rock crystal Gentiana diamondset

A white gentiana

Herbarium No. 081 Scientific Name GENTIANA Common Name Gentian Type Brooch Place Import mark for Austria-Hungary Date Before 1922 Collected by In the authentic box by Oscar Trenner Material Matted rock crystal, old mine cut & rosecut diamonds, gold, platinum topped Size 49 x 28,3 mm Total Weight 6,9 grams Condition Good Price 1280     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…

antique diamond lilies spray brooches

Divine diamond lilies

Herbarium No. 117 Scientific Name LILIUM Common Name Lily, Lilies Type A pair of two diamond spray brooches, 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 rose-cut 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, belongs together. We may presume, due to their detachable fittings, they once formed part of a splendorous set…

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:

Lucky clover stickpin

Lucky clover stickpin

Herbarium Nr 049 Scientific Name TRIFOLIUM REPENS variation Common Name Lucky clover or Four-leaf clover Type Brooch Place Austrian importmark Date Approximately 1900 Collected by Unknown Material Ruby, rosecut diamond, 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 58 x 10,7 mm Total Weight 1,27 grams Condition Good Price Sold     The reason that some white clover plants have four leaves is controlled by a gene. Other leaf traits seen here as well; like the red fleck mark and red midrib, a herringbone pattern that runs down the center of each leaflet in a bold red color. Link to a study on…

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 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…

Fuchsia

Slender Fuchsia

Herbarium Nr 031 Scientific Name ONAGRACEAE Common Name Fuchsia Type Brooch. Detachable fitting Place The Netherlands Date Approximately 1850( mark before 1865) Collected by Unknown Material Rose cut diamonds, Amsterdam cut, 750/1000 gold 18 k, silver setting Size 43,3 x 59,2 mm Total Weight 14,08 grams Condition Good Price Sold     The fuchsia  symbolizes abundance and intoxicating beauty, but also assurance and confiding love. These flowers are commonly given on romantic or otherwise significant occasions to represent trust. The dangling stamens further complement the slender pendulous shape of this decorative diamond set brooch. Please follow and like us:

Rosa Mundi

Rosa Mundi

Herbarium No 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:

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…

1950's · Brooch · Germany · Leaf · Maple leaf · Rock crystal · Rosecut diamonds · White gold

Maple leaf

Herbarium Nr 008 Scientific Name ACERACEA Common Name Maple leaf Type Brooch Place Made in Germany. Presumably in Idar Oberstein Date 1950’s Collected by Unknown maker Material Rock crystal and rosecut diamonds, 585/1000 whitegold Size 42,8 x 50 mm Total Weight 11,1 grams Condition Good Price Sold     * Please follow and like us:

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 5250 EUR     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…

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:

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:

1900 · Chain · Choker · Forget-me-not · Garland · Language of Flowers · Necklace · Rosecut diamonds · Silver · Turquoise · Victorian

Forget-me-not-not-not …

Herbarium Nr. 016 Scientific Name MYOSOTIS Common Name Forget-me-not Type Necklace Place Made in England Date Around 1860/80. Collected by Unknown Material Turquoise, diamond, silver Size  Necklace 41 cm long, flowers 7.2mm Total Weight 7,9 grams Condition Good. Price 820 EUR     Forget-me-not-not-not … Please follow and like us: