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Donald Stannard brooch for Arlene Dahl

Donald Stannard brooch for Arlene Dahl

This vintage brooch is from the capsule collection of beautiful Hollywood actress Arlene Dahl. Donald Stannard brooch for Arlene Dahl

Donald Stannard brooch for Arlene Dahl

Being already in middle age, she went away from acting, and launched a cosmetics and lingerie lines, and only twice released a collection of jewelry. A million profit company, all of her creations feature elegant taste and girls lined up in a row, in order to buy anything.
Assigned by the American auction houses as one of the greatest American designers of all time, Stannard jewelry pieces are becoming hard to find vintage treasures.
Noteworthy, Stannard started his own line after working for Kenneth Jay Lane in the 60’s. His solo career began in 1972 and he gained steam when he was mentioned in Vogue. After that he became known for his designs being used in Broadway plays, TV shows such as Dynasty and being worn by the rich and famous. He passed in 2006 and his designs have become highly sought after.
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Rene Boivin jewellery

18 karat gold, Blackened gold, colored diamond, diamond, citrine, ruby Dog Brooch, Rene Boivin jewellery

Labrador retriever with a fully articulated torso, ears, paws and tail. 18 karat gold, Blackened gold, colored diamond, diamond, citrine, ruby Brooch, the collar removes for wear as a ring. Rene Boivin jewellery

Rene Boivin Jewellery House
The work of Rene Boivin is a whole chapter in the history of jewelry, bright and beautiful. Many of RB works are made on individual projects for specific customers and clients. The history of Rene Boivin lasted for about a century, from 1890 to the 1990s. Rene himself (1864-1917) was a hereditary jeweler, studied from his father, who was a silversmith.
In 1893 Rene Boivin married Jeanne Poiret, older sister of Paul Poiret, who became one of the most famous and influential fashion designers of Paris. Jeanne Boivin became the first woman major jewelry designer in the XX century. The couple was ambitious, hard-working, and worked together well. Thanks to family connections Renee quickly got into the world of high fashion, found his client. Decoration by Rene Boivin acquired its trademark features, becoming elegant, rich, and sophisticated. Their designs are innovative and bold, they absorb all avant-garde trends of the time – Cubism, Art Deco.
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Signed HB Heyman Brothers jewellery

Pair of Platinum, Diamond and Colored Stone ‘Pansy’. Signed HB Heyman Brothers jewellery

Pair of Platinum, Diamond and Colored Stone ‘Pansy’. Signed HB Heyman Brothers jewellery

Signed HB Heyman Brothers jewellery
The history of Oscar Heyman & Bros., Inc. began in 1912 in New York at 58 W 40th St. New York City. Emigrants from Russia, the family consisted of nine siblings. They moved to New York in 1906. Two brothers, Oscar and Nathan, had apprenticed at a Faberge factory, while another brother was an accomplished toolmaker. Together, they launched Oscar Heyman & Brothers jewelry company in 1912. The brothers were master platinum-smiths who utilized only the finest diamonds and colored gems.
Noteworthy, in the 1930-40s the company produced top tier jewelry for such iconic brands as Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and others. Flower brooches became the company’s hallmark. The marking includes “HB”, or “OHB” (Oscar Heyman Brothers). Yet, unstamped pieces require specialists’ authentication.
Traditionally, the jewelers used the old world techniques of tool making, fine platinum and gold metal-smithing.
Incorporated in 1912, the company is still active.
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The Aletto Brothers jewellery

