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)
A colorful and striking late-nineteenth century Scottish brooch handcrafted in a stylized pinwheel design. The brooch is inlaid with multi-color agates and overlaid with an engraved silver buckle. 2 inches by 1 7/8 inches.
A cool and artsy mid-century brooch, influenced by nature and created in blackened steel and 18 karat white gold and dotted with twinkling white diamonds and one lustrous cultured pearl, by the inimitable San Francisco-based jeweler of yore - Marsh & Co. As a testament to the uncompromising wor...(more)
A truly gorgeous and glittering multicolored butterfly has alighted for a brief moment on a diamond-studded branch in this sublime Victorian brooch, masterfully created in rich and warmly patinated 18 karat gold. Ah, the wonders of nature! Just a tad shy of 1 and 1/2 inches long by 7/8 inch wide.
This extra-lovely central-European garnet brooch, crafted in 9 karat rose gold, is composed in three distinct layers of darkly glistening almandine garnets, including six heart shapes alternating with round pave' sections. Circa 1890, 1 1/4 inches diameter.
Early Spanish explorers called hummingbirds flying jewels, and here is a case in point. This 2 inch high, golden, sapphire-eyed, freshwater pearl winged, fine feathered friend will always brighten your blouse or jacket lapel. Here are more than a few Hummingbird facts:
Hummingbirds are the tinie...(more)
An adorable, stylized Puffin or Toucan, with a bright reddish-orange coral beak, is artfully rendered in rich 18 karat yellow gold. His ever-watchful eye is a bright-green emerald and small sparkling diamonds adorn his plumage. This fine-feathered branch manager measures just over 1 and 1/2 inches b...(more)
This very lovely brooch is by the famous Danish firm Georg Jensen, primarily renowned for their fine silver work. The pin is number 236 and the hallmarks on the back indicate that the brooch was made post 1945. A beautiful mid-century treasure rendered with Arts & Crafts-style influence. 1 5/8 i...(more)
The most beautiful peinture sur enamel portrait pin ever! An undulating golden scallop shell serves as the canvas for this masterful portrait of an ethereal pre-Raphaelite beauty. Her shoulders are draped in a rose-cut diamond-embellished ribbon, a diamond star twinkles at the top of her shim...(more)
From nineteenth-century France comes this exquisitely beautiful, and modestly proportioned, brooch highlighting a luminous pastel-colored opal surrounded by fifteen glistening old mine-cut diamonds weighing a total of one carat. The majestic 18 karat gold frame is imbued with superlative handcrafted...(more)
Michael's rowing his boat ashore - Hallelujah! (And his dog is at the bow). Michael is also sporting a cobalt blue enamel hat band and cuffs. An extra sweet and very unusual Victorian pin. 1 1/2 inches by 7/8 inch.
Ms. Locke didn't paint the domed Moorish style building but she framed the colorful antique miniature in her signature style - gleaming, hand-hammered 19 karat gold. Old wine in a new bottle. This enchanting and exotic pin or pendant is equipped with a matching flip-up loop. 1 5/16 inches by 1 1/8 i...(more)