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Ornamental Art Deco pin with diamonds in gold & platinum, around 1930

Stick brooches, brooches, pins - all these are names for a form of jewelry that enjoyed great popularity in the first decades of the 20th century. They were worn in many different ways, and particularly creatively during the Art Deco period. For example, the German fashion journal "Die Dame" stated in its 1925 fashion notes that people now wore "rather voluminous pins, which always look best at the front of the waist as a clasp or finish to an insert." But they could also be seen as the finial of a blouse collar, or even pinned over garçonnes' ties. The brooch here is in a dainty format, making it particularly versatile. Its front is plated with platinum to make it gleam white, in keeping with the style of the period. The precious metal has been interwoven with fine shadow gaps, which structure the surface of the brooch ornamentally and make it look like lace. The focal point of the brooch is a large transitional-cut diamond, which alone weighs about a quarter of a carat. To the left and right, it is accompanied by small diamond roses. The jewel is a very typical example of a German Art Deco jewel. Since the turbulent years of the Weimar Republic, it has been preserved as well as if not a day had passed since then.

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