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Location: Santa Cruz, United States
JUST FOUND IN A LOCAL ESTATE ANTIQUE 19THc. HERRMANN BROS. OF FINE KY.
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6d 0h 34m 3s
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Location: Santa Cruz, United States
JUST FOUND IN A LOCAL ESTATE ANTIQUE 19THc.
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85.00
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Location: Venice, United States
Nothing more than what you would expect to see (actually, want to see to confirm age). Anything more I will point out in the pictures or the condition ... moreinfo. JUST GORGEOUS, YOU WILL LOVE IT. DATES BETWEEN 1850 - 1870, THE CARVINGS ARE BOTH WONDERFUL.
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97.00
7d 2h 46m 4s
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Condition: Used
Location: Cumberland, United States
On the right, you can just see a coastal town in the distance, and on the left are two very tiny windmills. Unsigned, there is a small red seal on the ... moreback. There also is a classic French-Cradle bracing on the back, which has done its job in keeping the panel flat.
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5d 3h 48m 36s
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Location: Kill Devil Hills, United States
This is a great looking antique late 19th century Japanese red Kutani porcelain bowl in very condition with no structural issues to report. Finish and ... morevery good condition. Fresh from a Maryland collection.
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370.00
1h 43m 35s
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Location: Cumberland, United States
They have an ancient Roman Classical Design and retain the original green paint. Over the years, the paint has worn away from the base and on the inside, ... morebut there have been no breaks or repairs to these 19th-century French Garden Urns.
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107.50
1d 3h 56m 36s
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Condition: Used
Location: Kill Devil Hills, United States
This is a great looking larger sized antique 100+ year-old oil on canvas portrait painting of a distinguished looking Victorian era lady wearing a beautiful ... moredress with a fur mink stole. Overall, in very good condition and displays very well.
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177.50
1d 3h 54m 36s
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Condition: Used
Location: Kill Devil Hills, United States
This is a great looking antique late 19th century Victorian era oil on artist panel HRV style river valley landscape painting featuring outstanding coloring. ... moreVery minor plaster losses. Very light scuffs and minor wear to the painting consistent with age.
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63.00
3d 3h 48m 36s
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Location: Kill Devil Hills, United States
This is a great looking antique late 19th century Victorian era mantle garniture style parlor statue of a Norse Viking warrior reaching for his long sword. ... moreThere is one small hairline fracture on the shoulder of no concern and hidden on the back side.
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4d 4h 8m 36s
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Condition: Used
Location: Kill Devil Hills, United States
Overall and outstanding antique condition and ready for two of your own personal bottle additions. Missing only one of the decorative mother of pearl ... moreadorned buttons on the back side. Lights, scuffs, and minor where nothing significant concern.
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86.00
3d 3h 40m 36s
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Location: Kill Devil Hills, United States
This is a great looking antique 19th century stoneware pottery jug marked S. BELL and SON Strasburg ( Virginia.). Solid with kiln marks around the shoulder. ... moreNice clear stamp. Overall a great looking example of Shenandoah Valley, Virginia pottery.
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38.17
3d 22h 41m 36s
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Location: SHEFFIELD, United Kingdom
A lovely original antique sailors fid, at least 19th century but may well be earlier.
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900.00
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Location: Cuttingsville, United States
Beautiful piece. Pics show condition. Excellent. See pics for additional details, and please ask any questions you might have
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225.00
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Location: Independence, United States
Hallmark in blue under glaze - Rudolstadt - Germany. Circa 19th century.
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89.06
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Location: DONCASTER, United Kingdom
Treacle Glaze Begging Spaniel. Rich Treacle & Toffee colours. Antique Early 19thC Spaniel Toby Jug. Complete with original hat lid. If the option is not ... moreshowing then our price is fixed and asking us for our best/last/final price will be ignored.
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195.00
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Location: Haddon Heights, United States
Cast #1- 11” x 22.5” x 2.5” Weight is 20 1/2 lbs. Cast #2- 10.75” x 15.3/4” x 2.5”. Weight is 11.5 lbs.
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8d 3h 52m 36s
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Location: Kill Devil Hills, United States
This is a great looking pair of 19th century antique Victorian era architecturally salvaged shutters Featuring cut out Crescent moon decorations on the ... moretop panels. Overall in solid condition with heavily flaking antique paint.
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Location: Ellsworth, United States
Will have wear and defects from age. Has wood loss, general dust and dirt. One of the hinges is missing a nail and detached. No key. Measures approximately ... more4.5 inches tall by 5.25 at its widest. Please see the detailed photos. Thanks!
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8d 3h 56m 36s
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Condition: Used
Location: Kill Devil Hills, United States
This is a heavily worn antique 19thC oil on canvas religious portrait painting of Saint Theresa. The painting photographs a bit brighter and appears clearer ... morethan it does in person. Overall size 16" x 20”.
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Location: Bowerston, United States
Early medical device to measure grip strength. In working condition.
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5d 3h 42m 36s
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Condition: Used
Location: Kill Devil Hills, United States
This is a nice looking antique late 19th century Victorian era brass and iron fire dog featuring a lonely sculpture of a child which once adorned an antique ... morefire fender. The last owner was using this beauty as a doorstop.
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36.00
1d 3h 34m 6s
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Location: Mobile, United States
It is antique, probably late 18th - early 19thC. Probably Qianlong reign. Great OLD CHINESE VASE! NO RESERVE! It is a larger size vase and heavy.
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Location: Fitzwilliam, United States
In good condition
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5d 2h 7m 35s
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Location: Cumberland, United States
At the end of the peeler arm is the original hand-forged iron 2-piece blade. These blades are a little rusty but still sharp. On the end is a hand forged ... more3 prong fork; however, where it attaches to the wood arm has cracked, and there is an old wire, repair which once held the the fork to the spinning arm.
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295.00
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Location: Attleboro, United States
ANTIQUE A PAIR OF 19THC CHINESE BLUE & WHITE PORCELAIN BOWL, GUANG XU MARK, ONE BOWL IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, SECOND ONE HAVE A HAIR LINE, PLEASE ON THE ... moreRING, CHECK THE PHOTO AS PART OF CONDITION REPORT. Diameter 4.85 inch
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30.00
1d 3h 44m 36s
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Condition: Used
Location: Kill Devil Hills, United States
This is a great looking antique late 19th century Victorian era desk Standish double inkwell featuring a nicely detailed casting with faces on three sides ... moreof the reticulated brass skirt. Overall, in good condition with a slight lean to the left inkwell due to the mounting hardware on the bottom.
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5d 2h 4m 35s
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Location: Cumberland, United States
This blade is a little rusty but still sharp. On the end of the peeler is a hand-forged 2-prong fork, and this apple peeler is all constructed with wood ... morepegs. This peeler still retains its original dry surface, and the original leather belt.
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129.77
3d 20h 35m 11s
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Condition: Unspecified
Location: United Kingdom
Finest Russian Porcelain Dish / Box and cover. Shaped as an apple with integral fixed leaf underdish. Fun and exceptional piece from this famous maker. ... moreThink the pictures speak for themselves.We have listed with many photos from all angles to allow you to judge properly and assess.
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225.00
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Condition: Used
Location: Candia, United States
Early wall paper band box mid 19th c, 1800s. oval box pasteboard with wall paper over. wall paper inside and out. really stunning hand made paper. stitching ... moreis still good.
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1500.00
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Location: Alpharetta, United States
19thc Chinese zhisha teapot . Beautiful color and unusual size . Signed bottom . Good condition . with original bamboo box.
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419.84
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Location: LONDON, United Kingdom
This antique Chinese vase from the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) features a beautiful hand-painted lotus design in classic blue and white. The 4 character ... moreKangxi mark adds to its authenticity as an original piece from the late 19th century.
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90.00
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Location: Coshocton, United States
This antique French confit jar is a stunning piece of pottery that originates from France. The jar features a beautiful yellow glaze which adds to its ... moreoverall elegance. The jar is made from terra cotta and is an original piece from the 19th century.
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25.43
3d 15h 52m 36s
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Location: MALDON, United Kingdom
For sale is a Superb Chinese Antique 19thc Blue & White 10" Oval Bowl Qing. sold as seen. Intersting bowl good shape and nice design. Low start no reserve.
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135.00
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Location: Cuttingsville, United States
Set of 3 primitive measures. The largest had its bottom flipped and reattached (stamped EB Frye & Son, Wilton NH). Great color and patina. The middle ... moreone has some nice period metal repairs. All sturdy. Largest approx. 11.25"L x 10.5"W out of round, 7"H. See pics for additional details, and please ask any questions you might have
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350.00
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Location: Cuttingsville, United States
Folky 19th century wall box with three graduating pockets. Original ochre finish. Nice old surface and patina. Minor wear. Exceptional example. See pics ... morefor additional details, and please ask any questions you might have
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1d 3h 48m 36s
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Condition: Used
Location: Kill Devil Hills, United States
This is a great looking antique late 19th century Victorian era double inkwell desk Standish featuring two pressed glass extra large sized inkwells. Fairly ... morelarge in overall size with traces of red and black ink.
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95.00
5d 3h 19m 30s
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Location: Sugar Land, United States
This antique Chinese plate is a stunning piece of history. The famous 'Hundred Flowers' design is beautifully handpainted on porcelain/pottery. The plate ... moreis in excellent shape and has been well-preserved over the years.
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122.50
2d 3h 54m 36s
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Condition: Used
Location: Kill Devil Hills, United States
There is one Very light flea bites around the bottom edge. We are Out Picking the East Coast Weekly, So you don't have to! he Fine Print.
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139.93
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Location: MAGHERAFELT, United Kingdom
This is a rare antique 19th century pottery footed 'phan' bowl from Thailand in a traditional shape and bencharong (or benjarong) colour palette, used ... morefor making offerings of items such as incense. Measuring 22cm wide and 8.5cm tall it is in good condition with obvious wear to the delicate painted decoration and glaze, and some losses to the outer points of the rim; similar vessels sell for £300-£400 (see Ebay item number 324727483507 for example). UK postage is free, and the Ebay Global Shipping Programme ships to the rest of the world.
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425.00
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Location: Coldspring, United States
Antique 19th C English Staffordshire Equestrian Fox Hunting Stirrup Cup. This lovely Equestrian Stirrup Cup is in the form of a fox head and is hand painted ... morewith beautiful grape and grape leave details.
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63.00
9d 1h 49m 35s
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Location: Cumberland, United States
Th -century antique 800 Silver French Victorian Cased Fork and Spoon Flatware Set. They have a gold wash and two hallmarks. One hallmark is the 800 Silver ... moreMinerva head, and the other is the maker’s mark, which we could not identify.
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Location: Frankfort, United States
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5d 3h 46m 36s
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Condition: Used
Location: Kill Devil Hills, United States
This is a nice looking lightly aged antique late 19th century Victorian era oil on canvas portrait, painting of a lady and a black lace dress. Overall, ... morein good condition with no structural issues to report.
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4.25
9d 3h 20m 35s
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Location: Cumberland, United States
…… Dating from the Qing Dynasty with the DaoGuang mark (1820-1850), this small Jar has a raised design underneath the azure glaze. We promise to list ... moreonly the very best antiques and collectibles, and to describe every flaw and detail.
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750.00
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Location: Corning, United States
Dates from the late 19thC to very early 20thC with exquisite, finely done details and gilt accents throughout. Lovely royal blue velvet accent fillet ... morethat really makes the porcelain plaque stand out.
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521.62
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Location: ROSS-ON-WYE, United Kingdom
Antique 19thc Anglo Indian Amboyna Brass Bound writing slope Box with secret drawers. Crafted from exotic amboyna wood and featuring intricate Anglo Indian ... moremilitary campaign design, this box is not only aesthetically pleasing but also a functional piece of history.
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36.00
2d 3h 50m 36s
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Condition: Used
Location: Kill Devil Hills, United States
Very minor lifting of the veneer marble finish along the back top edge and inner seams which is of little concern. overall a very impressive looking antique ... morecircuit 1890 Seth Thomas mantle clock. he Fine Print.
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8d 3h 50m 36s
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Location: Kill Devil Hills, United States
This is a great looking pair of 19th century antique Victorian era architecturally salvaged shutters Featuring cut out Crescent moon decorations on the ... moretop panels. Overall and solid condition with heavily flaking antique paint.
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120.86
3d 21h 44m 36s
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Location: SWINDON, United Kingdom
A really lovely sphinx it displays very well.
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1895.65
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Location: WINCHESTER, United Kingdom
To the left side the box is fitted with two smaller drawers, all drawers fitted with bronze chrysanthemum drawer pulls. An antique Japanese late Edo period ... more(1615-1868) lacquer tabako-bon or smoking compendium, dating to the mid 19th Century, circa 1850.
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3d 7h 8m 31s
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Location: Phoenix, United States
The intricate carvings in coral orange make it a unique addition to any antique collection. The piece is believed to originate from China and dates back ... moreto the 18th or 19th century. Height is 2 1/4” x width 1 1/4”.
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3d 20h 1m 53s
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Location: WINCHESTER, United Kingdom
The underside is glazed with an unglazed foot rim around a four character 'Kangxi Nian Zhi' mark in underglaze blue, but later in date. The bowl is of ... morefinely potted porcelain, the external surface of the bowl is hand painted in underglaze blue with four panels of Scholars and landscapes below a floral border.
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30.00
3d 3h 50m 36s
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Location: Kill Devil Hills, United States
Both are in good condition with slightly different sconce arms. Partially electrified years ago and ready for new wiring, etc. Overall, a great pair of ... moreoriginal gas sconces likely dating to the 1870s or so.
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35.00
5d 2h 22m 35s
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Condition: Used
Location: Cumberland, United States
This authentic William Knell Painting depicts a French fishing boat sailing on rough seas. There are no problems or any restorations to this 19th-century ... morewatercolor, but there is a very light edge toning to the mat.
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317.21
2d 2h 19m 35s
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Condition: Used
Location: Cumberland, United States
After searching on the internet, we learned that early 19th-century Stoneware examples stamped with Boston are often attributed to Frederick Carpenter. ... moreIt also has hand-scribed shoulder bands, and an Ochre dip glazed top and bottom, which Carpenter started doing in 1804.
