With the strong Retro design of two slightly shifted parts with each a red gold half circle highlighted by three bows with yellow gold curling ends, this 18K tri-colour gold double clip brooch from 1940 has the charisma of a show girl displaying her feathered fans. Both half circles are rimmed by seven rectangular cut rubies and four single brilliant cut diamonds in white gold settings while their centres touch by five diamonds sided with five square cut rubies.
Antique jewelry object group: double clip
Condition: excellent condition - (more info on our condition scale)
Country of origin:Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.
Style: Retro - The style now called "Retro Art" is a genre which was developed in the 1940s and 1950s in response to a need for bold, eye-catching graphics and shapes that were easy to reproduce. - See also: Retroor more info on styles
Style specifics: Retro Style is a recent designation for the period in the forties when large scale, stylized geometric forms, drapes, bows or ribbons were all the rage. Pink Gold, set with colored stones, sometimes in floral forms was common.
Period: ca. 1940 - (events and facts in 1940)
Material: 18K tri-color (red, yellow, white) gold - (more info on precious metals)
Extra information: Double clip - A double clip is a type of clip that can be worn as an integrated brooch or separated into 2 individual clips, for example on either side of a cleavage.
Diamonds:18 single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with a total estimated weight of approx. 0.36 crt. Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Total diamond weight: approx. 0.36 crt.
Precious stones: 24 rubies (lab produced) (also called verneuil ruby). - (more info on precious stones)
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and ruby for July. - (more info on birthstones)
Hallmarks: No trace. - (more info on hallmarks)
Dimensions: as double clip 6,40 cm (2,52 inch) x 3,30 cm (1,30 inch); each clip 3,20 cm (1,26 inch) x 3,30 cm (1,30 inch)