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VICTORIAN TURQUOISE JEWELRY
The combination of yellow gold and the gem stone turquoise was a popular one during the Victorian era. That isn't to say it wasn't set in silver as well, but it does seem to me there is more of the yellow gold still around. According to Wikipedia, the word "turquoise" came about when the earliest of these stones was brought from Turkey into Europe around the 16th century. Turquoise was also was mined in many other countries, including the US, with differences in the fineness, matrix and color. More about turquoise can be read HERE. This is often called "Persian Turquoise", even though this type of turquoise was mined in other places. Persian turquoise tends has a pure blue color and no matrix, as you can see in the pieces shown below. Turquoise was a popular stone for jewelry throughout the Victorian era and into the first third of the 20th Century.

 

 

 

 

  

VICTORIAN turquoise, diamond and 15 carat yellow gold foxtail fringed oval pendant circa 1870, total length without loop is 2-1/3", oval alone 1-1/8" by 1", total weight about .30 ounces. The pave-set turquoise center oval with a diamond in a star is surrounded by a beaded edge and then a twist frame. The foxtails are graduated, a nice emphasis to the overall design.   View   View   View   View   #V36868

VICTORIAN 18k yellow gold and Persian turquoise knot brooch, lovely detailed design on the front and two memorial hair compartments on the back. The knot was a Victorian symbol for unending love. This fabulous brooch is 2-1/4" by 2-2/3".   View   View   View   View    #V32572

VICTORIAN 18k yellow gold and Persian turquoise pierced filigree pendant with a genuine pearl center and a beaded edge, round portion 1" with a 5/8" bail, tests 18k. This is just lovely and even the bail has an etched design on it. The seller told me that this is French, but I see no marks that would confirm that. Wherever it was made, it is circa 1880-90.   View   View   #V37483

 

  GEORGIAN Persian turquoise and diamond dome ring set in 15 karat yellow gold,  size 6-1/2 and 5/8" high by 5/8" wide. The diamond is a Mine Cut Cushion about .05 in size and sparkles beautifully. Lovely Victorian turquoise pieces can be seen in Michael Poynder's book "Victorian Jewellery" on page 138. As can been seen in the pictures, the turquoise stones have aged to slightly different colors. That is typical of turquoise, which is a porous stone and absorbs moisture from the air readily over the years.   View   View   #V36261

VICTORIAN 15k yellow gold and Persian turquoise hinged bracelet with safety chain, 6-1/2 wearable size and from 1/3" to 3/8" wide. This is a classic design beautifully done.  View   #V36269

VICTORIAN mid-Victorian Persian turquoise heart pendant with locket back, set in silver gilt on a 17" long 15 karat yellow gold chain (tested, no marks), hair enclosure on the back, heart 1-7/8, loop 1/2". Lovely Victorian turquoise pieces can be seen in Michael Poynder's book "Victorian Jewellery" on page 138 and a locket similar to this on page 220.  As can been seen in the pictures, the turquoise stones have aged to slightly different colors. That is typical of turquoise, which is a porous stone and absorbs moisture from the air readily over the years.  View   #V36268

 

VICTORIAN 10k Etruscan Revival Persian turquoise brooch with locket back and safety chain. The locket on the back has fittings for a photograph and the applied gold wire work makes this a favorite style, circa 1870.     View   View   #V38292

 

VICTORIAN 10-14k Etruscan Revival Persian turquoise gold diamond pendant and earrings, no marks but these test as 10k for the pendant and 14k for the earrings. On the back of the pendant is a hair compartment. The pendant is 1-1/8" and the round portion of each earring is 3/4" with a length from the top of the loop to the bottom of the round at 1-1/4". These have the wonderful applied wire work that makes this style such a favorite, circa 1870. This is a fine jewelry set and it is in excellent condition. They come in the box as shown in the photo.    View   View 

 VICTORIAN 15 ct karat yellow gold bar brooch with channel set Persian turquoise and real pearls, 1-5/8" by 1/2".   View   #V35418

 

 

VICTORIAN Persian turquoise, seed pearl and 9 carat yellow gold gate bracelet, marked with a hallmark and "9ct" on the catch, with safety chain, 6-7/8" wearable length and about 5/16" at the widest, total weigh approx .43 of an ounce.  View   #V36869

VICTORIAN 9ct yellow gold, pearl and Persian turquoise earrings, 1-1/3" including loops. The drops are set like a little forget-me-not flowers which symbolize remembrance.  View   #V37970

