This very cool nineteenth century starburst brooch presaged the striking geometry of the Art Deco period waiting a few decades around the bend. Two rows of lozenge shape onyx plaques, each set in milgrain finished bezel settings and interspersed with small golden beads, circumscribe a central round ...(more)
A small cluster of grapes, composed of natural freshwater pearls, shimmers and swings freely from a golden branch entwined by a platinum vine and grape leaf. A wine lover's delight by way of turn-of-the-twentieth century Great Britain. 1 9/16 by 3/4 inch.
You have to hand it to those wild and whimsical Victorians for creating this marvelous pair of bejeweled, braceleted and cuffed hands, each of which is daintily presenting a fanciful foliate token. The hands, which most likely, originally served as necklace clasps, are aglitter with closely-set rose...(more)
A very bright and vibrant royal blue cushion-cut sapphire, weighing 1.20 carat, is traditionally presented within a sparkling diamond halo in this classic Edwardian jewel, crafted in platinum over 14 karat gold - circa 1910-1920.
An extra-sweet and lovely pair of mid-nineteenth century diamond earrings suitable for many an occasion and almost certainly of French origin. A pair of old mine cushion-cut sparklers, totaling half-a-carat, center a radiating design cleverly composed from the numerous golden prongs and orbited by t...(more)
Victorian grace and refinement is embodied in this elegant choker necklace. A diamond-set, ten-petal flower brooch with diamond-topped stamens, crafted in warmly oxidized silver over rose gold was repurposed in the 20th century serving as the romantic centerpiece of this necklace, glistening betwee...(more)
A tantalizing trio of rich royal blue, natural no-heat, cushion-cut sapphires - totaling just a tad shy of 2 carats - alternate with two pair of vertically-set sparkling round diamonds in this classic Victorian ‘carved’ ring by way of late-nineteenth/early-twentieth century Great Britain. A gra...(more)
This sweetheart of a sparkler punches way above it's half-carat total diamond weight. Nine closely-set old mine-cut diamonds gang up to create non-stop glitter in this classic Victorian cluster ring, hand fabricated, circa 1890, in 18K rosy-yellow gold. The lower ring shank of this century-and-a-qua...(more)
A striking and sizable diamond shaped citrine, framed with fanciful hand engraving, casts a golden glow from this very cheerful and sunshiny Victorian bauble. 1 1/2 by 1 inch.
A cheerful Victorian five-stone ring, crafted in 15K rosy-yellow gold, hence of British origin, highlighting three bright blue turquoises alternating with a pair of sparkling old mine-cut diamonds. A nineteenth century sweetheart in a ring size 5 1/2.
A divine double-sided antique key-wind pocket and/or pendant watch in 18 karat yellow gold by Henry Capt - Geneva, circa 1880. A distinctive and fanciful scalloped outline and meticulous and elaborate ornamentation with floral repousse motifs on both sides makes for a truly beautiful and feminine ti...(more)
A unique and strikingly beautiful bouquet brooch, intricately hand crafted in silver over gold and glittering with 1.50 carats of old mine and rose-cut diamonds, accented with tiny emeralds and highlighting translucent, glowing green, jade-like leaves which are actually carved from natural green chr...(more)