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Diamond Dove Brooch with Ruby Accents

$22,500

Made in the 1930s by an unknown Parisian jeweler, this graceful pavé-set diamond dove brooch represents the pinnacle of a lost jeweler’s art. The bird’s sensitive platinum modeling, combined with the mount’s extraordinarily delicate “ajouring” (opening to the light) of the variously sized hand-cut diamonds, creates a true creature of light. Featuring two red rubies on its head, a cabochon black onyx eye, and a black enamel beak, wear the dove brooch, just as when it was created, as an enduring and inspiring symbol of peace.

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Item #: BO-16776
Country: France
Circa: Late 1930s
Size: 1.50” length, 2.75” width
Materials: 306 Round-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 8.75 carats); 2 Buff-top calibré-cut rubies (approximate total weight 0.15 carat); Onyx cabochon (2mm); Black enamel; Platinum
Signed: “5995,” with French control marks

Exquisite French platinum work, similar to what is presented in this piece, was possible due to a demanding apprenticeship requirement that lasted more than a decade.
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