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$ 19,500

Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Brooch

Origin United States, New York
Period 1950-1999
Materials Platinum, Diamond.
W. 2 in; H. 1.25 in;
W. 5.08 cm; H. 3.18 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 1950s
Description An American Mid-20th Century platinum brooch with diamonds by Raymond Yard. The brooch has 47 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 4.30 carats, and 9 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.10 carats. Total approximate weight of the brooch is 5.40 carats, F/H color, VS clarity. The dimensional brooch is composed of 2 overlapping leaves.

The firm of Raymond Yard catered to the wealthiest and most distinguished American families such as Rockefellers, Fleischmanns, Flaglers, and Woolworths, among others. The firm, Raymond C. Yard, focused primarily on custom pieces for their clientele and was known for sourcing the highest quality of materials that his clientele demanded. Stock pieces were executed by the highest level of outside manufacturers, with Yard supplying the stones and designs. His creations exemplified the understated elegance of impeccable workmanship combined with the very finest of materials. Raymond Yard prided himself on his knowledge of gems and was considered one of the foremost experts on pearls.

Similar pictured in Yard The Life and Magnificent Jewelry of Raymond C. Yard, by Natasha Kuzmanovic, The Vendome Press, 2007, page 61 .

Signed, “Yard” “Plat”.
Gemstones Diamond
Metals Platinum
Gender Ladies'
Styles / Movements Mid-Century, Rare Jewels, Signed Pieces
Dealer Reference Number BO-16793
Incollect Reference Number 166022
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