All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1389994 (stock #08047)
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$150.00


SUISEKI, KAMUY-KOTAN CHLORITE

Palm-size chlorite with such magnificent quartz as ‘Kamuy kotan seki’ from the canyon called ‘Kamuy-kotan’ (‘Whereabouts of God’ in the Ainu language) in the western part of Asahikawa city in Hokkaido, Japan, as a rare type of Art of Japanese ‘Suiseki’. Unique landscape as the God (‘Kamuy’=’Kami’) with no processing by human hands. Attached with a resin stand formed for such natural stone form of the bottom...
A simply gorgeous and exceptionally rare Prehnite cat's eye from Burma weighing 1.83ct. Lovely sharp star in the middle, gorgeous colour, slight inclusion on the side which we hope is visible in our pic, absolutely collectible
An extremely pretty and completely untreated/Unheated from Mozambique weighing 1.04ct. The colour is a deep crimson red - in fact it could well be the case that this could qualify as being ‘Pigeon’s Blood’ red due to the deep saturation of colour in the stone - a darker hue but with gorgeous red flashes as evidenced in our pics...
An absolutely gorgeous unheated, untreated ruby from the famed gem mines of Mozambique weighing 2.02ct...
The focal point of this wonderful solid 18k yellow gold ring is the central yellow sapphire - an immense Unheated untreated 18.53ct stunner from Sri Lanka. The colour is an almost pure yellow with a hint of gold, absolutely breathtaking! Incredibly, the gem is not only eye clean to all but the exceptionally eagle eyed but is virtually but not quite loupe clean as well - simply wonderful clarity for such an immense Unheated sapphire...
A simply exceptional, utterly collectable and utterly unique un-enhanced Emerald from Ethiopia weighing an impressive 2.91ct. To find an emerald of this size without treatment and WITH GIA CERTIFICATE is virtually unheard of - just take a look at the other unoiled emerald listings to see the extraordinary prices being offered. The colour of this wonderful example is a slightly lighter shade of apple green, absolutely gorgeous and simply striking to the eye...
Our pics do not fully do justice to this magnificent and rare, one of a kind gemstone from the beautiful isle of Madagascar. Weighing an impressive 4.06ct, this gem perfectly exhibits the precise combination of pink and orange which make up the famed and revered ‘Padparadscha’ colour in sapphire. Our pics are, on our monitor at least, a *tad* less orange than the original, which as advised is a truly perfect combination of the two colours...
An absolutely magnificent, absolutely top top quality unheated, untreated ruby from the famed gem mines of Mozambique weighing 2.03ct...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1960 item #1389218
A rare softcover published in December 1, 1952 by the US Department of Justice Office of Alien Properties.Signed by the researcher along with a dedication note.There are more than 4000 movies listed along with the type of film ( documentary, feature, military etc.) as well as the producer. The paper cover has a small tear at the spine otherwise in fine condition.96pp.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1900 item #1389020 (stock #TBD00263)
Albumen photograph mounted on a stiff card with the title, “Interior of Carlee Caves” written in ink below the image. The Karla Caves are a group of ancient Indian Buddhist rock-cut caves located in Karli near Lonavala, Maharashtra. The one pictured is the Great Chaitya. It was dedicated in 120 CE. The photographer of this image is unknown...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1900 item #1389019 (stock #TBD00262)
Albumen photograph mounted on a card and titled in ink in script under it, “Bheel women grinding Bajri.” The Bhil are a large group of people from west India including Gujarat where pearl millet is called bijri. The photograph shows a group of men and women including a woman seated by a grinding stone posing for the photograph. The image is 7 5/8 x 9 3/8 inches (19.3 x 24 cm) and the card 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35,5 cm).

Condition: the image is in very good condition...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1900 item #1389018 (stock #TBD00261)
A landscape albumen photograph of Darjeeling India. Titled in script in the negative, “534. Darjeeling. General view with the Snows(?) from Woodland’s Hotel.” Presumably, “the Snows” are the snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas that show more as a line of clouds, but are visible in the distance. The details of the image are sharp at the center, but blur slightly at the edges.

