Arts & Crafts

Vintage pendant in the shape of a flower, around 1970

The small town of Idar-Oberstein on the southern edge of the Hunsrück has been the centre of the gemstone trade and gemstone cutting in Germany for many centuries. The secrets of the guild have been passed down and perfected there from generation to generation, and gemstones cut in Idar set jewellery all over the world as early as the 19th century. In the years after the Second World War, the particularly demanding work of the Idar-Oberstein cutters included ornate blossoms, painstakingly handcrafted from precious stones. The carved stones of the present pendant were probably also cut here. The pendant shows itself as a naturalistic branch in the middle of which a blossom of blue lapis lazuli shines. A beautiful pearl accompanied by small diamonds shimmers in the center of the petals, and two leaves of green nephrite complete the branch, which is forged of gold and, especially in the back view, is reminiscent of branch depictions in Japanese woodcuts. The naturalistic design can be worn on a chain thanks to a large loop and with it a quality piece of jewellery from the 1960s has been preserved - a piece of wearable craftsmanship.

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