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Lacloche Frères Diamond and Sapphire Flower Brooch


Created by the Parisian firm Lacloche Frères, this flower clip brooch set in gold with blue sapphires and over eleven carats of diamonds dates from the 1950s. The leaves and curling petals, along with the curved stem, are pavé-set with round brilliant-cut diamonds, accented by circular-cut sapphires. Large and beautifully modeled as a stylized rose-bud in the process of opening, this sparkling brooch clips onto a jacket or gown for a dash of 1950s French glamour.


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Item #: BO-12796
Artist: Lacloche Frères, Paris
Country: France
Circa: 1950s
Size: 3.00” length, 1.50” width
Materials: 13 Round-cut sapphires (approximate total weight 1.30); 150 Round brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 11.80 carats); 18K Gold
Signed: "Lacloche Paris"
Literature: Pictured in LACLOCHE JOAILLERS, by Laurence Mouillefarine, and Véronique Ristelhueber, p.236

The 1940s and 1950s saw the return of naturalism in jewelry, and oversize, stylized flowers generously overspilling with gems were a favorite design of the New Look era.