Noble restraint

Antique brooch with old cut diamonds, A. Voltz-Bier, Hanau around 1900

At the turn of the century, the collar brooch was one of the pieces of jewellery that no well-stocked jewellery box could be without. As its name suggests, it was worn on the top button of the high-necked brooch instead of a pendant or necklace. Depending on the occasion, there were different versions. The present brooch is particularly precious with three old-cut diamonds of about half a carat together. The three white diamonds interrupt a simple, curved golden wavy line. They are set side by side and set in claw settings of platinum, which does not tint their color. The design is restrained, but precisely because of this it is particularly elegant and timeless. According to its hallmark, the brooch was made in the jewel city of Hanau, in the Voltz-Bier manufactory. This had already made a name for itself for some time: founded in the 1860s, the company won a prize at the 1876 World's Fair for its gold jewelry in the Etruscan style. The brooch now proves that Voltz-Bier was also excellently able to translate the world of forms of the Belle Époque into fine jewellery.

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