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Precious vintage demi-parure with rubies & diamonds, Italy circa 1990

This demi-parure, a necklace and earrings set, preserves Italy's golden summer throughout the year. Golden flowers entwine in powerful sweeps around the neck and pendulum down from the ears. Luminous blossoms of rubies and diamonds alternate with sparkling leaves of diamonds and warmly glowing yellow gold. All the shapes, all the elements from which the jewels are created, are sculpturally designed and made of heavy, high-carat gold. Since numerous joints connect the elements in a movable manner, the necklace, which is designed close to the neck, nevertheless falls softly and pleasantly. The combination of diamonds, coloured stones and yellow gold allows the jewellery to be dated to around 1990. The interplay of yellow gold, rubies and diamonds is particularly fortunate, as the contrasting colours of the materials enhance the effect enormously. It was mainly Italian designers who first experimented with this combination, the well-known jewellery house Bulgari, for example, was a pioneer here. This necklace and earrings were also created in Italy, as the hallmarking reveals. We were able to purchase the pieces of jewellery in Lower Saxony. Two independent certificates confirm the quality of the materials used. The jewellery is in very good condition.

All times have their fashions, and all fashions have their effects on the realm of jewelry as well. Jewellery of the 1980s is an often beautiful, and always impressive, testimony to a time of optimism and abundance: the oil crisis seemed to be over, Wall Street was flourishing - people sipped cocktails and paid by credit card, everything seemed possible. At the same time, a new image of women emerged. Self-confident and tough, asserting herself at work, in the face of men, successful, with broad shoulder 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 coloured gemstones. A lot of costume jewellery was created, as the jewellery made of real materials would have been unaffordable for most women, so large and heavy were they intended to appear. But real jewellery was also produced in large numbers in the USA and Europe, of course.

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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.