Adding Something Unusual to Your Vintage Jewelry Collection

Pins, rings and pendants; you probably already have some of those in your jewelry box. What about the unusual pieces? Do you have a pendant or pin that is a conversation starter? If you do not yet have this type of vintage piece in your collection, we can help.

Staubbach Falls Porcelain Picture in a Gold Frame Pin 

This pin dates back to the late 1800s. There is a good chance that the picture depicting Staubbach Falls is a clue to the jewel’s Swiss origins. The porcelain enamel picture beautifully depicts a farm setting with a majestic mountain and the waterfall in the back. Artisans used 10k yellow gold to create the picture frame as well as the tassels that hang from it. The pin measures two inches by 1 ½ inches. It beautifully accessorizes any top that features colors contained in the picture or a solid white, beige or black blouse. You are sure to get plenty of attention when wearing this jewel.

Gold Italian Pill Box with Diamonds 

Functional jewels used to be all the rage in the 1940s. This pill box is made from 18k yellow gold and features a space for medications as well as a compact mirror. If you do not want to use the pill box for your medications, consider using it for powder. It seals tightly and you will not spill anything in the purse. The box’s top is hand textured. Seven full-cut diamonds display well at the front. They weigh a total of .10cts. From top to bottom, the item measures 2.63 inches. It has a width of 3.39 inches.

Jadeite Jade Pendant with Ruby and Diamond

It begins with a 14k pink gold setting that bespeaks the vintage Retro Art Deco look. We date the manufacture of this pendant to the 1940s. The star of this jewel is the jadeite jade gem that artisans cut into an oval shape. It displays variegated dark green hues and weighs 43.97cts. The setting also cradles two square bright red rubies weighing a combined .06cts as well as two single-cut round diamonds weighing .03cts. The pendant hangs suspended from an 18-inch cable chain. You will love this stunning necklace and get plenty of compliments when wearing it.

Gold Purse Pendant with Ruby and Diamond

This functional Victorian change purse is unique. It was made between 1800 and 1840. While the purse features 18k yellow gold, jewelry makers used 14k yellow gold to create the chain. When you look closely, you notice that the part that opens holds a 10-star rose-cut diamond as well as a ruby. The width at the top is 22.53mm. From top to bottom, the pendant measures 98mm. The jewel hangs from a 21-inch chain.
At Peter Suchy Jewelers we are experts in all types of vintage, estate and antique jewelry. We hope you’ll stop by our showroom located at 1137 High Ridge Road in Stamford Connecticut.
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