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The Blue Paisley Fox Jewelry & Watches

About The Blue Paisley Fox
About The Blue Paisley Fox
The Blue Paisley Fox represents the private jewelry collection of the #1 New York Times bestselling author, Augusten Burroughs. Known for his memoirs Running with Scissors and Dry, Augusten has collected jewelry and gemstones since childhood. He was the first man profiled in The New York Times for his jewelry collection and is the first private collector ever invited to sell on 1stdibs. From the finest Burmese jadeite to silky Kashmir sapphires, The Blue Paisley Fox is where you will find the unfindable. Augusten collects the very rare. Sometimes humble, sometimes extravagant, always unique.
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Cocktail Ring of Carved Brazilian Quartz Is Like Ice Sculpture for Your Finger
Located in Southbury, CT
This cocktail ring looks like a melting ice sculpture except it's warm to the touch. Perfectly smooth all over, this glacier of a ring does not have even one remotely rough edge. I p...
Category

2010s Contemporary Fashion Rings

Materials

Quartz

Amethyst Pendant or Brooch with Diamonds 55 Carats
Located in Southbury, CT
This singularly spectacular pendant -which can also be worn as a brooch- features an absolutely massive 27 x 24mm natural rich purple amethyst weighing over 55 carats. The prong-set ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Retro Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Amethyst, Diamond, 18k Gold

Estate Cultured Akoya Pearl Necklace from Italy 38"
Located in Southbury, CT
This exceptionally lovely 38" necklace features 173 cultured Akoya pearls that range in size from 3 - 7.47mm in size but instead of graduating from smaller to larger, the luminous pe...
Category

2010s Artisan Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Pearl, 18k Gold

Black Jade Ring in Handmade Baroque Silver Setting
Located in Southbury, CT
Looking like a ring straight from the 17th-century, this contemporary Baroque-style hand-fabricated silver ring showcases a high-polish oval cabochon of certified untreated black Bur...
Category

2010s Baroque Revival More Rings

Materials

Black Jade, Jade, Silver

Vintage Garnet & Diamond Ring
Located in Southbury, CT
An elongated hexagonal-cut wine-red garnet is surrounded by 30 tiny, sparkling prong-set diamonds in this fancy and fun vintage garnet ring. The garnet measures 11.07 x 6mm and weigh...
Category

Vintage 1980s Modern Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, 14k Gold

Nephrite Pendant Fish Form, Silver, 1976
Located in Southbury, CT
This rare and substantial choker-length necklace was created by Arthur Court Designs in 1976 from sterling silver and a sizeable carved nephrite stone. The necklace depicts a fish an...
Category

Vintage 1970s Artisan More Necklaces

Materials

Jade, Silver

Victorian Old Mine Diamond Bypass Ring with a Twist
Located in Southbury, CT
A pair of bright and fiery eye-clean old mine cut diamonds collet-set into crimped silver: classic, simple. Look closer, however, and you will see that is merely disguised as a tradi...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Wedding Rings

Materials

Diamond, 22k Gold, Silver

White Nephrite Jade Carved Fan Pendant
Located in Southbury, CT
An absolutely stunning, highly translucent white nephrite jade (mutton fat) hand-carved pendant. The 89.71 x 54.77mm pendant has been carved by a master lapidary artist to depict a f...
Category

2010s Artisan Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Jade

Nephrite Jade Bangle Twisted Rope Motif Mid-Century
Located in Southbury, CT
This deep green nephrite jade bangle was hand-carved in the early 1950s to resemble twisted rope. It displays the pre-industrial revolution polish of that era, before electric tools ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Artisan Bangles

Materials

Jade

Nephrite Jade Bangle with 14K Hinge Estate
Located in Southbury, CT
This highly translucent nephrite jade bangle almost looks like it could be made of glass. But it's not; it's nephrite jade: the toughest gem in the world. The inner diameter is 59mm,...
Category

2010s Artisan Bangles

Materials

Jade

Siberian Jade & 18K White Gold Ring Mid-Century
Located in Southbury, CT
Hand-crafted in gleaming white 18K gold, this sleek, dense ring features a round cabochon of something quite special: natural, untreated Siberian jade. The round cabochon is highly t...
Category

