A gorgeous, large-scale (7/8 by 3/4 inch) Victorian cabochon opal and diamond ring. This 7.45 carat opal glows with an enchanting play of blues and greens with flashes of orange overtones. The high-cabochon gemstone is framed by sixteen sparkling antique mine-cut diamonds totaling just over one-and-...(more)
This exceptional, original sapphire and diamond three-stone ring, dating from the late-19th century, showcases a vibrant light-medium blue sapphire weighing 5.38 carats displaying distinct violet overtones. The enchanting gemstone is safely nestled in numerous coronet settings and is accompanied on ...(more)
Five beautifully matched cushion-cut sapphires with a rich twilight blue hue, totaling two carats, radiate across this truly stunning and splendid, original nineteenth century ring, expertly handcrafted in rich 18K yellow gold. The lush, deeply saturated gemstones are set shoulder-to-shoulder with t...(more)
A stylized heart, centered with a sparkling buttercup-set old mine-cut diamond and supporting a dangling freshwater pearl, anchors this lovely elongated pendant set with two rows of shimmering pearls. The 10K yellow gold has acquired a nice darkened patina after a century-plus. 1 5/8 by just over 1/...(more)
A charming pair of early-Victorian (early-to-mid-1800s) drop earrings composed of three articulated sections glistening with half-a-carat of small bright rose-cut diamonds set in darkly oxidized silver over 14K gold. Notice the floral design on the reverse. Rare, wonderful and wearable. 3/4 (not inc...(more)
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)