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Gemstone: Diamond
Extraordinary Fabergé Ruby Diamond Gold Chinese Jade Lotus Leaf Bowl
Located in Greenwich, CT
This extraordinary Faberge hand carved bowl, in the shape of a lotus leaf, was created from the richest of light to dark green Chinese jade and has a delicate organic floral motif c...
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Late 19th Century Art Nouveau Antique Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

White Diamond, Jade, Ruby, 18k Gold

Verdura Diamond 18 Karat Gold Mesh Purse Evening Bag
Located in New York, NY
Fine diamond and 18K yellow gold evening purse by Verdura, circa 1980s. It features a two color gold mesh design, with diamond and gold thumb leaves-like piece, and rope link chain. ...
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Late 20th Century Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold, White Gold

Sterling Silver Guilloché Enamel Diamond and Ruby Mirror Case
Located in New York, NY
20th-century sterling silver Guilloché pink enamel mirror case Cabochon rubies weighing 1.16 carats Diamonds weighing 0.15 carats Handmade in Italy The Ocie Minaudiere collection was...
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1990s Contemporary Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Ruby, Diamond, Silver, Sterling Silver, Rhodium, Enamel

Sterling Silver Guilloché Blue Enamel Diamond and Sapphire Mirror Case
Located in New York, NY
20th-century sterling silver Guilloché blue enamel mirror case Cabochon sapphires weighing 2.16 carats Diamonds weighing 0.15 carats Handmade in Italy The Ocie Minaudiere collection ...
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1990s Contemporary Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Diamond, Silver, Sterling Silver, Enamel, Rhodium

Aigrette Headpiece in 18 Karat Gold, Diamonds and Pearls
Located in Brisbane, QLD
An incredible Edwardian aigrette headpiece crafted from 18 karat yellow gold, diamonds and natural cultured pearls. The pin is attached to a split yellow gold plated hinged pin which...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Diamond, Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, Gold Plate, Yellow Gold

Important Faberge Diamond Gold Enamel Violets in Rock Crystal Vase
Located in Greenwich, CT
Conceived as elegant antidotes to the bleak harshness of winters, precious objects in the form of floral sprays have a long history in Russia. As Peter Carl Faberge himself noted in...
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Late 19th Century Art Nouveau Antique Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Rock Crystal, Gold, 18k Gold, Enamel

Diamond Art Deco Greek Key Diamond Platinum Tiara
Located in Geneva, CH
Diamond tiara of Art Deco design, composed of graduated Greek key pattern and center medallion, set throughout with old mine cut diamonds on platinum. Design: Art Deco Period: 21th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Round Sapphire Diamond and Wood Pillbox, circa 1900
Located in Idar-Oberstein, DE
An utterly beautiful and harmonious antique round pillbox in wood, ca. 1900. It is set with a sapphire sugarloaf cabochon and five old cut diamonds, all in a yellow gold bezel settin...
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Early 1900s Antique Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Miniature Lapis Enamel Diamond Gold Floral Clock
Located in New York, NY
Wonderful & whimsical. Solid 18kt Yellow Gold & Enamel Floral Sprig growing out of a Gold decorated Lapis Base. The Flower is made up of 5 enamel Flowers, each centered wit...
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1960s Contemporary Vintage Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

18K Rose Gold Bug Shaped Mixed Colored Diamond Brooch
Located in Hong Kong, HK
18K Rose Gold Bug Shaped Mixed Colored Diamond Brooch 4 Diamonds - 0.05 CT 41 Mixed Colored Diamonds - 0.50 CT 2 Rubies - 0.04 CT 18K Rose Gold - 3.80 GM
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

18K Rose Gold Turtle Mixed Colored Diamond Brooch
Located in Hong Kong, HK
18K Rose Gold Turtle Mixed Diamond Brooch 54 Mixed Colored Diamonds - 0.37 CT 2 Rubies - 0.01 CT 18K Rose Gold - 3.95 GM Turtle represents intuitive development, protection, wisdom...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Sterling Silver Guilloché Black Enamel Diamond Minaudière One of a Kind
Located in New York, NY
One of a kind, 20th-century sterling silver Guilloché black enamel Minaudière Silver clasp pave set with diamonds weighing 0.55 carats 11" sterling silver chain handle Handmade in I...
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1990s Contemporary Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Rhodium, Gold Plate, Silver, Sterling Silver, Enamel

