18 Karat Gold and Diamond Cicada Brooch by Pomellato of MilanRegular price $ 5,300.00
This super stylised Cicada is set with 15 Diamonds and 2 Yellow Diamond eyes, all mounted in 18k White Gold to thick Yellow Gold wings and the reverse has a strong pin and is signed Pomellato and stamped 750 for 18k Gold. This is a great piece of Modernist jewellery design.
Dimensions: 1 3/4 inches long x 1 inch wide
Imposing Gold Flower Brooch from the Affluent 1960s, by Hermes of ParisRegular price $ 8,800.00
A Twin Hearts Brooch of astonishing qualityRegular price $ 5,800.00
Comprising a Woman's Warm Coral Heart and a Man's Resolute Lapis Lazuli Heart, both pierced by the twin arrows of the little God of Love, Cupid, each arrowhead set with 5 Diamonds in Platinum. The yellow Gold reverse stamped with the Eagles Head and Alsatians Head, being the French marks for 18k Gold and Platinum and the atelier mark is on the reverse of the Lapis Heart.
Dimensions: 5 cm wide x 2cm high (2 x 3/4 ins)
Country of origin: France circa 1930
Antique Crown of the Doge of Venice BroochRegular price $ 15,000.00
The Doge was deposed by Napoleon in 1790 and never returned.Since the 1830's, Venetian jewellers have been making their interpretations of the Crown for the Grand Tour visitors. This Ruby rich version is spectacular, set with 9 Diamonds, 3 Emeralds and 2 Rubies in the Crown and countless Rubies in the upper part, all in 18k Gold and the reverse with fine honey comb setting and a safety lock on the catch. There is a fitting at the top that might have held a pendant attachment. Original Venetian fitted case.
Dimensions: 1 3/16 inches wide x 9/16 inches high
Italian circa 1870
Tiffany & Co. Emerald Eyed Gold Cat BroochRegular price $ 3,700.00
Sitting calmly and resembling Bestat, the much adored Cat Goddess of ancient Egypt and wearing a Rose Diamond collar and with her tail curled in a charming way. On one side, only visible with a loup, are the English import marks T & Co 750 and in the body recess is the Tiffany & Co 1989 mark. When not being worn, this little Cat can stand in a cabinet or on a shelf as a charming statuette.
Dimensions: 6/8 inch high x 5/8 inch wide
Weight: 8g American
Ruby Diamond Topaz 18 Karat Gold Ribbon Brooch, circa 1950Regular price $ 5,900.00
With a large rectangular Blue Topaz, a surround of 17 Rubies and 3 Diamonds and huge curling Gold Ribbons, this is a blockbuster of a Brooch that will startle the most seasoned jewellery blogger into a reflective silence. Two strong double pins on the reverse and the yellow metal is unmarked 18k Gold.
This Brooch ain't for wearing on a summer frock.
Dimensions: 3 3/16 inches wide x 2 14/16 inches high
circa 1950's Price: $5900
Rectangular Gold, Amethyst and Citrine BroochRegular price $ 1,800.00
Comprising 5 flat topped Amethysts and 5 flat topped Citrines, all with faceted backs, giving the Brooch a kind of coloured window effect which I have not seen before. The unmarked Gold frame tests for 18k and the piece is in good condition, the design allowing the Brooch to be worn in the vertical or horizontal position to good effect. Dimensions: 2 1/16 inch wide x 8/16 inch high
English circa 1960's
Rare Carved Moonstone and Rose Diamond Cupid BroochRegular price $ 14,000.00
The melting charm of this piece cannot be measured in ordinary jewellery terms. 4 little winged boys, Cupids, Putti, Amorini or whatever term you wish to use, cascade down from a small pair of whispering heads to to the largest smiling head, all with pairs of Gold Wings each with a central Rose Diamond. There is a French Gold mark for 18K on the catch and the reverse of the brooch is well constructed. There is a small unnoticed little chip on the right hand side cheek of the largest head. An utterly charming piece.
