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.
An explosive, atomic Retro brooch, reminiscent of mid-century abstract wall sculptures, is rendered in bright rosy-yellow gold and centers on a bright-red ruby cluster radiating in all directions with glistening wire spokes topped with sparkling diamonds and rubies. A pair of tapered scrolls add ext...(more)
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)
From the chic and glamorous 1940s, a consummate Retro brooch and earring set fashioned as stylized geometric pinwheels, crafted in alternating bright polished and fluted textured yellow gold and centered with a cluster of glistening rubies. Cool.
On occasion, the great American jeweler produced fine pieces in Paris, and here we have a gorgeous and glittering platinum and diamond brooch, circa 1950s, comprised of three interlocking circles, each of a different design. One circle is composed of baguette diamonds, one of round brilliant-cut dia...(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 whimsical openwork brooch from the Retro period in 18 karat yellow gold. A 3.00 carat round cabochon moonstone is the centerpiece, surrounded by curled petals dotted with golden beads. The piece can be worn as a pendant horizontally or vertically, or as a brooch.
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)
From the fabulous forties - a sleekly stylized bow in dramatic two-tone 14 karat rose-gold and green-gold embraces a bouquet of three glowing moonstones. A cool original Retro piece which can be worn as either a pin or necklace pendant. 2 1/2 inches by 1 3/4 inches. (One hardly noticeable kink in on...(more)
A striking and sophisticated free-form brooch from the fabulous forties. Measuring a relatively modest 1 and 3/4 inches by 1 inch, this very wearable and artsy jewel is gracefully sculpted in Florentine textured tri-color gold and highlights a trio of rich red Burmese rubies accented with a spray of...(more)
Gift wrap yourself with this delightful bow-knot brooch from the glamorous 1940s. This graceful three-inch long bow shimmers with a faux moire silk texture in contrasting yellow and rose gold and is knotted with bright sapphires and diamonds. Stunning.