Fine knotted necklace in platinum, diamonds & pearls, circa 1910/2021
The years between 1890 and 1914 are known as the "Fin de Siècle" (French for "end of the century"). The jewelry of this time shows a wide range of styles. In addition to Art Nouveau, the so-called garland style, which revisited 18th-century forms, was particularly popular. Among its preferred motifs were elegant bow or knot forms, which were designed in the most diverse variations from noble materials. The knot as a "bond motif" in the literal sense of the word was particularly suitable as a gift for love and friendship. Time and again we come across pieces of jewellery that began life in a different form to the one in which they are presented today. As fashionable accessories, the transformation of a precious piece of jewellery is in the nature of things, because an object of value is not thrown away when its form has become unfashionable. That is why it is commonplace for pieces of jewellery to have been personalised and adapted by their respective wearers. Even today, the field of "re-design" is one of the most important tasks of goldsmiths worldwide. The two diamond-set brooches from around 1910 that we have here have also undergone a change of function: the object, forged from platinum and richly set with diamonds, was reworked in our workshop into a necklace. 46 old-cut diamonds with a total weight of about 0.80 ct set the front. Our goldsmith added three delicate chains of drop-shaped pearls with a creamy luster to the element, which shows the shape of a so-called "love knot", as well as a platinum chain in necklace length. The use of the antique element makes the necklace a unique piece that combines old and new.
To this day, Queen Elizabeth II always wears her large bow brooches on occasions when she wants to show this attachment. The Queen's largest and most beautiful bow brooch, the so-called "true lover's knot brooch", was last seen at the wedding of William and Kate and was used here in its literal sense: The "true lover's knot brooch", knotted irremovably, signified the Queen's approval of her grandson's civil love wedding.
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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.