French platinum Art Deco diamond brooch 1920
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Antique jewelry object group: brooch
Condition: very good condition
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Country of origin: France
Style: Art Deco - Art Deco is an eclectic artistic and design style which had its origins in Paris in the first decades of the 20th century. The style originated in the 1920s and continued to be employed until after World War II. The term "art deco" first saw wide use after an exhibition in 1966, referring to the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes that was the culmination of high-end style modern in Paris. Led by the best designers in the decorative arts such as fashion, and interior design, Art Deco affected all areas of design throughout the 1920s and 1930s, including architecture and industrial design, as well as the visual arts such as painting, the graphic arts and film. At the time, this style was seen as elegant, glamorous, functional and modern.
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Style specifics: Abstract motives and geometrical forms are quite typical for the Art Deco period. Art Deco moved away from the soft pastels and organic forms of its style predecessor, Art Nouveau, and embraced influences from many different styles and movements of the early 20th century, including Neoclassical, Constructivism, Cubism, Modernism, and Futurism. Its popularity peaked in Europe during the Roaring Twenties and continued strongly in the United States through the 1930s. Although many design movements have political or philosophical roots or intentions, Art Deco was purely decorative.
Period: ca. 1920
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Material: platinum (touchstone tested)
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Diamond(s): One old brilliant cut diamondwith an estimated weight of ± 0.38ct.
8 old mine brilliant cut diamondswith an estimated weight of ± 0.64ct.
Two baguette (long rectangular) cut diamondswith an estimated weight of ± 0.20ct.
120 single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8)with an estimated weight of ± 3.60ct.
Total diamond count: 131 pcs.
Total diamond weight: approx. 4.82 crt. with an average colour and clarity: G/I, vs/i.
- All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
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Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: The French control mark for 18K gold representing an eagle's head (that was in use in France from about 1838) and the French control mark for platinum representing a dog's head (that was in use in France from about 1912).
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Dimensions: 5,00 cm (1,97 inch) x 1,94 cm (0,76 inch) - See picture with a ruler in cm and inches
Weight: 10,40 gram (6,69 dwt)
Adin Reference Nº: 21007-0055
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