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Jewelry & Watches For Sale
Style: Victorian
Style: Late Victorian
Style: Early Victorian
Style: High Victorian
Victorian French Carnelian 18 Karat Yellow Gold Leda & Swan Intaglio Signet Ring
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Centering an oval-shaped carnelian tablet carved with intaglio depicting a woman and swan Based on the Greek myth of the figure Leda and The Swan (Zeus) Translucent reddish-orange a...
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1870s Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Carnelian, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Circa 1900s 18k Gold Top Silver Natural Diamond Decorated Earring
Located in Fatih/İstanbul, 34
In very good condition. Total weight is 6 grams. Totally is rose cut diamond about 0.70 ct. Totally is brilliant cut diamond 0.59 ct. The diamond is has G-H-I color and vvs-vs-s1 cla...
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Early 1900s European Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Silver

Portuguese Iberian 1850 Dangle Drop Filigree Earrings 21Kt Gold With Seed Pearls
Located in Miami, FL
Magnificent Portuguese dangle drop earrings. Beautiful and very unusual pair of antique Iberian dangle drop earrings, created in Portugal, during the Victorian era, back in the 185...
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1850s Portuguese High Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Pearl, Gold, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold

Pink Round Diamond Bezel Set Flower Unique Vintage Engagement Ring "Lily Emma"
Located in Hertsliya, IL
Beautiful Bezel setting center stone pink lab diamond engagement ring. Lily flower means - Pure. The flower lily is a symbol of innocence, purity, and beauty. The list is for the Eng...
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2010s Israeli Victorian Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, Pink Diamond, 14k Gold

Natural uncut rose cut Diamonds sterling silver zig zag diamond Bracelet
Located in Delhi, DL
This vintage style diamond silver and yellow gold plating hinged bangle consists of: Diamond- 7.60cts Diamond type: Rose cut diamonds and uncut polki diamond Diamond color: white a...
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2010s Indian Early Victorian Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, Sterling Silver

Antique Scottish Agate Necklace
Located in Firenze, IT
Antique Necklace 18kt Gold and Agate. Made in Scotland circa 1820-60's. Measurements: Length 17.12 inches; Size of largest central stone is 1.92 inch (48mm) long x 1.6 inch (40mm) ...
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1850s British Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Agate, 18k Gold

Antique Gold Eagle Stickpin
Located in Baltimore, MD
Victorian flying eagle stickpin in 18K yellow gold and set with a diamond. It will highlight a lapel with its dramatic bravura. The eagle is 3/4" w...
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Late 19th Century English Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Natural Emerald and Diamond Teardrop Earrings in Victorian Style
Located in Jaipur, IN
Natural Emerald and Diamond Teardrop Earrings This Victorian-era art-deco style fascinating lush green emerald teardrop style earring is graceful. The mixed size and shape of solitaire emeralds are beautifully placed to form the domed teardrop design of the earring. The addition of diamonds in between the emerald stone gaps encapsulates the earring’s richness making it more profound. The top stud part of the earring complements the bottom teardrop design nicely, as the emerald solitaire pear cut...
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2010s Indian Victorian Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Emerald, Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Victorian 14K yellow Gold and Diamond Bangle
Located in Lexington, KY
This stunning Victorian bracelet is made in 14k yellow gold with diamonds. The bracelet features a hinged bangle design with a clasp and chain to ensure a secure and comfortable fit....
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1890s American Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Large Antique Diamond Pendant or Clip with Old Mine & Rose Cuts, Approx 1.98 Ctw
Located in Danvers, MA
An absolutely stunning Victorian period Diamond & Pearl Pendant - Dress Clip with super fiery old mine cut & rose cut diamonds along with a sizable lustrous pearl drop. Just gorgeou...
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Mid-19th Century British Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, Silver

Antique Large Russian Silver 84 Gold Gilt Cloisonné Enamel Cigarette Case
Located in GB
Wimbledon-Furniture Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for sale this lovely hand made in Russia solid silver with gold gilt internals Cloisonne Enamel cigarette case...
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1880s Russian Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Silver, Enamel, Gilt Metal

Antique Cameo Brooch with 14K Gold Frame and Diamond
Located in Atlanta, GA
This is an antique cameo brooch with 14K gold frame and diamond. This brooch is from the second half of the 19th century. This classic cameo is c...
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Late 19th Century Italian Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold

