Flights of Fancy

Delicate Antique Platinum and Diamond Necklace, c. 1920


€ 3,190.00 *
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Delicate Antique Platinum and Diamond Necklace, c. 1920
Delicate Antique Platinum and Diamond Necklace, c. 1920
Description
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Belle Époque jewellery is white, refined and rich in detail: but even within this era, there were subtle differences and trends. In the 1910s, jewellery fashion changed again, laying the foundations for the sharp-edged jewels of Art Deco. White platinum and rich diamond setting remained; however, the most modern designs were already moving away from the playful bows, garlands and Art Nouveau lines towards abstract, more streamlined designs, which were often only filled with fine platinum bars and seemingly free-floating diamonds within their clear silhouettes, heralding Art Déco. This necklace is just such a piece of jewellery. The showpiece is made from solid platinum and has an elongated pendulum shape filled with ornamental platinum wires. Diamonds sparkle between them in delicate millegrain settings. In the lower part of the pendant, a large old-cut diamond swings as if floating beneath a garland of smaller diamonds. A delicate chain holds the firmly mounted pendant to the neck. The entire design is non-representational and thrives on a combination of cool geometry and rich ornamentation. The piece represents a new type of necklace that became popular from the second half of the 1910s, particularly in America. For comparison, we show two advertisements by US jewelers from 1917 and 1919 (see last illustration). While the necklaces of the first years of the new century still had their focal point in the upper part of the design, like a triangle standing on its apex, the visual focus was now shifted further down to achieve an elegantly elongated look that went hand in hand with the streamlined dress fashion of those years. We can also clearly see the drop-shaped pendants of the 1920s in the downward-sweeping shape of our necklace. The elegant necklace is beautifully preserved.
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Delicate Antique Platinum and Diamond Necklace, c. 1920
Flights of Fancy
€ 3,190.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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