Giardinetto necklace.About 1760.Necklace of gold and silver consists of flower heads with Graduation twelve, in the center of each flower petals of ruby that borders it ruby surrounded by diamonds with arranged was paired are arranged alternately on each side of the stem and Diamond Flower of a tulip shape ruby and emerald.
Antique Italian Renaissance Sapphire Pearl Gold Necklace
Antique Italian Renaissance Sapphire Pearl Gold Necklace. An 18kt gold with natural sapphires and natural pearls, centered with a gold cameo plaque on which the beautiful form of a woman is engraved. On the reverse the words in Italian "today and always, oggi e sempre". Golden curved shells and flowers surround her boundaries as do sapphire gems and natural pearls. Garlands form double strands around the central medallion. Sapphires are linked in long suspension from these strands. c1880
Gold, silver, and diamond brooch, set with an octagonal sapphire engraved with the arms of Johann Hugo von Orsbeck (1634-1711), appointed Archbishop Prince Elector of Trier, 13 July, and Bishop of Speyer, 16 July 1676, Abbot of Prum and Provost of Weissenburg. Now framed within a foliate border. German. Sapphire intaglio: 17th century. Setting: 19th century. Click for source and additional commentary by Diana Scarisbrick
AN ANTIQUE GOLD PARURE. Comprising a sculpted gold necklace of foliate motif; two bracelets, a brooch, a pair of ear pendants and a tiara en suite, circa 1830, necklace 17½ ins., bracelets 7 ins., with French assay marks, French importation marks and maker's marks, in a red leather fitted case (6) http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/an-antique-gold-parure-5672463-details.aspx
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)