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Marcus & Company Art Nouveau Peridot, Diamond, Gold and Enamel Ring

An American Art Nouveau gold, peridot, diamond and enamel ring by Marcus & Co. The unique Renaissance Revival motif features green enameled 18-karat gold, two round-cut peridots totaling approximately 1.60 carats, and 30 round-cut diamonds that weigh approximately 1.20 carats. The Renaissance Revival design influence is carried onto the ring shank, culminating in a diamond set into the ring shank bottom. This striking ring demonstrates the color sensitivity of the famed American firm, Marcus & Co. It is also a rare and interesting Art Nouveau example of a Toi et Moi ring, or a ring in which two stones or two types of stones dynamically cross over each other symbolically representing a romantic union. The Toi et Moi rings were popularized by no less than Napoleon Bonaparte when he scandalously proposed to his soon to be Empress, Josephine. The multi-generational New York firm of Marcus & Co was founded by an ambitious young German immigrant who had trained at a prominent Dresden court jeweler. In 1892, after working with Charles Lewis Tiffany, Hermann Marcus and his sons William and George together set up a business that soon became a glittering New York society institution renowned not only for its superb diamonds, colored stones and pearls, but also its instantly recognizable, original design style. The firm produced great jewels in the Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts s ... ensibility, with George, the artist/designer, drawing inspiration from sources as diverse and exotic as the contemporary French masters, the Moghuls and Maharajahs, the garland style of the Ancien Regime, and the genius of Renaissance goldsmiths. George''s distinctive, confident hand was always discernible in Marcus creations. Working as a team with George, his brother William was a gem and pearl connoisseur who travelled the world hunting fine gem material, including purchasing the entire production of never-before-seen black opal in Lightning Ridge Australia in 1908. Marcus exhibited at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, and their work won prizes at the prestigious Society of Arts & Crafts of Boston. The firm and family were well-known for their charitable activities and promotion of young jewelers such as Raymond Yard.

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Marcus & Company Art Nouveau Peridot,  Diamond, Gold and Enamel Ring

Art Nouveau Gold Ring with Sapphire and Demantoid Garnet by Tiffany & Co.

A Louis Comfort Tiffany Art Nouveau 18 and 14 karat gold ring with sapphire and demantoid garnet by Tiffany & Co. Set with a natural-form black opal measuring 14.1 x 12.2 x 4.0 mm, encircled by leafy grape vines, shoulders and shank with conforming leaf and vine motifs, highlighted by 10 circular-cut demantoid garnets and 7 sapphires. Note: The leafy grapevine set with opals was a favored motif in Louis Tiffany''s earliest artistic jewelry, including the prize-winning work he designed in secret for the 1904 St. Louis Exposition. Here, the black opal''s vivid ultramarine and iridescent green flashes are accentuated by the brilliantly colored stones nestling among the leaves. Made most likely in the 1910-1914 period, the ring is the product of Louis''s collaboration with one of two women artisans to whom he entrusted the day-to-day work of the studio, either Julian Munson or Meta Overbeck. The jewels that resulted represent the fruit of one of Louis'' most beloved projects, and he referred to them affectionately as "my little missionaries of art."

Art Nouveau Gold Ring with Sapphire and Demantoid Garnet by Tiffany & Co.

Gold, Black Opal, Diamond and Enamel Ring by Marcus & Co

An American Art Nouveau 14 karat gold black opal, diamond and enamel ring by Marcus & Co. Centering a black opal cabochon framed by 27 old mine-cut diamonds, approximate total weight of 0.65 carat, further enhanced by blue and green basse-taille enamel surround and shoulders with chased high-relief gold scroll and bead motifs throughout. Note: The multi-generational New York firm of Marcus & Co was founded by an ambitious young German immigrant who had trained at a prominent Dresden court jeweler. In 1892, after working with Charles Lewis Tiffany, Hermann Marcus and his sons William and George together set up a business that soon became a glittering New York society institution renowned not only for its superb diamonds, colored stones and pearls, but also its instantly-recognizable, original design style. The firm produced great jewels in the Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts sensibility, with George, the artist/designer, drawing inspiration from sources as diverse and exotic as the contemporary French masters, the Moghuls and Maharajahs, the garland style of the Ancien Regime, and the genius of Renaissance goldsmiths. George''s distinctive, confident hand was always discernible in Marcus creations. Working as a team with George, his brother William was a gem and pearl connoisseur who travelled the world hunting fine gem material, including purchasing the entire production of neve ... r--before-seen black opal in Lightning Ridge, Australia in 1908. Marcus exhibited at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, and their work won prizes at the prestigious Society of Arts & Crafts of Boston. Plique-a-jour enamel was an art in which Marcus & Co. excelled, creating jewels with unprecedented three-dimensional depth in this medium. The firm and family were well-known for their charitable activities and promotion of young jewelers such as Raymond Yard.

