Golden umbel

Elegant vintage brooch with pearls in gold, 1960s

The 1960s were particularly experimental in the development of unusual jewelry designs. Always on the lookout for innovative possibilities of expression, the jewellery designers of those years dealt intensively with the various currents of contemporary art. The goal was the creation of an independent abstract formal language of jewelry, which should stand out from previous styles. Jewellery of this epoch explored the possibilities of the processed material and loved colour contrasts, interesting and unusual structures, daring volumes and expressive reliefs. This resulted in unique objects in which the traces of the manufacturing process were not hidden, but were to be confidently displayed as evidence of genuine craftsmanship. This elegant brooch is an arrangement of golden leaves with thirteen small cultured pearls shimmering between them. Rising like a shield, they form an openwork dome that lives from the play of light and shadow on its surface. The large brooch was created around 1965 in Germany and found its way to us here in Berlin.

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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.