All That Glitters: Signed Designer and Modern Jewelry  

A classic line from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice observes, “All that glitters is not gold.” Those words appropriately describe this diverse selection of signed designer and modern jewelry that you might enjoy trying on for size. In addition to imaginative creations in fine, glittering gold, there are several gleaming examples in platinum or sterling silver, set with an array of gemstones ranging from aquamarines, citrines and amethysts to every girl’s best friend: diamonds.

Let’s lift the lid on a special jewelry box brimming with beautiful pieces by some of your favorite names, including Tiffany, Yves Saint Laurent, Buccellati and Prada.

Frascarolo 18K Enameled Gold, Diamond & Emerald Lion Brooch

For sheer eye appeal, this 1960s Pierino Frascarolo 18K enameled gold lion brooch is hard to beat. Fully three-dimensional, it is set with oval-shape emerald eyes and a pave diamond muzzle and ears. On a coat, dress or suit jacket, his handsome cat will attract the lion’s share of compliments, wherever you go.


Frascarolo 18K enameled gold lion brooch with emerald eyes and pave diamond muzzle and ears. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000


Rare Vintage Chanel Coin Charm Bracelet

The jewelry designs of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (French, 1883-1971) have captivated collectors for nearly nine decades. Chanel viewed each piece of jewelry as an important component of the overall look of an ensemble. Nothing she designed was meant to be a standalone item; to Chanel, each jewelry creation was potentially part of a greater visual presentation of head-to-toe fashion. There’s always a demand for vintage Chanel, like this rare gold-plated coin charm bracelet. And how nice to have the original Chanel box in which to keep it safe.


Rare vintage Chanel gold coin charm bracelet, made in France. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000


Buccellatti 18K Gold, Ruby & Sapphire Cufflinks

The ultimate in Italian sophistication, these Buccellati 18K yellow and white gold cufflinks are set with sugarloaf-faceted rubies encircling a blue sapphire cabochon. What a rich look!


Buccellati 18K yellow and white gold cufflinks set with rubies around central sapphires. Estimate $6,000-$8,000


Louis Vuitton Gold-Metal Bangle Bracelet

Want high style without a high price? This good-looking Louis Vuitton gold-metal bangle bracelet features a scalloped design and 11 salmon-color cabochons. It also comes with its original box and dustbag.


Louis Vuitton gold-metal bangle bracelet with 11 cabochons. Estimate $450-$600


Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti Platinum Open Heart Necklace with Diamonds

Elsa Peretti’s designs for Tiffany & Co. have a consistent look of high quality and chic simplicity. This open heart platinum necklace features five round, brilliant-cut diamonds with a total weight of .04 carats. It goes with everything and could easily become some lucky girl’s everyday favorite.


Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti platinum open heart necklace with diamonds. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000


Cartier 18K Gold & Diamond Trinity Ring

A timeless celestial design from Cartier, this 1989 trinity ring combines pink gold for love, yellow gold for fidelity and white gold for friendship. Adorned with five diamonds in each band, the ring is signed Cartier, numbered and stamped with French hallmarks. So elegant!


Cartier 18K pink, yellow and white gold trinity ring with five diamonds on each band. Made in 1989. Estimate: $3,500-$4,000


Want more? View the full catalog containing many other signed designer and modern jewelry pieces.