Antique provencal diamond ring in 18 karat (750) rose gold and silver. This antique regional ring from Provence features a decorative design of leaves, set with fifteen rose-cut diamonds on a silver and rose gold mount. The band of the ring is plain and undecorated. This ring dates back to the early 19th century and originates from France.
Art Nouveau Leroyer pendant in silver (800). Art Nouveau pendant (1895-1910) in the form of two ears of wheat enclosing a cabochon of chrysoprase (green chalcedony) mobile in closed setting. Art Nouveau wheat ear pendant by Leroyer, signed on the front, circa 1900, France.
Boar hallmark, goldsmith’s hallmark, signed LEROYER
Dimensions : 63 mm x 34 mm
Chalcedony size : 23 x 7 mm
Note : the chalcedony has been tinted, it was very common in 1900.
Condition : oxidation and scratches from use
More about chrysoprase / green chalcedony: Chrysoprase is a green monocrystallised chalcedony whose name evokes its colour: from the Greek “krhusos” meaning “gold” and “prasinos” meaning light green “leek” colour. This natural stone owes its green/yellow colour to nickel and its more intense green colour to chromium. Chalcedony is often dyed by humans to obtain a more intense green colour to imitate natural stone.
Mourning sleepers earrings in 18 karat yellow gold. Earrings centred of black cabochon made of glass and imitating jet, it is also called “glass of Paris” (verre de Paris). The cabochon is decorated in the centre of a star and a frieze. French earrings called “sleepers” from the end of […]