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Elegant Art Deco clip with 3.29 ct diamonds in platinum, 1930s

In the Golden Twenties, jewellery of cool elegance and the greatest luxury emerged in Europe and the world. Intoxicated by the speed of the new automobiles, delighted by the sparkle of champagne and still giddy from the view of the new skyscrapers, a very own language of form emerged in bright colors, precious materials and geometric shapes, which gained a foothold in all the capitals of the Western world. But it was not only the shapes of jewellery that were revolutionised - but also the way in which it could be worn. One of the most innovative forms of the time was the clip brooch. The special thing about this new type of brooch was that it could no longer be worn only on the lapel, but everywhere on the dress, on the belt, on the bag and even in the hair. Often as a pair, but also individually, surprising and previously unseen accents could be set. A particularly precious clip is presented here. A total of 3.29 ct diamonds completely fill out the geometric shapes of the clip. Round cut diamonds have been used as well as rectangular baguette cut diamonds, adding an extra tension to the design. The diamonds are of exquisite color quality and appear in bright white, supported by the bright luster of platinum, the most precious and fashionable precious metal of the era. In keeping with the spirit of its time, the clip is abstract in form, lacking even the slightest figurative reference. With its avant-garde design, it was at the height of its time - and what was once modern has proven timeless today.

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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.