Beautiful vintage Italian rhodochrosite, enamel, lapis lazuli, sapphire, and seed pearl 18k yellow gold brooch. Three chains feature seed pearls and red glass beads.
Large Brooch: One (1) oval cabochon cut rhodochrosite measuring approximately 10.60 mm x 8.72 mm x 5.51 mm. Rhodochrosite is surrounded by black enamel. Two (2) round cabochon set lapis lazuli stones measuring approximately 4.23 mm x 4.20 mm x 3.48 mm. Six (6) sapphires measuring approximately 1.3 mm - 1.8 mm each.
Smaller Brooch: One (1) oval cabochon cut rhodochrosite measuring approximately 10.57 mm x 8.60 mm x 5.48 mm. Rhodochrosite is surrounded by black enamel. Four (4) sapphires measuring approximately 1.3 mm - 1.8 mm each.
Chains: Triple chain features six (6) seed pearls measuring approximately between 2.33 mm and 2.43 mm. Five (5) red glass beads measuring approximately between 2.11 mm and 2.27 mm.
Absolutely charming 18k yellow gold butterfly brooch with textured body and ruby eyes. Wings are ornamented in bright shades of red, blues, pink, coral, and purple done in the plique-à-jour (translucent enamel) technique. The articulated moving wings are so finely made that they are able to stand in place on their own. Our hearts fluttered when this special specimen flew into the store!
Singed 'Birks' and dates from the 1970's. Enamel work is in impeccable condition.
"The story of Bijoux Birks began four centuries ago, when the Birks family were master silversmiths in Sheffield, England. Though the brand’s roots lie deep in English craftsmanship, it truly came to life when Henry Birks opened a boutique in the heart of Montreal in 1879. His lifelong dream became a reality and grew into a magnificent fine jewellery legacy that is still thriving today." - Maison Birks Website
Metal: 18k yellow gold
Rubies: Two (2) prong set, round faceted strong intense red rubies measuring 1.84 and 1.79 mm in diameter. Estimated 0.07ct ruby weight.
Enamel: Red, blues, pink, purple and coral plique-à-jour enamel work on hinged wings.
Dimensions: 1.4 inch (L) x 2.4 inch (W) x 0.3 inch (D)
A magnificent piece of French craftsmanship from the 1950's. This Rose trembler ('En Tremblant') has 18k moving mesh petals on hinges with four (4) different inserts set with diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires. The piece is in spectacular condition with all moving parts working very well.
Flower petals : Sixty-nine (69) pavé set single cut diamonds decorating the outside of the flower petals. Estimated clarity of VVS-VS and estimated colour of F/G. The total estimated diamond weight in the petals is 2.00 ct.
Diamond insert : Sixteen (16) round brilliant faceted diamonds set on moving 18k gold stems. Estimated clarity of VVS-SI1 and estimated colour of F/G. The total estimated diamond weight of 0.90 ct.
Ruby insert : Sixteen (16) round faceted natural rubies set on moving 18k gold stems. Total estimated ruby weight of 0.80 ct.
Emerald insert : Sixteen (16) round faceted natural emeralds set on moving 18k gold stems. Total estimated emerald weight of 0.65 ct
Sapphire insert : Sixteen (16) round faceted natural sapphires set on moving 18k gold stems. Total estimated sapphire weight of 0.80 ct.
A spectacular statement piece with over 300 skillfully set diamonds. The 18k white gold piece features a double pin with a single clasp to support the brooch.
Diamonds : Three hundred and nineteen (319) round brilliant cut diamonds measuring from 1.6-3.5mm. The average clarity is VVS2-VS1 and the average color is F/G. The estimated total diamond weight is 22.0 ct.
Lovely antique bar pin crafted in 14k yellow gold and adorned with diamonds and pink ruby doublets. Bar pin is circa 1800.
Metal: 14k yellow gold
Diamonds: Twenty-eight (28) prong set, rose cut diamonds (three diamonds have been replaced. One (1) single cut diamond and two (2) mine cut diamonds measuring approximately 1 mm - 1.5 mm. Total estimated diamond weight 0.28ct. All ruby doublets are round faceted, with surface abrasions, but original.