Vintage Jewelry Nods to Modernism in Greater Palm Springs

Treasures from the 19th century to present day from Dragonette Limited, Mary Ann-Tiques, and Gallery24Jewelry.

October 5, 2023
Story by Site Staff
18-karat yellow gold David Webb Mabé pearl ring, set in a ribbed and hammered band, $9,000. 1970s platinum diamond ring, $8,000. Both from Mary Ann-Tiques, a women-led vintage and antique jewelry retailer participating in the Palm Springs Modernism fall Show, Oct. 20–22 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRANDON HARMAN
STYLING BY BRIAN PRIMEAUX

19th-century teacups and saucers by KPM (Berlin’s oldest porcelain factory, founded in 1763), $500, Dragonette Limited in Palm Desert. Signed Van Cleef and Arpels brooch, $100,000, Mary Ann-Tiques.
1980s Valentino Runway Coral cuff set with rhinestones and glass “coral” stones, $3,600, Dragonette Limited.
“Diamonds won’t keep you warm at night, but they’re sure fun when the sun shines.”
ELIZABETH TAYLOR
1970 acrylic architectural necklace by Robert Clark for William de Lillo, $6,900, Gallery24Jewelry. Look for Gallery24Jewelry, operated by Palm Springs–based designer Carlos King, at the Palm Springs Modernism Fall Show.
Signed Patricia Von Musulin lucite cuff, 1970s–1980s, $1,400, Dragonette Limited. Midcentury Rosenthal bowl, stylist’s own.
“These gems have life in them: Their colors speak, say what words fail of.”
GEORGE ELIOT
Gingko leaf candleholder by Marc Bankowsky for Maison Gerard, $5,000 (set of two). L’Orée du Bois snail brooch, 1970s–1980s, $1,500. Both via Dragonette Limited.
Shlomi Haziza cobalt acrylic cube, $1,100 (set of three). L’objet Small Lapis Tray, $135. Hand-Sewn Trovelore Emperor Moth brooch, $82.50. L’Orée du Bois snail brooch, 1970s–1980s, $1,500. All pieces via Dragonette Limited.
Vintage 1940s 18-karat yellow gold bracelet, $7,000, Mary Ann-Tiques.