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Deco Dazzle: A Platinum and Diamond Vintage Brooch

This Art Deco brooch, with its provenance shrouded in mystery, is a celebration of the 1920s’ glamour—a platinum testament to the era's decorative zeal. Possessing an enigmatic charm with 109 diamonds, including a central old European cut stone of approximately 1.15ct, it mirrors the architectural and artistic dynamism of its time. Additionally, it is adorned with 14 natural emeralds, intensifying its allure with a verdant sparkle. A synthesis of abstract motifs and geometric precision, this brooch not only decorates but narrates the luxurious narrative of its time, a genuine heirloom whispering the opulence of the Roaring Twenties.

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. 1920
Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.

platinum (touchstone tested)
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One old European cut diamond with an estimated weight of ± 1.15ct colour and clarity H/I, si
76 old mine brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 4.06ct colour and clarity F/I, vs/si
Eight baguette (long rectangular) cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 1.60ct colour and clarity G/I, vs/si
24 senailles . A senaille is a simplified rose cut diamond, a small diamond chip with perhaps a few polished facets. We do not have the weight of these diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to senailles.

Total diamond count
109 pcs.

Total diamond weight without rose cuts
approx. 6.81 crt

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.

Precious stones
14 natural emeralds with an estimated weight of ± 0.90ct

All color stone weights are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
It is a very common practice to treat gemstones to intensify their clarity or colour. The item in question has not been tested in this regard.

Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and emerald for May.
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No trace.
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4,84 cm (1,91 inch) x 2,62 cm (1,03 inch)
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11,80 gram (7,59 dwt)

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