Eras of Estate Jewelry
Includes items that were made during the mid-fifties. “Modern” jewelry includes those items manufactured after 1960. Our collection is ever-changing. Tell us your preferences and we will notify you when a piece arrives.
1925-1935 is probably the best known period, named after the “Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs” held in Paris in 1925. Art Deco pieces produced during this period reflect a time of excess, with the strongest influence in the United States. Art Deco is characterized by the use of geometric patterns, extensive use of diamonds, jade, onyx, coral, jet, emeralds, all set in traditional jewelry “everyday” items – lipstick holders, cigarette cases, mantel clocks.
Contain the official signature inscribed on the jewelry and includes such names as: Tiffany, Cartier, Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels, Webb and many more. Call for our current styles.
1895-1905 Pieces inspired by nature, dragonflies and nymphs, flowing and sensual lines, women with long bodies and hair, soft colours and very fine enamel work.
1935-1950 Mostly found in the United States, made of rose or pink gold and characterized by large non-linear patterns. These pieces are usually accented with rubies, and are very limited in wrist bracelets and earrings. We will be happy to contact you when a piece of your interest is available.
1830-1901 Covers the reigns of William IV and Victoria. We see “mourning” jewelry, extensively using black enamel jet. “Etruscan Revival” came about in beautiful gold pieces with fine granulation and intricate designs. Emphasis is on sentiment, hearts and flowers, animals, and locks of hair placed in the jewelry.
Turn of the Century
Edwardian 1901-1915. Named for the reign of Edward VII, 1901-1910, characterized by very delicate fili platinum, lacy designs, with extensive use of diamond and pearls.