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.
For your next black tie affair, a walk down the red carpet, or just vacuuming around the house - a gorgeous and glittering bow tie suffused with 5.00 carats of bright-white European-cut diamonds closely pave-set over realistically folded, silky platinum and accented with slender channels of bright g...(more)
This very cool nineteenth century starburst brooch presaged the striking geometry of the Art Deco period waiting a few decades around the bend. Two rows of lozenge shape onyx plaques, each set in milgrain finished bezel settings and interspersed with small golden beads, circumscribe a central round ...(more)
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.
A small cluster of grapes, composed of natural freshwater pearls, shimmers and swings freely from a golden branch entwined by a platinum vine and grape leaf. A wine lover's delight by way of turn-of-the-twentieth century Great Britain. 1 9/16 by 3/4 inch.
You have to hand it to those wild and whimsical Victorians for creating this marvelous pair of bejeweled, braceleted and cuffed hands, each of which is daintily presenting a fanciful foliate token. The hands, which most likely, originally served as necklace clasps, are aglitter with closely-set rose...(more)
Sinuous, interlocking, mirror-image flowers, bejeweled with shimmering seed pearls and vibrant yellowish-green demantoid garnets, comprise this enchanting Art Nouveau brooch and/or watch pin, hand crafted in 15K yellow gold, hence of English origin - circa 1900. The loop on the back accommodates a p...(more)
An old and interesting natural jadeite carving depicting ripe peaches and flowing leaves. The substantial gemstone displays a lustrous celedon green color and is backed and outlined in silver. A captivating work of wearable Asian art. Just shy of 2 inches by 1 1/4 inches. Chinese mark on the reverse...(more)
Add a little sting to your wardrobe with this bright and shining buzzer, composed of two-tone gold, rose-cut diamond-set wings, ruby eyes and a lustrous pearl derrière, and boasting an impressive 1 and 5/8 inch wingspan. Her heart shaped wings are delicately pierced with triangular and diamond shap...(more)
A striking and sizable diamond shaped citrine, framed with fanciful hand engraving, casts a golden glow from this very cheerful and sunshiny Victorian bauble. 1 1/2 by 1 inch.
A unique and strikingly beautiful bouquet brooch, intricately hand crafted in silver over gold and glittering with 1.50 carats of old mine and rose-cut diamonds, accented with tiny emeralds and highlighting translucent, glowing green, jade-like leaves which are actually carved from natural green chr...(more)
You've earned your wings and they're all tied up in a bow! This highly stylized and streamlined bow pin, expertly crafted in platinum over 18K yellow gold, centers on a sparkling old mine-cut diamond and glitters throughout with tiny rose-cut diamonds accented with royal blue calibre sapphires. This...(more)
The perfect adornment to wear to your favorite watering hole. This original Art Deco 'bar' pin measures 2 1/2 inches across and gently tapers with alternating rows of faceted (French/scissor-cut) sapphires, totaling over 2 carats, and .90 carat of bright-white and sparkling, high-quality European-cu...(more)
Nature’s most majestic creature - The Three-Toed Sloth - is just hangin' around and doing nothing, as usual. This handsome fella measures an ample 2 1/2 by 2 1/4 inches and is hand fabricated in gleaming 14K yellow gold.
Here are some fascinating factoids, courtesy of National Geographic...(more)
A glittering trio of diamond-set ovals join hands with a pair of lustrous natural pearls in this sparkling Edwardian-era charmer, finely handcrafted in platinum over gold with 68 small but mighty, high-quality old mine-cut diamonds totaling over one carat. This thorough charming 2 inch long jewel - ...(more)
A profile of a bejeweled Victorian beauty is intricately hand carved in high-contrasting black & white onyx and presented in a classic rose-yellow gold Victorian frame with foliate hand engraving and four tiny, lustrous seed pearls. Consummate Victoriana, circa 1880. 1 3/4" by 1 3/8".
A charming circle pin from the 1950's composed of ten shimmering 'angel wing' pearls, set in a pinwheel pattern, from the waters of the Mississippi River each dotted with a tiny dark blue sapphire. 1 1/8 " diameter.
Fit for a queen or, at the very least, a princess. A regal Victorian crown pin, modeled in 14K yellow gold and studded with lustrous natural seed pearls. Impress your subjects! 1 1/2" wide by 7/8" height.
The perfect gift for a perfect 10! An eight-pointed Maltese Cross, a traditional symbol of regeneration, is rendered in vibrant blue calibre sapphires on a sparkling white diamond background measuring 1 inch in diameter. Floating in the center is the Roman numeral 10 (or X marks the spot). This uniq...(more)
A classic Georg Jensen foliate brooch (number 138) crafted in sterling silver and blossoming in the center with a glowing cabochon garnet. A Danish delight. 1 5/8 by 1 1/4 inches.
In addition to the streamlined geometric styling, fine Art Deco jewels of the 1920s-30s are noted for their superior gemstones, and here is a splendid case in point. This majestic platinum and diamond brooch showcases a truly magnificent, old mine Colombian emerald from the renowned Muzo mines. Besi...(more)
With a wingspan of 4 and 3/4 inches, this soaring Egyptian Revival scarab brooch - circa 1920s - glows with translucent turquoise blue and shaded green plique-a-jour enamel feathers. Crafted in 800 silver (possibly German or Austrian origin) - exotically striking and beautiful.
A striking and sizable (2 3/8 inches) brooch - circa 1950 - assembled with two matching kite shape golden citrines, weighing about 9 carats total and tilted ever-so-slightly upward (wing-like) and flanking a central 20 carat oval citrine. The gleaming golden stones are fully bezel-set and wrapped in...(more)
A classical beauty with alabaster white skin, curly tresses and flowing ribbons with apricot highlights is skillfully carved in profile in this sizable (2 1/8 high by 1 3/4 wide) and stunning shell cameo framed in 14K gold with elaborate floral hand engraving. Consummate Victoriana - circa 1875.
We can only wonder why this may be the very first Victorian brooch we've encountered with three crescents (and a star) when the design is so symmetrically alluring. This nineteenth-century jewel glistens with three-quarters-of-a-carat of bright-white rose-cut diamonds set in darkly oxidized silver ...(more)
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...! This artfully designed and sculpted snowflake (no two are exactly the same!) fell to earth sometime during the mid-1880s. Finely hand crafted in gleaming rosy-yellow gold, this Victorian jewel features an early old mine antique cushion-cut diamond (weighing ...(more)
A sparkling 1.20 carat old mine-cut diamond centers this exceptional and exceptionally beautiful antique Georgian silver and diamond flower brooch glistening with over 10 carats of bright-white old mine-cut diamonds. The six petals are overlaid with round flower-like diamond clusters which add extra...(more)
An adorable West Highland White Terrier is hyper-realistically depicted against a mother-of-pearl background in one of the finest, most masterfully rendered reverse intaglio crystals we've ever seen. When you loupe (magnify) the doggie you will not believe the lifelike, three-dimensional details (a ...(more)
A dynamic Jazz Age (1920s) bar brooch superbly handcrafted in platinum, fashioned with graceful multi-dimensional curves and extravagantly and meticulously ornamented with geometric wirework, delicate milgraining and over 2 carats of sparkling white diamonds. This utterly dazzling early-Art Deco ado...(more)
A lovely sterling silver pin and/or pendant featuring four shimmering moonstones presented in an elaborate floral and foliate motif. Wonderful age appropriate oxidation on the silver.
We currently have the perfect match to this brooch in an earring/ bracelet suite:
A darkly romantic garnet brooch by way of nineteenth century Bohemia (former Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic) with three glistening dangles dancing below a graceful double-wing motif. A rare beauty in fine condition from the mid 19th century. 2 inches by 1 5/8 inches.
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 'new moon' is over 100 years old and measures 7/8 inch across. Rendered in gilded metal by way of late-19th~early-20th century Czechoslovakia.
Measuring 1 1/4 inches in diameter this starburst shines with a deep, rich red that as only pyrope garnets can. This pin is crafted in a heavily plated metal so it has a look of gold construction not usually seen in these pins. The elongated pin stem dates this piece to the mid-19th century. A true ...(more)
A zircon sun shines within an elliptical orbit in this Modern-Retro brooch. Simple and sleek in a rosy 10 karat yellow gold. Simply out of this world.
A ravishing and remarkable late-18th~early-19th century Georgian 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 tr...(more)
A lovely Victorian/Edwardian transitional design, this sparkling and sizable bouquet of flowers is crowned with ribbon on top. Numerous rose-cut diamonds set in silver and silver over yellow gold glitter all around and across the center. The flower stamens and bow knot are centered with bright red r...(more)
Attention aquamarine lovers! We run across a good deal of rings and earrings, occasional bracelets and necklaces, and every so often we stumble upon an elaborate Art Deco or Retro aqua brooch; however, here we have a glistening, cool blue gemstone serving as the focus of a classic 1920s bar pin, and...(more)
Magnificent Victorian artistry is in full flower in this sensational and sizable (2 3/16 by 1 1/8 inches) nineteenth century brooch highlighting an unusual and entrancing boulder opal. Brilliant flashes of color - fiery red, yellow and orange and cool blue and green - burst through the chocolate br...(more)
A stunning, highly stylized bow pin, hand crafted in platinum - circa 1925 - sparkling with 1.50 carats of diamonds and accented with bright green calibre emeralds. Flowing, multi-dimensional, asymmetrical ribbons are tied-up with a glittering marquise diamond. A splendid and sophisticated Art Deco ...(more)
A darling twelve-pointed star, crafted in 18K yellow gold and dating back to Victorian times, emanating with seed pearl rays and centered with a tiny diamond twinkler, wearable as a pin or pendant. 1 inch from point-to-point. Stellar!
This highly stylized heart pin from the 1940s is crafted in two-tone 14k gold (rose and yellow) and features a 1.25 carat brilliant-cut, electric periwinkle blue Zircon. Signed 'Soret'. 1 and 1/4 inches.
We love these mid-to-late 19th-century coral cluster brooches that mostly hail from Italy, and this one is especially appealing because of it's larger size and beautifully well-matched deep orange coral. Bold and bellisima! Crafted in silver, with both a pin and loop on reverse so it can be worn as ...(more)
A cheerful finishing touch for your lapel, this circa 1940s bow brooch is from the esteemed jeweler Cartier. Finely handcrafted in green and rose gold, with a glittering pale-blue square aquamarine at its center. Signed CARTIER. Measures 2 1/8 inches by 1 1/4 inches.
A deeply charming mid-to-late-nineteenth century brooch depicting an oak leaf and acorn - symbols of strength and stability. Masterfully handcrafted in patinated silver over rose and yellow gold, with mine-cut diamonds set in the leaf and rose-cut diamonds set in the acorn top. The acorn itself is a...(more)
This Art Deco style dazzler centers a vivid oval-shaped sapphire and sizzles with one hundred and forty-six bright-white modern round brilliant-cut diamonds. It's recently handcrafted in platinum and expertly pierced in an elaborate geometric fashion so popular in the Art Deco period and finished wi...(more)
A far-from-ordinary and uniquely lovely jewel, in glorious green and gold, from San Francisco's oldest and (with the exception of yours truly) most venerable purveyor of fine jewels - Shreve & Co. A round jade cabochon, displaying a deep apple-green hue, is presented in the center of a curvaceou...(more)
This 'new moon' is almost 150 years old! 2.75 carats of old mine and rose-cut diamonds light up the sky (night and day) in this sparkling and amply proportioned (1 1/2 inch) crescent moon brooch, artfully crafted in warmly patinated silver over gold - circa 1875.
A distinguished couple - perhaps the king and queen of an exotic medieval North African kingdom - with their noble visages masterfully handcarved in onyx, are attired in full royal regalia strikingly and stunningly rendered in diamonds, rubies, emeralds and 18K yellow gold in this dramatic and amply...(more)
This very verdant and fanciful foul with flowing translucent green plumage is artfully carved in natural jade and dressed up with a trio of bright-white old mine-cut diamonds totaling 1.20 carats. This colorful and impressive 2 1/2 inch long by 1 1/8 inch high brooch is backed in silver with a white...(more)
Spring is here! An elegantly fashioned flower is in full bloom in this sinuous and sparkling diamond pin dating back to the latter-nineteenth century. Consummate Victoriana rendered in ravishing 18K rose gold. A glittering array of old mine-cut and rose-cut diamonds total 1.25 carats. 1 3/5 inch by ...(more)
A pretty pair of late-19th century pins, handcrafted in lovely rosy-yellow 9 karat gold and dreamy robin's egg blue turquoise with spider’s web matrix. One navette shape is ever so slightly larger than the other. Measure 1 5/16" by 7/16" and 1 1/4" by 3/8".
One of Mother Nature's most charming and sweetest creations, the wild alpine mountain strawberry, is colorfully celebrated in this darling brooch composed of hand-carved coral strawberries and pale green amazonite leaves, a pearl and diamond blossom, and a diamond-studded 14k white gold stem. Deligh...(more)
Here's something we've never seen before - a matched pair of double clips in jade! The sizable carvings (2 1/2 inches by 3/4 inch) exhibit variegated shades of green, each carved with multiple gourd motifs - a traditional Chinese symbol to ward off evil spirits and ill-health. The decorative backs a...(more)
Eight deep royal-blue sapphires, together weighing 5.75 carats, are nestled within a sparkling wreath of old mine-cut diamonds in this sizable (1 7/8 inches by 1 3/4 inches) and sensational antique brooch, crafted in silver over gold - circa 1890. A flip-up loop on the reverse allows it to be worn a...(more)
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.
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)
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)
From early-twentieth century Bohemia (most likely Czechoslovakia) comes this darkly romantic snowflake brooch glimmering with large and small faceted round garnets orbiting the largest center stone. 1 and 1/2 inches across, crafted in gilded metal with a silver pin stem.
Always wear a wide, bright (diamond) and toothy (pearl) smile in the form of this Victorian crescent pin measuring 2 1/4 inches long and crafted in platinum over gold - circa 1890.
Take this golden bicycle for a ride (on your shoulder or lapel). With a sparkling diamond seat and black enamel tires that go round and round and round ... 1 1/2 inches by 15/16 inch and the ideal light weight for racing.
A natural, baroque pearl has been ingeniously and artfully transformed into this very lovable, but perhaps not the most comely (bless her heart), pampered pooch. She wears a gorgeous (and quite costly) ruby collar with a ruby ID tag - her name must be Ruby! A single tiny diamond twinkles in her mout...(more)
Cockatiels generally live for about 25 years, however, this chic chick was hatched sometime during the 1940s and looks no worse for wear. Artfully hand fabricated in 18K rose gold and 20K green gold, and sparkling with tiny round diamonds and accented with calibre-cut Burmese rubies, we expect her t...(more)
An engagingly told shaggy dog story in the form of an adorable 18K yellow gold brooch with a spiderweb veined turquoise body, a pearl nose and a turquoise eye. This playful puppy comes fully trained and makes for a perfect pet. Circa 1960. 1 1/2 by 1 1/4 inches.
Slinking along getting ready to pounce on her prey, her emerald eyes provide perfect night vision although her sparkling diamond stripes sometimes give her away. Sleek and svelte, almost 2 inches long by 1/2 inch high in textured 18K yellow gold.
Up for adoption - Bowser the schnauzer, with sapphire blue eyes, a wet ruby nose, and a wiry coat is very well behaved in gleaming 14K yellow gold. Circa 1960s; 1 3/8 inches by 7/8 inch.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, now presenting in the center ring - the colorful Jojo the Clown and his golden unicycle! Amusingly rendered 14K yellow gold and multi-color enamel, 2 and 1/16 inch high. Circa 1960. Yes, the wheel goes round.
Got cheese? This cool and slightly daft cartoon creature seems to be begging for a morsel of Gruyere, or smoked Gouda perhaps? He's realistically rendered (if you're hallucinating) in 18K gold and shaded golden, brown and white enamel and stands 1 and 3/4 inch tall.
This gleaming, golden, fine-feathered friend with bright-green enamel plumage will happily perch upon your shoulder. He comes fully trained with a very limited (non-existent) vocabulary. This petite parrot (1 5/8 inches high) is signed by Hidalgo, one of America's foremost contemporary jewelers spec...(more)
I am Siamese if you pleeze ... with marquise ruby eyes, a twinkling diamond nose and sleekly fluted 14K yellow gold fur. I’m 1 5/8 inch tall by 1 1/8 inch wide (svelte) .
How much is that doggy in the window? (see below) Putting on her most 'fetching' look, this little sapphire eyed, ruby-tongued, diamond-nosed gal is saying "Take me home". Her head swivels this way and that (above her diamond collar) to catch the eye of the next person walking by. Arrf!
A scampering pair of precious pups, with tiny little bells jingling (noiselessly) from their collars. Finely sculpted and detailed in rich 18 karat gold with a lovely time-worn patina. Circa mid-to-late nineteenth century and as sweet as can be; measuring 1 1/16 inches by 7/16 inch.
This wild, whimsical and arty brooch - circa 1940s-50s - looks great in any position (standing, sitting, lying down ...). But seriously folks - this very hip, multi-dimensional, asymmetrical jewel - composed of the highly unusual combination of green and rose gold, (sizable) garnets and a single moo...(more)
Need a hug? That's just what this furry Australian friend has gone out on a limb for. Superbly crafted in rich and substantial two-tone 18K gold with bright ruby eyes and a single diamond leaf, he's waiting to let go of his eucalyptus branch and come to you. 1 1/2 inches high.
This handsome hippopotamus is smiling because he's bringing home a sparkling .30 carat transitional round brilliant-cut diamond home to the Mrs. (wait 'till you see her smile!) Weighty and finely fashioned in textured and shimmering 18k yellow gold with a glowing cabochon ruby eye. Signed Cellino. 1...(more)
Even if your name isn't Mary you can still have this little lamb, her fleece as yellow as gold. 14K with black enameled hooves and eyes. 1 1/2 by 1 1/8 inches.
A glittering array of small round brilliant-cut diamonds, totaling two carats, snuggle up close together to create this sparkling, lightly puffed heart crafted in two-tone gold. This romantic estate jewel can also be worn as a pendant. 7/8 inch.
Just in case someone you know is expecting to be gifted with a pony, here she is, all dolled up and ready to show, complete with a big old bow tied to her tail (that actually swishes). This golden pony, in a rather whimsical pose, peers over her shoulder with bright ruby-red eyes. This gives a new m...(more)
Nothing is merrier than a terrier, as this splendid pin makes clear. Substantial and superbly handcrafted, the wiry coat of this little charmer is in fact 18k gold wire, accented with onyx eyes and nose. As cute as can be at 7/8 inch.
This is the most spectacular treasure for the discriminating oenophile we've ever come across! And yes, those ripe, red, luscious Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are indeed genuine rubies! Two glorious diamond studded grape leaves are magnificently rendered in shaded plique a jour (translucent) enamel fo...(more)
A marvelous late-nineteenth century silver and multi-colored agate figural brooch, depicting the garter that holds argyle hose in place for uniformed members of the Order of the Garter, the oldest and highest order of chivalry in the United Kingdom. Beautifully handcrafted and hand-engraved with a t...(more)
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)
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)
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)
A very lovely and beautifully constructed original Victorian brooch centering on a single antique cushion-cut diamond adorned on each side with hand-engraved wheat motifs. The floating golden centerpiece is framed with lustrous half-pearls and the side gallery intricately adorned with a tiny beaded ...(more)
Instead of Cupid’s arrow, this pearly Victorian pin is pieced through by a lustrous crescent. A 14K gold sweetheart measuring 1 3/4 inches by 5/8 inch.
'Let love and friendship reign' is the sentiment traditionally accompanying these romantic love tokens, which date back as far as the Middle Ages in Northern Europe. This very pretty and sparkling example is of mid-to-late-20th century vintage and is beautifully crafted in 14 karat gold. Paved with ...(more)
A marvelous and unusual variation on the late 19th century crescent motif, this delightful brooch deconstructs the shimmering pearl crescent mid arc and punctuates it with floating diamonds, sapphires and rubies. Hand-crafted in England in 15 carat gold, with English hallmarks and a rich antique pat...(more)
A small-scale antique Scottish kilt pin features bloodstone, jasper and banded agate capped with a faceted citrine in the shape of a thistle. This charming pin is crafted in 9 karat rose gold and measures 1 1/8 inches long.
A bay-colored horse noses his way across this reverse intaglio nestled in the "V" of a snaffle bit. Whether you ride cross country, stadium jump or ride dressage this lovely pin is the perfect accent to adorn your cravat.