  VICTORIAN English 15 carat yellow gold gate bracelet with safety chain, 6-7/8" wearable length and about 5/16" wide, weight approx .51 ounces, marked "15" on the clasp. This has a lovely weight and feel and is a delight to wear, a nice classic piece of jewelry.  View   #V36870 

 

VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow gold, turquoise and pearl bracelet marked on the catch "9c", 6-3/4" with the clover 1", safety chain.  View  #V36314   VICTORIAN gold tone pendant and earrings with Persian turquoise centers, black enamel stars and foxtails circa 1870, pendant 3-1/4" by 1" wide, pierced earrings total length 2" by 5/8". Similar foxtail pieces can be seen in Michael Poynder's book "Victorian Jewellery" on page 175.   View   View   View   #V36265  VICTORIAN 18k Old European cut diamond and Persian turquoise ring with four snakes shank, size 8-3/4 and 7/8" along the finger. The diamonds are approximately 1/4 ct total weight, shank is 10k rose gold and the top is 18k yellow gold and has been sized at some point. There is a tiny stable crack at the base of the gallery.   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V36558

 

 VICTORIAN 9 carat, chalcedony and Persian turquoise brooch with forget-me-nots, circa 1880, 1-3/4" by 1-1/2".   View   #V33025 VICTORIAN karat yellow gold and Persian turquoise ring, the turquoise is set in silver which is mounted to the gold, circa 1880, size 8, front 5/8".   View   #V33048 VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold brooch with chalcedony ( a kind of white quartz) and small turquoise cabochons brooch with forget-me-not motif in an aqua enameled setting, 2". Circa 1840-50.  Seen in "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 41.  It also was featured in Southeastern Antiquing & Collecting Magazine, August 2003.   View   View   #V14952 

 

VICTORIAN gilt locket with Irish harp and shamrock motif in seed pearls and Persian turquoise, etched design on locket, charming baby photo inside, 1-1/2".   View   View   #V32236

 

VICTORIAN girl's Persian turquoise ring and gold filled thimble in original fitted box. This would have been a lovely gift for a young girl.   View   View   View   View   View   #V32850

 

VICTORIAN chalcedony brooch encircled by a snake holding a pear, red and aqua rhinestones, 2". The setting is textured rolled yellow gold, as though the snake wraps twice around the center. While the snake was a popular Victorian jewelry motif, a snake holding a pear is an unusual design. According to the Wheaton College article HERE, "the pear was sometimes seen as the alternate fruit of the fall", but then it is also seen as a symbol of the Virgin and Christ Child because of it's sweetness.    View   View   #V33505  

 

VICTORIAN 9ct turquoise and seed pearls ring, heart-shaped with links band design, size 7-1/4.   View   #G33103    Group of Victorian turquoise jewelry set in yellow gold. VICTORIAN gold filled puffy heart charm with 3 turquoises in a tiny flower shaped etched design, 3/4" by 3/4".   View   #V39871

 

VICTORIAN 15k Persian turquoise ring with half pearl center, size 5-3/4 and 1/3" along the finger, tests as 15 karat yellow gold. The front is set like a little forget-me-not flower which symbolizes remembrance.   View   View   #V37391

VICTORIAN 15 ct karat yellow gold ring with channel set Persian turquoise and real pearls, faint illegible trace of initials inside, size 6 and 5/8" along the finger.   View   #G35419

  VICTORIAN 15k Persian turquoise ring with diamond center, front half of the shank beautifully engraved, tiny hair locket with beveled glass cover on the back, size 7 and 1/3" along the finger, tests as 15 karat yellow gold. The front is set like a little forget-me-not flower which symbolizes remembrance.  View   View   Both   #V37390

 

 

 

  

VICTORIAN Persian turquoise and diamond ring in a 15 karat yellow gold setting, size 6 and 1/4" along the finger. It has a .10 ct old mine cut diamond in a bloomed gold finished setting, circa 1880s. One each side there is a dainty etched designs and around the little turquoises are pierced holes. The front is set like a little forget-me-not flowers which symbolizes remembrance.  View  View   #V37697

VICTORIAN Persian turquoise and seed pearl ring set in 9 carat yellow gold, stones are prong set with a leaf on each side of the center. This is hallmarked for Birmingham, England, 9 carat gold and while I cannot make out the date letter, these are generally circa 1880's. It is a size 8-1/2 and is about 3/8" along the finger. The front is set like a little forget-me-not flowers which symbolizes remembrance.  View   View   #V37983

VICTORIAN turquoise and seed pearls ring, crescent with three stones, size 6-1/4.   View   View   #G33104

 

 

VICTORIAN sentimental forget-me-not brooch with Persian turquoise and ornate frame, 2-1/4". View #V25995

