A classical beauty with alabaster white skin, curly tresses and flowing ribbons with apricot highlights is skillfully carved in profile in this sizable (2 1/8 high by 1 3/4 wide) and stunning shell cameo framed in 14K gold with elaborate floral hand engraving. Consummate Victoriana - circa 1875.
We can only wonder why this may be the very first Victorian brooch we've encountered with three crescents (and a star) when the design is so symmetrically alluring. This nineteenth-century jewel glistens with three-quarters-of-a-carat of bright-white rose-cut diamonds set in darkly oxidized silver ...(more)
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...! This artfully designed and sculpted snowflake (no two are exactly the same!) fell to earth sometime during the mid-1880s. Finely hand crafted in gleaming rosy-yellow gold, this Victorian jewel features an early old mine antique cushion-cut diamond (weighing ...(more)
A pampered pussy with an 18 karat gold fur coat and a platinum, diamond and pearl collar to purr on your lapel. Circa 1890. 1 3/8 by 5/8 inch.
A sparkling 1.20 carat old mine-cut diamond centers this exceptional and exceptionally beautiful antique Georgian silver and diamond flower brooch glistening with over 10 carats of bright-white old mine-cut diamonds. The six petals are overlaid with round flower-like diamond clusters which add extra...(more)
An adorable West Highland White Terrier is hyper-realistically depicted against a mother-of-pearl background in one of the finest, most masterfully rendered reverse intaglio crystals we've ever seen. When you loupe (magnify) the doggie you will not believe the lifelike, three-dimensional details (a ...(more)
A dynamic Jazz Age (1920s) bar brooch superbly handcrafted in platinum, fashioned with graceful multi-dimensional curves and extravagantly and meticulously ornamented with geometric wirework, delicate milgraining and over 2 carats of sparkling white diamonds. This utterly dazzling early-Art Deco ado...(more)
A lovely sterling silver pin and/or pendant featuring four shimmering moonstones presented in an elaborate floral and foliate motif. Wonderful age appropriate oxidation on the silver.
We currently have the perfect match to this brooch in an earring/ bracelet suite:
A darkly romantic garnet brooch by way of nineteenth century Bohemia (former Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic) with three glistening dangles dancing below a graceful double-wing motif. A rare beauty in fine condition from the mid 19th century. 2 inches by 1 5/8 inches.
The Chrysler Building - times two - is miniaturized (but shine every bit as bright) in these sensational and consummate geometric Art Deco double clips and brooch combo, crafted in platinum at the zenith of the period - circa 1925. Tree-like tacks of trapezoid and baguette diamonds serve as the cent...(more)
This 'new moon' is over 100 years old and measures 7/8 inch across. Rendered in gilded metal by way of late-19th~early-20th century Czechoslovakia.
Measuring 1 1/4 inches in diameter this starburst shines with a deep, rich red that as only pyrope garnets can. This pin is crafted in a heavily plated metal so it has a look of gold construction not usually seen in these pins. The elongated pin stem dates this piece to the mid-19th century. A true ...(more)