When viewed from the sides, this extraordinary early-twentieth-century sapphire ring is guaranteed to to turn an onlooker into stone, (that is, if he/she isn't stoned already). The central, high-domed (aka 'sugarloaf') royal-blue sapphire, weighing approximately 2.00 carats, is supported east and we...(more)
The fabled Griffin - half eagle/half lion, is chomping on a shimmering freshwater pearl in this mythological (yet real) watch pin dating back to the turn-of-the-last century. 1 1/16 by 15/16 inches.
2 and 1/2 inch long and lovely, nineteenth century drop earrings lightly crafted in a stylized variation of the classical, Etruscan amphora motif. The central amphoras swing freely inside a symmetrical wishbone shaped frame, all of which are ornamented with delicate granulation and twisted rope des...(more)
Little birdies don't come any lovelier than this charming chickadee dressed in shimmering iridescent feathers of blue, pink and green enamel. She is perched inside a golden oval frame embellished with lustrous natural pearls, enameled leaves and a sparkling white old mine-cut diamond. Expertly craft...(more)
From turn-of-the-twentieth century Great Britain comes this thoroughly enchanting Art Nouveau necklace. The pendant features a pair of glistening lime green peridots dangling inside and below a classic whiplash motif studded with shimmering seed pearls. The 2 inch long pendant is 15ct. gold, the 20 ...(more)
This fierce, ruby-eyed, mythological creature, half eagle, half lion - griffin (or gryphon) by name - is taking a wild ride on a diamond-set arrow to deliver a sparkling diamond in his beak via air mail. Masterfully sculpted in gleaming 18K yellow gold - circa 1900.
1 5/16 by 1 3/16 inches.
The classic Art Nouveau whiplash motif in white enamel is brightened and embellished with shimmering green enameled leaves, a opalescent pink enameled flower blossom, and a swinging kite shaped drop accented with a small diamond and three natural pearls. Artfully rendered in 18K gold, circa 1900, th...(more)
A gracefully stylized bell shape lavaliere necklace, dating from the first or second decade of the last century, crafted in gleaming 14K gold by the renowned American jewelry manufacturer Krementz. A faceted round garnet glistens from the center, a lustrous freshwater pearl dances below and crowns t...(more)
A shimmering trio of freshwater pearls dangle and dance below a classic seed pearl-set whiplash motif in this charming, original Art Nouveau pendant necklace - circa 1910. Made by Champenois and Company from Newark, NJ from 1865 until the 1950s. 14K yellow gold, the newly added chain measures 16 inc...(more)
Sinuous flowering vines take over the delicately scrolling surround of velvety 18k gold. Within each frame are bezel-set cushion and pear-cut aquamarines and lustrous pearls. This truly delightful turn-of-the-century necklace measures 18 inches long.
From the early decades of twentieth century France comes this wonderful and eminently wearable bracelet, crafted in rich 18K yellow gold, featuring five bezel-set cabochon sapphires alternating with as many lustrous natural pearls centering the torqued oval links. French hallmarks on clasp tongue; ...(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)