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American Platinum Bracelet with Diamonds, Yellow and, Blue Sapphires by Oscar Heyman

An American Mid-20th Century platinum bracelet with diamonds, yellow, light blue and, blue sapphires by Oscar Heyman. The bracelet has a square cushion yellow sapphire that weighs 41.47 carats, 4 Ascher-cut light blue sapphires with an approximate total weight of 5.50 carats, 20 round blue sapphires with an approximate total weight of 1.50 carats, 92 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 4.20 carats, and 6 triangular-cut yellow sapphires with the approximate total weight of 7.00 carats. With Oscar Heyman authenticity report and American Gemological Laboratory Report # 1094051.

American Platinum Bracelet with Diamonds, Yellow and, Blue Sapphires by Oscar Heyman

Mid-20th Century Diamond, Ruby and Platinum Bracelet

A Mid-20th century platinum, diamond and ruby bracelet. The slightly graduated flexible bracelet has a central row of 44 marquise-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 13.40 carats, G/H color, VS clarity, accented by two outer rows of round-cut rubies with an approximate total weight of 6.15 carats.

Mid-20th Century Diamond, Ruby and Platinum Bracelet

Mid-20th Century Platinum, Gold and Blue Sapphire Stirrup Cuff Links

A pair of Mid-20th Century 14 karat gold and platinum hinged stirrup cuff links with blue sapphires attributed to the famed Beverly Hills jeweler William Ruser. The cuff links feature 8 cabochon blue sapphires, 2 on each end, with an approximate total weight of 1.20 carats.

Mid-20th Century Platinum, Gold and Blue Sapphire Stirrup Cuff Links

Tiffany & Co. Mid-20th Century Ruby, Diamond and Gold Brooch

A Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold brooch with rubies and diamonds by Boucher for Tiffany & Co. The brooch has 27 round-cut rubies with an approximate total weight of 1.45 carats, and 9 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .85 carats. The brooch is designed in a modified shell form.

Tiffany & Co. Mid-20th Century Ruby, Diamond and Gold Brooch

Art Deco Ruby and Platinum Cuff Links

A pair of Art Deco platinum cuff links with rubies. The cuff links have 12 calibre-cut rubies with an approximate total weight of 1.20 carats. The cuff links are designed in a strong architectural motif. Double sided.

Art Deco Ruby and Platinum Cuff Links

Ruser Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Bracelet

An American Mid-20th Century platinum, gold and diamond bracelet by Ruser. The Modernist motif bracelet has 20 unique diamond pave links that are individually hinged and further decorated with gold beading. There are 300 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 16.00 carats. William Ruser was a much sought-after Beverly Hills jeweler to the Hollywood community. His pieces were worn by numerous film stars on- and off-screen, from the 1940''s through the 1960''s. The distinctive Ruser style involved skillfully-sculpted children and pearl-winged angels, often seated on clouds of freshwater pearls and crowned with halos of tiny seed pearls, as well as less whimsical jewelry. He closed the doors to his shop in 1969, whereupon the property was bought by Van Cleef and Arpels, which remains in the same location on Rodeo Drive today.

Ruser Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Bracelet

Mid-20 Century Emerald, Diamond and Platinum Ring

A Mid-20th Century platinum ring with emerald and diamonds. The ring has a rectangular-cut emerald with an approximate weight of 1.15 carats, 34 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.40 carats, G/H color, VS/SI clarity, and 4 triangular-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.60 carats.

Mid-20 Century Emerald, Diamond and Platinum Ring

Cartier Paris Mid-20th Century Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, Gold and Platinum Pair of Brooches

A pair of French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold and platinum brooches with diamonds and lapis lazuli by Cartier. Each ladybug clip/brooch has 6 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .60 carat which are bezel-set into the carved lapis lazuli wings. With signed Cartier box. Similar pictured in Amazing Cartier, by Nadine Coleno, Flammarion, 2008, page 44-45.

Cartier Paris Mid-20th Century Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, Gold and Platinum Pair of Brooches

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

Bulgari Mid-20th Century Sapphire Ruby Emerald and Gold Bangle Bracelet

An Italian Mid-20th Century 18 karat polished white and yellow gold bangle bracelet with sapphire, ruby and emerald by Bulgari. The open-back flexible bracelet has 1 cabochon sapphire with an approximate total weight of 2.83 carats, 1 cabochon ruby with an approximate total weight of 3.24 carats, and 1 cabochon emerald with an approximate total weight of 1.84 carats. All three stones are bezel-set in the flexible sectioned bangle. As Mascetti and Triossi note in Bulgari, "...cabochons successfully render the volume or "cupola" effect of the jewel, which is further enhanced by their setting. These are never spiky claws but rounded and smooth collets which enhance the overall rounded shapes of the design." Discussed in Bulgari, by Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, Abbeville Press Publishers, 1996, page 165-166.

Bulgari Mid-20th Century Sapphire Ruby Emerald and Gold Bangle Bracelet

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

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond, Platinum and Gold "Angel Hair" Necklace

A French Mid-20 Century 18 karat gold and platinum "Angel Hair" necklace with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The necklace has 26 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.10 carats. The "Angel Hair" necklace is designed as a highly flexible tapered band of gold fringe enhanced by a circular-cut diamond cross-over front detail. Pictured in Jewelry of the 1940''s and 1950''s, by Sylvie Raulet, Rizzoli, 1988, page 172.

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond, Platinum and Gold 'Angel Hair' Necklace

Boucheron Gold Convertible Necklace

A French mid-20th century 18 karat gold necklace by Frederic Boucheron. The necklace, which elegantly and seamlessly breaks apart into two wearable bracelets, is comprised of highly polished rounded triangular section links, with two mirroring section lying smoothly and luxuriously on the neck, and another section of the link vertically aligned, so as to create fabulous visual interest in the piece''s repetitive design.

