Egyptian Revival Jewelry Set

Value (2011) | $3,100 Auction$3,800 Auction
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GUEST:
Well, these were pieces that were given to my great-grandmother by my great-grandfather. My sister got my great- grandmother's diamond, and this is what I received. And I would like to know what they're worth.

APPRAISER:
Okay, I'll be glad to tell you. Hopefully the diamond wasn't too big, right?

GUEST:
It was!

APPRAISER:
Let's go to the necklace. You see right away, scarabs.

GUEST:
Mm-hmm.

APPRAISER:
Or a beetle. This is what we call Egyptian Revival jewelry. Now, there were Egyptian Revival periods before this. This period was post-1920s. What I like about this one, besides having the beetles, you got this very bright colored amethyst.

GUEST:
Yes.

APPRAISER:
Accented with natural pearls. And it's all done in 14-karat yellow gold. Now, this pin down here, which is fabulous in size, to see one so long with this kind of a wing design, and again you have a heart-shaped amethyst, this is probably earlier. So I could put this at 1890 through the early 1900s.

GUEST:
Okay.

APPRAISER:
And this is set not with a full pearl, but with a split pearl. And then we have a nice pair of briolette-faceted amethyst earrings, which are a little more common, but still nice and it completes the set. On the earrings, we're looking at around $300.

GUEST:
Okay.

APPRAISER:
On this large pin, I would say right around $1,000 at auction.

GUEST:
Wow.

APPRAISER:
Okay?

GUEST:
Unbelievable.

APPRAISER:
Not bad.

GUEST:
Okay.

APPRAISER:
Now, the necklace at auction, I would put it in at $1,800 to $2,500.

GUEST:
Oh, my goodness.

APPRAISER:
Hopefully on a good day it would go over.

GUEST:
Wow.

APPRAISER:
So, maybe a little vindication.

GUEST:
(laughing) Oh, I can't wait to tell my sister

Appraisal Details

Appraiser
Doyle New York
New York, NY
Appraised value (2011)
$3,100 Auction$3,800 Auction
Event
Tulsa, OK (July 23, 2011)
Material
Amethyst, Pearl, Gold

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