Strong design platinum and diamonds Art Deco pendant
The mirroring interplay of 40 old European cut diamonds encrusted in the geometrical shapes of this platinum pendant from 1920 embodies the modern character of the Art Deco period. Look at this stylised design as if it were a sturdy bird's tail totem
availing you in steering your life from its central diamond into any direction you wish to go.
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Country of origin:
Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.
Art Deco - Art Deco is an eclectic artistic and design style which had its origins in Paris in the first decades of the 20th century. The style originated in the 1920s and continued to be employed until after World War II. The term "art deco" first saw
wide use after an exhibition in 1966, referring to the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes that was the culmination of high-end style moderne in Paris. Led by the best designers in the decorative arts such as
fashion, and interior design, Art Deco affected all areas of design throughout the 1920s and 1930s, including architecture and industrial design, as well as the visual arts such as painting, the graphic arts and film. At the time, this style was seen as
elegant, glamorous, functional and modern.
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Abstract motives and geometrical forms are quite typical for the Art Deco period. Art Deco moved away from the soft pastels and organic forms of its style predecessor, Art Nouveau, and embraced influences from many different styles and movements of the
early 20th century, including Neoclassical, Constructivism, Cubism, Modernism, and Futurism. Its popularity peaked in Europe during the Roaring Twenties and continued strongly in the United States through the 1930s. Although many design movements have
political or philosophical roots or intentions, Art Deco was purely decorative.
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One old European cut
diamond with an estimated weight of approx. 0.80 crt. (approximate color and clarity, H/I, i)
and 39 old European cut
diamonds with a total estimated weight of approx. 2.35 crt.
Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Total diamond weight:
approx. 3.15 crt.
is the birthstone (or month stone) for April
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4,15 cm (1,63 inch) x 2,20 cm (0,87 inch)
6,00 gram (3,86 dwt)
Reference Nº: 14207-0113
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