Pearl and diamond floral necklace

Floral necklace 1890 €3100

Herbarium No. 145 Scientific Name FLORA Common Name Bouquet Type Necklace Place Belgium Date Ca. 1890 Collected by Unknown Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct, silver, rose-cut diamonds, mauve and pink naturals pearls Size  mm Total Weight  grams Condition Good  Price 3100 EUR     A diamond-set floral necklace, 1890’s Belgium Photo 1: Rijksmuseum. Bloemstudie, Charles Aubry, ca. 1875 – ca. 1895. Photo 3: While searching similar jewellery, I saw neat ladies with hats passing by. However, also a not so typical, unusual photo from around 1900 shows a necklace of this type. In Victorian times, women from the higher class have…

Antique anemone ring

Antique anemone ring

Herbarium No. 181 Scientific Name ANEMONE CORONARI Common Name Poppy anemone, windflower Type Ring Place Dublin, Ireland Date 1856 Collected by Unknown Material Natural seed pearls, ruby, 750/1000 gold 18 k Size   16,91 x 6,6 mm Total Weight 1,4 grams Condition Good. With period box Price Sold     This antique cluster ring is stunning, in perfect condition, but it’s a tiny size. Hallmarked 1856, Dublin, Ireland. It comes with a period box. The white flower with six petals and a red heart looks like an Anemone. Typical for this flower is that its petals close up when a rainstorm approaches, so the…

Köchert antique enameled rose

Rose by Köchert €3950

Herbarium N0. 119 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Vienna Date Approximately 1880 Collected by A.E. Köchert Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct, 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 enamelled, 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…

Krementz antique bracelet Acanthus

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 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, Newark, New Jersey, was considered to be the USA capitol of jewellery. Here cousins George and Thomas Krementz started…

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 Sold     Please follow and like us:

Georgian giardinetto €320

Herbarium No. 0162 Scientific Name FLORA Common Name Bouquet Type Pendant Place France Date Around 1820, Georgian Collected by Unknown Material Verre Eglomisé, 750/1000 gold 18 ct Size 27,7 x 21,34  mm Total Weight 3,1 grams Condition Good Price € 320     Please follow and like us:

novelty earrings forget me not golden sickle

Forget-me-not €1950

Herbarium No. 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 ct – Hooks 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size 38,7 x 15 mm Total Weight 4,79 grams Condition Good. Hooks possibly added later Price 1950 EUR       Harry Emanuel (1825-1898) from London made this exquisite pair of enamelled Victorian novelty earrings. They depict a golden sickle combined with forget-me-not flowers. Harry Emanuel was not only a jeweller but also a politician. He took over his father’s jewellery business in 1855, working there as a goldsmith until 1873. He was mainly known…

Victorian Ivy locket

Ivy Victorian €875

Herbarium No. 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 ct 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 No. 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 Sold     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 €925

Herbarium No. 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 ct 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

Buttercups €1650

Herbarium No. 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 carats; Mirror cut or table-cut diamonds, 750/1000 pink gold 18 ct 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 mirror-cut…

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

Lucky clover French €725

Herbarium No. 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 ct, silver, rose-cut 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

Daisy earrings €1150

Herbarium No. 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 ct, 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 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.  A tiny chip of the enamel glaze is missing Price Sold     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…

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

Cornflower pendant €1550

Herbarium No. 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 Rose-cut diamonds, old mine cut diamond, silver and 750/1000 gold 18 ct 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 diamond set cornflower pendant has a screw-fitting at the back, showing…

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

Ivy French 1900 €1650

Herbarium No. 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 No. 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 Sold     Natural (or ‘orient’) pearls, formed without human intervention, are rare. When a parasite enters the shell of a mollusc, the irritated mollusc covers the intruder with nacre, mother of pearl; which is the same material it uses to line its shell. This secretion process is repeated many times, thus producing a pearl. ‘Natural pearl’ is a registered Cibjo term…

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

Horse chestnut 1880 €920

Herbarium No. 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 rose-cut diamonds, 750/1000 gold Size 26,6 x 23,5 mm Total Weight 5,9 grams Condition Good Price 920 EUR     Diamond set 18 crt gold leaf from a Horse-chestnut or Conker tree brooch, 19th-century French hallmarks. Gold 750/1000 Old mine cut and rose-cut diamonds 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 No. 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, ring size 51/11/16.2/5= Total Weight 1,4 grams Condition Good. Price Sold     Georgian Please follow and like us: