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Antique Castle Rings

Art deco Sapphire Diamond Bar Brooch

Regular price $995.00 USD
Regular price $1,275.00 USD Sale price $995.00 USD
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Antique Art deco filigree bar brooch with brilliant cut diamonds and synthetic sapphire 14ct white gold

This brooch, an elongated knife sharp bar, that sits well on the left or right just over the bust. A more modern way to show off this antique beauty is to pin it at the center of a collar. This brooch is from an era where women began to fight for autonomy and recognition. During the WWI, men had to leave their jobs in order to fight in the war. Gradually more and more women entered the workforce and it brought women a sense of independence. In line with this, fashion had transformed from the relative formality and restriction of the Edwardian era and the war time years to fun and practical styles (think of the ever classy, feminine and unconventional Coco Chanel) that highlighted the freedom of modern women and allowed them to participate in activities that were previously for men only.

In terms of jewelry and jewelry styles during this period, many notice that square, oval, and rectangle shapes were popular and highly in demand during the art deco era. Sometimes a variety of geometric shapes were used together to create a complex piece with interesting lines. Often, these shapes have straight lines and angles, although curves are sometimes part of the design.

Diamonds were considered to be appropriate only for formal evenings such as fancy dinners and soirées. Wearing diamonds during the day was seen as vulgar. Therefore, many Art Deco pieces include diamonds only in combination with other (synthetic) gemstones. Synthetic sapphires and rubies were a late 19th century invention. It's was a wonderful way to be able to produce matching gemstones in the size and colour required. They were commonly used during the Art Deco era when there was a need for many matching gemstones for gem set jewelry. The jewelry from this specific era represents the glamorous, fun, and flamboyant period!

The motto in this era was to 'live now and forget the past'. Perhaps wearing this brooch will remind us to celebrate and enjoy the present time...


14ct white gold
Center diamond (0.24ct)
Synthetic sapphire
Art deco
Excellent condition
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