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.
Retro jewels don't come much cooler than this remarkable timepiece and bracelet combo from the fabulous forties. A fluted cylinder at the crest of the ruby and diamond-studded wave design revolves 180 degrees to reveal the time of day or night. The asymmetrical positioning of the watch is referred t...(more)
A Retro masterwork with Art Deco influence, this sophisticated design is rendered in 14 karat yellow gold, rose gold and platinum to show off this deep, richly saturated red ruby of Burmese origin. Three vintage square-cut diamonds roll over the scrolled design which also incorporates five European-...(more)
This Streamlined Moderne- circa 1940s - Retro ring highlights a bright and shining three-quarter carat European-cut diamond embraced by a white gold crescent at the end of this artistically conceived, half-asymmetrical jewel. Crafted in radiant rose gold and rubies with contrasting white gol...(more)
Like so many jewels from the relatively brief Retro period this happy ring seems to smile at you (and everyone else too). A center cluster of lively round Burma rubies (typical of the period) are surrounded by an eliptical stack of flaired concentric wires. A pair of diamond set flames add an extra ...(more)