Brooches

BI109 Set of Shell Cameo Jewelry with Bohemian Garnets; Pendant/Brooch, Earrings, and Ring:


Victorian Revival Set with a date of approximately 1950 to 1960. The cameos are carved of a thick sea shell, and natural Bohemian Garnets surround each jewelry item.
Cameos made lovely, portable souvenirs for tourists visiting the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. When the travelers returned home, their friends were enchanted with these small works of art. Within a short time, Italian cameo artists had shops in England, France, and America. These craftsmen carved cameos in the ancient styles or any other designs the purchaser might select.

$950.00

BI107 Shell Cameo of the Three Graces, Victorian Period:


This Cameo can be worn as a Pendant or a Brooch.
The setting is Sterling Silver and handmade bezel frame for the Shell cameo and decorated with a twisted wire detail. The Cameo is hand carved with the theme of the Three Graces.
Information on the Three Graces (Charities)

$395.00

E562 Victoria Bohemian Garnet Star Cluster Brooch/Pin, Circa 1860:


This nicely designed pin set a star design with a frame of Vermeil. The pin has a setting of Vermeil which is also called “Garnet Gold” in which was used in the Victorian period it was a stronger medium to hold small stones that are set close together.
Definition of Vermeil, a French word which came into use in the English language, mostly in America, in the 19th century as an alternative for the usual term silver-gilt is a combination of sterling silver and gold and other precious metals. It was commonly used as a component in jewelry. Victorian also called it Garnet Gold.

$445.00

E394 Gold Mourning Bar Pin Onyx and Seed Pearls:


This circa 1870 handmade brooch/pin that is decorated with 9 karat tested yellow gold. This is an Onyx pin hand cut and hand polished stone. The onyx serves as a mourning color and that is why this stone was used and the seed pearls used in mourning jewelry represent “Tears”. The center pearl is 3 mm and the 6 smaller pearls are 1.8 mm each. The brooch has the original T-bar pin and the elongated C-clasp. The pin is from Pennsylvania and the size is 2 1/2 inches wide and 1/2 inch tall. This is lovely and quality made early piece of Victorian jewelry.

$295.00

E408A Gold Hairwork Brooch with gold "Ribbon's" of Pearls:


This beautiful Brooch is handmade of 15 karat yellow gold, and is circa dated to 1860. Brown Red hair is woven and was placed under to glass crystal in the center of the pin/brooch. Around the crystal framing the hairwork made into the gold setting are interlaced "ribbons" of black enamel with Ivy Leafs applied in yellow gold. Ivy leaves represent "Wedded Love". Alternating "ribbons" of 51 natural Ocean Seed Pearls at 1.3 mm each. This was a labor-intensive work of art.

$595.00

Gold Mourning Brooch Onyx and Seed Pearls with Lilly of the Valley Motif:

Antique Mourning Brooch with Pearls
Victorian Onyx Bar Pin

This circa 1870 handmade brooch/pin which the setting is made of 9 karat tested yellow gold pin and clasp and 18 karat Gold work on the front design. The brooch is made of a bold piece of Black Onyx which is hand cut. The onyx serves as a mourning color and that is why this stone was used and the seed pearls used in mourning jewelry represent “Tears”. Lilly of the Valley theme was used to represent “Delicate Simplicity” in Mourning Jewelry. The brooch has the original T-bar pin and the tube-clasp. The pin is from Philadelphia and the size is 2 1/2 inches wide and ½ inches tall.

$535.00

#5079 Civil War Era, Quality Hairwork 9 karat Gold and Gold-Filled Setting, Brooch with Hairwork:

Antique Brooch with Hairwork Circa 1860
Hairwork Victorian Brooch

This is a quality hairwork brooch which is handmade with the outer setting is 9 karat gold and the center parts are Gold Filled. The setting holds the hair from several members of a family. The crystal is the original one to the brooch and in good condition with light scratches. The circa date for this brooch is 1860. The hairwork largest piece is called the “Prince of Wales “style. The fathering style is one of the most desired styles in hairwork jewelry. The hairwork in this brooch has hair of different colors which would be from other members of the same family.

$495.00

Gold Mourning Brooch Onyx and Seed Pearls in Dramatic Bar Pin:

Victorian Bar Brooch
19th Century Onyx brooch with "tears"

This circa 1870 handmade brooch/pin which the setting is made of 9 karat tested yellow gold. The brooch is made of a bold piece of Black Onyx which is hand cut. The onyx serves as a mourning color and that is why this stone was used and the seed pearls used in mourning jewelry represent “Tears”. The brooch has the original T-bar pin and the C-clasp. The pin is from Baltimore Maryland and the size is 2 1/2 inches wide and ½ inches tall. This is lovely and quality made early piece of Victorian jewelry.

$495.00

E463 Carnelian Agate Brooch with Garnets set in Gold:


The brooch is circa dated to 1850 and was handmade of 9 karat yellow gold. The Carnelian is set in a bezel frame and encircled by hand cut Rose cut natural Bohemian Garnets. There are 34 garnets in this brooch. There is a 10mm crack or growth line in the Carnelian stone, so it is not perfect, but still a beautiful and a quality piece of Jewelry.
History of Carnelian

$225.00

E502 Museum Quality, 22 karat yellow Gold Brooch, Cannetille Gold Work, set with Natural Pearls, Circa 1830, Late Georgian:


Handmade Gold work Cannetille rosettes made of tightly coiled wires. The brooch is set with twenty-five 3/4 natural ocean pearls of 4.5 mm each in a circle on the outer edge of the brooch. The next circle of fifteen 3/4 pearls and 4 mm each in size a 5/8 cut pearl in the center at 6.5 mm. Between the rows of pearls and the center, pearls are rolls of tightly coiled rosettes, beautiful Cannetille filigree work in the 22-karat wire. The high karat of wire is used because it is softer and more flexible to work in making this elegant design.
Information on Cannetille work:

$3,700.00
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