This sweet crowned heart brooch, signifying love and loyalty, is a lovely late-nineteenth-century example of a Scottish love token that dates back to the seventeenth century, when such jewelry and trinkets were sold in "luckenbooths", or lockable stalls, along the Royal Mile near St. Giles Cathedral...(more)
Rare and whimsical, original antique earrings depicting exotic blackamoors rendered in sculpted 14 karat gold and black and white enamel. Late nineteenth century, possibly Venetian.
A gorgeous Victorian delight rendered in timeless Etruscan Revival style - circa 1875. A shining star composed of light pink corals and twinkling antique rose-cut diamonds tops a high turquoise-blue enamel dome which, in turn, is supported by an intricately ornamented base frame rendered in gleaming...(more)
More fun than a Swiss Army knife - all the accoutrements needed to run the household of your manor or chateau - circa 1860. Suspended from an ornate rose gold fleur-de-lys pin are: an ornately covered lorgnette, a gold-topped perfumer, a gold button hook, a gold-covered pocket knife and a very rare ...(more)
Just in case you need to stitch up your fancy frock whilst on the run, this traveling 18K yellow gold sewing kit is just for you. Your chauffeur or handmaiden should always keep this handy in the glove compartment of your Rolls or Bentley. Complete with scissors, needle, needle case, thimble and awl...(more)
By way of late-nineteenth/early-twentieth century Great Britain comes this classic 'carved' ring, rendered in gleaming 18K yellow gold and featuring a multi-chromatic trio of glowing opals. The colorful gemstones are punctuated by two vertical trios of sparkling old mine-cut diamonds, and graceful s...(more)
A super-sized (about 50 carats) faceted cushion-cut citrine is the centerpiece of this colossal (2 3/4 inch by 2 1/4 inch) antique Scottish brooch beautifully crafted in silver and multi-color agates. Five distinct species of marbled agate, in contrasting earth tones, interlink to create an artistic...(more)
A lustrous lunar gemstone, orbited by sparkling old mine-cut diamonds (totaling 2.75 carats), gives off a galactic glow in this shining and celestial jewel dating back to the second half of the nineteenth century. The moonstone and the diamonds are set in platinum over 18K yellow gold. The pendant i...(more)
A lovely, traditional Victorian heart locket crafted in rosy-yellow gold, engraved with leaves and flowers and an unfurled ribbon. A perfect romantic and wearable keepsake for photos or a lock of hair (one origin of the word 'locket') Measures 3/4" long by 11/16" wide, suspended from a delicate 19" ...(more)
A marvelous late-nineteenth century silver and multi-colored agate figural brooch, depicting the garter that holds argyle hose in place for uniformed members of the Order of the Garter, the oldest and highest order of chivalry in the United Kingdom. Beautifully handcrafted and hand-engraved with a t...(more)
A handsome and splendidly decorated watch chain from Victorian England, with ornate interlocking bars connected by faceted links embossed with a Greek key motif. Expertly crafted in rosy-yellow 9 karat gold, with swivel and T bar, measures 14 3/4 inches long by 7/16 inch.
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)