For the rose lover

Nostalgic vintage earclips with diamonds in gold, around 1985

Fragrant, large roses are the focus of the earclips here. Two blossoms of warmly glowing rose gold are presented against a background of leaves. These bouquets rest on a frame of gold. Two diamonds in white gold settings offer small highlights on the right and left. The large arrangements are earclips. They were created in the 1980s, when nostalgic designs referencing the past became a new fashion, after the more forward-looking eras of the 1960s and 1970s. For in fact, not only the motif, but also the technique of the earclips, of producing a naturalistic representation from different coloured gold, is a throwback to the Biedermeier period! In the 1840s, jewellery made of multicoloured gold was first encountered; especially in France, chain slides and brooches, but also necklaces and earrings were then produced in this way throughout the 19th century. The earclips are made by hand. A well holding mechanism keeps them securely on the ear of the rose lover. We discovered them in Hamburg. For jewellery in polychrome gold of the early and middle 19th century see Charlotte Gere/Judy Rudoe: Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria, London: British Museum Press 2010, pp. 158f. and pp. 172-175.

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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.