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)
Lightly and lovingly crafted, circa 1900, this ultra charming Art Nouveau necklace artfully combines velvety golden swirls, bright purple amethysts and a dangling freshwater pearl for a fanciful and feminine effect. The chain measures 18 inches, the pendant extends 1 inch.
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.
The classic Art Nouveau whiplash motif in white enamel is brightened and embellished with shimmering green enameled leaves, a opalescent pink enameled flower blossom, and a swinging kite shaped drop accented with a small diamond and three natural pearls. Artfully rendered in 18K gold, circa 1900, th...(more)
A gracefully stylized bell shape lavaliere necklace, dating from the first or second decade of the last century, crafted in gleaming 14K gold by the renowned American jewelry manufacturer Krementz. A faceted round garnet glistens from the center, a lustrous freshwater pearl dances below and crowns t...(more)
Who can dispute the distinctive allure of suffragette jewelry? and here is a case in point: The iconic purple, green and white colors, represented here in peridot, amethyst and (mabe) pearl, beautifully coalesce in this gorgeous Arts & Crafts/Art Nouveau style pendant dating back to the first co...(more)
A shimmering trio of freshwater pearls dangle and dance below a classic seed pearl-set whiplash motif in this charming, original Art Nouveau pendant necklace - circa 1910. Made by Champenois and Company from Newark, NJ from 1865 until the 1950s. 14K yellow gold, the newly added chain measures 16 inc...(more)
An artistic and highly distinctive necklace by Brassler & Co. of New Jersey - circa 1900. Its bright square-cut peridot and grey seed pearl fringe are suspended from a fleur-de-lys and pearl arch. Finished with a chain of graceful elongated links. It measures 1 and 3/4 inches and suspends from ...(more)
Sinuous flowering vines take over the delicately scrolling surround of velvety 18k gold. Within each frame are bezel-set cushion and pear-cut aquamarines and lustrous pearls. This truly delightful turn-of-the-century necklace measures 18 inches long.
From the early decades of twentieth century France comes this wonderful and eminently wearable bracelet, crafted in rich 18K yellow gold, featuring five bezel-set cabochon sapphires alternating with as many lustrous natural pearls centering the torqued oval links. French hallmarks on clasp tongue; ...(more)
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)
We've never seen anything quite like this exotic and strikingly beautiful diamond ring, artfully hand crafted in silver over gold and presenting a gorgeous and glistening antique cushion-cut diamond weighing approximately 2.50 carats. The radiant rock is held by six yellow gold prongs against a dark...(more)
A classical enchantress comes alive in colorful orangy-salmon coral, artfully handcarved in a high relief and framed in softly textured, diamond-dotted 14K gold. A sizable and uniquely lovey, eye-catching dinner ring - circa 1900 - designed and rendered in elegant and timeless Art Nouveau style. 1...(more)
This truly unique and gorgeous antique necklace dates back to the first decade of the last century and combines a curvaceous, classic Art Nouveau whiplash motif with Edwardian-era materials - specifically, small European-cut diamonds and lustrous natural pearls set in platinum over 18K gold. Equally...(more)
From the first decade of the twentieth century, a romantic Art Nouveau pendant necklace fashioned in the iconic, curvaceous whiplash design, and thoroughly dotted with tiny lustrous seed pearls. The hand crafted 9K rose gold (hence of British origin) pendant features a pair of glistening lime green ...(more)
Lavishly designed, these unique cufflinks undulate with whiplash curves and movement. Rendered in 14k yellow gold, the links are double sided with a bridge connection. Each plaque features a round faceted sapphire, held in with prongs which are seamless extensions of the curvilinear elements that c...(more)
Prettier than a peacock, and a whole lot more manageable. This colorful little fella (1 1/2 by 1 inch) shimmers with iridescent blue & green enamel and seed pearl studded plumage. A lime green peridot and a small sparkling diamond add a little extra zip to this extremely lovely and graceful ador...(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 lustrous, creamy-white, 8.3 millimeter, natural bullet-shape pearl blasts-off from the center of this unique and magnifique 1920s vintage Art Deco ring, artfully hand crafted in platinum and glittering on all four sides with small single-cut diamonds set amidst finely millegrained decorative open ...(more)
Five golden nymphs with long flowing tresses support as many shimmering baroque freshwater pearls, along with three pearl separators and a tiny hair ornament in the center, in this lovely Art Nouveau necklace - circa 1910. 14 1/2 inch choker length.
