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…

Pearl shamrock stickpin

Pearl shamrock stickpin

Herbarium Nr 057 Scientific Name TRIFOLIUM Common Name Shamrock Type Stickpin Place Unknown Date Ca 1930 Collected by Unknown Material Platinum topped 750/1000 white gold, old single cut diamonds, natural pearls 4,7 x 4 and twice 3,7 x 3 Size 70 x 9,6 mm Total Weight 2,14 grams Condition Good Price Sold     * Please follow and like us:

Demantoid shamrock

Demantoid shamrock

Herbarium Nr 057 Scientific Name TRIFOLIUM Common Name Shamrock Type Stickpin Place Unknown Date Ca 1880 Collected by Unknown Material 750/1000 Gold 18 K, Demantoid garnets, other shades of green garnets and diamond. Size 68 x 12,6 mm Total Weight 1,8 grams Condition Good Price Sold     * Please follow and like us:

Chrysanthemum cufflinks

Chrysanthemum cufflinks

Herbarium Nr 100 Scientific Name CHRYSANTHEMUM Common Name Mum, chrysanth Type Cufflinks Place USA Date 1920’s Collected by Unknown Material 585/1000 gold 14 k, enamel Size 13,5 mm Total Weight 7,5 grams Condition Good Price 380 EUR     The name “chrysanthemum” refers to the Ancient Greek: χρυσός chrysos (gold) and  ἄνθεμον anthemon (flower). Depicted on these cufflinks are indeed golden flowers; stylized chrysanthemums Most species of chrysanth or ‘mum’, the flowers common name, originate from East Asia. The chrysanth is, according to Confucius, one of the ‘Four Gentlemen‘ (the other ‘Noble Ones’ being the plum blossom, the orchid, and bamboo),…

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:

Georgian mourning ring

The willow and the widow

Herbarium Nr 147 Scientific Name SALIX Common Name Willow Type Mourning ring Place Unknown, European Date Georgian. Ca. 1810 Collected by Unmarked Material 750/1000 gold 18 k, sepia miniature Size 24,7 x 13,4 mm Total Weight 5,8 grams Condition Good. Price 1550 EUR     A collectable and wearable Georgian mourning ring, filled with neo-classical symbolism. The pearly beaded rim is such a typical decoration technique, more often seen on silver objects from the period 1780-1820. The navette shape of this ring resembles the shape of a tear. The willow tree is a traditional symbol of mourning. The image further depicts…

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…

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:

mum

A mum for mom

Herbarium Nr 38 Scientific Name CHRYSANTHEMUM Common Name Mum, chrysanth Type Barbrooch Place USA Date Circa 1890 Collected by Unknown Material 585/1000 gold 14 k, enamel, diamond, natural pearl Size 52 x 13,4 mm Total Weight 5,9 grams Condition Enamel has some tiny chips Price 875 EUR     The name “chrysanthemum” refers to the Ancient Greek: χρυσός chrysos (gold) and  ἄνθεμον anthemon (flower). Depicted on this brooch is indeed a golden flower, but it’s completely covered with white enamel. Most species of chrysanth or ‘mum’, the flowers common name, originate from East Asia. The chrysanth is, according to Confucius, one…

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:

1950's · Boutonnière · Brooch · Carnation · Christian · Enamel · Flower · Italian · James Bond · Language of Flowers · Legend · Men's jewellery · Oscar Wilde · Pink · Symbol · Virgin Mary

Carnation Boutonnière

Herbarium Nr 003 Scientific Name DIANTHUS caryophyllus Common Name Carnation or clove pink Type Brooch Place Made in Milano, Italy Date 1950’s Collected by Hallmark 293 for Lina Lazzeri Material 750/1000 white gold, diamonds, realistic enameled Size 58 x 33 mm Total Weight 23,3 grams Condition Good Price 3250 EUR     A Boutonnière is a floral decoration worn by men on their left lapel. Since the mid 18th century the traditional method was to push the flower’s calyx trough the lapel buttonhole. Although a fairly sturdy ruffled carnation will liven up any outfit, every day, usually a boutonnière is worn…