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Antique Kendrick & Davis K&D Inverto Staking Jewelry Watch Tool Set
Located in Norwalk, CT
A very unusual Jewelry and watchmakers tool, makes for a great curiosity item for the shelf!
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Early 20th Century American Unusual Antique Jewelry

Materials

Wood

Antique Scandinavian Trinket in Bronze, 1920s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Small unusual jewelry trinket in light bronze set floral perforations. Its interior is linned with
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1920s Scandinavian Art Nouveau Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Bronze

Vintage English Sterling Silver Jewelry / Ring Box in the Form of a Dresser
By A&J Zimmerman Ltd.
Located in Bath, GB
A wonderfully handsome and unusual jewellery box in the form of a bow fronted dresser on legs or a
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1920s English Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Sterling Silver

Novelty Antique English Sterling Silver Jewelry Box, 1921
By A&J Zimmerman Ltd.
Located in Bath, GB
A wonderfully handsome and unusual jewelry box in the form of a bow fronted drawers on legs or a
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1920s English Art Deco Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Sterling Silver

  • Novelty Antique English Sterling Silver Jewelry Box, 1921
  • Novelty Antique English Sterling Silver Jewelry Box, 1921
  • Novelty Antique English Sterling Silver Jewelry Box, 1921
  • Novelty Antique English Sterling Silver Jewelry Box, 1921
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H 2.25 in W 3.75 in D 3 in
Antique 19th c. Decorative Anglo-Indian Overlay Footed Box with Engraved Bone
By Rajhastani
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Nice and unusual Jewelry decorative box with filigree bone overlaid decoration. Large Anglo-Indian
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Late 19th Century Indian Anglo Raj Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Wood

Unusual Victorian Pecan Stickpin
Located in Riverdale, NY
Unusual Victorian Pecan Stickpin in 14k gold from the 19th Century. Hand crafted of textured yellow
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1860s American High Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

Materials

14k Gold

  • Unusual Victorian Pecan Stickpin
  • Antique Unusual Victorian Pecan Stickpin
  • Unusual Victorian Pecan Stickpin
  • Antique Unusual Victorian Pecan Stickpin
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H 3 in W 0.9 in L 0.9 in
Unusual Sterling Scabre Stickpin
Located in New York, NY
Charming and unusual Scabre Stickpin in gilded and patinaed sterling. Knife can be removed from
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1890s American Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

Materials

Vermeil, Sterling Silver

  • Unusual Sterling Scabre Stickpin
  • Antique Unusual Sterling Scabre Stickpin
  • Unusual Sterling Scabre Stickpin
  • Antique Unusual Sterling Scabre Stickpin
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W 0.5 in L 2.5 in
Unusual Victorian Snake Stickpin
Located in New York, NY
Highly unusual handmade Victorian snake stickpin in 14K gold with lovely detailing. A fully formed
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1870s American Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Rock Crystal, 14k Gold

  • Unusual Victorian Snake Stickpin
  • Antique Unusual Victorian Snake Stickpin
  • Unusual Victorian Snake Stickpin
  • Antique Unusual Victorian Snake Stickpin
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W 0.5 in L 3.25 in
Unusual French Galleon Brooch
Located in New York, NY
brooch. Unusual and unique. Early 20th Century France. 3" x 2". Very Good Condition.
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Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Sterling Silver

Unusual Victorian Coral Cat Stickpin
Located in Riverdale, NY
a gold round with black enamel detailing to look like a ruff or collar. Superb quality with unusual
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1870s American Late Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Coral, 14k Gold

Unusual Victorian Tremblant Horse Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Unusual silverplate brooch from the late 19th Century. A series of jockeys are mounted on
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Late 19th Century British Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Gilt Metal

Unusual Art Deco French Paste Bird
Located in New York, NY
Unusual Art Deco French Paste Bird designed as a stickpin with genuine feather decoration. Hand set
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1920s French Art Deco Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Sterling Silver

