What makes this brooch so characteristic of Belperron’s creations of this period, is the three-dimensional quality that gives it a sculptural effect, making it stand out from the abundance of diamond clips produced at the time in London, Paris and New York.
A diamond brooch by Suzanne Belperron, circa 1940
We personally like this brooch very much for it is a sumptuous example of Belperron’s work of the late 1930s with its plump volutes and its overall design reminiscent of an inverted flabellum or fan.
Immensely wearable, this brooch would perfectly fit in a specialised collection focused on this period and at the same time would be the perfect complement to any contemporary fashion outfit.
The soft, rounded form echoes the curves and volutes of some of Belperron’s most iconic designs of the 1930s, such as the carved rock crystal and diamond brooch found in her personal collection (see: D Bennett, D Mascetti, Understanding Jewellery The 20th Century, Woodbridge 2021, page 80).
A demi-lune shaped diamond brooch, circa 1940
Of Egyptian inspiration, designed as domed scalloped contour set with circular-cut diamonds, to a fan of old-cut pear-shaped diamonds embellished with circular-cut diamond detail, the central single old-cut diamond to a single circular-cut diamond within a border of graduated baguette stones.
French assay marks for platinum
Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Olivier Baroin
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