Condition: slight surface dings to the image...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : Pre 1930 item #1388601
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$65.00
Tammaro De Marinis EX LIBRIS wood block print. Bibliographer and bibliophile, antiquarian in Florence from 1904 to 1924 (Naples, 1878 - Florence, 1969) "Ex libris Librairie Ancienne T. De Marinis & Co., Florence" Size 4" by 2.5" near mint condition
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1940 item #1388584
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$135.00
Walter Kanitz Wein 1932 Ex Libris Wood block Print. European ex libris print mounted to backing. The back printed Walter Knitz Wein 1932 , well inked no damage. Size W 2.75" h 4.5"
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1388420 (stock #08037)
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$200.00


ABSTRACT SUISEKI

Naturally and dynamically sculpted stone with subtly glistening ore, attached with a wooden stand, as an Art of ‘Suiseki’. Shizuoka prefecture, Japan. Total: approx...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Special Interest : Pre 1950 item #1388405 (stock #G641)
Offered is a very scarce, quite interesting, California, Folsom State Prison document that includes the Mug Shot and Fingerprints of a 23 year old convict.

The 8" x 8" heavy paper document presents pertinent, highly-detailed, personal data including: name, race, age, date of birth, occupation, county of residence, height, weight, fingerprints, unusual identifying physical marks or scars, and physical description, as well as crime committed and length of sentence...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1388362 (stock #02145)
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$350.00


BONSEKI

Naturally sculpted stone with the texture created by the nature from Yoshinogawa River in Nara Prefecture, Japan, used as a 'Bonseki' (Stone arranged on a tray, which express a natural landscape). Attached with a display stand (though it's not originally made for this stone). Stone: approx...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1970 item #1388084
A second revised edition hard cover with dust jacket published in 1967 ( though no date is noted on the front page). The book features Russian art and architecture from the Kremlin. Colorized plates. 187pp.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1970 item #1387941
A hardcover with dust jacket published by Skira and distributed in the U.S. by World Pub. Co., Cleveland, 1962. There are 109 full color plates. The original paper band on the front is ripped and the jacket shows very light wear at the corners. The plate on 43 has separated and the plate on page 37 has a small line running through it. The book otherwise is fine. 227pp.+
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$1,495.00
Antique Hand written 8 page letter by King Leopold, beautiful hand written letter with stamps and seals . Nice condition with folds size 12" by 8.5" Heritage put an estimate of $1500 at auction
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1990 item #1387223 (stock #02240H)
The size of Book: 9" W x 11 1/2" H x 11/16" Thick. This book of Leonor Fini has, the texts by Jacques Audiberti, Yves Bonnefoy, Victor Brauner, Marcel Brion, Jean Cocteau, Paul Eluard, Max Ernst, Jean Ganet, Jan Kott, Giuseppe Marchoiori, Alberto Moravia, Mario Praz, Alberto Savinio, in 45 pages. It is written in French. Publisher: Editions Hervas, Paris. Published and printed in 1981. The book has 124 pages of color and black and white reproductions of many paintings with detail closeup photos....
