Our trained gemmologists and experienced jewellery specialists have selected their personal favourites of timeless and elegant gems from our online feed. Here we see jewellery designed by some of the Nordic region's most prominent jewellery designers active during the 1950s, as well as a classic signed Cartier.
I would mount the lock on several smaller pearls or a platinum chain and get a beautiful and unique piece of jewellery at a reasonable price, says Unni Trolle, gemologist and valuer in Malmö.
Their work is easily recognizable by its characteristic, timeless, graphic style. Cecilia Johansson's jewellery is the most playful and innovative, while the other members stuck to a slightly tighter design. Cecilia Johansson trained with silversmith Thore Eldh at the School of Art and Design in Gothenburg, and her jewellery is characterized by resilient spirals, swirls and bows in addition to the robust chains with geometric patterns that represent the entire Gothenburg School.
Auction number 1264945. A tighter variant of circles can be seen in the bracelet with auction number 1263245. Cecilia Johansson designed most of the pendants in such a way that could be combined with the traditional chains. Two typical examples can be seen in the pendants with geod and agate set in silver with auction number 1264942, says Sara Berglund, gemmologist and valuer in Gothenburg.
Paradoxically, the Love bracelet can be said to be both modern and innovative, Cipullo renewed the art of jewellery with this design. At the same time, the very idea where the bracelet locked on the owner's arm with a screwdriver owned by one's partner is anachronistic for a modern time. Cipullo can, therefore, be said to have created a unique expression of love in the art of jewellery.
It is also said that the jewellery would have been created after a breakup and that Cipullo wanted to create an expression of love like nothing else. At the launch, Cartier sent out bracelets to 25 famous couples, including Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, says Fredrik Karlsson, gemologist and valuer in Stockholm.
It is exciting to see that we have several pieces of jewellery by Rosa Taikon in our ongoing theme auction Nordic Design Jewellery.
Wearing a bracelet by Rosa Taikon is a tribute to both her art and the lifelong struggle for the equal value of all people, says Cecilia Andrén, responsible jewellery specialist in Stockholm.