A fierce and delightful, diamond-eyed, golden tiger is proudly showing off a sparkling European-cut diamond in this diminutive yet dramatic pin, exquisitely crafted in 14 karat rosy-yellow gold and shimmering enamel - circa 1900. 7/8 inch.
By the renowned Parisian Joaillier - Mauboussin, in collaboration with the renowned American jeweler - Trabert & Hoeffer of Chicago, comes this chic and glamorous Retro brooch, redolent of the golden age of Hollywood. A glowing trio of of bright, candy apple red rubies, together weighing 4.00 ca...(more)
A slithery serpent impersonates a pretzel in this delightful Victorian brooch, crafted in 14K hollow tubing and dotted with turquoise beads and tiny cabochon ruby eyes. 1 9/16 inches by 1 inch.
Think green! A 2 5/8 inches by 1 3/8 inches brooch, rendered in silver and adorned all around with foliate repousse, presents a big, bright green oval dyed green chalcedony in this charming and striking adornment dating from the turn-of-the-20th century.
An adorable, chubby little critter to alight on your your shoulder and bring you good luck. This 14 karat yellow gold Italian-made ladybug is enameled in bright green with white spots and a black safety helmet. 13/16 inch wide by 3/4 inch tall.
A fabulous 18th century French beauty with powdered coif and donning shiny silken raiment's is magnificently rendered in a portrait miniature wreathed in a double row of lustrous seed pearls. This elegant brooch is equipped with a flip-up loop. 1 3/8 inches.
A stunning work of jewelry art in the form of a colorful thistle flower. Translucent, glowing green hand carved chrysoprase serves as the leaves and flower head which, in turn is crowned by a fluted amethyst. The prickly stem sparkles with tiny rose-cut diamonds. This'll bring a smile! 2 3/4 ...(more)
This striking and artsy brooch, equipped with a back locket, dates from the mid-nineteenth century and centers on an aptly named bull's-eye agate presented in a yellow gold geometric frame adorned with polka-dotted black enamel alternating with a periwinkle blue enamel Greek key motif. Just over 1 a...(more)
A lustrous, dusky silver, natural button pearl centers a violet pansy flower rendered in layered enamel over 14K gold by the renowned, early-twentieth century American jeweler - Krementz. Circa 1900. Very minor enamel defect on one petal. 7/8 inch by 3/4 inch.
Think orange! This Victorian brooch - circa 1850 - highlights a bright, translucent carnelian with geometric banding, simply presented in 9K rose gold (hence most likely of British origin) with a metal pin. A small chip on the edge near where the pin protrudes. 1 1/8 inches by 7/8 inch.
From America's most celebrated house of gems and jewels - circa 1940s-50s - comes this chic and stunning suite of earrings and dress clips. The versatile, high-fashion set is designed as stylized, scrolled arrowheads, each dotted with a trio of bright-green round emeralds, crafted in gleaming 14K y...(more)
A sizable circular mosaic composed of many colored agates frame a glistening golden citrine beaming from within a silver buttercup setting, in this 2 inch diameter antique Scottish brooch. A beauty.
The goddess of Victory - Nike, is divinely handcarved in a glowing, many-splendored opal with her wings aflame. The wreath-bearing deity bestrides a golden globe and is surrounded by a sparkling constellation of old mine-cut diamonds. A truly unique and astonishingly beautiful mid-nineteenth century...(more)
While waiting to dress your tresses, this rare and wonderful pair of hair barrettes, each measuring 1 and 1/4 inch long, reside in their original green and gold box. Darling, circa 1900.
An unusual and striking pair of Art Deco clips, of early mid-century vintage, by the preeminent American jeweler - Tiffany & Company. Fashioned in 14K yellow gold with a shimmering florentine finish, the geometric design evokes a subtle mixture of both 1920s-30s Art Deco and 1940s Retro s...(more)
Entwined ribbons of diamonds, dotted with pearls, create a glorious wreath to surround a dazzling 3/4 carat mine-cut diamond in this tantalizing turn-of-the-century jewel. Crafted in rich 18 karat gold, this lovely piece can be worn as either a pin or a pendant. Measures nearly one inch in diameter.
Once the Egyptian tombs were opened in the late 19th century Egyptian revival jewelry became the rage. This lovely brooch is set with a carved green stone scarab beetle (possibly an ancient relic) framed by graceful papyrus flowers and buds crafted of plique-a-jour blue to green transparent glass e...(more)
A cool and artsy mid-century brooch, influenced by nature and created in blackened steel and 18 karat white gold and dotted with twinkling white diamonds and one lustrous cultured pearl, by the inimitable San Francisco-based jeweler of yore - Marsh and Co. As a testament to the uncompromising work e...(more)
Spiky and weighty (2 1/3 oz!) creatures of the deep are magnificently rendered in matte-finished 18 karat gold in this classic Tiffany & Co. brooch and earring suite - circa 1960s. Whilst strolling down Fifth Avenue they magically transform from sea urchins into street urchins!. The brooch measu...(more)
An intriguing array of rose-cut and table-cut diamonds, totaling 1.50 carats, glisten from the blossoms of this sinuous and sparkling lily-of-the-valley Georgian brooch, masterfully handcrafted in rich 18 karat yellow gold - circa early-1800s. A ravishing rarity. 1 7/8 inches by 1 1/4 inches.
The radiant Roman goddess Ceres, with flowing tresses and adorned with ribbons and a sheath of wheat on her shoulder, is handcarved in high-relief in pretty peachy-pink coral. This captivating cameo is framed in warm 14 karat gold with a lovely thistle-motif design and may be worn as either a brooch...(more)
3.50 carats of bright-white diamond dew drops glisten night and day atop this delightful, mid-century vintage leaf brooch with matching earrings. These jewels are superbly hand made with platinum-topped 14K yellow gold wire work. Lovely. The brooch measures 2 inches by 1 inch and the earrings measur...(more)
A festive holiday wreath for your front door or blouse. This beautiful 1920s vintage brooch is crowned with an old cut marquise diamond and glitters all around with almost 2.00 carats of European-cut and single-cut diamonds accented with green glass calibre. The beautiful platinum brooch is delicate...(more)
An enchanting pale lavender-pink cushion-cut sapphire, weighing 8.00 carats, glistens in the center of this exceptional and exceptionally lovely Victorian crescent brooch. This sparkling sliver of moon is further set with 5.50 carats of bright old mine and European-cut diamonds. The crescent moon mo...(more)
A comely classical gal is artfully depicted in an unusual plum and white colored hard-stone cameo, hand carved in three layers and displaying an exquisite speckled top layer. Framed in warmly patinated 14K yellow gold frame with triangular shaped engraving. This pin measures 1 3/8 by 1 1/8.
Explore other worlds with this stellar, supersonic platinum and diamond rocket ship brooch. 7.00 carats of round brilliant and baguette diamonds emit a galactic glow. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to appreciate the novel beauty of this moderne space-age marvel. 3 1/2 inches in length. Blast-...(more)
A colorful Victorian Etruscan revival brooch featuring a bright turquoise enamel background finished with twelve lustrous seed pearls dotted in a star motif encircling a domed central motif adorned with six emerald-cut emeralds, totaling 2.00 carats, and embellished with fine twisted wire. This dist...(more)
This gorgeous blue and white Art Deco bow pin is bursting with bright- white sparkling diamonds enriched with electric blue calibre sapphires. The center knot and half of the central bow is composed of rather large (3.50 cts. total) French-cut diamonds while the rest of the diamond sections are abla...(more)
An exceptional, turn-of-the-twentieth century diamond and natural pearl cluster, or snowflake, brooch - circa 1910, very finely crafted in platinum over 18K yellow gold and glittering with 5.50 carats of bright-white European-cut diamonds. Seven natural pearls are symmetrically arrayed within the de...(more)
Deputize yourself in high style with this scintillating Victorian five-pointed star brooch, crafted in silver atop 14K rose gold and featuring a sparkling three-quarter carat old mine-cut diamond accompanied by forty-five old mine and rose-cut diamonds bead set along the rays of the star and in deli...(more)
An exquisite Victorian-era brooch centered with a hard stone sardonyx, or banded agate, cameo expertly carved in three color layers. The ethereal figure is that of Athena bearing her characteristic shield and spear in a flowing and gauzy gown. Twinkling rose-cut diamonds frame this very special nine...(more)
This fabulous, utterly UNforgettable forget-me-knot brooch by the venerable Tiffany & Co features shimmering moonstone petals and sparkling royal blue sapphires atop gleaming 14k rose gold stems and artfully sculpted 14k yellow gold leaves. A circa 1940s treasure. Measures 3 1/4 inches by 1 3/4 ...(more)
A fierce and fabulous, diamond-eyed, golden tiger is proudly showing off a sparkling European-cut diamond in this wild and dramatic pin, crafted in 14 karat rosy-yellow gold and shimmering enamel by Alling & Company, Newark, NJ - a renowned jewelry manufacturer from yesteryear who produced jewel...(more)
A sparkling buzzer for your honey by master beekeeper Herbert Rosenthal. 1/3 carats of bright-white diamonds. Unlike the sadly vanishing bee population, this one will stick around for a long, long time. Two-tone 18K gold.
At 3 and 3/8 inches long this magnificent Edwardian brooch, dating from the early-twentieth century, will light up any room - day or night! This gracefully elongated navette-shape bauble focuses on an .80 carat European-cut diamond floating in the center. The remainder of the piece glistens with eig...(more)
A petite yet magnificent Art Deco jewel - circa 1920 - by the renowned American jeweler - Raymond Yard. Turquoise-set fans are interspersed with twinkling single-cut diamonds in this 2 1/4 inch long slender bar pin, superbly hand fabricated in platinum inserted into a white enameled 18 karat yellow ...(more)
Hail to her majesty the Queen! The youngest and most powerful member of the royal family reigns from a billowy freshwater pearl and diamond throne, with quill pen in hand, having just signed an important proclamation, the title of which reads "Exclusive". She sports a ruby, diamond and sapphire crow...(more)
A luscious, deep purple hot house flower, hand carved in amethyst, blossoms with diamond-tipped stamens and flowing, textured 18 karat golden leaves in this enchantingly beautiful, never-wilting corsage brooch dating from the 1950s-1960s. Soon to star in the forthcoming film noir classic - The Purpl...(more)
Deputize yourself or your sweetheart with this sparkling emerald centered, five-pointed star brooch. 1.00 carat of glittering diamonds frame a bright green 1.35 carat emerald glowing from within a gold bezel mounting. The pin mechanism screws off to allow it to be worn as a pendent. 1 1/4 inch acros...(more)
A pair of lustrous and shimmering natural freshwater pearl blossoms are crowned with red enamel leaves and are entwined in sinuous green enamel vines dotted with teeny-tiny seed pearls in this extra-lovely Art Nouveau jewel - circa 1900. 1 5/16 inches wide by 13/16 inch high.
Those tiny bright-red eyeballs staring at you are actually translucent red raised enamel beads set atop a white enamel background. This very unusual and very special Etruscan style Victorian bar pin is magnificently ornamented throughout with fine twisted wirework and granulated details. A truly sup...(more)
This spectacular Victorian-era avian brooch with a three-inch wing span gracefully glides and glistens with over 5.00 carats of high-quality bright-white diamonds and a tiny ruby eye set in silver over yellow gold. This superb pin is about twice the size as most we have come across. All original fro...(more)
In glorious black & white, an impeccable geometric diamond brooch from 1920s France, This Art Deco masterpiece sparkles with numerous glimmering round-cut diamonds set in an openwork grid design dramatically edged in black enamel. French hallmarks. This splendid Art Deco jewel measures 1 inch ta...(more)
Consummate Victoriana is exemplified in this wonderful nineteenth-century brooch superbly and elaborately rendered in gleaming rosy-yellow gold accented with black enamel tracery. The beautiful antique brooch is constructed in three sections, the center and bottom of which swing freely. 2 1/8 inches...(more)
A glistening, slithery green enameled serpent, with a tasty, not too bite-sized, shimmering natural pearl on its tongue, is coiled around a pearl-studded crescent moon in this dramatic and unusual Victorian-era pin crafted in 14 karat gold. Just shy of 2 inches long by about 5/8 inch high.
This regal, ravishing and quite sizable (over 2 inches by 1 1/2 inch) Victorian brooch and pendant combo radiates with a luscious deep purple Siberian amethyst, weighing 17.75 carats. The majestic gemstone is set in a yellow gold bezel and is fancifully framed in sparkling flowers and flowing ribbon...(more)
This 2 1/4 inch-long antique bar pin, dating from the late 1800s, is artfully adorned with a charming foliate and flower design, pierced and outlined with delicate twisted wire. One side of the 18 karat yellow gold brooch is hand engraved "M. Hewlett, Stockton". Consummate Victoriana.
An early-eighteenth century, possibly Georgian, pendant and brooch featuring a glistening pair of lime-green peridots. The central emerald/scissor-cut stone is embellished all around with a shimmering array of rose-cut diamonds set in a graceful foliate design, rendered in darkly oxidized silver ove...(more)
This seriously sensational and majestic antique jewel is fit for a queen or, at the very least, a princess. A sparkling diamond, emerald and ruby bejeweled crown surmounts three hinged belts and buckles terminating in a diamond fleur-de-leis, all of which is intended to support the lapel watch or b...(more)
A superb and striking specimen of gold-in-quartz displaying large flashes of gold - kind of resembling a satellite image of the earth, or perhaps some other planet. Simply framed in 14 karat yellow gold - circa 1860.
A bright vibrant-green Colombian emerald-cut emerald, weighing one carat, takes center stage in this strikingly beautiful Art Deco bar pin, handcrafted in platinum - circa 1920s. The finely milgrained, diamond-set brooch is thoroughly adorned with decorative openwork leading to calibre emerald-accen...(more)
A sure contender for the America’s Cup - this sleek, stately and aerodynamically designed rig, circa 1930s, boasts billowy white enamel sails, a lipstick-red hull and a slender gold mast, deck and plimmsol line. 1 3/4 inches high, 1 3/16 inches from stem to stern. Maker's Mark for Sloan & Co., New...(more)
Sweeping rose gold ribbons, overlaid with seven beautiful bright-green emeralds, totaling one carat, are tied up in a fanciful yellow gold bow in this wonderful Retro brooch from the glamorous 1940s, courtesy of America’s premier purveyor of all things bright and beautiful - Tiffany & Co. 1 3/...(more)
Ahoy! Just in time for the America's Cup - a platinum and diamond sailboat, the main sail of which is composed of a giant, light-yellow tapered baguette diamond, weighing 1.45 carats, with a sparkling diamond-set hull glistening in the sunshine atop deep-blue ocean waves composed of calibre-cut sapp...(more)
An exquisitely designed and rendered Art Nouveau brooch, sculpted in rich 22 karat yellow gold, shimmers with flowing leaves and feathery plumes enlivened with a sparkling trio of old mine-cut diamonds. 2 inches by 1 3/16 inches, circa 1890 - 1910.
Here is a truly superb, sizable and versatile antique garnet pin and/or pendant combination piece from the mid-to-latter 19th century. The bottom tassel pendant is removable to allow both pieces to be worn separately - as a pin, pendant or as one of each. Etruscan-style granulation work ornament bot...(more)
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)
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 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.
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)
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)
From high upon his philosopher's branch a very wise old owl is watching and contemplating human folly in this artfully sculpted brooch - circa 1960s. His feathers are rendered in highly textured 18 karat gold, his eyes sparkle with emeralds and diamonds, and his branch is made of actual wood. A real...(more)
Add a little buzz to your blouse or lapel with this precious pest rendered in silver and 18 karat yellow gold, and glittering with small (low quality) diamonds and bubble gum-pink tourmalines. Antique style, slightly under one-inch wingspan.
Spring springs eternal with this wonderful and ravishing turn-of-the-century orchid brooch rendered in iridescent dusky rose and shaded golden green enamel over 18 karat gold. The 1 and 1/2 inches high by 1 1/4 inches wide jewel is in full blossom with a one carat old mine-cut diamond sparkling in t...(more)
Flowing 14 karat golden ribbons, accented with diamonds set in platinum and rows of royal-blue sapphires, intersect in three-dimensional space to create this cool and kinetic Retro brooch - circa 1940s-1950s. 2 1/8 inches by 1 1/4 inches.
A wonderful, whimsical, wise, winking, wide-eyed owl from mid-twentieth century France is parked on a coral and diamond-set branch, which, in turn, is parked on your blouse, dress or jacket lapel. Consummately and substantially rendered in 18 karat yellow gold and platinum (and emerald eyes), French...(more)
A magnificent Castellani-quality brooch (not signed) depicting a goddess quenching the thirst of a docile lion is intricately composed of colorful tiny tesserae tiles in this truly superb micro-mosaic brooch, exquisitely crafted in 18 karat yellow gold. The corners of the diamond-shaped frame are ad...(more)
A rich, deep purple faceted amethyst is elegantly displayed in a gorgeous Art Nouveau frame with four bright, high luster freshwater pearls. Hallmarked Whiteside & Blank, attributed to Gustav Manz. A gem!
This shining star fell from the skies approximately one hundred and fifty years ago. The nucleus radiates with a shimmering natural button pearl encircled with a sparkling diamond halo, and the eight rays each glisten with a buttercup-set diamond and a tiny pearl. This celestial Victorian jewel is f...(more)
A glittering and romantic necklace and brooch combination artfully handcrafted in platinum with graceful open knife-edge wire work during the apex of the Edwardian design period - circa 1900. This ravishing and radiant treasure, designed as a highly-stylized heart, measures 2 inches in both directio...(more)
A thick and translucent, bright spring-green, handcarved jadeite maple leaf is simply presented in 9 karat white gold - hence of British origin - in this unique and very lovely, mid-twentieth century vintage clip brooch. The jade is accompanied by a gemological certificate stating: Natural, no indic...(more)
Consummate Art Deco geometric artistry is in full force in this striking and sophisticated, highly stylized bow brooch masterfully handcrafted in platinum and diamonds. The 1 and 1/2 inch by 1 inch jewel glitters with 2.50 carats of bright-white, high-quality transitional European-cut and baguette d...(more)
Eminent Victoriana. An absolutely stunning and extra-fine diamond bow pin dating from the mid-nineteenth century. The darkly patinated silver ribbons (over gold) glisten with tightly set old mine cushion-cut diamonds, a rare, natural Fancy Light Pink antique pear-shape diamond weighing .77 carats (a...(more)
A lovely and sentimental antique silver pin. A precious little angel earned her wings circa 1875. Just over 1 and 3/4 inches.
A bright apple-green natural Burmese jade cabochon is handcarved and pierced with a lovely floral design in this charming Art Deco brooch - circa 1930s - framed in bright-white gold with an old mine-cut diamond sparkling at the cardinal points. Just shy of 1 1/2 inches by 1 inch.
A wonder of nature has been more than slightly improved upon in this truly wonderful and ravishing turn-of-the-century pansy pin, resplendently rendered in iridescent pastel pink, yellow enamel with purple accenting, and a single natural pearl. By Whiteside & Blank, a notable American jeweler of...(more)
A classical beauty is handcarved in artful and precise detail in this exemplary Victorian cameo brooch - circa 1875. This thick and translucent circular agate is tastefully outlined with a cobalt-blue enamel Greek-key design followed by a twisted rope inside a reflective 18 karat gold frame. This st...(more)
Twin diamond-crowned serpents slither around a rich, green, elongated cushion-cut tourmaline in this exotic and entrancing Art Nouveau stick pin, artfully crafted in 18 karat yellow, circa 1900. The top measures 5/8 inch high, the full pin measures 3 1/4 inches long. The top is numbered on the back ...(more)
A tantalizing trio of royal-blue star sapphires make for a very beautiful, and quite unusual, main component of this artfully designed and masterfully executed Retro bow pin from the glamorous 1940s. The sweeping, multi-dimensional design is rendered in contrasting rose gold and yellow gold, accente...(more)
Unleash your inner tiger with this ultra-mod, convertible brooch/pendant. This iconic, boomerang-inspired piece of wearable moderne sculpture showcases a silky, chatoyant tiger's eye quartz and measures 2" long and 1 3/4" wide. Circa 1960s, most likely of British origin.
A cool and unusual, to say the least, turn-of-the-century brooch depicting a pair of wings with the the landing gear down. Superbly sculpted in rich and heavy 18 karat yellow gold with diamond tire tread. Ready for take-off or landing! 2 1/2 inch wingspan by 1 3/16 inches high.
