Orient Express

Attractive brooch made of gold, diamonds, pearls & emeralds, around 1950

This particularly beautiful brooch, probably created in the years around 1950, shows in the form of a magnificent oval shield. It is forged from gold and a fringe of fine pearls frames a raised center field on which five emeralds and four rose-cut diamonds are set. The area between these stones is engraved with fine arabesques. A cord band closes the jewelry to the outside. We think this is a work from one of the metropolises of the Orient, some of which were glamorous destinations in the post-World War II era. This we conclude from the use of flat rose cut diamonds, the beautiful hand engraving of the central part and from the gold stamp that identifies the pin as a non-European work. Cities like Baghdad or Damascus could not be missing on a trip to the Orient, nor Tehran and Beirut to make the fairy tale of 1001 nights perfect. Probably once a souvenir of such a journey, the brooch found its way to us here in Berlin and delights with the delicate luster of its pearls and the rich green of its emeralds.

We want you to be 100% satisfied! For that reason, we examine, describe and photograph all of our jewellery with the utmost care.

You can rely on our years of experience in the trade and our expertise as a professional art historians for reviews of the antique jewellery. As a member of various trader organisations and the British Society of Jewellery Historians, we remain committed to the highest possible degree of accuracy. In our descriptions, we always also indicate any signs of age and defects and never hide them in our photos – this saves you from any unpleasant surprises when your package arrives.

Should you for some reason not be satisfied, please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can begin to find a solution together. In any case, you can return any article within 30 days and we will refund the full purchase price.


We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

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.