So much sparkly goodness. I'd swear I was a dragon with the penchant I have for wanting all the sparklies but no money to have all the ones I want. Collecting…
Gold, silver, and diamond brooch, set with an octagonal sapphire engraved with the arms of Johann Hugo von Orsbeck (1634-1711), appointed Archbishop Prince Elector of Trier, 13 July, and Bishop of Speyer, 16 July 1676, Abbot of Prum and Provost of Weissenburg. Now framed within a foliate border. German. Sapphire intaglio: 17th century. Setting: 19th century. Click for source and additional commentary by Diana Scarisbrick
A ZIRCON, PEARL AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY GIULIANO. Composed of a series of openwork links each with black and white enamel piqué detailing and central pearl accent, joined by old-cut diamond single-stone connections, the front further set with cushion shaped brown zircon highlights and suspending a pear shaped zircon and pearl fringe with drop shaped diamond terminations, mounted in gold, circa 1890, 40.4cm long, original fitted maker's case. Signed C.G (1863-1895) for Carlo Giuliano
THE PORTLAND ANTIQUE SAPPHIRE, DIAMOND, AND NATURAL PEARL STOMACHER BROOCH. The rectangular-shaped sapphire within old-cut diamond surround to the four sapphire and diamond foliate clusters with ribbon surmount, suspending a series of natural pearl pendent drops with a detachable triple pearl drop to the center, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1880, 15.0cm long, in original burgundy velvet fitted case by Garrard & Co. Bottom: Ivy Cavendish-Bentinck, Duchess of Portland, wearing the brooch.
The Habsburg Peridot Parure A complete parure of peridot jewels: a tiara, a necklace, earrings, and substantial brooch. c. 1820s attributed to Köchert, who later become imperial court jewelers to the Habsburgs. Large diamond scrolls, the center of which are studded with absolutely enormous peridots. The tiara can also be supplemented with seven of the pendants from the necklace, which can be set upright atop the piece. A delicate floral motif runs through all of the pieces in the parure.
A belle époque pearl and diamond pendant, circa 1905 The fleur-de-lys surmount millegrain-set with old brilliant and single-cut diamonds, suspending a grey and a white pearl connected by millegrain-set old brilliant-cut diamond spacers, terminating in an old pear-shaped diamond drop, weighing 6.97 carats, on a black cord necklace with an adjustable single-cut diamond slide, pendant length 6.0cm.