A charming little nineteenth-century beetle composed of rich burgundy garnets and rendered in 10 karat rosy-yellow gold. This pulchritudinous pest measures 1 1/8 inches long.
A ruin of the former world headquarters of western civilization - the Roman Forum is depicted in teeny-tiny micro-mosaic tesserae in this very striking and unusual bauble designed by Elizabeth Locke of Virgina and Madison Avenue. The nineteenth-century mosaic is beautifully framed in hand-hammered 1...(more)
A comely Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is captured for all time in teeny-tiny tesserae (mosaic tiles) in this splendid nineteenth-century Italian micro-mosaic brooch/pendant. The antique plaque has been re-mounted in gleaming and substantial hand-hammered 19 karat gold frame orbited by eight golden ...(more)
A magnificent and sizable nineteenth-century Italian micro mosaic, depicting a butterfly in repose, has been artfully remounted in a gleaming and substantial handwrought and hand-hammered 19 karat gold frame - the signature karat content of the designer - Elizabeth Locke. Ms. Locke sells her beautif...(more)
A single European-cut diamond sparkles from the center of this colorful antique pansy blossom beautifully rendered in velvety purple and yellow enamel over deeply patinated 14 karat yellow gold. Early-twentieth century. 1 1/4 inch by 1 1/8 inch.
A sparkling diamond Thoroughbred and Polo Pony are mounted by their respective riders in this fabulous pair of brooches, superbly modeled and intricately detailed in rich yellow gold and platinum, diamonds and enamel, evoking the Art Deco days, though made in the late 20th century. These two buddies...(more)
A stately classical Roman building is captured for all time in teeny-tiny tesserae (mosaic tiles) in this colorful nineteenth-century Italian micro-mosaic brooch and pendant. The antique plaque has been remounted in gleaming and substantial hand-hammered 19 karat gold frame, set with four lustrous c...(more)
An extra-lovely and glittering pair of 1930s-1940s vintage clips and brooch combination masterfully rendered in a graceful asymmetrical floral design. This multi-dimensional work of jewelry art is composed of a pair of transitional round brilliant-cut diamonds in the center of the flowers and a spar...(more)
This wonderful and romantic Victorian-era brooch shimmers with twelve colorful heart shaped opals and eighteen sparkling old mine-cut diamonds, all of which are set in darkly oxidized silver over 9K gold. This distinctive and dreamy antique circle pin and pendant, circa 1875, measures 1 and 3/16 inc...(more)
A pair of glowing celestial sweethearts snuggle up together in this ravishing and romantic early-Victorian-era moonstone and diamond pin, lovingly handcrafted in silver over rose gold, circa 1850. 7/8 inch wide by 3/4 inch high.
A thoroughly charming early-nineteenth century brooch/pendant featuring a bright lavender-purple amethyst glowing from within a gold-backed setting and orbited by eight shimmering natural pearls. The amethyst and pearls are presented in a regally ornamented 18 karat yellow gold cartouche. A fanciful...(more)
A rare sighting! A petite and sparkling butterfly rendered in profile with diamonds and rubies in two-tone 18 karat gold. Sweet. 1 inch by 1/2 inch.