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)
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)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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)