2.65 carats of dazzling mine-cut, antique cushion-cut and rose-cut diamonds provide the celestial fire in this stunning example of a classic, mid-nineteenth century Victorian starburst jewel. Gracefully hand-fabricated in darkly patinated silver-topped gold, this lovely piece is gently domed, for ad...(more)
Magnificent Victorian artistry is in full flower in this sensational and sizable (2 3/16 by 1 1/8 inches) nineteenth century brooch highlighting an unusual and entrancing boulder opal. Brilliant flashes of color - fiery red, yellow and orange and cool blue and green - burst through the chocolate br...(more)
A deeply charming mid-to-late-nineteenth century brooch depicting an oak leaf and acorn - symbols of strength and stability. Masterfully handcrafted in patinated silver over rose and yellow gold, with mine-cut diamonds set in the leaf and rose-cut diamonds set in the acorn top. The acorn itself is a...(more)
A masterfully hand carved and especially refined shell cameo depicting a Classical priestess or friend and admirer of Bacchus, replete with a riotous grapevine and grape cluster hairdo, toga and, on trend for circa 1850, a double pearl strand. Mounted in an elegant gold frame with a twisted wire app...(more)
This 'new moon' is almost 150 years old! 2.75 carats of old mine and rose-cut diamonds light up the sky (night and day) in this sparkling and amply proportioned (1 1/2 inch) crescent moon brooch, artfully crafted in warmly patinated silver over gold - circa 1875.
Stellar Victoriana. A sizable, multi-dimensional oval brooch, crafted in rich 18 karat gold, is studded with shimmering pearls and pale, glowing foil-backed emeralds delineated with delicate twisted wire work. The brooch is is beautifully festooned with swags and a slinky chain tassel and is equippe...(more)
From the misty moors of Scotland comes this handsome and splendidly hand-crafted silver, agate and jasper brooch, in the beloved style popularized by the tenants of Balmoral Castle in the latter 19th century. Measures 1 1/2 inches by 1 3/8 inches.
A classical beauty with a noble visage and alabaster skin is masterfully depicted in high-relief in this exemplary Victorian hardstone (agate) cameo brooch - circa 1875. Her striking profile is framed in jet black enamel dotted with natural button pearls (one of which was replaced at a later time) b...(more)
This very colorful Scottish brooch and pendant is crafted gleaming 9K hand engraved textured rose gold and centers on a glistening round faceted golden citrine. The entrancing gemstone is framed by a circle of alternating brick colored and striated gray Montrose faceted agates interrupted by a prope...(more)
Instead of Cupid’s arrow, this pearly Victorian pin is pieced through by a lustrous crescent. A 14K gold sweetheart measuring 1 3/4 inches by 5/8 inch.
A very lovely and beautifully constructed original Victorian brooch centering on a single antique cushion-cut diamond adorned on each side with hand-engraved wheat motifs. The floating golden centerpiece is framed with lustrous half-pearls and the side gallery intricately adorned with a tiny beaded ...(more)
A small-scale antique Scottish kilt pin features bloodstone, jasper and banded agate capped with a faceted citrine in the shape of a thistle. This charming pin is crafted in 9 karat rose gold and measures 1 1/8 inches long.