Silver Gilt and Amber Viola Brooch, circa 1880Regular price $ 880.00
Delicately carved 19th-century amber glass viola brooch with 925 silver mark on pin. The scroll, pegbox, turning pegs, strings, bridge, and tailpiece are all silver gilt and the finger board is constructed out of wood. The body of the viola is a rich amber.
Dimensions: 2 inches long x 0.875 inches wide
Antique 18 Karat Gold, Diamond, Green Garnet and Ruby Set Salamander BroochRegular price $ 15,000.00
With a line of 21 old European Diamonds mounted in Platinum and with Gold set faceted Ruby Eyes and an abundance of Green Demantoid Garnets. The Salamander is beautifully made, with a writhing body and crawling rear legs which give it a great illusion of movement, undoubtably the best model I have seen. The Salamander has been revered for thousands of years for its ability to regrow severed limbs, something scientists are attempting to trace the gene which enables this, in order to greatly help we humans, so wearing a Salamander is more symbolic than just wearing a very pretty Jewel.
Dimensions: 2 1/4 inches long 5.5 cm
Weight: 7.1 g
Origin: English circa 1900
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
Stylish Lapis Lazuli and 18 Karat Gold Snail Brooch by Hermes, ParisRegular price $ 7,500.00
Hermes have used a fine and luminous piece of Lapis Lazuli to create the Snail's Shell and combined with skilfully restrained Gold work for the body, they created the best possible combination of materials to make a desirable and wearable Snail Brooch. The double prong on the bottom of the body permits this brooch to be worn on the sleeve, lapel or shoulder. Signed on the base Hermes Paris and with French Gold marks on the prongs.
Dimensions: 4cm long x 2cm high
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
Elegant Long Oval Art Deco Brooch in Diamond, Emerald and PlatinumRegular price $ 5,500.00
This slender looking Brooch can be worn either vertically in which it resembles a casually tied scarf, or horizontally as an interesting design. Made using many Diamonds and 19 fancy cut Emeralds, the frame is in tested unmarked Platinum and is the most graceful jewel on my site.
Dimensions: 1 3/4 ins long x 3/4 ins wide (4.6cm x 2cm)
English: circa 1920
Antique Ionian Scottish Silver and Agate Cross BroochRegular price $ 1,400.00
yIona is a Scottish island associated with the earliest introduction of Christianity into the British Isles. The Cross is formed from 8 Agates, probably all from the Scottish Cairngorm Mountains and would have been made in Victorian times, the original design being from the 8th century. An unusual piece of Scottish jewellery Condition: Good
Dimensions: 2 9/16 inches long x 1 4/16 inches wide
Scottish: circa 1870
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 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