With a platinum scarf encrusted with 28 high domed old brilliant cut diamonds, this 18K red gold French Retro brooch from 1945 captured an 0.80 carats old mine cut emerald. The warm red glow of the bow wrapping celebrates the extraordinary green colour of this loot. A cute noose of snake chain backs the verdant gem with its dangling rounded agltes and exalts this jewel to being a real catch.
Antique jewelry object group: brooch
Condition: very good condition
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Country of origin: France
Style: Retro - The style now called "Retro Art" is a genre which was developed in the 1940s and 1950s in response to a need for bold, eye-catching graphics and shapes that were easy to reproduce.
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Style specifics: Retro Style is a recent designation for the period in the forties when large scale, stylized geometric forms, drapes, bows or ribbons were all the rage. Pink Gold, set with colored stones, sometimes in floral forms was common.
Period: ca. 1945
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Source of inspiration: Bow
Material: platinum and 18K red gold
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Diamonds: 28 mostly high domed old brilliant cut diamonds with a total estimated weight of approx. 3.30 crt. (approximate color and clarity: G/H/I, vs/si/i)
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. 3.30 crt.
Precious stones: One (most probably Colombian) old mine emerald in the most splendid color (we couldn't "fetch" the effect on a picture) . The stone has an approximate guestimated weight of 0.80 crt.
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Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and emerald for May.
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Hallmarks: The French control mark for 18K gold representing an eagle's head (that was in use in France from about 1838) and the French control mark for platinum representing a dog's head (that was in use in France from about 1912).
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Dimensions: 7,43 cm (2,93 inch) x 4,00 cm (1,57 inch)
Weight: 21,70 gram (13,95 dwt)
Reference Nº: 16123-0011
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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