A 2 inch long, light and lovely early-twentieth century pendant. The shapely open design encloses a foliate motif dotted with lustrous natural pearls and one twinkling diamond. A freshwater pearl dangles below. New 16 inch chain.
With a wingspan of 4 and 3/4 inches, this soaring Egyptian Revival scarab brooch - circa 1920s - glows with translucent turquoise blue and shaded green plique-a-jour enamel feathers. Crafted in 800 silver (possibly German or Austrian origin) - exotically striking and beautiful.
There's a lot going on in this very lovely and highly detailed pendant necklace, dating back to the first decade of the last century. The top of the curvaceous design is overlaid with a textured foliate motif and a lustrous seed pearl; the center sparkles with a buttercup-set diamond, and the narrow...(more)
A sweet, petite and dainty turn-of-the-century drop centering on a bright light-green peridot with lustrous seed pearls arrayed over a graceful and airy gold wire framework. A freshwater pearl dances below. Circa 1900. 1 1/2 inches by 1/2 inch; 17 inch chain.
Three freshwater pearl dangles dance below a golden pearl-centered repousse garland surmounted by a lovely matching seed pear centered bail in this utterly delightful 2 inch long pendant necklace - circa 1900. The chain measures 16 inches.
A lovely, long and slender tear drop shape pendant centered with shimmering pearl studded leaves with a feathery freshwater wing pearl dangling at the bottom. Circa 1900-1910. The drop measures 2 inches long, the chain measures 17 inches.
We're not sure if this unusual free form ring dates all the way back to the first decade of the last century, but it most certainly evokes a distinct Art Nouveau aesthetic. An unusual baroque freshwater pearl is enwrapped by textured leaves and shimmers between a pair of sparkling old mine-cut diamo...(more)
By Jones and Woodland, the predecessor of Krementz, comes this exotic and unusual scarab ring crowned with a turquoise-colored carved scarab. The artfully sculpted shoulders depict ancient Egyptian mother goddess Mut in her vulture headdress. It took more than a few black belt gemologists to identif...(more)
'Colorful' serves as an apt description for this enchanting, rare and unusual Art Nouveau bracelet, dating from the first decade of the last century. 18K golden blossoms burst from seven repeating links and alternate with of as many differently colored gemstones: pink sapphire, cinnamon zircon, seaf...(more)
Few come sweeter than this enchanting Art Nouveau two-piece necklace - circa 1900. The bottom pendant is lightly crafted with an openwork design adorned with a mirror-image triple-leaf motif colored in shimmering pastel-green and pink enamel with a tiny diamond twinkling in-between. The matching scr...(more)
Attention aquamarine lovers! We run across a good deal of rings and earrings, occasional bracelets and necklaces, and every so often we stumble upon an elaborate Art Deco or Retro aqua brooch; however, here we have a glistening, cool blue gemstone serving as the focus of a classic 1920s bar pin, and...(more)
From the early 1900s, a sweet pendant centered by a single-cut diamond with delicate seed pearl accents and a shimmering freshwater pearl drop. This little lovely measures 1 1/2 inches long and dangles from a new 18-inch chain.
