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Gem-Set Stained Glass Pheasant Brooch


Dating from the Art Deco period, this exquisite brooch is set with almost nine carats of diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and onyx, a testament to the 1920s art of stylized imagery created in carved gems. The pheasant in the central panel is set with buff-top yellow and blue sapphires, rubies, and emeralds, against a frosted rock crystal sky, along with with delicate emerald fronds and a sparkling field of rose-cut diamonds. On either side, exquisite platinum pierce work portrays diamond leaves among conforming calibré-cut gems in the stained glass bejeweled frame, all surrounded by diamonds and scroll motifs. Brilliantly-colored and captivating in design, it is an exuberant work of Art Deco jeweled artistry to wear.

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Item #: BO-18890
Circa: 1920s
Size: 4” length, 1.50” width
Materials: Rose- and circular-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 4.80 carats); Calibré-cut emeralds, yellow and blue sapphires, emeralds, and rubies (approximate total weight 4.00 carats); Calibré-cut onyx; Frosted rock crystal central window pane; Platinum; 18K Gold

During the Art Deco period, calibré-cut gems were used with great artistic effect by skilled artisans to depict stylized flowers, serpents, and vines, as well as the Egyptian motifs that so captivated the public after the discovery of King Tut’s tomb.