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Vintage Brooch With 6.30 ct Diamonds in Platinum, Paris ca. 1960


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Vintage Brooch With 6.30 ct Diamonds in Platinum, Paris ca. 1960
Vintage Brooch With 6.30 ct Diamonds in Platinum, Paris ca. 1960
Description
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Rare happiness! Radiant white diamonds in a wide variety of cuts are offered by this brooch in the richest abundance and in the most perfect form: No less than 89 diamonds are set here in platinum and shine in glistening light. In addition to classic diamonds, we see the finest diamond baguettes in wonderful quality. The brooch is a typical piece of jewellery of the post-war years and has already cost about two years' salary of a worker at the time of purchase. It is a piece of jewellery that, according to the hallmarking, was created in Paris and immediately takes you to a glamorous ball in the city of lights and love. The new urge for fun-loving wealth after the great war demanded new forms, which the years around 1960 were able to satisfy with a fresh will to design: Referring back to the clear lines of Art Deco, the goldsmiths of these years broke up the traditional symmetries, but without renouncing the most luxurious materials. This brooch speaks the new language of this new era: it is dynamic, magnificent and modern! Developed from the simplest form imaginable, the pure line, the radiant diamonds are set in four rows, forcing the platinum almost to invisibility. Pure diamond brilliance delights the beholder to this day. A special piece, well preserved and animated by a dreamlike inner fire.
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In ancient times, diamonds were valued primarily for their incomparable hardness. As symbols of invincible strength, their beauty was secondary at best. In fact, early diamonds do not appear at all attractive to the modern eye. Medieval cutting techniques also did not allow for spectacular light reflections, and the widespread table cuts only brought out the brightness and colour of the stones. All this changed in the graduated 17th century. The nobility of the Baroque period developed a taste for glittering gemstones. Rose cut diamonds, whose multiple facets beautifully reflected candlelight, were especially popular. In the middle of the century, a first, early brilliant cut developed, called the Mazarin cut after the influential Cardinal Jules Mazarin, characterized by a crown with 17 facets. By the end of the century, these diamonds were then replaced by a new shape, named the Peruzzi cut after its inventor. Vincenzo Peruzzi was a gem cutter from Venice who increased the crown of the diamonds by additional facets to a total of 33, thus increasing the fire of the stones enormously. However, these early brilliant diamonds were not standardized in terms of the number and shape of the facets. Each stone was cut in such a way that as much substance as possible could be preserved. New diamond deposits in Brazil in the second half of the 18th century then led to a cut shape that became known as the old mine cut. These diamonds are already very similar to today's full cut brilliant cut diamonds, but it would take several more generations of continuous development of the cutting technique before the old mine cut became first the old European cut, and finally in the 1940s the modern full cut.
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Vintage Brooch With 6.30 ct Diamonds in Platinum, Paris ca. 1960
Perfection in Diamond
€ 18,980.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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