Boucheron Gold Convertible Necklace

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

Van Cleef & Arpels Late-20th Century Diamond and Gold Lion Head Door Knocker Earrings

A pair of Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold lion head earrings with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The earrings have 30 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.50 carats. The earrings are designed as a lion mask supporting a diamond-set hoop.

Van Cleef & Arpels Late-20th Century Diamond and Gold Lion Head Door Knocker 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

Mid-20th Century Diamond Pearl and Platinum Swirl Ring

A Mid-20th Century platinum ring with diamonds and South Sea pearl. The ring is diamond pavé set with an approximate total weight of 9.50 carats, and a South Sea pearl measuring approximately 12.30 mm. The ring is designed in a swirl motif topped with the South Sea pearl.

Mid-20th Century Diamond Pearl and Platinum Swirl Ring

Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Necklace

A Mid-20th century 18 karat gold necklace with diamonds. The necklace has 184 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 14.70 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. The necklace is designed in a diamond-set layered rope motif.

Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Necklace

Kutchinsky London Mid-20th Century Diamond, Gold and Platinum Ring

An English Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold and platinum ring with diamonds by Kutchinsky, London. The Modernist ring has 26 round platinum-set diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.60 carats, F/G color, VS clarity. The ring is designed in an asymmetric modernist motif. Kutchinsky was considered London''s David Webb. They made stylish gold and diamond jewelry of very fine quality, as well as beautiful gem-set pieces.

Kutchinsky London Mid-20th Century Diamond, Gold and Platinum Ring

Tiffany & Co. Mid-20th Century Ruby, Diamond, Platinum and Gold Bracelet

An American Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold and platinum bracelet with rubies and diamonds by Tiffany & Co. The flexible bracelet has 32 rubies with an approximate total weight of 8.30 carats, and 286 diamonds with an approximate total weight of 12.70 carats. The rubies are thought to be of Burmese origin with no heat treatment.

Tiffany & Co. Mid-20th Century Ruby, Diamond, Platinum and Gold Bracelet

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Mid-20th Century Coral, Diamond and Gold ''Clematis'' ''Rose de Noel'' Brooch

A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold "Clematis" brooch with diamonds and Mediterranean red coral by Van Cleef & Arpels. The brooch has 8 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .64 carat forming the cluster center, surrounded by a yellow gold stamen, and 5 Mediterranean red coral petals. The flower has a polished gold stem and textured gold leaf. Of a similar motif as the ''Rose de Noel'' Collection. Circa 1960''s. A similar brooch is pictured in Living Jewels, by Ruth Peltason, Vendome Press, 2010, page 173.

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Mid-20th Century Coral, Diamond and Gold ''Clematis'' ''Rose de Noel'' Brooch

Cartier Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Feather Brooch

A Mid-20th Century platinum brooch with diamonds by Cartier designed in a stylized double feather motif. The brooch features 132 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 5.00 carats, and 48 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of 4.00 carats, G/H/I color, VS clarity. With signed Cartier box.

Cartier Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Feather Brooch

Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Bracelet

A Mid-20th Century platinum bracelet with diamonds. The flexible bracelet has 35 graduated round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 15.00 carats, 154 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of 17.40 carats, and a center round-cut diamond with an approximate weight of 1.25 carats. Total approximate weight of the slightly graduated bracelet is 33.65 carats, G/H/I color, VS/SI clarity.

Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Bracelet

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Bombé Ring

A Mid-20th century 18 karat gold and platinum ring with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The scalloped bombé ring has 7 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.25 carats, G/H color, VS clarity.

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Bombé Ring

Boucheron Paris Mid-20th Century Diamond, Platinum and Gold Bombè Ring

A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold and platinum bombé ring with diamonds by Boucheron. The ring has 38 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 7.65 carats, H/I color, VS clarity and 20 baguette-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.00 carats, H-I color, VS clarity.

Boucheron Paris Mid-20th Century Diamond, Platinum and Gold Bombè Ring

Cellini Late-20th Century Gold Link Bracelet

An Italian Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold bracelet by Cellini. The wide bracelet is composed of 20 flexible "brick" links.with an openwork buckle closure.

Cellini Late-20th Century Gold Link Bracelet

Pierre Sterlé Mid-20th Century Diamond, Pearl and Platinum Brooch

A French Mid-20th Century platinum and 18 karat white gold brooch with diamonds and pearls by Pierre Sterlé. The brooch contains 300 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 8.50 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. There are 3 articulated South Sea pearls measuring 13.5 mm, 13.3 mm and 12.5 mm finishing the bottom. The brooch is designed as a tied bow composed of chevron-set diamond ribbons finished with the 3 diamond-capped South Sea pearls. A similar brooch is pictured in Sterlé Joaillier Paris, by Viviane Jutheau, Editions Vecteurs, 1990, Plate 1273.

Pierre Sterlé Mid-20th Century Diamond, Pearl and Platinum Brooch

Tiffany & Co. Mid-20th Century Gold Cuff Links

A pair of American Mid-20th Century 14 karat gold cuff links by Tiffany & Co. The cuff links are designed in a rectangular, dimensional ridged motif. Double sided.

Tiffany & Co. Mid-20th Century Gold Cuff Links

Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Necklace

A Mid-20th Century diamond and platinum necklace. The necklace is composed of a row of 79 marquise-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 29.00 carats. The marquise diamonds graduate from a center stone weighing approximately 1.50 carats to approximately .15 carat. Nine of the marquise central stones in the necklace weigh over 1.00 carat. The interior row of the necklace is composed of 155 baguette-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 32.00 carats, graduating from the center stone weighing approximately .45 carat to approximately .15 carat. The approximate total of the diamonds is 61.00 carats, D/E color, VVS/VS clarity.

Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Necklace

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.

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

Mid-20th Century Diamond, Platinum and Gold Bracelet

A Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold and platinum bracelet with diamonds. The flexible bracelet has 248 round-cut prong-set diamonds with an approximate total weight of 27.90 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. The diamonds are set in flexible bullet-shaped sections.

