AN ANTIQUE OPAL, RUBY AND DIAMOND PENDANT BROOCH
AN ANTIQUE OPAL, RUBY AND DIAMOND PENDANT BROOCH The detachable pendant, set with a pear-shaped cabochon white opal, with a calibré-cut ruby ribbon motif, to the old mine-cut diamond scroll, suspended by a similarly-set surmount, centering upon a cabochon opal, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1890
(#156) Baroque pearl, plique-à-jour enamel and diamond brooch, Marcus & Co., circa 1900
BAROQUE PEARL, PLIQUE-À-JOUR ENAMEL AND DIAMOND BROOCH, MARCUS & CO., CIRCA 1900. The stylized floral motif decorated with a baroque pearl of pale gray color with pastel overtones, and with 4 smaller pearls of aubergine, black and bronze hue, framed by scrolls of old European-cut diamonds and leaves of green plique-à-jour enamel, mounted in 18 karat gold, signed Marcus & Co.
[Auction 38] Lot 826 - An important 18th century Portuguese Devant-Corsage - VERITAS Art Auctioneers
An important 18th century Portuguese Devant-Corsage. Set in silver with green paste. Composed of four independent pieces: the first designed as a bow with central flower head, the middle element designed as another flower head surrounded by flowers and leaves, the lower part designed as pear-shaped pendant Original hoop and pin of later date Portugal, last quarter of the 18th century (wear signs, minor defects, a few replaced stones and minor restoration). Height: 10 cm. 62,6 g
(#159) Ruby, sapphire, pearl and diamond cross pendant, circa 1880
An antique ruby, sapphire, pearl and diamond cross pendant, circa 1880. The centre set with a collet-set cushion-shaped diamond, the arms set with variously-cut rubies, sapphires and diamonds of yellow and brownish tints, accented with rose-cut diamonds and pearl drops, to a diamond-set trefoil surmount, fitted case signed Bulgari. #antique #cross #pendant
Rare 50-Carat 'Hope Spinel' Up For Auction With $310,000 Estimate
A rare gemstone, part of one of the world’s greatest gem collections, will be offered for sale for the first time in 98 years. The Hope Spinel will be among the top lots of Bonhams London Fine Jewellery Sale on September 24, 2015. The 50.13-carat octagonal step-cut spinel is expected to fetch $240,000 – $310,000. However, Emily Barber, director of Bonhams jewelry department in London, said it could sell for a lot more.