Friday, September 16, 2016

New in the Gallery - Cufflinks and Stickpins


I hope everybody enjoyed a pleasant summer and is looking forward to the rapidly approaching early days of autumn.  To celebrate the change in seasons I recently added to the Antique Cufflink Gallery a pair of stylish British cufflinks from the swinging 1960s and elegantly engraved Art Deco cufflinks from the 1920s.


British mod cufflinks. (J9373)

British Mods  A nice bit of Swinging London!  Late 1960s British cufflinks with a hint of the psychedelic.  Just right for your next stroll down Carnaby Street or 1960s jazz revival.  Crafted in 9 carat gold, circa 1969.    Cost:  $675


Elegantly engraved Art Deco cufflinks. (J9375)

Engraved Elegance  Elegantly engraved Art Deco cufflinks with golden garlands resting on radiant backgrounds surrounded by bright platinum borders decorated with stylized sunrise and lotus motifs.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $675



To assure that our lapels are as elegantly dressed as our cuffs, I have also added a striking Art Deco stickpin of a Winged Victory to the Antique Stickpin Gallery.


Art Deco Victory with pearl stickpin. (J9168)

Winged Victory  A triumphant Victoria raises a golden pearl above her soaring wings.  This stickpin is truly a miniature work of Art Deco sculpture.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $435


These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique and Estate Jewelry Galleries


Monday, August 15, 2016

New in the Gallery - Cufflinks and Brooches


Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include striking amethyst cufflinks created by Hans Brassler, a golden bit of architectural history, an elegant Carrington moonstone and platinum full dress set, an equally elegant Tiffany abalone and platinum dress set and smoldering tiger eye cufflinks by Sansbury & Nellis.


Hans Brassler amethyst cufflinks. (J9145)

Amethyst and Gold  Glowing, rich purple amethysts set in distinctive, beautifully worked gold frames.  A miniature work of sculpture created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $1,425


Chicago Tribune 1922 Tower Contest cufflinks. (J9169)

Architectural History  Beautifully crafted cufflinks celebrating the Chicago Tribune's famous Tower Contest.  The 1922 competition was an international success drawing designs from many of the leading architects of the day.  An elegant piece of architectural history.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1922.    Cost:  $1,325


Carrington moonstone dress set. (J9244)

Moonlight and Platinum  The shimmering adularescence of moonstone paired with the cool brilliance of platinum.  This elegant Carrington dress set glows with the dazzle and romance of the Art Deco era.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $2,850


Tiffany platinum and abalone dress set. (J9372)

Tiffany Abalone and Platinum   Dark aubergine abalone with iridescent flashes of red and green set in platinum.  A striking tuxedo set created for Tiffany & Co. in the late 1930s.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold.    Cost:  $1,475


Tiger eye cufflinks. (J9370)

Tiger Eye  Elegant tiger eyes set in finely crafted gold cufflinks.  The tiger eyes glow with honey-yellow "eyes" that shade to rich brown along the edges.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1925.    Cost:  $785



New in the Antique Brooch Gallery is a striking amethyst and pearl brooch with radiating fleur-de-lys.


Medieval-inspired amethyst and pearl brooch. (J9369)

Elegant Amethyst  A beautiful brooch with a hint of Medieval elegance.  The lozenge-cut amethysts rest in the lobes of a golden quatrefoil while radiating fleur-de-lys are accented with small, luminous pearls.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $545



These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique and Estate Jewelry Galleries


Saturday, July 16, 2016

New in the Gallery - Cufflinks and Stickpins


Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include elegant Art Deco cufflinks set with diamonds, Keller golden honeycomb cufflinks and striking yellow and white gold cufflinks created by J.R. Wood.


Elegant Jazz  Elegant cufflinks from the Jazz Age.  Intricate yellow gold centers exploding like fireworks are surrounded by dramatic white gold borders decorated in the best Art Deco style.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $985


Art Deco diamond cufflinks. (J9162)

Art Deco Dazzle II  Art Deco cufflinks with tiered-step-and-dragon-fly borders, finely engraved centers and a small diamond set on one side.  Elegant cufflinks that sparkle with the pizzazz of the 1920s.  Crafted in 10kt white gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $475


Art Deco honeycomb cufflinks. (J9366)

Busy as a Bee!  Art Deco cufflinks engraved with a mesmerizing repeated hexagon (or honeycomb) pattern.  The honeycomb design is both visually striking and symbolic of industriousness and thrift.  Crafted in 10kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $465


JR Wood elegantly engraved platinum and gold cufflinks. (J9367)

Elegantly Engraved  Beautifully engraved yellow gold centers framed by bright platinum borders with scroll designs.  An elegant juxtaposition of the warm yellow gold and cool platinum.  Created by J.R. Wood,  circa 1920.    Cost:  $485



New in the Antique Stickpin Gallery are two zoomorphic, gem-set stickpins created by Hans Brassler.


