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Rare Vintage and Exceptional Fine Jewelry


ABOUT TIINA SMITH At Tiina Smith we have built a collection that features rare, one-of-a-kind and the best examples of master jewelers including Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Bulgari, Boucheron, David Webb, Moussaieff, Buccellati, Verdura and more. Relationships with the finest jewelry houses, private sources, auctioneers and makers around the world allow us to locate unique pieces that clients are not likely to find elsewhere. With degrees from Harvard College, Harvard Business School and the Gemological Institute of America, I am well trained to research relevant history and provenance and to compare and assess similar pieces in order to select the best option and to provide tremendous value to the client.

This year we’ve seen our business grow substantially as we opened our first jewelry gallery on Newbury Street in Boston and a seasonal boutique in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. Through partnerships with Saks Fifth Avenue in New York at The Vault and their Worth Avenue store in Palm Beach, as well as other luxury boutiques across the country, we have been able to meet many jewelry enthusiasts and introduce them to our exquisite vintage pieces. We invite you to visit us in person or online and look forward to sharing our rare finds.

Ti in a S mith


CHOPARD Diamond “Happy Sun” Long Necklace 18 K R O S E G O L D


VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Diamond and Carved Emerald Bead Ear Clips, circa 1966 18 K Y E L L O W G O L D

The 1960s was a creative decade for Van Cleef & Arpels. As fashions loosened up and looked to the East for inspiration so did the best jewelry of the time. With a subtle nod to the jewels of Mughal India, these rich emerald drop earrings are designed with openwork tops set with brilliant cut diamonds suspending two matching carved emerald beads.


Tiina’ s Take Pierre SterlÊ (1905-1978) began designing for important French houses including Boucheron and Chaumet before opening his own private jewelry salon in 1945. Because he traveled in such rarified circles, working discreetly with clients like the Aga Khan, King Farouk of Egypt and the Maharani of Baroda, he is perhaps less well known today than some of his contemporaries. But during his lifetime, he was recognized and celebrated for his artistry and technique, with his diamond pieces winning the prestigious DeBeers Diamond Award in three consecutive years in the 1950s. He was particularly known for his elegant handling of gold, treating it like fabric to be twisted and knotted to create texture and movement in his work.


STERLÉ PARIS Diamond Brooch, circa 1950s 18 K Y E L L O W G O L D


Yellow s apphir e weighs approx im ately 5.6 4 car at s, wit h AG L r ep or t s tatin g Ceylon or igin wit h no in dication of h e at or clar it y enh ancement.


VERDURA Diamond Dome Ring with Pink and Yellow Sapphires 18 K Y E L L O W G O L D

Pink s apphir e weighs approx im ately 5.0 2 car at s, wit h AG L r ep or t s tatin g Ceylon or igin wit h no in dication of h e at or clar it y enh ancement.


CARTIER Diamond Love Pendant 18 K W H I T E G O L D



Heart Shaped Jewelry From elaborate Victorian Valentines to modern-day emojis, the heart has served as a standard-bearer of love throughout time. When words fail us we fall back on symbols, and there is no more artful way to illustrate romance than with the image of a heart.


GRAFF Ruby Baguette and Diamond Ear Clips 18 K W H I T E G O L D



Schlumberger for TIFFANY & Co.

Diamond Ribbon Ear Clips, circa 1965 18 K Y E L L O W G O L D



Rock Crystal, Diamond and Onyx Buckle Bracelet

BULGARI Retro Ruby and Diamond Rose Gold Cuff, circa 1940s

R E T R O J E W E L R Y (1 9 3 5 - 1 9 5 0) 20

TIFFANY & Co. Retro 14k Yellow Gold Bracelet, circa 1940s

Kn o w n fo r it s b o l d fo r m s 21a n d ge n e ro u s u s e of go l d .

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Diamond and Carved Onyx Convertible Suite, circa 1980s 18 K Y E L L O W G O L D

Comp os e d of elon g ate d f lu te d ony x link s s ep ar ate d by diamon d-s et gold sp acer s, t his ele g ant Van Cle ef & A r p els collar n e ck lace of fer s multiple lo ok s. We ar it wit h or wit hou t t h e d etach able p en d ant, or s ep ar ate it into t wo b an gle br acelet s.


BOUCHERON Diamond Day & Night Earrings, circa 1970s

18 K Y E L L O W G O L D

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VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Diamond and Emerald Day & Night Earrings, circa 1980s P L AT I N UM

Th e e s s e n c e of v e rs a t i l25it y fo r t o d a y’ s b u s y w o rl d .


SEAMAN SCHEPPS Pink Tourmaline, Sapphire, Cultured Pearl and Diamond Necklace



ALETTO BROTHERS Sapphire, Diamond and Rock Crystal Flower Ear Clips


VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Diamond Geometric Bracelet, circa 1980s 18 K Y E L L O W G O L D



HARRY WINSTON Colored Diamond and Diamond Earrings



CARTIER Diamond Bamboo Suite 18 K Y E L L O W G O L D


Tiina’ s Take In the 1960s and 70s as tastes changed and fashions relaxed, Cartier created some of their most iconic jewelry collections. Juste un Clou, Love and Bamboo captured the rebellious spirit of the time and offered stylish women fine jewelry to wear for all occasions and times of day. The Bamboo collection takes simple forms – choker, cuff and hoops – and elevates them with a sculptural design cast in 18kt gold coated in diamonds. What was once cutting-edge is now a modern classic.



Baroque Pearl Ear Clips, circa 1980s Y E L L O W G O L D , D I A M O N D , R U B Y, C O R A L A N D P E A R L






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