Three glowing cabochon garnets are entwined in a handmade double serpentine chain in this bewitching antique bracelet, circa 1885. The bracelet measures its original full 7 inches - rather rare for a bracelet of this age. The central section conceals a flip-down bale to accommodate an added charm. S...(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)
This rare and resplendent nineteenth-century brooch is crafted in silver over gold and glistens with twelve deep red Burmese rubies, three old mine-cut diamonds and and four diamond studded fleur d'leis which point to the center diamond. Four diamond set flowers in between the fleur de lys complete ...(more)
This classic original Victorian diamond necklace composed in silver over 14 karat rose gold sparkles with every turn. Graduated diamond set darts alternate with three-diamond drops and tapers to a straight rose-cut diamond set neckchain in back. A superb, sensuous and eminently wearable treasure fro...(more)
Three colors of gold (yellow, rose and green) are combined to create these intricate nature inspired earrings depicting a bird amid leaves and flowers. The Etruscan beads on top were probably added a bit later. Sweet and lovely and about 125 years old.
Amazing is the adjective that comes to mind when describing this masterpiece from the turn of the 20th century. Art Nouveau artistry is in full flower in this stunning jewel composed of black opals, white opals, diamonds and rare demantoid garnets. A blossom of organically shaped opals with a light ...(more)
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)
Outstanding example of Georgian artistry. Every component of this seal is exquisitely tooled. The hand carved bloodstone intaglio seal depicts a lion in a crest, so finely rendered, that his mane appears to be blowing with the breeze. The repousse foliate motif of the gold is 3-dimensional and exq...(more)
Important Art Deco diamond ribbon watch. The diamond set hexagonal case features a white dial with black Roman numeral chapter markers, Hass Swiss movement. The diamond set bracelet measures 2 1/2 long by 3/4 wide and finishes around the wrist with black ribbon. The exquisite hinged diamond plaques ...(more)
This is an exquisite Victorian brooch centered with a hard stone sardonyx cameo expertly carved in three layers. The figure is Athena with her characteristic shield and spear in a flowing and gauzy gown. Twinkling rose cut diamonds frame the piece.