A dynamic and dazzling pair of platinum and diamond clips from the zenith of the Art Deco period - circa 1925. These elegantly and exotically fashioned jewels sparkle to the max with 8 carats of tightly pave'd (from Middle French pavé "pavement") old mine-cut and European-cut diamonds. Every minute...(more)
A shimmering seed pearl-studded crescent is regally adorned with a matching crown. Circa 1890s. The regal pin measures 1 1/2 inches by 1/2 inches.
A skilled and sexy female golfer lands a shimmering cultured pearl right smack on the green in this very clever and extra-charming two-piece pin set by the incomparable jeweler to the stars of yesteryear - Ruser of Beverly Hills. Fore!
A lucky and much larger than life ladybug composed of orange jasper inlaid with black onyx. 1 1/8 inches by 1 inch wide, crafted in 14 karat yellow gold by 'Winc'.
This intriguing and irresistible antique insect, finely crafted in silver over gold, is all abuzz with glistening rose-cut diamond wings, an opal and diamond banded, honey-colored tiger's eye abdomen, and tiny ruby eyes. A breathtakingly beautiful, brilliantly rendered and regal Victorian brooch fit...(more)
A one-of-a-kind work of wearable art by the inimitable Italian jewelry maestro - Buccellati. This fabulous and sizable floral brooch was created to showcase a magnificent gemological specimen that looks as though it came from another planet - a bright-orange Mexican opal with strange multi-dimension...(more)
A cool and artsy mid-century brooch, influenced by nature and created in blackened steel and 18 karat white gold and dotted with twinkling white diamonds and one lustrous cultured pearl, by the inimitable San Francisco-based jeweler of yore - Marsh and Company. As a testament to the uncompromising ...(more)
A truly gorgeous and glittering multicolored butterfly has alighted for a brief moment on a diamond-studded branch in this sublime Victorian brooch, masterfully created in rich and warmly patinated 18 karat gold. Ah, the wonders of nature! Just a tad shy of 1 and 1/2 inches long by 7/8 inch wide.
This extra-lovely central-European garnet brooch, crafted in 9 karat rose gold, is composed in three distinct layers of darkly glistening almandine garnets, including six heart shapes alternating with round pave' sections. Circa 1890, 1 1/4 inches diameter.
An adorable, stylized Puffin or Toucan, with a bright reddish-orange coral beak, is artfully rendered in rich 18 karat yellow gold. His ever-watchful eye is a bright-green emerald and small sparkling diamonds adorn his plumage. This fine-feathered branch manager measures just over 1 and 1/2 inches b...(more)
The most beautiful peinture sur enamel portrait pin ever! An undulating golden scallop shell serves as the canvas for this masterful portrait of an ethereal pre-Raphaelite beauty. Her shoulders are draped in a rose-cut diamond-embellished ribbon, a diamond star twinkles at the top of her shim...(more)
From nineteenth-century France comes this exquisitely beautiful, and modestly proportioned, brooch highlighting a luminous pastel-colored opal surrounded by fifteen glistening old mine-cut diamonds weighing a total of one carat. The majestic 18 karat gold frame is imbued with superlative handcrafted...(more)
Michael's rowing his boat ashore - Hallelujah! (And his dog is at the bow). Michael is also sporting a cobalt blue enamel hat band and cuffs. An extra sweet and very unusual Victorian pin. 1 1/2 inches by 7/8 inch.
Ms. Locke didn't paint the domed Moorish style building but she framed the colorful antique miniature in her signature style - gleaming, hand-hammered 19 karat gold. Old wine in a new bottle. This enchanting and exotic pin or pendant is equipped with a matching flip-up loop. 1 5/16 inches by 1 1/8 i...(more)
An unusual and exotic nineteenth-century dome brooch, measuring 1 and 7/8 inches in diameter, artfully crafted in darkened silver with decorative tri-color gold inlays. The reverse side houses an open locket displaying an iridescent peacock feather. Something beautiful and very different.
The Ponte Elio, the bridge across the Tiber directly in front of Castel Sant'Angelo, is intricately rendered in colorful micro-mosaic tesserae in this beautiful pin and pendant combination by the noted jewelry designer of Virginia and Madison Avenue - Elizabeth Locke. The nineteenth-century micro-mo...(more)
A beautiful nineteenth-century brooch, crafted in silver, featuring a lively faceted round-cut amethyst, weighing 8.50 carats, encircled by eighty-eight twinkling rose-cut diamonds set in delicate leaf-motif settings, weighing one-and-three-quarters carats. This colorful antique brooch measures 1 ...(more)
A wild and wonderful work of wearable art from the glamorous 1940s by the renowned trans-Atlantic jewelry partners Trabert & Hoeffer and Mauboussin. This artfully sculpted, multi-dimensional bauble is composed of tri-color rose and yellow gold and platinum and centers on a cluster of glowing cab...(more)
A classical architectural site rendered in teeny-tiny micro-mosaic tesserae is inlaid inside a black onyx border in this strikingly stylish adornment, crafted in textured 19 karat gold, by the noted contemporary jewelry designer Elizabeth Locke. The micro-mosaic dates from the late-nineteenth/early-...(more)
A goofy 1960s vintage, pearl-headed, turquoise-buttoned, diamond-cuffed clown pin with articulating, torso, legs, hands and feet. Two-tone 18 karat yellow gold; 2 1/8 inches by 1 1/8 inch.
Eleven glowing 'blue flash' moonstones make up the flower petals in this elegant and enchanting three-inch long Retro brooch, artfully crafted in two-tone yellow and rose gold and bright blue sapphires - circa 1940s. Tiffany's made virtually identical brooches at the time (see #50-1-955).
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 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)
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 Georgian 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...(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.
A sizable and sparkling stinger to add some buzz to your wardrobe. This beautiful bug, superbly crafted in highly textured 18 karat yellow and white gold, glistens with bright-white pave' diamond wings and blue sapphire eyes. 1 1/4 inches by 1 inch.
A youthful Bacchus, Roman god of wine and revelry, comes alive in this exquisitely carved, thick, high-relief coral cameo, in rich reddish-orange coral. The cameo is elegantly presented in a restrained 14 karat yellow gold frame adorned with a rope motif border. A small section of the wreath, on the...(more)
A superb and stunning platinum, diamond and calibre sapphire brooch from the zenith of the Art Deco period - circa 1925. The elegantly modeled oval sweeps upward in the center, culminating in a .65 carat European-cut diamond sparkling from within a sharply scalloped sapphire frame. The center sectio...(more)
A work of wearable art created by the estimable Chicago -ased house of jewels in conjunction with the Parisian jewelry masters - Mauboussin, circa 1940s. This fabulous multi-dimensional abstract masterpiece is composed of two-tone yellow and rose gold and features a curved row of luscious red caboch...(more)
A bright metallic-blue Montana sapphire glistens from within glowing golden leaves, which are further enhanced by four lustrous freshwater pearls, in this classic turn-of-the-century pin, or watch pin, equipped with a useful loop on the reverse. Circa 1900, 1 5/16 inches by 3/4 inch.
One of the finest and most enchanting shell cameos we've seen. An ethereal pair of Greek Goddesses rise above a majestic dove and light up the night sky. Masterfully hand carved and simply presented in a scrolled openwork frame. 2 1/2 inches by 2 inches.
A majestic eagle, masterfully rendered in soft and shimmering 18 karat yellow gold, is soaring home to her nest with a pearl and diamond bounty in hand (claw). Finely crafted in late-nineteenth century France (just prior to the Art Nouveau period), textured on both sides and hallmarked on pin stem. ...(more)
An American Beauty Rose by the great American jeweler - Tiffany & Company, est. 1853. This superbly and artfully crafted three-dimensional jewel, circa 1950s, is rendered in finely textured, richly patinated 18 karat gold for the leaves, and brightly polished 18 karat gold for the flower blossom...(more)
Two carats of bright-white and sparkling old mine-cut diamonds, bordered on the inside with a splash of radiant red rubies, light-up this slice of moon that fell from the night sky, circa 1875. Beautifully crafted in 18 karat yellow gold; 1 inch across.
This highly trained and talented juggler is spinning a turquoise beach ball on his cold, wet nose and is hoping for your seal of approval. Textured 18 karat yellow gold, ruby eyes, 1 3/16 inch by 1 5/16 inch.
This rare and wonderful two-section antique Late Georgian/Early Victorian brooch, circa early-to-mid 1800s, is masterfully rendered in a multi-dimensional trefoil design overlaid with richly textured leaves budding with glistening garnet and chrysoberyl fruits. Delicate hand engraving and a distinct...(more)
Vintage wearable art from Denmark in shining sterling silver, from atelier Georg Jensen - 1 and 7/8 inch by 1 and 1/2 inch.
Measuring just a smidgen shy of one-and-three-quarters inches across, this beautiful nineteenth-century coral cluster brooch is significantly larger than the usual. The center button alone measures 15 millimeters across and is orbited by three rows of matching dark salmon color cabochons. A striking...(more)
Leave it to suave Italian designers to produce this beautiful, highly stylized version of a butterfly brooch. The graceful, kinetic, asymmetrical design is rendered in undulating 18 karat yellow gold wire and appears airborne! The sparkling abdomen and antennae are crafted in contrasting 18 karat wh...(more)
This miniature version of a classically styled Art Deco brooch, circa 1930, measures 1 1/2 inches long by 5/8 inch high. This darling vintage jewel centers on a marquise diamond flanked on each side by a triangle and baguette diamond, all of which are framed by sparkling European-cut diamonds. 2.00 ...(more)
A lovable pair of cherubs on a successful fishing expedition have just reeled in a little one in this adorable and colorful enamel brooch from 19th Century Switzerland (the enamel) and France (the frame). The distinctive 18 karat yellow gold frame is designed with a cheerful hand engraved leaf motif...(more)
A lucky horseshoe delicately rendered in finely textured 14 karat yellow gold. The graceful open scrollwork is overlaid with nine lustrous and shimmering natural freshwater pearls. 1 3/4 inch by 1 1/2 inch. Circa 1900.
This sparkling French-made pin, circa 1930s in the shape of a stylized scallop shell glistens with twenty-one tiny single-cut diamonds and two European-cut diamonds, set in platinum over rich and weighty 18 karat yellow gold. This precious gift from the sea measures 1 3/16 inch by 1 1/8 inch. Frenc...(more)
Modern Art Deco geometry combines with feminine floral flourishes in this dazzling and sophisticated platinum and diamond brooch, circa 1930s. A transparent backdrop of horizontal open, finely milgrained knife wirework is framed by sparkling transitional European-cut diamonds and is overlaid, left a...(more)
A very fine and fabulous jewel from the turn-of-the-twentieth century, and ripe for the picking. This enchanting grape cluster brooch shimmers with a 'bunch' of natural pearls of various colors and hues. These luscious fruits (of the sea) are crowned with translucent, shaded green plique-a-jour...(more)
This modestly sized, but thoroughly lovely, high-quality adornment for your blouse or lapel features am entrancing, deep and radiant purple cushion-cut amethyst. The gemstone is securely embraced by no less than (let's say, numerous) prongs, and is outlined with a subtle border of black enamel and a...(more)
An adorable winged cherub, Cupid by name, is taking a well-earned nap (while clutching his trusty bow) in this fabulous antique deep orange coral brooch consummately handcarved in three dimensions with his little pee-pee intact! This romantic and ravishing collectible, from Italy circa 1850, measure...(more)
Quintessential Art Deco geometry blends with flowing scroll and openwork details to create this bright and beautiful platinum and diamond brooch, circa 1930. The puffed quatrefoil design glistens with 2 carats of old European-cut diamonds set in finely milgrained settings and measures 1 5/8 inches a...(more)
C’mon, take a bite! 14 karat textured gold, red and green enamel, emerald eyes. 2 1/4 inches by 1 1/4 inch. Slight damage to red enamel (maybe someone beat you to it!).
A chirping trio of glittering love birds have alighted upon golden heart shaped branches blossoming with ruby and emerald flowers in this thoroughly charming mid-century brooch, lovingly rendered in two-tone 18 karat gold. 1 1/2 inches by 1 3/8 inches.
Glistening diamond and emerald ribbons comprise this enchantingly beautiful bow brooch, superbly handcrafted in platinum, circa 1925. Reminiscent of the classic dragonfly motif jewels of the previous Art Nouveau design period, this Art Deco masterpiece blends graceful, flowing curves and artful geom...(more)
A richly colored amber Madeira citrine glistens from within a scalloped frame of shimmering seed pearls in this beautifully crafted 1 and 1/8 inch by just under 1 inch early-nineteenth century brooch.
A life-size replica (3 1/2 inches long!) of Cupid's actual arrow is lovingly rendered in rich 18 karat rosy-yellow gold. The feather is hand engraved, the pin stem in 14 karat. Circa 1940s.
A luscious cluster of red grapes and blue grapes are ripe for the picking in this splendid and colorful mid-century vintage brooch, superbly crafted in textured 18 karat yellow gold with a lovely, rich half-century old patina. 2 inches long by 1 1/4 inch wide.
Intoxicated merriment is being had by all in this fantastical 2 1/2 inch wide, and superbly carved, shell cameo brooch presented in a filigree heart motif frame. Wish you were here?
A sparkling, stunning and exceptionally well made antique brooch depicting a graceful fork-tailed swallow in mid-flight. FYI - swallows are a group of passerine birds in the family Hirundinidae (thank you Wikipedia). Ninety-five tiny old mine-cut diamonds total 2.00 carats (plus one ruby eye). Super...(more)
This fabulous and faithfully rendered golden Tuba pin strikes a low note in the art of jewelry making! Notice the diamonds on the valves, an upside-down diamond set into the mouthpiece, and the pair of decorative diamond bands. Oom-pah-pah! About 1 1/2 inch by 1 inch-plus wide.
This charming green fella is beautifully and superbly rendered in 'turtle green' enameled two-tone 14 karat gold; and he is luxuriously sheltered in a hand-engraved, rose-cut diamond studded carapace. Turtles are fast movers so act now! He measures just shy of 2 inches long by 3/4 inch high.
This stunning and impressive platinum and diamond bouquet brooch from the 1950s-era sparkles mightily with twenty-three substantial, clean and bright-white marquise-cut diamonds. The marquises intertwine with shimmering baguette-cut diamonds composing the sinuous ribbon motifs. Pendant loops on the ...(more)
This charming, long-necked, 2 and 3/4 inch tall, spotted creature is artfully sculpted in three dimensions in highly-textured 18 karat yellow gold. A ruby and a diamond glisten near her feet and a minute ruby twinkles in her eye. A darling. (Serengeti moon not included.)
A sinewy, ruby-headed reptile, with an extraordinarily long diamond-studded tail, is artfully sculpted in 18 carat gold in this wonderful and whimsical Victorian-era brooch, circa 1860. 1 3/16 inches by 1 inch.
This big, bold and beautiful bug, measuring 1 3/4 inches by 1 5/8 inches, is buzzing with 1.85 carats of sparkling round diamonds. His or her abdomen is striped in cobalt blue enamel and its head shimmers with a round Mabe pearl and ruby eyes. Fabricated in 14 karat yellow gold sometime during the m...(more)
This dynamic and opulent pair of matching Art Deco diamond clips are loaded with 7.50 carats of old mine-cut, European-cut and single-cut diamonds which combine for maximum sparkle. These dazzling platinum and diamond brooches display a flowing and fluid free-form design, lending a softer and gracef...(more)
This beautiful lily-of-the valley brooch, finely handcrafted in platinum over 18 karat gold, is in full blossom with bright-white and sparkling European-cut and old mine-cut diamonds, totaling 2.65 carats.
This truly lovely, and sizable, antique brooch measures 2 5/8 inches long by 1 5/8 inches wide...(more)
An intriguing and colorful insect pin composed of glimmering rose-cut diamonds, green enamel wings, a ruby head, a freshwater pearl abdomen and emerald eyes. A precious pest with minor enamel wear on its left wing.
This delightful, three-inch long Art Deco bar pin from the 1920s highlights a .65 carat antique, cushion-cut diamond which seemingly floats inside a central, finely-milgrained bezel setting. The center diamond radiates left and right with sparkling rows of small, European-cut diamonds, which are ou...(more)
This enchantingly beautiful Art Deco brooch, masterfully crafted in platinum circa 1925, glistens and glows with a luminous round moonstone orbited by a ring of sparkling white diamonds. The celestial centerpiece resides between a consummate geometric Art Deco design of diamonds and sapphires in th...(more)
An elongated oval of calibre-cut sapphires is entwined with sparkling diamond-set flowers and leaves in this thoroughly charming Art Deco brooch of 1920s-1930s vintage, handcrafted in platinum. 1 3/4 inches wide by 7/8 inch high.
This exemplary, deep orange-red coral, nineteenth-century brooch, hand carved in the form of a Italian good luck horn (or corno, or cornicello) is guaranteed to to keep the evil eye at bay. This not-so-little masterpiece, crowned with a bouquet of flowers, measures just over 2 inches long.
Ultra rare and exotic. This turn-of-the-century treasure is designed to display a feather plume from usually an Egret or Heron (it also looks beautiful without). Although typically associated with the Jazz Age, this piece dates back to the late Victorian / early Edwardian period. Composed of platinu...(more)
This particularly lovely antique shell cameo captures a classical Mediterranean enchantress with a grape vine wreath adorning her flowing locks. A beautiful carving with a rope motif frame of rose gold.
A regal and be-turbaned Blackamoor, masterfully hand-crafted in 18 karat yellow gold and silver by the eminent Venetian jeweler Nardi. This stately and exotic potentate is dressed up in splendid and colorful regalia of emeralds, turquoise and pearls combined with masterfully executed hand-engraved d...(more)
A colossal (over one-and-a-half inch wide) vivid marbled green, round malachite cabochon is simply presented in a hand-engraved, 9 karat gold frame with a graceful scroll motif. Thus, this bold and colorful Victorian brooch is more than likely of British origin. A couple very minor flaws surfaced i...(more)
A luminous trio of moonstones and a sextet of rich, royal blue sapphires, together weighing over 2.00 carats, join forces to create this enchanting bar brooch crafted in ravishing rose gold during the very early twentieth century. Two inches long.
This colorful, corny and kooky clown cracks himself up. Ha, ha, ha! If he weren't bending over backwards (by means of his articulated collar) he'd measure 2 inches tall. Superbly crafted, signed ‘Martin’, circa 1960s.
The goddess and proto-feminist Diana (goddess of the hunt) is masterfully depicted in this ravishing and ethereal Edwardian-era clip brooch, circa 1910. The delicately carved intaglio is presented in a sparkling platinum and diamond frame which has been riveted into a shimmering, frosted crystal, so...(more)
The Roman god Mercury (Hermes in Greek) sporting his trademark winged helmet is masterfully handcarved in glorious black & white sardonyx, and framed in 18 karat gold with seed pearls pearls in this nineteenth-century hardstone cameo pin/pendant. Mercury is a rare subject for cameos and he moves...(more)
This wonderful suite of garnet jewels, comprising a brooch and a pair of earrings, highlight glowing deep raspberry color garnets arrayed in circles atop multi-dimensional 18 karat golden 'wedding cakes'. The brooch is fitted on the reverse to accommodate a drop. The suite is housed in its original ...(more)
From the days of the American gold rushes, a straightforward 2 and 1/4 inch bar pin comprised of three shimmering, rectangular, gold-in-quartz plaques. 14 karat rose gold, circa 1850's.
Nine luminous moonstones shimmer and glow from this striking and artsy, one-of-a-kind, antique brooch, handcrafted in sterling silver with rope-textured swirls. 1 and 3/4 by 1 and 1/2 inches.
A wonderful American, Victorian-era bar brooch, circa 1850s, comprised of twelve separate inlays of light and dark gold-in-quartz plaques. This rare and collectable, mid-nineteenth century jewel is rendered in richly patinated 10 karat rose gold and measures just shy of three-inches long.
A 2 and 3/4 inch-long faceted amethyst topped pin secures a circular multi-color agate pin to your kilt or coat. Three faceted Citrines add some extra spice and the reverse is hand-engraved with a mysterious Cyrillic message. Bonnie!
A PHP Error was encountered
Message: Undefined offset: 0
Line Number: 76
22KYG OVAL PIN. MINIATURE PAINTED 'RED FOREST OF INDIA'. FRAME SET W/12 ROUND RUBIES.
RUBY=.75 CT TW
Sparkling ribbons of diamonds twist and twirl in this free-flowing platinum and diamond brooch from the mid-century - 1950s - early 1960s. This gorgeous, glamorous and sizable brooch glistens with over six carats of marquise, round brilliant and single-cut diamonds and measures 2 and 1/2 inches by 1...(more)
An intriguing silver antique Scottish kilt pin in the shape of a sword scabbard. The pin is set with greyish-blue and white banded agate and capped with engraved silver detailing. A purple glass thistle is set at the tip and two foil-backed stones add color as well.
