hearts were given by sweethearts to say that they had been "bewitched" by their lover. This charm is a vintage take on the witches heart; a three dimensional 9ct yellow gold pendant made in Italy. It dates to the 1980s/1990s. Manufacture: The construction is hollow, but this heart is made of good thick gold ... Puffy Heart Charms, Puffy Heart, Yellow Gold Pendants, Heart Charm, Gold Pendant, Three Dimensional
Witchy Love : Vintage Puffy Witches Heart Charm in 9ct Yellow Gold - With 51.5cm 9ct rosy gold S ...
♥Sold♥ An endearing puffy heart charm or pendant, with the swishy tail that makes it not any ordinary heart, but a "witches heart". During the 1700's and 1800's jewels featuring witches hearts were given by sweethearts to say that they had been "bewitched" by their lover. This charm is a vintage take on the witches heart; a three dimensional 9ct yellow gold pendant made in Italy. It dates to the 1980s/1990s. Manufacture: The construction is hollow, but this heart is made of good thick gold ...
♥Sold♥ Love You Forever In Victorian and Edwardian jewellery diamonds stood for infinity, and rubies for passionate love. Combined with the three star settings that each gemstone rests inside, and wrapped around a puffy golden heart the message of enduring and abundant love is perfectly clear. Manufacture: Modelled in 9ct rose gold throughout, with three gemstones in star shaped settings, the locket opens to reveal spaces for two portraits or mementos. Hallmarked to the reverse with marks fo... Portraits, Rose Gold, Diamond Jewelry
Heart and Stars : Edwardian Era Heart Locket with Old Cut Diamond and Rubies in 9ct Rose Gold - W...
♥Sold♥ Love You Forever In Victorian and Edwardian jewellery diamonds stood for infinity, and rubies for passionate love. Combined with the three star settings that each gemstone rests inside, and wrapped around a puffy golden heart the message of enduring and abundant love is perfectly clear. Manufacture: Modelled in 9ct rose gold throughout, with three gemstones in star shaped settings, the locket opens to reveal spaces for two portraits or mementos. Hallmarked to the reverse with marks fo...
a gold wedding ring sitting on top of a bed
Chunky Monkey : Hefty 22ct Vintage Wedding Band circa 1930 - No Resizing
♥Sold♥ A classic, heavyweight 22ct wedding band with full English hallmarks for Birmingham 1930. This gorgeous band is an absolute delight to wear, it's comfortable weightiness feels substantial on the finger, like a tiny golden hug. Manufacture: Modelled in solid 22ct gold, the band is almost completely round in profile. The convex interior of the band makes it exceptionally comfortable to wear. This style is often referred to as a "comfort fit" band. Fully hallmarked to the inside of the b...
♥Sold♥ A trio of tiny bells, for around your neck or at your wrist. Each of these bells was handmade around the turn of the 20th Century, circa 1900 - 1920. Each has a free hanging clapper and does ring like a bell, although the smallest one is very quiet. Manufacture: 1. The larger bell is in 9ct rose gold. It is unmarked but the metal content has been verified by XRF test. It measures 19.75mm x 11.25mm x 10.4mm and weighs 1.2 grams. 2. The larger of the two small bell charms is made in br... Metal, Bell Pendant, Pendant, Antique Bell
Tiny Tintinnabulation : Small Handmade Antique Bells in Solid Gold - Small 12ct Bell Charm
♥Sold♥ A trio of tiny bells, for around your neck or at your wrist. Each of these bells was handmade around the turn of the 20th Century, circa 1900 - 1920. Each has a free hanging clapper and does ring like a bell, although the smallest one is very quiet. Manufacture: 1. The larger bell is in 9ct rose gold. It is unmarked but the metal content has been verified by XRF test. It measures 19.75mm x 11.25mm x 10.4mm and weighs 1.2 grams. 2. The larger of the two small bell charms is made in br...
