Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch
Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch

BR290

Edwardian Platinum 0.78 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Oversized Geometric Bar Brooch

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General Information:

  • Total Carat Weight: 0.78 ctw
  • Precious Metal Weight: 6.89 dwt
  • Precious Metal Material: Platinum
  • Dimensions: Approximately 87.8 x 8.6 x 4.0 mm (measured to the top of center diamond), which equals 3.45 x 0.34 x 0.15 in.
  • Weight: A very weighty 10.71 grams
  • Markings: None; tests for platinum 
  • Era: circa 1900
  • Buyer Notes: This bar brooch is unparalleled in its scale, so its very large size sets it apart from competitor pieces that flood the online antique jewelry market. This sizing makes it an ideal candidate for a conversion project to a stationary east-west set necklace, or even a long, vertical pendant. It could also, perhaps, be broken up into multiple components to reinvent the piece as a suite of jewels in the form of a parure or demi-parure. We do not procure pieces with the intention of taking them apart to create something new, but we do like to suggest the wide variety of options available to prospective buyers. As it is, this brooch is fully wearable, with a securely locking clasp system. This bar brooch does, indeed, show some expected wear and subtle denting to the underside which are not visible from the front and when worn.
  • This diamond bar brooch is a rare example of its kind. Fair comparable pieces (of similar weight, precious metal purity, dimensions, diamond color and clarity, age, technical and artistic skill, age, and overall carat weight) on the market at the time of listing average out to a starting value of at least $3,950.00 to $4,500 USD, or higher, depending on the market platform.

Specifications:

  • Center Stone Type: Diamond
  • Center Stone Count: One (1)
  • Center Stone Carat Weight: By formula, 0.30-0.31 ct
  • Center Stone Dimensions: Approximately 3.8 x 4.0 x 3.0 mm measured within mount
  • Center Stone Shape: Old European Cut
  • Center Stone Color: H-I
  • Center Stone Clarity: SI1-SI2 (some natural inclusions under the loupe, no visible black carbons)
  • Side Stone Type: Diamond
  • Side Stone Count: Forty-Eight (48)
  • Side Stone Carat Weight: By formula and on average, 0.48 ctw; 48 x 0.010 ct ea.
  • Side Stone Dimensions: On average, 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.8 mm measured within mount
  • Side Stone Shape: Single Cut
  • Side Stone Color: G-H
  • Side Stone Clarity: SI2-I1 (typical for accent diamonds of this small size)

The Story:

An extraordinary piece, this bar brooch dates to the turn of the century and is a wonderful example of multiple aesthetic trends that were merging and evolving during the transformative decade: the massive size of the brooch exudes Belle Époque (c. 1871-1914) extravagance, the delicate scale of the design and its components are representative of the ultra refined elegance of the Edwardian era (c. 1901-1910), and finally, the thoughtful and symmetrical mix of hard geometries and soft floral allusions are nods toward the forthcoming Art Deco movement (c. 1920-1939). The jewelry of this brief window of time is rather transitional; pieces that date to the early 1900s creatively merge elements of all the movements that bookend these years. This bar brooch is no exception.

This piece is handcrafted in platinum, weighing nearly 11 grams of the precious metal. Every portion of the design is utterly graceful, finished by hand and adorned with 49 individual diamonds, each one offset with milgraining and bead prongs, boasting an enormous and dazzling display of rainbow light play. The brooch is centered around a single large Old European Cut diamond that is well over a quarter-carat in size with broad facets that evidence its handcut origins. This central diamond sits within a milgrain bezel, and within two concentric circular halos that catch the eye and visually balance the jewel.

The arms of the brooch on either side of center diamond are made up of pierced almond shapes with web-like openwork, within which are cross or blossom forms. With leafy silhouettes set on perpendicular axes, this repeated pattern glitters with old cut accent diamonds throughout. The brooch has slightly rounded ends, and the entirety of the piece sits atop a gallery frame punctuated by spaced roundels. This frame is no longer perfectly straight, but instead proudly shows wear commensurate with age and loving use. Likewise, there is one arm of platinum that needs to be resoldered, as pictured. These characteristics do not at all distract from the overwhelming beauty of the brooch, which is as exquisite and wearable today as when it was first made.

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