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Pierre Sterlé Diamond and South Sea Pearl Brooch


This spectacular brooch, set with round brilliant-cut diamonds and South Sea pearls, demonstrates the dynamic forms and flowing lines for which Pierre Sterlé’s artistic designs were celebrated. Modeled as flexible entwined platinum fronds of sparkling diamond leaves with a triplet of South Sea pearl berries, the jewel beautifully expresses the sense of momentarily suspended motion.


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Item #: BO-16411
Artist: Pierre Sterlé, Paris
Country: France
Circa: 1950s
Size: 2.25” length, 3.25” width
Materials: 300 Round brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 8.50 carats); 3 South Sea pearls (measuring approximately 13.5 mm, 13.3 mm, and 12.5 mm); Platinum
Signed: “Sterlé Paris 5263” with French control marks
Literature: Similar brooch pictured in Sterlé Joaillier Paris, by Viviane Jutheau, Editions Vecteurs, 1990, plate 1273

As a young man, Pierre Sterlé worked for the House of Chaumet, whose owners instantly recognized and enthusiastically promoted his extraordinary talent.