A delicate and darling pearl and diamond drop, dating from the beginning of the last century, sparkling in the center and shimmering below. Sweet. 1 5/16 inches, new 17 inch chain.
This very lovely and lustrous lavaliere necklace, dating from the first or second decade of the last century, shimmers with five natural pearls wrapped in a free-flowing foliate design handcrafted in platinum over 14 karat gold. The pendant with the matching bail measures 1 and 5/8 inches long and s...(more)
From Chester, England, circa 1904 (so the plentiful hallmarks tell us), a classic snowflake or flower necklace, crafted in very British 15K yellow gold and shimmering with a lustrous melange of half-pearls. Just shy of one inch with a new 16 inch chain.
Light and lovely, a dainty pendant from the early 1900s, crafted in 10 karat gold. Three petite pearls dot the length of the pendant, with a satiny teardrop-shape pearl swinging from the circular base with an old mine-cut diamond set inside a flared buttercup setting at the center. Suspended on a ne...(more)
This light and lovely pendant necklace, circa 1900, centers on a petite old mine-cut diamond twinkling from within a buttercup setting. The diamond is further embellished by a small pair of natural pearls surrounded by an openwork oval of 14 karat yellow gold and culminating in a dangling trio of fr...(more)
Three opera length strands of small, lustrous, natural seed pearls make for a refined and feminine necklace, secured by a very lovely early-Art Deco diamond-set clasp (the tongue is 14K). 26 inches. Circa 1925.
Elegantly handcrafted in platinum over 18 karat gold, a classic and curvaceous Edwardian pendant necklace aglitter with three bright-white old mine-cut diamonds and a pair of dangling (perhaps natural) pearls separated by a diamond-set garland. Delightful. Circa 1910. 1 and 3/16 by 15/16 inches, the...(more)
This delicate Edwardian natural freshwater pearl and diamond drop was hand fabricated in platinum over 14 karat yellow gold and exhibits the meticulous attention to detail for which jewels of this period are justly celebrated. The top pearl is embraced with diamond set scrolls dropping from which i...(more)
Glittering diamond-set leaves, sinuous golden stems and small, lustrous natural pearl berries culminate in a shimmering, baroque freshwater pearl dangling below in this truly exquisite, nature inspired, Edwardian pendant necklace, finely hand crafted in platinum over gold - circa 1910. Just shy of 1...(more)
This classic English Victorian necklace, circa 1890, culminates in a removable snowflake pendant/brooch, sparkling in the center with a cluster of 9 bright-white Old Mine-cut diamonds, totaling 1.30 carats. The pearl necklace, which looks just as lovely, if considerably less flashy alone, is designe...(more)
Graceful garlands of diamond-set flowers, leaves, scallops and swirls frame a luminous baroque fresh water pearl displaying exceptional luster and orient in this exemplary example of Belle Époque design, hand fabricated in platinum over 18K yellow gold - circa 1900. This elegant fin de si...(more)
A gorgeous turn-of-the-century necklace shimmering with a pair of lustrous, snow white, baroque freshwater pearls dangling inside and below a curvaceous, free form frame of bright white, glittering old mine-cut diamonds. Elegantly hand fabricated in platinum over 20K (!) gold - circa 1900-1915. Clas...(more)
A sweet and lovely antique pearl and diamond necklace, dating from the turn-of-the-last century, hand crafted in silver over 18K gold. Stylized wing motif sections, glittering with rose-cut diamonds, are punctuated by shimmering natural pearls, culminating in a matching baroque pearl-centered drop. ...(more)
A staple in every woman's collection. This 17 1/2 inch long and lovely strand of very well matched pearls display a lovely light cream color with a rosé blush and a shimmering luster. They subtly vary in size from 8.5 to 9.0 millimeters and secure with a decorative, double-sided, 14K yellow gold an...(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)
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.
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.
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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)