Vintage 1970s Modernist Fashion Rings

Materials

Jade, 18k Gold, White Gold

Jade Bangle Light Apple Green Certified Untreated
Located in Southbury, CT
This gorgeous natural and untreated Burmese jadeite jade bangle is a lively mottled apple green. Free from dyes and polymers, this naturally beautiful bangle has an inner diameter of...
Category

2010s Artisan Bangles

Materials

Jade

Nephrite Jade Necklace Mid-Century, Circa 1930s
Located in Southbury, CT
The hand-carved nephrite jade beads that compose this necklace are a deep olive green with a bright luster. The 62 beads measure between 9.93 - 10.31mm. The overall length is just sh...
Category

Vintage 1930s Art Deco Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Jade

William Spratling Silver and Brass Cuff Bracelet Predates All His Iconic Work
By William Spratling
Located in Southbury, CT
In 1921 the young American architect William Spratling moved from his home state of Alabama to New Orleans for a professorship at Tulane University. He found an apartment in the then...
Category

Vintage 1940s Artisan Cuff Bracelets

Materials

Silver, Brass

Jade Ring Richly Detailed Midcentury
Located in Southbury, CT
This 1950s'era band ring has been crafted by a master goldsmith. As with a fine Buccelatti jewel, every millimeter has been worked: from the freehand Florentine Finish to the gorgeou...
Category

Vintage 1950s Retro Band Rings

Materials

Jade, 14k Gold

Victorian Scottish Agate Bracelet
Located in Southbury, CT
A stunning and uncommon early Victorian (circa 1850s) bracelet was hand-crafted in silver and features eight hand-carved and polished agate gemstones. Among the different varieties ...
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Early Victorian More Bracelets

Materials

Agate, Silver

Egyption Revival Sterling Plate Necklace Egyption Circa 1916
Located in Southbury, CT
This unique, dramatic necklace was created from sterling silver early in the twentieth century —near 1920— at the height of the Egyptian Revival period. The necklace features 7 silve...
Category

Early 20th Century Egyptian Revival Choker Necklaces

Materials

Silver

Akoya Pearl Double Strand Necklace with Diamond Clasp Circa 1950s 25"
Located in Southbury, CT
This luxuriously long and fine graduated strand of Midcentury (circa 1950s) cultured Akoya pearls features large and luminous pearls in a length rarely encountered. A pristine neckla...
Category

Mid-20th Century Retro Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 14k Gold

Antique Natural MIssissippi River Pearl Necklace GIA Certified
Located in Southbury, CT
Extraordinary and rare, this turn-of-the-century (circa 1920s) 14K yellow gold necklace is a showcase for 9 of the world's rarest and most desirable pearls: natural river pearls. T...
Category

Early 20th Century Artisan Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Pearl, Natural Pearl, 14k Gold

GIA Certified Imperial Jade Pendant, Diamonds, Platinum, Art Deco
Located in Southbury, CT
Created in the 1920s, this GIA certified natural and untreated jadeite jade displays a rich, emerald green color and high translucency. Jade this fine is exceedingly rare and is know...
Category

Vintage 1920s Art Deco Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Jade, Platinum

Gold Bracelet from Italy Miecentury
Located in Southbury, CT
Masterfully crafted as only the Italians can, this sleek and effortlessly chic 8" 14K yellow gold bracelet is classic and simple. But look closer and you'll see there is plenty of ha...
Category

Vintage 1980s Modern Link Bracelets

Materials

Gold, 14k Gold

Akoya Pearl Necklace Blue Baroque Circa 1970s Unisex
Located in Southbury, CT
This circa 1960s necklace of silvery-blue cultured baroque Akoya pearls is a gorgeous and unique vintage treasure. These magnificent pearls possess a bright, high luster with a dimpl...
Category

Vintage 1960s Modern Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Pearl, Silver

Natural Saltwater Pearl Necklace for an Infant
Located in Southbury, CT
This precious 13" necklace was created from one-hundred-and-seventy-five tiny, natural, uncultured saltwater pearls, beautifully matched for size and quality. The pearls graduate gen...
Category

Vintage 1930s Art Deco Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Pearl, Silver

GIA Certified Natural Saltwater Pearl Necklace for a Child
Located in Southbury, CT
An almost unbearably beautiful necklace composed of one-hundred-and-eleven GIA certified natural, uncultured saltwater pearls. The brief 15" length of the necklace and tiny size of t...
Category

