About Nelson Rarities, Inc.
NELSON RARITIES, INC.
We are proud to present to you our 27th catalogue of fine antique and estate jewelry. This exciting selection includes jewelry from many famous collections of royal provenance to estates here in New England. Of particular note is a wonderful selection of very high quality vintage rings, including Asscher cut diamonds.
Throughout the year, we put aside the finest and most interesting jewelry for this catalogue. In this way, a client from California has the same opportunity to purchase these rarities as does someone from here in New England.
To those of you who may be as yet unfamiliar with us, please allow us to introduce ourselves.
Nelson Rarities was founded by Andrew Nelson, who as a fine arts major at Harvard University, recognized the beauty and value of antique and estate jewelry. As business increased, he recruited fellow Harvard graduate Malcolm Logan and antique connoisseur David Johanson. Today Nelson Rarities is known worldwide as a purveyor of rare gems and fine jewelry.
We invite you to personally visit, write or phone (toll-free 1-800-882-3150). You may order with confidence from us as we guarantee your complete satisfaction.
We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season.
May We Purchase From You?
We are always interested in purchasing fine antique and estate jewelry, silver, and objet d'art. With our ability to sell from Zurich to Hong Kong, we can offer the highest prices possible. All transactions are strictly confidential and are arranged for your convenience.
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The latter half of the 19th century saw the culmination of the English Industrial Revolution and with it the pinnacle of English wealth and influence. Societal currents, created an artistic school known today as the Arts and Crafts movement. This genre, started by such notables as William Morris and John Ruskin, sought to counterbalance the crass and facile aspects of the machine age by creating and encouraging an artistic atmosphere of hand workmanship and an aesthetic harkening to the glorious days of medieval England. With this sense of artistic nationalism, the Arts and Crafts jewelers flourished creating one-of-a-kind jewels for the new wealth of England. One of the greatest artisans of this era was Henry Wilson (1864-1934) who created the bangle bracelet pictured. Note the different techniques of enameling including cloisonné and guilloche and further notice now the sapphire is perched upon and surrounded by an enamel base made to resemble a rock outcropping of Scottish agate or a turret of a medieval Arthurian castle. This artistic movement coincides with the Viennese Secessionist movement and Louis Comfort Tiffany’s jewelry and glass. Provenance: Made for Nina, Lady Collet by Henry Wilson at his workshop in Kent. Cushion-cut sapphire, cabochon-cut sapphire, enamel and gold bangle bracelet, circa 1904. Henry Wilson, England.