Dogwood necklace Precious Flora

Dogwood diamond necklace

Herbarium Nr 146 Scientific Name CORNUS Common Name Dogwood Type Necklace Place Belgium Date Floral elements ca 1850, new chain Collected by Unknown Material Old mine cushion cut diamond, old European cut diamond, 750/1000 gold 18 k Size  mm Total Weight  grams Condition Good Price 4350 EUR     The name dogwood has been used for a genus of trees and  shrubs since 1614. This species has been very useful in the past as a substitute for quinine and tea made from the bark was applied to treat pain or fever for generations. Dogwood was also used in the production of scarlet inks and dyes. Its fruits…

Black, Starr & Frost enameled rose

Roses are a girl’s best friend

Herbarium Nr 142 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place New York Date Approximately 1890 Collected by Black, Starr & Frost Material 750/1000 gold 18 k, enamel, old European cut diamond set in platinum Size 31,3 x 31 mm Total Weight 12,3 grams Condition Good Price 2750 EUR     An antique American enamel & diamond flower brooch by Black, Starr & Frost, New York, circa 1890. A dangling dewdrop, represented by an old European cut diamond, set in platinum, adds a sparkle. The brooch is hallmarked BSF for Black, Starr & Frost. Founded in 1810 by Isaac Marquand –…

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…

Tiffany purple rose

Herbarium Nr 132 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch/pendant Place New York Date Approximately 1890 Collected by Tiffany & Co Material 750/1000 gold 18 k, enamel, old European cut diamond ca, 0.25 ct, set in platinum Size 34 x 35 mm Total Weight 14 grams Condition Good Price 4150 EUR     An antique American enamel & diamond flower brooch / pendant by Tiffany & Co, New York, ca. 1890. 18 karat yellow gold, perfectly enameled rose in velvety purple. A dangling dewdrop, represented by an old European cut diamond 0.25 carat, set in platinum, adds a sparkle. Hallmarked Tiffany & Co. this  flower comes with…

Gentian 300

Lapis lazuli gentian

Herbarium Nr 081 Scientific Name GENTIANA Common Name Gentian Type Brooch Place Importmark for Austria-Hungary Date Before 1922 Collected by Unknown hallmark, overstruck. O.Q? Material Lapis lazuli, nephrite, brilliant cut diamond, single cut diamonds, 585/1000 whitegold 14 k, platinum topped Size 58,3 x 18,2 mm Total Weight 9,65 grams Condition Good Price Sold     An elegant brooch in the shape of a gentian, a flower normally to be found in alpine habitats in temperate regions. The genus name is a tribute to Gentius, an Illyrian king who may have been the discoverer of the tonic properties of gentians. The large, trumpet-shaped flowers are most often of an…

Rosa Mundi

Rosa Mundi

Herbarium Nr 030 Scientific Name ROSA MUNDI Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Probably The Netherlands Date Approximately 1850 Collected by Unknown Material Total diamond weight ca. 4.5 crt; cushion cut diamonds, old mine cut diamonds, rose cut diamonds, 750/1000 gold 18 k, silver setting Size 30 x 24,2 mm Total Weight 9,05 grams Condition Good Price 4250 EUR     Early Rose Please follow and like us:

Belle epoque · Cushion cut diamond · Dogwood · Edwardian · Old mine cut diamond · Old singlecut diamonds · Platinum · Ring · Symbol of Christianity

Dogwood ring

Herbarium Nr 026 Scientific Name CORNUS Common Name Dogwood Type Ring Place Belgium Date Approximately 1910 Collected by Unknown Material Old mine cushion cut diamond circa 0.75 ct, Clarity VVS, light yellow, Old single cut diamonds, Platinum Size 20 x 19,7 mm Total Weight 5,8 grams Condition Good Price 5200 EUR     In the Edwardian period, when this ring was made, platinum was the new black. Platinum is the ultimate metal to create an intricate but strong lacework around the diamonds. In the center of this ring an old mine cushion cut diamond is set, circa 0.75 ct, Clarity VVS, light yellow,…

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…

1930's · Austrian · Black rose · Chalcedony · Lapidary · Nephrite · Old mine cut diamond · Onyx · Rose · Vienna

Black Rose

Herbarium Nr 014 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Vienna, Austria Date 1930’s Collected by Unknown Material Black chalcedony, nephrite, diamond, 585/1000 white gold Size 74,35 x 40,5 mm Total Weight 18 grams Condition Good Price 1750 EUR     An elegant brooch in the shape of a black rose, made in the 1930’s in Vienna, Austria. White gold was a newly used metal in those days. The naturalistic type of floral jewellery in different gemstones was an Austrian and German speciality. This black rose brooch is an example from the early period. Most flowers, fruits and nuts…

1910 · 1920's · Austria-Hungary · Brooch · Maple seed · Old European cut diamond · Old mine cut diamond · Samara

Maple seed

Herbarium Nr 009 Scientific Name ACERACEA Common Name Maple seed Type Brooch Place Made in Austria-Hungary Date 1910-1920 Collected by Hallmarked U.C. Material Old European cut diamond, 0.2 ct 585/1000 gold Size 15,9 x 42,5 mm Total Weight 3,6 grams Condition Good Price Sold     * 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: