A diamond flower brooch containing numerous blue and white diamonds, plus one yellow, in a number of shapes: Marquise, emerald, pear, baguette and radiant. The piece was created by Bulgari and sold for $1,182,000 on May 28th, 1998, a record price for a piece of jewelry sold in Italy, also auctioned at Christie's.
(#1520) FIRE OPAL, CULTURED PEARL, COLOURED SAPPHIRE, YELLOW DIAMOND AND DIAMOND 'FLOWER' BROOCH
FIRE OPAL, CULTURED PEARL, COLOURED SAPPHIRE, YELLOW DIAMOND AND DIAMOND 'FLOWER' BROOCH The single flower centring on a cultured baroque pearl, surrounded by carved fire opal petals, one petal accentuated with circular-cut coloured sapphires of yellow to orange hues, supported by a stem embellished with matching coloured sapphires suffusing to pavé-set diamonds of yellow and near-colourless hues, mounted in 18 karat white, pink and blackened gold.
An antique gold, diamond and enamel brooch, by Tiffany & Co., circa 1890-1900. Designed as a naturalistic spring of lilac. the florets enamelled in varying shades of purple, each set with a diamond in the centre, surmounted by two gold leaves etched front and back to depict veining, and a textured gold stem. Image source: Bejewelled by Tiffany 1837-1987.