 

 

VICTORIAN Austrian Hungarian cherub locket with garnet and turquoise marquis and cabochons set into gilt silver metal with etched designs. The wonderful detailed cupid or cherub is colorfully hand painted and fired onto a porcelain oval. Inside, the locket has plastic covers for two photos, The locket is 1-1/2" by 1-1/3". There are two tiny hallmarks on the top loop of the locket but I cannot make out what they are meant to stand for. I believe one mark is the 1867-1922 mark for sterling silver, and the other mark could be a city mark. My guess would be that this lovely locket is circa 1890. You can see the Austro-Hungarian hallmarks on the wonderful reference site at http://www.925-1000.com/Faustria_02.html  "Hallmarking in Austro-Hungary" www.925-1000.com.   View   View   View   #V37874       

VICTORIAN gold filled engraved love knot brooch with aqua cabochon, 1-1/2".   View   #V28784 

 

 

 

VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold snake bracelet with Persian turquoise head and garnet eyes, snake 1-1/2" by 3/4", total 7".  View   View   View   #V32252

VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow gold and Persian turquoise dangle earrings with lovely applied leaves , wire work and beads design, total length 2-1/8".   View   View   View   View   #V35135

VICTORIAN carnelian, gold, turquoise snake earrings, total length 2". These came to me in an earring box marked "Herbert Dinsdale, 98 Stricklandgate, Kendal", but I do not know if this was the original box.   View    View   View   View   #V32109

 

VICTORIAN karat yellow gold and Persian turquoise ring, the turquoise is set in silver which is mounted to the gold, circa 1880, size 8, front 5/8". Only very slight signs of wear commensurate with age and use and the disparity in turquoise colors is natural and perfectly normal.  View   #V33048

 VICTORIAN 18k yellow gold snake ring with turquoise head and ruby eyes, size 7-1/2, weight .25 ounces, about 1/3" wide at front. Note the detailed scales and well-crafted face.   View   #V34051

VICTORIAN 15 ct karat yellow gold ring with channel set Persian turquoise and real pearls, faint illegible trace of initials inside, circa 1880, size 6 and 5/8" along the finger. A very similar ring can be seen in V. Davies "Rings 1800-1910" on page 53.    View   #G35419  

 

VICTORIAN 18k Old European cut diamond and Persian turquoise ring with four snakes shank, size 8-3/4 and 7/8" along the finger. The diamonds are approximately 1/4 ct total weight, shank is 10k rose gold and the top is 18k yellow gold and has been sized at some point. There is a tiny stable crack at the base of the gallery.   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V36558

 GEORGIAN Persian turquoise and diamond dome ring set in 15 karat yellow gold,  size 6-1/2 and 5/8" high by 5/8" wide. The diamond is a Mine Cut Cushion about .05 in size and sparkles beautifully. Lovely Victorian turquoise pieces can be seen in Michael Poynder's book "Victorian Jewellery" on page 138 and in the book "Georgian Jewellery 1714-1830" by Dawes and Collins on pages 45. As can been seen in the pictures, the turquoise stones have aged to slightly different colors. That is typical of turquoise, which is a porous stone and absorbs moisture from the air readily over the years.   View   View   #V36261

EDWARDIAN 9 ct gold, Persian turquoise and seed pearl ring, hallmarked 9 375 for 9 carat yellow gold and maker RJ, circa 1910, size 7-1/4.   View   View   #Q36922

 

 

VICTORIAN 9ct turquoise and seed pearls ring, heart-shaped with links band design, size 7-1/4.   View   #G33103  VICTORIAN girl's Persian turquoise ring and gold filled thimble in original fitted box. This would have bee a lovely gift for a young girl.   View   View   View   View   View   #V32850  VICTORIAN turquoise and seed pearls ring, crescent with three stones, size 6-1/4.   View   View   #G33104

 

VICTORIAN 15k Persian turquoise ring with half pearl center, size 5-3/4 and 1/3" along the finger, tests as 15 karat yellow gold. The front is set like a little forget-me-not flower which symbolizes remembrance.   View   View   #V37391

VICTORIAN 15k shield shaped ring with seed pearls and a diamond center with black enameling, doubly hallmarked for the maker "HA" date 1821 ?, size 6 and 7/16" along the finger, tests as 15 karat yellow gold.  View   View   #V37392

  VICTORIAN 15k Persian turquoise ring with diamond center, front half of the shank beautifully engraved, tiny hair locket with beveled glass cover on the back, size 7 and 1/3" along the finger, tests as 15 karat yellow gold. The front is set like a little forget-me-not flower which symbolizes remembrance.  View   View   Both   #V37390