Mid-20th Century Diamond, Platinum and Gold Bracelet

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

Mid-20th Century Blue Sapphire, Diamond and Platinum ''Moi et Toi'' Ring

A Mid-20th Century platinum, diamond and blue sapphire moi et toi ring. The classic crossover ring has a round-cut diamond with an approximate weight of .75 carat, H/I color, VS clarity, and a rectangular-cut sapphire with an approximate weight of 1.35 carats. American Gemological Laboratory Certificate #CS 64002 stating that the sapphire is from Burma and is not treated.

Mid-20th Century Blue Sapphire, Diamond and Platinum ''Moi et Toi'' Ring

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

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century ''Two Feathers'' Diamond, Gold and Platinum Brooch

A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold and platinum brooch with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The ''Two Feathers'' brooch has 41 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.35 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. This brooch was first introduced in 1954 and has become an iconic piece for Van Cleef & Arpels. Similar pictured in Set in Style The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels, by Sarah D. Coffin, with contributions by Suzy Menkes (and) Ruth Peltason, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, 2011, page 221 (Similar). The pictured ''Two Feathers'' brooch is made in platinum, Mystery-set sapphires and diamonds,

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century ''Two Feathers'' Diamond, Gold and Platinum Brooch

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

Marsh & Co. Mid-20th Century Jadeite Jade, Diamond, Steel and Platinum Ring

An American Mid-20th Century oxidized steel, platinum, jadeite and diamond ring, by G. T. Marsh & Co. The ring set with a marquise-shape jadeite cabochon, flanked by lines of 8 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of .16 carat. G.T. Marsh & Co. was a San Francisco-based Asian art dealer known for their distinctive jewels. As a boy infatuated with Asian culture, George Turner Marsh apprenticed with a Japanese tea merchant, remaining there alone while his Australian family continued on to San Francisco, where they settled. Young George used his time in Yokohama to become conversant in Japanese art and aesthetics, and after re-joining his family, established an Asian art gallery using the expertise he had acquired. During the 1930s, 40s and 50s, his family began designing jewelry based on their interpretation of masterful Japanese metalwork together with the favored gems of the region, jadeite, coral and pearls. The firm''s unique steel jewelry was produced by bluing and sandblasting techniques, which gave the metal its matte finish, an extraordinary base for its sparkling, gleaming gems.

Marsh & Co. Mid-20th Century Jadeite Jade, Diamond, Steel and Platinum Ring

Raymond Yard Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Leaf Brooch

An American Mid-20th Century platinum brooch with diamonds by Raymond Yard. The brooch has 47 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 4.30 carats, and 9 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.10 carats. Total approximate weight of the brooch is 5.40 carats, F/H color, VS clarity. The dimensional brooch is composed of 2 overlapping leaves. The firm of Raymond Yard catered to the wealthiest and most distinguished American families such as Rockefellers, Fleischmanns, Flaglers, and Woolworths, among others. The firm, Raymond C. Yard, focused primarily on custom pieces for their clientele and was known for sourcing the highest quality of materials that his clientele demanded. Stock pieces were executed by the highest level of outside manufacturers, with Yard supplying the stones and designs. His creations exemplified the understated elegance of impeccable workmanship combined with the very finest of materials. Raymond Yard prided himself on his knowledge of gems and was considered one of the foremost experts on pearls. Similar pictured in Yard The Life and Magnificent Jewelry of Raymond C. Yard, by Natasha Kuzmanovic, The Vendome Press, 2007, page 61.

Raymond Yard Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Leaf Brooch

Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Bracelet

A Mid-20th Century platinum bracelet with diamonds. The flexible bracelet contains 178 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of 20.00 carats, centering on a square-cut diamond with an approximate total weight of 1.00 carat, and 98 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 9.50 carats. The approximate total weight of diamonds is 30.50 carats, G/H/I color, VS clarity. Similar bracelets are pictured in Les Bijoux Des Annees 50, by Melissa Gabardi, Les éditions de l''amateur, 1987, page 127, 131-132.

Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Bracelet

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

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

A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold ring with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The ring has 31 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.48 carats. The ring is composed in a modernist flame motif which centers on the diamond set bombé crown.

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

Italian Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Necklace

An Italian Mid-20th Century 18 karat white gold necklace with diamonds. The necklace has 138 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 11.04 carats, G/H color and VS clarity. The necklace is designed as a series of three rows of diamond-set blossoms.

Italian Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Necklace

Cartier Paris Gold Cuff Links

A pair of French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold cuff links by Cartier. The double sided cuff links are composed in a dimensional half-moon fan motif. Weighs 10.5 grams

Cartier Paris Gold Cuff Links

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Sapphire and Gold Cuff Links

A pair of French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold cuff links with sapphires by Van Cleef & Arpels. The cuff links have 4 cabochon sapphires with an approximate total weight of .40 carat. The box-mounted sapphires are surrounded by heavy twisted gold rope circles. Double sided.

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Sapphire and Gold Cuff Links

Sterlé Paris Mid-20th Century Diamond, Natural Pearl and Gold Ring

A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat white gold ring with diamonds and natural pearl by Pierre Sterlé. The ring has 90 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.00 carats, and a natural pearl measuring 8.35 mm carats. The ring is designed as a dimensional swirl culminating with the natural pearl.

Sterlé Paris Mid-20th Century Diamond, Natural Pearl and Gold Ring

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Modernist Brooch

A French 18 karat gold, platinum and diamond brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels. The brooch has 23 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.30 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. The brooch is designed in a modernist motif of ''krinkled'' hammered gold, with one section of the brooch platinum and diamond-set.

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Modernist  Brooch

David Webb Mid-20th Century Diamond Gold and Platinum Ring

An American Mid-20th Century gold and platinum ring with diamonds by David Webb. The ring has a bezel-set Asscher-cut diamond with an approximate total weight of 2,55 carats, H/I color, VS clarity, and 12 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.40 carats, H/I color, VS clarity. The ring exemplifies the distinctive Webb style of ''''big and bold". Discussed in David Webb The Quintessential American Jeweler, by Ruth Peltason, Assouline, 2013.

