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ASTOUNDING AMERICAN STERLING BROOCH
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MARK OF PARENTI
BOSTON, MA
MID 20TH C.

3" height, 3" width 1.3 troy ounces (40grams)
ASB111

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AWESOME AMERICAN STERLING CUFF BRACELET
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MARK OF THE CARGO HOLD
CHARLESTON, SC
2014

1 1/8 width
ASCB251

Southern or live oak was widely used in early American shipbuilding. Because of the trees' short height and low-hanging branches, lumber from live oak was specifically used to make curved structural members of the hull, such as knee braces. In such cuts of lumber, the line of the grain would fall perpendicularly to lines of stress, creating structures of exceptional strength.
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BREATHTAKING EDWARDIAN PLATINUM RING WITH ASSCHER CUT CENTER DIAMOND AND FRENCH CUT SAPPHIRES
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EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY

CENTER STONE:1.51 CARATS, I COLOR, VS 1 CLARITY
SAPPHIRES: .40 TOTAL CARATS
DIAMONDS: .45 TOTAL CARATS
ADSR700
Born into the multi-generational family of diamond experts and jewelers, Joseph Asscher invented the unique step cut with truncated corners that bears his name. Patented in 1902, it is the first signature cut to be registered. A year later, brother Abraham cleaved the largest diamond ever found, the Excelsior. In 1905, Edward VII sought Joseph's expertise to cleave the Cullinan into three parts to be used in the Crown Jewels. The family and company's fortune took a devastating turn when the Nazis entered their headquarters in Amsterdam during World War II. They seized all the company's inventory of diamonds and shipped all of the family and nearly all of the polishers to concentration camps. Only ten family members and fifteen of the five hundred polishers survived by the end of the war. In 1946, Joop and Louis Asscher declined an invitation to start a company in New York and remained in Amsterdam. The company thrives today as the Royal Asscher Diamond Company.

The sapphire, along with ruby, is a member of the corundum family and comes in a variety of colors including violet, green, yellow, orange, pink and purple. This precious gemstone has been cherished for centuries as the stone of wisdom and integrity. The Greeks wore sapphires for wisdom and understanding at Delphi; Buddhists believed they brought devotion and spiritual enlightenment; and royalty sought their powers of protections and insight. Sapphires remain a popular choice in engagement rings for their symbolism of loyalty, honesty, devotion and deep spirituality.
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ELEGANT 14K GOLD AND PEARL CLUSTER RING
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MARK OF AN UNIDENTIFIED MAKER
20TH C.
0TTD9
SOLD
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ENGAGING AMERICAN STERLING ADJUSTABLE SPLIT CUFF BRACELET INSPIRED BY GATE AT FIRST SCOTS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN CHARLESTON, SC
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MARK OF G2 SILVER
CHARLESTON, SC
2016

3/4" height, .45 troy ounces (14 grams)

This design, crafted from tools used by a nineteenth century Charleston silversmith, is inspired by the wrought iron double gate railing original to the gateway of First Scots Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC. The congregation was established in 1731, and the current sanctuary was completed in 1814.
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ENTICING AMERICAN 14KT GOLD TWO-TONED BRACELET
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MARK OF TIFFANY & CO.
NEW YORK, NY
20TH CENTURY

7.5" length, .75" width, 0.87 troy ounces (27 grams)
AGB800
SOLD
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EXQUISITE EUROPEAN 18KT GOLD, RHODOLITE GARNET, SEED PEARL ACCENTS, AND CANNETILLE WORK THREE PIECE DEMI PARURE
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AN UNIDENTIFIED MAKER CIRCA 1825
Pendant/broach 2 5/8" length, 1 7/8" width, Earrings, each 2" length, 3/4" width
1.02 troy ounce total weight (32 grams total weight)
JDP480

This stunning cruciform design three-piece set, comprised of a pendant and earpendants en suite, speaks to the connoisseur of beautiful jewelry. The gold is unmarked but tested 18kt. This set has interchangeable components as the cruciform pendant doubles as a brooch and the ear pendants have detachable drops. The demi-parure form dates to the mid-fifteen hundreds and is generally composed of a necklace or brooch and earrings. This matchless European set comes in the original leather presentation case.
Garnet – linked, with the ruby, to the sun, the garnet increases vitality. It decreases inflammation, depression, anemia, and gallstones, while restoring the balance of blood circulation and fluids in the body. It represents courage and strength. The Bible records Noah’s Ark as having a garnet lantern.
Pearl – linked to the moon, the pearl increases vitality, healing, and longevity, decreases bleeding, pain and gallstones, while restoring the balance of fluids in the body. The pearl represents purity, innocence, faith, honesty and spiritual transformation. In India, pearls protect against evil.
Cannetille Work - motifs include three-dimensional beehives, scrolls, tendrils, rosettes and coils.

Both Carl Faberge and George Paulding Farnham, famed designer for Tiffany and Co., made jewelry featuring garnets.
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GRACEFUL AMERICAN STERLING PIN/SLIDER
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MARK OF G2
CHARLESTON, SC
2009
0AT9
SOLD
Reticulated border inspired by the wrought iron gates of St. Philips Church.
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HANDSOME AMERICAN STERLING COLLEGIATE CUFFLINKS, CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
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MARK OF QUALITY GOLD
FAIRFIELD, OH
2016

Each 5/8" diameter
ASC401


This licensed product with T-bar back is available in other universities and colleges.
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HANDSOME AMERICAN STERLING COLLEGIATE CUFFLINKS, THE CITADEL
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MARK OF QUALITY GOLD
FAIRFIELD, OH
2016

Each 5/8" diameter
ASC401


This licensed product with T-bar back is available in other universities and colleges.
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HANDSOME AMERICAN STERLING COLLEGIATE CUFFLINKS, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
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MARK OF QUALITY GOLD
FAIRFIELD, OH
2016

Each 5/8" diameter
ASC401


This licensed product with T-bar back is available in other universities and colleges.
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LOVELY AMERICAN STERLING FLORAL BROOCH WITH BEADS
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MARK OF GUGLIELMO CINI
BOSTON, MA
MID 20TH C.

3" height, 3" width 1.1 troy ounces (34grams)
ASB112

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SPECTACULAR AMERICAN STERLING RETICULATED CUFF BRACELET
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MARK OF G2
CHARLESTON, SC
2017

3/4" height, .90 troy ounces (28 grams)

Patterned after the DAR laylight in Washington, DC
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SPECTACULAR AMERICAN STERLING SPLIT CUFF BRACELET WITH FULL PANEL
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MARK OF G2
2017

1 3/8" height, .45 troy ounces (14 grams)

Patterned after the DAR laylight in Washington, DC
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STUNNING AMERICAN 18KT. GOLD, DIAMOND, EMERALD, ENAMEL STARBURST BROOCH OR PENDANT.
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MARK OF BORIS LE BEAU
NEW YORK, NY
1965 - 1982

2 3/8" length X 2 1/8" width
AGB410
SOLD
Estimated 9 carat central emerald, 69 1.6 - 2.6mm diamonds, 40 2.4 - 3mm emeralds.
 

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