Precious Blossoms

Extravagant vintage flower brooch made of gold & gemstones, around 1970

We first encounter ornaments in the form of baskets and vases filled with flowers in the mid-18th century. As part of the so-called "Giardinetto fashion", the floral arrangements fitted particularly well into the playful and sensual era of the Rococo. Marie Antoinette picked flowers in her hameau in the garden of Versailles, shepherdesses in English landscape gardens were the ideal of the time. But also in the following centuries the pretty motif of the flower basket experienced renaissances again and again. Flower arrangements were particularly popular again in the 1920s and 1950s, but this classic motif endured for longer, as evidenced by the large brooch here, which we discovered in Monte Carlo. A work of high-carat yellow gold, it presents itself as a large bouquet-filled vase or a cornucopia. Colorful blooms of multicolored gemstones, white diamonds and pearls are found here accompanied by golden leaves. We see citrines, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, amethysts and three blue glass pastes to complete the richness of colour. Thus, the jewel evokes a warm summer day and presents never wilting flowers of fine gemstones. A piece of jewellery with which you can conjure up a cheerful focal point on any outfit! An independent appraisal has assessed the quality of the materials and comes with the brooch.

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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.

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