Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin

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Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin Diamond Riviere. Photo Courtesy of Lang Antiques.

After buying Mauboussin’s New York inventory and name in 1929, this American jeweller went on to create memorable Art Deco and Retro jewelry as Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin. It enjoyed great success in the 1930’s, opening locations in Los Angeles, Miami, Atlantic City, and Paris. The firm is famous for creating a line called “Reflection—Your Personality in a Jewel” in the early 30’s.[1] Reflection jewels were fabricated from eighteen-karat yellow gold parts and featured semi-precious gemstones. The firm encouraged women to choose among the different design elements and gemstones to create unique pieces of jewelry that expressed their personal taste. The campaign was a great success. It was also novel, as custom design had previously been a privilege of the rich. The line was popular until the 1950’s. Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin was also famous for providing Hollywood’s finest stars with exquisite, large diamond jewelry and accessories.


Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin

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Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin
USA
New York Los Angeles Miami Beach Palm Beach Beverly Hills Atlantic City Chicago Paris
c.1929-c.1950s

Specialties

  • Parisian jeweler Mauboussin opened in New York in 1929, merged with Trabert & Hoeffer following the stock market crash.
  • Popular with the Hollywood set who loved their large diamond jewelry and accessories.

1930s

  • Reflections collection of bold yellow gold and colored gemstone jewels


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Notes

  1. Healy & Proddow, 112.

Sources Consulted

  • Proddow, Penny & Debra Healy. American Jewelry: Glamour & Tradition. New York: Rizzoli, 1987.
  • Traina, John. Extraordinary Jewels. New York: Double Day, 1994.

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