Cartier Art Deco Diamond Pearl Enamel & Onyx Hand Bag
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Art Deco Diamond Pearl Enamel & Onyx Clutch Made Circa 1920 Signed Cartier and Numbered Measurements: 6" long
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, Pearl

Van Cleef & Arpels Compact Case with Diamonds and 18k Yellow Gold
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gorgeous VCA compact case with excellent quality white diamond rounds. Handmade in 18k yellow gold. Comes with paperwork.
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20th Century Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

South Sea Pearl & Diamond Spider Brooch
Located in Seattle, WA
A one of a kind Tarantula spider brooch. It is constructed from 51.5 grams of 18kt White Gold with articulating legs, and features 2 South Sea Pearls as the body parts. One pearl is ...
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2010s Baroque Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, South Sea Pearl, 18k Gold

14karat Solid Gold Dice with Diamonds
Located in Corte Madera, CA
Life sized dice. Desk Jewels. Seven carats of diamonds in 14k solid gold.
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold

18K White Gold Firefly Emerald and Diamond Brooch
Located in Hong Kong, HK
18K White Gold Firefly Emerald and Diamond Brooch 2 Blue Sapphires - 0.95 CT 24 Diamonds - 0.18 CT 1 Emerald - 2.45 CT 1 Ruby - 0.44 CT 18K White Gold - 2.63 GM
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

18K Turtle Mixed Colored Diamond and Green Garnet Brooch
Located in Hong Kong, HK
18K Turtle Mixed Diamond and Green Garnet Brooch 10 Mixed Colored Diamonds - 0.08 CT 42 Green Garnets - 0.35 CT 2 Rubies - 0.01 CT 2 Yellow Sapphires - 0.02 CT 18K Gold - 3.95 GM T...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, Ruby, Yellow Sapphire, 18k Gold

GIA Burmese Ruby Pink Sapphire and Diamond Pave Yellow Gold Butterfly Pin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wow! What a beautiful statement piece! This large butterfly pin is collection worthy, featuring Burmese rubies, pink sapphires, and over 300 brilliant cut diamonds. The rubies are ex...
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2010s Artisan Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, 18k Gold, Gold, Y...

Eighteen Karat Yellow Gold Diamond Pink Ruby Poodle Dog Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Vintage eighteen karat yellow gold diamond and pink ruby Poodle dog brooch or pin Jewel was created in the 1960th Diamonds weighing approximately 0.33 carats Pink rubies or sapphires...
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18K Rose Gold Honey Bee Mixed Colored Diamond and Rubelite Brooch
Located in Hong Kong, HK
18K Rose Gold Honey Bee Mixed Colored Diamond and Rubelite Brooch 42 Mixed Colored Diamonds - 0.32 CT 1 Rubellite - 5.43 CT 2 Rubies - 0.03 CT 18K Rose Gold - 3.59 GM Look at the b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Rubelite, Ruby, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Paul Amey "Pink Mist" 18K, Platinum and Diamond Ladies Writing Implement
Located in Noosa Heads, AU
Award winning “PINK MIST” Ladies Writing Implement on “Monstera Desk Base” “Pink Mist” was designed and hand crafted by multi award-winning jeweler Paul Amey in Australia using a “s...
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2010s Artisan Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Natural Pearl, 18k Gold, Platinum, Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Ruby Diamond Gold Compact Powder Case
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The compact features square step-cut rubies weighing a total of approximately 1.25 carats, enhanced by single-cut diamonds weighing a total of 0.15 carat, set in 14k gold, marked Tif...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cabochon Emerald, Diamond and Blue Enamel Pendant in 18k
Located in Surfside, FL
ESTIMATED RETAIL: $5,040 YOUR PRICE: $3,100 - Cabochon emerald, diamond and blue enamel pendant in 18k, with over 3 carats in green emeralds and 0.50 carat in diamond accents. Made i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modernist Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Enamel

Fabergé 18 Kt Gold Egg Red Enamel with Gold Stand, Emeralds, Sapphires, Diamonds
Located in BARI, IT
Rare Fabergé gold egg with its gold stand. It is decorated with red guilloche enamel and precious stones: emeralds (0.40 carats), sapphires (3.15 carats), diamonds (0.56 carats). It ...
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1990s Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Emerald, Gold, Enamel