Vintage 1930s Art Deco Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Pearl, Silver

Pearl Multistrand Bracelet Mid-Century
Located in Southbury, CT
So gorgeous and in the most immaculate condition is this circa 1950s cultured Akoya pearl multi-strand bracelet. The stunning 8.25" bracelet features 98 well-matched 7mm cultured Ako...
Category

Mid-20th Century Artisan Beaded Bracelets

Materials

Pearl, 14k Gold

Water Jade Arts & Crafts Ring, Certified Untreated
Located in Southbury, CT
A light, cool green semi-transparent cabochon of natural and untreated Burmese jadeite jade measuring 18.20 x 18.17mm is the centerpiece if this magnificent silver ring. Created duri...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Arts and Crafts Cocktail Rings

Materials

Jade

Qing Carved White Nephrite "Mutton Fat" Pendant
Located in Southbury, CT
An absolutely spectacular —and Halley's Comet rare— Qing period Chinese white nephrite jade and an agate bead pendant. The jade is gorgeously carved in a rather unusual fashion, wher...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century Artisan Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Agate, Jade, 14k Gold, Bronze

GIA Certified Keshi Pearl Necklace
Located in Southbury, CT
52 gorgeous, non-bead cultured freshwater pearls create a necklace that is both sophisticated and casual at the same time. The pearls all have a white body color but their overtone i...
Category

Vintage 1970s Artisan Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Freshwater Pearl, 14k Gold

Alexandrite Ring 7.35 Carat Color Change Natural Gem
Located in Southbury, CT
A 7.35-carat transparent natural Alexandrite chrysoberyl color change gem is surrounded by a halo of 21 brilliant white diamonds in this new 18K white gold split shank ring. The 12...
Category

2010s Artisan Cocktail Rings

Materials

Alexandrite, Diamond, 18k Gold

South Sea Pearl Necklace is Early Example of Cultured South Sea Pearls
Located in Southbury, CT
This South Sea pearl necklace is an early example of cultured South Sea Pearls. You see, South Sea pearls were not cultured on a grand scale until the late 1950s, early 1960s, and th...
Category

Vintage 1960s Modern Beaded Necklaces

Materials

South Sea Pearl, Silver

Jade Band Ring Ming's Hawaii Circa 1950 Mint Condition Certified
Located in Southbury, CT
This mint-condition early Mid-century 14K yellow gold band ring features a 10.6 x 7.7mm cabochon of natural, untreated Burmese jadeite jade. The ring was created by Ming's of Hawaii;...
Category

Mid-20th Century Artisan Band Rings

Materials

Jade, 14k Gold

Erté Art Deco Style "Beloved Brooch", Circa 1980s
By Erté
Located in Southbury, CT
This is a rare, original limited edition Erté silver, 14K yellow gold, mother-of-pearl, and diamond brooch created in the early 1980s. This particular brooch is signed on the back, "...
Category

Vintage 1980s Art Deco Brooches

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Silver

Imperial Jadeite Jade Pendant GIA Certified Untreated
Located in Southbury, CT
This imperial jade & diamond pendant is simple and perfect. The mid-century (circa 1960s-1970s) pendant has been rendered in 18K white gold and set with a quarter-carat of small, br...
Category

Vintage 1960s Modern Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Jade, 18k Gold

Gump's Jade Necklace Rare Siberian Nephrite
By Gump's San Francisco
Located in Southbury, CT
This is perhaps the finest nephrite jade necklace I have yet presented; it is most certainly the most highly translucent. So translucent, it is as if the necklace was created from c...
Category

Late 20th Century Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Jade

Art Deco Citrine Men's Ring
Located in Southbury, CT
This men's citrine ring was created by hand in the Aret Deco era from 14K yellow gold. Time has rendered the 14k yellow gold band butter-smooth. And has also favored the gloriously ...
Category

Vintage 1930s Art Deco More Rings

Materials

Citrine, 14k Gold

Jade & Diamond Engagement Ring Certified Untreated
Located in Southbury, CT
This sweet and beautiful 14K yellow gold engagement ring features a prong-set emerald-green double-cabochon of natural, untreated jadeite jade. The gorgeous stone measures 9.54 x 7.2...
Category

