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)
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)