  • Unusual Art Deco French Paste Bird
  • Unusual Art Deco French Paste Bird
  • Unusual Art Deco French Paste Bird
  • Unusual Art Deco French Paste Bird
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W 3 in D 2 in
Unusual Victorian Figural Bangle
Located in New York, NY
Unusual Victorian Bangle, possibly with a Native American profile depected from the mid to late
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1870s British Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Silver

  • Unusual Victorian Figural Bangle
  • Unusual Victorian Figural Bangle
  • Unusual Victorian Figural Bangle
  • Unusual Victorian Figural Bangle
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W 1.25 in
Unusual Victorian Amythest and Enamel Stickpin
Located in Riverdale, NY
Unusual Victorian Amythest and Enamel Stickpin from the 19th Century of fine French manufacture
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1890s French Late Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Amethyst, 18k Gold, Enamel, Gilt Metal

  • Unusual Victorian Amythest and Enamel Stickpin
  • Unusual Victorian Amythest and Enamel Stickpin
  • Unusual Victorian Amythest and Enamel Stickpin
  • Unusual Victorian Amythest and Enamel Stickpin
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W 0.75 in L 1.5 in
Unusual Czech Bib Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Unusually proportioned Czech necklace from the 1920s. Faceted emerald cut stones in ruby glass are suspended in a bib formation. Ruby stone in clasp as well. Metal is brass finish.La...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Unusual Antique Jewelry

  • Unusual Czech Bib Necklace
  • Unusual Czech Bib Necklace
  • Unusual Czech Bib Necklace
  • Unusual Czech Bib Necklace
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H 3.5 in W 15 in
Unusual Etruscan Scrollwork Coral Bangle
Located in New York, NY
Unusual, elegant Etruscan Coral Bangle from the mid 19th Century. Hand made scroll work gold filled
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1860s Italian High Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Coral, Gilt Metal

Wonderfully Unusual Victorian Memorial Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Wonderfully Unusual Victorian Memorial Earrings from the mid 19th Century. Finely woven hair of
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1870s British Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Onyx, Pearl, 14k Gold

  • Wonderfully Unusual Victorian Memorial Earrings
  • Wonderfully Unusual Victorian Memorial Earrings
  • Wonderfully Unusual Victorian Memorial Earrings
  • Wonderfully Unusual Victorian Memorial Earrings
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W 0.75 in L 1.25 in
Unusual Art Nouveau French Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
Unusual link bracelet from the turn tof the 20th Century. Dimensional links of patinaed silvered
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Silver Plate

Unusual Gold Victorian Revivalist Earrings
Located in Riverdale, NY
Extremely unusual Victorian Earrings in the Archeological Revival style, constructed of a series of
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1850s American High Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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14k Gold

  • Unusual Gold Victorian Revivalist Earrings
  • Unusual Gold Victorian Revivalist Earrings
  • Unusual Gold Victorian Revivalist Earrings
  • Unusual Gold Victorian Revivalist Earrings
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W 0.5 in D 1 in L 1.5 in
Unusual Victorian Golden Snitch Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Highly unusual late Victorian earrings reminiscent of golden snitches. A gutta percha sphere is
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1870s American Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Gilt Metal

Unusual Victorian Rock Crystal Gold Snake Stickpin
Located in Riverdale, NY
Highly unusual handmade Victorian snake stickpin in 14K gold with lovely detailing. A fully formed
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1870s American Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Rock Crystal, 14k Gold

Unusual Figural Celluloid Flapper Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Unusual and elegant flapper necklace from the 1920s. Figural full figured "head" beads are spaced
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Unusual Antique Jewelry

