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Antique Diamond Gold and Silver Top Pendeloque Earrings

A pair of antique silver-top/18 karat gold rhodium plated earrings with diamonds. The earrings have 96 Old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 8.70 carats, (including large diamonds, approximate weight .75 carat each), H/I/J color, SI clarity. In the late 19th century, a revival of Georgian and French 18th-Century design took place. These pendeloque ear pendants exemplify this revival, as the majority of ear pendants of this age were set entirely with diamonds or a combination of diamonds and pearls. Similar examples of these earrings are illustrated in Earrings, by Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, Thames & Hudson, 1990, pgs. 71-76.

Antique Diamond Gold and Silver Top Pendeloque Earrings

Antique Natural Pearl and Diamond Earrings

A pair of Antique 18 kt gold and oxidized silver earrings with diamonds and pearls. The earrings have 22 old mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 5.90 carats, K/L color, SI clarity, and 2 natural saltwater pearls measuring 11.91 x 11.27 x 9.23 mm; 11.90 x 11.05 x 8.54 mm. Gemological Institute of America Pearl Report #2165053962 stating "Natural Saltwater''. The earrings are composed in a classic cluster motif. The lever backs are newer.

Antique Natural Pearl and Diamond Earrings

French Art Deco Coral, Diamond, Onyx and Platinum Earrings

A pair of French Art Deco platinum earrings with diamonds, red coral, and onyx. The earring tops have black onyx and coral beads that suspend pear shape drop with 46 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.00 carat alternating with black enamel triangles. The interior of the drop is framed with a single piece of cut coral. The earrings are in a modified pendeloque motif. Similar discussed in Earrings from Antiquity to the Present by Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, Thames & Hudson, 1990, page 132-135.

French Art Deco Coral, Diamond, Onyx and Platinum Earrings

Van Cleef & Arpels Estate White and Natural Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Earrings

A pair of Estate 18 karat gold and platinum earrings with white and yellow diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The earrings have 96 round-cut white diamonds with an approximate total weight of 10.50 carats, F/G color, VS clarity and 96 round-cut natural fancy vivid yellow diamonds with an approximate total weight of 10.50 carats. The diamonds range in size from ,07 carat to .15 carat. The earrings have been certified by the Gemological Institute of America, certificate # 2175461170 for the natural fancy vivid yellow diamonds.

Van Cleef & Arpels Estate White and Natural Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Earrings

Late 20th-Century Gold Pendant Earrings

A pair of Late-20th Century 18 karat gold earrings. The chandelier-style earrings are composed of polished and textured scalloped gold overlapping rings. The pendant elements of the earrings are articulated.

Late 20th-Century Gold Pendant Earrings

Van Cleef & Arpels Late-20th Century Diamond, Platinum and Gold Earrings

A pair of French Late-20th Century platinum and 18 karat gold earrings with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The earrings have 104 circular-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 17.00 carats, E/F color, VS clarity. The earrings are designed as dimensional domed clusters. With signed Van Cleef & Arpels gray silk pouch.

Van Cleef & Arpels Late-20th Century Diamond, Platinum and Gold Earrings

Cartier Paris Late-20th Century Sapphire and Diamond Earrings

A pair of French platinum earrings with sapphires and diamonds by Cartier. The earrings have 30 pear-shape sapphires with an approximate total weight of 28.00 carats, 42 round-cut and 30 pear-shape diamonds with an approximate total weight of 10.00 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. The articulated drops are detachable. With signed Cartier box.

Cartier Paris Late-20th Century Sapphire and Diamond Earrings

Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Earrings

A pair of Mid-20th Century platinum earrings with round-, baguette- and marquise-cut diamonds. The earrings have 60 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.00 carats, 36 baguette-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.60 carats, and 10 marquise-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.30 carats. Approximate total diamond weight, 6.90 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. The earrings are designed in a stylized hanging floral motif.

Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Earrings

David Webb Mid-20th Century Ruby, Diamond and Gold Earrings

A pair of American Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold earrings with rubies and diamonds by David Webb. The earrings are composed of 3 leaves set with 48 round cabochon rubies with an approximate total weight of 8.50 carats, and 18 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .72 carat. The foliate earrings are framed with twisted gold wire.

