We can thank the heated cold war years of the 1940s thru the 1960s for spawning so-called 'atomic', and sometimes 'sputnik' or 'space-age' design, and here we have some bold, sizable and quite dramatic examples in a brooch and matching earrings. The domed centers are set with a central diamond orbi...(more)
Aquarius the water bearer is serving up a thirst quenching cocktail of fresh cold diamonds in this artfully stylized Retro brooch by the chic and sophisticated Chicago and Paris based jewelers' of yesteryear - Trabert, Hoeffer & Mauboussin. Circa 1940s-50s, 14K, 2 3/16 by 1 1/8 inches.
From the glamorous 1940s, a classic Retro 'tank tread' bracelet composed of a center row of bright rose gold links bordered on each side by matching yellow gold links, creating a shimmering, gleaming, blended effect. Excellent condition, 3/4 inch wide by 7 1/4 inch long.
An enchanting array of ten pastel colored, natural sapphires, ranging in color from pale blue and yellow, aqua, light lavender and pink - totaling 17 carats - glisten and glow from within golden bezels arranged in the form of a sizable (2 5/16 by 1 3/4 inches) cross for a stunning and highly ...(more)
This fabulous and highly distinctive 1 inch wide bracelet, probably dating from the 1950s, is composed in double rows of textured links alternating in rich 18K rose gold and green gold, creating a beautifully blended shimmer. The ingeniously engineered slide style clasp is finished with an open leaf...(more)
Art Deco era jewelry that foreshadows the Retro era to come always makes a bold statement, and this fabulous wrap around style ring is no exception. The top is a concave field of sparkling round brilliant-cut diamonds enveloping an electric green bullet-shaped emerald cabochon. Trailing the emerald ...(more)
Wow! A magnificent and opulent, super wide diamond fringe necklace, circa 1940s - 1950s. This beautiful, glamorous and rare vintage showstopper measures 2 inches wide at the center and graduates down to 5/8 inch behind the neck. Each and every one of the 67 long stylized tassels culminates in a roun...(more)
Bold 1940s-50s style characterizes this large-scale ring featuring a 23.45 carat emerald-cut amethyst. Crafted in 14 karat rose gold, the ring is composed of classic Retro elements. The deep purple gemstone is flanked on each side by a pair of light-brown round brilliant-cut diamonds set in fanciful...(more)
From the glamorous 1940s, a lavish, large scale (1 and 1/4 inch wide) 14 karat rose gold Retro bracelet featuring a sizable, slight greenish-blue, faceted oval Aquamarine weighing just shy of 50 carats. The glistening cool blue gemstone is flanked by two golden bars accented by small glittering diam...(more)
Spiral scrolling volutes of 18 karat white gold and 14 karat rose gold embellished with diamonds and rubies make a dramatic Hollywood (Golden Age) statement in this spectacular, sizable (3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches) and important Retro brooch from the 1940s. The fabulous, multidimensional work of jewelry...(more)
Iconic Retro motifs of swirls and ribbons, rendered in tri-color (rose, white and green) gold, glittering with round faceted rubies and sparkling round diamonds, coalesce to create these chic, high-style, multidimensional ear baubles from the glamorous 1940s. The earrings are equipped with their ori...(more)
The time of day is revealed with just a flip of the belt flap in this gleaming 14K buckle watch, glittering with small round diamonds set in white gold atop a brick motif cover and supple 7 inch gold bracelet. A Retro classic - circa 1940s-50s. The dial reads 'Carlto', the 17 jeweled Swiss movement ...(more)
A large platinum dome, aglitter with fine white brilliant-cut diamonds blooms from elegant flares of channel-set calibre-cut rubies and baguette diamonds.This spectacular showstopping cocktail ring gives off sparks form all angles and with every movement. The ring measures about 7/8 inch in length a...(more)
A striking combination of crimson red faceted rubies and royal blue cabochon sapphires randomly adorn this fun and fashionable mid-century dome ring, crafted in gleaming 18 karat yellow gold. The fanciful array of rubies are accentuated by their bezel settings and the sapphires are flush-set for add...(more)
Flowing, sapphire studded, golden leaves and stems culminate in a sky blue aquamarine, weighing 6.50 carats, in this wonderful work of wearable art by Tiffany and Co. - circa 1940s. This chic Retro brooch measures just shy of 3 inches high by 2 inches in width.
A sleek and supple 1950s vintage serpentine necklace measuring 16 1/4 inches long by 3/16 inch wide. Classic.
A refreshing cool blue emerald-cut Aquamarine glistens between geometric arrays of straight baguette diamonds (plus one small round diamond) in this late-Art Deco bauble, crafted in platinum and dating from the middle of the last century. The aqua measures 7/16 by 5/16 inch with an estimated weight ...(more)
A liquid pastel blue emerald-cut aquamarine, weighing 11.00 carats, and boasting sharply cut corners, is artfully presented in this bold Retro mounting artfully composed of intertwined, two-tone gold wire dotted with ten glittering round diamonds. A unique and exceptional bauble, circa 1940s-50s. Th...(more)
A classic 1940s vintage rose gold, diamond and ruby Retro bracelet watch centering on a sleekly curved copper color dial with raised sides and diamond studded ends. Wide oval lugs support rectangular ruby-set links leading to a slinky double serpentine bracelet. Swiss 17 jewel movement by Belmar Wat...(more)
A quite unusual and very striking bracelet, designed with stylized tank tread links and rendered in contrasting 14K rose and green gold, by none other than America's most celebrated jeweler - Tiffany & Co.. A wonderful wearable rarity - circa 1940s. 6 3/8 by 5/8 inches.
