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Hummingbird with Pearl Wings Brooch

Early Spanish explorers called hummingbirds flying jewels, and here is a case in point. This 2 inch high, golden, sapphire-eyed, freshwater pearl winged, fine feathered friend will always brighten your blouse or jacket lapel. Here are more than a few Hummingbird facts: Hummingbirds are the tinie...(more)

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Grape Motif Brooch and Clip Earring Suite

What a perfect suite of jewelry to wear wine tasting in the Napa Valley, or Bourdeaux, or your own back yard! A lustrous collection of cultured pearls stands in as a cluster of grapes in the 18 karat yellow gold brooch which is further accented with round brilliant cut diamonds. The clip earrings gr...(more)

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Victorian Diamond Flower and Butterfly Brooch

A diamond-winged butterfly has alighted on realistically rendered branch of golden leaves, blossoming with a sparkling, diamond-centered flower, in this very special Victorian brooch, inspired by Mother Nature herself. Spring eternal!

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Vintage Garnet Snowflake Brooch

The classic late-nineteenth century Bohemian garnet snowflake brooch has been effectively updated in this bolder and golder (versus the conventional gilded metal of the originals) version incorporating modern-cut round faceted and kite-shape garnets (plus one cabochon in the center) of this amply pr...(more)

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Art Deco Moghul Emerald and Diamond Clips and Brooch

A sensational and striking pair of platinum, diamond and carved emerald dress clips and brooch combo dating from the zenith of the Art Deco period - circa 1925. An exotic pair of lozenge-shape carved emeralds, together weighing about 16.00 carats, are cozily nestled within stylized platinum pagodas...(more)

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Victorian Carved Coral Brooch

A lovely young lass sporting a grapevine headdress atop her flowing tresses comes to life in this superb antique pin. The reflective concave frame produces a shimmering halo effect and is embellished with tasteful Victorian gold beading. Just over one-and-a-half inch high by 1 1/8 inch wide. A delig...(more)

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Turn-of-the-Century Enameled Flower Brooch

Spring has eternally sprung in this bright and colorful early-twentieth century flower brooch. The 18 karat yellow gold stems blossom with shimmering lavender and light greenish-yellow leaves, centered with a small lustrous pearl, that barely overlap shining iridescent green leaves. A more than OK b...(more)

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Micro Mosaic Butterfly Brooch and Pendant

A magnificent and sizable nineteenth-century Italian micro mosaic, depicting a butterfly in repose, has been artfully remounted in a gleaming and substantial handwrought and hand-hammered 19 karat gold frame - the signature karat content of the designer - Elizabeth Locke. Ms. Locke sells her beautif...(more)

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Diamond and Ruby Pansy Brooch

Five 18 karat yellow gold and platinum petals are each paved with tightly set round brilliant-cut diamonds and framed with deep-red Siamese rubies. A gorgeous and festive pin from the 1950s. This brooch measures 1 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches.The gemstones are described as follows: Sixty-Four Round Br...(more)

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Large Scottish Silver, Citrine and Agate Brooch

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)

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Antique Year-of-the-Tiger Pin

This fabulous and fearsome, diamond-eyed feline, imaginatively and artfully rendered in shaded golden enamel with black stripes and a bright red maw, is proudly presenting her prized prey - a sparkling old mine-cut diamond. One of the coolest cats ever! Circa 1900. 1 1/8 inch by 1 inch.

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Victorian Bohemian Garnet Brooch

A glistening snowflake of deep burgundy faceted garnets frame a large round cabochon garnet in this very lovely, Bohemian brooch, crafted in the usual gilded base metal, from nineteenth century central Europe. 1 1/8 inch diameter.

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