One of the things we love most about collecting Antique and Vintage jewellery is the history behind each and every piece. The stunning Edwardian platinum, pearl, emerald and diamond pendant brooch was made by hand over 100 years ago, when Edward VII was on the throne, and the level of craftsmanship and the attention to detail still resonates down the decades.
Made just a few years later, the Art Deco platinum diamond and emerald bar brooch is in wonderful condition and is a true reflection of the clean and neat lines of the Art Deco style. The emerald solitaire ring with diamond-set shoulders exhibits a truly outstanding certified Colombian emerald weighing 6.00cts.
Brooches were very popular in the late 19th and early 20th Century, and one's choice of brooch was designed to tell a story. The Victorians and Edwardians associated bees with an industrious nature, but also, through the production of honey, sweetness and benevolence. This example has lovely millegrain detail to the edges of the settings, and amethysts covering the head, thorax and abdomen.
The very naturalistic lizard brooch is in all gold, and notable for the almost tactile scales engraved on its body.
The flower cluster earrings are in 18ct yellow and white gold, the yellow gold showcasing the round faceted emeralds, the white making the perfect setting for the diamonds.
The diamond ring is a modern piece, but in a style that has remained popular throughout the entire span of jewellery eras in today's collection. A very fine 1.50cts diamond, certified E colour, VS1 clarity, is simply displayed above collet diamond-set shoulders.