An uber cool and striking Retro ring, circa 1940s, magnificently sculpted in 14 karat yellow gold around a deeply saturated cabochon garnet - an atypical gemstone for the period. The bold and brassy ring shimmers on one side with a pair of sizable, elongated straight baguette diamonds, and on the ot...(more)
A quarter-carat emerald-cut diamond is enveloped in radiant red baguette rubies and sparkling round brilliant-cut diamonds, arrayed in a mirror image design, in this uniquely stunning vintage inspired ring which incorporates both Art Deco and Retro design inspiration. Crafted in platinum over 18K ye...(more)
A sleek and streamlined Retro bracelet watch, circa 1940s-50s, with a totally tubular design (dude) and a splash of diamonds on each side. The 6 3/4 inch bracelet stretches (springs) open to about 7 inches.
This strikingly stunning rose gold Retro bracelet by Tiffany & Co. presents a gorgeous, sizable (46.00 carat) and beautifully modeled emerald-cut aquamarine with a rich, even sky blue color. The enchanting gemstone glistens between a pair of ruby and diamond studded scrolls attached to dimension...(more)
Sophisticated simplicity marks this placid pastel-blue aquamarine ring of just over twenty carats. The entrancing gemstone is presented in an architecturally inspired Retro mounting, artfully designed and executed in 14 gleaming karat yellow gold with cascading, sectional tubing adorning the should...(more)
A unique and stylish pair of 1940s vintage retro clip earrings, signed "Birks" (a fine Canadian jewelry retailer). Flowing ribbons of 14K rose gold curl at both ends of the earrings, creating a whimsical spiral design. Sizable and shining baguette diamonds (weighing a total of 2.00 carats) are diago...(more)
A striking and sizable (2 3/8 inches) brooch - circa 1950 - assembled with two matching kite shape golden citrines, weighing about 9 carats total and tilted ever-so-slightly upward (wing-like) and flanking a central 20 carat oval citrine. The gleaming golden stones are fully bezel-set and wrapped in...(more)
Multidimensional, asymmetrical, geometric architecture distinguishes this striking 1940s vintage Retro bracelet watch, crafted in gleaming 14K rose gold, diamonds and rubies, by the renowned Swiss watchmaker and designer Paul Ditisheim. The tilt of the dial actually categorizes this timepiece as a '...(more)
The case of this fun and fashionable Retro bracelet watch, circa 1940s, is hooded top and bottom with double rolls of bright red rubies and sparkling diamonds which serve as the lugs for a double serpentine bracelet. 6 1/2 inches, 17 jewel Swiss movement. Evidence of a small repair under one side of...(more)
Just about the coolest and chicest (is that a word?) Retro bracelet watch we've ever seen. This moderne streamline beauty is entirely crafted in platinum, including the springy (expandable) gaspipe style bracelet. The sleekly styled center sparkles with a flash of bright-white single-cut diamonds se...(more)
A zircon sun shines within an elliptical orbit in this Modern-Retro brooch. Simple and sleek in a rosy 10 karat yellow gold. Simply out of this world.
A highly distinctive modern gent's ring crafted in rich 18K yellow gold and presenting one bright-white and brilliant round diamond weighing .35 carat. The fine diamond is set low in a white gold collet in the center of an artfully sculpted ring with a radiant fluted design. Ring size 9 1/4.
Gift wrap your ears with these festive 1940s earclips, featuring glistening pastel-blue emerald-cut aquamarines, totaling over 13 carats, at the center of gleaming 14 karat yellow gold curled ribbons. Celebrate! Measure 1 inch long by 3/4 inch wide.
This uniquely fabulous vintage diamond ring explodes in a blaze of bright white diamonds centering on a faceted triangle, or trilliant, cut diamond weighing 2.10 carats. The artfully sculpted, multi-dimensional mounting combines baguette and round diamonds for a brilliant effect. We estimate the vi...(more)
A bold and beautiful Retro bauble from the 1940s-50s designed and rendered with Art Deco inspiration . A tapered, stepped geometric design, artfully sculpted in bright 18 karat yellow gold is enlivened with a central row of glittering diamonds. Ring size 4 3/4.
An incredibly striking and artsy 'WOW!' ring, ingeniously and masterfully hand crafted in platinum, utilizing icy-white, high-caliber (and sizable) baguettes (the four on top are over half-a-carat each) and full-cut diamonds. Diagonally positioned square sections support pave-set orbs to cre...(more)
This highly stylized heart pin from the 1940s is crafted in two-tone 14k gold (rose and yellow) and features a 1.25 carat brilliant-cut, electric periwinkle blue Zircon. Signed 'Soret'. 1 and 1/4 inches.
A sleek and stylish revival of the turn-of-the-century negligee necklace rendered in sunny yellow gold and sparkling Caribbean blue zircons; with lovely compass-set gold and zircon earrings to match. Circa 1940s. The necklace measures 17 inches long, with longest side of pendant nearly two inches lo...(more)
A cheerful finishing touch for your lapel, this circa 1940s bow brooch is from the esteemed jeweler Cartier. Finely handcrafted in green and rose gold, with a glittering pale-blue square aquamarine at its center. Signed CARTIER. Measures 2 1/8 inches by 1 1/4 inches.
A delightful two-tone suite of rose inspired jewelry - circa 1940s. The cheerful suite consists of a bracelet, brooch and clip earrings all featuring a beautiful, highly dimensional rose motif rendered in gleaming rose gold set against realistically rendered leaves in contrasting yellow gold. Everyt...(more)
Giftwrap your ears in these fun and festive bow earrings, beautifully crafted in gleaming ribbons of rich 18K yellow gold during the fabulous 40s or 50s. The centers glisten with tiny electric-red synthetic rubies which are original to the pieces and the period. 1 1/8 inches by 3/4 inch.
A pair of placid pale-blue emerald-cut aquamarines, together weighing 11.00 carats, are embraced and enhanced by stylized golden flames or leaves in these eminently wearable and always fashionable ear clips dating back to the 1950s.