David Webb Mid-20th Century Ruby, Diamond and Gold Earrings

French Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Earrings

A pair of French Mid-20th Century platinum earrings with diamonds. The earrings have 82 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 4.20 carats, and 48 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.00 carats, H/I color, VS clarity. The design of the earrings represents the post war 1950''s ''return to glamour'' style of pendant earrings, reminiscent of rainfalls and cascades with articulated tassels. Similar pictured and discussed in Earrings From Antiquity to the Present, by Daniela Mascetti, Amanda Triossi, Thames & Hudson, 1999, pages 172-175.

French Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Earrings

Marianne Ostier Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Earrings

A pair of 18 karat gold earrings with diamonds by Marianne Ostier. The earrings contain 32 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.60 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. The earrings are composed of twisted gold wire forming a cone shape which is topped with a cluster of diamonds. "A Collection of Jewelry, Designed by Marianne Ostier Ostier, Inc., one of New York''s leading jewelers dealing precious-stone jewelry of original design and superb custom craftsmanship, was closed in September of this year [1969], following the death of its co-founder, Oliver Ostier. The present sale offers the entire stock of this distinguished firm. All pieces are original designs of Marianne Ostier, co-founder with her late husband of the firm and an internationally famed designer of jewelry. "Of the decision to close the business, Marianne Ostier said: With the passing of my husband, I have had to devote more and more of my efforts to administrative duties. These demands of my time can no longer be met without artistic compromise which to me is unacceptable. "Representing the third generation of court jewelers in Austria, Oliver Ostier came to America following the Anschluss of 1938. Shortly thereafter he founded the firm of Ostier, Inc., with his wife Marianne, a talented painter and sculptress as well as an artist in the design of jewelry. Author of Jewels and the woman , the ... basic primer of the art of wearing jewelry, Marianne Ostier''s designs became major jewelry fashions and classics of modern designed jewelry. She is responsible for numerous innovations, such as the pincushion clip, the famed skin pin and free-form jewelry; she pioneered in abstract designs for jewelry and, as a sculptress, brought a new dimension to her work in jewelry design. For many years, Mrs. Ostier won the Diamond U.S.A. Award and the Diamond International Award for design excellence. The first life-time member elected to the Diamonds-International Academy, the hall of fame for modern jewelry designers, she represented the United States at the Art in Precious Jewelry exhibition at the Finch College Museum of Art in 1966, which featured the work of the foremost designers of ten countries. Among the artists, in addition to Mrs. Ostier, were Georges Braques and Salvador Dali."

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Marianne Ostier Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Earrings

David Webb Mid-20th Century Diamond, Platinum, Gold, and Enamel Earrings

A pair of American Mid-Century platinum, 18 karat gold, enamel and diamond earrings by David Webb. The earrings feature polished gold strips and black enamel alternating with inset rows of 40 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.90 carats, G/H color, VS clarity.

David Webb Mid-20th Century Diamond, Platinum, Gold, and Enamel Earrings

David Webb Mid-20th Century Diamond Ruby and Turquoise Earrings

A pair of American Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold ear clips with diamonds, rubies and turquoise. The earrings have 94 round cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.00 carats, 32 cabochon rubies with an approximate total weight of 4.10 carats, and 24 cabochon turquoise stones.

David Webb Mid-20th Century Diamond Ruby and Turquoise Earrings

Kurt Wayne Late-20th Century Diamond and Gold Shell Earrings

A pair of American Estate 18 karat gold and diamond earrings by Kurt Wayne, designed in a shell motif with pavé-set round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 4.00 carats, G/H color, VS clarity.

Kurt Wayne Late-20th Century Diamond and Gold Shell Earrings

Verdura Late-20th Century Diamond, Kunzite and Platinum Earrings

A pair of Late-20th Century platinum earrings with diamonds and kunzites by Verdura. The earrings have 104 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 12.40 carats with a G/H/I color and VS clarity grade. They have two oval kunzite gemstone drops with an approximate total weight of 36.00 carats. The kunzite pendant drops are detachable. The pendants are signed "Verdura". With authenticity certificate from Verdura for the pendants. With signed Verdura box.

