Wednesday, September 30, 2009



JOHANNESBURG - Petra Diamonds Ltd. says a diamond the size of a chicken egg has been found at South Africa's Cullinan mine.
The diamond may be among the world's top 20 high-quality gems. It was discovered Thursday at the mine northeast of Pretoria, South Africa.
Johan Dippenaar, the company's chief executive said in a statement Tuesday that the 507.55-carat gem was of "exceptional color and clarity."

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009


Pascale Baron

Pascale Baron

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Two Magnificent Fluted Emerald Bead and Diamond Necklaces

JEWELS CIRCA 1700's, 1800's AND 1900's

A Victorian Diamond Fringe Necklace, Circa 1870
Art Nouveau Gold and Gem Brooch by Murrle Bennet & Co, c. 1900, Multi-Gem and Enamel Pendant Brooch Antique Heart-Shaped Brooch A Diamond and Platinum-Mounted Snowflake Brooch, circa 1908-1913

The Tara brooch

Topaz and Diamond Brooch in Shape of a Flower, c.1780

Circular and Marquise Diamond Snowflake Brooch by Bulgari

Black Opal Demantoid Garnet Sapphire Enamel Necklace, Circa 1915-1920

Gold and Silver Bow Brooch Set with Brilliant Cut Diamonds and Spinels, by Pfisterer, 1764

Gold and Silver Bouquet Brooch with Brilliant Cut Diamonds and Emeralds, c.1760

Circa 1920

Art Deco Jewellery

Baguette Brooch Pendant, Cabochon Rscroll Brooch, Diamond Pendant Earrings


Brooch with semiprecious stones from Tutankhamuns tomb
The king's pendant in the form of a boat showing the symbol of the god's resurrection

Necklace with Vulture Pendant, from the Tomb of Tutankhamun (circa 1370-52 BC) New Kingdom

Earrings Which Show the King Flanked by Two Sacred Serpents in the Centre of the Clip, Thebes, Egypt


Necklaces on a Market Stall in the Cloth Hall on Main Market Square, Krakow, Poland
Nubian Jewelry and Boat Landing at Shellal, Lake Nasser, Aswan, Egypt

Jewelry, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Detail of jewellery worn by Samburu girl, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

Detail of colourful Maasai necklace for sale in a craft shop, Nairobi, Kenya

Colourful Beads Worn by a Woman of the Galeb Tribe, Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia

Colorful Beads for Sale in Khan al-Khalili Bazaar, Cairo, Egypt

Color Bead Strands, Katmandu, Nepal

Amber beads

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Greek Necklace with Bull's Head Medallion, Late 4th Century BC
A necklace of gold turtles from the fifth century B.C.

Gold brooch recovered from a sunken Spanish ship off the coast of Havana

The Gold Market, Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East

Three Restored Chains Drape a Branch

Close-up of Gold Jewelry in the Gold Souk, Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East
Necklace and Figure of a Llama, Chimu Culture
Human Figure Pendant with Headdress from Popayan Pre-Hispanic Colombian, c. 1492

An earring from Colombias Sinu culture

Gold and Fiance Beaded Necklace, Cairo, Egypt

Gold Necklace with Acorn Pendant from Monte Luna

Gold Artifact from Tillya Tepe Find,
Six Tombs of Bactrian Nomads, Afghanistan