What’s It Worth? Art Deco Brooch With Diamonds And Burmese Rubies

On occasion, all aspects of valuation come together in a positive fashion. This piece is an example of all things lining up beautifully.

While the almost eight carats of diamonds are extra white and clean; and the rubies are natural, unheated Burmese rubies; the most important aspect of this brooch is one simple thing — style. The Art Deco movement, which flourished between 1920-1930, brought some of the most unusual and exciting geometric designs ever seen in American or French culture. To underscore this point, a normal brooch with normal style, no color and eight carats of diamonds may only bring $2,000-$5,000.

When Valuation Aspects Align

But because of the splash of color and, most notably, the design work attributed to the French masters Massat Freres — which typifies the most celebrated aspects of the Art Deco period — this large platinum piece will appraise at $18,000-$20,000.

We feel the fair market value of this brooch, because of its large size and fine quality goods, is $12,000.

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