Featured is a very unique and vibrant vintage fish brooch crafted in the 1950s. It is made of solid 18kt yellow gold as well as a beautiful array of enamel layered over the textured gold fish which is incredibly and accurately detailed. The body displays a vivid display of yellow and red enamel over a Florentine finished texture with cross-hatching that resembles the scales of the fish. The eye of the fish is encrusted with a single cut diamond accented by blue enamel. The fins of the fish are masterfully crafted as well featuring intense green enamel. It measures just over 1 1/2” in length and width. The fish weighs 10.4 grams and is in spectacular condition with some tarnish on the back of it yet this can be polished upon request.
A Gorgeous 18 karat white gold butterfly brooch consisting of square and rectangle cut aquamarines having a total weight of 7.18 carats, round sapphires having a total weight of 1.89 carats, and round diamonds having a total weight 2.34 carats.
A sapphire and diamond brooch, circa 1915 The openwork ellipse set with calibré-cut sapphires, old brilliant and rose-cut diamonds, with additional pierced foliate decoration millegrain-set with similarly cut diamonds and crescent-shaped sapphires, diamonds approximately 3.40 carats total, width 5.3cm., cased by Hennell, Southampton St, London by LiveLoveLaughMyLife
Circa 1940’s, this 18k yellow gold, sapphire and diamond clip by Van Cleef and Arpels virtually epitomizes the Retro period of jewelry that began following the start of WWII, after the art deco aesthetic of the 20’s and 30’s had come to an end. Platinum was used towards the war efforts, and yellow gold became popular in a period of design that began the less-is-more philosophy. This beautiful clip brooch features 3.00cts of blue sapphires, all square-cut and radiating out like a section of the sun from a gorgeous 2.00ct oval shaped diamond, accented by 1.10ctw of round diamonds. This is a brooch for anyone’s collection of fine sapphire jewelry.
Art Deco Platinum, Sapphire, and Diamond Plaque Brooch, Marcus & Co., centering three step-cut sapphires, with baguette- and fancy-cut diamond edges, and set throughout with transitional-cut diamonds, approx. total diamond wt. 4.30 cts., lg. 2 1/8 in., signed, in original box.
This clever piece from Tiffany can serve as a brooch or as a pair of matching clips. As an Art Deco fashion statement it was a perfect accent for the square collars in fashion but now can be worn as double lapel clips. The diamonds and rubies of this piece are set in platinum. by Tiffany and Company American, ca. 1930
Each clip of geometric design embellished with stylized scroll motifs, set with circular-, single-cut and baguette diamonds, further accented with lines of step- and calibré-cut emeralds, fitted case.
A diamond and emerald brooch, Tiffany & Co. of foliate motif, detailed with calibré-cut emeralds and baguette-cut diamonds, further accentuated by a ribbon of round brilliant-cut diamonds; signed Tiffany & Co; estimated total diamond weight: 2.50 carats; mounted in platinum; length: 2 1/4in.
Art Deco Diamond, Emerald, Platinum Brooch, Lacloche Frères The brooch features European-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 7.55 carats, accented by single-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.05 carats, accented by emerald and baguette-shaped emeralds weighing a total of approximately 1.85 carats, set in platinum, completed by a pinstem and catch on the reverse, marked Lacloche, Paris.
An art deco sapphire and diamond brooch, circa 1925 centering an oval-shaped sapphire framed with several successive rows of old European and single-cut diamonds and calibré and triangular-cut sapphires; central sapphire weighing approximately: 2.50 carats; estimated total diamond weight: 2.60 carats; mounted in platinum.
The tapering openwork plaque of scrolling design collet-set with graduated oval-cut sapphires, brilliant and baguette-cut diamonds, diamonds approx. 2.85cts total, signed J R Ogden & Sons, length 4.9cm, fitted case.
A belle époque sapphire and diamond brooch, circa 1910 The rectangular plaque finely pierced and millegrain-set with single-cut diamonds, set to the centre with three graduated old brilliant-cut diamonds interspersed with single-cut diamond floral decoration and courses of calibré-cut sapphires, diamonds approx. 2.00ct. total, width 4.1cm., fitted case
Aquamarine is most famous for its breathtaking sea-blue colors which can range from light to dark-blue. Aquamarine is exceptionally hard and has an outstanding vitreous glass-like luster. It is one of the official birthstones for those born in March. The name ‘aquamarine’ was derived from an old Latin expression which meant ‘seawater’. The gemstone Aquamarine is the modern March birthstone as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. It is also the birth stone for the Zodiac sign of Scorpio. Aquamarine is suggested as a gem to give on the 16th and 19th wedding anniversaries. The most valuable aquamarines come from Brazil.
