A marvelous and unusual variation on the late 19th century crescent motif, this delightful brooch deconstructs the shimmering pearl crescent mid arc and punctuates it with floating diamonds, sapphires and rubies. Hand-crafted in England in 15 carat gold, with English hallmarks and a rich antique patina.
A 19th century quartz pendant Of quatrefoil design, set with four faceted quartz stones in closed-back setting, with half pearl and rose-cut diamond highlights, on later suspensory loop. [Assume early 19th century, looks more Georgian than Victorian in style and make.]
Often seen in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, a configuration of three diamonds across with two diamonds above and two below create a magnificent ring of 18k yellow gold. 7 rose cut foiled backed diamonds set in silver pinched collects, circa 1700-1749
Lovely Georgian era sentimental ring. 6 rose cut diamonds form a forget-me-not flower clasped by two hands. Hands were often used in the 19th century as symbols of friendship and affection. Along with the forget-me-not flower, this ring would have been given as a token of enduring friendship and love. in 15 karat or higher gold.
Acrostic jewelry, where the first letters of the gemstones spell a romantic word, were love tokens of the Georgian era. In this ring the stones spell the word “dearest”; Diamond, Emerald, Amethyst, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire and Topaz. The stones are in a cannetille or elaborate gold wire-work setting popular in England in the Regency Period. Circa 1820 [I'm not sure that this kind of ring was around this early but I could be wrong.]
SWISS A LADY'S 18K YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET OPEN-FACED WATCH WITH SNAKE MOTIF CIRCA 1900 • nickel lever movement, gold cuvette • ivory enamel dial, Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds • chased case with applied coiled snake design and clover centered by a diamond • associated gold fob depicting engraved palm leaves and panthers in high relief, highlighted by two diamonds diameter 25 mm, length including fob 178 mm