London jewellers Lucas Rarities specialise in rare and exceptional pieces of period jewellery and objet d’art, with a particular focus on signed pieces from the Art Deco era to the 1970s. Their collection includes a range of jewellery that fully captures the stylistic shift during the first half of the twentieth century, which saw the evolution of jewellery design into an art form.
Tucked away in the heart of Mayfair, Lucas Rarities provide our clients with unique collectable items representing the finest craftsmanship from the last century. With a wealth of expertise and experience behind us, Lucas Rarities advises clients beginning or expanding their collection.
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A pair French 18 karat yellow gold and platinum circular brooches with diamond-studded terminals, by Mellerio. Each brooch measures 30 mm in length by 28 mm in width. Each brooch is signed “Mellerio Paris” and numbered, with French assay marks for platinum, 18 karat gold and maker’s mark. Circa 1950sRead more
A pair of French 18 karat yellow gold rectangular-link cufflinks by Van Cleef & Arpels. Each terminal measures 14 by 10 mm. Signed “VAN CLEEF ET ARPELS” and numbered with French assay marks for 18 karat gold and maker’s mark. Circa 1940sRead more
An 18 karat yellow gold, sapphire and diamond compact case by Van Cleef & Arpels. Set with rose-cut diamonds and calibré-cut sapphires on the front depicting the initials “PHM”, with square step-cut sapphires set in the compact’s rim.Read more
An English paste-set bangle and clip brooch set by Sir Norman Hartnell. Gifted by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother to Lady Hardinge, her lady in waiting under British arts and crafts section. Lady Haringe’s husband was Sir Alexander Hardinge, who was not only the 2nd Baron Hardinge of Penshurst but also private secretary to King George VI, performing his royal duties during a dramatic time in British and royal history: the abdication crisis of Edward VIII and during most of the Second World War.Read more
A French 18 karat yellow gold, emerald and diamond ring by Maison Boivin. The old cushion-cut diamond weighs approximately 1.10 carats with the cushion-cut emerald weighing approximately 0.90 carats, in rubover collet settings. The eight remaining round old-mine and single-cut diamonds weigh approximately 0.35 carats.Read more
A pair of cufflinks designed as square agate terminals set with 32 single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.50 carats in total. Each terminal measures 11mm by 10mm and are mounted in unmarked white metal. Circa 1930sRead more
A French 18 karat white gold and moonstone cufflink and stud set, by Chaumet. Finished with 63 European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 3.3 carats in total. With French assay marks for 18 karat gold. Signed CHAUMET and marked S.D.G.DRead more
An Art Deco smoker’s ensemble comprising a black wood tray with agate, gold and black enamel handles. Contains fitted spaces for a “pot a cigarettes” in agate with coral, onyx, cabochon rubies, and stacker ash trays in onyx, gold, cabochon rubies on black enamel stands. The set is 24.5cm in length.Read more
A pair of French 18 karat yellow gold and diamond clips stylised as shells. Set with round European-cut diamonds in platinum mounts. With French assay marks for 18 karat gold and platinum. Circa 1940s.Read more
A French 18 karat yellow gold and ruby ring by Maison Boivin. Centred with a cabochon ruby weighing approximately 3.90 carats. With a French assay mark for 18 karat gold and puncheon for Maison Boivin. Ring size L. Circa 1950s.Read more
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