 

 

 

  

VICTORIAN Persian turquoise and diamond ring in a 15 karat yellow gold setting, size 6 and 1/4" along the finger. It has a .10 ct old mine cut diamond in a bloomed gold finished setting, circa 1880s. One each side there is a dainty etched designs and around the little turquoises are pierced holes. The front is set like a little forget-me-not flowers which symbolizes remembrance.  View  View   #V37697

VICTORIAN Persian turquoise and seed pearl ring set in 9 carat yellow gold, stones are prong set with a leaf on each side of the center. This is hallmarked for Birmingham, England, 9 carat gold and while I cannot make out the date letter, these are generally circa 1880's. It is a size 8-1/2 and is about 3/8" along the finger. The front is set like a little forget-me-not flowers which symbolize remembrance.  View   View   #V37983

VICTORIAN 9k rose cut diamonds and Persian turquoise ring with elongated shape, size 5-3/4 and runs 1" along the finger and it 1/4" at the widest. There are 22 rose cut diamonds of about .15tw.    View   View   View   #V39813

 

 

VICTORIAN turquoise pendant with a tiny diamond in the center of the flower shape, half pearls and a gilt setting, 1-1/8" pendant with a 18-1/2" gold filled chain and a loop that has a 1/2" opening, just lovely. Like many of these antique turquoises, some of these are irregular and some are apple-shaped, with a dimple on one side.    View   View  #V39739 VICTORIAN English antique 18k, turquoise, diamond double row ring, hallmarked for Birmingham, England, 1897 size 6-1/2 or English size M, 1/4" wide at the front. It is rare to see such complete and legible hallmarks. Approximately .2 carats total weight in 7 rose cut diamonds, which are good ones, VS-SI and near colorless.  View   View   View   View   View   #V39901 VICTORIAN antique Etruscan Revival 15k and turquoise pendant with a center star set diamond and a fringe of fox tails at the bottom, 1-5/8" by 3/4" wide on a 16" 14k yellow gold chain that is early 20th century. The pendant is a half-dome, so it has a good presence, and the bottom fringe just ads to the elegance.   View   View   #V39738  

 

 

   VICTORIAN 10k and turquoise and pearl spider web motif pin, tests 9-10 karat yellow gold, 1". The graduated little pearls create movement in this piece, and the turquoises are in the shape of a forget-me-not for remembrance.   View   #V39843

VICTORIAN hand painted portrait with turquoise, signed portrait pendant 2-1/8" by 1-5/8". The artist's signature is looks like the initials "LD" or "SD". Looking under magnification, you can see such lovely brushstrokes, creating the translucent bodice and the blue and white flower garland in her hair with green leaves.   View  #V39740

 

 

 

 

  

VICTORIAN 10k Persian turquoise, garnet and seed pearls ring in a rose gold setting, size 6-1/2 and 1/2" wide as it lays on the finger, and it weighs .06 ozs. It's a lovely design and has decoration on each shoulder as well. This will come in  a brand new square ring box in this same style, but the one that is shown is for display only.    View   View   #G39760

VICTORIAN 15k Persian turquoise ring with a scroll on each side of the row of stones, each having an etched design, size 7-1/2. It does test 15 karat gold and is in otherwise very good vintage condition, and it weighs .06 ozs. This will come in  a brand new square ring box in this same style, but the one that is shown is for display only.  View   View   View   #V39789

VICTORIAN 15k Persian turquoise ring with the forget-me-not flower shape in the middle and a pearl  on each side, size 8 and 5/16" wide at the front. It has had the back of the band professionally replaced at some time in the past, but the maker's marks remain and say "WJG" and "15" for 15 karat gold. The forget-me-not symbolized eternal love or friendship.  View   View    View  #V39790  

 

VICTORIAN Persian turquoise ring with tiny seed pearls set around a cushion-shaped turquoise, beautifully decorated sides, not marked, size 6 and runs about 1/2" along the finger, and it weighs .07 ozs.     View   View   View   #V39815

VICTORIAN Persian turquoise ring with a yin-yang design accented with two seed pearls, one illegible stamped mark, tests as karat gold, size 6-7/8 and runs just shy of 1/2" along the finger.  View  View  View    #V39816

VICTORIAN  Persian turquoise ring with two turquoise half-cabochons offset with two pearls, marked "14k" inside the band, size 5.   View  View   View   #V39817

VICTORIAN Persian turquoise ring in an eye shape with tiny seed pearls all around, engraved with initials "E. J. P." and hallmarked "H&S" for the maker, and "10k". It has been sized in the past and is now a size 8-1/4. View   View   View   #V39818

