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Raymond Yard Moonstone and Sapphire Earrings and Brooch

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20-1-5044

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ABOUT THESE EARRINGS

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 with radiant royal-blue sapphires for a chic and sophisticated effect. Signed and numbered. The brooch measures 1 1/2 inches by 1 1/4 inches; the earrings measure 1 inch by 5/8 inch.

Details

Materials:
14 Karat Yellow Gold
Gram Weight:
13.05 br, 11.8 er
Period:
Retro
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

10 Round Cut Sapphires

Carat Weight:
0.75 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Color:
Purplish Blue
Measurements:
2.40-3.10 mm

5 Mixed Cut Moonstones

Carat Weight:
31.00 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Measurements:
13.00-15.00 mm
Total Carat Weight:
31.75

About Retro Jewelry

Hollywood glam got creative during the war era, when strategic factors forced jewelers to do without certain materials. Rather than scale back, they took the streamlined shapes of the Art Deco and went big, bold, and gold with them! Retro power pieces segued from the Jazz Age to the Fabulous Fifties, creating many motifs of vintage jewelry along the way.

Jewelry Care

As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your vintage and antique jewelry from Lang will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan. We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one! As stated in our Repair Policy, we strongly recommend that you allow us to perform any repairs, since our jewelers are specialists in restoring vintage and antique jewelry.

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