Bloom and glow

Delicate art nouveau brooch with natural pearls & diamonds in red gold, around 1900

All the lightness and light-heartedness of the years around 1900 seem to have been captured in the present brooch, which has as its theme the growth and blossoming of a plant. On a delicate, curved tendril or flowering branch we see on the left still a small bud, barely open, represented by a small diamond; but in the middle a blossom of the same branch has already blossomed to full splendour. Like a pistil, a large diamond occupies the centre of the three-petalled flower. The petals, on the other hand, are filled with genuine natural pearls whose peach-coloured, bluish and green iridescent lustre is indeed reminiscent of flowers; one thinks here of the waxy, rosy sheen of a lily petal. The reddish gold takes up the lustre of the oriental pearls and rounds off the triad of materials. In its time of origin, the brooch would have been worn on the collar of a high-necked blouse. Whether there, on the narrow strap of a dress, on the lapel or as a glamorous fastener on a silk scarf - even today the antique piece of jewellery can still be combined with a modern wardrobe.

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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.