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The Cory Floral Bodice Ornament, 1840-1850. Hair Ornament/Brooch. Enameled Gold, Garnets, Foiled Rock Crystals, Pearls, 1840-1850. This gem, from the monumental collection of Lady Cory, began its life as a hair ornament around 1840 to 1850 when naturalism in jewelry was at its most fashionable.The individual sections of this jewel were merged, removing some segments to use the gemstones for other pieces of jewelry. What remained was made into the brooch that we see today.

Click Image to Enlarge Hair Ornament/Brooch Enameled Gold, Garnets, Foiled Rock Crystals, Pearls The Victoria & Albert Museum .

Aigrette hair ornament with feathers, diamond, ruby and pearl 19th century

century diamond, ruby and pearl bird aigrette hair ornament with feathers, sold at Fred Leighton's store in Manhattan.

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A gem-set, synthetic ruby, enamel and diamond dragonfly brooch composed of: ruby, emerald, garnet and sapphire; estimated total diamond weight: 2.00 carats; mounted in fourteen karat bicolor gold; length: 2 1/4in. (loss to enamel)

A gem-set, synthetic ruby, enamel and diamond dragonfly brooch composed of: ruby, emerald, garnet and sapphire; mounted in fourteen karat bicolor gold; length: 2 (loss to enamel)

Antique VICTORIAN ONYX PENDANT and pin in 18kt with fine natural pearls and ruby and border of enamel Greek Key detail; an example of Victorian sentimental or memorial jewelry

Antique VICTORIAN ONYX PENDANT and pin in gold with fine pearls, ruby and black enamel greek key style border French c. 1850 by TresorsDuJour

A mid 20th century gem-set brooch, by Kern, Vienna at bonhams.com

A mid century gem-set brooch, by Kern, Vienna Formed as a spray of exotic…

Brooch Part of a Parure (see below) A.W.N. Pugin Gold, Enamel, Garnet, Rubies, Turquoise, Pearls This, and all related images: The Victoria & Albert Museum

Brooch Place of origin: England Date: 1848 Artist/Maker: Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore (designers) John Hardman & Co. (manufacturers) Materials and Techniques: Enamelled gold, set with a ruby, cabochon garnets, turquoises and pearls

A turn of the century green demantoid garnet and diamond pendant, the rock crystal centre with applied diamond motif surrounded by calibré-cut demantoid garnets, within a diamond and demantoid laurel wreath and bow, circa 1900.

An edwardian green demantoid garnet and diamond pendant, the rock crystal centre with applied diamond motif surrounded by calibré-cut demantoid garnets, within a diamond and demantoid laurel wreath and bow, circa

A Renaissance Revival garnet, diamond and enamel pendant, 3rd quarter, 19th century

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Art Nouveau gold, enamel and diamond brooch by Lucien Gaillard. #DiamondBrooches

Art Nouveau gold, enamel and diamond brooch by Lucien Gaillard. #DiamondBrooches

Amethyst Tiara | ... 18kt Gold, Opal, Amethyst, And Diamond Tiara. Provenance unknown

Antique Gold, Opal, Amethyst, And Diamond Tiara. I have never seen an opal tiara!

Antique Diamond Ring Edwardian Triple Diamond Engagement Ring in platinum and 18kt gold c. 1890 by TresorsDuJour

Antique Edwardian Triple Diamond Engagement Ring in Gold and Platinum wth rose cut diamonds; 1890 by TresorsDuJour

"1760 French Necklet at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - This would have been closed by two ribbons attached to the loops on either side."

Necklet

1760 French Necklet at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - Diamonds and sapphires with small hanging bird charm. This would have been closed by two ribbons attached to the loops on either side.

Pair of bracelets composed of units of gold, decorated with enamels and set with garnets and pearls in the 17th century manner, Hungary, perhaps 18th or 19th century. Height: 3.1 cm, Width: 14.1 cm, Depth: 1.8 cm

Pair of bracelets

Pair of bracelets or C Hungarian gold decorated with enamels, set with garnets & pearls

A RARE COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE ENAMEL AND GEM SET WEDDING CEREMONY JEWELLERY.  Two bodice ornaments and a guirland fabricated in gilt metal, paste and enamels.  Germain c. 1850.

A RARE COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE ENAMEL AND GEM SET WEDDING CEREMONY JEWELLERY. Two bodice ornaments and a guirland fabricated in gilt metal, paste and enamels. Germain c. 1850.

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