14k white gold extra large drop style earrings featuring two oval cut rubies weighing 10.0 ctw. and 620 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 9.0 ctw. with HJ color and I1 clarity. The earrings measure 3-1/2" in length and weigh 32.9 grams. Rhodium plated. Appraised Value $19,500.00
Vintage & Estate Collection
Vintage 1940s-50s GIA Unheated Burmese Ruby and Diamond Ring in Platinum
Vintage 1940s-50s platinum ring centering a stunning cushion shaped 2.24 carat unheated Burmese ruby. The ruby is flanked by a round brilliant cut diamond on each side, with single cut diamonds framing the entire design. The ring also features delicately curved shoulders with an open work undergallery. The diamonds in the ring have a combined total weight of 0.88 carat with HJ color and SI1-I1 clarity. The ruby is accompanied by GIA report #2221437415. The ring is a size 4.5 and can be sized. Appraised Value $20,750.00
Platinum ring by esteemed jewelers the Aletto Brothers featuring a vertical arrangement of three rubies framed by a half moon cut diamond on each side. The rubies have a combined total weight of 1.35 carats, while the two half moon cuts weigh 0.35 cttw., F color and VS2-SI1 clarity. The ring is a size 6.75 and can be sized. Appraised Value $7,590.00
$40,000 and up
Art Deco Jewelry
Designer Estate Jewelry
Estate Pins & Brooches
Vintage & Estate Collection
Magnificent Vintage Retro Ruby & Diamond Double Clip Brooch by Raymond Yard
Own a piece of history! Stunning platinum double clip brooch by esteemed jewelry designer Raymond Yard featuring two round Burmese rubies totaling 3.97 carats. The brooch was methodically assembled so that it can be worn as one complete piece, or taken apart to be worn as two pieces. The patriotic 1940s spray design is gliterring with diamonds and rubies. The diamonds in the piece have a combined total weight of 8.13 carats, FG in color and VS1-SI1 in clarity. The additional rubies in the piece have a combined total weight of 5.34 carats. The brooch measures 3.75" x 2". Circa 1947. Appraised Value $180,000.00
"Known for his unique flair and keen eye for quality, Raymond Carter Yard set a high standard for American jewelry design in the 20th century. Born the son of a railroad conductor in Montclair, New Jersey, in 1885, as a boy Raymond Yard became known to William Elder Marcus, owner of Marcus & Co, an established jewelry firm in New York City. After Yard’s father died, Marcus offered the young Raymond a job, and at thirteen years of age he quit school and moved to Manhattan with his mother.
Under the guidance of William Elder Marcus, Yard immersed himself in the world of jewelry and steadily climbed the ranks of the firm, forming close relationships with the elite of American society along the way. Yard’s honest demeanor and knowledge of jewelry caught the eye of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and they developed a personal and professional relationship that would greatly affect Yard’s career.
Rockefeller strongly encouraged Raymond Yard to establish his own firm. Yard resigned from Marcus & Co. at the age of 37, and opened his first salon in May 1922 at 527 Fifth Avenue. That year, the firm serviced over a thousand customers. Within four years, with business booming and more space needed, Raymond C. Yard, Inc. had moved location up Fifth Avenue. Raymond Yard’s extensive client base greatly helped him to grow his company. Rockefeller believed in Yard’s design work and introduced him to New York’s wealthiest families, including the Vanderbilts, the DuPonts and the Woolworths.
This beautiful assemblage of Yard jewelry comes from a private collection, reflecting the peak of the Yard classical style."
18k white gold bracelet with nine oval cut rubies totaling 18.77 carats. The rubies are exquisitely framed by diamonds, 3.51 ctw. with HJ color and SI2-I1 clarity. Rhodium plated. Appraised Value $35,000.00
14k yellow gold necklace with a "Y" style design with a sapphire on top, emerald in the middle, and ruby on the bottom. The three precious gems have a combined total weight of 1.90 carats. Four round diamonds are stationed around the 16" necklace. Appraised Value $2,000.00
Necklaces & Pendants
Ruby and Diamond Foliate Style Necklace in Yellow Gold
14k yellow gold necklace showcasing three rubies (1.15 ctw.) in a foliate style design with eleven round brilliant cut diamonds, 0.30 ctw. with HK color and SI2-I2 clarity. The necklace measures 16" long. Appraised Value $2,075.00
18k white gold necklace centering a 1.33 carat Burmese ruby. The ruby is framed by 55 round brilliant cut diamonds, 0.70 ctw. with GI color and VS1-SI1 clarity. Rhodium plated. Appraised Value $7,950.00
14k yellow gold pendant featuring sixteen oval cut and round cut rubies weighing 4.17 ctw. and fifty seven round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 0.18 ctw. with HJ color and SI1-I1 clarity. Appraised Value $3,450.00
14k white gold pendant featuring one pear cut ruby weighin 0.60 cts. and thirty eight round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 0.27 ctw. with GI color and VS1-SI1 clarity. Rhodium plated. Appraised Value $4,095.00
14k white gold circle pendant with an alternating pattern of rubies and diamonds. The rubies have a combined total weight of 1.36 cts., while the diamonds weigh 0.19 ctw. with HJ color and SI1-I1 clarity. Rhodium plated. Appraised Value $2,000.00