A gem-set bag clasp Of scrolling and foliate design, millegrain-set throughout with circular and oval-cut topaz, sapphires and synthetic sapphires, circular-cut rubies and aquamarines, width 14.3cm (illustrated above)
Giardinetti Necklace, c. 1760, gold, silver, diaminds, emeralds, rubies, The giardinetti jewel of which this necklace is an important example demonstrates that passion for colour and flowers characteristic of the eighteenth century decorative arts was not reserved for ceramics and textiles but was also expressed in jewellery. Worn like a garland round the neck the flowers would add a festive note to the toilette of the woman who wore it, and delight the eyes of all who saw her.
A mid 20th century pearl and diamond bagpipes design brooch, by Chaumet, Paris The baroque pearl forming the bag, the pipes in gold with single-cut diamond detail, the terminal of the longest pipe set with a circular cabochon-cut turquoise, signed Chaumet, Paris, pearl untested
A STYLISH AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND BRACELET, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS The hinged platinum cuff, centering upon a cut-cornered rectangular-cut aquamarine, with baguette and circular-cut diamond detail, flanked on either side by circular and baguette-cut diamond openwork geometric panels, trimmed by larger circular-cut diamonds, to the polished platinum band, mounted in platinum and 18k white gold, 1955, 2 1/8 ins. diameter, in a Van Cleef & Arpels black leather case
Art Deco Platinum, Diamond and Sapphire Brooch, Cartier. The openwork tapered oval brooch topped by one square-cut sapphire, accented by 3 diamond-shaped sapphires spaced by 2 round sapphires, set throughout with 66 old European and single-cut diamonds, and 4 rose-cut diamonds, circa 1920.