Who was born in the cold December...

Vintage necklace with turquoises in gold, Italy around 1965

"Who was born in the cold December, the month with snow and with ice and without worries, take at hand a blue turquoise, and success will be certain to him forever." From a brochure published by Tiffany & Co. (1870) The mystical beauty of exotic gemstones has always played an extraordinary role in the motifs of jewelry. Due to Europe's good trade relations with the Near East and the colonies of almost all European traders in Asia and Africa, turquoise came into fashion as early as the middle of the 18th century and since then it has been impossible to imagine goldsmiths' workshops without it. The necklace here from around 1965 sets seven beautiful specimens of this stone in fine yellow gold. The slightly greenish turquoises show up as elongated oval cabochons. Simple yet effectively set, the necklace inspires with its presence and beautiful colorfulness. Created in Italy, the beautiful piece of jewelry found its way to us in Berlin.

The first years of the young Federal Republic experienced a previously unseen increase in wealth and quality of life with the economic miracle. After the sorrows of the war years, the displays of the stores shone in new luxury, and not least jewelry and watches also served to visibly show the new joie de vivre to the outside world. The style of jewelry of these years was often based on the late Art Deco, as it had been developed since the 1920s and continued to dominate the designs of the major goldsmith companies, especially in the United States and France: rich furnishings, clear geometries and the exuberant sparkle of quality gemstones characterize these pieces.

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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.