gold with traces of black enamel has seven mirror-backed facetted glass pastes. these 'vauxhall pastes' were flat-backed glass paste gems whose facetted surface was reflected in the mirrored back giving an illusion of depth.
Boucheron cicada brooch ca. The wings are plique-à-jour (letting in daylight) enamel and calibre cut sapphires. The head and the body are set in diamonds and sapphires as well, and the eyes are set with two cabochon cat’s eye crysoberyl.
A fabulous moonstone and diamond ring from the Art Deco era, made of platinum and portraying a large oval shaped cabochon moonstone with diamond accents. The moonstone is bezel set within a mounting that displays a lovely wirework setting.