Verdura Late-20th Century Diamond, Kunzite and Platinum Earrings

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Mid-20th Century Diamond, Ruby and Platinum Earrings

A pair of French Mid-20th Century earrings with diamonds and rubies by Van Cleef & Arpels. The earrings have 54 round cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 10.00 carats, F/G color, VS clarity, and 54 round cut rubies with an approximate total weight of 10.00 carats. With signed Van Cleef & Arpels box.

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Mid-20th Century Diamond, Ruby and Platinum Earrings

Marina B Diamond and Gold ''Onda" Earrings

A pair of Italian 18 karat gold earrings with diamonds by Marina B. The "Onda" earrings have 240 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 11.86 carats, F/G color, VS clarity. One of Marina B''s first collections in 1978 included the ''Onda'' earring. The Italian word for wave is onda, and the earrings exemplify waves, weaving though the earrings like ''waves in the sea.''

Marina B Diamond and Gold ''Onda' Earrings

David Webb Mid-20th Century Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald and Gold Earrings

A pair of American 18 karat gold earrings with sapphires, rubies and emeralds by David Webb. The earrings have 8 cabochon sapphires with an approximate total weight of 2.40 carats, 4 rubies with an approximate total weight of 1.60 carats, and 2 emeralds with an approximate total weight of 1.50 carats. The earrings illustrate the genius of Webb in his use of vivid color, volume, and invention of high late-20th Century design. Discussed in David Webb The Quintessential American Jeweler, by Ruth Peltason, Assouline, 2013.

David Webb Mid-20th Century Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald and Gold Earrings

Cartier Paris Mid-20th Century Gold ''Coffee Bean'' Earrings

A pair of French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold "Coffee Bean" earrings by Cartier. Each highly three dimensional earring is composed of ribbed coffee bean motifs arranged in a stylized floral form. With a signed Cartier Box. Cartier first presented this design in the 1930s as an homage to Paris'' fabulous café culture, beloved of its famous artists, writers and philosophers. Coffee bean brooches, necklaces watches and earclips were popular on both sides of the Atlantic well into the 1950s.

Cartier Paris Mid-20th Century Gold ''Coffee Bean'' Earrings

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.

Retro Gold Hoop Earrings

Antique English Diamond Silver and Gold Earrings

A pair of English Antique 15 karat silver-top gold earrings with diamonds. The earrings have 96 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 10 carats. The earrings are designed in the style of 18th Century girandole earring so popular in Marie Antoinette''s France. Newer backs. Similar pictured in Earrings From Antiquity to the Present, by Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, Thames & Hudson, 1990, page 76-77.

Antique English Diamond Silver and Gold Earrings

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.

Retro Diamond, Blue Sapphire and Platinum Flower Earrings

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Late-20th Century Diamond Sapphire and Platinum ''Camilia'' Earrings

A pair of Mid-20th Century platinum "Camélia" earrings with diamonds and blue sapphires by Van Cleef & Arpels. The camellia flower earrings set with 36 sapphires, approximate total weight of 3.60 carats, and 86 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.90 carats, F-G color, VVS-VS clarity. Made in France, sold at Van Cleef & Arpels, New York. These striking flower earrings with highly three dimensional shaping are a modern interpretation of the iconic Asian flower which had so captured the European imagination in the 20th century, According to Évelyne Possémé, head curator at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, "At the same time as the Indian influence, a rather more classical vein was still found in earrings such as the Camellia clips, leaves composed of bead and prong-set rubies (and sapphires) and diamonds," Earclips of the same design as these, with rubies and diamonds, are pictured in Van Cleef & Arpels: L''Art De La Haute Joaillerie, by Évelyne Possémé, Les Arts Decoratifs, 2013, page 187.

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Late-20th Century Diamond Sapphire and Platinum ''Camilia'' Earrings

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Earrings

A pair of French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold and platinum earrings with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The earrings have 32 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.10 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. The hoop earrings are composed of dimensional overlapping diamond-set and deeply-textured leaves.

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Earrings

David Webb Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum ''Waterfall'' Earrings

A pair of American Mid-20th Century platinum chandelier earrings with 52 diamonds by David Webb. The articulated earrings have 22 pear-shape, 10 marquise-cut and 20 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 24.75 carats, G/H color, VS/SI clarity.

