A Victorian Sri Lanka no heat sapphire and diamond brooch pendant, centred with a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 12.33cts in gold, within a surround pave-set with circular-cut diamonds, and two further outer foliate surround of old cushion-shaped diamonds in silver on gold, detachable brooch fitting, folding pendant loop and open suspension loop, 3.7cm high
The Fountain aigrette worn by Elizaveta Petrovna and her descendants. Elizaveta Petrovna (1709-1761), the daughter of Peter the Great, loved brooches and had many of them made for her in a variety of styles and fashions. This piece in the form of a fountain of sapphires with diamond drops is called an Aigrette and was worn on a hat or as a hair clip. The aigrette comes in a set with massive Fountain earrings. They looked particularly striking in motion.
This 26.41-carat cushion-cut Kashmir sapphire and diamond brooch sold for $3,838,508 in November 2011 at Christie’s Hong Kong. Photo courtesy of Christie’s The cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 26.41 carats, within a two-tiered old European-cut diamond surround, mounted in 18k white, rose and yellow gold ,3.7 cm long.
Sapphires and Diamonds make a gorgeous selection of gemstones to create some of the most beautiful brooches and pins created. This is a beatutiufl vintage selection of sapphire and diamond brooch and pins. Many are created by famous jewelers such as Cartier and Oscar and Heyman Brothers. A sapphire and diamond flower brooch, by Cartier, circa 1940. The stem set with baguette-cut diamonds, to four flowerheads, the petals set with oval-cut sapphires, with brilliant-cut diamond stamen and leaves, diamonds approx. 1.10cts total, signed Cartier, numbered, length 5.3cm
A late 19th century sapphire and diamond floral spray brooch The single flowerhead mounted en tremblant with a central brilliant-cut diamond within a border of oval mixed-cut sapphires and pavé-set old brilliant-cut diamond petals, the leaves and stem similarly set and highlighted by six oval mixed-cut sapphire buds, centre diamond is a later replacement, later pin fitting, length 7.5cm
Set with a pavé-set yellow diamond bombé pistil, extending three tiers of marquise-cut sapphire petals, to the gold and diamond stem, with circular-cut diamond leaves, mounted in platinum and 18k gold By Oscar Heyman & Brothers
SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BROOCH, CARTIER Designed as a floral spray set with cabochon sapphires, brilliant-, single-cut and baguette diamonds, signed Cartier, fitted case.
Sapphire and diamond “Convolvolo” brooch, Michele Della Valle. Designed as a flowering branch of convolvulus, set with circular-cut sapphires and brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in white gold and titanium, signed Michele della Valle and numbered, Italian assay and maker’s marks.
CARVED SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND “FLOWER” BROOCH Of floral motif design, set with carved sapphire flowers and leaves together weighing approximately 50.00 carats, decorated by brilliant-cut diamonds together weighing approximately 1.00 carat, mounted in 18 karat white gold.
A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND FLOWER BROOCH, BY CARTIER The vari-cut diamond cluster centre set en tremblant, within the calibré-cut sapphire petals to the graduated baguette-cut diamond stem and brilliant-cut diamond leaf (two sapphires deficient), circa 1960, 7.0 cm. high, with French assay marks for platinum and gold, in red leather Cartier case Signed Cartier OCC, No. 1655