Vintage Jewelry, Estate Jewelry, Antique Jewelry http://www.gesner.com/blog Antique and Vintage Jewelry Thu, 12 Mar 2020 21:52:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 February 2020 Gemologist Jewelry Pick of the Month http://www.gesner.com/blog/february-2020-gemologist-jewelry-pick-of-the-month/ Thu, 12 Mar 2020 21:52:17 +0000 https://www.gesner.com/blog/?p=1276

This is an extraordinary example of the Late Edwardian Era, according to our GIA Graduate Gemologist.  It is a Antique Diamond Engagement Ring, ” with an exceptional flower motif which is extremely well-made and includes crisp engraving”.

It contains a .45 ct European cut diamond with SI1 clarity and H color.  That it is crafted in Platinum is a key factor in this ring. Notice the artistry of the flowers and leaves in the gallery and on the shoulders which are an example of  it’s marvelous craftsmanship.  You can find this Edwardian Diamond Antique Engagement Ring in our Tampa store with a retail price of $5,795.

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January 2020 Gemologist Jewelry Pick of the Month http://www.gesner.com/blog/january-2020-gemologist-jewelry-pick-of-the-month/ Fri, 06 Mar 2020 18:26:34 +0000 https://www.gesner.com/blog/?p=1267

This month, the Gemologist selected a lovely Antique Diamond Engagement Ring from the Art Deco Era as his jewelry pick of the month.  It is a WOW ring!  ” I love the open filigree work and the engraving coming down the shank. It is a classic example of a unique Art Deco Diamond Antique Engagement Ring with a high quality diamond”.

The European Cut diamond highlighted here is .65ct Apx in weight and, as mentioned, is a high grade diamond.  The clarity it VS1 with bright, white color, G.  The mounting, crafted in Platinum, possesses meticulous filigree and detailed engraving and is sure to become a family heirloom.  You can find this feminine Art Deco Diamond Antique Engagement Ring in our Tampa store with a retail price of $7,295.

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December 2019 Gemologist Jewelry Pick of the Month http://www.gesner.com/blog/december-2019-gemologist-jewelry-pick-of-the-month/ Tue, 25 Feb 2020 20:51:23 +0000 https://www.gesner.com/blog/?p=1259

To find a Marquise Diamond like this is unusual.  It is a larger size, 1.93ct Apx with wonderful color and clarity.  The Gemologist selected this ring to highlight this month because of it’s size and heavy, bold Art Deco lines. “The milgrain and engraving is extraordinary and add the finishing touch to this fabulous Diamond Antique Engagement Ring”.

This ring, as mentioned is a 1.93ct Apx. Antique Marquise Diamond with VS2 clarity and H color.  It is accented with .20ct Apx. T.W. of Old Single Cut Diamonds with VS/SI clarity and G/H color.  The detailing on the unique ring is very feminine.  You can find it, as of this date, in our Tampa store with a retail price of $29,995.

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November 2019 Gemologist Jewelry Pick of the Month http://www.gesner.com/blog/november-2019-gemologist-jewelry-pick-of-the-month/ Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:07:38 +0000 http://www.gesner.com/blog/?p=1249

Wow! What a beauty. This month’s Gemologist Jewelry Pick of the Month is this captivating Antique Diamond Engagement Ring  with ” a flowing curved tiered design very indicative of the Art Deco Era”.

This Antique Diamond Engagement Ring features .73ct Apx. European Cut Diamond with fantastic quality, VVS2 clarity and H color.  A bright, white, scintillating diamond with a very, very slightly included diamond.  You would need an educated eye and a jeweler’s loupe or microscope to see any inclusion.  In addition, there are .50ct Apx. T.W. of Single and Transitional Cut Diamonds with VS2-SI1 clarity and G-H color.  It is crafted in platinum, the king of metals, as you know.  Your very best jewelry is made in platinum or 18 karat gold. You can find this blindingly beautiful Antique Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring in our Tampa store with a retail price of $7,795.

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October 2019 Gemologist Jewelry Pick of the Month http://www.gesner.com/blog/october-2019-gemologist-jewelry-pick-of-the-month/ Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:36:06 +0000 http://www.gesner.com/blog/?p=1242

This month’s Gemologist’s Jewelry Pick of the Month is this lovely BomBay style Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring. It is die-struck with crisp lines and engraving around the shank. It is truly a one-of-kind Antique Diamond Engagement-Fashion Ring.

This bright and lively Art Deco Diamond Ring has a .91ct European Cut Diamond with VS2 clarity and J color. It is accompanied with  GIA Certification.  In addition, there are .35 ct Apx. T.W. of Single Cut Diamonds with VS clarity and G color decorating the platinum mounting. You can find this ring in our Tampa store with a retail price of $11,195.

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September 2019 Gemologist Jewelry Pick of the Month – Edwardian 15.00ct. Emerald & 1.10ct. T.W. Diamond Antique Fashion Ring http://www.gesner.com/blog/september-2019-gemologist-jewelry-pick-of-the-month-edwardian-15-00ct-emerald-1-10ct-t-w-diamond-antique-fashion-ring/ Wed, 22 Jan 2020 00:00:34 +0000 http://www.gesner.com/blog/?p=1234

This Edwardian Emerald and Diamond Antique Fashion Ring is a stunner and one of the favorites of our Graduate Gemologist, Graydon Gesner. He especially likes the yellow gold filigree gallery and the bold gold vein in the emerald that matches the gold in the ring.

