25 July 2015

Modern Diamond Star Jewels

Diamond star jewels are my all time favorite type of jewelry. I even have some of my own fantastic star jewels (but with rhinestones, of course!).


This is my set of two necklaces and a pair of earrings by costume jewelry company 1928, they date from circa 2005. The earrings were actually a Christmas gift to my sister about ten ago, but I bugged her so much about the earrings, she finally gave them to me! The necklaces were real finds: I found them recently, a couple months apart, at different thrift stores. I'm still keeping my eye open for any more star jewels in the series. I call them my "Empress Sissi" jewels.


The Empress Sissi of Austria-Hungary was well known for wearing diamond stars in her luscious, wavy long brown hair.

Thankfully, I'm not the only one who loves diamond star jewels. Modern jewelry firm H.Stern uses the diamond stars as their mascot. As they say on their websiteA visual icon for H.Stern (Stern means star in German), the inspiration for the Stars Collection came from a Victorian tiara formed by a five-pointed star, circa 1900. The jewels evoke the romanticism of this period while creating a contemporary look.

These are some of the beautiful diamond star jewels that H.Stern makes:
Bracelet in 18k gold with diamonds, by H.Stern.

Earrings in 18k gold with diamonds, H.Stern.

Diamond ring in 18 karat gold, H.Stern.

Ring in 18k gold with diamonds, H.Stern.

Ring in 18 karat gold with diamonds, H.Stern.

Ring in 18 karat gold with diamonds, H.Stern.

Ad for H.Stern featuring actress Diane Kruger. She is wearing the H.Stern diamond star earrings. 

H.Stern diamond star necklace.

H.Stern diamond star pendant earrings.

H.Stern diamond and 18k gold ring.

H.Stern diamond and 18k gold pendant necklace.

23 July 2015

Black Bracelets

An 18 karat gold, platinum, enamel, diamond and ruby bangle bracelet by David Webb.

An 18 karat gold, platinum, enamel, ruby and diamond elephant bracelet by David Webb.

An 18 karat rose gold, diamond and enamel "Serpenti" wristwatch by Bulgari.

A 19th century diamond, moonstone, and enamel serpent bangle, circa 1845.

A diamond, ruby, and enamel horse bangle bracelet by David Webb.

An enamel, diamond and ruby frog bangle bracelet by David Webb.

Gold, diamond, onyx and enamel bangle bracelet, circa 1900.

Gold, diamond, onyx and enamel bangle bracelet, circa 1915.

A hardstone, silver, amethyst, and diamond cuff bracelet, the center jeweled plaque circa 19th century.

A platinum, nephrite jade and diamond bracelet.

A rare and important get set and diamond bangle by Cartier, early 1920s.

22 July 2015

Pearl Earrings

A pair of natural pearl and diamond ear pendants.

A pair of platinum, cultured pearl and diamond ear clips.

A pair of cultured pearl and diamond earrings, circa 1880.

A pair of art deco natural pearl and diamond ear pendants, circa 1925.

A pair of earrings with cultured pearls and diamonds.

A pair of cultured pearl and diamond ear pendants.

A pair of cultured pearl and diamond ear clips by Bulgari.

A pair of cultured pearl and diamond earrings.

A pair of cultured pearl and diamond earrings by Buccellati.

A pair of cultured pearl and diamond earrings.

A pair of cultured pearl, gold and diamond ear pendants.

A pair of cultured pearl, gold and diamond earrings.

21 July 2015

Emerald Stud Earrings

A pair of emerald and diamond ear clips.

A demi parure including earrings, ring, and brooch, with chrysoprase and rubies, by Eva Segoura.

Emerald and diamond ear clips.

Emerald and dimaond ear clips by Van Cleef & Arpels.

Emerald and diamond earrings by Veronesi.

A pair of emerald and diamond flower earring by Van Cleef & Arpels.


A pair of 18 karat gold, tsavorite garnet, amethyst, pink sapphire and diamond ear clips by Michele della Valle.

A pair of chrysoprase, sapphire and diamond earrings by Margherita Burgener.

A pair of cultured pearl and diamond earrings by Margherita Burgener.


A pair of diamond and tourmaline ear clips by Patrice Fabre.

20 July 2015

Earrings of Pinks and Reds

A pair of ruby and diamond ear clips and ring, 1960s.

A pair of ruby and diamond ear clips, Monture Mauboussin, 1960s.

18 karat gold, pink tourmaline, colored glass, black jade and diamond "Pneu" earclips by Marina B.

A group of gem-set ear clips by Verdura, including coral and pink tourmaline.

A pair of diamond, colored diamond and pink sapphire ear clips.

A pair of coral (corallium rubrum) and cultured pearl earrings, with post and clip fittings.

A pair of garnet and diamond earrings, circa 1860.

A pair of garnet and diamond earrings, circa 1860.

A pair of late 19th century ruby and diamond ear clips, circa 1880.

A pair of 18 karat gold and pink sapphire earrings.

A pair of 18 karat gold, kunzite, pink tourmaline and diamond pendant earrings by Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co., 1989.

A pair of 18 karat gold, pearl, ruby and diamond earclips by Van Cleef & Arpels.