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John Rubel Pavé Turquoise and Ruby Brooch and Earrings Suite


This suite of a colorful brooch and earring set, from John Rubel, is comprised of rich red rubies, pavé-set turquoise cabochons, and colorless diamonds. The epitome of graceful Franco-American Retro style, the suite can be worn together with the graceful and airy gold flower brooch, a jewel of intriguing and asymmetrical minimalism, and the sky-blue turquoise earrings, with their rich red ruby centers, delivering a burst of color to enliven the face and eyes alike. Sold exclusively as a matching set.


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Item #: ST-19327
Artist: John Rubel, New York
Country: United States
Circa: 1945
Size: 2.75” diameter (brooch); 1” diameter (earrings)
Materials: On Brooch—88 round-cut rubies (approximate total weight 5.85 carats); 3 Round-cut diamonds (approximate total weight of 0.95 carat); 69 Cabochon turquoise; On Earrings—10 Round-cut rubies (approximate total weight 1.60 carats); 5 Round-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 0.60 carat); 18K Gold; Together with signed box
Signed: Unsigned, with signed box

The Rubel Brothers, or the Rubel Frères, had emigrated from Paris to New York with the Van Cleef & Arpels family, and were the jewelers who brought to life the famous ballerina designs, with the seemingly weightless rose-cut diamond dancers that best came to symbolize the designs of the Retro period.