There is a unique master-craftsmanship appeal about antique jewelry, I sometimes feel this art has been lost to the higher cut polishes and finishes of today.
The art of antique jewelry seems to embody an amazing appreciation for the raw material which is balanced with the mastery of hand made. Whilst there are many amazing master jewelers today .. the appeal is distinctly different.
Maybe its the return to vintage fashion that has me captivated.
Above vintage necklace by Miriam Haskell Glass Necklace c. late 1940s.
Above left: Paul Buhre Gold, Diamond and Enamel Lapel Watch by Paul Buhre, Retailed by Van Cleef & Arpels. Circa 1910.
Above right: opal, demantoid garnet and half pearl bracelet.
Above left: Multiple views of Magnificent and rare antique emerald and diamond tiara, circa 1900. Previously owned by Princess Katharina Henckel Von Donnersmarck. Via Diamonds in the Library.
Above right: Liberty & Co Pendant – Gold, Opal, Pearl. British, c.1900.
Above left: Art Nouveau jewelry, Vintage Russian aquamarine and demantoid garnet rose gold pendant.
Above right: Antique Carved Peridot Cameo and Diamond Brooch Pendant.
ALWAYS THE ARTIST