Clear the ring!

High quality vintage brooch in the shape of a juggling stick, around 1985

Jewellery of the 1980s fascinates to this day, as an often beautiful, and always impressive testimony of a time of optimism and abundance: The oil crisis seemed to be over, Wall Street flourished, and a new image of women emerged: Self-confident and tough, asserting herself at work, in the face of men, successful, with broad shoulders (pads) and high heels, she adorned herself with rings, necklaces and brooches in hitherto unusual dimensions, with reflective surfaces of yellow gold and rich trimmings of colored gemstones. A great deal of costume jewellery was created during this period, as the jewellery made of real materials would have been unaffordable for most women, so large and heavy were they intended to appear. But also real jewellery was produced in the USA and in Europe of course in large numbers. Here we see a particularly lively design: a juggling stick of gold with two spherical ends forms a large brooch that can be worn to great effect. One of the spheres is set with two dozen brilliant cut diamonds weighing about half a carat in white gold. Unfortunately, we don't know whether the piece once belonged to a circus lover, but even without the rope and double bottom, the bar pin is an eye-catcher on the lapel. So the ring may be cleared for your performance!

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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.