Oxidized sterling silver, 24K & 18K yellow gold, carved Hochstrasser mother of pearl, 13 diamonds 0.13 ctw
Truly a collector's piece, this brooch is part of a series of two works fondly referred to as "Eclipse Du Soleil", created in 1998 for Atelier Zobel's 30th birthday. An operatic group, similar to Cirque du Soleil that comprised of acrobats, dancers and operatic singers, took a visit to Konstanz, Germany, the home to the atelier. During this visit, Eclipse Du Soleil was born. It was deemed the largest and most outrageous piece made by the atelier at the time.
As beautifully versatile as it is unique, the piece may be worn as a brooch or a pendant and may even be adorned off the shoulder like a scarf.
Upon a hemisphere of oxidized sterling silver, Peter Schmid of Atelier Zobel fuses the terrain with the touches of high karat gold. First as spires of dust, they dance upon its textured surface to then billow to the gloriously saturated pool of gold in the core of the piece. Harbored at the heart of Schmid’s work is that of an opalescent mother of pearl. With the mere meet of the light, it’s gleaming reflection echoes the soft tones of blush and blue, which travel across its glowing complexion. With the twinkling rays of diamonds that balance the work, it is just the brilliance needed to complete the piece. With minimal effort, the brooch is fitted by the seamless collection of a pin catch, adhered to its backside. In addition to this, Schmid has masterfully included two silver bails, so the piece may be worn as a pendant. As dynamic as its skillful maker, this piece will fulfill one’s most soul-stirring engagement.
• 3.29" (8.35cm) length of pendant
• 7" (17.78cm) width of pendant
• Two bails for a chain/cable
• Sterling silver pin in clasp
• One of a kind
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