A shimmering seed pearl-studded crescent is regally adorned with a matching crown. Circa 1890s. The regal pin measures 1 1/2 inches by 1/2 inches.
A superb specimen of translucent, striated agate, exhibiting an unusual and striking tortoise shell coloration, with a vivid white stripe horizontally bisecting the center (hence, banded agate) is presented in a shimmering frame of natural seed pearls in this big, bold and beautiful Victorian brooch...(more)
A work of wearable Art Moderne rendered in blackened sterling silver and highlighting a single lustrous cultured pearl. Circa 1950s-1960s. Signed 'I Bryner'. 1 3/4 inches by 1/2 inch.
A wise old owl with luminous moonstone eyes, hecho en Taxco, Mexico by the esteemed Antonio Pineda - post 1953. A cute hoot! 2 inches by 1 1/4 inches.
A skilled and sexy female golfer lands a shimmering cultured pearl right smack on the green in this very clever and extra-charming two-piece pin set by the incomparable jeweler to the stars of yesteryear - Ruser of Beverly Hills. Fore!
A shimmering frosted crystal backdrop is wrapped in a bow and outlined by a frame of sparkling European-cut diamonds with a dash of calibre sapphires in this enchanting, consummate and far-from-ordinary Art Deco bar pin, circa 1925. 2.50 carats total diamond weight. 2 1/4 inches.
A sizable (2-inch diameter) scalloped circle brooch, from nineteenth-century Scotland, composed of eight inlaid banded gray agate plaques - sometimes referred to as Montrose agate - set in silver. A bonnie bauble!
Compared to their ruby and sapphire cousins, emerald and diamond crescent brooches are relatively rare. This very lovely slice of the moon is crafted in platinum over gold and dates back to the late nineteenth-century Victorian period. Twelve old mine-cut diamonds sparkle from above and between two ...(more)
A lucky and much larger than life ladybug composed of orange jasper inlaid with black onyx. 1 1/8 inches by 1 inch wide, crafted in 14 karat yellow gold by 'Winc'.
This intriguing and irresistible antique insect, finely crafted in silver over gold, is all abuzz with glistening rose-cut diamond wings, an opal and diamond banded, honey-colored tiger's eye abdomen, and tiny ruby eyes. A breathtakingly beautiful, brilliantly rendered and regal Victorian brooch fit...(more)
An explosive, atomic Retro brooch, reminiscent of mid-century abstract wall sculptures, is rendered in bright rosy-yellow gold and centers on a bright-red ruby cluster radiating in all directions with glistening wire spokes topped with sparkling diamonds and rubies. A pair of tapered scrolls add ext...(more)
A one-of-a-kind work of wearable art by the inimitable Italian jewelry maestro - Buccellati. This fabulous and sizable floral brooch was created to showcase a magnificent gemological specimen that looks as though it came from another planet - a bright-orange Mexican opal with strange multi-dimension...(more)