Price guide to antique and vintage platinum and opal brooches. Opal was rare and very valuable in antiquity. In Europe it was a gem prized by royalty. Until the opening of vast deposits in Australia in the 19th century the only known source was Červenica beyond the Roman frontier in Slovakia.Read More
Price guide to antique and vintage platinum and diamond brooches.
Archaeologists have discovered traces of platinum in the gold used in ancient Egyptian burials as early as 1200 BC. However, the extent of early Egyptians’ knowledge of the metal is unclear. It is quite possible they did not recognize there was platinum in their gold.Read More
Early 20th Century Ruby And Diamond Double Clip Brooch of undulating circular outline, one side pavé-set with baguette-cut diamonds, the other set with circular-cut rubies, to the diamond-set centre panel, detachable …Read More