It does not always have to be tulips

Vintage demi-parure with rose cut diamond in silver, Netherlands circa 1955

Diamonds are cut into numerous shapes. The best known today is the brilliant. But in the earlier centuries, completely different cuts were far more common! In the 16th century, for example, diamonds were mostly faceted in the rose cut. Numerous famous diamonds such as the "Orloff" and the "Grand Mogul" are designed in this rose cut. It is characterized by the fact that the top of the diamond is faceted in a star shape and the bottom is cut flat. This creates a very specific, soft shimmer that is very different from the sometimes glaring glow of today's brilliant diamonds. Even today, the diamond rose, which originated in the Netherlands, enjoys numerous enthusiasts. A wonderful testament to this is the set here, a demi-parure of ear studs and a brooch that can also be worn as a pendant. All the pieces are designed as sparkling flowers. A large diamond rose forms the center of each piece. Around it, C-sweeps set with more diamonds unfold to form the petals. This creates three matching pieces that are reminiscent of late 19th century jewellery, adding a nostalgic touch. The brooch and pendant are made of gold, with a silver face on each. This is the best way for the roses to show off their soft light. In fact, this technique, "silver on gold", was quite common in earlier centuries, as other white metals were not yet available. Here, too, then, it is evident how much the jewelry takes its cue from historical models and recreates them in the best of craftsmanship. The jewelry was created in the Netherlands, as the hallmarks reveal. We discovered them in Munich.

In 1913, the writer, art collector and publisher Gertrude Stein (1874 - 1946), played with the consonance of the words "a rose" and "Eros" and formulated: "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose is a rose. Loveliness extreme. Extra gaiters, Loveliness extreme. Sweetest ice-cream. Pages ages page ages page ages. Stein lived in Paris at the beginning of the 20th century and was the center of a circle of artists. Picasso immortalized her on canvas and her prose style of associative stringing and seemingly senseless repetition of the same was to be an expression of an ever-flowing time. She is considered the most important patron of the painterly avant-garde of those years. Many paintings by then unknown artists such as Cézanne, Monet, Renoir, Daumier and Gauguin belonged to her collection.

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