A very pretty panel-shaped, die-struck 14kt white gold brooch, set with 3 bright, lively, round brilliant-cut diamonds with a total carat weight of approximately 0.09ct, from the late Art Deco era (1925-1935). Die-struck jewelry was enormously popular at this time, enabling American jewelry firms to bring gold jewelry to a fast-growing middle class, who previously had been unable to afford fine jewelry crafted entirely by hand. The wonderful thing about the die-striking method of creating gold settings is that, compared to cast metal, it creates a tremendously strong finished product, while keeping it quite light. Consequently, we are fortunate that nearly pristine pieces, such as this gorgeous brooch, are still with us in excellent condition almost a century later. This delicate but sturdy brooch features a mix of geometric and floral design aspects, set with three diamonds in a row. A beautiful and wearable piece, full of history.
This Art Deco brooch measures approximately 1-3/4" x 5/8". The three round brilliant-cut diamonds, each about 0.03ct, are approximately H color and SI1 clarity, with excellent sparkle. The brooch is hallmarked "14K" for 14kt gold. There is a maker's mark, possibly the letter "B" set in a diamond-shaped plaque, but sadly, not clear enough to identify. Total weight is 4.0 grams, and the brooch is in excellent condition.
This sparkling brooch will arrive in a velvet pouch.
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