Glittering modernity

Elegant Art Deco brooch with diamonds, 1920s

For a brief moment it seemed possible, the dream of a happier society without hardship 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: Art Deco. The historical forms of the turn of the century had been 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 formal language of the new era emerged: dynamic, splendid and modern. The work presented here speaks precisely this language. Designed in a simple, elongated shape, twenty-three radiant old-cut diamonds are set in the center of the pin. Together with a multitude of small diamond roses, they are framed between finely sawn-out, wave-shaped arabesques. The platinum overlay on the front makes the brooch shine in glistening light. A special piece of the years around 1920, perfectly preserved and enlivened by a dreamlike inner fire!

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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.