Acanthus bracelet Krementz

Acanthus bracelet Krementz

Herbarium No. 134 Scientific Name ACANTHUS Common Name Acanthus leaf Type Bracelet Place Newark, New Jersey, USA Date Just after Sept 6th 1887 Collected by Krementz Material 585/1000 gold 14 k Size Length: 18,3 cm  Width: 7 mm Total Weight 11,1 grams Condition Good Price 1100 EUR     Nowadays we like products that are either new, free, or durable. At the end of the 19th century, a ‘patented product’ had the same magical kind of ring to it. In that period, Newark, New Jersey, was considered to be the USA capitol of jewellery. Here cousins George and Thomas Krementz…

Pansy & Rose

Herbarium No. 0163 Scientific Name VIOLA  × Wittrockiana hybrid & ROSA Common Name Pansy & Rose Type Pendant Place France Date Around 1820 Collected by Unknown Material Verre Eglomisé, 750/1000 gold 18 k Size 34 x 27,54 mm Total Weight 5,3 grams Condition Good Price € 420     Please follow and like us:

novelty earrings forget me not golden sickle

Golden sickle and forget-me-nots

Herbarium Nr. 033 Scientific Name MYOSOTIS Common Name Forget-me-not Type Earrings Place London Date 1855-1873. Collected by Harry Emanuel Material Enamel, 625/1000 gold 15 k – Hooks 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 38,7 x 15 mm Total Weight 4,79 grams Condition Good. Hooks possibly added later Price 1950 EUR     A pair of enameled Victorian novelty earrings in the shape of a golden sickle combined with forget-me-not flowers. These earrings are clearly made by Harry Emanuel (1825-1898) from London. He took over his father’s jewellery business in 1855, working there as a goldsmith until 1873. He was mainly known for a patented…

Köchert antique enameled rose

A white rose by Köchert

Herbarium Nr 119 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Vienna Date Approximately 1880 Collected by A.E. Köchert Material 750/1000 gold 18 k, translucent enamel, rose-cut diamonds, a natural pearl Size 36,7 x 25,4 mm Total Weight 8,56 grams Condition Good. Enamel excellent. Boxed Price 3950 EUR     An antique enamel, natural pearl & diamond flower brooch by Köchert, ca. 1880. The very naturalistic rosebud comes with the original box.A. E. Köchert is one of the oldest jewellers in Austria, founded by Jakob Heinrich Köchert, Vienna, in 1814. The Austrian Empress Elisabeth, Sissi, adorned her hair with diamond stars made…

Victorian Ivy locket

Victorian Ivy locket

Herbarium Nr 129 Scientific Name HEDERA HELIX Common Name Ivy Type Locket, pendant Place Probably English Date Ca. 1890 Collected by Unknown Material 625/1000 gold 15 k Size  x  mm Total Weight 9,5 grams Condition Good Price 875 EUR     The Ivy is a climbing and creeping plant that covers and binds trees, buildings, actually everything within its reach. Because of this binding aspect of the plant, it has been a perfect symbol of faith and affection since ancient times. This locket contains a dried lucky clover. Please follow and like us:

Ivy, a symbol of affection

Ivy, ancient symbol of affection

Herbarium Nr 102 Scientific Name HEDERA HELIX Common Name Ivy Type Brooch Place The Netherlands Date Ca. 1915 – 1920 Collected by Vos & Co Haarlem Material Rose-cut diamonds, total Ca. 0,5 crt, 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 25,8 x 25,4 mm Total Weight 3,9 grams Condition Good Price 975 EUR     The Ivy is a climbing and creeping plant that covers and binds trees, buildings, actually everything within its reach. Because of this binding aspect of the plant, it has been a perfect symbol of faith and affection since ancient times. Please follow and like us:

Passion flower

Passion flower

Herbarium Nr 118 Scientific Name PASSIFLORA Common Name Passion flower, maypops Type Brooch. Place Europe Date Ca. 1835-1850 Collected by Unknown Material Chalcedony, 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 43 x 33,5 mm Total Weight 11,6 grams Condition Good. With original box Price 925 EUR     The passion flower symbolizes mystical passion and religion.   Please follow and like us:

Antique mirror cut diamond earrings buttercup earrings

Mirror cut buttercups

Herbarium Nr 042 Scientific Name RANUNCULUS REPENS Common Name Buttercup, creeping crowfoot Type Earrings Place Made in Belgium Date Approximately 1850 Collected by Unknown Material Total diamond weight ca. 2.2 crt; Mirror cut or table cut diamonds, 750/1000 pink gold 18 k Size 20,4 x 14,9 mm Total Weight 5,39 grams Condition Good. One of the diamonds is damaged in the corner, probably while the stone was originally set, around 1850. Price 1650 EUR       These antique mirror cut diamond earrings were made in Belgium around 1850, set with table cut diamonds in 18 karat gold. The so-called spread table or…

golden clover

Gold lucky clover

Herbarium Nr 090 Scientific Name TRIFOLIUM REPENS variation Common Name Lucky clover or Four-leaf clover Type Brooch Place Made in Belgium Date Approximately 1900 Collected by Unknown Material 750/1000 gold 18 k, natural pearl, metal pin Size 20,8 x 23,5 mm Total Weight 2,69 grams Condition Good Price Sold     * Please follow and like us:

diamond lucky clover

What a lucky clover!