A classic 1 and 3/4-inch by 1 and 1/4-inch Retro bow brooch. This two-toned green and rose gold double bow is centered with a deeply-hued 1.65 carat oval green tourmaline. The bow is marked ‘Cartier 7957', but we aren't entirely sure of the provenance. Nonetheless, a strikingly beautiful 1940s v...(more)
Two bright sparkling European-cut diamonds, together weighing well over 3.00 carats (1.67 and 1.65 carats each), glisten in this glorious high-style 1940s vintage Retro brooch brooch, masterfully hand-crafted in two-tone yellow and rose gold, and brightened with seven Burmese rubies and twelve sma...(more)
This fabulous, fanciful and friendly fish surfaced from the crystalline blue waters of the Mediterranean ocean during the 1960s. Her scales and flowing multi-dimensional fins are rendered in shimmering shaded green enamel, and her lovable eyes glisten with rubies and diamonds. This fine and sizable ...(more)
A musical Victorian pin inlaid with multi-colored gold-in-quartz and ornamented with leafy and floral overlays. A rare and charming beauty that strikes a chord. 2 5/8 inches long by 1 1/4 inch high, circa 1850.
A Roman Centurion is depicted in profile in this expertly carved white opal displaying scattered flashes of orange, yellow, green and blue. The cameo is presented in an antique rose gold oval frame decorated with black enamel stripes and a decorative leaf motif on each end. The opal is bezel set int...(more)
Gorgeous, shimmering, velvet pink and gold enamel petals surround a single sparkling old mine-cut diamond and black enamel and gold stamens in this sublime turn-of-the century flower pin and pendant, circa 1900. 1 and 1/4 inches.
This graceful swan with an ample blue stone tummy will be delighted to float across your lapel. 1 and 1/4 inch by 1 inch, 14 karat, circa 1960s.
A radiant and noble Victorian beauty is elegantly portrayed atop a gorgeous, highly-translucent, apricot-colored carnelian in this superlative nineteenth-century cameo brooch framed in rich 18 karat yellow gold with glistening rose-cut diamonds punctuated with glowing natural pearls. Engraved on the...(more)
This gorgeous pin and/or pendant, circa 1900, shimmers with a sizable freshwater pearl (13.86 by 11.5 millimeters) closely guarded left and right by a pair of vigilant griffins (or dragons), and crowned - with a pearly crown! A superb and dramatic work of Art Nouveau. 1-inch both ways.
A lady in profile is adorned with foliage and curled tresses in this intricately carved shell cameo displaying three layers of shell. This cameo is framed in a simple 14 karat bezel with twisted wire motif. Mid-twentieth Century.
An angelic presence is captured in mid-flight in this enchanting and ethereal antique shell cameo elegantly presented in a graceful golden frame with leafy overlays. 21/8 inches by 1 3/4 inches.
Honestly, this is a lyre. 1 and 1/8 inches long and shimmering with tiny natural seed pearls. Circa 1890.
An old and unusual quasi-ethnic style brooch highlighting a central oval coral framed by six navette shape jades. The stones are ornately embellished with bead and filigree work within a gracefully scalloped and darkly patinated 10 karat yellow plaque measuring 1-3/4 inches by 1-1/4 inch. (Some of t...(more)
Fit for a Queen! This radiant and ravishing multidimensional platinum and diamond crown is outlined top and bottom with shimmering baguette-cut diamonds. Round brilliant-cut diamonds glisten from each point and marquise and round brilliant-cut diamonds create the central motif of this iconic miniatu...(more)
This elegant and elaborate mid-century floral brooch is a close cousin to our brooch #50-1-1643, an emerald and diamond version, made and signed by Tiffany & Co. Lacking the fancy pedigree, however, this one is priced at a relative bargain. Just like its hoity-toity relative the four petals of t...(more)
Crafted in textured 14 Karat yellow gold, this sizable and fanciful brooch in a stylized wreath design is set with turquoise cabochons and cultured pearls each measuring 2.5mm. The brooch measures 1-7/8 inches.
A friendly spider to adorn your wardrobe. This spider brooch is crafted in silver and set with two cat's eye quartz cabochons and deep red eyes.
A trio of classic beauties are depicted in glorious black & white onyx cameos and presented in exquisite style in this original Victorian pin and earring ensemble. The tasseled set is lovingly crafted in two-tone 14 karat rosy-gold and accented with tiny shimmering seed pearls. All three pieces ...(more)
A classic Victorian female bust is carved in exceptionally high-relief in the 19th century hardstone agate cameo. The wide bordered frame is fully hand engraved for a rich finish. The frame looks English and is marked 18K with makers marks "BBK" although the gold tested a bit lower. This is a great...(more)
A striking, stunning, sizable and quite unusual vintage floral brooch shimmering with 18 hand carved amethyst leaves and six tiny twinkling diamonds. This fabulous bright purple bouquet is hand crafted in 18 karat white gold and measures 2 and 3/4 inches by 1 and 3/4 inches.
A striking and sophisticated free-form brooch from the fabulous forties. Measuring a relatively modest 1 and 3/4 inches by 1 inch, this very wearable and artsy jewel is gracefully sculpted in Florentine textured tri-color gold and highlights a trio of rich red Burmese rubies accented with a spray of...(more)
A diminutive, high-quality Edwardian jewel, very finely hand-crafted in platinum over 18 karat gold in France, circa 1900. A single European-cut diamond sparkles in the center of a line of shimmering natural seed pearls embellished top and bottom with twinkling rose-cut diamonds. Delicate hand engra...(more)
A dazzling, striking and sizable vintage brooch sparkling and shimmering with 3.65 carats of old mine-cut and European-cut diamonds, small cultured pearls and a pair of glowing South Sea pearls. This spectacular head turner, measuring 4 inches high by 2 inches wide, is designed as a sweeping free fo...(more)
A riding crop - not just for horses. Circa 1920s-1930s.
A modestly sized, but high-quality pin finely crafted in platinum and 14 karat gold (with a pearl golf ball) for the fashionable duffer - circa 1920s-1930s. 1 7/8 inches.
A sweet antique bar pin, designed in a graceful foliate motif, and shimmering with tiny rose-cut diamonds and a natural pearl. Circa 1900, 18K yellow gold with a splash of platinum, velvety gold patina, 1 and 1/2 inch long.
This splendid brooch and earring set from the late-nineteenth century features three superbly carved Carnelian cameos, each depicting a radiant Victorian beauty. The cameos are elaborately adorned with flowing golden braids, granulation and bead work, and each supports five distinctive matching tass...(more)
The Basilica di San Pietro and ruins of the fabulous Forum are depicted the hard way in this lovely antique micro mosaic pin and earring suite.
The pin measures one inch in diameter, the earrings 9/16 inch.
A sinewy Griffin, holding a freshwater pearl in his beak, is poised and ready to pounce in this finely sculpted mythological pin with a warm velvety patina from fin de siecle France. 1 1/2 inches by 1 3/8 inches.
This sizable and sparkling wreath, crafted in platinum circa 1950s-1960s, glistens with twelve vibrant green pear shape emeralds alternating with flairs of bright-white and shimmering hifh-quality baguette diamonds. This fabulous and festive vintage brooch measures 1 and 1/2 inch in diameter. Just i...(more)
This striking and interesting vintage jadeite bar brooch, circa 1930s, measures 2 and 3/16 inches long. A hand carved elongated rectangular jadeite plaque subtly depicts bird and leaf motifs and is presented in a 14 karat yellow gold frame adorned with flower motifs on the sides and a strand of seed...(more)
This dramatic, romantic and sizable brooch, deigned by Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co. artfully captures, in mid-flight, Cupid's arrow piercing a stylized heart. Someone is doomed to be in love! This wonder brooch measures an ample 3 and 1/8 inch long by 1-inch wide.
Clocking in at over two inches diameter, this grand antique Scottish pin shimmers in silver set with closely banded multi-hued gray agate. Celestial!
This study in gray and white agate, with a touch of butterscotch in the center, measures just over 1 and 3/4 inch in diameter. A stylized Celtic cross overlays a circle pin in this very cool nineteenth-century Scottish kilt pin.
And at 2 and 1/2 inches by 2 and 3/8 inches, quite a sizable 'miniature' it is! Edwin Booth, the greatest American actor of his day, and brother of the reviled presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth, and costumed as his most notable character - Brutus, in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar - is colorful...(more)
You know the pens - here is the mountain! Majestic Mont Blanc is covered in snow with the bridge of Saint-Martin in the beautiful French Chamonix valley in the foreground. Superbly hand painted in colorful Swiss enamel over copper and framed in hand engraved yellow gold. 2 and 1/8 inch by 1 3/4 inch...(more)
This entrancing 'torpedo' shape opal brooch glows all around with a vibrant palette of pastel colors and fiery orange flashes. It is set in 15ct rose-gold - thus it is most likely of Victorian British origin. A splendidly radiant, one-of-a-kind adornment measuring just a smidgen shy of 2-inches long...(more)
Finely crafted in platinum over 18 karat yellow gold, and containing over 7.00 carats of diamonds, this sizable, stunning and regal treasure may be worn both as a brooch or as a pendant necklace. Fanciful open-work, an articulated leafy swag and swinging diamond drops combine with a sparkling array ...(more)
A queenly presence inhabits this exemplary and truly exquisite peridot and diamond Victorian brooch and pendant. Her royal highness is magnificently carved and captured atop a glowing green peridot weighing approximately seventeen carats and framed by twenty-six bright white, high-quality European-c...(more)
Sixteen individual pieces of multi-colored agate comprise a tartan plaid-like mosaic in this splendid 2 1/4 inches by 5/8 inch antique nineteenth-century Scottish kilt pin.
A delightful pair of Art Nouveau-era bar pins - circa 1900 - crafted in a stylized infinity design, in acid finished gold, with a row of shimmering freshwater pearls. The mama measures 2-inches long, the baby measures 1 and 3/16 inch. Sweet.
Contrary to the received opinion of those excitable environmentalists, the Dodo Bird is not extinct. At least one has been sighted and is accounted for in this colorful 18K green and white enamel pin from Italy. This exceedingly rare bird is about 50 years-old and has a sapphire blue eye.
Just in time for Christmas! This festive golden wreath, aglow with five oval peridots weighing seven carats alternating with stylized holly will look beautiful on your front door (or coat). 1 3/8 inches.
A 60 carat very light lavender-pink, cushion-shaped diamond - we wish! - Kunzite - glimmers and shimmers romantically from the center of this exquisitely rendered and grandiose platinum and diamond flower brooch. Sixteen European-cut diamon...(more)
This friendly hard-shell fella's home is composed of a novel combination of gemstones - cat's-eye chrysoberyls and cabochon rubies. Just the right stuff to protect his sparkling diamond body. Ruby eyes.
Free-flowing golden ribbons support a sparkling platinum and diamond asymmetrical geometric overlay in this sizable and sizzling work of mid-century jewelry art. 7.00 carats of European and a few single-cut diamonds are accented with vibrant red calibre and round-cut rubies. This glamorous brooch f...(more)
Twelve-and-a-half carats of old mine-cut diamonds sizzle in all directions in this fantastic antique diamond clip brooch, finely crafted in rich 18 karat yellow gold. The central section is composed of 11 larger diamonds each of which shines and sparkles from an elaborate buttercup setting. The mult...(more)
Gift wrap yourself with this delightful bow-knot brooch from the glamorous 1940s. This graceful three-inch long bow shimmers with a faux moire silk texture in contrasting yellow and rose gold and is knotted with bright sapphires and diamonds. Stunning.
Gift wrap yourself with this fun and festive bow brooch from the fabulous 40s. A golden citrine serves as the knot in this three-inch long treasure crafted in flowing two-tone rose and yellow gold. A bail on the reverse allows it to support a pendant.
A stern and distinguished, goateed, starched collared and bow-tied nineteenth century gentleman is masterfully depicted in this unusual antique shell cameo. The classic hand-engraved Victorian frame is further enhanced with black enamel ribbons. Signed on reverse - 'Adele H. 1859'. One fissure on up...(more)
An colorful, original Art Deco bauble in the style and manner of the renowned French jewel houses. This multi-dimensional flower basket of modest proportions freely dangles from a matching watch pin style top. Blue and red blossoms of carved sapphires and rubies swing and sway with the wearer's ever...(more)
Here's something you don't see everyday: A large and elaborately ornamented antique silver brooch from mid-nineteenth century middle-Europe, in the form of a veritable mini-mythological palace, guarded east and west by a pair of vigilant large-breasted griffins, and adorned with dark faceted garnets...(more)
This lovely necklace harkens from the very early 20th century and consists of a subtly enameled diamond set flower and bud with classic whiplash curves sparkling with tiny rose cut diamonds like the dew on a branch. A small natural fresh water pearl gracefully dangles completing the necklace.
A rare and fabulous pair of antique diamond cloak, or hat, or stickpins from the late 19th century. These original disco balls contain approximately 560 individual round diamonds, set in silver, totaling about 7.00 carats. A 9 1/4 inch yellow gold Victorian chain connects the two pins which are als...(more)
A dramatic, rare and unusual Victorian jewelry suite in glorious black, white and gold. Matching ornamental orbs, rendered in yellow gold, matte finished black enamel and white seed pearls, swing from from a matching bar pin as well as your ears. What was once considered mourning jewelry (one and a ...(more)
This original Victorian bar pin measures just shy of 2 1/8 inch long and sparkles with three old mine-cut diamonds weighing three-quarters of a carat. The light and airy Victorian symbolism includes a central sunburst flanked by a pair of hearts.
Five sparkling single-cut diamonds exude from a highly a stylized cornucopia crafted in two-tone 18 karat yellow and white gold with a shimmering Florentine finish. Mid-sixties 'moderne'. Two inches by almost one inch.
From a very special wine region in Italy comes this striking multi-dimensional and warmly textured gold pin, ripe with two grape clusters composed of turquoise half-beads. 2 inches by 1 1/4 inch; stamped 18K Italy.
A wonderful antique Italianate carved coral composition pin just shy of 1 3/4 inches wide by 1 5/8 inches tall. Three tall oval cabochons are wonderfully framed by intricate twisted rope and neo-classical ornaments all rendered in perfectly matched coral with rose gold bracing on the reverse. A deli...(more)
A superb and sentimental memento from Victorian times. A stylized butterfly is created from the gossamer hair of a departed loved one and a handful of teeny-tiny seed pearls. The strikingly beautiful frame is created from overlapping sections for added dimension. Just a tad shy of two inches by 1 a...(more)
A striking 1 3/4 inch by 1 1/2 inch antique Victorian brooch centering on a large oval black agate with a outer band of white - otherwise referred to as a 'bull's-eye' agate. The golden frame is adorned with classic Victorian ornamentation.
A double cornucopia crafted in platinum and packed to the hilt with bright-white and sparkling European-cut diamonds with a smattering of baguettes. The flowing multi-dimensional design is equally effective when separated into double clips or nestled back-to-back to form a glittering and glamorous b...(more)
A bookish Griffin is caught meditating on the contents of a dense philosophical tome in this delightfully whimsical antique pin (or pendant) with a locket compartment on the reverse, rendered in silver with rose gold overlay with plentiful patina. 1 7/8 inches by 1 1/4 (plus) inches wide.
An interesting antique brooch crafted in silver with teeny-tiny rose cut diamonds, and a pair of shimmering white pearls. A central cobalt blue enamel plaque is wrapped in a double row of laurel leaves. An added bail allows this to double as a pendant. 1 7/8 inches wide by 1 1/2 inches high.
This beautiful and creative interpretation of a butterfly pin features four rich, amber colored faceted oval Madeira Citrines interspersed with tiny rose cut diamonds. A central natural pearl is enhanced with a constellation of bezel set rose cut diamonds. All of these quality ingredients are artful...(more)
A striking, multi-dimensional antique turquoise brooch supports a removable turquoise drop with bearded fringe which, in turn, perfectly matches the accompanying pair of earrings. All four elements are beautifully ornamented with a cluster of small turquoises and fine hand engraving and granulation ...(more)
This enchanting butterfly pin, although not as old as its Art Nouveau predecessors on which it is modeled, is beautifully crafted using the same materials and procedures as those from the turn of the century. The en tremblant wings (they vibrate on a spring) ...(more)
The most adorable and cleverly made love bird pin ever! A pair of baroque South Sea Pearls have been ingeniously employed as the the bodies of a pair of chubby avian lovers. He and she are perched on a platinum nest atop gently curved sparkling diamond branch. This wonderful and whimsical brooch or ...(more)
Undulating ribbons of baguette-cut diamonds cinch a sparkling bouquet of bright white pear shape, round, and marquise-cut diamonds set in platinum for a glamorous and impressive effect. This stunning pin and pendant contains 7.50 carats total diamond weight and measures 1 3/4 inches tall by 1 5/16 i...(more)
This is a friendly companion to accessorize your wardrobe and show your poodle love. This 14 karat yellow gold little guy is alert and ready in his competition pose.
An enchanting Art Nouveau pansy pin featuring shimmering Plique-a-Jour (translucent) enamel petals which effectively emulates the look of frosted crystal. Superb calibre emeralds and twinkling rose-cut diamonds outline the five petals and tiny rose-cuts also dot the platinum lattice work inside. A ....(more)
This sweet and stylish mid-century bow brooch features flowing ribbons of 18 karat yellow gold. In the center, the bow is set with .25 carats of rubies, highlighted with .05 carat of sparkling diamonds. This vintage piece is by Larter & Sons.
Elegantly carved in white atop a deep gray background this serene classical beauty with flowing curly tresses, further embellished with hair ornaments, is encircled by forty-eight natural pearls set in an 18k yellow gold frame. A gorgeous antique cameo brooch, circa 1875, measuring two-inches by 1 a...(more)
The Victorians were a very sentimental lot. Many years were spent mourning a departed loved one and women proudly wore all sorts of jewelry to commemorate them. One commonly dispalyed remembrance was a lock of hair. This gold filled memorial brooch is a lovely large design with scrolling motifs with...(more)
An original high-Art Deco bow pin, circa 1925. Ribbons of diamonds and slender trapezoid shaped onyx plaques with a European-cut diamond "knot" come together to create an elegant, classic platinum bow suitable for any red carpet occasion. This stunning and sophisticated brooch measures 2 1/4 inches ...(more)
A stellar silver over yellow gold creation, its rays sparkling with seventy-two European-cut diamonds and a fiery .85 carat center European-cut, for a total of 4.50 carats of animated shimmer. The reverse is cleverly equipped with a fully retractable hinged bail and a pin to switch from brooch to pe...(more)
Ten glowing, foil-backed, grape colored amethysts emblazon the tops of intertwining ribbons in this wonderful antique lovers knot pin with decorative engraving and texturing on the darkly patinated 14 karat yellow gold half-rounded ribbons. This romantic early-Victorian brooch measures 2 1/8 inches ...(more)
Mine-cut diamonds pirouette in a scintillating circle creating five carats of luscious infinity set in platinum coronet heads atop the yellow gold fluted hoop. Signed M&Co. for Marcus & Co., circa 1900.
A bouquet of eight angel skin coral buds with textured 18 karat gold leaves and stem and three glistening diamond dew drops comprise this gorgeous estate brooch of late twentieth century vintage. This finely crafted beauty measures 2 inches by 1 7/8 inch.
Elegantly carved in high-relief this Victorian beauty boasts a highly detailed hairstyle and classic features in white atop a wonderful very translucent taupe-gray background (which tuns white when held up to the light). The simple frame is crafted in 18k yellow gold. An exceptional and quite substa...(more)
An adorable pair of turtle brooches in 14 karat gold, circa 1950's. These friendly golden turtles add whimsy to any wardrobe. The shell is an openwork woven motif which effectively mimics a Diamondback Terrapin (thank you Wikipedia), and each turtle has tiny ruby eyes.
