Παρασκευή, 29 Δεκεμβρίου 2017

Tradition...

Extravagantly ornamented Jewish wedding ring has a hinged gable roof with a small compartment underneath. It’s decorated with enamel and filigree. The beautiful enamel parts of the gable roof are formed to look like tiles and dormer windows. These architectural features may represent the marital home of the couple, or the Holy Temple. The origins of the ring are uncertain, but it was made somewhere in Europe sometime after the 16th century.
via British Museum





I'd call this an ear bauble!

Gemstone earrings by Jar auctioned on December 6th at Christie's




here comes......... Spanish Ducal Diamond Coronet c.1890


Care for a ride?

This opulent pendant is shaped like a hippocamp – a mythological sea-horse. The name comes from the Greek ἵππος (horse) and κάμπος (monster) and it’s commonly shown with a horse’s front and fish-like hindquarters. This mythical creature has also given its name to the hippocampus in the brain, due to its similar shape!
This jewel was probably made in Paris in the early 19th century, but it is modelled on jewels made in the 16th century. It’s made of enamelled gold, emeralds and pearls.


Stunning diamond-winged tiara (Valkirie tiara) by Cartier commissioned by the late Mary Crewe-Milnes, Duchess of Roxburghe, in 1935.
The tiara will go on display for the first time at V&A Dundee



Van Cleef & Arpels Christmas Eve bracelet, The Nutcracker ballet, Ballet Précieux collection

Feeling blue? Do you think it may be over the top?

Sapphire and diamond Harry Winston Necklace..This exquisite necklace features 36 matched sapphires from Sri Lanka totaling 195 carats. Their deep sky-blue color contrasts brilliantly with a sparkling sea of 435 diamonds weighing 84 carats.





Gold, Emerald and Diamond Necklace-Brooch Combination, Early 20th Century The graduated necklace set at the front with an emerald-cut emera...