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Elegant bar brooch with diamonds in gold & platinum, Art Déco circa 1930
In the first decades of the 20th century, it was hard to imagine the well-assorted jewellery box without the bar brooch. They were worn in many different ways, and especially creatively during the Art Deco period. For example, the German fashion journal "Die Dame" announced in its fashion notes of 1925 that people now wore "rather voluminous pins, which always look best at the front of the waist as a clasp or finish to an insert." But they could also be seen as the finial of a blouse collar, or even pinned over garçonnes' ties. The brooch here is designed in the shape of an elongated hexagon. It is set with three transitional-cut diamonds, all of which have a strikingly beautiful clarity and brilliance. Crafted in platinum on gold, it is entirely in keeping with the fashion of its time. Fine arabesques punctuate the white platinum surface. A brooch offered in a catalogue of the jeweller F. Todt from Pforzheim from the season 1931/32 shows a very similar pattern and arched framing with a pointed oval basic shape (see last picture). Our stick brooch can also be dated to this period. The brooch is very well preserved. Thanks to a bayonet clasp it closes securely. Then as now, it has many uses: pin it vertically on the lapel of a blazer, horizontally on a belt band or use it to fix the neckline of a wrap-around blouse.
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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.