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
A BLUE TOPAZ AND DIAMOND NECKLACE Designed as a graduated series of oval-shaped rose-cut blue topaz, each within a circular-cut diamond scalloped surround, spaced by circular-cut diamond links of similar design, mounted in white gold, 14½ ins.
A gem-set gold Turban Ornament (Jigha) North India, Mughal, 18th Century set with rubies, emeralds and diamonds;
A multi-colored sapphire, diamond and blackened eighteen karat gold brooch-pendant the openwork single-cut diamond plaque with octagonal, scalloped outline, set with oval, pear and circular-shaped light blue, yellow, and purple sapphires; estimated total diamond weight: 2.60 carats; estimated total sapphire weight: 51.50 carats.
An art deco emerald and diamond brooch/pendant, circa 1930 The openwork plaque set throughout with old brilliant, single and baguette-cut diamonds surrounding five collet-set cabochon emeralds, to a diamond-set surmount, diamonds approximately 11.50 carats total, French assay marks, length 10.3cm by amelia