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Thomas Wimbush Sterling Silver Leaded Glass Antique English Flask
Located in Mount Kisco, NY
Gentleman's Sterling Silver and Leaded Glass Antique English Flask. Six inches tall with removable
Category

Late 19th Century British Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Sterling Silver

22 Karat Gold Dangle Earrings
By Romae Jewelry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
, and find spot of the original piece of jewelry that inspired our design. Lead time 4 - 5 weeks.
Category

15th Century and Earlier Italian Classical Roman Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique 22 Karat Gold Dangle Earrings
22 Karat Gold Dangle Earrings
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H 1.38 in W 0.79 in
22 Karat Gold Sun Pendant
By Romae Jewelry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
culture, date, and find spot of the original piece of jewelry that inspired our design. Lead time 4 - 5
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15th Century and Earlier Italian Classical Roman Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Gold, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique 22 Karat Gold Sun Pendant
22 Karat Gold Sun Pendant
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W 0.08 in Dm 1.58 in
Triple Stacked 22 Karat Gold Ring
By Romae Jewelry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
jewelry that inspired our design. Lead time 4 - 5 weeks.
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15th Century and Earlier Italian Classical Greek Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

22 Karat Gold Baule Earrings
By Romae Jewelry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
22 Karat Gold Baule Earrings by ROMAE Jewelry - Inspired by an Ancient Etruscan Design. The Italian
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15th Century and Earlier Italian Etruscan Revival Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique 22 Karat Gold Baule Earrings
22 Karat Gold Baule Earrings
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W 0.6 in L 0.79 in
22 Karat Gold Woven Cuff Bracelet
By Romae Jewelry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
culture, date, and find spot of the original piece of jewelry that inspired our design. Lead time 4 - 5
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15th Century and Earlier Italian Etruscan Revival Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Gold, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold

18K Gold Heart Motif Earrings
By Romae Jewelry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
18K Gold Earrings with Heart Motif by ROMAE Jewelry - Inspired by an Ancient Roman Example. Our
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15th Century and Earlier Italian Classical Roman Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique 18K Gold Heart Motif Earrings
18K Gold Heart Motif Earrings
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H 0.99 in W 0.48 in
22 Karat Gold Hercules Knot Ring
By Romae Jewelry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
22 Karat Yellow Gold Hercules Knot Ring by ROMAE Jewelry - Inspired by Ancient Designs. Love as an
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15th Century and Earlier Italian Classical Roman Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Gold, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold

22 Karat Gold Hercules Knot Cuff Bracelet
By Romae Jewelry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
jewelry that inspired our design. Lead time: 4 - 5 weeks.
Category

15th Century and Earlier Italian Classical Roman Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Gold, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat Gold Minoan-Inspired Basket Necklace
By Romae Jewelry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
spot of the original piece of jewelry that inspired our design. Lead time: 4 - 5 weeks.
Category

15th Century and Earlier European Classical Greek Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

22 Karat Gold Geometric Bracelet
By Romae Jewelry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
about the culture, date, and find spot of the original piece of jewelry that inspired our design. Lead
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15th Century and Earlier Italian Classical Roman Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Gold, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold

22 Karat Gold Geometric Bracelet
22 Karat Gold Geometric Bracelet
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H 0.56 in W 0.04 in
22 Karat Gold Dangle Earrings
By Romae Jewelry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
about the culture, date, and find spot of the original piece of jewelry that inspired our design. Lead
Category

15th Century and Earlier Italian Classical Roman Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

22 Karat Gold Dangle Earrings
22 Karat Gold Dangle Earrings
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H 0.87 in W 0.32 in
22 Karat Gold Bangle Bracelet
By Romae Jewelry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
culture, date, and find spot of the original piece of jewelry that inspired our design. Lead time 4 - 5
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15th Century and Earlier Italian Classical Roman Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

22 Karat Gold Bangle Bracelet
22 Karat Gold Bangle Bracelet
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H 0.5 in Dm 0.24 in
22 Karat Gold Minoan-Inspired Signet Ring
By Romae Jewelry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
, and find spot of the original piece of jewelry that inspired our design. Lead time: 4 - 5 weeks.
Category

