Two at One Go

Splendid pendant brooch with diamonds & pearls, around 1880

One of the most beautiful inventions of our ancestors is the pendant brooch: a piece of jewellery that can be worn in both functions. Since in the late 19th century the brooch, like the pendant, was worn centrally in front of the neckline, goldsmiths gave many jewels this dual function. This also made it worthwhile to invest in particularly precious pieces of jewellery, as they could then be worn twice as often. This piece of jewellery is also a pendant brooch. Thanks to two interchangeable mountings, it can be worn as the mood takes you - either as a pendant or as a brooch: the mounting that is not needed at the moment can be unscrewed by hand within a few seconds and does not get in the way. The pendant brooch presents an arrow as a showpiece, the end of which ends in a blossom of cream-coloured pearls. Around it unfolds a wreath of diamonds that is open at the bottom. With a total of about 2.60 ct of diamonds in cushion-shaped historical old cuts and further rose-cut diamonds, the jewel is precious. Some of the diamonds appear to have been cut in an even older context: At that time, it was common to melt down heirlooms that had become unfashionable and use the gemstones for new jewels. Typical of the time, the diamonds are set in silver, but the back and mounts are made of red gold. The natural darkening of the silver has already been taken into account, as it allows the diamonds to shine in contrast. A unique piece of jewellery from the late 19th century that, thanks to its dual function, can still find many applications today.

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