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1970s Raymond Yard 18K Gold, Diamond & Peridot Brooch

One of One, Handmade

1970s Raymond Yard Gold Brooch - 18K Yellow Gold, Diamonds, Peridot

Features 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Diamonds and Peridot. It has a White Gold Clasp.

This pin exhibits the designers abstract interpretation of nature. The evergreen branch motif has a bamboo textured stem, spruce leaf textured branches, peridot pinecones and diamond seeds, sap droplets or bits of snow.

American designer Raymond C. Yard's passion for perfection was legendary. His most loyal clients included the Woolworth, Flagler, DuPont and Vanderbilt families. Other devoted clients included Hollywood icons Joan Crawford and Douglas Fairbanks. Yard used unique combinations and cuts of the perfect stones to create original jewelry with unusual shapes and shine. This brooch is an classic example of Yard's artistry.

Wear this lovely pin as a Brooch or Lapel Pin. Legendary style is yours to enjoy!

Brooch Details:
Metal: 18 Karat Yellow Gold
Measurements: 1.5 inches wide x 2.0 inches long
Weight: 24 grams
Hallmarks: 26288, 69


Diamond Details:
Cut: Round
Carat Weight: 0.40 carat total weight
Color: F
Clarity: VS

Peridot Details:
Cut: Pear
Carat Weight: 4.0 carat total weight

Vintage Era:

Time Period: Vintage jewelry refers to jewelry that has been previously owned and is usually at least 20 years old. This period includes jewelry from the early 1990's, 1980's and before. Vintage jewelry is typically classified by decade. Each decade has it's own identity, style and flair that reflect the influences of the time. These influences can be seen in both fine and costume pieces.

Description of Era: Jewelry from each decade expresses the spirit of that time. The 1950s were about Hollywood glam! Jewelry was big, colorful and expressive. Gemstones and Gold offered various hues for statement Cocktail jewelry.

The Color trend continued into the 1960s but affordable fashion for the masses replaced status glam. Textured gold and synthetic materials formed geometric pieces in colors designed to Pop!

Men joined the party in the 1970s as trends reflected self-expression, multi-culturalism and natural materials. Birthstone gem jewelry, chokers, metals, ankle bracelets, colorful beads and larger-than-life hoop earrings rocked the decade.

The 1980s continued the affordable fashion trend of the '60s and redefined '50s glitz. Gold plating, faux pearls, colored glass and CZ were used in over-the-top, bold, glamorous, statement pieces. Rings, bracelets, brooches, necklaces...more was more! Statement jewelry, layering, big, the '80s were about expressing individuality.

Chokers, gemstones, bangles and hoops continued into the 1990s though a bit more understated. Name necklaces arrived and layering was here to stay.

Vintage style is Now. Color, layering, stacking, gold and more. Vintage is about expressing who you are and VERMA collects authentic vintage pieces just for you.

When you choose to go vintage with VERMA, you are cutting out the use for further mining and environmental damages which are a byproduct. We acquire our previously owned pieces from estates and individuals. We know the provenance of our pieces and you know that each pre-loved piece is environmentally friendly. Each piece has a story to tell and a new chapter to write with you.


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