We can thank the heated cold war years of the 1940s thru the 1960s for spawning so-called 'atomic', and sometimes 'sputnik' or 'space-age' design, and here we have some bold, sizable and quite dramatic expressions of that relatively brief mid-twentieth century style in a brooch with matching earrin...(more)
Aquarius the water bearer is serving up a thirst quenching cocktail of fresh cold diamonds in this artfully stylized Retro brooch by the chic and sophisticated Chicago and Paris based jewelers' of yesteryear - Trabert, Hoeffer & Mauboussin. Circa 1940s-50s, 14K, 2 3/16 by 1 1/8 inches.
From the glamorous 1940s, a classic Retro 'tank tread' bracelet composed of a center row of bright rose gold links bordered on each side by matching yellow gold links, creating a shimmering, gleaming, blended effect. Excellent condition, 3/4 inch wide by 7 1/4 inch long.
An enchanting array of ten pastel colored, natural sapphires, ranging in color from pale blue and yellow, aqua, light lavender and pink - totaling 17 carats - glisten and glow from within golden bezels arranged in the form of a sizable (2 5/16 by 1 3/4 inches) cross for a stunning and highly ...(more)
This fabulous and highly distinctive 1 inch wide bracelet, probably dating from the 1950s, is composed in double rows of textured links alternating in rich 18K rose gold and green gold, creating a beautifully blended shimmer. The ingeniously engineered slide style clasp is finished with an open leaf...(more)
Art Deco era jewelry that foreshadows the Retro era to come always makes a bold statement, and this fabulous wrap around style ring is no exception. The top is a concave field of sparkling round brilliant-cut diamonds enveloping an electric green bullet-shaped emerald cabochon. Trailing the emerald ...(more)
Wow! A magnificent and opulent, super wide diamond fringe necklace, circa 1940s - 1950s. This beautiful, glamorous and rare vintage showstopper measures 2 inches wide at the center and graduates down to 5/8 inch behind the neck. Each and every one of the 67 long stylized tassels culminates in a roun...(more)
Bold 1940s-50s style characterizes this large-scale ring featuring a 23.45 carat emerald-cut amethyst. Crafted in 14 karat rose gold, the ring is composed of classic Retro elements. The deep purple gemstone is flanked on each side by a pair of light-brown round brilliant-cut diamonds set in fanciful...(more)
From the glamorous 1940s, a lavish, large scale (1 and 1/4 inch wide) 14 karat rose gold Retro bracelet featuring a sizable, slight greenish-blue, faceted oval Aquamarine weighing just shy of 50 carats. The glistening cool blue gemstone is flanked by two golden bars accented by small glittering diam...(more)
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)
Iconic Retro motifs of swirls and ribbons, rendered in tri-color (rose, white and green) gold, glittering with round faceted rubies and sparkling round diamonds, coalesce to create these chic, high-style, multidimensional ear baubles from the glamorous 1940s. The earrings are equipped with their ori...(more)
The time of day is revealed with just a flip of the belt flap in this gleaming 14K buckle watch, glittering with small round diamonds set in white gold atop a brick motif cover and supple 7 inch gold bracelet. A Retro classic - circa 1940s-50s. The dial reads 'Carlto', the 17 jeweled Swiss movement ...(more)