Featured is a very unique and vibrant vintage fish brooch crafted in the 1950s. It is made of solid 18kt yellow gold as well as a beautiful array of enamel layered over the textured gold fish which is incredibly and accurately detailed. The body displays a vivid display of yellow and red enamel over a Florentine finished texture with cross-hatching that resembles the scales of the fish. The eye of the fish is encrusted with a single cut diamond accented by blue enamel. The fins of the fish are masterfully crafted as well featuring intense green enamel. It measures just over 1 1/2” in length and width. The fish weighs 10.4 grams and is in spectacular condition with some tarnish on the back of it yet this can be polished upon request.
A Gorgeous 18 karat white gold butterfly brooch consisting of square and rectangle cut aquamarines having a total weight of 7.18 carats, round sapphires having a total weight of 1.89 carats, and round diamonds having a total weight 2.34 carats.
A sapphire and diamond brooch, circa 1915 The openwork ellipse set with calibré-cut sapphires, old brilliant and rose-cut diamonds, with additional pierced foliate decoration millegrain-set with similarly cut diamonds and crescent-shaped sapphires, diamonds approximately 3.40 carats total, width 5.3cm., cased by Hennell, Southampton St, London by LiveLoveLaughMyLife
Circa 1940’s, this 18k yellow gold, sapphire and diamond clip by Van Cleef and Arpels virtually epitomizes the Retro period of jewelry that began following the start of WWII, after the art deco aesthetic of the 20’s and 30’s had come to an end. Platinum was used towards the war efforts, and yellow gold became popular in a period of design that began the less-is-more philosophy. This beautiful clip brooch features 3.00cts of blue sapphires, all square-cut and radiating out like a section of the sun from a gorgeous 2.00ct oval shaped diamond, accented by 1.10ctw of round diamonds. This is a brooch for anyone’s collection of fine sapphire jewelry.
Art Deco Platinum, Sapphire, and Diamond Plaque Brooch, Marcus & Co., centering three step-cut sapphires, with baguette- and fancy-cut diamond edges, and set throughout with transitional-cut diamonds, approx. total diamond wt. 4.30 cts., lg. 2 1/8 in., signed, in original box.
This clever piece from Tiffany can serve as a brooch or as a pair of matching clips. As an Art Deco fashion statement it was a perfect accent for the square collars in fashion but now can be worn as double lapel clips. The diamonds and rubies of this piece are set in platinum. by Tiffany and Company American, ca. 1930
Each clip of geometric design embellished with stylized scroll motifs, set with circular-, single-cut and baguette diamonds, further accented with lines of step- and calibré-cut emeralds, fitted case.
A diamond and emerald brooch, Tiffany & Co. of foliate motif, detailed with calibré-cut emeralds and baguette-cut diamonds, further accentuated by a ribbon of round brilliant-cut diamonds; signed Tiffany & Co; estimated total diamond weight: 2.50 carats; mounted in platinum; length: 2 1/4in.
Art Deco Diamond, Emerald, Platinum Brooch, Lacloche Frères The brooch features European-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 7.55 carats, accented by single-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.05 carats, accented by emerald and baguette-shaped emeralds weighing a total of approximately 1.85 carats, set in platinum, completed by a pinstem and catch on the reverse, marked Lacloche, Paris.
An art deco sapphire and diamond brooch, circa 1925 centering an oval-shaped sapphire framed with several successive rows of old European and single-cut diamonds and calibré and triangular-cut sapphires; central sapphire weighing approximately: 2.50 carats; estimated total diamond weight: 2.60 carats; mounted in platinum.
The tapering openwork plaque of scrolling design collet-set with graduated oval-cut sapphires, brilliant and baguette-cut diamonds, diamonds approx. 2.85cts total, signed J R Ogden & Sons, length 4.9cm, fitted case.
