Basket earrings

Basket earrings

Herbarium Nr 123 Scientific Name Unidentified Common Name Baskets filled with gerbera daisies or fantasy flowers Type Basket earrings Place Probably Belgium Date 1950’s Collected by Unknown Material 750/000 yellow and white gold 18 k, synthetic rubies, single cut diamonds. Size 18,8 x 27,4 mm Total Weight 12,2 grams Condition Good Price 2850 EUR     * Please follow and like us:

Almandine violets

Almandine violets

Herbarium Nr 115 Scientific Name VIOLA Common Name Violets Type Earstuds Place England Date Georgian Ca. 1820 Collected by Unknown. Material 375/1000 gold 9 k, foiled almandine garnets, natural pearls Size 15,4 x 14,5 mm Total Weight 3 grams Condition System altered for pierced ears, spot of solder/repair at the back Price 650 EUR     Roses are often red and violets are usually blue, but these foiled almandine violets are a lovely shade of burgundy. Their symbolic meaning is Virtue & Faithfulness. More information about violets, in various colours, can be found on the website of the American Violet Society…

violet amethyst earrings Paltscho

Violet earclips by Paltscho

Herbarium Nr 105 Scientific Name VIOLA Common Name Violet Type Earclips Place Vienna, Austria Date 1950’s-60’s Collected by Paltscho Material Amethyst, nephrite, brilliant cut diamond, 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 33 x 19,6 mm Total Weight 10,5 grams Condition Good Price Sold     All information, or at least a lot, about violets can be found on the website of the American Violet Society 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…

Early rose earrings

Early rose earrings

Herbarium Nr 037 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Earrings Place Belgium Date Ca. 1830 Collected by J (umbrella) V in lozenge shaped hallmark Material Enamel, 750/1000 gold 18 k Size 27,6 x 6,2 mm Total Weight 1,94 grams Condition Good Price  875 Euro     The rose is probably the most popular and prominent flower in Western cultures.   Please follow and like us:

antique diamond lilies spray brooches

Divine diamond lilies

Herbarium Nr 117 Scientific Name LILIUM Common Name Lily, Lilies Type A pair of two diamond spraybrooches, with detachable fitting Place Europe, probably the Netherlands Date Approximately 1850 Collected by Unknown Material Gold 750/1000 with 585/1000 pins, Silver setting, old mine cut and rosecut diamonds, natural pearls Size 66,5 x 38,5 (P) & 68,5 x 35,2 (D) mm Total Weight 12,87 (P) & 13,67 (D) grams Condition Good Price 11500 EUR     This pair of diamond set brooches representing lilies is sold together. We may presume, due to their detachable fittings, they once formed part of a splendorous set…

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…

Enameled pansies A.J. Hedges & Co

Enameled pansies

Herbarium Nr 070 Scientific Name Viola × Wittrockiana hybrid Common Name Pansy Type Brooch and earrings Place Made in Newark, New Jersey, USA Date Approximately 1900 Collected by A.J. Hedges & Co Material Enamel, 585/1000 gold 14 k, old single cut diamonds, natural pearl Size Brooch 31,6 x 30 mm. Earrings 20,5 x 12,9 mm Total Weight  10,10 grams & 4,05 grams Condition Good. Hooks altered Price Sold     “You are always on my mind”,  immortalized by a poetic set of polychrome enameled golden pansy flowers. Such a sweet message spoken through the language of flowers. In Victorian England, flowers were often…

Earrings Flowerbasket

Earrings with a flowerbasket

Herbarium Nr 067 Scientific Name (flowers not identified) Common Name Flowerbasket Type Earrings Place Belgium (French occupation) Date 1798- 1809 Collected by Unknown Material 750/1000 gold 18 k enamel Size 83 x 22,6 mm Total Weight 7,5 grams Condition Good Price 2450 EUR     * Please follow and like us:

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: