Pearl and diamond floral necklace

Floral necklace

Herbarium No. 145 Scientific Name FLORA Common Name Bouquet Type Necklace Place Belgium Date Ca. 1890 Collected by Unknown Material 750/1000 gold 18 k, silver, rosecut diamonds, mauve and pink naturals pearls Size  mm Total Weight  grams Condition Good Price 3100 EUR     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 tattooed their bodies as a…

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…

Köchert antique enameled rose

An enameled rose by Köchert

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

novelty earrings forget me not golden sickle

Golden sickle and forget-me-nots

Herbarium Nr. 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 k – Hooks 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 38,7 x 15 mm Total Weight 4,79 grams Condition Good. Hooks possibly added later Price 1950 EUR     A pair of enameled Victorian novelty earrings in the shape of a golden sickle combined with forget-me-not flowers. These earrings are clearly made by Harry Emanuel (1825-1898) from London. He took over his father’s jewellery business in 1855, working there as a goldsmith until 1873. He was mainly known for a patented…

Victorian Ivy locket

Victorian Ivy locket

Herbarium Nr 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 k 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:

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:

ring with roses

Ring with roses

Herbarium No. 036 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Ring Place England Date Approximately 1880 Collected by Unknown Material 625/1000 gold 15 k, garnet Size 19,7 x 6,8 mm. Ringsize L Total Weight 2,07 grams Condition Good Price Sold     The rose is probably the most popular and prominent flower in Western cultures.   Please follow and like us:

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:

Art nouveau pansy locket opened

Art nouveau Pansy locket

Herbarium Nr 080 Scientific Name Viola Common Name Pansy Type Locket, Pendant Place Made in France Date Approximately 1900 Collected by Sasportas Material Silver Size 33,3 x 25,9 mm Total Weight  4,9 grams Condition Good. Price Sold     A romantic silver pendant in the shape of a pansy, with a heart shaped petal that can be taken out. This petal functions as a locket, to which for example a small picture can be entrusted. Said element has been engraved with the text: ‘Ma pensée t’accompagne, J’y enferme mon coeur’ (My thoughts are with you, I have encased my heart…

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…

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.  Tiny chip of the enamel glaze missing Price 395 EUR     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 plant…

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…

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…

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

Ivy bracelet / necklace

Herbarium Nr 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 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:

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:

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: