Art Deco Treasures

Art Deco Treasures

Above: A fabulous emerald pendant brooch by Collingwood & Co. Ltd., in its original case labelled ‘Jewellers to the Royal Family’. We’re excited to share the news of a private collection of superb quality Art Deco jewels which has just arrived in time...
Mourning Jewellery

Mourning Jewellery

Mourning Jewellery Above: Victorian banded agate & diamond heart shaped pendant c.1859. The 20th century Irish born artist Francis Bacon had a very simple view of mortality; “You live, you die. That’s it,” This may be seen as a very bleak view of one of life’s...
Opals: Australia’s ‘Rainbow’ Gems

Opals: Australia’s ‘Rainbow’ Gems

Opals: Australia’s ‘Rainbow’ Gems Above: European opal, carved as a cameo, attributed to Wilhelm Schmidt, c. 1880. ?? cm. Photograph courtesy of the author. I recently acquired a striking opal cameo set in silver as a ring. Depicting Nike, the goddess of Victory in...