A Diamond set Rosebud Brooch by Paul Flato

New York, c.1938


in the form of a rose bud, mounted with brilliant, rose and baguette cut diamonds.

Length: 8.2cm

In the late 1920’s, aged 28, Flato opened his own premises at 1 East 57th Street in New York, where he not only  designed his own jewellery but also collaborated with the most gifted designers of the period, including Fulco di Verdura.His spectacular and innovative  creations attracted a devoted clientele.

Soon after opening his Beverly Hills premises on Sunset Boulevard in 1938, run by Verdura, Hollywood stars including Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich and Ginger Rogers counted amongst his customers and were often seen wearing his jewellery in their films.