A striking amalgam of 1930s Art Deco and 1940s Retro styles coalesce in this spectacular brooch and double-clips combo, artistically (and substantially) rendered in contrasting 15K pink and green gold (thus most likely of British origin) and overlaid with platinum and diamonds. The geometric center ...(more)
Cockatiels generally live for about 25 years, however, this chic chick was hatched sometime during the 1940s and looks no worse for wear. Artfully hand fabricated in 18K rose gold and 20K green gold, and sparkling with tiny round diamonds and accented with calibre-cut Burmese rubies, we expect her t...(more)
A bold gold flower blossom, stylized as a kinetic pinwheel, sprouts a sparkling cluster of bright-white diamond-set stamens, totaling a-thired-of-a-carat, in this chic and stunning Retro ring dating from the fabulous 1940s-50s. The almost three-quarter inch diameter flower (11/16 inch) is supported ...(more)
This wild, whimsical and arty brooch - circa 1940s-50s - looks great in any position (standing, sitting, lying down ...). But seriously folks - this very hip, multi-dimensional, asymmetrical jewel - composed of the highly unusual combination of green and rose gold, (sizable) garnets and a single moo...(more)
This chic, high-style 1940s-50s cocktail ring also works perfectly well as an individualistic engagement ring. Either way, however, this stunning platinum jewel, composed of a sparkling array of bright-white transitional round brilliant-cut, single-cut and baguette diamonds, makes a fabulous and fa...(more)
A bright, colorful and sparkling, 4 carat Caribbean blue zircon is the centerpiece of this striking hand-fabricated flower or pinwheel brooch with petals composed of shimmering baroque pearls over a solid backing of rich 14 karat gold. Unique and beautiful! Mid-20th century, 1 1/2 inches in diameter...(more)
A sizable, frosty pale blue emerald-cut aquamarine shimmers gloriously in its icy white gold and diamond setting in this circa 1940s-50s cocktail ring. Pretty details - diamond-studded crescents abutting rolled shoulders and a fluted gallery - add to the charm and stylish sophistication. The aqua al...(more)
Cheerful, highly stylized flower or pinwheel design clip earrings with bright-white sparkling diamond centers and a spray of baguette diamonds. Beautifully crafted with great dimensionality in gleaming, mirror-like, 14 karat white gold. These fabulous late-Retro ear clips measure an impressive 1 1/4...(more)
Like beautifully wrapped parcels secured with sparkling diamond seals, these cheerful and whimsical earrings, circa 1940s-50s, add panache to any ensemble, day or night. Measure 3/4 inch square.
A marvelous classic "tank tread" bracelet from the glamorous 1940s, crisply crafted in 14 karat yellow and rose gold dimensional links. At 1 3/8 inches wide and 7 inches long, this chic and fashionable bracelet is highly suitable for everyday wear, with a solid double tongue clasp and safety chain.
Gift wrap yourself in these flowing ribbon motif earrings from the 1940s-50s, featuring a pair of glistening, cool blue, emerald-cut aquamarines, together weighing 3.50 carats. These fun and festive earrings measure 1 inch by 3/4 inch. Classic Retro, 14K yellow gold
A beautiful and striking platinum ring, from the fabulous forties but carrying over geometric symmetry from the previous Art Deco period, featuring rows of sparkling round-cut diamonds alternating with bright-red calibre-cut rubies. Ring size 4 with very limited re-sizing.
By the renowned Parisian Joaillier - Mauboussin, in collaboration with the renowned American jeweler - Trabert & Hoeffer of Chicago, comes this chic and glamorous Retro brooch, redolent of the golden age of Hollywood. A glowing trio of of bright, candy apple red rubies, together weighing 4.00 ca...(more)
A serene glacier-blue aquamarine, weighing in at about 23 carats, glistens between a pair of scrolled shoulders, banded in 18 karat gold and dotted with a tiny rose-cut diamond, in this classic Retro cocktail ring, crafted in radiant rose gold - circa 1940s. This bright and beautiful bauble measures...(more)
This singular and sensational cocktail - or dinner - ring (or both), is handcrafted in platinum and hails from the 1940s-50s. The free swingin' design incorporates classic scroll and fan motifs with artsy, free-form, Deco/Retro flair. 1.40 carts of high-color European-cut, baguette and single-cut di...(more)
From America's most celebrated house of gems and jewels - circa 1940s-50s - comes this chic and stunning suite of earrings and dress clips. The versatile, high-fashion set is designed as stylized, scrolled arrowheads, each dotted with a trio of bright-green round emeralds, crafted in gleaming 14K y...(more)
Fasten your seat belt (and your wrist) with this spectacular, sizable and weighty Retro bracelet from the 1940s. The 1 and 1/8 inch-plus wide by 10 inch (total width) adjustable length bracelet is adorned with a classic honeycomb pattern rendered in gleaming 18K rose gold. Five holes allow it to adj...(more)
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. Ring size 6.
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
A trio of beautiful bright-red Burma ruby and diamond-centered flowers comprise the center of attention of this rare and wonderful 1940s vintage necklace by America's most heralded jeweler - Tiffany & Company. The three flowers, which also serve as the clasp, are presented by means of an expanda...(more)
A very cool and artsy pair of double-dangle diamond earrings crafted in platinum over radiant 18 karat rose gold. The striking asymmetrical design features a pair of moderne-style tassels suspending slightly askew from diamond-set arches surmounted by an old mine-cut stud diamond. These wonde...(more)
Trios of ruby-centered, mirror-finished, rose gold concave discs rub shoulders around a single sparkling European-cut diamond to create these very striking, cool and groovy Retro earrings - circa 1940s. These fun and fabulous vintage earrings measure 1 inch by 1 inch.
A tantalizing trio of royal-blue star sapphires make for a very beautiful, and quite unusual, main component of this artfully designed and masterfully executed Retro bow pin from the glamorous 1940s. The sweeping, multi-dimensional design is rendered in contrasting rose gold and yellow gold, accente...(more)
Cool and artsy Retro earrings rendered in mirror-like 14 karat yellow gold and designed with a curved row of cabochon rubies (totaling 5.00 carats) and a flare of sparkling diamonds. Wonderful and wearable mementos of the glamorous past. Circa 1940s. 1 inch by 5/8 inch.
