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)
A darling nineteenth-century fringe necklace, measuring just shy of 16 inches, shimmering with a multitude of lustrous natural seed pearls. Handcrafted in 14 carat gold, most likely from Victorian England. Classic and eminently wearable Victoriana.
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 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)
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)