Her life and time

Elegant 1960s yellow gold "Cleopatra" necklace

In the first years after the Second World War, the young Federal Republic experienced a tremendous increase in wealth and quality of life. After the worries of the war years, the displays of the shops shone in new luxury, and not least jewellery and watches served to visibly show the new joie de vivre to the outside world. The style of the jewellery of these years was often oriented towards the late Art Déco, as it had been developed since the 1930s, and which continued to determine the designs of the large goldsmith companies, especially in the USA and France: rich furnishings, clear geometries and especially the shine of gold determined the image, which was ultimately also reinforced by Hollywood films of those years. The 1963 monumental film "Cleopatra," starring Elisabeth Taylor, recounts the life of the Egyptian pharaoh, based on Carlo Maria Franzero's novelistic biography "Cleopatra. Her Life and Times." This film spawned a veritable Cleopatra fashion, which was reflected in jewelry, especially in wide gold necklaces. Such a necklace of those years is presented here. The necklace of 14-carat gold consists of a series of plate-like gold elements, which have a velvety appearance due to a hatched engraving. The gently flowing necklace caresses the wearer's neck almost like a shimmering textile! The result is a necklace worthy of its namesake.

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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.