A lovely Victorian/Edwardian transitional design, this sparkling and sizable bouquet of flowers is crowned with ribbon on top. Numerous rose-cut diamonds set in silver and silver over yellow gold glitter all around and across the center. The flower stamens and bow knot are centered with bright red r...(more)
Attention aquamarine lovers! We run across a good deal of rings and earrings, occasional bracelets and necklaces, and every so often we stumble upon an elaborate Art Deco or Retro aqua brooch; however, here we have a glistening, cool blue gemstone serving as the focus of a classic 1920s bar pin, and...(more)
Magnificent Victorian artistry is in full flower in this sensational and sizable (2 3/16 by 1 1/8 inches) nineteenth century brooch highlighting an unusual and entrancing boulder opal. Brilliant flashes of color - fiery red, yellow and orange and cool blue and green - burst through the chocolate br...(more)
A stunning, highly stylized bow pin, hand crafted in platinum - circa 1925 - sparkling with 1.50 carats of diamonds and accented with bright green calibre emeralds. Flowing, multi-dimensional, asymmetrical ribbons are tied-up with a glittering marquise diamond. A splendid and sophisticated Art Deco ...(more)
A darling twelve-pointed star, crafted in 18K yellow gold and dating back to Victorian times, emanating with seed pearl rays and centered with a tiny diamond twinkler, wearable as a pin or pendant. 1 inch from point-to-point. Stellar!
This highly stylized heart pin from the 1940s is crafted in two-tone 14k gold (rose and yellow) and features a 1.25 carat brilliant-cut, electric periwinkle blue Zircon. Signed 'Soret'. 1 and 1/4 inches.
We love these mid-to-late 19th-century coral cluster brooches that mostly hail from Italy, and this one is especially appealing because of it's larger size and beautifully well-matched deep orange coral. Bold and bellisima! Crafted in silver, with both a pin and loop on reverse so it can be worn as ...(more)
A cheerful finishing touch for your lapel, this circa 1940s bow brooch is from the esteemed jeweler Cartier. Finely handcrafted in green and rose gold, with a glittering pale-blue square aquamarine at its center. Signed CARTIER. Measures 2 1/8 inches by 1 1/4 inches.
A deeply charming mid-to-late-nineteenth century brooch depicting an oak leaf and acorn - symbols of strength and stability. Masterfully handcrafted in patinated silver over rose and yellow gold, with mine-cut diamonds set in the leaf and rose-cut diamonds set in the acorn top. The acorn itself is a...(more)
This Art Deco style dazzler centers a vivid oval-shaped sapphire and sizzles with one hundred and forty-six bright-white modern round brilliant-cut diamonds. It's recently handcrafted in platinum and expertly pierced in an elaborate geometric fashion so popular in the Art Deco period and finished wi...(more)
A far-from-ordinary and uniquely lovely jewel, in glorious green and gold, from San Francisco's oldest and (with the exception of yours truly) most venerable purveyor of fine jewels - Shreve & Co. A round jade cabochon, displaying a deep apple-green hue, is presented in the center of a curvaceou...(more)
This 'new moon' is almost 150 years old! 2.75 carats of old mine and rose-cut diamonds light up the sky (night and day) in this sparkling and amply proportioned (1 1/2 inch) crescent moon brooch, artfully crafted in warmly patinated silver over gold - circa 1875.