This hard-to-find catalog of jewelry from the Gilded Age offers a rare and generous look at late-nineteenth-century taste in diamonds, watches, and all manner of rings, lockets, charms, scarf and stick pins, earrings, bracelets, and scores of other fine baubles.
Over 2,200 engravings (with prices) depict such trinkets as ladies' 14-karat gold brooch pins with enchanting floral motifs (including a lovely shamrock pin — $17.50 with diamond, $7.50 without); solid gold emblem charms, enameled and engraved with the insignia of Master Masons, Old Fellows, and other fraternities; ladies' sterling silver and plated hair pins, embellished with elaborate swirls, love knots, and other flourishes; gentlemen's cuff and collar buttons, fancifully engraved and with pearl, diamond, and other gemstone ornaments; and much more.
A rich source of royalty-free illustrations, this unusual volume also makes a splendid browsing book for antique lovers, nostalgia buffs, and anyone with an interest in the jewelry styles of a century ago.
Reprint of selected pages from The New England Jeweler, 1892.
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|Author/Editor||New England Jeweler|
|Dimensions||8 1/8 x 11|