Spiral scrolling volutes of 18 karat white gold and 14 karat rose gold embellished with diamonds and rubies make a dramatic Hollywood (Golden Age) statement in this spectacular, sizable (3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches) and important Retro brooch from the 1940s. The fabulous, multidimensional work of jewelry...(more)
Flowing, sapphire studded, golden leaves and stems culminate in a sky blue aquamarine, weighing 6.50 carats, in this wonderful work of wearable art by Tiffany and Co. - circa 1940s. This chic Retro brooch measures just shy of 3 inches high by 2 inches in width.
A striking and sizable (2 3/8 inches) brooch - circa 1950 - assembled with two matching kite shape golden citrines, weighing about 9 carats total and tilted ever-so-slightly upward (wing-like) and flanking a central 20 carat oval citrine. The gleaming golden stones are fully bezel-set and wrapped in...(more)
A cheerful finishing touch for your lapel, this circa 1940s bow brooch is from the esteemed jeweler Cartier. Finely handcrafted in green and rose gold, with a glittering pale-blue square aquamarine at its center. Signed CARTIER. Measures 2 1/8 inches by 1 1/4 inches.
A delightful two-tone suite of rose inspired jewelry - circa 1940s. The cheerful suite consists of a bracelet, brooch and clip earrings all featuring a beautiful, highly dimensional rose motif rendered in gleaming rose gold set against realistically rendered leaves in contrasting yellow gold. Everyt...(more)
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)