This bold blue and gold antique brooch presents a brilliant faceted golden citrine embraced by a coronet setting. The Citrine is framed by an inner row of starred cobalt blue enamel raised beads and an outer row of cobalt blue guilloche enamel and a textured silver border. This captivating pin measu...(more)
From the colorful 1960s comes this sizable and captivating free form work of modern jewelry art. Turquoise and Lapis Lazuli cabochons are sprinkled with small round brilliant-cut diamonds in this striking and distinctively beautiful mid-century brooch with highly textured sunbeams radiating in every...(more)
A sweeping three-inch long early 20th Century silver over gold brooch featuring three baroque freshwater pearls and a single dusky pink conch pearl (with a few distinctive surface cracks which resemble a ladybug). Each lusterous pearl supports a rose-cut diamond dangle and capped with a graceful ros...(more)
A splendorous original high-Art Deco brooch, circa 1925. A small vibrant green emerald flanked by square-cut diamonds is the center of attention of this quintessential Deco design finely crafted in platinum. The center section is further embellished with bright white sparkling European-cut diamonds ...(more)
An intoxicating coral pin and pendant combination featuring a high-relief handcarving of Bacchus (or Dionysus in ancient Greek) - the Roman god wine and revelry - with his customary headdress of grape clusters and grape leaves and flowing toga. The young and effeminate Bacchus is framed in a lovely...(more)
A fabulous and enchanting, old mine Lightening Ridge opal radiates every color imaginable from this turn-of-the-twentieth century, neo-classic gold and diamond pin. Glorious!
This marvelous antique brooch with an open locket compartment on the reverse exhibits quintessential Victorian ornamentation. The high-domed center is crowned with a turquoise studded star and all four sides of the navette shape cartouche is emblazoned with a mini turquoise studded tiara. This beaut...(more)
This exceptional early-Victorian cameo depicts the classic female in profile, carved of semi-transparent hardstone in a honey colored hue. Her curled tresses are upswept and adorned with a laurel leaf wreath. The cameo is set within a rich 18 karat gold Etruscan revival beaded frame. A tiny, hardl...(more)
Exceedingly rare and wonderful collectibles from the California Gold Rush. A fabulous 1 and 5/8 inch-long bar pin with a gold braided frame accompanied by matching earrings of contrasting light and dark checkers of gold-in-quartz. Both the pin and earrings are stamped "G.C.S. & Co" - for George ...(more)
Wives of annoying vintage guitar collectors can have revenge by making him buy you this lovely (and silent) antique mother of pearl guitar, superbly crafted in 18k gold and strung with six real strings. Actual musicians may like this too! This rare and novel antique pin measures 2-inches long.
A classical beauty is wonderfully captured in profile in this magnificently carved round shell cameo presented in a fabulous, geometric 14 karat yellow gold frame with a soft velvety patina. Circa 1885, 1 5/8 inches in diameter.
After about 125 years this lovely brooch and earring family have remained happily in tact. Quintessential, multi-dimensional Victorian decorative motifs abound with a teeny-tiny star-set rose-cut diamond in the center of each piece. Even the Shepherd's-hook earring tops appear to be original. The re...(more)
Awaiting Cupid's return is an 18 karat yellow gold bow with a ruby grip embracing a quiver of diamond and ruby arrows. French hallmarks, signed Cartier.
A marvelous and sizable (3 1/2 inches long) Victorian hardstone cameo and double tassel brooch, and/or pendant, crafted in two-tone rose and green gold. The profile of a distinguished Greek gentleman is portrayed in glorious black & white sardonyx framed by acanthus leaves and elaborate, quintes...(more)
A lovely Victorian lass is captured in three separate profiles in glorious black & white and respendent rose gold in this rare matching Victorian sardonyx cameo suite. The brooch has a flip-up bail and may be worn as a pendant. A delightful antique jewelery suite. The pin measures 1 3/4 inch by ...(more)
A ravishing Victorian beauty comes to life in superb detail in this exceptionally carved, high-relief, light blue agate cameo. The light and lovely open work frame is finely crafted contrasting platinum and gold with a touch of pearl; a fold down bail makes for for a lovely pendant. A truly enchanti...(more)
The Winged Lion from the clock tower of St. Mark's Square has alighted on a splendid bold gold Victorian era brooch. This fantastic feline stands proudly atop a banner which reads 'Souvenir of Venice' (in Italian of course). An artfully rendered, hand chased three-dimensional sculpture which stands ...(more)
A winged cherub is magnificently captured in this truly phenomenal antique micro-mosaic brooch which was painstakingly crafted in the Eternal City, circa 1875. Minuscule tesserae (approximately a bazillion of them) have been individually placed to create this angelic vision. The bright blue sky is c...(more)
A rare and exemplary cameo depicting a young Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and revelry (Bacchus in Roman parlance) bearing a pine-cone topped staff and dressed in a regal lion skin toga and an arrangement of grapes and grape leaves adorning his hair. An early, magnificent and collectible cameo pre...(more)
This ravishing and exceptionally crafted Edwardian butterfly brooch is constructed in the not often used platinum over gold metalwork technique. It features .80 carats of vibrantly colored red round rubies and is further blanketed with 2.10 carats of old European cut diamonds glistening atop this f...(more)
A classic design from the internationally renowned jeweler - Tiffany & Co. This ribbon brooch is crafted in rich 18 karat yellow gold and finished with fabulous textural crocodile finish. Stamped 'Tiffany' '18K Italy'.
This very groovy and sizable work of post-modern jewelry art, circa 1960 showcases a large, translucent mottled green jadeite plaque framed in a slightly irregular shaped 18K yellow textured gold surround. Measuring 2-inches across by 1 5/8 inches high, this brooch has an impressive and artsy look.
This sublime and extraordinary Edwardian pin (and pendant) is about as fine as they come. A magnificently crafted diamond flower basket overflows with a bouquet of gemmy multi-color gemstones while the fine calibre ruby basket handle is wrapped in flowing diamond ribbons and bows. A natural pearl an...(more)
A ravishing classical beauty with a grapevine in her hair and a rams head on her shoulder is captured in high-relief in glorious black & white. The grape leaf motif frame is artfully rendered in finely textured gold and glistens with a half carat of sparkling European cut diamonds. A Victorian treas...(more)
The petals open and close (by hand) and the ruby stamens shake and dance with your every movement in this charming textured gold and royal blue enamel flower brooch from mid-century Paris. Spring is here (everyday)!
This is a magical mythical unicorn brooch crafted in rich 18 karat yellow gold. The unicorn is serenely seated with a luxurious textured coat. A small diamond adds a little sparkle as well as tiny ruby eyes.
A deep golden amber Citrine is regally presented in a fine double rope bezel flanked by Etruscan revival style rosettes a lustrous pearl. 1 5/8 inches by 1 inch; circa 1890.
This is a stunning suite of jewelry from the Victorian era. A magnificent large brooch can be worn as a pin or dropped from a chain to be worn as a large pendant. Both turquoise cabochons and small seed pearls adorn this fanciful piece. Matching earrings are brightened with turquoise as well as flor...(more)
This sizable and scintillating bauble from the mid to late 19th century is quintessential Victorian in every repect. A constellation of 12 shimmering rose cut diamonds orbit around the larger central diamond which stands in high profile and is held in place by nothing less than 16 prongs (!) The tex...(more)
Victorian romanticism and Art Deco geometry combine to sublime effect in this dazzling adornment, circa 1930. A lilting bouquet of blooming flowers embrace and overlap a sturdy architectural under structure in this 3 inch long sparkling work of jewelry art. 10.00 carats total weight; platinum.
This Victorian era Scottish brooch takes the form of an arrow and is constructed in silver. It is bold in size measuring 4 ½ x 1 ¾ inches. The grand piece is fully engraved in a series of classic patterns of the time.
A dynamic, quintessentially Art Deco statement from the 1920s featuring two high-domed cabochon emeralds set in the opposite diagonal corners of this sparkling, kinetic and artsy pin crafted in platinum. Sophisticated, high style. 2 1/4 inches long by 1 1/8 inch high.
An exotic Art Nouveau beauty is brilliantly captured in gold and shimmering rouge enamel in this extraordinary pin from the first decade of the twentieth century. A diamond and ruby headband, a green enamel and diamond earring and a halo of natural seed pearls completes the portrait. Engraved on rev...(more)
As if it were just plucked from atop a Lang Antiques gift box this Retro bow brooch bears a charmingly whimsical quality. It is crafted in 14 karat yellow and rose gold with just a splash of diamond on the knot.
This sleek and sophisticated 2 7/8 inch long bar pin from the first decades of the twentieth century displays design characteristics from both the Edwardian and Art Deco periods. Elaborate pierced work combined with with bold geometry make this sparkling adornment a timeless jewelery classic.
This stunning and sizable stylized circle - or wreath - brooch shimmers with one hundred baguette diamonds undulating in a circle of gently flowing waves and crowned with a sweeping curlicue bow. Platinum, circa 1930s-1950s. 5.25 carats total diamond weight. 1 13/16 inches by 1 1/2 inches.
An enchanting flower brooch featuring a 2.30 carat blue sapphire and a 1.70 pastel carat pink sapphire highlighted by 7.00 carats of sparkling diamond petals and leaves. This breath of springtime dates back to the 1940s-1950s and measures 2 1/4 inches in length. A delight!
This exceptionally beautiful and highly distinctive jabot pin features two highly lustrous gems of the sea. The gorgeous baroque South Sea pearls are enveloped in organically inspired diamond settings which transition into an elongated spiral of diamonds running across the entire length of the pin. ...(more)
This wow! inspiring platinum and diamond trinket from the turn-of-the-twentieth century is ablaze with 130 old European-cut and Swiss-cut diamonds for a sparkling total of 8.50 carats. This gently curved, navette-cushion shape jewel measures just shy of 2 1/4 inch across by 1 5/8 inches high....(more)
Quintessential Art Deco geometry and sophistication in design distinguishes this exemplary diamond and platinum sparkler with 6.25 carats of round and baguette diamonds. The gentle convex curve of the mounting is further testament to the expert attention to detail in this dazzling adornment from the...(more)
This exceptional, exquisite and entrancing bow knot pin, circa 1910, features a bright white and brilliant 1.70 carat transitional European-cut diamond as the center of attraction. The bottom ribbon portion of the pin is accented with tiny calibre emeralds and swings freely from side to side from th...(more)
This extraordinarily graceful and highly stylized eagle from the early 1900s glistens with 3.00 carats of single-cut diamonds. Magnificently crafted in silver and yellow gold in multiple dimensions, this rapturous raptor appears ready to take wing from your dress or lapel for beautiful and spacious ...(more)
An extraordinary keepsake from the sentimental 19th century. Preserved under glass is a lovely flower in full blossom, lovingly crafted from human hair and painted over shimmering mother of pearl. The miniature work of art is encircled by a seamless braided rope of the same material. The lovely gold...(more)
The most colorful and dazzling enamel pin we've ever come across! Shimmering golden-yellow and burnished red sunshine radiates behind this Art Nouveau beauty on the half-shell resplendent in her peacock hued cape, Peridot green veil and diamond tiara. Pearl earrings and a pearl and rose diamond cape...(more)
A fabulous and distinctive pair of high-Art Deco diamond, carved ruby and rock crystal quartz matched clips. The rock crystal is carved from a single piece in a characteristically Deco fashion with an architectural design. These sophisticated clips are further embellished with carved foliate motif r...(more)
This late Victorian brooch is gracefully asymmetrical, is designed with the slightest hint of leaf motif and suggests the Art Nouveau movement is on its way. It highlights three old European cut diamonds weighing .90 carats and is surrounded by 1.80 carats of the same. It is constructed in silver ...(more)
At just 1 and 1/8 inch in height, this finely made albeit petite Blackamoor pin may in fact be the wife of #50-1-2991, although we're not positive of the relationship. In any case, she too sports a coral bead atop her enameled and bejeweled turban with a green 'V' shape neckline. Rare and delightful...(more)
This sensational jabot pin, circa 1925, will light up any room - the darker the better! Two three-dimensional balls - 14 mm. and 12 mm. - are tightly paved with with over 200 sparkling Swiss cut diamonds weighing almost 9.00 carats total. The two balls are connected by a 2 1/4 inch platinum and diam...(more)
Streamline and sophisticated high-Art Deco clip pins, circa 1925. These ultra-moderne works of jewelry art were seemingly snatched from the top of the Chrysler building. Highly dimensional rock crystal ornaments are wrapped in double bands of platinum which extend to form blue and white stripes of s...(more)
A wonderful antique butterfly pin composed of multi-colored agates in subdued earth tones and tiny granulation work around the edges. 1 1/2 inches across by 1 1/4 inch tall.
A delightful and dramatic mosaic brooch depicting flowering white lilies with shaded green leaves against a black background. The lovely frame exhibits classic Victorian ornamentation with foliate motifs. 1 3/4 inches by 1 3/8 inches. One leaf appears to have been re-set (and re-glued), but is barel...(more)
An aristocratic beauty is captured in profile and in delightful detail in this wonderful carnelian cameo from the latter 19th century. The rose gold open work frame has a warm antique patina and is further enhanced with four glistening old-mine cut diamonds which together total .60 carat.
This stunning, though relatively diminutive, jewel is aflame with a super gemmy carved emerald, sapphire and a pair of carved rubies which, combined with a sparkling array of round and baguette diamonds, and a single kite shape diamond in the center, create a stunningly beautiful, high caliber Art ...(more)
A superbly sculpted work of mid-century jewelry art in yellow gold, platinum, sapphires and diamonds by the renowned American jeweler - Bailey, Banks & Biddle. This multi-dimensional abstract brooch measures 2 1/4 inches across and slightly over 1 1/2 inches at it's widest point. The free flowin...(more)
A cool and artsy pair of clips (or pins) from the 1940s in the form of highly stylized cornucopias. These graceful and multi-dimensional adornments are composed in yellow gold accented with cabochon and French cut sapphires set in platinum. The pins measure 1 1/2 inch and are just shy of 1 inch at t...(more)
A bold and gorgeous, highly dimensional, antique brooch hand fabricated in weighty 18K yellow gold and featuring a shimmering golden citrine in the center. Superb style and workmanship distinguishes this fabulous pin from the garden variety. 2 1/8 inch across by 1 3/4 inches high. A rare beauty circ...(more)
This fanciful brooch has a whimsical quality and is a kaleidoscopic of colors in sapphire, ruby, emerald, peridot and diamond. They are a mix of oval, cabochon and round cut carefully set in silver over 14 karat gold. The piece is accented by sparkling tiny diamonds sprinkled throughout. This chr...(more)
A superb and unique pair of asymmetrical clips and brooch combination from the glamorous 1940s. Based on a free flowing ribbon design and magnificently rendered (even the back is beautifully decorated) in baguette and round diamonds, Burmese rubies, rose gold, white gold and platinum, this multi-dim...(more)
An exemplary treasure from the beginning of the Art Deco era. This magnificent bow tie pin from the early to mid 1920s displays all of the characteristics which distinguishes Deco jewelry: sophisticated, geometric style, impeccable craftsmanship and top quality materials.
The central lozenge shape d...(more)
This stunning, diamond packed pin from the mid-20th century is a delight to behold. The central round brilliant cut diamond bursts forth with sparkling diamond petals outlined with diamond baguettes which also serve as the stem. The piece is further adorned with a pair of pear shape diamonds and a m...(more)
A truly magnificent work of Art Deco jewelry art. The exotic land of the rising sun is elegantly depicted in platinum, diamonds, onyx, enamel and decorative fused glass (backed in mother of pearl!). Warmed by the diamond rays of the sun, behold Mt. Fuji, a sailboat, a pagoda and a Japanese garden. A...(more)
Bailey, Banks & Biddle that is - one of the great American jewelers of the early 20th century. This is a wonderful, understated jewel from the 1920s designed around a fluted rock crystal bow with a quintessential Art Deco centerpiece composed of rubies and diamonds set in platinum. A single diam...(more)
A significant size silvery-white freshwater pearl with shimmering pink and lavender overtones serves as the downy body of this glittering diamond swan which measures just shy of 2 inches across. His or her beak is in 18K yellow gold with tiny cabochon rubies for its eyes. English hallmarks, circa ...(more)
This diamond treasure is like a fine piece of lace. Almost 4 carats of diamonds are glittering throughout the platinum openwork design with curling foliate motifs and a smaller heart fully encrusted with diamonds in the center. Lovely! This piece can be worn as a pin as well as a pendant. True Edwar...(more)
An exceptional jewel from the Victorian era, this dramatic starburst pin was meticulously crafted in three separate sections: the cobalt blue enamel background, the gold and pearl overlay and the center pearl and enamel rosette. The gold (which tests both 18K and 9K in different places - thus presum...(more)
A magical and exotic pin straight out of 1000 Arabian nights. A real genie made of 15 carat yellow gold, natural keshi pearls, rubies and sapphires is floating above the town on a flying carpet woven from sapphires, emeralds and rubies. Unfortunately, three wishes are not included.
This is a friendly eight-legged spider, crafted in 18 karat white and yellow gold, bedazzled in gems. A large and lustrous 15 x 11.4 mm cultured Tahitian pearl stands in as the body and is further set with a star ruby cabochon, demantoid garnet eyes and little diamond accents.
An outstanding gem encrusted dragonfly brooch, circa 1900. This playful pin twinkles with 4.00 carats of old mine cut diamonds and 4.00 carats of high quality oval cut sapphires. The platinum over gold pin is finished with a bright ruby set into the body and emerald colored cabochon eyes.
A perfectly proportioned and modestly sized pair classic Art Deco clips - or single brooch. Straight baguette diamonds (plus one triangle) are artfully arrayed in the center and outlined by a gracefully rendered and glittering diamond pagoda shape with delightful open pierced designs to allow the co...(more)
This largish flower pin made in France in the 1950's is composed of six gold and diamond petals, each of which opens and closes to create various size flowers. The stamens are composed of sparkling diamonds and rich red rubies, each of which dance en tremblant...(more)
A truly exquisite Edwardian treasure! This elongated (2 1/2 inches long) oval pin is fairly bursting with deeply cut, bright white, exceptionally brilliant old-mine cut diamonds. The center row diamonds alternate with 7 soft white, velvety, 4.5 mm. natural, or 'oriental', pearls. All in platinum ove...(more)
This is a highly dimensional cameo expertly carved in earth-toned lava from the Victorian era. An elegant lady in profile has tight curls and flowers in her hair with flowing tendrils draped on her bare shoulder. This piece is in a very simple yellow gold frame. Quite lovely.
The impressive size of this splendid Victorian era diamond horseshoe alone will assure good luck to the fortunate recipient immediately upon presentation. Guaranteed! 5 carats of glittering European cut diamonds set in platinum over 18 karat yellow gold won't hurt either. Circa 1890.
A fabulous, high-quality, Art Deco period horseshoe crafted in platinum. Radiant red rubies (set in yellow gold) crown the top of the pin, along with white sparkling diamonds and electric blue sapphires at the ends. A prize medal for the patriotic equestrian. Approximately 1 inch long and wide.
A scalloped striped agate serves as the half-shell backdrop for a three-dimensional gold sculpture of a Putti, or Cherub, riding a rather sizable ruby-eyed fish. Unique.
The profile of a classical beauty is meticulously carved in an unusual palate of colors for an agate (ivory, gray and coral) and is presented in an elaborate and quintessentially Victorian frame of 18k yellow gold. Hallmarked Swedish! Exceptional and exceedingly rare.
Add some sparkling flair to your outfit with this pair whimsical brooches! 44 round diamonds move in a fluid design, weighing a total of 3.00 carats. Square cut, calibre rubies accent the tips of each brooch, and weigh 1.50 carats. Set in 18K yellow gold, this pair of brooches makes a colorful st...(more)
An unusually large example of a classic 19th century coral pin. The center button coral alone measures over 3/4 inches and the width of the full pin is 1 5/8 inches. A straight forward and serious statement in natural salmon colored coral.
Platinum ladies diamond clip brooch featuring 9.00 carats of round brilliant and baguette cut diamonds (G-H color, VS-SI clarity) set in a floral and ribbon motif. This gem can be worn as a brooch or as two separate clips.
Elegant Edwardian platinum diamond bar pin featuring three old mine cut diamonds (.85 carat total weight, G-H color, VS1-I1 clarity) set in octagonal settings and embellished with a pierced foliate motif. This bar pin measures 2 1/2 long by 1/4 wide.
Fabulous Art Deco clips, masterfully hand crafted in platinum and set with over 10.00 carats of diamonds and 1.00 carat of emeralds. The elaborate mirror image design consists of (2) principal marquise cut diamonds each centering the pierced floral and ribbon motif settings which are embellished wit...(more)
A high quality diamond horseshoe pin from late Victorian period. Three carats of high color, high clarity old European cut diamonds make this a lucky keepsake for a lucky wearer. This platinum over 18 karat yellow gold brooch measures 1 1/4 inch by 1 1/4 inch.The Diamonds are described as follows:Tw...(more)
Exceptionally bright red, green and blue enamel, accented with black and white enamel and natural pearls, distinguish this wonderful Victorian treasure. The bottom element dangles freely, adding to the fun. A beautiful adornment evoking holiday cheer. Circa 1870.
