A chic, high-style diamond ring - circa 1940s - sleekly crafted in yellow gold and topped with palladium - a WWII era substitute for platinum, which was needed by our armed forces as a strategic metal. A fun and restive right-hand ring, or an artistic vintage engagement ring.
Wrap your finger with this witty bow ring hailing from the 1940s - a period renowned for cheerful glamour in fine jewels. At the center of the bow is a gorgeous, high-quality 1.40 carat deep royal-blue emerald-cut sapphire, flanked on each side by bright and sparkling baguette diamonds. Fanning out ...(more)
An unusual and striking pair of Art Deco clips, of early mid-century vintage, by the preeminent American jeweler - Tiffany & Company. Fashioned in 14K yellow gold with a shimmering florentine finish, the geometric design evokes a subtle mixture of both 1920s-30s Art Deco and 1940s Retro s...(more)
A sleek, supple and supremely stylish, high-quality, rosy-yellow 18 karat gold wide bracelet that drapes beautifully. Crafted circa 1940s-50s, of slinky gold mesh alternating with a high-relief design of sculptural gold bars punctuated with gleaming spheres. With a well-concealed box clasp and doubl...(more)
A big, almost square, smoky brown quartz (sometimes misnamed smoky topaz) glows solo from a fancifully pierced 14K yellow gold mounting - circa 1950s. 7/8 inch by 13/16 inch.
Sometimes referred to as gas pipe style, this luxurious and delightfully slinky, this triple strand 14 karat yellow gold necklace dates from the Retro period. During the the 1940s yellow gold came to the forefront and jewelry designs were inspired by the glamorous times. With its commanding weight ...(more)
This unusual, artistic ring exemplifies the chic, modern glamour of the 1940s Retro period, showcasing a dazzling 2.25 carat European-cut diamond held aloft in a sculptural, asymmetrical design. Skillfully hand fabricated in precious (and peaceful) palladium (starting in 1939 platinum, a strategic m...(more)
A lithe and supple 'gaspipe' style necklace culminates in a pair of glowing blue-flash moonstone centered celestial bodies radiating with glistening blue triangle sapphires. A smaller sun, or star, is orbited by sparkling transitional European-cut diamonds and serves as a slightly adjustable slide-c...(more)
Strange coincidences happen: we've come across two of the exact same very rare and exciting Retro watches - one in its original rosy-yellow gold finish (#60-1-740) and this white (rhodium) plated twin. One for each wrist! The same description will serve: Retro jewels don't come much cooler than this...(more)
Wonderfully wild and stylish Retro earrings - circa 1940s - composed of multi-dimensional interlocking swirls punctuated with a sassy ribbon motif. Superbly crafted in gleaming two-tone (yellow and rose) gold. 1 inch high by 3/4 inch wide by 5/8 inch deep.
A sizable and very intriguing gent's, or unisex, sapphire and diamond ring featuring an skillfully hand carved intaglio depicting a Roman Centurion rendered in a denim-blue Ceylon sapphire. The unique gemstone is presented in a sparkling frame of small round brilliant-cut diamonds set in white gold ...(more)
A trio of tiny twinklers are set in 14 karat white gold atop a sleekly designed ring shank, rendered in contrasting yellow gold, in this dainty mid-century diamond engagement ring dating from the 1940s-1950s. Sweet.