16 janvier 2016

Nautilus Cup, Joachim Hiller, ca. 1600

Nautilus Cup, Joachim Hiller, ca. 1600, silver, nautilus shell, amethyst. H 42.4 cm × W × 19.7 cm d 11.5 cm. BK-1958-44. Rijskmuseum, Amsterdam. Nautilus Cup with gilded silver mounts in the form of an ostrich. The shell is painted with drapes, flowers and birds. In the head of the ostrich is an amethyst contained. Are driven into the base edge between scrolls and ostrich feathers, displayed twice a cobbled, which faces two goats and two horses averted. Ingeniously nautilus shell is used as the body of the... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2015

Stephen Webster ‘Gold Struck’ Crystal Haze Two Finger Ring

Stephen Webster ‘Gold Struck’ Crystal Haze Two Finger Ring in rose gold set with Rhodolite garnet, ruby, amethyst and amethyst over hematite from the new Gold Struck collection, which was inspired by the Cheapside Hoard. Baselworld 2015, 19 - 26 mars 2015
01 mars 2015

An amethyst 'landscape' snuff bottle, Rustic Crystal Master School, 1750-1860

An amethyst 'landscape' snuff bottle, Rustic Crystal Master School, 1750-1860. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,800 - 2,700). Photo Bonhams. The rounded rectangular bottle standing on an oval foot ring, rising to a straight cylindrical neck beneath a very subtly concave lip, carved in low relief with a continuous scene depicting an expand of lake surrounded by tree-accented rocky banks under a group of swallows flying high in the sky; the natural cloudy inclusions in the stone well incorporated into the landscape... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2014

LaCloche Paris Art Deco Amethyst Buddha Pin

LaCloche Paris Art Deco Amethyst Buddha Pin. Photo courtesy Bentley & Skinner A LaCloche Art Deco amethyst buddha pin, the pin comprising a carved amethyst buddha, embellished with rose-cut diamond-set halo, centre and fleur-de-lis base, all set to a platinum mount and pin, signed LaCloche Freres, gross weight 6.6 grams, circa 1920. Price: $14,787.50 Bentley & Skinner. 55 Piccadilly, London, W1J ODX, United Kingdom. +44 (0) 2076 290 651
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05 août 2014

Garnazelle. "Entre Chien et Loup"

Garnazelle. "Entre Chien et Loup" : Saphirs bleus, Tourmaline rose, Phosphalerite, Améthyste. - Blue sapphires, Pink tournmalines, Phosphalerite , Amethyst. Photo courtesy Garnazelle
21 juillet 2014

Foxglove brooch, Rene Boivin, 1944, gold, pink tourmaline, amethyst, olivine

Foxglove brooch, Rene Boivin, 1944, gold, pink tourmaline, amethyst, olivine.
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13 juillet 2014

Suite of Amethyst Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings by Ruser from the collection of Joan Crawford.

Suite of Amethyst Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings by Ruser from the collection of Joan Crawford. 
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30 juin 2014

VERDURA JEWELLERY at MASTERPIECES London 2014

'Raja' Ring. Fulco di VERDURA. Green tourmaline, amethyst, diamond, platinum and gold. Sapphire necklace - Fulco di VERDURA. Cabochon Ceylon sapphire, diamond, platinum and gold. 'Lily' Bracelet - Fulco di VERDURA. Diamond, platinum and gold. 'Stardust' Cluster Earclips - Fulco di VERDURA. Moonstone, diamond and platinum. 'Comet' Earclips - Fulco di VERDURA. Diamond and platinum. 'Double Clip' Bracelet  - Fulco di VERDURA. Moonstone, diamond and platinum, convertible to a pair of clips. 'Raffia' Knot Bracelet... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2014

Beautiful Rings from Steven Fox Jewelry

Exceptional Oval Cushion Cut Diamond 8.70ct Engagement Ring © Steven Fox Jewelry. 7.72 ct Ascher Cut Diamond 1930's ring by Tiffany © Steven Fox Jewelry. 14.36 ct Asscher cut diamond ring, Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1939 © Steven Fox Jewelry. Rare Handmade Yellow Sapphire Diamond Platinum Ring © Steven Fox Jewelry. Important Art Deco Colombian Cushion Cut Natural Emerald Ring © Steven Fox Jewelry. Art Deco Hexagon Amethyst Ring © Steven Fox Jewelry Aquamarine, Diamond and Platinum Ring © Steven Fox Jewelry ... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2014

Manganite specimen tops $1.3 million Nature & Science Auction at Heritage Auctions

Manganite, Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Harz, Thuringia, Germany. Overall Measurements: 6.49 x 3.34 x 2.65 inches (16.5 x 8.5 x 6.74 cm). Sold for $149,000. Photo Heritage Auctions DALLAS, TX.- A cluster of midnight-black Manganite crystals, from Germany's Harz Mountains, sold for $149,000 to lead Heritage Auctions' $1.3 million Nature & Science Signature Auction. More than 200 lots changed hands as multiple bidders pushed prices for exemplary varieties past high estimates at the May 4 auction in Dallas. "This category... [Lire la suite]