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In the early 20th century elegant dress and tuxedo sets were created that have never been equaled.  These miniature works of art reflected the era's passion for elegant design and fine craftsmanship.  Below are tuxedo and dress sets from this period.
Sansbury & Nellis citrine dress set. (J9186)

Tuxedo Sets (cufflinks and shirt studs)

Carrington button tuxedo set. (J9471)


Carrington Buttons  An elegant tuxedo set with mother-of-pearl centers designed as traditional buttons surrounded by classic reed-and-tie borders.  Created by Carrington & Company in 14kt gold, circa 1930.   Cost:  $1,485

Carnelian dress set. (J9218)


Carnelian Red  A colorful tuxedo set with smoldering red carnelians.  The fiery shades of the carnelians contrasts elegantly with the yellow gold of the settings.  Finely crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1900.   Cost:  $1,375

Carrington diamond and mother-of-pearl dress set. (J9240)


Carrington Jazz  Sparkling diamonds set in mother-of-pearl finely carved with radiating zigzags.  Platinum borders with geometric accents add to the brilliance of the design. Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1925.   Cost:  $1,625

Tiffany platinum and abalone dress set. (J9372)


Abalone and Platinum   Dark, iridescent abalone plays elegantly against the brilliance of platinum.  This finely crafted tuxedo set will add a little pizzazz to any black tie affair!  Created in platinum and 14kt gold, circa 1935.  
Cost:  $1,475

Carrington mother-of-pearl dress set. (J9447)


Carrington Mother of Pearl  Creamy white mother of pearl with beveled edges and gentle concave centers framed by bright white gold borders. 
A striking tuxedo set in the elegant Art Moderne style.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1930.   Cost:  $1,325

Larter onyx dress set. (J9149)


Onyx Jazz   Elegant black onyx centers framed by finely detailed white gold borders.  The classic contrast of black and white and the simple geometry of the design epitomize the elegance of Art Deco tuxedo sets.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1925.   Cost:  $865

White coral dress set. (J9275)


White Coral  An elegant tuxedo set featuring creamy white coral cabochons set in luminous rose gold.  An elegant, understated contrast between cool and warm tones.   Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $1,275


Dress Sets (links, studs and vest buttons)

Sansbury & Nellis citrine dress set. (J9186)


Golden Citrine  An elegantly designed dress set featuring citrines - a golden, yellow variety of quartz.  The warm honey-amber tones of the citrines is nicely complemented with glowing halos created by the yellow gold settings.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.   Cost:  $2,250

Carrington onyx and pearl dress set. (J9454)


Onyx and Pearl  Elegant onyx centers surrounded by finely engraved platinum with small luminous pearls.  This dress set epitomizes the sophisticated elegance of the Art Deco era.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1925. 
Cost:  $2,575

Carrington white tie dress set. (J9419)


Carrington Classic  An elegant dress set with pearl and mother-and-pearl centers surrounded by classic reeded and tied borders.  Created with Carrington's inimitable sense of design and craftsmanship in 14kt white and rose gold,  circa 1925.   Cost:  $2,650

Etched onyx and pearl dress set. (J9292)


Edwardian Elegance  An elegant onyx dress set with beautifully engraved Edwardian scrolls framing luminous pearls.  Striking white gold borders with bead-like milgrained edges contrast with the dark onyx centers.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.   Cost:  $2,175


Further examples of elegant design from the early 20th century
can be found in the Antique Cufflink Gallery.


Sold in the Past

Below are antique dress and tuxedo sets we have sold in the past.


Carrington moss agate and diamond dress set. (J9354)


Carrington Moss Agate  Mesmerizing moss agates swirl with a tangle of green inclusions that bring to mind seaweed floating in filtered sunlight above the ocean floor.  Diamonds set in platinum add an elegant sparkle.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold, circa 1920.    Cost:  Sold

L.E. Garrigus mother-of-pearl and black enamel dress set. (J8735)


Platinum and Pearl  A dramatic Art Deco full dress set that beautifully captures the elegance and sophistication of the era.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1925.
Cost:  Sold

Carrington onyx and diamond tuxedo set. (J9443)