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Gold, Black Opal, Diamond and Enamel Ring by Marcus & Co

Tiffany & Co. Art Deco ''No Heat'' Ruby, Diamond and Platinum Ring

An Art Deco platinum ring with rubies and diamonds by Tiffany & Co. The ring centers on an emerald-cut ruby with an approximate weight of 1.10 carats, and 6 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .70 carat. The ring is designed in a highly graphic Art Deco motif. AGL report no. CS 72168, origin: Burma (Myanmar) origin, no indications of heat.

Tiffany & Co. Art Deco ''No Heat'' Ruby, Diamond and Platinum Ring

Platinum Ring with Diamonds by Tiffany & Co.

A platinum ring with diamonds by Tiffany & Co. This band has 32 Asscher cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.20 carats. They have a G/H color and VS clarity grade.

Platinum Ring with Diamonds by Tiffany & Co.

Art Deco Style Emerald Ring by Macklowe Gallery

A contemporary Art Deco-style ring by Macklowe Gallery. Inspired by a 1920''s Tiffany & Company ring from our archives, this beauty centers on a 4.75 carat emerald-cut Colombian emerald, flanked by trapezoid (2=.69 carat) and step cut bullet ((2=.25 carat) diamonds to the platinum shank. The emerald has a gemological certificate from AGL (certificate number 1094852) stating insignificant to minor oil type treatment and measurements of 10.43 x 9.82 x 6.26 mm.

Art Deco Style Emerald Ring by Macklowe Gallery

Tiffany & Co. Gold Hand Cuffs Key Ring

An 18 karat gold double key ring by Tiffany & Co. The novelty key ring designed as a pair of hand cuffs, joined by oval trace link chain, signed Tiffany & Co. Italy

Tiffany & Co. Gold Hand Cuffs Key Ring

Marcus & Co. Early-20th Century Diamond, Natural Pearl, Platinum and Gold Ring

An American Early 20th Century platinum and 18 karat gold ring with diamonds and natural pearl by Marcus & Co. The ring has 3 old mine-cut diamonds with an approximate weight of 1.25, 1.35 and 1.05 carats, L/M color, SI clarity respectively, and 10 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .10 carat. The center of this ring is a natural pearl measuring 7.91 x 7.86 mm. Gemological Institute of America Certificate stating natural saltwater pearl #2155277139. The multi-generational New York firm of Marcus & Co was founded by an ambitious young German immigrant who had trained at a prominent Dresden court jeweler. In 1892, after working with Charles Lewis Tiffany, Hermann Marcus and his sons William and George together set up a business that soon became a glittering New York society institution renowned not only for its superb diamonds, colored stones and pearls, but also its instantly recognizable, original design style. The firm produced great jewels in the Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts sensibility, with George, the artist/designer, drawing inspiration from sources as diverse and exotic as the contemporary French masters, the Moghuls and Maharajahs, the garland style of the Ancien Regime, and the genius of Renaissance goldsmiths. George''s distinctive, confident hand was always discernible in Marcus creations. Working as a team with George, his brother Wil ... liam was a gem and pearl connoisseur who travelled the world hunting fine gem material, including purchasing the entire production of never-before-seen black opal in Lightning Ridge Australia in 1908. Marcus exhibited at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, and their work won prizes at the prestigious Society of Arts & Crafts of Boston. Plique-a-jour enamel was an art in which Marcus & Co. excelled, creating jewels with unprecedented three-dimensional depth in this medium. The firm and family were well-known for their charitable activities and promotion of young jewelers such as Raymond Yard.

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Marcus & Co. Early-20th Century Diamond, Natural Pearl, Platinum and Gold Ring