David Webb Mid-20th Century Diamond Gold and Platinum Ring

Cartier Paris Mid-20th Century Comprehensive Set of Gold, Gem Set and Hard Stone Baton Cuff Links

A very comprehensive set of French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold cuff links with interchangeable hard stone bars (batons) by Cartier Paris. The cuff links'' connecting mounts consist of the following: 18 karat yellow gold polished mounts #6864463; 18 karat white gold polished mounts #672759; diamond-set 18 karat yellow gold mounts with 44 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.32 carats, #686073; ruby-set 18 karat yellow gold mounts with 48 round rubies with an approximate total weight of 1.92 carats #641343; 18 karat yellow gold polished mounts with blue enamel #663206; and 18 karat yellow gold polished mounts with green enamel #686049. The interchangeable batons consist of hematite, 18 karat yellow gold ribbed, 18 karat white gold ribbed, green chrysophrase, coral, amber, malachite, wood, rock crystal, 18 karat yellow polished gold, 18 karat white polished gold, lapis lazuli, turquoise and onyx. With original Cartier signed fitted epi leather boxes and travel boxes. "Classic motifs--the button, the baton, the coin appeal to designers of every era because of their proportions, simplicity, and ease of use." Susan Jonas and Marilyn Nissenson in Cuff Links. Discussed and similar pictured in Cuff Links, by Susan Jonas and Marilyn Nissenson, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers, New York, 1991, page 91-92. Circa 1960''s. Signed, "Cartier" "016598" French control marks.

Cartier Paris Mid-20th Century Comprehensive Set of Gold, Gem Set and Hard Stone Baton Cuff Links

Mid-20th Century Modernist Diamond and Gold Dress Set

An American Mid-20th Century 14 karat white gold dress set with diamonds. The dress set has 6 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of .40 carat. The dress set consists of a pair of cuff links and 4 dress studs designed in a highly stylized Modernist Mid-20th Century motif.

Mid-20th Century Modernist Diamond and Gold Dress Set

Mid-20th Century Chrysoprase and Gold Cuff Link Set

A pair of Mid-20th Century 14 karat gold cuff link set with chrysophrase. The cuff link set has 3 cabochon chrysophrase stones. It consists of a pair of cuff links and tie tack designed in a highly stylized Modernist Mid-20th Century motif.

Mid-20th Century Chrysoprase and Gold Cuff Link Set

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

Cartier Paris Mid-20th Century Diamond, Gold and Platinum Fringe Necklace

A French Mid-20th Century 18kt gold and platinum necklace with diamonds by Cartier. The necklace has 148 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 4.50 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. The necklace is designed in a foliate fringe motif with diamond set platinum articulated ''leaves''. With signed Cartier box.

Cartier Paris Mid-20th Century Diamond, Gold and Platinum Fringe Necklace

Marsh Mid-20th Century Patinated Steel, Palladium, Pearl and Diamond Ring

An American patinated steel, palladium, mabé pearl and diamond ring, by G.T. Marsh. The ring centers on a 15.4mm Mabé pearl flanked by 6 round brilliant-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .30 carat, mounted in patinated steel, completed by a palladium shank. G.T. Marsh & Co. was a San Francisco-based Asian art dealer known for their distinctive jewels. As a boy infatuated with Asian culture, George Turner Marsh apprenticed with a Japanese tea merchant, remaining there alone while his Australian family continued on to San Francisco, where they settled. Young George used his time in Yokohama to become conversant in Japanese art and aesthetics, and after re-joining his family, established an Asian art gallery using the expertise he had acquired. During the 1930s, 40s and 50s, his family began designing jewelry based on their interpretation of masterful Japanese metalwork together with the favored gems of the region, jadeite, coral and pearls. The firm''s unique steel jewelry was produced by bluing and sandblasting techniques, which gave the metal its matte finish, an extraordinary base for its sparkling, gleaming gems.

Marsh Mid-20th Century Patinated Steel, Palladium, Pearl and Diamond Ring

French Mid-20th Century Amethyst and Gold Link Bracelet

A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold bracelet with amethysts. The dimensional link bracelet has 5 square-cut amethysts with an approximate total weight of 2.50 carats. The bracelet is composed of 5 rectangular flexible links connected with 5 amethyst-set oval links.

French Mid-20th Century Amethyst and Gold Link Bracelet

Cartier Mid-20th Century Turquoise, Diamond and Gold Cocktail/Dinner Ring

A Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold and platinum ring with diamonds and turquoise by Cartier. The asymmetrical bombé form centers 46 cabochon turquoises edged by gadrooned gold wiretwist and round brilliant-cut diamond shoulders pavé-set with 52 round brilliant-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.70 carats, completed by a ribbed shank. Circa 1956. A similar ring set with faceted sapphires is pictured in Amazing Cartier, Jewelry Design Since 1937, by Nadine Coleno, Flammarion Publishers, 2008, page 165. Often worn two or three to a hand, these bold, luxurious and colorful "cocktail" rings were the perfect expression of women''s post-World War II war social and expressive freedom. Under the direction of Jeanne Toussaint, the eternally stylish creative director, Cartier produced a variety of these at once playful and sensual jewels.

Cartier Mid-20th Century Turquoise, Diamond and Gold Cocktail/Dinner Ring

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 Diamond, Emerald and Gold Ring

A Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold ring with diamonds and emeralds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The ring has 15 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.40 carats, F/G color, VS clarity, and 38 round, calibre- and emerald-cut emeralds with an approximate total weight of 1.10 carats.

