This striking, not-so-little, stinger buzzes brightly with a 1.20 carat old mine cushion-cut thorax, a white enamel and diamond-striped abdomen, glittering diamond-set wings and bright-red ruby eyes. This honey measures 1 and 1/4 inches in each direction.
This golden-coated Irish Setter is Best of Breed! He measures 1 1/2 inches by 1 inch.
From the elegant and exciting 1920s (back when people actually dressed up for dinner and bacchanals) comes this extraordinary and extraordinarily beautiful bow pin, artfully and intricately hand fabricated in platinum, and aglitter with a multitude of small round European and Swiss-cut diamonds acce...(more)
Irrespective of the wisdom of giving American women the right to vote in 1920, you cannot dispute the allure of suffragette jewelry; and here is a case in point. The iconic purple green and white colors, rendered in enamel, beautifully coalesce in this gorgeous pendant and pin dating back to the fir...(more)
A Notiochelidon Cyanoleuca (a.k.a. Blue and White Swallow) is bringing a scrumptious and sparkling .22 carat old mine-cut diamond home to her hungry chicks. She soars through the air with pearl-studded wings and cobalt blue enameled feathers and measure 1 3/4 inches in both directions. A rare and w...(more)
Eight multi-colored agate plaques, bordered in hand engraved silver, form a bonnie circle brooch from the misty moors of nineteenth century Scotland. 1 1/2 inch diameter.
A whimsical bow tied wise guy, cleverly crafted in two-tone 14K yellow gold, bright green chrysoprase and with sparkling diamond eyebrows. A real hoot. 1 1/4 by 1 inch.
A rare sighting: A turquoise breasted, golden crested, red-eyed Robin! A sweet tweet! 18K yellow gold, 1 3/4 by 1 1/4 inches. Circa 1960s.
From mid-nineteenth century Scotland, eight wave like plaques of artfully striated gray & white agate (a.k.a. Montrose agate) are assembled and set in silver to form a scalloped circle brooch. Fitted with a necklace loop on the reverse. 1 and 7/8 inches.
A pudgy, pink, winged cherub (remarkably reminiscent of yours truly as an angelic toddler) is bringing in the harvest in this wonderful and whimsical, intricately hand painted Victorian pin, beautifully framed in 14K yellow gold. A petite 3/4 by 5/8 inch.
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.