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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 makers mark 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

Retro Rose and Yellow Gold Wide Bracelet

A Retro 18 karat rose and yellow gold bracelet. The exceptionally wide flexible bracelet is composed of alternating rose and yellow cone lines. The polished gold lines form the unique, very wide seven row Retro period pattern.

Signed: Marked "18k, 0.750", hand engraved: "Nena".
Circa: 1940's
Dimensions: 7-5/8'' length x 2-/12'' width
Item #:  BA-18420
Price:   $27,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Retro Rose and Yellow Gold Wide Bracelet

Retro Gold Hoop Earrings

A pair of Retro 14 karat gold earrings. The polished gold dimensional earrings are composed of two concentric circles of graduating size.

Circa: 1940's
Dimensions: 1-1/2'' length x 1-3/8'' wide
Item #:  ER-18110
Price:   $3,950 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Retro Gold Hoop Earrings

Retro Gold Flexible Bracelet

A Retro 18 karat gold bracelet. The highly flexible bracelet is composed of 3 rows of elevated Retro-styled floret links.

Circa: 1950's
Dimensions: 7'' length x 1-1/8'' width
Item #:  BA-18107
Price:   $11,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Retro Gold Flexible Bracelet

Retro Diamond, Blue Sapphire and Platinum Flower Earrings

A pair of Retro platinum earrings with sapphires and diamonds. The earrings have 10 oval-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 3.20 carats, and 36 square-cut and round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.00 carat. The earrings are in a floral motif with diamond leaf details.

Circa: 1930's
Dimensions: 3/4'' length x 1/2'' width
Item #:  ER-17044
Price:   $11,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Retro Diamond, Blue Sapphire and Platinum Flower Earrings

Cartier Paris Retro Gold, Diamond and Ruby Covered Watch

A French Retro 18 karat pink gold- and platinum-covered watch with diamonds and rubies by Cartier Paris. The cover of the watch has 14 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .56 carat, and 3 calibre-cut rubies with an approximate total weight of .21 carat. The watch has a flexible box-link bracelet. The movement is by Jaeger Le Coultre. With signed Cartier box.

Artist: Cartier
Signed: "Cartier" "89088" French control mark.
Circa: 1930's
Dimensions: 6-1/4" length x 1/2'' width
Item #:  W-18623
Price:   $19,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Cartier Paris Retro Gold, Diamond and Ruby Covered Watch

Retro Polished Gold Link 'Tank Track' Necklace

A Retro 18 karat polished gold necklace. This unique necklace is designed in a strong geometric link motif. This 'tank track' necklace is an exceptionally rare expression of this jewelry style. Following World War II, jewelry makers in Europe and America made heavy geometric link jewelry popular. Their inspiration for these pieces were the wheel tracks from the tanks which were used so extensively during the war.

Circa: 1940's
Dimensions: 19-1/2'' length x 1 to 1/2'' width
Item #:  N-18658
Price:   $29,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Retro Polished Gold Link 'Tank Track'  Necklace

European Retro Yellow and White Gold Link Bracelet

A European Retro 18 karat yellow and white polished gold bracelet. The flexible bracelet is composed of 28 alternating yellow and white gold tubular links connected with moveable hinges.

Signed: "750" Partial maker's mark.
Circa: 1950's
Dimensions: 7-3/4'' length x 1-1/2'' width
Item #:  BA-18659
Price:   $17,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
European Retro Yellow and White Gold Link Bracelet

Retro Diamond Emerald and Platinum Earrings

A pair of Retro platinum earrings with diamonds and emeralds. The earrings have 50 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.70 carats, and 16 baguette-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.60 carats. The total approximate weight of the diamonds is 4.30 carats. The diamonds have a VS clarity and G/H color grade. The earrings have 6 cabochon emeralds with an approximate total weight of 5.25 carats. The earrings are designed in a unique Retro motif.

Circa: 1930's
Dimensions: 1'' length x 3/4'' width
Item #:  ER-18610
Price:   $24,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Retro Diamond Emerald and Platinum Earrings

Cartier Paris Retro Diamond Ruby and Gold Ring

A French Retro 18 karat yellow gold and platinum ring with diamonds and rubies by Cartier. The ring has 14 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .56 carats, and 3 rectangular-cut rubies with an approximate total weight of .21 carats.

Artist: Cartier
Signed: " Cartier " French control marks
Circa: 1930's
Dimensions: Ring size: 5-1/2; this ring can be sized.
Item #:  R-18622
Price:   $15,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Cartier Paris Retro Diamond Ruby and Gold Ring

French Retro Gold and Platinum, Diamond and Sapphire Necklace

A French Retro 18 karat gold and platinum necklace with diamonds and sapphires. The necklace has 74 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.75 carats, and 66 calibre-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 5.50 carats. The necklace is designed with stylized twisted gold leaves interspersed with a row of diamonds alternating with a row of sapphires. The front of the necklace is suspended by two woven gold chains with a twisted leaf motif clasp.

