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Here is a very beautiful and very unique Irish harp brooch made from bog oak and set with rock crystal and highlighted with 15 carat gold that dates form the Victorian period of the 1870's. Bog oak is similar in nature to Whitby Jet in that both are the result of fossilization of trees. Whereas Whitby Jet comes from theÂ Araucaria tree around the town of Whitby in the UK, bog oak comes from Ireland and is not a specific species of tree, rather it is a term that designates oak that has been buried in a peat bog. The process for the formation of both bog oak and Whitby Jet takes hundreds to thousands of years to form and is unlike any other material used in jewellery. It is then befitting that this lovely Irish harp brooch be made from local bog oak. Measuring 44mm by 31mm, the brooch has the strings being made of twisted 15 carat gold as well as the most beautiful and intricate detail along the body of the harp. The detail in the gold work itself is just incredible and then there is a lovely facetted rock crystal which is part of the quartz family, set at the bottom to add even more charm and character to an already incredible piece of jewellery. This antique brooch is truly like no other, and one that will certainly be such a talking point every time that it is worn. Stock# ES8193 Circa: 1870 $2,150
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Here is such a romantic antique ruby and pearl brooch dating from the early 1900's that is so sweet with the two hearts that are resting against one another and set with a love know over the top. This charming brooch was made in 9ct gold in the Edwardian period and measures 45.3mm across by 12.5mm wide at the centre. Set with a pearl and a ruby in the centre of the hearts, if only this brooch could talk about who it was first given to all those years ago. In wonderful condition and so full of character, there is little doubt that this brooch will always bring a smile to your face every time that you put it on. Stock# ES8028 Circa: 1900 $Sold.
Here is a stunning antique opal, diamond and garnet pendant that converts to a brooch, and no matter how it is worn, there is little doubt that it will always be admired. Dating from the late Victorian era of the 1890's, it was beautifully hand made in 18ct yellow gold and silver. Silver was used to set the diamonds into as it was known that the yellow from the gold could artificially tint the diamonds yellow and white gold was not yet made around 1910 and platinum was not used in jewellery until about the same time. So ingeniously made to be able to be worn as a brooch or a pendant, when it is worn as a pendant, the brooch fitting on the back is able to be unscrewed and removed to allow it to sit nice and flat against the chest. Measuring 61mm by 45.5mm, this certainly has the dimensions to always get the attention that it rightly deserves. Set with a total of thirty six antique European cut diamonds and four antique rose cut diamonds, the diamonds come together to total 1.47 carats and certainly make this incredible piece sparkle. There are also nine green tsavorite garnets that total 0.68 carats. Whereas garnets are more commonly found in a deep burgundy-red colour, these tsavorite garnets have the most wonderful intense green colour that not only highlights the quality of craftsmanship that went into making this piece over a century ago, but also highlights both the diamonds and opals perfectly. And then there are the two fabulous solid white opals that are the real stars of this piece and look exceptional from near or far. With the lower one measuring 2.90 carats and the top one measuring 5.70 carats, they are so vibrant and are sure to be admired for their wonderful quality. From up close or seeing this from across the room, there is little doubt that this antique pendant cum brooch will always get the attention and admiration that it so rightly deserves. Stock# ES8048 Circa: 1890 $15,800
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Here is a very elegant antique opal, ruby and pearl pendant that converts to a brooch so easily making it so versatile to wear on different occasions. Dating from the early 1900's, this was made in 9ct rose gold which matches so well with the spectral colours coming from the four solid white Australian opals. With three of them set in the centre surrounding a ruby, there is one more opal suspended from the bottom. With the addition of twenty two pearls to highlight the design, there are also a further three on the bail at the top. This bail can be cleverly and easily removed when it is worn as a brooch, which adds such a clever way to make a piece of jewellery even more versatile. Measuring 25.1mm wide by 47.7mm from the bottom to the very top of the bail or 37.9mm with the bail removed, it truly is such a perfect size to wear all the time as either a pendant or a brooch. Stock# ES7852 Circa: 1910 $Sold.