A fun and fabulous 1940s suite comprising a matching belt motif bracelet and necklace. Both pieces are composed of a high-polish, super-smooth and comfortable golden brick motif accented with sparkling diamonds and rich red rubies. The bracelet is adjustable and the necklace measures 15 1/2 inches.
A constellation of sparkling star-set diamonds orbits this unique retro style wide gold band dating from the mid-twentieth century (1940s-1950s). Eighteen single-cut diamonds total 1.00 carat. 8 millimeters wide, size 5 1/2. This ring cannot be sized.
A fun and flirty fringe bracelet from the fabulous 40s. This Retro bracelet is adorned with a leaf motif and clasps in the back with a safety chain. This beautiful vintage bracelet measures 7 3/4 inches long.
A skilled and sexy female golfer lands a shimmering cultured pearl right smack on the green in this very clever and extra-charming two-piece pin set by the incomparable jeweler to the stars of yesteryear - Ruser of Beverly Hills. Fore!
Gracefully fashioned twisted ribbons are centered with a sparkling fountain of sapphires and diamonds in these cool and artsy French-made Retro earrings, rendered in radiant rose gold, dating from the glamorous 1940s. Ooh-la-la! 1 1/4 inches high by 3/4 inch wide.
This colossal (over 1 inch long and almost 3/4 inch wide!) and crazy cocktail ring from glamorous 1940s sparkles with three rolling rows of old mine-cut diamonds, together weighing 2.00 carats. The boldly sculpted ring is reminiscent of a sled, or maybe a roller coaster seat with a cylindrical cross...(more)
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. Ring siz...(more)
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)
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)
Giftwrap your earlobes in these fun and festive ribbon and bow earrings, each centering on a sparkling .40 carat transitional round brilliant-cut diamond and glistening with three small rubies. These cheerful retro earrings, circa 1940s, are hand fabricated in bright 18 karat rose gold. 1 and 1/4 in...(more)
This is a fabulously fun two-tone bracelet from the 1940s Retro period. Electric turquoise blue zircons of varying sizes are bezel set in between high polished curled ribbons which alternate rose and green gold. A smile maker!
From the fabulous and glamorous 1940s comes this splendid Retro aquamarine ring, magnificently handcrafted in 18 karat yellow gold. The 22.00 carat emerald-cut aqua glistens with a placid pastel-blue hue, and the artfully fashioned, multi-dimensional shoulders display a sweeping scroll motif dotted ...(more)
Clocking in at no fewer than 70.00(!) carats, a passionate violet-pink Kunzite glistens and glows solo from an artfully sculpted, bold gold retro mounting. This beautiful and bountiful bauble measures over 1 inch in both directions. Think pink! Ring size 10 1/4.
A life-size replica (3 1/2 inches long!) of Cupid's actual arrow is lovingly rendered in rich 18 karat rosy-yellow gold. The feather is hand engraved, the pin stem in 14 karat. Circa 1940s.
This striking, substantial and highly unusual Art Deco band ring, circa 1930s, glistens with three rows of rose-cut diamonds, totaling three-quarters of a carat, bordered on two sides with royal-blue synthetic sapphires. This very cool and artfully sculpted original Art Deco ring measures 1/2 an inc...(more)
This chic and shining diamond ring, or engagement ring, from the City of Light, is beautifully handcrafted in platinum and rich 18 karat yellow gold. A bright and glistening 1.10 carat European-cut diamond is tube set in platinum and embellished on each side by a shimmering row of five square step-c...(more)
Fifteen sparkling deep azure-blue zircons join forces in this fun, festive and colorful mid-century vintage bauble. About 7/8 inch wide by just over 1/2 inch high. Ring size 7 1/4.
An extremely cool and artistic, geometrically designed, high-fashion ring from the fabulous forties. This stunning and substantial example of wearable sculpture is crafted in rosy-yellow gold and platinum and glistens with round brilliant diamonds and bright-red calibre rubies. French hallmarks ind...(more)
A stunning and strikingly sophisticated aquamarine and diamond ring, superbly crafted in platinum during the fabulous 1940s. The 15.00 carat gemstone displays a soothing pastel-blue color and is flanked left and right by a pair of glittering diamond stairsteps. A striated ring shank adds the finishi...(more)
This fun and distinctive golden bauble hails from late-1930s-1940s France. A .18 carat European-cut diamond, set in a white gold box setting, twinkles atop an artfully, fully sculpted, geometric, pierced setting crafted in rich 18 carat yellow gold. French import mark stamped on the outside of the r...(more)
An artful blending of amber color citrines with yellow and rose gold create a rich and warm effect in this striking Retro bracelet from the fabulous nineteen forties. The five glistening emerald-cut citrines alternate with soft shouldered yellow gold rectangular sections linked by thick, curved rose...(more)
From the fabulous forties: a fun, festive and versatile pair of lithe and supple 'snake' necklaces in ravishing 14 karat rose gold. The two vintage necklaces measure just a half-inch different (15 1/2 and 15 inches, respectively) so that they may be worn together in a double row. Put them together a...(more)
This fantabulous Retro ring from the fabulous forties centers on a glistening, European-cut diamond weighing 1.09 carats. However, the real star attraction of this amazing ring is the over-the-top mounting sculpted with a pair of high-profile, diamond-set scrolls veering off the road at two diagonal...(more)
This very cool and highly stylized Retro diamond ring is redolent of the glamorous nineteen forties from whence it came. A bright and shining .55 carat European-cut diamond radiates from a slightly sloped buckle motif top composed of bright red calibre rubies, a sparkling crescent of small round dia...(more)
This splendid (and somewhat unusual) vintage bracelet, crafted in two-tone yellow and rose gold, was created in the 1940s and artfully blends classic Victorian design elements with bold Retro design. Graceful multi-dimensional, curved yellow gold links with elaborate hand engraving alternate with bo...(more)
A classic 1 and 3/4-inch by 1 and 1/4-inch Retro bow brooch. This two-toned green and rose gold double bow is centered with a deeply-hued 1.65 carat oval green tourmaline. The bow is marked ‘Cartier 7957', but we aren't entirely sure of the provenance. Nonetheless, a strikingly beautiful 1940s v...(more)
Two bright sparkling European-cut diamonds, together weighing well over 3.00 carats (1.67 and 1.65 carats each), glisten in this glorious high-style 1940s vintage Retro brooch brooch, masterfully hand-crafted in two-tone yellow and rose gold, and brightened with seven Burmese rubies and twelve sma...(more)
An impressive pair of mid-century - 1940s-1950s - Retro earrings each sparkling with a cluster of six old mine-cut diamonds, bezel-set inside radiant sectioned ovals and a sculpted geometric cascade below. 1 and 3/16 inch long by 3/4 inch across.
