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Boucheron Paris Retro Blue Sapphire, Diamond and Gold Bracelet

A French Retro 18 karat gold bracelet with blue sapphires and diamonds by Boucheron. The bracelet centers on 11 calibre-cut blue sapphires with an approximate total weight of 2.20 carats, and 20 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.20 carats. The bracelet strap consists of a row of articulated segments which terminates in the sapphire set clasp formed from two stylized gold scrolls. Pictured in Boucheron, by Gilles Neret, Rizzoli, 1988, page 135, Plate 216.

Artist: Boucheron
Signed: “Boucheron Paris”, French control marks
Circa: 1938
Dimensions: 6 1/2" length x 7/8" widest
Item #:  BA-13557
Price:   $22,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Boucheron Paris Retro Blue Sapphire, Diamond and Gold Bracelet

Boucheron Paris Retro Diamond, Blue Sapphire and Gold Bracelet

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.

Artist: Boucheron
Signed: “Boucheron-Paris”, “213”, “2.88”, French control marks
Circa: 1930’s
Dimensions: 6-5/8" length x 1-1/16" wide
Item #:  BA-15838
Price:   $39,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Boucheron Paris Retro Diamond, Blue Sapphire and Gold Bracelet

French Retro Gold Tank Track Link Bracelet

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
Circa: 1940's
Dimensions: 7-5/8" length x 3/4" wide
Item #:  BA-16158
Price:   $11,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400
French Retro Gold Tank Track Link Bracelet

Retro Emerald, Diamond and Platinum Buckle Ring

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.

Circa: 1930's
Item #:  R-16625
Price:   $27,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Retro Emerald, Diamond and Platinum Buckle Ring

Retro Pink and Yellow Gold Bangle Bracelet

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.

Circa: 1940’s
Dimensions: Interior measurement 6-3/4 inches
Item #:  BA-16689
Price:   $12,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Retro Pink and Yellow Gold Bangle Bracelet

Rubel Freres French Retro Diamond, Emerald and White Gold Bracelet

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.
Circa: 1938
Dimensions: 7-1/8" length x 1/2" width
Item #:  BA-16690
Price:   $42,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Rubel Freres French Retro Diamond, Emerald and White Gold Bracelet

Retro Aquamarine, Diamond, Ruby and Platinum Ring

A Retro platinum ring with aquamarine, diamonds, and rubies. The ring has a rectangular-cut aquamarine with an approximate weight of 16.10 carats, 8 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of .80 carat, 28 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of .80 carat, and 8 calibre rubies with an approximate total weight of .44 carat. The jewelry historian Neil Letson coined the term "Retro" to describe the bold and vibrant jewelry of the period that ran from the late 1930s through 1950, which diverged in style from the earlier Art Deco period of the 1920's and 30's. The jewelry of the period is characterized by the bold, oversized and three dimensional use of precious metals. Retro jewels often feature massive, emerald-cut aquamarines, citrines and amethyst, accented with smaller rubies, sapphires and diamonds. Retro bracelets, watches and necklaces reflected the glamour and enchantment that Hollywood inspired during times of crisis. The movies provided a wartime escape into a world of fantasy and romance that was "larger than life". Ring size 7-1/4; this ring can be sized.

Circa: 1940's
Item #:  R-17064
Price:   $25,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Retro Aquamarine, Diamond, Ruby and Platinum Ring

French Mid-20th Century Diamond, Sapphire and Platinum Necklace

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.

Circa: 1950's
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
French Mid-20th Century Diamond, Sapphire and Platinum Necklace
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