David Webb Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum ''Waterfall'' Earrings

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Gold Earrings

A pair of French Mid-20th Century 18 karat polished gold earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels. The earrings are designed in a scalloped bombé wing motif.

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Gold Earrings

Art Deco Diamond and Platinum Flower Earrings

A pair of French Late Art Deco platinum earrings with diamonds. The earrings have 38 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.00 carats, and round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 6.20 carats. The 2 larger round diamonds have approximate weights of 2.35 carats and 2.50 carats, J/K/L color, SI clarity. The approximate total weight of the diamonds is 14.05 carats. The earrings are designed in a stylized Art Deco floral motif.

Art Deco Diamond and Platinum Flower Earrings

Bulgari "Tubogas" Rubellite Gold and Steel Hoop Earrings

A pair of Italian steel and 18 karat gold "Tubogas" earrings each with a bezel-set sugar loaf cabochon rubellite tourmaline, by Bulgari. "The working of tubogas in steel, due to its low malleability, proved to be very difficult and arduous and therefore more expensive than gold." -- Between Eternity and History Bulgari from 1884 to 2009 , by Amanda Triossi, Skira, 2009 Similar pictured in Between Eternity and History Bulgari from 1884 to 2009 , by Amanda Triossi, Skira, 2009, page 184-193.

Bulgari 'Tubogas' Rubellite Gold and Steel Hoop Earrings

Tiffany & Co. Earrings with Aquamarine and Diamond

A pair of earrings with aquamarines and diamonds by Tiffany & Co. The earrings have 6 pear-shaped aquamarines with an approximate total weight of 10.00 carats, and 82 round and rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 4.00 carats with an F-G color and VVS-VS clarity grade.

Tiffany & Co. Earrings with Aquamarine and Diamond

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Hoop Earrings

A pair of French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold earrings with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The hoop earrings have 48 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.28 carats, F/G color, VS clarity. The earrings are composed in a twisted scallop motif topped with diamonds.

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Hoop Earrings

Estate Diamond Opal Platinum and Gold Cluster Earrings

A pair of Estate platinum earrings with diamonds and black opals. The earrings have 32 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.92 carats, and 2 oval black opals measuring 11.08 mm by 9.70 mm. The earrings are designed in a classic cluster motif, with the diamonds surrounding the opals.

Estate Diamond Opal Platinum and Gold Cluster Earrings

Gold, Ruby and Diamond Earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels

A pair of French 18 karat gold hoop earrings with rubies and diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The hoop earrings have 2 square cut rubes with an approximate total weight of .80 carats, and 60 round cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.40 carats. With openwork and ribbing that mimics the shape of the sizably-cut rubies, and stones lining both the front and back faces of the hoops.

Gold, Ruby and Diamond Earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels

Sapphire and Diamond Earrings

A pair of Mid-20th Century platinum earrings with sapphires and diamonds. The earrings have 12 cabochon sapphires with an approximate total weight of 11.00 carats, and 68 baguette-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 4.20 carats with a VS clarity and H/I color grade.

Sapphire and Diamond Earrings

Cartier Gold, Pearls and Diamond Earrings

A pair of French Late-20th Century 18 karat gold earrings with pearls and diamonds by Cartier. The earrings each center on an 8 mm Japanese cultured pearl, surrounded by a total of 74 round brilliant-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.5 carats.

Cartier Gold, Pearls and Diamond Earrings

Gold Earrings with Diamonds

A pair of 18 karat gold earrings with diamonds. The earrings, which have an elegant, minimalist mid-century design, open to reveal 10 baguette diamonds in each. The earrings have a total of 20 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.40 carats, with G-H color and VS clarity.

Gold Earrings with Diamonds

Edwardian Diamond Drop Earrings

A pair of Antique platinum drop earrings with diamonds. The earrings have a delicate graduating drop of four stones and a delicate downward-facing leaf motif garnishing the top of a dramatic tear drop housing a 2.00 carat old European-cut diamond. The earrings have approximately 5.5 carats of diamonds in total. Try

Edwardian Diamond Drop Earrings

Van Cleef & Arpels Coral and Diamond Drop Earrings

A pair of Estate coral, diamond and 18 karat gold earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels. The articulated earrings have 4 oval cabochon coral centers that are framed with 90 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 7.50 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. The suspended bottoms of the earrings are detachable. With Van Cleef & Arpels box.

