Late Victorian ruby and diamond fox head pin, circa 1890, the fox head pave set throughout with rose cut diamonds and cabochon ruby eyes, mounted in gold, on a twisted pin.

Late Victorian ruby and diamond fox head pin, circa 1890, the fox head pave set throughout with rose cut diamonds and cabochon ruby eyes, mounted in gold, on a twisted pin.

Stalking the Belle Époque: jewelry-This sparkling beauty dates between 1880 and 1890 and is a masterpiece of chased gold, rose-cut diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and an opal. The work of an unknown maker, it most assuredly comes from Britain. Though quite sceptre-like, it is actually a case for a pencil. The case is chased and engraved with a rose, a thistle and a shamrock--emblems of the United Kingdom.

Stalking the Belle Époque: jewelry-This sparkling beauty dates between 1880 and 1890 and is a masterpiece of chased gold, rose-cut diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and an opal. The work of an unknown maker, it most assuredly comes from Britain. Though quite sceptre-like, it is actually a case for a pencil. The case is chased and engraved with a rose, a thistle and a shamrock--emblems of the United Kingdom.

Card Game Ring | The enamel has four playing cards. A diamond is set between each card, and there is a bezel-cut diamond in the center. This ring is reminiscent of the time and money 18th century men and women spent gambling on card games.

Card Game Ring | The enamel has four playing cards. A diamond is set between each card, and there is a bezel-cut diamond in the center. This ring is reminiscent of the time and money 18th century men and women spent gambling on card games.

RUBY AND DIAMOND PENDANT,  CIRCA 1880  Designed as a stylised eight point star, set at the centre with an oval ruby within surrounds of circular-cut diamonds, one diamond deficient.

RUBY AND DIAMOND PENDANT, CIRCA 1880 Designed as a stylised eight point star, set at the centre with an oval ruby within surrounds of circular-cut diamonds, one diamond deficient.

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