Dramatic Gold, Diamond & Enamel Necklace, 1960'sRegular price $ 33,000.00
This dramatic Necklace has ten Enamel Circles set with Diamonds and a further five Diamonds adjoining the Gold Crescents.
It is made of 18K gold and is stamped on the reverse 750(for 18kt) 167(a stock number?) and GB makers mark.
It comprises three parts, a Torque with the first Enamel & Diamond cluster, then a large gold oval which suspends the larger cluster in the design. It was made during the early Beatle years and was the kind of necklace that Jane Birkin would have worn in her years in Chelsea and now belongs around the neck of another rising star.
The size is the Torque plus the measurement of the top enamel circle to the bottom circle: 7 inches
Tanzanite and Emerald 20-Stone NecklaceRegular price $ 24,000.00
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
Opal Bead Diamond Clasp BraceletRegular price $ 14,300.00
6 rows of lovely Opal Beads with 2 Diamond set spacers and a Diamond set Clasp, the Bracelet with a length of 7 inches and a width of 1 inch all of which looks best on a darker skin tone. I have had one other such Bracelet in a 30 year period so you may be assured that this is a rare item.
Dimensions: 7 inches long x 1 inch wide. (18cm x 1.5 cm)
English Edwardian: circa 1910
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
Ernst Paltscho Angel Skin Coral, Chrysophrase, Enamel & Diamond Flower Brooch, circa 1920Regular price $ 12,000.00
Stunning floral brooch by the Viennese master jeweler Ernst Paltscho. Two pieces of angel skin coral are meticulously carved as flower petals, which swing as the wearer moves. Within the petal sits a gold and enamel stamen peaking out. The stem of the flowers is composed of silver-set rose diamonds attached to a black enamel branch. The leaf of the brooch is made of carved chrysophrase inset with a brilliant-cut diamond. The back of the brooch is signed with the name of the designer (E. Paltscho) and the city of origin (Vienna), there are several gold marks stamped onto the back of the brooch. The brooch comes in a fitted case, which it neatly slips into.
Ernst Paltscho (1858-1929) founded the firm in 1899 in Vienna, Austria. Commissioned by the Greek Royal House, he was also patronized by many of the Austro-Hungarian aristocracy. His son Erwin joined the firm in 1918, and continued the business after his father's death. In 1964, Paltscho was the sole Austrian firm to exhibit at the International Exhibition in New York. Paltscho became famous for their colorful carved hardstone jewels. For another example by Paltscho see C. Gere (et.al.), The Art of The Jeweller, A Catalogue of The Hull Grundy Gift to the British Museum, Vol. I, p. 190, no 1178 and Vol. II, p. 319, no. 1178 and color plate 63.
Dimensions: 1.5 inches long x 1.5 inches wide
Origin: Austrian 1920
Rare Natural Mauve Colored Pearl Diamond RingRegular price $ 9,500.00
Apparently this is one of the rarest Pearls in the World which I did not know when I bought it, having never seen or owned one before. The Pearls of this unusual colour are found only in the Lions Paw Scallop (Mano de Leon) in the coastal waters of Baja California, Mexico. This little beauty has been set in an unmarked White Gold mount with 4 stone Diamond shoulders and as far as I can judge, was created in the 1930's.
Finger size: US 3 1/4 UK G CN5
American: circa 1930's
An Aquamarine and Gold Bangle of beautiful simplicityRegular price $ 8,800.00
A fine Aquamarine of approximately twenty six carats mounted as a single Gem on an immaculate Gold bangle mount, graduating from 1.8cm to .9 cm and with a tongue clasp that has a double click indicating a locked state.
Diameter: 5.5 cm ( this is a small size )
Country of origin: Portugal circa 1920's
Dramatic Antique Gold and Scarab Mounted BroochRegular price $ 8,500.00
The 8 Scarabs, some of which are ancient, are arranged in three graduating rows and measure in length from 2.5cm to 1.5cm. Two have readable hieroglyphics and the other 6 have Scarab carapace reverses and the 6 Gold columns resemble the Temple Pillars of Karnak in the Upper Nile This brooch is a fine example of a Grand Tour acquisition.
Dimensions: 9cm wide x 9cm long Weight: 70g
Egyptian: circa 1840
A thirty seven stone Carved Citrine Bead Necklace by BuccellatiRegular price $ 8,500.00
The carving is exceptional, with the central band of each bead with small diamond shaped facets and at either end of the bead which rests against the Rock Crystal Rondels, each long facet is concave! This is truly astounding Gem polishing and design, but this is one of the reasons why Mario Buccellati was a great jeweler.
A Gold Clasp set with a rare Gemstone called Sphene and on the reverse signed Buccellati Italy 750
Italian circa 1960
Elegant Art Deco Parisienne Jewel of the 1920sRegular price $ 7,700.00
Pave set with Diamonds and calibre cut Black Onyx in an all Platinum mount with a Platinum security chain. The design represents a Horseshoe Nail, a very lucky symbol in France and other parts of Europe as is the Horseshoe itself. The maker,Jean Despres, also made jewellery for Cartier and this Jabot Pin looks to be of their high standard.
Stamped at the head of the pin is an Alsations Head mark which is the French Governments guarantee for Platinum and the makers mark JD.
Dimensions: 3 10/16 long x 11/16 width at the head
French: circa 1925
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
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
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
An exceptional Vivid Pink Tourmaline RingRegular price $ 6,300.00
The vibrant Tourmaline, weighting approximately 4 carats, is set in an intricate Rococo style mount with 4 Silver set Diamonds at the corners and Fleur de Lys prongs holding the Tourmaline. The Ring has an ornate gallery with triple Acanthus shoulders and further engraved leaves around the lower gallery and shank. If you desire a Vivid Pink Gem on your finger, then this is the Ring for You!
Condition: Good Dimensions of top: 1.5cm long x 1.5cm wide
Finger size: US 4 1/2 UK I 1/2 CN 8
Country of origin: England
Gorgeous Antique Georgian Butterfly in Flight BroochRegular price $ 6,250.00
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. Simply gorgeous.
Dimensions: 9/16 inch wide x 15/16 inch high
English: circa 1820
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
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