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Here is a fantastic antique brooch that was not only made by one of Australia's most famous and prolific jewellers, but truly is as Australian as it can get. Made in 9 carat gold, the brooch measures 52mm across by 26mm and depicts both a kangaroo and emu facing the Australian Commonwealth Coat of Arms on top of a boomerang with the word "Australia" across the front. King Edward VII first officially granted of a coat of arms to the Commonwealth of Australia in 1908. The first Coat of Arms was a shield of white and blue with a cross of St George, with five six-pointed white stars along the cross and six small shields around the edge of the shield. The shield was supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing on a grassy mound and above the shield was the crest containing the seven-pointed gold star of Federation on a wreath of white and blue. The motto â€˜Advance Australiaâ€™ was inscribed at the base of the grassy mound, all of which can be seen on this brooch. Not only is this brooch over 110 years old, but it is also in exceptional condition and as beautiful today as when it was made over a century ago. Making it even more exciting is that this particular brooch is seen on page 274 of the book, Australian Jewellers: Gold & Silversmiths, Makers & Marks, by Kenneth Cavill, Graham Cocks, and Jack Grace. Such a wonderful conversation starter, there is no doubt that this brooch will always be commented on and admired from near or far. Stock# ES9308 Maker: Willis Circa: 1910 $Sold
Here is such a charming and sweet antique brooch that was not only made in a design that will always be admired every time that it is worn, but was also made by one of Australia's most famous jewellers of the late 19th and early 20th Century, Duggin, Shappere & Co. Made in 9 carat gold in the early 1900's, the circular design of this brooch will so easily allow it to be worn for any occasion and always look so elegant and refined. With the pearls set into a charming design reminiscent of flowers, the garnets themselves have such a beautiful rich burgundy colour that stands out so well set against the pearls. Measuring 28.3mm in diameter, this is a gorgeous example of an antique brooch that even well after 100 years after being made, can still be worn for any occasion, day or night and always be loved and admired. Stock# ES9297 Maker: Duggin, Shappere & Co Circa: 1910 $Sold.
Here is a truly magnificent and exceptional antique locket that dates from the late Victorian era of the 1890's and is so unique and like no other and will certainly be such a wonderful talking piece that will always be loved and admired every time that it is worn. Measuring 34mm across by 45mm or 57.5mm to the top of the bail, on the front is an image of a woman playing a flute sitting next to a turtle. This is such an exquisite depiction and one that will have you admiring it every time it is around your neck. With fine hand engraving of a body of water, tree and a small hill, both the woman and the turtle are highlighted in rose and the rare green gold. Gold is alloyed with other metals that results in producing different colours. Rose gold is made by primarily adding copper to the gold when being alloyed resulting in the lovely warm tone to it, and today when green gold is made the green colour is more a soft green-yellow colour. However years ago cadmium was added resulting in a stronger colour. While never a strong green such as yellow or white gold, the tone of green in antique pieces is more pronounced especially when set against sterling silver. Able to hold two photos inside, this antique locket is as beautiful as it is unique and once photos are placed inside, this will become so much more personal and special. Stock# ES9238 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Jewellery by David Andersen has become synonymous with quality and very collectable in recent years, and this enamel brooch easily shows why. Even after nearly 100 years since being made, this brooch looks as fresh as if it was made yesterday thanks to the quality and thickness of the enamel in the brooch. Made in sterling silver and measuring 44.7mm across by 28.2mm, the colour is so vibrant and the way the lines radiate across the body add such a beautiful feature to an already very charming brooch. With such a tactile feel to it, this David Andersen brooch will be perfectly suited for any occasion and always be admired. Stock# ES9253 Maker: David Andersen Circa: 1930 $Sold
Here is a ruby and diamond pendant that is the epitome of the Art Deco movement and one that still looks absolutely incredible even after 100 years have passed since being made. Hand made in 18 carat yellow gold and platinum in the 1920's, the design alone of this pendant is sure to always be admired. With such an breathtaking design, it measures 25.6mm across by 37.6mm or 44mm to the top of the bail, making it the perfect size to wear all the time. In the centre is a European cut diamond surrounded by twelve rubies that stand out so well set against the pure white colour of the platinum as well as the diamonds. Then surrounding this ruby section at the top are a total of eleven rose cut diamonds that graduate in size so elegantly and showcase how much thought and attention was put into making this pendant. This soft graduation in size of diamonds highlights this arch perfectly, and with another eight more rose cut diamonds set into the main section of the pendant, there is also a European cut diamond set at each end. Then there are the two lower sections that are each set with two rose cut diamonds each as well as a pearl, which really adds that extra element to the piece and accentuates the pendant perfectly. And then to finish it off, the bail at the top has even been set with three rose cut diamonds bringing the total diamond weight in this pendant to 1.50 carats and the rubies weighing a total of 0.28 carats. There is no doubt that this pendant is exquisite and made even more incredible that it was made 100 years ago and still will continue to captivate all who see it. Stock# ES9231 Circa: 1920 $Sold.
