Silverman Galleries Antiques & Antique Jewelry

Silverman Galleries Antiques & Antique Jewelry Known and trusted in old town Alexandria over 50 years for ANTIQUE and VINTAGE JEWELRY, along with a selection of intriguing antiques and art from various centuries and continents.

SHOPPING, appraisal & other services BY APPOINTMENT.

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June's birthstone is the pearl ...
06/30/2021

June's birthstone is the pearl ...

June's birthstone is the pearl ...
06/27/2021

June's birthstone is the pearl ...

Pearls for June and for days... that's right, June's birthstone is the pearl.

Did you know that through history, men were the primary wearers of jewelry?

Here’s one example.

This pendant, featuring Hercules, represents physical strength and courage.

Why?

According to legend, Hercules used his strength to form the Strait of Gibraltar (a narrow passage of water connecting the Atlantic ocean and the Mediterranean Sea) to discourage sea monsters from entering the Mediterranean.

https://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/1113/unknown-maker-french-hercules-pendant-french-about-1540/

Photos from Rui Galopim de Carvalho FGA DGA's post
06/16/2021

Photos from Rui Galopim de Carvalho FGA DGA's post

Photos from Pompeii - Parco Archeologico's post
06/11/2021

Photos from Pompeii - Parco Archeologico's post

Photos from Rui Galopim de Carvalho FGA DGA's post
06/11/2021

Photos from Rui Galopim de Carvalho FGA DGA's post

Photos from Rui Galopim de Carvalho FGA DGA's post
06/04/2021

Photos from Rui Galopim de Carvalho FGA DGA's post

Photos from Rui Galopim de Carvalho FGA DGA's post
06/02/2021

Photos from Rui Galopim de Carvalho FGA DGA's post

Photos from Rui Galopim de Carvalho FGA DGA's post
06/01/2021

Photos from Rui Galopim de Carvalho FGA DGA's post

at Silverman Galleries
05/13/2021

at Silverman Galleries

Wonderful things from a 1537 shipwreck
05/13/2021

Wonderful things from a 1537 shipwreck

Antique Silver ... circa 1780 to 1910 ... from London, from Paris, and from Arthur & Bond, Yokohama
05/12/2021

Antique Silver ... circa 1780 to 1910 ... from London, from Paris, and from Arthur & Bond, Yokohama

ASPREY (Bond Street, London) Edwardian 9k gold miniature notebook & pencil compendium (pendant fob) ... hallmarked 1901,...
03/17/2021

ASPREY (Bond Street, London) Edwardian 9k gold miniature notebook & pencil compendium (pendant fob) ... hallmarked 1901, engraved with Art Nouveau Cypher "1902"

Photos from Silverman Galleries Antiques & Antique Jewelry's post
03/17/2021

Photos from Silverman Galleries Antiques & Antique Jewelry's post

Photos from Rui Galopim de Carvalho FGA DGA's post
03/13/2021

Photos from Rui Galopim de Carvalho FGA DGA's post

Photos from Silverman Galleries Antiques & Antique Jewelry's post
01/10/2021

Photos from Silverman Galleries Antiques & Antique Jewelry's post

New Arrivals for the New Year.To keep our community safe, we welcomeSHOPPING BY APPOINTMENT.Browse catalog at www.Silver...
01/10/2021

New Arrivals for the New Year.
To keep our community safe, we welcome
SHOPPING BY APPOINTMENT.

Browse catalog at www.SilvermanGalleries.com
Phone 703 836 5363

A New York Mansion Worth of Pearls
08/01/2020
A New York Mansion Worth of Pearls

A New York Mansion Worth of Pearls

Official website of Rui Galopim de Carvalho, gem education consultant, including the blog with gemmology and jewellery content, with special focus on trade nomenclature and decorative arts history (the use of gemstones throughout the ages, especially in Portugal). Also includes Home Gemmology webina...

