An intriguing insect rendered in faithful antique style - silver and 18 karat yellow gold - with sparkling diamond wings, a colorful glowing opal head and belly (abdomen), and ruby eyes. A beauteous bug with a one-inch wingspan.
Dress up your kilt jacket with this antique silver Scottish bar pin inlaid with colorful agate in a geometric harlequin-type pattern. 1 13/16 inches by 7/16 inch.
A bright apple-green natural Burmese jade cabochon is handcarved and pierced with a lovely floral design in this charming Art Deco brooch - circa 1930s - framed in bright-white gold with an old mine-cut diamond sparkling at the cardinal points. Just shy of 1 1/2 inches by 1 inch.
A wonder of nature has been more than slightly improved upon in this truly wonderful and ravishing turn-of-the-century pansy pin, resplendently rendered in iridescent pastel pink, yellow enamel with purple accenting, and a single natural pearl. By Whiteside & Blank, a notable American jeweler of...(more)
A classical beauty is handcarved in artful and precise detail in this exemplary Victorian cameo brooch - circa 1875. This thick and translucent circular agate is tastefully outlined with a cobalt-blue enamel Greek-key design followed by a twisted rope inside a reflective 18 karat gold frame. This st...(more)
Twin diamond-crowned serpents slither around a rich, green, elongated cushion-cut tourmaline in this exotic and entrancing Art Nouveau stick pin, artfully crafted in 18 karat yellow, circa 1900. The top measures 5/8 inch high, the full pin measures 3 1/4 inches long. The top is numbered on the back ...(more)
A simply stunning example of the Victorian enthusiasm for the natural world is found in this captivating ten-legged spider brooch. Masterfully crafted in silver over gold, this mischievous critter features a glowing striped agate body, gleaming ruby cabochon eyes and a glittering rose-cut diamond th...(more)
Add a little French Belle Époque flair to your blouse or lapel with this beautifully crafted and easy-to-wear bar pin from France, circa 1910. Hand-fabricated in platinum over 18 karat gold, this lovely pin features eleven mine-cut diamonds twinkling in their milgrained settings and has the ...(more)
A tantalizing trio of royal-blue star sapphires make for a very beautiful, and quite unusual, main component of this artfully designed and masterfully executed Retro bow pin from the glamorous 1940s. The sweeping, multi-dimensional design is rendered in contrasting rose gold and yellow gold, accente...(more)
Ready to perch on her shoulder, a bee for your honey. This sweet little bee is diamond encrusted with one-half carat of gemmy, high-quality diamonds and measures 5/8 by 3/4 inch.
Unleash your inner tiger with this ultra-mod, convertible brooch/pendant. This iconic, boomerang-inspired piece of wearable moderne sculpture showcases a silky, chatoyant tiger's eye quartz and measures 2" long and 1 3/4" wide. Circa 1960s, most likely of British origin.
A cool and unusual, to say the least, turn-of-the-century brooch depicting a pair of wings with the the landing gear down. Superbly sculpted in rich and heavy 18 karat yellow gold with diamond tire tread. Ready for take-off or landing! 2 1/2 inch wingspan by 1 3/16 inches high.