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  • Place of origin:

    Europe (possibly, made)
    USA (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1925-1935 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Platinum set with brilliant- and baguette-cut diamonds

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Jewellery set only with diamonds has a long history, but it came to prominence again during the Art Deco period when jewellers experimented with different shapes and cuts of diamonds in preference to introducing stones of contrasting colour. The jeweller Georges Fouquet wrote in the Studio magazine in 1929 'But how new is this white stone jewellery, and how much it differs from the old... The wand-shaped brilliants give different reflections from the round ones, and the most varied play of light may be obtained by arranging them side by side'.

Physical description

Bar-brooch with square terminals, combining brilliant-cut and baguette-cut diamonds

Place of Origin

Europe (possibly, made)
USA (possibly, made)


ca. 1925-1935 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Platinum set with brilliant- and baguette-cut diamonds


Height: 8.1 cm, Width: 1.7 cm, Depth: 1.0 cm

Descriptive line

Bar-brooch of platinum set with brilliant- and baguette-cut diamonds, made in Europe or the USA, about 1920-1930.


Platinum; Diamond


Stone setting; Stone cutting


Jewellery; Accessories; Metalwork


Metalwork Collection

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