Young Bacchus on a goat, leading an ecstatic Maenad (antique carnelian intaglio in 18k ring)
07/29/2020

Young Bacchus on a goat, leading an ecstatic Maenad (antique carnelian intaglio in 18k ring)

Fine Natural Red Spinel 6.02 carats, in platinum with diamond baguettes
07/04/2020

Fine Natural Red Spinel 6.02 carats, in platinum with diamond baguettes

The "BLACK PRINCE RUBY", when testing advanced in the 20th century, was found to be the black prince's SPINEL ... equall...
07/03/2020

The "BLACK PRINCE RUBY", when testing advanced in the 20th century, was found to be the black prince's SPINEL ... equally fine and rare in nature, but less widely known because for several thousand years it was not distinguished from 'ruby'.

The Black Prince Ruby
Like many famous rubies in history, namely the Timur Ruby, this is not a ruby but rather a fine red spinel from the Kuh-i-lal deposits situated in today’s Tajikistan, a region formerly known as Badakhshan. The gem is polished and drilled and has an irregular shape, measuring approximately 5 cm in length and with an estimated weight of 170 carats. The drill hole has been closed by a gold bezel set with a ruby cabochon. Red spinels from this region were historically known as "balas rubies" or simply "balas", "ballais" or "ballas". It is curious to know that the name "spinel" was also used for red gems reportedly from the Kingdom of Pegu (Myanmar) in the 16th century.
This remarkable red spinel is currently set in the Imperial State Crown along with the Cullinan II diamond, the Stweart Sapphire and four Medici-Hanover pearl drops being on display at the Tower of London in England.
The story behind its name linking it to Edward of Woodstock (1330-1376), eldest son of king Edward III of England, known as the Black Prince, and its provenance will be explained on an article that jewellery historian Jack Ogden announced would be published shortly on a peer-review journal.
Photo credits © The Royal Collection ; AFP

In cooperation with our community, Silverman Galleries is presently open  BY APPOINTMENT only ... Browse our web catalog...
03/19/2020

In cooperation with our community, Silverman Galleries is presently open BY APPOINTMENT only ...
Browse our web catalog 24/7, at www.SilvermanGalleries.com ...
... and keep in touch by phone, 703 836 5363. GOOD HEALTH TO ALL!

Shop Hours 11 am - 6 pm, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
02/01/2020

Shop Hours 11 am - 6 pm, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

OPEN DAILY except Mondays in December, hours 11 to 6 ... and also OPEN Monday December 23 and Tuesday December 24
12/11/2019

OPEN DAILY except Mondays in December, hours 11 to 6 ... and also OPEN Monday December 23 and Tuesday December 24

November in the Gallery ... We are OPEN DAILY  11-6, WEDNESDAYS through SATURDAYS
11/07/2019

November in the Gallery ... We are OPEN DAILY 11-6, WEDNESDAYS through SATURDAYS

a sample of the great handmade Navajo and Zuni cuff bracelets and necklaces in the gallery now ... the ones shown, circa...
11/07/2019

a sample of the great handmade Navajo and Zuni cuff bracelets and necklaces in the gallery now ... the ones shown, circa 1920 - 1980

Original Vintage Timepieces for wrist, neck and even to wear on the finger ... Belle Epoque,  Art Deco,and  Retro ... in...
08/20/2019

Original Vintage Timepieces for wrist, neck and even to wear on the finger ... Belle Epoque, Art Deco,and Retro ... in fine running condition with watchmaker's warranty

Some recent arrivals at Silverman Galleries, vintage rings 1780's through 1920's ... more info at www.SilvermanGalleries...
08/04/2019

Some recent arrivals at Silverman Galleries, vintage rings 1780's through 1920's ... more info at www.SilvermanGalleries.com

02/20/2019
Photos from Silverman Galleries Antiques & Antique Jewelry's post
02/20/2019

Photos from Silverman Galleries Antiques & Antique Jewelry's post

12/23/2018
December SHOP HOURS 11 to 6,  EVERY DAY except Monday Dec 17 ... through the 24 th
12/16/2018

December SHOP HOURS 11 to 6, EVERY DAY except Monday Dec 17 ... through the 24 th

02/23/2018

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110 N St Asaph St
Alexandria, VA
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