Since antiquity the legendary griffin, with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion, has symbolized courage and loyalty and is considered a great and majestic protector. In this fanciful and richly detailed gold pendant, the griffin is protecting not only the wearer, but a shimmering b...(more)
This captivating and curvaceous pendant necklace, dating back to the turn-of-the- 20th century, shimmers with four semi-baroque natural pearls and sparkles with ten old mine-cut diamonds. The gracefully sculpted Art Nouveau drop displays an open whiplash design and is handcrafted in platinum. The ce...(more)
A ravishing work of wearable art. The six links of this unique and enchanting Art Nouveau bracelet - circa 1900 - are composed of shimmering shaded pastel-green and rose-colored enamel leaves which embrace bezel-set faceted round golden citrines of varying hues. These alternate with lustrous natural...(more)
Spring springs eternal with this wonderful and ravishing turn-of-the-century orchid brooch rendered in iridescent dusky rose and shaded golden green enamel over 18 karat gold. The 1 and 1/2 inches high by 1 1/4 inches wide jewel is in full blossom with a one carat old mine-cut diamond sparkling in t...(more)
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!
Unusual and exotic Art Nouveau cufflinks, magnificently sculpted in rich 18 karat yellow gold. An emerald-headed serpent, which borders the soft pentagonal plaque, is sipping a magical elixir from a diamond-studded golden chalice; flame-like leaf motifs fill in the background. A very striking and s...(more)
Sinuous whiplash motifs abound in this consummate and perfectly characteristic Art Nouveau necklace - circa 1900. A pair of bright lime-green peridots are embellished with color-matched iridescent green enamel, shimmering freshwater pearls, and a single twinkling diamond. The pendant, minus the swag...(more)
A lovely and sentimental antique silver pin. A precious little angel earned her wings circa 1875. Just over 1 and 3/4 inches.
Cover up those embarrassing holes in your jacket lapel with these gleaming golden collar buttons depicting a blossoming young maiden in the center of a sunflower. Sweet! 14 karat yellow gold, 9/16 inch - circa 1900.
A wonder of nature has been more than slightly improved upon in this truly wonderful and ravishing turn-of-the-century pansy pin, resplendently rendered in iridescent pastel pink, yellow enamel with purple accenting, and a single natural pearl. By Whiteside & Blank, a notable American jeweler of...(more)
Twin diamond-crowned serpents slither around a rich, green, elongated cushion-cut tourmaline in this exotic and entrancing Art Nouveau stick pin, artfully crafted in 18 karat yellow, circa 1900. The top measures 5/8 inch high, the full pin measures 3 1/4 inches long. The top is numbered on the back ...(more)
Pretty pastels, glistening gold and shimmering freshwater pearls combine to create this refreshingly feminine and consummate Art Nouveau necklace - circa 1900. The pear-shape aqua pendant is imbued with a serene light Caribbean-blue hue and the shaded enamel scrolls gradate from lime yellow to glaci...(more)