Jade Diamond Earclips, signed by Raymond Yard, New York
set with 2 jade cabochons weighing 31.69 ct each, surrounded by 32 octagonal diamonds weighing 0.32 ct each, H/I VS/SI, in 14K/585 white gold, 20.3 g.
Weights of the 2 round Jade cabochons:
1 jade is 15.75 ct = 3.16 g.
1 jade is 15.94 ct = 3.18 g
Raymond C. Yard is considered one of the great Art Deco jewelers, counting among his customers many of the families that defined American enterprise in the early 20th century, including the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, Woolworths and DuPonts. Using only the highest quality gemstones and the most exquisite platinum mountings, the company designed jewelry that not only took on an identifiable style of his own, but elevated the Art Deco aesthetic to a new level. Raymond Yard’s original designs continue to be made today and sold exclusively at fine retailers.
The story of Raymond C. Yard and the firm that bears his name is a classic example of the American Dream. Though of the humblest origins, Raymond Yard had within him the greatness to rise to the top of an industry which catered to high society.