We’ve made it, darlings. Two FULL WEEKS of gift guide posts…all leading up to today.
Today’s gift guide is filled to the brim with unimaginable treasures, pieces to tempt anyone but accessible only to a lucky few. They’re great daydream material for the rest of us, though.
Without further ado, I present the final chapter of Diamonds in the Library’s 2015 jewelry gift guide:
Antique Bailey, Banks and Biddle diamond scroll tiara, circa 1900.
The Dragon & Knight Maneater ring from Wendy Brandes.
(Note the real, opening treasure chest and vanquished knight slowly digesting in the dragon’s stomach.)
Antique Victorian ruby and diamond earrings, circa 1880.
Todd Reed Octahedron chain bracelet in 18k yellow gold. With 45.86 carats of diamond octahedrons.
The Royal Blue – a 10.06 carat natural Vivid Fancy Blue diamond (VVS1,Type IIb) set in rose gold with vivid pink diamonds.
Judy Geib’s Colombian emerald Rivière with 66.73 cts of bezel-set Colombian emeralds in 22k gold.
Glorious 9.46 carat antique cushion cut diamond drop earrings.
Aspen Diamond Company graduated multicolored South Sea pearl and diamond necklace in platinum. 31 cts white diamonds, 5 cts vivid fancy yellow.
Robert Procop ring with a 56.31ct tw cushion rubellite, 13.48 ct pink sapphire, 7.05ct ruby, 0.63ct diamonds set in 18k rose gold.
19th century vari-colored gem, pearl and gold cluster pendant necklace, English c.1840.
Arunashi conch pearl and diamond earrings.
A Belle Epoque platinum and 18ct gold diamond and ruby cluster ring. Circa 1893. Of Royal provenance.
Two spectacular diamond riviere necklaces from Doyle and Doyle. Victorian on the left, with 15.60 cts of Old European cut diamonds in cut down collet settings; contemporary on the right, with nine antique fancy yellow Old Mine cut diamonds (8.90ctw) and 45 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing app. 6.51ctw
Irene Neuwirth wide gemstone cuff in 18k gold with emeralds and turquoise cabochons.
Important Art Deco pearl and diamond earrings, circa 1920.
Verdura amethyst and aquamarine necklace in gold.
Naomi Sarna multicolored diamond and sapphire petal brooch in white
Antique graduated diamond necklace; 85.90 carats.
Seaman Schepps emerald, ruby, sapphire, and diamond gold link bracelet.
Thanks so much for joining me for my fourth annual jewelry gift guide!! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
Here’s what we’ve covered already, in case you’re craving a recap: jewelry under $100; $100 – $200; $200 – $350; $350 – $500, $500 – $1,000, $1,000 – $3,000, $3,000 – $7,000, $7,000 – $15,000, and $15,000 – $50,000.