Arbre de Vie necklace, Palais de la chance collection White Gold, onyx beads, diamonds, tourmalines, 8 two-tone tourmalines Frequent symbol for numerous cultures, the Arbre de Vie necklace from Palais de la chance collection embodies the strength of life and its origins, the importance of roots and the development of life. The two-tone tourmalines represent the branches of the Tree of Life. The roots of the tree are adorned with two cascading tassels of onyx beads.
GOLD, GEM-SET AND DIAMOND BANGLE, LATE 19TH CENTURY The hinged bangle applied to the centre with a foliate motif, embellished with pearls, rose-cut diamonds and plique-a-jour enamel leaves, length approximately 165mm, French import marks.
Van Cleef & Arpels Zip Elegance necklace transformable into a bracelet, Pierres de Caractère Variations collection. White gold, round diamonds, onyx and red coral (corallium rubrum) motifs and beads, white cultured pearls.
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.