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47.07
3d 22h 45m 36s
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Location: RYDE, United Kingdom
Could be also used as Collectors Cabinet,Trinket or Jewellery Display Case. Brass Lock with Key is present and in Working Order. Brass Hinges in Working ... moreOrder. Here we have a genuine Antique Wooden Box, probably made in England in the second half of the 19th Century.
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Location: United States
Origin :West Anatolian Oushak. Rug# :5707. Natural colors are used in our carpets and kilims. Color: Multi Colors. Yarn: 100 % Wool.
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195.00
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Location: Reston, United States
Description WORLDWIDE FREE SHIPPING! A BIG LATE 19THC CRACKLED GLAZE NANKING WARE FAMILLE ROSE VERTE VASE BROWN BISQUE FIGURES FANTASTIC DECORATED NICE ... moreCOLORFULLY DETAIL WORK THICK ENAMEL VERY DETAILLED CONDITION; REPAIRED PART AND SPOT AT TOP APART FROM THIS VERY GOOD SEE PICT. DIMENSIONS APPROX 10 INCHES 25 CM WIDE 20`4 INCHES IN HEIGHT 61 CM AGE OVER 1 0 0 YEARS. FREE SHIPPING! ~~GOOD BIDDING!~~ Payment People who have trouble to read english. Please. Do your best to translate the following very well! WE PREFER AN IBAN AND BIC INTERNATIONAL PAYMENT FROM OUR EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER TO OUR BANK ACCOUNT. ASK YOUR BANK FOR THIS OPTION! PAYPAL! NO CHEQUES- TAKES TOO LONG- COSTS TOO MUCH- Shipping Please note that your buy will BE SHIPPED FROM THE NETHERLANDS"which is the same as HOLLAND" We will always be happy to combine shipping! Important is that the shipping amount makes this possible. SHIPPING FEE IS FOR THE BUYER THE HANDLING IS AT OUR OWN COSTS. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING IS EXPENSIVE AS LONG AS THERE IS NO BALANCE BETWEEN EURO AND DOLLAR. SO WE WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY TO COMBINE SHIPPING. YOUR BUYS WILL BE PACKED VERY WELL IF YOU DON'T WANT INSURANCE THEN THE SHIPPING IS ALWAYS AT YOUR OWN RISK IN THIS CASE WE DON'T TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOST OR BROKEN ITEMS WE ONLY SHIP PRIORITY AND REGISTERED MAIL BECAUSE WE WANT THE PARCEL TO ARRIVE AS FAST AS POSSIBLE AT THE CUSTOMER'S ADDRESS. SOMETIMES THE SHIPPING MIGHT TAKE A BIT LONGER WHEN YOUR PARCEL IS'ON HOLD' AT CUSTOMS OR OTHER AUTHORITIES WE HAVE NO INFLUENCE ON THAT. AS SOON AS YOU HAVE PAID FOR YOUR WINNING ITEM- IT WILL BE POSTED- AND THEN YOU WILL FIND YOUR TRACKING NUMBER IN YOUR ORDER DETAILS- Please add your telephone number in your shipping information at the check-out of eBay. We use this info for the printing of your shipping label on the parcel. This is important for international shipping and makes the shipping faster and safer. We are urged to ask you this by Post.nl which is our partner in
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Location: MARKET DRAYTON, United Kingdom
Beautifully hand chased and inlaid silver lead vase / pot. Hand made in India 19th Century. A rare piece to still have the lid.
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280.00
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Location: Israel
You can notice them in the photos. The pitcher is in a good condition. th century, most probably Tibetan-origin. The pitcher itself is made from red copper, ... morewhile the engrave parts are made from brass since it’s harder than the red.
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2 Celtic Sunshine 19thC Antique Scotland Orange Citrine Gemstones
Two Antique 19th Century Bright Citrus Orange Genuine Natural Faceted Citrine Round Cut Semi-Precious Gemstones. ORIGIN: Coastal Devonian Lava Beds. Angus, Scotland. 19th Century. SIZE: Diameter: 3 1/2mm. Depth(Thickness) 2 1/2mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 0.52 Carats(the pair) NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: Both citrine and cairngorm(smoky quartz” were known as“cairn stones” and were considered sacred stones for millennia. A belief dating back to the Druids. Ancient cultures attributed many mystical properties to quartz crystals. They were particularly used in sorcery, magic, and witchcraft in part due to the"secret magical powers" evidenced by the weak electrical charge quartz crystals carry. For centuries both gemstones were commonly ... moreset into the pommel of the Scottish dirk, or“black dagger” a long dagger with a straight blade that is a prerequisite of Highland costume. Here are two very nice, very clean, very colorful citrus orange citrine semi-precious gemstones from the Devonian lava beds found along the coast of Angus Country, Scotland. The gemstones were hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. The faceted cut is a coarse precursor to what eventually became known in the industry as a“brilliant cut” round, the contemporary finish generally given to round diamonds. Very popular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, citrine has remained a very popular gemstone through the 20th century. These are very fine, bright citrus orange colored semi-precious gemstones. Citrine was often found within the deposits with"smoky" streaks, as was"smoky" quartz, the result of eons of exposure to natural radiation emanating from granite stone the citrine is exposed to while buried in the earth. On occasion, rather than creating smok
2 Antique 19thC Scotland Amethyst Roman Warrior Amulet Gemstones
Two Antique Genuine Natural Faceted Square Richly Colored Amethyst Semi-Precious Gemstones. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Amethyst Squares. ORIGIN: Coastal Devonian Lava Beds. Angus, Scotland. 19th Century. SIZE: 4mm square. 3mm thick(measurements approximate) WEIGHT: Approximately 0.80 carats(the pair) NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: Most ancient Mediterranean cultures. Including the ancient Romans, Greeks, Persians and Celts believed that amethyst would protect against becoming intoxicated, and would protect soldiers from harm in battle. Amethyst is described in the Bible(Exodus 28:19; 39:12) as one of the 12 stones adorning the breastplate(hoshen) of the high priests of Yahweh. Legends of the ancient classical Mediterranean attribute the Amethyst's lovely ... morecolor to the Greek God Bacchus(the god of wine) Here are two very pretty, very clean, 19th century faceted amethyst squares from the Devonian lava beds found along the coast of Angus Country, Scotland. Very popular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, amethyst has remained a very popular gemstone through the 20th century. The gemstones were hand crafted by a 19th century Russian artisan into these sparkling faceted gemstones full of flashes of fiery brilliance. Czarist Russia, fabled land of such master jewelers as Faberge, was of course known throughout the Renaissance and Victorian worlds for its elaborate and costly jewelry. These are two very fine, richly colored semi-precious gemstones. Gorgeous, vibrant, and vividly hued, these striking semi-precious gemstones are of very high quality and possess breathtaking luster. Both have been hand faceted into beautiful faceted cut squares. Both gemstones are alive with sparkling flashes and the impression of great depth. They are virtually flawless. Even under a 5x glass. Certainly to the eye they are nothing less than perfect, they are truly beautifully colored gemstones. Under magnification the gemstones show th
Celtic Sunshine 19thC Antique Scotland 1 1/2ct Citrine Sterling Pendant
Gorgeous One and One-Half Carat Antique Genuine Natural Faceted Citrine Round. Mounted into high quality solid sterling silver pendant(not cheap silver plated) ORIGIN: Coastal Devonian Lava Beds. Angus, Scotland. 19th Century. Chain and pendant setting contemporary. SIZE: Diameter: 8mm. Depth: 4mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 1.65 Carats. NOTES: Default chain is silver electroplate 16. 18, 20 or 24 inch(provided free) Sterling silver chains are also available in lengths from 16 to 24 inches. 14kt solid gold pendant setting together with 14kt gold fill and solid 14kt gold chains in lengths from 18 to 24 inches are available upon request. DETAIL: The Romans. Greeks and Celts believed citrine to be the crystallized essence of sunshine, and believed it would aid in digestion and cleanse toxins from the body, and it was even carried ... moreas protection against snake venom. A very large, very clean, 19th century lemon-yellow faceted round citrine from the Devonian lava beds found along the coast of Angus Country, Scotland. Very popular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, citrine has remained a very popular gemstone through the 20th century. This is a very fine pastel citrus yellow colored semi-precious gemstone. As you can see from the photo enlargements here, it is to the eye completely transparent and free from inclusions, and possesses exceptional sparkle and luster. It is very clean, water clear, and very bright. The trained eye will easily discern from the photo that the gemstone has been hand-faceted. The coarseness of the 19th century faceting is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors, and is not considered a detriment. Unlike today’s computer controlled machine processes, the cut and finish of a gemstone such as this is the legacy of an artisan who lived two centuries ago. Such antique hand-faceted gemstones possess much greater character and appeal than today's mass-produced machine-faceted gemstones. This gemstone has great luster and sparkle. And to the eye is completely transp
Antique 19thC Bohemian Gypsy Rubies-Raspberry Garnet Silver Ring with Accents
Antique Genuine Natural Russian Faceted Raspberry Red Rhodolite Garnet Oval. Contemporary High Quality Sterling Silver Ring(Size 7– Resizing Available) ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 5mm. Width: 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 0.28 carats. NOTE: Resizing is available. 14kt solid gold setting is also available. NOTE: If you would like only the gemstone. And not the setting, we can dismount the gemstone and offer you the gemstone without the setting. Just let us know, and yes, we’ll discount the price by the cost of the setting. DETAIL: Victorian Europe was so enthusiastic about the raspberry red color of Rhodolite Garnet that they were called“Bohemian Rubies” In Africa this remarkable red semi-precious gemstone was known as a“Cape Ruby” during the Victorian era. Here are two gorgeous. Raspberry red ... morefaceted garnet gemstones from the Ural Mountains of Russia, where the production of garnet is many centuries old. This gemstone was hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. This particular variety of garnet is of the rarer and more costly rhodolite garnet. They are very clean, crystal clear, and exquisitely colored. Unlike ordinary garnets which have a smoky orange undertone, rhodolite garnets possess a rich, vibrant, bright red with an undertone of violet, producing the classic Rhodolite"raspberry red" This gemstone has great lustre, lots of flash, and is though not flawless, eye clean. It is a brilliant, sparkling semi-precious gemstone. Under magnification the gemstone shows the unmistakable characteristics of having been hand crafted. The coarseness of the 19th century finish is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors. And is not considered a detriment, or detract from the value of a gemstone. These characteristics are not only expected of hand-finished gemstones, most serious collectors c
2 Antique 19thC Ceylon Ruby Ancient Celtic Magic Amulet Gemstones
Two Antique 19th Century Genuine Natural Good Quality Marquise Faceted Ruby Precious Gemstones from Ceylon. ORIGIN: Ceylon. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 5mm. Width: 2 1/2mm. Measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 0.24 Carats(the pair) NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: Ruby was worn by the ancient Mediterranean civilizations as an amulet for protection from plagues. Poison, sorrow, and evil spirits. Both the Greeks and Indo-Europeans(Celts) believed that the“heat” evidenced by the intense, red color was fire from within the gemstone, capable of boiling water or melting wax. Here are two very nice quality 19th century antique hand faceted marquise cut ruby precious gemstones from Ceylon(present day Sri Lanka) Both are relatively eye clean, of higher value character ... moreas opposed to lower value translucent rubies. Of course most ruby gemstones are anywhere from lightly to heavily blemished. Most completely transparent rubies you see offered today at retail are synthetic. While this particular pair might not be absolutely flawless, to casual scrutiny they are at least near eye clean, and are definitely at the higher end of the quality spectrum. At magnification(such as these 5x images here) they are seen to possess a modest number of very faint blemishes composed of colorless crystalline material. Nonetheless, they both possess the much sought after bright blood red color which has captivated mankind for eons. To the trained eye the photo enlargements will literally shout that the gemstones have been hand-faceted. The coarseness of the 19th century faceting is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors, and is not considered a detriment. Unlike today's computer controlled machinery, the cut and finish of a gemstone such as this is the legacy of an artisan who lived two centuries ago. Such antique hand-faceted gemstones possess much greater character and appeal than today's mass-produced machine-faceted gemstones. These gemsto
Antique 19thC ½ct Emerald Sacred to Greek Goddess Venus
Very Good Quality Handcrafted Nineteenth Century Antique Genuine Natural Siberian One-Half Carat(Plus) Old Fashioned” Cut Faceted Emerald. CLASSIFICATION: Old Fashioned” Cut Faceted Emerald. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains(Siberia) Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 6mm. Width: 4mm. Depth: 3mm. All measurements approximate WEIGHT: 0.59 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: The Greeks regarded the emerald as the sacred stone of the goddess Venus and of the Earth Goddess. The source of emerald in the ancient world was the(recently rediscovered) Egyptian mines(Cleopatra’s Mines” near the Red Sea. The Greeks worked these mines in the time of Alexander the Great and throughout the Ptolemaic Dynasty. The last ruler of the Greek Ptolemaic Dynasty in Egypt. Cleopatra ... moreVII, Queen of Egypt, was often depicted and described wearing fabulous emeralds mined from those same famous ancient mines. Here is a very nice, lightly blemished” or“near eye clean” beautifully colored natural emerald precious gemstone from the Southern Urals of(Siberia) Russia. The gemstone was hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. Emeralds are nearly 100 times rarer than diamonds, and there are few opportunities to acquire good quality natural emeralds at reasonable prices. The best specimens can bring over $40,000 a carat. This particular precious gemstone possesses the crystal clear mint green color possessed by good quality emeralds. Though it is possible to make out a few blemishes(composed principally of colorless crystalline material) particularly a seam composed of the same material, even with the naked eye; to the cursory inspection of the causal admirer it is without obvious blemish unless the gemstone is inspected closely. As you can see in these photo enlargements. Even at 500%
Antique 19thC 3½ct Scotland Amethyst Ancient Celtic War Gemstone
Huge Three and One-Half Carat Antique Genuine Natural Faceted Amethyst Semi-Precious Gemstone. ORIGIN: Coastal Devonian Lava Beds. Angus, Scotland. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 11mm. Width: 11mm. Depth: 6mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 3.55 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: Most ancient Mediterranean cultures. Including the ancient Romans, Greeks, Persians and Celts believed that amethyst would protect against becoming intoxicated, and would protect soldiers from harm in battle. Ancient legends attribute the Amethyst's lovely color to the Greek God Bacchus(the god of wine) Here's a very large, very clean, 19th century faceted amethyst from the Devonian lava beds found along the coast of Angus Country, Scotland. This gemstone has been ... morehand faceted in a fashion forerunner to and very similar to the popular contemporary"trilliant" or"trillion" cut. It is a quite beautiful cut, a faceted three-sided pyramid with a softly rounded base. Very popular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, amethyst has remained a very popular gemstone through the 20th century. This is a very fine lavender colored semi-precious gemstone. As you can see from the photo enlargements here, it is to the eye completely transparent and free from inclusions, and possesses exceptional sparkle and luster. It is very clean, water clear, and very bright. The trained eye will easily discern from the photo that the gemstone has been hand-faceted. The coarseness of the 19th century faceting is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors, and is not considered a detriment. Unlike today's computer controlled machine processes, the cut and finish of a gemstone such as this is the legacy of an artisan who lived two centuries ago. Such antique hand-faceted gemstones possess much greater character and appeal than today's mass-produced machine-faceted gemstones. This gemstone has great luster and sparkle. And to the
