Riveting Antique And Vintage Jewelry From Vegas, Instagram

The Las Vegas Antique and Watch Show was recently held during Jewelry Week at the same time as the contemporary Couture and JCK during the 2nd week of June. TEFAF Maasstricht will be held from June 25-30th and Masterpiece will begin on June 30th and run through July 6th in London. Instagram is filling my feed with mesmerizing photos of jewels from the past. At the same time dealers and stores who have websites have been posting some museum-quality new finds, all culminating in an irresistible mix of antique and vintage pieces that are enticing attractions for both starter and consummate collectors.

Here are some of the best antique and vintage jewelry from the Georgian period through the 1970s that not only caught my attention but captivated me with their exceptional workmanship, sublime details and/or enchanting meanings.

The Earrings

A La Vieille Russie antique diamond lozenge-shaped pendant earrings with cabochon sapphire tops and articulated cabochon sapphire drops. Lacloche Frères, Paris, circa 1915

Estate Diamond Jewelry’s Georgian pendant earrings with old mine cut diamonds in silver-topped gold with closed backs.

Another view of the Estate Diamond Jewelry earrings above.

Humphrey Butler’s Art Deco ruby and diamond on-the-ear clips.

Pat Saling’s Art Deco frontrunner to the front-facing hoops, which are popular among modern jewelers today. This pair is spellbinding. French, circa 1930.

Inez Stodel’s Edwardian/Belle Epoque peridot pear-shaped pendant earrings set in silver over gold rose and mine cut diamonds.

Veronique Bamps Napoleonic earrings with mine cut diamonds are a feast for the eyes and will mesmerize on the ears, circa 1850.

The Pendants and Necklaces

Metier Paris’ draw-dropping locket of a larget garnet inlaid with pink sapphires emeralds and rose-cut diamond to form a pansy (pensee in French for think) and in Victorian times when this was made for think of the giver. Polished crystal is the back of the locket in 18K gold). Approximately circa 1840.

Pat Saling’s transformable 19th-century diamond floral necklace. The flower is removable and has the fittings to become an equally eye-arresting brooch.

Simon Teakle’s Belle Epoque diamond and enamel pendant, circa 1910.

Macklowe Gallery’s amazing Victorian turquoise snake-inspired chain is filled with intricated detail work of diamonds and gold holding a diamond star on a heart with tiny stars on the side. Talk about romance!

Metier Paris’ late Georgian/ early Victorian enamel locket with a robin, which symbolizes new beginnings, a butterfly for transformations and flowers and leaves. Underneath a gold ivy necklace for fidelity and loyalty, French, circa 1910.

Veronique Bamps’ French amethyst and diamond Belle Epoque necklace.

The Bracelets

Fred Leighton’s stack of bracelets starts with a Victorian snake bracelet and modern antique-inspired bracelets signed by Fred Leighton below.

Keyamour’s highly wearable and stunning Victorian buckle bracelet.

Watski’s diamond and platinum Art Deco bracelet with round and baguette cuts of diamonds that feels sensual on the wrist.

Spicer-Warin’s Victorian bracelet, circa 1880 is unique in it’s design.

Fred Leighton’s emerald, diamond and gold Suzanne Belperron bracelet, circa 1960s, can completely stand on its own.

Macklowe Gallery’s antique mine-cut diamond cross-over bracelet with floral and foliate motifs— a beauty on its own or can be stacked with other bracelet from different time periods.

Kentshire’s Victorian cuff bracelet, centered by a pearl in a rose-cut diamond surround and flanked by rectangular enameled elements, each centered by rubies and diamonds set in a rhombus, in 15k gold. England, circa 1865 reflects the rarity of certain pieces designed in this time period.

The Rings

Humphrey Butler’s Art Deco diamond and emerald ring enchants the senses.

Kentshire’s Edwardian diamond head platinum and ruby head gold double snake ring, circa 1905—a ring to wear every day and for any occasion.

Estate Diamond Jewelry’s Georgian Rose Cut diamond cluster ring with engraved details and intricate scrollwork in silver-topped gold. Circa 1810. It is a charming and rare example of rings of that period.

A La Vieille Russie’s antique demantoid ring is surrounded by a halo of diamonds, set in gold and platinum. English, circa 1900. Demantoids are rare in this size and this ring can take an antique enthusiast’s breath away.

The Brooches

Simon Teakle’s Georgin mine cut diamond floral brooch set into silver-topped gold can be worn in numerous ways—in a cluster with other brooches, in the hair, on its own, on the side of a sweater or dress or the pocket of a jacket.

Veronique Bamps’ antique crescent brooch is enameled with a scene of cherubs and is crafted in yellow gold and platinum, set with Montana sapphires and diamonds, Jaques & Marcus, circa 1890 and is a unique find.

Tennenbaum Jewelers’ Verdura arrow and bullseye brooch, circa 1940s, feels as modern today as the day it was designed.

Kentshire’s Georgian acrostic lyre (music instruments were associated with love in both the Georgian and Victorian periods). This one spells out the word Regard within the design of yellow gold and half pearls.

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