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Jewelry Sets

The notion of jewelry sets can trace its roots to the royal courts of medieval Europe, wherein wealthy rulers and the members of their aristocratic courts would commission customized gem and pearl encrusted jewelry suites. Such sets became the root of massive royal collections of jewels, such as the British Royal Crown Jewels, which featured cut gems of unfathomable proportions that could be interchanged with different pieces in the suite. The “Star of Africa” diamond, typically the star of the British Royal Scepter, can be removed and worn alternately as a brooch.

Jewelry sets thus became synonymous with cultivated jewelry collecting, a connotation that continued for generations and that was bolstered with 20th-century jewelry trends. In the early decades of the 1900s, high-end jewelry designers began introducing extended jewelry lines and sets alongside the explosion of the costume jewelry industry.

The rise of elegant paste and rhinestone crystal sets by makers such as Weiss or Eisenberg rekindled the popularity of the purchased jewelry set. For collectors of vintage and antique jewelry sets, it can be challenging (and very rewarding) to find a one that's both complete and in commendable condition.

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14K Gold, Diamond & Tanzanite Necklace & Pendant
Apr 20, 10:00 AM MST
14K Gold, Diamond & Tanzanite Necklace & Pendant
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$55015 Bids
A SILVER STONE SET NECKLACE AND BRACELET SUITE
Apr 18, 3:30 PM AEST
A SILVER STONE SET NECKLACE AND BRACELET SUITE
by Lawsons
Est: AUD70- AUD100
AUD6011 Bids
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NESTORIA CORIZ KEWA STERLING SILVER TURQUOISE GRADUATED DISC NECKLACE & EARRINGS
May 05, 9:00 AM MST
NESTORIA CORIZ KEWA STERLING SILVER TURQUOISE GRADUATED DISC NECKLACE & EARRINGS
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$24010 Bids
SILVER CHAINS AND A BRACELET
Apr 18, 3:30 PM AEST
SILVER CHAINS AND A BRACELET
by Lawsons
Est: AUD70- AUD100
AUD8010 Bids
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~7.5CTW PINK SAPPHIRE STERLING SILVER LADIES SET
Apr 20, 1:00 PM EDT
~7.5CTW PINK SAPPHIRE STERLING SILVER LADIES SET
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $150- $10,000
$507 Bids
14-Karat Yellow-Gold and Amber Pendant and a Pair of Matching Earrings 7.4 gross dwt
Apr 16, 10:00 AM EDT
14-Karat Yellow-Gold and Amber Pendant and a Pair of Matching Earrings 7.4 gross dwt
by Weschler's
Est: $100- $200
$1507 Bids
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Beautiful Statement Necklace With Earrings
Apr 17, 6:00 PM EDT
Beautiful Statement Necklace With Earrings
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$77 Bids
Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. 18 Karat Yellow Gold ‘Mesh’ and Diamond Necklace and Earrings
Apr 17, 9:00 AM PDT
Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. 18 Karat Yellow Gold ‘Mesh’ and Diamond Necklace and Earrings
by Abell Auction
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$1,0006 Bids
14K YELLOW GOLD AND SAPPHIRE CUFFLINK AND STUD SET
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD AND SAPPHIRE CUFFLINK AND STUD SET
by Potomack Company
Est: $700- $900
$6005 Bids
Silver Set
Apr 20, 9:00 AM EDT
Silver Set
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$305 Bids
GOLD AND SILVER GILT GEMSET RING AND EARRINGS
Apr 18, 3:30 PM AEST
GOLD AND SILVER GILT GEMSET RING AND EARRINGS
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD140
AUD605 Bids
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4PC. STARBORN STERLING SILVER ANASAZI POTTERY SHARD JEWELRY SUITE
May 05, 9:00 AM MST
4PC. STARBORN STERLING SILVER ANASAZI POTTERY SHARD JEWELRY SUITE
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$255 Bids
A TURQUOISE NECKLACE AND PEARL EARRINGS
Apr 18, 3:30 PM AEST
A TURQUOISE NECKLACE AND PEARL EARRINGS
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD405 Bids
A group of artisan silver jewelry
Apr 16, 10:00 AM PDT
A group of artisan silver jewelry
by John Moran Auctioneers
Est: $400- $600
$3255 Bids
SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND EARRINGS AND RING
Apr 20, 10:00 AM CDT
SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND EARRINGS AND RING
by Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $200- $300
$2754 Bids
WHITING & DAVIS SNAKE BRACELET AND NECKLACE
Apr 25, 10:00 AM EDT
WHITING & DAVIS SNAKE BRACELET AND NECKLACE
by Cordier Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $15- $20
$154 Bids
SANS RESERVE CHOPARD DEMI-PARURE "HAPPY DIAMONDS"
Apr 19, 10:30 AM CEST
SANS RESERVE CHOPARD DEMI-PARURE "HAPPY DIAMONDS"
by HVMC - Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo
Est: €2,000- €3,000
€1,3004 Bids
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18K Tricolor Neck Chain & Bracelet
Apr 16, 10:00 AM EDT
18K Tricolor Neck Chain & Bracelet
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $6,000- $9,000
$4,0004 Bids
Kieselstein-Cord 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Diamond heart Earrings with Matching Pendant
Apr 17, 9:00 AM PDT
Kieselstein-Cord 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Diamond heart Earrings with Matching Pendant
by Abell Auction
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,3004 Bids

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Vintage Auctions

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HVMC - Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo

HVMC - Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo

Lion and Unicorn

Lion and Unicorn

Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden

Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden