Delicate vintage necklace with diamonds in white gold, around 1950
Jewellery from the immediate post-war period is interesting in many ways and just as complex as those years themselves: Torn between the dawn of a new, modern world and the desire not to lose their ties to time-honoured traditions, the goldsmiths and designers created designs with a charm all of their own. A glance at the formal language alone reveals this balancing act. Often the forms of Art Deco still live on, as does the taste of the Belle Époque, but the details are often conceived more freely and without shying away from abstraction. The craft techniques were often still quite the same as in the 19th century, for the industrialisation of jewellery making, too, was not to have its full effect until the years to come. But at the same time, new materials such as white gold and new cuts such as the now perfected brilliant cut were now used much more naturally and became established. This necklace bears witness to this period of change. On a fine anchor chain, it presents a pendulum-shaped pendant. This ends in an elegant, slightly abstract flower shape. Fine white gold and glittering diamonds lend an ethereal lightness to this piece of 1950s jewelry. The necklace is beautifully preserved and is a typical piece of jewellery that very well demonstrates the regained joie de vivre of the post-war period.
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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.