The Magic Word

Elegant Stick Pin With Natural Pearls & Diamonds, Around 1910

"As is well known, pearls today form the magic word that makes the heart of every worldly lady beat faster, and to an ever-increasing degree pearls are pushing the red-hot rubies, the sparkling emeralds, even the flashing brilliants into the background." - So reported the Deutsche Goldschmiede-Zeitung in 1910 (DGZ No. 45, 1910, p. 399). The present bar pin is also evidence of this great pearl fashion of the years around 1910: Diamonds are not in the foreground here, but rather they have been placed alongside the natural pearls. Nine genuine oriental pearls have been arranged on the narrow needle so that the largest is in the middle. They are round in the top view, but in the side view they are of a slightly pressed shape, so that they do not protrude too far forward beyond the design. Typical of the period, the front of the pin, which is made of gold, has been covered with a layer of platinum. The creamy luster of the pearls, the hard sheen of the platinum, and the shimmering diamond roses combine to create a beautiful triad in the non-color white, just as was loved in the late Belle Époque. Thanks to its elegant restraint in terms of colour and shape, the brooch can be easily combined with jewellery from all kinds of epochs.

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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.