Here is a wonderful and cheeky rooster who is beautifully hand crafted. The body of the bird is created from a large, natural, Baroque Pearl. His tail is set with a spray of rubies, diamonds and sapphires; and his head is further set with rubies, sapphires and emeralds. The brooch is fully engraved with fanciful and realistic details down to the toes on its perfect little feet.
This piece is marked on the back of the leg, but I was not able to make these marks out. It was most likely made in France in the 1940s, at a time when these brooches were highly desirable and created by many of the important jewelry houses. Buccellati, Cartier, Yard and Tiffany all crafted brooches in this genre, many with a pearl as the central body of the animal. It's quite possible this brooch was created by one of these important houses. It's beautifully crafted, note how the back is left open to reveal the back of this magnificent, 60 carat natural pearl.
The body of this piece tests as 18 karat gold and the diamonds are set in platinum. The pin stem has a trombone style clasp. The brooch measures 55 x 53x 17 mm and weighs 21.56 grams.
This piece has been expertly appraised by an independent appraiser and has a value of $15,000. Please inquire for a full copy of the detailed appraisal.
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I was strolling through the narrow cobblestoned streets just north of Paris, in a small town not used to strangers. I found a sandwich shop and in my best broken French ordered ‘un sandwich avec jambon et fromage’ and a glass of Rosé. The man I ordered from was kind, he moved slowly, enjoying the summer’s heat. The small patio overlooked a valley of clay roofed houses and intertwining streets. I found a table and sat. As I held onto the stem of the clear glass, my bracelet caught the sun’s light, making it glow like a cave of wonders. I sipped the wine, tasting the notes of strawberry and basil, letting the flavors linger on my tongue. I noticed how my wrist looked like the sun itself, giving life to earth, making the heavens envious. I also noticed the view and the toughness of my baguette sandwich, and how the wine gave tastes to the bread that could only be found here, right here, in this place, in this moment.
This antique Edwardian heart padlock link bracelet was handcrafted in England in 1902 of rich and glowing 18 karat gold. It measures 8.25 inches in length and weighs 30.4 grams. Each link measures 10.5 x 16.3 mm. The padlock is engraved, “AMY FROM BOB 16.7.02”. Each link is marked with ’18’ indicating the gold content and the lock is marked for 18 karat as well along with the makers mark ’M&M’. This piece contains a safety chain so you’ll never have to worry about losing it while you wear it out and about.
This lovely bracelet bears a classic design with beautiful details meant to be worn, to show off, and to be timeless.
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Diamonds are a lot of things – indulgent, daring, a little bit dangerous. They dazzle and they delight. They’re decadent and delightful. It’s no wonder then, that they decorate the most beautiful of history’s rings. After all, diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
This hand crafted antique Edwardian diamond ring features three sparkling white diamonds. The center diamond measures – 5.3 x 5.3 x 2.9 mm which equals .51 carats. Each of the side diamonds measures 4.3 x 4.3 x 2.4 mm which equals .28 carats, for about 1.07 carats total weight. This breathtaking piece was made all in platinum around 1910, it’s English in origin, and oh so yummy! This ring is a size 6.5 US and can easily be re-sized to suit; it weighs 3.0 grams. The face of the ring is 6 mm north to south and 14.8 mm across, it sits 5 mm off your finger. This piece has been professionally acid tested to verify the metal content.
This wonderful and wearable three stone diamond ring would make a stunning engagement ring, anniversary gift or even a ‘just because’ gift!
Watching Victoria, Poldark or Downton Abbey might make you think that living in the Victorian era would be glamorous. It may make you want to wander the streets of London in corsets and layered dresses amidst horse drawn carriages, to attend soirees and full out balls. However, quite apart from the crime and deprivation of the time, the diseases of this period would often wipe out whole families and even villages. I have little doubt that it was something like Typhoid or Cholera which took out the two ladies listed on this sweet and touching memorial ring.
Hand crafted in about 1868, this fantastic memorial ring is set with an oval of smooth cut Sardonyx and is wrapped in finely woven hair around the band. This wide band is fully engraved on the outside and on the inside is engraved with the inscription “Hannah Crichton died 9th Novr 1868” and “Agnes Nichol Crichton died 16th Novr 1868”. This ring is a size 8.25 US and cannot be resized. This wonderful, wide band ring measures 14.2 mm north to south at the face and 12.9 mm across, it is 9.8 mm at the back of the band. This ring is not hallmarked but does bear a makers mark of ‘HC & Co’, it has been carefully acid tested to verify the gold content of 15 karat gold. This ring weighs 6.7 grams.
I’ve always had a soft spot for buckle rings, especially when winking gypsy-set diamonds are involved. The buckle was a common motif in Victorian jewelry as it symbolized eternity. It was popularized by Queen Victoria, as so much fashion of the time was, and the design carried over into the Edwardian Era. When buckle-themed jewelry was given to another, it represented the romantic ideals of unending love and strength. The idea of one end being threaded into the other, creating a never-ending circle, was a powerful justification of its meaning. Doesn’t that just send chills up your spine and bring goosebumps to your arms?
This antique gold buckle ring was handcrafted in England around 1890. It features two old European cut diamonds, weighing an approximate total of .17 carats. The ring face measures 7.5 mm in height and 1.2 mm in depth. This ring bears the gold purity mark, “18” and the maker’s mark, “G.S”. It weighs 7.1 grams and is a size 8.25.
The buckle motif dates to the sixteenth century when it was often called a ‘garter’. The buckle signifies the unbreakable strength of loyal virtue and memory forever. Sometimes, it’s seen as a motif on memorial jewelry.