Antique 19thC 1¼ct Bohemian Gypsy Ruby-Raspberry Garnet Gemstone
Flawless Antique Genuine Natural Russian One and One-Quarter Carat Faceted Raspberry Red Rhodolite Garnet Emerald. CLASSIFICATION: Rhodolite Garnet Faceted Octagon. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 7mm. Width: 5mm. Depth: 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 1.26 Carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings. DETAIL: Victorian Europe was so enthusiastic about the raspberry red color of Rhodolite Garnet that they were called"Bohemian Rubies" In Africa this remarkable raspberry red semi-precious gemstone was known as a"Cape Ruby" during the Victorian era. Here is a gorgeously colored. Flawless, dark raspberry red rhodolite garnet faceted garnet gemstone from the Ural Mountains of Russia. This is a very pretty semi-precious gemstone, with highly ... morea desirable, uncommon, beautiful dark raspberry red hue. This particular variety of garnet is of the rarer and more costly rhodolite garnet. It is very clean, crystal clear, without flaw, and exquisitely colored. Unlike ordinary garnets which have a smoky orange undertone, rhodolite garnets possess a rich, vibrant, bright, raspberry red color. This particular gemstone is even more raspberry red, more richly hued than most, with great luster and lots of flash. It is truly a gorgeously colored, brilliant, sparkling semi-precious gemstone. To the trained eye the photo enlargements will literally shout that the gemstone has been hand-faceted. The coarseness of the 19th century faceting is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors, and is not considered a detriment. Unlike today's computer controlled machinery, the cut and finish of gemstones such as these is the legacy of an artisan who lived two centuries ago. Such antique hand-faceted gemstones possess much greater character and appeal than today's mass-produced machine-faceted gemstones. RHODOLITE GARNET HISTORY: Victorian Europe was so enthusiastic about the raspberry red color of Rhodolite Garnet that they were
Celtic Sunshine 19thC Antique Scotland 1 3/4ct+ Citrine Sterling Pendant
Gorgeous One and Three-QuarterCarat(Plus) Antique Genuine Natural Faceted Citrine Round. Mounted into high quality solid sterling silver pendant(not cheap silver plated) ORIGIN: Coastal Devonian Lava Beds. Angus, Scotland. 19th Century. Chain and pendant setting contemporary. SIZE: Diameter: 7.5mm-7mm. Depth: 5mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 1.81 Carats. NOTES: Default chain is silver electroplate 16. 18, 20 or 24 inch(provided free) Sterling silver chains are also available in lengths from 16 to 24 inches. 14kt solid gold pendant setting together with 14kt gold fill and solid 14kt gold chains in lengths from 18 to 24 inches are available upon request. DETAIL: The Romans. Greeks and Celts believed citrine to be the crystallized essence of sunshine, and believed it would aid in digestion and cleanse toxins from the body, and it was ... moreeven carried as protection against snake venom. A very large, very clean, 19th century lemon-yellow faceted round citrine from the Devonian lava beds found along the coast of Angus Country, Scotland. Very popular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, citrine has remained a very popular gemstone through the 20th century. This is a very fine pastel citrus yellow colored semi-precious gemstone. As you can see from the photo enlargements here, it is to the eye completely transparent and free from inclusions, and possesses exceptional sparkle and luster. It is very clean, water clear, and very bright. The trained eye will easily discern from the photo that the gemstone has been hand-faceted. The coarseness of the 19th century faceting is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors, and is not considered a detriment. Unlike today’s computer controlled machine processes, the cut and finish of a gemstone such as this is the legacy of an artisan who lived two centuries ago. Such antique hand-faceted gemstones possess much greater character and appeal than today's mass-produced machine-faceted gemstones. This gemstone has great luster and sparkle. And to the eye is
19thC Antique 1¼ct Zircon Medieval Traveler’s Talisman
Exquisite Antique Genuine Natural Russian One and One-Third Carat Intense. Vivid Lake Blue Colored Zircon Faceted Oval Semi-Precious Gemstone. CLASSIFICATION: Oval Cut Faceted Blue Zircon. ORIGIN: Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 7mm. Width: 5mm. Depth: 3 1/2mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: Approximately 1.34 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: During Europe’s Middle Ages zircon was worn by travelers as a protective amulet. And was believed to ward off both lightning strikes and the plague(black death” Historically the colorless form of natural Zircon, known as“Matara diamond” has been very costly as Zircon comes very close to diamonds in fire and brilliancy due to its high refractive index. Here's a remarkably gorgeous, sparkling, oval ... morecut vivid, intensely blue colored faceted zircon with all the flash and brilliance of a diamond. Renown for the production of the fabled gemstones and jewelry of Russian Czars from the Medieval through Renaissance and Victorian Eras, this gemstone was hand cut and hand polished by a 19th century Russian artisan for use in indigenous jewelry. It looks ever so much like a rich, intense, blue colored diamond– the vivid blue bringing to mind the clear, vibrant blue color of a alpine lake on a bright summer day. Zircon was used for centuries as a diamond substitute, and in general can easily fool most anyone, even many jewelers, into believing that they are diamonds. They are exceeding difficult to distinguish from the highest quality diamonds due to their high refractive index. Under magnification the gemstone shows the unmistakable characteristics of having been hand crafted. The coarseness of the 19th century finish is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors. And is not considered a detriment, or detract from the value of a gemstone. These characteristics are not only expected of hand-finished gemstones, most serious collectors consider such gemstones more desir
Antique 19thC ¾ct Sapphires Gem of Ancient Celt Persian Sorcery Oracles Prophecy
Two Antique Genuine Natural Russian Three-Quarter Carat Faceted Dark Blue Sapphire Ovals. Mounted into contemporary high quality sterling silver French hooks. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. Sterling Silver Settings are Contemporary. SIZE: Length: 5.5mm. Width: 4.5mm. Depth(Thickness) 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 1.59 carats(a pair) NOTE: Other setting styles(euro clicks. Lever backs, kidney wires, ball/stud dangles) are available upon request, both in sterling silver, as well as 14kt solid gold and in 14kt gold fill. NOTE: If you would like only the gemstones. And not the settings, we can dismount the gemstones and offer you the gemstones without the settings. Just let us know, and yes, we’ll discount the price by the cost of the settings. DETAIL: In the world of the ancient Mediterranean(including the Greeks. ... moreRomans, Persians, Hebrews, and the various Indo-European Celtic tribes) priests and sorcerers honored the sapphire above all other gems, believing that sapphire enabled them to interpret oracles and foretell the future. Medieval sorcerers believed that sapphire enabled them to hear and understand the most obscure oracles. Not only did sapphire help to get in touch with astral and psychic realms, but the stone also provided protection for those who took those journeys. Sapphires have been since ancient times one of the most highly valued of all gemstones, and references to the gemstone date back to about 800 B.C. Here are two gorgeous, richly colored natural dark blue sapphire precious gemstone from the Ural Mountains of Russia. These gemstones were hand crafted into this beautiful faceted ovals by a 19th century Russian artisan. The results are two exquisite and incredibly richly colored precious gemstones with lots of fire and sparkle. They are considerably lighter in color than inky"midnight blue" African or Australian sapphires; more along the lines of the medium blue of sapphires from Ceylon and Burma. Such good quality blue sapphires are in high demand, and
19thC Antique Scotland 19 1/3ct Citrine Celtic Sunshine Silver Pendant
Nineteen and One-Third Carat Antique Nineteenth Century Handcrafted Briolette Cut Citrine. Mounted onto handcrafted. High quality solid sterling silver bail(not cheap silver plated) ORIGIN: Coastal Devonian Lava Beds. Angus, Scotland. 19th Century. Chain and bail setting contemporary. SIZE: Length: 20mm. Width: 14mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 19.31 Carats. NOTE: Default chain is silver electroplate 16. 18, 20 or 24 inch(provided free) Sterling silver chains are also available in lengths from 16 to 24 inches. 14kt solid gold or 14kt gold fill bail together with 14kt gold fill and solid 14kt gold chains in lengths from 18 to 24 inches are available upon request. NOTE: If you would like only the gemstone. And not the setting, we can dismount the gemstone and offer you the gemstone without the setting. Just let us know, and yes, we’ll ... morediscount the price by the cost of the setting. DETAIL: The Romans. Greeks and Celts believed citrine to be the crystallized essence of sunshine, and believed it would aid in digestion and cleanse toxins from the body, and it was even carried as protection against snake venom. Here’s a large, very clean, golden yellow citrine which originated in the Devonian lava beds found along the coast of Angus Country, Scotland. This is an exquisite gemstone completely transparent, exceptionally clean, water clear, with beautiful sparkle and luster. This particular gemstone was hand cut and faceted into this somewhat coarse briolette, an old fashioned cut reflecting its heritage, by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. This is a very beautiful and brightly hued citrine semi-precious gemstone which though as you can clearly see in these photo enlargements might not be absolutely flawless. It is eye clean. Under magnification the gemstone shows the unmistakable characteristics of having been hand crafted. However the coarseness of the ninetee
19thC Antique 1½ct Star Sapphire Roman Celtic Sorcery
Antique Genuine Natural Burmese One and One-Half Carat Blue Star Sapphire Oval. Contemporary High Quality Sterling Silver Ring(Size 7– Resizing Available) CLASSIFICATION: Cabochon Blue Star Sapphire Oval. ORIGIN: Mogok. Burma(present day Myanmar) 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 8mm. Width: 6mm. Depth: 2 1/4mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 1.43 carats. NOTES: Resizing is available. 14kt solid gold setting is also available. DETAIL: In the world of the ancient Mediterranean(including the Greeks. Romans, and the various Indo-European Celtic tribes) priests and sorcerers honored the sapphire above all other gems, believing that sapphire enabled them to interpret oracles and foretell the future. Sapphires have been since ancient times one of the most highly valued of all gemstones, and references to the gemstone date back to about 800 B.C. ... moreHere’s a gorgeous, richly colored natural dark navy sapphire precious gemstone from Mogok, Burma. The gemstone was hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. The result is an exquisite and incredibly richly colored precious gemstone with lots of depth and gorgeous tone. Known as a"star" sapphire because of an optical effect known as an"asterism" oriented crystal inclusions cause this six-rayed-star light effect(the asterism) to form on the surface of these beautiful precious gemstones. Star sapphires have been produced in Mogok. Burma in limited quantities for centuries. They are perhaps 100 times as rare as an ordinary sapphire. The highest quality specimens will be more transparent, lower quality specimens more opaque. Higher quality gemstones will exhibit a more pronounced asterism, lower quality specimens will not. Lower quality specimens will be heavily included, higher quality specimens will have fewer, smaller inclusions. Good quality blue star sapphires are in high demand, and can be quite
RARE Antique 19thC ½ct Demantoid Ancient Celtic Amulet
RARE! Excellent Quality Genuine Natural Russian Faceted Round Green Demantoid Garnet Round Semi-Precious Gemstone. CLASSIFICATION: Round Faceted Green Demantoid Garnet. ORIGIN: Ural Mountains. Russia. Late 19th century. SIZE: Diameter: 4 1/2mm. Depth: 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 0.46 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: The ancients believed that a garnet could give its wearer guidance in the night. Allowing them to see when others could not. Ancient cultures including the Celts, Greeks, and Romans also associated red garnet with blood, and thus garnet was thought to stop bleeding or bloodshed between enemies. Garnet was also worn for protection when traveling, and according to Jewish mythology, a giant garnet provided interior lighting ... morefor Noah's Ark. It is also believed that garnet, described as“nopek” was one of the twelve gemstones described in the Bible in Exodus 28:17-20 as adorning Aaron’s breastplate, representing the twelve tribes of ancient Israel. Here is a gorgeously colored bright green demantoid garnet semi-precious gemstone. Hand crafted by a 19th century Russian artisan. Part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. This particular gemstone was hand cut and faceted, the cut a coarse precursor to what eventually became known in the industry as a“brilliant cut” round, the contemporary finish generally given to round diamonds. And this gemstone has every bit the flash of a diamond, and is a hundred, even a thousand times more rare. In fact demantoid garnet is one of the rarest colored gemstones in the world, and the most highly valued garnet of all. Its dispersion and reflection indexes exceed that of a diamond, which is to say that its brilliance is greater than a diamond’s. In fact the name demantoid is derived from the Dutch word for diamond, demant” This is a nice quality specimen no
Antique 19thC 2ct+ Rose Sapphire Ancient Celtic Magic
One Exquisitely Beautiful. Sparkling Antique Genuine Natural Faceted Two Carat(Plus) Trillion" Cut Vibrant Rose Sapphire Precious Gemstone. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Rose Sapphire Precious Gemstone. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 10mm. Width: 7¼mm. Depth(Thickness) 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: Approximately 2.11 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstone as a ring. Pendant, or earring(click for more information) DETAIL: In the world of the ancient Mediterranean(including the various Indo-European Celtic tribes) Priests and sorcerers honored the sapphire above all other gems, believing that sapphire enabled them to interpret oracles and foretell the future. Sapphires have been since ancient times one of the most highly valued of all gemstones, and references to the gemstone date ... moreback to about 800 B.C. Here's a stunning, gorgeous, vibrantly colored natural bright rose hued sapphire precious gemstone from the Ural Mountains of Russia. This precious gemstone was handcrafted into the sparkling precious gemstone you see by a 19th century Russian artisan. This particular gemstone was hand cut and faceted into a three-sided pyramid with a softly rounded base. It is a quite beautiful cut, forerunner and very close to today's"trilliant" cut. The color is absolutely incredible, a sparkling, gorgeous and vibrant hue of rose with subtle undertones of violet. This incredible gemstone has all of the brilliance of a diamond, sparkling under any light source literally shouting"see me, see me" It is really a phenomenal gemstone, guaranteed to make some extremely excited. The color is a bit reminiscent of pink amethyst, except the color is much more intense almost"neon" §but with richer tones and with far greater lustre and sparkle than any amethyst. This incredibly vibrant hue imparts exceptional character and great visual appeal. The gemstone looks ever so much like a sparkling, rose-hued diamond. The gemstone is to the eye
AD400 Roman-Celtic Bithynia Sz 9¾ Flower Ring & 19thC Antique 5¾ct Lapis Lazuli
