Delicate Art Deco brooch with 2.60 ct diamonds, Germany circa 1928
This diamond brooch shows itself in a classic jewellery form of the twenties: a flat shield shape is set tightly with diamonds - numerous such and similar designs were created in those years for the upper classes, because a lady's evening dress was only really complete with a precious brooch. Our piece, which presents a row of large brilliant-cut diamonds in the center, features almost innumerable white diamonds in a wide variety of cuts. A total of 71 diamonds are set here in precious platinum and shine in glistening light. All the gemstones are set in delicately yet solidly crafted platinum, so that the metal appears almost invisible and pure diamond brilliance delights us. Finely sawn shadow gaps and the use of so-called mille grips, with which the remaining platinum surface is broken into literally thousands of small areas, produce a play of light and shadow that was so popular in the late 1920s. On the reverse side, this precious piece of jewellery is made of yellow gold, since platinum was about eight times more expensive than gold at the time of its creation. The interplay of all the elements creates a wonderful yet wearable piece of Art Deco craftsmanship that can become a showpiece on any festive wardrobe.
In the Art Deco era, a new basic shape for jewellery began its triumphant advance: The shield, designed as an elongated hexagon or, as here, as an oval. It accommodated the 1920s preference for graphic forms, for jewelry designs that presented their decoration two-dimensionally rather than sculpturally. Above all, however, the basic shape of the shield was perfectly suited to show off the filigree processing techniques of the time.
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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.