Music for your eyes! From the first decade of the 20th century, a light and lovely, stylized lyre motif pendent necklace glittering with three small antique cushion-cut diamonds and shimmering with tiny seed pearls. An American freshwater pearls dances below. The pendant measures 1 and 5/8 inches, t...(more)
A very charming original Art Nouveau pendant, circa 1905, with a shimmering iridescent pink and green enamel tulip set atop a golden whiplash motif, matching loop, and a freshwater pearl drop dancing below. Sweet and pretty. Finely handcrafted in 15 karat gold, suggesting English origin. Measures 1 ...(more)
In the artistically experimental, nature-inspired period known as Art Nouveau, roughly from 1890 to 1910, it was not uncommon for artisans to craft gold jewelry in combination with glass and/or synthetic gemstones. This pretty necklace is just such a piece, as confirmed under magnification by our ge...(more)
A swarthy, stern looking, rosy-cheeked Arab gent, decked out in a golden gem-set (diamonds, rubies and demantoid garnets) keffiyeh is artfully rendered in multi-colored enamel in this very unusual, exotic and collectable stickpin - circa 1900.
This enchanting, exotic and far-from-ordinary turn-of-the-twentieth century jewel highlights a translucent green natural Burmese jade drop that swings freely from a magnificently ornamented golden escutcheon centered with an all-seeing emerald eye. Three natural pearls add extra luster to this singu...(more)
Enchanting iridescent enamel purple and green hues shimmer and shine in this ultra-charming, stylized Art Nouveau tulip bud pin artfully hand fabricated in softly textured gold - circa 1900. This was originally intended as a watch pin with the loop at the bottom, however, upside down it works splend...(more)
Artistic, distinctive and graceful drop earrings from the early 20th century, with over one carat of bright and glittering mine-cut diamonds set inside elegant serpentine frames with sparkling Caribbean-blue zircons swaying beneath. Exquisitely hand-crafted in 15 karat gold (therefore likely of Engl...(more)
This exquisitely designed cross pendant apparently dates from the turn-of-the-twentieth century, however, the sparkling high-crowned table-cut diamonds were cut much earlier. The captivating and curvaceous jewel is rendered in rich, softly textured, 18K yellow gold and measures just shy of 2 3/4 inc...(more)
From the turn-of-the-twentieth century, circa 1900, comes this breathtakingly feminine lavalier necklace. This precious piece features a 3.25 carat pastel-blue cushion-cut aquamarine sparkling at the center of an elegant arabesque motif, accented with glittering rose-cut diamonds and shimmering pear...(more)
This is the most spectacular treasure for the discriminating oenophile we've ever come across! And yes, those ripe, red, luscious Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are indeed genuine rubies! Two glorious diamond studded grape leaves are magnificently rendered in shaded plique a jour (translucent) enamel fo...(more)
A splendid and artsy original Art Nouveau swag necklace centering on a pair of glistening lime green pear-shape peridots presented in curvaceous lightly textured golden frames. The central gemstones are enhanced with lustrous white freshwater pearls. A fanciful and feminine jewel lovingly crafted in...(more)
This delightful and exotic antique jewel - circa 1900 - emphasizes the 'art' in Art Nouveau. A beautifully crafted 14 karat gold pendant with a fantastical fruit motif, (an apricot? a fig?) comes to life with shimmering iridescent enamel in light pastel pink and green hues. Accented with diamonds an...(more)
A lovely and lyrical fin-de-siecle brooch in the form of a stylized quatrefoil frame with curling leaves and a pretty mine-cut diamond and ruby fleur at the heart of it all. Beautifully crafted in 18k gold and platinum with a rich high-carat 'bloom' - circa 1900. A shimmering natural pearl drop adds...(more)
This very pretty and feminine Art Nouveau pendant necklace - circa 1900 - is hand-crafted in rich 14 karat gold textured scrolls and features a glowing burgundy garnet cabochon and shimmering freshwater baroque and elongated drop pearls. Simply lovely. Suspended from a delicate 18 inch 14k gold rope...(more)
Charming and distinctive, early-to-mid-20th century, double-sided cufflinks artfully rendered in 18K yellow gold and bright green plique-a-jour (translucent) enamel with a cheerfully organic ivy motif - a traditional symbol of fidelity and wedded love (marriage optional). Meticulously handcrafted an...(more)
An exquisite Art Nouveau pendant depicting a lissome classical enchantress donning a flowing toga, artfully rendered in 18 karat gold relief. The curvaceous plaque is outlined with glittering rose-cut diamonds; the reverse is adorned with a graceful foliate design and engraved: "Prix Blondeau a Mme ...(more)
The wonders of nature have always served as inspiration for Art Nouveau jewels, and here's a shining example. A sinuous and symmetrical cattail plant, blossoming with glittering diamond flowers, overlaps a gracefully stylized whiplash-motif frame. A single shimmering seed pearl punctuates the bottom...(more)
While waiting to dress your tresses, this rare and wonderful pair of hair barrettes, each measuring 1 and 1/4 inch long, reside in their original green and gold box. Darling, circa 1900.