GIA Certified 33.85ct. Natural Aquamarine Ring with excellent clean clarity. The gem has a octagonal step cut (emerald cut). Vivid Blue Aqua color that is brilliant sparkles from all angles and pristine transparency. Total of 1.50 ct side diamonds with Vs-2 Clarity, G-color. Rounds Brilliants full cuts. Set in a 14k white gold setting that weighs 14.9 grams. Deck of the ring is 1.1 X .85 Inch with depth of ring .52 inch. An exquisite ring designed and created by Avis Diamond.
GIA 29.24 “Blue” Aquamarine & Diamonds necklace. This gorgeous aquamarine gem is oval and full cut with vibrant blue aqua color measuring 22.53 X 19.15 X 11.99 mm. Total weight of the stunning diamonds are 4.47ct. with Pear & Rounds Full cut brilliants. The diamonds have a sparkling Vs-2 clarity G-color. Beautiful 14K white gold with a grand weight of 28 grams.
A Gorgeous and Complex Aquamarine ring design at its best. GIA 12.90ct. Natural Aquamarine, with excellent clean clarity. A beautiful Octagonal Step cut that has outstanding vivid blue aqua color. This stunning aquamarine has brilliant sparkles from all angles with pristine transparency. There are 3.00 ct of side diamonds with beautiful Vs-2 Clarity and F/G-color. The diamonds are Baguettes & Rounds Brilliants full cuts. The beautiful setting is 18k white gold with a nice weight of 14.9 grams.
An exquisite 69.37 ct Natural GIA Certified Aquamarine and 8.00 ct diamonds brooch. A 3D Still Life Snowflake / Frost Leaf aquamarine with VS clean clarity, Brilliant pear cut. This beautiful aquamarine gem is 43.45 X 20.30 X 13.70 mm. The aquamarine is surrounded by 8.00 ct. of natural Diamonds that are Round Full cuts. These sparkling diamonds are F-color, Vs-1 Vs-2 clarity that are mounted, bead set and Master Craft Graver patterns in 18K White Gold. Dimensions of the brooch are 2.85 X 1.84 Inch.
An alluring 40.44 ct Natural Aquamarine top gem with clear clarity, and oval and Full cut with vibrant aqua color. This large aquamarine measures 26 X 20 mm, and is surrounded by 1.23 ct of Diamonds. These sparkling diamonds are Vs-2 clarity with G-color. Overall pendant dimensions without bale is 28.5 X 25.5 mm and depth of 15.5 mm. A beautiful Omega Necklace will accompany that is 18 inches 4.2 mm thick. Set in beautiful 14K white gold with a grand weight of 40 grams.
From the light blue of the sky to the deep blue of the sea, aquamarines shine over an extraordinarily beautiful range of mainly light blue colors. Aquamarine is a fascinatingly beautiful gemstone. Women the world over love it for its fine blue shades which can complement almost any skin or eye color, and creative gemstone designers are inspired by it as they are by hardly any other gem, which enables them to create new artistic cuts again and again.
Mark Schneider is a fashion forward designer who brings contemporary style to traditional engagement ring designs. His designs have won numerous awards, and one of his pieces is on permanent display in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Each piece is meticulously hand crafted using very high quality materials. Mark is a third-generation jeweler, and his love for jewelry and colored stones began in grade school with a coveted gemstone collection. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree from California State University Long Beach, where he studied art and jewelry design. While in college, he enjoyed working with clay and metal, transferring that love to jewelry design. He feels fortunate to have the opportunity and ability to create jewelry with the finest rare gemstones available.
His clients are individuals who not only recognize the value of jewelry, but also appreciate the desirability of collecting his work. Many of Mark’s clients are returning clients, who are often looking for the next custom art piece to add to their Mark Schneider collection. He is the jeweler’s jeweler, having designed many custom pieces for jewelers and their spouses. Mark is intimately involved with every part of the process, from conception of his award winning pieces to the final touches that make his jewelry unique and distinguishable. It’s this commitment to quality that encourages museums and people from all over the country to contact Mark for custom design.
