Friday, 15 February 2013

List of Attractive Jewelry Starting With Capital D..

Danny Jewel  Enamelled gold ship pendant with narwhal ivory hull English C. 1560 W. 6 cm. Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Dali jewelry

Articles of jewelry designed, in watercolour sketches between 1953 and 1969 by Salvador Dali (1904- ), the Spam surrealist painter. The largest collection of such jewelry, including pica for ordinary wear but also some large sculptural pieces with moving parts operated by a tiny electric motor, has been owned by the Owen Cheathan Foundation, New York City; 37 of these pieces were sold in January194 to a group associated with the Terrot Moore Museum, at Cadaques, Spain, which is reported to plan a world-wide exhibition tour. 


A variety of gemstone that resembles TOPAZ and QUARTZ, It is transparent and colourless or with shades of yellow o brown. It was named after Danbury. Connecticut, where it was firsts found. Some colourless and pink crystals have been found in Mexico. 

Danny Jewel

A SHIP PENDANT in simplified form, made c. 1560 of a two lion's head gold masks at the ends. The back is eta? NARWHAL 1V07 carved section of the tusk of a narwhal whale (see mounted in gold decorated with arabesque scrolls on a black en ground. Suspensory chains are attached to a central enamelled with blue enamelling. The jewel has been owned by the CamPionier4 of Danny, Sussex, England, and hence it is sometimes cal 'Campion Jewel'. 

Darien pectoral

Darien pectoral  Cast tumbaga figure with two sticks. H. 7.2 cm. Museo del Oro, Bogota.
A type of gold PECTORAL of PRE-c01-tiMBIA- ' d u the form of an anthropomorphic figure having spiral-ornamented upright wings beside the face, broad straight legs, flat feet, a  headdress suggesting the humorous name sometimes applied, 'telephone by two hallucinogenic mushrooms (or bell-shaped usually a pair of stick-like batons or pipes held to the mouth The forms vary considerably, some being naturalistic' others very stylized some of the figures wear a mask, some have a head like that of an alligator or jaguar, and some have over the breast a row of cut-out birds. Although the pieces have been found mainly in the Sinu region of Colombia, bordering the Darien Isthmus, they have been found in many other regions of Colombia, and exported examples or local copies are known from Panama, Costa Rica, and Yucatan, Mexico. The pieces (sometimes called 'bat gods') were made of cast gold or TUMBAGA, the height varying from 5 to 25 cm. Darnley Jewel. A heart-shaped gold LOCKET (also called the Lennox Jewel) richly decorated with gemstones and many enamelled emblematic figures and inscriptions. It was made in England for Lady Margaret 


Countess of Lennox and mother of Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545-67; second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots), in memory of her murdered husband, the Earl of Lennox (1516-71), and given by her to her grandson, later James I. Once owned by Horace Walpole, it was sold at Strawberry Hill on 11 May 1842 and bought on behalf of Queen Victoria, and is now in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle. On the front the central feature is a CABOCHON sapphire set within a winged heart (the Douglas crest), surrounded by enamelled figures of Faith. Hope, Victory, and Truth, and surmounted by a crown set with two rubies and an emerald; both the cabochon and the crown are hinged and open to reveal symbolic enamelled motifs and mottoes, and around the edge is another inscribed legend.

Darnley Ring  Gold with engraved monogram, Victoria & Albert Museum, London.On the reverse are enamelled symbolic emblems (a phoenix in flames, a pelican in-her-piety, a sun in glory, a crescent moon, a crowned salamander in flames, and a reclining male), all surrounded by another legend. The locket opens, but the presumed miniature of Lennox is missing; its interior has further enamelled figures and legends. The complex symbols and inscriptions have been said to refer to relationships in the lives of Margaret Douglas and Lennox and their ambition for her grandson (the son of Darnley and Mary Queen of Scots) to become James I of England as he did in 1603.

Darnley Ring

The BETROTHAL RING that was given by Mary. Queen of Scots, upon her engagement in 1565 to her cousin and second husband, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545-67). It is of gold, having on the circular BEZEL the conjoined monogram 'um tied with two lover's knots and on the interior of the SHANK the name 'Henri L Darnley 1565' below a crowned shield with a lion rampant. It is said to have been found at Fotheringay Castle, Northampton shire, the place of Mary's execution, and was exhibited in 1849. Silver copies stamped from sheet metal were made before 1940 and sold in England and the United States.

Darya-i-Nur (Dacca) Diamond

A diamond known from a steel engraving of it when shown by the East India Company at the Great Darnley Ring. Gold with engraved Exhibition London in 1851 being almost square cut and by monogram. Victoria & Albert comparison with the KOH-I-NOOR DIAMOND, shown alongside it) estimated Museum, London to weigh about 150 old carats. It was reported to have been sold later to the Nawab of Dacca (now in Bangladesh), and it is possibly the stone he offered for sale in 1955 and 1959, but its whereabouts is now unknown.


