19th century ruby and diamond tremblant dragonfly brooch, French c.1890, the pierced rose diamond set wings each with a line of rubies along the top edge, an oblong ruby and diamond cluster forming the thorax, line of seven cushion cut rubies down the abdomen, and two ruby eyes, open set in gold,
An impressive and highly important diamond ornament from the collection of the Russian Imperial Family, Russia, 2nd half of the 18th century. Consisting of an articulated band mounted in silver with a row of twenty-seven graduated cushion-shaped diamonds in open settings within a border of stylised foliate motifs close set with smaller similarly cut stones, embellished with a ribbon bow clasp close set in silver with cushion-shaped diamonds in an openwork floral and foliate pattern.
19th century amethyst and diamond cross pendant, c.1890, each arm formed by an elongated fancy cut stone with pointed terminal, a square cut stone to centre, the border spaced by diamond collet highlights, foliate diamond cluster suspension loop, open set in gold
FABERGE JEWELRY ~ Imperial presentation pin of Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich, 1908-1917, St.Petersburg. Most of the presentation jewels supplied by Faberge to the Imperial Cabinet seem to have been produced in the workshops of Hollming and Holmstrom. However, examples from other workmasters, including Thielemann survive. Master in St Petersburg from 1858 he became head of Faberge second jewellery workshop from 1880 where he specialised in small jewels and decorations.
Pair of 19th century emerald drop and diamond cluster earrings, c.1880 , each hung with pear shaped emerald of double sided rose cut, from an emerald and diamond cluster top with diamond droplets, diamond foliate motif between, open set in silver and gold
19th century diamond flower brooch, c.1800, designed as a spray of bell shaped flowerheads, one in full bloom to the top set with a principal cushion cut stone, one lower down set with a pear shape, further buds and leaves, open set throughout with round and cushion cut stones, mounted in silver and gold
Antique sapphire, pearl and diamond tremblant dragonfly brooch, c.1895, with pave set diamond wings, an oval cut sapphire and rose diamond cluster thorax, the tail formed by a tapering row of sapphires with rose diamond set divisions, two grey-black pearls forming the eyes, diamonds to the legs and anteannae, open set in silver and gold.
THE ROMANOV JEWELRY ~ This necklace belonged to Catherine II The Great. Designed in the 18th century as necklace consisting of an articulated band mounted in silver with a row of twenty-seven graduated cushion-shaped diamonds in open settings within a border of stylised foliate motifs close set with smaller similarly cut stones, embellished with a ribbon bow clasp close set in silver with cushion-shaped diamonds in an open-work floral and foliate pattern~