Van Cleef & Arpels Coral and Diamond Drop Earrings

Italian Modernist Gold Earrings

A pair of Modernist 18 karat gold hoop earrings composed of 6 concentric circles in an architectural motif. Fully articulated.

Italian Modernist Gold Earrings

Victorian Turquoise, Pearl and Gold Scroll Earrings

A pair of Victorian 14 karat gold and silver earrings with turquoise and pearls. The earrings each have a center row of 7 turquoise cabochons framed with 10 freshwater pearls and an articulated gold bead hanging from a decorative back.

Victorian Turquoise, Pearl and Gold Scroll Earrings

Cartier Paris Late 20th-Century Gold Hoop Earrings

A pair of French Late-20th Century 18 karat gold earrings by Cartier Paris. The circular hoop earrings are uniquely ''cut'' through the gold in a wave motif.

Cartier Paris Late 20th-Century Gold Hoop Earrings

Art Nouveau Diamond Enamel and Gold Locket

An American Art Nouveau enamel, 14 karat bloomed gold and diamond pendant locket. The figure on the heart-shaped pendant locket wears an old European-cut diamond ''earring'' with an approximate weight of .04 carat. The uniquely-shaped pendant locket has double-sided compartments.

Art Nouveau Diamond Enamel and Gold Locket

Platinum and Diamond Hoop Earrings

A pair of Mid-20th Century platinum and diamond hoop earrings. The compressed hoop of the earring features a beautiful interplay of round- and baguette-cut diamonds arranged to give the appearance of being strung on three braided, interlocking bands. There are a total of 60 round diamonds with an approximate weight of 3.20 carats, and 40 baguette-cut diamonds with an approximate weight of 3.60 carats. VS clarity and H/I color grade.

Platinum and Diamond Hoop Earrings

Gold, Diamond and Emerald Earrings by Graff

A pair of British Early 21st-Century 18 karat gold earrings with diamonds and emeralds by Graff. The compressed gold hoops feature 10 cabochon emeralds with an approximate total weight of 5.8 carats and are studded with an additional 78 VS clarity, G/H color round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 4.7 carats.

Gold, Diamond and Emerald Earrings by Graff

1940''s Diamond Fan and Tassel Earrings by Faraone

A pair of Italian Mid-20th Century platinum earrings with diamonds by Faraone. The earrings have 40 baguette-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.40 carats, and 76 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 5.30 carats. They have a VS clarity and F/G color grade.

1940''s Diamond Fan and Tassel Earrings by Faraone

Pearl and Amethyst Diamond Accented Earrings

A pair of Art Deco platinum earrings with diamonds, amethysts and natural pearl tassels. The natural pearl tassel earrings are topped with 4 amethyst beads and 112 Old European-cut diamond-studded roundels that have the approximate total of 1.64 carats. The rich color of the amethyst is offset beautifully in this piece by the luster of the natural pearls, as the architectural heads of the earrings are complemented by the movement of the lower tassels.

Pearl and Amethyst Diamond Accented Earrings

Cartier Gold and Mother of Pearl Earrings

A pair of French 18 karat gold earrings by Cartier. Each bloom-shaped earring is comprised of heart-shaped mother of pearl petals, accented by gold frames, and centering on a beautifully-textured internal bloom of gold.

Cartier Gold and Mother of Pearl Earrings

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.

Gold Earrings with Diamonds

Gold and Platinum Earrings with Sapphires, Diamonds and Corals by David Webb

A pair of contemporary 18 karat gold and platinum earrings with sapphires, diamonds and coral by David Webb. Each earring centers one fluted carved cabochon sapphire measuring 11.95 X 10.00 mm, surrounded by a total of 40 round brilliant-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 0.90 carats, accented by fluted carved corals, with the earrings overall measuring 25 x 22.5 mm. Accompanied by original David Webb box.

Gold and Platinum Earrings with Sapphires, Diamonds and Corals by David Webb

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 vogu ... e, 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.

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

Gold Earrings with white and Fancy Colored Diamonds by René Boivin.

