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Raymond Yard Jewelry: A Legacy of Elegance and Craftsmanship

If you are looking for exquisite jewelry that combines superb quality, timeless design and impeccable craftsmanship, look no further than Raymond Yard. M.S. Rau is proud to offer a wide selection of rare and beautiful Raymond Yard jewelry, from stunning diamond rings and bracelets to whimsical brooches and pendants. Whether you are a collector, a connoisseur or a lover of fine jewelry, you will find something to suit your taste and style among our Raymond Yard collection.

Who was Raymond Yard?

Raymond Yard was one of the most influential and respected American jewelers of the 20th century. He started his career as a messenger boy at Marcus & Co., a prestigious New York jewelry firm, where he learned the trade and gained the trust of wealthy clients. In 1922, he opened his own boutique on Fifth Avenue, with the encouragement and support of John D. Rockefeller Jr., one of his loyal patrons.

Raymond Yard soon established himself as a master of creating elegant and refined jewelry that showcased the finest gems and metals. He catered to the elite of American society, including the Rockefellers, the Vanderbilts, the Woolworths and many Hollywood stars. He also designed jewelry for royalty, such as the Duchess of Windsor and Princess Marina of Greece.

Raymond Yard retired in 1958 and passed on his business to his trusted associates, who continued his legacy of excellence and innovation. Today, Raymond Yard jewelry is highly sought after by collectors and admirers around the world.

What makes Raymond Yard jewelry special?

Raymond Yard jewelry is distinguished by its impeccable quality, timeless design and meticulous craftsmanship. Raymond Yard was known for his perfectionism and attention to detail, as well as his ability to source the most exceptional gems and materials. He was inspired by various artistic styles and periods, such as Art Deco, neoclassicism, rococo and orientalism, but always added his own personal touch and flair.

Raymond Yard jewelry is also known for its originality and whimsy. He created some iconic designs that are still popular today, such as the anthropomorphic rabbit brooches that feature pavé diamonds, calibré-cut gems and enamel accents. He also made house brooches that depicted miniature mansions with intricate details and movable parts.

Raymond Yard jewelry is a testament to his vision, skill and passion for creating beautiful works of art that transcend time and trends. Each piece is a treasure that reflects his personality and taste, as well as the history and culture of his era.