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Jaques & Marcus Brooch/Pendant with Opal Intaglio by Wilhelm Schmidt, circa 1890 - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
St John's Cross Iona (and A Christmas Toast to Everyone) - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Circa 1980's Opal & Diamond Cocktail Ring, mystery maker GDNS - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Australian Art Deco 15ct Gold and Two Opals Necklace circa 1920's - Art Decoin Art Deco
The Garden of the Three Friends by Toshi Yoshida (featuring The Three Friends of Winter) - Asianin Asian
18k White Gold & Diamond Ring w. Colour Shifting Opal: Red - Green - Blue - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
There's a Snake in Our Christmas Tree! - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Bright Crystal Opal Ring with a Halo of Diamonds - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
An Edwardian Aquamarine Necklace in 9ct Rose Gold - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Large Victorian Silver, Gold & Opal Cicada Brooch - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

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  1. Hi Jean, look forward to seeing it. I think MB&Co also had a line of designer pieces that were more exclusive and maybe one-offs or quite limited editions. Another one of these would be this p...
  2. Hi Jean, yes it's gold, I can't remember the carats, probably 15ct, cheers
  3. Hi Kyra, I don't think it's Rhoda Wager because I've never seen mille-grain on her bezels. Worth going through the Powerhouse Museum pieces to check. I had a quick look and it seems they've reorganise...
  4. Agree with Jean, they have the Liberty look, cool!
  5. Beautifully made with the gilded interior and jewelled thumbpieces. I don't know about the marks, but can tell you about the round sprung fittings on the right hand side. They are for coins, and if th...
  6. Hey Kyra, looks like you've nailed it! I think no doubt your piece is the top off a Riffault / Boucheron tie pin. 1) Threaded fitting for tie pin 2) White enamel over convex plique a jour 3) Mill...
  7. Very cool piece to pick up in a job lot, WELL SPOTTED!
  8. Hi Jean, no doubt this is a lovely Lightning Ridge solid black opal. It has great colour with plenty of red, - a very nice piece!
  9. Great sleuthing!
  10. Hi Kiwitaia, would love to see your Edith Morris pieces!
  11. Hi Kiwitaia, two possibilities IMHO: 1) Kyra is possibly correct that this is German rather than NZ, meaning your aunt probably bought it out from Germany in the 1930's OR 2) Other possibility ...
  12. Hi Jean, yes I'd say Coober Pedy semi-translucent opal. It's a lovely ring, another great piece for your Instone collection!
  13. Hi all, thanks for the kind comments and loves. A bit more about Jaques & Marcus and their use of opals: From the time of their launch J&M set about promoting colored gems as a point of difference ...
  14. Hi Tassie, no didn't see that one, it's great piece, I'd love an item by Mrs N!
  15. More information on this piece in the link below: http://theholygrail.com/files/JaquesMarcus.pdf Also some gorgeous John Singer Sargent portraits that show how this type of jewel would've been wor...
  16. Hi Kyra, the 925-1000 people can be very pedantic about your links, I had some queries and they wouldn't let me even mention several sites I wanted to use as examples, let alone link back to them. ...
  17. Hi Jean, great to hear about the good quality diamonds which I agree solves the mystery. As I said above those imitation antique pieces coming out of India all have cheap low quality heavily inclu...
  18. Hi Jean, lovely piece and looks like it's a nice impressive size. The diamond at the top appears to be a reasonably large (5mm + ?) old mine cushion cut, so they are very likely to be genuine earth...
  19. Here's the other two pieces mentioned with a similar double bar Art Deco design, they'll both be around around the late 1920's to early 1930's: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/176751 http:...
  20. Thanks everyone for the kind comments and Loves. Once again I get to look at a piece with fresh eyes after showing it on CW. These Victorian snake necklaces were symbols of eternal love, because th...
  21. Here's an article I found about Victorian Christmas decorations, the info about snake decorations is right at the bottom: http://articles.latimes.com/1992-12-05/home/hm-1235_1_glass-ornaments I'm ...
  22. There's not doubt this is a vintage opal doublet brooch from circa 1930's. The metal will probably be 9ct gold, though it looks like the pin is not gold. These are charming pieces when worn and for...
  23. As often happens with CW, photographing and listing a piece helps you see it through new eyes. I've just realised this is a "Negligee" necklace. As I discussed here: http://www.collectorsweekly...
  24. Thanks everyone for your kind comments and Loves. Answering Bluboi, the knife edge refers to the shape of the gold connectors. They are thicker at the rear and narrow to a blunt edge in the front. Thi...
  25. I've shown a couple of these knife edge necklaces previously, here's their links: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/195511 http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/171712 Both of these look ...
  26. Hi Kyra, what a score! Gorgeous piece!
  27. Stunner! Beautifully made, and congratulations on your retirement.
  28. Hi Sindeniah, I would love to see them, can you post some pics?
  29. I think you may find this is 9ct (9k, 37.5%) gold. The stamp looks like 9c with part of the 9 either rubbed, or else lightly stamped. 9c was an early stamp (hallmark) often used in Australia in the...
  30. Hi Jean, I would say Artificers Guild, it has their look, and very well made, agree with Kyra, stone is probably chrysoprase.
  31. Hi Tassie, a great score at the at price. Yes definitely a doublet, the flat top and splotchy backing of opal potch is the give away. I'd say 1930's White Cliffs opal, similar to this: http://www.c...
  32. Hi cameosleuth, I would've liked to be at that Bonhams auction with cash in my pocket! A very nice unattributed piece by Schmidt. Prices were cheap in the depths of the Recession. It's another one tha...
  33. Thanks blunderbuss2, have corrected that.
  34. Hi Tassie, I think these are probably Australian, from one of the 'School of Rhoda Wager' makers circa 1930's to 50's. In New Zealand the first use of paua/abalone shell in jewellery is credited t...
  35. Hi decolover, look forward to seeing your black opal and happy to do my best to help you identify it.
  36. Here's a link to the Kellies Antiques article on Rhoda Wager: https://issuu.com/worldantiquesart/docs/aaa-qld-nov-2010-march-2011/17
  37. Hi Jean, cool necklace and very desirable because it's a riviere, these are so sought-after since Anna Wintour made them popular again. I agree with Kyra it's probably Deco 1920's and the link she gav...
  38. Hi Tassie, very nice and a rare thing, very collectible for Alex Ritchie fans!
  39. Here's the link to this piece on the Ritchie web site (2nd one down): http://www.alexander-ritchie.co.uk/ring.htm
  40. Hi cameosleuth, yes your link works. The minimal depiction of the Styx as a separate element contributes to a striking piece, obviously after the Guy Head 'Iris'. Good luck with the signature search!
  41. Hi cameosleuth, I have a vague recollection there is a stand-down period on your first post while the CW moderators evaluate it, perhaps that's the problem? In the meantime if you can upload your ...
  42. Some further info for cameosleuth from the 1988 Apollo article, Schmidt did a version of "Dawn" with Psyche, his "Cupid & Psyche" in The Geological Museum. I've scanned in the pages with the Schmid...
  43. Hi Tassie, looking at it again, and noticing the little flowers, I'm now thinking School of Rhoda Wager, circa 1930's. I think Jewels1900 has pointed out pieces on CW with similar designs by an unknow...
  44. Hi Tassie, great brooch! This will be a quality White Cliffs doublet, with a backing of opal potch, circa early 1900's. You can see a similar one here: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/166784 ...
  45. Hi cameosleuth, so is the attribution as Pheobe on the German site spurious? I found another similar attribution of the same painting here: http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Mythology/Phoebe.html Howev...
  46. WOW! She is so perfectly 'kicking up her heels' - very special!
  47. Hi Bluboi, if you ran into my wife in the mall you'd see a good few of them lined up, she's still trying to grow more fingers so she can wear more of them at once!
  48. Agreed, here's the link to the Skinner auction: http://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2529B/lots/795 Since Schmidt (for I have no doubt these are all his) had to cut out a section for the diamond and ...
  49. Hi cameosleuth, I agree when you look at the composition of the opal cameo scenes there can be little doubt about the Guy Head Psyche derivation, and that, as you say, Schmidt has quite brilliantly mo...
  50. Hi cameosleuth, thanks so much for the info, 61,000 Euros was a good result, 10 times the guide price, I wonder if any of that related to the provenance from the Yves St Laurent collection? There's...
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