Onyx and Diamond   The alluring interplay of black onyx, sparkling diamonds and the brilliance of platinum give this tuxedo set an inescapable Art Deco elegance. 
Created by Carrington & Co. in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1925.
Cost:  Sold

Carter, Gough Moss Agate dress set crafted in 14kt yellow gold. (J8712)


Moss Agate Dress Set  A distinctive dress set featuring beautiful Moss Agates set in bright yellow gold.  Crafted in 14t gold by one of the preeminent makers of fine dress sets,
circa 1910.    Cost:  Sold

Carrington engraved mother-of-pearl dress set. (J9096)


Carrington Fireworks  A Carrington full dress set with engraved mother-of-pearl centers reminiscent of exploding fireworks surrounded by swirling scroll borders.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  Sold

Carrington onyx and pearl dress set. (J9132)


Carrington Onyx and Pearl  Elegant onyx centers with luminous white pearls surrounded by ornate platinum borders.  A full dress set created by Carrington & Company in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  Sold

Carrington platinum and mother-of-pearl dress set. (J9250)


White Tie  Brightly engraved platinum borders and creamy white mother-of-pearl centers.  An elegant Carrington full dress set from the Art Deco period.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1930.    Cost:  Sold



Platinum & Onyx  An elegant black onyx full dress set with small white pearls.  The interplay of black and white is accentuated by brilliant platinum borders.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  Sold

Art Deco pearl and mother-of-pearl dress set. (J9094)


Art Deco Elegance  The Art Deco era was a time of striking, elegant design.  This dress set with pearl and mother-of-pearl centers and stylized bell-flower borders beautifully captures the spirit of the age.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1930.
Cost:  Sold



Hawk's Eye  An elegant tuxedo set with Hawk's Eyes set in yellow gold.  The blue color and chatoyancy of the Hawk's Eye plays beautifully against the warm tones of the yellow gold.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1950.    Cost:  Sold

Antique Sapphire and white gold dress set. (J8637)


Sapphire Jazz Dress Set!  Sparkling cufflinks and shirt studs that capture the jazzy elegance of the 1920s.  The white gold tops are decorated with rich swag motifs and flowing "S" scrolls surrounding radiant blue cabochon Sapphires.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1925.    Cost:  Sold

L.E. Garrigus pearl and mother-of-pearl dress set. (J9061)


White on White  A marriage of mother-of-pearl, pearls and platinum give the geometric design of this Art Deco dress set a striking elegance.   Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1930.    Cost:  Sold

Carter, Gough platinum and mother-of-pearl dress set. (J9203)


Carter Whites  An elegant Art Deco dress set with cross reeded platinum borders surrounding creamy white mother-of-pearl centers.  Created by Carter, Gough & Co. in 14kt gold and platinum,  circa 1925.    Cost:  Sold

Carrington moonstone dress set. (J9244)


Moonlight in Platinum  The ethereal, shimmering light of moonstone set in the cool brilliance of platinum.  This full dress set weds the sophisticated elegance of the Art Deco era with a touch of moonlit romance.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  Sold

Carter, Gough onyx dress set. (J9217)


Black Tie  Art Deco dress set with black onyx centers surrounded by contrasting white gold borders engraved with concentric circles.  Created by Carter, Gough in 14kt white and yellow gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  Sold

L.E. Garrigus pearl and mother-of-pearl full dress set. (J8984)


Art Moderne  The elegant simplicity of the late Art Deco period.  This full dress illustrates the periods love of white-on-white design and elegant geometry.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1930.   Cost:  Sold

Carrington mother-of-pearl and pearl dress set crafted in platinum and 14kt yellow gold. (J8765)


Carrington Pearl Dress Set  An Art Deco dress set featuring cufflinks and studs with pearl and mother-of-pearl centers surrounded by platinum borders embellished with geometric motifs.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1925.
Cost:  Sold

Carrington onyx and pearl dress set crafted in platinum and 14kt yellow gold. (J8478)


Carrington Onyx Dress Set  A wonderful dress set featuring cufflinks, shirt studs and vest buttons with onyx and pearl centers surrounded by ornate platinum borders.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1920.    Cost:  Sold

Carrington engraved mother-of-pearl dress set. (J9121)


