Impressive Estate Tiffany / Cartier Designer George Schuler (Preformed Parts) 1950s Turquoise Lapis Diamond 18k Gold Brooch / Pin / Fur Clip Pendant
Gross weight of brooch: 20.2 dwt.
Length: 2-1/4 in (5.7 cm)
Consisting of: an 18-karat gold sunburst brooch, apparently unmarked, tested, some of the 18k gold mark is halfway rubbed off. (The last picture is shown of the entire set together, but the earrings are sold separately).
Centered by fifteen round brilliant-cut diamonds surrounded by oval cabochon turquoise and lapis lazuli stones;
set in a stunning mount (as was typical of Tiffany, Cartier, Neiman Marcus jewelry)
and set with six round brilliant cut VS quality diamonds and eleven oval cabachon turquiose stones.
The brooch came as a set with the turquoise earrings having the PP maker's mark (for Preformed Parts, Inc.), and the patent number 2423905 mark. The designer, George Schuler was in business (520 Bedford Rd. Pleasantville NY) from 1908 to 1965, specializing in high end gold jewelry which was sold by Cartier, Neiman Marcus, Tiffany and others. He was awarded the patent in 1947 for his special style of clips on earrings which made the earrings very comfortable to wear, as they would not put any strain on the ear. He also made the preformed parts which you can see comprise this type of brooch being offered. This was about the time jewelry was moving from handmade to more pre-formed parts to be fitted together so that they could be sold more widely in the jewelry department stores such as Neiman Marcus, and the Tiffany, Cartier stores.
Gross weight of earrings: 14.8 dwt.
Diameter measurements are : 1 in and 2.5 cm.
Property of Various Owners
Designer George Schuler PP (Tiffany, Neiman Marcus Designer) 1950s Turquoise Lapis Diamond 18k Gold Brooch / Pin / Fur Clip Pendant