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 MULTI-GEM BROOCH The brooch designed as an Egyptian queen with a single-cut diamond and baguette-cut emerald headpiece, circular-cut emerald necklace, within a circular-cut ruby panel, to the old mine-cut diamond surround and circular-cut sapphire and old mine and rose-cut diamond palmette motifs border, mounted in 18k white and yellow gold, 6.0 x 5.5 cm
An art deco sapphire and diamond clip-brooch, J.E. Caldwell, circa 1925 the shield-shaped panel set throughout with old European-cut diamonds and further accentuated by baguette-cut diamonds and sugar loaf sapphires; signed JEC & Co., estimated total diamond weight: 9.00 carats; mounted in platinum; length: 1 3/4in.
A Spectacular Sapphire and Diamond Brooch, by Rene Boivin, circa 1936. Designed as a pigeon’s wing pave-set with circular and baguette-cut diamonds and calibre-cut sapphires, mounted in platinum, subsequently gilt.