A romantic, large scale (3 1/8 by 2 1/8 inches) brooch, small scale stomacher or necklace is designed and rendered with flowing floral and foliate motifs that foreshadow the whiplash lines of the forthcoming Art Nouveau. This beautiful and impressive jewel is set with eleven old mine cut diamonds ...(more)
Three small natural pearls are wrapped with twinkling rose cut diamonds in this petite and sweet antique ring. The platinum over 18 karat yellow gold ring, circa 1900, has French hallmarks on the shank. In a finger size 6 1/2.
A richly saturated, cornflower blue, natural Ceylon sapphire, weighing 7.27 carats, was fashioned long ago into a full figured pear shape and set within a sparkling halo of small old mine-cut diamonds, in this majestic antique pendant, hand crafted - circa 1875 - in silver over gold. The top half of...(more)
An impressive and impressively scaled, nineteenth-century Maltese cross crafted in silver over gold and glittering with 11 carats of bright white diamonds. A 1.50 carat rose-cut diamond serves as the sparkling centerpiece with almost 10 carats of old mine and swiss-cut diamonds arrayed over the four...(more)
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 (2 and 3/4 by 2 inches) jewel composed of black opals, white opals, diamonds and rare demantoid garnets. A blossom of organica...(more)
Phenomenal old gem material, transformed into a truly magnificent bullet-shape (or ‘sugarloaf’) cabochon, is showcased in a sublime Edwardian mounting, circa 1900. This impressive, collectable and mesmerizing 16.40 carat natural, no heat sapphire is graced with a delicate halo of fine European-c...(more)
Sophisticated Art Deco artistry conspires with old world Burmese jade to create a dramatic and exotically beautiful sautoir necklace. A sizable and superbly carved double-sided pendent of variegated apple green hues is crowned with a platinum and diamond cap which, in turn suspends from a stylized b...(more)
A rare and darkly romantic, impressively proportioned, Victorian cabochon garnet brooch embroidered all around with twinkling rose-cut diamonds set in silver atop a yellow gold bezel mounting with Fleur-de-lys style prongs. The garnet cabochon, which is convex'd on the bottom to emit a translucent g...(more)
This very verdant and fanciful foul, with flowing, rich translucent green plumage, is artfully carved in natural Burmese jade and measures an impressive 2 and 1/2 inch long by 1 and 1/8 inch high. The colorful brooch is backed in silver with a white gold pin stem. Accompanied by a Stone Gemological ...(more)
A dark and dramatic pair of antique diamond earrings hailing from the early-to-mid-nineteenth century. These possibly Georgian, but at the very least early-Victorian, diamond drops glisten with two pairs of diamond-centered halos of rose-cut diamonds set in deeply patinated silver over 9K gold. Enc...(more)
A truly stunning early-Victorian brooch expertly rendered 15K gold, now with a velvety bloomed patina. Oval in shape, decorated with a bombè center pavè-set with robin-egg blue Persian turquoises, surrounded by a soft satin depression and then further detailed with turquoises and delicate twisted ...(more)
Warmly romantic, original Bohemian garnet eardrops by way of 19th-century Czechoslovakia, customarily crafted in gilded metal. Glistening teardrops, each centered with a trio of pear-shape garnets, suspend from classic rosettes. 1 3/8 inches long, the 14K earwires are new.