Once the Egyptian tombs were opened in the late 19th century Egyptian revival jewelry became the rage. This lovely brooch is set with a carved green stone scarab beetle (possibly an ancient relic) framed by graceful papyrus flowers and buds crafted of plique-a-jour blue to green transparent glass e...(more)
The radiant Roman goddess Ceres, with flowing tresses and adorned with ribbons and a sheath of wheat on her shoulder, is handcarved in high-relief in pretty peachy-pink coral. This captivating cameo is framed in warm 14 karat gold with a lovely thistle-motif design and may be worn as either a brooch...(more)
Now that those groovy silk neckerchiefs (scarves) from the seventies are finally back in fashion, secure yours with this fabulous 18 karat gold and diamond griffin. The .15 carat European-cut diamond is set in platinum. 1 1/4 inches long.
Translucent green water, golden lily pads and a single sparkling diamond support a friendly amphibian in these rare and wonderfully whimsical Art Nouveau double-sided cufflinks - circa 1900. 1/2 inch diameter.
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.
A shimmering natural freshwater pearl dots the center and dances from below this romantic, gracefully sculpted Art Nouveau diamond necklace, crafted in platinum and yellow gold - circa 1900. The curvaceous foliate design glitters with tiny rose-cut diamonds and measures 1 and 11/16 inch wide by 1 5...(more)
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.
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!