A striking amalgam of 1930s Art Deco and 1940s Retro styles coalesce in this spectacular brooch and double-clips combo, artistically (and substantially) rendered in contrasting 15K pink and green gold (thus most likely of British origin) and overlaid with platinum and diamonds. The geometric center ...(more)
Cockatiels generally live for about 25 years, however, this chic chick was hatched sometime during the 1940s and looks no worse for wear. Artfully hand fabricated in 18K rose gold and 20K green gold, and sparkling with tiny round diamonds and accented with calibre-cut Burmese rubies, we expect her t...(more)
This wild, whimsical and arty brooch - circa 1940s-50s - looks great in any position (standing, sitting, lying down ...). But seriously folks - this very hip, multi-dimensional, asymmetrical jewel - composed of the highly unusual combination of green and rose gold, (sizable) garnets and a single moo...(more)
By the renowned Parisian Joaillier - Mauboussin, in collaboration with the renowned American jeweler - Trabert & Hoeffer of Chicago, comes this chic and glamorous Retro brooch, redolent of the golden age of Hollywood. A glowing trio of of bright, candy apple red rubies, together weighing 4.00 ca...(more)
From America's most celebrated house of gems and jewels - circa 1940s-50s - comes this chic and stunning suite of earrings and dress clips. The versatile, high-fashion set is designed as stylized, scrolled arrowheads, each dotted with a trio of bright-green round emeralds, crafted in gleaming 14K y...(more)
Sweeping rose gold ribbons, overlaid with seven beautiful bright-green emeralds, totaling one carat, are tied up in a fanciful yellow gold bow in this wonderful Retro brooch from the glamorous 1940s, courtesy of America’s premier purveyor of all things bright and beautiful - Tiffany & Co. 1 3/...(more)
Although virtually de rigueur during the 1920s-1930s days of Art Deco you don't see many double clip brooches from the 1940s Retro period, and this beauty exhibits a perfect blending of the two styles. Undulating, multi-dimensional bows, tied up with sparkling diamond ribbons join forces in t...(more)
Flowing 14 karat golden ribbons, accented with diamonds set in platinum and rows of royal-blue sapphires, intersect in three-dimensional space to create this cool and kinetic Retro brooch - circa 1940s-1950s. 2 1/8 inches by 1 1/4 inches.
A work of wearable art created by the estimable Chicago -ased house of jewels in conjunction with the Parisian jewelry masters - Mauboussin, circa 1940s. This fabulous multi-dimensional abstract masterpiece is composed of two-tone yellow and rose gold and features a curved row of luscious red caboch...(more)
A life-size replica (3 1/2 inches long!) of Cupid's actual arrow is lovingly rendered in rich 18 karat rosy-yellow gold. The feather is hand engraved, the pin stem in 14 karat. Circa 1940s.
A classic 1 and 3/4-inch by 1 and 1/4-inch Retro bow brooch. This two-toned green and rose gold double bow is centered with a deeply-hued 1.65 carat oval green tourmaline. The bow is marked ‘Cartier 7957', but we aren't entirely sure of the provenance. Nonetheless, a strikingly beautiful 1940s v...(more)
Two bright sparkling European-cut diamonds, together weighing well over 3.00 carats (1.67 and 1.65 carats each), glisten in this glorious high-style 1940s vintage Retro brooch brooch, masterfully hand-crafted in two-tone yellow and rose gold, and brightened with seven Burmese rubies and twelve sma...(more)