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Most people are aware that garnets come in a lovely deep rich burgundy-red colour, however many are surprised to learn that garnets come in a range of colours from purple, orange to the rarest of them all, the green demantoid garnet as can be seen here in this gorgeous lily brooch. Made by the early Australian company Duggin, Shappere & Co around 1900, the brooch was made in 15 carat gold and measures 52.9mm across by 14.5mm. The history of the Lily Of The Valley brooch goes as far back as the 16th Century when King Charles IX of France gave the actual flower as a good luck charm and has remained a popular design of jewellery ever since. Set with four demantoid garnets in each "flower", the brooch is also highlighted by seed pearls that adds even more charm and character to an already very sweet and charming brooch. So elegant and refined, this brooch is the perfect accessory to sit so gracefully on any outfit where it will always be admired for its simplicity and elegance. Stock# ES9625 Maker: Duggin, Shappere & Co Circa: 1900 $1,550
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This antique necklace is so elegant and sits perfectly on the neckline where it will always be admired and appreciated for its beauty and elegance and is all the more special as it was made by one of Australia's most highly regarded early jewellers Duggin, Shappere and Co. Made in 15 carat gold in the early 1900's, the cluster of pearls at the bottom is so elegant and refined and even the "stem" leading to the top has been beautifully set with pearls that lead to the very top section where there is yet another grouping of pearls. The soft colour of the gold is a perfect match for the pearls, making this such a subtle yet elegant piece of jewellery to wear with pride. Measuring 41.5cm when laid out from end to end, the drop section measures 5.9cm and is perfect to wear all the time, especially for that special occasion. As beautiful and elegant today as when it was made over 100 years ago, this necklace will always be loved and admired. Stock #ES9352 Maker: Duggin, Shappere and Co Circa: 1910 $3,650
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Not only will this antique pheasant brooch stand out for its wonderful design, form and colours, but it was also made by one of Australiaâ€™s earliest jewellers, Duggin Shappere and Co in the early 1900â€™s. Made in 15 carat gold, the colour of the gold has that lovely warm patina that adds to the look of this brooch, and measuring 32.2mm across by 27.9mm, this is the perfect size that will always look so elegant day or night and get the admiration that it truly deserves. The pheasant is highlighted with a combination of rubies in the tail as well as the eye, and green tsavorite garnets in the head and complimented by a body of seed pearls that then go around the delightful border. This is such a wonderful antique brooch, by a fantastic and sought early Australian jeweller, that all come together to make this brooch so charming from every point. Stock# ES8826 Maker: Duggin Shappere and Co Circa: 1910 $3,300
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Duggin, Shappere & Co were an early Australian jewellery company that made a name for themselves as producers of fine quality jewellery such as can be seen here in this magnificent antique solid opal, pearl and ruby bangle made by Duggin Shappere & Co in the early 1900's. Made in 15 carat rose gold, the colour of the gold alone is just wonderful with that charming warm tone to it that looks even more beautiful on the skin. The design is typical of Art Nouveau jewellery of this era with a wonderful flowing design to it that flows across the wrist. Set with thirty five seed pearls, looking closely you will see that the pearls graduate in size so elegantly and highlight the quality of craftsmanship that went into making this bangle all those years ago. Sitting in the centre of a flower design is a natural ruby that is surrounded by three solid black opals from Lightning Ridge. Lightning Ridge is the home to the best opals in the world, and with a further opal on the side, the amazing spectral colours coming from these opals is just amazing. Measuring 18.6mm wide at the centre, this is not only a wonderful antique bangle, but also a wonderful showcase of early Australian jewellery. Stock# ES8260 Maker: Duggin Shappere & Co Circa: 1910 $Sold.