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond, Emerald and Gold Ring

Cartier Paris Mid-20th Century Diamond, Sapphire and Platinum ''Panthère'' Brooch

A French Mid-20th Century platinum brooch with diamonds, sapphires, and emeralds by Cartier Paris. The brooch has pavé round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 4.30 carats, a cabochon sapphire with an approximate weight of 4.70 carats, 44 cabochon sapphires with an approximate total weight of .88 carat, and 2 cabochon emerald eyes. Signed Cartier box. "In 1914 Louis Cartier commissioned French painter George Barbier to draw a lady with jewels and a panther. The artwork was later used in advertising, and Cartier was inextricably linked with the symbol of this animal. Louis Cartier was the pioneer in taming the legendary creature and his associate Jeanne Toussaint went on to make magnificent use of the icon. The panther has since inspired timeless and elegant collections of jewelry and timepieces that show the multiple facets of the animal that can be at times bold, regal or sensual." -- Amazing Cartier, by Nadine Coleno, Flammarion, 2008, p. 72

Cartier Paris Mid-20th Century Diamond, Sapphire and Platinum ''Panthère'' Brooch

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond and Pink Coral ''Philippine'' Ring

A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold "Philippine" ring with diamonds and pink coral by Van Cleef & Arpels. The ring is bombé shaped and has 18 diamonds with an approximate total weight of .48 carat set between two pink coral shoulders. "The Philippine ring was created in 1968 and is made of a slender reed turned back on itself, encrusted with brilliants at the center and various hard stones in the shank." Pictured in Van Cleef & Arpels, by Sylvie Raulet, Rizzoli International, 1987, page 144.

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond and Pink Coral ''Philippine'' Ring

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

Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. French Mid-20th Century Lapis Lazuli and Turquoise Cuff Links

A pair of French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold cuff links with lapis lazuli and turquoise by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. The cuff links have a total of 22 cabochon turquoise stones set into the 4 lapis lazuli balls. Made in the Schlumberger Paris workroom. Similar pictured in The Jewels of Jean Schlumberger, by Chantal Bizot, Marie-Noel de Gary, Evelyne Posseme, Preface by Helene David-Weil, Harry N. Abrama, Inc. Publishers, 1995, page 64.

Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. French Mid-20th Century Lapis Lazuli and Turquoise Cuff Links

Bulgari Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Leaf Brooch

An Italian Mid-20th Century platinum brooch with diamonds by Bulgari. The brooch has 24 baguette and 156 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 10.0 carats, D/E color, VS clarity. The brooch is designed in a dimensional leaf motif.

Bulgari Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Leaf Brooch

Cartier London Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold ''Coffee Bean'' Brooch

An English Mid-20th Century flower-shaped 18 karat gold brooch with diamonds by Cartier London. The brooch has 4 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of .28 carat. The flower is composed of deeply engraved overlapping leaves leading to the diamond flowers. From the iconic Cartier ''Coffee Bean'' Collection.

Cartier London Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold ''Coffee Bean'' Brooch

French Mid-20th Century Gold Link Bracelet

A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold bracelet. The flexible polished gold bracelet is composed of 4 rows of interlocking half moon elements creating an openwork link motif.

French Mid-20th Century Gold Link Bracelet

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

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.

Cartier Paris Retro ''Step'' Diamond and Gold Ring

Cartier Paris Mid-20th Century Emerald Diamond and Platinum Ring

A French Mid-20th Century platinum ring with emerald and diamonds by Cartier. The ring centers on a round-cut emerald with an approximate weight of 3.62 carats, and 30 round and baguette cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.75 carats. The emerald is certified by the SSEF Laboratory, Certificate #58514 stating the emerald is of Colombian origin, moderate traditional oil treatment. Ring size 6; this ring can be sized.

Cartier Paris Mid-20th Century Emerald Diamond and Platinum Ring

Bulgari Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Flower Brooch

A Mid-20th Century 18 karat polished gold brooch with diamonds by Bulgari. The brooch has 90 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 6.50 carats H/I color, VS clarity. The dimensional, openwork brooch is designed in a floral motif.

Bulgari Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Flower Brooch

Bulgari Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold ''Swirl'' Brooch

An Italian Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold brooch with diamonds by Bulgari. The brooch has 87 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 6.50 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. The brooch is designed in an openwork dimensional swirl motif.

Bulgari Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold ''Swirl'' Brooch

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.

Omega Retro Gold and Diamond Covered Watch

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

Gübelin Swiss Mid-20th Century Diamond Sapphire and Gold Flower Brooch

A Swiss Mid-20th Century 18 karat polished gold brooch with diamonds and sapphires by Gübelin. The flower brooch has 13 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.08 carats, and 35 round-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 1.40 carats. The brooch is designed in a dimensional flower motif.

Gübelin Swiss Mid-20th Century Diamond Sapphire and Gold Flower Brooch

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold ''Capillaire'' Brooch

A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold ''Capillaire'' brooch with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The brooch has 74 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 6.00 carats, E/F/G color, VS clarity. A similar brooch is pictured in Van Cleef & Arpels, The Art of High Jewelry, by Evelyne Posseme, editor, Les Arts Decoratifs, 2013, page 152.

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold ''Capillaire'' Brooch

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

French Mid-20th Century Diamond Ruby and Gold Bird Brooch

A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold brooch with ruby and diamonds. The brooch has 1 cabochon ruby with an approximate total weight of .02 carat, and 5 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of .35 carat. The brooch is designed as a dimensional bird of paradise perched on a branch.

French Mid-20th Century Diamond Ruby and Gold Bird Brooch

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond and Sapphire ''''Lawn" Bracelet

A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold "Lawn" bracelet with diamonds and sapphires by Van Cleef & Arpels. The "Lawn" bracelet, designed as a bed of "couscous" beads scattered with sapphire and diamond blossoms, is set with 58 round-cut diamonds, with an approximate total weight of 6.00 carats, G/H color, VS clarity, and 61 round-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 6.00 carats. Dating from the late 1940s/early 1950s, this chic bracelet represents the spirit of post-war rejuvenation and easy glamor. Sometimes worn two to a wrist, these bold bracelets defined the relaxed elegance of cocktail hour and women''s renewed social freedom. Its domed form, topped with playful beads, is scattered with richly colored sapphire and diamond blossoms, presenting a complex visual and tactile texture, and combining organic appeal with a sculptural quality. The master jeweler workshop that realized VCA''s design was Pery et Fils, who famously collaborated with the house on the Duchess of Windsor''s "Zipper" necklace and the "Passe Partout" convertible jewels. This bracelet''s superb construction, with its exquisitely articulated, myriad micro-springs and hinges, is a creation of a lost jeweler''s art and is supremely flexible, soft and comfortable to wear. A similar "Lawn" bracelet pictured in Van Cleef & Arpels, by Sylvie Raulet, Rizzoli, 1986, page 236.

