This delightful and exotic antique jewel - circa 1900 - emphasizes the 'art' in Art Nouveau. A beautifully crafted 14 karat gold pendant with a fantastical fruit motif, (an apricot? a fig?) comes to life with shimmering iridescent enamel in light pastel pink and green hues. Accented with diamonds an...(more)
A bright and colorful jewel from the-turn-of-the-twentieth century. A lustrous pink raspberry cushion-cut tourmaline teams up with a dangling lime green pear shape peridot in this precious Art Nouveau adornment gracefully crafted in velvety 18K yellow gold and dotted with twinkling old mine and rose...(more)
This intricately designed 14 karat gold oval shaped locket, superbly rendered in the Etruscan Revival style, dates from the Victorian (nineteenth century) period. A center plaque of braided and beaded scroll scroll work is surrounded by numerous layers of intricate gold bead work. Suspended from a...(more)
This ornate antique cross features deep burgundy colored garnets set in closed back settings with lacy scrolled metalwork and natural pearls set atop round domed elements. The cross dates from the early to mid 19th century and is from Spain or Portugal. You might expect to see this piece in a museu...(more)
A shining and shimmering nineteen-inch strand of bright iridescent creamy white baroque South Sea pearls graduating from approximately 11.3 millimeters to 16.3 millimeters. The beautiful strand of oyster fruit is fastened together with a sparkling miniature diamond disco ball containing three carats...(more)
A sparkling, icy-white, transitional-cut pear-shape diamond, measuring .85 carats (but with an outline well over one carat based on a modern-cut stone), is enshrined in a graceful diamond-set bell-shape frame in this very beautiful and impressive Art Deco drop necklace, crafted in platinum. The pend...(more)
Contemporary platinum and 18 karat yellow gold diamond heart pendant from the eminent Italiano house of fine jewels -'Bulgari'. A tantalizing trio of high-quality round brilliant-cut diamonds are the focus of this romantic sweetheart. Chain measures 17 inches long, but it has an extra loop so it can...(more)
A very interesting and unusual cross pendant set with oval cabochon cat’s-eye gemstones. Although they appear to be Chrysoberyl these gems are actually Sillimanite. A rarity.
A darling variation on the tried-and-true star and crescent motif. In place of a twinkling star, this Victorian delight centers on a twinkling flower. Lovely. 15/16 inch by 3/4 inch.
A 15K Yellow gold (hence British) Victorian book motif locket with beautiful blue enameling and engraving on the front and floral and scroll motifs on the reverse. You won't be able to put it down! This very lovely and unusual locket measures about 1 inch tall by 3/4 inch wide.
This romantic Austro-Hungarian necklace, rendered with a distinctive Renaissance Revival style, is redolent of old world grace and charm. Openwork plaques are dotted with freshwater pearls and foil-backed gems with garnets set in between. The central scalloped openwork plaque measures 2 3/8 inches b...(more)
This rare and ravishing early-nineteenth century pendant necklace, crafted in darkly patinated silver over gold, glistens night and day with a beautiful array of rose-cut diamonds. The top and bottom sections each feature a larger pear-shape diamond, the latter of which is framed by small round rose...(more)