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Elegant Art Deco brooch with diamonds platinum, France ca. 1925


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Elegant Art Deco brooch with diamonds platinum, France ca. 1925
Elegant Art Deco brooch with diamonds platinum, France ca. 1925
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Rod brooches, brooches, pins - all these are names for a form of jewellery that enjoyed great popularity in the first decades of the 20th century. They were worn in many ways, and especially creative in the Art Deco period. For example, the German fashion journal "Die Dame" let it be known in its fashion notes of 1925 that people now wore "rather voluminous pins, which always look best at the front of the waist as a clasp or finish to an insert." But they could also be seen as the finial of a blouse collar, or even pinned over garçonnes ties. The brooch we have here is of medium size, making it particularly versatile. It is made of platinum so that it shines white according to the fashion of the time. Starting from a large old-cut diamond in the center of the design, the precious metal describes several interlocking rectangles. Every opportunity is taken to add diamonds to the surface of the frames. Thus, a total of about three carats of diamonds are used. A firework of light is the result. The brooch is a typical example of a jewel Art Deco. Its hallmarks prove that it was created in France. Since the turbulent 1920s, it has been preserved as if not a day has passed since then.
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With the invention of gaslight and then electric light at the end of the 19th century, glistening brightness suddenly filled the ballrooms of Europe. No more dark, yellow candlelight, but the white glow of hundreds of lamps made the ladies' jewellery shine and glitter as never before. Not surprisingly, a new fashion also emerged as a result of these developments: white jewels made of diamonds and silver responded to the new lighting conditions and replaced the previous more colorful designs. In general, jewellery was increasingly richly set with sparkling gems to create an ever more luxurious and rich appearance. At the great balls in Paris, London and St. Petersburg, ever more magnificent diamond necklaces were presented, as well as tiaras, brooches and rings, all dreams in white diamonds. The name of the era, the Belle Époque, still indicates the goal of this period: To shine in beauty. But even in the following decades, the fashion for white jewellery remained current, right up to the Art Deco of the 1920s. Only the materials of the settings changed. The rapidly tarnishing silver was first replaced by platinum settings and later by jewellery made entirely of platinum or the white gold developed shortly before the World War.
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Elegant Art Deco brooch with diamonds platinum, France ca. 1925
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€ 5,890.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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