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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1230077 (stock #B1232)
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$5,200.00
The buckle motif has been used in jewelry since the Victorian Era and had a huge resurgence in the 1920s through the 1940s. Van Cleef & Arpels was the first to design the buckle bracelet in 1935; all of the top jewelers soon followed including Tiffany & Co and Cartier.

This particular bracelet is a true classic yet with unusual styling. Though unsigned, it appears to have been manufactured by the jewelers who worked for both Tiffany & Cartier as they both sold this exact bracelet. Composed of 14kt yellow gold, platinum, diamonds and rubies, one striking difference in this from many other buckle bracelets is the wonderfully flexible textured strap, giving this a 3 dimensional, machine age look to it. The underside however, is as soft as silk on the wrist. The substantial clasp is indeed a marvel as well adjusting to fit any wrist with its largest size extending to 7.25 inches by means of a very finely made lock within the clasp itself.

Condition: Excellent

Measurements: 8" long; 1" wide; Clasp is 1 1/8" wide

Gross Weight: 33.3 dwt; (51.7 grams)

Stones: 19 Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds weighing 0.90 carat tcw; F-G color 12 Callibre Cut Rubies weighing 0.50 carat tcw

Circa: 1935-1945



NOTE: Stone weights are estimations only. Stones were not removed from the mounting.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1960 item #1208007 (stock #B1115)
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$2,450.00
If you are a dog lover this terrier bracelet is a must have! Who wouldn't want these sweet little pups romping across their wrist? This is the American version of the English reverse painted crystals - the difference being that these are cast and painted with a half-domed crystal placed on top. Whimsical and a conversation starter, you'll love wearing this as will all your dog loving friends who will instantly know you share a special place in your heart for our 4 legged best friends.

Condition: Very Good

Measurements: Bracelet length: 7 1/2"; Each element 5/8" x 9/16"

Gross Weight: 20.1 dwt (31.3 gr)

Circa: 1950
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #1192063 (stock #P1474)
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$2,500.00
The world of nature was very popular as a motif in Victorian jewelry. The Victorians loved the outdoors, were quite sentimental about their pets and so wanted to show their appreciation of the animal world while adorning themselves. Aigrettes (hair ornaments) were designed to hold bird feathers and toward the end of the 19th century, often whole birds! Birds were created as pins and artfully engraved onto lockets and even rings. In Northern Europe, the fork-tailed swallow was a symbol of Spring and Love; in China it symbolized future success and fidelity. Having given that bit of history, one must be aware that designs and trends from one era follow earlier ones and this is no exception as this alluring avian was born in the middle of the 20th century. No wallflower here, it swoops in proudly with its diamond studded head and 14kt gold body, just waiting to find the right spot to land on your shoulder or lapel.

Condition: Excellent

Measurements: 2 1/2" by 3"

Gross Weight: 13.2 dwt (20.4 grams)

Circa: 1930-1940
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1970 item #1184986 (stock #B1278)
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This charming little bird is so realistic from the body and tail feathers to the three claws clinging to the branch; it looks as if it will take flight in an instant. The alertness in it's face is only high-lighted by the bright blue sapphire of the eye. Lovely and beautifully made; worn on a collar, as a clasp to keep a wrap dress closed or sitting on the shoulder, however it is worn, you will be sure to get comments and compliments. And you don't have to feed it; just keep it safe and warm!

Condition: Excellent

Measurements: 1/4" from the tip of the beak to tail; 3/4" from top of the head to the branch

Gross Weight: 5.9 dwt (9.2 grams)

Circa: 1960
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1970 item #1169869 (stock #B1497)
Ellen L Ring Ltd
$4,500.00
In China, bamboo is a symbol of longevity while in India it is a symbol of friendship and they are brought together in this elegant take on a classic. As a gift for a loved one, it speaks of loyalty and longevity; for yourself it merely speaks volumes, of beauty, classicism and refinement. Four (4) round bamboo circles are seamlessly connected by five (5) bamboo links, including the clasp. Further enhanced with a safety chain. Marked 750 for 18kt gold and an unknown maker's mark.

