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18 carat rose gold sapphire and diamond brooch from the Retro era

Jewellery of the Retro period of the 1940's and 1950's is usually easily identifiable by the large bold designs and use of rose gold, and here is a fantastic Retro era sapphire and diamond brooch that will always be admired every time that it is worn.

Hand made in 18 carat rose gold in the 1950's, the brooch measures an impressive 26mm across by 55mm. The colour of the rose gold is just amazing and really accentuates the smooth flowing design of the brooch with along with the high polish will certainly make this brooch get the attention that it rightly deserves day or night.

Set with two clusters of diamonds that total 1.22 carats, there are also a band of five blue sapphires with three more on the side to add some more colour to the brooch, and these sapphires come together to total 0.24 carats.

This is such an attractive and elegant brooch that has al the charm and character of the wonderful and exciting 1950's, and will always look perfect on any outfit.


Stock# ES9402

Circa: 1950


Out of stock


18 carat rose gold sapphire and diamond brooch from the Retro era

A brief history on Retro jewellery.

Retro describes jewellery produced between the later part of the 1930’s to the 1940’s, and also includes World War II. The styles and designs of the Art Deco jewellery still influenced designers in this era.

The retro movement was can be considered to be started by the head of Christie’s jewellery department, Francois Curiel. He named the era for customers who requested jewellery with the Retro look. His realization of this era brought great popularity and prestige to retro jewellery, resulting in the increase in value and price to these designs. Retro jewellery can be easily characterised by large chunky somewhat over the top designs in not only brooches and bracelets but also rings. The use of rose gold was also quite common even in 18ct.
Large gem set brooches with a combination of such stones such as rubies and diamonds in a floral motif where not uncommon.

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