Coat of Arms Signet Ring, English, Victorian, 18K, Size 9
Located in Southbury, CT
This Victorian-era deeply engraved family crest intaglio signet ring is crafted from 18K gold and agate. The interior bears marks too worn to read, but the gold was tested and the ri...
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Late 19th Century English Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Agate, 18k Gold

Antique Celestial Star Pendant - Brooch Necklace Set in Fitted Case
Located in Danvers, MA
Offered is a beautifully detailed antique gold Celestial themed Pendant - Brooch - Necklace set in a period fitted box. I believe it dates to the Victorian period, though there is a...
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Late 19th Century British Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 15k Gold, 18k Gold

Victorian 3.50ct Diamond Three Stone Ring, c.1880s
Located in London, GB
Three spectacular old cut diamonds sparkle in this Victorian trilogy ring. The diamonds are beautifully shown off in expertly crafted platinum c...
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1880s Unknown Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

Victorian Puffy Seed Pearl Brooch-Pendant
Located in New York, NY
Puffy Victorian Seed Pearl Brooch-Pendant from the late 1900's. Set in sterling with pave seed pearls. Some are set with natural pearls but...
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Early 1900s American Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Late Victorian Novelty Shell Purse Pendant Necklace Silver Metall
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This late Victorian novelty purse was created out of two salt water shells and joined to a long silver guard chain. The shells have been mounted in a silver plated metal purse fittin...
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1890s Late Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Silver

GIA Emerald Sapphire Necklace Diamond 14K Vintage Natural Huge 145.86 Carats!
Located in Sylvania, GA
Old South Jewels proudly presents.... LUXURY. GIA Certified RARE 145.86 CARATS EMERALD, SAPPHIRE, AND DIAMOND VINTAGE NECKLACE AND BOX! Vintage Natural Certified Emeralds--Stunn...
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20th Century Brazilian Victorian Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, 14k Gold, White Gold

GIA Platinum Diamond Ring Antique VS Mine Vintage Victorian Engagement 2.72 CTS
Located in Sylvania, GA
Old South Jewels proudly presents...VINTAGE LUXURY... GIA CERTIFIED HUGE PLATINUM 2.72 CARAT ANTIQUE DIAMOND RING AND BOX. This Gorgeous Vintage Diamond Ring is Crowned With 2.72 C...
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19th Century Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

18K Ring Intaglio Engraved Sardonyx Depicting Horse, English, Circa 1850
Located in Southbury, CT
This late Georgian / early Victorian 18K rose gold ring holds a rectangular-cut deep brown sardonyx gemstone that has been artfully carved -or etched, rather- to depict a horse trott...
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Mid-19th Century English Early Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Agate, 18k Gold

Victorian 82 Cttw. Kyanite, Pink Sapphire and Diamond Choker Necklace in 18K/925
Located in New York, NY
Unveil the epitome of luxury with our Victorian 82 Cttw. Kyanite, Pink Sapphire, and Diamond Choker Necklace. This opulent piece is a masterpiece of craftsmanship and design, blendin...
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2010s Victorian Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, Pink Sapphire, Kyanite, 18k Gold, Sterling Silver

Mid Century Victorian Revival Pearl Diamond 18k Gold Platinum Cluster Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One Mid Century Victorian Revival Pearl Diamond 18k Gold Platinum Cluster Ring. Featuring one white pearl measuring 4.9mm. Accented by eight round brilliant cut diamonds with a total...
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1950s Victorian Vintage Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, Platinum

Dormeuses anciennes en or et diamants
Located in PARIS, FR
Dormeuses anciennes ornées de deux diamants taille ancienne dont les principaux pèsent env. 0,40 carat chacun. Dites "Trembleuses", elles sont en or 18 carats (750 millièmes) et date...
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Late 19th Century French Late Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Victorian GIA 6.27ct No Heat Blue Sapphire Diamond Antique Cluster 18K Gold Ring
Located in New York, NY
Victorian GIA 6.27ct No Heat Cushion Blue Sapphire Diamond Antique Vintage Cluster 18K Gold Ring. BEHOLD THE MAGIC, THE LEGENDARY SAPPHIRES FROM PAILIN - beauty isn't just stunning, ...
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1890s European Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

