The Jeweler's Eye
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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.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Saint Patrick's Day Brooches and Stickpins

Saint Patrick's day is coming! So, it is time to celebrate the luck of the Irish with a beautiful bouquet of antique four-leaf clover brooches and stickpins. Each of these jewels can be found in our Antique Brooch Gallery. Go n'éirí leat!

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

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. Each clover is set with
sparkling dew-drop-like diamond. Created by Krementz &
Company 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 stickpin sure to bring luck
to the wearer. The green enamel leaves of the clover
are naturally and richly detailed. A small pearl is
set in the center like a morning dew drop.
Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1900.

These and other beautiful jewels from the past can be found
in the Antique Brooch and Pin Gallery.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Estate Brooches and Valentine's Day

Art Nouveau brooch of woman with four-leaf clover.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and hopefully Spring soon follows. If we believe the groundhog, Spring should be here about four weeks later!

To help celebrate we have reduced the prices of a number of the estate brooches in the Antique and Estate Jewelry Gallery. These beautiful antique jewels are perfect for any special occasion or season. In the gallery you will find wonderful examples of jewels from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian and Art Deco periods.

While visiting the estate gallery, please also visit our collections of fine contemporary jewels and gemstones.