Translucent, intense apple green well describes this striking, natural, untreated (A Type) Burmese jade cabochon. The patina on the 14K rose gold mounting adds increased dimension and compelling intrigue to the brightly colored jewel, designed and hand fabricated in the 1940s in classic Victorian r...(more)
Modern simplicity in design and striking contrast in composition coalesce to create a truly stunning 1 and 3/16 inch wide by 7 3/4 inch long bracelet from the 1940s. Crafted in bright polished 14K rose gold and yellow gold stripes, a stunning Retro classic.
A bold and beautiful bauble from the glamorous 1940s-50s Retro period designed and rendered with Art Deco inspiration. A tapered, stepped geometric design, artfully sculpted in gleaming 18 karat white gold featuring a central row of graduated square-cut diamonds shimmering atop a fan of glittering r...(more)
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)