Antique 5.03ct Oval Cut Amethyst Cocktail Ring, 14k Yellow Gold, Circa 1880
Located in New York, NY
This antique ring boasts a captivating 5.03-carat oval cut deep-purple amethyst held securely in prongs. Accentuated by an intricate openwork gallery, the amethyst is elegantly mount...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Victorian Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Amethyst, Gold, Yellow Gold

Sapphire & Diamond Earrings
Located in Litchfield, CT
Circa 1880s, Silver over gold (14k). These Victorian diamond and sapphire stud earrings are set with 1.50 carats of intense royal blue sapphire and .75 carats of rosecut diamonds. Th...
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1880s Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 14k Gold, Silver

Antique Cameo Yellow Gold Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Cameo 14k yellow gold Victorian circa 1890s ring size 5-1/2 and can be resized 6.1 grams Step back in time with this elegant Victorian cameo ring, crafted in the 1890s. This pi...
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1890s Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Amethyst & Diamond Ring 11 Carats, Victorian Circa 1890s Unisex
Located in Southbury, CT
This circa 1890s ring features an impressive oblong oval-shaped 11 carat amethyst with excellent purple and rose coloring. The 23.63mm x 11.33mm is surrounded by a halo of 22 tiny Eu...
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1880s Unknown Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Amethyst, Diamond, 15k Gold

Victorian 13.5 Carat Star Sapphire Yellow Gold Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
cabochon cut gray star sapphire weighing approximately 13.5 carats 18k yellow gold with detailed embroidery and designs Victorian Circa 1890s ring size 5-3/4 and can be resized 7 ...
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1890s Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Onyx Rose Gold Rebekah Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
onyx 9k rose gold Victorian circa 1870s ring size 5-3/4 and can be resized 6.1 grams Step back in time with this distinguished Victorian ring from the 1870s, crafted from 9k ro...
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1870s Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Onyx, Gold, 9k Gold, Rose Gold

Victorian Red Garnet Pearl Gold Mourning Jewelry Brooch
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Approximately 4.5 carat oval cut red garnet Accented by 4 pearls 18k yellow gold Glass back with hair for mourning Victorian style circa 1870s 1-1/2 inches long 2-1/8 inches wide...
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1870s Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Garnet, Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Ruby Diamond Gold Three Stone Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
oval cut pinkish-red ruby weighing approximately 0.50 carats accented by 2 old european cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.50 carats J-K color SI clarity 14k rose gold Victor...
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1890s Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Victorian 11 Carat Diamond Silver Brooch
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
featuring a bottom old european cut diamond weighing approximately 1.45 carat J-K color VS clarity nestled in the middle of the piece is an old european cut diamond weighing appro...
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1830s Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, Silver

Antique 15ct Gold Victorian Demantoid Garnet & Enamel Sweetheart Necklace
Located in Brighton, GB
Antique Sweetheart Necklace 15ct Gold Stamped & Tagged Circa 1880 Stunning Victorian Sweetheart Necklace. Gorgeous White & Black Polka Dot Hearts Joined by a Centre- Knot Topped...
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Late 19th Century English Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Garnet, Gold, 15k Gold, Enamel

Antique Pearl Diamond Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
6mm white pearl Accented by 6 old european cut diamonds weighing approx 0.04 carat J-K color I1 clarity 14k rose gold and silver topped Victorian circa 1890s Ring size 5 and can ...
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1890s Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Rose Gold, Silver

Victorian Emerald Diamond Gold Horseshoe Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Oval cut emerald weighing approximately 0.50 carat Surrounded by 13 old european and single cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.70 carat H-I color SI clarity 18k yellow gold V...
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1880s Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian 1.42 CTW Old European Diamond 14 Karat Gold Antique Engagement Ring
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Centering an old European cut diamond weighing approximately 1.38 carats total - M color with VS2 clarity Set with belcher-style prongs displaying a buttercup motif flanked by additi...
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1880s Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