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond and Sapphire ''''Lawn' Bracelet

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

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond Ruby Sapphire and Gold "Hawaii" Brooch

A Mid-20th Century 18 karat and platinum gold ''Hawaii'' brooch with diamonds, rubies and sapphires by Van Cleef & Arpels. The brooch has 15 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.35 carats, 10 round rubies with an approximate total weight of 1.00 carat, and 36 round sapphires with an approximate total weight of 4.00 carats. This stylized spray of blossoms and leaves is part of Van Cleef''s celebrated "Hawaii" series, designed as "naive, loose bunches of flowers" meant to capture the post-war spirit of liberation and rejuvenation. With Van Cleef & Arpels Certificate of Authenticity stating: "According to a visual appraisal and to the Van Cleef & Arpels Archives, the item illustrated and described below bearing the engraved numbers NY22818.2...the item illustrated and described has been identified as a Van Cleef & Arpels creation." "A ''Hawaii'' clip set with round diamonds, sapphires and rubies. Mounted in platinum, yellow gold and white gold. 1954."

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond Ruby Sapphire and Gold 'Hawaii' Brooch

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

A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold and platinum bracelet with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The bracelet has 165 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 15.00 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. The bracelet is designed in a flexible honeycomb motif.

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

French Mid-20th Century Gold Leaf Link Bracelet

A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold bracelet. The hinged bracelet is composed of 10 open-work dimensional leaf links.

French Mid-20th Century Gold Leaf Link Bracelet

French Gold and Platinum Ring with Diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels

A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold and platinum ring with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The ring has 27 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.30 carats with a VS clarity and G-H color grade.

French Gold and Platinum Ring with Diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels

Cartier Mid-20th Century Gold Brooch

An 18 karat yellow gold brooch with a woven knot design signed Cartier. The heavily textured brooch is designed in a dimensional open-work woven square motif centering on a textured square plaque.

Cartier Mid-20th Century Gold Brooch

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

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

Sasportas Paris Mid-20th Century Chalcedony Enamel and Gold Link Bracelet

A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat polished gold and enamel link bracelet with chalcedony by Sasportas. The 6 bracelet links are set with 6 stylized carved chalcedony stones flanked by black enamel.

Sasportas Paris Mid-20th Century Chalcedony Enamel and Gold Link Bracelet

Platinum Line Bracelet with Diamonds

A Mid-20th Century platinum line bracelet with diamonds. The bracelet has 50 square cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 15.00 carats with a VS clarity and F/G color grade.

Platinum Line Bracelet with Diamonds

Mid Century Gold Link Bracelet

A European Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold bracelet with 5 raised pillow links, each engraved in alternating horizontally- and vertically-oriented striations. The reverse side of the links features decorative openwork in a recurring pattern. This bracelet weighs.165.2 grams.

Mid Century Gold Link Bracelet

Gold Link Bracelet by Cartier

A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold twisted link bracelet by Cartier.

Gold Link Bracelet by Cartier

Universal Genève Mid-20th Century Wide Gold Bracelet

A Swiss Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold bracelet by Universal Genève. The bracelet weighs 160.7 grams.

Universal Genève Mid-20th Century Wide Gold Bracelet

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

Gold and Diamond Tank Bracelet by Cartier

An English Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold and platinum bracelet with diamonds by Cartier. The bracelet is comprised of textured gold links and diamond-encrusted raised platinum joints. The piece has a total of 126 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 4.20 carats. With original Cartier box.

Gold and Diamond Tank Bracelet by Cartier

Bucellati "Thistle Flower" Brooch

An Italian Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold brooch by Buccellati. The brooch, which is executed in different tones of gold, is a fine early example of the brand''s oft-visited "Thistle Flower" motif. With original Buccellati Box.

Bucellati 'Thistle Flower' Brooch

Gold and Platinum Brooch with Diamonds by Tiffany & Co.

A Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold and platinum brooch with diamonds by Tiffany & Co. The flower brooch has six unique, blooming petals studded with diamonds and framed with textured gold. The piece has 73 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 5.00 carats with a F/G color and VS clarity grade.

Gold and Platinum Brooch with Diamonds by Tiffany & Co.

Gold Necklace with Tiger''s Eye by Tiffany & Co.

An 18 karat gold necklace with tiger''s eye by Tiffany & Co. The necklace is composed of 11 rectangular-cut tiger''s eye links edged in gold, joined by stylized figure-eight links.

Gold Necklace with Tiger''s Eye by Tiffany & Co.

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold Bracelet

An 18 karat gold bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels. The bracelet is composed of domed braided ribbed links.

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold Bracelet

Gold Bracelet with Diamonds

A Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold bracelet with diamonds. The bracelet has two strands of rope chain with diamond bar accents. There are a total of 76 round single and mixed diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.25 carats.

Gold Bracelet with Diamonds

"Sombrero" Brooch by Schlumberger

A Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold and platinum "Sombrero" brooch with diamonds and sapphires by Schlumberger for Tiffany and Co. The brooch has round brilliant-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.95 carats, and round- and oval-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 12.00 carats. Made in France, with French assay and maker''s marks

'Sombrero' Brooch by Schlumberger

Boucheron Ruby and Diamond Earrings

A pair of platinum- and gold-set diamond and ruby earrings by Boucheron. The earrings, housed in their original box from the mid-20th century, center on a semicircular raised cluster of 32 remarkably well matched rubies, total approximate weight 4.60 carats, surrounded by 30 round brilliant and 16 marquise-cut diamonds, approximate total weight 6.10 carats., mounted in platinum and 18 karat gold. 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

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

American Gold Brooch with Enamel, Diamonds and Coral, attributed to Donald Claflin for Tiffany & Co.

