Antique brooch in gold, silver & diamond roses, Netherlands circa 1910
A fragrant bouquet, a sparkling branch in the dew of glittering blossoms lures our senses. Set all over with diamonds, this silver and gold brooch presents blossoms. Their swaying lines form a naturalistic arrangement whose energetic dynamism seems almost animated. The wonderful sparkle of the 40 rose-cut diamonds adds to the brooch's charm and presence. Diamond jewellery in natural shapes has accompanied the history of jewellery since the late 18th century. The shapes and details change over time and each generation adds its own flavor. The brooch here is a nostalgic piece, picking up on techniques and forms that were old when it was made. However, a small gold stamp reveals that the piece of jewellery was created in the Netherlands in the years after 1906. The diamonds, cut into roses (See also "Learn more"), are set in settings of dark patinated silver to enhance the brilliance of the stones. The back of the brooch, on the other hand, is worked in gold to prevent any staining on clothes. The flower branch is a wonderful example of the early 20th century fashion of naturalism, which existed at the same time as Art Nouveau and the Belle Époque. The precious diamond jewel still presents itself today in excellent condition - we were able to acquire it in the South German.
Rose-cut diamonds, also called "rose couronée", "crowned roses", can already be found in 16th century jewellery. Numerous famous diamonds such as the Orloff and the Grand Mogul are designed in this rose cut. It is characterized by the fact that the upper side of the diamond is faceted in a star shape and the underside is cut flat. This creates a very specific, soft shimmer that is very different from the sometimes garish glow of today's brilliant-cut diamonds.
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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.