1920s Rose Cut Diamond Brooch

$600.00
About Details History
Made in the early Art Deco period, this brooch resembling a stylized safety pin is fashioned in 18k gold and platinum. The brooch dazzles with 29 rose cut diamonds and features it's original safety chain and pin.

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  • Materials: 18k yellow gold with platinum top, 29 rose cut diamonds
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 1" wide and 1/4" tall
  • Location: To see this piece in person, please visit our shop in Nolita, New York.
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ART DECO (1915 – 1940) Art Deco is highly recognizable for its minimalism and futurism. Simultaneous art movements—Cubism, Bauhaus—informed the geometric style, along with “exotic” foreign influences like the Ballet Russe. Motifs like ziggurats and sunbursts, stripped of visual clutter, conveyed the optimism of an increasingly technological world. In jewelry, the predominant use of white metals let colorful gems take center stage. Stones that were opaque and true in color, like lapis lazuli, onyx, jade, coral, and opal were worked into designs alongside more precious and brilliant gems, like diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. Extra-long beaded necklaces and tasseled “sautoirs” followed the narrow flapper silhouette. The baguette cut was an Art Deco innovation, and the decade saw increased use of other angular diamond cuts, like the precise caliber cut and the emerald cut. Synthetic gems, like sapphires, were celebrated as a scientific marvel. Marcel Tolkowsky, 21 years old at the time, published the design for the round brilliant cut in 1919.
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About Details History
Made in the early Art Deco period, this brooch resembling a stylized safety pin is fashioned in 18k gold and platinum. The brooch dazzles with 29 rose cut diamonds and features it's original safety chain and pin.

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  • Materials: 18k yellow gold with platinum top, 29 rose cut diamonds
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 1" wide and 1/4" tall
  • Location: To see this piece in person, please visit our shop in Nolita, New York.
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ART DECO (1915 – 1940) Art Deco is highly recognizable for its minimalism and futurism. Simultaneous art movements—Cubism, Bauhaus—informed the geometric style, along with “exotic” foreign influences like the Ballet Russe. Motifs like ziggurats and sunbursts, stripped of visual clutter, conveyed the optimism of an increasingly technological world. In jewelry, the predominant use of white metals let colorful gems take center stage. Stones that were opaque and true in color, like lapis lazuli, onyx, jade, coral, and opal were worked into designs alongside more precious and brilliant gems, like diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. Extra-long beaded necklaces and tasseled “sautoirs” followed the narrow flapper silhouette. The baguette cut was an Art Deco innovation, and the decade saw increased use of other angular diamond cuts, like the precise caliber cut and the emerald cut. Synthetic gems, like sapphires, were celebrated as a scientific marvel. Marcel Tolkowsky, 21 years old at the time, published the design for the round brilliant cut in 1919.
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