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

Antique Moonstone Garnet Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
5.2 carat cabochon cut moonstone 12 fiery orangey-red round cut garnet weighing approx 3.5 carats 14k yellow gold Victorian circa 1890 Ring size 8-1/4 and can be resized 6.7 grams ...
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1890s Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Garnet, Moonstone, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian No Heat Burma Sapphire Diamond 14K Gold Antique Navette Cluster Ring
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Centering an elongated cushion cut sapphire weighing 2.61 carats - transparent medium blue in color Natural Burmese in origin with no indications of heat treatment - set with talon p...
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1870s Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Enamel Gold Bracelet
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Black enamel 14k yellow gold Victorian circa 1843 engraved with date Medium/large wrist 23.4 grams This exceptional Victorian bracelet from 1843 is a remarkable artifact of it...
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1840s Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Dainty Antique Turquoise Diamond Halo Ring with Fiery Old Mine Cut Diamonds
Located in Danvers, MA
I’m pleased to offer a lovely, dainty and sparkly Victorian Persian Turquoise Diamond ring found in a New England estate. Finely crafte...
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Late 19th Century American Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, Turquoise, 14k Gold

Antique Victorian 18K Gold Snake Hairwork Mourning Ring with Heart Charm
Located in Staines-Upon-Thames, GB
A Victorian hairwork and yellow gold mourning ring, comprising a yellow gold ring containing hairwork, in 18 karat yellow gold, with a 9 karat yellow gold heart shaped charm. This ...
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1870s Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Diamond Pearl Celestial Crescent Moon Brooch Pin
Located in Danvers, MA
So elegant, this Celestial Diamond & Pearl Crescent Moon brooch has some of the prettiest and most sparkly diamonds. It’s wonderful as a brooch but would also convert beautifully to...
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Gold, Silver

Antique Old Mine Cut Diamond & Emerald Ring in 18K Gold
Located in Danvers, MA
Far more beautiful than I can capture in my photos, this striking Victorian three stone ring features a rich, glowing "gemmy" natural emerald, between two extremely fiery, chunky old...
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19th Century American Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Platinum

Antique Victorian 15K Yellow Gold Floral Engraved Etruscan Revival Oval Locket
Located in Staines-Upon-Thames, GB
A Victorian yellow gold locket, with two compartments, one glass-covered with a 9 karat gold bezel, the locket in 15 karat yellow gold. The locket is oval in shape, with 4 floral e...
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1870s Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

15k Gold, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian diamond five stone ring, English, circa 1850.
Located in London, GB
Victorian diamond five stone ring. Horizontally set with five cushion shape old mine diamonds in open back silver cut down settings with a combined approximate weight of 3.00 carats,...
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1850s Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, Silver

Victorian Turquoise Drop Earrings
Located in London, GB
Here we have a tremendous pair of drop earrings which date back to the early Victorian period. Atop each piece sits an expertly handcrafted star motif set with a single tiny round tu...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Turquoise, Gold, 15k Gold

9ct Rose Gold Graduated Curb Bracelet 28.30 grams
Located in Birmingham, GB
Add a touch of timeless elegance to your collection with this stunning 9ct Rose Gold Graduated Curb Bracelet. Expertly crafted from solid 9ct rose gold, this bracelet features a soph...
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Early 20th Century British Victorian Jewelry & Watches

Materials

9k Gold, Rose Gold

Victorian Style Five Stone Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful 18ct yellow gold ring featuring five sensational sapphires spread across the face with two small rose cut diamonds nestled in between each. This piece demonstrate...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Victorian Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Gold, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Victorian Natural Pearl and Diamond Cluster Ring
Located in London, GB
This is a superb 18ct gold pearl and diamond cluster ring. Set upon a platinum head, the central natural pearl possesses a wonderful lustre whilst the encompassing stones which circu...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, Natural Pearl, Gold, White Gold, Platinum, 18k Gold

Victorian Ruby and Diamond Navette Ring
Located in London, GB
Here we have a truly beautiful ruby and diamond navette ring dating back to the Victorian period. A cluster consisting of fifteen round faceted old cut diamonds fill the centre of fa...
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19th Century Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Style 5 Stone Diamond 18k Gold & Platinum Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Center Stone: 5 diamonds Cut: Old European and 1 round brilliant Weight: 1.98 carats Color: I-J Clarity: SI Metal: 18k yellow gold and platinum Era: Victorian Style Circa: 2024 Hall...
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21st Century and Contemporary Victorian Jewelry & Watches

