Tiffany & Co. 1940s Aquamarine and Diamond Chrysanthemum Earrings and Brooch
Created in the 1940s, this Tiffany & Co. Retro chrysanthemum flower suite is composed of aquamarines, diamond and 18K gold. Highly three dimensional in form, The large brooch and clip earrings are designed as full Anastasia chrysanthemum blossoms centering oval and circular-cut aquamarines, interspersed with high polished reflecting petals, framed by old single-cut diamond and gold pistils. Like the luxuriant blossoms themselves, the opulent brooch fills the palm of a cupped hand and the clip earrings light up the face, while the icy blue tones of the aquamarines evoke a summer seaside garden.
- Product Details
- Curator's Notes
Item #: STE-21067
Artist: Tiffany & Co.
Country: United States of America
Size: Earrings: each 1" diameter, Brooch: 2.5" diameter
Materials: 2 round and 32 old single-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 0.70 carat); 34 round and oval cut aquamarines (approximate total weight 12.80 carats); 18K Gold
Signed: Earrings signed TIFFANY & CO., French gold importation assay marks, PAT.; En suite brooch unsigned
These lavish and delicate 1940s jewels by Tiffany capture summer flowers in full bloom. The pale icy-blue old aquamarines off-set by the polished concave petals with their glowing gold and shadow offer a sense of depth, echoed by the exaggerated curvature of the outer petals that disappear to the eye, allowing the diamonds seemingly to float like drops of moisture on the blooms. Superb Tiffany jewelry of the war era is hard to find.