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Siver and Rose Gold Griffin Locket Pin

A bookish Griffin is caught meditating on the contents of a dense philosophical tome in this delightfully whimsical antique pin (or pendant) with a locket compartment on the reverse, rendered in silver with rose gold overlay with plentiful patina. 1 7/8 inches by 1 1/4 (plus) inches wide.

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-2848

Victorian Opal and Diamond Pin

This wonderful and romantic Victorian-era brooch shimmers with twelve colorful heart shaped opals and eighteen sparkling old mine-cut diamonds, all of which are set in darkly oxidized silver over 9K gold. This distinctive and dreamy antique circle pin and pendant, circa 1875, measures 1 and 3/16 inc...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-1694

Pair of Sapphire, Diamond, and Freshwater Pearl Barrettes

While waiting to dress your tresses, this rare and wonderful pair of hair barrettes, each measuring 1 and 1/4 inch long, reside in their original green and gold box. Darling, circa 1900.

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4544

Antique Diamond Bow Brooch with Light Pink Diamond Drop

Eminent Victoriana. An absolutely stunning and extra-fine diamond bow pin dating from the mid-nineteenth century. The darkly patinated silver ribbons (over gold) glisten with tightly set old mine cushion-cut diamonds, a rare, natural Fancy Light Pink antique pear-shape diamond weighing .77 carats (a...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4475

Mid-Century Diamond Spray Brooch

2.00 carats of high-color round and baguette diamonds are arrayed throughout this sparkling free form spray brooch, crafted during the 1950s in 18K white gold. 1 3/16 by 1 1/8 inches and bargain priced!

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4852

Antique Diamond, Seed Pearl and Demantoid Garnet Wreath Brooch

This darling Victorian circle or wreath pin glistens all around with small, lustrous seed pearls, a trio twinkling mine-cut diamonds and bright lime green demantoid garnets. Delicately crafted in 14K rosy-yellow gold and equipped with loop to accommodate a watch or pendant. Circa 1890-1900. Just ove...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4811

Platinum and Diamond Art Deco Brooch

A dynamic Jazz Age (1920s) bar brooch superbly handcrafted in platinum, fashioned with graceful multi-dimensional curves and extravagantly and meticulously ornamented with geometric wirework, delicate milgraining and over 2 carats of sparkling white diamonds. This utterly dazzling early-Art Deco ado...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-3-4737

Large 18K Bird Brooch

It's true - birds of a feather really do flock together! A few months ago we acquired a sweet 18K baby bird, designed and rendered by Erwin Pearl - our inventory No. 50-1-4778 (sold separately), and to our happy surprise, the mama bird subsequently flew in our front door! Mom measures 2 5/8 inches t...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4858

Antique Garnet and Seed Pearl Pendant and Pin

A fabulous and versatile ornament from early 19th century Mittel-Europe (probably Czechoslovakia or Hungary) . This gorgeous jewel of rich, bezel set Burgundy color faceted and cabochon garnets can be worn either as a dramatic lavaliere or, turn it upside down and wear it as a pin. This beautiful pi...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-2419

Garnet Butterfly Brooch

An adorable fluttering bohemian garnet butterfly brooch.

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-2513

Art Deco Aquamarine, Diamond and Emerald Bar Pin

Something you don't see everyday (in fact, this is our first ever). An Art Deco bar pin featuring a cool pastel blue, faceted oval aquamarine, weighing about 4.50 carats. The refreshing gemstone is embellished on each side with a sparkling array of bright-white European-cut diamonds, totaling 1 cara...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4857

Antique Diamond Monkey Brooch

A spunky, diamond-studded monkey dons his signature fez and performs a balancing act atop a golden gymnastic bar supporting a swinging swag with a sliding bead. He is composed of silver, the bar and beads are 18K, his fez is probably glass and his tiny, but wide open eyes are enameled. Wonderfully w...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-3-4865