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Antique Portrait Enamel, Rose Diamond and Natural Pearl Necklace, Austrian.
Located in Aspen, CO
Antique multi color portrait enamel, rose diamond, natural pearl, yellow gold and silver necklace, c 1860. The finely painted portrait enamel was probably done in Switzerland as th...
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1860s Austrian Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, Natural Pearl, 14k Gold, Silver, Enamel

Antique Amethyst Cameo and Diamond ring, c. 1880
Located in Aspen, CO
Antique cameo and diamond ring, circa 1880. Large, bold and unusual, the natural amethyst, held by 16 prongs, weighs approximately 65 cts., an...
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1880s European Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Amethyst, Diamond, 18k Gold

Antique Sapphire Diamond Triple Flower Ring with Old European Cut Diamonds
Located in Danvers, MA
Offered is an elegant & extremely sparkly late Victorian Old European Cut Diamond and Blue Sapphire Ring. Estimated at approximately 1.20 carats of bright and fiery old cut diamonds...
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Late 19th Century British Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Silver

Victorian Antique Pearl And Diamond 18ct Yellow Gold Cross Pendant Circa 1890
Located in London, GB
A Victorian pearl and diamond cross pendant circa 1890. This Latin style cross is set with natural saltwater half pearls with four small old cut diamonds embellishing the centre. The...
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Late 19th Century English Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Natural Pearl, 18k Gold

Victorian Ruby and Diamond Three Row Band
Located in London, GB
This is a wonderful 18ct yellow gold Victorian ruby and diamond three row band. The ring consists of a central row of old cut diamonds with two outer rows of rubies. The stones rest ...
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19th Century Victorian Antique Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold, Yellow Gold

Estate Sterling Silver Tanzanite Necklace
Located in Webster, SD
This stunning estate necklace is sterling silver. It features tanzanites in a combination of 54 oval cut 4x6mm, 7 marquise cut 3x5mm, 29 round cut 2.5mm, and a single oval cabochon c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Victorian Jewelry & Watches

Materials

Tanzanite, Sterling Silver

Diamond Rings, Luxury Watches and Other Antique and Vintage Fine Jewelry and Estate Jewelry on 1stDibs

Our love for diamond rings, luxury watches and other antique and vintage fine jewelry and estate jewelry goes back thousands of years.

Jewelry has long been a symbol of spiritual strength, wealth or power and, of course, a means of personal expression. While materials and processes employed by the world’s most popular jewelry housesTiffany & Co., Cartier, BVLGARI and others — have evolved over time, humans still gravitate toward many of the same accessories that our ancestors wore.

Ancient Egyptians were often hard at work designing jewelry and adorning themselves with an array of necklaces, rings and other items, and nearly every Egyptian, rich or poor, was buried with some kind of jewelry. When King Tut’s burial chamber was excavated, it revealed a sense of style that inspired Art Deco jewelry designs.

Brooches and pins remain essentials in our jewelry boxes, although we no longer require them to fasten our garments, as was once their primary use. Rings, which have always been signifiers of eternity, still serve as romantic gifts and tokens of affection. Engagement rings are still widely recognized as symbols of love and commitment — and as it can be difficult to choose the right one, explore our buying guides for a close look at antique engagement ringsArt Deco engagement rings and vintage engagement rings. [Fun fact: It wasn’t until the 14th century that we learned how to effectively cut diamonds, a critical step in revealing the stone’s brilliance.]

Hoop earrings are imbued with symbolism and cultural significance for many, and on view in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Ancient Near Eastern Art Gallery is a pair of simple gold hoops from Mesopotamia dating to between 2600 and 2500 B.C. We’ve even created our own new, sacred symbols — the Cartier Love bracelet, for example, with its distinctive locking mechanism, is an understated and modernist symbol of love’s promise (with its own captivating history to boot). And, crafted by French jeweler Jacques Arpels of Van Cleef & Arpels, the Magic Alhambra necklace channels luck for the wearer with its universally adored design, which is informed by four-leaf clovers, a plant synonymous with good fortune.

Whether it’s our sentimental charm jewelry, costume jewelry, chunky retro bracelets or minimalist earrings created by the likes of contemporary designers WHITE/SPACE and Agmes, luxurious jewels can elevate any outfit, regardless of your personal style.

Find a wide-ranging collection of authentic antique, new and vintage jewelry today on 1stDibs.

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