Welcome to Primavera Gallery

For over forty years, we have been seeking out the finest and most interesting decorative objects, jewelry, furniture, and paintings associated with the major design movements of our century.

The fine pieces that you see on our site represent only a small part of our in-depth inventory.

We hope you enjoy our collection.

FROM THE PRIMAVERA BLOG

JEWELRY OF THE 1950’S AND 1960’S
21June

JEWELRY OF THE 1950’S AND 1960’S

Many wealthy and style-conscious American women continued to travel to Paris for their clothes and jewels, and important American jewelry houses opened offices or showrooms in Paris, both to keep their traveling clients faithful, and to keep up with the latest styles. In the matter of jewelry design, the French have always been regarded as leaders. The adjective ‘French’ has, for…

MODERNIST JEWELRY OF THE 1930’S
11June

MODERNIST JEWELRY OF THE 1930’S

Jewelry of the 1930’s was different from the earlier Art Deco, although there were still some geometric elements present. Yellow gold was now in favor, and the hard geometry of Art Deco became softer and more sensual. Gold was now highly polished, and often curved and fluted. Single geometric elements, such as cubes or balls were preferred to the mix of geometric elements found in much Art Deco. Citrines became very popular, as they added texture and sparkle without adding another color.