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)
Sweeping rose gold ribbons, overlaid with seven beautiful bright-green emeralds, totaling one carat, are tied up in a fanciful yellow gold bow in this wonderful Retro brooch from the glamorous 1940s, courtesy of America’s premier purveyor of all things bright and beautiful - Tiffany & Co. 1 3/...(more)
Splendid 1940s/early-1950s Retro earclips designed as stylized pentagonal flowers, each centered with five diamond-pierced sapphire beads. 18 karat yellow gold, about 1 inch across.
From 1940s-1950s Italy comes this fun and festive Retro bracelet in radiant 18 karat rose gold. Five gleaming strands, three of which terminate in dancing diamond-set yellow gold tassels, are adjustable in length by means of a sparkling diamond and sapphire buckle clasp in contrasting white gold (th...(more)
Although virtually de rigueur during the 1920s-1930s days of Art Deco you don't see many double clip brooches from the 1940s Retro period, and this beauty exhibits a perfect blending of the two styles. Undulating, multi-dimensional bows, tied up with sparkling diamond ribbons join forces in t...(more)
A refreshing swimming pool-blue faceted cushion-cut aquamarine glistens horizontally between diamond-topped ribbons in this ornately detailed cocktail (just-for-fun) ring rendered in gleaming 18 karat rose gold. A uniquely beautiful Retro bauble - circa 1940s.
Consummate 1940s Retro artistry is beautifully captured by one of twentieth-century America’s premier jewelers - Raymond Yard - in this splendid suite of jewels designed to feature five luminous blue-flash moonstones. The shimmering gemstones are embellished with flowing golden ribbons accented w...(more)
A fun and fanciful juxtaposition of bright-blue zircons, purple amethyst, rose and yellow gold create a colorful spring bouquet in this delightful Retro pin from the 1940s. 1 3/4 inches by 1 3/8 inches.
These very cool and distinctive retro cufflinks, circa 1950s-1960s, feature a pair of glowing chrysoberyl cat's eyes framed in small sparkling diamonds set in white gold. The cat's eyes and diamonds are set atop a curved and convex oval plaque, rendered in contrasting yellow gold, finished with a sh...(more)
This beautiful, large-scale (1 1/8 inch by 1 1/16 inch) bauble, more than likely of mid-twentieth century Italian origin, serves up a deep reddish-orange, or vermillion, coral button, measuring 11 millimeters, or 5/8 inch across, on a sparkling diamond shell. This high-profile and high-style ring is...(more)
Flowing 14 karat golden ribbons, accented with diamonds set in platinum and rows of royal-blue sapphires, intersect in three-dimensional space to create this cool and kinetic Retro brooch - circa 1940s-1950s. 2 1/8 inches by 1 1/4 inches.
Wowee! This wonderful and wild Retro bauble, crafted in two-tone gold and platinum, perfectly reflects the gaiety and glamor of the 1940s. The bold and sweeping swirl design, glittering with a central 2.00 carat round faceted ruby, embellished with sparkling European-cut diamonds and calibre rubies,...(more)