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  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1930 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Templier, Raymond, born 1891 - died 1968 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    White gold, brilliant-cut diamonds, enamel and coral

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 31, shelf B, box 4

The Parisian jeweller Raymond Templier (1891-1968) was one of a small group of innovative of Art Deco designers producing work in a minimal, geometric style that looked towards Cubism and the imagery of industrial production. In 1930 he commented in the Goldsmiths' Journal 'As I walk in the streets I see ideas for jewellery everywhere, the wheels, the cars, the machinery of today'. Such sources of inspiration resulted in a new visual language in jewellery and an aesthetic where strong and simple forms replaced intricate detailing.

Physical description

Brooch of white gold, rectangular with rounded ends, with a bar of brilliant-cut diamonds in the centre and a diagonal line of three domed discs of coral encircled by two curved sections of black enamel.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)


ca. 1930 (made)


Templier, Raymond, born 1891 - died 1968 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

White gold, brilliant-cut diamonds, enamel and coral


Height: 6.4 cm, Width: 2.3 cm, Depth: 1.2 cm

Descriptive line

Brooch of white gold, brilliant-cut diamonds, black enamel and coral, made by Raymond Templier, Paris, about 1930.


White gold; Diamond; Enamel; Coral


Stone setting; Enamelling


Jewellery; Metalwork; Accessories


Metalwork Collection

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