Precious garden

Large Art Deco brooch with diamonds in gold, around 1930

The brooch presented here offers a glimpse into a precious magic garden: bold leaves compete with twisting vines, sparkling diamonds shine like dewdrops, while the leaves and vines shine in a golden light, as if on a warm summer evening. The brooch, forged by hand in the years around 1930, thrives on the contrast between the clear, angular outer form and its exuberant, almost wildly proliferating decoration. Thus it is at once a glimpse into the richness of nature (also through the beautiful setting of gemstones) and yet at the same time an artistic artefact. The geometric stylization and love of bizarre, abstracted natural forms is a typical feature of German Art Deco of the years around 1930. Similar tendencies can be found not only in jewelry, but also in contemporary architecture and fashion. Compare, for example, the grilles and decorative paintings of the Renaissance Theater in Berlin, rebuilt in 1926-1928, or the Grassi Museum in Leipzig with its furnishings from 1926/27. Here, similar formal principles were implemented in each case. Thanks to an additional fine gilding, the brooch, forged from 14-carat gold, shimmers in a rich and velvety golden tone. But it is not only the quality of the materials, but also the perfect craftsmanship of the piece of jewellery that is convincing across the board.

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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.