Sparkling modernity

Noble bar pin of the Art Déco with 2.82 ct diamonds in white gold, around 1928

For a brief moment it seemed possible, the dream of a happier society without need and poverty, in new luxury and beauty. The First World War was over, the economy began to warm up and a new style conquered art, architecture and crafts. The historical forms of the turn of the century were discredited with the demise of the old social forms. The new urge for fun-loving wealth demanded new forms, which the new objectivity was unable to fully satisfy: In a return to clear geometries, symmetries and the noblest materials, the new formal language of the new era emerged: the Art Déco, dynamic, splendid and modern. This brooch from the late 1920s speaks exactly this language. Made of 14-karat white gold, the brooch features a precious setting of diamonds. Nine old-cut diamonds with a total weight of approximately 2.82 carats are set in a row and sparkle together. All of the stones have excellent color and clarity. The sparkling gems are set in saw work and the finest millegriffe in typical Art Deco shapes, as found in ever new variations on countless pieces of jewellery of the period. In addition to the large brilliant-cut diamonds, 18 small diamond roses lend the brooch an additional ethereal sparkle. The result is an exemplary white jewel of the turbulent 1920s; a particularly richly decorated brooch in the best condition and workmanship!

It's loud, fast and wild: traffic rushes across Potsdamer Platz in the slowly fading evening light. The traffic lights in the middle of the square - the first traffic lights in Germany! - goes to red - the waiting people stream across the streets, past the waiting automobiles, laughing, running, jostling, and filling the many large bars around them. The neon signs on the houses begin to glow, a jazz band sounds from afar: Berlin in the early years of the 20th century was a cosmopolitan city, for a brief moment a melting pot of cultures, a New York of Europe.

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