Aletto Brothers jewellery

Blue flower brooch. Sapphire, diamond, white gold. Aletto Brothers jewellery

The Aletto Brothers jewellery
The history of Aletto Brothers jewelry brand began in Naples, Italy, at the turn of the 19th century. Its founder, Bartolomeo Aletto, was commissioned to commemorate the inauguration of the Eiffel Tower at the Universal Exposition in 1889.
The second generation jeweler became Raffaele Aletto, son of Bartolomeo, who worked for many leading Italian jewelers. In 1949, Raffaele’s son, Alberto, left Naples for Caracas, Venezuela, where he established a factory with over 100 employees.
Alberto Aletto was a third generation jeweler respected for his fine craftsmanship. In 1964 he relocated to New York City and achieved high praise for his designs. Still family owned and operated today, five generations later, the firm moved to Boca Raton, Florida in 1987.
Under the leadership of Alfredo, great grandson of the founder, and his sons, Alberto, Luigi and Mario, the designers continue to produce high quality jewelry displaying the firm’s gift for artistry in every piece produced.
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Arthur and Georgie Gaskin jewellery

Arthur and Georgie Gaskin jewellery. Pendant, ca. 1907. Gemstones, Silver Crystal Opal

Pendant, ca. 1907. Gemstones, Silver Crystal Opal. Arthur and Georgie Gaskin jewellery

Arthur and Georgie Gaskin jewellery
British duo of jewelers Arthur and Georgie Gaskin were Georgina Gaskin (1866-1934) and her husband Arthur Gaskin (16 March 1862 – 4 June 1928). Arthur Gaskin did most of the enameling and had a particular interest in medieval metalwork. Georgie was his main creative partner for Arts & Crafts jewelry. Arthur Gaskin was also an illustrator, painter, teacher and designer of jewellery and enamel work. He was born in Birmingham into the family of a decorator. In 1883 he entered the Birmingham School of Art. Here he met his future wife Georgie in 1888. She was one of his students. The couple married in 1894. Arthur and Georgie Gaskin started producing jewellery in 1899.
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Hattie Carnegie jewellery

Hattie Carnegie jewellery

Henrietta Kanengeiser (March 15, 1889- 22 February 1956) Legendary Hattie Carnegie jewellery

Legendary Hattie Carnegie jewellery
Born Henrietta Kanengeiser on March 15, 1889 in Vienna, Austria, Hattie Carnegie became a legendary American jewelry and fashion designer in the 1920s-1950s. She was the second of seven children of Isaac Kanengeiser and his wife Helen Kranczer. In 1900 their family emigrated to the United States of America. The 16-year-old Henrietta worked as a secretary in the Macy’s Store, one of the famous New York department stores. Noteworthy, it was her father, Jewish tailor, who had introduced her to the world of fashion. Elegant and beautiful Henrietta designed her own clothes and accessories. Meanwhile, Henrietta adopted the name Hattie Carnegie after she had met the local dressmaker Rose Ruth Purchaser. In 1909 Hattie Carnegie and Rose Ruth opened their own fashion business on East 49th Street in New York. Nine years later she founded the Hattie Carnegie, Inc.
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Cranach Art Nouveau jewellery

Cranach Art Nouveau jewellery. Cuttlefish. Superb Symbolist Brooch. Gold Enamel Pearl Ruby. Marks – ‘WLC’ monogram. German, c.1900

Cuttlefish. Superb Symbolist Brooch. Gold Enamel Pearl Ruby. Marks – ‘WLC’ monogram. German, c.1900. Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewellery

Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewellery (1861-1918)
German goldsmith Cranach worked in the Art Nouveau style, and his beautiful works are often confused with other jewelers’. Wilhelm Cranach worked as a forester, portrait painter, designer, and silversmith. He became known in Berlin as an artist of applied art and a jeweler since 1900.
Exquisite Art Nouveau jewelry by Wilhelm von Lucas Cranach was similar in design to the jewelry of the famous French jeweler Rene Jules Lalique. In fact, Cranach jewelry at its core is the intersection of the boundaries of art and jewelry. Thus, William Lucas Cranach has revolutionized the traditional art of jewelry. Traditionally, the motifs of his jewelry included plants and flowers, natural wonders, and zoomorphic themes. Snake, as part of the historical coat of arms of Cranach, the head of Medusa the Gorgon were made ​​in the style of the late 19th – early 20th century.
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