Mark is one of the few living designers to have a piece of jewelry on permanent display in the Smithsonian Institution Gem and Mineral Hall. He is also one of the most recognized American designers of our time. From his bold color pieces to his unique bridal designs, Mark Schneider pushes the conventional ideas of jewelry design and constantly strives to challenge himself. His distinct perspective on jewelry making has earned him some of the most coveted awards and honors within the industry.
It was not until 2001 that Mark noticed a lack of originality in one jewelry field in particular – engagement rings. He saw an industry often unimaginative and steeped in tradition. Mark decided to go against the grain and create something unique by designing a fresh and contemporary line of engagement rings. Just like his award winning colored gemstone jewelry designs, his engagement rings are clean and flowing, with nods towards architecture, furniture design, and nature. When designing, Mark places much importance on form and function, how the design looks from all angles, and how it looks on the hand. They are made to outlast the test of time, to be handed down through the generations, and each ring is truly a work of art for each bride to proudly wear.
Mousson Atelier designs and creates some of the most gorgeous jewelry pieces. The Russian jewelry powerhouse of modernity, established by a team of professionals in 2008, casts the best possible light on the finest colored stones and diamonds, setting them in exquisite, handmade jewelry art forms. With showrooms in St Petersburg and Moscow, Mousson Atelier is working to spread the news of its spectacular, design-led creations in the international high jewelry scene.
Mousson Atelier was founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 2008. The atelier came into being as a result of an alliance of professionals with over 20 years of experience in creating jewelry and collecting unique gemstones. Today Mousson Atelier preserves the family tradition of innovation and creates jewelry in a modern and classic style. Innovation in design and manufacturing quality are the key principles of the company. They attach great importance to creating jewelry that is ultimately valuable for its beauty.
They select the highest quality materials for our jewelry: 18K gold in different colors, precious stones of various shapes, colors, sizes and cuts. Together these components turn into a wide variety of unique creations. The impeccable manufacturing of jewelry is the product of the cutting-edge technologies of the jewelry industry and the high-grade handwork.
In Mousson Atelier’s hands, the most awe-inspiring of gemstones take on a life of their own, basking in the glory of jewelry masterpieces where the material often dictates the form. Modern yet classic, innovative yet intrinsically traditional, the lavishly intricate works of the St Petersburg-based jewelry design house are poetry in motion.
But while bedecked in gold and the finest of stones, the innate value of Mousson Atelier’s spectacular creations lies ultimately in their captivating beauty. Painstakingly handmade by craftsmen boasting decades of experience at the mastery of design, these bejeweled wonders speak volumes in character. They are unique in their self-expression, rebellious in their creativity, inspiring in their appeal, and elegant in their interpretation of nature and its wonders. Mousson Atelier finds beauty in the asymmetry of design and grandeur in the most exquisite of gemstones.
Mousson Atelier Jewelry Company is pleased to announce the production of exclusive platinum 950 jewelry ! The world got used to the classic “platinum” design. Mousson Atelier creates unique technology of precious platinum alloy casting technology,so we can execute any model of jewelry in platinum, even the most complex, sophisticated and fishnet. Meet the first Platinum 950 Coral Reef collection ring with tourmaline rubellite 9,55 ct and diamonds!
Every bright personality is beautiful in its uniqueness. Mousson Atelier appreciates those who can bravely make a statement to the world and do not hesitate to reveal their identity every second. Mousson Atelier jewelry is unique, original and attractive – it is a worthy setting for an extraordinary person, whose essence it aims to reflect and emphasize.
Superb Craftsman David Marshall built a reputation as one of Britain’s premier jewelry designers and has been creating truly exceptional jewelry for over 30 years. In addition to designing bespoke pieces for private customers, he has also introduced a number of highly acclaimed collections. Renowned for crafting bespoke fine jewelry pieces for private clients, David Marshall has created a small and unique collection of fine jewelry for men and women. David Marshall’s attention to detail and willingness to exceed the wishes of every client begins with craftsmen bringing the designs to life.
Passionate about creating the highest quality jewelry, every single piece has a great deal of time invested in it and love lavished on it before it leaves the workshop. Our team of craftsmen bring the designs to life in the finest materials including platinum, 18-carat gold, diamonds and colored gemstones. The attention to detail that is invested in the jewelry also applies to every aspect of the business including customer service. This makes every step of the buying and commissioning process a joy. Each piece and collection mixes traditional and modern influences to create timeless jewelry destined to become the classics of the future.
