This striking 1940’s bouquet brooch was masterfully designed and hand fabricated by Paul Flato, Jeweler to the Stars. Abloom with a colorful array of natural sapphires and tied with a shimmering diamond bow, this cheerful brooch will add a pop of color and class to any outfit.
Measurements: 2.20” x .86”
Weight: 23.7 grams
Diamonds: assorted round estimated 1.69 total carats with SI2 - I2 clarity and H-I color, baguette-cut estimated 1.40 total carats with VS1 - VS2 clarity diamonds with H color
Sapphires: estimated 13.75 total carats, natural
History: Paul Flato was an influential celebrity jeweler. It’s said that at the height of his career, he was more famous than Tiffany & Co. or Harry Winston. He branched into motion pictures at the pinnacle of Hollywood's Golden Era, and designed jewelry for a total of six films, including Holiday (1938) with Katherine Hepburn and Two Faced Woman (1941), the last film Greta Garbo ever made. Mae West, Rita Hayworth, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Doris Duke, Ginger Rogers, Marlene Dietrich, Katharine Hepburn, Vivien Leigh all wore and loved his jewels.
Notes: two missing baguette diamonds, can be seen from the back of the brooch, repaired area under the clasp