An entrancing peacock-colored, pear-shape black opal, weighing 1.50 carats, is exotically presented in a shimmering green enamel and diamond-set frame in this consummate and quintessential Art Nouveau jewel. Please note that there is a very small chip at the tip of the opal. The top element measures...(more)
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)
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.
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.
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)
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)
An ultra-lush, deep purple, pear-shaped amethyst, probably of Siberian origin, is the center of attraction of this exemplary Art Nouveau necklace evoking Paris Metro entrance style architecture. A pair of small square amethysts and six shimmering freshwater pearls add extra splash. A truly charming ...(more)
An entrancingly beautiful, nature inspired dinner style ring hailing from the peak of the Art Nouveau period - circa 1900. Leafy prongs emerge from the vertically fashioned ring to present a rather unusual centerpiece - a rainbow-hued mother of pearl with an almost cats-eye like shimmer (which, unf...(more)
The most beautiful peinture sur enamel portrait pin ever! An undulating golden scallop shell serves as the canvas for this masterful portrait of an ethereal pre-Raphaelite beauty. Her shoulders are draped in a rose-cut diamond-embellished ribbon, a diamond star twinkles at the top of her shim...(more)
The world's very first defiant woman and original sinner is rendered as an enchanting Art Nouveau beauty in this masterfully sculpted (in high-relief) wonderful and weighty drop pendant, circa 1900. Her floral headdress glitters with tiny rose-cut diamonds and she's just about to condemn all of mank...(more)
They don't come any sweeter, or feminine, than this enchanting Art Nouveau necklace - circa 1900 - composed of lustrous pink coral mined from the blue ocean waters and shimmering pearls mined from freshwater rivers. Three elegantly fashioned, scrolled-gold sections support draping swags to create th...(more)
Scarves are coming back and this is just the thing! A lascivious Satyr fronts a ring of grapevine leaves in this very cool and unusual hinged Art Nouveau clip artfully rendered in gleaming, and weighty, 18 karat gold - circa 1900.
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. Ring size 7 1/4.
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 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)
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)
A very lovely, original Art Nouveau bracelet beautifully rendered in velvety 18 karat yellow gold and glistening with six natural colored old mine-cut diamonds including - colorless, canary and cognac. Circa 1900; 7 inches long by 3/8 inch wide.
A sinewy, ruby-headed reptile, with an extraordinarily long diamond-studded tail, is artfully sculpted in 18 carat gold in this wonderful and whimsical Victorian-era brooch, circa 1860. 1 3/16 inches by 1 inch.
An artful blending of Art Nouveau and neo-classical aesthetics distinguish this enchanting antique bracelet, circa 1900. Eight fancifully designed sections, joined by a matching hidden clasp, highlight a bright and glowing yellow-green, square-cut peridot. A truly ravishing antique jewel.
A trio of very bright-white and sparkling European-cut diamonds radiate from the top of this deeply carved 'Gypsy' style ring, crafted in 18 karat yellow gold with a graceful leaf and flower motif combined with abstract ornamentation. A marvelous three-stone sparkler, circa 1900. Ring size 10 3/4.
