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    An early Laykin et Cie design from the mid 1930's, the "4 Poster" became one of the firms most popular designs. Evocative of the Art Deco and Modernist Movement of the time this particular version of the ring is identical in every way to it's original. The 4 Poster graced the fingers of many leading ladies throughout 1930's and 1940's Hollywood as either a Cocktail Ring or an expression of love. Each ring is signed by Laykin et Cie and registered with it's own unique number and features brilliant round diamonds of the highest caliber. 18KT Yellow gold with full cut diamonds.

    This ring may also be ordered in Platinum in a bright or brushed finish. Various quality center stones are available please inquire at info@laykin.com and reference style number 2017A2. In addition your pre-existing solitaire may be mounted in this ring.

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    Designed in 1939 by Laykin et Cie in Hollywood the "Criss Cross" ring has long been considered one of the most provocative designs. Composed of 18KT yellow gold the eternal loop twists around itself in masculine and feminine expressions. One curve captured in perfect pave diamonds embracing it's partner curve in solid gold. The lines of this ring have often captivated; so much so that it has been duplicated for decades by jewelers around the world. This classic design captures the simple elegance that is Laykin et Cie. 18KT Yellow gold with full cut Pave Diamonds.
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  • Antique Double Anchor Pin
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    Circa 1880's this fine representation of nautical inspired jewelry from the Victorian era has gorgeous balance and execution. Hand made in silver and yellow gold, the pin features natural pearls, full cut diamonds and beautiful Burmese rubies.
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  • Bangle
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    Bangle

    $6,250.00

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    Bangle

    $6,250.00

    14 KT white Gold Classic Laykin Bangle

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  • Bypass Ring
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    Bypass Ring

    $1,900.00

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    Bypass Ring

    $1,900.00

    The Bypass was designed and produced throughout the 1930's 40's, and 50's and owes its inspiration to the simple zen-like sensibilities of an early Laykin et Cie design apprentice whose interpretations of the periods Art Deco and Art Modern themes were pure and unadulterated.

    This ring is produced with a variety of center stones and even on it's own in Yellow, Rose and White Gold. Please inquire at info@laykin.com and reference style number 2017A13. 

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  • Classic Laykin Diamond Bangle Bracelet
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    Double Row Diamond Bangle Bracelet (Shown as a pair) 2.85 CTS Diamonds. 14KT Yellow gold with Rhodium plated honeycomb pave setting. Side activated plunger clasp with a pin-cushion design depressor and a locking safety mechanism. Flat sides, bombe external circumference, heavy gauge, oval shape and available in 3 sizes. Size two 7 inch circumference is featured in photo. Designed in 1959 by Laykin et Cie for Doris Day in the film "Pillow Talk". Hand made in Los Angeles at the Laykin et Cie workshop.
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  • Classic Laykin Yellow Gold Bangle Bracelet
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    14 KT Yellow Gold Classic Laykin Bangle Bracelet. Produced by hand in our Los Angeles workshop since 1959.  Worn by discerning women for decades.  Often mixed with the Classic Laykin Diamond Bangle.  Never out of style and always chic.  Heavy gauge and polished to a high gloss finish.  Stamped "Laykin et Cie"

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  • Diamond Structures Ring
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    Throughout the 1930's Laykin et Cie produced a variety of ring designs in platinum and diamond which relied on structural and architectural influences which expressed the minimalist movement, the Art Modern and Deco ethos and other emerging and experimental design themes which were having an impact on everything from product and graphic design to fashion and the fine arts.

    This platinum and diamond ladies ring is bold in it's expression and combines both the rigid structural massifs surrounding the channel set hand-cut diamond baguettes with the slight bow flourishes on it's sides and shoulders set in pave diamonds. Not for the dainty. This ring strikes hard and is raised in world of black and white film; top hats and Mies van der Rohe.