 

VICTORIAN antique 10k Etruscan Revival Persian turquoise and diamond pendant with a memorial hair compartment on the back. The pendant is 1-1/8" and it has the wonderful applied wire work that makes this style such a favorite, circa 1870. It is in excellent condition. Lightly hand etched number "S6.25.4" along the rim on the back, but we are not sure what meaning that has, if any. This is in very good condition with light scratching only on the reverse side of the setting, as would be expected on a piece of this age.  View   #V39865

VICTORIAN 9 carat and turquoise ring with a yin-yang design accented with two seed pearls. There is one illegible stamped mark inside the band, but this tests as 9 karat gold, size 6-7/8 and runs just shy of 1/2" along the finger.  View  View  View    #V39816

VICTORIAN 14k Etruscan Revival Persian turquoise and diamond earrings. The round portion of each earring is 3/4" with a length from the top of the loop to the bottom of the round at 1-1/4". These have the wonderful applied wire work that makes this style such a favorite, circa 1870. This is a fine set of antique earrings and it is in excellent condition.   View  #V38295 

VICTORIAN 9ct turquoise ring with a faceted ruby red center, size 7-1/4+. This has a two part split shank on each side with a rose and texture area, so special!.  View   View   View  View  View   View  View  #V39856

 

 

VICTORIAN 9 ct Persian turquoise ring with 6 turquoises surrounding a single tiny pearl, decorated shoulders, hallmarked "FW 9 375" with the anchor mark and the date letter "Z". It is a size 8-1/2 and has been professionally resized at some point in the past, and it weighs .06 ozs.   View  View  View    #V39819

VICTORIAN Persian turquoise ring in a sideways eye shape with three turquoises surrounded by pearls, marked inside the band "9 14", size 7+and 1/2" along the finger.  View   View  View    #V39820

VICTORIAN Persian turquoise ring with diamonds opals on each side, hallmarked "__Bros,9 375, an anchor and the date letter "Z". Size 7-1/4+.  View   View  View    #V39821

VICTORIAN Persian turquoise ring with 3 turquoises, two opals, size 6-3/4 and 1/4" wide at the front.   View   #V39822

 

RING 10k yellow gold and Persian turquoise child's ring.   #G29419   

VICTORIAN 18 karat, Persian turquoise ring with a diamond center and 7 turquoises, forget-me-not shaped, marked inside the band "750" for 18 karat gold, size 4-1/8 and 5/16" wide on the top.    View   View   View    #V39814

14 KARAT Victorian baby ring with star set Persian turquoise and seed pearls, circa 1890, size 2-3/4.     #G23828  

 

PERSIAN turquoise half-dome round pin set in gilt 800 sterling, marked on the back "800 FB", 1".   View   View  #V39880

 

   MEXICAN Victorian 12k yellow gold and turquoise birds motif necklace and earrings, Mexican made.   Similar pieces can be seen in Davis & Pack "Mexican Jewelry" page 137. View   View   View   #VWinw

   VICTORIAN 12k and turquoise bird-motif pierced earrings, 3/4" w/dangle. These are called "French" and "Mexican" in two different jewelry books, so did both countries make them?   View   #V24822

 VICTORIAN 14 karat yellow and rose gold, turquoise bird pendant and earrings, pendant total length 1-1/2", earrings 1-1/2". The tiny stones may be glass... they are too small to test accurately. Though I would never have dreamed this was Mexican Victorian, similar pieces can be seen in Davis & Pack "Mexican Jewelry" on page 137.   View   #V33563

 

VICTORIAN 1860s gold tone pencil with Persian turquoise stones, gold filled with a chipped amethyst top, 2-1/4" long.   View   #V38876

VICTORIAN 9ct yellow gold cased propelling pencil with turquoises, loop for a chain, 2", tests 14k.  View   #V39804 VICTORIAN 9ct yellow gold cased propelling pencil with turquoises, with carved flower, 1-5/8".  View   #V39805

VICTORIAN 9ct yellow gold cased propelling pencil with turquoises, 1-7/8".   View   #V39806

 

VICTORIAN sterling hand pin and clip with tiny Persian turquoise stones, 925/100 mark on back, 1-1/2". View #V29842 STERLING three birds pin with aqua tiny cabs, 1-5/8".  View   #Q26213 SILVER brooch with a turquoise cabochon, marked on the back "800 silver" for 800/1000 sterling, 1-1/2" by 7/8'. This is a mid-century modern piece circa 1950. View #N37961


 

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