Gray & Davis Holiday Gift Guide: For the Gold Obsessed

King Midas has nothing on this group. The good news? Antique gold jewelry comes in a beautiful array of rosy pinks, rich yellows and even subtle greens that are no longer produced today. 

Victorian three diamond gypsy ring, in our  online shop .

Victorian three diamond gypsy ring, in our online shop.

The gypsy ring

Three bright diamonds are set low in this delightful little 18k yellow gold ring. This ring was made in London in the late 19th century, but it’s still sturdy enough for every-day wear over a century later. A perfect piece for someone who wants a touch of diamondy sparkle swimming in a sea of gold.

 

The Rose Bangle 

A true piece of Victorian alchemist’s art. A delicately textured golden flower and green gold leaves grow from a rose-tinted branch. The tiny garden rests atop a slender bangle in 18k yellow.

Victorian 18k yellow gold bangle bracelet, available at Gray & Davis. 

Victorian 18k yellow gold bangle bracelet, available at Gray & Davis. 

Vintage 14k gold locket, in our  online shop .

Vintage 14k gold locket, in our online shop.

The ruby locket

Velvety, 14k bloomed gold is the backdrop of this turn of the century piece. A half-carat stripe of blood-red rubies add contrast, but the gold is the standout here. All it needs is a great gold chain!

 

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Ruby, Diamond & Turquoise Cluster Rings

These Edwardian cluster rings aren't afraid to get in the spirit of Independence Day!

From Right to Left: 18k yellow gold with .56ct ruby and old European diamond surround, 14k yellow gold/platinum with 1.4cts of old European cut diamonds, 14k yellow gold with Persian turquoise cabochon and old European cut diamond surround.

From Right to Left: 18k yellow gold with .56ct ruby and old European diamond surround, 14k yellow gold/platinum with 1.4cts of old European cut diamonds, 14k yellow gold with Persian turquoise cabochon and old European cut diamond surround.

Temptation Tuesday: Late Victorian Ruby and Diamond Bracelet Pair

One of the great joys when hunting for antique jewelry is finding a pair of bracelets! Victorian bangles were usually made in pairs (you have two ears for earrings, two wrists for bracelets, it makes perfect sense). However, the passage of time or the divvying up of grandma’s jewelry box tended to separate these friends, so coming across such a lovely, in-tact pair is a real treat.

Pair of small graduated diamond and ruby bangles set in silver on 14K gold. Each bangle has 49 diamonds and 10 rubies for a total approximate diamond carat weight of 2.14 and a total approximate ruby carat weight of 2.40.

Pair of small graduated diamond and ruby bangles set in silver on 14K gold. Each bangle has 49 diamonds and 10 rubies for a total approximate diamond carat weight of 2.14 and a total approximate ruby carat weight of 2.40.

This pair of late Victorian bracelets help us twofold on this tempting Tuesday. We love their swirling design with old cut diamonds, and the rubies they surround are perfect to help us celebrate our friends with July birthdays, as they are this month’s birthstone. The stones are set in silver on 14K gold.

Price available upon request.

Say YES to Wednesday: Diamond & Ruby Edwardian Engagement Ring

We love engagement rings with a little bit of color! The graceful ruby swirls on this Edwardian ring add just the right amount of pizzazz to a timeless piece of jewelry. 

14k rose gold/platinum ring with .65ct I color, SI1clarity Old European diamond center and ruby accents. Viennese assay marks c.1900

14k rose gold/platinum ring with .65ct I color, SI1clarity Old European diamond center and ruby accents. Viennese assay marks c.1900

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Edwardian 14K gold ring with a .65ct Old European cut diamond with diamond and step cut ruby details.