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Suzanne Belperron. Citrine and rock crystal brooch, ca. 1930. Courtesy Valérie Danenberg

Suzanne Belperron. Citrine and rock crystal brooch, ca. 1930. Courtesy Valérie Danenberg

Suzanne Belperron’s work is well respected in France and gaining more renown in the US as well. As we have previously discussed her work, we were delighted to discover this unique brooch made of citrine, rock crystal and 18K carats gold. This piece, which dates to the 1930s, is extraordinary because of the quality and size of the citrine, cut like an emerald, and set in 18K gold to showcase the stone’s height. The playful juxtaposition of its pure geometry to the round shape of the rock crystal along with the gold’s prominent fluting bring to mind the bold aesthetic of the art déco years in Paris.

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