Antique Georgian Musical Mechanical 15 Karat Gold Karat Fob Trincket Pendant
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This highly unusual musical pendant was originally worn on a gentlemen's watchchain as an extraordinary curiosity. It is in full working order and plays a little tune. The top of thi...
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1810s George III Antique Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, 15k Gold

Cartier Paris circa 1930 Art Deco Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Lighter
Located in New York, NY
A lighter in the form of an oval column with a field of prong-set diamonds at the opening; mounted in yellow gold with platinum accents, with French assay marks; in original fitted C...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Gold, Platinum

Faberge Diamond-Set Egg Pendant in the Form of an Elephant
Located in London, GB
A Fabergé diamond set miniature egg pendant in the form of an elephant realistically modelled in standing position with its trunk curving-up, all set throughout with rose-cut diamond...
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1890s Russian Empire Antique Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond

Diamond Head Band
Located in New York, NY
Royalty!!!!! Diamond head band 18k gold with flexible links encrusted with 448 brilliant top quality diamonds Measurements: Length: 12 inches (from the inside) Width: 0.25 inches
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1950s Romantic Vintage Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Paul Amey 18k "Oceana" Red Wine and/or Champagne Stemware Handcrafted by Artisan
Located in Noosa Heads, AU
“OCEANA” Stingray Champagne and Wine Stemware “Oceana” was designed and hand crafted by multi award-winning jeweller Paul Amey in Australia. Stamped with his registered makers mark ...
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2010s Artisan Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Coral, Diamond, Natural Pearl, 18k Gold, Platinum, Gold, Yellow Gold

18K Rose Gold Turtle Mixed Colored Diamond and Pink Sapphire Brooch
Located in Hong Kong, HK
18K Rose Gold Turtle Mixed Diamond and Pink Sapphire Brooch 10 Mixed Colored Diamonds - 0.08 CT 2 Green Garnets - 0.01 CT 23 Pink Sapphires - 0.20 CT 21 Rubies - 0.16 CT 18K Rose Go...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Garnet, Ruby, Pink Sapphire, Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Jeweled Diamond Cabochon Emerald Enamel Silver Clasp Alligator Skin Minaudière
Located in New York, NY
One of a kind, 20th-century sterling silver Guilloché enamel clasp, and alligator exotic skin Minaudière Silver clasp pave set with a diamond weighing 0.45 Cabochon emerald bezel set...
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1990s Contemporary Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Silver, Sterling Silver, Enamel

Tiffany & Co. by Sonia Younis, 21.49 Carat Pink Sapphire 18k and Platinum Brooch
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An intense, vivid pink, cushion cut sapphire is featured in this amazing pin. It is of substantial size weighing 21.49 carats, has excellent clarity and is extremely brilliant. It is...
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20th Century Artisan Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

White Diamond, Multi-gemstone, Diamond, Emerald, Pink Sapphire, Platinum...

Wendy Brandes 18K Gold Dragon Ring With Lapis Lazuli Globe - Ukraine Donation
Located in New York, NY
Globe spins in dragon's mouth. Approx. 25 grams 18K yellow gold, satin finish. Custom-cut lapis lazuli (globe). Diamond accents. Black rhodium detail. One-of-a-kind. As seen on super...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Rhodium

18K Rose Gold Fly Shaped Orange Sapphire and Yellow Sapphire Brooch
Located in Hong Kong, HK
18K Rose Gold Bug FLY Shaped Orange Sapphire and Yellow Sapphire Brooch 8 Mixed Diamonds - 0.06 CT 8 Diamonds - 0.05 CT 23 Green Garnets/Pink Sapphires/Rubies - 0.21 CT 64 Orange Sa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, Ruby, Pink Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Intini Jewels 0.63 Diamond Mosquito Bee 18 Karat Gold Diamond Pin Insect Brooch
Located in Milano, IT
Breathtaking and spectacular bee or mosquito brooch modeled in the shape of an insect, 0.63 carats embellished with 18 karat gold. More than 30 diamonds that bring to life a detailed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

De Beers Limited Edition Millennium 2000 Diamond Brass Hourglass Timer
Located in Holland, PA
Very Rare! Limited Edition Millennium 2000 Diamond Brass Hourglass Timer by De Beers. This item comes with lighted pedestal and box. This hourglass was just sold on June 3, 2015 at C...
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Early 2000s Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Brass