This Etruscan revival brooch locket bursts with tapered bead and twisted wire appliques. The reverse reveals carefully constructed palette work of hair and tiny seed pearls under a crystal. The brooch suspends a Etruscan style fringed drop.
Siamese if you please. This haughty aristocat sits proud in her diamond collar, well groomed whiskers and sapphire eyes. 1 1/2 inch tall.
This cherubic visitor from above is carved out of - what else? - Angel Skin Coral. 19th century Italian. He/She measures 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches.
Highly stylized portrait of a cat as a young man. He's looking right at 'ya with his navette shape tourmaline eyes, coral nose and a turquoise collar with a hanging bell. He is expertly crafted in elaborate wirework. French hallmarks on double pin back.
An impressive Deco bar pin, circa 1925, starring two large European cut diamonds - 1.25 carat and 1.15 carat - at either end, and a twinkling .40 ct. diamond in the center. The three diamonds are connected by a thin line of bright blue calibre sapphires over a geometric backdrop of perpendicular, s...(more)
This three sided pin incorporates 2.50 carats of deeply cut old mine diamonds set into a distinctive shield design in 18 karat white gold. Something different.
A lovely early Edwardian diamond brooch finely crafted in the delicate and graceful floral garland and openwork design so popular for the era. It is adorned with 1.75 carats of old mine, old European and rose cut diamonds in platinum topped gold. Looks beautiful as both a pin or pendant.
A spectacular piece of wearable art. This high Art Deco treasure dates back to 1925, the apex of fine jewelry craftsmanship. A hand carved oval jadeite plaque is presented in an exotically designed platinum frame with insets of black enamel and tiny cabochon rubies, sapphires, emeralds and onyx. A r...(more)
Scores of garnets sparkle in this Bohemian garnet cluster pin from the Victorian era. The pin features a traditional rosette motif. All garnets are, as is traditional, foil backed. Base metal with gold wash.
A sophisticated and dynamic brooch of archetypal Art Deco motif designed as flowing ribbons forming a blazing diamond stylized knot motif. This dazzler packs lots of impact with 4.00 carats of closely set bright white diamonds in platinum. Circa 1930.
Exquisitely designed in a lacy openwork stylized bow motif centering an old European-cut diamond. The pin is enhanced throughout by a combination of 58 old European and antique single-cut diamonds set in elegant platinum pierce work with delicately milgrained edges and 10 French-cut calibre sapphire...(more)
This graceful glittering butterfly brooch features a lustrous South Sea Cultured Pearl body propelled aloft by stylized 18k white gold looping pave diamond-set wings with a full 2 inch wingspan and 3.65 carats. A pair of fancy yellow diamonds enliven its eyes. This sparkling brooch flits from daywea...(more)
The glistening, poly-chromatic wings are spread wide (1 3/8 inch wingspan) and outlined by full-cut diamonds and fancy yellow diamonds surrounding pear-shaped rubies and sapphires. The body is composed of fancy intense yellow diamonds all in 18k yellow gold. Add some springtime to your wardrobe all ...(more)
18K Yellow gold Victorian pin set with one large and two small pins all featuring oval amethysts with Limoge style enamel inlay of a female accented and framed by rose cut diamonds and pearls. An exquisite collection. The large pin measures 1 7/8 X 1 5/8 and the smaller pins measure 7/8 X 5/8.
A lovely looping bow in platinum and diamonds from the 1920's. This classic motif is centered with a bezel set .80 European cut diamond and fully set with small round and baguette cut diamonds throughout the delicate bows.
A nineteenth century Etruscan revival 18 karat yellow gold fibula brooch, embellished with twisted wire and granulated beads with a duck-motif component with a flower-motif panel accenting its top. 2" long.
Note: Fibulae were ancient clothing fasteners. They were used in Greek and Roman times t...(more)
An exceptional pair of Art Deco clips and brooch combo, circa 1925, with high quality diamonds, natural calibre emeralds, and, strangely, synthetic sapphires and rubies (which are, of course, original to the piece). A superb and dramatic example of high Art Deco architectural artistry.
A highly modernized flaring leaf design distinguishes this wonderful pair of clips by the venerable American jewelers, circa 1940. Three faceted light blue Aquas are contrasted with a ribbon of calibre sapphires set in warm yellow gold. Unique and striking!
A miniature cameo of a Victorian lady is enshrined in this exquisitely decorated shield shape plaque rendered in two colors of gold and platinum overlay and containing eleven natural pearls and an antique cushion cut diamond on the drop. A wonderful treasure from the second half of the 19th century...(more)
A whimsical ornament from the lofty Parisian jewelry house of Van Cleef and Arpels. A wonderful variation on the famous Nardi Blackamoor brooches, this one depicts a courtly exotic female. Her face is formed from frosted crystal with inset emerald eyes a ruby lips. Her hair and high necked collar a...(more)
This angel brooch is by 1960's Beverly Hills jeweler Marvin Hime. The Ruser-esque angel is on a trek over clouds of baroque Mississippi river pearls.
A gorgeous floral fantasy of diamonds and platinum from the 1950's. This brooch centers a 1.00 carat old European cut diamond surrounded by gently curled petals and stylized leaves encrusted with diamonds. Flashy baguette cut diamonds stand in for the stem. Fabulous!
As sweet as can be. This high-quality Victorian jewel is an artful twist on the tried and true 'smiling' crescent motif. High luster seed pearls are crowned with four sparkling old-European cut diamonds in a rose gold setting with platinum overlay at the crescent tips. An understated treasure.
This substantial hand crafted silver Scottish brooch is in the style so popular during Victoria’s reign. It centers a belcher set round cut piece of orange glass, surrounded by bullet shaped jasper and bloodstone with outer edges of inlaid in triangular shaped agates. Carved silver accents borde...(more)
This Art Deco platinum circle pin is a variation on a classic design. Bright fancy color sapphires, totaling 4.00 carats, gently taper into old European cut diamonds. A double row of old European, mine, single and full cut diamonds finishes the circle. Beautiful!
An adorable fluttering bohemian garnet butterfly brooch.
This Late Victorian bar pin is mounted with five graduated natural pearls set in an elongated navette shaped floral design in 18 karat gold. Circa 1900. The pearls are most probably salt water from the Persian Gulf region.
A glittering array of bohemian garnets are set in this antique cluster brooch. Large rose cut round and pear shaped garnets are tiered and finish with a scalloped border.
Platinum swirling ribbon motif pin set with vibrant green round cut emeralds (6 total, 1.20 carats total weight) in the center with looping round and baguette cut diamond (70 total, 3.00 carats total weight, F-G color, VS-SI clarity) set ribbons, circa 1950s. This pin measures 1 1/4 round.
A striking miniature portrait of an exotic beauty in a twisted wire and beaded 18 karat gold frame. This piece can be worn as a brooch as well as a pendant.
A stunning openwork platinum butterfly brooch is set with glittering diamonds and vibrant emeralds, both cabochon and round cut. This pin measures 1 1/4 tall by 1 7/8 wide.The Gemstones are described as follows:Seventeen Mixed Cut Emeralds Weight: 2.00 carats total weight Sixty One European Cut Diam...(more)
Platinum diamond and emerald scroll motif pin with soft flowing lines. One center round cut diamond (.50 carat, I color, I1 clarity) gives way to scrolls of 44 calibre cut emeralds (1.50 carat total weight) and 21 round diamonds (.75 carat total weight, I color, SI clarity), circa 1925-1930. The pin...(more)
A superbly preserved brooch from the early 19th Century. This memento is composed of six perfectly curled locks of hair arranged in to a fleur-dy-lis design and decorated with gold wire and framed with a natural pearl border. Initials are engraved on the reverse. Excellent condition.
A Retro inspired brooch, circa 1950's-1960's. A carved round jadeite cabochon is set atop a 14 karat yellow gold crenelated fan motif and accented with twisted wire scattered about set with both round sapphires and round brilliant cut diamonds. Unique!
An artistic 18 karat yellow gold brooch highlights a cute carved opal frog perched on lily pad pin / pendant. The lily pad is brightened with an oval pink tourmaline, three round cabochon moonstones and a baroque natural Mississippi pearl. The artist is Paula Crevoshay.
Asymmetrical turquoise and diamond pin from the 1950's in 18 karat yellow gold. The pin features wonderful textural details and a foliate motif. Fabulous!
The original heart on fire! This absolutely dazzling Edwardian diamond heart pin is paved with 11.00 carats of perfectly matched high quality European cut diamonds. This brooch is crafted in platinum over 18K yellow gold with beautiful hand azured settings. The pinstem frame on the reverse can be re...(more)
18K Yellow gold Castellani shell cameo of the holy mother and son with doting patrons set in a decorative gold frame. This pin/pendant measures 1 3/4 X 1 1/2.
A fun and whimsical owl motif brooch, circa 1950's. The owl is constructed of twisted 14 karat yellow gold wire and sits atop a textural branch. The eyes are cleverly set with round cabochon cat's eye Chrysoberyl and highlighted with diamonds.
An outstanding antique treasure. This 18 karat rosy yellow gold bar pin is set with eleven natural pearls down the center and wreathed by antique old mine cut diamonds. The central pearl measures 8.2 x 7.5 mm. Fabulous!
This soaring and patriotic pin from the turn of the 20th century is delicately and intricately crafted in platinum and set throughout with rose cut diamonds. An Edwardian jewel.
A whimsical signature creation from the 1960's by the renowned Beverly Hills jeweler - Ruser. A haloed and winged cherub sits upon a palm tree landscaped cloud in heaven. Smile inducing. The cherub has twinkling small blue stone eyes which are most likely sapphires, but they are too small to say fo...(more)
From the glamorous 1950's come these stylish and hard to find matched pair of deconstructed pinwheel pins. Sophisticated yet fun.
Amazing is the adjective that comes to mind when describing this masterpiece from the early-20th century. Art Nouveau artistry is in full flower in this stunning and sizable jewel composed of black opals, white opals, diamonds and rare demantoid garnets. A blossom of organically shaped opals with a ...(more)
Intriguing and quite collectible gold in quartz brooch from the Victorian time period featuring gold cylinder capped with gold in quartz and decorated with black enamel and seed pearl drops. This 14 karat yellow gold brooch measures 1 3/4 inch long by 1 1/2 inch wide.
A rare and lovely treasure from the 19th century. The flower's soft pink petals are made from Conch shell and the stamen and leaves are composed of natural pearls. Silver topped 14 karat yellow gold. Spring is here!
A rare and wonderful set made in Britain in 15 ct yellow gold with seed pearls. The gold has a lovely warm patina developed over the past 125 years or so. The earrings measure 1/2 inch round and the pin measures 1 1/4 inch round.
This brooch is glittering with both marquise cut sapphires and round brilliant cut diamonds all set in a stylized foliate motif. This 14 karat white gold brooch matches quite well with ring #30-1-1138.
A handsome Centurion in profile is wonderfully carved in grayish-blue agate with Pegasus and Sphinx on his helmet. Framed in a hand wrought silver chain link design and signed Doris Cliff. Bold and dramatic. Wearable as a pin or pendant. This piece measures 3 inches tall by 2 1/2 inches wide.
Beautifully carved Cameo of a handsome Roman Centurion set in a bold Sterling Silver circular frame signed 'Handwrought-Doris Cliff'.
Handsome, 18 karat Etruscan Revival brooch features a central intaglio carving depicting a man's profile rendered in carnelian with a circular frame adorned with cloisonne enamel and granulation. There is slight damage in one of the areas of cloisonne.
This antique,9K yellow gold, Victorian bar pin features an impressively sized spider, so realistically rendered, that it looks like it will come alive. Inspired by the expeditions of men like Darwin, natural subjects incorporating plants, insects and animals were Victorian favorites. The spider's ...(more)
Beautiful Italian pietra-dura pin set in a simple silver frame with a sweet colorful forget-me-not motif delicately inlaid in black Belgian marble. This pin measures 2 ¾ inches tall by ¾ inch wide.
A large scale American Art Nouveau sterling silver brooch of a lady in profile with long flowing hair and flowers.
An intricately detailed suite of a pin and matching earrings from the Victorian time period. Carved coral cameos of a lady in profile are set with delicate pointed prongs inside ornate frames with bead fringe and scroll work detailing. The pin measures 2 1/2 inches long by 1 1/8 inch wide. The earri...(more)
A lovely Etruscan style seed pearl and calibre turquoise bar pin is accented with delicate scroll and bead details.
A lovely foliate design rendered in deep burgundy garnets with a flourish of natural pearls. We believe this very early jewel to be from England, circa 1830.
A antique treasure! This Victorian Etruscan revival brooch has a buckle motif accented with beautiful Rhodolite Garnets. Delicate fringe dangles below.
A charming adornment from San Francisco's renowned jeweler. A hand carved basket of orangey coral serves as a vase for a splendid bonsai arrangement of diamond, turquoise and ruby set flowers.
A 'fibula' is an ancient Greco-Roman clasp or brooch. Here is a sizable, weighty and striking facsimile rendered in silver. Button up your toga! Circa 1890.
Actual butterfly wings, encased under beveled glass and enveloped by natural pearls in a bow and buckle design, shimmer in beautiful hues of iridescent lavender and ocher. A one-of-a-kind collectible dated "Oct. 15th 1857". Fabulous!
Diamonds in flight - a sparkling piece from the 1960's. A cluster of round diamonds of varying sizes are borne aloft by a kinetic sculpture in rich 18 karat yellow gold. Dramatic.
A wonderful transitional design from the Victorian - Art Nouveau periods. A multi-dimensional and intricately interlocking design incorporating shaded tones of lavander and white matte finish enamel. A sparkling old-mine cut diamond adorns the center. Circa 1890 - 1900.
A unique and dramatic hand made spider pin incorporating the unusual combination of amethyst and garnet with green garnet and glass doublet eyes. Expertly crafted in 18 karat rose gold. Cool!
An intense deep red cabochon garnet is the center of this wonderful base metal brooch. It is encircled with rose cut Bohemian garnets clustered in perfectly scalloped rows. Circa 1880's.
A rare and collectible keepsake from the late 18th to early 19th century. An expertly rendered and heart rending shell cameo depicting a grieving woman at the grave site of her beloved. The cameo is lovingly framed under a thick beveled crystal and woven hair of the dear departed.
A delightful suite of earrings and a brooch set with rich purple amethysts artfully set in two tone 14 karat gold. Circa 1950's. Earrings are clip backs for non-pierced ears.
A wonderful and fanciful barber pole design made in 18 karat yellow gold and silver set with rose cut diamonds. A very smart and tailored antique lapel pin. French hallmarks.
This small 15 karat yellow gold pin made in Chester, England, boasts exquisite details including a center set with a small sapphire surrounded by delicate rose cut diamonds set in the center of a perfectly hand cut star. The shoulders are ornamented with fine twisted wire, beads, floral and leaf m...(more)
An impressive piece fit for a queen, a central large amethyst (34.00 carats) of exceptional color and size is framed by a 9K yellow gold hollow form scrolling foliate motif with engraved detailing border. This pin measures 1 7/8 X 2 1/2.
Colorful Antique micro mosaic brooch with a whimsical bug motif. Miniature tiles of differing sizes and colors are expertly fitted together to form this piece. Some tesserae glass tiles are missing, but the pattern is is still quite vibrant in this time worn piece. The reverse is engraved 'Sally fro...(more)
Sculptural leaf substantially crafted by Tiffany and Company in 18 karat yellow gold with a ruby dew drop at the tip of the leaf curl. The leaf is further accented with a flower created from a cluster of rubies surrounding a diamond. The pin has a double clip fastener so it is suitable to clip to ...(more)
An elaborately constructed Griffin wielding a diamond encrusted sword. Composed of seed pearls with a ruby in the eye and one in the wing. Produced at the end of the 19th century by the venerable American manufacturers Riker Bros. Some lead solder is present.
An instant classic, this 18 karat yellow gold beautiful ribbon, by Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Company, brooch will go with any outfit.
Mosaics of organic, free form shapes are employed to create this quintessential example of expressive 1960's art jewelry. Fabricated in 18 karat yellow gold with a sand blasted finish in the concave interiors with a bright polished finish on the exteriors and backs. The earring clips are 14 karat. T...(more)
This exceptional Georgian brooch has a 12 karat gold foundation of asymmetrical fluidity. It is surmounted by deep red garnets and natural pearl tipped scrolling applique flower in gilt silver. A treasure! English c.1830.
Platinum lacy Edwardian brooch centered with a vibrant green peridot and sprinkled with 2.00 carats of European cut diamonds.The Gemstones are described as follows:One Round Cut Peridot Weight: 2.00 carats Fifty Six European Cut Diamonds Weight: 2.00 carats total weight Color: G-H Clarity: VS-SI
This Bohemian garnet bar brooch casts a striking silhouette. Featuring three dark and intense cabochon garnets, sprinkled with perfectly matched round and pear shaped rose cut garnets. Base metal.
A sizable and substantial antique brooch from the mid to late 19th century. Two matching tassels, each one and a half inches in length, dance and sway below a highly dimensional, butterfly shaped medallion with scrolls, black enamel and seed pearl decorations. 18 karat yellow gold.
An interesting bar pin from the 1920's. Neoclassical scroll motifs are incorporated into this elaborately engraved, flared bow shape design. 18 karat white gold.
Exquisite bar pin from the turn of the 20th century. A rare carved intaglio moonstone is delicately set with pointed prongs and embraced by three European cut diamonds set on either side atop a straight 18 karat yellow gold bar pin. Stamped C & CO.
Three bezel set old mine cut diamonds are the main focus of this Edwardian platinum openwork bar pin with a graceful curvilinear outline. Lovely.
An artful variation on a theme. A graceful swirl of full cut and single cut diamonds radiate from a diamond flower, all set in platinum.
A fabulous and versatile ornament from early 19th century Mittel-Europe (probably Czechoslovakia or Hungary) . This gorgeous jewel of rich, bezel set Burgundy color faceted and cabochon garnets can be worn either as a dramatic lavaliere or, turn it upside down and wear it as a pin. This beautiful pi...(more)
This enchanting brooch contains a substantial cabochon shaped bezel set garnet. The garnet is embellished with a single row of luminous seed pearls. All set in a mount of 14 karat rose gold.
A bold artistic statement from Paris, circa 1950. Multi-dimensional blossoms are embraced by a swirl of stylized leaves with a strip of diamonds set in white gold down the center. The two flowers feature large, sparkling old mine diamonds. Dramatic and very French with hallmarks.
This little butterfly pin will flutter on your shoulder! The wings are delicately embellished with rose-cut diamonds and soft green plique a jour enameling. This charming piece was crafted in the early 20th century in both silver and 18 karat gold.
A traditional diamond circle pin with a twist. This 14 karat white gold pin features graduating diamonds and accented with a .20 carat light yellow diamond.
A flashy diamond turtle with a funny face that only a mother turtle could love. He or she is well protected by a shell containing fifty two sparkling, high quality, round brilliant diamonds totaling about 5.00 carat. Two emeralds make up its bright wide eyes. 18k yellow gold.
An other-worldly Art Nouveau delight. In this piece a gorgeous pre-Raphaelite female floats ethereally,her flowing locks intertwined with flowers and leaves. Beautiful, soft, shaded enamel and a cluster of rose cut diamonds embellish the design.
The most precious bunch of flowers realized in diamonds and natural pearls. This platinum topped 18 karat yellow gold Edwardian brooch is a stunning design with three flowers each centered with a natural pearl and antique diamonds set as the petals with diamond leaf motifs and a sweet diamond set bo...(more)
A classic 1920's beauty, this sleekly designed bar pin contains all the hallmarks of consummate Art Deco. Symmetry and detailed geometric patterns enhance a flashy central .90 old European cut diamond which is bordered and flanked by more sparkling diamond melee. In original and excellent condition....(more)
A different twist on a classic, romantic theme. A heart for blue bloods! A striking, sizable puffed diamond heart (1 1/2 " x 1 3/8 ") enveloped by deep blue, calibre synthetic sapphires, entirely original to the piece. Beautifully hand fabricated in platinum over 18k yellow gold. For maximum diamond...(more)
Truly unusual and magnificent suite of 14 karat yellow gold Victorian earrings with matching brooch, showcasing bezel-set native gold in quartz and translucent rose-tone dendritic quartz. The elaborate crown style gold work is ornate, highlighted with tracery black enamel and tassels, both common el...(more)
This bejeweled Blackamoor brooch, crafted in 18 karat yellow and white gold, features a pear shaped, vivid Pink Sapphire weighing approximately 1.25 carat. The turban and breast plate are studded with round brilliant-cut, white and treated yellowish-green diamonds totaling approximately 1.85 carat...(more)
A delightful and diminutive Arts and Crafts 14 karat yellow gold bar pin set with three small round amethysts and eight small seed pearls.