This brooch dates from the Art Deco period of the 1920's and is so elegant and stylish and will be the perfect accessory to any outfit and is sure to continually be admired and appreciated every time that it is worn. Made in platinum, the brooch measures 7.2cm in length by 1.5cm at the middle, and sitting in the centre is a lovely Coober Pedy solid white opal that measures 1 carat in weight. The opal has such a beautiful blue-green body colour that stands out set into the pure white colour of the platinum, and is then further highlighted by two European cut diamonds as well as twenty four single cut diamonds. These diamonds come together to total 0.84 carats and not only sparkle magnificently, but also highlight the beautiful design of the brooch. This is such an elegant brooch and showcases the beautiful designs that were produced during the wonderful Art Deco period. Stock# ES9214 Circa: 1920 $Sold.
Cameos are as individual as paintings and are usually carved from shell which is a relatively soft material that allows for some magnificent cameos to be produced, and the finest of all the cameos have been carved from much harder material from the cryptocrystalline quartz family such as onyx, carnelian and sardonyx which has been used in this magnificent antique cameo bracelet dating from the late Victorian era of the 1890's. Sardonyx is a naturally layered material that when carved down into the material leaves the white on the top to show the burnt orange colour below which is used to highlight the cameo magnificently in this bracelet. Referred to as a hardstone cameo, this material was only carved by the most experienced carvers due to the extreme difficulty in carving the sardonyx, and this would have no doubt been hand carved in Idar-Oberstein in Germany. For centuries Idar-Oberstein was known as the best place in the world for cutting hard material such as this and where the best of the best engravers produced exceptional pieces such as this. The detail in the cameo is nothing short of exceptional and the closer you get, the more you can appreciate not only the incredible detail but also the quality of craftsmanship that went into carving this cameo by hands well over 100 years ago. Measuring 35.6mm by 26.4mm, the cameo sits perfectly on top of the wrist and then leads to the 15 carat expandable bracelet this is highlighted with black enamel. The quality of the enamel is still in superb condition as is the bracelet itself and the springs between each link. Having the springs between the links will allow it to fit so many wrists and once on sit nice and close to the wrist where it will not move around the wrist. With every aspect of the bracelet in amazing condition and a cameo of extraordinary beauty, this bracelet is as unique as it is beautiful. Stock# ES9225 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Here is a beautiful example of a genuine antique bangle that can be worn all the time, day or night and always look perfect regardless of the occasion that it is being worn at. Dress it up for an evening event, or wear it casually during the day, this bangle is simply perfect for any event. Made in 1890 in sterling silver, the bangle measures 19.2mm wide, and being hinged allows it to sit nice and close to the wrist, and across the front is the most beautiful floral design that is complimented by a charming border along each edge. When you consider that it was made in 1890 and still looks as beautiful as when it was made, combined with the timeless look and design, it showcases why there is nothing quite as special and unique as a genuine piece of antique jewellery such as this. Stock# ES9018 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1890 $Sold
Jewellery by David Andersen has become synonymous with quality and is not only very beautiful but also highly collectable and sought after, and here is a lovely vintage enamel butterfly that is destined to always be loved and admired every single time that it is worn. Dating from the 1930's, the brooch measures 44mm across by 28mm and the purple enamel is so vivid and highlighted perfectly by the orange and green. Even the body of the butterfly has enamel and the overall look and feel of this brooch is just wonderful. With a beautiful smooth feel to it, this is a wonderful example of a beautiful brooch by David Andersen that will no doubt always be loved and cherished. Stock# ES9046 Maker: David Andersen. Circa: 1930 $Sold
Still in wonderful condition and so vibrant even after all these years, there is no doubt that this vintage enamel butterfly brooch will always be loved and admired every single time that it is worn and will be the perfect accessory to any outfit. Made in Norway in in the 1930's by Hroar Prydz, the brooch measures 44mm across by 28mm and has so much detail in the colours including down the body of the butterfly that show the quality of this brooch. With such a smooth and tactile feel to it, this vintage butterfly brooch will always look perfect no matter the outfit it is being worn on. Stock# ES9050 Circa: 1930 Maker: Hroar Prydz $Sold
This is such an attractive enamel butterfly brooch that will no doubt always be admired every time that it is worn and is the perfect accessory for any outfit and occasion. Made in sterling silver in the 1930's, the butterfly is beautifully enamelled in a green that graduates to a lovely soft powder blue that is also has so much detail on its body. Measuring 31.5mm across by 20.4mm, this brooch is simply perfect for any occasion day or night. Stock# ES9048 Circa: 1930 $Sold.
It is amazing to consider that this bangle was made well over 130 years ago, and still has a look and style to it that makes it look as modern as so many contemporary pieces and is one that will also blend perfectly being worn with other antique pieces. Made in Birmingham in 1883 in sterling silver, the bangle measures a lovely wide 25.2mm and being hinged gives it an oval shape that allows it to sit perfectly on the wrist. So comfortable to wear all the time, this can so easily be enjoyed being worn during the day and well into the night. With such a lovely design to the front that has a wonderful tactile feel to it, this antique bangle is simply perfect for any woman of any age and for any occasion. Stock# ES7649 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1883 $Sold.