Retro Compact Owned by Joan Fontaine
Located in New Orleans, LA
This magnificent Swiss Art Deco minaudière compact is believed to have been owned by renowned film star Joan Fontaine. Crafted of sterling and gilded silver, this captivating compac...
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20th Century Art Deco Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Sterling Silver

Diamond and Tigers Eye Jewelled Revolver Pendant Set in 18k Rose Gold
Located in London, GB
A beautiful diamond and tigers eye revolver pendant set in 18k rose and white gold. Whether you are a fan of James Bond or usually root for the Bond Villain, it is hard to ignore thi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Tiger's Eye, Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold

Wendy Brandes Signed Maneater Collection Ring: New York City Taxi and Passenger
Located in New York, NY
23 grams of 18K yellow, & white gold, satin finish. 92 yellow diamonds, totaling 0.59 carats. 92 white diamonds, totaling 0.46 carats. 130 black diamonds, totaling 1.04 carats. 2 sma...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Yellow Diamond, Black Diamond, Diamond, White Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, R...

Antoni Farré “Bird of Paradise” 18kt and Plique a Jour Brooch, Handmade in Spain
Located in Logan, UT
“Bird of Paradise” is as much a piece of art as a piece of jewelry, and it is a testimony to the storied jewelry history of Barcelona, Spain. The delicate plumage, the cascading tail...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Natural Diamond Crystal in Ancient Alluvial Conglomerate-2
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A precious wonder of nature! A rough diamond crystal, embedded in its' original alluvial host rock is what makes this precious specimen special. The visible part of the diamond crys...
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15th Century and Earlier Antique Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond

Fabergé Antique Nephrite Diamond Silver and Gold Cigarette Case Holder
Located in New York, NY
Antique Faberge 18k gold cigarette holder case, with nephrite body, decorated with rose cut diamonds in silver N engraved ornament. Case measures 3.5" x 1 7/8". Marked: "Faberge" in ...
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19th Century Antique Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Gold, Silver

Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Dragonfly Brooch
Located in New Orleans, LA
Enveloped in a sea of 60.26 carats of fancy vivid yellow diamonds is this tour de force of jewelry craftsmanship from the collaboration of jewelry legends Fred Leighton and Carvin Fr...
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20th Century Contemporary Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Yellow Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Paul Amey Caviar 18K and Diamond Caviar "Dragon Spoon" Hand Crafted by Artisan
Located in Noosa Heads, AU
“DRAGON SPOON” and “CLOUD” Rest/Pendant The “Dragon Spoon” is a caviar spoon with a stylized “Dragon” wrapped down the stem and features a 26pt heart shaped natural pink Argyle type...
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2010s Artisan Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold, Platinum

Mellerio Paris, a French Gold, Diamond, Silver-Gilt, Rock-Crystal, & Lapis Horse
Located in New York, NY
Mellerio Paris, A French Gold, Diamond, Silver-Gilt, Rock-Crystal, Obsidian & Lapis Horse An extremely rare and unique, one of a kind French gold, diamonds, Silver-gilt rock-crystal...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, Rock Crystal, Gold, Silver

Freedom Aquamarine brooch white gold Blue beryl 23 carats
Located in Berlin, DE
This imaginative Aquamarine and Diamond brooch features pure artistry inspired by the limitless beauty beyond our imagination, personal freedom, and ultimate happiness through devoti...
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2010s Aesthetic Movement Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Aquamarine, Beryl, Crystal, White Gold, 18k Gold

Art Deco Diamond and Pearl Lorgnette and Chain, circa 1930
Located in London, GB
An Art Deco diamond set lorgnette, on a pearl and platinum double long chain, with cut corner rectangle lenses, in engraved and millegrain edged surrounds, with a handle set with a k...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Platinum

Diamond Bespoke Sterling Silver Rectangular Engraved Modern Classic Cufflinks
Located in London, GB
We believe in creating your own unique look by creating your own style. These cufflinks are completely bespoke and exquisite for the discerning gentleman. Expertly hand crafted in s...
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2010s Neoclassical Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Amethyst, Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Black Diamond, Emerald...

