Into the Blue

Elegant Art Deco brooch with aquamarine, pearls & diamonds, around 1920

Hardly any piece of jewelry is as versatile as the brooch. In this day and age, we usually only think of the way brooches have been worn since the post-war era: On the side under the shoulder. Historically, however, there were many more options. With preference brooches were worn, for example, on the collar of a high-necked blouse or centered on the neckline - which is why most antique brooches are symmetrical. Then, in the 1920s, brooches also began to be worn on a hat, at the waist, or on the strap of an evening gown. The present brooch is a little jewel in every respect. In its center it sets a faceted, bright water-blue aquamarine. Around the gemstone unfolds fine lace-like platinum filigree set with diamonds. The slight three-dimensionality of the design ensures that there is always a diamond at the right angle to the light, reflecting it. Above and below each, a row of natural pearls completes the design and completes the cool color tone. This lovely handmade jewel transitions stylistically between Belle Époque and Art Deco and was created in the years around 1920. The aquamarine complements pastel fabrics beautifully, while the platinum filigree is even more effective on dark backgrounds - a real jack-of-all-trades.

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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.