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This sweet diamond ‘Bow’ brooch set in platinum, is a French Belle Epoque piece from the 1900s with French hallmarks. We love the clean yet very elegant design of this piece. Brooches can be worn at the collar as well as on the lapels. We highly recommend investing in a brooch, as it can be worn throughout life and in many different ways.

Circa: 1910
Design Period: La Belle Époque
Origin: France
Cut: Old European Cut and Rose Cut Diamonds
Carat: 1 Diamond = 0.30ct,
72 Rose Cut Diamonds 
Colour: G
Clarity: SI
Material: Platinum

Edwardian & Belle Époque Period (1901 - 1910):
Named after the reigning King Edward VII and with notable influences from French Rococo décor, this period was the shortest in antique jewellery history. However, it was during this time that platinum was introduced into the art of jewellery making which changed the way diamonds could be set. The popular jewellery design at the time was the “garland” which flowed on from the Art Nouveau period as it focused on nature but more particularly, on flowers and leaves often arranged in some circular shape. Through the use of milgrain and pierced and engraved metals, the Belle Époque designs gave way to jewellery that mimicked the delicate nature of lace and ribbon with natural pearls and old mine cut diamonds being the material of choice.