Iridescent pink and green shaded enamel coalesce for a magical effect in this enchanting Art Nouveau jewel - circa 1900. The entwined leaves bear precious fruit - a pair of lustrous seed pearls and a sparkling old mine-cut diamond. 1 3/8 inch by 1 inch.
Along with the better known Nardi, for over a century Codognato has been a highly distinctive and creative Venice based jeweler. This moretto, or blackamoor, brooch, masterfully handcrafted in silver and 18K gold, beautifully captures William Shakespeare's Othello. Dressed to the nines in a f...(more)
Stellar Victoriana. A sizable, multi-dimensional oval brooch, crafted in rich 18 karat gold, is studded with shimmering pearls and pale, glowing foil-backed emeralds delineated with delicate twisted wire work. The brooch is is beautifully festooned with swags and a slinky chain tassel and is equippe...(more)
A lush and flowing foliate design, composed in richly textured 22K yellow gold, culminates in a pair of lustrous pearl-petaled blossoms in this exemplary work of jewelry art originating from fin-de-siecle France. A pair of loops on the reverse accommodates a neck chain. 1 5/8 inches by 1 1/2 ...(more)
Light up your lapel with this dazzling Art Deco delight. A classic Jazz Age bar pin, circa 1920s, centering on a flashing half-carat old mine-cut diamond set among a glistening array of smaller round diamonds radiating amid a platinum lattice of finely milgrained geometric wire work. Note the cute ...(more)
This chic, magnifique and quite sizable (2 3/4 by 2 1/4 inches) bow brooch, by way of mid-twentieth century France, is masterfully composed of a lithe and supple golden ribbon that freely moves at the lower left and then stiffens at the knot. The ribbon is overlaid, and culminates at t...(more)
A polychromatic palette of pastel colors emit a kaleidoscopic effect in this sizable (1 9/16 inches by 1 inch) opal brooch, with an estimated weight of 24 carats! The gorgeous and glistening gemstone is presented with understated simplicity in a white gold frame punctuated at each end with a small a...(more)
Perfect for true blue L.A. Dodgers fans or any guy or gal named Al. Or, more traditionally, your initials might be A.L. or L.A. ... Abraham Lincoln, Angela Lansbury, Avril Lavigne, Louis and Lance Armstrong, Lucy Arnaz ... An artistically designed and rendered diamond-studded monogram beautifully ha...(more)
A striking amalgam of 1930s Art Deco and 1940s Retro styles coalesce in this spectacular brooch and double-clips combo, artistically (and substantially) rendered in contrasting 15K pink and green gold (thus most likely of British origin) and overlaid with platinum and diamonds. The geometric center ...(more)
Here is a bright, brilliant and ingenious twist on a pair of classic Art Deco double clips. Instead of parallel lines meeting in the center to create the brooch, a seriously sparkling 1.80 carat European-cut diamond, attached to the bracket, serves as a high-voltage centerpiece and may be worn alone...(more)
From the misty moors of Scotland comes this handsome and splendidly hand-crafted silver, agate and jasper brooch, in the beloved style popularized by the tenants of Balmoral Castle in the latter 19th century. Measures 1 1/2 inches by 1 3/8 inches.
Enchanting iridescent enamel purple and green hues shimmer and shine in this ultra-charming, stylized Art Nouveau tulip bud pin artfully hand fabricated in softly textured gold - circa 1900. This was originally intended as a watch pin with the loop at the bottom, however, upside down it works splend...(more)