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Diamond and Onyx Poppy Pendant Brooch


This late Edwardian platinum poppy pendant brooch, dating from the 1910s-1920s, is set with approximately six-and-a-half carats of diamonds and onyx. The pierced openwork circular form with millegrain accents depicts an open blossom framed by leaves, trailing vines and buds, with an articulated knife-edge bar fringe, set throughout with old European-cut diamonds and calibré-cut onyx highlights. This convertible jewel unites exquisite period platinum work, Edwardian delicacy, and Art Deco abstraction in a versatile, sparkling flower jewel to pin to a gown or grace the neck.


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Item #: BO-16478
Circa: 1910s-1920s
Size: 3.50” length, 1.625” width
Materials: Old European-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 6.50 carats); 43 Calibré-cut onyx; Platinum; Retractable bail and removable brooch fitting

In Europe, artisanal experts in platinum work typically served in an apprenticeship system that demanded up to eleven years of training, and Americans were beneficiaries of these hard won skills through immigration.