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Jewel of the day: Atelier de Montplaisir Antique Sapphire Cabochon Ring

This sapphire ring, offered by Etsy seller Atelier de Montplaisir, is quite the looker. The single stone weighs in at a hefty 23 carats, cut in a cabochon style. It is in an 18k yellow gold setting the seller dates to the mid-eighteenth or early nineteenth century, though it is not hallmarked. It is currently a size 4.75.

It can be yours for USD$25,000.


Jewel of the day: Live Wild Adornments Bumblebee Jasper Necklace

The Etsy shop Live Wild Adornments quite literally takes its inspiration from nature. The shop uses pieces of semi-precious stone as the basis for wire wrapping (copper, in this case) to highlight the striations on the stone itself.

This tree of life is copper wire wrapped around a piece of jasper, hung from a leather cord. It is one of a kind, and sells for USD$48.

Jewel of the day: Art Nouveau Swan Brooch

The swan lends itself perfectly as a motif to the an Art Nouveau design. Offered by Trademark Antiques on Etsy, the bird’s sinuous body is rendered in enamel, with a baroque pearl. They note, “This spectacular Art Nouveau watch pin or brooch (circa 1890-1910) features a graceful swan nestled in sinewy reeds. The brooch is ornamented with iridescent pink & green enamel, a lustrous freshwater pearl, and a diamond accent. The reverse of the piece is almost as finely rendered as the front and the clasp bears the Krementz hallmark and it is also marked for 14k gold.

One of the premier jewelry manufacturing companies around the turn of the 20th century, Krementz & Co. was known for producing some exquisite gold and enamel jewelry influenced by design trends coming from Europe.

This watch pin is in excellent condition; however, there is a very small crack to the watch pin hook on the back that in no way impacts the integrity of the piece.”

This piece sells for USD$2,985.

Jewel of the day: Han’s Custom Jewels Halloween Earrings

If you’re looking for that perfect goes with pumpkin accessory, Hans Custom Jewels on Etsy has the thing for you. These Halloween themed earrings (or for those who may just like gourds or black cats) is described as, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Get in the Halloween spirit with these cute dainty earrings. Choose either Cute Glitter Pumpkin or Purr-fect Sparkly Black Cat Earrings. The earrings are approximately 12mm in size, but they are light weight and comfortable to wear! The earrings are set on a silver colored brass setting. The settings are nickel and lead free and great for sensitive ears.”

Even better, they are a modest USD$8 per pair. No reason not to be tricked out for treating this year!


Jewel of the day: Retro Jewels Vintage Enamel Brooch

When I first saw this, I thought it might be a dress clip, but it’s a brooch. Even better, as pins are more versatile. Made in the 1930s, it’s cold painted enamel set with tiny rhinestones. Seller Retro Jewels explains, ”

Presenting a beautiful, unsigned vintage rhodium-plated ‘shoe button’ brooch! Unlike most such pins, which are set with only one color ‘shoe button’ cabochon, this gorgeous whimsy is set with glass cabs of purple, pink, blue, green, and yellow! The semi-translucent stones practically glow from within, shadows shifting as you hold the piece to the light. Excellent condition – only the tiniest of enamel loss, plus one missing small rhinestone.

It is likely that this beauty was made in the late 1930s in imitation of the Trifari ‘shoe button’ brooches that were so popular. Frankly, I think this one is much more beautiful!”

This is available for a very modest USD$98.

Jewel of the day: Blooming Shop Rowan Autumn Brooch

Well, it’s now officially fall (boo, hiss!) which is kind of a sad day given that in Toronto, we were essentially cheated out of a nice summer this year. Note to weather gods: please spare us your wrath for winter.

This very autumnal brooch is a nice way to mark the changing seasons (personally, I’ll be drowning my sorrows.) By Etsy seller Blooming Shop, it’s made of porcelain and clay and sells for USD$25. Cheers!

Jewel of the Day: Plexi Shock Coney Bracelet

From vintage to very new and oddly compelling. From Italy, Plexi Shock designs in plastic and metal. Of this bracelet they say, “Coney” is an “architectural bracelet that mimics the ascensions of a Ferris wheel in an amusement park. Three layers of transparent Perspex, and four transposed fluorescent colors as round and picks, give the bracelet a brightness of 800 watts of joy. The welded elements with screws for clocks, watches surgical steel.”

This comes in three different sizes (you must specify which when ordering) and sells for USD$86.36.

Jewel of the day: Mystic7Market Dalai Mala

While not strictly speaking jewelry, people do wear mala beads as necklaces and bracelets. This piece, by Etsy seller Mystic7Market, is described as, “Dalai Lama blessed sri maha bodhi seed, 108, mala necklace, one of a kind, silver decorations, African turquoise, picture jasper, howlite, lava.”

This sells for USD$849.

Jewel of the day: Silver & Enamel Art Nouveau Silver Pendant with Plique-a-Jour Enamel

Antique plique-a-jour enamel is a rarity because it is so fragile; basically it is melted glass without the structure that backs guilloche or cloisonné enamel. In those pieces, glass is inset into a metal support or backing. The beauty of plique-a-jour is that it is like miniature stained glass.

This pendant shows the effect well. The sterling silver design seems to be of a pine cone, with a ginkgo surround. It is marked but the seller notes that the mark is illegible. This sells for USD$471 on Etsy Shop Ruby and Jules.

Jewel of the day: Poise Jewellers Monogram Bar Necklace

This bar necklace from Etsy seller Poise Jewellers gives you the option to engrave it with a name, location, or pretty much whatever fits on the rectangular bar.

It’s a cool gift that can be purchased inexpensively and easily personalized; great for wedding gifts, as the seller suggests. These are made of 18k electroplated stainless steel, so they are hypoallergenic and won’t turn black or green. The bars measure 6×36 mm and the chains are adjustable between 16″-18″.

This sells for US$20.08 and ships from Canada (Toronto).

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