Eight light pastel blue emerald-cut Aquamarines, together weighing 25.00 carats, alternate with two-tone pierced gold plaques in this serene, refreshing and very distinctive Art Deco-ish/Retro-ish bracelet, most likely dating from the 1930s-1940s.
This classic and consummate Retro necklace from the 1940s is composed of lithe and supple serpent chain in ravishing rose gold. The graceful multi-dimensional collar sections each twinkle with five star-set diamonds in this superb vintage necklace measuring 16-inches long.
A classic 1940s Retro belt bracelet, crafted with a supple brick pattern mesh with a calibre ruby tab and fastened with a sparkling diamond-set buckle and calibre ruby prong. Quintessential Retro style. 7 1/2 inches long by 5/8 inch wide (the diamond buckle measures 1-inch wide).
This show-stopping right-hand fun ring, fabricated sometime in the late 20th century, pays homage to Retro designs of the glamorous 1940s. The 3.00 carat fancy lozenge-shape diamond, with a lite yellowish hue, is the shining star of this multi-dimensional 18K yellow setting co-starring a three-row w...(more)
1940s vintage fan motif earrings crafted in two-tone rose gold and yellow gold each with a center rosette of turquoise beads and a single pearl. These dramatic Retro earclips measure one inch by 3/4 inch.
From the fabulous forties - a sleekly stylized bow in dramatic two-tone 14 karat rose-gold and green-gold embraces a bouquet of three glowing moonstones. A cool original Retro piece which can be worn as either a pin or necklace pendant. 2 1/2 inches by 1 3/4 inches. (One hardly noticeable kink in on...(more)
Seven Roman chariots race swiftly across seven shell cameos in this clever and classic Victorian retrospective bracelet.
A striking and sophisticated free-form brooch from the fabulous forties. Measuring a relatively modest 1 and 3/4 inches by 1 inch, this very wearable and artsy jewel is gracefully sculpted in Florentine textured tri-color gold and highlights a trio of rich red Burmese rubies accented with a spray of...(more)
This big, bold, gold and beautiful citrine ring from the late 1940s-1950s features an oval cut golden citrine enveloped in an industrial design influenced mounting, popular after WWII. Crafted in 14 karat yellow gold with a soft, almost matte finished, texture. 1 1/8 inches by 7/8 inches. Fun!
A bold and beautiful showstopper from the fabulous forties. A deep amber colored Madeira Citrine is magnificently enthroned in a geometric 18K yellow gold mounting with elaborate detailing. This wonderful Retro ring measures over 1 1/8 inch in length by 7/8 inch wide. Wow!
Free-flowing golden ribbons support a sparkling platinum and diamond asymmetrical geometric overlay in this sizable and sizzling work of mid-century jewelry art. 7.00 carats of European and a few single-cut diamonds are accented with vibrant red calibre and round-cut rubies. This glamorous brooch f...(more)
Gift wrap yourself with this delightful bow-knot brooch from the glamorous 1940s. This graceful three-inch long bow shimmers with a faux moire silk texture in contrasting yellow and rose gold and is knotted with bright sapphires and diamonds. Stunning.
This dramatic mid-century necklace glistens and glows with twenty-three exceptional quality, deep purple round faceted amethysts alternating with classic Retro style links. This snug fourteen-inch choker is crafted in weighty 18 karat yellow gold with a rich velvety patina. A beauty!
A huge emerald-cut Aquamarine weighing 45.56 carats is boldly presented in a beautifully sculpted exaggerated scroll motif mounting, circa 1940s-1950s. The aqua displays a serene and soothing pastel blue hue with very strong color saturation. The sizable mounting is hollowed to allow for comfortable...(more)
Five sparkling single-cut diamonds exude from a highly a stylized cornucopia crafted in two-tone 18 karat yellow and white gold with a shimmering Florentine finish. Mid-sixties 'moderne'. Two inches by almost one inch.
Cool blue and rose gold Aquamarine earrings, circa 1940s. A matched pair of emerald-cut Aquas, weighing 18 carats total and gleaming with a serene medium pastel blue color, are enhanced with a classic Retro scroll motif wrapped with a double row of tiny twinkling diamonds. Chic and splendid!
These supple, slinky, semi-expandable original 'gaspipe' style necklaces by 'Forstner' have become increasingly hard to find - and this one's a beauty and in excellent condition. 1940s-1950s' 3/8 inch wide by 16-ish inches long.
Sometimes referred to as 'gaspipe' style, these flexible, slinky, semi-expandable necklaces (and bracelets) were prominent in the 1940s wartime years and, along with many other industrial styled Retro jewelry, are said to be modeled after the components of industrial machinery. Whatever the case may...(more)
A very cool, bordering on groovy, all-around fringe necklace from the 1940s-50s. Three distinct rows of contrasting design elements, crafted in rose gold with a rich, warm and well earned patina, combine for a dramatic and artsy effect. A beauty.
