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.

 

Vintage Siberian amethyst art deco jewelry

Vintage Siberian amethyst art deco jewelry

 

St. Michael the Archangel Slaying the Devil ~ Cornelian Shell, 18K gold ~ Circa 1860 Italy

St. Michael the Archangel Slaying the Devil ~ Cornelian Shell, 18K gold ~ Circa 1860 Italy

 

René Lalique (1860-1945) - Bees on Flowers Hair Comb. Carved Horn, Enamel, Gold and Silver. Circa 1900.

René Lalique (1860-1945) – Bees on Flowers Hair Comb. Carved Horn, Enamel, Gold and Silver. Circa 1900.

 

Rare 1950's David Webb gold ring

Rare 1950’s David Webb gold ring

 

Piguet & Meylan Combination Music Box, Clock and Snuff box c1820

Piguet & Meylan Combination Music Box, Clock and Snuff box c1820

 

Paul Buhre Gold, Diamond and Enamel Lapel Watch by Paul Buhre, Retailed by Van Cleef & Arpels. Circa 1910.       opal, demantoid garnet and half pearl braclet.

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.

 

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.Liberty & Co Pendant - Gold, Opal, Pearl. British, c.1900.

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.

 

Lalique pendant c1900

Lalique pendant c1900

 

Georgian period jewelry c1800s

Georgian period jewelry c1800s

 

Erica Courtney Luscious Lavender Carved Jade Earrings, with platinum and diamonds.

Erica Courtney Luscious Lavender Carved Jade Earrings, with platinum and diamonds.

 

Art Nouveau jewelry, Vintage Russian aquamarine and demantoid garnet rose gold pendant      Antique Carved Peridot Cameo and Diamond Brooch Pendant

Above left: Art Nouveau jewelry, Vintage Russian aquamarine and demantoid garnet rose gold pendant.

Above right: Antique Carved Peridot Cameo and Diamond Brooch Pendant.

 

Art Nouveau Bracelet Masriera & Carreras 1920s

Art Nouveau Bracelet Masriera & Carreras 1920s

 

antique sapphire earrings

antique sapphire earrings

 

antique ring

antique ring

 

Antique heart shaped locket pendant from romonovrussia

Antique heart shaped locket pendant from romonovrussia

 

Antique Georgian Rose Cut Diamond Cluster Ring circa 1820

Antique Georgian Rose Cut Diamond Cluster Ring circa 1820

 

Antique Faberge Egg Pendant c. 1890

Antique Faberge Egg Pendant c. 1890

 

Antique Citrine, Pearl, Enamel and 18K Gold Brooch, circa 1885

Antique Citrine, Pearl, Enamel and 18K Gold Brooch, circa 1885

 

Antique Baroque Pearl Ad Diamond Hat Pin Bound By Freeform Rose-Cut Diamond Vines, Millegrain Accents

Antique Baroque Pearl Ad Diamond Hat Pin Bound By Freeform Rose-Cut Diamond Vines, Millegrain Accents

 

1900's Antique Crystal Opal Bead Necklace with Platinum Diamond Clasp & Quartz

1900’s Antique Crystal Opal Bead Necklace with Platinum Diamond Clasp & Quartz

 

18kt Gold, Ruby, and Diamond - Pomegranate Heart - Brooch, Salvador Dali, Henryk Kaston

18kt Gold, Ruby, and Diamond – Pomegranate Heart – Brooch, Salvador Dali, Henryk Kaston

 

18ct gold scroll pendant, Georges Le Saché, France circa 1900.

18ct gold scroll pendant, Georges Le Saché, France circa 1900.

 

ALWAYS THE ARTIST

Dina