Rod of light

Vintage brooch with diamonds in white gold, around 1960

In the immediate post-war period, jewellery was often created that continued the style of the decades before the wars. In Central Europe in particular, the wars and the associated shortage of materials had not left many smiths the time and space to develop new fashions in quick succession, and jewellery epochs such as Art Deco still beckoned with their splendour. Evening jewellery in particular, which has always been more precious than daytime jewellery, was thus given a timeless touch that made it wearable for generations to come. The present brooch is based on Art Deco designs of the pre-war period - but not least the cut of the diamonds reveals that the brooch was created later: The diamonds are shaped in the modern full cut, which only really became established in the post-war period. In total, about 0.40 ct of brilliant-cut diamonds of excellent color and clarity have been worked into this brooch. The stones are set to great effect in white gold, which, like the diamonds themselves, glows cool and elegant. According to the stamping, the precious brooch was made in Germany. The piece of jewellery is in excellent condition and ready to give pleasure to many generations to come.

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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.