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Black Onyx Cat Pin

The folklore surrounding black cats varies widely around the globe, but we're with the Brits, who see them as a harbinger of good luck. Easy to believe when they are as darling as this little pin, beautifully crafted in 14 karat gold and shiny black onyx, with a sparkling diamond collar, and her bac...(more)

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Victorian Scottish Agate and Jasper Brooch

From the misty moors of Scotland comes this handsome and splendidly hand-crafted silver, agate and jasper brooch, in the beloved style popularized by the tenants of Balmoral Castle in the latter 19th century. Measures 1 1/2 inches by 1 3/8 inches.

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Victorian 18K Cat Pin

A pampered pussy with an 18 karat gold fur coat and a platinum, diamond and pearl collar to purr on your lapel. Circa 1890. 1 3/8 by 5/8 inch.

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'Fruit on the Vine' Pin

A delightful piece for the holidays. This small 18 karat yellow gold brooch of pears and berries on the vine has a time worn patina.

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Antique Seed Pearl Clover Pin/Pendant

'Think of Me' is the sentiment traditionally accompanying white clover executed in this romantic Victorian love token. This very pretty and sparkling example is beautifully crafted in 14 karat gold. Paved with shimmering seed pearls and accented with a sparkling diamond at its center, this lovely pi...(more)

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Scottish Silver and Agate Luckenbooth Brooch

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)

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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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