This beautiful 14K yellow gold brooch. It is crafted by ERTE and displays great craftsmanship! It represents letter R initial. The beautiful half nude showgirl with incredible hair and elaborate costume is set with 22 pave diamonds about 1 point each. The diamonds are estimated to be VS2-SI1 in clarity and GH in color. These are near colorless diamonds!! This is a large and heavy piece. The presentation measures 1.5" x 7/8". It weighs hefty 9.1 grams of luxurious 14K gold. Excellent condition.
It is an exceptional rare pair of estate jewelry! Incredible Detail! Very limited!
This is a fantastic piece from the world renowned designer ERTE (a Russian artist named Roman de Tirtoff). The famed fashion and stage designer, ERTE was born in 1892 to a wealthy family in St. Petersburg , Russia. ERTE is considered by many as the epitome of flamboyance in twentieth century art and design. He is also considered to be the father of ART DECO jewelry. ERTE’s desire to create jewelry arose from his life-long dedication to beautifying women through the genius of his designs. He envisioned his jewelry as works of art, but unlike works created by other artists, his would be designed to be worn. As a result, he considered these works "Art to Wear."
ERTE Diamond Alphabet Letter R Initial Brooch Large Heavy 14K Gold Russian Designer