We're not quite certain when this sinuous golden serpent was hatched - late-nineteenth or mid-twentieth century when Victorian style enjoyed a popular revival. Nonetheless, this radiant reptile boasts textured scalar hand engraving and a colorful enameled crown. The green stone is chrysoprase and a ...(more)
This fabulous hummingbird brooch, crafted in 14K gold, manages to keep aloft with her large, shimmering mother-of pearl wings. Her elegantly embellished turquoise head is further accented with a flash of red rubies. It is not surprising that early Spanish explorers called hummingbirds flying jewels,...(more)
A sweetheart blooms in this small cluster of maple seed pods rendered in shimmering green enamel over 15 karat rose gold (hence most likely of British origin). All are vibrantly hued, gently fading from grass green to sunny yellow with the cell structure faintly appearing through the enamel of each ...(more)
This sleek and sizable, diamond-eyed steed has broken from his corral and is kicking up some serious diamond dust in this magnificently sculpted brooch, rendered in velvety 18K yellow gold, plus a pair of bright white and sparkling round brilliant-cut diamonds, weighing .80 carat. Signed Moboco with...(more)
A gleaming, golden Excalibur, measuring just over 2 1/2 inches long and sparkling to the hilt with old mine and rose-cut diamonds. Unsheathe your inner King Arthur! Victorian, circa 1880.
This precious little dove, outfitted in shimmering lime green enamel trimmed with tiny twinkling diamonds, will bring some blessed peace to your life and color to your wardrobe. 1 1/4 by 7/8 inches.
A sparkling variation on a romantic theme. This stylish and sizable 'work of heart' is elegantly crafted in gleaming 18K gold with the cleavage enwrapped with 1 carat of high-color, high-grade round brilliant-cut diamonds. Impressively proportioned - 1 7/8 by 1 3/4 inches - and like most of our cont...(more)
A golden, ruby-eyed and colorfully plumed momma bird is lovingly tending to her future family in this adorable, mid-century brooch from Italy, sculpted in 18K yellow gold. Every day is mother's day! She measures 1 3/8 by 7/8 inch.
This artfully rendered example of the Egyptian Revival aesthetic of the 1920s depicts a scarab (the ancient Egyptian symbol of Ra the sun god) and the wings of Horus (the ancient Egyptian falcon god) and incorporates a pair of mirror-image birds. The scarab is carnelian, the translucen...(more)
Elegant fan motifs, a characteristic theme of classic Art Deco jewels, are studded with a sparkling array of old mine-cut and rose-cut diamonds (totaling 2.35 carats) in this gorgeous Jazz Age jewel, hand crafted in platinum over 18K yellow gold, circa 1925. The decorative pierce work wonderfully in...(more)
A lustrous cluster of 8.5 millimeter cultured pearls shimmers atop a graceful, sweeping, kinetic design composed of sparkling white baguette and round diamonds (totaling over two-and-a-half carats) in this artful, free-form spray brooch, hand fabricated in gleaming 18K white gold, circa 1950s. Barga...(more)
Long regarded as an omen of good fortune and happy marriage, this precious peony brooch, circa 1940s-50s, is lovingly rendered in hand carved angel skin coral with realistically textured 14K gold stem and leaves that beautifully support the deckle-edged, wispy folds of the lush, full bloom. 2 3/4 by...(more)