This bar pin, fabricated in platinum over gold, features a central diamond set bow motif. The sides and top are fully ahnd engraved and each tip is further diamond set. The diamonds are described as follows:Seven European and Single Cut DiamondsWeight: 0.35 Carat TotalColor: HIJClarity: VS2 - I...(more)
A spiky flower design in 18 karat yellow gold features a large central rose cut diamond enveloped by numerous tiny rose cut diamonds. A compact and effective 19th century jewel. This piece measures about 1 inch round.The Diamonds are described as follows:One Central Rose Cut DiamondWeight: .50 cara...(more)
A gorgeous emerald cut sapphire weighing approximately 1.75 carat is presented in this elaborate Art Deco platinum bar pin with four rows of tiny seed pearls divided by a line of calibre cut, square synthetic sapphires (original to the piece); circa 1920. This piece measures 2 3/8 inches long by 1/2...(more)
This lovely silver over 9 karat rose gold Victorian butterfly in red, white and blue is patriotic by nature. The rubies have a slight red wine tinge which suggests their Siamese origin, and the sapphires appear to be no less than Kashmirs. The pearls, of course, are natural. The original pin mechani...(more)
A lovely carved portrait of a Victorian beauty presented in a magnificent, highly detailed frame with a subdued patina. 15 karat rose gold. This piece measures 2 inches tall by about 1 1/4 inch wide.
Sterling silver Art Nouveau pin of a girl with flowing hair wearing a bonnet with a flower, signed Unger Brothers. This pin measures 1 1/4.
An original, antique faceted garnet pin from central Europe. 1 1/4 inches wide. Base metal.
Spiral scrolling volutes of 18 karat white gold and 14 karat pink gold embellished with diamonds and rubies make a dramatic Hollywood statement in this spectacular important brooch from the 1940s.
The gems are described as follows: (2) European Cut Diamonds weight and quality: 2.14 Carat, M Color,...(more)
A lovely example of early Victoriana, this silver over 14 karat rose gold lavaliere and pin features two prominent old-mine cut diamonds weighing 1.00 carat total. The design is a blend of classic Victorian bows and garlands with a hint of Gothic influence. Beautiful as a pendant or as a pin. This p...(more)
18 Karat yellow and rose gold Retro brooch with three stylized flowers each centered with a gem. This brooch measures 2 inches by 1 1/4 inch.The Gemstones are described as follows:One Round Cut RubyWeight: .35 caratThree Old Mine Cut DiamondsWeight: .45 carat total weightColor: I-JClarity: SI2-I1
Four rare gem French cut diamonds are the central focus of this exquisitly detailed 14 karat white gold and diamond pin from the 1920s. An array of old mine and european cut diamonds fill out the elaborate design. This piece measures 5/8 inch by 1 3/4 inch.The Diamonds are described as follows:Twent...(more)
From the 1920s, the graceful platinum openwork provides a light and airy backround for the center row of blue and white sparklers. Lovely. This piece measures 1/2 inch by 3 inches.The Gemstones are described as follows:Four Round Cut SapphiresWeight: .45 carat total weightFive European Cut DiamondsW...(more)
This sparkling example of classic Art Deco design and craftsmanship is packed with deeply cut, high quality old-mine diamonds totaling approximately 5.00 carats. The intricate geometric platinum open work adds a splendid respite to the diamond splash. A beauty. This brooch measures 5/8 inch by 2 3/4...(more)
A delightful example of late Edwardian, early Art Deco transitional style. This wonderfully designed and expertly fabricated pin from the 1920s contains an array of high quality European cut diamonds in a highly detaled openwork setting. A beauty in excellent, crisp original condition. This platinum...(more)
This big and beautiful Victorian horseshoe pin with thirty seven old-mine diamonds is sure to bring you luck. Made in platinum over 14 karat rose gold with a lovely patina. All original and exceptionally nice. This brooch measures about 2 inches by 1 3/4 inch.The Diamonds are described as follows:Th...(more)
Enhancing an array of high quality old European diamonds is a superb example of expert platinum handwork depicting Greek key and leaf designs. A treasure from a time when jewelers were artists. This brooch measures 1/2 inch by 2 3/4 inches long.The Diamonds are described as follows:One European Cut ...(more)
A modern variation on a classic theme, this creative interpretaion of nature is beautifully fabricated in sparkling diamonds and 14 karat white gold. This brooch measures7/8 inch by 2 3/4 inch.The Diamonds are described as follows:Fifty One Round Brilliant Cut DiamondsWeight: 2.35 carat total weigh...(more)
A bold and linear design reminiscent of piano keys is the design element for these American retro pair of clip pins. The clips are each set with four round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 1.36 carats (estimated). They measure 1 1/2 inch in length by 3/4 to 1 inch in width. These clips were attribu...(more)
Twin interlocking circles of glittering diamonds comprise this stunning Art Deco brooch which has been expertly handcrafted in platinum. The opposing mirror image design incorporates vintage round brilliants, square and baguette cut diamonds with combined weight of approximately 9.00 carats. The bro...(more)
As graceful as can be, this charming jewel from the 1920s is appropriate for many occasions. Beautifully rendered in high quality transitional cut diamonds and finely detailed platinum. Excellent, original condition. This brooch measures 1 1/4 inch round.The Diamonds are described as follows:Thirty ...(more)
A circle of gem deep blue french cut calibre sapphies is lovingly carresed by a glittering bow of diamonds. Gift wrapping would be redundant. Superb. Signed JW and numbered 25541. This platinum piece measures 1 1/4 inch round.The Gemstones are described as follows:Thirty One French Cut SapphiresWeig...(more)
A striking design incorporating a modified figure 8 enhanced with a lovely foliate motif. Composed of flashy single cut diamonds entwined around a central marquise diamond. Elegant simplicity. This platinum piece measures 1 3/4 inch long by a little more than 1/2 inch tall.The Diamonds are described...(more)
The three principal old mine cut diamonds in this opulent Art Deco brooch, circa 1925-1935, alone weigh over 3.50 carats. The elaborate geometric pattern with its open architecture allows the selected fabric on which the pin is worn, to create a back-drop which will emphasize the stunning beauty of ...(more)
An exquisite gem from the mid-19th century, this original Victorian pin and pendant features two gorgeous green emeralds together totaling over 8 carats, and 5.50 carats of lively diamonds. The central emerald is presented in a diamond-packed frame in silver over gold from which suspends a diamond-...(more)
A cushion shaped opal displaying vibrant greens and blues with orange overtones is encompassed by old-mine cut diamonds and is flanked by three bezel set old-mine diamonds on each side. Platinum over 18k yellow gold, late 19th century.The Gemstones are described as follows:One Cushion Cut OpalWeight...(more)
A sparkling array of high quality old mine cut diamonds, totaling over 1.50 carats, illuminate this celestial 19th century jewel. The diamonds are vibrantly contrasted by the 14 karat yellow gold and are described as follows:One Old Mine-cut Diamond:Weight: 0.30 caratColor: H-IClarity: SI2Forty-Five...(more)
This lovely pastel blue emerald cut Aquamarine already comes gift wrapped in a flowing bow of platinum and sparkling diamonds. But if you insist, well gift wrap it for you again. From the 1950s and still stunning. This brooch measures 1 7/8 inch long by 7/8 inch wide.The Gemstones are described as f...(more)
A spectacular natural pearl from the Bay of La Paz in the Sea of Cortez, circa 1910. Aside from its inherent beauty, the perfectly formed bullet shape, the shimmering metallic pink and gray play of colors and a sharp bright luster makes this gem of a pearl a desired collectible. The pin is compos...(more)
Inspired by nature, these impressive sparklers studded contain almost 15 cts of tightly paved diamonds depict a flowing bundled bouquet of snow covered leaves and petals. One of these masterfully handcrafted pins is ever so slightly larger than its sister, creating an artful asymmetry in this otherw...(more)
These one of a kind black enamel and diamond clips from the Art Deco era are absolutely dynamite! Elegantly crafted in platinum, the mirror image linear design is distinguished by black enamel inlays bordered by vintage round diamonds and centered by four elongated baguette cut diamonds. The diamond...(more)
A rich, vivid translucent green carved jade is employed as the gourd for this exotic stringed instrument from China. The neck, pegs and strings are hand fabricated in 14k gold of a rose-yellow hue with a time worn patina.
A rare collectible caterpillar brooch carved from Jasper, designed by Robert Wander. Robert Wander created his unusual bug collection in the late 80’s - early 90’s The realistic deep reddish orange carved Jasper caterpillar is embellished with 14 karat yellow gold highlights. This brooch m...(more)
A magnificent, highly detailed, platinum, sapphire and diamond pin from the 1920s. A central round sapphire flanked by two European cut diamonds sit atop a diamond shape pattern composed of finely milgrained alternating channels of Swiss cut diamonds and faceted synthetic sapphire baguettes (absolut...(more)
A rare specimen indeed. A golden butterfly perfectly preserved from Victorian times. Elongated pear shaped peridots and diamonds and old-mine cut diamonds make up the wings and a slender old-mine cut marquise and round diamond compose the body. And, just for fun, two rare Russian green demantoid gar...(more)
Platinum 1920s elongated pin with lovely lacy pierced work throughout. The center plaque is set with three button shaped multi-colored natural pearls and further set with European cut diamonds throughout the delicate pierced work. Superb. This brooch measures 2 3/8 inch by 7/8 inch. The Gemstones ar...(more)
Ultra elongated Edwardian bar brooch featuring a sensational purplish faceted blue sapphire in the center. The platinum setting employs meticulously executed pierce work to contrast 3.75 carats of old-mine cut diamonds, four of which add up to one carat by themselves. A magnificent one-of-a-kind bar...(more)
Expertly crafted in platinum, this highly stylized frame motif pin exemplifies the height of the Art Deco period. Symmetry, geometry and top quality gemstones combine to make this a sophisticated and understated jewel. In superb condition. This brooch measures 1 inch by 1 3/4 inch.The Gemstones are ...(more)
A real rarity, this diamond free crescent pin is composed entirely of gemmy Burma rubies in an array of deep raspberry reds. The gallery is artfully sculpted in the French style to incorprate the prongs into the design. This piece was evidently converted many years ago to its present use as a pin an...(more)
They don't come nicer than this extraordinary bow knot pin with neatly tied with graceful ribbons of sparkling, gem quality round transitional and single cut diamonds. Keeping the center knot nice and taut is a lovely 1.00 carat old European cut diamond described below. A gem. This brooch measures 3...(more)
Rendered in the Edwardian style, this lovely filigree sparkler which doubles as a pendant contains 1.15 carats of flashy round brilliant cut diamonds.The Diamonds are described as follows:Ninety Four Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds Weight: 1.15 carat total weight Color: G-I Clarity: SI-I1
This charming diamond adornment from the early 20th century beautifully depicts the undulating ribbons of a gift bow. In place of the center knot we find a a clean and brilliant Old-European cut diamond bezel set and milgrained to perfection. The pierced open work design further accentuates the flow...(more)
A realistically rendered floral spray, of 14 karat yellow gold and carved jade, is designed and manufactured by Gumps, the reputable San Francisco jeweler founded in 1861. The brooch measures 2 1/2 inches in length and is in excellent condition with the hallmark attributed to Gumps.
Early Art Nouveau foliate motif brooch of French origin, handcrafted in silver on 18 karat yellow gold. The elaborate whip lash design is set with shimmering rose cut diamonds and overlaps two dainty sprigs of bloomed 18 karat yellow gold. The brooch is stamped with French hallmarks indicating the g...(more)
This platinum Japanese crane is richly detailed with one carat of brilliant-cut diamonds which highlight a baroque freshwater Mississippi pearl displaying a lovely silvery pink body color. A brightly faceted ruby adorns the eye of the crane who strikes an elegant pose. The diamonds are described as...(more)
The colorful bouquet in this Art Deco retrospective brooch, of 18 karat yellow gold, consists of vibrant ruby, emerald and sapphire petaled flowers which are accented by brilliant-cut diamonds. This style of brooch is referred to as a Giardinetto and has truly endearing qualities. The jewels are des...(more)
Resplendant Victorian diamond brooch finely crafted of silver atop yellow gold The open eliptical design incorporates over 3.00 carats of antique-cut round diamonds impressively set and azured. The center rosette features nine bezel set Old Mine-cut diamonds totaling 1.50 carats with 5.50 mm culture...(more)
Contemporary 14K yellow and white gold charming clover motif pin set with four Madeira colored heart shaped citrines brightened with a diamond set in the center and down the stem. A perfect piece to wear on Autumn colors!The Diamonds are described as follows:Six Round Cut DiamondsWeight: .15 carat t...(more)
This elegant spray design brooch of 18 karat white gold is French made and features two principal European-cut diamonds weighing approximately .33 carat each. The design of the brooch is further accentuated with antique cut diamonds and lusterous cream rose pearls. The Gemstones are described as fol...(more)
15 Karat yellow bloomed gold Victorian brooch. This round brooch is centered with a translucent banded agate cabochon and clasps with a traditional Victorian C catch. This brooch measures just over an inch round.
Silver over 18K yellow gold fabulous Art Nouveau brooch with the characteristic sinuous whiplash motif dotted with rose cut diamonds and four round cut diamonds. A dramatic piece! This brooch measures 1 5/8 by 1 3/4 inch wide.Condition: Very Good. The Diamonds are described as follows:Twenty Rose an...(more)
Exquisite Edwardian pin, crafted in platinum, and set with Rock Crystal Quartz, Rose-cut diamonds and a Ruby cabochon. The subdued elegance of this pin is reflected in the choice of gemstones used to create the oval shaped design which incorporates a center rosette cluster and a milgrained scalloped...(more)
This impressive Victorian Garnet brooch embellished with Rose-cut diamonds, is comprised of a silver topped yellow gold bezel mounting with fleur-de-lys prongs. The garnet cabochon, which is uniquely convexed, measures approximately 36 x 25 x 9mm and displays a rich maroon body color.
Silver over 14K yellow gold Victorian butterfly brooch with beautiful gem-set wings and body. Sapphires, rubies, emeralds, diamonds and small seed pearls are all set thoughout the openwork piece. A true delight.The Gemstones are described as follows:Twenty Rose Cut DiamondsNine Mixed Cut RubiesWeigh...(more)
Impeccable antique French 18 karat yellow gold brooch with a beautiful rendering in watercolor of a classic hunting scene. This miniature round watercolor is set in a brilliantly enameled rich green frame highlighted with rose cut diamonds set in silver. The artists signature is on the bottom left, ...(more)
An equisite example of a piece of Art Deco jewelry. This platinum brooch incorporates diamonds, emeralds and onyx in a lovely geometric design. A central very fine marquise cut diamond is wrapped in a bright green emerald border with diamonds set throughout the piece, highlighted with sprigs of onyx...(more)
Exquisite platinum lozenge shaped Art Deco diamond and crystal brooch features a .95 ct round transitional cut diamond bezel set and surrounded with small diamonds set atop inlayed frosted crystal. The borders are highlighted with an engraved foliate motif and dotted with four greyish white seed pea...(more)
18 Karat rose gold floral design brooch embellished with foil backed rose cut diamonds and having center petals outlined with red enamel.The diamonds total approximately 2.50 carats and the pin measures approximately 3 inches in length.
A truly stunning platinum over 18K yellow gold diamond and pearl brooch from the turn of the twentieth century. A large central European cut diamond is surrounded by undulating diamond encrusted swirls finished with round and pear shaped natural pearls. This pin and pendant combo is also very lovely...(more)
Lovely, 14k yellow gold, Victorian mourning pin, with an original braid of hair, featured under glass in the center of the pin. The beveled glass is framed with a a black enamel border, highlighted with scrolling curves. The back of the pin has been engraved with in script with E. B. In Memory of a...(more)
14K yellow gold, rectangular mourning brooch, featuring an elaborate braid of hair under glass, framed with an unusually ornate border of gold foliate engraving, surrounded by a geometric enameled white on black motif. The piece was hand engraved with I.H.Haynes on the back in script.
This 14k yellow Victorian pin is a superb example of period craftsmanship, showcasing hand-tooled textures and design elements typical of the late 1800s. The pin features a central star formed with six kite shaped, bezel-set black onyx, framed with a scalloped ribbon curl of gold, which suspends a ...(more)
This beautiful brooch features ribbons of platinum set with round and baguette diamonds and superfine bright green emeralds with a spray of marquise cut diamonds. The pin mechanism is a double clip executed in white gold for strength. The stones are described as follows:Diamonds: 3.80 Carat Total ...(more)
This small pin dates back to the Georgian period. It is a 14K yellow gold memorial mourning pin with plaited hair and black enamel for rememberance of a loved one. The words In Memory Of are curved around the hair in gold and C Robt Sept 14 1834 is engraved on the reverse. This dainty pin measures a...(more)
18K Rose gold cameo pin circa 1890. This beautiful rose gold cameo is ftted with a shell cameo depicting Joseph and Mary. The plain bezel is decorated with twisted wire and engraved frame. The original C catch has been relplaced with a safety catch.
An important and stunning antique Victorian brooch in silver over 18 karat yellow gold displaying two exquisite emeralds, a 5.18 carat emerald cut and a 1.65 carat pear cut, both vibrant bluish green, surrounded by glittering old mine cut diamonds set in the scrolling foliate motif. Outstanding!
14K White gold glittering and gorgeous floral motif brooch set with vibrant diamonds and lustrous cultured pearls. This pin measures 2 3/8 tall by 1 5/8 wide.The Gemstones are described as follows:101 Round Cut DiamondsWeight: 3.25 carats total weightColor: G-HClarity: VS-SI1Fifteen Round Cultured P...(more)
A truly exquisite jewel from the Art Nouveau period - circa 1900. A realistically sculpted, multi-dimensional sweet pea flower is artfully colored in shimmering pink, yellow and green shaded enamel and glistens with a single, off-set European-cut diamond dewdrop. A delightful and delicate treasure. ...(more)
Retro 14K rose gold and platinum classic buckle motif brooch encrusted with European cut diamonds. The 2.50 carats of diamonds (H-I color, VS1-I1 clarity) are set in platinum edged with delicate milgrain details.
A plume of diamonds beckon from this platinum feather motif pin sparkling with 6.35 carats of baguette and round brilliant cut diamonds. The Diamonds are described as follows: 109 Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds Weight: 5.35 carats total weight Color: F-G Clarity: VS1 5 Baguette Cut DiamondsWeight: 1.0...(more)
Silver spider motif pin featuring an eight-legged spider perched atop a simple bar capped with a round cabochon cats eye quartz. The body of the spider is also set with two cats eye quartz cabochon as well as small seed pearls. This pin measures 1 1/8 wide by 2 long.
French 18K Rosy yellow gold looping ribbon and floral motif pin with two flowers primped with rubies (1.50 carats total weight) and diamonds (5 total, .05 carat total weight). This pin measures 1 1/4 tall by 2 wide.
Oval hand painted miniature on porcelain of a darling cherub, an homage to Raphael, set into an 18K Yellow gold brooch adorned with a quaint floral and foliate motif. This brooch measures 1 3/8 tall by 1 3/4 wide.
This high impact pin from the 40s still looks modern today. The stylized floral motif features petals crafted in both 14K yellow and rose gold with a 2.60 carat sparkling blue diamond (color treated) set in the center.The Diamond information is as follows:One Round Brilliant Cut DiamondWeight: 2.60 ...(more)
18K Yellow gold scorpion pin sparkling with thirty eight round brilliant cut diamonds (1.00 carat total weight, G color, VS clarity) set in the body and eyes accented with two oval cabochon rubies (1.35 carats total weight) clenched in the claws. This pin measures 1 1/2 tall by 2 3/8 long.