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Contemporary item #1386300
Published by University Press of New England in 2003, a first edition hard cover with dust jacket. The book is in excellent condition, the jacket shows very light wear. 150 illustrations ~ 269pp.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1386297
A hard cover with dust jacket written by Dean A. Fales Jr. and published by Bonanza Books in 1986. The jacket shows modest wear along the edge and the book is slightly cocked otherwise fine. There are 577 illustrations including 148 color plates and 429 b&w photographs.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Pre 1960 item #1384961 (stock #37100)
Authentic 1956 Lithograph Print Share Certificate for the Egyptian Society of Water "Societe Egyptienne D'Enterprises pour les Projets D'Adduction D'Eau". Incorporated on 13th January 1956 - A year that would become synonymous with the Suez Crisis and General Gamal abdel Nasser's deposing of King Farouk and the establishement of parliamnetary democracy in Egypt. Dimensions: Width - 19 2/8" (49 cm); Height - 12 3/4" (32.5 cm). Folded. Creases associated with age. Four official stamps of Egypt to ...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Pre 1960 item #1384960 (stock #92149a)
Authentic 1956 Lithograph Print Share Certificate for the Egyptian Society of Chemistry "Societe Egyptienne pour les Industries Chimiques (Kima)". Scene of a chemical industrial plant in a decorative border. Incorporated in March 1956 - A year that would become synonymous with the Suez Crisis and General Gamal abdel Nasser's deposing of King Farouk and the establishement of parliamnetary democracy in Egypt. Dimensions: Width - 12" (30.5 cm); Height - 15 3/4" (40 cm). Folded. Edge nicks and creas...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Pre 1960 item #1384959 (stock #92149)
Authentic 1956 Lithograph Print Share Certificate for the Egyptian Society of Chemistry "Societe Egyptienne pour les Industries Chimiques (Kima)". Scene of a chemical industrial plant in a decorative border. Incorporated in March 1956 - A year that would become synonymous with the Suez Crisis and General Gamal abdel Nasser's deposing of King Farouk and the establishement of parliamnetary democracy in Egypt. Dimensions: Width - 12" (30.5 cm); Height - 15 3/4" (40 cm). Folded. Edge nicks and small...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Pre 1900 item #1384958 (stock #59130)
Authentic 1902 Share Certificate, "Travaux D'Irrigation du Governement Egyptien" Lithographic Printing in Red Ink for the Egyptian Government Ministry of Public Works with Sphinx and Pyramids design. Certificate Number 59,130, dated 18th January 1902. Width: 14.1" (36 cm) x 12,5" (32 cm) includes a Five Shilling Duty Stamp. Folded. Extremely good condition for age. Suitable for framing. All ephemera sold by Ihnasiyah Gallery is guaranteed authentic and of the period/culture as described.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Pre 1950 item #1384957 (stock #010785)
Authentic 1944 Share Certificate, "Societe Belge-Egyptienne L'Ezbekieh" Lithographic Printing in Brown Ink for the Societe Anonyme with Sphinx and Pyramids design. Certificate Number 010,785, dated 6th October 1944. Width: 8.5 - 17" (21.5 - 43 cm) x 12,5" (32 cm) including tear-off indemnity stamps numbered 10 - 30(T). Folded. Extremely good condition for age. Suitable for framing. All ephemera sold by Ihnasiyah Gallery is guaranteed authentic and of the period/culture as described.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Pre 1950 item #1384956 (stock #010058)
Authentic 1944 Share Certificate, "Societe Belge-Egyptienne L'Ezbekieh" Lithographic Printing in BLue Ink for the Societe Anonyme with Sphinx and Pyramids design. Certificate Number 010,058, dated 6th October 1944. Width: 8.5 - 17" (21.5 - 43 cm) x 12,5" (32 cm) including tear-off indemnity stamps numbered 10 - 30(T). Folded. Extremely good condition for age. Suitable for framing. All ephemera sold by Ihnasiyah Gallery is guaranteed authentic and of the period/culture as described.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Pre 1950 item #1384909 (stock #18401)
Authentic 1946 Share Certificate, "Grands Magasins Chemla S.A.E" Lithographic Printing in BLue Ink for the Societe Anonyme Egyptienne. 25 shares of One Hundred Egyptian Pounds from a capital of 400,000 Egyptian Pounds issued. Certificate Number 18401-18425, dated 15th August 1946. Width: 17" (43 cm) x 15,5" (29 cm) including tear-off indemnity stamps numbered 11 - 25. Folded. Nicks and creases associated with age. Suitable for framing. All ephemera sold by Ihnasiyah Gallery is guaranteed authent...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Pre 1950 item #1384906 (stock #43426)