Condition: Excellent

Measurements: 7 1/2" long; 1 1/4" wide

Gross Weight: 43.7 dwt (68.0 grams)

Circa: Mid 20th Century
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #1115923 (stock #R1443)
Ellen L Ring Ltd
$4,500.00
An alluring 18 carat blue aquamarine is the focus of this dazzling retro ring, set in an 18kt white gold triple ribbed mounting. Accenting the aquamarine are 3 bright white diamonds on either side totaling .35 ct. A joy to behold as you imagine the color of the sea and warm breezy days!

Condition: Excellent

Ring Size: 5 3/4 and can be re-sized

Gross Weight: 6.3 dwt (9.7 grams)

Metal: 18kt white gold

Circa: 1950
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1960 item #1090244 (stock #B 1317)
Ellen L Ring Ltd
$12,500.00
Chic and fun at the same time and difficult to believe that it isn't signed. What a stunner this amazing retro bracelet is, fashioned of 14kt yellow gold and bright and lively orange-yellow citrines in the central elements as well as on the exterior.. It is constructed simply and beautifully and is a delight to wear. A very special piece of jewelry, indeed. Slightly oval rather than round ensures a wonderful fit. I've never seen anything else quite like it!

Condition: Excellent

Circa: 1940

Measurements: Circumference: 6 3/4"; 1" across at the widest point

Gross Weight: 56.2 dwt (87.3 grams)
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #1069213 (stock #P 1366)
Ellen L Ring Ltd
$1,250.00
WOW! That is what I said when I first saw this and still feel that way. A fantastic 18kt rose gold flower brooch, originally most likely a pair of clips that appear to have been transformed into earrings.(See photo with addition of gold piece to cover the pins). 8 petals on the outer rim, surrounding 4 smaller petals all centering a .20 carat diamond. This single clip is the essence of the 1940s Retro style in jewelry and is just stunning.

Condition: Excellent

Circa: 1940

Measures: Just under 1 1/2" in diameter

Gross Weight: 11.1 dwt (17.3 grams)
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #1067614 (stock #R 1331)
Ellen L Ring Ltd
$3,500.00
A totally modern and fabulous 18kt yellow gold ring cross set with five (5) square step cut channel set diamonds flanked on either side by a row of five (5 in each row) square step cut bright blue channel set sapphires sloped in opposite directions. Unsigned but I have seen the exact ring signed: Oscar Heyman.

Approximate diamond weight: 0.80 carat; H color, VS clarity.

Approximate sapphire weight: 2.00 carats.

Gross weight: 9.0 dwt (14 grams)

Ring size: 5 and can be re-sized.

Circa 1940
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #1061299 (stock #B 1271)
Ellen L Ring Ltd
$3,500.00
An fabulous geometrically designed retro bracelet in 18kt yellow gold. Wonderfully lightweight and wearable for day and night; if fact it could become the one bracelet you will never take off. 7" by 9/16". 37.4 dwt (58.2 grams). Most likely French in origin. Condition is very good with surface scratches commensurate with age and wear. Circa 1940.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1970 item #1011725 (stock #B1382)
Ellen L Ring Ltd
$1,150.00
Think of the bold fun flowers of 1960's art and design and you have them right here in this fun and fabulous 9kt bracelet. The closure is with the heart lock which is quite easy and secure. Great for everyday and will guarantee to put a smile on your face and garner lots of attention.

Condition: Very good

Metal: 9kt gold

Circa: 1960 and most likely English in origin

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1970 item #1009843 (stock #R1403)
Ellen L Ring Ltd
$2,100.00
Another summer stunner or a great match with resort wear!!! The fun and retro appeal of this ring can't be denied. 18kt yellow gold mount topped with angled cut turquoise with a central motif of 2 gold bands centered by a pave of diamonds. Wearable and wonderful and beautifully constructed.

Condition: Excellent

Size: 7 1/4 and can be re-sized.

Circa: 1960
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #974359 (stock #ER1370)
Ellen L Ring Ltd
$2,750.00
Is spring in the air? The flowers are blooming somewhere and here, another pair of flower earrings, these of a wonderful patinated 18kt gold. 2 layers of petals, the lower layer so realistically textured, while the upper layer is silky smooth and shiny. Nestled in the center is a prong set transitional cut diamond (approx. 0.10 ct in each) surrounded by 6 tiny emeralds. 3/4" in diameter. Light and easy on the ear! Currently one earring has the post removed and these will be finished either as clips or posts; of your choosing. Circa 1930-40