  • Unusual Figural Celluloid Flapper Necklace
  • Unusual Figural Celluloid Flapper Necklace
  • Unusual Figural Celluloid Flapper Necklace
  • Unusual Figural Celluloid Flapper Necklace
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H 36 in W 36 in
Unusual Victorian Agate Figural Fob
Located in New York, NY
Rare Victorian Agate Figural Fob from the late 19th Century of gilt metal with striped Scottish agate. Finely detailed elk or deer motif with original bale. 1880's. 1" x 1".
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1880s British Late Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Agate, Gilt Metal

Unusual Bohemian Czech Iris Crystal Sautoir
Located in New York, NY
Bohemian Czech Iris Crystal Sautoir from the 1920's. Extremely unusual necklace with bohemian glass
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1920s Unknown Art Deco Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Silver Plate

Unusual Sterling Indian Chief Hat Pin
Located in New York, NY
Unusual Sterling Indian Chief Hat Pin from the late 19th Century. Native American motifs were a
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1890s American Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Sterling Silver

  • Unusual Sterling Indian Chief Hat Pin
  • Unusual Sterling Indian Chief Hat Pin
  • Unusual Sterling Indian Chief Hat Pin
  • Unusual Sterling Indian Chief Hat Pin
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H 5 in W 0.75 in L 1.25 in
Unusual Gutta Percha Victorian Geometric Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Unusual Gutta Percha Victorian Geometric Earrings from the 19th Century. Extremely Modern in design
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1870s American High Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Gilt Metal

Unusual Double Sided Victorian Paste Heart
Located in New York, NY
Lovely and Unusual Victorian Paste Puffy Heart from the late 19th Century. Usually these paste set
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1890s American Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Sterling Silver

  • Unusual Double Sided Victorian Paste Heart
  • Unusual Double Sided Victorian Paste Heart
  • Unusual Double Sided Victorian Paste Heart
  • Unusual Double Sided Victorian Paste Heart
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H 18 in W 0.75 in L 1.25 in
Unusual Antique Hunting Emerald Cameo Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
A very unusual bracelet in celebration of hunting, centering an emerald cameo representing a dog
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1910s Art Nouveau Unusual Antique Jewelry

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White Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Victorian Sterling Silver Cuff, With Unusual Applied Script "Fannie" c1880
Located in valatie, NY
Victorian Sterling Silver Cuff, With Unusual Applied Script "Fannie" c1880. Unmarked Silver. Most
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1880s Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Sterling Silver

Unusual Figural Edwardian Locket, Lady Carriage Driver
Located in New York, NY
Unusual Edwardian Locket, Lady Carriage Driver in repouse on matte gold filled period locket
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1910s American Edwardian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Gilt Metal

Unusual 1920's Eygptian Revival Czech Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Unusual and collectible eygptian revival necklace from the 1920s. Gilded brass with unusual czech
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Unusual Antique Jewelry

Unusual 19th Century Brooch with Carved Citrine of Sailing Putti
Located in Riverdale, NY
. Sentimental jewelry was extremely popular in the 19th Century as gifts to loved/lost ones. This is an
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Late 19th Century American Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Citrine, 14k Gold

Unusual Large Victorian Sterling Silver-Mounted Scottish Agate "Dirk" Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Unusual, large, Victorian, sterling silver-mounted (unmarked but tested) Scottish agate "dirk" form
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1880s Scottish Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Sterling Silver

Unusual 15 Karat Plaited Hair Double Sided Cufflinks, circa 1860
Located in Baltimore, MD
Hair jewelry, or more specifically, the art of setting hair in beautiful arrangements as
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1850s British Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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15k Gold

Unusual French Art Deco Mother of Pearl Locket
Located in New York, NY
Unusual French Art Deco Mother of Pearl Locket from the 1930's. Finely carved and detailed on both
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1920s French Art Deco Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Gilt Metal

Amazing and Unusual Art Deco Paste Dress Ornament
Located in New York, NY
Unusual Art Deco Paste Dress Ornament from the 1920's. The daring necklines of the period allowed
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1920s French Art Deco Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Sterling Silver