A pretty pink coral cabochon is the centerpiece of this ravishing and romantic necklace, finely crafted in platinum over gold, circa 1900. The coral is enhanced all around with shimmering natural freshwater pearls embraced by graceful scrollwork which artfully creates a stylized heart. Five old mine...(more)
This unique, double-sided, antique ladies' pocket - or pendant - watch is adorned on both sides with a strikingly distinctive, deeply engraved Art Nouveau design. The textured background is continued all around the outside of this truly beautiful timepiece with a fine 15 jewel movement by Elgin. 1 5...(more)
This gorgeous, double-sided, decorative menu or opera program reader for the over-forty set is blooming with beautiful, raised, golden violets and leaves. Hallmarked Krementz, circa 1890. 4 3/4 inches long.
Sinuous flowing leaves entwine the handle and lead up to a beautiful blossoming iris flower in this exemplary and magnificently sculpted, double-sided Art Nouveau lorgnette, circa 1900. The reverse side displays a brightly polished, un-engraved plaque in contrasting rose gold. The lens frames and bo...(more)
Four fierce, snarling dragons - two on each side - effectively guard this truly fabulous, double-sided Art Nouveau lorgnette as their long, sinuous tails entwine the handle. A warm, time-darkened patina imbues this magnificent 18 karat gold marvel. 4 1/2 inches long.
Round 18 karat rosy yellow gold Art Nouveau locket. A beautiful female repousse figure is the centerpiece with a dainty rose cut diamond set necklace. This piece is finely finished with a reeded border dotted with rubies and diamond set 'X' motifs. This locket measures 1 1/4 inch round. The Gemston...(more)
A rare and enchanting treasure from the Art Nouveau period - circa 1900. This sizable oval pendant locket - measuring 2 1/2 by 2 inches - features a graceful openwork plaque colored with a shaded enamel lily motif dotted with small, twinkling, Swiss-cut diamonds set into the stems. A tiny screw loca...(more)
A 15 carat, three-dimensional briolette-cut citrine drops from this delightful, original Art Nouveau necklace produced during the earliest decades of the twentieth century. The golden citrine is topped with a fanciful yellow gold cap and suspended from a sparkling bezel-set cushion-cut diamond. The ...(more)
This lacy and feminine, turn-of-the-century, peridot and natural pearl necklace displays both Edwardian and Art Nouveau design characteristics. This ravishing and romantic gift comes nestled in its original heart shaped box - circa 1900.
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 cool and artsy three-tine hair comb with a sleek geometrically designed 14 karat yellow gold and tiny rose-cut diamond ornament. Circa 1890-1910, with a soft velvety patina. We think the comb portion is made from animal horn. 4 3/8 inches by 11/16 inch.
A darling early twentieth century necklace in royal colors - gold, purple and a touch of white.
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)
An enchanting Art Nouveau pansy pin featuring shimmering Plique-a-Jour (translucent) enamel petals which effectively emulates the look of frosted crystal. Superb calibre emeralds and twinkling rose-cut diamonds outline the five petals and tiny rose-cuts also dot the platinum lattice work inside. A ....(more)
A gorgeous antique opal ring from the first decade of the twentieth century is finely crafted in two-tone white and yellow gold flourished with scrolling foliate motifs primped with eight round cut diamonds. The dreamy 5.00 carat elongated oval opal cabochon displays a serene palette of many colors....(more)
An exotic Art Nouveau beauty is brilliantly captured in gold and shimmering rouge enamel in this extraordinary pin from the first decade of the twentieth century. A diamond and ruby headband, a green enamel and diamond earring and a halo of natural seed pearls completes the portrait. Engraved on rev...(more)
This late Victorian brooch is gracefully asymmetrical, is designed with the slightest hint of leaf motif and suggests the Art Nouveau movement is on its way. It highlights three old European cut diamonds weighing .90 carats and is surrounded by 1.80 carats of the same. It is constructed in silver ...(more)
This exquisite and 'charming' bracelet from the early 1900's is composed
of one large, and four smaller, gold medallions each depicting different profiles of four lovely romantic ladies and one classical gent. The medallions are presented in classical frames embellished with mixed stones from th...(more)
An exquisite 14 karat yellow gold lorgnette from the turn of the century. This Art Nouveau beauty has a distinctive sculpted bearded iris motif and on the reverse a sinuous foliate motif wrapped around fancy script initials 'ALR'. Divine.
