Glory of the Past

Elegant Vintage Brooch With Diamonds in White Gold, USA Circa 2010

The design of the Art Deco years is still timelessly beautiful today and many pieces are among the classics of European design culture. There is hardly a living room without the famous Wagenfeld lamp or the cantilever chairs by Mart Stam - and an Art Déco engagement ring is also considered the non-plus-ultra by many of our customers. Indeed, the art of goldsmithing in the 1920s achieved a perfection of craftsmanship that has never been equalled again, while the designs unfolded a simple clarity that still seems modern today. So it is not surprising that in the following decades goldsmiths again and again took their cue from the ideas of Art Deco - as in the case of this brooch made of white gold and diamonds. The brooch is designed in an elongated shape. A large brilliant cut diamond in a setting that makes it look like a flower is set in the center of the design. from it, the brooch continues to the left and right. The body of the brooch swings out slightly, dividing into rhythmic lines on which further diamonds are set in plant-like shapes. This gives the design a certain dynamism: it seems as if waves of light emanate from its centre. The style of the brooch, which is reminiscent of lace, corresponds to the taste of American Art Deco of the 1920s. It was probably made there, as the hallmarks on the back also suggest. We discovered the brooch in Cologne.

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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.