Monday, December 28, 2009

Enamel Gold Turtle Pin by Boucheron Paris

Charming Turtle pin by Boucheron Paris, 1960, realistically translucently enamelled, the head set with ruby eyes and the gold finely engraved. May be purchased as a pair with smaller turtle.

At HRS: Gold Turtle Pin Boucheron Paris

Monday, December 14, 2009

Superb Emerald and Diamond Earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels

Superb Colombian Emerald and Diamond earrings. France, 1990.

At HRS: Emerald and Diamond Earrings by Van Cleef and Arpels

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Van Cleef & Arpels Bird Brooch

Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris. Yellow gold, wonderful bird brooch set with diamonds, sapphires and emeralds.

At Hollis Reh & Shariff: VCA Bird Brooch

Monday, December 7, 2009

Gold and Diamond Pin by Boucheron

Reeded Spray Gold and Diamond Pin by Boucheron Paris.

At 1stDibs: Reeded Spray Gold and Diamond Pin

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Mauboussin Diamond Ring

18K white gold ring set with a center pear shaped diamond weighing 3.05 carats and 2 pear shaped diamonds weighing 1.02 carats. Signed Mauboussin.

At 1stDibs: Mauboussin Diamond Ring

Monday, November 23, 2009

Oval Blue Enameled Cufflinks

Oval blue enameled cufflinks in 14K gold.

At Hollis Reh and Shariff: Oval Blue Enameled Cufflinks

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Unusual Austrian Gold Cufflinks

Austria, 1940s

Barley pattern hand engraved spring clip mechanism Austrian gold cufflinks.

At Austrian Cufflinks

Monday, November 9, 2009

Rare Anemone Gold Brooch by Cartier Paris

Rare gold, cabochon emerald and diamond set Anemone clip brooch by Cartier Paris. The petals are realistically handworked by the goldsmith so as to imitate the petals of an Anemone flower. Double prong spring brooch fitting with a safety lock. For an almost identical pin from this series in the Cartier Museum Collection, see "Amazing Cartier" by Flammarion, page 121. The author describes the above as being in affinity with nature and often set with a central colored stone.


Monday, November 2, 2009

''Plume Tresse'' Gold Necklace by Boucheron Paris 1958

Paris, 1950's

"Plume Tresse", a graduating braided articulated gold necklace styled as a wrapped ostrich feather. By Boucheron Paris, 1958.

At 1stDibs:

Plume Tresse Gold Necklace

Monday, October 26, 2009

Ostier Earrings and Brooch

American, 1940's
Ostier brooch and earrings
14K, rubies and sapphires
Pin 1 5/8" diameter
Earrings 1 1/8" long x 3/4"

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Boucheron Heart Shaped Diamond Ring

Boucheron Heart Shaped Diamond Ring
France, 1990

Boucheron ring with center heart shaped diamond weighing .78 cts. surrounded by natural color intense yellow diamonds totaling approximately 4 cts.

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Oval ''Trinity'' Gold and Diamond earrings by Cartier Paris

Oval "Trinity" Gold and Diamond earrings by Cartier Paris
France, 1980's

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Gold and Diamond Bangle by Buccellati

Engraved gold bangle set with three open work motifs.

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Bulgari White Gold and Diamond Ring

Bulgari 18K white gold and diamond ring containing 20 diamonds weighing approximately .80 cts. and weighing 9.9 grams.

On eBay:


Monday, September 7, 2009

Cartier Poodle Pin, Circa 1950's

Cartier poodle pin, circa 1950's in 18 K yellow gold with onyx eyes and a collar containing 4 single cut diamonds. The cut of the diamonds is appropriate to the period. It is Italian made, weighs 18.6 grams and measures 1.5" long by 1.25 inches high. This poodle is charming and filled with personality.

At eBay:

Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Brooch

Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Brooch
France, Contemporary

Van Cleef & Arpels 18K yellow gold Alhambra clover containing approximately 5 cts. of diamonds numbered CU 1715.

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Monday, August 31, 2009

Van Cleef & Arpels Serti Mysterieux Sapphire and Diamond Ring

Van Cleef & Arpels Serti Mysterieux ring mounted as three alternating waves of invisibly set sapphires and pave diamonds mounted in yellow gold. An elegant and contemporary update on a Van Cleef classic. Fully marked, signed and numbered M37921. Size 6.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Bold Retro Emerald and Diamond Ring by Mellerio Paris

A unique and bold Retro fine Columbian emerald and diamond ring made by the famous Parisian jeweler, Mellerio. Presumably, the stones in this ring were removed from an earlier piece of jewelry belonging to the client who ordered this made. Mellerio was a favored jeweler amongst European Royalty and Nobility and clients frequently had their jewels reset and modernized during this period.

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Monday, August 3, 2009

1940's Tassel Bracelet

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Seaman Schepps Golden Sapphire Brooch

Seaman Schepps brooch with a large golden sapphire surrounded by blue sapphires.

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Monday, July 20, 2009

CHANEL 'Cometes' 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Ring


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Van Cleef & Arpels "Rose de Noel" Earrings

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

Buccellati Bug Brooch


Monday, June 15, 2009

Diamond Bow Pins

At 1stdibs:

H. Stern 18K White Gold and Diamond Drop Earrings


There are 66 round modern brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 2 cts. The diamonds average H in color and VS in clarity. The earrings are 3" long and look great on.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009