♥Sold♥ An absolutely astonishing drop-shaped solid Australian crystal opal cabochon pendant in a handmade 9ct bezel setting. Paired with a rare and desirable fully adjustable Italian made chain. This opal is going to mesmerise all who see it, so be prepared for a deluge of compliments and questions - there's nothing shy about this drop of opal magic. Manufacture: The opal measures 17.85mm x 12.95mm or approximately 4.2 carats. The opal has a bright spectral display, predominantly green, but ... Opal Pendants, Opal Crystal, Bezel Setting, Cabochon Pendant
Rainbow Droplet : Australian Crystal Opal Pendant on an Adjustable Chain - Without Chain
♥Sold♥ An absolutely astonishing drop-shaped solid Australian crystal opal cabochon pendant in a handmade 9ct bezel setting. Paired with a rare and desirable fully adjustable Italian made chain. This opal is going to mesmerise all who see it, so be prepared for a deluge of compliments and questions - there's nothing shy about this drop of opal magic. Manufacture: The opal measures 17.85mm x 12.95mm or approximately 4.2 carats. The opal has a bright spectral display, predominantly green, but ...
♥Sold♥ The sweetest little thing! A Victorian Era small puffy heart pendant or charm, made in 9ct rose gold and pavé set with seed pearls and turquoise cabochons to the front, smooth on the reverse. The combination of seed pearls and turquoise in the Victorian Era had the dual symbolism of purity (pearls) and the wish to be remembered fondly (turquoise). The turquoise being set in a blue ribbon across the front of the heart is also symbolic of the bluse "Order of the Garter" sash worn by Bri... Turquoise, Pearls, Heart Pendant
Innocent Love : Victorian 'Puffy Heart' Pendant with Pavé Pearls and Turquoise in 9ct Rose Gold -...
♥Sold♥ The sweetest little thing! A Victorian Era small puffy heart pendant or charm, made in 9ct rose gold and pavé set with seed pearls and turquoise cabochons to the front, smooth on the reverse. The combination of seed pearls and turquoise in the Victorian Era had the dual symbolism of purity (pearls) and the wish to be remembered fondly (turquoise). The turquoise being set in a blue ribbon across the front of the heart is also symbolic of the bluse "Order of the Garter" sash worn by Bri...
♥Sold♥ Two tiny fluted bells, looking very much like tiny flowers, for around your neck or at your wrist. Each of these bells was handmade around the turn of the 20th Century, circa 1900 – 1920. Each has a free hanging clapper and does ring like a bell, although the smallest one is very quiet. Manufacture: 1. The larger bell is in 9ct rose gold. It is hallmarked 9c to one of the petals. It measures 10.9mm (not including the bail) x 10.22mm x 10.4mm and weighs 0.54 grams. The jump ring is not... Antiques, Antique Gold, Ring
Snowbells : Small Antique Gold Bell Charms - Smaller 10ct Bell Charm
♥Sold♥ Two tiny fluted bells, looking very much like tiny flowers, for around your neck or at your wrist. Each of these bells was handmade around the turn of the 20th Century, circa 1900 – 1920. Each has a free hanging clapper and does ring like a bell, although the smallest one is very quiet. Manufacture: 1. The larger bell is in 9ct rose gold. It is hallmarked 9c to one of the petals. It measures 10.9mm (not including the bail) x 10.22mm x 10.4mm and weighs 0.54 grams. The jump ring is not...
two gold wedding bands sitting on top of a book next to a pink flower and green leaves
Faithful : Antique 22ct Gold Wedding Band, Hallmarked Birmingham 1849
♥Sold♥ I've called this band Faithful simply because a plain 22ct gold band is every ring lovers best friend. The glowing patina of well loved 22ct gold makes it a perfect fit for those "one and done" days when you just want a little uncomplicated bling. It's always a welcome addition to any ringstack party - holding its own with your bejewelled bands. I often think of plain 22ct gold bands as 'punctuation' in a ring stack, it's the little breath between rings that makes them stand out from e...
a gold and silver necklace with an initial pendant on it's link, sitting on top of a flowered cloth
Affable : Vintage Letter A Pendant in Two Tone 14ct Gold with Single Cut Diamonds
♥Sold♥ Affable: friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to. And in this case: easy to wear, goes with everything, charming, discreetly twinkly. This vintage letter A charm is circa 1970, modelled in 14ct yellow and white gold and set with seven single cut diamonds and decorated with tiny milgrain details. The gothic letter A is modelled in white gold, with the frame in yellow gold for a signature piece that matches everything. I've teamed it up with an (optional) hard to find two tone statio...