Category Archives: Jewelry

MODERNIST JEWELRY OF THE 1930’S

Jewelry of the 1930’s was different from the earlier Art Deco, although there were still some geometric elements present. Yellow gold was now in favor, and the hard geometry of Art Deco became softer and more sensual. Gold was now highly polished, and often curved and fluted. Single geometric elements, such as cubes or balls were preferred to the mix of geometric elements found in much Art Deco. Citrines became very popular, as they added texture and sparkle without adding another color. Continue reading

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ART DECO JEWELRY IN COLOR

Everything you have wanted to know about Art Deco jewelry – Part 2 One of the most fascinating  aspects of  Art Deco jewelry is the diversity of stylistic elements it encompasses. While one important aspect of Art Deco jewelry is … Continue reading

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EVERYTHING YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ART DECO JEWELRY PART 1 – ART DECO JEWELRY IN BLACK AND WHITE

By Audrey Friedman The early 20th century was perhaps unique in art history with regard to the number of radical stylistic changes that took place in a very short space of time.  By 1925, we had gone from the organic, … Continue reading

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SKULLS, SKELETONS AND SNAKES – A BRIEF HISTORY OF MEMENTO MORI AND MEMORIAL JEWELRY

It is a great art to die well and to be learnt by men in health…Place your coffin in your own eye: dig your own grave. -Jeremy Taylor, 1665 Death. It is an unavoidable aspect of all human life, but … Continue reading

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FRENCH JEWELRY 1950’s – 1960’s

After the end pf WW@, jewelry design underwent a revolution. Gone were the abstract curves and polished surfaces, texture of every kind was now in fashion, and naturalism a major theme. This new jewelry was refreshing and exciting. Continue reading

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ON THE PHONE….OLD SCHOOL

Salvador Dali’s Telephone Earrings Salvador Dali was one of the most successful artists in translating images from his paintings into jewelry. It was during the 1940’s and 1950’s that he actually created a body of jewelry based on his singular … Continue reading

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SALVADOR DALI’S RUBY LIPS

We consider ourselves very fortunate to own one of Dali’s most iconic pieces of jewelry – the Ruby Lips With Teeth Like Pearls. Dali took this cliché, and created a fabulous and sexy brooch. The full, curving lips are paved … Continue reading

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The Art of the Cocktail…Ring

While the term “cocktail” was first used in 1803, and the first Bartender’s Guide was published in 1862, the first recorded actual “Cocktail Party” was given by a Mrs. Julius Walsh of St Louis, Missouri in 1917. The idea obviously … Continue reading

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IN THE GALLERY NOW: A UNIQUE BRACELET BY PAUL POIRET

We have recently acquired this amazing bracelet and we couldn’t wait to share it with you. In fact we will be bringing it with us to the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show next week (Oct 22-Oct 28). This … Continue reading

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The New Look

The hot new trend being reported by fashion magazines is for women to get rid of the sweats and hoodies, and look smart and elegant in crisply tailored, simple dresses and suits, skirts and slacks  with jackets, and, yes, a … Continue reading

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