A French Retro 18-karat gold bracelet with blue sapphires and diamonds by Boucheron. The flexible link bracelet has 72 cabochon blue sapphires with an approximate total weight of 2.20 carats, and old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.80 carats. The bracelet is composed of 4 dimensional half moons set with cabochon sapphires and diamonds from a double row of oval and rectangular 'seed" links.
|Signed: “Boucheron-Paris”, “213”, “2.88”, French control marks|
|Dimensions: 6-5/8" length x 1-1/16" wide|
|Item #: BA-15838|
|Price: $39,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Retro 18-karat yellow and pink gold bracelet composed of 6 three-dimensional links in a "tank track" motif.Following World War II, jewelry makers in Europe and America made heavy geometric link bracelets popular. Their inspiration for these pieces were the wheel tracks from the tanks which were used so heavily during the war.
|Signed: Unidentified Maker’s and French control marks|
|Dimensions: 7-5/8" length x 3/4" wide|
|Item #: BA-16158|
|Price: $11,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A Retro platinum ring with emeralds and diamonds. The ring has 9 emeralds with an approximate total weight of 4.40 carats, 4 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of .30 carat, and 8 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.20 carats. The ring is designed in a stylized buckle motif. Ring size 7; this ring can be sized.
|Item #: R-16625|
|Price: $27,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A Retro 18 karat gold bracelet. The bangle bracelet is composed of yellow and rose gold in a stylized buckle motif which forms the double clasp. The bracelet is center hinged, with covered clasp.
|Dimensions: Interior measurement 6-3/4 inches|
|Item #: BA-16689|
|Price: $12,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Retro 18 karat white gold bracelet with emeralds and diamonds attributed to Rubel Freres. The bracelet has 64 square-cut emeralds with an approximate total weight of 8.30 carats, and 32 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 0.95 carat. The flexible bracelet is designed in a step motif.
|Artist: Rubel Freres (attributed to)|
|Signed: French control marks,and possible maker's mark for Rubel Freres.|
|Dimensions: 7-1/8" length x 1/2" width|
|Item #: BA-16690|
|Price: $42,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Mid-20th Century platinum necklace with sapphires and diamonds. The center of the necklace has 4 graduated festooned strands of 162 round and oval-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 25.00 carats that form the articulated swag. The blue sapphires are most likely from Ceylon. The top strand and side decoration have 153 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of 9.00 carats, and 104 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 14.40 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. French control mark for platinum.The motifs of 1950's jewelry design may appear similar to pieces produced in the '40's, but they were executed in an entirely different way. Retro Jewelry had a solid, heavy and highly polished look whereas 50's jewelry was open, airy and textural, although still solid and "important" in appearance. There was beautiful movement and a depth displayed in the execution of design in this period, as this swag designed necklace exemplifies.
|Dimensions: 14-1/2" length, with later 2" extension x 1-5/8" width at the center of the draping.|
|Item #: N-16457|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|
An important French Retro, platinum and 18-karat gold bracelet with diamonds, rubies, and rose quartz by George Verger. The bracelet consists of two facing, rose quartz, multi-ball clusters with bezel-set round cut ruby tops with an approximate total weight of 1.65 carats. The solid pink gold cuff is center-hinged, and the two clusters are accented on the sides by old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.30 carats and calibre-cut rubies with an approximate total weight of 1 carat.The Jacques Verger workshop was a successful, behind the scenes force creating jewels for Boucheron, Cartier, Gübelin, Tiffany, and Van Cleef & Arpels, as well making his own signed pieces, like this bracelet which bears the Verger maker's marks. Verger is known for his magnificent clocks featuring strongly defined shapes, simple lines and stylized decoration. For the Haute Joaillerie he created the most elaborate fancies of form and color contrast, as we see here in this important gold and platinum bracelet.
|Artist: George Verger|
|Signed: “Verger” with French marks for 18kt gold and platinum|
|Dimensions: extends from 6 1/2" to 7" length x 1" width|
|Item #: BA-14162|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|
A pair of English Retro 18 karat gold cuff links. Each circular cuff link features a white opal center that has a background of black mother of pearl. The cuff links are chain linked and double sided.
|Dimensions: 9/16" diameter; 1-1/4" length|
|Item #: CS-13257|
|Price: $2,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|