David Marshall has been creating collections and bespoke jewelry for over 25 years – it’s what he has always loved. Every single piece of jewelry that leaves his workshop has had a lot of time, and love lavished on it. David Marshall believes that really shows in the work. Working closely with his team of craftsmen, they bring his designs to life in the finest materials – platinum, 18-carat gold, diamonds and colored gemstones.
For 30 years, David Marshall has been creating jewelry for some of London’s top jewelry houses and special commission designs for private clients—and last month, he opened his first boutique, at 42 Davies Street in London’s posh Mayfair neighborhood, to highlight his own designs. The two-level store features an array of his diamond and gemstone designs on the main level, including new designs using jade, green tourmalines, seed pearls, blue sapphires, and tanzanite. Prices start at $1,600 for classic diamond pieces and go beyond $1 million for elaborate custom designs. The lower level is designed for private appointments, where clients can meet with the designer to create bespoke pieces starting at $10,000. The pieces are made in his workshops in London’s jewelry district.
Trained as a bench jeweler, Marshall carefully oversaw the crafting of his boutique, employing the British cabinetmaker Jonathan Sainsbury to create the bespoke wood cabinets and furniture. Marshall decorated the store with a subtle color palette and defining elements including an ornate Victorian mirror, crystal chandeliers, and an inviting Champagne bar for clients to enjoy while browsing the jewelry.
David Marshall looks for inspiration in lots of different places – nature, architecture and ancient myths are just a few examples. By bringing together familiar elements with a contemporary vision, his designs make deep emotional connections.”
The majority of the furnishings, from the door handles to the central sales desk on the ground floor have been made to order specifically for the shop and most carry the brand’s insignia.
While the upper level features the all-important jewels and a champagne bar, the lower level, designed to be used as an event or meeting space, has been fitted out with equally as much attention to detail, and the stairs leading down to it are decorated with bespoke wallpaper printed with the brand’s jewels that can be changed seasonally.
The Rosebery pearl and diamond tiara, bracelet and brooch which belonged to Hannah, Countess of Rosebery, feature sizable natural pearls and clusters of diamonds-epitomizing the grandeur of Victorian court adornment.
“The Rosebery pearl and diamond tiara, bracelet and brooch were at the heart of Lady Rosebery’s vast array of magnificent jewels, which rivaled those of the crowned heads of Europe at the time. They are a rare survival of 19th century English aristocratic splendour, as so much ancestral jewellery has been sold anonymously, remounted or broken down. Having descended through various branches of the family and survived the vicissitudes of fashion, the jewels were sold from a private collection for the first time since their creation nearly 140 years ago.” – Keith Penton, Head of Jewels Christie’s London
This striking tiara was once the property of a woman said to have been the wealthiest woman in England, Hannah, Countess of Rosebery (1851-1890), and was an important member of a jewel collection rich enough to rival a royal collection. The Rosebery Pearl and Diamond Tiara has a base of clusters of large button (bouton) natural pearls surrounded by old-cut diamonds and a top of seven natural pearl and diamond drops, all set in silver and gold. It’s a versatile diadem with multiple detachable pieces; the top pieces can be removed (in the same fashion as the Londonderry Tiara , also crafted by Garrard) leaving the bottom row as a smaller tiara, and the buttons can also be used to form six brooches with the top pieces as pendants. A bracelet and brooch, each featuring more clusters of button pearls and diamonds, completed the set.
The tiara dates from about 1878, the same year Hannah de Rothschild married the 5th Earl of Rosebery. Born into the famous banking empire, she was the only child of Mayer de Rothschild and when he died in 1874, the fortune she inherited made her the richest woman in England at the time. Her aristocratic marriage did not come without obstacles, caused particularly by religion (she was Jewish, he was not, and there were hurdles to jump on both sides), but they became an influential couple and her money financed her popular husband’s rise through the political structure. He eventually became prime minister, but she sadly would not live to see it; she died suddenly at the age of 39 in 1890.
Following her death, her husband stored her jewels for nearly 20 years, until their eldest son married and the jewels were split between their four children. Harry, Lord Dalmeny (the future 6th Earl of Rosebery), wed in 1909 and this set of pearl and diamond jewelry was given to his bride, Dorothy Grosvenor, granddaughter of the 1st Duke of Westminster and sister to the 3rd Duke. It passed down in the family and was last known to be part of the collection of the current Duke and Duchess of Westminster , because it was included in a magazine feature on their family jewels. It was sold by Christie’s in 2011 as the property of a private collector, where the tiara went for $1.9 million and the brooch and bracelet together brought in nearly $950,000.