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.


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.”
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.”
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.