Unusual French Art Deco Marcasite and Rock Crystal Earrrings
Located in New York, NY
Unusual French Art Deco Marcasite and Rock Crystal Earrrings from the 1920's. An openwork matte
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1920s French Art Deco Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Hematite, Rock Crystal, Sterling Silver

Unusual Antique French 18K Gold Portrait Miniature Ring 18th Century Belcher
Located in London, GB
This highly unusual antique gold ring features a late 18th century French portrait miniature
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Late 18th Century French Georgian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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18k Gold

Antique Victorian Green Paste Black Enamel 18k Gold Ring Unusual 19th Century
Located in London, GB
vivid green colour and sits majestically in the unusual mount. The bezel is accented with black enamel
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Late 19th Century English Late Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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18k Gold, Enamel

Unusual Victorian 18 Karat Yellow Gold Onyx and Diamond Navette Ring, circa 1880
Located in Lancashire, Oldham
An unusual 18 karat gold Victorian onyx and diamond, diamond shaped ring. It has a chased border
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Late 19th Century British Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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

Victorian Ring Silver 18k Gold Enamel Diamond Antique Estate Jewelry
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
arrangement is quite unusual for the modern jewelry and common for the Victorian era. The diamonds surrounding
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Early 20th Century Unknown Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver, Enamel

Carved Amethyst Medallion, Tourmaline and Diamond Platinum Necklace Fine Jewelry
Located in Montreal, QC
Young Lady, Hand Carved in High Relief. Rendered with remarkable detail and warmth, so unusual to find
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Amethyst, Diamond, Tourmaline, Platinum

Antique Bohemian Glass Jewelry Box, 19th Century
Located in Rostock, MV
Fine Unusual Bohemian Casket Jewelry Box with Hinged Bronze Mounts Dore Bronze Swinging Handles
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19th Century Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Bronze

  • Antique Bohemian Glass Jewelry Box, 19th Century
  • Antique Bohemian Glass Jewelry Box, 19th Century
  • Antique Bohemian Glass Jewelry Box, 19th Century
  • Antique Bohemian Glass Jewelry Box, 19th Century
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H 4.14 in W 5.71 in D 3.55 in
Antique Edwardian Compass Fob 9k Rose Gold Pendant Animal Motif Vintage Jewelry
Located in Torrance, CA
). Originally the compass would have been worn alongside a pocket watch. This one is quite unusual with an
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Early 20th Century Unknown Edwardian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Gold, 9k Gold, Rose Gold

Vintage Art Deco Carved Moonstone Cameo Ring 14k Yellow Gold Sz 5 Fine Jewelry
Located in Torrance, CA
woman in high relief. The moonstone glows with flashes of rainbow blue. An unusual find in carved
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Early 20th Century Unknown Art Deco Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Moonstone, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rare Georgian Romantic Pendant and Earrings in Cut Steel
By Glorious Antique Jewelry Collection
Located in Stamford, CT
intimate scene. It is unusual to find earrings from this period, no less earrings and a pendant that were
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1830s British George V Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Cut Steel

Antique Ladies Vanity Box, Italian, Olive Wood, Keepsake, Jewellery, Sorrento
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique ladies vanity box. An Italian, olive wood keepsake or jewellery box, dating to
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Early 20th Century Italian Edwardian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Olive

Unusual Antique Silver Hand Mirror, London 1880 Robert Humphries
Located in Toronto, ON
Unusual Antique silver hand mirror, London,1880, Robert Humphries. The front of frame designed with
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19th Century English Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Silver

French 19th Century Empire Porcelain and Gilt Bronze Decorative Jewelry Box
Located in Firenze, IT
This French Empire 19th century rectangular porcelain dresser box or jewlery decorative casket has
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19th Century French Empire Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Bronze, Ormolu