Very Elegant and Bold Size 9 3/4 Genuine Ancient Roman-Celtic Flower Motif Bronze Gemstone Ring Fourth or Fifth Century A.D. CLASSIFICATION: Ancient Roman Bronze Ring with Engraved and Sculpted Gemstone Bezel Featuring a Flower Motif. Antique Handcrafted Nineteenth Century Afghani Lapis Lazuli Semi-Precious Gemstone. ATTRIBUTION: Eastern Roman Empire Provincial Bithynia(Bosphorus Region of present-day Turkey) Fourth or Fifth Century A.D. SIZE/MEASUREMENTS: Fits ring size 9 3/4(U.S. Diameter: 27 1/2mm* 22mm(overall dimensions excluding gemstone) 21mm* 20mm(inner diameter) Bezel: 19mm(breadth) 16 1/2mm(height) 2mm(thickness– excluding gemstone) Gemstone: 11 1/2mm(length) 9mm(width) 6mm(thickness) 5.77 carats(approximate weight) Tapered Width Band: 6 1/2mm(at bezel) 5mm(at sides) 5mm(at back) Weight: 7.99 grams. CONDITION: Very good. Entirely ... moreintact except a portion of tiny ridge retaining gemstone broken away. Evidences only light wear and mild porosity(surface pitting caused by contact with earth while buried) Professionally conserved. DETAIL: A handsome. Nicely constructed Roman bronze ring of bold proportions and character. The ring sports a large, flower-motif bezel which originally held a gemstone. This particular specimen is a relatively sophisticated ring and although crafted in bronze, was nonetheless surely costly. A truly exclusive ring would have been crafted in gold or silver. In the ancient world, silver was fairly rare, and oftentimes half the cost of gold(as opposed to the current ratio of gold being fifty times more expensive than silver) Nonetheless though executed in bronze, this particular ring was definitely well above the ordinary ring of the era. You might notice that besides the fact that it is heavy(and even bronze was costly in the Roman world) and the ring is thrice the weight of the ordinary ring of the era, there are a number of other“upgrade” embellishments. The perimeter of the bezel has been sculpted in such a way. By cutting and then
Antique 19thC Rose Sapphire Celtic Roman Greek Sorcery Gemstone
One Rare. Antique Genuine Natural Faceted One-Third Carat Round Pastel Rose Purple Sapphire Precious Gemstone. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Pastel Rose-Purple Sapphire Round. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Diameter: 4mm. Depth(Thickness) 3 1/2mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: Approximately 0.39 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: In the world of the ancient Mediterranean(including the Greeks. Romans, Persians, Hebrews, and the various Indo-European Celtic tribes) priests and sorcerers honored the sapphire above all other gems, believing that sapphire enabled them to interpret oracles and foretell the future. Sapphires have been since ancient times one of the most highly valued of all gemstones, and references to the gemstone ... moredate back to about 800 B.C. Here's a gorgeous, delicately colored natural bright pastel purple-rose tinted sapphire precious gemstone from the Ural Mountains of Russia. The color is absolutely incredible, a pastel purple rose color, a blend of purple with rosy undertones. In natural sunlight the gemstone seems to be transformed, colored an even paler shade of purple, with pink undertones. However in artificial light, the rose hue is enhanced, and the purple hue darkens as well. It is a bit reminiscent of a reddish-purple tinted ruby, except the color is much more delicate, or a pink-purple amethyst, except with far greater lustre and sparkle than any amethyst. This incredibly delicate hue imparts really rich character and great visual appeal. The gorgeous shade of rose highlighted purple could perhaps be best likened those occasional petunias and pansies which are a pale cross between purple and rose, or that occasional purple rose which somehow seems to capture the fairyland color which lies between a deep pink blush rose and purple. The faceted cut is a coarse precursor to what eventually became known in the industry as a“brilliant cut” round, the contemporary fini
19thC Antique 2ct Iolite Sacred to Roman King of Gods Jupiter Zeus Middle Ages
Antique Genuine Natural Handcrafted Siberian Two Carat Violet-Blue Iolite Semi-Precious Gemstone. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Blue-Violet Iolite Oval. ORIGIN: Chelyabinsk Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 10mm. Width: 7 1/2mm. Thickness: 4mm. WEIGHT: Approximately 1.96 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: The name iolite comes from the Greek ios. Which means violet. In some Medieval cultures Iolite was held sacred to the Mother Goddess, and in other Medieval cultures it was held to be sacred to the Father God or King of Gods(especially the Roman deity Jupiter) There exist accounts that Iolite was used by medieval shamans, mystics, seers, witches and wizards to help achieve a deep trance state, stimulate visions, and stimulate astral travel. Iolite was also ... moreused by Norse and Viking explorers as a navigational aid, as a properly oriented stone would change color in relation to the direction of sunlight, allowing for crude navigation in the fog-enshrouded northern Atlantic waters where the direction of the sun was otherwise impossible to discern. Here's an absolutely gorgeous. Richly colored deep blue iolite gemstone from Chelyabinsk, Russia. The gemstone was hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. High quality, deeply hued, and transparent, this lustrous semi-precious gemstone possesses a rich, velvety violet-blue hue. It is an extremely attractive gemstone, of very special character and remarkable color and texture. Highly favored by the royal houses of Europe in the 19th century, Iolite has recently become very"hot" Ignored for centuries by Europe and America, it is now suddenly recognized as a truly stunning and beautiful gemstone, possessing rich, exceptional blue to violet hues which made iolite one of the most valuable possessions in the ancient Vi
19thC Antique 4ct Scotland Cairngorm Sacred Druid Gem Pendant
Exquisite. Antique, Nineteenth Century Briolette Cut Hand Faceted Genuine Natural Scottish Smoky Quartz Briolette Cut Semi-Precious Gemstone. Mounted into high quality 14kt pendant(not cheap gold electroplate) CLASSIFICATION: Briolette Cut Scottish Smoky Quartz. ORIGIN: Mount Cairngorm. Scotland. Handcut in or near Yekaterinburg, Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 11.5mm. Diameter: 8mm. WEIGHT: 4.55 carats. NOTES: 14kt solid gold pendant; and 14kt gold fill and solid 14kt gold chains in lengths from 18 to 24 inches are available upon request. Default chain is gold electroplate 24 inch chain(included free) DETAIL: Cairngorm. Or“Smoky Quartz” is the national gemstone of Scotland and has been considered a sacred stone for millennia, a belief dating back to the Druids. Ancient cultures attributed many mystical properties to quartz crystals. ... moreThey were particularly used in sorcery, magic, and witchcraft in part due to the"secret magical powers" evidenced by the weak electrical charge quartz crystals carry. For centuries Smoky Quartz has also been commonly set into the pommel of the Scottish dirk, or“black dagger” a long dagger with a straight blade that is a prerequisite of Highland costume. Here's a richly colored, antique, hand faceted, very uncommon semi-precious gemstone from Victorian-era Scotland, specifically Mount Cairngorm. Very popular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, these gemstones are known either as“Smoky” or“Cairngorm” Quartz. Generally“crystal” clear, the smoky tone is caused by the natural radiation emanating from granite stone the quartz is exposed to while buried in the earth. This particular specimen is a very handsome gemstone, completely transparent, with beautiful sparkle and luster. It is exceptionally clean, water clear, and possess gorgeous smoky brown color. The gemstone was hand cut and faceted into a somewhat coarse briolette, an old fashioned cut reflecting its heritage, by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elab
2 Antique 19thC 1/2ct Peridot Ancient “Gem of the Sun” Protect Against Evil Eye
Two Antique Eighteenth Century Genuine Natural Handcrafted Burmese Lime Green One-Half Carat Peridot Cabochon Round Cut Semi-Precious Gemstones. Mounted into contemporary high quality sterling silver studs. CLASSIFICATION: Peridot Cabochon Rounds. ORIGIN: Burma. 18th Century. Handcut in or near Yekaterinburg. Russia. 18th Century. SIZE: Diameter: 5mm. Depth: 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: Approximately 0.91 carats. NOTE: Other setting styles(euro clicks. Lever backs, kidney wires, ball/stud dangles) are available upon request, both in sterling silver, as well as 14kt solid gold and in 14kt gold fill. NOTE: If you would like only the gemstones. And not the settings, we can dismount the gemstones and offer you the gemstones without the settings. Just let us know, and yes, we’ll discount the price by the cost of the settings. DETAIL: ... moreDue to its yellow green color peridot was known in the ancient world as the"gem of the sun" It was mined on St. John's Island(also called“Zebirget” or“Zabargad” in the Red Sea. Off Egypt, as early as 1500 B.C. In the ancient world peridot was also believed to afford protection against the“evil eye” that ancient belief that some evil sorcerers or witches had the ability to transmit evil with just a glance. The Roman Historian Pliny in his"Natural History" circa 70 A.D. mentions both the island as well as its gemstones, referring to the Red Sea Island as"Chitis" The ancient Romans knew peridot as“emerald of the evening” and wore it for protection against enchantments, melancholy and illusion. Here is a pair of absolutely gorgeous, lime green peridot semi-precious gemstones originally from Burma. The gemstones were hand crafted by an 18th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. High quality, transparent, and eye clean or therabout, these handsome gemstones possess a beautiful, light, citrus character. They are very
19thC Antique 12ct Scotland Amethyst Shamanic Prophecy Pendant
Very Large Twelve Carat Nineteenth Century Antique Hand Crafted Genuine Natural Scottish Amethyst Semi-Precious Gemstone Pendant and Chain. Hand Cut and Engraved Leaf-Shaped Amethyst Pendant with Silver Electroplated Chain. ORIGIN: Coastal Devonian Lava Beds. Angus, Scotland. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 15mm. Width: 14mm. Thickness: 8mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 11.82 carats. CHAIN: Contemporary silver electroplate 60 centimeters(24 inches) A wide variety of other chains are available upon request in sizes from 16 to 30 inches. And in metals ranging from gold and silver electroplate to sterling silver and solid 14kt gold. The default chain(absent contrary instructions) is silver electroplate, 24 inches. We also have available handcrafted Greek black leather cords. DETAIL: Shamans of the ancient and medieval world used amethyst ... moreto assist prophecy and visions. Amethyst was also used in spells designed to magnify beauty. In Renaissance magic. An amethyst engraved with the image of a bear was worn as a protective amulet, and had the power to put demons to flight. Most ancient Mediterranean cultures, including the ancient Romans, Greeks, Persians and Celts believed that amethyst protect soldiers from harm in battle. Here’s a very large, handcrafted 19th century amethyst pendant. The gemstone itself originated in the Devonian lava beds found along the coast of Angus Country, Scotland. The gemstone was hand crafted into this gorgeous little carved pendant by an 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. Very popular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, and especially with royalty throughout Europe, amethyst has remained a very popular gemstone through the 20th century. This is a very nicely colored pale lavender semi-precious gemstone. As you can see from the photo enlargements here. Though it is not a high quality gemstone, nonetheless it is very colorful, and
Antique 19thC 2 1/2ct Bohemian Gypsy Ruby-Raspberry Garnet Sterling Ring
Antique Genuine Natural Russian Two and One-Half Carat Faceted Raspberry Red Rhodolite Garnet Marquise Gemstone. Contemporary High Quality Sterling Silver Ring(Size 7– Resizing Available) CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Rhodolite Garnet Marquise. ORIGIN: Norway. 19th Century. Handcrafted in or near 19th Century Yekaterinburg, Russia. SIZE: Length: 12mm. Width: 6mm. Depth: 3mm All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 2.45 carats. NOTES: Resizing is available. 14kt solid gold setting is also available. DETAIL: Victorian Europe was so enthusiastic about the raspberry red color of Rhodolite Garnet that they were called“Bohemian Rubies” In Africa this remarkable red semi-precious gemstone was known as a“Cape Ruby” during the Victorian era. Here is a gorgeously hued rhodolite garnet possessing a rich. Raspberry red color. Though the gemstone originated in ... morenineteenth century Norway, it was hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. This particular variety of garnet is of the rarer and more costly rhodolite garnet. Unlike ordinary garnets which have a smoky orange undertone. Rhodolite garnets possess a rich, vibrant, bright, raspberry red color. This specimen is very clean, crystal clear, exquisitely colored, and has exceptional fire, sparkle, and brilliance. The setting is of contemporary origin. It is a high quality setting manufactured by one of the USA’s leading semi-custom mount producers. It is constructed of solid sterling silver. We do have the ability to have the ring sent out for resizing if requested. Additionally, if preferred, the mounting is also available in 14kt solid gold. Under magnification the gemstone shows the unmistakable characteristics of having been hand crafted. The coarseness of the 19th century finish is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors. And is not considered a detriment, or detract from the value of a gemstone. Thes
19thC Scotland Antique Amethyst Greek God Bacchus Gem Pendant
Beautiful Antique Genuine Natural Pastel Amethyst Faceted Heart. Mounted into high quality solid sterling silver pendant(not cheap silver plated) CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Amethyst Heart Semi-Precious Gemstone. Chain and pendant setting contemporary. ORIGIN: Coastal Devonian Lava Beds. Angus, Scotland. 19th Century. 14 kt Gold Fill Settings are Contemporary. SIZE: Length: 6.3mm. Width: 6.3mm. Depth: 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 0.86 carats. NOTES: Default chain is silver electroplate 16. 18, 20 or 24 inch(provided free) Sterling silver chains are also available in lengths from 16 to 24 inches. 14kt solid gold pendant setting together with 14kt gold fill and solid 14kt gold chains in lengths from 18 to 24 inches are available upon request. DETAIL: Hand crafted by a 19th century Russian artisan. Part of an heritage renown for the ... moreproduction of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. Originally used in indigenous jewelry, this is a very pretty precious gemstone, very nice, very clean, 19th century faceted amethyst heart from the Devonian lava beds found along the coast of Angus Country, Scotland. Very popular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, amethyst has remained a very popular gemstone through the 20th century. This is a very fine pale lavender colored semi-precious gemstone. As you can see from the photo enlargements here, the gemstone is to the eye completely transparent and free from inclusions, and possess exceptional sparkle and luster. It is very clean, water clear, and very bright. The gemstone was hand crafted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia, and were originally used in indigenous jewelry. Naturally under magnification the gemstone shows the unmistakable characteristics of having been hand crafted. The coarseness of the 19th century finish is considered appealing to most gem
2 Antique 19thC Blue Sapphire Celtic Roman Greek Magic Gemstones
