Gemstones: Diamond

Gold Egyptian Revival Scarab Brooch

[Sold via, no longer viewable. Nothing further known.] … [Read more...]

Late Medieval Diamond Posy Ring

A fifteenth century English ring yellow gold, mounted with an uncut diamond crystal, of octahedral form cleaved in half in a square box-shaped bezel with chamfered edges, to a twisted cable form hoop with alternating twists of engraved cross hatching. The diamond is of Indian origin. In the fifteenth century India was the sole source for diamonds and they were traded … [Read more...]

Medieval Diamond Finger Ring

From Christie's: Sale Title: IMPORTANT JEWELLERY Location: London, King Street Sale Date: Jun 15, 2006 Lot Number: 0398 Sale Number: 7240 Lot Title: AN EXTREMELY RARE MEDIAEVAL DIAMOND LOYALTY RING Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 British pounds Price Realized: 84,000 British pounds - Sold After Sale Pre-lot Text THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN Lot … [Read more...]

Egyptian-Revival Faience and Jeweled Brooch

Magnificent and Rare Egyptian-Revival Faience and Jeweled Brooch, Cartier, London Designed as an Egyptian fan, or flabellum, centering an ancient green glazed faience bust of the goddess Sekhmet, depicted with a solar disc and a uraeus (cobra) upon her head, set against a lapis lazuli sky twinkling with diamond stars bordered by a black enamel aureole and repeating … [Read more...]

Egyptian-Revival Jeweled Fan Brooch

Egyptian-Revival Jeweled Fan Brooch, Cartier, London, 1923 Composed of an Egyptian glazed steatite plaque of semicircular shape, circa 600 B.C., inscribed with hieroglyphs, the border of papyrus and lotus motifs decorated with pear-shaped cabochon sapphires and square segments of onyx and enamel within a ground of pavé-set old European-cut and single-cut diamonds, the … [Read more...]