„... bent, trembling flowers"

Cute floral brooch with 0.51 ct old cut diamonds, Germany circa 1905

A curved vine shines in white platinum. Three delicate leaves sit on it. And from each of them a single white flower seems to hang like a dewdrop, trembling softly with every movement, every breath of air and spraying sparkling light. At first, this scene might make you think of a fairy-tale narrative - Jean Paul's romantic novel Pieces of Flowers, Fruit and Thorns, also known as Siebenkäs, for instance. "(...) bent, trembling flowers" the writer mentions there, for instance, and we see these here as well. What presents itself in such elegant abstraction that one may let one's thoughts and associations run free is a particularly pretty design of the early 20th century. Shining in pure white with diamonds and platinum-plated red gold, the brooch perfectly embodies the aesthetic of the time. The real highlight, however, are the three old-cut diamonds of about 0.51 ct together, which seem to bead down from the tendril: For they are exceptionally artfully crafted and attached to movable joints, through which it seems as if they gently tremble with every movement of their wearer. This brings out their brilliance and fire in a particularly refined way, the light refracts again and again on their hand-cut facets. An excellently preserved piece of Belle Époque jewelry that is a joy to wear!

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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.