A graceful tapering silver Art Nouveau seal. Each side depicting a dimensional long stemmed floral spray atop a banded motif.
This is a truly magnificent master/timepiece by Sir John Bennett of London, "Makers to the late Queen Victoria" with a Swiss movement marked "Paris Grand Prix 1900". Surpassing gold repousse work exhibits Neo-Classical influences which is set off with gorgeous translucent gold and ivory enameling. A...(more)
An 18 karat yellow gold Art Nouveau round locket decorated with a soaring repousse eagle with exquisite detailing and a glittering swiss cut diamond in place of the rising sun, engraved on reverse 'Lola 1913'.
A large scale American Art Nouveau sterling silver brooch of a lady in profile with long flowing hair and flowers.
A truly phenomenal lorgnette from the turn of the century. An exquisite scrolling foliate motif decorates the entire piece which is further studded with natural pearls and Swiss cut diamonds. Exceptional!
A wonderful transitional design from the Victorian - Art Nouveau periods. A multi-dimensional and intricately interlocking design incorporating shaded tones of lavander and white matte finish enamel. A sparkling old-mine cut diamond adorns the center. Circa 1890 - 1900.
A gold washed silver Art Nouveau hand held lorgnette with a beautiful repousse floral and face motif. Lenses are slightly damaged in bi-focal area.
An exquisitely detailed sterling silver lorgnette. Scrolling foliate motifs abound in this delightful antique piece.
An absolutely splendid, one-of-a-kind, ladies pendent watch circa 1900. The background is matte finished enamel which subtly gradates from bluish- green to bright sea foam green. The flora, (which may be underwater) is set with fancy shape rubies and emeralds. The organic design continues throughout...(more)
A exquisite keepsake from the turn of the 20th century. Evidently of French origin, but sans hallmarks, this rare and beautiful collectible features a large, round purple amethyst embraced by a spectacular ornamental hinged lid containing diamonds and emeralds. The meticulous and exotic hand detaili...(more)
An exquisite enameled miniature of a turn-of-the-century beauty wearing a large dramatic earring of bright red and gold is presented in a spectacular, flowing organic diamond set frame. The diamonds are set in platinum over yellow gold and the back of the miniature is also yellow gold. Evidently Fre...(more)
This little butterfly pin will flutter on your shoulder! The wings are delicately embellished with rose-cut diamonds and soft green plique a jour enameling. This charming piece was crafted in the early 20th century in both silver and 18 karat gold.
14K Yellow gold late Victorian/Art Nouveau round locket featuring a detailed repousse eagle with wings fully spread and a landscape background highlighted with a small swiss cut diamond.
An other-worldly Art Nouveau delight. In this piece a gorgeous pre-Raphaelite female floats ethereally,her flowing locks intertwined with flowers and leaves. Beautiful, soft, shaded enamel and a cluster of rose cut diamonds embellish the design.
Sterling silver Art Nouveau pin of a girl with flowing hair wearing a bonnet with a flower, signed Unger Brothers. This pin measures 1 1/4.
Early Art Nouveau foliate motif brooch of French origin, handcrafted in silver on 18 karat yellow gold. The elaborate whip lash design is set with shimmering rose cut diamonds and overlaps two dainty sprigs of bloomed 18 karat yellow gold. The brooch is stamped with French hallmarks indicating the g...(more)
Silver over 18K yellow gold fabulous Art Nouveau brooch with the characteristic sinuous whiplash motif dotted with rose cut diamonds and four round cut diamonds. A dramatic piece! This brooch measures 1 5/8 by 1 3/4 inch wide.Condition: Very Good. The Diamonds are described as follows:Twenty Rose an...(more)
Exquisite Art Nouveau solid 18k lorgnette, depicting a floral spray, framed with whip-lashing and fanning elements. This lorgnette is in perfect working order and is a classic example of Art Nouveau design.
