An English Georgian 18 karat gold and porcelain enamel Lover's Eye pendant necklace with half pearls. The pendant necklace has 47 half pearls approximately 3 mm. in size surrounding the pendant. This unique pendant is composed of symbolic elements of memorial jewelry. In this piece, the pearl frame signifies tears, white -- a traditional memorial color -- is used heavily, and a bucolic garden -- yet another symbol of memorials -- is featured prominently. The flaming heart and the lover's eye denote a passionate love that had ended. As Ginny Dawes notes, "In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries there was a fashion in love jewelry, for Memento Mori or 'vanitas' pieces which meant, literally, 'remember you must die'," and to memorialize the love that has departed.
|Dimensions: 2 3/8 inches x 1 5/8 inches in width|
|Item #: PT-17160|
|Price: $15,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An English antique 18 karat gold pendant locket with diamonds. The pendant locket has 1 old mine-cut diamond with an approximate total weight of .18 carats which is surrounded by a seed pearl-set garland. The locket is suspended from an antique 18 karat chain and has a split opening with two interior compartments.
|Dimensions: 25" in length x 1-1/2" at widest|
|Item #: PT-15649|
|Price: $9,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A pair of antique silver-topped/18 karat gold rhodium plated earrings with diamonds. The pair of earrings have 96 Old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 8.70 carats, (including large diamonds .75 carat each), H/I/J color and SI clarity grade.In the late 19th century, a revival of Georgian and French 18th-century design took place. These pendeloque ear pendants exemplify this revival, as the majority of ear pendants of this age were set entirely with diamonds or a combination of diamonds and pearls.Similar examples of these earrings are illustrated in Earrings, by Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, Thames & Hudson, 1990, pgs. 71-76.
|Dimensions: 1 1/2 inches in length x 3/4 inch at widest|
|Item #: ER-16126|
|Price: $32,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A pair of antique 14 karat gold and platinum earrings with carved corals, freshwater pearls and diamonds. The earrings have 2 carved coral disks in a flower motif, 6 freshwater pearls, and 2 Old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .10 carats. The articulated earrings alternate with platinum links and pearls, ending with the carved coral disks.
|Dimensions: 2 inches in length x 5/8 inch in diameter (coral disks)|
|Item #: ER-16566|
|Price: $4,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A pair of Antique 18 kt gold and oxidized silver earrings with diamonds and pearls. The earrings have 22 old mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 5.90 carats, K/L color, SI clarity, and 2 Natural saltwater pearls measuring 11.91 x 11.27 x 9.23 mm; 11.90 x 11.05 x 8.54 mm.Gemological Institute of America Pearl Report #2165053962 stating "Natural Saltwater'. The earrings are composed in a classic cluster motif. The lever backs are newer.
|Dimensions: 7/8 inch in diameter|
|Item #: ER-16840|
|Price: $48,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A set of three French Antique 18 kt gold and oxidized silver, platinum and enamel brooches with diamonds and pearls. The brooches have a combined total of 87 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .50 carats, 4 bezel set old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .32 carats, and 3 hanging freshwater pearls. The brooches depict 3 swallows in flight. The brooches are finely engraved on the underside in a feather motif. Platinum diamond set chain connects the three swallows is removable. Fitted box.Swallows were highly symbolic in the 18th and 19th Centuries. They symbolized wanting your loved one to return home safely, faithfully, or to simply return home quickly.
|Signed: French control mark|
|Dimensions: Brooches: 1 3/4 inches in length x 1 7/8 inches in width (2) and 1 3/4 inches in length x 2 1/4 inches in width; Complete length with chain: 8 inches.|
|Item #: BO-17193|
|Price: $25,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A Victorian silver-topped 18 karat gold, diamond, emerald, ruby and pearl brooch, featuring a depiction of the penultimate scene from the fable "Jack and the Beanstalk" in which Jack lures the giant by stealing the mermaid harp. A baroque pearl forms the tail of a sculpted 18-karat gold mermaid decorating the base of a lyre outlined with old mine-cut diamonds. The strings of the lyre are accented with emeralds, rubies, diamonds and a sapphire weighing approximately 1.75, .30, .30 and .05 carats respectively.
|Dimensions: 2" x 1 1/4"|
|Item #: BO-6926|
|Price: $13,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Renaissance Revival Antique 18-karat gold and enamel, sapphire, pearl and hardstone cameo bracelet. The bracelet features a center hardstone cameo of an elegant Renaissance lady, surrounded by a ruby-accented twisted frame of black and white enamel. Italianate scrolls in openwork are decorated with white, black and gold enamel, while four square-cut blue sapphires, and two seed pearls form the rest of the top of the bracelet.
|Dimensions: 6 1/4" interior length x 1" - 7/16" wide|
|Item #: BA-7491|
|Price: $15,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|