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In this 1920's French platinum bar brooch with an 18K yellow gold back, typical Art Deco openwork lines entwine through their mille grain rim around 32 rose cut diamonds. As these reach from the jewel's centre to a border of three square cut sapphires on each side, the focal target sight with an old European cut diamond is aiming for your heart. To increase its chance of success in love, another 14 degrading rose cut diamonds extend from the sapphires to both ends of this forceful brooch.
Antique jewelry object group: bar brooch
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: France
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. 1920
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Material: Two tones of precious metal, the main part being 18K yellow gold and the white parts are either white gold or platinum.
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Diamonds: One old European cut diamond with an estimated weight of approx. 0.17 crt. (approximate color and clarity: G/H si) and 46 rose cut diamonds . We do not have the weight of the diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts.
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. 0.17 crt. (without the rose cut diamonds)
Precious stones: Six sapphires . We did not check if the sapphires are lab produced or not as this information has no influence on the value of this jewel. Natural sapphires and lab produced sapphires were both used in this era, rather more for their effect than for their intrinsic value.
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Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and sapphire for September.
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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.
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Dimensions: width 6,96 cm (2,74 inch)
Weight: 6,10 gram (3,92 dwt)
Reference Nº: 15209-0123
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