Pavé de luxe

Exquisite large Art Deco pendant with 5.17 ct diamonds in platinum, circa 1928

This exquisite pendant is a typical example of 1920s jewellery. With its large shield form, it is perfectly suited to showcase the exceedingly painstaking detail in which goldsmiths were able to work at the time, all thanks to the introduction of platinum to the jewellery market. Two large brilliants are presented in the middle of the pendant, surrounded by a seemingly endless amount of diamonds in varying cuts. Overall 78 diamonds (5.71 ct) of beautiful quality have been set in precious platinum, creating a glistening, textured surface. Delicately pierced details and millegrain settings, all executed with stunning precision, add to this play of light and shadow. The manner in which the diamonds are set is called a 'pavé' setting. The term is taken from the French word for 'pavement' and describes the way in which gemstones are set so tightly that almost no surface of the precious metal is visible. Indeed, many pavé-set jewels are reminiscent of glistening streets and pathways that have been set with gems instead of cobblestones. The technique aims to draw the viewers attention fully to the precious gemstones. Here, that goal has been met: There's nowhere to look but into the gleam of more than five carats of diamonds.

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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.