Originally designed as a convertible pendant/brooch combination, this exquisite Art Deco masterpiece was simplified by its former owner into a full-time pendant necklace, probably due to the fact that the pin stem was visible through the delicate openwork (if you wish, however, we can add it back). ...(more)
French Art Nouveau artistry is in full flower as long, sinuous golden leaves enwrap shimmering freshwater pearl 'angel wings' to create this lithe and highly stylized, nature inspired jewel. Circa 1900. 1 7/8 inches by 3/4 inch.
A darling aquamarine pendant necklace recently crafted in platinum in homage to the romantic Edwardian style of the early-twentieth century. The glittering diamond-set bow, a characteristic motif of Edwardian jewels, surmounts a pastel blue briolette aquamarine swinging to and fro below. The pendant...(more)
Reputedly from nineteenth-century Budapest, Hungary (of all places! although no hallmarks survive), comes this very unusual and and unusually beautiful round locket colored in a winter white enamel background and centered with a 1 carat natural royal blue sapphire. Three rubies, four rose-cut diamon...(more)
In consummate Art Nouveau style (circa 1900) this lovingly enameled violet pendant channels the beauty of nature. Like a drop of dew, a bright-white diamond glistens at the center of the violet, with a satiny white freshwater pearl drop swinging to and fro. Though sweet year 'round, the violet was t...(more)
This fabulous early-20th century find features a varied array of royal blue lapis lazuli gemstones, including a central hand carved scarab crowned with a watchful pair of birds (Ibises maybe?) with a handful of natural freshwater pearls added for a dash of luster. A rare, exotic, exciting and except...(more)
A sizable (1 7/16 inches wide), unmonogrammed(!) round locket, crafted in sturdy, shimmering 10K yellow gold and centered with a single European-cut diamond sparkler to protect and display a picture of your loved one. Original late-Victorian - circa 1900.
With all the enthusiasm, zest, joy and gaiety French style can emulate, this silver and enameled neckpiece is colorfully decorated with pink and chartreuse rhinestones, amid swirls of polka dots and carefree enameled daises. Measuring 17 inches in length with French hallmarks. Joie de vivre! ...(more)
A late-20th century example of Bulgari's whimsical OP ART designs is seen in this fabulous, festooning 'Lucea' Necklace which is no longer being produced. The neckpiece was designed with Italian high fashion sensibilities in warm, buttery 18K yellow gold. The necklace measures 18 1/4 inches in overa...(more)
Hand-fabricated in the early 1900s in platinum over 18K gold, this heavenly jewel centers on a shimmering old mine-cut diamond mounted within a floating halo. The post and cross bars are set with glittering rose-cut diamonds, each punctuated with a matching pair of lustrous seed pearls. Measuring 1 ...(more)
Graceful garlands of diamond-set flowers, leaves, scallops and swirls frame a luminous baroque fresh water pearl displaying exceptional luster and orient in this exemplary example of Belle Époque design, hand fabricated in platinum over 18K yellow gold - circa 1900. This elegant fin de si...(more)
A gorgeous turn-of-the-century necklace shimmering with a pair of lustrous, snow white, baroque freshwater pearls dangling inside and below a curvaceous, free form frame of bright white, glittering old mine-cut diamonds. Elegantly hand fabricated in platinum over 20K (!) gold - circa 1900-1915. Clas...(more)