15th Century and Earlier Italian Classical Greek Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Gold, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat Gold Minoan-Inspired Basket Link Bracelet
By Romae Jewelry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
spot of the original piece of jewelry that inspired our design. Lead time: 4 - 5 weeks.
Category

15th Century and Earlier European Classical Greek Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

22 Karat Gold Round Garnet Ring
By Romae Jewelry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
22K Yellow Gold Thin Ring with Central Round Garnet Cabochon Stone by ROMAE Jewelry Inspired by
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15th Century and Earlier Italian Classical Roman Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Freshwater Pearl, Onyx, Garnet, Yellow Gold, 22k Gold, Gold

22 Karat Gold Cartouche Ring
By Romae Jewelry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
22K Yellow Gold Cartouche Ring by ROMAE Jewelry Inspired by Ancient Roman Designs. Our tiny and
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15th Century and Earlier Italian Classical Roman Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Gold, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold

22 Karat Gold Mask Necklace
By Romae Jewelry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
culture, date, and find spot of the original piece of jewelry that inspired our design. Lead time 4 - 5
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15th Century and Earlier Italian Classical Greek Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Gold, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold

22 Karat Gold Mask Necklace
22 Karat Gold Mask Necklace
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H 1.4 in W 1.3 in D 0.06 in
22 Karat Gold Moon Pendant
By Romae Jewelry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
22 Karat Yellow Gold Moon Pendant by ROMAE Jewelry - Inspired by an Ancient Roman Design. Our
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15th Century and Earlier Italian Classical Roman Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Gold, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold

22 Karat Gold Moon Pendant
22 Karat Gold Moon Pendant
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H 1.58 in W 0.14 in
22 Karat Gold Garnet Ring
By Romae Jewelry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
culture, date, and find spot of the original piece of jewelry that inspired our design. Lead time 4 - 5
Category

15th Century and Earlier Italian Classical Roman Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Garnet, Gold, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold

22 Karat Gold Amphora Pendant
By Romae Jewelry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
about the culture, date, and find spot of the original piece of jewelry that inspired our design. Lead
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15th Century and Earlier Italian Classical Greek Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Gold, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold

22 Karat Gold Amphora Pendant
22 Karat Gold Amphora Pendant
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H 1.26 in
22 Karat Gold Wrap Ring
By Romae Jewelry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
culture, date, and find spot of the original piece of jewelry that inspired our design. Lead time 4 - 5
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15th Century and Earlier Italian Classical Roman Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Yellow Gold, Gold, 18k Gold

22 Karat Gold Garnet Pendant
By Romae Jewelry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
spot of the original piece of jewelry that inspired our design. Lead time 4 - 5 weeks.
Category

15th Century and Earlier Italian Classical Greek Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Agate, Chalcedony, Onyx, Gold, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold

22 Karat Gold Garnet Pendant
22 Karat Gold Garnet Pendant
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H 0.71 in W 0.83 in D 1.26 in
22 Karat Solid Gold Customizable Signet Ring
By Romae Jewelry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
culture, date, and find spot of the original piece of jewelry that inspired our design. Lead time 4 - 5
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15th Century and Earlier Italian Classical Roman Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

22 Karat Gold Key Ring
By Romae Jewelry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
piece of jewelry that inspired our design. Lead time 4 - 5 weeks.
Category

15th Century and Earlier Italian Classical Roman Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Madeira Citrine Brooch Circa 1880s
Located in ADELAIDE, SA
this antique piece, there is evidence of a previous lead solder repair on the hinge of the brooch
Category

1880s Victorian Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Citrine, 15k Gold

Victorian Madeira Citrine Brooch Circa 1880s
Victorian Madeira Citrine Brooch Circa 1880s
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W 0.99 in L 1.58 in
Antique Diamond and Silver Upon Gold Star Brooch, Circa 1890
Located in London, GB
. The appearance of Halley’s Comet, in 1758 and again in 1835, lead to a fashion for star and comet
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1890s British Late Victorian Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Gold, Silver

Antique early 20th century silver and paste lizard salamander brooch
Located in Malmö, SE
late 19th century jewelry. salamanders were thought to guard its wearer and symbolize immortality
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Early 20th Century English Victorian Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Silver

