In the course of time

Antique brooch from Biedermeier foam gold earrings, Germany circa 1840

Just like clothing, jewellery is subject to changing fashion trends. However, the materials from which they are made are much more durable and often more expensive. In many cases, old pieces were therefore rebuilt according to the taste of the time or even completely rearranged. The present brooch, which came to us from a private collection in Salzburg, also shows such a change in taste. Originally, it was apparently once a pair of earrings created in the years around 1840. Made in detailed foam gold technique, we see two sculpturally curved oval shapes, each adorned with a graceful blossom in the centre. In the late 19th century, the two earrings were then combined to form a brooch and fitted with a suspended chain. As the product of a historical development, this results in an unusually beautiful piece of jewellery with a charm all of its own.

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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.