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I am a jewelry designer and gemologist. I love creating beautiful heirloom jewelry for clients all over the world. In this blog, I feature many of my designs and current projects as well as articles about colored gemstones, diamonds and antique jewelry. As a historian and lover of antique and estate jewelry, I am often inspired by jewels from the past.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Luck of the Irish - Four-leaf Clover Pins

Saint Patrick's day is just a few weeks off. So, it seems an appropriate time to celebrate the luck of the Irish with a bouquet antique four-leaf clover pins. Go n'éirí leat!

Additional photos and information on each piece
can be viewed by clicking the photograhs.

A beautifully enameled Victorian lucky clover brooch. The edges of the petals
and stem are gold and set with small graduated pearls. A larger pearl is set in
the center and a second rests on a petal like a small dew drop. Created by
Bippart, Griscom & Osborn in 14kt gold, circa 1900.

A wonderful Art Nouveau brooch of a four-leaf clover set with a
small diamond. The leaves are richly detailed with fine veins
and characteristic crescent moons. A captivating example
of flowing, almost surreal Art Nouveau design. Created
by Whiteside & Blank in 14kt gold, circa 1900.

A beautiful four-leaf clover sure to bring luck to the wearer. A small pearl
is set in the center like a morning dew drop. The green enamel leaves
of the clover are naturally and richly detailed. The mid rib and veins
of each leaf are exactingly rendered. Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1900.

An exquisite, petite Art Nouveau brooch of a woman serenely dreaming
amid lucky clovers. The woman's profile and the four-leaf clovers are
beautifully enameled in soft pastel shades. The clovers are set with
sparkling dew drop-like diamonds. Created by Krementz &
Company in 14kt gold, circa 1900.

These and other beautiful jewels from the past can be found
in the Antique & Estate Jewelry Gallery.