Renaissance Revival 1880 Sword Jabot In 18Kt Gold With Demantoids And Diamonds
Located in Miami, FL
which lead into the beginning of the twentieth century. History Of Revival Jewelry Between the 1820
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1880s English Renaissance Revival Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Garnet, White Diamond, Diamond, Gold, Platinum, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Antique Victorian Paste Cabochon Foil and 15K Yellow Gold Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This impressive antique Victorian brooch has been crafted in 15k
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1880s Unknown Victorian Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Silver Scottish Agate Brooch
Located in Stamford, CT
Scotland they dressed in Scottish regalia including Scottish jewelry. Europe followed their lead and the
Category

1870s Victorian Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Agate, Silver

Victorian Silver Scottish Agate Brooch
Victorian Silver Scottish Agate Brooch
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W 3.13 in L 1.5 in
Georgian Diamond Set Miniature Brooch Circa 1830s
Located in ADELAIDE, SA
in the Garden of Eden. This brooch has been repaired over time, as some lead solder is evident
Category

1830s Georgian Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Mixed Metal

Antique Victorian Insekt Beetle Brooch Cornelian Pearls Glass Silver Guilt
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This expressive beetle with its cornelian body and its pearl and glass set wings will lead you the
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1880s European Victorian Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, Silver

Victorian 1880 Flying Dove Brooch In 14Kt Yellow Gold With White Pearls And Ruby
Located in Miami, FL
14 karats gold. Victorian Jewelry This era was one of the most influenced and influential periods
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1880s English Victorian Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, Ruby, Natural Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Green Paste Lizard Brooch on Sterling
Located in Baltimore, MD
of realism which prevailed in 19th and early 20th century jewelry design. Paste is a type of leaded
Category

1910s Art Nouveau Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Sterling Silver

Victorian 1880 Hand Glove Stick Pin in 18 Karat Gold with Two Rose Cut Diamonds
Located in Miami, FL
the most influenced and influential periods of antique jewelry. This period is defined by the British
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1880s English Victorian Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Diamond Mourning Brooch, Pendant, Black Enamel and 15k Gold
Located in NEWARK, GB
twinkle and glint of the old rose cuts. The tendrils take on a naturalist form with lead finials and is
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Enamel, 15k Gold, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold

France 1810 Georgian Period Rare Oversized Baroque Brooch .830 Silver Quartz
Located in Miami, FL
top of the silver with open backs. Paste, is a gem like material made from a secret formula of leaded
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1810s French Georgian Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Quartz, Silver, Yellow Gold

Victorian 1880 Etruscan Pendant Brooch in 18Kt Yellow Gold with Coral and Pearls
Located in Miami, FL
era is one of the most influenced and influential periods of antique jewelry. This period is defined
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1880s Victorian Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Coral, Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian 1850 Antique Sculptural Brooch Carved Portrait of Cupid in High Relief
Located in Miami, FL
Victorian, era is one of the most influenced and influential periods of antique jewelry. This period is
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1850s British Early Victorian Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

15k Gold, Silver

Victorian Convertible Pendant Brooch in 18Kt Certified 9.12 Ctw Zircon Diamonds
Located in Miami, FL
jewelry, created in England during the late Victorian Period (1837-1901), circa 1880's. This brooch
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1890s English Late Victorian Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, Zircon, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cruciform NielloInlay FleurDeLys GiltEngravedCopperAlloy Heraldry Brooch Pendant
Located in Chicago, IL
like pin hinge and c-clasp. On view in its Gallery 13, the description notes: "Expensive jewelry
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15th Century and Earlier European Renaissance Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Gilt Metal, Mixed Metal, Niello, Silver, Copper

Victorian Mixed Metal Racing Horse Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Victorian mixed metal brooch of Race Horses running neck to neck. Of sterling silver, the lead
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1890s American Victorian Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Gold Plate, Sterling Silver, Gilt Metal, Mixed Metal

Victorian Mixed Metal Racing Horse Brooch
Victorian Mixed Metal Racing Horse Brooch
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W 0.5 in L 2.5 in
Large Niello Oval Cufflinks, circa 1890
Located in Baltimore, MD
accomplished by engraving the design on the silver and filling the recesses with an alloy of lead, copper
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1890s British Victorian Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Niello, Silver

