Pierre Sterle Paris 1960 Brooch In 18Kt And Platinum With 12.67 Ctw Diamonds & Burmese Rubies
Brooch designed by Pierre Sterle (1905-1978).
This sculptural brooch is an important French piece of jewelry for a any collector. Was made in Paris at the atelier of Pierre Sterle during the post-war period, back in the 1960. This artistic piece was carefully crafted with twisted wires of solid yellow gold of 18 karats and parts made of .900/.999 platinum for the setting of the diamonds. The construction of this brooch is very special, each element was individually made and assembled together from the back parts by gold screws. The type of construction, the style and the characteristic assembling method was the tradition of Sterle and was the reason for his success as one of the best jewelers in Paris.
Fitted with a hinged double vertical pin bars with a security trombone lock to wear as a brooch.
Diamonds: The platinum settings are holding 31 European round brilliant cuts diamonds with a total weight of 1.42 carats, white colorless E/F color, VS-2 clarity.
Rubies: Mounted in 6 freeforms twisted settings, with oval double cabochons cut (average of 7 x 9 x 5.8 mm) of natural Burmese red rubies, with a combined weight of 11.25 carats.
Others: Embellished with a pair of free forms elements carved with organics shapes from natural white nacre.
Weight: 22.75 grams (14.58 Dwt).
Measurements: are 67.5 mm by 42 mm by 12 mm (2.66 x 1.65 x 0.47 Inches).
Hallmarks: Stamped with French marks; three times with the eagle head and the dog head respectively for the assay and warranty of the 18kt gold and the .900 platinum, the maker's maitre cartouche, the four-digits serial numbers and signed, "S. Et Co. France 1214 18kt".
Pierre Sterle, was a French jeweler, born in 1905 and was the son of a family of bankers. After the death of his father during the first world war, he was sent to live with an uncle, a jeweler in Paris, who introduced him to the profession. In 1934, he started his own establishment. He enjoyed the support of many large jewelry houses, such as Boucheron, Chaumet and Ostertag, for whom he was already designing jewelry.
In 1939, he premiered a range of jewelry specifically for individuals. The writer Colette, fascinated by his work, was one of his first clients. In 1943 he moved to larger premises at 43 avenue de L'Opera, close to place Vendome. Approaching the world of high fashion, he began a collaboration with designer Jacques Fath. During his life, he was known as the “couturier of jewelry” to socialites. Considered during his lifetime to have been an inspired innovator, he reached his apogee in the 40’s and 50's. his work, with precious stones and metal was inspired by nature.
Collateral: It is accompanied by a presentation jewelry box.
Collateral: This piece is accompanied by the Gia laboratory report number xxxxxx, stating the gemstones, are natural red rubies from Burma (Myanmar), transparent and not heated.
Collateral: This brooch is presented with an independent certificate report prepared by a Gia certified gemologist.
Condition: The overall condition of this brooch is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold. All gemstones are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: P091622ATEM/.5468