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.