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Gold pendant enameled grey and white set with a purple sapphire guarded by twin dragons, with wide open mouths and wings displayed, surmounted by a grotesque mask, highlighted with small diamonds and terminating in a drop shaped pearl below. French, c. 1885 by Lucien Falize. (1839-97)
The Star of Lakshmi is a massive 60.15 carat star sapphire. It is said that whoever possesses this miraculous gem will court the favor of the Goddess Lakshmi and experience tremendous wealth and good fortune. In 2005, the House of Louis XV acquired the Star of Lakshmi from a private unnamed party. While the legends have been proven apocryphal, the Star of Lakshmi still remains one of the most impressive Star Sapphires in the world.
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.
A BELLE EPOQUE PEARL AND DIAMOND NECKLACE Comprising ten graduated button pearls measuring 7.2 to 14.3 mm. in diameter flanked by diamond collets to the marquise-shaped floral diamond spacers, millegrain setting, circa 1910
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)
Gondola Pendant. Enamelled gold pendant mounted with cdiamond, pearl and ruby representing a gondola rowed by two gondoliers with a couple seated under a baldochhino serenaded by two musicians. Second half of the 19th century.