Natural Diamond Crystal in Ancient Alluvial Conglomerate-1
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A precious wonder of nature! A rough diamond crystal, embedded in its' original alluvial host rock is what makes this precious specimen special. The visible part of the diamond cryst...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Crystal

Antique Gold Pendant with Diamonds and Pearls
Located in Chicago, IL
Pendant with Virgin Mary as Queen of Heaven Western Europe, Southern Germany (?), Italy (?), c. 1550-1560 Gold, enamel, diamonds, and pearls Weight 13.2 gr; Length 36.9 x 31.2 mm (in...
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16th Century Antique Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Gold

Zorab Creation, Multi-Gems Kaleidoscope Butterfly Cocktail Ring
Located in San Diego, CA
A splendid spectrum of color awaits your hand with the Precious Kaleidoscope ring, a Zorab Creation. Mesmerizing in its brilliantly light catching tones, yellow diamonds 0.26 carats...
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1940s Art Nouveau Vintage Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Amethyst, Yellow Diamond, Brown Diamond, Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Spin...

Diamond Fountain Pen
Located in New York, NY
Fine Fountain Pen studded in Round Brilliant Diamonds using Stainless Steel. Months are spent making just 1 of these pens. Inquire for others in our inventory. Approximately 17.20 ...
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2010s Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

De Vroomen Enamel, Pearl and Diamond 18k Yellow Gold Brooch
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautiful enamel pin was made by Leo de Vrooman. He is an incredible designer who is known for exquisite enamel work. The pin is large and bold, measuring approximately 2-3/4" x...
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1990s Artisan Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Natural Pearl, Yellow Gold, Enamel, 18k Gold

1960's Diamond Ladies Italian 18K White Gold Clutch Purse
Located in Miami, FL
This exquisite Vintage Clutch Purse from the 1960s was designed with a soft textured woven style, crafted in solid with 18K White Gold. Topped with (15) round cut, pave set, genuine...
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1960s Vintage Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

"Tom and Jerry" Diamond and Gold Miniature Model
Located in New York, NY
Tom and Jerry was introduced to the public in the 1940’s. As a cartoon series it has been ranked as one of the best. The two main characters are Tom the grey cat and Jerry is the sm...
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Mid-20th Century Artist Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Antique Moses Cameo Brooch
Located in New Orleans, LA
The legendary Michelangelo's Moses is meticulously recreated in this 19th-century cameo brooch. Crafted of beautiful onyx, the intricate cameo resides in its 18K yellow gold mounting...
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19th Century Victorian Antique Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Art Deco Silk Evening Bag With Jade and Diamond Clasp Circa 1925
Located in London, GB
A beautiful Art Deco silk brocade and gemstone evening bag by Cartier London, circa 1925, the bag of rectangular envelope design, the silk embroidered with a floral motif in metallic...
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1920s Vintage Diamond Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Jade, Platinum

Antique and Vintage Diamond Jewelry and Watches

Diamonds and antique diamond jewelry are primarily associated with storybook engagements and red-carpet grand entrances — indeed, this ultra-cherished gemstone has a dramatic history on its hands.

From “A Diamond Is Forever” to “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend,” pop culture has ingrained in our minds that diamonds are the most desired, the most lasting and the most valuable gemstone. But what makes the diamond so special? Each stone — whether it’s rubies, sapphires or another stone — is unique and important in its own right. April babies might claim the stone for themselves, but just about everyone wants this kind of sparkle in their lives!

There are several factors that set diamonds apart from other stones, and these points are important to our gem education. Diamonds are minerals. They are made up of almost entirely of carbon (carbon comprises 99.95 percent; the remainder consists of various trace elements). Diamonds are the hardest gemstones, ranking number 10 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. Even its name, diamond, is rooted in the Greek adamas, or unconquerable. The only object that can scratch a diamond is another diamond. Diamonds are formed deep within the earth at very high temperatures (1,652–2,372 degrees Fahrenheit at depths between 90 and 120 miles beneath earth’s surface) and are carried up by volcanic activity. Diamonds are quite rare, according to the Gemological Institute of America, and only 30 percent of all the diamonds mined in the world are gem quality.

In the 1950s, the Gemological Institute of America developed the 4Cs grading system to classify diamonds: clarity, color, cut and carat weight. Not all diamonds are created equal (there are diamonds, and then there are diamonds). The value of the diamond depends on the clarity (flawless diamonds are very rare but a diamonds value decreases if there are many blemishes or inclusions), color (the less color the higher the grade, cut (how the diamond’s facets catch the light, certain cuts of diamonds show off the stone better than others) and carat weight (the bigger, the better). When you start shopping for a diamond engagement ring, always prioritize the cut, which plays the largest role in the diamond's beauty.

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