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.
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
A DIAMOND, PINK DIAMOND, DEMANTOID GARNET AND PINK SAPPHIRE ROSE BROOCH, BY MICHELE DELLA VALLE Realistically designed with pavé-set pink diamond and pink sapphire petals to the demantoid garnet undulating leaves and pavé-set diamond stem with thorns, mounted in 18K white and yellow gold
Gold, silver, enamel, rock crystal, diamond, ruby and emerald oval pendant, hanging from rose diamond love trophy of Cupid's wedding torch and quiver of arrows held by a suspension loop. The centre of the rock crystal is encrusted with two rose diamond turtle doves in flight with an emerald and ruby branch of myrtle leaves and berries between them, Paris, c 1860.