Herbarium Nr 052 Scientific Name TRIFOLIUM REPENS variation Common Name Lucky clover or Four-leaf clover Type Brooch Place Made in France Date Approximately 1900 Collected by Unknown maker, hallmark HM in lozenge Material 750/1000 gold 18 k, silver, rosecut diamonds, pearl, sapphire Size 27,2 mm Total Weight 6,44 grams Condition Good. Price 725 EUR     * Please follow and like us:

Trembling rambler spraybrooch

Trembling rambler spraybrooch

Herbarium Nr 060 Scientific Name ROSA MULTIFLORA Common Name Rambler rose Type Diamond flowerspray trembler brooch or Corsage ornament Place The Netherlands Date Approximately 1880 Collected by Unknown Material Old mine cut and rose cut diamonds, 585/1000 gold 14 k, silver setting Size 99 x 60 mm Total Weight 44,6 grams Condition Good. One flower trembling. Curved pin changed for a straight pin. Price Sold     * Please follow and like us:

daisy chain

A daisy chain

Herbarium Nr 077 Scientific Name BELLIS PERENNIS Common Name Daisy, Marguarite Type Necklace Place Made in France Date Approximately 1890 Collected by Unknown Material  750/1000 gold 18 k, natural pearls Size 420 x 12-14,8 mm Total Weight 10,49 grams Condition Good Price  Sold     *In the language of flowers, the daisy symbolizes loyal love, purity, faith, simplicity and innocence. The two Dutch girls on the third picture made themselves a daisy chain, if you’ve never made one, this is the link to their You Tube tutorial. Please follow and like us:

Daisy earrings

Dangling daisy earrings

Herbarium Nr 082 Scientific Name BELLIS PERENNIS Common Name Daisy, Marguarite Type Earrings Place Made in Belgium Date Approximately 1890 Collected by Unknown Material  750/1000 gold 18 k, rose cut diamonds, silver setting, natural pearls Size 20,8 x 8,3 mm Total Weight 3,23 grams Condition Good Price 1150 EUR     Daisies are the symbol of innocence in the Language of Flowers. The daisy’s owes its name to a corruption of “day’s eye”, which refers the flower opening itself at dawn, and closing at dusk. “The Legend of Good Women”, written by no less than Geoffrey Chaucer, the author of…

lady in a bath

Lady in a bath

Herbarium Nr. 085 Scientific Name LAMPROCAPNOS SPECTABILIS Common Name Bleeding heart, or lady-in-a bath Type Demi parure, Set of a brooch and earrings Place Newark, New Jersey, USA Date Ca. 1900 Collected by Krementz & Co Material Enamel, 585/1000 gold 14k, natural pearls Size 28,2 x 12  + 54,8 x 24,6 mm Total Weight 5,2 + 4,84 grams Condition Good Price Sold     At the end of the 19th century, Newark, New Jersey, was considered to be the USA capitol of jewellery. Here, cousins George and Thomas Krementz started Krementz & Co, one of the biggest companies selling gold…

Ivy ring

Ivy Ring

Herbarium Nr 054 Scientific Name HEDERA HELIX Common Name Ivy Type Ring Place Birmingham, England Date 1892 Collected by Albert Sydenham Material 750/1000 gold 18 k Size 18,9 x 8,4 mm Total Weight 5,48 grams Condition Good Price Sold     Ivy is a climbing and creeping plant that covers and binds trees, buildings, actually everything within its reach. Because of this binding aspect of the plant, it has been a perfect symbol of faith and affection since ancient times. Please follow and like us:

Ivy Witch's Heart

Ivy Witch’s Heart

Herbarium Nr 053 Scientific Name HEDERA HELIX Common Name Ivy Type Brooch in the shape of a Witch’s Heart Place Probably England Date Approximately 1880 Collected by Unknown Material Enamel, 625/1000 gold 15 k, metal pin, old mine cut diamond Size 25 x 24,6 mm Total Weight 4,55 grams Condition Good.  Tiny chip of the enamel glaze missing Price 395 EUR     In the asymmetric “Witch’s Heart”, the heart points to one side. This romantic symbol means “you enchanted me”, “you cast a spell on me” or maybe even “I put a spell on you”. Ivy is a climbing and creeping plant…

1900 · 19th century · Blue flower · Blue-eyed Grass · Bracelet · Enamel · Forget-me-not · Krementz · Newark NJ USA · Patent · Victorian

