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.
A unique and strikingly beautiful bouquet brooch, intricately hand crafted in silver over gold and glittering with 1.50 carats of old mine and rose-cut diamonds, accented with tiny emeralds and highlighting translucent, glowing green, jade-like leaves which are actually carved from natural green chr...(more)
You've earned your wings and they're all tied up in a bow! This highly stylized and streamlined bow pin, expertly crafted in platinum over 18K yellow gold, centers on a sparkling old mine-cut diamond and glitters throughout with tiny rose-cut diamonds accented with royal blue calibre sapphires. This...(more)
The perfect adornment to wear to your favorite watering hole. This original Art Deco 'bar' pin measures 2 1/2 inches across and gently tapers with alternating rows of faceted (French/scissor-cut) sapphires, totaling over 2 carats, and .90 carat of bright-white and sparkling, high-quality European-cu...(more)