Age of Glamour

Fantastic Art Deco brooch with 7,18 ct diamonds in platinum, around 1930

A breathtaking sight is offered by this brooch, whose frosty sparkle takes us back to the years around 1930. The years between the wars, the Art Deco years, were a wild time. The people of Europe and the USA were confronted with numerous drastic innovations: Electric light became fully established, film created its stars and starlets, who were admired across national borders. The automobile took possession of the city and architecture grew sky-high all at once. While on a social and political level the tensions grew stronger and stronger and pushed up from the depths, the surface in film, magazines and on the boulevards of the capitals - still - shone in a glittering, seductive way. When at night the movie palaces, the department stores and restaurants were brightly lit, the headlights of the cars brought speed and movement into the cities - then one could imagine oneself in a new, better and modern world. The brooch, which is presented here, shines in the composition of noble platinum and a multitude of white diamonds typical of the Art Deco period. The jewel is presented as a transverse rectangle, a classic jewel shape of the era. Its surface, elegantly pierced with arabesque sawing work, presents a total of 135 diamonds weighing a total of 7.18 carats. Fine mille handles remove any heaviness from the design and dissolve the shape a shimmering play of light reflections. A special, indeed wonderful piece of wearable jewellery history, excellently preserved and enlivened by a dreamlike inner fire. We have had the quality of the materials confirmed by an independent certificate.

The 1920s brought a new style to the world of jewellery with Art Deco: geometric abstractions, precious materials and the most luxurious fittings were sought after and supplied by goldsmiths in Paris, London and Vienna as well as by their colleagues in Berlin and overseas. A special type of jewellery enjoyed particular popularity: so-called "white jewels" combined white diamonds, platinum or white gold to create a crystalline, cool and particularly elegant impression; supernaturally seductive, a little worldly and thus particularly luxurious.

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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.