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Victorian Lava Cameo Brooch

This is a highly dimensional cameo expertly carved in earth-toned lava from the Victorian era. An elegant lady in profile has tight curls and flowers in her hair with flowing tendrils draped on her bare shoulder. This piece is in a very simple yellow gold frame. Quite lovely.

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-2637

Freshwater 'Wing' Pearl Circle Brooch

A charming circle pin from the 1950's composed of ten shimmering 'angel wing' pearls, set in a pinwheel pattern, from the waters of the Mississippi River each dotted with a tiny dark blue sapphire. 1 1/8 " diameter.

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-2386

Large Round Bacchanal Cameo Brooch

Intoxicated merriment is being had by all in this fantastical 2 1/2 inch wide, and superbly carved, shell cameo brooch presented in a filigree heart motif frame. Wish you were here?

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4145

C.D. Peacock Art Nouveau Coral Cameo Pin/Pendant

The radiant Roman goddess Ceres, with flowing tresses and adorned with ribbons and a sheath of wheat on her shoulder, is handcarved in high-relief in pretty peachy-pink coral. This captivating cameo is framed in warm 14 karat gold with a lovely thistle-motif design and may be worn as either a brooch...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4609

Suffragette Enamel and Diamond Art Nouveau Pin/Pendant

Irrespective of the wisdom of giving American women the right to vote in 1920, you cannot dispute the allure of suffragette jewelry; and here is a case in point. The iconic purple green and white colors, rendered in enamel, beautifully coalesce in this gorgeous pendant and pin dating back to the fir...(more)

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Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co. Ribbon Brooch

An instant classic, this 18 karat yellow gold beautiful ribbon, by Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Company, brooch will go with any outfit.

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-1257

Georg Jensen Henning Koppel Amorphic Sterling Silver Brooch

Vintage wearable art from Denmark in shining sterling silver, from atelier Georg Jensen - 1 and 7/8 inch by 1 and 1/2 inch.

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-2910

Antique Rose-Cut Diamond Flower Pin

A spiky flower design in 18 karat yellow gold features a large central rose cut diamond enveloped by numerous tiny rose cut diamonds. A compact and effective 19th century jewel. This piece measures about 1 inch round.The Diamonds are described as follows: One Central Rose-Cut Diamond, Weight: .50 c...(more)

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Carved Jasper Caterpillar Brooch by Robert Wander

A rare collectible caterpillar brooch carved from Jasper, designed by Robert Wander. Robert Wander created his unusual  bug collection in the late 80’s - early 90’s The realistic deep reddish orange carved Jasper caterpillar is embellished with 14 karat yellow gold highlights. This brooch m...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-2260

Antique Natural Pearl and Enamel Snake and Cresent Pin

A glistening, slithery green enameled serpent, with a tasty, not too bite-sized, shimmering natural pearl on its tongue, is coiled around a pearl-studded crescent moon in this dramatic and unusual Victorian-era pin crafted in 14 karat gold. Just shy of 2 inches long by about 5/8 inch high.

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4433

French Art Nouveau Pearl and Diamond Pendant or Brooch

A lush and flowing foliate design, composed in richly textured 22K yellow gold, culminates in a pair of lustrous pearl-petaled blossoms in this exemplary work of jewelry art originating from fin-de-siecle France. A pair of loops on the reverse accommodates a neck chain. 1 5/8 inches by 1 1/2 ...(more)

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Antique Heart Pierced By Tulips Pin

In the Victorian language of flowers, tulips signified passion, so the original recipient of this lovely brooch most surely knew her admirer was besotted. Exquisitely handcrafted in 14 karat with a rich high karat bloom, set with delicate shimmering seed pearls. Measures 1 3/4 inches long by 3/4 inc...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4640