Here is a very fun and whimsical antique brooch in the form of a donkey with pearls, rubies and diamonds that will always stand out and be admired every time that it is worn. Hand made in 9ct rose gold in the late 1800â€™s, the brooch is set with 19 pearls on the donkey and a further thirteen on the cart. With an additional vibrant five red rubies and the sparkle from three diamonds, the brooch itself has such a wonderful tactile feel to it. Measuring 4.9cm by 2.2cm, this antique brooch has so much charm and character, this is a spectacular brooch that will always be loved and commented on. Stock# ES6699 Circa: 1890 $Sold
Perfect for an y occasion and time of the day or night, this antique diamond brooch with locket compartment made in 1899 will always be loved and cherished. With such an elegant design and style to it, the brooch measures 4.1cm long by 1.4cm wide at the centre and has a lovely rose cut diamond to add a charming sparkle to the eye when admiring the brooch. The beautiful design with a floral them adds so much charm and character to this brooch and then it can become so much more personal when the brooch is turned over. With a secret locket compartment that is perfect for a photo of a loved one, this makes this brooch so much more charming and sweet. A very pretty and attractive example of a late Victorian antique brooch that is perfect for any occasion. Stock# T570 Hallmarked: Chester 1899 $Sold.
The mid-Victorian era of the 1850's is affectionately known as the "Romantic Period" where gifts were given that represented love and romance, and here is a very romantic antique brooch of a hand holding flowers dating from around 1855. So called the Romantic Period as this was when Queen Victoria was married to Prince Albert, and as Queen Victoria was widely popular and influential in fashion and jewellery styles, this carried onto what people were wearing including brooches such as this one. Exquisitely hand made in 18ct gold, the brooch is of a hand holding a flower. Flowers held such a sentiment of love and romance and this flower is set with turquoise surrounding a ruby and even the hand that is delicately poised holding the flower, is also set with a ruby on the end finger. Measuring 34.9mm byÂ 17.1mm this brooch will sit so well on any outfit and is destined to be appreciated for its beauty and style. This is such a charming antique brooch that well over 160 years old, is as beautiful today as when it was made. Stock# ES7140 Circa: 1855 $2,350
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Here is a truly magnificent antique emerald and diamond brooch and pendant that is not only spectacular to admire as a pendant but easily convertible to a brooch. Dating from the 1860's, this incredible piece was exquisitely hand made in 15ct gold and silver. Silver was used as it was known that gold would reflect the colour into the diamonds and white gold was not yet invented when this piece was made and platinum, although already discovered, was not yet used in jewellery making. Set with 110 diamonds and that gorgeous emerald in the centre that really has such a fantastic colour to it, the combination and style of this antique pendant/brooch will make sure that it will always be admired. The diamonds are all mine cut diamonds which were on of the first style of cutting diamonds and they have a total weight of 2.95 carats which certainly makes it sparkle day or night no matter in which way it is worn. The emerald is from Colombia which still to this day produces the best emeralds in the world, and this emerald has such a fabulous colour and measures 0.85 carats. From left to right it measures 37.6mm by 41.2mm and turning it over shows how well made and designed it was. When it is worn as a brooch, it sits perfectly on any outfit and when you wish to wear this as a pendant, the brooch fitting is easily removed by unscrewing the brooch fitting allowing it to sit perfectly flat against the chest. So ingeniously and well made, this antique emerald and diamond pendant is just as amazing as a brooch and no matter in which form it is worn, it will certainly be admired and commented on. Stock# R415 Circa: 1870 $Sold.
Antique Australian jewellery is becoming so sought after and here is a very beautiful early Australian antique brooch in 15ct gold that dates from the 19th century. Made in 15ct gold, the brooch has all the typical styling and design of early Australian jewellery and is set with eight natural emeralds and six natural seed pearls that graduate in size so elegantly. With a typical floral pattern that is often seen in many early Australian pieces of jewellery, both the shape and design will sit so well on any outfit and is destined to be admired. Measuring 48.2mm across by 31.1mm wide at its centre, this is such a fabulous example of early Australian jewellery at its finest. Stock# ES7072 Circa: 1870 $Sold.
Here is a spectacular antique enamel diamond and pearl brooch dating from the 1870's that is just exquisite. Beautifully made in 15ct gold, this early antique brooch is designed as a leaf in incredible green enamel and set with two natural pearls and five main mine cut diamonds with an additional one at the the end. The diamonds are suspended below the vine and dangle ever so lightly adding to the sparkle whenever this brooch is worn and will always be admired every time that it is worn. Measuring 43.8mm across by 26.1mm wide, this piece has all the characteristics of early Australian jewellery of the 1870's and is not only in incredible condition but a truly beautiful piece of antique jewellery. Stock# R632 Circa: 1870 $Sold.