A French Antique 18 karat gold and silver top necklace with diamonds, peridots, grossularite garnets, pink topaz, aquamarines and chrysoberyls. The graduated, foiled colored stones are framed and spaced with rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 4.60 carats. The closed backs are decorated with a deeply carved swirl motif.This necklace was the property of the Estate of Quincy Adams Shaw, and then by descent. He was an important businessman, having invested in copper mining. He lived in Paris in the 1850's where he became involved in the artistic world and began collecting."Necklaces were short [in the early 19th C...Typically, they consisted of a rivière of gems...The strong emphasis on colour was further underlined by the technique of 'foiling' each coloured gem...." -Mascetti and Triossi.Discussed in The Necklace From Antiquity to the Present, by Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi , Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1997, page 85 (discussion).
|Signed: French control and makers mark.|
|Dimensions: 14-1/2" length|
|Item #: N-16544|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|
An Edwardian 18 karat gold and platinum dress set with moonstones and diamonds. The set has 7 cabochon moonstones with an approximate total weight of 4.10 carats., and 86 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .45 carat. The classically designed cluster cuff links are double sided with clasped chain connections. The 3 cluster dress studs have gold folding wing backs. Similar pictured in Cuff Links, by Susan Jonas and Marilyn Nissenson, Harry N. Abrams, 1991, page 50 (similar).
|Dimensions: Cuff Links: 3/8" diameter; Dress Studs: 1/4" diameter|
|Item #: CS-16563|
|Price: $7,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
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|
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A French Antique 18 kt gold and oxidized silver ring with rubies and diamonds. The ring has 5 oval-cut rubies with an approximate total weight of 1.20 carats, and 22 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .60 carat. The center classic 5 stone ring is flanked with collet-set diamond bands.Ring size 7-3/4; this ring can be sized.
|Signed: French control marks|
|Item #: R-16766|
|Price: $25,000 – 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 cricket 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 Austrian Antique 18 karat gold brooch with diamond, sapphires, rubies, emerald, garnet and pearl. The bloomed gold, three dimensional butterfly is set with 1 fancy cut garnet approximately 1.40 carats, 1 Old European cut diamond approximately .03 carat, 4 sapphires approximately .55 carat, 4 rubies approximately .30 carat, 2 emerald approximately .12 carat and one pearl. The brooch is designed in a open wing butterfly motif.
|Signed: Austrian control mark.|
|Dimensions: 1" height x 2" width|
|Item #: BO-16927|
|Price: $12,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|