Two Antique Genuine Natural Russian Faceted Bright Blue Sapphire Rounds. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Diameter: 2.5mm. Depth: 1½mm. All measurements approximate WEIGHT: 0.19 Carats(the pair) NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: In the world of the ancient Mediterranean(including the various Indo-European Celtic tribes) Priests and sorcerers honored the sapphire above all other gems, believing that sapphire enabled them to interpret oracles and foretell the future. Sapphires have been since ancient times one of the most highly valued of all gemstones, and references to the gemstone date back to about 800 B.C. Here are two gorgeous, richly colored natural medium blue sapphire precious gemstones from the Ural Mountains of Russia. The ... morefaceted cut is a coarse precursor to what eventually became known in the industry as a“brilliant cut” round, the contemporary finish generally given to round diamonds. The results are two exquisite and incredibly richly colored precious gemstones with lots of fire and sparkle. They are considerably lighter than inky"midnight blue" African or Australian sapphires, more along the lines of the medium blue of sapphires from Ceylon and Burma. The gemstones are not flawless. But are by and large transparent, certainly eye clean. Each possesses rich blue color, not the flat black of inexpensive"midnight blue" sapphires from Siam(Thailand) There is a little color zoning, which means that if you look very carefully and closely you will see areas of different shades of blue within the gemstone. But this is quite common with sapphires, and in no way detracts from its beauty. Aside from being commonplace, the color zoning is not detectable at all except upon very close scrutiny(or photo enlargements such as these) Such good quality blue sapphires are in high demand, and can be quite costly. The Southern Ural Mountains of Russia have been producing sapphires for centuri
19thC Antique 3ct Topaz Dispels Medieval Enchantments Gemstone
Antique Genuine Natural Russian Three and One-Half Carat Faceted Oval Cut Blue Topaz Semi-Precious Gemstone. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. CLASSIFICATION: Pastel Blue Faceted Blue Topaz Oval. SIZE: Length: 10mm. Width: 8mm. Depth: 6mm(thickness) All measurements are approximate. APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 3.56 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: In the Middle Ages it was believed that a topaz mounted in gold and worn around the neck would dispel enchantments and ward off death. Topaz was also used to treat medical ailments. Topaz powdered and drunk in wine was believed to cure asthma. Insomnia, burns and hemorrhages. Here's a gorgeous, sparkling pastel blue topaz semi-precious gemstone from the Ural Mountains of Russia. The gemstone was ... morehand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. Gorgeous, vibrant, and vividly hued, this striking semi-precious gemstone is of very high quality and possesses breathtaking luster. It has been hand cut into a sparkling, brilliant faceted oval with lots of flash and depth. It looks ever so much like a massive sparkling pastel blue diamond. As you can see, this is an exceptionally good quality gemstone. Certainly to the eye it is nothing less than perfect, it is truly a beautiful, sumptuous, and regal-sized semi-precious gemstone. Under magnification the gemstone shows the unmistakable characteristics of having been hand crafted. The coarseness of the 19th century finish is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors. And is not considered a detriment, or detract from the value of a gemstone. These characteristics are not only expected of hand-finished gemstones, most serious collectors consider such gemstones more desirable, possessed of greater character and uniqueness when compared to today's cookie-cutter mass-
19thC Antique 2 1/3 ct Amethyst Poland Celtic Talisman Pendant
Antique 19th Century Handcrafted Two and One-Third Carat Green Amethyst from Poland(Crafted in Russia) Mounted into high quality solid sterling silver pendant(not cheap silver plated) GEMSTONE ORIGIN: Poland. 19th Century. Chain and pendant setting contemporary. SIZE: Length: 10mm. Width: 8mm. Depth: 6mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 2.37 carats. NOTES: Default chain is silver electroplate 16. 18, 20 or 24 inch(provided free) Sterling silver chains are also available in lengths from 16 to 24 inches. 14kt solid gold pendant setting together with 14kt gold fill and solid 14kt gold chains in lengths from 18 to 24 inches are available upon request. DETAIL: Most ancient Mediterranean cultures. Including the ancient Romans, Greeks, and Celts believed that amethyst would protect against becoming intoxicated, and would protect soldiers from ... moreharm in battle. Here's a flawless quality green amethyst, also known as prasiolite, the gemstone originally from Poland. Exported to Russia, the gemstone was hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. Very popular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, amethyst has remained a very popular gemstone through the 20th century. Green amethyst is relatively uncommon, and can be quite expensive. This is a very fine mint green colored semi-precious gemstone. As you can see from the photo enlargements here, it is to the eye completely transparent and free from inclusions, and possesses exceptional sparkle and luster. It is very clean, water clear, and very bright. Under magnification the gemstone shows the unmistakable characteristics of having been hand crafted. The coarseness of the 19th century finish is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors. And is not considered a detriment, or detract from the value of a gemstone. These characteristics are not only expected of hand-finished gemstones, most
Antique 19thC Sapphire Ancient Celt Rome Persia Sorcery Gemstone
Antique Genuine Natural Russian Third Carat Faceted Bright Pastel Green Sapphire Round. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Green Sapphire Round. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Diameter: 4mm. Depth(Thickness) 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: Approximately 0.35 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstone as a ring. Pendant, or into an earring(click for more information) DETAIL: In the world of the ancient Mediterranean(including the Greeks. Romans, Persians, Hebrews, and the various Indo-European Celtic tribes) priests and sorcerers honored the sapphire above all other gems, believing that sapphire enabled them to interpret oracles and foretell the future. Sapphires have been since ancient times one of the most highly valued of all gemstones, and references to the gemstone date back to about 800 B.C. Here's ... morea gorgeous, richly colored natural bright green sapphire precious gemstone from the Ural Mountains of Russia. The gemstone was hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. The faceted cut is a coarse precursor to what eventually became known in the industry as a“brilliant cut” round, the contemporary finish generally given to round diamonds. The result is an exquisite and incredibly richly colored precious gemstone with lots of depth, fire and sparkle. Indeed it looks just like a little green diamond. The gorgeous lime green tones are quite exquisite, a trace of citrus undertones, somehow bringing to mind the green tropical waters of the South Pacific, with lots of tone and body. There is a little color zoning, which means that if you look very carefully and closely you will see areas of different shades of color within the gemstone. But this is quite common with sapphires, and in no way detracts from their beauty. Aside from being commonplace, the color zoning is not detectable at all except upon very close sc
Antique 19thC 2/3c Bohemian Gypsy Ruby-Raspberry Garnet Sterling Ring
Antique Genuine Natural Handcrafted Norwegian Rhodolite Garnet Semi-Precious Gemstone. Contemporary High Quality Sterling Silver Ring(Size 6 3/4– Resizing Available) CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Rhodolite Garnet. ORIGIN: Norway. 19th Century. Handcrafted in or near 19th Century Yekaterinburg, Russia. SIZE: Diameter: 5mm. Depth: 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 0.57 carats. NOTES: Resizing is available. 14kt solid gold setting is also available. DETAIL: Victorian Europe was so enthusiastic about the raspberry red color of Rhodolite Garnet that they were called“Bohemian Rubies” In Africa this remarkable red semi-precious gemstone was known as a“Cape Ruby” during the Victorian era. Here is a gorgeously hued rhodolite garnet possessing a rich. Raspberry red color. Though the gemstone originated in nineteenth century Norway, it was hand crafted ... moreand faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia The faceted cut is a coarse precursor to what eventually became known in the industry as a“brilliant cut” round, the contemporary finish generally given to round diamonds. This particular variety of garnet is of the rarer and more costly rhodolite garnet. Unlike ordinary garnets which have a smoky orange undertone. Rhodolite garnets possess a rich, vibrant, bright, raspberry red color. This specimen is very clean, crystal clear, exquisitely colored, and has exceptional fire, sparkle, and brilliance. The setting is of contemporary origin. It is a high quality setting manufactured by one of the USA’s leading semi-custom mount producers. It is constructed of solid sterling silver. We do have the ability to have the ring sent out for resizing if requested. Additionally, if preferred, the mounting is also available in 14kt solid gold. Under magnification the gemstone shows the unmistakable characteristics of having been hand crafted. The coarseness of the 19th century finish is
19thC Antique 7ct Amethyst Scotland Celt Warrior Amulet Pendant
Very Large Seven and One-Half Carat Antique Hand Crafted Genuine Natural Scottish Amethyst Semi-Precious Gemstone Pendant and Chain. Hand Cut and Engraved Leaf-Shaped Amethyst Pendant with Pin and Gold Electroplated Chain. ORIGIN: Coastal Devonian Lava Beds. Angus, Scotland. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 15mm. Width: 10mm. Thickness: 8mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 7.38 carats. CHAIN: Contemporary gold electroplate 45 centimeters(18 inches) A wide variety of other chains are available upon request in sizes from 16 to 30 inches. And in metals ranging from gold and silver electroplate to sterling silver and solid 14kt gold. The default chain(absent contrary instructions) is gold electroplate, 18 inches. We also have available handcrafted Greek black leather cords. DETAIL: Most ancient Mediterranean cultures. Including the ancient Romans, ... moreGreeks, and Celts believed that amethyst would protect against becoming intoxicated, and would protect soldiers from harm in battle. Here's a very large, handcrafted 19th century amethyst pendant. The gemstone itself originated in the Devonian lava beds found along the coast of Angus Country, Scotland. The gemstone was hand crafted into this gorgeous little carved, engraved pendant by a 19th century Russian artisan. Very popular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, and especially with royalty throughout Europe, amethyst has remained a very popular gemstone through the 20th century. This is a very nicely colored pale lavender semi-precious gemstone. As you can see from the photo enlargements here. Though it is not a high quality gemstone, nonetheless it is very colorful, and quite attractive. The trained eye will easily discern from the photo that the gemstone has been hand-crafted. The coarseness of the 19th century finish is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors, and is not regarded as a detriment. Unlike today’s computer controlled machine processes, the cut and finish of a gemstone such as this is the legacy of an artisan who lived two centurie
Antique 19thC 2ct+ Smoky Quartz Oval Cairngorm Scotland Gemstone
Nineteenth Century Antique DARK Genuine Natural Smoky Quartz Crystal Faceted Oval from Mount Cairngorm. Scotland. CLASSIFICATION: Smoky Quartz Faceted Oval. ORIGIN: Mount Cairngorm. Scotland. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 9mm. Width: 7mm. Depth: 4mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 2.35 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: Ancient cultures attributed many mystical properties to quartz crystals. They were particularly used in sorcery. Magic, and witchcraft in part due to the"secret magical powers" evidenced by the weak electrical charge quartz crystals carry. Here's a very uncommon semi-precious gemstone from Victorian-era Scotland, specifically Mount Cairngorm. Very popular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, this gemstone is ... moreknown either as“Smoky” or“Cairngorm” Quartz. Generally“crystal” clear, the smoky tone is caused by the natural radiation emanating from granite stone the quartz is exposed to while buried in the earth. This is a very handsome, very large oval cut smoky quartz crystal gemstone. This particular specimen is completely transparent, with beautiful sparkle and luster. It is exceptionally clean, water clear, and very bright. It is gorgeous smoky brown color, very deeply hued, in fact, the darkest smoky quartz we've ever seen. The trained eye will easily discern from the photo that the gemstone has been hand-faceted. The coarseness of the 19th century faceting is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors, and is not considered a detriment. Unlike today’s computer controlled machine processes, the cut and finish of a gemstone such as this is the legacy of an artisan who lived two centuries ago. Such antique hand-faceted gemstones possess much greater character and appeal than today's mass-produced machine-faceted gemstones. This gemstone possesses superb luster and sparkle. And to the eye is completely transparent, but one cannot say with absolute certainty that it is unco
Antique 19thC Flawless Ruby Ancient Celtic Amulet Gemstone
Antique 19th Century Genuine Natural Flawless/Near Flawless Exceptionally Good Quality Faceted Ruby from Burma. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Ruby Precious Gemstone. ORIGIN: Burma. 19th Century. SIZE: Diameter: 3mm. Depth: 2mm. Measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 0.16 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: Rubies were amongst the earliest gemstones traded by mankind. Since the 5th millennium B.C. From the most ancient times all the way through the medieval world, ruby was worn by the classical Mediterranean civilizations as an amulet for protection from plagues, poison, sorrow, and evil spirits. Both the Greeks and Indo-Europeans(Celts) believed that the“heat” evidenced by the intense, red color was fire from within the gemstone, capable of boiling water or melting ... morewax. Here's an absolutely exquisite, exceptionally good quality 19th century antique hand faceted ruby from Burma(present day Myanmar) Hand crafted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. The faceted cut is a coarse precursor to what eventually became known in the industry as a"brilliant cut" round. The contemporary finish generally given to round diamonds. Originally used in indigenous jewelry, this is a very pretty precious gemstone, with a highly desirable bright, almost"neon" blood red color and rich texture. This sparkling precious gemstone is absolutely transparent, flawless to the eye and even under high magnification(such as these photo enlargements here) flawless or near flawless. This precious gemstone is of exceptionally high character and quality. Of course most ruby gemstones are anywhere from lightly to heavily included. Most completely transparent rubies you see offered today at retail are either synthetic(read the fine print carefully) or cost $10,000 a carat. This particular gemstone is an excepti
19thC Antique 1ct Amethyst Scotland Celt Warrior Amulet Gemstone
Very Large One Carat Antique Genuine Natural Amethyst Faceted Oval from Scotland. ORIGIN: Coastal Devonian Lava Beds. Angus, Scotland. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 8mm. Width: 6mm. Depth: 4mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 1.02 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: Most ancient Mediterranean cultures. Including the ancient Romans, Greeks, and Celts believed that amethyst would protect against becoming intoxicated, and would protect soldiers from harm in battle. A large, very clean, 19th century faceted amethyst oval from the Devonian lava beds found along the coast of Angus Country, Scotland. Very popular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, amethyst has remained a very popular gemstone through the 20th century. This is a very fine pale lavender ... morecolored semi-precious gemstone. As you can see from the photo enlargements here, it is to the eye completely transparent and free from inclusions, and possesses exceptional sparkle and luster. It is very clean, water clear, and very bright. The trained eye will easily discern from the photo that the gemstone has been hand-faceted. The coarseness of the 19th century faceting is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors, and is not considered a detriment. Unlike today’s computer controlled machine processes, the cut and finish of a gemstone such as this is the legacy of an artisan who lived two centuries ago. Such antique hand-faceted gemstones possess much greater character and appeal than today's mass-produced machine-faceted gemstones. This gemstone possesses superb luster and sparkle. And to the eye is completely transparent, but it is not absolutely flawless. True, the blemishes it possesses are not visible to the naked eye, and the gemstone can be characterized at a minimum, to use trade jargon, as"eye clean" To the eye it is indeed flawless; however magnified 500% as it is here, you might be able to pick out one or two slight imperfections(includ
