Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
These were also at the GIA booth at the JCK convention. Had to post them for their beauty. Princesses of the Royal House of Bourbon often chose the Fleur de Lis. This tiara is unsigned circa 1890 old European cut diamonds, silver and gold. Peacock Feather Mask. The American Art Nouveau lorgnette resembles a single peacock feather when closed, yet reveals a hand-held pair of reading glasses when unfolded.
Posted by Resa Wilkinson at 12:16 PM
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Just returned from the JCK convention in Las Vegas and all I can say is WOW! Gorgeous jewelry designs everywhere along with the ability to meet the artists. Held a two million dollar emerald cut diamond ring with more emerald cut diamonds all the way around the band on my finger just to see what it looked and felt like. I enjoy more of earthy type jewelry, but it was smashing. One of the most remarkable was the Enchanting Red Egg hosted at GIA's booth. This music box features enamel, precious gems and metals. When the ruby on top is pressed, the egg reveals a carousel of exotic animals that revolve and move up and down to music, using mechanisms adopted from mid-19th century Swiss musical snuff boxes.
Posted by Resa Wilkinson at 10:52 AM