From mid-nineteenth century Scotland, eight wave like plaques of artfully striated gray & white agate (a.k.a. Montrose agate) are assembled and set in silver to form a scalloped circle brooch. Fitted with a necklace loop on the reverse. 1 and 7/8 inches.
A pudgy, pink, winged cherub (remarkably reminiscent of yours truly as an angelic toddler) is bringing in the harvest in this wonderful and whimsical, intricately hand painted Victorian pin, beautifully framed in 14K yellow gold. A petite 3/4 by 5/8 inch.
For your next black tie affair, a walk down the red carpet, or just vacuuming around the house - a gorgeous and glittering bow tie suffused with 5.00 carats of bright-white European-cut diamonds closely pave-set over realistically folded, silky platinum and accented with slender channels of bright g...(more)
This very cool nineteenth century starburst brooch presaged the striking geometry of the Art Deco period waiting a few decades around the bend. Two rows of lozenge shape onyx plaques, each set in milgrain finished bezel settings and interspersed with small golden beads, circumscribe a central round ...(more)
This stunning, sparkling and sizable love-knot brooch, circa the 1960s, is superbly crafted with three interwoven, multi-dimensional sections in highly-textured, rich 18 karat yellow gold, and with platinum settings to better set off 2.00 carats of bright-white, brilliant-cut diamonds. 1 and 1/2 inc...(more)
An adorable and happy little chickadee (actually not so little at 1 1/2 inches) is resting on a sparkling diamond branch. Her belly is of green chrysoprase. Beautifully textured in rich and weighty 18 karat yellow gold.
A small cluster of grapes, composed of natural freshwater pearls, shimmers and swings freely from a golden branch entwined by a platinum vine and grape leaf. A wine lover's delight by way of turn-of-the-twentieth century Great Britain. 1 9/16 by 3/4 inch.
You have to hand it to those wild and whimsical Victorians for creating this marvelous pair of bejeweled, braceleted and cuffed hands, each of which is daintily presenting a fanciful foliate token. The hands, which most likely, originally served as necklace clasps, are aglitter with closely-set rose...(more)
Sinuous, interlocking, mirror-image flowers, bejeweled with shimmering seed pearls and vibrant yellowish-green demantoid garnets, comprise this enchanting Art Nouveau brooch and/or watch pin, hand crafted in 15K yellow gold, hence of English origin - circa 1900. The loop on the back accommodates a p...(more)
An old and interesting natural jadeite carving depicting ripe peaches and flowing leaves. The substantial gemstone displays a lustrous celedon green color and is backed and outlined in silver. A captivating work of wearable Asian art. Just shy of 2 inches by 1 1/4 inches. Chinese mark on the reverse...(more)
Add a little sting to your wardrobe with this bright and shining buzzer, composed of two-tone gold, rose-cut diamond-set wings, ruby eyes and a lustrous pearl derrière, and boasting an impressive 1 and 5/8 inch wingspan. Her heart shaped wings are delicately pierced with triangular and diamond shap...(more)
A striking and sizable diamond shaped citrine, framed with fanciful hand engraving, casts a golden glow from this very cheerful and sunshiny Victorian bauble. 1 1/2 by 1 inch.