Bell and Bird aquamarine blue paste stones from the mid 1700s, reset in the early 19th century into the gold style popular at the time. The antique paste stones retain their original 18th century silver closed collet settings and have been set in 18ct yellow gold with a detachable drop. English, circa 1800.
GOLD, AMETHYST AND PASTE PARURE, 1840S Comprising: a pendant necklace, a pair of pendant earrings and a brooch/pendant of foliate and scroll répoussé work with bead detail, set with oval and pear-shaped amethysts, later snake chain link, 1860s, length approximately 390mm, three stones in necklace and one stone in brooch are paste, all drops on brooch, earrings and necklace detachable, later fitted case.
bracelet - Paris, 1805/1815 (vers) - cornaline gravée; or mât repoussé et ciselé, graineti, fonte (or), or mâté pour le fond du bracelet, poli pour le serti des camées de cornaline; mise en couleur de l'or : (vert pour orner les feuilles, rose pour les bouton des fleurs), jaune pour les petites feuilles autour des boutons de rose.
A splendidly feminine antique bracelet dating back to the early-to-mid 1800s. Five pale pastel blue foil-backed aquamarines are embraced all around with delicate cannetille gold work to create the centerpiece and clasp of this precious Georgian jewel.
Queen Mary's 'Women of Hampshire' Pendant Brooch - In 1893, the 'Women of Hampshire' committee, led by the Duchess of Wellington, collected funds to buy a wedding gift for Princess May of Teck. The group selected a fine diamond pendant with a pear-shaped pearl drop. By 1911 the pendant had been converted into a brooch. The Queen inherited the brooch in 1953.