Diamond leaves €1850

Herbarium No. PF164.1 Scientific Name Fragaria Vesca Common Name Wild strawberry leaves Type Earrings Place Made in Belgium Date 1850-1870 Collected by Unknown Material Old European brilliant-cut diamonds; total diamond weight ca. 1 carat, 750/1000 gold 18 ct, silver Size 23 x 12 mm Total Weight 3 grams Condition Good Price 1850 EUR These antique diamond earrings were made in Belgium around 1850-1870, set with Old European brilliant cut diamonds in 18 carat gold. The name I wrote on the ‘herbarium’ label of these diamond earrings is Fragaria Vesca, but I’m not sure in determining these leaves, as there are…

Physalis ring €425

  Herbarium No. PF 145.6 Scientific Name Physalis Common Name Lantern plant  Type Ring Place Made in Belgium Date Approximately 1890-1900 Marked Unknown maker Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct, Rose and old European briljant cut diamonds Size 8,8 x 15,4 mm Total Weight 2,3 grams  Condition Good Price € 425       This antique 18 crt gold ring depicts a Physalis, commonly known as a Japanese lantern or Chinese lantern plant, identifiable by the bright orange to red papery covering over its fruit, which resembles a lantern. Once this cover is dried, the fruit is seen. The fruit of…

Ivy French 1900 €1150

Herbarium No. PF 128.2 Scientific Name HEDERA Common Name Ivy Type Necklace Place Made in France Date Approximately 1890-1900 Marked Tête d’aigle 18 ct gold, Bigornes Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct Size 18 mm – 14,5 mm necklace 42 cm Weight 12,25 grams Condition Good Price 1150 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 symbol of faith and affection since ancient times.

Forget-me-not €990

Herbarium No. PFA 141 Scientific Name MYOSOTIS Common Name Forget-me-not Type Ring Place Made in England Date Early Victorian, ca. 1850 Collected by Hallmark W.B. Material Turquoise, old mine cut diamond, 750/1000 gold Size  Floret 10,5 mm Total Weight 3,56 grams Condition Good. One turquoise discoloured Price €990

Horse chestnut €990

  Herbarium No. PFA125 Scientific Name AESCULUS hippocastanum Common Name Horse chestnut or Conker tree Type Ring Place Made in France Date Approximately 1890-1900 Marked Unknown maker, hallmarked with Tête d’aigle: French essay mark 18 ct gold and Bigornes Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct Size 19,6 x 10,7 mm Total Weight 2,75 grams  Condition Good Price €990       This antique 18 crt gold ring depicts a realistic leaf from a Horse-chestnut or Conker tree. The ring is marked with 19th-century French hallmarks for 18 ct gold.

Pearl and diamond floral necklace

Floral necklace 1890 €3100

Herbarium No. 145 Scientific Name FLORA Common Name Bouquet Type Necklace Place Belgium Date Ca. 1890 Collected by Unknown Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct, silver, rose-cut diamonds, mauve and pink naturals pearls Size  mm Total Weight  grams Condition Good  Price 3100 EUR     A diamond-set floral necklace, 1890’s Belgium 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…

novelty earrings forget me not golden sickle

Forget-me-not €1950

Herbarium No. 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 ct – Hooks 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size 38,7 x 15 mm Total Weight 4,79 grams Condition Good. Hooks possibly added later Price 1950 EUR       Harry Emanuel (1825-1898) from London made this exquisite pair of enamelled Victorian novelty earrings. They depict a golden sickle combined with forget-me-not flowers. Harry Emanuel was not only a jeweller but also a politician. He took over his father’s jewellery business in 1855, working there as a goldsmith until 1873. He was mainly known…

Victorian Ivy locket

Ivy Victorian €875

Herbarium No. 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 ct Size 38,9 x  24 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.

Antique mirror cut diamond earrings buttercup earrings

Buttercups €2150

Herbarium No. 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 carats; Mirror cut or table-cut diamonds, 750/1000 pink gold 18 ct 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 2150 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 mirror-cut stones, with a large…

19th century · Bachelor's button · Cornflower · Detachable · Dutch · Language of Flowers · Old mine cut diamond · Pendant · Rosecut diamonds · Victorian

Cornflower pendant €1550

Herbarium No. 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 Rose-cut diamonds, old mine cut diamond, silver and 750/1000 gold 18 ct 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 diamond set cornflower pendant has a screw-fitting at the back, showing…

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

Ivy French 1900 €1800

Herbarium No. 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 1800 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 symbol of…