Antique Diamond Leaf Brooch

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Antique Victorian old mine diamond brooch depicting two holly leaves.

English, ca. 1890.

$48,000

Antique Moonstone Bracelet

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Antique cabochon moonstone bracelet set with alternating interlocked ruby and diamond rings in silver and gold.

English, ca. 1890.
Length: 7 1/2 in.

$14,000

This item is available for purchase in the ALVR shop.

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Green Garnet and Diamond Halo Ring

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Antique demantoid (green) garnet ring surrounded by a halo of diamonds, set in gold and platinum.

English, ca. 1900.
(demantoid approx. 3.20 cts)

$35,000

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Moonstone and Diamond Cluster Ring

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Monumental bombé cluster ring set with seven moonstones and ten diamonds in a gold ball mount.

English, ca. 1960.

$18,500

This item is available for purchase in the ALVR shop.

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Egyptian Revival Scarab Earrings

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Pair of Egyptian Revival engraved carnelian scarab earrings, the tops enameled with a white, blue, and green lotus flower design.

English, ca. 1895.
Length: 1 1/4 in.

$8,500

These are available for purchase in the ALVR shop.

back view of carnelian scarab earrings showing engraved designs - one of a man with a sword, the other of a man with a bow

Victorian Diamond Cross Pendant

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Victorian diamond cross pendant set in silver and gold with ten old European-cut diamonds with an approximate weight of 6 cts., surrounded by a decorative border of old mine diamonds.

English, ca. 1890.
Length: 2 1/4 in. (incl. bail)

$65,000

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Victorian Gold Archaeological Revival Earrings

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Victorian 15k gold archaeological revival pendant earrings with filigree and granulation decoration.

English, ca. 1870.
Length: 2 1/4 in.

$10,500

This item is available for purchase in the ALVR shop.

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Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond Ring

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Sapphire and diamond ring, mounted in platinum. Diamonds approximately 4 carats, sapphire approximately 1.6 carats.

English, ca. 1925.

$52,000

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Multi-colored Diamond Earrings

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Pair of multi-colored diamond pendant earrings set in platinum.

English contemporary
Length: 1 3/4 inches
(approximately 6.91 cts total)

$85,000

These earrings appear in our diamond drop earrings video on our videos page.

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Victorian Citrine Long Pendant Earrings

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Pair of strikingly long citrine pendant earrings, set in gold.

English, ca. 1880.
Length: 3 inches

$14,000

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Antique Russian Niello Dessert Service

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Gilded silver and niello dessert service, each piece richly decorated with intricately designed illustrations of gun dogs, wild game, and game birds set against varying landscapes.  34 pieces, comprising two sugar tongs, two cake servers, six coffee spoons, six teaspoons, six dessert spoons, six knives, and six forks.

By Nicholls and Plincke, St. Petersburg ca. 1850.

Images celebrating the hunt were a common design motif in nineteenth century decorative arts. The St. Petersburg firm Nicholls and Plincke, also known as Magasin Anglais, was established by two Englishmen, Constantin Nicholls and William Plincke, in 1829. One of the most important retailers of luxury items in Imperial Russia, the firm initially imported English silverware and also later produced designs inspired by it, in addition to a wide range of important works of silver, and thereby catered to Russian aristocracy’s growing taste for western design.

Niello is a method of decorating metal using a metallic alloy composed of silver, copper (or zinc), lead, and sulphur, which produces a blackish hue.  Used by the ancient Egyptians and the Romans, the technique later spread throughout Europe. It is known to have existed in Russia since the tenth century, and figured prominently in Russian decorative arts over the centuries.

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Victorian Zircon Necklace

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Victorian graduated multi-colored natural zircon necklace, set in gold.

English, ca. 1885.
Length: 15 1/4 inches

$32,000

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