summer refreshment

Elegant pendant with aquamarine and diamonds in gold, around 1940

Light blue, like the refreshing clear waters of a hidden bay, is the effect of this aquamarine in its powerful gold setting. Four old-cut diamonds are set to the large aquamarine of around 25.00 carats and sparkle in delicate applications of white gold. Stylized foliage frames the aquamarine with a satin finish that is highlighted by freehand engravings. The octagonal staircase-cut stone's graphic form forms a striking contrast to the playful yellow gold framing. This shows the typical formal language of late Art Deco: powerful, symmetrical and with nostalgic echoes of the jewellery forms of the past. In many respects, jewellery of these years returned more to the history of art than the early, cool and modernist design language of the 1920s did. The jewellery became more voluminous again, and here and there the one or other reminiscence even of Biedermeier mingled with modern forms: as a symbol of the "good old days", the formal language of the mid-19th century came back into fashion. The pendant here is a fine example of this development and can be worn immediately with a long gold chain. The piece of jewellery is supplied with a certificate from the Gero Greetveld gemstone laboratory. The fine aquamarine is a refreshing sight on hot summer days - and a lovely reminder of fun-filled holidays by the sea.

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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.