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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

Rubel Freres French Retro Diamond, Emerald and White Gold Bracelet

A French Retro 18 karat gold and platinum bracelet with emeralds and diamonds attributed to Rubel Frères. 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 Frères (attributed to)
Signed: French control marks gold and platinum, 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

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 1950'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

George Verger French Retro Diamond, Ruby, Rose Quartz, Platinum and Gold Bracelet Cuff

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
Circa: 1930's
Dimensions: expands from 6-1/2" to 7" length x 1" width
Item #:  BA-14162
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400
George Verger French Retro Diamond, Ruby, Rose Quartz, Platinum and Gold Bracelet Cuff

Retro Sapphire and Platinum Dress Set

A Retro platinum and blue sapphire dress set consisting of a pair of double-sided cuff links with 3 matching dress studs. There are 72 square-cut blue sapphires with an approximate total weight of 3.75 carats. With box.

Signed: “Plat”
Circa: 1940’s
Dimensions: Cuff links: 1/2" square; Dress studs: 3/8" square
Item #:  CS-14608
Price:   $7,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Retro Sapphire and Platinum Dress Set

Fine French Retro Diamond and Gold Tubogas Necklace

A European Retro 14 karat gold "tubogas" necklace with diamonds. The necklace has 18 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.08 carats. The diamond-set center section is mounted between two twisted screw-shaped capitals.

Signed: European country control mark 14kt gold
Circa: 1940’s
Dimensions: 14-1/4" interior length x 1" - 1/4" width
Item #:  N-14601
Price:   $11,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Fine French Retro Diamond and Gold Tubogas Necklace

French Retro Pink and Yellow Gold Link Bracelet

A French Retro 18 karat gold bracelet. The 8 link bracelet is composed of geometric pink and yellow gold graphic dimensional sections. 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: French Assay Marks
Circa: 1940s
Dimensions: 7-1/4'' length x 3/4'' deep
Item #:  BA-17972
Price:   $9,750 – Call: (212) 644-6400
French Retro Pink and Yellow Gold Link Bracelet

Cartier Paris Retro 'Step' Diamond and Gold Ring

A Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold and platinum ring with diamonds by Cartier. The polished yellow gold ring has 35 platinum set round cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.50 carats, H/I color, VS clarity. Innovative design is a Cartier trademark. This ring has a diamond step motif on one side and a gold fan motif on the other, creating an illusion of two entirely different rings depending upon the perspective of the viewer. With signed Cartier box.

Artist: Cartier
Signed: "Cartier Paris" Maker and French assay marks.
Circa: 1945-50
Dimensions: Ring size 6; this ring can be sized
Item #:  R-18268
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400
Cartier Paris Retro 'Step' Diamond and Gold Ring
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