Superb Victorian Twin Head Diamond Snake Ring, circa 1870Regular price $ 5,950.00
A superb twin head gold snake ring, with each head set with six diamonds and glowing ruby eyes, and two coils forming the band. The mouth of each snake is parted with a friendly expression.
Each of the 2 coils is stamped 18 c and with the makers mark and the gold work is substantial throughout the ring.
Finger Size: US 12; UK O 1/2
Origin: English circa 1870
Wonderful Pomellato of Milan Diamond Snake RingRegular price $ 6,500.00
A wonderful gold ring featuring a multi-stone diamond and gold snake curling around the wide band. The ring is signed by Pomellato of Milan near the snake's tail.
There are four sizing knobs on the inner edges of the ring, which can easily be removed and there are a couple of small dinks at the back, probably caused by the steering wheel!
Condition: Good, a few small dents on back of the ring.
Finger Size: US 4; UK H
Buccellati Pearl, Gold, & Emerald Stylized Flower Brooch, circa 1970Regular price $ 5,300.00
Ornate stylized flower brooch by the Italian jewelry designer Buccellati. Three natural baroque pearls encircle gold stamen to form petals. The sepal of the flower is composed of emeralds set in gold and the stem and leaves are made of gold. The back of the brooch is signed with the name Buccellati.
Dimensions: 2.5 inches long
Origin: Italy 1970s
Aquamarine and Gold Cross, circa 1880Regular price $ 5,500.00
Lovely cross pendant comprising of one long aquamarine baguette and two smaller aquamarine baguettes supported by a gold frame with circular details. The piece comes with a fitted case that the cross easily slips into.
The birthstone of March, clear blue coloring of aquamarine has linked it with the calm, soothing tranquility of the ocean.
Dimensions: 2.25 inches long x 1.75 inches wide
Origin: English 1880s
Three Colour Gold and Silver Lute Brooch, circa 1885Regular price $ 5,800.00
A beautifully detailed lute brooch depicting a daily life scene of a Japanese lady. The body of the lute shows a lady holding a parasol while gracefully leaning over a balcony, gazing into her garden filled with flowering trees and sakura blossoms. On the head of the lute is the face of another woman staring coyly at the viewer.
The strings and pegs of the lute are in red gold while the body of the lute is in yellow gold. On the front of the lute is a thin silver layer that has been inlaid and carved with various different colors of gold to depict the daily life scene. A similar technique has been used on the head of the lute to depict the face of the woman. This form of carving and inlaying on a silver base strongly resembles the traditional Japanese art of shakudo work.
Dimensions: 2 inches long x 0.875 inches wide
French Enamel and Diamond Banjo Brooch, circa 1860Regular price $ 5,500.00
A beautifully detailed gold French banjo brooch with a rose diamond and silver set flower, perhaps an amaryllis, blooming from the head of the banjo through a perfectly circular hole on the right side. The head of the banjo is also decorated with red and green enamel to give the impression of an amaryllis flower. The banjo also has a French gold mark on the catch.
The amaryllis was associated with love, passion, and beauty and took its name from the nymph Amaryllis who fell in unrequited love with the shepherd Alteo.
Dimensions: 2 inches long x 0.8125 inches wide
Origin: France 1860
Say it with Flowers...Regular price $ 5,500.00
An Art Deco Basket of Flowers Brooch mounted with 7 Carved Gem Flowers, 5 with Diamond centres and bordered with Carved Nephrite Leaves, contained in a White Gold Platinum topped Basket set with Rose Diamonds and Black Onyx demi-lunes, all in fine milligrain settings. The reverse of the Brooch is attractively pierced in a curling naturalistic way and the pin is stamped with a B and 750 for !8k Gold.
Dimensions: 1 4/8 inch wide x 1 2/8 inch high
Style: European: circa 1925
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
Unusual 18 Karat Gold and Diamond Bangle by Puig Doria of BarcelonaRegular price $ 5,400.00
Made in the 1970's in thick 18k Gold, the hands are modelled in the Cubist manner, with angles and planes and without curves, rather like a Soviet era poster. The upper hand holds a Diamond between thumb and index finger and the other hand, virtually unseen except from the reverse, clasps the upper hand in pleasure for the gift of a Diamond, so I would call this an Engagement Bangle and why not?
A plate in the reverse reads PUIG DORIA 750.
Diametre: 5.5 cm 2 1/4 ins
Weight: 36.5g Diamond: 40 points
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
Unique 18th Century Bloodstone Intaglio RingRegular price $ 5,400.00
The Bloodstone matrix engraved in Gothic script with the name MAWLEY. Mawley Hall is one of the finest privately owned stately homes in England, built by Sir Edward Blount in c 1760 and this Ring would have been commissioned by him as a celebration for the completion of his mansion. The amazing Baroque gallery and shank are generously decorated with wild roses and the Ring is in fine condition having probably spent the last 250 years in a bank vault.
Dimensions of top: 2 cm long x 1.7cm wide
Finger size: USA 4 3/4
UK J CN 8
An Antique Pearl, Gold and Enamel Duck PendantRegular price $ 5,300.00
The body made from a large Natural Baroque Pearl and with Enamelled neck and head, Gold beak and Ruby eyes, with skilfully engraved Gold feet in the paddling mode. The Gold suspension bale has French 18k marks and the Duck is identical on either side so if it turned on a chain whilst being worn, no problem. The nicest Duck Jewel I have seen in a long time.
Dimensions: 1 2/16 ins wide x 10/16 ins high
French circa 1900 Price: $5300
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
Tiffany & Co. Fine Carved Coral Gold RingRegular price $ 5,500.00
This is an extraordinary design and I have no idea of the influences which contributed to the creation of this amazing Ring. Suggestions have been Russia, India and Burma but only Tiffany archives would know. The Tiffany and 18k marks are well hidden underneath the bezel on either side, almost as if they did not want anyone to know that they made the Ring. Perhaps it was a special order!
Size: USA 5 UK J 1/2 CN 9
American circa 1960's
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 French Edwardian Ruby Diamond RingRegular price $ 5,700.00
With an undulating line of Calibre Rubies at top and bottom and a further circle of Rubies around the central Diamond and Pave set with Rose Diamonds, with a further 3 on each shoulder. The Rubies are mounted in Yellow Gold and all other metal is Platinum. On the outer shank is a French Eagle Head mark and a faint atelier mark. This period of French jewellery is referred to as the Belle Epoque.
Dimensions: 1.5cm long x 1.1cm wide Weight: 3.8g
Finger size: US 6 1/4 UK M CN 12
French: circa 1912
Late Regency Twin Heart Engagement RingRegular price $ 5,750.00
Comprising a pair of Hearts, each centred with a Turquoise of good colour and framed with numerous Rose Diamonds and with a Rose Diamond tied Knot above, all in Silver set on Gold. The 18k Gold mount in good condition and there is a fine line at the back of the shank that indicates that at some point in the last 180 years, the Ring has been sized. A very attractive Ring of which the Bronte sisters would have admired similar designs of the period.
Finger size: US 4 1/4 UK I CN 7
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