A stylized heart, centered with a sparkling buttercup-set old mine-cut diamond and supporting a dangling freshwater pearl, anchors this lovely elongated pendant set with two rows of shimmering pearls. The 10K yellow gold has acquired a nice darkened patina after a century-plus. 1 5/8 by just over 1/...(more)
This opulent and exotic pendant necklace from the 1980s features a thick and substantial carved jadeite plaque, measuring 2 3/8 by 1 5/8 inches, which graduates in color from pale green to apple green and lavender. The carving captures a swooping bird in flight against a background of blossoming flo...(more)
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.
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 lovely, lady-like double strand necklace of shimmering cream rose' pearls featuring a beautifully bejeweled clasp designed as a pretty flower with nine carved emerald petals dotted with diamonds and centered with a lustrous pearl glistening from within a halo of tiny diamonds. The pearls range in ...(more)
This ultra-chic and charming, original Art Nouveau pendant necklace - circa 1910 - shimmers times three with a talented trio of freshwater pearls dancing below a sinuous Art Nouveau whiplash design rendered in striated yellow gold; by Chas S. Crossman & Company, Yew York 1904-1931. The new chain...(more)
From the fin-de-siecle, an exquisite petite (14 inch) torsade choker necklace composed of countless tiny natural seed pearls and secured by a fancy tonneau-shape clasp encircled all around with 2.50 carats of glistening rose-cut diamonds. The rose cuts are bound on each side by...(more)
An original and spectacular jewelry creation by the renowned master goldsmith of mid-century Beverly Hills - Ruser. A sizable, shimmering freshwater baroque pearl (or perhaps an assemblage of a few of them - it's hard to tell due to the backing) serves as the main body of this free floating jellyfis...(more)
A lustrous double strand of light cream-rose cultured pearls fastened with two platinum invisible tension locks each set with twenty-four bright-white diamonds (48 total, 1.00 carat total weight) allowing for the necklace to be worn as one long strand, as double strands. The shimmering pearls range ...(more)
An exquisite, rare original antique chain hand crafted in platinum featuring alternating natural pearls and spectacle-set European cut diamonds. The chain is secured with a fancy clasp further set with tiny rose-cut diamonds and centered with a lustrous natural pearl. Even though this piece is quite...(more)
Gilded Age elegance and refinement is fabulously reflected in this exquisite Edwardian choker necklace masterfully and delicately crafted in platinum, natural seed pearls, diamonds and black enamel. The centerpiece is adorned with a delicate bell-shape drop dancing below twin mirror-image plaques (b...(more)
A fun and fabulous 1940s suite comprising a matching belt motif bracelet and necklace. Both pieces are composed of a high-polish, super-smooth and comfortable golden brick motif accented with sparkling diamonds and rich red rubies. The bracelet is adjustable and the necklace measures 15 1/2 inches.
An exceptional pearl choker shimmering with 9.5 millimeter – 10 mm. white-rose round cultured pearls with a gorgeous high luster. The necklace is secured with a platinum Art Deco diamond-set clasp with an emerald cut, two baguettes and two trapezoid cut diamonds (.65 carat total weight; G-H color...(more)
From the fabulous forties - a sleekly stylized bow in dramatic two-tone 14 karat rose-gold and green-gold embraces a bouquet of three glowing moonstones. A cool original Retro piece which can be worn as either a pin or necklace pendant. 2 1/2 inches by 1 3/4 inches. (One hardly noticeable kink in on...(more)
A very cool, bordering on groovy, all-around fringe necklace from the 1940s-50s. Three distinct rows of contrasting design elements, crafted in rose gold with a rich, warm and well earned patina, combine for a dramatic and artsy effect. A beauty.
A sweet and lovely 17 inch choker-necklace comprising tiny seed pearls finely braided and terminating in a wonderful bezel set half-carat European-cut diamond and platinum clasp. An original treasure dating back to the turn of the 20th century.
Like gleaming stars scattered across the night sky, this wildly imaginative pendant features a peacock-green Tahitian pearl, inlaid with glittering, round diamonds. The brightness of the stones stand out against the deep green and purple hues of the South Sea pearl, a dramatic contrast. This eye-c...(more)
Two strands of cultured pearls from the 1930's nest together in this necklace and are clasped with a very Deco box clasp set with four emerald cut diamonds with a diamond set drop set with baguettes and terminated with a triangle cut diamond. The pearls are very fine cultured pearls with extremely...(more)
A diamond studded three leaf clover style bow knot rendered in platinum over 14 karat rose gold serves to suspend a baroque, pear shape American freshwater pearl. A lovely and all original treasure, circa 1900.
A masterpiece from the 1920s. This platinum all original, high quality and eminently wearable necklace is as rare as it is beautiful. Elegant, architectural simplicity characterizes the gracefully attenuated
'V" shape centerpiece which highlights a gorgeous old-mine cut diamond and a matching old-m...(more)
A magnificent necklace featuring the queen of gems! Twenty-nine silvery-white South Seas pearls graduate from 11.80mm at the back to 16.50mm at the front to compose this 17" choker length necklace. Highlighting the lustrous pearls are 18 karat yellow gold rondels set with superior quality brilliant-...(more)
An exquisite collection of high-luster baroque south sea pearls create this luxurious strand from Gumps - one of San Francisco's oldest and finest purveyor's of fine jewels and fine art. The pearls range in color from lustrous white to light gold and silver to gray. The strand is finished with a mix...(more)
From the fin de siècle comes this rare, romantic and ravishing necklace cascading with fifteen shiny pink conch pearls and a glittering array of old mine and rose-cut diamonds. This exquisite antique jewel is lightly crafted in platinum over gold and is designed with eight graduated hearts a...(more)