CHAUMET PARIS Art Deco Platinum Diamond + Onyx Pin
French-born jeweler Marie-Etienne Nitot began his career as an assistant court jeweler to Queen Marie Antoinette. In 1780, he moved to Paris and founded the House of Chamet, and was later appointed as jeweler to Emperor Napoleon in 1802. Nitot became the most sought-after jeweler in Europe, establishing a loyal and prestigious clientele. Even after Nitot's death, the House of Chaumet continued to create incredible jewelry and watches for European royals, Maharajas of India, and high society Parisians. To date, the house remains a luxury jeweler operating under the name Chaumet Paris, with 80 boutiques worldwide, and a flagship store at the stunning Place Vendôme, a historic salon in Paris, France.
This gorgeous diamond and onyx pin from the Art Deco (ca1920) era is signed by renowned jewelry house, Chaumet Paris! The shape of this stunning platinum piece is similar to an equestrian nail head, and is encrusted with Single Cut pavé diamonds. The stones weigh 0.75ctw collectively and exhibit F-G color range and VVS-VS range clarity, catching the light beautifully with every turn. Two rows of calibrated onyx stones decorate the head and center of the brooch, creating a dramatic appearance. Fine milgrain detail is found throughout the piece, and a lovely cut-out design decorates the edge. Resting at the back is an 18kt white gold bar pin and push clasp, and etched along the edge is "J. CHAUMET. PARIS. LONDRES. NEW-YORK." and "MADE IN FRANCE." Two French hallmarks (a dog head and an eagle head) are found on the edge and bar pin, respectively. This incredible designer piece is perfect for fastening to a favorite garment, and would look stunning worn day or night!
Measurements: The pin measures approximately a little less than 2" long, 1/2" wide, and is 1/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the pin is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the platinum setting or white gold bar pin. The diamonds and onyx stones are intact and securely set. The bar pin and push clasp are secure and in good working order. There are some very minor chips to some of the onyx stones, which can only be seen under a jeweler's loop, and are not noticeable when worn.