AN ART DECO DIAMOND AND EMERALD BROOCH Designed as a single-cut diamond openwork plaque, bezel-set at the center with three rectangular-cut emeralds, flanked on either side by an old European-cut diamond, extending a line of single-cut diamond and collet-set emerald quattrefoils, the terminals decorated with calibré-cut emeralds, mounted in platinum, circa 1920
The aquamarine cameo with facetted back represent four Cupids (putti) playing the part of vintagers...Mounted as a pendant within a rose diamond mille-grain border, hanging within an open frame of floral and leafy branches with a pear shaped diamond hanging below, it is attached by chains to the trumpet shaped flower heads and the suspension loop at the top, all diamond set. Cameo: 18th century style. Pendant: 1905. (re-pin)
Front view: Tutti-frutti Art Deco dinner ring, circa 1925. An unusual design incorporating carved emeralds, sapphires, rubies, amethysts, citrines, and diamonds within a border of black enamel. Via Diamonds in the Library.
Emeralds of Empress Ekaterina II of Russia. C. 1830. Gold, silver, emeralds, diamonds. Set consisting of an emerald and diamond necklace with matching earrings. Every generation of the family of the Marquis of Lothian has believed that the majority of these emeralds were given by the Empress Ekaterina II to their ancestor, the Earl of Buckinghamshire during his embassy to St. Petersburg 1762-1765.
An Art Deco gold, diamond, aquamarine and ruby brooch. Centring a rectangular aquamarine framed by calibré rubies, surmounted by stylised geometric foliate and swag set with brilliant-cut diamonds, suspending a triangular pendant with foliate motif set with brilliant-cut diamonds.