For a lovely lepidopterist, a tiny butterfly is frozen in time under double-sided glass and backed with a shimmering iridescent blue Morpho butterfly wing in this exceptionally sweet and charming and quite unusual antique pendant necklace. 5/8 inch diameter, 17 inch chain.
A glowing trio of confetti colored opals alternate with two pairs of sparkling old mine-cut diamonds in this consummate, original Victorian jewel graced with a lovely scrolled side gallery and deeply engraved shoulders. 18K yellow gold, ring size 7+.
A gleaming, 18 inch-long antique (nineteenth century) necklace composed of gracefully graduating links alternating adorned with deeply engraved, repousse-style links and contrasting bright, plain links. 18K hallmarks. Victorian-era necklaces of this style are usually 14K, but not this one! A beauty...(more)
A classical beauty with alabaster white skin, curly tresses and flowing ribbons with apricot highlights is skillfully carved in profile in this sizable (2 1/8 high by 1 3/4 wide) and stunning shell cameo framed in 14K gold with elaborate floral hand engraving. Consummate Victoriana - circa 1875.
A radiant pair of old mine-cut diamonds, together weighing 1.85 carats (but presenting all of one carat each), seriously sparkle from within stylized silver settings, dramatically darkened with a deeply oxidized patina. The precious pair dance below a slender row of rose-cut diamonds and measure 3/4...(more)
We can only wonder why this may be the very first Victorian brooch we've encountered with three crescents (and a star) when the design is so symmetrically alluring. This nineteenth-century jewel glistens with three-quarters-of-a-carat of bright-white rose-cut diamonds set in darkly oxidized silver ...(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 slenderized Modigliani-esque bella donna, carved in orangy-salmon colored coral, is accompanied north and south by a pair of sparkling European-cut diamonds in this strikingly lovely, 1 1/16 inch long, navette shape dinner ring crafted in sturdy two-color 9K gold. Ring size 5 1/2.
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)
A coruscating quintet of old mine-cut diamonds, totaling 1.60 carats, form a continuous flash across your finger in this classic and impressive late-19th century jewel, finely hand fabricated in rich 18K yellow gold from Victorian England. Eight tiny rose-cut diamonds set at the corners provide a li...(more)
We were pleasantly surprised to discover French hallmarks on this gorgeous, classic mid-nineteenth century Etruscan Revival style ensemble composed of bright orangy-salmon colored corals and rich 18K yellow gold doughnuts ornamented with fine twisted wire and granulation. We would normally expect Vi...(more)
A strand of twenty-seven graduated rosette garnet-set links are fringed with seven delicate rosette teardrops suspending from the central links in this darkly romantic antique necklace. The garnets are bright red pyropes from Czechoslovakia and the 15 1/2 inch necklace is created in gilded base met...(more)