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.
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.
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 glamour. 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.Representing the spirit of joyful post-war rejuvenation and easy glamor, this stylish suite, dating from the 1950s, comprises domed earclips and a bombé-form ring. The jewels belong to a chic and original VCA collection of bold, colorful designs which exemplified the relaxed elegance of cocktail hour and women''s renewed social freedom. The domed, voluminous forms, scattered with gemmy blossoms, have an organic appeal characterized by the pleasing asymmetry of nature. The little jeweled flowers, interspersed with playful gold buds, lent the design its name, "Hawaii". A ref
erence to the islands'' climate of eternal spring, the motif derives from the plumeria flower. Like these sensational jewels, plumeria forms dense clusters of vivid blooms composed of perfectly formed petals, while, sprinkled among them, tight buds promise to unfold.
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.
A pair of American Retro 14 karat rose gold earrings, with diamond, sapphire and ruby, by Marianne Ostier. Designed as stylized scallop-edged blossoms with highly-polished and reflective rose-gold petals, set with lines of round brilliant-cut diamonds, approximate total weight 0.70 carats, sapphires with an approximate total weight 1.40 carats, and rubies with an approximate total weight 1.40 carats. An internationally-known mid-century artist, Marianne Ostier collaborated with her husband Oliver to create award-winning jewels acclaimed for their abstract, sculptural forms. Ostier''s New York salon was famed for its original aesthetic and superb custom craftsmanship. In 1966, her work was exhibited in the United States along with that of Georges Bracque and Salvador Dalí.
A pair of modern Talia earrings by Neha Dani. These earrings are executed in 18 karat white gold and have 3.10 carats of round-cut diamonds studded in delicate interlocking concentric circles whose near weightless appearance gives the impression of air bubbles escaping the sea. The diamonds have a VVS clarity and E/F color grade. The piece is completed by tightly-grouped briolets of sapphire, the approximate total weight of the sapphires is 4.10 carats.
A pair of Parisa earrings by Neha Dani. The top of the earring is a small blue floret with an oval cabochon emerald center. The drop is comprised of two strands of 18 karat gold, one plated in green rhodium and one plated in blue rhodium, that dance around each other like seaweed caught in the center of a maelstrom. The artist describes these colorful rhodium plated series as being inspired by the under sea world. Just as the calm or gently moving ocean''s surface hides a colorful, tangled and ever moving world beneath, so too can a woman''s polished exterior hide the colorful interior life she cherishes, explains Dani. The artist strove, with these pieces, to create wearable treasures that show and celebrate the ever moving, ever changing, ever tangled but always color filled character that lives within us. These blue and green earrings are entirely encrusted with 583 round full cut and 40 rose cut diamonds that have the total weight 11.10 carats. They are accented with 534 sapphires with the total weight of 11.37 carats and 425 tsavorites with the total weight of 6.69 carats.3-3/4 inches long, 1-1/2 inch wide.
A pair of Ridhaya Gift Of God earrings by Neha Dani. Inspired by the awesome natural phenomena that is the Aurora Borealis, these earrings demonstrate beautifully the bold yet sensitive color sense of the celebrated artist who created them. The incredible pieces delicately balance an array of dazzling, faceted gemstones with organically shaped rare stones in a unique host form so imbued with movement as to dizzy admiring onlookers. The drop earrings feature 2 water opals that weigh 24.06 carats, 2 paraiba tourmaline oval cabochons weighing 3.06 carats, 4 step-cut diamonds weighing 1.65 carats, 209 round-cut diamonds with a total weight of 2.96 carats, 57 rose-cut diamonds weighing 1.39 carats, 210 blue sapphires with total weight of 6.05 carats, 134 purple sapphires weighing 4.26 carats, 65 tsavorite garnets with total weight of 2.12 carats and 125 paraiba rounds weighing 1.92 carats. These gem stones are set in titanium, 18 karat gold and colored rhodium.
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