A richly colored antique pendant, circa 1890, glowing with a deep amber-color, faceted Madeira citrine. The enchanting gemstone is elegantly presented in a delicately ornamented frame alternating with shimmering natural seed pearls and fan-shape Etruscan Revival-style motifs. A true Victorian jewel ...(more)
The goddess of Victory - Nike, is divinely handcarved in a glowing, many-splendored opal with her wings aflame. The wreath-bearing deity bestrides a golden globe and is surrounded by a sparkling constellation of old mine-cut diamonds. A truly unique and astonishingly beautiful mid-nineteenth century...(more)
A sweet and petite (5/8 inch across) round antique locket adorned with a graceful foliate design against a black enamel background on the front, and a fanciful Victorian design with traces of worn black enamel on the reverse. This mid-nineteenth century keepsake opens to reveal a double locket compa...(more)
Sparkling and enduring classics. A pair of bright and sizzling, Victorian-era antique cushion-cut diamonds are set in silver-topped yellow gold mountings, each surmounted by a pair of old mine-cut diamonds set in silver and 18 karat gold buttercup settings with posts. The two cushion-cut diamonds to...(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)
This splendid and whimsical vintage bracelet, featuring five reverse quartz crystal hand-painted intaglios, tells a cheerful tale of a sporting life. Portraits of a bridled horse, a hound, a terrier, a salmon and a bass, alternate respectively with a stirrup, horseshoe, crossed dog bones, a fish net...(more)
Hallmarks tell us these rare and charming, antique rose-cut diamond earrings hail from late-19th century Budapest. Warm rosy-yellow 14 karat buttercup settings set the shimmering rose-cut diamonds off to beautiful effect and sit just below the ear. 5/8 inch long from the top of the earwire by 3/8 in...(more)
A luscious deep purple amethyst, with a striking hexagonal cut, gleams from atop a gorgeous silver mounting adorned throughout with baroque filigree ornamentation. Unique and stunning. The gemstone measures 5/8 inch from tip-to-tip.
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)
A bright and lively emerald-cut emerald, weighing nearly 4.0 carats (and presenting larger due to its cut) fills the center of a bold diamond frame sparkling with 4.0 carats total of sizable old mine-cut diamonds in this fabulous bauble dating from the earlyish-to-mid-twentieth century. The elaborat...(more)
Entwined ribbons of diamonds, dotted with pearls, create a glorious wreath to surround a dazzling 3/4 carat mine-cut diamond in this tantalizing turn-of-the-century jewel. Crafted in rich 18 karat gold, this lovely piece can be worn as either a pin or a pendant. Measures nearly one inch in diameter.
Classic Victoriana. A beautiful, hand-fabricated, gleaming gold bangle bracelet packed with 1.70 carats of bright-white and dazzling European-cut and trimmed with shimmering rose-cut diamonds - bringing the total diamond weight to just shy of two carats. A romantic and wearable late-19th century tre...(more)