Vintage flower brooch with 4.05 ct diamonds and 1.70 ct ruby, circa 1965
The diamond flower brooch had its first heyday around 1900 during the Belle Époque. But the 1960s also saw a new variation on the theme: the shapes were now more angular, somewhat more expressive, and the materials of brilliant white - for platinum and white gold were the materials of the time to achieve a cool and elegant aesthetic. Such a flower brooch of the first half of that decade is here. Each of the leaves is individually shaped and fully paved with diamonds, even the flower stem is set with diamond baguettes - typical of the period. A total of 149 diamonds weighing approximately 4.05 ct. set the blossom, so that every movement of the wearer makes it shine with new brilliance. Finally, the pistil is formed by a single faceted ruby that glows a deep, slightly bluish red. Its color is subtly accentuated by the tips of the claws holding the gemstone glowing in warm yellow gold. Ruby and diamonds enhance each other's effect, creating an effective dual tone that is not without symbolic content: after all, rubies are traditionally the stones of love, while diamonds stand for eternity. The brooch, which embodies the glamorous decade of its creation par excellence, is excellently preserved. It comes with an independent appraisal of the quality and grade of the materials used. This makes the piece a precious addition to collections of high quality vintage jewellery as well as a unique gift of love. The last illustration shows a similar clip brooch, made in Germany in 1962 and published in the brochure accompanying the exhibition "Juwelen aus alter und neuer Zeit", Kunstmuseum der Stadt Düsseldorf, 1962, p. 5. For other examples of diamond flower brooches of the period, see David Bennet and Daniela Mascetti: Understanding Jewellery, Woodbridge 2010, p. 432, figs. 816 and 817.
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