Mid-20th Century Artisan Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Jade, 14k Gold

Antique Jadeite Ring Certified Untreated
Located in Southbury, CT
Created in rich, buttery 18K yellow gold and jade, this ring was created by hand near the end of the 19th century in China. Featuring elaborately carved shoulders depicting highly de...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Artisan More Rings

Materials

Jade, 18k Gold

Antique Carved Jade Bi Disc Pendant with Gold Chain Certified Untreated
Located in Southbury, CT
What is being said in the geometric language we see so precisely inscribed into the surface of this jade bi disc? Look closely and you will see the enduring tool marks: shaggy groove...
Category

Antique Late 18th Century Artisan Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Jade, Gold, 18k Gold

Nephrite Jade Beaded Cross Necklace Certified Untreated
Located in Southbury, CT
This beautiful necklace features highly-polished natural and untreated nephrite jade beads, 24" in length. The 10mm beads are strung on cardinal-red silk with knots tied between each...
Category

2010s Artisan Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Jade, 14k Gold

Jade Pendant Carved Translucent Lavender Squash Blossom Pendant Certified
Located in Southbury, CT
The true beauty of this carved jadeite jade pendant is difficult to capture in photographs; more difficult still to describe in words. Carved by hand in the form of an entangled squa...
Category

Mid-20th Century Artisan Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Jade, 14k Gold

Pair Mother/Daughter Jadeite Jade Rings Certified Untreated
Located in Southbury, CT
This pair of mid-century jade "Mother/Daughter" rings is unspeakably rare. Created side-by-side in the 1970s in Singapore, these magnificent rings have always been together and are n...
Category

Vintage 1970s Modern Wedding Rings

Materials

Diamond, Jade, 18k Gold

Men's Ring Coral Circa 1960s from Europe
Located in Southbury, CT
This richly ornate, entirely hand-fabricated 14K gold and coral ring would, at first glance, appear to be a Victorian-era ring. But the unmolested row of hallmarks on the rear of the...
Category

Mid-20th Century Victorian More Rings

Materials

Coral, 14k Gold

Diamond & Demantoid Art Nouveau Style Ring EGL Certified
Located in Southbury, CT
A 1.50-carat diamond and an over 2-carat demantoid garnet are the dazzling co-stars in this contemporary 14K yellow gold ring created in the style of the Russian Art Nouveau. The ve...
Category

2010s Art Nouveau More Rings

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, 14k Gold

Garnet Cluster Cocktail Ring Midcentury
Located in Southbury, CT
This Mid-Century tower of gold and garnets is the quintessential cocktail ring. Hand-crafted from 14k yellow gold between 1955 -1965, this spectacularly cool eye-kidnapping ring is...
Category

Mid-20th Century Retro Cocktail Rings

Materials

Garnet, 14k Gold

Star Sapphire Ring Midcentury Pristine
Located in Southbury, CT
This 14K white gold star sapphire ring was created in the 1950s or early 1960s and apparently locked away in a safe until I came along. The hand-etched Florentine finish is not only ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Modern More Rings

Materials

Star Sapphire, 14k Gold

22K Gold & Jade Antique Ring Certified Untreated
Located in Southbury, CT
This impossibly rich 22K yellow gold and jade ring was created by hand near the end of the 19th century in China. Featuring deeply carved shoulders depicting highly detailed flowers;...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Artisan More Rings

Materials

Jade, 22k Gold

Jade Pendant Apple Green Certified Untreated European
Located in Southbury, CT
This 14K yellow gold pendant features an apple-green natural antique jade carving. The carving depicts what I believe to be a blossom; when held sideways. You see, there is a small h...
Category

Mid-20th Century Retro Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Jade, 14k Gold

Yogo Sapphire & Natural Pearl Crescent Pendant, Circa 1900
Located in Southbury, CT
Yogo sapphires from Montana are among the rarest sapphires in the world and they are also considered to be among the finest. Yogo sapphires originate from a small geographic area in ...
Category

Early 20th Century Artisan Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Natural Pearl, Sapphire, 14k Gold

Yellow Diamond Pendant .60ct EGL Certified Natural
Located in Southbury, CT
A rare, non-irradiated natural yellow diamond weighing .60 carats is the heart and soul of this magnificent and truly rare 22" pendant. Today, virtually all fancy-color diamonds achi...
Category

