ERIE BASIN ANTIQUES
CLOSED MARCH 2-9
1900-10s Edwardian Five Diamond Ring
~0.70ct European Cut Diamonds, Platinum, 12K Gold (sold)
19th Century French Enamel Portrait Brooch, Rose Cut Diamonds, 18K Gold, $695
This isn’t cheap I realize, especially since it a bit of enamel loss. But it’s solidly built out of 18k and just exquisitely painted. And look at that hand engraved geometric background. Some French jeweler had a pretty amazing sense of design way back in the 19th century.
1880s Victorian 0.42ct Old Mine Cut Diamond Ring, 14K (sold)
1850s Early Victorian Dog Head Bracelet, 14K, $1895
One of the most peculiar Victorian bracelets I’ve seen, and in miraculously good condition. The bracelet centers on a large twisting form that evolves from ribbon to vine to tree branch, and then finally terminates in a dog’s head… for some reason. It wears beautifully on the wrist and since it’s hollow construction, it feels lovely.
A lot of gold jewelry from this era is constructed with hollow forms. It takes a very skilled jeweler to produce jewelry in this way, but it made efficient use of gold, which was very expensive through much of the 19th century. The unfortunate thing about pieces of this style is that they were extremely prone to denting, and often don’t survive. Amazingly this bracelet has only a couple very tiny dings.
1949 ~0.70ct Transitional Cut Diamond (G/VS2) Engagement Ring
Brilliant Cut Diamond Sides, Platinum (sold)
19th Century Turquoise & Mine Cut Diamond Ring (in the online shop)
1910-20s Edwardian 0.66ct European Cut Diamond (H/I VS2) Engagement Ring, Platinum, ~0.34ctw Diamond Sides (sold)
One of the most beautiful Edwardian engagement rings I’ve seen in a while. I see a lot of Edwardian rings that I love for their intricacies and craftsmanship, but don’t buy because they’re just a little too frilly. This one has all the nice engraving, filigree, and diamond-studdedness, but still retains a very sleek and refined silhouette.
1930s Japanese Deco Decorated Band, Platinum, Size 6.75 (sold)
1930-40s Single Cut Diamond Eternity Band, Platinum, Size 5.5, $1195
1920s Austrian Diamond Decorated Eternity Band, 14K, Size 6.25, $650
1920s Art Deco Diamond Eternity Band, Platinum (sold)
1930s Art Deco Baguette Eternity Band, Platinum, Size 7.5 (sold)