Diamonds in the Library

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A Diamond and Sapphire Ring of flowerhead design, centering on a circular-cut diamond, within a calibré-cut sapphire and circular-cut diamond surround, mounted in platinum. Via Phillips.

Classic blue topaz and diamond earrings. Such beauties! (Via Phillips.)

This is a post dedicated to pretty earrings; these earrings aren’t innovative, they don’t have storied pasts, and they may not be the belle of the ball, but they’re all beautiful and I’d be thrilled to wear any of them.

Amethyst and diamond earrings, set in platinum and each suspending a pear-shaped faceted amethyst drop. Via Diamonds in the Library.

These amethyst and diamond earrings might be my favorites of this pretty earring roundup. The lines are so lovely, with the gentle antique-inspired texture and subtle curve of…

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This lot of three Art Nouveau brooches was listed in a recent Phillips auction. Which is your favorite?

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How incredible is this antique diamond and sapphire ring? The center diamond is old-cut, and weighs approximately 4.88 carats. Gorgeous! (Via Phillips.)

Thanks for the Friday pick-me-up, @tinyjewelboxdc! I thoroughly enjoyed getting to try on this beauty earlier today. #antiquejewelry #edwardian #diamonds #sapphires #jewelry #instabling

Turquoise and diamond necklace in gold, 1970′s.

This 1970′s turquoise and diamond necklace is a bit of a departure from my usual style, but I find myself loving it.

1970's turquoise and diamond pendant necklace with a 30 inch gold chain. Via Diamonds in the Library.

It’s fabulous, isn’t it? The long, textured links of the chain, the golden openwork pendant, the restrained smattering of gemstones. That chain is 30 inches long, so this would be quite a statement piece, despite its relatively delicate feel.

Pendant detail: 1970's turquoise and diamond pendant necklace with a 30 inch gold chain. Via Diamonds in the Library.

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A rubellite and diamond bracelet centering on an oval-cut rubellite, weighing approximately 39.93 carats, to the geometric links enhanced by circular and marquise-cut diamonds, and circular-cut diamond border, mounted in 18K white and yellow gold, length 7 inches. (Via Phillips.)

This retro Van Cleef & Arpels ring is “important,” with its unusual style and large (3.5 carat) center diamond. But it is it pretty? Would you ever wear something like this? (Via Phillips.)