A pair of French Late-20th Century 18 karat gold earrings with white diamonds and fancy colored diamonds by René Boivin. The textured gold earrings are a wide open tear drop studded with variously-colored fancy diamonds. A large decorative ''X'' of gold and white diamonds encircles the bottom of the earring, making them fully dimensional. The earrings have 118 round brilliant-cut white and fancy color diamonds with an approximate total weight of 9.40 carats.

Gold Earrings with white and Fancy Colored Diamonds by René Boivin.

Estate Aquamarine, Sapphire, Diamond and Gold Earrings

A pair of American Estate 18 karat yellow and white gold earrings with aquamarines, sapphires and diamonds by Zwikker & Zacher. These earrings have 4 oval aquamarines with an approximate total weight of 34.00 carats, 28 oval sapphires with an approximate total weight of 10.00 carats, and 34 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .68 carats. Detachable drops. With original box. Beloved as the birthstone for the month of March, the name aquamarine is derived from the Latin word for sea water. Known and treasured since before modern times, the 1st Century A.D. historian and philosopher Pliny the Elder wrote of the stone, "the lovely aquamarine, which seems to have come from some mermaid''s treasure house, in the depths of a summer sea, has charms not to be denied." Roman legend had it that the stone absorbed and preserved young love, and was the most popular stone for marriage and morning gifts. (A morning gift is an object presented to the bride by her groom the morning after their wedding.) In fact, this custom may well be the origin of the "something blue" that is traditionally presented to a bride before her nuptials. The stone was also believed to protect travelers, particularly sailors, and is often associated with the far-traveling St. Thomas the Apostle. From ancient through Medieval times aquamarine was the preferred stone for the making of fortune-tell ... ing crystal balls for its supposed "divining power," and similarly used as an antidote to eye illnesses for the same reason. This particular piece exemplifies the beauty of blue aquamarine, especially with its stunning blue sapphire and diamond accents.

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Estate Aquamarine, Sapphire, Diamond and Gold Earrings

Boucheron Ruby and Diamond Earrings

A pair of diamond and ruby earrings set in platinum and 18 karat gold by Boucheron. The earrings are housed in their original box from the mid-20th century. They center on a semicircular raised cluster of 32 remarkably well matched round-cut rubies, with the total approximate weight 4.60 carats, surrounded by 30 round brilliant and 16 marquise-cut diamonds, approximate total weight 6.10 carats. The House of Boucheron was founded in 1858 by the young entrepreneur M. Frederic Boucheron, whose charming, generous nature and taste for daring design and superb gems attracted both the aristocracy and celebrities to his Paris salon. These bombé earclips, each composed of a tightly-set cluster of brilliant, rich red rubies within a scintillating diamond surround, represent a modern example of this classic French jeweler''s art.

Boucheron Ruby and Diamond Earrings

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond Sapphire and Platinum ''Camilla'' Brooch

A Mid-20th Century platinum brooch with diamonds and blue sapphires by Van Cleef & Arpels. The "Camellia" brooch has 113 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 10.00 carats, G/H color, VS clarity, and 40 round & oval-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 22.00 carats. The sapphires are most likely of Burma origin. "At the same time as the Indian influence a rather more classical vein was still found in earrings such as the Camellia clips (and brooches), leaves composed of bead and prong-set rubies (and sapphires) and diamonds." Evelyne Possémé in the Van Cleef & Arpels exhibition catalogues. Pictured with rubies and diamonds as earrings in Van Cleef & Arpels L''Art De La Haute Joaillerie, by Evelyne Possémé, Les Arts Decoratifs, 2013, page 187.

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond Sapphire and Platinum ''Camilla'' Brooch

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond and Sapphire ''Camellia'' Earrings

A pair of Mid-20th Century platinum "Camellia" earrings with diamonds and blue sapphires by Van Cleef & Arpels. The earrings have 150 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 6.00 carats, G/H color, VS clarity, and 48 round and oval-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 7.70 carats. "At the same time as the Indian influence a rather more classical vein was still found in earrings such as the Camellia clips, leaves composed of bead and prong-set rubies (and sapphires) and diamonds." Evelyne Possémé in the Van Cleef & Arpels exhibition catalogues. Pictured with rubies and diamonds in Van Cleef & Arpels L''Art De La Haute Joaillerie, by Evelyne Possémé, Les Arts Decoratifs, 2013, page 187.

