Gold, silver, diamond, ruby and emerald insignia of the Order of Christ, made in Portugal, c.1780; incorporates a cross and a sacred heart, weeping diamond tears and enclosed by an emerald crown of thorns. (albionart.com)
Gold, silver, diamond, ruby and emerald sacred-heart badge of the Order of Christ, made in Portugal, c.1708; the sacred heart is encircled by an emerald crown of thorns and surmounted by ruby flames. (albionart.com)
René Lalique Joan of Arc pendant. Enamelled gold rectangular pendant enclosing a gold relief representing Joan of Arc burnt at the stake, with a man below holding up a crucifix, framed by flames to every side, sapphire hanging below, c1900 Rene Lalique (1860-1945).
Gold chain of plaited wire with filigree and beaded terminals attached to a chalcedony intaglio head of a young woman, her wavy hair gathered up at the back, facing in profile towards the left within a cable border. Late 5th / 4th century B.C.
Portuguese Royal Jewels. The Necklace of the Stars was made in 1865 for the wife of King Luís I of Portugal, Queen Cosort Maria Pia of Savoy, who had a love for jewelry and fashion. The necklace was fashioned in the workshop of the Portuguese Royal Jeweler in Lisbon, Portugal.