"Retro Style" brooch with natural pearl & diamonds in gold, USA circa 1945
Flower motifs have long been known as brooches: As early as the 18th century, Rococo court ladies adorned themselves with corsage ornaments in flower shapes, set with precious stones or sparkling glass. The Victorian era, the Belle Époque and Art Deco also adapted floral arrangements to the prevailing aesthetic in each case. So it is not surprising to find the old theme here now also in the so-called "Retro Style", the style of the late 1930s to early 1950s. Typical of the Retro Style are full-bodied designs in gold with diamond accents, as we see in this brooch. A shimmering natural pearl and five historic old-cut diamonds form the flowers of the luxurious bouquet. Leaves, stems, and the enclosing band are crafted of warmly gleaming rose gold. The diamonds alone are set in platinum. Despite the size of the brooch, it does not seem overly heavy, because the leaves are narrow and the stems are made of golden wires and are thus airy openwork.And there is one more thing that is quite typical of the time when the brooch was created: the asymmetrical shape is a characteristic feature of the post-war period, because it was only then that the way of wearing brooches as we know it best today became established: On the side under the shoulder, on a jacket or dress. Before that brooches were often symmetrical, because they were designed to be worn in the center of the corsage or on the collar of a blouse. According to the hallmark, the jewelry was made in the United States. We date it to the years around 1945.
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