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Raymond Yard jewellery

Raymond Yard jewellery. Art Deco Rabbit brooch

Art Deco Rabbit waiter brooch. Gold, diamonds. Raymond Yard jewellery

Raymond Yard jewellery
His jewelry teaches not only the history of jewelry art of the twentieth century, but also the evolution of American tastes. From Art Deco to the “space” design of the 60s, from strict classical forms and large rings with moonstones to funny rabbits waiters …
To survive during the “dry law” in America, sense of humor, perhaps, was very helpful. Thanks to these relevant and certainly very expensive brooches, talented jeweler Raymond Yard has won eternal fame. In 1929, at the peak of the ban on the sale of alcohol, the jeweler made a brooch in the form of rabbits waiters, these ornaments have become a kind of artist’s protest against the law. Rabbits waiters have become the hallmark of the brand, they are hunt for by the collectors all over the world.

Diamond brooches by Raymond Yard

Diamond brooches

Raymond Yard started working very early – at age 13, as an errand boy in a large jewelry house. His quick eye and a desire to learn, let the boy move up the career staircase. In 1922, with the assistance of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., he opens his studio on 5th Avenue in New York. Yard mainly worked for the richest family in New York, doing things for them in one piece.

Among legendary families were the Rockefellers, Fleischmanns and Flaglers. His decorations are of the highest quality and unique sense of humor. Yard was intimately involved in every piece of jewelry that carried his name and expected perfection in the final product. With such limited production, high-quality groups of pieces by Raymond Yard rarely come up for auction.

In 1958 Yard retired, leaving the company to his three oldest employees. Today, the descendants of these people produce jewelry on sketches by Raymond Yard.

Raymond Yard jewellery

London guardian

London guard brooch

One of the iconic designs were his rabbits. The first pieces of the collection were made in the late 1920

Iconic rabbits, first made in the late 1920

Platinum, diamond, enamel and ruby Rabbit and Fox brooches by Raymond Yard

Fox and rabbit brooches. Platinum, diamond, enamel and ruby

Platinum, diamond, enamel and ruby Rabbit brooch, Raymond Yard

Fisher rabbit brooch. Platinum, diamond, enamel and ruby

Platinum, diamond, enamel and ruby Rabbit brooches, Raymond Yard

Precious Rabbit brooches

Raymond Yard iconic designs of rabbits. The first pieces of the collection were made in the late 1920

Iconic designs of rabbits made in the late 1920

Raymond Yard iconic designs of rabbits. The first pieces of the collection were made in the late 1920

Hen and rabbit waiters brooches

Brooch - star sapphires, diamonds, platinum

Flower Brooch – star sapphires, diamonds, platinum

Charm 'Dog in the bathtub'. Rubies, lacquer, sapphires, diamonds, platinum

‘Dog in the bathtub’ Charm. Rubies, lacquer, sapphires, diamonds, platinum

Charm 'Drunken man'. Sapphires, platinum, diamonds. Right - Charm 'Man in a dog house'. Rubies, sapphires, diamonds, platinum

‘Drunken man’. Sapphires, platinum, diamonds. Right – Charm ‘Man in a dog house’. Rubies, sapphires, diamonds, platinum

Charm 'Hotel Suite'. Rubies, 18k gold, diamonds, platinum. Right - Charm 'Wishing Well'. Rubies, emeralds, lacquer, sapphires, round and square diamonds, platinum

‘Hotel Suite’ charm. Rubies, 18k gold, diamonds, platinum. Right – Charm ‘Wishing Well’. Rubies, emeralds, lacquer, sapphires, round and square diamonds, platinum

Diamonds, a carved rock crystal flower, sapphires, platinum earrings

Flower carved rock crystal, sapphires, platinum and diamond earrings

Earrings - colored diamonds, tsavorites, onyx, rock crystal platinum

Basket with flowers Earrings – colored diamonds, tsavorites, onyx, rock crystal platinum

Palladium, Sapphire and diamond brooch, Raymond Yard

Flower brooch. Palladium, Sapphire and diamond

Platinum, diamond, emerald brooch, Raymond Yard

Emerald, Platinum, diamond brooch

Platinum, diamond, enamel, emerald and ruby House and tree brooch, Raymond Yard

House and tree brooch. Platinum, diamond, enamel, emerald and ruby

Raymond Yard jewelry - excellent example of Art Deco style

Feather Art Deco style diamond brooch

Raymond Yard jewellery. Brooch House and Tree

House and Tree brooch

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