Biedermeier & Shoulder Pads

Nostalgic vintage brooch made of gold, enamel, rubies & emeralds, around 1985

Biedermeier jewellery forms were revived several times in the course of the 20th century. Surprisingly, the Art Deco era already looked back to models from the supposedly good old days. But the 1980s also turned to the early 19th century: antiques were in demand as never before and belonged in the stylish home of the decade as a badge of good taste. Not only were old pieces of jewellery being worn again, but new creations in the spirit of Biedermeier were also being created. The present piece of jewellery, a brooch, is a typical representative of this fashion. It has an oval shape and is made of heavy, solid yellow gold - unlike Biedermeier originals, which are usually made of thin sheets of gold. The centre of the jewel is covered with royal blue enamel and shows a graceful bouquet of flowers. The openwork frame shows finely worked leaf ornaments set with red rubies and green emeralds. Excellently crafted and made of selected precious materials, this piece of jewellery is a colourful eye-catcher from the 80s with a nostalgic touch.

We want you to be 100% satisfied! For that reason, we examine, describe and photograph all of our jewellery with the utmost care.

You can rely on our years of experience in the trade and our expertise as a professional art historians for reviews of the antique jewellery. As a member of various trader organisations and the British Society of Jewellery Historians, we remain committed to the highest possible degree of accuracy. In our descriptions, we always also indicate any signs of age and defects and never hide them in our photos – this saves you from any unpleasant surprises when your package arrives.

Should you for some reason not be satisfied, please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can begin to find a solution together. In any case, you can return any article within 30 days and we will refund the full purchase price.


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.