Darnley (Lennox) Jewel (front and back). Heart-shaped gold pendant with 2 lockets English 16th century. L. 6.5 cm, At Windsor Castle. Reproduced by gracious permission of Her Majesty the Queen
Darya-i-Nur (Iran) Diamond (Persian for 'Sea of Light' Diamond). The world's largest pink diamond now in the CROWN JEWELS (IRAN) at Tehran. It is a rectangular STEP CUI' table stone, pale pink, measuring 3.75 by 2.5 cm, and weighing 182 carats. It is engraved with an inscription in Persian, 'The Sultan, Sahib Qiran, Fath Ali Shah, Qajar, 1250' (the Hegira date for An 1834, the year of Fath Al's death). It is now mounted in a gold, rectangular frame, surmounted by a jewelled crown between two jewelled lions (called 'The Lion and the Sun'), all set with 457 diamonds and 4 rubies. In 1967 it was established by experts to be a major part of the GREAT TABLE DIAMOND (but having been damaged before 1834 and recut), the other part of which is now believed to be the NUR-UL-AIN DIAMOND. 

The Darya-i-Nur is said to have been in the possession of Sultan Baber (1480 1530), the first Mughal Emperor of India, from whom it (and the KOH-I-NOOR DIAMOND) descended to Mohammed Shah, and from whom they and the TAJ-I-MAH MANION), after his defeat at Delhi in 1739, were taken to Persia by Nadir Shah. After the latter's assassination it passed through several owners until it reached Agha Mohammed Khan, the founder of the Qajar Dynasty, and his nephew Fath Ali Shah (1797-1834), the predecessors of the Pahlavi Dynasty. It was seen together with the Taj-i-Mah, in two arm-bands worn in 1791 and again in the arm-bands in 1827. It was worn in a military Cs: Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi at his coronation in 1967 and also se; brooch and an Aigrette.


Each group of ten small beads (called AVES) on a RN preceded by a large bead called a PATERNOSTER and usually followed by one called a GLORIA.

Decade ring

Decade ring Silver English Merseyside County Museum, Liverpool.
A type of finger ring (sometimes called a 'rosary ring used in counting prayers, as with a ROSARY. Such rings have around thesis ten projecting knobs or ridges, to correspond to the ten AVES of the DECADE on a rosary, with the BEZEL being the PATERNOSIF some examples have more than ten knobs (one for a Paternoster, one Credo), being from the 15th century when the method of rout prayers was not standardized. The bezel of the 15th century was cop with a depiction of a saint, but from Tudor times the decoration, usually the engraved sacred monogram '1 H S. accompanied by an and three nails, but sometimes a crucifix. Such rings have been used from the 15th century, but mainly in the 17th and 18th centuries (partic114 during the periods of Catholic persecution, being easier to conceal then a rosary), and they are still used in Spain.

Deepdene Diamond

A golden-yellow, cushion-shaped diamond weighing 104.52 carats, which may have been a stone involved dispute among gemological experts as to whether its colour had been artificially altered. It was first known as owned by Cary Bok. Philadelphia, and named after his estate, and for many years had bees loan to the Academy of Natural Science of Philadelphia. In 1954 it acquired by HARRY WINSTON and resold to an unidentified American May 1971 a diamond catalogued as the 'Deepdene' was offered auction, by Christie's at Geneva, on behalf of a German owner, and described as of the same colour and approximate weight as the Deeper Although German experts had certified it for colour, Dr E. GUbelin - Geneva warned that it had been artificially coloured. The sale was and the diamond was bought for 1190,000 by VAN C1.EEF & ARPElS London experts confirmed Dr Gubelin's opinion and the sale with annulled. It has not been established whether the auctioned stone was true Deepdene with its colour artificially improved or was a different ski artificially coloured, nor is the present ownership known.

Deity amulet

A type of AMULET in the form of a deity, made in from the XXth Dynasty (c. 1185 8c-1070 BC) to the Ptolemaic period 3rd century 8c). Some were made of gold, some of gold foil over a light to Such amulets were small, c. 2.4 to 3.1 cm high.

Delau (I) ne, Etienne (Stephanus) (1518?-83?)

A French designer jewelry who did ornamental engraving in which his success was abetted his knowledge of the needs of the goldsmith and the enameller. Born Orleans, he moved to Paris and worked under BENVENUTO CELLINI the latter's stay there. He became principal medallist to Henry II in and from 1556 furnished designs for the King's armour; after the death Henry in 1559 he fled from Paris as a Huguenot refugee and moved Strasbourg in 1572 where he thereafter did most of his work. He was in Augsburg 1574 8, where his designs influenced local goldsmiths; where he may have had a workshop. He published in Augsburg in I and in Strasbourg in 1580 designs for jewelry, often for FIGURAL JEWEL Some of his early designs are thought to have been executed in a French royal workshop; no piece is known to have been made by him.

De Long Star Ruby

Attractive Jewelry Starting With Capital D
A STAR RUBY, weighing 100.32 carats, and measuring 3.8 by 2.5 cm, that was discovered in Burma in the mid-1930s. It donated in 1938 by Mrs. George Bowen de Long to the American Mus. of Natural History, New York City, from which it was stolen; it was I recovered.


A sub-variety of ANDRADITE and the most valuable of GARNETS. The colour ranges from dark green (hence sometimes rinse;

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