LM301 Georgian Cannetelle Earrings, set with Royal Amethyst:

The earrings date from 1820 to 1830, likely a French creation. The earrings are made of silver gilt on the foundation and the bezel holding the Amethyst. The Cannetelle wire work is 18 karat yellow gold. Each earring holds a two-carat natural hand cut Amethyst Gemstone. This Amethyst is the highest quality of the Amethyst stone; it is called a Royal Amethyst because of its deep color.

Information on Cannetelle Jewelry:
The Rise and Fall of Cannetelle Jewels


BI100 Museum Quality Ruby and Pearl Bracelet with handmade Chain work in Yellow Gold

:Custom made Bracelet of 15 karat yellow Gold. Handmade gold chain work is a double cub link pattern. A master goldsmith would have the skill to create this chain. It was a very complex art form in this period of 1850. The raw gold was mixed with platinum for the strength of the chain. Then the curved gold wire was made in 1 mm wide; the wire was then cut in approximately 4 mm lengths bent into a double link. Each link is soldiered together and let sit for two weeks to change the memory of the gold from being straight.


E638 Edwardian Diamond Pendant In 18-Karat White Gold:

This diamond Pendants setting is handmade of 18-karat white gold and designed by an American Goldsmith between the years of 1901 and 1915. The substantial gold work was made but the lost wax method of Jewelry design. The motif is a scrolling design, feminine elegant look. The pendant is from the Chadds Ford area in Pennsylvania. The setting holds five hand-cut diamonds; four are 1.5mm, and the Diamond in the dangle weights approximately 30 points of a carat. The center diamond is an Old European cut natural diamond; the smaller diamonds are single cut diamonds.


E631 Lovely Platinum Diamond Ring circa 1890 to 1920:

The ring setting is handmade of Platinum using the lost wax method. The back of the band of the ring is 14 karat white gold when it was resized in the mid-1980s. The ring is set with 13 hand cut natural Diamonds. The diamonds are hand cut in a round cut in the "Old European" cutting style.
Information on Old European Cut Diamonds:
Until the mid-1900s, if someone needed a diamond, it had to be cut and measured by hand. The diamond cutters at the turn of the century used only their eyes to measure for precision. They cut and polished their diamonds to maximize sparkle against candlelight.


E496 Museum Quality, Very Rare, Large Cross Pendant in 22 Karat Gold, Called "Croix "à la Jeanette":

Likely created in Austria, Belgium, Germany or France, not sure because of the absence of hallmarks, which were not uncommon. The design Source of inspiration was Christianity. The pendent was made by the lost wax method of Jewelry design, this method goes back to the middle ages, this cross was made by a master goldsmith.  
The pendant is circa 1750, George II, Early Georgian time period.
The filigree frills of this 22K yellow gold cross are made with great detail. The designed is called "Croix "à la Jeanette" which translates to "Gold Cross".

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