Antique Diamond Corsage Brooch Rhodium-plated silver, gold, the large curving corsage composed of two flowers amongst climbing leaves and branches, enhanced by 3 old-mine cut diamonds approximately 2.00 cts., set throughout with 197 old-mine cut diamonds approximately 13.00 cts., accented by 32 small rose-cut diamonds, approximately 30 dwt.
*A diamond flower brooch, circa 1840 The central flowerhead mounted en tremblant, within a stylised surround of buds and leaves, set throughout with old brilliant-cut, cushion-shaped and pear-shaped diamonds, mounted in silver and gold, principal diamond approximately 1.50 carats, remaining diamonds approximately 13.50 carats total, length 10.0cm
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 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. by wteresa
A RARE CONCH PEARL, COLOURED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND BROOCH, BY ETCETERA Designed as a blossoming flower centering upon a conch pearl pistil, within a conch pearl shell surround accented by vari-cut pink and colourless diamonds and a petal pavé-set with similarly-cut and coloured diamonds, joined to the brilliant-cut colourless, yellow and brown diamond sepal extending to the stem, mounted in 18k white gold
DIAMOND AND RUBY BROOCH, CIRCA 1920 Designed as a flowering branch held by a ribbon bow with a long articulated end, set throughout with small old European-cut and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 3.00 carats, enhanced with small calibré-cut rubies and 4 collet-set round ruby pendants, mounted in platinum.