A Pair of 1930s Platinum and Diamond Scrolling Clip – Earrings
A pair of platinum and diamond clip earrings in a scrolling cornucopia design. Each set with graduated circle and baguette-cut diamonds with a simple clip fitting which enables the pair to also be worn as double clips.
Circa 1930s. Length = 3 cm
Like Art Nouveau, Art Deco was an artistic movement, not limited to jewellery. It cultivated an ideology that is characterised by a celebration of the modern and mechanical. Like the Cubist art movement, Art Deco jewellery focuses on the relationship between form and function. Clean lines and geometry are dominant.
The shifting pace of women’s lifestyles played an important role in the evolution of women’s fashion and adornment. With the First World War, women from all sections of society began working. The elaborate constructions of Edwardian jewellery became impractical and simpler forms were favoured in rings, earrings and bracelets.
Platinum became the primary metal used in jewellery. It’s strength allowed for minimum amounts of metal to support the stones. Thereby giving prominence to the stones that seem.
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