Signed: “Made in France” with French control marks
Circa: 1940’s
Dimensions: 16-1/2 " in length x 1" at widest
Item #:  N-15133
Price:   $32,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
French Retro  Gold and Platinum, Diamond and Sapphire Necklace

Retro Continental Diamond Gold Ring

A European Retro 18 karat gold ring with diamonds. The ring has 15 round old European-cut and old mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.85 carats. The polished yellow gold ring is designed in a modified buckle motif.

Signed: French importation assay mark (partial).
Circa: 1940's
Dimensions: Ring size 6-1/2; this ring can be sized.
Item #:  R-18256
Price:   $9,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Retro Continental Diamond Gold Ring

French Retro Gold 'Tank Track' Link Bracelet

A French Retro 18 karat polished gold bracelet. The bracelet is composed of 6 openwork links and 6 closed polished yellow gold links. 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 Mark
Circa: 1940's
Dimensions: 7-1/4'' length x 1-1/8'' wide
Item #:  BA-18083
Price:   $13,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
French Retro Gold 'Tank Track' Link Bracelet

Gold Earrings with Diamonds

A pair of Retro 18 karat gold earrings with diamonds. The earrings have 22 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.50 carats, of VS clarity, H-J color.

Circa: Late 1940's
Dimensions: 1" length x 3/4" width
Item #:  ER-19229
Price:   $8,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Gold Earrings with Diamonds

John Rubel Ruby, Diamond, Turquoise Clip Brooch and Earrings Suite

An American mid-20th century 18 karat Retro gold brooch and earrings suite with rubies, diamonds and turquoise by John Rubel. The brooch is an openwork bloom comprised of large gold loops studded with accenting rubies that expertly play with the negative space. Three raised clusters of turquoise and ruby, each centering on a diamond, make up the center of the bloom, while matching clusters make up the earrings. The brooch has 88 round-cut rubies with an approximate total weight of 5.85 carats, 3 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .95 carat, and 69 cabochon turquoise. The earrings have 10 round rubies that have the approximate total weight of 1.60 carats and 5 round diamonds with the approximate total weight of .60 carat. With original box. The Retro jewelry period took place directly before and during World War II. As a reaction to the dire world conflict, jewelry became bolder, brighter, and more light-hearted. Unlike the Art Deco style, Retro jewelry has soft curves and feminine motifs, set off against the severe silhouettes of women's war-time wardrobes. Gold regained popularity, as platinum was essential to the war effort and scarcely available for commercial use. Different colors of gold, such as yellow, rose, and green, were used in striking combinations. Popular gemstones including non-traditional stones, such as turquoise, were suddenly in vogue, and were used widely, as they are beautifully employed in this suite. Patriotic themes were also popular, and blue stones and rubies were often paired together with diamonds and open work to convey a message of patriotism. Three-dimensional sculptural ribbons, bows, and folds made out of metal were common, as they conveyed a sense of victory and celebration that all were hoping for.

Artist: John Rubel
Circa: 1945
Dimensions: Brooch: 2-73/4" diameter; earrings 1" diameter
Item #:  ST-19327
Price:   $32,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400
John Rubel Ruby, Diamond, Turquoise Clip Brooch and Earrings Suite

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.

Circa: 1930's
Dimensions: Ring size 7; this ring can be sized.
Item #:  R-16625
Price:   $27,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Retro Emerald, Diamond and Platinum Buckle Ring

Omega Retro Gold and Diamond Covered Watch

A Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold watch bracelet with diamonds by Omega. The polished gold watch bracelet is composed of 10 flexible ridged bombé sections. The cover of the watch has a center flower medallion with 8 round-cut diamonds weighing approximately .45 carat total weight.

Artist: Omega
Signed: "Omega" "750 EW" Face: "Omega" "Swiss Made"
Circa: 1960's
Dimensions: 7-1/4'' length x 1'' width
Item #:  W-18360
Price:   $15,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Omega Retro Gold and Diamond Covered Watch

Raymond Yard Retro Peridot Pink Sapphire Amethyst and Gold Flower Brooch

An American Retro 14 karat gold brooch with peridots, pink sapphires and amethyst by Raymond Yard. The brooch has 20 mixed cuts peridots with an approximate total weight of 8.00 carats, a 6 mixed cuts pink sapphires with an approximate total weight of 1.80 carats, a cabochon amethyst with an approximate total weight of .50 carats. The brooch is designed in a highly stylized Retro flower motif. Similar pictured in Yard The Life and Magnificent Jewelry of Raymond C. Yard, by Natasha Kuzmanovic, the Vendome Press, 2007, page 221, Plate 316.

