Who’s Up for Vintage French Jewelry?

Have you noticed something special about jewelry that comes from France? Is it the allure of the country’s reputation for fine taste in necklaces? Maybe it is the clear feeling of joie de vivre that makes these vintage pieces so desirable. The experts at Peter Suchy Jewelers understand that you may have a difficult time finding exactly the right items. For this reason, we have put together an inventory collection of vintage French jewelry that is sure to become an asset for any fan.

Parisian Gold Pin Displaying Diamonds, Emeralds and Sapphires 

Parisian artisans fashioned this swanlike pin from 18k white and yellow gold. It features 30 full-cut diamonds with a combined weight of 1.70cts. Twenty-seven emeralds weighing a collective 1.50cts bring depth to the display. Thirty-one cornflower blue sapphires weigh a total of 3.0cts and further enhance the beauty of this piece. The pin measures 30.56mm from top to bottom and 75.46mm from end to end.

Designer Gold Dome Ring with Ruby

This unusual ring was made by Chaumet Paris. It features heavy 18k yellow gold and a 6mm by 4mm oval ruby weighing .60cts on top. This ring measures 7.8mm in width at the top and 5.4mm at the bottom. It feels wonderful on the hand.

Cartier Diamond Earrings in Platinum 

We date these Cartier Paris pieces to about 1900. The setting is platinum. The real showstoppers are the diamonds. This type of flawless design and look is something you simply no longer see. Two modified pear brilliant-cut diamonds weigh 2.14cts and 2.0cts respectively. There are two round European brilliant-cut diamonds weighing a collective 1.0cts. Seventy old-European-cut diamonds weigh a total of 2.75cts and bring sparkle to the settings. It is impossible to go unnoticed when wearing these earrings.

Gold and Enamel Earrings from France

When you are in the market for something unusual, these earrings fit the bill. French jewelry makers started with 14k yellow gold settings that display gorgeous cobalt blue enameling. Inside this enameling, a floral motif shows off red, blue, yellow, green and black hues. The earrings measure 13/16 inches by 5/8 inches.

Designer Yellow Gold Open Link Necklace with Diamonds


The hallmark identifies the design house as Fred. It has garnered a huge European following for its fine jewelry designs that are timeless. This piece was made in France and clearly highlights that Fred’s reputation is well deserved. The 18k yellow gold open link chain looks attractive around the neck. Seven round diamonds weighing a combined 1.70cts add a bit of sparkle and understated elegance. Wear this necklace to the office or out on the town.
At Peter Suchy Jewelers we are experts in all types of vintage, estate and antique jewelry. We hope you’ll stop by our showroom located at 1137 High Ridge Road in Stamford Connecticut.
Or, hop on over to our top-rated BigCommerce Store where you’ll find all the vintage French gemstone jewelry you see here. If you find a listing has ended, please email us at info@petersuchyjewelers.com as we may still have the item in stock.
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