Antique French Kingwood Bird's-Eye Maple Jewelry Casket Box Tahan Paris
By Alphonse Tahan 1
Located in Dublin, Ireland
raised on its four original lavish cast ormolu scrolling feet. The double hinged lid with unusual
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Late 19th Century French Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Ormolu

Musical Palais Royal Ring Stand and Jewellery Box, of Cupid with Harp
Located in London, GB
A fine, early and very unusual Palais Royal Cupid and Harp musical box with two-air cylinder
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1830s Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Ormolu

Chinese Jewelry Box with Drawers with Hand Carved Bird and Dragon Sculptures
Located in Lisse, NL
could be perfect for you. Its unusual size (smaller than a cabinet, but larger than your average antique
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Brass

Unusual Harness Buckle set made for the Tzar Nicholas II in Paris, France 1896
Located in Milan, IT
. In this occasion have been realized this unusual and unique imperial suite of buckles for harness
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1890s French Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Brass

French 19th Century Enamel Gold Shell Very Ornate Jewelry Box
Located in New York, NY
Rare and unusual 18K gold, enamel and shell jewelry box of French origin, circa 19th century. It is
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Late 19th Century Unusual Antique Jewelry

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18k Gold

Antique 1900s Pair of 18k Yellow Gold Bird Cufflinks
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
); part of our gent's jewelry and estate jewelry collections These impressive and unusual antique 18k
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Early 1900s Unknown Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Hand Carved Portrait Amethyst and Seed Pearl Antique Gold Brooch Pin
Located in Montreal, QC
Amethyst, featuring 2 Lovely Female Portraits, accented with Hand crafted Silver Jewelry adornments and
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Mid-19th Century Artisan Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Amethyst, Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Antique Victorian Ruby 0.10 Carat Diamond 15 Karat Yellow Gold Vintage Brooch
Located in London, GB
Unusual and fine antique Victorian brooch handcrafted in 15 karat yellow gold composed of 3
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Late 19th Century British Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Late Victorian Enamel Guilloche Silver Brooch with Landscape Scene
Located in New York, NY
unusual and rare piece to add to your jewelry collection.Excellent vintage condition. England circa 1900
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Early 1900s English Late Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Silver, Enamel

Antique Essex Crystal and 9 Carat Yellow Gold Dog Pin Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
our antique jewellery and estate jewelry collections. This exceptional, fine and impressive antique
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19th Century Unknown Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Crystal, Yellow Gold

  • Antique Essex Crystal and 9 Carat Yellow Gold Dog Pin Brooch
  • Antique Essex Crystal and 9 Carat Yellow Gold Dog Pin Brooch
  • Antique Essex Crystal and 9 Carat Yellow Gold Dog Pin Brooch
  • Antique Essex Crystal and 9 Carat Yellow Gold Dog Pin Brooch
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H 0.45 in Dm 0.67 in L 2.95 in
Antique Victorian 3.87 Carat Diamond and White Gold Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
, silver set brooch; part of the antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This exceptional antique
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1880s Unknown Victorian Unusual Antique Jewelry

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Diamond, 9k Gold, White Gold, Silver

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Unusual Antique Jewelry For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact piece of unusual antique 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, Silver and 18k Gold — can elevate any look. If you’re looking for an item from our selection of unusual antique 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. There have been many well-made iterations of the classic choice in our collection of unusual antique jewelry over the years, but those made by Tiffany & Co., Agassiz and John Grinsell & Sons are often thought to be among the most beautiful. Take a look at an object in our assortment of unusual antique jewelry featuring Diamond from our inventory today to add the perfect touch to your look. Today, if you’re looking for an antique cushion cut version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes cabochon and mixed cut alternatives. If you’re browsing our inventory for an option in this array of unusual antique jewelry, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for unisex and men.

How Much is a Unusual Antique Jewelry?

The price for a piece of unusual antique jewelry starts at $395 and tops out at $75,000 with these brooches, on average, selling for $2,302.
Questions About Unusual Antique 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 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
    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 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 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.