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
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
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
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