June 4, 01:06 PM GMT
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
ATTRIBUTED TO OLGA TRITT
PAIR OF JADEITE AND RUBY EARRINGS
Each surmount composed of a jadeite ring around a collet-set cabochon ruby, suspending articulated tapered links of oval rubies alternating with rectangular jadeite cabochons, culminating in a cabochon ruby, screw back fittings, unsigned, fitted case stamped Olga Tritt; 1930s.
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Russian born Olga Tritt emigrated to New York before the First World War, and capitalising on her training as a watch maker, started selling jewellery and watches out of her shop in Manhattan in 1910, filing the patent for her brand around 1922. She quickly became a go to jeweller for New York society; her jewellery appeared frequently in Vogue and clientele included the Duchess of Windsor and the actress Helen Bennett, who famously wore Tritt jewels in a shot by fashion photographer by Horst P. Horst in 1939. Many of the gemstones in Tritt's jewellery were sourced from her travels South America, India and Russia, but perhaps her most famous creation was a commission from the Brazilian government who asked her design a few pieces showcasing a selection of semi-precious stones from its mines for presentation at the 1939 World Fair in New York - the highlight of which was a spectacular aquamarine and diamond necklace.