The grace and elegance of the romantic Art Deco period of the 1920's is so evident in this brooch that is sure to become a much loved and treasured family heirloom and worn with pride.
Beautifully hand made in platinum, the brooch measures 56.2mm across by 25mm wide, and exemplifies the beauty of platinum, and why it was embraced by jewellers of the Art Deco period. Not only does it retain its pure white colour unlike much of the modern white gold that needs rhodium plating, but the platinum can be drawn into such a fine wire to create the exquisite detail that can be seen in the ring, but all the while retaining ts strength.
And the incredible detail in this brooch is simply breathtaking and is of course highlighted by all of the diamonds as well as the sapphire in the centre.
Set with 2 larger European cut diamonds that total 0.70 carats, there are a further 8 European cut diamonds and an impressive
84 rose cut diamonds that all add an additional 1.26 carats of diamond weight to the brooch, making sure that this brooch will sparkle from near or far.
And then there is the natural sapphire in the centre that makes a wonderful contrast to the platinum and certainly catches the eye. Measuring 3.65 carats, this sapphire certainly completes the look of this brooch perfectly.
With exquisite detail in its design, incredible sparkle from the diamonds, and the contrast with the sapphire, this is one brooch that is sure to be treasured for a lifetime.
Platinum Art Deco brooch
Platinum Art Deco brooch set with a sapphire and diamonds
What is a European cut diamond?
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.
What is a rose cut diamond?
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.
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