Artist: Raymond Yard
Signed: "Yard 01541"
Circa: 1940's
Dimensions: 3-1/4'' length x 2'' width
Item #:  BO-18361
Price:   $12,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Raymond Yard Retro Peridot Pink Sapphire Amethyst and Gold Flower Brooch

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

Retro Sapphire and Gold Scallop Ring

A Retro 18 karat gold ring with sapphires. The bombé ring has 5 old European-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of .80 carat. The sapphires are gypsy-set in the centers of the 5 convex tapered scallops.

Circa: 1930's
Dimensions: Size 7-1/4; this ring can be sized
Item #:  R-18169
Price:   $8,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Retro Sapphire and Gold Scallop Ring

Boucheron Paris Retro Sapphire and Gold Necklace

A French Retro 18 karat gold necklace with sapphires by Boucheron. The necklace has 57 round-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 2.25 carats. The necklace is designed in a modified zipper motif of gold snake chain and round-set sapphires with a snake chain pendant.

Artist: Boucheron
Signed: "Boucheron Paris", Makers and French assay marks.
Circa: 1940's
Dimensions: Necklace: 15'' length; pendant: 1-1/2" Length x 2" Width
Item #:  N-18649
Price:   $48,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Boucheron Paris Retro Sapphire and Gold Necklace

Blue Calcedony, Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald Brooch/Necklace by Suzanne Belperron

A French Modernist platinum dress clip by famed designer Suzanne Belperron that can also be worn on a necklace with nesting rows of blue chalcedony beads. Similar in style and spirit to the necklace worn by the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson. The clip is carved blue chalcedony in a half-barrel design, set with 1 cushion-cut, one oval, 2 rectangular-cut and two square-cut sapphires, 10 square-cut rubies, 1 rectangular-cut ruby and 8 square-cut emeralds. Measuring 3.9 cm long by 3.4 cm wide, weighing 39.3 grams. French assay marks for gold and partially effaced maker's marks for Société Groëné et Darde. By the remarkable female designer Suzanne Belperron. Accompanying certificate reads: We do hereby certify that the piece pictured below was manufactured in Paris between 1932 and 1940 by the company B. Herz from a design by Suzanne Belperron. Chalcedony beads included: 17 inches in length, detachable.

Artist: Belperron
Circa: 1932-1940
Dimensions: 1-1/2'' long x 1-1/2'' width
Item #:  BO-18944
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400
Blue Calcedony, Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald Brooch/Necklace by Suzanne Belperron

Retro Bangle Bracelet by Cartier

An 18 karat gold, platinum and diamond Retro bangle bracelet by Cartier. The central motif of foliate design, surrounds a European-cut diamond weighing approximately 2.50 carats. It can be worn as a brooch or hinged on the bracelet. Some of the petals are pavé-set with diamonds while others are highlighted by baguette diamonds. Mounted in 18 karat yellow gold. The brooch signed Cartier London, J.C. and numbered 9874, the bangle signed J.C. and numbered 9874. The piece has 200 diamonds with an approximate total weight of 19.20 carats; the center diamond being 2.50 carats in approximate total weight. A similar bracelet is pictured in "Amazing Cartier" by Nadine Coleno, page 107.

Artist: Cartier
Signed: Cartier London, J.C and numbered 9874, the bangle signed J.C. and numbered 9874
Circa: 1940
Dimensions: 6-1/2" inner circumference
Item #:  BA-19368
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400
Retro Bangle Bracelet by Cartier

Stylized Flower Bouquet Brooch by Cartier

A French Retro 18 karat gold, platinum and diamond clip brooch, Monture Cartier. The brooch is designed as a stylized ropetwist floral spray with diamond blossoms and gold leaves, highlighted by 21 Old European-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds, approximate total weight 5.00 carats, suspending a ropetwist tassel with acorn pendant. The diamonds have a VS/SI clarity and H/I color grade. Mounted in 18 karat gold and platinum. The clip brooch was manufactured by the Cartier workshop Dubois, who produced some of the most remarkable pieces of "tutti fruitI" and other Indian inspired jewelry for the firm.

Artist: Cartier
Signed: "Monture Cartier", French assay marks and maker's mark for Dubois, Paris, no. V5790.
Circa: 1940's
Dimensions: 3'' length x 1-1/2'' wide
Item #:  BO-19370
Price:   $22,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Stylized Flower Bouquet Brooch by Cartier
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