An English Antique 15 karat gold and oxidized silver Maltese cross brooch with diamonds. The brooch has 130 old European-cut and old mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 18.00 carats including the center old European-cut diamond weighing approximately 2.25 carats. Fold down bale. Antique box.The Maltese cross, in Italy also known as the Amalfi cross, is the cross symbol associated with the Knights Hospitaller (the Knights of Malta) and by extension with the island of Malta. The cross is eight-pointed and has the form of four "V"-shaped elements, each joining the others at its vertex, leaving the other two tips spread outward symmetrically. Its design is based on crosses used since the First Crusade.The 15th Century Crusaders adopted the Cross of Malta as their insignia because its eight points represented the eight Beatitudes prescribed in the Sermon on the Mount. Those, in effect, declare (1) blessed are the poor in spirit, (2) the meek, (3) the pure, (4) the merciful, and (5) the peacemakers, (6) blessed are they that mourn, and (7) seek righteousness, and (8) blessed are they who are persecuted forrighteousness sake. The Cross of Malta had a religious origin but the Knights of St. John also made it their battle standard for the liberation of all men, women and children who suffered oppression. The ideals for which the original Crusaders fought parallel the principles of democracy today, freedom and justice.
|Dimensions: 2" height x 2-1/16" width|
|Item #: BO-16759|
|Price: Price on Request. 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|
An Antique 18 karat gold and platinum brooch with demantoid garnets, diamonds and ruby. The brooch has 38 demantoid garnets with an approximate total weight of 1.10 carats, 34 diamonds with an approximate total weight of .60 carat, and a ruby eye. The 3 dimensional grasshopper brooch is positioned in a perched position.
|Dimensions: 1/2" length x 1-3/8" width|
|Item #: BO-16847|
|Price: $19,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Antique English 18 karat gold and oxidized silver ring with ruby and diamonds. The ring has an oval ruby with an approximate weight of 2.13 carats, and 10 old mine cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.00 carats. The ring is composed in a classic English Raj cluster motif with bezel set ruby and floral bezel set diamonds. The shoulders of the ring are composed in an open work lyre motif.SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute Report #76870 stating no heat indications and of Burma origin, dated 29 September 2014.Ring size 6-1/2; this ring can be sized.
|Item #: R-16907|
|Price: $35,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Antique 18 kt gold and oxidized silver pendant with diamonds. The heart pendant has 89 old mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 10.00 carats. The reverse of the pendant is crystal backed to create a locket compartment which would contain a 'token of love'. "The heart-shaped jewel...emblem(s) of sacred and profane love..." Geoffrey C. Munn.Discussed in The Triumph of Love Jewelry 1530-1930, by Geoffrey C. Munn, Thames and London, 1993.
|Dimensions: 1 1/2 inches in length (with bale) x 7/8 inch in width|
|Item #: PT-17045|
|Price: $32,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Antique English 18 karat gold ring with diamonds. The ring has 5 old mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 5.30 carats, K-L color, SI clarity. The diamond center is approximately 1.60 carats, then descending diamonds each weighing approximately 1.25, 1.15, .65 and .65 respectively. The diamonds are K/L color, SI clarity. The shoulders of the ring are carved with a flame motif which swirls into the deeply carved open work swirl gallery.Ring size 9-1/2; this ring can be sized.
|Item #: R-17069|
|Price: $35,000 – 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 carat, 4 bezel set old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .32 carat, and 3 hanging freshwater pearls. The brooches depict 3 swallows in flight. The brooches are finely engraved on the underside in a realistic feather motif. The later platinum diamond set chain connecting the three swallows is removable. Original 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" length x 1-7/8" width (2) and 1-3/4" length x 2-1/4" width: length with platinum chain: 8".|
|Item #: BO-17193|
|Price: $25,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An English Antique 15 karat gold pendant brooch with diamond and seed pearls. The pendant brooch has a bezel set old mine-cut diamond with an approximate weight of 1.25 carats, and prong set natural seed pearls. The heart shape pendant brooch has a fold down bale and pendant watch fitting"The heart-shaped jewel...emblem(s) of sacred and profane love..." Geoffrey C. Munn. Circa 1900. Discussed in The Triumph of Love Jewelry 1530-1930, by Geoffrey C. Munn, Thames and Hudson, London, 1993.
|Dimensions: 1'' length x 7/8'' width|
|Item #: BO-17553|
|Price: $12,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|