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond and Sapphire ''Camellia'' Earrings

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond and Ruby Earrings

A pair of ruby and diamond cluster earrings by Van Cleef and Arpels. Set in platinum, the earrings feature clusters of 80 round brilliant-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 12.00 carats that have a G/H color and VS clarity. They are interspersed with 16 beautifully matched round rubies that have the approximate total weight of 1.28 carats.

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond and Ruby Earrings

Bulgari Ruby and Diamond Earrings

A pair of Italian late-20th century 18 karat gold earrings with rubies and diamonds by Bulgari. Both the elegantly petite tops and the substantial drops of these earrings feature a hexagonal ruby of exceptional color framed by two plaques of brilliant-cut diamonds. The two major segments of the earring are joined by a stylized curb link also accented with white brilliant-cut diamonds, beautifully marrying the three design elements of the piece. The 2 larger rubies have the approximate total weight of 5.00 carats and the 2 smaller rubies have the approximate total weight 1.70 carats. The 90 round-cut diamonds have the approximate total weight of 1.60 carats.

Bulgari Ruby and Diamond Earrings

Estate Diamond Ruby and Platinum Cluster Earrings

A pair of Estate platinum and 14 karat gold earrings with rubies and diamonds. The earrings have 12 round rubies with an approximate total weight of .85 carat, and 34 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.25 carats. The earrings are designed in a classic cluster motif. The posts are 14 karat gold.

Estate Diamond Ruby and Platinum Cluster Earrings

David Webb Late-20th Century Gold Bombé/Shrimp Earrings

A pair of late-20th Century 18 karat hammered gold earrings by David Webb. The earrings are designed in a ribbed bombé/shrimp motif. With signed David Webb pouch. "Roughly textured gold...shows how it can convey a less formal look..." Peltason in David Webb. David Webb jewels are discussed in David Webb The Quintessential American Jeweler, by Ruth Peltason, Assouline, 2013.

David Webb Late-20th Century Gold Bombé/Shrimp Earrings

David Webb Mid-20th Century Gold and Enamel ''Door Knocker'' Earrings

A pair of American Mid-20th Century enamel and 18 karat gold earrings by David Webb. The earrings are designed in an articulated ''door knocker'' motif. The open oval drops are suspended from rectangular-shape gold and enamel tops. "The ear pendants may look simple, but that''s just the jeweler''s sleight of hand, for in fact there is a knowing interplay of materials and textures here...the deep black enamel and the polished gold," Ruth Peltason in David Webb. Discussed in David Webb The Quintessential American Jeweler, by Ruth Peltason, Assouline, 2013.

David Webb Mid-20th Century Gold and Enamel ''Door Knocker'' Earrings

A Pair of Polka Dot Ear Clips by Angela Cummings

A pair of American Late-20th Century 18 karat gold ''Polka Dot'' earclips with oval polished bombé panels of coral, mother of pearl, and black jade dots by Angela Cummings.

A Pair of Polka Dot Ear Clips by Angela Cummings

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond and Emerald Cluster Earrings

A pair of French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold earrings with diamonds and emeralds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The earrings feature a cluster of round-cut diamonds, each framed by delicate twisted rope design in gold, arranged in a raised boule shape, accented, as a fresh bloom would be, by three pointed leaves comprised of the same twisted rope design in gold and square-cut emeralds. The earrings have 34 diamonds with an approximate total weight of 5.30 carats and 30 emeralds with an approximate total weight of 1.10 carats.

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond and Emerald Cluster Earrings

Van Cleef & Arpels Chevalerie Gold Earrings

A pair of French 18 karat textured gold "Chevalerie" earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels. The pendant hoop earrings designed with a complex geometric patterning that lends them significant visual interest. Circa 1972. Together with a letter of authenticity from Van Cleef & Arpels dated 14 February 2019. In the 1970s, Van Cleef & Arpels moved away from the gem-studded opulence of the post-war years and instead focused their efforts on creating dynamic forms out of precious metals. Inspired by the moon landing, simple, forms such as these earrings were modeled so as to appear "cratered." Important, too, as an influence was kinetic art, inspiring a new dynamism and sense of movement and patterning of the famed firm''s designs, strongly represented in these earrings. Voluminous but not overly heavy, the earpendants, with their unusual surface texture, represent a subtly different interpretation of the classic hoop design.