19thC Antique 1½ct Apatite Greek Pandora’s Box Goddess of Deceit + Politicians
Antique 19th Century Genuine Natural One and One-Half Carat Hand Crafted Siberian Neon Blue Apatite Semi-Precious Gemstone. Contemporary High Quality Sterling Silver Ring(Size 7– Resizing Available) CLASSIFICATION: Handcrafted Russian Apatite. ORIGIN: 19th Century Chelyabinsk Oblast. Russia. SIZE: Length: 8mm. Width: 6 1/4mm. Thickness: 4mm. Measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 1.52 carats. NOTE: Resizing is available. 14kt solid gold setting is also available. DETAIL: The name“apatite” comes from the Greek"apatein" Which means"to deceive" to cheat” or"to be misleading" as in the ancient world apatite was often confused with other minerals such as topaz, beryl, sphene, peridot or tourmaline. The Greek name“apatein” also is associated with“Apate” the Greek goddess of deceit, benefactor of politicians. A minor goddess ... morein the Greek pantheon, she was the daughter of Nyx, and one of the spirits inside Pandora's box. Here’s a very uncommon, good quality vividly hued, neon blue apatite gemstone from the Chelyabinsk Oblast(County) of Siberia, Russia. This particular gemstone was hand crafted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. Produced for indigenous jewelry in the nineteenth century, apatite gemstones of this size and quality are exceptional. Apatite is usually found just as small disseminated grains no larger than sand particles. Large well formed crystals whether cats eye or otherwise are rare. Though enormous deposits are in the Kola Peninsula, Siberia) Russia(see) Apatite is a frequently clear gem that also comes in many colors. Including green, yellow, blue, violet, and yellow-green. The name apatite comes from the Greek word"apate" that means, to deceive" as it has frequently been confused throughout history with other valuable gems such as tourmaline, peridot and beryl. Apatite is valued for its color, and while the better gr
Antique 19thC 6ct Smoky Quartz Cairngorm Scotland Sacred Gem of Druid Celt Magic
Two Exquisite. Antique, Nineteenth Century Briolette Cut Hand Faceted Genuine Natural Scottish Smoky Quartz Briolette Cut Semi-Precious Gemstones. Mounted onto contemporary high quality solid sterling silver French hooks. CLASSIFICATION: Briolette Cut Scottish Smoky Quartz. ORIGIN: Mount Cairngorm. Scotland. Handcut in or near Yekaterinburg, Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 10mm. Diameter: 7mm. WEIGHT: 6.16 carats(the pair) NOTES: Other setting styles(euro clicks. Lever backs, kidney wires, ball/stud dangles) are available upon request, both in 14kt solid gold and in 14kt gold fill, as well as in sterling silver. DETAIL: Smoky quartz from Mount Cairngorm. Scotland, known as"cairngorm" and since ancient times has been a favorite ornamental gemstone. It is the national gemstone of Scotland and has been considered a sacred stone ... morefor millennia, a belief dating back to the Druids. Many ancient cultures attributed many mystical properties to quartz crystals. They were particularly used in sorcery, magic, and witchcraft in part due to the"secret magical powers" evidenced by the weak electrical charge quartz crystals carry. For centuries Smoky Quartz has also been commonly set into the pommel of the Scottish dirk, or“black dagger” a long dagger with a straight blade that is a prerequisite of Highland costume. Here are two richly colored, antique, hand faceted, very uncommon semi-precious gemstones from Victorian-era Scotland, specifically Mount Cairngorm. Very popular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, these gemstones are known either as“Smoky” or“Cairngorm” Quartz. Generally“crystal” clear, the smoky tone is caused by the natural radiation emanating from granite stone the quartz is exposed to while buried in the earth. These are two very handsome gemstones, completely transparent, with beautiful sparkle and luster. They are exceptionally clean, water clear, and possess gorgeous smoky brown color. These particular gemstones were hand cut and faceted into somewhat coarse briolettes, an old
Antique 19thC 1ct Sapphire Ancient Persia “Gem of Heaven” Medicinal Treatment
Antique Handcrafted Genuine Natural Russian One Carat Faceted Royal Blue Sapphire Oval. Contemporary High Quality Sterling Silver Ring(Size 5– Resizing Available) ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 6mm. Width: 5mm. Depth(Thickness) 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 0.97 carats. NOTE: Resizing is available. 14kt solid gold setting is also available. NOTE: If you would like only the gemstone. And not the setting, we can dismount the gemstone and offer you the gemstone without the setting. Just let us know, and yes, we’ll discount the price by the cost of the setting. DETAIL: The ancient Persians believed that the Earth was imbedded into a gigantic blue Sapphire stone. And the sky reflected its beautiful color. They referred to the sapphire as"the gem of the heavens” In ancient Persia, ground sapphire ... morewas used as an all purpose medicine. One ancient recipe to enhance eyesight was to powder the stone and mix it with vinegar. The same recipe was used to treat nosebleeds. Sapphires were also used to treat fevers and rheumatism. When treating boils and external ulcers, they were ground and mixed with milk. The paste was then applied to the afflicted area. Here’s a gorgeous, richly colored natural royal blue sapphire precious gemstone from the Ural Mountains of Russia. The gemstone was hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. The result of the artisan’s efforts was an exquisite and incredibly richly colored precious gemstone with lots of fire and sparkle. It is richly colored royal blue. Much lighter than inky"midnight blue" African or Australian sapphires, more along the lines of the blue of sapphires from Ceylon and Burma. It is a relatively large gemstone of course, and thickly cut. So it appears darker in these images than it really is in hand. If you hold it up to a light you can appreciate just how cl
2 Antique 19thC Garnet Celt Greek Roman Blood Talisman Gemstones
Two Antique Genuine Natural Russian Two-Third Carat Faceted Blood Red Garnet Rounds. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Approximate Diameter: 5mm. WEIGHT: Approximately 1.31 carats(the pair) NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: The ancients believed that a garnet could give its wearer guidance in the night. Allowing them to see when others could not. Due to its red color, ancient cultures including the Celts, Greeks, and Romans also associated it with blood, and thus garnet was thought to stop bleeding or bloodshed between enemies. Garnet was also worn for protection when traveling, and according to Jewish mythology, a giant garnet provided interior lighting for Noah's Ark. It is also believed that garnet, described as“nopek” was one of ... morethe twelve gemstones described in the Bible in Exodus 28:17-20 as adorning Aaron’s breastplate, representing the twelve tribes of ancient Israel. Here are two gorgeous, blood red faceted garnet gemstones from the Ural Mountains of Russia, where the production of garnet is many centuries old. The gemstones were hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan. Part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. The faceted cut is a coarse precursor to what eventually became known in the industry as a“brilliant cut” round, the contemporary finish generally given to round diamonds. These lustrous semi-precious gemstones possess a rich, velvety, regal, blood red hue. They are extremely attractive gemstones, of very special character and remarkable color and texture. Highly favored by the royal houses of Renaissance Europe, they were considered noble in nature, and in some countries ownership was restricted to royalty and others of high birth. This particular variety of garnet is known as“pyrope” and is especially favored for its dark, blood red tones. They are truly gorg
Antique 19thC 1ct Smoky Quartz Ovals Cairngorm Scotland Gemstones
Two Antique Handcrafted Genuine Natural Smoky Quartz Crystal Faceted Ovals from Mount Cairngorm. Scotland. CLASSIFICATION: Smoky Quartz Faceted Oval. ORIGIN: Mount Cairngorm. Scotland. 19th Century. Handcut in or near Yekaterinburg, Russia, 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 8mm. Width: 6mm. Depth: 4mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 2.25 carats(the pair) NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: Ancient cultures attributed many mystical properties to quartz crystals. They were particularly used in sorcery. Magic, and witchcraft in part due to the"secret magical powers" evidenced by the weak electrical charge quartz crystals carry. Here are two very uncommon semi-precious gemstones from Victorian-era Scotland, specifically Mount Cairngorm. Very popular in ... more18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, these gemstones are known either as“Smoky” or“Cairngorm” Quartz. Generally“crystal” clear, the smoky tone is caused by the natural radiation emanating from granite stone the quartz is exposed to while buried in the earth. These are very handsome, very large oval cut smoky quartz crystal gemstones. These particular specimens are completely transparent, with beautiful sparkle and luster. They are exceptionally clean, water clear, and very bright. They are a gorgeous smoky brown color. The gemstones were hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. Under magnification the gemstones show the unmistakable characteristics of having been hand crafted. The coarseness of the 19th century finish is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors. And is not considered a detriment, or detract from the value of a gemstone. These characteristics are not only expected of hand-finished gemstones, most serious collectors consider such gemstones more desirable, possessed of greater character a
19thC Antique Handcut 1ct+ Siberian Emerald Sacred Earth Goddess Aphrodite Venus
Exceptionally Good Quality Nineteenth Century Antique Hand Crafted Genuine Natural Siberian One and One-Fifth Carat Faceted Emerald Pear. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Emerald Pear. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains(Siberia) Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 9mm. Width: 6mm. Depth: 5mm. All measurements approximate WEIGHT: 1.21 carat. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: The Greeks regarded the emerald as the sacred stone of the goddess Aphrodite(Venus to the Romans) and of the Earth Goddess. The source of emerald in the ancient world was the(recently rediscovered) Egyptian mines(Cleopatra’s Mines” near the Red Sea. The Greeks worked these mines in the time of Alexander the Great and throughout the Ptolemaic Dynasty. The last ruler of the Greek Ptolemaic Dynasty in Egypt. ... moreCleopatra VII, Queen of Egypt, was often depicted and described wearing fabulous emeralds mined from those same famous ancient mines. Here's a very nice, eye clean, beautifully colored, richly hued natural emerald precious gemstone from the Southern Urals of(Siberia) Russia. The gemstone was hand crafted and faceted into this sparkling emerald pear by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. Emeralds are nearly 100 times rarer than diamonds, and there are few opportunities to acquire good quality natural emeralds at reasonable prices. The best specimens can bring over $40,000 a carat. This particular precious gemstone possesses the crystal clear. Rich"grass green" color possessed by the best quality emeralds. It could pass as a Colombian emerald given the rich, dark hue. Though it is quite possible to pick out a few imperfections in a 5x jeweler's loupe upon close scrutiny, to all but the most meticulous and diligent critic armed with optical magnification, it is an unblemished gemstone. You can see in these photo enlargement
19thC Antique 5 1/3ct Scotland Cairngorm Sacred Druid Gem Sterling Pendant
Colossal Antique Genuine Natural Smoky Quartz Crystal Faceted Oval from Mount Cairngorm. Scotland. Mounted into high quality solid sterling silver pendant(not cheap silver plated) CLASSIFICATION: Smoky Quartz Faceted Oval. ORIGIN: Mount Cairngorm. Scotland. 19th Century. Chain and pendant setting contemporary. SIZE: Length: 14mm. Width: 9mm. Depth: 7mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 5.33 carats. NOTE: Default chain is silver electroplate 16. 18, 20 or 24 inch(provided free) Sterling silver chains are also available in lengths from 16 to 24 inches. 14kt solid gold pendant setting together with 14kt gold fill and solid 14kt gold chains in lengths from 18 to 24 inches are available upon request. NOTE: If you would like only the gemstone. And not the setting, we can dismount the gemstone and offer you the gemstone without the setting. ... moreJust let us know, and yes, we’ll discount the price by the cost of the setting. DETAIL: Cairngorm. Or“Smoky Quartz” is the national gemstone of Scotland and has been considered a sacred stone for millennia, a belief dating back to the Druids. Ancient cultures attributed many mystical properties to quartz crystals. They were particularly used in sorcery, magic, and witchcraft in part due to the"secret magical powers" evidenced by the weak electrical charge quartz crystals carry. For centuries Smoky Quartz has also been commonly set into the pommel of the Scottish dirk, or“black dagger” a long dagger with a straight blade that is a prerequisite of Highland costume. The setting is of contemporary origin. It is a high quality setting manufactured by one of the USA’s leading semi-custom mount producers. It is constructed of solid sterling silver, and can be reset into 14kt gold if requested. The default chain is silver electroplated 24 inch. However we do have solid sterling silver(as well as 14kt gold and gold fill) chains available in lengths between 16 and 24 inches available upon request. Here's a very uncommon semi-precious gemstone from Victorian-era Scotland. Spe
19thC Antique Scotland 41ct Citrine Celtic Sunshine Earrings
Two Twenty Carat Antique Nineteenth Century Handcrafted Briolette Cut Citrines. Mounted into contemporary high quality 14kt French hooks. ORIGIN: Coastal Devonian Lava Beds. Angus, Scotland. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 22mm. Width: 14mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 41.21 carats(combined gemstone weight) NOTES: Other setting styles(euro clicks. Lever backs, kidney wires, ball/stud dangles) are available upon request, both in 14kt solid gold and in 14kt gold fill. DETAIL: The Romans. Greeks and Celts believed citrine to be the crystallized essence of sunshine, and believed it would aid in digestion and cleanse toxins from the body, and it was even carried as protection against snake venom. Here are two large, very clean, golden yellow citrines which originated in the Devonian lava beds found along the coast of Angus Country, Scotland. ... moreThese are exquisite gemstones which are completely transparent, exceptionally clean, water clear, with beautiful sparkle and luster. These particular gemstones were hand cut and faceted into these somewhat coarse briolettes, an old fashioned cut reflecting their heritage, by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. These are very beautiful and brightly hued citrine semi-precious gemstones which though as you can clearly see in these photo enlargements might not be absolutely flawless. They are eye clean. Under magnification the gemstones show the unmistakable characteristics of having been hand crafted. However the coarseness of the nineteenth century finish is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors, and is not considered a detriment, or detract from the value of a gemstone. These characteristics are not only expected of hand-finished gemstones, most serious collectors consider such gemstones more desirable, possessed of greater character and uniqueness when compared to today's cookie-cutter mass-produced machine-tumbled ge
Antique 19thC 1 1/3ct Sapphire Celtic Roman Greek Sorcery
