A BELLE EPOQUE PEARL AND DIAMOND BROOCH The old-cut diamond openwork plaque of garland design centering upon a pearl within a diamond foliate surround, suspending a collet-set old-cut diamond swag, to the diamond capped drop-shaped pearl, circa 1905, 8.2 cm long.
This Era is the most loved by me because despite the waging war, their government during their time came up of this, to somehow divert or lessen the heavy load they are feeling. For me it is a brilliant idea!
Caroline 'La Belle' Otero, nearly as famous for her jewels as her affairs. Was invited to a notorious dinner in Paris given by Harry K. Thaw, who would kill architect Stanford White. Caroline may have worn the 'corselet' she commissioned from Boucheron, set with diamonds and other precious stones. KA