A sumptuous and billowy bauble, dating from the glamorous 1940s, is rendered in ravishing, extra-pinkish rose gold and crowned with a trio of sparkling old European-cut diamonds set in white gold, in this very distinctive, fun and fanciful Hollywood Regency-style Retro ring. The ring measures an amp...(more)
A wild and wonderful work of wearable art from the glamorous 1940s by the renowned trans-Atlantic jewelry partners Trabert & Hoeffer and Mauboussin. This artfully sculpted, multi-dimensional bauble is composed of tri-color rose and yellow gold and platinum and centers on a cluster of glowing cab...(more)
Eleven glowing 'blue flash' moonstones make up the flower petals in this elegant and enchanting three-inch long Retro brooch, artfully crafted in two-tone yellow and rose gold and bright blue sapphires - circa 1940s. Tiffany's made virtually identical brooches at the time (see #50-1-955).
This spectacular Streamline Moderne Statement, from the height of the glamorous 1940s Retro period incorporates a sleek marquise-cut diamond and a exceptionally long and slender diamond baguette. These two distinctively shaped diamonds are presented perpendicularly between a crashing diamond-set wav...(more)
Nine graduated glowing golden citrines are punctuated by glistening emerald and diamond flares in this ultra-chic and stylish Retro necklace, artfully crafted in 18 karat rosy-yellow gold - circa 1940s-1950s. A mid-century beauty. 15 inches long, 9 Citrines = 130 carats total weight.
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 Ullmann. Just flip-up the end of the belt and voilà - it's cocktail time! The dial is signed Otto Grun - presumably the o...(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)