Decorative art deco pendant in platinum, dating from around 1915, with a fine, engraved jadeite size 40 x 18 x 3.5 mm, art deco workmanship, suspension set with diamonds weighing a total of circa 0.2 carats, suspended from a delicate anchor chain in platinum, handmade.
Hand engraved inventory number Nr. 145, Original box signed: By appointment to H.M. The King, The Goldsmith + Silversmith Company LTD, 112 Regent Street London W.I.
Size and Weight
Pendant length approximately 70 mm, total weight of pendant and chain 10.6 g
Length 36 cm, weight 9.5 g
Accompanied by a Lohri certificate, a GGTL short report Nr. 14-B-2455 gemstone certificate and the original box
From the property of a noble family
(circa 1915 to 1935)
The era of the new woman
Fast-paced industrialization and new developments pave the way for the transition into modern society, bringing forth the modern woman. She now appears and behaves like the American movie stars – smoking, dancing and listening to jazz. Her hair is short and she is active and boyish. Jewellery from this period suits this image with its geometric, austere and distinct design. Inlays of precious stone, diamonds and enamel yield distinctive pieces of jewellery with stark one colour contrasts. Innovations, such as the invisible setting from Van Cleef & Arpels, also pave the way for unprecedented jewels.