Κυριακή, 25 Μαρτίου 2018

The feature stone of a vintage cocktail ring, set in a scrolling diamond-studded 14K gold mount, this spectacular emerald-cut 25 carat aquamarine is one of those aquamarines that look as if you could dive right into its cool, watery depths... so clear that the details of the mounting can be seen through it.



The lion was an important symbol for Mademoiselle Gabrielle Chanel, an August Leo, and she reportedly had several lion sculptures adorning her apartment.
The new L’Esprit du Lion high jewellery collection from Chanel celebrates this symbol with several stunning pieces - this one is the ‘Passionate’ bracelet with a central orange topaz; and featuring a diamond-set lion and a cuff made up of four rows of rigid gold links

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Firstly, a little vintage piece related to travel... 1970s pearls in a burnt orange floral cotton 1960s travel case lined with creamy velvet and closed by a zip from the Talon Zipper Company (1893 - 1960s), Pennsylvania. 



One more piece for March babies. You have aquamarine and bloodstone birthstones... and here is a beautiful bloodstone and diamond ring dated c.1786. Bloodstone is often very dark - a green or almost black, with red flecks; or a green gradating into red. All very subdued - so this ring is really lifted and brightened by the diamond in the centre, with diamonds and pearls around the circumference (though from this angle you can't actually see the pearls).


It's March and if your birthday is this month you have two birthstones, aquamarine and bloodstone. This aquamarine pendant was made in Odessa between 1908 and 1917. A beautiful pear shaped faceted aquamarine this one, prong-set in rose gold and embellished with three round rubies.









Edwardian sunburst brooch with nearly six carats of old cut diamonds circa 1910. and more stuff...……..