Laykin et Cie is pleased to present a unique collection of original vintage pieces from our vaults that were designed and produced in the 1980's and remained sequestered for over 30 years. Each of these bold yellow gold designs are defined by the go-go 80's esthetic of pronounced and confident design. Many of these hand made jewels rely on the symmetry which was so popular during the period while others borrow from the free-form movement of the 1970's. These limited jewels are all original Laykin pieces which like fine wine were housed in perfect undisturbed slumber throughout the Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush II and Obama years and only came to light recently. They have been inspected and polished in our workshop and each is sold with a certificate of authenticity indicating it's year of manufacture.
Laykin et Cie believes that vintage and estate jewels are the soul of the jeweled art form. Each piece embodying the cherished memories and dreams of it's former owners. Some passed down through the generations, some more recent. Each with it's own story to tell. Since the early 1960's Laykin et Cie has curated a collection of estate jewels which span the artistic expressions of virtually every thematic epoch of the last two centuries including Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Belle Epoque, Art Nouveau, Cubist, Craftsman, Art Deco, Art Moderne, Streamline, Mid Century, Post Modern, Hollywood Regency and Expressionist. For decades the firm delighted the public with exhibitions throughout the United States of it's storied estate jewelry collection which included pieces from the great families and personalities of the Nation. Jeweled collections of Hollywood Celebrities, captains of industry, royalty and even U.S Presidents.
Today the Laykin Estate Collection emphasizes pieces which were designed, produced or sold by Laykin et Cie while also featuring collections which have been acquired from current and former Laykin clients.
Laykin et Cie has produced formal and casual jewelry for discerning gentlemen since the 1930's. From fine cufflinks, studs and rings to watches, clocks, desks accessories, wallets, bracelets, pins, medallions, chain necklaces and even swizzle sticks, dice and solid gold tooth picks. Here we feature a sample of these fine accoutrements and welcome your inquires for special orders.
Nancy and Ronald Reagan with Laykin et Cie black tie cuff links and studs