Large Niello Oval Cufflinks, circa 1890
Large Niello Oval Cufflinks, circa 1890
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W 1 in D 0.88 in L 1.5 in
Antique Georgian Long Gold Chain, Necklace and Bracelets, Circa 1820
Located in London, GB
were discovered, this lead to increases in weight of chains and had a strong influence on jewellery
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1820s British George IV Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Gold

Victorian 1880 Etruscan Revival Large Dangle Drop Earrings In 15 Kt Yellow Gold
Located in Miami, FL
and influential periods of antique jewelry. This period is defined by the British monarch, in this
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1880s English Etruscan Revival Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Gold, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian 1890 Convertible Pendant & Brooch Solid 14Kt Gold With Pearls & Rubies
Located in Miami, FL
. The Victorian Jewelry This era is one of the most influenced and influential periods of antique
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1890s English Victorian Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, Ruby, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

French Art Deco 1920s Platinum Ruby and Diamond 5 Row Panel Ring
Located in Staines-Upon-Thames, GB
beautifully designed - a classic piece of exceptionally crafted French jewellery. The split shoulders of the
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Victorian 1870 Etruscan Revival Celestial Star Ring In 15Kt Gold With Pearls
Located in Miami, FL
is always light blue. Celestial Jewelry Jewelry with celestial themes like moons, stars
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1870s English Etruscan Revival Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, Enamel, Yellow Gold, 15k Gold, Gold

Victorian 1870 Etruscan Revival Celestial Star Bracelet In 15Kt Gold With Pearls
Located in Miami, FL
applications of blue and white enamel. Fitted with a discrete security push lock. Celestial Jewelry Jewelry
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1870s English Etruscan Revival Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, 15k Gold, Enamel, Yellow Gold, Gold

Victorian 1870 Etruscan Revival Geometric Bracelet In 16K With Enamel And Pearls
Located in Miami, FL
). Victorian Jewelry This era is one of the most influenced and influential periods of antique jewelry. This
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1870s English Etruscan Revival Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, Gold, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Antique Victorian 1873 Paste and 15k Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
style dress ring; part of our diverse antique jewelry collections. This fine and impressive antique
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1870s English Victorian Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage 18K Yellow Gold and Platinum 0.56ctw Old Cut Diamond 5 Stone Ring
Located in Staines-Upon-Thames, GB
diamonds. Slim shoulders lead to a band of plain, polished yellow gold. This is a vintage ring, which has
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Late 19th Century Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Victorian 1880 Ring In 18Kt Yellow Gold With Rubies And Round White Pearls
Located in Miami, FL
with the maker's mark H&S, the mark for the assay of the gold, "H&S 18C.". Victorian Jewelry This era
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1880s English Victorian Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Ruby, Pearl, White Diamond, Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold, Gold

Antique Edwardian 18K Yellow Gold Old Cut Diamond Belcher Solitaire Ring
Located in Staines-Upon-Thames, GB
the shoulders draws your eye to the stunning diamond. The chunky shoulders lead to a plain, polished
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1910s Edwardian Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian 18K Gold and Silver 0.8ctw Ruby and Diamond Marquise Ring
Located in Staines-Upon-Thames, GB
shoulders, lead to a band of plain, polished, yellow gold. The ring is in good condition, with one ruby
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1880s Victorian Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Antique Victorian 18K Gold 0.54ct Old Mine Cut Diamond Solitaire Belcher Ring
Located in Staines-Upon-Thames, GB
structured setting gives an architectural look, and the wide, bifurcated shoulders lead to a chunky, plain
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1890s Victorian Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Deco 1.40ct Diamond Halo Ring, c.1920s
Located in London, GB
and lead into a simple carved band, completing the ring. Gemstone: Diamond Stone Shape
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1920s Unknown Art Deco Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco 2.90ct Diamond Cluster Ring, c.1920s
Located in London, GB
. Beautifully hand crafted split shoulders lead from the head of the ring to the tapered platinum band
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1920s Unknown Art Deco Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

England 1860 Victorian Etruscan Revival Woven Bracelet In 14Kt Yellow Gold
Located in Miami, FL
the 14kt gold and electronically tested for 14 karats, equal to .585/.999 Au. Revival jewelry The
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1860s English Victorian Antique Lead Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

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Antique Lead Jewelry For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact piece of antique lead jewelry you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from gold, yellow gold and 18k gold — can elevate any look. If you’re looking for an item from our selection of antique lead jewelry from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 18th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 20th Century. Finding an appealing choice in our collection of antique lead jewelry — no matter the origin — is easy, but Romae Jewelry, Albert Coles and Castellani each produced a popular version that is worth a look. An object in our assortment of antique lead jewelry of any era or style can lend versatility to your look, but a version featuring diamond, from our inventory of 81, is particularly popular. Today, if you’re looking for a cabochon version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes old mine cut and round cut alternatives. Most of our antique lead jewelry for sale are for women, but there are 111 pieces available to browse for men.

