White trilogy

Elegant brooch with natural pearl & diamonds in platinum & white gold, around 1925

White was the fashion color of jewelry in the first decades of the 20th century. Diamond jewellery could hardly shine cool enough for the evening. This brooch shines entirely in white and juxtaposes three different nuances and structures: the creamy, warm luster of a natural pearl, the brilliance of diamonds and the cool metallic surface of platinum. A natural pearl of slightly baroque shape stands at the centre of the octagonal design. To the left and right of it are two round Old European Cut diamonds, weighing a combined total of approximately 0.58 ct. Other, smaller diamonds are set between them as subtly shimmering highlights. Precisely sawn shadow gaps and arabesques as well as fine mille handles structure the basic geometric shape and add soft ornamentation to its austerity. The body of the brooch is made of white gold, which was only patented in the 1910s and thus represented a fairly new precious metal. Early white gold, however, often had a slight yellow tinge, was not quite bright enough to serve the taste of the time. To make the brooch shine so bright and white, the goldsmith reached into his bag of tricks and used a trick that is only known from Art Deco jewels: he put a layer of platinum on the front of the brooch. In its precise execution, which can hardly be surpassed in fineness, the brooch demonstrates why jewels from the Art Deco period are still considered classics today. It is in very good condition.

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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.