A belle époque sapphire and diamond brooch, circa 1910 The rectangular plaque finely pierced and millegrain-set with single-cut diamonds, set to the centre with three graduated old brilliant-cut diamonds interspersed with single-cut diamond floral decoration and courses of calibré-cut sapphires, diamonds approx. 2.00ct. total, width 4.1cm., fitted case
This is a brooch made by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1928. At the height of Art Deco, it must have been an unusual design at the time to choose an orchid, which was one of the icons of the Art Nouveau period. The Art Deco features of this piece are the platinum setting with different cut diamonds: brilliant, pave, and baguette. The brooch is displayed at the Cooper-Hewitt.
A Gorgeous Van Cleef & Arpels Sautoir. A magnificent double row necklace suspending a Maltese cross set with over 100 carats of diamond and superb South Sea pearls mounted in platinum, detachable to form various items. Commissioned 1967 Van Cleef & Arpels New York
Van Cleef and Arpels Necklace This 18 karat yellow gold & diamond necklace by Van Cleef and Arpels exemplifies the style of the 60″s decade. Pieces of this caliber are often designed to be used multiple ways. The necklace is comprised of smaller elements that make the piece more versatile. For example, the pendant can be detached and worn on a different chain or as a brooch. With over 90 carats of diamonds, the piece is a reminder of the 1960’s unabashed embrace of glamour.
Diamond Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1950s. Designed as a stylized ribbon tied spray, set with six principal pear-shaped diamonds, baguette, circular- and single-cut stones, mounted in platinum and white gold, signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered, French assay and indistinct maker’s marks, inscribed ‘country of origin: France’.
Aquamarine is most famous for its breathtaking sea-blue colors which can range from light to dark-blue. Aquamarine is exceptionally hard and has an outstanding vitreous glass-like luster. It is one of the official birthstones for those born in March. The name ‘aquamarine’ was derived from an old Latin expression which meant ‘seawater’. The gemstone Aquamarine is the modern March birthstone as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. It is also the birth stone for the Zodiac sign of Scorpio. Aquamarine is suggested as a gem to give on the 16th and 19th wedding anniversaries. The most valuable aquamarines come from Brazil.
GIA Certified 33.85ct. Natural Aquamarine Ring with excellent clean clarity. The gem has a octagonal step cut (emerald cut). Vivid Blue Aqua color that is brilliant sparkles from all angles and pristine transparency. Total of 1.50 ct side diamonds with Vs-2 Clarity, G-color. Rounds Brilliants full cuts. Set in a 14k white gold setting that weighs 14.9 grams. Deck of the ring is 1.1 X .85 Inch with depth of ring .52 inch. An exquisite ring designed and created by Avis Diamond.
GIA 29.24 “Blue” Aquamarine & Diamonds necklace. This gorgeous aquamarine gem is oval and full cut with vibrant blue aqua color measuring 22.53 X 19.15 X 11.99 mm. Total weight of the stunning diamonds are 4.47ct. with Pear & Rounds Full cut brilliants. The diamonds have a sparkling Vs-2 clarity G-color. Beautiful 14K white gold with a grand weight of 28 grams.
A Gorgeous and Complex Aquamarine ring design at its best. GIA 12.90ct. Natural Aquamarine, with excellent clean clarity. A beautiful Octagonal Step cut that has outstanding vivid blue aqua color. This stunning aquamarine has brilliant sparkles from all angles with pristine transparency. There are 3.00 ct of side diamonds with beautiful Vs-2 Clarity and F/G-color. The diamonds are Baguettes & Rounds Brilliants full cuts. The beautiful setting is 18k white gold with a nice weight of 14.9 grams.
An exquisite 69.37 ct Natural GIA Certified Aquamarine and 8.00 ct diamonds brooch. A 3D Still Life Snowflake / Frost Leaf aquamarine with VS clean clarity, Brilliant pear cut. This beautiful aquamarine gem is 43.45 X 20.30 X 13.70 mm. The aquamarine is surrounded by 8.00 ct. of natural Diamonds that are Round Full cuts. These sparkling diamonds are F-color, Vs-1 Vs-2 clarity that are mounted, bead set and Master Craft Graver patterns in 18K White Gold. Dimensions of the brooch are 2.85 X 1.84 Inch.
