Antique or vintage fine jewelry is always very unique, but there are always common motifs and similarities between time periods. Art Deco commonly uses filigree, retro mixes rose gold with rubies, and so on and so forth. I like to pick out things I’ve never seen before–like below:
Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels from the 70s, with 18k yellow gold and onyx. From Yafa Signed Jewels, featured on 1stdibs.
Awesome Renaissance revival brooch featuring a Griffin outfitted in sapphires and rose cut diamonds. This piece is of French origin and circa 1880s. From Lawrence Jeffrey Estate Jewelers, featured on 1stdibs. Price: $14,500
From the mid 1980s are these onyx, sapphire, ruby and diamond pendant earrings designed by Marina B. From FD and featured on 1stdibs.
14k gold bold double v design ring by Ben Nighthorse, a Native American jewelry designer and former Congressman! Kinda obsessed with his designs right now. This ring is from Stella Rubin Antiques featured on 1stdibs. Price: $1,950