Gérard Sandoz’ Art Deco Geometric Brooch
Gérard Sandoz made his fantastic jewelry for only a brief time at the height of the Art Deco period, from 1920–1931. The jewelry he made is an absolutely pure exploration of geometric shapes in varied materials, colors, and finishes that create a complex layered shape. In this masterful brooch, Sandoz reversed the standard order of materials in a piece of fine jewelry, which typically featured the most precious stones with metal as a mere mount. Here, Sandoz uses the diamonds as a background, while exploiting the polished gold as the central element. The result is an iconic and important design masterpiece.
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Debbie Azar is the Co-Founder and President of Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, and a distinguished leader in the global diamond and jewelry industry. As an executive with extensive knowledge of the jewelry and gem lab industries, her entrepreneurial skills and vision have helped GSI achieve rapid and continuous growth worldwide, establishing 13 leading-edge gemological facilities on four continents. She currently serves on the boards of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Responsible Jewellery Council, and Jewelers for Children, and is a member of the 24 Carat Club of New York. She has been featured in Forbes, Daily Mail, Good Morning America, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fox Business, Fox5, CBS2, BOLDTV, Varney&Co, The Street, and NASDAQ, among others.