Authentic 1947 Share Certificate, "Jardins & vignobles d'Egypte" Lithographic Printing in Red Ink for the Societe Anonyme Egyptienne (Wine). Twenty Five shares of One Hundred Egyptian Pounds from a capital of 275,000 Egyptian Pounds issued. Certificate Number 43426. With ink cancellation. Dated 30th June 1947. The Share Certificate is decorated with border of fruits. Width: 16" (40.5 cm) x 17 2/8" (43.5 cm) including ten tear-off indemnity stamps numbered 31-40. Folded. Nicks and creases associa...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Pre 1960 item #1384883 (stock #20651)
Authentic 1950 Share Certificate, "Societe Viticole et Vinicole d'Egypte" Lithographic Printing in Green Ink for the Egyptian Society of Viticulture and Vinoculture (Wine). Ten shares of Forty Egyptian Pounds from a capital of 1000,000 Egyptian Pounds issued. Certificate Number 20651. The Share Certificate is decorated with scenes of Wine Making from Ancient Egyptian tombs. Width: 16 5/8" (42.5 cm) x 15 3/8" (39 cm) including tear-off indemnity stamps. Folded. Nicks and creases associated with a...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Pre 1940 item #1384879 (stock #03540)
Authentic 1938 Share Certificate, "Societe Viticole et Vinicole d'Egypte" Lithographic Printing in Green Ink for the Egyptian Society of Viticulture and Vinoculture (Wine). One share of Four Egyptian Pounds from a capital of 250,000 Egyptian Pounds issued. Certificate Number 03540. With Blindstamp and ink stamp dated 27th September 1944. The Share Certificate is decorated with scenes of Wine MAking from Ancient Egyptian tombs. Width: 17" (43 cm) x 15 3/8" (39 cm) including tear-off indemnity sta...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1990 item #1383968 (stock #OS5)
Sotheby's London, Dec 14th - 15th 1981 Paperback Catalogue of Egyptian, Western Asiatic, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, and Art Reference Books. 795 Lots over 230 Pages. Illustrated throughhout with B/W Photographs. Includes After-Sale Price List of lots sold. Tight binding and good clean copy. An interesting reference work.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1970 item #1383967 (stock #OS4)
Sotheby's London, July 1st 1969 Paperback Catalogue of Egyptian, Western Asiatic, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Also Islamic Pottery and Metalwork. 273 Lots over 111 Pages. Illustrated throughhout with B/W Photographs. Includes After-Sale Price List of lots sold. Split to lower inch of spine, otherwise tight binding and good clean copy. An interesting reference work.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre 1492 item #1383807 (stock #4282)
Billon jital coin from the last Shah of Kwarezm Kingdom 12o0CE -1220CE. Muhammad II of Khwarezm, having arrested/executed emissaries on two occasions from the Mongols, he brought the full force of Genghis Khan’s wrath on his realm and every city was razed to the ground“arguably the bloodiest massacre the world saw until the 20th century”. There is one split. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail. D: 14mm
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre 1492 item #1383805 (stock #4281)
Copper jital coin from the last Shah of Kwarezm Kingdom 12o0CE -1220CE. Muhammad II of Khwarezm, having arrested/executed emissaries on two occasions from the Mongols, he brought the full force of Genghis Khan’s wrath on his realm and every city was razed to the ground“arguably the bloodiest massacre the world saw until the 20th century”. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail. D: 19.8mm
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383656 (stock #3478)
Five Neanderthal multi=tools/scrapers from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights between 2 1/8" and 2 5/8". All legal surface finds with semi-glossy ground patinas. Missing a few small chips, otherwise in excellent condition. Though essentially scrapers, each of these tools exhibits several scraper edges, along with notches and burins. The deep burgundy scraper also has a beautifully retouched nosed end scraper. All date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383655 (stock #2330)
Very nice group of four smaller Neanderthal multi-tools on flakes from Fontmaure, France. All beautiful examples of the famous Fontmaure jasper, all in excellent condition with semi-glossy ground patina. Legal surface finds, heights between 1 3/4" and 2 1/8". Each of these tools, despite their smaller size, are equipt with at least two functional scraper/blade edges. There are also notches, shaft straighteners and burin tips as well. Conceptionally remarkable examples of Neanderthal stonewo...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383654 (stock #1253)
A nice group of five complex Neanderthal multi-tools from Fontmaure, France. All jasper, all in excellent condition with various glossy to semi-glossy ground patinas. Heights between 1 5/8" and 2 1/8". All legal surface finds. A wide variety of scraper edges, notches, and burins are exhibited in this group. Fine ergonomics and excellent conceptual designs fit together perfectly in these lithics. Date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383620 (stock #3445)