How Much is a Antique Lead Jewelry?

On average, a piece of antique lead jewelry at 1stDibs sells for $2,556, while they’re typically $98 on the low end and $178,000 for the highest priced versions of this item.
Questions About Antique Lead Jewelry
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    Paste jewelry is made out of a special type of flint glass that emulates several gemstones. Paste is a hand-cut glass that is polished with metal powder until it gleams like a gem. Paste jewelry was popular as a cheaper alternative to diamonds during the Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian eras, as well as the Art Deco period. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique and vintage paste jewelry.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 26, 2024
    To tell if jewelry is antique, look for its hallmarks. You will usually find them in inconspicuous areas, such as on clasps, the backs of pendants or the insides of bracelets and rings. Once you have located the hallmarks, use trusted online resources to identify the maker and find out when they were active. Pieces produced more than 100 years ago are antique. If you need assistance dating a particular piece, enlist the services of a certified appraiser or knowledgeable antiques dealer. Find a large collection of antique jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 6, 2023
    Jewelry is considered antique once it is 100 years old. Pieces that are 20 to 99 years old are vintage. Contemporary is the term used to describe jewelry that is less than 20 years old. Explore a large selection of antique, vintage and contemporary jewelry from some of the world's top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertDecember 4, 2023
    To tell if antique jewelry is real, first look for hallmarks that may signify the maker. You can then use trusted online resources to find out what to look for to verify authenticity. If the jewelry doesn't have hallmarks, you may wish to consult a certified appraiser or licensed dealer. An expert can evaluate your jewelry, tell you whether it is a genuine antique and provide information about its materials and approximate value. Explore a large selection of antique jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To tell if jewelry is antique gold, take it to a licensed appraiser experienced in evaluating jewelry. It is difficult to identify jewelry materials using only the naked eye and online resources. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of expertly vetted gold jewelry.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    In antique jewelry, the term “paste” means glass finished in a way that allows it to resemble natural gemstones. To produce paste, artisans polish it for long periods of time with metal powder. On 1stDibs, find a selection of antique paste jewelry.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    To know if your antique jewelry is valuable, you can consult trusted online resources to see what similar pieces have sold for in the past. It is important to note that the condition of your specific piece will have a major effect on how much it is worth. Jewelry of a certain historical period will be worth more to collectors than accessories from other less noteworthy eras, and whether or not a given accessory is set with a precious gemstone may affect its value as well. You may wish to have the jewelry evaluated by a certified appraiser who can examine the piece and give you a price estimate. Master jewelry designers and luxury houses of the 19th and 20th centuries include Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, BVLGARI and others. Shop a collection of jewelry from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    Yes, some antique jewelry does go up in value. It is important to note that demand as well as the condition of your specific piece will have a major effect on how much it is worth. A certain historical period’s jewelry may be worth more to collectors than accessories from other less noteworthy eras, and whether or not a given accessory is set with precious gems may affect its value as well. You may wish to have the jewelry evaluated by a certified appraiser who can examine the piece and estimate its value. Master jewelry designers and luxury houses of the 19th and 20th centuries include Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, BVLGARI and others. On 1stDibs, shop a large collection of jewelry from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertDecember 12, 2023
    To tell if jewelry is vintage or antique, first look for any hallmarks that signify its maker. You can use trusted online resources to research when the maker was active and producing pieces similar to yours to roughly estimate its age. Jewelry is vintage if it's between 20 and 99 years old, and antique if it is 100 years old or more. If you're unable to locate a maker's hallmark, becoming familiar with the materials and other characteristics used during different eras of jewelry can help you date your piece. When in doubt, enlist the help of a certified appraiser or knowledgeable dealer. On 1stDibs, explore a large collection of vintage and antique jewelry.