A fabulous nineteenth-century serpent, her silver head aglitter with 4 carats of bright, sparkling white old mine-cut diamonds (including an almost one carat pear shape), is customarily swallowing its own lithe and supple tail, this one composed of velvety 15K gold scales (hence more than likely of ...(more)
This is a magnificent 22k Italian neckpiece designed by Marchesini* around 1870, impeccably crafted and in pristine condition. It is rendered in an archaeological style, focusing on the fine filigree and granulation which was inspired by the jewels discovered in ancient Etruscan tombs unearthed in I...(more)
A darling nineteenth-century fringe necklace, measuring just shy of 16 inches, shimmering with a multitude of lustrous natural seed pearls. Handcrafted in 14 carat gold, most likely from Victorian England. Classic and eminently wearable Victoriana.
Five feet (plus change) of intricate, finely textured links create this wonderfully versatile nineteenth-century Victorian classic, adjustable in length with the help of a striking shield shape double slide, overlaid, textured and enameled with characteristic ornamentation of the period. Wear it ful...(more)
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...! This artfully designed and sculpted snowflake (no two are exactly the same!) fell to earth sometime during the mid-1880s. Finely hand crafted in gleaming rosy-yellow gold, this Victorian jewel features an early old mine antique cushion-cut diamond (weighing ...(more)
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)
Each and every orbicular book link of this 17 inch, silver Victorian necklace is hand engraved with a fanciful foliate design. A delightful, hand fabricated, mid-nineteenth century adornment.
This regal and ravishing necklace, dating back to the latter-nineteenth/turn-of-the-twentieth century, glistens and gleams with 4.80 carats of gorgeous, bright-white old mine-cut diamonds, chief among them being a glorious central pear shape, weighing 1.55 carats. The pear shape is set in a graceful...(more)
This supremely beautiful nineteenth-century necklace highlights a sizable (1 1/8 inch long) peachy-salmon colored coral pendeloque surmounted by a glittering diamond bow. The lovely coral drop swings below a slightly lighter coral button which centers gracefully draping golden swags. The lithe and s...(more)
A sparkling modern brilliant-cut diamond, weighing one-third-of-a-carat, is the crowning glory of this very special solitaire engagement ring, die-struck and hand finished in bright 18K white gold. The unusual and highly distinctive mounting is recently made with Art Nouveau-inspired openwork with a...(more)
Meet the beetles! Twenty-one actual scarabs with iridescent green carapaces - and no two are exactly the same!. Each is mounted atop a 10 karat rose gold four-prong setting. Exotic Egyptian Revival a.k.a. 'Cleopatra's ornaments' - circa 1850. 16 inches. This necklace is extremely delicate and has t...(more)
From late-19th Century Birmingham, England comes this unusual, substantial and beautifully crafted sterling silver oval locket, with a particularly handsome bale loop for attaching to a chain. The front is embossed with a riotous fern pattern - across many cultures ferns symbolize sincerity and con...(more)