Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Ultra High Jewelry by Cartier


Platinum brooch with one opal, one ribbed emerald, brilliants, emerald eyes.

Platinum, one 6.89-carat blue tourmaline, cabochon-cut yellow sapphires, brilliant-cut diamonds.

Cartier Royal ring, platinum, one 20.02 carat emerald-cut pink spinel, onyx, brilliant-cut diamonds.
Butterfly Brooch – white gold, yellow gold, 42.77-carat pear-shaped yellow sapphire, yellow sapphires, colored diamonds, black lacquer, brilliants.

Bird of Paradise Brooch with 20.22-carat pink sapphire and six padparadscha sapphires.

Bracelet with 77.3-carat carved emerald, emerald beads and diamonds.

Sortilège de Cartier bracelet in platinum with a single rubellite, cultured pearls, onyx and brilliant cut diamonds.

Cartier Urban ring - Platinum, 10.77-carat square-shaped emerald, baguette-cut diamonds, onyx, brilliants.

Platinum, 10.04-carat padparadscha sapphire, black lacquer, brilliants.
Platinum, emeralds, sapphires, onyx, diamonds

White gold, brown, orange and yellow diamonds, onyx, yellow-orange diamond eyes, brilliants.

Necklace/brooch - Platinum, 91.34-carat emerald drop from Colombia, pear-shaped diamond, brilliants.
Secrets et Merveilles ring, platinum, 1 cushion-cut pink sapphire, 2 fine pearls and brilliant-cut diamonds
Platinum, cabochon-cut 36.74-carat ruby, pear-shaped rose-cut diamond, brilliants.





See ---> http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/01/panther-by-cartier.html
See --->http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2013/04/the-patiala-necklace.html



Sunday, 29 March 2015

Penn Museum Exhibits Gold from Ancient Panama

For more than a thousand years, a cemetery on the banks of the Rio Grande Coclé in Panama lay undisturbed, escaping the attention of gold seekers and looters. The river flooded in 1927, scattering beads of gold along its banks.

In 1940, a Penn Museum team led by archaeologist J. Alden Mason excavated at the cemetery, unearthing spectacular finds.

Human effigy pendant of gold, copper, silver alloy, Sitio Conte, Panama, ca. 700-900CE.
Large golden plaques and pendants with animal-human motifs were found, precious and semi-precious stone, ivory, and animal bone ornaments, and literally tons of detail-rich painted ceramics.

It was extraordinary evidence of a sophisticated Precolumbian people, the Coclé, who lived, died, and painstakingly buried their dead long ago.


Long overshadowed by research on other indigenous Central and South American peoples, the Coclé, who lived from about 700 to 900 CE, remain mysterious.


Emerald Pendant, Sitio Conte, Panama, ca. 700-900 CE.
Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama opens February 7, 2015 at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia with visitors encouraged to explore the history, archaeological evidence, and new research perspectives of the Coclé.



http://www.penn.museum/


Saturday, 28 March 2015

The Treasure of Berthouville

A cache of pearl and emerald-encrusted rings, bracelets, gold necklaces and other opulent objects from the Roman Empire are on display in the exhibition "Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville" at the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades. On view for the first time outside of Paris, the assortment of precious jewelry accompanies the 90-piece gilt-silver Berthouville Treasure of statuettes and ornamental vessels that were found by a French farmer plowing a field in 1830.
Both are on loan from the royal collection of the Cabinet des Médailles at the Bibliothèque nationale de France.


Cameo of Emperor Trajan, Roman, about A.D. 100; sardonyx set in a seventeeth-century gold, enamel, and ruby mount

Pitcher with Scenes from the Trojan War, Roman, A.D. 1-100; silver and gold. Achilles dragging the body of Hector around the walls of Troy

Pitcher with Scenes from the Trojan War (detail), Roman, A.D. 1-100; silver and gold. The death of Achilles

Offering Bowl with a Medallion of Mercury in a Rural Shrine (detail), Roman, A.D. 175-225; silver and gold