Carrington Stars  An elegant Carrington dress set featuring mother-of-pearl centers engraved with radiant stars surrounded by jazzy platinum borders.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1930.    Cost:  Sold

Antique Mother-of-Pearl and platinum dress set. (J8648)


Carter Dress Set  An Art Deco dress set featuring cufflinks and shirt studs with reeded platinum borders surrounding Mother of Pearl centers.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  Sold

Moonstone and gold dress set. (J9320)


Moonstones and Gold  The silvery blue shimmer of moonstones complemented by the warm radiance of yellow gold.  This elegant dress set captures the bold simplicity of Mid Century design.   
Cost:  Sold

Onyx and pearl dress set. (J9339)


Onyx and Pearls  Sharply reeded platinum borders surround raised black onyx centers set with a small white pearl.  A starkly elegant dress sets with a hint of early mid-century Modern.  Crafted in 14kt gold and platinum,  circa 1930.
Cost:  Sold

Carrington diamond and mother-of-pearl dress set. (J8818)


Carrington Diamond Elegance  An elegant full dress with mother-of-pearl centers surrounded by sparkling halos of rose-cut diamonds.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1925.
Cost:  Sold

Carrington Sapphire dress set crafted in 14kt yellow gold. (J8769)


Carrington Sapphire Dress Set  A striking Carrington dress set from the late Art Deco period with brilliant blue Sapphires set amid a vortex of intersecting lines.  A beautiful example of Art Moderne design.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1945.
Cost:  Sold

Carrington mother-of-pearl and pearl dress set crafted in platinum and 14kt yellow gold. (J8534)


Carrington Pearl Dress Set    An Art Deco dress set featuring cufflinks, shirt studs and vest buttons with mother-of-pearl and pearl centers surrounded by ornate platinum borders.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  Sold

Onyx and pearl dress set crafted in platinum and 14kt yellow gold.


Onyx and Pearl Dress Set   An elegant dress set from the 1920s featuring richly engraved platinum borders with black onyx centers and small white pearls.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold.    Cost:  Sold

Carrington 14kt gold and pearl dress set.


Carrington Tuxedo Set  A wonderful tuxedo set featuring mother of pearl tops centered with small pearls and surrounded by reeded white gold borders.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1920.

Cost:  Sold


Antique mother-of-pearl and enamel dress dress set. (J8692)


Carter Dress Set  A wonderful Edwardian dress set featuring gold cufflinks with Mother-of-Pearl centers surrounded by white enamel borders.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1910.
Cost:  Sold

Later onyx and pearl dress set. (J9095)


Onyx & Pearl  Dramatic black onyx centers surrounded by elegant white gold borders and set with small white pearls.  The dramatic interplay of black and white captures the jazzy elegance of the 1920s.   Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.
Cost:  Sold

L.E. Garrigus onyx and pearl dress set. (J8671)


Onyx and Pearl Dress Set  A beautiful example of Art Deco design.  Classic black onyx, white pearls and platinum.  The ideal dress set for "Putting on the Ritz."  Crafted in platinum and 14t gold,  circa 1930.    Cost:  Sold


Other Galleries

Please visit our other estate jewelry galleries where you
will find elegant cufflinks, brooches and stickpins.


Victorian serpent and acanthus leaf brooch. (J9069)


Estate Jewelry Gallery  A gallery of beautiful jewels from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian and Art Deco eras.  Everything from Art Nouveau flower brooches and dramatic Victorian stickpins.

Whiteside & Blank blue guilloche enamel and diamond cufflinks. (J9227)


Cufflink Gallery   A collection of striking cufflinks from the Golden (and Platinum) Age of cufflinks - 1880 to 1950.  Here you will find elegant cufflinks from the late Victorian to the jazzy Art Deco era.

Border collie reverse intaglio stickpin. (J9049)


Stickpin Gallery  Antique stickpins are miniature works of sculpture set atop gleaming columns of gold.  Here we present beautiful examples from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian and Art Deco eras.

Egyptian Revival winged scarab brooch crafted in 14kt gold. (J3573)


Brooch Gallery  Antique brooches were created in a wonderful range of styles from the sinuous forms of the Art Nouveau to the bold geometry of the later Art Deco.  In this gallery you can find something for almost anyone.

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