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1910-20s Art Deco 0.65ct Old European Cut Diamond (F/G VS1) Ring, Platinum Filigree, $3850

1910-20s Art Deco 0.65ct Old European Cut Diamond (F/G VS1) Ring, Platinum Filigree, $3850

Sunday, April 6th 2014 6:00pm
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19th Century French Watch Fobs, 18K Gold (in the online shop)

19th Century French Watch Fobs, 18K Gold (in the online shop)

Sunday, April 6th 2014 9:00am
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I like how the online shop is looking today.

I like how the online shop is looking today.

Saturday, April 5th 2014 9:02pm

c1900 Art Nouveau Asymmetrical Garnet and Pearl Drop Necklace, 14K Gold (sold)
Can’t get enough of this sort of asymmetrical Art Nouveau necklace lately. This one is one of the coolest I’ve ever seen. The scale is much larger than usual. And the pearls are set so that they almost appear to float in midair, hovering around big dark pools of garnet.

c1900 Art Nouveau Asymmetrical Garnet and Pearl Drop Necklace, 14K Gold (sold)

Can’t get enough of this sort of asymmetrical Art Nouveau necklace lately. This one is one of the coolest I’ve ever seen. The scale is much larger than usual. And the pearls are set so that they almost appear to float in midair, hovering around big dark pools of garnet.

Saturday, April 5th 2014 4:07pm

Early 19th Century Georgian Blue-Green Paste Ring (in the online shop)

Early 19th Century Georgian Blue-Green Paste Ring (in the online shop)

Saturday, April 5th 2014 1:50pm

19th Century Starfish Intaglio, Rock Crystal, Modern 14K Mounting, $1195

19th Century Starfish Intaglio, Rock Crystal, Modern 14K Mounting, $1195

Saturday, April 5th 2014 12:57pm

1930s French Art Deco Blue Crystal Ring, Silver (in the online shop)

1930s French Art Deco Blue Crystal Ring, Silver (in the online shop)

Friday, April 4th 2014 4:35pm

1920-30s Art Deco Emerald and Diamond Cluster Ring, Platinum Filigree, $5850
When I found this, I was sure it was too good to be true. It was missing the center stone, but the mounting with its domed top and perfect emerald and diamond chevrons is the kind of thing that doesn’t come along very often, especially in this kind of condition. I was suspicious that it might be a reproduction, but the more I studied it, it looked right, and way too nice to be made nowadays. And then a second opinion agreed that it was 1920-30s.  So I got it fixed up with a beautiful new emerald to replace what I think would have been there originally. They don’t make them like this anymore.

1920-30s Art Deco Emerald and Diamond Cluster Ring, Platinum Filigree, $5850

When I found this, I was sure it was too good to be true. It was missing the center stone, but the mounting with its domed top and perfect emerald and diamond chevrons is the kind of thing that doesn’t come along very often, especially in this kind of condition. I was suspicious that it might be a reproduction, but the more I studied it, it looked right, and way too nice to be made nowadays. And then a second opinion agreed that it was 1920-30s. ┬áSo I got it fixed up with a beautiful new emerald to replace what I think would have been there originally. They don’t make them like this anymore.

Thursday, April 3rd 2014 12:45pm

1900-10s Birks Pearl Starburst Brooch/Pendant,14K Gold (sold)
For those unfamiliar with Birks, it’s sort of like the Canadian Tiffany’s. They made extremely high quality jewelry in the early 20th century.

1900-10s Birks Pearl Starburst Brooch/Pendant,14K Gold (sold)

For those unfamiliar with Birks, it’s sort of like the Canadian Tiffany’s. They made extremely high quality jewelry in the early 20th century.

Thursday, April 3rd 2014 9:56am

1930s Art Deco Opal Ring, 14K White Gold, $550

1930s Art Deco Opal Ring, 14K White Gold, $550

Thursday, April 3rd 2014 9:50am