A superlative and pristine Art Deco jewel dating from the zenith of the design period - 1925-1930. This debonaire bowtie is magnificently handcrafted in undulating platinum ribbons sparkling with bright-white European-cut diamonds accented with gemmy buff-top calibre rubies and black onyx crescents....(more)
A simply sublime Edwardian diamond bar pin, with more than a hint of the expressive Art Nouveau style also of the day. Sensitively hand fabricated with extraordinary grace and precision in platinum-over-gold and finished with delicate milgrain detailing. A 2.00 carat total weight trio of bright-whit...(more)
This sizable, curvaceous and precious confection, dating from the early 1900s, glitters with five carats of old mine-cut diamonds, culminating in a .90 carat diamond in the center. The beautiful three-inch long (by one inch) brooch is imbued with the elaborate and delicate baroque ornamentation for...(more)
Although virtually de rigueur during the 1920s-1930s days of Art Deco you don't see many double clip brooches from the 1940s Retro period, and this beauty exhibits a perfect blending of the two styles. Undulating, multi-dimensional bows, tied up with sparkling diamond ribbons join forces in t...(more)
A lovely cameo brooch/pendant is carved from shell and set in a classic oval 14 karat yellow gold frame. The cameo is of a lady in profile with a grape leaf motif in the curling tendrils of her hair. The cameo is sizable and measures 2 1/8 inches high by 1 3/4 inches across.
A ravishing and remarkable late-18th~early-19th century flower brooch masterfully crafted 'en tremblant': "En tremblant" is a French term - meaning "to tremble". It was first used to describe 18th and 19th century jewelry where parts of the diamond set pieces were attached to a trembler to...(more)
A fun and fanciful juxtaposition of bright-blue zircons, purple amethyst, rose and yellow gold create a colorful spring bouquet in this delightful Retro pin from the 1940s. 1 3/4 inches by 1 3/8 inches.
Eternal springtime is beautifully captured in this very lovely and exceptionally well-made flower brooch artfully rendered in two-tone gold and platinum with multi-colored gemstones: diamonds, rhodolite garnets, demantoid garnets, blue sapphires and a single pearl. Circa 1930s-early-1940s. 1 1/2 inc...(more)
The imagery of this fine late-19th Century Renaissance Revival gold and enamel brooch was inspired by the masterpiece 'Madonna della Seggiola' (Madonna of the Chair) that hangs in the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, painted by the great Italian Renaissance painter Raphael in the year 1514. The highly det...(more)
Sweeping ribbons of diamonds loop around to form this fabulous three-dimensional bow brooch from the 1950s. Baguette and round brilliant-cut diamonds, totaling 5.50 carats, combine to create this stunning platinum sparkler that is quite versatile in that it can also be worn on a chain as a pendant. ...(more)
A sensational and striking pair of platinum, diamond and carved emerald dress clips and brooch combo dating from the zenith of the Art Deco period - circa 1925. An exotic pair of lozenge-shape carved emeralds, together weighing about 16.00 carats, are cozily nestled within stylized platinum pagodas...(more)
Music for your eyes! A piccolo Stradivarius violin c.1760 is realistically rendered in three dimensions with golden strings, a sparkling diamond outer binding, fingerboard, tuning keys and bow. The reddish-brown enamel nicely emulates the spruce wood even to the point of faux wear spots on th...(more)