Rozen uit Amsterdam

Splendid bracelet with diamond roses in gold & silver, Netherlands circa 1955

For many centuries, the city of Amsterdam was the flourishing centre of the global diamond trade. The ships of the East India Company brought the precious stones first from India, then from the 18th century onwards mainly from Brazil to the home Netherlands. Two hundred years earlier, Jews expelled from Spain and Portugal, who had long been active in the diamond trade, had settled in tolerant Amsterdam. Here they maintained their connections in their old homelands, which was to prove extremely advantageous for trade. With their help the Dutch succeeded in 1725 in concluding a profitable treaty with the Portuguese crown: All diamonds from the newly discovered deposits of Brazil were from now on sold exclusively to Dutch traders. The steady influx of precious stones that now began also inspired the Amsterdam diamond cutters, who, together with their colleagues in Antwerp, soon advanced to become the most important masters of their trade. Numerous technical innovations were developed in the skilled workshops and traditional cutting forms were perfected. One of the city's specialities was the rose cut, which is still referred to in English as the "Dutch rose cut". Even today, the diamond rose enjoys many admirers because of its soft shine. Therefore, we are very pleased to present in this offer a beautiful bracelet of the 1950s, which presents a cattle number of these special gems. Arranged in a floral design, the white stones shine in silver settings. The three large central stones are particularly inspiring and shine like bright stars. The undersides of the movable links, which come into contact with the skin, are made of gold. The design language of the bracelet takes its cue from 18th-century models, whose nostalgic touch was once again particularly in demand in the post-war period. Perhaps the piece of jewellery will soon find its place on the wrist of a lady who can enjoy the gentle fire of its diamonds?

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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.

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