The highlight of this striking ring is the 15.00ct. Apx. Cabochon Emerald surrounded by 1.10ct. Apx. T. W. of European Cut Diamonds with SI1-I1 clarity (100% Eye Clean) with H-I color. Notice the unusual yellow gold prongs which add a touch of class to this fine piece of jewelry! The diamonds are set in silver and the balance of the ring is crafted in 14K Yellow Gold. The silver in this ring is an indication of the time period. You can find this fabulous piece of artwork in our Tampa store with a retail price of $3,995.

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10.22.2019

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August 2019 Gemologist Jewelry Pick of the Month – Art Deco .70ct. Diamond Antique Engagement Ring http://www.gesner.com/blog/august-2019-gemologist-jewelry-pick-of-the-month-art-deco-70ct-diamond-antique-engagement-ring/ Mon, 20 Jan 2020 23:37:13 +0000 http://www.gesner.com/blog/?p=1227

This is a sophisticated and sparkling Art Deco Diamond Antique Engagement Ring which features a .70ct. Transitional cut Diamond with fantastic quality (VS2 clarity and F color). It is bright and white and accented with four Antique marquise cut and two single cut diamonds weighing .33ct. Apx. T.W. with VS-SI clarity and G-H color. This striking Art Deco Diamond Antique Engagement ring is located in our Tampa store with a retail price of $9,995.

Graydon Gesner, our Graduate Gemologist, chose this stunning Antique Engagement ring for the August 2019 Jewelry Pick of the Month for several reasons. He finds this Art Deco ring distinctively original and wants to bring to our attention the unusual design of the accenting marquise and single cut diamonds which feature the beautiful European cut center diamond. This is a blindingly beautiful ring that will definitely become a family heirloom!

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10.23.2019

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July 2019 Gemologist Jewelry Pick of the Month – .98ct. T.W. Antique Engagement Ring http://www.gesner.com/blog/july-2019-gemologist-jewelry-pick-of-the-month-98ct-t-w-antique-engagement-ring/ Thu, 29 Aug 2019 18:13:49 +0000 http://www.gesner.com/blog/?p=1220

“A beautifully pierced and uniquely shaped engagement or fashion ring” are the words used by our Graduate Gemologist, Graydon Gesner, to describe this one of a kind Edwardian ring with a design that is very indicative of that time period.

Elegantly crafted in platinum, this Edwardian Diamond Antique Engagement or Fashion Ring features two Diamonds. The larger Circular Brilliant cut diamond is apx. .40ct. and has I1 clarity (100% eye clean) and E color.  The second European cut diamond has I1 clarity (100% eye clean) and I color.  Accenting the openly pierced mounting are .25ct. Apx. T.W. of European Cut Diamonds with VS1-VS2 clarity and G-H color.  This elaborate hand-finished engagement or fashion ring was die-struck which gives every detail of this work of art with the crisp and clean lines.  This beautiful Edwardian ring is located in our Tampa store with a retail price of $5,695.

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8.8.2019

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June 2019 Gemologist Jewelry Pick of the Month – .80ct. Diamond Antique Engagement Ring http://www.gesner.com/blog/june-2019-gemologist-jewelry-pick-of-the-month-80ct-diamond-antique-engagement-ring/ Wed, 28 Aug 2019 23:27:22 +0000 http://www.gesner.com/blog/?p=1147

Our Graduate Gemologist, Graydon Gesner, loves this one-of-a-kind Edwardian Antique diamond engagement ring that offers an alternative to the popular white diamond engagement ring.  “With it’s cognac or champagne color, it makes a wonderful contrast with the white platinum scrollwork, filigree and engraving”, he says.

This Antique diamond engagement ring features a .80 carat Apx. European Cut diamond, cognac or champagne with I1 clarity (100% eye clean).  There are an additional .06 carat total weight of Single Cut diamonds (VS-SI clarity and H-I color) in the meticulously crafted filigree.  You can find this highly unusual ring in our Tampa store with a retail price of $4,195.

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6.30.2019

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May 2019 Gemologist Jewelry Pick of the Month – .60ct. Diamond Antique Engagement or Fashion Ring http://www.gesner.com/blog/may-2019-gemologist-jewelry-pick-of-the-month-60ct-diamond-antique-engagement-or-fashion-ring/ Wed, 05 Jun 2019 21:52:29 +0000 http://www.gesner.com/blog/?p=1140

As you can see from the photograph, this platinum diamond Antique engagement or fashion ring features a .60 carat apx. center European Cut diamond with SI2 clarity and I color. Additionally, the meticulous filigree with bows, scrollwork and engraving are accented with apx. .50 carat apx. total weight of Old European Single Cut diamonds having VS1-VS2 clarity and G-H color. This extraordinary piece of artwork can be found in our Tampa store with a retail price of $7,495.

Graydon Gesner, our Graduate Gemologist, has chosen a gorgeous diamond Antique engagement or fashion ring as the May Gemologist jewelry pick of the month.  “I love the heavy Edwardian influence indicative of the large diamond bow on each side of the center diamond.” 

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6.5.2019

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