Hans Brassler sapphire stickpin. (J9359)

Brassler Sapphire  A vibrant sapphire set in a free-flowing, imaginative stickpin created by Hans Brassler.  Brassler was an innovative jeweler who in the early 1900s created a wonderful collection of whimsical stickpins.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $425


Brassler amethyst moth stickpin. (J9365)

Amethyst Moth  An exotic moth or other winged night creature accented with a vibrant purple amethyst and a small, sparkling diamond.  This elegant stickpin was created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $525



These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique and Estate Jewelry Galleries


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

New in the Gallery - Cufflinks and Brooches


Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include beautifully engraved Carrington platinum and gold cufflinks with blue enamel borders, inescapably elegant two-tone cufflinks from Lebolt & Company, and striking midcentury Garrigus cufflinks set with sapphire cabochons.


Platinum Blues  Intricately engraved platinum and gold cufflinks accented with a striking course of blue enamel.  Created by Carrington & Company,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $1,225


Art Deco platinum and gold cufflinks. (J9364)

Inescapably Elegant  Early Art Deco cufflinks with finely-engraved, frosty platinum centers surrounded by yellow gold borders with a rippling, never-ending wave.  Crafted in 14kt gold and platinum,  circa 1920.    Cost:  $785


L.E. Garrigus sapphire cufflinks. (J9363)

Sapphire Moderne  Sapphire cabochons set in beautifully engraved platinum tops.  A testament to the elegance of mid-century design.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1950.    Cost:  $1,325



New in the Antique Brooch and Pin Gallery are a dramatic Art Nouveau brooch set with three pearls and an elegant black and gold bar pin from Carter, Howe.


Art Nouveau pearl brooch. (J9358)

Art Nouveau Pearls  An Art Nouveau brooch with flowing leaves and vines,  or are they wisps of smoke,  accented with three creamy pearls.  Crafted 14kt gold, circa 1900.     Cost:  $685


Edwardian bar pin in black and gold. (J9361)

Black and Gold  An elegant Edwardian bar pin highlighted with black enamel and set with a small pearl.  Crafted in 14kt gold.    Cost:  $485



These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique and Estate Jewelry Galleries


Sunday, May 15, 2016

New in the Gallery - Cufflinks and Stickpins


Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include Carrington platinum and gold cufflinks set with mother of pearl, an enigmatic pair with a message of restrained love, and elegant Art Deco cufflinks with an engraved "A".


Carrington platinum and mother-of-pearl cufflinks. (J9257)

Platinum and Pearl II  Platinum borders of engraved laurel wreaths surround creamy white mother-of-pearl centers.  A shimmering duet of white on white.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $825


Taylor fleur-de-lys and tulip cufflinks. (J9172)

La Défi de L'amour  Stylized symbols of love are hidden behind a maze-like border in the Chinese key pattern.  Perhaps these cufflinks are a comment on the challenge of finding true love.  Crafted in 14kt yellow and white gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $675


Art Deco cufflinks with 'A' monogram. (J8475)

Elegant "A"  An elegantly engraved "A" framed in a rectangular cartouche surrounded by linear and squiggling pinstripes.  Jazzy cufflinks in the best Art Deco taste crafted in 14kt white gold, circa 1925.    Cost:  $375



New in the Antique Stickpin Gallery are two elegant examples of Hans Brassler's work - one set with carnelian the other lapis lazuli.


Hans Brassler carnelian stickpin. (J9360)

Brassler Carnelian  A dramatic carnelian glows luminously from within the golden folds of a flowing setting.  A wonderful contrast between the stark geometry of the carnelian and the organic curves of the setting.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $485


Hans Brassler lapis lazuli stickpin. (J9193)

The Night Beetle  A deep blue lapis lazuli set as the body of an exotic scarab or moth with golden wings tightly folded along its sides.  In the lapis golden flecks of pyrite glitter like stars in the night sky.  Created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $485



These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique and Estate Jewelry Galleries


Friday, April 15, 2016

New in the Gallery - Cufflinks, Dress Sets and Stick Pins


Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include an elegant Carrington onyx and pearl full dress set, sculptural Victorian cufflinks with dragons and turquoise, a pair of amethyst and gold cufflinks from Carrington and, last but not least, a striking tuxedo set with smoldering red carnelians.