Antique Genuine Natural Russian One and One-Third Carat Faceted Bright Blue Sapphire Oval. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Bright Blue Sapphire Oval. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 7mm. Width: 5mm. Depth: 4mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: Approximately 1.35 carat. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: In the world of the ancient Mediterranean(including the Greeks. Romans, Persians, Hebrews, and the various Indo-European Celtic tribes) priests and sorcerers honored the sapphire above all other gems, believing that sapphire enabled them to interpret oracles and foretell the future. Sapphires have been since ancient times one of the most highly valued of all gemstones, and references to the gemstone date back to about 800 B.C. Here's ... morea gorgeous, richly colored natural bright blue sapphire precious gemstone from the Ural Mountains of Russia. The gemstone was hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. The result is an exquisite and incredibly richly colored precious gemstone with lots of depth and gorgeous tone. There is a little color zoning, which means that if you look very carefully and closely you will see areas of different shades of blue within the gemstone. But this is quite common with sapphires, and in no way detracts from its beauty. Aside from being commonplace, the color zoning is not detectable at all except upon very close scrutiny(or photo enlargements such as these) Good quality blue sapphires are in high demand. And can be quite costly. The Southern Ural Mountains of Russia have been producing sapphires for centuries. The trained eye will easily discern from the photo that the gemstone has been hand-faceted. The coarseness of the 19th century faceting is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors, and is not consi
Antique 19thC 6ct Smoky Quartz Oval Cairngorm Scotland Sterling Pendant
Antique Handcrafted Genuine Natural Smoky Quartz Crystal Faceted Oval from Mount Cairngorm. Scotland. Mounted into high quality solid sterling silver pendant(not cheap silver plated) CLASSIFICATION: Smoky Quartz Faceted Oval. ORIGIN: Mount Cairngorm. Scotland. 19th Century. Handcut in or near Yekaterinburg, Russia, 19th Century. Chain and pendant setting contemporary. SIZE: Length: 13mm. Width: 11mm. Depth: 8mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 6.25 carats. NOTES: Default chain is silver electroplate 16. 18, 20 or 24 inch(provided free) Sterling silver chains are also available in lengths from 16 to 24 inches. 14kt solid gold pendant setting together with 14kt gold fill and solid 14kt gold chains in lengths from 18 to 24 inches are available upon request. DETAIL: Ancient cultures attributed many mystical properties to quartz crystals. ... moreThey were particularly used in sorcery. Magic, and witchcraft in part due to the"secret magical powers" evidenced by the weak electrical charge quartz crystals carry. Here's a very uncommon semi-precious gemstone from Victorian-era Scotland, specifically Mount Cairngorm. Very popular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, this gemstone is known either as“Smoky” or“Cairngorm” Quartz. Generally“crystal” clear, the smoky tone is caused by the natural radiation emanating from granite stone the quartz is exposed to while buried in the earth. This is a very handsome, very large oval cut smoky quartz crystal gemstone. This particular specimen is completely transparent, with beautiful sparkle and luster. It is exceptionally clean, water clear, and very bright. It is gorgeous smoky brown color. The gemstone was hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. Under magnification the gemstone shows the unmistakable characteristics of having been hand crafted. The coarseness of the 19th century finish is considered
Antique 19thC Ceylon Ruby 4¾ct+ Ancient Celt Magic Amulet Lightening Plague Evil
Antique 19th Century Handcrafted Genuine Natural Faceted Four and Three-Quarter Carat Bright Blood Red Ruby Oval from Ceylon. Mounted into high quality solid sterling silver pendant(not cheap silver plated) ORIGIN: Ceylon. 19th Century(present day Sri Lanka) SIZE: Length: 10mm. Width: 8mm. Depth: 6mm. Measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 4.78 carats. NOTES: Default chain is silver electroplate 16. 18, 20 or 24 inch(provided free) Sterling silver chains are also available in lengths from 16 to 24 inches. 14kt solid gold pendant setting together with 14kt gold fill and solid 14kt gold chains in lengths from 18 to 24 inches are available upon request. NOTE: If you would like only the gemstone. And not the setting, we can dismount the gemstone and offer you the gemstone without the setting. Just let us know, and yes, we’ll discount the price by ... morethe cost of the setting. DETAIL: Rubies were amongst the earliest gemstones traded by mankind. Since the 5th millennium B.C. From the most ancient times all the way through the medieval world, ruby was worn by the classical Mediterranean civilizations(Greeks, Romans, Persians, and the Indo-European“Celtic” peoples) as an amulet for protection from lightening, plagues, poison, sorrow, and evil spirits. The ancient populations of the Mediterranean also believed that the color of a ruby would change mirroring changes in the health of its owner, and that the color would drain from a ruby at the moment its owner died. In the classical world, rubies from Afghanistan, Ceylon, and Burma were traded in the ancient port cities of the Eastern Mediterranean(often by Phoenicians) and from there traveled throughout Europe. Here's a very nice quality 19th century antique hand faceted ruby oval from Ceylon(present day Sri Lanka) Hand crafted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. Originally used in indigenous jewelry, this sparkling precio
Antique 19thC 1ct Garnets Celt Greek Roman Blood Amulet Earrings
Two Antique Genuine Natural Russian One Carat Faceted Red Garnet Hearts. Mounted into contemporary high quality sterling silver studs. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. Sterling Silver Settings are Contemporary. SIZE: Length: 6mm. Width: 6mm. WEIGHT: Approximately 1.71 carats(the pair) NOTES: Other setting styles(euro clicks. Lever backs, kidney wires, ball/stud dangles) are available upon request, both in sterling silver, as well as 14kt solid gold and in 14kt gold fill. DETAIL: The ancients believed that a garnet could give its wearer guidance in the night. Allowing them to see when others could not. Due to its red color, ancient cultures including the Celts, Greeks, and Romans also associated it with blood, and thus garnet was thought to stop bleeding or bloodshed between enemies. Garnet was also worn for protection when ... moretraveling, and according to Jewish mythology, a giant garnet provided interior lighting for Noah's Ark. It is also believed that garnet, described as“nopek” was one of the twelve gemstones described in the Bible in Exodus 28:17-20 as adorning Aaron’s breastplate, representing the twelve tribes of ancient Israel. Here are two gorgeous, blood red faceted garnet gemstones from the Ural Mountains of Russia, where the production of garnet has gone on for many centuries. These gorgeous gemstones were hand crafted into these sparkling faceted hearts during the last half of the 19th century. This particular variety of garnet is known as"pyrope" And is especially favored for its rich, red-orange tones. The gemstones are both very clean, crystal clear, and exquisitely colored. They possess great lustre, lots of flash, and at least to the eye, are essentially flawless. They are truly gorgeously colored, brilliant, sparkling semi-precious gemstones. The trained eye will easily discern from the photo that the gemstones have been hand-faceted. The coarseness of the 19th century faceting is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors, and is not considered a detriment. Unli
Antique 19thC 1½ct+ Sapphire Celtic Roman Greek Sorcery Sterling Ring
Antique Nineteenth Century Handcrafted Genuine Natural Russian One and Two-Third Carat Peach/Pink Sapphire Faceted Oval. Contemporary High Quality Sterling Silver Ring(Size 8– Resizing Available) CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Peach/Pink Sapphire Oval. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 7 mm. Width: 5 1/2 mm. Depth(Thickness) 4 3/4mm. All measurements approximate WEIGHT: Approximately 1.67 carats. NOTES: Resizing is available. 14kt solid gold setting is also available. DETAIL: In the world of the ancient Mediterranean(including the Greeks. Romans, and the various Indo-European Celtic tribes) priests and sorcerers honored the sapphire above all other gems, believing that sapphire enabled them to interpret oracles and foretell the future. Sapphires have been since ancient times one of the most highly valued of all gemstones, ... moreand references to the gemstone date back to about 800 B.C. Here’s a gorgeous, vibrantly colored natural peach colored sapphire precious gemstone from the Ural Mountains of Russia. Depending upon the light, the color of the gemstone ranches from peach to pink. The gemstone was hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. The setting is of contemporary origin. It is a high quality setting manufactured by one of the USA’s leading semi-custom mount producers. It is constructed of solid sterling silver. We do have the ability to have the ring sent out for resizing if requested. Additionally. If preferred, the mounting is also available in 14kt solid gold. Depending upon the light, the color the gemstone exhibits will vary from a canary to amber yellow. Indoors the color is much like the cognac/dark honey colored amber that Russia's Baltic Region is so famous for. Outdoors the color is a bright, orange-orange. Either way, the color is quite exquisite, the sparkle diamond-like in intensity. Pink colored sapphir
Celtic Sunshine 19thC Antique 2 1/3ct Scotland Citrine Gemstone
Gorgeous Two and one Third Carat Antique Genuine Natural Faceted Citrine Oval. ORIGIN: Coastal Devonian Lava Beds. Angus, Scotland. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 10mm. Width: 8mm. Depth: 5mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 2.41 Carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: The Romans. Greeks and Celts believed citrine to be the crystallized essence of sunshine, and believed it would aid in digestion and cleanse toxins from the body, and it was even carried as protection against snake venom. Here's a very large, very clean, 19th century lemon-yellow faceted oval citrine from the Devonian lava beds found along the coast of Angus Country, Scotland. Very popular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, citrine has remained a very popular gemstone through ... morethe 20th century. This is a very fine pastel citrus yellow colored semi-precious gemstone. As you can see from the photo enlargements here, it is to the eye completely transparent and free from inclusions, and possesses exceptional sparkle and luster. It is very clean, water clear, and very bright. The trained eye will easily discern from the photo that the gemstone has been hand-faceted. The coarseness of the 19th century faceting is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors, and is not considered a detriment. Unlike today’s computer controlled machine processes, the cut and finish of a gemstone such as this is the legacy of an artisan who lived two centuries ago. Such antique hand-faceted gemstones possess much greater character and appeal than today's mass-produced machine-faceted gemstones. This gemstone has great luster and sparkle. And to the eye is completely transparent, but it is not absolutely flawless. True, the blemishes it possesses are not visible to the naked eye, and the gemstone can be characterized at a minimum, to use trade jargon, as"eye clean" To the eye it is indeed flawless; however magnified 500% as it is here, you might be able to
19thC Antique 56ct Scotland Amethyst Ancient Celtic Roman Greek Warrior Talisman
Antique 19th Century Handcrafted Natural Fifty Six Carat“Old-Fashion” Cut Amethyst from Scotland(Handcrafted in Russia) ORIGIN: Coastal Devonian Lava Beds. Angus, Scotland. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 28mm. Width: 25mm. Depth: 13mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 55.95 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: Most ancient Mediterranean cultures. Including the ancient Romans, Greeks, Persians and Celts believed that amethyst would protect against becoming intoxicated, and would protect soldiers from harm in battle. In both ancient Greece and Rome rings of amethyst set in bronze were worn as charms against evil. Legends of the ancient classical Mediterranean attribute the Amethyst's lovely color to the Greek God Bacchus(the god of wine) Here's ... morea very large, very clean, 19th century faceted amethyst oval from the Devonian lava beds found along the coast of Angus Country, Scotland. Exported to Russia, the gemstone was hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. Very popular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, amethyst has remained a very popular gemstone through the 20th century. This is a very fine richly hued, regally textured deep purple colored semi-precious gemstone. It was hand cut into a sparkling, brilliant, faceted“old-fashioned” cut gemstone with lots of flash and depth. The cut is also known within the trade as a“cushion” As you can see from the photo enlargements here. It is to the eye completely transparent and free from inclusions, and possesses exceptional sparkle and luster. It is very clean, water clear, and very bright with brilliant sparkles. Under magnification the gemstone shows the unmistakable characteristics of having been hand crafted. The coarseness of the 19th century finish is considered appealing to most gemstone col
Antique 19thC 5¾ct Sapphire Gem of Ancient Celt Sorcery Oracles Prophecy 14ktYG
Antique Genuine Natural Burmese Five and Three-Quarter Carat Blue Star Sapphire Oval. Mounted into high quality solid 14kt yellow gold(not cheap gold electroplate) CLASSIFICATION: Cabochon Blue Star Sapphire Oval with Handcut Natural White Zircon Accent Gemstones. ORIGIN: Sapphire: Mogok. Burma(present day Myanmar) 19th Century. White Ziron: 19th Century Russia. Chain and pendant setting contemporary. SIZE: Length: 10mm. Width: 8mm. Depth: 6mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 5.71 carats. NOTES: Default chain is gold electroplate 16. 18, 20 or 24 inch(provided free) 14kt gold fill and solid 14kt gold chains in lengths from 18 to 24 inches are available upon request. DETAIL: In the world of the ancient Mediterranean(including the Greeks. Romans, Persians, Hebrews, and the various Indo-European Celtic tribes) priests and sorcerers honored ... morethe sapphire above all other gems, believing that sapphire enabled them to interpret oracles and foretell the future. Medieval sorcerers believed that sapphire enabled them to hear and understand the most obscure oracles. Not only did sapphire help to get in touch with astral and psychic realms, but the stone also provided protection for those who took those journeys. Sapphires have been since ancient times one of the most highly valued of all gemstones, and references to the gemstone date back to about 800 B.C. Here’s a gorgeous, richly colored natural dark navy blue sapphire precious gemstone from Mogok, Burma. The gemstone was hand crafted and finished by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. The result is an exquisite and incredibly richly colored precious gemstone with lots of depth and gorgeous tone. Known as a"star" sapphire because of an optical effect known as an"asterism" oriented crystal inclusions cause this six-rayed-star light effect(the asterism) to form on the surface of these beautiful precious gemsto
2 Antique 19thC Bavaria Spessart Ancient Anglo-Saxon Briolette Gemstones
Two Nineteenth Century Antique Hand Crafted Genuine Natural Bavarian Bright Orange Spessartite Garnet Faceted Briolettes. CLASSIFICATION: Spessartite Orange Garnet Faceted Briolettes. ORIGIN: Spessart. Bavaria. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 5mm. Diameter: 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 1.28 carats. NOTE: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) NOTE: These have a mounting hole in the smallest end. Which allows many setting options(click for more information) DETAIL: Ancient cultures including the Celts. Greeks, Hebrews, Persians and Romans highly valued garnet. To the Anglo-Saxons, garnet was a cherished treasure. According to historical accounts, the King of Saxony is said to have owned a garnet of over 465 carats. Most ancient Mediterranean populations believed that ... morea garnet could give its wearer guidance in the night, allowing them to see when others could not. Garnet was also worn for protection when traveling, as garnet was believed to warn the wearer of approaching danger. Here are two gorgeously colored bright and richly hued orange garnets. This particular species of garnet is known as“Spessartite” and is so named after its original source of Spessart, Bavaria. Hand crafted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. These particular gemstones were hand cut and faceted into rather coarse briolette teardrops, an old fashioned cut reflecting their heritage. Originally used in indigenous jewelry, these are very pretty semi-precious gemstones, with highly a desirable, uncommon, beautiful rich, vibrant, almost velvety pumpkin orange hue. Although the gemstones are far from flawless, they are eye clean, and given the antique origin and the characteristics of spessartite garnet, that’s pretty exceptional. These are very nice quality specimens. Absolutely transparent and alive with fiery sparkles.
