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Art Deco garnet and diamond brooch

$12,800.00

Dating from the 1930's, this French Art Deco platinum diamond and garnet brooch is just exquisite and was made to the highest standard possible and is a true testament to the quality and craftsmanship that was put into making jewellery all those years ago.

Beautifully hand made entirely in platinum, this was the metal of choice during the 1920's thanks in part for its  pure white colour and ability to be drawn into a fine wire creating the intricate work that can be seen here in this brooch, all the while being able to support the diamonds.

When you look at how much thought and detail went into this brooch it will make you fall in love with it even more. Not only are there diamonds set on the edge of the brooch, but looking closely you will see that they graduate in size so perfectly.

Then you have the elegant floral design leading to the centre row of diamonds surrounding the cabochon cut garnet.

In total there are 180 diamonds that total an impressive 3.80 carats, with the larger six diamonds being European cut diamonds and the smaller being the mine cut diamonds and rose cut diamonds. Needless to say the sparkle emanating from this brooch is incredible and sure to be admired and appreciated from near or far.

The garnet that sits proudly in centre measures 3.90 carats and has such a vibrant rich burgundy colour that stands out so well from the diamonds and platinum.

Measuring 4.8cm by 3.4cm around the edge it is also beautifully hand engraved showing again how exquisitely hand made this brooch was made.

If you love Art Deco jewellery and love brooches, then you will absolutely fall in love with this Art Deco diamond and garnet brooch.

 

Stock# ES7146

Circa: 1920

$12,800

Description

Art Deco garnet and diamond brooch

Art Deco garnet and diamond brooch made in the 1930's. This vintage brooch was entirely hand made in platinum and is set with European cut diamonds and rose cut diamonds.

What are rose cut diamonds?

Like the name implies, the rose cut diamond resembles a rose bud. Comprising of a flat base with a number of triangular facets arranged in rows above each other, these met at a sharp point in the centre.

First manufactured in India at the end of the 15th Century, this cut was perfected at the diamond cutting workshops in Antwerp and Amsterdam. The rose cut was very popular during most of the 16th and 17thcenturies.

What are European cut diamonds?

During the mid 19th century, the old European cut came into focus. This was an attempt to change the old mine cut stones into a more perfect round cut. These stones can be considered as the first true round brilliant cut diamonds. The facets from the old miners were kept in their same position, but changed shape to a more round and evenly shaped stone.

The culets became smaller, as it was realised that light could leak out from this point in the stone. The development of the modern brilliant cut occurred in the early part of the 20thcentury, with further modifications through the century. Diamond cutters apply the brilliant cut to other shapes, and this very exacting skill continues to enthrall craftsman and enthusiasts alike.

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