ParisCity of Lights Fall 2013
22K yellow gold ring hand made to
showcase an Ancient Silver Greek coin
Approximately 300-400BCn that depicts
APOLLO Son of Zeus and Leto and twin brother of Artemis. Know as God of Music, prophecy, light, archery and also religious healing. The swan and the lyre are his symbols. It is said when he was born a circle of swans surrounded the
island of Delos. Wear an ancient symbol, a rare coin in a simply elegant ring, a small size US five.
To spend one's days in a garden.
Can there be any greater treasure?
GiARDINETTO RING CIRCA 1770
With rose cut natural diamonds, one with a peach hue, also containing a natural unheated sapphire,
an unheated natural ruby set in a vase full of
flowers from the "Garden" thus the Italian word
Giardinetto comes into focus. The shank is formed as a tree branch. Popular with aristocrats in the late 18th century, rings of this quality and condition are extremely rare. I am sure
if we could connect the dots and follow this ring through it's travels, we may find a person of history connected to it's beauty. Purchased from an estate
30 years ago. Kept as a secret treasure.
6900.00 An exceptional price for the condition.
PINK SAPPHIRE BROOCH
In lower carat gold, probably made from
the coinage at the time, this magnificent
brooch shows the color of sapphires
when they reach the surface of the earth
whether through mining or alluvial deposits. It reminds me of coloring
with pink and blue crayons as a child, I called it the princess color then.
I have had it so long, I must do some research before I price this item.
I have no idea of the value at this time.
I do know that natural unheated stones
of beautiful hue are very rare.
To be continued...
EDWARDIAN CIRCA 1890
Yellow gold, Garnet and Seed Pearl
Link Bracelet from the Stetson Estate
Will fit an average to small wrist, the
garnets in this bracelet have the type of
inclusions that you see in older stones.
Of course finding matched stones in those days was much more difficult than
today with all of our modern technology.
The seed pearls were much more valuable
at the time as natural pearls were as
prized as large diamonds. A so called
"Age of Innocence" before WWI.
This would have been worn only in the evening at an event. Jewelry was not
worn in general during the day. These pieces can be found with or without
hallmark. This piece happens to
be one without.
Own a piece of history for 550.00