A group of five small Neanderthal tools on flakes from Fontmaure, France. All jasper, all with a semi-glossy to glossy ground patina and in excellent condition. Heights between 1 1/2" and 1 3/4". Legal surface finds. Interesting variety of scraper edges and burin or borer tips. The sizes makes one wonder if these were made for Neanderthal children. Date to approximately 60,000-40,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383619 (stock #2861)
A group of three Neanderthal blades/multi-tools on levallois flakes. All three are jasper, in excellent condition with glossy ground patinas, from Fontmaure, France. Heights between 2 1/2" and 2 3/4". Legal surface finds. The tool to the left is a single edge straight scraper, very well defined, with a truncation at the distal end. The other two lithics are complex multi-tools which take advantage of the entire edge of each flake, giving a variety of scraper edges, notches, and burin tips. ...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383618 (stock #3072)
A Mode 1 pebble tool, probably used as both a chopper and a burin-like crusher. Flint, height 3 5/8". Excellent condition with fine ground patina. Legal find, Kimbridge Pit, Romsey, Hampshire, England. Homo Heidelbergensis. Dates to 450,000-350,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383515 (stock #2324)
Four Neanderthal multi-tools on flakes. Chert and jasper, heights between 2" and 2 3/8". All in excellent condition, legal excavation finds, Marbach, Germany. All four represent variations on the basic Neanderthal scraper multi-tool, each with a variety of differently refined edges to best serve different purposes on a single tool that would be light to transport. The tool on the left in the photo is somewhat thicker than the others, and has one edge flaked to form a lovely, slightly concave...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383513 (stock #3170)
A lovely group of four Neanderthal convergent scrapers. Jasper, all four are in excellent condition. Height between 1 1/4" and 1 5/8". Legal excavation finds, Nordlinger Ries, Germany. Varying semi-glossy to glossy ground patinas. A gem-like group of smaller lithics that exhibit real mastery of the tool-makers art. Each has a variety of edges, finely worked, so that despite their diminutive size these multi-tools could serve effectively in any number of ways. The retouches on the lithic to...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383510 (stock #2921)
A group of four larger Neanderthal tools. Jasper and chert, heights between 3 1/4" and 3 3/4".Varying ground patinas, all four are in excellent condition, one small chip missing on the concave scraper edge on the lithic second from the left. Legal excavation finds, Marbach, Germany. The two lithics to the right are burins or borers, both with double burin tips, and the second from the right exhibits a roughly made scraper edge. On the furthest right tool the concave edge at the bottom of the...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383503 (stock #3685)
A group of 3 small Neanderthal multi-tool scrapers on chert flakes, heights between 1 3/8" and 1 7/8". 2 small chips missing on the lithic to the left in the photo, otherwise all are in excellent condition with a semi-glossy ground patina. All three are legal surface finds from Marbach, Germany. Despite being small, these three tools have a complex multitude of functional edges ranging from convergent and convex scrapers to notches and small denticulate areas. Date to approximately 80,000-50...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383502 (stock #4076)
A lovely Neanderthal scraper on a flake. Flint, height 3 1/8". Excellent condition with a beautiful, well worn sea patina. This was an auction purchase, with no collection history. Given the color of the flint, the typology and the specific type of patination I believe this lithic is from Reculver Cliffs area, Kent, England. Boldly and simply executed with a few master retouches, the scraper also exhibits excellent ergonomics. Dates to approximately 120,000-60,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383501 (stock #2743)
A bifacially worked straight scraper or cleaver on a pebble fragment. Chert, height 2 1/2". Excellent condition, semi-glossy ground patina. Legal excavation find from the Nordlinger Ries, Germany. Good signs of use-wear on both edges, leading me to feel this was used more as a cleaver type of tool. The form is fairly eccentric, and the piece was truncated along the top edge in the photo. Large area of cortex remaining, and well conceived ergonomics. Dates to 60,000-40,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383499 (stock #1426)
