raymond yard sapphire, platinum, diamond, emerald and 18k earrings

Stamped Yard. Ca. late 1940s. Stylized flower and leaf motif, made up of 18k gold blossoms and platinum leaves. 2 square sapphires make up the center of each flower; 6.10X5.80X3.40mm and 6.00X5.85X3.44mm each. Platinum Leaves accented by 22 calibre cut emeralds and 76 brilliant cut diamonds, weighing 1.14 cts. Exceptional example of Yard. Beautifully made. Raymond Yard became an iconic American designer in the 1940s, patronized and encouraged by none other than John D. Rockefeller Jr. Woolworths, Flaglers and Vanderbilts followed. Top-quality stones and beautifully executed platinum mountings are hallmarks of this great designer. An unusually exuberant example of Yard.