A truly exquisite jewel from the Art Nouveau period - circa 1900. A realistically sculpted, multi-dimensional sweet pea flower is artfully colored in shimmering pink, yellow and green shaded enamel and glistens with a single, off-set European-cut diamond dewdrop. A delightful and delicate treasure. ...(more)
Platinum over 18K yellow gold Art Nouveau bow motif pin set with rose cut diamonds and one European cut diamond (.15 carat, I color, I1 clarity) with a small pearl drop. This pin measures 1 1/4 long by 1 1/4 wide.
Organic swirling Art Nouveau pin with the distinctive whiplash scrolling foliate motif set with an old mine cut diamond (.35 carat, J color, I1 clarity) and brightened with five small rose cut diamonds. This pin measures 1 1/4 tall by 1 1/4 wide.
Art Nouveau floral motif flowing circular pin with a mellow patina of Antique silver over 18K yellow gold set with rose cut diamonds and a .40 carat European cut diamond amidst the whiplash foliate motif and central characteristic Art Nouveau flower.The Diamonds are described as follows:One European...(more)
An 18K Yellow gold French Art Nouveau mechanical pencil with a delicate mistletoe motif. This pencil measures 2 1/4 long by 1/4 wide.
Art Nouveau sterling silver pin of a smiling female bust amongst flowing leaves. This pin measures 2 1 3/4.
14K yellow gold pastel coral cameo of a female bust softly framed by pierced Art Nouveau gold work. This pin/pendant measures 1 5/8 inches by 1 1/4 inches.
Lovely 18K Yellow gold and platinum Art Nouveau pin/pendant featuring one old mine cut diamond (.45 carat, I-J color, SI2 clarity) highlighted with 22 rose cut diamonds set in platinum leaves amongst clusters of pink enameled flowers with a drop pearl and scrolling foliate gold work. This pin measur...(more)
Large Art Nouveau buckle with a pink open floral motif, a golden foliate motif and flowing roots below. This buckle measures 3 3/4 long by 2 1/2 wide.
Classic whip-lashing and graceful curves describe this dramatic example of Art Nouveau splendor. This 15k yellow gold pendant (thus most likely of British origin) features a bright lime green rectangular faceted peridot framed with seed pearl-studded golden ribbons. Measures 1 3/4 by 1 1/4 inches, ...(more)
An enchanting, double-sided covered lorgnette displaying a sensuous pansy flower and stem with a single twinkling diamond on one side. A charming vintage 26 inch vintage chain (with a two inch bottom extension) is included. The lorgnette measures 5 inches by 1 1/4 inch. Pristine condition, Circa 190...(more)
The inspiration for this enchanting Art Nouveau pin and/or watch pin, is mother nature herself. A central glowing peridot leaf is entwined in sinewy golden branches and is further adorned with shaded enamel leaves and a single lavender and seed pearl flower below. A graceful and romantic beauty, ci...(more)
Art Nouveau/Edwardian-era double-sided cufflinks in rich 18 karat gold. Each oval plaque is overlaid with a sinewy serpent coiled around and among lush laurel leaves. Beautifully rendered and textured with a pair of tiny round emeralds, circa 1900.
A particularly grotesque and fearsome mythical winged creature, otherwise known as a Gargoyle, embraces a sparkling-white, old mine-cut diamond in her (it is a Goyle after all!) menacing claws. Circa 1900, 18 karat yellow gold, 1 1/4 inches.
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. Ring size is 9 1/2.
A gorgeous turn-of-the century bracelet in 18 karat gold and platinum with a charming French twist. Four bright-red rubies alternate with four sparkling old mine-cut diamonds in platinum-topped settings in this delightful antique jewel. 7 1/2 inches by 1/4 inch. French hallmark and assay mark.
A single diamond sparkles from the center of sinuous interweaving scrolls, rendered in gleaming 14 karat gold, in this opulent adornment in the turn-of-the-twentieth century style. 1 1/4 inches across.
Spring has eternally sprung in this bright and colorful early-twentieth century flower brooch. The 18 karat yellow gold stems blossom with shimmering lavender and light greenish-yellow leaves, centered with a small lustrous pearl, that barely overlap shining iridescent green leaves. A more than OK b...(more)