A natural pearl and diamond pendent brooch, attributed to Dusausoy, 1925-1930

The magic combination of natural pearls and diamonds is used to great effect in this eye catching Art Deco jewel.

Although unsigned, this jewel is so typical of this period of the company’s production in its employment of a cascade motif formed of natural pearls flowing over a sculptural diamond-set scroll.

Since the mid 1920s Dusausoy flirted with the concept of cascades of pearls and diamonds as one can see clearly in their advertisement in the magazine Femina of 1925, showing below.

We admire the boldness of this unusual jewel which evokes so vividly the spirit of Art Deco in its prime.

The combination of the hardest material known to man – diamond – with one of the softest and uniquely organic – pearl – works its magic by juxtaposing the adamantine brilliance of the first with the sensual sheen of the second.


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Further details:

Designed as a stylised bow, the surmount composed of a cascade of natural pearl strands, between two graduated circular-cut diamond-set shoulders accented with a polished platinum section

Circa 1930, attributed to Dusausoy, unsigned

Dimensions: length – 12cm, width – 4.8cm

Weight: 36 grams


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