This fabulous 'Retro' bracelet hails from mid-century Vicenza (Venice) Italy is crafted in rich 18 karat rose-gold and clocks in at slightly over one-and-a-half inches wide. Round links with an interesting 'pineapple' texture contrasts with bright polished navette shape links in an effective open wo...(more)
A weighty 14K Yellow gold double curb link necklace and matching bracelet with the feel of smooth, fluid gold. The necklace measures fifteen-inches long and the bracelet measures seven-inches long and both have a concealed box clasp and hinged safety. Perfect for many occasions.
A distinctive streamline mid-century citrine bracelet rendered in two-tone 14K yellow and white gold in a stylized buckle design. A light and comfortable to wear vintage bracelet.
From the fabulous forties, a rare matching bracelet and ring in the classic Retro belt and buckle style. The relatively slender - 3/8 inch wide - bracelet is crafted in a lithe brick pattern with small rubies set in the buckle and the 'V' shape belt end, with a diamond set prong. The matching ring m...(more)
This is a bold and stylish wide two-tone band ring from the mid-twentieth century. Six glistening square step-cut diamonds are channel set across the top in white gold set atop a textured finish 14 karat yellow gold band. A comfortable, low-profile ring with a bright-white diamond flash. Ring size 6...(more)
Ultra modern platinum retro ring with a broad stroke of rubies flanked by diamonds across the top centered with a brilliant diamond. Jane Jetson would love this space age marvel. Ring size 8.
Large and lavish earclips from the fabulous forties. These dynamic and dramatic fan shape beauties are composed of golden spirals dotted with small sparkling diamonds. A rosette of radiant Burmese rubies encircling a bright white European-cut diamond grace the centers. 1 1/2 inches (!) by 1 inch ac...(more)
This marvelous mid-twentieth-century high fashion ring centers on a translucent navy blue cabochon sapphire with just a hint of lavender nestled in the center of the concave top. The sapphire is embraced top and bottom by double baguette diamonds set at an angle and is bordered left and right by a b...(more)
Here is a very cool, solid and weighty, ladies Retro wrist watch in the classic 'tank tread' style of the period - hence, perfect for any terrain! 6 3/4 inches in length; Swiss movement by Etna; circa late 1940s - 1950s.
Kinetic, abstract moderne jewelry sculpture for your lobes from the 1940s - 1950s. These dynamic, multi-dimensional beauties flair up the ears for a glamorous and enchanting effect. 22K rose gold. Mid-century cool!
This very cool asymmetrical and concave scroll motif Retro ring from the 1940s features a 1.00 carat deep red round-cut ruby accented with a swoosh of calibre rubies. Small diamonds and an additional row of calibre rubies lend extra sparkle to this chic and graceful, multi-dimensional Retro treasure...(more)
A gorgeous rich golden honey colored Citrine, measuring just shy of 40 carats, warmly glows in this mid-century Retro ring with ruby crescents adorning each shoulder. Sublime!
A rare and wonderful mid-twentieth century synthetic sapphire and diamond ensemble. Highly stylized cornucopias crafted in 18K rose-yellow gold and platinum overflow with rich royal blue synthetic sapphires and sparkling white round diamonds. An exciting and versatile double clips and earring suite ...(more)
This light and stylish bracelet, which dates back to the 1940s, displays a cool and sophisticated geometrical design with alternating rose-gold and green-gold sections. Just one very small and virtually undetectable ding on one horizontal link - otherwise in very good condition with original patina.
This chic and gorgeous bracelet from the glamorous 1940s is inadvertently modeled - although supremely modernized - on the classic slide bracelets from the late 19th century. Four platinum, diamond and ruby sections gently 'slide' over three 18K yellow gold snake bracelets which terminate in a plati...(more)
A serious statement in a vintage timepiece! This big, bold and beautiful bracelet watch from the 1940s exemplifies the high style and glamor of the period. An original retro ladies 'driver's watch' i.e., designed to be read without having to turn the wrist on the steering wheel, has been expertly de...(more)
A cool and artsy pair of clips (or pins) from the 1940s in the form of highly stylized cornucopias. These graceful and multi-dimensional adornments are composed in yellow gold accented with cabochon and French cut sapphires set in platinum. The pins measure 1 1/2 inch and are just shy of 1 inch at t...(more)
A superbly sculpted work of mid-century jewelry art in yellow gold, platinum, sapphires and diamonds by the renowned American jeweler - Bailey, Banks & Biddle. This multi-dimensional abstract brooch measures 2 1/4 inches across and slightly over 1 1/2 inches at it's widest point. The free flowin...(more)
A superb and unique pair of asymmetrical clips and brooch combination from the glamorous 1940s. Based on a free flowing ribbon design and magnificently rendered (even the back is beautifully decorated) in baguette and round diamonds, Burmese rubies, rose gold, white gold and platinum, this multi-dim...(more)
Significant aquamarines, each weighing 10 carats, swing from this incredible example of retro diamond clip earrings. The clips feature a spiral spray of round and baguette diamonds, weighing a total of 5.50 carats, centered with 1 carat of square-cut aquamarines. The large square emerald cut aquam...(more)
18K Yellow gold curb link bracelet with smooth and fluid links that graduate slightly in the center with a hidden box clasp and safety chain. This bracelet measures 7 1/4 long.
Front and center of these bold and impressive sapphire and diamond flowers are a quality matched pair of one carat each European cut diamonds. The main diamonds are surrounded gorgeous intense electric blue sapphires which, in turn, are encircled by twinkling diamond set leaves. Expertly executed in...(more)
These fabulous cabochon ruby clusters, which resemble the tops of ripe juicy raspberries, seem to melt inside the concave mirrored finished backdrops. Stunning and dramatic ear clips from the glamorous 1940's measuring 1 1/16 inch diagonally.
