Leaves in the wind

Elegant brooch with rubies and diamonds, Belgium 1960s

"The small but intense pleasure of walking through dry leaves and kicking them up as you go... they rustle, they bristle, they crackle..." (Vita Sackville-West: "Walking through leaves") You know that feeling when it starts to get colder outside and you head out to enjoy autumn? When you dress warmly and go out into nature, you can feel the last rays of the sun and the crunch of the branches under your shoes, the rustling of the leaves and the whistling of the wind? The present brooch from around 1965 seems to have this blissful feeling as its theme, the golden autumn seems to be captured in it. Two feathered leaves, one of white gold, the other of yellow gold are intertwined as if in dance. One leaf curves convexly, the other concavely, they overlap slightly. On the gold leaf we see a precious arrangement of five brilliant-cut diamonds, while the white gold one shows three fine rubies. The surface of the goldwork is satin and polished, creating a beautiful three-dimensional effect that almost seems to be created by a breeze. A lovely piece of jewellery that found its way to us here in Berlin.

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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.