19thC Antique Handcarved 7ct Amethyst Scotland Celt Roman Persian Warrior Amulet
Very Large Seven Carat Antique Hand Crafted Genuine Natural Scottish Amethyst Semi-Precious Gemstone Pendant and Chain. Hand Cut and Engraved Leaf-Shaped Amethyst Pendant with Sterling Silver Pin and Chain. ORIGIN: Coastal Devonian Lava Beds. Angus, Scotland. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 13mm. Width: 10mm. Thickness: 7mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 6.82 carats. CHAIN: Contemporary silver electroplate 48 centimeters(18 inches) A wide variety of other chains are available upon request in sizes from 16 to 30 inches. And in metals ranging from gold and silver electroplate to sterling silver and solid 14kt gold. The default chain(absent contrary instructions) is silver electroplate, 18 inches. We also have available handcrafted Greek black leather cords. DETAIL: Most ancient Mediterranean cultures. Including the ancient Romans, Greeks, ... morePersians and Celts believed that amethyst would protect against becoming intoxicated, and would protect soldiers from harm in battle. In both ancient Greece and Rome rings of amethyst set in bronze were worn as charms against evil. Legends of the ancient classical Mediterranean attribute the Amethyst's lovely color to the Greek God Bacchus(the god of wine) Here's a very large, handcrafted 19th century amethyst pendant. The gemstone itself originated in the Devonian lava beds found along the coast of Angus Country, Scotland. The gemstone was hand crafted into this gorgeous little carved, engraved pendant by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. Very popular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, and especially with royalty throughout Europe, amethyst has remained a very popular gemstone through the 20th century. This is a very nicely colored pale lavender semi-precious gemstone. As you can see from the photo enlargements here. Though it is not a high quality gemstone, nonetheless it is very colorful, and quite attractive. Und
Antique 19thC 2/3ct Tourmaline Alchemy Philosopher Gemstone Sterling Pendant
Exquisite Nineteenth Century Antique Handcrafted Genuine Natural Siberian Neon Rose-Pink Tourmaline Faceted Baguette. Mounted into high quality solid sterling silver pendant(not cheap silver plated) CLASSIFICATION: Pink Tourmaline Faceted Baguette. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. Chain and pendant setting contemporary. SIZE: Length: 9mm. Width: 4mm. Depth: 2mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 0.68 carats. NOTE: Default chain is silver electroplate 16. 18, 20 or 24 inch(provided free) Sterling silver chains are also available in lengths from 16 to 24 inches. 14kt solid gold pendant setting together with 14kt gold fill and solid 14kt gold chains in lengths from 18 to 24 inches are available upon request. NOTE: If you would like only the gemstone. And not the setting, we can dismount the gemstone and offer you the gemstone ... morewithout the setting. Just let us know, and yes, we’ll discount the price by the cost of the setting. DETAIL: Medieval alchemists believed tourmaline to be related to the philosopher’s stone. And as such could grant enlightenment, give power over spiritual affairs, reconcile opposites and change base metals to gold. Tourmaline was also used by medieval shamans who regarded it a“receptive stone, which means it was soothing, calming, inward, and magnetic, and thus promoted meditation, spirituality, wisdom and mystical powers. Here's an exquisitely colored antique pink faceted tourmaline pear from the Southern Ural Mountains of Siberia. The gemstone was hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. Pink tourmalines are rather uncommon, probably the most valuable of the ordinary varieties of tourmaline. There is substantially more demand than supply, so thus oftentimes can be quite costly. The color of this specimen is a very deep rose-pink, almost neon in intensity, quite vibrant, with lots of flash and sparkl
Antique 19thC 1ct Sapphire Ancient Persia Celt Roman Anti Evil Spirits Talisman
Antique Genuine Natural Russian One Carat Hand Cut and Faceted Royal Blue Sapphire Oval. Contemporary High Quality Solid 14kt Yellow Gold Ring(Size 8– Resizing Available) ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 6mm. Width: 4 1/2mm. Depth(Thickness) 3 1/2mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 0.95 carats. NOTES: Resizing is available. 14kt solid white gold setting is also available. DETAIL: In ancient Mediterranean cultures(including the Greeks. Romans, Persians, Hebrews, and the various Indo-European Celtic tribes) sapphire was regarded as an antidote to black magic and effects of evil spirits, and provided protection against sorcery. It was believed to banish evil spirits and send negative spells back to the sender. Sapphires have been since ancient times one of the most highly valued of all gemstones, and references ... moreto the gemstone date back to about 800 B.C. The oldest sapphire jewelry unearthed by archaeologists has been of Etruscan origin, about sixth century B.C. The Greeks and Romans are known to have worn sapphires from Ceylon, as described by writers from those times. A handsome, richly colored natural bright blue sapphire precious gemstone from the Ural Mountains of Russia. Hand crafted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. Originally used in indigenous jewelry, this is a very handsome precious gemstone, with very rich texture and a medium royal blue color. Though in the 19th century this would have been considered a very nice quality gemstone(and priced accordingly) by today’s standards it is rather average. It is by and large near eye clean, though certainly not flawless, and of higher value transparent character as opposed to lower value translucent and opaque sapphires. Though merely average by today’s standards, it is nonetheless exceptional given its history. Of course most sapphire gemstones are anywhere from lightly
Brilliant Sparkling Antique 19thC Red Ruby Sterling Ring
Antique 19th Century Genuine Natural Faceted One-Quarter Carat Blood Red Ruby. Contemporary High Quality Sterling Silver Ring(Size 7– Resizing Available) SIZE: Diameter: 4mm. Depth: 2mm. Measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 0.26 carats. NOTE: Resizing is available. 14kt solid gold setting is also available. NOTE: If you would like only the gemstone. And not the setting, we can dismount the gemstone and offer you the gemstone without the setting. Just let us know, and yes, we’ll discount the price by the cost of the setting. DETAIL: A very. Very nice decent quality 19th century antique hand faceted ruby. Hand crafted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. The faceted cut is a coarse precursor to what eventually ... morebecame known in the industry as a“brilliant cut” round, the contemporary finish generally given to round diamonds. Originally used in indigenous jewelry, this is a very pretty precious gemstone, with a highly desirable blood red color and rich texture. The color is not the heavy violet-undertoned blood red. Rather it is a bright, vivid blood red. It is eye clean, of higher value transparent character as opposed to lower value translucent or opaque rubies. Of course most ruby gemstones are anywhere from lightly to heavily included. Most completely transparent rubies you see offered today at retail are either synthetic(read the fine print carefully) or cost $10,000 a carat. While this particular specimen might not be flawless, it is at least eye clean. We guarantee you will be captivated by the flash and sparkling, fiery beauty of this natural ruby precious gemstone. The setting is of contemporary origin. It is a high quality setting manufactured by one of the USA’s leading semi-custom mount producers. It is constructed of solid sterling silver. We do have the ability to have the ring sent out for resizing if requested. Additionally, if preferred, the mounting is
Antique 19thC Ruby 1ct Ancient Celt Persian Magic Amulet Lightening Plagues Evil
Antique 19th Century Genuine Natural Hand Crafted One Carat Faceted Octagon Ruby. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Octagon Ruby Precious Gemstone. ORIGIN: North East India. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 6mm. Width: 5mm. Depth(Thickness) 3mm. Measurements approximate) WEIGHT: 0.96 Carats. DETAIL: Rubies were amongst the earliest gemstones traded by mankind. Since the 5th millennium B.C. From the most ancient times all the way through the medieval world, ruby was worn by the classical Mediterranean civilizations(Greeks, Romans, Persians, and the Indo-European“Celtic” peoples) as an amulet for protection from lightening, plagues, poison, sorrow, and evil spirits. The ancient populations of the Mediterranean also believed that the color of a ruby would change mirroring changes in the health of its owner, and that the color would drain from a ruby at the ... moremoment its owner died. In the classical world, rubies from Afghanistan, Ceylon, and Burma were traded in the ancient port cities of the Eastern Mediterranean(often by Phoenicians) and from there traveled throughout Europe. Here's a nice quality 19th century antique hand shaped/faceted octagon ruby precious gemstone from Mysore, India. The gemstone was hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. Though considered a"silky" ruby. Because it is translucent and not transparent(i.e. it appears"silky" it nonetheless possesses great color and beauty. Most natural rubies have inclusions that while not individually discernable, nonetheless impart a translucent"silky" appearance to the gemstone. They are not transparent, rather they are a translucent, silky blood red tone. These rubies are much more common than crystal-clear specimens. Natural rubies, like sapphires and emeralds, commonly have lots of inclusions. So long as the inclusions are colorless, they are harmless, commonplace, and acceptab
Antique 19thC Handcrafted 1½ct Padparadsha Red Sapphire Gemstone
One Gorgeously Colored Handcrafted Antique Genuine Natural Faceted One and One-Half Carat(Plus) Neon Red-Orange-Pink Sapphire Oval Cut Precious Gemstone from Russia. ORIGIN: 19th Century Russia. SIZE: Length: 8mm. Width: 6mm. Depth: 3 1/4mm. Measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 1.58 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: A gorgeous. Vibrantly colored natural red-orange-pink sapphire precious gemstone from the Southern Ural Mountains of Siberia, Russia. The gemstone was hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. The color is absolutely magnificent– a bright, intense, almost neon red, with pink and ... moreorange/peach undertones. The color is popularly known as“padparadsha” red, and both the intense hue and the fiery sparkle are remarkable. The color is quite exquisite, the sparkle diamond-like in intensity. Hold the gemstone between thumb and finger and roll it, and the rolling, fiery red sparkle is mesmerizing. This sparkling precious gemstone is transparent. Near eye clean or“slightly blemished” with a highly desirable bright red-orange-pink color, vibrant character, and dazzling sparkles of fiery, brilliant bright red flashes. It is“near eye clean” to the casual admirer, or“slightly blemished” to detailed scrutiny) and is transparent, especially as opposed to lower value translucent gemstones. However the gemstone is not anywhere near flawless, though to the casual admirer, it is to a cursory glance near eye clean. However if subjected to critical examination by someone with acute vision, even without the aid of a jeweler’s loupe, one can pick out a sprinkling of light blemishes with the unaided eye. First there are several small. Light seams of colorless crystalline material within the gemstone. Though they are not even visible from most angles of view, if one
19thC Antique 11¼ct Poland Green Amethyst Ancient Celt Rome Greek Warrior Amulet
TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Antique 19th Century Handcrafted Eleven and One Quarter Carat Green Amethyst from Poland(Crafted in Russia) GEMSTONE ORIGIN: Poland. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 18mm. Width: 13mm. Depth: 9mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 11.26 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: Most ancient Mediterranean cultures. Including the ancient Romans, Greeks, Persians and Celts believed that amethyst would protect against becoming intoxicated, and would protect soldiers from harm in battle. In both ancient Greece and Rome rings of amethyst set in bronze were worn as charms against evil. The first century historian and naturalist Pliny wrote that if ... moreamethyst were worn round the neck on a cord made from dog's hair, it would afford the wearer protection against snakebite. Legends of the ancient classical Mediterranean associated amethyst with the Greek God Bacchus(the god of revelry) In Renaissance magic, an amethyst engraved with the image of a bear was worn as a protective amulet, and had the power to put demons to flight. Here's a flawless quality green amethyst. Also known as prasiolite, the gemstone originally from Poland. Exported to Russia, the gemstone was hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. Very popular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, amethyst has remained a very popular gemstone through the 20th century. Green amethyst is relatively uncommon, and can be quite expensive. This is a very fine mint green colored semi-precious gemstone. As you can see from the photo enlargements here, it is to the eye completely transparent and free from inclusions, and possesses exceptional sparkle and luster. It is very clean, water clear, and v