A stunning and graceful diamond necklace from the glamorous 1940's. The graceful double swag of baguette diamonds is embellished on each end with asymmetrical sprays of diamonds. On one side a sparkling crescent of pave' diamonds envelopes an upward flame of baguettes while the opposite side evokes ...(more)
An intriguing suite in 18 karat rose gold. This Retro necklace and matching bracelet is composed of small mirrored brick links. The 17 1/2 inch necklace graduates into a triple strand which nests together and drapes gracefully across the neck. The triple strand bracelet terminates with playful fring...(more)
These bold Retro earrings center round brilliant cut diamonds within a high polished flower shaped surround of 10 karat rose gold. They are accented with rubies and old European cut diamonds.
A tres cool and unique 1940's era necklace in 18k rose-yellow gold. The links are designed as convex half circles with a center open wire grid. 16 inches in length.
A stylish, sophisticated and tailored 1940s Retro ring, crisply crafted in 14 karat gold and featuring a soft pastel blue emerald-cut aquamarine, weighing 15.70 carat. A perfect scale for everyday wear in a ring size 6.
A bold and striking dual color gold (rose and green) 1 5/8 inch wide bracelet from the glamorous 1940's. Five alternating rows of glistening rose and green gold of a classic tank tread design distinguishes this exceptional piece.
A highly modernized flaring leaf design distinguishes this wonderful pair of clips by the venerable American jewelers, circa 1940. Three faceted light blue Aquas are contrasted with a ribbon of calibre sapphires set in warm yellow gold. Unique and striking!
Retro flare! Rose-cut diamonds set in silver on a rising arch of 14 karat gold. The diamonds are flanked by square-shaped synthetic rubies.
A stunning 14 karat white gold Retro Paul Ditisheim buckle motif bracelet watch. This piece looks like a bracelet, but hidden beneath the diamond studded working buckle is a watch! The rectangular white dial has gold Arabic chapter markers at the even numerals and is marked Paul Ditisheim 'Solvil'. ...(more)
From the the late 1930's or 1940's, these distinctive platinum and Diamond earrings with a single natural pearl in each are somewhat evocative of the exotic east (or not). Nonetheless, a lovely pair of earrings from the brief transitional period between Art Deco and Retro.
From the glamorous 1950's come these stylish and hard to find matched pair of deconstructed pinwheel pins. Sophisticated yet fun.
Sculptural leaf substantially crafted by Tiffany and Company in 18 karat yellow gold with a ruby dew drop at the tip of the leaf curl. The leaf is further accented with a flower created from a cluster of rubies surrounding a diamond. The pin has a double clip fastener so it is suitable to clip to ...(more)
A unique, high style diamond cover watch from Italy. A diamond laden multi-tiered oval shape cover is flanked by a diamond set crescent on each side. The costar of this showpiece is the beautiful, flexible velvety band in a soft satin finish outlined by a bright polish with raised borders. 17 jewel ...(more)
A bold artistic statement from Paris, circa 1950. Multi-dimensional blossoms are embraced by a swirl of stylized leaves with a strip of diamonds set in white gold down the center. The two flowers feature large, sparkling old mine diamonds. Dramatic and very French with hallmarks.
These divine earclips will add a touch of 1940s glam to any outfit. Curling dimensional ribbons of gold, with a wonderful Florentine textured finish, accented with sparkling hot-pink star-set rubies.
Stylized cornucopias of diamonds and natural seed pearls. Although fashioned in a distinctly Retro style, the age of the old-mine and rose-cut diamonds suggests they are from the 1920s - 1930s. The pearls are pierced and set on gold wires adding to the detailing. 18 karat yellow gold.
A bold and linear design reminiscent of piano keys is the design element for these American retro pair of clip pins. The clips are each set with four round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 1.36 carats (estimated). They measure 1 1/2 inch in length by 3/4 to 1 inch in width. These clips were attribu...(more)
14 karat yellow gold, heavy Retro snake chain, measuring 15 in length, 5.1mm in width and 3.4mm in depth.
This luxurious Retro triple strand snake chain bracelet is crafted of 14 Karat yellow gold. The highly flexible chain, often alluded to as a Gas Pipe style, creates a wonderful drape on the wrist when worn. The bracelet is in very good condition, measures 7- 1/2 inches in length, and is a perfect ma...(more)
For the dancer in your life this 14 karat yellow gold bracelet features four beautiful dancing ballerina charms set with rubies and cultured pearls. Inspired by Van Cleef and Arpels. This bracelet measures 7 1/2 long.
Retro 14K rose gold and platinum classic buckle motif brooch encrusted with European cut diamonds. The 2.50 carats of diamonds (H-I color, VS1-I1 clarity) are set in platinum edged with delicate milgrain details.
14K White gold bold Retro diamond ring set with nine round-cut diamonds. The largest three are set diagonally across the top in square box heads with a pierced wave motif. Ring size 4 3/4.
These finely crafted 14k yellow and rose gold earrings in the form of curving stylized seashells, complete with shimmering 7.5 mm pearls, add 1940s panache to any look. Earrings measure 7/8 inch long by 5/8 inch wide.
Fabulous Retro diamond set pin with a looping ribbon motif sparkling with a spray of European cut diamonds (4.00 carats total weight, G-I color, VS-SI clarity), crafted in 18K yellow gold. This pin measures 2 1/4 tall by 1 5/8 wide.
This bold 18K yellow gold fluted retro pin highlights an unusual faceted dome ruby with the illusion of a stone larger that its 5+ carats that is surrounded with 26 round diamonds (.50 carat total, VS clarity, FG color).
Charming and cheerful earclips from the 1940s with pretty rose gold ribbons pinned with dazzling bright-purple amethysts and clusters of sparkling diamond accents. Beautifully crafted in 14k rose and white gold, these delightfully feminine earrings measure 1 1/4 inches by 3/4 inch.
