Many people discount the idea of antique jewelry as a forward-thinking gift because they think of vintage gems as overly frou-frou or fusty, like a debutante's tiara or the tired brooch that Aunt Ivy's been donning every Thanksgiving for the last four decades. Which is why here at Nelson and Nelson we'd like to bring your attention to some dazzling recent acquisitions in our antique jewelry department. They're decidedly modern head-turners for this holiday season!
This gorgeous antique Victorian 15-karat gold and semi-precious stone set bracelet was made circa 1880 and features nine hinged gold plaques that are beautifully designed to frame semi-precious stones, including two pink topazes, two citrines, two amethysts, two aquamarines and one garnet. The bracelet is in very good condition with an indecipherable hallmark on one section of the bracelet next to the clasp. For more information, click here.
This striking French 18-karat yellow gold and citrine necklace is a beautiful example of jewelry made in the "Archeological Revival" or "Etruscan" style circa 1870, with graduated gold pendants alternating with collet-set citrines. The tongue of the clasp is hallmarked with the maker’s mark “MB” in a lozenge along with the French 18-karat gold mark. For more information, click here.