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  • Laykin Vintage Bangle Watch 1937
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    Vintage Laykin et Cie diamond bangle watch circa 1937. Produced in the Los Angeles Laykin atelier this lovely original was among dozens of creative bangle designs produced by the firm during the 1930's and 1940's. The vision for these bangle watches was "dramatic timing". The result was treasured mechanical timepieces that provided stunning accents to the tailored outfits of the time.
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  • Edwardian Diamond and Aquamarine Neckace in a fitted box from the author of the term
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    A graceful Edwardian necklace wrought of platinum, diamonds and aquamarine in a fitted box and produced by William James Lewis Abbot FGS FRAJ of St. Leonards-on-Sea, England. This one-of-a-kind necklace is in it's own fitted leather, silk and felt box and features as it's center piece a beautiful natural aquamarine in faceted pear shape which is of perfect natural color.  Mr. Lewis was a jeweler and a geologist in the late 1800's and early 1900's.  By the time of his death he was broke and without resources, but during his younger years he allowed his fine work as a jeweler to finance his work in archeology which led him to touch scandal in what was known as the "Piltdown Inquest" which centered on the subject of early man on the British Isles. Lewis' eye however for fine stones was well recognized, he maintained an important world class collection which after his death was divided between prominent collectors and museums where many samples remain to this day. He is credited with coining the term "Gemmology"

     

    William James Lewis Abbott

    From NATURE, The International Journal of Science (August 26th 1933)

    THE death is reported of William James Lewis Abbott, the well-known archologist, at the age of eighty years, at St. Leonards-on-Sea. He was by calling a jeweller, and early in his career took up the scientific study of gem-stones, a subject on which he instituted classes and became a lecturer at the Polytechnic. Extending his studies to geology, his interests centred particularly on the more recent deposits of the south coast of England. It was inevitable at that time that he should be attracted to the investigation of the earliest evidence of man's handiwork, and the associated animal remains, in these deposits. As one of the pioneers in the study of man's first efforts in the shaping of stone implements, Abbott's views were those of a practical man and based upon his experience and study of the character of the material in which he himself had worked. He maintained that a scientific knowledge of the nature of stone was an essential preliminary to argument based upon technical considerations of form. Throughout his life a lover of a specialised terminology, he coined for this study the name litho-clasiology, as he had christened his earlier researches ‘gemmology’.

     

     

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  • Exclusive Laykin Jewel Gift Card - The Covid Friendly Gift
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    The exclusive Laykin et Cie Jewel Gift Card is now available online or through telephone order. 1-866-529-5467

    During these challenging times of Covid-19 it is often difficult to visit stores in person. Recognizing these barriers Laykin et Cie has introduced the Jewel Gift Card which allows you to still give the gift of beautiful precious jewels while maintaining 100% distance.

    Select the Gold, Platinum or Diamond card in denominations of 2,500.00, 5,000.00 or 9,999.99 as a truly extraordinary gift that your loved ones will appreciate.

    Fully redeemable in Laykin et Cie jewels, estate jewelry and vintage watches online or in the salon at anytime and without restrictions.

    Your gift card can be express mailed to you or to the recipient of your gift, wrapped in a beautiful Laykin box with a hand written note reflecting your thoughts.

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  • Hollywood's Golden Handcuffs
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    1942 was a big year in Hollywood. Bergman and Bogart starred in "Casablanca", Greer Garson lit up the screen with "Mrs. Miniver" and Laykin fan Lana Turner starred in "Somewhere I'll find you" with Clark Gable. This significant 18KT yellow gold and platinum diamond bracelet was designed by Laykin et Cie by it very own glamorous designer Irma Laykin and was featured in the December issue of Harper's Bazaar (see image below). Reimagined for 2017 with a lovely hash mark gallery on it's underside this bracelet makes a statement like few others.  Bold and pronounced, yet sophisticated and sensuous in it's lines. This is a Los Angeles original from Hollywood's golden era.
    Also shown: 1942 Hollywood Handcuffs in Platinum and Diamonds
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