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…

Rose Tiffany & Co €4150

Herbarium Nr 132 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch/pendant Place New York Date Approximately 1890 Collected by Tiffany & Co Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct, enamel, old European cut diamond ca, 0.25 ct, set in platinum Size 34 x 35 mm Total Weight 14 grams Condition Good Price 4150 EUR     An antique American enamel & diamond flower brooch/pendant by Tiffany & Co, New York, ca. 1890. 18 karat yellow gold, perfectly enamelled rose in velvety purple. A dangling dewdrop, represented by an old European cut diamond 0.25 carat, set in platinum, adds a sparkle. Hallmarked Tiffany & Co. this flower comes with an original…

Rosa Mundi

Rosa Mundi €4250

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 carats; cushion cut diamonds, old mine cut diamonds, rose cut diamonds, 750/1000 gold 18 ct, silver setting Size 30 x 24,2 mm Total Weight 9,05 grams Condition Good Price 4250 EUR     This diamond set brooch, depicting a Rosa Mundi, an early Rose, has a screw-fitting at the back, showing it was part of a bigger piece or set. Antique precious jewellery was often multifunctional; with detachable frames, the diamond set…

Belle epoque · Cushion cut diamond · Dogwood · Edwardian · Old mine cut diamond · Old singlecut diamonds · Platinum · Ring · Symbol of Christianity

Dogwood ring €5200

Herbarium No. 026 Scientific Name CORNUS Common Name Dogwood Type Ring Place Belgium Date Approximately 1910 Collected by Unknown Material Old mine cushion cut diamond circa 0.75 ct, Clarity VVS, light yellow, Old single cut diamonds, Platinum Size 20 x 19,7 mm Total Weight 5,8 grams Condition Good Price 5200 EUR     In the Edwardian period, when this ring was made, platinum was the new black. Platinum is the ultimate metal to create an intricate but strong lacework around the diamonds. In the centre of this ring an old mine cushion cut diamond is set, circa 0.75 ct, Clarity VVS, light yellow,…

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…

1930's · Austrian · Black rose · Chalcedony · Lapidary · Nephrite · Old mine cut diamond · Onyx · Rose · Vienna

Black Rose €1750

Herbarium No. 014 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Vienna, Austria Date 1930s Collected by Unknown Material Black chalcedony, nephrite, diamond, 585/1000 white gold Size 74,35 x 40,5 mm Total Weight 18 grams Condition Good Price 1750 EUR     This elegant brooch in the shape of a black rose is made in the 1930s in Vienna, Austria. White gold was a newly used metal in those days. The naturalistic type of floral jewellery in different gemstones was an Austrian and German speciality. This black rose brooch is an example from the early period. Most flowers, fruits and nuts in this…