Mid-20th Century Victorian Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Yellow Diamond, 14k Gold

Gump's Jade & Pearl Necklace
By Gump's San Francisco
Located in Southbury, CT
A spectacular and incredibly rare Gump's multi-strand torsade necklace composed of over 1,000 individual authentic Biwa pearls from Japan's famed Lake Biwa. A luminous, highly transl...
Category

Vintage 1980s Contemporary Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Jade, Pearl, 14k Gold

Gump's Pearl & Garnet Bead Necklace Midcentury
By Gump's San Francisco
Located in Southbury, CT
This vintage pearl and garnet necklace by Gump's of San Francisco features tumbled and polished garnet beads the color of Cabernet Sauvignon, interspersed with luminous, lustrous cu...
Category

Mid-20th Century Artisan Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Garnet, Pearl, 14k Gold

Akoya Pearl Necklace Three Strand by Tasaki Midcentury Magnificence
By TASAKI
Located in Southbury, CT
This Midcentury triple-strand 15" Tasaki pearl choker features three rows of nearly flawless, impeccably matched, and highly lustrous cultured Akoya pearls that almost imperceptibly ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Modern Multi-Strand Necklaces

Materials

Pearl, Silver

Jade Ring Certified Untreated Spectacular Apple Green Art Deco Treasure
Located in Southbury, CT
This 1920s-1930s Art Deco ring was hand-crafted in 18K white gold and features a luscious, translucent bright apple-green oval jadeite jade carving. The luminous stone is deeply car...
Category

Early 20th Century Cocktail Rings

Materials

Jade, 18k Gold

Charm Bracelet Iconic Book Piece Margot De Taxco Mexican Modernist Pioneer
By Margot De Taxco
Located in Southbury, CT
This silver cherub charm bracelet by Margot de Taxco is featured in the book, "Margot Van Voorhies Carr The Art of Mexican Enamelwork," by Penny C. Morrill. You will find it on page ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Baroque Revival Charm Bracelets

Materials

Silver

Art Deco Sapphire & Diamond Ring Certified Heat-Only
Located in Southbury, CT
This Art Deco 18K gold and platinum ring features a trio of bright blue bezel-set sapphires complimented by 22 Old European-cit diamonds. The old diamonds are a pleasing blend of war...
Category

Vintage 1930s Art Deco More Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Platinum

Citrine, Tsavorite, and Diamond Pendant in Platinum
Located in Southbury, CT
A colorful and contemporary unisex citrine, tsavorite garnet, and diamond necklace hand-crafted in sturdy, gleaming platinum. Perfect for everyday wear, it's both casual and elegant ...
Category

1990s Artisan Drop Necklaces

Materials

Citrine, Diamond, Tsavorite, Platinum

Lavender Jade Ring Midcentury Certified Untreated by Ming's
Located in Southbury, CT
Created by the iconic Midcentury jeweler, Ming's of Hawaii, this entirely hand-fabricated ring in 14K yellow gold features a magnificent and luminous bright lavender oval bullet-shap...
Category

Mid-20th Century Modern Fashion Rings

Materials

Jade, 14k Gold

Retro Figural Brooch Featuring Cat, Dachshund Dog, Birdhouse and Whimsy
Located in Southbury, CT
It's not a just a brooch; it's a story; a narrative. An emerald-eyed cat and a diamond-encrusted dog with a ruby-red spinel eye both appear quite interested in what would appear to...
Category

Vintage 1940s Retro Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, Spinel, 18k Gold

Gump's Black Jade Pi Disk Pendant Iconic
By Gump's San Francisco
Located in Southbury, CT
This vintage Gump's black jade Pi or Bi disk pendant was created in the 1980s or early 1990s. This disk is from the original Gump's, not the new one. The original San Francisco retai...
Category

1990s Modern Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Jade, 14k Gold

Jade Pendant Pipa '琵琶' Stringed Instrument Kunlun Jade Certified Untreated
Located in Southbury, CT
This wonderful and exceedingly rare contemporary, (new) pendant depicts a pipa, which is a Chinese stringed instrument similar to a lute. The pipa was carved from slightly bluish-gre...
Category

2010s Artisan Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Jade