Carrington onyx and pearl dress set. (J9132)

Carrington Onyx and Pearl  Elegant onyx centers with luminous white pearls surrounded by ornate platinum borders.  A full dress set created by Carrington & Company in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $2,275


Late Victorian dragon and turquoise cufflinks. (J9347)

Dragons and Turquoise Fierce, toothy dragons menacingly grin as they guard rich blue turquoise center stones.  These striking cufflinks reflect the late Victorian interest in the arts and cultures of Asia.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1890.    Cost:  $1,425


Carrington amethyst cufflinks. (J9156)

Purple and Gold  The regal elegance of purple and gold!  Rich purple amethysts set in brightly polished yellow gold.  Created by Carrington and Co. in 14kt gold,  circa 1910.    Cost:  Sold


Carnelian dress set. (J9218)

Carnelian Red  An elegant dress set with smoldering, sultry red carnelians.  The ruddy shades of the carnelians contrasts perfectly the yellow gold of the settings.  Beautifully crafted by Day, Clark in 14kt gold,  circa 1900.    Cost:  $1,475



New to the Antique Stickpin Gallery are a mysterious woman in a cloak set with a small diamond and a Hans Brassler concentric stickpin with a bright peridot.


Gothic Revival Lady in Cloak stickpin. (J9009)

Lady in Cloak  A mysterious maiden stares outward from beneath a hooded cloak.  This late Victorian stickpin in the Gothic Revival taste is wonderfully sculpted and richly detailed.  A small diamond is suspended from a golden chain lying across the shoulders of the richly embellished cloak.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1890.    Cost:  $385


Hans Brassler peridot stickpin. (J9141)

Brassler Peridot  Radiating golden circles frame a glowing green peridot held by sweeping golden bridges.  An imaginative jewel wedding Gothic Revival design with Art Deco geometry.  Created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $475



These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique and Estate Jewelry Galleries


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

New in the Gallery - Cufflinks,Tuxedo Sets and Brooches


Recent additions to the  Antique Cufflink Gallery  include an elegant moss agate and diamond dress set, a pair of Carrington golden pinstripes, a Carter mother-of-pearl and platinum dress set, radiant cufflinks reminiscent of a golden fan of peacock feathers and frosty Art Deco pinstripes.


Carrington moss agate and diamond dress set. (J9354)

Carrington Moss Agate  Mesmerizing moss agates swirl with a tangle of green inclusions that bring to mind seaweed floating in filtered sunlight above the ocean floor.  Diamonds set in platinum add an elegant sparkle to this dress set.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold, circa 1920. Cost:  $1,675


Carrington pinstripe cufflinks. (J9351)

Carrington Pinstripes  Elegantly engraved pinstripes alternating with brightly polished bands of gold.  The best of understated elegance and fine craftsmanship.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $885


Carter, Gough platinum and mother-of-pearl dress set. (J9203)

Carter Whites  An elegant Art Deco dress set with cross reeded platinum borders surrounding creamy white mother-of-pearl centers.  Created by Carter, Gough & Co. in 14kt gold and platinum,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $1,275


Peacock Radiance  Elegantly engraved cufflinks with a design suggestive of a radiant fan of golden peacock feathers.  A pattern favored by fine watch makers that is stunning on a pair of fine cufflinks.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1940.    Cost:  Sold


Elegant pinstripe cufflinks. (J9350)

Frosty Pinstripes Elegant Art Deco cufflinks with frosty pinstripes surrounded by radiating wave and zigzag borders.  Crafted in 14kt white and yellow gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $825



In the  Antique Brooch Gallery  recent additions include a striking Hans Brassler Egyptian Revival brooch and a sweet bar pin set with sapphires.


Hans Brassler Egyptian Revival brooch. (J9341)

Lilies and Lotus  Lotus blossoms and lilies frame a fiery red garnet in this diminutive Egyptian revival brooch.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.
Cost:  $465


Frank Krementz sapphire bar pin. (J9346)

Sapphire Elegance  An elegant Art Deco bar pin with two bright sapphires and delicate filigree work.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1925.
Cost:  $285



These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique Jewelry Galleries


Monday, February 15, 2016

New in the Gallery - Cufflinks and Brooches


Recent additions to the  Antique Cufflink Gallery  include jazzy Art Deco cufflinks, elegant Carrington sapphires and diamonds, a striking onyx and pearl dress set, frosty white snowflakes and a bold pair of geometric onyx cufflinks.  In the  Antique Brooch Gallery  we recently added an intriguing Renaissance Revival pin from Tiffany & Company.


