Poetry Of Lightness

Elegant Art Nouveau Brooch With Diamonds In Gold, Circa 1910

The beautiful brooch presented here captivates with its stylized natural form and the elegance of its luxurious materials. We see a branch with gracefully curved leaves, from which a fruit or inflorescence seems to grow. Two old European cut diamonds are set as the endpoints of the delicate creation. Smaller diamonds in the leaves and at the ends add further sparkle to the brooch. In total, there are about one carat of diamonds set. The swaying lines of the brooch form a calligraphic shape whose energetic dynamism seems almost animated. The brooch is composed of delicate gold bars that are frontally covered with bright platinum. These bars, which are gossamer thin when seen from the front, but maintain their stability in depth, are also called "knife wires". They are a typical design feature in jewellery of the time and allowed visually more delicate, lighter designs than ever before. This enchanting brooch combines many elements typical of turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau: We see wonderfully rhythmic lines, playful asymmetry and stylized natural forms. Created in the years around 1910, we discovered the piece in Hamburg. Immediately wearable, the brooch is still a real feast for the eyes today.

Starting in France, Art Nouveau quickly spread throughout Europe, forming its own specific form in each country. Initially more floral and oriented to natural forms, in Germany from the years around 1905 he goes more graphic ways and is determined by more rigorous lines.

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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.