The poetry of lightness

Elegant art nouveau brooch with diamonds in gold & platinum, around 1900

The quality Art Nouveau brooch presented here captivates with its stylized natural form and the elegance of its noble materials. We see a branch with gracefully curved leaves, from which a fruit or inflorescence seems to grow. Three old-cut diamonds are set as the endpoints of this delicate creation. Smaller rose-cut diamonds in the petals add further sparkle to the brooch. Bright platinum allows the stones to stand out beautifully, while yellow gold on the reverse adds a warm glow. In total, approximately 0.34 carats of diamonds are set. The swaying lines of the brooch form a caligraphic shape whose energetic dynamism seems almost animated. This enchanting brooch combines many elements typical of turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau: We see wonderfully rhythmic lines, playful asymmetry and stylized natural forms. The piece was created around 1900 and we were able to purchase it here in Berlin. Immediately wearable, the brooch is still a real feast for the eyes today.

Starting in France, Art Nouveau quickly spread throughout Europe and developed its own specific form in each country. Initially more floral and oriented to natural forms, in Germany from the years around 1905 it follows more graphic paths and is determined by stricter lines.

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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.