Van Cleef & Arpels Chevalerie Gold Earrings

Platinum, Sapphire and Diamond Flower Earrings

A pair of Mid-20th century platinum, sapphire and diamond flower earrings. The floral form earrings are set with 2 rectangular-cut natural untreated sapphires with an approximate total weight of 4.40 carats, framed by petals further enhanced by 20 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of .50 carat, and 70 round brilliant-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.50 carats.

Platinum, Sapphire and Diamond Flower Earrings

Victorian Amethyst Parure

An English Victorian 18 karat gold and amethyst parure of a rivière necklace and drop earrings. The rivière features 20 deeply-colored oval amethysts on a horizontal orientation set into delicate pie-crust collets that have an approximate total weight of 220 carats. The suite also includes a pair of drop earrings with two beautifully-colored pear-cut amethysts and two circular-cut amethysts that have the approximate total weight of 8.50 carats. With fitted box.

Victorian Amethyst Parure

Kauffman de Suisse Diamond Drop Earrings

A pair of modern platinum earrings with two emerald-cut diamonds dropped from two oval-cut diamonds, by Kaufmann de Suisse. The earrings have 2 emerald-cut diamonds that each weigh 3.20 carats with an E color and VVS-2 clarity grade and 3.06 carats with an E color and VS-1 clarity grade. They are set with 2 oval brilliant-cut diamonds that each weigh .90 carat and .85 carat. They have an approximate color grade of E-F and VS clarity grade. The emerald-cut diamonds each have certificates from the Gemological Institute of America #5647929 and #15174507.

Kauffman de Suisse Diamond Drop Earrings

Van Cleef and Arpels Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond Earrings

A pair of French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold ear clips by Van Cleef and Arpels with diamonds, rubies and sapphires. The 12 round-cut diamonds have the approximate total weight of 1.68 carats and the approximate total weight of the 24 round sapphires and rubies is 2.00 carats. Dating from the 1950s, these stylish earclips represent the spirit of joyful post-war rejuvenation and easy glamor. They belong to a chic and original VCA collection of bold, colorful jewelry, informally named "couscous", which exemplified the relaxed elegance of cocktail hour and women''s renewed social freedom. The domed, voluminous forms, topped with playful beads, center richly colored, gemmy blossoms, combining organic appeal with a sculptural quality. The ear clips are precisely modeled to hug the ear close to the face.

Van Cleef and Arpels Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond Earrings

White and Yellow Gold Earrings with Diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels

A pair of French Mid-20th Century 18 karat white and yellow gold earrings with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The two earrings together have 76 round brilliant-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.20 carats that form a spiral. They have a G/H color and VS clarity grade. These earrings are part of the "Angel Hair" collection.

White and Yellow Gold Earrings with Diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef and Arpels Diamond Hoop Earrings

A pair of French Late-20th Century 18 karat gold and diamond hoop earrings by Van Cleef and Arpels. Four brilliant-cut diamonds accent each fluted ear clip. They have the approximate total weight of .80 carat, with a G/H color and VS clarity grade. 1-1/2'''' diameter

Van Cleef and Arpels Diamond Hoop Earrings

Van Cleef & Arpels French Retro Gold, Diamond and Sapphire Bouquet Earrings

A pair of French Retro 18 karat gold bouquet earrings with diamonds and sapphires by Van Cleef & Arpels. Each designed as a cluster of sapphire blossoms centering diamond pistils amidst leaves and foliage, set with 10 round brilliant-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.00 carat and 50 round brilliant-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 6.00 carats.

Van Cleef & Arpels French Retro Gold, Diamond and Sapphire Bouquet Earrings

David Webb Gold Curb Link Door Knocker Earrings

A pair of American mid-20th century 18 karat triple hoop gold earrings by David Webb. These earrings demonstrate the strength and elegance of design for which the firm is famous. The chunky gold piece is comprised of three stylized, over-sized curb-style links that graduate in size.

David Webb Gold Curb Link Door Knocker Earrings