Richly detailed and beautifully crafted whimsical unicorn pin sparkling with 2.00 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds and an emerald eye. A fantasy accessory for any wardrobe.The Diamonds are described as follows:80 Round Brilliant Cut DiamondsWeight: 2.00 caratsColor: F-GClarity: VS
Beautifully carved Art Nouveau coral cameo brooch of a lady in profile decorated with flowers set into a 14K yellow gold scrolling frame dotted with bezel set European cut diamonds (8 total, 1.00 carat total weight, I-J color, SI clarity), with a 10K yellow gold pendant bail. This pin measures 1 3/4...(more)
Fabulous Retro diamond set pin with a looping ribbon motif sparkling with a spray of European cut diamonds (4.00 carats total weight, G-I color, VS-SI clarity), crafted in 18K yellow gold. This pin measures 2 1/4 tall by 1 5/8 wide.
Delicate platinum square wreath pin in a transitional style, incorporating both Edwardian and Art Deco design, that sparkles with European cut diamonds (1.75 carats total weight, G-H color, VS clarity) and accented by calibre French cut sapphires (.50 carat total weight). This pin measures 1 3/8 tal...(more)
Gorgeous open work platinum Edwardian pin featuring a central bezel set European cut diamond (.65 carat, J color, I1 clarity) and further set with forty European cut diamonds (2.50 carats total weight, H-J color, VS-SI clarity).
Platinum over 18K yellow gold early Bailey, Banks & Biddle crown pin highlighted with European cut diamonds (.50 carat total weight, H-I color, VS-SI clarity) and capped with nine seed pearls. This pin measures 5/8 tall by 1 5/8 wide.
Platinum over 18K yellow gold Art Nouveau bow motif pin set with rose cut diamonds and one European cut diamond (.15 carat, I color, I1 clarity) with a small pearl drop. This pin measures 1 1/4 long by 1 1/4 wide.
18K Yellow gold gem-set fish motif pin set with a watery blue 10.00 carat oval cabochon sapphire brightened with round brilliant cut diamonds (.60 carat total weight, G-H color, SI clarity) and sapphire eye with an articulated tail and retractable bail. This pin/pendant measures 3/4 tall by 1 1/8 wi...(more)
Organic swirling Art Nouveau pin with the distinctive whiplash scrolling foliate motif set with an old mine cut diamond (.35 carat, J color, I1 clarity) and brightened with five small rose cut diamonds. This pin measures 1 1/4 tall by 1 1/4 wide.
This bold 18K yellow gold fluted retro pin highlights an unusual faceted dome ruby with the illusion of a stone larger that its 5+ carats that is surrounded with 26 round diamonds (.50 carat total, VS clarity, FG color).
Art Nouveau floral motif flowing circular pin with a mellow patina of Antique silver over 18K yellow gold set with rose cut diamonds and a .40 carat European cut diamond amidst the whiplash foliate motif and central characteristic Art Nouveau flower.The Diamonds are described as follows:One European...(more)
Antique Victorian lacy silver over 14K yellow gold oval shaped pin with scalloped filigree work set with a central antique cushion cut diamond (.90 carat, J-K color, VS clarity) with eight old mine cut diamonds set surrounding and thirty two rose cut diamonds (40 total, 1.15 carats total weight, J-K...(more)
Platinum diamond circle pin accented with a floral and foliate spray motif set with a .70 carat round brilliant cut diamond (J color, SI2 clarity) and four marquise cut diamonds (.40 carat total weight, G-H color, VS clarity) finished with thirty seven round cut diamonds (.90 carat total weight, G-H...(more)
Silver Scottish kilt pin with a shield and basket hilt broadsword motif set with multi colored agates. This pin measures 4 long by 1 wide.
This fabulous 50s diamond corsage brooch sparkles with over 200 quality diamonds (F-H color, VS-SI1 clarity) totaling 11.00 carats. Finely crafted in 18K yellow and white gold. At a very reasonable price this festive brooch makes a big statement and brings lots of smiles!
Silver Scottish bow motif pin set with beautiful grey and white banded agate. This pin measures 1 1/2 tall by 2 1/4 wide.
Exquisite Egyptian revival large winged scarab motif brooch with brightly colored enameling centered with a sky blue faience scarab, gilt silver. This brooch measures 1 1/8 tall by 3 1/4 long.
18K Yellow gold Victorian expertly carved hard stone cameo of a male bust in profile displaying a beautiful speckled layer of agate in the background, set in a detailed frame decorated with black enamel tracery and small seed pearls set high in buttercup settings. This pin measures 1 1/2 tall by 1 3...(more)
10K Yellow gold pin set with one large red coral cabochon (9 mm) surrounded by graduating rows of red coral beads. This pin measures 1 1/8 round.
14K Yellow gold checkerboard geometric pin in three sections all with alternating old mine cut diamonds (23 total, 3.00 carats total weight, H-J color, VS-I1 clarity) and black enamel. This pin measures 3/4 X 1 13/16.
14K Yellow gold Victorian round pin with black enamel detailing around a central raised geometric design with radiating engravings and a fine milgrain border. This pin measures 7/8 round.
An antique 19th century silver over 14 karat yellow gold sliver of a crescent moon set with rose and antique single cut diamonds and embellished with a ruby set serpent wrapped around clutching a pearl. This pin measures 1 7/8 long.
14K Yellow and white gold Retro pin with a telescoping leaf motif wrapped with an entwined ribbon. This pin measures 1 5/8 tall by 3 1/2 long.
14K Yellow gold Florentine Pietra Dura pin featuring two pink carnations and a white daisy on a dark background embraced by a stunning granulated gold Etruscan revival frame. This pin measures 1 7/8 X 1 1/2.
Six silver rose baroque pearls shimmer in this free form 14K yellow gold pin dotted with round and baguette cut diamonds (32 total, 2.00 carats total weight, F-G color, VS clarity). This pin measures 1 1/2 by 1 3/4.
A gorgeous Georgian repousse pin, in 14K yellow gold, set with foil backed pink topaz and yellowish green chyrsoberyl embellished with removable dangling drops and further set with foil backed pink topaz and chyrsoberyl circa 1840. The central motif has a locket back and the pin measures 3 1/2 long ...(more)
Platinum Art Deco diamond pin with a stylish geometric design highlighting three round cut diamonds (.30 carat total weight, H-I color, VS-SI1 clarity) bezel set in the center and further set throughout the pierced mounting with 111 round cut diamonds (1.70 carat total weight, H-I color, VS-SI1 clar...(more)
Gorgeous undulating early Victorian silver topped yellow gold pin sparkling with 4.00 carats of old mine cut diamonds (G-H color, VS clarity) set in a pretty bow motif. This pin measures 1 tall by 1 1/2 wide.
Victorian oval carved pink shell cameo pin of a female bust with a decorative comb in her hair in an octagonal engraved 14K rose gold frame. This cameo measures 2 tall by 1 1/2 wide.
18K Yellow gold and silver exotic bezel-set carved oval turquoise highlighted with three rows of rose cut diamonds totaling 1.00 carats. Our sources tell us that the Farsi writing translates roughly to "Bromli in border of Turkestan". This pin measures 3/4" by 1 3/4".
This is a turn of the century fanciful interpretation of archeological style with high quality limoge style enamel in vivid color of a woman in an Egyptian headdress with a pierced foliate motif border in 15K yellow gold. This pin measures 1 1/4 round.
Victorian carved shell cameo of an angel with child motif set in a cobalt blue enamel frame with foliate motif accents in 14K yellow gold. This pin measures 2 1/2 X 2 1/4.
18K Yellow gold circular pin set with a central cluster of diamonds and opals (one old mine cut diamond, .20 carat, K-O color, SI1 clarity; four rose cut diamonds, .20 carat total weight; four oval opals, .55 carat total weight) all framed with a twisted gold border and delicate beard fringe. This p...(more)
18K Yellow gold eagle pin with an old mine cut diamond (.30 carat, H-I color, SI2 clarity) clenched in the eagles claws with alternating rows of rubies and rose cut diamonds set in its spread wings, French. This pin/pendant measures 1 3/8 2 1/4.
Elegant Edwardian floral-motif filigree pin, hand crafted in platinum, featuring 24 old mine-cut diamonds (2.25 carats total weight, H-K color, SI1- I1 clarity) and 3 natural pearls(7.3-7.5mm). Measurements: 2 3/8 X 1.
Platinum and 18K yellow gold French diamond jabot pin featuring diamond encrusted mirrored scroll motifs set with forty two round cut diamonds (1.25 carat total weight, G-I color, VS-SI1 clarity), French hallmarks. This pin measures 2 7/8 long by 1/2 wide.
Edwardian platinum elongated navette shaped diamond and seed pearl lacy pin featuring three bezel set old mine cut diamonds (.75 carat total weight, F-G color, VS clarity) and further set with 122 round cut diamonds (2.25 carats total weight, F-G color, SI clarity) amidst the lacy wire work and wrap...(more)
An exquisitely made platinum and diamond Deco circle pin with synthetic sapphire accents. 4.50 carats of diamonds (F-H color, VS-SI clarity) are set in enfolding ribbon design from which dangles a .50 carat pear shape diamond (F-G color, VS clarity). A 1920s classic for the modern woman. The pin mea...(more)
This is a rare piece from a highly collectable era. Platinum Retro diamond three ribbon motif brooch set with full and single cut diamonds (3.00 carats total weight, H-I color, VS-I1 clarity). This pin measures 1 3/4 X 2 5/8.
French Art Deco platinum pierced pin set with four natural pearls (4.5 mm) and seventy three rose cut diamonds (1.50 carat total weight). The open work looks fabulous on all colors. This artistic pin measures 3/4 X 2.
Nothing short of spectacular, the pin alone overflows with an abundance of opals that are perfectly matched. 18K yellow gold pin and earring set in a grape cluster motif dripping with opals and golden grape leaves, circa 1950s. The pin measures 2 X 3 1/4 and the earrings measure 3/4 X 1 3/4.
Fabulous French Art Deco platinum pin featuring trompe loeil rolled edges and a navette shaped cutout in the center fully set with fifty two European cut diamonds (2.50 carats total weight, F-H color, VS-SI clarity) and dotted with onyx. This pin measures 5/8 tall by 2 1/4 long.
18K Yellow gold Victorian cameo in banded agate of a female bust with a drop earring and upswept hair set in a pierced gold frame with black enameled trim and a scrolling foliate motif. This pin/pendant measures 2 1/4 X 1 3/4.
1950s flower-motif pearl pin, crafted in 14K yellow gold, featuring saw-tooth freshwater pearls and 3 round brilliant-cut diamonds (.05 carat total weight, G-H color, SI1 clarity). Measurements: 1 7/8 X 1 1/8.
18K Yellow and white gold oval pin encrusted with forty two round brilliant cut diamonds (2.75 carats total weight, G-I color, VS clarity) with a simple engraved foliate motif on the frame. This pin measures 5/8 tall by 1 1/2 wide.
Swirling ribbon motif pin set with five round cut colorful fancy sapphires: raspberry, pink, golden, peach and lavender-blue (10.00 carats total weight) sparkling with channel set baguettes and round cut diamonds (65 total, 4.30 carats total weight, F-H color, VS-SI clarity), circa 1950s. This pin m...(more)
18K Yellow gold elephant motif pin encrusted with round brilliant cut diamonds (130 total, 2.00 carats total weight, G-H color, VS-SI clarity) featuring an oval sapphire cabochon (4.00 carats) and a small ruby cabochon eye. This pin measures 7/8 tall by 1 3/8 wide.
Cuddly panda pin in 18K yellow gold covered in round brilliant cut diamonds (39 total, 1.35 carats total weight, G-H color, VS clarity) with a large white south sea cultured pearl belly and ruby set eyes. This pin measures 1 1/4 tall by 1 wide.
This beautiful pin captures the enigmatic quality of this ancient horticultural craft. 18K Yellow gold flowering bonsai tree pin embellished with rubies, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds (.25 carat total weight, diamond weight only) along a twisted gold stem with orange and red enameling at the base...(more)
15K Yellow gold Victorian white enameled four leaf clover set with forty seven rubies (1.10 carat total weight) and three old mine cut diamonds (.15 carat total weight, H-I color, VS-SI clarity). This pin measures 1.
18K White gold pierced pin set with round brilliant cut diamonds (89 total, 1.40 carat total weight, G-H color, VS-SI clarity) with an onyx set buckle motif. This pin measures 3/4 tall by 1 7/8 wide.
14K Yellow gold Victorian crescent moon motif pin set with nine old mine cut diamonds (1.50 carats total weight, H-J color, VS-SI clarity) and nine round pearls (3.5-5mm). This pin/pendant measures 1 3/4 X 5/8.
This is an 18K Yellow gold pin of a lady dancing to the music of the violinist. The pin measures 1 1/2 X 1 1/4.
Beautiful platinum Art Deco pin of compelling open work design set with 180 old mine cut diamonds (3.75 carats total weight, G-I color, SI-I1 clarity) in a delicate symmetrical pattern finished with milgrain detailing. This pin measures 3/4 X 2 1/4.
18K Yellow gold looping knot motif pin with a textured finish set with thirty three round brilliant cut diamonds (2.00 carats total weight, E-G color, VS clarity). This pin measures 1 1/2.
18K Rosy yellow gold Retro double clip brooch with a curling ribbon motif set with 4.00 carats of bright ruby cabochons and ten old mine cut diamonds (.40 carat total weight, H-J color, VS-SI clarity) set in two platinum crescent moon motifs. This clip brooch measures 1 1/4 tall 2 5/8 wide.
14K Yellow gold Victorian pin with a cameo featuring a female bust with upswept hair. The cameo is carved from banded agate and set in a gold frame surrounded by pearls. The pin may also be worn as a pendant and measures 1 1/2 X 1 1/4.
Platinum and 14K white gold pin artistically rendered in an abstract sculpture of diamonds. This pin features a ribbon and floral motif set with both baguette cut diamonds (14 total, 1.00 carat total weight, G-H color, VS clarity) and round cut diamonds (78 total, 3.50 carats total weight, G-H color...(more)
A lovely piece for the musician or romantic on your shopping list, this is an absolutely magical 19th century depiction of a lute in diamonds and rubies. Silver topped 18K yellow gold lute pin covered with twenty five rose cut diamonds (.50 carat total weight) and nineteen rubies (1.00 carat total w...(more)
14K Yellow gold juggling clown pin with a jadeite disc face set with one round cut diamond (.04 carat), juggling alternating jadeite and gold beads. This pin measures 2 X 1.
An important pin for an important occasion, this is destined to become a family heirloom. Platinum pierced pin with a central bezel set cushion cut sapphire (1.25 carats) highlighted with eighteen square cut diamonds (1.00 carat tota weight, G-H color, VS clarity) channel set in row through the cent...(more)
Platinum over 18K yellow gold four leaf clover with four synthetic sapphires surrounded by rose cut diamonds (.75 carat total weight) all centered around a lovely pearl with a rose cut diamond set stem all finished with delicate milgrain detail, circa 1950s. Its your lucky day! This pin measures 1 1...(more)
Platinum bow pin delicately pierced featuring a bezel set old European cut diamond (.40 carat, G-H color, VS clarity) with 265 diamonds (2.70 carats total weight) set in the ribbons in geometric settings with lozenge shaped sapphires dotted throughout; spectacular craftsmanship and detail. This pin ...(more)
14K yellow gold pastel coral cameo of a female bust softly framed by pierced Art Nouveau gold work. This pin/pendant measures 1 5/8 inches by 1 1/4 inches.
Youll feel like Royalty wearing this crown pin in 18K white gold fully set with thirty nine round cut diamonds (1.00 carat total weight, G-H color, VS-SI clarity) capped off with four 3-4 mm round cultured pearls. This pin measures 7/8 tall by 1 5/8 wide.
14K White and yellow gold Art Deco style geometric pin primped with seventy six round brilliant cut diamonds (2.00 carats total weight, H-I color, VS-SI clarity). This pin measures 1 5/8 tall by 1 1/4 wide.
Exceptional platinum Art Deco pin finished with one bezel set old European cut diamond (.65 carat, H-J color, VS clarity) in the center accented with alternating rows of old European cut diamonds and synthetic sapphires (.35 carat total weight). The rounded V shaped end sections have reverse symmetr...(more)
Platinum over 14K yellow gold crescent moon pin with seven natural pearls set amongst a scrolling foliate motif with bead set old mine and rose cut diamonds (41 total, 1.00 carat total weight, H-I color, VS-SI clarity). This pin measures 1/4 X 2 1/2.
Victorian 14K yellow gold pin in a fanciful shape with foliate and scroll motifs set with a central onyx carved cameo of female bust. This pin measures 1 1/2 tall by 1 1/4 wide.
This pin will increase your luck! Platinum horseshoe pin set with thirty three old European cut diamonds (3.25 carats, G-H color, VS clarity) with fine milgrain details. This pin measures 1 6/16 X 1 7/16.
14K yellow gold textured cuddly koala holding onto a red branch of coral with gold leaf accents. This pin measures 2 1/4 X 1 1/4.
Antique oval carved lava pin of a forward facing male with Etruscan features, large eyes and nose, and tightly coiled hair in a 14K yellow gold twisted wire frame. This pin/pendant measures 1 3/8 tall by 1 1/4 wide.
Antique Georgian 18K yellow gold bow motif pin highlighting a central 1.00 carat rose cut diamond in a closed back buttercup setting fully set with 5.00 carats of rose cut diamonds throughout the bow and the dangling tassels. Total diamond weight equals 6.00 carats. This pin measures 2 1/3 long by 1...(more)
Art Deco platinum diamond bar pin featuring a central diamond cluster with an old European cut diamond (.60 carat, G color, VS2 clarity) and old European cut diamonds (30 total, 1.40 carat total weight, F-H color, VS clarity) surrounding and set throughout the piece accented by eight marquise cut sa...(more)
Platinum over 14K yellow gold brooch highlighting a magnificent octagonal cut amethyst (22.00 carats) surrounded by a delicate openwork frame of scrolls set with twenty old mine cut diamonds (.50 carat total weight, G-I color, SI-I1 clarity) and accented by eight seed pearls (3.50 mm). This pin meas...(more)
18K Yellow gold pin with scroll and floral motif set with nine bezel set emeralds (.60 carat total weight) and twelve bezel set old mine cut diamonds (1.20 carats total weight, H-J color, VS-SI clarity), circa 1900. This pin also has a hinged bail and measures 1.
Very fine Victorian oval shell cameo brooch depicting a classical scene, possibly depicting the 'Lesson of the widow's mite' with five figures in long flowing robes rendered with exquisite craftsmanship. This 2 tall by 1 3/4 wide cameo is set into an 18K yellow gold filigreed frame with a seed pearl...(more)
18K Yellow gold pin of a mythological chimera fighting off an entwined serpent with an old mine cut diamond (.50 carat, G-H color, VS2 clarity) clenched in its teeth. This pin measures 1 3/8 round.
Platinum Edwardian bar pin featuring sixty one old mine cut diamonds (2.50 carats total weight, F-H color, VS-I1 clarity) and accented with four round sapphires (.75 carat total weight) with delicate milgraining and open work exhibiting the finest craftsmanship. This pin measures 3 1/2 X 3/4.
18K Yellow gold and platinum jeweled rose motif pin featuring a blooming rose set with rose cut diamonds (.80 carat total weight) and rubies (.30 carat total weight) and leaves accented with square cut emeralds (1.50 carat total weight) and a sweet pear cut emerald (.50 carat) beneath. This fabulous...(more)
Lovely hand painted miniature of a beautiful bride adorned with fancy jewelry including a necklace and headpiece in a blue and white gown set into a simple 14K yellow gold frame. This pin measures 1 1/8 round.
Silver over 14K rose gold Georgian bar pin with 18 rose cut diamonds (1.50 carats total weight) highlighting a central cultured pearl (7.75 mm). This pin is 3 long.
18K Yellow gold Victorian bar pin with horseshoe and three leaf clover motif set with three rose cut diamonds (.10 carat total weight). This pin measures 1/2 X 1 3/4.
A smart looking pin with a geometric clean line design featuring 40 square cut channel set rubies (1.20 carats total weight) alternating with 44 rose cut bead set diamonds (.60 carat total weight, H-J color, SI2-I1 clarity) with delicate milgrain details in platinum over 18K yellow gold, circa 1900....(more)
Bright cobalt blue guilloche enameled Victorian pin featuring a graceful appliqué floral motif set with small seed pearls framed by a 9K yellow gold border with locket back. This pin measures 1 3/8 tall by 1 1/2 wide.
14K Yellow gold antique watch pin highlighting a large round cut amethyst (40.00 carats) claw set and surrounded with 27 small pearls, circa 1900 with an engraving ‘Sorosis to Sister Susan, 1909, American hallmarks, A.J. Hedges and Co., Newark, New Jersey. This watch pin measures 1 1/4 round.