(PRWEB) December 3, 2004
Maurice Goldman Fine Jewelry & Estate Jewelry http://www.mauricegoldman.com has acquired a signed Van Cleef & Arpels brooch from the 1930s and a signed Julius Cohen brooch from the 1940s. Although both brooches are composed of a combination of Burmese rubies and diamonds set in a botanical theme, each designer exhibits a unique style.
The Van Cleef & Arpels brooch displays a stunning array of the original vivid red faceted Burmese rubies and white diamonds set in Paris by this firm. The vibrant gems are set in a 35 mm round platinum pin to form a flower motif, in this mint condition period piece. Oval and pear-shaped rubies with 5 carat total weight, and baguette and round-cut diamonds, with 5 carat total weight, fall into concentric circles with a slight rise in height toward the center.
Crafters for the rich and famous, the Parisian firm of Van Cleef & Arpels concentrated in platinum, diamond and colored stone pieces. Works from the 1930s are characterized by jewels in primary colors designed in a geometrical pattern, with a streamlined style.
Also composed of rubies and diamonds, the signed Julius Cohen brooch represents an entirely different look. In this 1940s brooch, smooth cabochon Burmese rubies and diamonds are embedded in 18K yellow gold to form an exquisite free-form flower-like arrangement.
Julius Cohen, a New York-based designer, worked for the firm of Harry Winston before opening his own company. His first designs were entered in diamond promotion contests sponsored by De Beers.
``We are particularly delighted with the acquisition of these two designer gemstone brooches in time for the holiday season. Brooches are a very "now" accessory, and the signed brooches, with increasingly rare Burmese rubies, are also instant heirlooms'', comments Judith Isaacson, VP, Internet Division & Style Editor, Maurice Goldman Jewelry Online.
Maurice Goldman Fine Jewelry & Estate Jewelry displays hundreds of fine jewelry items in its online store http://www.mauricegoldman.com
With over 300 precious gemstone and cultured pearl jewelry items offered, including art deco vintage brooches and pins, signed designer pieces, and vintage fine jewelry from the 1940s and 1950s, the online catalog is an eclectic mix of exotic and unique luxury bijoux.
About Maurice Goldman & Sons, Inc.
Under the present-day direction of CEO and president, Hector Goldman, this privately-held company was founded in 1910 in Antwerp, Belgium, and London, UK, by Maurice Goldman. Members of The Jewelers Board of Trade, and New York Diamond Dealers Club.
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