A large Neanderthal knife on a levallois flake. Flint, excellent condition, height 4 1/2". This was an auction purchase from an old collection in Lower Normandy, France. Most of the material was collected in the Calvados Region. Solid, hefty multi-tool with a variety of retouches and denticulate edges on the entire blade except the proximal end. Dates to 60,000-40,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383169 (stock #1612)
Interesting and complex lower Paleolithic chopper, hard hammer percussion technique. Flint, height 3". Legal surface find, Letchmore Heath, Hertfordshire, England. A bifacially worked and ergonomically well designed lithic, with good signs of use wear on the functional edge. Lovely, semi-translucent caramel colored flint. Possibly Heidelberg Man or transitional to early Neanderthal. Dates to approximately 350,000-150,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383164 (stock #3162)
A lower Paleolithic Clactonian chopper on a pebble from Dorset, England. Flint, height 4 1/8". A few minor chips otherwise good condition. This was an auction purchase so I do not have any further find data regarding it. Probably Heidelberg Man. Dates to approximately 350,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Wine and Related : Pre 1930 item #1383156
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$445.00
Antique Mexican Silver Matador Bull form hors d'oeuvre Sword Skewers , continental wonderful modeling on a kneeling Bull with his 6 original silver swords. No markings acid tests at sterling. Size l 3.75" 2.25 " weight is 74 g
An absolutely gorgeous natural Melo pearl from the glorious waters of the Andaman Sea weighing 15.38ct. Colour is a lovely hue of yellowish orange, possibly a tad lighter compared to our pics, absolutely natural and absolutely lovely. Beautiful natural patterns as evidenced by our pics. The shape is a baroque pear/drop shape, ideal for a stunning designer pendant. We will accept only a close offer on the pearl - it already represents excellent value. Polished. Absolutely perfect for a stunning d...
A simply superior, rare and completely untreated/unheated Sapphire from Sri Lanka weighing a magnificent 8.48ct. The colour is almost an absolutely pure hue of white, without any secondary yellowish or other secondary colour visible at all - extremely lovely indeed. Any specks of colour in our pics, as well as dark patches, are ALL reflections of light and are not visible or present in the actual stone. The gem has *excellent* clarity and is not only completely eye clean with only a couple of *t...
A simply superior, rare and completely untreated/unheated Sapphire from Sri Lanka weighing an impressive 3.50ct. The colour is a gorgeous combination of yellow with green- extremely lovely indeed. The gem has *excellent* clarity and is not only completely eye clean with only a couple of *tiny tiny* feather inclusions (the size of a pinprick) visible under magnification - there is however some colour banding as per our pics. This is the one of the prettiest bicolor sapphires we have managed to so...
A simply superior, rare and completely untreated/unheated Sapphire from Sri Lanka weighing a magnificent 5.27ct. The colour is a delightful hue of light to medium blue, not too light and not too dark, absolutely akin to the famed ‘cornflower ‘ blue of yore - combined with a gorgeous violet hue, absolutely lovely indeed. The certificate states the colour is bluish violet but IMO I see the colour as violetish blue. The gem has *excellent* clarity and is eye clean with only one *tiny tiny* feat...
A simply exceptional, rare and completely untreated/unheated Sapphire probably from Sri Lanka weighing an impressive 3.13ct. The colour is a stunning almost pure hue of medium blue, not too light and not too dark, just as blue sapphire should be - extremely lovely indeed. The gem has *exceptional* clarity and is not only eye clean but is almost loupe clean as well, with the exception of a couple of tiny feathers the size of pinpricks, visible only under magnification. This is one of the best val...
An absolutely gorgeous unheated, untreated ruby from the famed gem mines of Mozambique weighing 2.02ct. Gorgeous shade of pinkish red, the ruby hue which is normally associated with the most vivid lustre, absolutely beautiful! The stone is, astonishingly, virtually eye clean table up and almost but not quite loupe clean as well - overall clarity is almost unprecedented in this excellence for the genre - unheated ruby from this origin will inevitably have multiple inclusions but this one is excep...
An absolutely gorgeous natural Melo pearl from the glorious waters of the Andaman Sea weighing 18.68ct. Colour is a lovely hue of yellowish orange, possibly a tad lighter compared to our pics, absolutely natural and absolutely lovely. Beautiful natural patterns as evidenced by our pics. The shape is a baroque drop shape, ideal for a stunning designer pendant. We will accept only a close offer on the pearl - it already represents excellent value. Polished. Absolutely perfect for a stunning design...