Blue-eyed Grass bracelet

Herbarium Nr. 066 Scientific Name SISYRINCHIUM Common Name Blue-eyed Grass Type Bracelet Place Newark, New Jersey, USA Date Just after Sept 6th 1887 Collected by Krementz Material Enamel, 585/1000 gold Size Length: 18,3 cm  Width: 7 mm Total Weight 12,17 grams Condition Good Price Sold     Nowadays we like products that are either new, free, or durable. At the end of the 19th century, a ‘patented product’ had the same magical kind of ring to it. In that period of time, Newark, New Jersey, was considered to be the USA capitol of jewellery. Here cousins George and Thomas Krementz…

1850 · 19th century · Boxed · Dutch · Earrings · Flemish · Gold · Rosecut diamonds · Silver · The Netherlands · Tulip · Tulipmania

Tulip earrings

Herbarium Nr 020 Scientific Name TULIPA Common Name Tulip Type Earrings Place Made in The Netherlands Date Approximately 1850 Collected by Unknown Material Silver, gold, rosecut diamonds Size 30 x 14,4 mm Total Weight 6,35 grams Condition Hooks are a later adjustment Price Sold     Link to an excellent article on the Rijksmuseum website, about the 17th century’s fascination and speculation, called Tulipmania. Please follow and like us:

19th century · Bachelor's button · Cornflower · Detachable · Dutch · Language of Flowers · Old mine cut diamond · Pendant · Rosecut diamonds · Victorian

Bachelor’s button or Cornflower pendant

Herbarium Nr 13 Scientific Name CENTAUREA cyanus Common Name Cornflower or bachelor’s button Type Pendant Place Made in the Netherlands Date Approximately 1870 Collected by Unknown maker (AR?), Dutch hallmarks Material Rosecut diamonds, old mine cut diamond, silver and 750/1000 gold Size 58,3 x 23,4  mm Total Weight 9,8 grams Condition Good Price 1550 EUR     The great interest in botany and gardening in the early nineteenth century was reflected in the naturalistic style of the jewels. Sparkling flowers were also worn in the hair. This 19th century diamondset cornflower pendant has a screwfitting at the back, showing it was…

1900 · 19th century · Bracelet · French · Garland · Ivy · Language of Flowers · Necklace · Victorian

Ivy bracelet / necklace

Herbarium Nr 010 Scientific Name HEDERA Common Name Ivy Type Necklace/Bracelet Place Made in France Date Approximately 1890-1900 Collected by Hallmarks: maker PF, Nr 21496, Tête d’aigle 18 ct gold, Bigornes Material 750/1000 gold, natural pearls Size Bracelet 7.7 x 186 mm. Worn as a necklace the lenght is 396 Total Weight Bracelet 14,4 grams. Extra necklace links and clasp 3,6  grams Condition Good Price 1650 EUR     Ivy is a climbing and creeping plant that covers and binds trees, buildings, actually everything within its reach. Because of this binding aspect of the plant, it has been a perfect…

19th century · Brooch · Hazelnut · Natural pearls · Nut · Rosecut diamonds · Victorian

Hazelnut

Herbarium Nr 006 Scientific Name CORYLUS avellana Common Name Hazelnut Type Brooch Place Unknown, Mid European Date Approximately 1880 Collected by Unknown Material Natural pearls and rose cut diamonds Size 30 x 25 mm Total Weight 8,4 grams Condition Good Price 5250 EUR     ‘Natural pearl’ is a registred Cibjo term that includes orient pearls that are not cultivated. The beauty and value of this natural product is defined by shape, size, lustre and surface quality. This brooch comes with a certificate. Please follow and like us:

19th century · Brooch · Conker Tree · French · Horse chestnut · Leaf · Old mine cut diamond · Rosecut diamonds · Victorian

Horse chestnut leaf

Herbarium Nr 005 Scientific Name AESCULUS hippocastanum Common Name Horse chestnut or Conker tree Type Brooch Place Made in France Date Approximately 1880 Collected by Unknown maker, hallmarked with Tête d’aigle: French essay mark 18 ct gold and Bigornes Material Old mine cut diamond 0.15 ct and rosecut diamonds, 750/1000 gold Size 26,6 x 23,5 mm Total Weight 5,9 grams Condition Good Price 920 EUR     lorum Please follow and like us:

19th century · Bracelet · Enamel · Forget-me-not · Hearts · Language of Flowers · Love · Victorian

Forget-me-nots and hearts

Herbarium Nr. 018 Scientific Name MYOSOTIS Common Name Forget-me-not Type Bracelet Place Unknown Date Around 1880-1900. Collected by Unknown, marked OS 750 Material Enamel, Ruby, 750/1000 gold Size Lenght bracelet 17,5 cm. Width 7,9 mm Total Weight 3,65 grams Condition Good Price Sold     Please follow and like us:

Forget-me-not ring

Herbarium Nr. 017 Scientific Name MYOSOTIS Common Name Forget-me-not Type Ring Place Made in England Date Around 1820. Collected by Unknown Material Turquoise, diamond, 750/1000 gold Size  Flower 9 mm, ringsize 51/11/16.2/5= Total Weight 1,4 grams Condition Good. Price 395 EUR     Georgian Please follow and like us: