Reduced to the Max

Elgante bar brooch with diamond in gold & platinum, around 1925

Hardly part of the repertoire of modern goldsmiths and jewellers today, the bar brooch was once one of the most popular pieces of jewellery of the Belle Époque and Art Deco.Versatile in use, it could be found in every lady's jewellery wardrobe. From specimens for the day, in gold and set with pearls or colourful gemstones, to high-quality diamond pins for the evening - the stick brooch took many forms. The bar brooch presented here belongs to this elegant type of jewellery. Made of yellow gold, the front is covered with bright platinum. In the center, the brooch presents a beautiful old-cut diamond as a solitaire. The diamond weighs 0.22 carats and is visually magnified by a shadow gap around the edge. The design is clear and reduced to the extreme, which gives it a special presence. We discovered the brooch in the Rhineland.

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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.