Posts Tagged ‘Art Deco’

Custom Jewelry by Mardon

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Recent custom pieces by Mardon show off some reasons why people have us make custom jewelry. We made this snake ring set with a rare gem for a long time client who has a taste for Asian art. We made her a custom diamond ring several years ago that featured Asian style dragons on both […]

Marcus & Company Art Deco Ruby & Diamond Brooch

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Just acquired: this sweet little Art Deco brooch. During the buy, we noticed a serial or stock number engraved on the back, but didn’t see a quality or maker’s mark. The piece tested to be 14K white gold,and was set with Old European cut diamonds and a fine natural star ruby, so we were happy […]

Magnificent Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

A wonderful ring from the Belle Epoque with a 3.08 ct Fancy Yellow Diamond.

Gorgeous Paraiba-type Tourmaline in Rose Gold Ring

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Our Paraiba-type Tourmaline & Diamond 14 Karat Rose & White Gold Ring is truly one-of-a-kind. The centerpiece of the design is a gorgeous oval brilliant cut Cuprian Tourmaline. It measures ~10.70 x 7.13 x 5.24 mm and weighs 2.56 carats. The gem is perfectly cut and exhibits a delicate light mint green. Cuprian Tourmalines are a rare […]

Jewelry Auction Update

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Great news for our client–this beautiful Art Deco watch, mentioned in our previous blog, did very well at Sotheby’s Important Watch Auction, June 11. The piece sold for a hammer price of $13,000, almost double the reserve price. Yay! As you can see from this image from the auction catalog, Sotheby’s does a wonderful job promoting their […]

Rare Art Deco Pools of Light Necklace– with Stars!

Friday, June 20th, 2014

  We acquired this highly unusual Art Deco Pools of Light necklace almost by accident. We recently purchased an estate of wonderful early 20th century jewelry items, mostly rings and pins. This piece and another interesting rock crystal necklace were included in the group. Since they had no gold content, we didn’t think too much about […]

Estate Jewelry- What’s Old is New

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

This spectacular pendant from the early 20th century highlights a parade of items new to our estate department. At 2 1/2 inches long, it’s just killer.  We haven’t quite decided just when it was made. The overall look is Art Deco, but the delicacy of the fabricated design suggests perhaps the Edwardian period. Regardless of […]

Evolution of the Solitaire Engagement Ring

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

When you mention engagement ring, most of us think of a simple band with a single diamond, shining and sparkling with love and promise. This is known in the jewelry trade as a solitaire engagement ring. The development of today’s solitaire rings really began in the late 1800’s when several new technologies brought jewelers the means […]

Platinum Ring Stars in Line-up of Vintage Engagement Rings

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

This striking ring is a standout in our latest line-up of fine vintage engagement rings. The ring is pure Roaring 20’s, combining design elements of the delicate Edwardian style along with geometry of the Art Deco look. The low setting gives a nice big look with comfort and wearability.

What’s New is Old–Recent Arrivals to our Vintage Jewelry Department

Friday, April 5th, 2013

We’re just back from the Los Angelese Antiques Jewelry Show where we acquired these wonderful vintage and antique items. Antiques are at least 100 years old, while vintage refers to pieces less old, but usually of period style, such as Art Deco or Retro.

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