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May 2013

May 14, 2013

May Is All About Gatsby

“It was a strange coincidence,” I said.

“But it wasn’t a coincidence at all.”

“Why not?”

“Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay.”

— Nick Caraway, The Great Gatsby

Bert Satz, emerald bracelet, 1926

The latest movie version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby opens this month and the jewelry featured is breathtaking. The story is set in the Roaring Twenties, a time of great prosperity — and fabulous style. It was the height of the Art Deco movement and Oscar Heyman, celebrating just ten years in business, was already recognized as the Jewelers’ Jeweler. They were the most sought after designer and manufacturer of the day, handcrafting the most beautiful jewelry of the period. Here we share some exquisite treasures and original designs from our archives. Let us know about the Oscar Heyman estate pieces you have in your collection.
Oscar Heyman has a rich history and a modern point of view — always original…
Joseph J. Matz, onyx, platinum, diamond bracelet, 1925
…crossing generations while maintaining a connection to the moment…

Marcus & Co. emerald shield brooch, 1929, designed for and owned by New York socialite and Marjorie Merriweather Post, founder of General Foods Inc.

…appealing to women of all ages with a style that is eternal.

Shreve, Crump & Low, Bird in Flight Story bracelet, 1927 featured in “American Jewelry, Glamour and Tradition” by Penny Proddow & Debra Healy, 1987