Dimensions: 4.5 cm long x 2 cm wide
Origin: French circa 1880
Antique Multi Gem Set Silver Gold Butterfly BroochRegular price $ 5,400.00
This sweet little swallowtail is set with countless Rose Diamonds, two Sapphires two Emeralds, three Rubies and a central Old European Cut Diamond. The eyes and the terminals of the antennae are also set with Rose Diamonds. The reverse has a neatly soldered shut fitting that denotes that the jewel was once interchangeable with a double prong hair comb. Very pretty. Silver on Gold and all principal Gems are mounted in Gold. Burma Rubies, Colombian Emeralds, Ceylon Sapphires.
Dimensions: 2 cm wide x 2.1 cm high
Country of origin: England circa 1860
Antique Gold and Gem Set Beetle BroochRegular price $ 4,800.00
Realistically modelled with a Tigers Eye abdomen with a central line of Rose Diamonds to a Silver set Rose Diamond set thorax. The head has Cabochon Ruby eyes and Rose Diamond set feelers. The underside is also well modelled, with Gold body ridges and 6 intact legs. At the hinge of the clasp is an Eagles Head mark, the French mark for 18k Gold.
Dimensions: 1 5/16 inches long x 9/16 inches wide Weight: 9.5g
French: circa 1880
Victorian Gold and Gem Set Tortoise BroochRegular price $ 3,900.00
Set with 2 small and bright Burma Rubies, a pear shape and a round Columbian Emerald and 8 Indian Rose Diamonds, all mounted on a repousse work Gold carapace. The reverse of the Tortoise is in plain Gold and there is an 18, for 18k Gold, behind the pin hinge. I regret that my photograph has been unable to capture the beauty of the Gems.
Condition: Good (small blemish on reverse)
Weight: 4.5g Dimensions: 1 2/8 ins long x 3/4 ins wide
English: circa 1870
Antique Georgian Butterfly in Flight BroochRegular price $ 5,900.00
Mounted with 37 Rose Diamonds, 7 Rubies, 5 Sapphires and 4 Emeralds all in unmarked 18k Gold, the reverse with the original removable pin fitting enabling the Butterfly to be worn on a long double prong hair comb, usually of carved Tortoiseshell, but that is not available but I'd love to meet a woman who wears a Butterfly Jewel in her hair. How gorgeous.
Dimensions: 9/16 inch wide x 15/16 inch high
English: circa 1820
Sweetest Victorian Rose Diamond Chick Brooch ‘I Have Ever Seen’Regular price $ 4,400.00
Gold beak, little Gold tongue,Cabochon Ruby eye, one little Gold foot in raised posture, many Rose Diamonds Silver set on Gold and a French Gold mark on the catch. An endearing little jewel. Condition: Good
Dimensions: 14/16 inch wide x 10/16 inch high
French: circa 1870
Antique Gold Dragon BroochRegular price $ 3,800.00
Well detailed and with a striding posture, the Welsh Dragon is further enhanced with a Cabochon Ruby eye. Made of unmarked 18k Gold, the Brooch is quite large and dramatic.
Dimensions: 2 inches wide x 1 3/16 inches
Weight: 14.3g Origin:
English circa 1900
A Double Shell Brooch in the form of a ButterflyRegular price $ 1,900.00
Each Shell mounted with an old mine Diamond and between the Shells is the Gold body of the Butterfly.
On the reverse is a substantial twelve strap Gold brooch mount and I am told that the Shells are called NeoTrigonia and are scarce enough to be prized as gifts for lovers. In fact it must have been quite expensive to make this Brooch with so much Gold and two Diamonds.
Width: 2 2/8 ins Hight 1 ins
Australian circa 1900
A luscious French Opaline Grape, Gold and Diamond BroochRegular price $ 6,500.00
The remaining four succulent grapes hang down and the stems where three have been eaten are capped with Diamonds.
A masterpiece of jewelry design.
Two well modeled Gold vine leaves complete the piece and on the reverse is the French 18kt Gold mark which is represented by an eagles head stamp.
Maker Plisson & Hartz, Paris circa 1900
1 1/2 x 1 inch