Presenting a Retro Modern 10K Rose Gold brooch / pin with ruby pastes and clear rhinestones circa 1940 - 1943.
This elegant brooch / pin is hand made and amazing! The construction is both complex and simple with lines that are as beautiful as they are baffling. The construction features a body in 4 distinct areas. These are joined together by hand in a asymmetric arrangement and reinforced in multiple locations with scaffolding. This 10K Rose Gold brooch is decorated with areas of granulation adjacent to areas that are highly polished. It features a cascading row of 10 - 7mm foiled ruby pastes accented with 10 bright round sparkling rhinestones. The brooch measures 2.25" x 1.675" x .75" and weighs 18.3 grams. It closes securely with a rollover safety clasp.
This beautiful piece is in excellent vintage condition with no blemishes or repairs. It has visibly tool marks everywhere but no legible hallmark. JSP testing solution was used to verify the precious metal content. Multiple areas were tested and all resulted in a range of 10K to 12K Gold and is guaranteed as such.
The Retro Modern movement blended functionality with frugality. Its’ clean, cool lines were a direct rebuttal to the neoclassical styles that came before. It place the design emphasis on efficiency and function, as well as informality and comfort. The jewelry items of the time were bold, asymmetrical and free-form in shape. Between 1945 and 1960, architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and designers like George Nelson revolutionized the landscape with their original designs that were sparse and felt open and airy.
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