Some of our favorite antique, retro and vintage finds on Instagram throughout July 2017

July 4th for me is the time when summer kicks into full gear. It’s the time for mini breaks and beach vacations. But it seems that some jewelers never takes time off, at least the dealers and stores which carry some of Bejeweled Mag’s favorite antique, retro and vintage pieces.  Even when the shops close down and dealers are away, they are still posting their wares on Instagram and much to my delight, July was no exception. There were numerous jewels to scroll through, from the international stores and dealers, who consistently post exquisitely detailed pieces of distinctive quality and various time periods.   We are excited to see what the month of August brings, during a time when many of our European favorites are on full holiday. Stay tuned for our next monthly installment and until then have a look at some of the jewels we coveted throughout July into the beginning of August 2017.

Diamond, crystal, amethyst and gem set clip flower basket brooch from Mauboussin Paris at @s_j_phillips (S.J. Phillips)

Victorian diamond silver topped pendant earrings with old mine cut diamonds at @alvr (A La Vieille Russie)


Ruby, rose quartz and enamel “Fleur” brooch by Suzanne Belperron, Paris circa 1936 at @siegelson (Siegelson)

American 1940’s scallop clips set with sapphires and pearls @sandracronan (Sandra Cronan)


Antique amethyst necklaces and amethyst pendant earrings @leightonjewels (Fred Leighton) and opening photo: An emerald bead and diamond cuff by Suzanne Belperron @leighonjewels (Fred Leighton)

A pair of or diamond and platinum orchid motif earrings by Cartier, circa 2005, based on Cartier’s original orchid motifs, which was first shown by the house in 1925 @hancocks_london (Hancocks)

Antique gem set bangle bracelets, circa 1870-80 @kentshire (Kentshire Galleries)

19th Century ring with a 12-carat natural Burmese ruby surrounded by old mine cut diamonds @patsaling (Pat Saling)

French Art Deco ruby and diamond necklace in platinum @patsaling (Pat Saling)


Pair of late 18th century Iberian gold and diamond earrings circa 1790 @simonteakle (Simon Teakle)

Gold cannetille work and granulation surrounds intricate turquoise forget-me-not earrings from the 1840s @gloriousantiquejewelry (Glorious Antique Jewelry)

Acrostic Georgian heart circa 1820 with the sentiment regard spelled out in gemstones @rowanandrowan (Rowan & Rowan)

Georgian topaz paste riviere set into gold, circa 1800 @rowanandrowan.  Rowan & Rowan


Five-row antique gem set  harem bracelet, circa 1980 @kentshire (Kentshire Galleries)


Micro Mosaic 19th century Etruscan revival bangles @keyamour (Keyamour)


Diamond Art Deco bracelets stacked @humphreybutlerltd (Humphrey &Butler)

Victorian yellow gold drop earrings, English, circa 1890 @berganzalondon (Berganza)

George Veger retro 18k gold and platinum diamond and ruby bracelet @macklowegallery (Macklowe Gallery)

Platt Boutique Victorian cluster earrings with center cushion cut surrounded by old mine cut diamonds

A Victorian necklace with a story to tell. This antique necklace is actually constructed from four pairs an antique Flemish earrings. The jeweler designed it in honor of his daughters and each wore it on their wedding day.