Elegantly engraved gold and platinum cufflinks. (J9283)

Elegant Jazz  The elegance of richly engraved gold centers and black enamel accents heightened by jazzy zigzag platinum borders.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold, circa 1925.  Cost:  $925


Carrington sapphire and diamond cufflinks. (J9343)

Carrington Sapphires and Diamonds  Sapphires and diamonds set amid elegantly engraved platinum pinstripes. Created by Carrington & Co. in platinum and 14kt gold, circa 1925.    Cost:  $1,275


Onyx and pearl dress set. (J9339)

Onyx and Pearls  Sharply reeded platinum borders surround raised black onyx centers set with a small white pearl.  A starkly elegant dress sets with a hint of early mid-century Modern.  Crafted in 14kt gold and platinum,  circa 1930.    Cost:  $1,375


Charles Keller white gold engine-turned cufflinks. (J9342)

Icy Elegance  Brilliant white gold cufflinks sparkling with cool elegance.  The finely engraved tops shimmer with star bursts, garlands and pendant swags.  Beautifully crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $785


Victorian onyx and gold cufflinks. (J9331)

Onyx Geometry  Late Victorian cufflinks with velvety black onyx set in antique yellow gold.  One end is an onyx disk and the other an elongated rectangle.  Beautifully crafted in onyx and 14kt gold,  circa 1900.    Cost:  $625


Tiffany Renaissance style pin. (J9337)

Tiffany Renaissance A beguiling brooch depicting a woman with a spear and shield protecting a mother and child.    Created by Tiffany & Co. in 14kt gold, circa 1915.    Cost:  $625



These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique Jewelry Galleries


Friday, January 15, 2016

New in the Gallery - Cufflinks, Brooches and Stickpins


I hope everyone enjoyed the best of the holiday season and is looking to a prosperous and healthy new year. To get the new year off to a good start, recent additions to the  Antique Jewelry Galleries  include Art Moderne hematite cufflinks, a radiant star brooch by Hans Brassler, and a menacing lion with fiery eyes.


Art Deco hematite cufflinks. (J9334)

Hematite Moderne  Starkly elegant hematite and white gold cufflinks in the Art Moderne style of the 1930s.  A study in white and gray created by Carter, Gough & Co. in 14kt gold,  circa 1930.    Cost:  $865


Radiant Star  The pointed rays of a star accented with small white pearls and centered with a rich purple amethyst.  Between the rays are golden fleurs de lys.  A radiant pendant-brooch created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $685


Fierce lion stickpin. (J9216)

Fierce Lion  A fierce lion stares with fiery red eyes and a menacing maw.  The regal image is beautifully sculpted with a rich flowing mane, bristling whiskers and menacing teeth.  Guess who's for dinner!  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1910.    Cost:  $465



These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique Jewelry Galleries


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Recent Additions - Cufflinks


Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include mesmerizing Carrington moss agates, elegant golden pinstripes, radiant two-tone Art Deco cufflinks, frosty platinum-on-gold octagons and a second pair of elegant pinstripes.


Carrington moss agate cufflinks. (J9332)

Carrington Moss Agate  Mesmerizing moss agates with a swirl of green inclusions reminiscent of seaweed floating above the ocean floor.  Created by Carrington and Co. in 14kt gold,  circa 1910.    Cost:  Sold


Deco Pinstripes II  Elegant Art Deco cufflinks with engraved pinstripes alternating with bright bands of gold.  The simple elegance of the uncluttered linear designs of the Art Deco period crafted in 10kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $475


United Jewelers Art Deco cufflinks. (J9335)

Art Deco Radiance  Jazzy Art Deco cufflinks with beautifully engraved white gold centers surrounded by yellow gold borders embellished with an elegant scroll design.  Created by United Jewelers in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $785


Elegantly engraved platinum and gold cufflinks. (J9333)

Elegantly Engraved  Beautifully engraved platinum top cufflinks decorated with scroll and floral designs.  The octagonal shape is highlighted with elegant Art Deco borders.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1920.    Cost:  $675


Art Deco pinstripe cufflinks. (J9328)

Elegant Pinstripes II  Art Deco cufflinks with rippling pinstripe centers and jazzy cross-hatched borders.  An elegant example of the intricate, geometric designs of the 1920s.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $785



These and other fine cufflinks from the past can be found in
the Antique Cufflink Gallery