An alluring 40.44 ct Natural Aquamarine top gem with clear clarity, and oval and Full cut with vibrant aqua color. This large aquamarine measures 26 X 20 mm, and is surrounded by 1.23 ct of Diamonds. These sparkling diamonds are Vs-2 clarity with G-color. Overall pendant dimensions without bale is 28.5 X 25.5 mm and depth of 15.5 mm. A beautiful Omega Necklace will accompany that is 18 inches 4.2 mm thick. Set in beautiful 14K white gold with a grand weight of 40 grams.
From the light blue of the sky to the deep blue of the sea, aquamarines shine over an extraordinarily beautiful range of mainly light blue colors. Aquamarine is a fascinatingly beautiful gemstone. Women the world over love it for its fine blue shades which can complement almost any skin or eye color, and creative gemstone designers are inspired by it as they are by hardly any other gem, which enables them to create new artistic cuts again and again.
Carats Forever Jewelers has a wondrous selection of exquisite jewels and gemstones to select from. Many of the jewelry pieces they offer are vintage and estate jewelry pieces, and are unique in appearance and availability. Gorgeous newly created jewel wonders are also available. Carats forever uses mother nature’s breathtaking colors and sparkles to blend with precious metals and the beauty will endure for generations to come, by offering joy & shine forever. Carat Forever carries a full selection of jewelry that includes gorgeous rings, earrings, necklaces, pendants, and stunning bracelets. Loose gems that can be set into many of the jewelry designs they have designed are available also.
Estate 18k gold natural Dark Blue Aquamarine VS Diamond ring band 27 ctw 14.3 grams. Estate 18k Yellow gold Natural Brazilian Santa Maria Aquamarine and VS Diamond Large ring. Prong hand basket setting, both sides are Gorgeous sparkly white Round and Baguette VS brilliant cut Diamonds. Untreated Natural 25.40 carat large Aquamarine.
18k White gold Natural untreated Ruby & VS Diamond Cluster modern ring band 3.26 Carats. The rubies in the ring are natural earth mined with oval cuts. and 2.57 carats total weight. They have a dark blood red color and are channel set. The diamonds are natural and untreated with a total carat weight of 0.69. The diamonds are VS1 clarity with F color, and are round cut and micro pave set. The total carat weight of the gems is 3.26 carats. The ring weighs 6.4 grams and is solid 18K white gold.
18k Yellow gold Natural Pink Rose Tourmaline & VS-1 Diamond Cocktail ring 5.24 ct. This is a gorgeous earth mined 3.42 carat rose red tourmaline that is oval cut. The diamonds are natural and untreated. Total diamond weight is 1.82 carats with VS1 clarity, and G color in both round and Marquise cuts. The total carat weight of the ring is 5.24 carats. The ring weighs 8.4 grams and is made out of solid 18K yellow gold.
18k yellow gold natural Colombian Emerald & VS Diamond cluster ring band. This is a natural and untreated Colombian emeralds with 0.75 carats total weight. The emeralds are dark green in color. The cut on the emeralds is round and princess cut. The diamonds are natural and untreated with 0.56 carats total weight, VS2 clarity E color. The diamonds are round cut. Total carat weight of the gems is 1.31 carats. The rings weighs 8.3 grams and is solid 18K yellow gold.
14k Yellow gold Natural Blue Sapphire & Diamond Cocktail band ring 6.05 ctw. This is a natural earth mined untreated oval cut 3.90 carat weight sapphire. The sapphire has a gorgeous cornflower dark blue color. The diamonds are natural and untreated and earth minded with 2.15 carats total weight. The diamonds have VS2 clarity and F color, and are round cut. The diamonds are prong set. The total carat weight of the gems is 6.05 carats. The ring weighs 5.9 grams and is solid 14K yellow gold.
The name Van Cleef & Arpels is synonymous with gorgeous and exquisite jewelry. Van Cleef & Arpels has been creating wondrous jewelry creations since 1896. Van Cleef & Arpels’ jewelry has been known for its fluid lines, graceful curves, color, and a sense of movement. They met at the end of the Nineteenth Century, Alfred Van Cleef, a precious stone-cutters’ son, and the young woman, Estelle Arpels, her father a leading precious raw gems merchant. It was Paris, 1895, a marriage between two deep loves, joining together two families and creating a business family that even now, after one hundred and eighteen years, shines resilient as the diamonds they’ve designed. Van Cleef & Arpels is associated with quality and an elite style that has adorned the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy, Catherine Deneuve, Audrey Hepburn, and other timeless beauties.
