French Art Nouveau artistry is in full flower as long, sinuous golden leaves enwrap shimmering freshwater pearl 'angel wings' to create this lithe and highly stylized, nature inspired jewel. Circa 1900. 1 7/8 inches by 3/4 inch.
In consummate Art Nouveau style (circa 1900) this lovingly enameled violet pendant channels the beauty of nature. Like a drop of dew, a bright-white diamond glistens at the center of the violet, with a satiny white freshwater pearl drop swinging to and fro. Though sweet year 'round, the violet was t...(more)
Celebrate the dastardly culprit behind all of mankind's woes with this seriously evil stickpin, 'realistically' rendered (the spitting image!) in 18K yellow gold (the pin too) with a small old mine sparkler in his mouth. Circa 1900. 3 1/8 inch long.
A gorgeous turn-of-the-century necklace shimmering with a pair of lustrous, snow white, baroque freshwater pearls dangling inside and below a curvaceous, free form frame of bright white, glittering old mine-cut diamonds. Elegantly hand fabricated in platinum over 20K (!) gold - circa 1900-1915. Clas...(more)
This Victorian/Art Nouveau inspired diamond and opal bangle bracelet was crafted in the mid-twentieth century with close attention paid to every detail. The fourteen karat yellow gold bangle is crowned with finely milgrained, platinum and diamond whiplash motifs which lead the eye to a central prong...(more)
A sparkling spirographic design creates a fine lace background for this sleek and sinuous dragon, patiently waiting for just the right moment to devour the floating pearl dangling in front of him. The creature's body forms the circular frame for this entrancing and exotic pendant, hailing from the z...(more)
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.