An esclavage is a piece of jewelry that was worn on a wide lace or velvet ribbon like a necklace. This bow was made for Catherine II in the latest fashion of the time. It is decorated with a scattering of diamonds and spinels, rare minerals of red and pink shades. It is paired with massive girandole earrings—as candelabra-shaped earrings were called then. The gems appear particularly bright thanks to the use of the same foil technique as in the bouquet brooches above. In fact, their natural color is much softer. At the back of the bow there is the jeweler’s stamp reading “Pfisterer 10 Apr. 1764,” while the earrings are dated May 27 of the same year. The last owner of this set was Empress Maria Feodorovna (1847-1928), the wife of Alexander III. It was found in her chambers in the Anichkov Palace in St. Petersburg after she herself managed to escape Russia following the revolution.
Presented is an antique Art Deco diamond & platinum wave design brooch. This magnificent brooch features a collection of fine special & old cut diamonds as well large size center diamonds. As you can see, this is a double clip brooch, so the piece can be separated and worn in different ways. The center diamonds in this brooch weigh approximately 1.70 carats total; these diamonds are G to H color and SI clarity. The side diamonds in this brooch are antique step and old cut diamonds weighing approximately 8.70 carats total; these diamonds are F to G color and VS to SI clarity. This brooch is made of platinum plus it weighs 31.6 grams total (about an ounce). This fine brooch measures 3.46 inches by 1.29 inches (88mm by 33mm) and it comes in good condition with light wear on the platinum.
Comprised as a flower head, this resplendent Bulgari brooch is set with a myriad of radiant diamonds and Burma rubies, finely mounted in platinum. Signed Bulgari. 25 Burma rubies weighing approx. 25 cts. with SSEF cert.
Bulgari Diamond and Burma Rubies Brooch
This horse head brooch is made with 18k white gold with 26 rubies, 24 trapezoidal step diamonds and diamond pavé by Bulgari.
I call horses ‘divine mirrors’ – they reflect back the emotions you put in. If you put in love and respect and kindness and curiosity, the horse will return that. Quote by Allan Hamilton