An American mid-20th Century 18 karat yellow gold brooch with enamel, diamonds and coral, attributed to Donald Claflin for Tiffany & Co. The brooch has a cabochon coral face with black enamel eyes, turquoise enamel dress, and 16 round brilliant-cut diamonds, with total approximate weight of 0.55 carats, sprinkled through the figure''s hair. The brooch measures approximately 2.75" in length and 1" in width.

American Gold Brooch with Enamel, Diamonds and Coral, attributed to Donald Claflin for Tiffany & Co.

1940s Gold Bracelet

A Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold bracelet . The bracelet''s high polish and repeating, architecturally detailed motif of both horizontally and vertically oriented links is emblematic of the bold elegance found in 1940''s bracelet design.

1940s Gold Bracelet

Van Cleef and Arpels 1950''s Charm Bracelet

A French Mid-20th Century "Four Seasons" 18 karat gold and platinum bracelet with rubies, emeralds, sapphires, citrines and diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The bracelet from which the charms hang is attractively comprised of two-part links that appear to be bound by twisted gold cord, providing a compelling aesthetic base for the four charms. Each charm depicts a scene that encapsulates the beauty of one of the four seasons, framed by the same twisted gold motif featured in the chain of the bracelet. The winter charm features holly leaves studded with ruby and emerald berries; the spring scene shows two sapphire bluebirds watching the sunrise on an emerald and diamond leafed branch; the summer scene captures a sapphire and diamond sailboat sailing into the sunset; and the fall scene is comprised of three small citrine birds perched on a textured park bench. Each of the charms and the bracelet itself are signed Van Cleef and Arpels. Each charm is 1-1/4" diameter The length of the bracelet is 8"

Van Cleef and Arpels 1950''s Charm Bracelet

Gold and enamel cufflinks

A pair of double sided English Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold and patterned enamel cufflinks in blue, red and white.

Gold and enamel cufflinks

Gold Ring with Diamonds and Emeralds by Marchak

A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold ring with diamonds and emeralds by Marchak. The leaves of this ring are framed with 81 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 5.10 carats with a VS clarity and G/H color grade. The leaves center on 4 oval cabochon emeralds with an approximate total weight of 20.20 carats. Ring size 6-1/2. With original drawing. Born in 1854 in a poverty-stricken area of Kiev, Joseph Marchak sold his own clothing at age 10 to pay the fees associated with becoming a jeweler''s apprentice. Fourteen years after beginning that apprenticeship, Marchak used the dowry from his young bride to open his own small shop in the neighborhood in which he was born. Within a year, he had upgraded to a full maison on the Kreshchatyk, Kiev''s main street of luxury retail. Marchak quickly drew the attention of Tsar Nicholas II, who traveled to Kiev to have Marchak design gifts to be given to his family celebrating the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty. Seemingly overnight, Marchak had become the most highly sought-after and highly celebrated luxury maker in Russia, easily rivaling even Fabergé. But Marchak was also widely recognized abroad, winning a prestigious medal at the World''s Fair in Chicago in 1893, and another in Antwerp in 1894. Dubbed the "Cartier of Kiev," Marchak, his family and his workshop fled Russia at the outset of World War I and ... landed in Paris, where they established another successful workshop and storefront on the Rue de la Paix. The Marchak family continued to make exquisite and highly stylized treasure that defied commonplace trends well through the mid 20th Century.

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Gold Ring with Diamonds and Emeralds by Marchak

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

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

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

Cartier Lapis Lazuli and Diamond Bracelet

A French mid-20th century 18 karat gold bangle with lapis lazuli and diamonds by Cartier, Paris. The bracelet is composed of 13 melon-carved lapis beads completed by a scroll and arch design platinum-topped 18 karat gold and clasp, highlighted by 23 round brilliant-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 0.95 carat. This bold and playful bangle''s chunky lapis beads, subtly gleaming with golden pyrite, are pleasantly offset off by its sparkling abstract-form diamond clasp, cleverly designed to be put on and taken off with a minimum of fuss. Carved bead bracelets of coral and hardstones were a personal favorite of Jeanne Toussaint, the artistic director of Cartier Paris for half of the 20th century and one of the era''s great tastemakers.

Cartier Lapis Lazuli and Diamond Bracelet

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 & Arpels Bagatelle Ring

A Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold, sapphire, ruby and diamond "Bagatelle" ring by Van Cleef & Arpels, New York. The bombé form features a ruby, sapphire and diamond "Hawaii" floral motif: 6 round-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of .66 carat, 13 round-cut rubies of approximately 1.40 carats, and 9 round-cut diamonds of approximately 1.15 carats. Dating from the 1950s, this chic ring represents the spirit of post-war rejuvenation and easy glamor. Sometimes worn two to a hand, these bold, domed rings expressed the relaxed elegance of cocktail hour and women''s renewed social freedom. The bombé form, topped with playful beads, is scattered with richly colored, gemmy flowers, combining organic appeal with a sculptural quality. The ring''s volume is perfectly distributed and sits balanced on the hand.

Van Cleef & Arpels Bagatelle Ring

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

Three Gold, Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond Bracelets by Van Cleef & Arpels

A set of three French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold bracelets with round-cut sapphires, rubies and diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels, France. The bracelets are set with 13 round-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 1.50 carats, 14 round-cut rubies with an approximate total weight of 2.10 carats, and 14 round brilliant-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.24 carats. The bracelets are able connect together to be worn as a necklace. This trio of chunky, gem-set rope twist bracelets represents a classic form of the 1960s by Van Cleef & Arpels, the renowned Parisian-American jewelers who have been in the forefront of glamour and imaginative design since their founding in the early 20th century. A sleek, beautifully-modeled set, highlighted by bold sparkles of color, these three bracelets nestle comfortably together on the wrist for a look of casual glamour.

