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.... Worldwide, however, it is safe to say that prehistoric peoples, such as the Aztecs, Mayans, and Olmecs, and Ancient Egyptians observed jade as more valuable and powerful than gold....... A striking elegant cushion cut 45.26 carat tanzanite, flanked by 1.36 carats of glistening diamonds, are set in 18K gold and platinum to form a stunning ring....... It is radiantly set in 18K gold. Treat yourself to one of our spectacular pieces of tanzanite jewelry this Holiday Season and you will cherish the rarity and beauty of the opulent blue pieces for years to come.   GIVEAWAY UPDATE   We... Read More »

Diamond Jewelry Owned By Pope Paul VI On Sale For $1.9 Million ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 03/20/2014
.... Then there is the intrinsic value of the 18k gold pectoral cross and platinum ring with more than 75 carats of diamonds once belonging to Pope Paul VI (1963 – 1978......,” said Bill Rau, owner of the fine art and antiques business. The intricately carved 18k yellow gold cross is 7 inches in length and decorated with diamonds and Colombian emeralds... Read More »

The works of Peter Carl Fabergé ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/23/2014
.... Assisted by his sons and such Swiss artisans such as François Berbaum, Fabergé gained popularity as a brilliant designer, utilizing precious and semiprecious materials such as gold, silver, nephrite, agate and malachite as well as incomparable enamel detailing. Soon, the Fabergé....... Alexander III and his wife Czarina Maria made a purchase at the Fabergé exhibit. There, Fabergé was presented with a gold medal honoring him....... Alexander III commissioned the first egg in 1884 for Czarina Maria. The egg was made of gold with white enamel for the shell... Read More »

11th Annual Aspen Antiques and Fine Arts Fair ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 06/14/2013
....S. Rau will offer a 17.61 carat Ceylon pink sapphire and diamond ring set in platinum and 18K yellow gold which brings out the "bubblegum" color of the center stone. Tags: Pink Sapphire | Sapphire... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Jewelry Archives » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques

.... This rare Vacheron Constantin watch is housed in a desirable 18K yellow gold Spur-model case. The mechanism features a 17j manual wind movement which, like the dial and case, bears full Vacheron Constantin marks.......  Take, for instance, this fabulous chandelier that displays a geometric Egyptian motif. Mounted in luminous platinum and 18k gold, as well as featuring a link of the purest rock crystal, this Art Deco pin radiates the opulence associated with the movement....... This wonderful 8-day clock would have been at home in the most stylish of offices or residences. Cartier Art Deco Jade Clock Art Deco Gold Box by Cartier, Paris Also by Cartier, this gold box captures the essence of Art Deco sophistication... Read More »

Pietre Dure Chest, Best of the Chest ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 05/01/2014
...—  This ornate casket has feet in both the 19th and 17th centuries. Crafted in 1840, it combines original period 17th-century Florentine pietra dura plaques with hand engraved dore gold-plated bronze mounts and an ebonized base to create a multi-tiered confection... Read More »

Pink Sapphire Ring Bubblegum Color ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 11/24/2014
...) to be natural and Ceylon origin. Set in platinum and 18K yellow gold. Tags: Bubblegum | sapphire... Read More »

Two Porcelain Perfume Bottle from Jacob Petit ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 05/01/2014
...  slender neck features four cascades of descending loops. The finial/stopper is a parcel gilt ringed dome. Painted decoration to the flacon is French Blue and Gold......  outrageous prices and was referred to as "white gold." The Elector of Saxony, Augustus the Strong, had an insatiable passion for the blue and white China ware and became an avid collector... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Blog Archive Nécessaire: The Greatest Travel Companion +

...| posted by James Gillis Gold gilded silver and cut crystal accentuate the various toiletries inside Travel during the late 16th century all the way through the early 19th century was considered a....... Often constructed of luxurious materials such as silver, gold, tortoiseshell, fine woods and leathers, nécessaires were chests that held a wide range of ‘necessary... Read More »

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.... Worldwide, however, it is safe to say that prehistoric peoples, such as the Aztecs, Mayans, and Olmecs, and Ancient Egyptians observed jade as more valuable and powerful than gold....... A striking elegant cushion cut 45.26 carat tanzanite, flanked by 1.36 carats of glistening diamonds, are set in 18K gold and platinum to form a stunning ring....... It is radiantly set in 18K gold. Treat yourself to one of our spectacular pieces of tanzanite jewelry this Holiday Season and you will cherish the rarity and beauty of the opulent blue pieces for years to come.   GIVEAWAY UPDATE   We... Read More »

Bird Boxes ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 06/04/2013
.... A successful house lauded for the realistic quality of their songs, they exhibited in several Universal Expositions and fairs where they were awarded with 38 international medals of gold, silver......companies such as antique dealer M.S. Rau. Tags: Bird Boxes | Snuff Boxes | Gold Boxes This gold engraved singing bird music box executed in the Rococo design features not only a delicate feathered creature....... (Detail of bird below) Gold engraved singing bird music box executed in the Rococo design features not only a delicate feathered creature, but a magnificent painted medallion depicting a pastoral scene of a... Read More »

the Royal Blue Diamond: Is This Blue Diamond Worth $9.8 million? ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 08/30/2013
.... The diamond is set on a platinum and rose gold ring surrounded by vivid pink and colorless diamonds. Fewer than 0.3 percent of all colored diamonds graded by GIA were predominately blue... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Glossary]
.... gilding The decoration of an object with a thin layer of gold, gold leaf or gold foil. Gillows Founded in 1703 by Robert Gillows, the Gillows firm operated successfully as a family-owned business well into the 19th century... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Blog Archive The Importance of Jade + Our Giveaway Winner

.... Worldwide, however, it is safe to say that prehistoric peoples, such as the Aztecs, Mayans, and Olmecs, and Ancient Egyptians observed jade as more valuable and powerful than gold... Read More »

What’s in a Name? The Splendor of Antique Imperial Jadeite Jewelry ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 12/28/2010
...What’s in a Name? The Splendor of Antique Imperial Jadeite Jewelry ~ M.S. Rau Antiques What’s in a Name? The Splendor of Imperial Jadeite Jewelry A A A "Gold is estimable... Read More »