Centring a marquise cut diamond and fully encrusted with 65 single brilliant cut diamonds, this platinum Art Deco brooch from 1930 could be your woman's medal of honour. The strong openwork lozenge design with a terraced top and the repeated downwards triangular shapes in every of its corners symbolise the force with which every woman handles every day life.
Antique jewelry object group: clip/brooch
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.
Style: 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 modern 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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Style specifics: 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.
Period: ca. 1930
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Diamonds: One marquise (or navette) cut diamond with an estimated weight of approx. 0.45 crt. (approximate color and clarity F/G vs/vvs) and 65 single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with a total estimated weight of approx. 2.60 crt. (approximate color and clarity G vs)
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. 3.05 crt. more info on precious stones)
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: width 2,63 cm (1,04 inch) x hight 2,97 cm (1,17 inch)
Weight: 8,80 gram (5,66 dwt)
Reference Nº: 16050-0019
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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