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Antique brooch with sapphires in red gold, Wilhelm Müller circa 1890

As early as 1847, the merchant Wilhelm Müller founded his company, a specialist wholesaler for gemstones, pearls, jewellery, gold and silver jewellery. Most of the creations were made in the branches in the gold city of Pforzheim and in the silver city of Schwäbisch-Gmünd. Later, in 1894, Müller had his headquarters built in Berlin. The imposing neo-Gothic style building, called the Jewel Palace, still stands today. The present red-gold brooch corresponds to the style as it was worn shortly before Müller had the Juwel-Palais built. It speaks the rich formal language of the imperial period of the years around 1890. Numerous ornaments, historical quotations and details combine here to form a coherent whole. Two round, hollow bars form the basic shape, one of them engraved with a honeycomb pattern. An applied plaque, framed by gold beads and wires, holds three blue sapphires in the centre. Brooches of this type were originally worn in the centre of the collar of a high-necked blouse, which explains their horizontal shape. But this versatile piece of jewellery also looks great on the lapel of a blazer or even as an unusual accent on a tie.

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If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.