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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Don't ever set up photos near a cat. They lovely wobbly brooch that glistens. The look of hurt when I shouted at her. Now I've had to drop everything and cuddle. She's a sweetheart but very fast and very cheeky.

    Ok, a diamente brooch. Difficult to pinpoint the time. The clasp doesnt help because post periods were using a similar type. So it's either Art Deco, I suppose the 50's or the 80's.

    Photo 1 Shows the diamentes pushed up toward the base of the brooch.
    Photo 2 Shows the diamentes in waterfall look.
    Photo 3 Shows the back casing for the diamentes. Clasp is traditional used from Art Deco period.
    Photo 4 A naughty cat who wanted to brooch - no. Black and white paw!

    Notice the influence from the late 20'30's of the Empire State building and the Chrysler Building. It was very common in this time to make items that showed great architecture, which makes sense, as it's all about design for buildings and jewellery. I'm not saying either that all of the above means it's a 20's item for sure. But just stating what they did in both periods. I bought and gave a lot of diamente jewellery to my daughter who also loves it. This item though was a recent purchase from a dealer who had no idea there was so much to know about them lol...

    This brooch is divine. It sits so nicely when you wear it. And the flow of movement makes you want to touch it all the time. Not the joins on the backing that allows the stones to move. These commonly broke very easily, so finding one not broken, bent or missing joins is also amazing, no matter what year. The shine of the diamente is dazzling, they are very good quality.


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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      very very beautiful and the kitty wants to wear it as well!!
    2. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 5 years ago
      yes Sean, I couldnt believe how she got her paw in the was so fast!
      This ones Merky, proper name Mercedes after my car. Two others, Chloe and Rhubarb...They are my girls and they are very special to me...
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      LOL!!! Mine are the same way!!!! , they re very cute!!! they are very special!! ;)
    4. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Love this - and your Merky!
    5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      A real statement piece !.... and a sweet little kitty too :)
    6. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Lovely! Your Merky may be a mag pie/cat cross! ;-))
    7. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Both are Divine!! The kitty was just showing HOW the brooch looks when the Dangles are moving.......Like when you wear it!!

      ~~ Kitty was very Smart MODEL to do that. She (kitty) was workin it. Up-selling the piece to help show the *movement* of the Piece. LOL
    8. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 5 years ago
      Kyra we are Collingwood supporters so you are on the money there :)
      Mike you are right. When you wear it the glimmer is stunning.
      Thanks Valentino.
      Antiquerose thank you. Yes both are divine, my 3 girls are my companions always..
    9. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Nice constuction and love the rhodium plating !~
    10. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 5 years ago
      thanks Phil
      I know you very much love brooches and have bought your sister many from memory....I'm glad you like it as much as I did when I saw it....

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