D'une Manière Décorative

Precious Bracelet With 7.74 Ct Diamonds In Platinum, France Circa 1930


€ 21,190.00 *
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Description
The bracelet here shines in the fire of some 7.74 ct diamonds, all set in glistening platinum. Powerful bands stagger towards the luminous center of the design. Voluminous and moving, richer and wider, the band here becomes like a loop of light tied around the arm. Bracelets were a great love of Art Deco. "There was never a time when bracelets were as popular as they are today. It seems as if every girl and woman wears a bracelet, and many ladies of good taste wear two and even more in attractive combinations," reads an American catalog of the years around 1925. The fact that this fashion also found its friends in Europe is evidenced by the specimen here: For its hallmark shows that it was made in France. Paris was the European center of the new style in the 1920s. The great exhibition "Exposition internationale des Arts Décoratifs" in 1925 gave it its name. Around the Grand and Petit Palais, 15,000 exhibitors from 18 countries showed the latest trends in industrial design and decorative arts - and visitors quickly agreed that a new style for life had emerged here. The geometric, powerful shapes became indigenous to the whole world. But Paris remained the center for all kinds of the arts. Painting, decorative arts and jewellery - the most impressive, compelling and still famous designers and artists lived and worked here. Typical of Art Deco jewellery is the monochrome color scheme all in white, the delight in geometry and the rich decoration - everything that also characterizes the bracelet we have here. We date it to around 1930; an independent appraisal has also confirmed the quality of the materials.
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The largest producer of platinum was Russia at the end of the 19th century. However, a platinum shortage triggered by the Russian October Revolution in 1917 made platinum jewelry rare for several years. It was only after new platinum discoveries were made in the South African Transvaal in 1924 that the metal returned to the goldsmiths' workshops. Subsequently, particularly luxurious pieces of jewelry were preferably made of solid platinum; however, the precious metal remained more expensive than gold.
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D'une Manière Décorative
€ 21,190.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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