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Raymond Yard Diamond Double Leaf Brooch

$19,500

This 1950s platinum double leaf brooch by the New York society jeweler, Raymond Yard, is set with over four carats of diamonds. Sparkling round brilliant-cut diamonds outline the bold, asymmetrical leaves with their stylized, polished platinum veins, and flashing diamond baguette stems. Highly three-dimensional and dynamic, wear this original mid-century brooch as a radiant study in abstract form and structure.

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Artist: Raymond Yard
Country: United States
Circa: 1950s
Size: 1.25” length, 2” width
Materials: 47 Round brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 4.30 carats); 9 Baguette-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 1.10 carats); Platinum
Signed: "Yard Plat"
Literature: Similar brooch pictured in Yard: The Life and Magnificent Jewelry of Raymond C. Yard, by Natasha Kuzmanovic, The Vendome Press, 2007, p. 61

This brooch is a rare example of strong, monochromatic mid-century design by Raymond Yard, whose clients, like the Woolworths and the Rockefellers, often tapped him for outstanding colored gems, like the recently auctioned Rockefeller emerald, which brought the highest price per carat of any emerald sold to date.
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