Diamonds and Pearls

Splendid earrings from Art Deco watch parts, around 1940/2021

Earring fashions have always been closely linked to various social developments, the fashion of hairstyles and social sensibilities. Around 1870, for example, very long, eye-catching gold earrings were worn with curls pinned back at the nape of the neck. Around 1890, it was again considered indelicate to wear long earrings, and at most people wore small diamond drops on their ears - perhaps because such jewellery would have seemed too obtrusive with the strict hairstyles of those years. Around 1910, longer earrings were worn again, and large and particularly long earrings became a fashion statement for the emancipated bob in the Art Deco period. However, these elegant earrings of the Art Déco have become very rare today: Whether it was because they were worn so much and so gladly, or for the simple reason that one of the earrings was often lost over the years. In the case of this pair, a diamond-studded watch bracelet from the same period has been converted into magnificent earrings, so that its platinum elements, together with large drop-shaped pearls, have now become a noble piece of ear jewellery. More than two carats of the finest white diamonds set the platinum, which is geometrically structured and designed with diamonds of different cuts. Thus, a total of 42 brilliant-cut diamonds and twelve baguette-shaped diamonds are incorporated. The modern pearls with a subtle cream-coloured lustre, added in our workshop, subtly break the elegant monochrome of white reflections. A particularly beautiful feature is that the individual elements are made to move due to their original function as a bracelet, so that the ear jewellery does not hang rigidly but follows the natural movements of its wearer. Golden hoops make them easy to put on. We discovered the watch from which our goldsmith designed the earrings in Vienna. They were then made here in Berlin.

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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.