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Diamonds in Bloom: The Fifties Flora Fantasy

Evocative of a horn of abundance, this vintage brooch/pendant, circa 1950, is a treasure trove of craftsmanship from Belgium. Its platinum form unfurls in a cornucopia of natural fancy coloured diamonds—ranging from the soft luminescence of cognac to the deep blues and vibrant greens. The dance of light is further enriched by eight carre cut emeralds and the gentle sheen of two pearls. Reflecting the transitional era, this jewel is a symphony of the Fifties' spirit, bridging Art Deco inspiration with the essence of abundance.

Antique jewelry object group: brooch/pendant

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: Vintage Fifties (of the twentieth century)
  -  See also: Fifties (of the twentieth century) or more info on styles

Style specifics: This type of jewelry is very specific for the fifties of the twentieth century. The Art Deco period preceded only 20 years and was still used as source of inspiration, it is (even for the trained eye) sometimes very hard to note the difference between Art Deco and Fifties.

Period: ca. 1950
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Material: platinum
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Diamond(s): 35 old brilliant cut diamonds and single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with an estimated weight of ± 2.78ct.

Colour and clarity: variety of colors such as white, yellow, blue, green and cognac, most probably natural fancy colors; vs/si.

- All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.

Precious stones: Eight carre cut natural emeralds with an estimated weight of ± 0.40ct.
Two most probably natural pearls

- All color stone weights are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.

Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April, emerald for May and pearl for June.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: 3,75 cm (1,48 inch) x 2,13 cm (0,84 inch)

Weight: 13,20 gram (8,49 dwt)

Reference Nº: 18198-0152

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