A dramatic yet simple design in an antique (late-nineteenth century) hinged bangle bracelet featuring 4.00 carats of velvety, rich blue sapphires gleaming alongside a row of deep, high crowned, sparkling old mine-cut diamonds, also totaling 4.00 carats. A truly superb and ultra-lovely Victorian jewe...(more)
A very sweet early-twentieth century treat highlighting a diamond-centered, pearl petaled, flower blossom anchoring a delicate and fanciful golden pendant. 1 1/2 inches, 17 inch chain.
By way of early-twentieth century Chester, England (so the plentiful hallmarks tell us), a classic Edwardian finger-hugger, crafted in 18K yellow gold with a trio of deep blue sapphires and a sparkling quartet of old mine-cut diamonds glistening across your finger. The shoulders are adorned with dee...(more)
From mid-nineteenth century Scotland, eight wave like plaques of artfully striated gray & white agate (a.k.a. Montrose agate) are assembled and set in silver to form a scalloped circle brooch. Fitted with a necklace loop on the reverse. 1 and 7/8 inches.
A pudgy, pink, winged cherub (remarkably reminiscent of yours truly as an angelic toddler) is bringing in the harvest in this wonderful and whimsical, intricately hand painted Victorian pin, beautifully framed in 14K yellow gold. A petite 3/4 by 5/8 inch.
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)