A glittering frame of deep burgundy faceted garnets surrounds a large, glowing oval cabochon garnet in this very sumptuous Bohemian brooch. Hand-crafted in the gilded base metal typical for the time and place, nineteenth century central Europe. Measures 1 5/8 inches by 1 7/16 inches.
A classical beauty with a noble visage and alabaster skin is masterfully depicted in high-relief in this exemplary Victorian hardstone (agate) cameo brooch - circa 1875. Her striking profile is framed in jet black enamel dotted with natural button pearls (one of which was replaced at a later time) b...(more)
To keep you from casting adrift, a ship-shape late-nineteenth century Scottish silver and multi-color agate figural brooch in the always sea-worthy anchor motif. A classic and cool collectible for sailors and landlubbers alike. Anchors Aweigh! Measures 2 1/2 inches long by 1 5/8 inches wide.
At one inch in diameter this antique Scottish pin, crafted in 15K yellow gold, clocks in toward the petite side. The central cross motif is rendered in rust color jasper accented with green bloodstone and mottled agate outlined in white enamel, as is the outer circle. A timeless token from the bonni...(more)
A lovely and lyrical fin-de-siecle brooch in the form of a stylized quatrefoil frame with curling leaves and a pretty mine-cut diamond and ruby fleur at the heart of it all. Beautifully crafted in 18k gold and platinum with a rich high-carat 'bloom' - circa 1900. A shimmering natural pearl drop adds...(more)
Something different and dramatic to add to your basic black wardrobe. This striking and sizable (2 and 5/8 inches long) navette shape brooch, meticulously handcrafted in platinum, circa 1920, centers on a removable black onyx centerpiece that, once upon a time, most likely came with different (inter...(more)
The Chrysler Building - times two - is miniaturized (but shine every bit as bright) in these sensational and consummate geometric Art Deco double clips and brooch combo, crafted in platinum at the zenith of the period - circa 1925. Tree-like tacks of trapezoid and baguette diamonds serve as the cent...(more)
This very colorful Scottish brooch and pendant is crafted gleaming 9K hand engraved textured rose gold and centers on a glistening round faceted golden citrine. The entrancing gemstone is framed by a circle of alternating brick colored and striated gray Montrose faceted agates interrupted by a prope...(more)
A bright, colorful and sparkling, 4 carat Caribbean blue zircon is the centerpiece of this striking hand-fabricated flower or pinwheel brooch with petals composed of shimmering baroque pearls over a solid backing of rich 14 karat gold. Unique and beautiful! Mid-20th century, 1 1/2 inches in diameter...(more)
A splendid late-19th century multi-dimensional bow and locket brooch masterfully handcrafted in rich (and unusual) 20 carat gold with scrolling leafy ribbons adorned with magnificent hand engraving and accented with bright robin's-egg-blue turquoise. This sizable and poetic brooch also features a ro...(more)
In the Victorian language of flowers, tulips signified passion, so the original recipient of this lovely brooch most surely knew her admirer was besotted. Exquisitely handcrafted in 14 karat with a rich high karat bloom, set with delicate shimmering seed pearls. Measures 1 3/4 inches long by 3/4 inc...(more)
Two little love birds sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage. A couple of radiant red, green and yellow diamond-eyed love birds make for quite an item. Three little ones in the nest will soon join the happy family. 1 3/4 inches b...(more)