23 March 2012

Animal and insect Brooches

Three lapel pins, the first in diamonds and lapis lazuli, the second in a diamond and a peach conch pearl, and the third a carved onyx dog head.

A carved boulder opal butterfly brooch with diamonds and sapphires.

A Grima sea star brooch in freshwater pearls and gold, 1967.

An antique scottie dog brooch.

Bird-like things in diamond and gold with a cabochon sapphire drop.

A surrealistic brooch by Tsai An Ho, picturing two shining jeweled beetles on a gold leaf.

A gold, diamond, emerald and lapis lazuli dragon brooch.

A gargoyle brooch with a large central yellow sapphire.

A gold and enamel horse and rider pin.

A lavender jadeite, ruby, diamond and gold brooch by Tsai An Ho.

A reverse intaglio lapel pin with the portrait of a dog.

A cabochon ruby and diamond dragonfly brooch.

A set of jewels by Tsai An Ho.

A scarecrow pin in gold with cabochon rubies, sapphires, emerald and diamonds, by Van Cleef and Arpels.