An Edwardian pin updated in the 1940s with a 14K yellow gold frame. This piece features a platinum Edwardian pierced and filigree pin set with twenty one old European cut diamonds (3.55 carats total weight, G-K color range, SI-I1 clarity range) set into a retro geometric gold frame. This pin measure...(more)
Platinum over 18K yellow gold Retro aquamarine and diamond pin with fabulous looping scroll motifs and twisted wire work centered with a 12.00 carat emerald cut aquamarine and accented with a flourish of diamonds (12 total, .25 carat total weight, I-J color, VS-SI clarity). This pin measures 2 1/8 l...(more)
14K Yellow and white gold Retro pin with a telescoping leaf motif wrapped with an entwined ribbon. This pin measures 1 5/8 tall by 3 1/2 long.
18K Rosy yellow gold Retro double clip brooch with a curling ribbon motif set with 4.00 carats of bright ruby cabochons and ten old mine cut diamonds (.40 carat total weight, H-J color, VS-SI clarity) set in two platinum crescent moon motifs. This clip brooch measures 1 1/4 tall 2 5/8 wide.
14K Rose and yellow gold retro bow pin with flowing ribbon ends and a Florentine finish on part of the bow featuring two square cut rubies (.30 carat total weight) and two single cut diamonds (.10 carat total weight). The pin measures 1 1/8 X 3 1/4.
Retro French 18K Yellow gold and platinum turquoise and diamond pin and earring suite. The pin is set with three large pieces of turquoise (51.60 carats total weight for seven total pieces) set on folds of gold and highlighted with rose and old mine cut diamonds. The earrings each have two pieces of...(more)
This is a rare piece from a highly collectable era. Platinum Retro diamond three ribbon motif brooch set with full and single cut diamonds (3.00 carats total weight, H-I color, VS-I1 clarity). This pin measures 1 3/4 X 2 5/8.
This dynamic Retro ring from the 1940s showcases a vibrant royal blue sapphire cabochon weighing 6.20 carats. The dramatically sculpted mounting with fluted and scrolled motifs is accented with two twinkling European cut diamonds. One side of the mounting is engraved "To Lynne - with all my love - ...(more)
Alternating 14K rose gold and white metal Retro geometric link bracelet. This bracelet measures 7 long by 1 1/4 wide.
14K Rose gold ladies Retro watch featuring a round white dial with a sunburst motif surrounding accented with ten round cut rubies (1.40 carats total weight) with a fancy link bracelet set with two old European cut diamonds (.15 carat total weight, G-H color, VS clarity) and a fold over clasp with s...(more)
These fluid retro cornucopias are finely executed in pierced high polished 14 karat rose and white gold. The pair is set with .60 carat of old European cut diamonds and a .50 carat of round rubies.
Striking (to say the least) and dramatic Retro earrings from the golden age of glamor. The star of these 1 1/8 inch wide earrings are a blazing pair of one carat each European cut diamonds which are encircled by a sunburst of calibré rubies and round and baguette diamonds. The outer rose-yellow go...(more)
An abstract interpretation of the foliate motif familiar to the retro era of jewelry makes these high-style rose gold and diamond clip earrings one-of-a-kind. The highly stylized leaves are gracefully outlined in round diamonds, H in color and VS in clarity. 14K rose gold ribbing and a rose gold sp...(more)
Here is a fabulous and substantial, 1 1/2 inch wide, multi-dimensional Retro bracelet with contrasting textured and polished links in 18K yellow gold. The ingenious interwoven geometric pattern of the links is truly Escheresque! This bright, bold and beautiful bracelet measures 7 3/4 inches long but...(more)
Fun and festive Retro earclips in the form of a flower blossom. The centers glitter with a brilliant round diamond encircled by deep red rubies. The richly patinated 18 karat rose gold petals, along with the reflection of the rubies, display a warm rosy-yellow hue. These beauties measure 7/8 inch ac...(more)
These bold gold 1 and 1/4 inch earrings, circa 1950s, shimmer with a lovely fluted texture and are crowned with an array of sapphires and a single full-cut diamond in between raised golden flourishes. Big fun.
The movement, case and bracelet of this cool and distinctive ladies Retro wristwatch are all by the mid-century Swiss watch company Doxa. The dramatic black-dialed watch face is displayed between double tubular bracelets composed of slightly expandable 'spring' gold. Bright gold balls form the clasp...(more)
The movement, case and bracelet of this cool and distinctive ladies Retro wristwatch are all by the mid-century Swiss watch company Doxa. The dramatic black-dialed watch face is displayed between double tubular bracelets composed of slightly expandable 'spring' gold. Bright gold balls form the clasp...(more)
A delightful and very wearable gold link bracelet of unexpected origin. This early and very rare modrne bauble alternates with striking geometric yellow and rose gold links fashioned in the distinctive Retro style. The bracelet is hallmarked with Czechoslovakian(!) marks which date this piece to bet...(more)
This grand and glorious Retro brooch from the glamorous 1940s would be perfectly at home on the shoulder of a screen goddess from Hollywood's Golden Age - in this case however, the gold is imbued with a distinct rose-colored tinge. This beautiful 3-plus inch-long bauble stars a glistening emerald-cu...(more)
The daily double! A matched pair of swimming pool-blue aquamarines glisten diagonally across this wild and wonderful Retro ring dating from the glamorous 1940s. Each of the twin gemstones are crowned with a gleaming yellow gold diamond-set ribbon rising above a rose gold ring shank. This showstoppin...(more)
A gleaming 1 and 3/8 inch wide jingly-jangly bracelet, crafted during the 1940s-50s in characteristic 18K rosy-yellow gold. The distinctive links suggest highly stylized bow motifs or possibly Victorian doorknockers. A fun and fashionable Retro adornment. 7 1/2 inches.