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.
GEM-SET AND DIAMOND BROOCH - designed as a stylized flower with carved amethyst petals, the pistils set with marquise-shaped tourmalines and brilliant-cut diamonds, to the yellow gold thread fringes, the stem accented with brilliant- and single-cut diamonds and tourmaline leaves
Gold, silver, and diamond brooch, set with an octagonal sapphire engraved with the arms of Johann Hugo von Orsbeck (1634-1711), appointed Archbishop Prince Elector of Trier, 13 July, and Bishop of Speyer, 16 July 1676, Abbot of Prum and Provost of Weissenburg. Now framed within a foliate border. German. Sapphire intaglio: 17th century. Setting: 19th century. Click for source and additional commentary by Diana Scarisbrick
AN ART NOUVEAU OPAL AND DIAMOND BROOCH, BY VEVER, FRENCH, 1900S. Centring an oval natural black opal and further set with diamonds mounted in 18k gold and platinum. Signed VEVER PARIS for Maison Vever. 1.8 x 5.0cm. #Vever #ArtNouveau #brooch