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Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Earrings

A pair of Mid-20th Century platinum earrings with round-, baguette- and marquise-cut diamonds. The earrings have 60 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.00 carats, 36 baguette-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.60 carats, and 10 marquise-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.30 carats. Approximate total diamond weight, 6.90 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. The earrings are designed in a stylized hanging floral motif.

Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Earrings

David Webb Mid-20th Century Ruby, Diamond and Gold Earrings

A pair of American Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold earrings with rubies and diamonds by David Webb. The earrings are composed of 3 leaves set with 48 round cabochon rubies with an approximate total weight of 8.50 carats, and 18 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .72 carat. The foliate earrings are framed with twisted gold wire.

David Webb Mid-20th Century Ruby, Diamond and Gold Earrings

French Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Earrings

A pair of French Mid-20th Century platinum earrings with diamonds. The earrings have 82 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 4.20 carats, and 48 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.00 carats, H/I color, VS clarity. The design of the earrings represents the post war 1950''s ''return to glamour'' style of pendant earrings, reminiscent of rainfalls and cascades with articulated tassels. Similar pictured and discussed in Earrings From Antiquity to the Present, by Daniela Mascetti, Amanda Triossi, Thames & Hudson, 1999, pages 172-175.

French Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Earrings

Marianne Ostier Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Earrings

A pair of 18 karat gold earrings with diamonds by Marianne Ostier. The earrings contain 32 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.60 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. The earrings are composed of twisted gold wire forming a cone shape which is topped with a cluster of diamonds. "A Collection of Jewelry, Designed by Marianne Ostier Ostier, Inc., one of New York''s leading jewelers dealing precious-stone jewelry of original design and superb custom craftsmanship, was closed in September of this year [1969], following the death of its co-founder, Oliver Ostier. The present sale offers the entire stock of this distinguished firm. All pieces are original designs of Marianne Ostier, co-founder with her late husband of the firm and an internationally famed designer of jewelry. "Of the decision to close the business, Marianne Ostier said: With the passing of my husband, I have had to devote more and more of my efforts to administrative duties. These demands of my time can no longer be met without artistic compromise which to me is unacceptable. "Representing the third generation of court jewelers in Austria, Oliver Ostier came to America following the Anschluss of 1938. Shortly thereafter he founded the firm of Ostier, Inc., with his wife Marianne, a talented painter and sculptress as well as an artist in the design of jewelry. Author of Jewels and the woman , the ... basic primer of the art of wearing jewelry, Marianne Ostier''s designs became major jewelry fashions and classics of modern designed jewelry. She is responsible for numerous innovations, such as the pincushion clip, the famed skin pin and free-form jewelry; she pioneered in abstract designs for jewelry and, as a sculptress, brought a new dimension to her work in jewelry design. For many years, Mrs. Ostier won the Diamond U.S.A. Award and the Diamond International Award for design excellence. The first life-time member elected to the Diamonds-International Academy, the hall of fame for modern jewelry designers, she represented the United States at the Art in Precious Jewelry exhibition at the Finch College Museum of Art in 1966, which featured the work of the foremost designers of ten countries. Among the artists, in addition to Mrs. Ostier, were Georges Braques and Salvador Dali."

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Marianne Ostier Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Earrings

David Webb Mid-20th Century Diamond, Platinum, Gold, and Enamel Earrings

A pair of American Mid-Century platinum, 18 karat gold, enamel and diamond earrings by David Webb. The earrings feature polished gold strips and black enamel alternating with inset rows of 40 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.90 carats, G/H color, VS clarity.

David Webb Mid-20th Century Diamond, Platinum, Gold, and Enamel Earrings

David Webb Mid-20th Century Diamond Ruby and Turquoise Earrings

A pair of American Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold ear clips with diamonds, rubies and turquoise. The earrings have 94 round cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.00 carats, 32 cabochon rubies with an approximate total weight of 4.10 carats, and 24 cabochon turquoise stones.

David Webb Mid-20th Century Diamond Ruby and Turquoise Earrings

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Mid-20th Century Diamond, Ruby and Platinum Earrings

A pair of French Mid-20th Century earrings with diamonds and rubies by Van Cleef & Arpels. The earrings have 54 round cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 10.00 carats, F/G color, VS clarity, and 54 round cut rubies with an approximate total weight of 10.00 carats. With signed Van Cleef & Arpels box.

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Mid-20th Century Diamond, Ruby and Platinum Earrings

David Webb Mid-20th Century Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald and Gold Earrings

A pair of American 18 karat gold earrings with sapphires, rubies and emeralds by David Webb. The earrings have 8 cabochon sapphires with an approximate total weight of 2.40 carats, 4 rubies with an approximate total weight of 1.60 carats, and 2 emeralds with an approximate total weight of 1.50 carats. The earrings illustrate the genius of Webb in his use of vivid color, volume, and invention of high late-20th Century design. Discussed in David Webb The Quintessential American Jeweler, by Ruth Peltason, Assouline, 2013.

David Webb Mid-20th Century Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald and Gold Earrings