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Vintage Visions: The Timeless Charm of an Art Deco Brooch

This Art Deco brooch, a beacon of elegance from around 1930, captivates with its timeless design, featuring abstract motifs and geometric forms. Crafted with exceptional craftsmanship in platinum and 14K white gold, it centers an old brilliant cut diamond of approximately 0.30ct, complemented by 16 old mine brilliant cut diamonds. The addition of 72 rose cut diamonds, veiled in mystery due to their unknown weight, enriches its allure. With a total of 90 diamonds, this brooch is not just a piece of jewellery but a legacy of heritage, marked by Dutch hallmarks, echoing a story of luxury and historical significance.

Antique jewelry object group

very good condition
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Country of 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 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.
See also: Art Deco
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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.

ca. 1930
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platinum and 14K white gold (touchstone tested)
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Extra information: This brooch has been bought in the mid 1980's at Simons Antique Jewellers who had branches in The Hague and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. See the pictures for two pages from their catalogue where you can find this brooch and its selling price of 7.950 guilders (guilders were in use before the Euro).

One old brilliant cut diamond with an estimated weight of 0.30ct
16 old mine brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of 0.82ct
72 rose cut diamonds . We do not have the weight of the diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts.

Total diamond count
90 pcs.

Total diamond weight without rose cuts
approx. 1.12 crt with an average colour and clarity H/J, 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.
All diamonds we offer are screened by the I.J.G.C. for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural.

Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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The Dutch control marks representing the numbers 585 and the letters PT. Used for jewelry made of platinum and 14K gold that was brought to the essay office in finished condition. This hallmark was in use since 1953.
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4,14 cm (1,63 inch) x 2,40 cm (0,94 inch)
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11,70 gram (7,52 dwt)

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