A work of wearable art created by the estimable Chicago -ased house of jewels in conjunction with the Parisian jewelry masters - Mauboussin, circa 1940s. This fabulous multi-dimensional abstract masterpiece is composed of two-tone yellow and rose gold and features a curved row of luscious red caboch...(more)
The moon over Paris glows on your finger in this chic, mid-century moonstone ring crafted in bright 18 karat gold. The high cabochon-cut oval moonstone shimmers from within a fluted textured frame. French assay and hallmarks on back of ring shank. 7/8 inch high by about 5/8 inch across.
A big, bold and beautiful bauble from the fabulous forties. A bright red cluster of nineteen round faceted rubies is outlined by sparkling 18 karat yellow gold and diamond petals in this fun and festive just-for-fun, or cocktail, ring. This wonderful Retro jewel measures 1 inch in diameter.
This lovely, quirky, asymmetrical mid-century jewel shimmers with a trio of glowing bluish moonstones punctuated by a sparkling turquoise blue faceted zircon - all bezel-set in radiant rose gold. Artsy retro. The pendant measures 1 1/2 inches, the chain measures 16 inches.
This classic Retro period buckle bracelet glistening with rubies and diamonds cleverly conceals a seventeen jewel timepiece by the highly respected Swiss watchmakers - M & W Ullman. Just flip-up the end of the belt and voilà - it's cocktail time! The dial is signed Otto Grun - presumably the or...(more)
A big, bold, 18 karat rose gold bracelet encases a very accurate timepiece (because the mechanical movement was replaced with a quartz movement) in this bright and beautiful Retro wrist bauble. 1 inch-plus wide, 6 1/2 inches long. The engraving on the clasp can be polished off upon request. Circa 19...(more)
A bright and colorful example of mid-twentieth century wearable sculpture. An artful Mondrian-esque grouping of geometrical shapes rendered in a pair of vibrant green Columbian emeralds: 3.00 carats and 2.00 carats; and five bright-white baguette diamonds, together weighing 1.75 carats. This unique ...(more)
A bright-white and brilliant .55 carat transitional round brilliant-cut diamond radiates front and center from this chic and shining, hand-fabricated vintage diamond ring, circa 1940s-50s . The French-influenced design features four glistening, diamond-studded leaves draping over horizontally arraye...(more)
Leave it to suave Italian designers to produce this beautiful, highly stylized version of a butterfly brooch. The graceful, kinetic, asymmetrical design is rendered in undulating 18 karat yellow gold wire and appears airborne! The sparkling abdomen and antennae are crafted in contrasting 18 karat wh...(more)
This beautiful and distinctive Retro ring, finely crafted in 18 karat yellow gold and platinum during the fabulous 1940s, glistens with a curved row of three European-cut diamonds totaling 1.00 carat. The diamonds form a bridge over a consummately sculpted geometric under-structure to create a super...(more)
A natural Burmese jade cabochon, or button, is artfully presented in a striking and distinctive, architecturally inspired, geometric Retro mounting, circa 1940s. The translucent, deep, rich apple green gemstone shows visible modeling, but is, nevertheless, quite beautiful and impressive looking in t...(more)
A big, bright and beautiful mid-century bauble in glorious blue and white. This unique ring, circa 1950, showcases an electric blue zircon embraced all around by six shimmering cultured pearls, supported by an artfully sculpted Retro 14 karat yellow gold mounting. This baby measures 3/4 inch in diam...(more)