Jewelry that transcends time
Through the centuries, the diamond brooch has graced the likes of royalty
and rogue, conservative and trend-setter. From the understated brooches
of the 19th century to the adventurous, high-fashion 20th century styles
of Cartier and Boucheron to the cunning and classic brooches at the brink
of the 21st century, winning designs and precious beauty have contributed
to their universal appeal.
by Lorraine M. Suermann
|18k gold antique reproduction brooch features diamond birds with ruby eyes
and three nested cultured pearls with one ruby accent. Suggested retail,
Siera Jewelry Inc., Los Angeles, CA; (213) 623- 6370, fax (213) 623-1302.
18k white gold brooch features 2.17 carats of round diamonds
and is $11,200 suggested retail.
Dillon Pearl Corp., New York City; (212) 869-7292, fax (212) 869-1721.
|Barbara Taylor Fouts' versatile 18k brooch with 6.74 carats of pavé
diamonds is shown as an enhancer. From the Queen of Hearts collection, the
brooch is $18,436 suggested retail.|
Barbara Taylor Fouts, Lafayette, CA; (925) 283- 1881, fax (925) 284-1697.
|Ella Gafter designed this handmade white gold flower brooch set with 30.01
carats of diamonds. The stem is detachable, and the center of the flower
is set en tremblant. Suggested retail, $80,000.|
Ella|Jewels by Ella Gafter, New York City; (212) 398-0101, fax (212) 302-0153.
|From J.R. Gold Designs' newest collection of Art Deco-style jewelry, this
18k white gold brooch is intricately set with diamonds and a South Sea pearl.|
J.R. Gold Designs, New York City; (800) 999-0583 or (212) 922-9292, fax
From Tiffany & Co.'s nature collection, this platinum
brooch features diamonds and a cultured South Sea pearl. Suggested retail,
$16,500 ($11,500 without pearl).
Tiffany & Co., New York City; (212) 605-4683.
|14k gold bar pin holds 70 points of diamonds and is enhanced with black
K. Goldschmidt Jewelers Inc., New York City; (212) 819-0950, fax (212) 819-0952.
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