Edwardian Diamond Bow Brooch

$2,450.00
About Details History
A hundred and fifty rose cut diamonds - and one .05ct old Euro - are set into this stylized bow brooch, which would be dreamy in a bride's hair. It was made right at the tail end of the Edwardian era, but Deco style was also beginning and I can see the transition happening in this one piece of jewelry. The diamonds are set in platinum, and the back of the structure and pin are 14k gold. Exquisite. 

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  • Materials: 14k gold, platinum, .05ct Old European cut and 150 rose cut diamonds at approximately .60ctw. 
  • Age: c. 1915
  • Condition: excellent
  • Size: 1 15/16" x 11/16". 
  • Location: to see this piece in person, please visit our shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. 
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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
A hundred and fifty rose cut diamonds - and one .05ct old Euro - are set into this stylized bow brooch, which would be dreamy in a bride's hair. It was made right at the tail end of the Edwardian era, but Deco style was also beginning and I can see the transition happening in this one piece of jewelry. The diamonds are set in platinum, and the back of the structure and pin are 14k gold. Exquisite. 

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  • Materials: 14k gold, platinum, .05ct Old European cut and 150 rose cut diamonds at approximately .60ctw. 
  • Age: c. 1915
  • Condition: excellent
  • Size: 1 15/16" x 11/16". 
  • Location: to see this piece in person, please visit our shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. 
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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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