19 December 2014

Pearl Rings

A cultured pearl and diamond ring.

A mabé pearl and turquoise ring, French made.

A pearl and diamond ring.

A chalcedony and cultured pearl ring, "Tourbillon," attributed to Suzanne Belperron, circa 1935.

A cultured pearl and diamond dress ring by Van Cleef & Arpels, 1974.

A cultured pearl, diamond and sapphire dress ring.

A cultured pearl, onyx and diamond ring by Luciano Marotta Gigli.

A diamond and bouton pearl ring.

An early 20th century diamond and cultured pearl ring, circa 1910.

A gray and white natural pearls ring made with diamonds, Cartier, 1920.

A natural clam pearl, conch pearl, and diamond ring.

A natural pearl and diamond ring.

A natural pearl and diamond ring.

A natural pear pearl and diamond ring.

A natural pearl and diamond ring, 1910s.

18 December 2014

Fiery Orange Necklaces

An 18 karat gold and coral "Alhambra" necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels.

An 18 karat white gold, coral and diamond necklace by Michele della Valle.

A 19th century archaeological revival coral and gold necklace, circa 1860.

A carved coral floral necklace from the 19th century.

A coral, diamond, emerald and onyx sautoir by Van Cleef & Arpels.

A citrine and diamond necklace.

A Georgian citrine necklace.

A gold and citrine festoon necklace, circa 1870.

A coral and gold necklace, showing a snake wrapped around a piece of coral. The pendant is also able to be worn as a brooch.

A "Regal Tiger" necklace of fire opals, colored diamonds, and moonstone drops, by Chopard.

Prince Harry in Lesotho

 From the Sentebale blog: Sentebale is a charity founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho. They help the most vulnerable children in Lesotho get the support they need to lead healthy and productive lives.  Sentebale works with local grassroots organisations to help these children – the victims of extreme poverty and Lesotho’s HIV/AIDS epidemic.

On 5th December, Prince Harry made a private visit to Lesotho to see the progress of Sentebale's programmes that provide support to vulnerable children in Lesotho. 

 Prince Harry swings young boy in photo taken by a blind 3 year old at Phelisanong Children’s Home. 'Wow, what a welcome we got! There were forty over-energetic children using us as climbing frames, water fights, and a lot of laughs. The boy flying is Lerato, a 3 year old who was abandoned at birth. The photo was taken by 3 year old Karabo who is blind. She heard the clicks, went to the camera and with a little bit of help on direction, shot this great photo.' Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Prince Harry wears Christmas hats with orphans from Mants’ase Children’s Home. 'Festive cheer! Despite it being 32 degrees, someone gave out Christmas hats and inevitably one found its way onto my head. All the children, orphaned for one reason or another, absolutely loved the hats and balloons. We even managed to squeeze a hat onto Prince Seeiso’s head! Again, so nice to see the place so well looked after.' Chris Jackson/Getty Images

 Thumbs up with Prince Harry and the Head Teacher, Me Mamonuku Mokfilikoane of Thuso Centre. 'The playground and ramps in this photo were made by 30 members of the British Army. Blood, sweat and tears went into the project over two weeks. The whole place looks incredible, the children are all smiles. Thanks lads.' Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Prince Harry plays with babies who are on a programme for malnourishment at Touching Tiny Lives. 'After seeing the herd boys, we were invited back to Touching Tiny Lives in the town of Mokhotlong. There were 12 malnourished babies under the age of five that we were fortunate enough to play with for an hour. I will never forget their faces when we walked in. They only ever see and interact with women, so it took a while till they accepted us into their play pen! An enormous hail storm then hit us and two of the children had their faces pressed up against the window for about 15 minutes. These two in the picture were definitely my favourites.' Chris Jackson/Getty Images 

Photograph by Prince Harry

 Prince Harry's Pictures: Speaking of the opportunity to document the visit himself, Prince Harry said: 'I have always enjoyed photography and the challenges that come with trying to capture the perfect shot, although privately I don't take many photos. The best photos I have are in my head - I have some very special memories, mostly from Africa. But on this visit, I had the time and opportunity to be on the other side of the camera and take some photos in the stunning country of Lesotho for my charity Sentebale.' ©HRH Prince Henry of Wales.

17 December 2014

Hair Ornaments

An 18 karat gold, horn, and enamel barrette by Lalique, France, circa 1900.

A diamond hair ornament/brooch/pendant combination, late 19th century.

A gold hair ornament set with natural pearls, emeralds and sapphires, dating from the Roman Empire, 3rd century A.D.

A pair of tortoiseshell and diamond hair combs by Cartier, circa 1910.

A silver hair accessory by Rodarte, priced at US$640.

16 December 2014


An 18 karat gold and diamond "Eclat" wristwatch by DeLaneau.

An 18 karat gold and diamond "Quadrato" wristwatch by Bulgari.

An 18 karat two-color gold and diamond wristwatch by Verdura, France.

A coral, nephrite, and gold wristwatch by Piaget.

A diamond "Ribbon" wristwatch by Harry Winston.

An art deco diamond and onyx wristwatch by Cartier, 1922.

a watch of cultured pearls, mother of pearl, onyx and diamond by Cartier, circa 1930.

A diamond "Tortue" fob watch by Cartier, 1926.

A diamond lapel watch, 1930's.

A diamond and ruby wristwatch by Rolex.

A diamond wristwatch, circa 1915.

An early 20th century diamond and enamel fob watch, circa 1905.

A lady's diamond cocktail watch, 1930's, Chaumet.

A lady's diamond wristwatch, Cartier, 1920's.

A lady's diamond wristwatch by Gübelin, and a diamond bracelet.