A short dream

Elegant Art Deco stick pin with natural pearl & diamonds, circa 1925

For a brief moment it seemed possible, the dream of a happier society without hardship and poverty, in new luxury and beauty. The Great War was over, the economy began to warm up and a new style conquered art, architecture and crafts: Art Deco. For the historical forms of the turn of the century had been discredited with the demise of the old social forms. The new urge for fun-loving wealth demanded new forms, which the new objectivity was unable to fully satisfy. The new formal language of the new era was created by reverting to clear geometries, symmetries and the finest materials: dynamic, splendid and modern. This brooch from around 1925 speaks exactly this language. The classic bar brooch is made of yellow gold and platinum and thus shows itself in a bright shine. The center of the composition is occupied by a beautiful early cultured pearl accompanied by two rose-cut diamonds. Arabesque engravings further adorn the slightly upturned centerpiece. The precious setting is presented amidst the finest mille handles in typical Art Deco shapes, as found in ever new variations on countless pieces of jewellery of the period. The result is an exemplary white jewel of the turbulent 1920s; a particularly richly decorated brooch in the best condition and workmanship.

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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.