Three Gold, Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond Bracelets by Van Cleef & Arpels

Gold Clip Brooch with Calibre-Cut Sapphires by Van Cleef & Arpels

A convertible French 18 karat gold clip brooch with calibre-cut sapphires by Van Cleef & Arpels. The brooch, convertible into a set of three, is highlighted by channel-set lines of 22 calibre-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 2.90 carats. In this set of three-in-one convertible clips, Van Cleef & Arpels captures the spirit of the 1940s - curvaceous, streamlined, and intriguingly asymmetrical. The dynamic clips with their reverse curves, bound by lines of angular sapphires, are a jewelry echo of the avant garde sculpture of the period. A similar set of brooches, known as the "Joined Wave", is pictured in Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels, p. 62, and was shown at the eponymous exhibition at the Smithsonian''s Cooper Hewitt in New York, in 2011.

Gold Clip Brooch with Calibre-Cut Sapphires by Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels Turquoise, Diamond and Gold ''Grain of Rice'' Bracelet

A French Mid-20th Century 18-karat gold bracelet with turquoise and diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The bracelet has 30 cabochon turquoise stones, and 30 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.00 carats. The bracelet is from the ''Grain of Rice'' collection. Pictured in Jewelry of the 1940''s and 1950''s, by Sylvie Raulet, Rizzoli International, 1987, p.129, Plate #2.

Van Cleef & Arpels Turquoise, Diamond and Gold ''Grain of Rice'' Bracelet

Boucheron Paris Mid-20th Century Platinum, Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet

A French Mid-20th Century platinum, sapphire and diamond bracelet by Boucheron. The bracelet is made of alternating rows of round- and oval-cut blue sapphires with an approximate total weight of 16.45 carats, and baguette-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 16.65 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. Sapphires are untreated and no evidence of enhancement. The origin is Thailand and Cambodia (Pailin). American Gemological certificate #1092977

Boucheron Paris Mid-20th Century Platinum, Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet

Sterlé Diamond and Platinum Double Clip/Brooch

A pair of French Mid-20th Century platinum double clips/brooches with diamonds by Pierre Sterlé. The pair of double clips/brooches have 140 round-cut and 118 rectangular-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 27.30 carats. They have a G/H color and VS clarity grade. Illustrated in Sterlé Joaillier Paris, by Viviane Jutheau, 1990, in ''Les Broches'' section.

Sterlé Diamond and Platinum Double Clip/Brooch

Cartier London Mid-20th Century Citrine and Gold Flower Brooch

An English, Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold brooch with citrine stones by Cartier London. The brooch has 8 pear-cut citrines with an approximate total weight of 20.00 carats, 8 round-cut citrines with an approximate total weight of 4.00 carats, and 1 round-cut center citrine with an approximate total weight of 6.75 carats. Total approximate weight of the brooch is 30.75 carats. The brooch is designed in a stylized, bursting chrysanthemum motif.

Cartier London Mid-20th Century Citrine and Gold Flower Brooch

Marsh Mid-20th Century Steel and Pearl Dress Set

A Mid-20th Century patinated steel and gold dress set with cultured pearls by G.T. Marsh. The full dress set is composed of double sided cuff links, three dress studs and two dress buttons. The set is in a square geometric step motif with a pearl at the center. In the original signed Marsh box. G.T. Marsh & Co. was a San Francisco-based Asian art dealer known for their distinctive jewels. As a boy infatuated with Asian culture, George Turner Marsh apprenticed with a Japanese tea merchant, remaining there alone while his Australian family continued on to San Francisco, where they settled. Young George used his time in Yokohama to become conversant in Japanese art and aesthetics, and after re-joining his family, established an Asian art gallery using the expertise he had acquired. During the 1930s, 40s and 50s, his family began designing jewelry based on their interpretation of masterful Japanese metalwork together with the favored gems of the region, jadeite, coral and pearls. The firm''s unique steel jewelry was produced by bluing and sandblasting techniques, which gave the metal its matte finish, an extraordinary base for its sparkling, gleaming gems. "Marsh had a jeweler that worked exclusively for them. He was Italian, but he also liked shotguns and, because of his interest in shotguns, he had an interest in iron and metallurgy and what they did to rifles and shotguns t ... o keep them from rusting. And the Marsh''s jewelry is steel that''s been treated with gun bluing. He sandblasted the steel before he gun blued it, that gives it this marvelous matte finish. And nowadays I don''t think there is anything more chic than the idea of black jewelry where the diamonds and the white gold absolutely pop and these marvelous pearls that he suspended have motion...The firm closed its doors in 2001." Barry Weber on the Antiques Road Show.

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Marsh Mid-20th Century Steel and Pearl Dress Set

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

Mellerio dits Meller French Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Necklace Bracelet and Tiara

A French Mid-20th Century platinum and diamond necklace/tiara by Mellerio dits Meller. The necklace is composed of 200 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 44.25 carats, and 200 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of 45.75 carats. Approximate total carat weight is 90.00 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. The triple row necklace is formed of two outer rows of round-cut diamonds and a center row of baguette diamonds. The necklace separates forming a separate bracelet. The tiara frame is decorated with 7 round cut pastes. Mellerio fitted box. Mellerio dits Meller, the French jewelry house, was founded in 1613, and is still active today. "With jewelry for Marie-Antoinette, brooches for Princess Mathilde and tiaras for the court of the Netherlands, some of the biggest names in European royal history have cameos in the history of Mellerio dits Meller. The story of this jeweler to kings and queens has been written in gold and precious stones ever since Marie de Medicis lent her support to the house in 1613." Vincent Meylan, Mellerio historian.

Mellerio dits Meller French Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Necklace Bracelet and Tiara