A glistening and gracefully shaped pair of deep amber-color Madeira citrines are sweetly embellished with delicate canatille goldwork in this dreamy and delightful negligee necklace dating from the turn-of-the twentieth century. The chain measures 16 inches and the longer of the two drops add anothe...(more)
A very vicious and venomous viper - a stylized cobra perhaps - dares you to snatch a sparkling European-cut diamond from its fangs, in this unique and sensational Art Nouveau ring - circa 1900.
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 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)
A fierce mythological beast, presumably a Griffin or Gargoyle with his wings in repose, is jealously grasping a sparkling old mine-cut diamond in its maw, in this very cool and different Art Nouveau gent's (or unisex) ring, circa 1900.
A thoroughly charming, bright and colorful Arts & Crafts period necklace dating back to the turn-of-the-twentieth century. The artfully scrolled 15 carat gold (hence of British origin) necklace glistens with bright chartreuse green faceted peridots and a trio of bright, deep raspberry-pink tourm...(more)
Ah, the noble grape, the gem of the vine, is exquisitely rendered in natural freshwater pearls and two-tone green and rose gold in this diminutive Art Nouveau pin, circa 1900. Perfect for the viticulturist on your gift list. BTW - Grapes symbolize bountifulness and fulfillment!
One of the sweetest and loveliest Art Nouveau/Renaissance Revival necklaces imaginable. A pearl-bearing scalloped half shell colored in bright shaded yellow and pink enamel is surmounted by a leafy scroll design rendered in bright blue, green and white enamel. This top section is centered with a sma...(more)
A glowing deep purple heart, fully facet on top, is entwined in an artfully rendered, consummate Art Nouveau golden frame with a hand hammered finish. The beautiful pendant measures 1 1/2 inches from the top of the loop to the tip. The chain measures 16 inches.
A darling and dainty antique bracelet in brilliant gold and purple, dating back to 1900. Ten floral links, beautifully rendered in textured 14 karat gold, and each highlighting a bright and lively faceted round amethyst are connected by a pair of open links. 6 3/4 inches long and extra sweet and lov...(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)
An exotic and exemplary antique locket, circa 1900, from San Francisco's renowned jeweler - Shreve & Company. This rare and wonderful jewel is very finely handcrafted with graceful textured gold pierced work overlaying red guilloche enamel. The sinewy foliate motif is dotted with three chartreus...(more)