To protect a cherished photo of a loved one, a 14 karat yellow gold round locket depicting a fierce three dimensional lion's head. The lion is very realistically rendered with white gold teeth and fangs bared to reveal an old European-cut diamond and diamond-set eyes. Early 20th century. Dramatic.
A pair of dusky, cognac colored briolette diamonds, weighing about one carat each, dance below lovely, elongated lyre motif earrings centered with glimmering rose-cut diamonds. Circa 1890. 1 and 1/8 inch long, excluding the newly added ear wires.
A pair of tulips on one side and a single flower blossom on the other grace this charming, modestly proportioned (7/8 by 5/8 inch), expertly hand engraved antique locket from Victorian England, beautifully crafted in rich 15K yellow gold.
A tantalizing and sizable antique pendant necklace highlighting an encircled multi-dimensional eight-pointed star motif composed of buff-cut turquoise, shimmering seed pearls and even four hard to find rose-cut diamonds twinkling through. At the bottom of the pendant are nine graduated free swinging...(more)
These mid-nineteenth century earrings are almost certainly of French or European origin, even though they are unmarked. Each earring glistens with a trio of rose-cut diamonds, set in silver atop an openwork dome adorned all around with shamrocks, or club (as in playing cards), motifs. Sweet.
A sparkling quintet of bright sparkling old mine-cut diamonds, together weighing 1.42 carats, join forces in this classic Victorian 'carved' ring, hand-fabricated in rich 18 karat yellow gold during the late-19th century. The five diamonds shine atop a gallery of carved graceful scrollwork. A classi...(more)
A pair of radiant eight-pointed stars are dramatically juxtaposed against rich cobalt-blue backgrounds, over extremely subtle guilloche engraving, in these heavenly Victorian earrings dating back to the mid-to-latter-nineteenth century. Celestial! When at rest, the earrings reside in a fitted leathe...(more)
A dynamic bright-white cluster of European-cut diamonds, totaling 1.20 carats (including a .45 carat center), explodes with extra dazzle when juxtaposed with dramatic black enamel in this fabulous late-Victorian sparkler elegantly crafted in platinum over 18K yellow gold. The top of the ring measure...(more)
Concentric circles of glittering old mine-cut diamonds, totaling 1.25 carats, join forces to create this high-voltage, late-nineteenth/early-twentieth century Victorian sparkler. Beautifully hand-crafted in platinum topped 14K gold, ring measures 9/16 inch diameter and is a finger size 5 1/4.
Measuring 1 1/4 inches in diameter this starburst shines with a deep, rich red that as only pyrope garnets can. This pin is crafted in a heavily plated metal so it has a look of gold construction not usually seen in these pins. The elongated pin stem dates this piece to the mid-19th century. A true ...(more)
A luscious wine red 1.20 carat oval faceted garnet is embraced by multiple prongs in this sweet, petite Victorian ring handcrafted in 14 karat rose gold. Delicate pierced shoulders finish the ring with a lovely flourish. In a size 5 3/4.
A ravishing and remarkable late-18th~early-19th century flower brooch masterfully crafted 'en tremblant': "En tremblant" is a French term - meaning "to tremble". It was first used to describe 18th and 19th century jewelry where parts of the diamond set pieces were attached to a trembler to...(more)