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…

Violet earrings €1200

Herbarium Nr PF152 Scientific Name VIOLA Common Name Violet Type Earclips Place Vienna, Austria Date 1950s-60s Collected by Hallmarked unknown maker Material Amethyst, nephrite, diamond, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size 30,5 x 18,7 mm Total Weight 10,3 grams Condition Good Price €1200 These earrings are designed with an omega clipsystem and studs. All information, or at least a lot, about violets can be found on the website of the American Violet Society

Dogwood earrings €2350

Herbarium No. 137 Scientific Name CORNUS Common Name Dogwood Type Earrings, original screwsystem Place Newark, USA Date Approximately 1920 Collected by A. J. Hedges & Co. Material 585/1000 gold 14 ct enamel, natural pearl Size 26,2 x 21,7 mm Total Weight 12,2 grams Condition Good Price 2350 EUR In the later decades of the 19th century, Newark, New Jersey, was considered to be the USA capitol of jewellery. The growing wealth of the new middle-class in America created a demand for affordable and wearable items.  The Newark group of manufacturers, which numbered 200 at its peak, was producing 90% of…

Garrard retro floral set

Garrard Azalea €4750

Herbarium No. 194 Scientific Name RHODONDENDRON Common Name Azalea Type Clip brooch and earstuds Place London Date 1940-1945 Collected by Garrard Material Old single cut diamonds, Burma rubies, 750/1000 gold 18 ct, platinum Size Clip 40,3 x 49,5 mm Earstuds 17 x 22 mm Total Weight Clip 18 grams. Earstuds 6,7 grams Condition Good Price 4750 EUR This bold Retro gold, Birma ruby and diamond clip brooch, represents an azalea. The colourful gemstones shine in a setting of 18 ct gold, and the diamonds reflect the light, set in platinum.  During World War II, there was less excess to such…

antique diamond lilies spray brooches

Lilies 1850s €11500

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 18ct 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…

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…

Beech leafs

Beech 1950s set €1750

Herbarium No. 121 Scientific Name FAGUS SYLVATICA Common Name European beech Type Brooch & Earrings Place Unknown Date Ca. 1950’s Collected by Unknown Material 585/000 roségold 14ct white gold petiole and midrib, pavé set with single cut diamonds Size Brooch: 61,5 x 21,3 Earrings: 37 x 13,3 mm Total Weight Brooch: 9,7 Earrings: 9,5 grams Condition Good Price 1750 EUR     *

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…