Mystery Set refers to the unique technique associated with Van Cleef & Arpels ever since the Maison patented this dazzling invention in 1933. It consists of setting stones in such a way that no prongs are visible. The level of expertise required makes Mystery Set the exclusive realm of a very small number of master jewelers.
The technique is so intricate that producing a single brooch takes no less than 300 hours work. Each faceted stone is delicately inserted onto thin gold rails less than two-tenths of a millimeter thick. Once complete, the gems appear to be entirely free-standing. Because of the complexity of the process, Mystery Set pieces are extremely rare: the Maison produces no more than a few of them each year.
These are a few of the gorgeous nature jewelry pieces that Van Cleef & Arpels have created over the last century.
Van Cleef & Arpels creates jewelry by seizing moment, images, and emotions. Throughout history, the Maison has told enchanting stories through the apperarance of movement in jewelry. Creating these pieces calls for incredible dedication and patience. This allows for an impression of natural and seamless beauty.
Van Cleef & Arpels Gorgeous Engagement rings are sure to ensure that you will hear yes from the love of your life.
With its twin buckle motif, Tête-à-tête – meaning “”face-to-face”” in English – symbolizes a romantic moment between two lovers. In a platinum pavé setting, Tête-à-tête’s centre stone is available in either 0.50ct or 1.00ct. All stones range from Flawless to VVS and are of exceptional whiteness.
Ever since its creation in 1906, Van Cleef & Arpels is closely tied to the most beautiful love stories. Creativity and know-how are combined through exceptional pieces that pay tribute to the expression of feelings.
Today, the Maison is once again reaching out to those in love, with a unique range of solitaire rings offering an alternative to diamonds. Van Cleef & Arpels’ “Bridal” collection is adorned with colored gems: blue and pink sapphires, rubies and emeralds.
Mark Schneider is a fashion forward designer who brings contemporary style to traditional engagement ring designs. His designs have won numerous awards, and one of his pieces is on permanent display in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Each piece is meticulously hand crafted using very high quality materials. Mark is a third-generation jeweler, and his love for jewelry and colored stones began in grade school with a coveted gemstone collection. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree from California State University Long Beach, where he studied art and jewelry design. While in college, he enjoyed working with clay and metal, transferring that love to jewelry design. He feels fortunate to have the opportunity and ability to create jewelry with the finest rare gemstones available.
His clients are individuals who not only recognize the value of jewelry, but also appreciate the desirability of collecting his work. Many of Mark’s clients are returning clients, who are often looking for the next custom art piece to add to their Mark Schneider collection. He is the jeweler’s jeweler, having designed many custom pieces for jewelers and their spouses. Mark is intimately involved with every part of the process, from conception of his award winning pieces to the final touches that make his jewelry unique and distinguishable. It’s this commitment to quality that encourages museums and people from all over the country to contact Mark for custom design.
Mark is one of the few living designers to have a piece of jewelry on permanent display in the Smithsonian Institution Gem and Mineral Hall. He is also one of the most recognized American designers of our time. From his bold color pieces to his unique bridal designs, Mark Schneider pushes the conventional ideas of jewelry design and constantly strives to challenge himself. His distinct perspective on jewelry making has earned him some of the most coveted awards and honors within the industry.
It was not until 2001 that Mark noticed a lack of originality in one jewelry field in particular – engagement rings. He saw an industry often unimaginative and steeped in tradition. Mark decided to go against the grain and create something unique by designing a fresh and contemporary line of engagement rings. Just like his award winning colored gemstone jewelry designs, his engagement rings are clean and flowing, with nods towards architecture, furniture design, and nature. When designing, Mark places much importance on form and function, how the design looks from all angles, and how it looks on the hand. They are made to outlast the test of time, to be handed down through the generations, and each ring is truly a work of art for each bride to proudly wear.