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Mauboussin

During the roaring ’20s, Paris saw a confluence of wealthy and creative people flock to the city from all over the world, like artists, writers, princes and singers. Designer Georges Mauboussin understood the vibrant and cosmopolitan spirit of the time, and at the jewelry house he would propel to fame, Mauboussin, he became an iconic creator of Art Deco jewelry, using jade, lapis lazuli, pearls and other precious materials imported from around the globe.

The Mauboussin brand owes its success to expertise with precious metals and gems and its illustrious clientele. The fine jewelry house, originally founded in Paris in 1827 as the Maison Noury, is known for being highly experimental with mountings for diamonds, finding inspiration in fields like aeronautics (Georges’s son Pierre Mauboussin got into the airplane engineering business in the late 1920s) and filing patents for many of its inventions. This modern sensibility drew royal clients from the Middle East and Egypt (Queen Nazli owned several dazzling pieces), as well as Hollywood stars like Marlene Dietrich and Charlie Chaplin. However, its most significant royal relationship was with the stylish maharaja of Indore, Yashwant Rao Holkar II, who designated Mauboussin as his official purveyor in 1933. One of the maison’s legendary pieces for the maharaja is a necklace that uses two of the world’s most beautiful diamonds, the Indore Pears, part of the maharaja’s collection.

In its long history, Mauboussin has found creative and beautiful ways to incorporate the tastes of the time into its luxury jewelry, responding to movements like Cubism as well as crises like the Great Depression when it shifted to more affordable pieces that would be available to a larger audience. (From 1936 to 1953, Mauboussin also partnered with Trabert & Hoeffer to stay afloat following the Wall Street crash.) In the 1990s, the company expanded into perfume and watches. Galeries Lafayette acquired a majority stake in the company in 2019 with the jeweler continuing to showcase a dedication to its French heritage with an international approach to design.

Find a collection of vintage Mauboussin rings, necklaces and other jewelry on 1stDibs.

Average Sold Price
$4,159
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Mauboussin 3.35 Carat Pink Tourmaline & Carved Mother of Pearl 18K Ring
By Mauboussin
Located in Fuquay Varina, NC
From vintage Paris designer Mauboussin comes this stylized 3.35ct oval pink tourmaline cabochon flanked by carved mother of pearl shoulders and set in 18k yellow gold. Hallmarks: Ma...
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1980s French Vintage Mauboussin

Materials

Pearl, Tourmaline, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Mauboussin Necklace, Yellow Gold, Mother of Pearl and a 1.42 ct Diamond
By Mauboussin
Located in Paris, IDF
Iconic Nadia Mauboussin short necklace, 18Kt yellow gold set in the middle with a 1.42 carats brillant cut diamond shouldered with two pieces of mother of pearl. Quality of the diamo...
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1980s French Modern Vintage Mauboussin

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Mauboussin Ring in 18 Karat Yellow Gold Sapphires and Diamonds
By Mauboussin
Located in Paris, FR
MAUBOUSSIN Ring in 18K yellow Gold Sapphires and Diamonds. Ring retaining a Closed Sapphire set with 5 calibrated Sapphires on both Sides. The Body of the Ring is set with 11 Diamond...
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1980s French Vintage Mauboussin

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Mauboussin Clear Crystal with Dark Tint and Diamond Dome Ring, 18K
By Mauboussin
Located in New York, NY
A unique Mauboussin Clear Crystal with Dark Tint and Diamond Dome Ring made in 18 Karat Yellow Gold. The Ring Size is US 5.50.
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20th Century Mauboussin

Materials

Crystal, Diamond, 18k Gold

One '1' Pair of 18 Karat Gold Earrings, Yellow sapphires, "Mauboussin", 2000
By Mauboussin
Located in Heerlen, NL
One (1) Pair of 18K. Yellow Gold Earrings, set with 90 Natural Yellow Sapphires. Signed: 750 MAUBOUSSIN Paris 750 E1621 90 round mix cut Natural Yellow Sapphires = 2.34 ct (Vived Y...
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Early 2000s French Modern Mauboussin

Materials

Yellow Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Mauboussin Diamond Flower Rose Gold Pendant Necklace
By Mauboussin
Located in Holland, PA
18k Rose Gold Diamond Flower Pendant Necklace by Mauboussin. With 1 round brilliant cut diamond VS1 clarity, G color total weight .30 ct 12 round brilliant cut diamonds VS1 clarity...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mauboussin

Materials

Diamond, Rose Gold

Mauboussin Brooch, Rock Crystal, Yellow Gold and 10 Baguette Diamonds
By Mauboussin
Located in Paris, FR
Mauboussin Brooch, rock Crystal, yellow Gold and 10 Baguette Diamonds about 1.5 carats, Bodice Clip. Signed and numbered no.44724 Width 6 cm Height 5cm Gross Weight 75,7g
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1980s French Vintage Mauboussin

Materials

Diamond, Rock Crystal, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Mauboussin Paris Bombe Orb Cocktail Ring 18kt Gold with 9.75 Ct Diamond & Quartz
By Mauboussin
Located in Miami, FL
Bombe cocktail orbital ring designed by Mauboussin. Beautiful semi-bombe piece, created in Paris France by the jewelry house of Mauboussin, back in the 1970's. This cocktail ring wa...
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1970s French Modernist Vintage Mauboussin

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, Quartz, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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Mauboussin jewelry & watches for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a range of Mauboussin jewelry and watches. These unique items were designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While looking for the most stylish antique or vintage Mauboussin jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Mauboussin diamond jewelry & watches can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, from our inventory of 95. This collection contains 147 pieces, as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. Contemporary and modern are among the most popular styles of Mauboussin watches and jewelry available on 1stDibs. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th Century. Many customers also consider jewelry & watches by Merkaba, Mario Buccellati and MOGULDIAM INC. if you are looking for additional options. Mauboussin jewelry & watches can vary depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $1,100 and tops out at $350,000, while pieces like these can sell for $4,758 on average.

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