lorna davison designs


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?


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. 



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...


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       2550.00


Mysterious, infamous, magnificent, cursed, exciting,

the most famous diamond ever.  

As legend goes it was plucked from the eye of an idol

in India in the 17th Century by a thief that was later murdered for it.

Held by Tavernier until sold to the King of France, Louis the XV for an enormous amount of gold. Passed to King Louis XVI and Marie Antoniette, we all know that outcome.   To King George IV, who lost it to pay off tremendous debt.  To Henry Phillip Hope, it's namesake

who had no heirs.  Passed to his eldest nephew

Henry Thomas Hope who sold it pay off gambling debts.

Then to Evalyn Walsh McClean by way of Cartier who had

now fashioned it into the incredible necklace it is today.

She never took it off and the curse continued, with the death of her eldest son, in a car accident, her daughter committed suicide at 25, and her dear husband declared insane.  Sold in 1949 to Harry Winston, again to pay off debt, it was donated to the Smithsonian Institute where it is now displayed.  I personally photographed it and it appeared as a flash of light, from every angle I shot. I do believe it has magical power.

ParisCity of Lights Fall 2013

by KO