In the intoxication of modernity

Exquisite bar pin in diamonds & platinum, Art Deco circa 1910

The years between the two world wars, the years of Art Deco, were an exciting time. The people of Europe and the USA were confronted with numerous drastic innovations: Electric light took hold, film created its stars and starlets who were admired across national borders. The automobile took possession of the city and architecture grew sky-high all at once. While on a social and political level the tensions grew stronger and pushed up from the depths, the surface in film, magazines and on the boulevards of the capitals - still - shone in a glittering, seductive way: When the movie palaces, department stores, and restaurants were brightly lit at night, when the headlights of cars brought speed and movement to the cities - the world still seemed new, better, and modern to man and woman. The brooch here glows in white, a color typical of the Art Deco period. Its openwork center field presents five old-cut diamonds in a row. The stones are staggered in size and surrounded by more than 50 small rose-cut diamonds. Fine sawn joints divide the surface and give the brooch a pulsating dynamism that seems to push towards the center from the edges. The brooch is made of platinum. Its shape, the elongated bar brooch, is a classic jewel form of the era. It is in very good condition.

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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.