Armillary Sphere Ring An intriguing high-carat gold ring, dated 1858, a deceptively simple gold band which hinges open to form a miniature version of an armillary sphere. The ring is inscribed to interior : Bertha Hess and 2 Mar 1858, no doubt to commemorate a death. The ring is size R and 1/2 [US 8 and 7/8] and cannot be sized ; it can also be worn open, hanging on a chain. The band when closed is 1/8 of an inch wide. Clever construction, immaculate condition.
A SUPERB ANTIQUE DIAMOND BROOCH, CIRCA 1860. Of naturalistic design, the pavé-set old-cut diamond leaf canopy suspending a graduated fringe of diamond trails with six pear-shaped diamond drops, mounted in silver and gold, brooch circa 1860, diamond drops late 18th century, 12.7 cm long. #antique #brooch
A diamond rising sun royal presentation brooch, circa 1895. This brooch was given as a wedding present to Lady Eva Greville from the Duke and Duchess of York at her marriage to Mr Frank Dugdale. Lady Eva, daughter of the Earl of Warwick and Lady-in-waiting to the Duchess of York, was married at St Margaret's Church, Westminster in 1895. It was illustrated, along with other presentation jewels, in 'The Queen, The Lady's Newspaper' #Victorian #RoyalPresentation #brooch