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Pierre Sterlé Brooches

French, 1905-1978

The loss of his father in World War I led to Pierre Sterlé’s mentorship under his uncle, who supported his ascension into the jewelry design world. At the height of his success, Sterlé designed for jewelry titans Boucheron, Chaumet and Ostertag. He won the De Beers Diamond Award three years in a row and operated out of an exclusive boutique in Paris that served the elite and royal families by appointment only.

His uncle was a Parisian jeweler on the rue de Castiglione. Sterlé started his own workshop at the age of 29 and spent five years designing for eminent Parisian jewelry houses on rue Sainte-Anne. By the mid-1940s, Sterlé had moved his atelier closer to the Place Vendôme to better serve his wealthy patrons, who included French author Colette, King Farouk of Egypt, the Maharani of Baroda and the Begum Aga Khan.

Sterlé had a remarkable ability to “knit gold” into woven masterpieces. His technical prowess was unmatched by anyone in Paris, and arguably the world. His “angel wire” technique, considered his signature style, incorporated gold into fine ropes that became link bracelets, cocktail rings and accents on decorative pins and brooches. The effect gave a sense of movement and life to the pieces, something Sterlé strived for in his attempts to make metal and precious gemstones less rigid and cold. 

Two misfortunes derailed his business. The first was a failed venture into perfume, which resulted in having to sell many of his designs to Chaumet and New York jeweler Montreaux. Sterlé rebounded with a successful display at the 1966 Biennale in Paris, where he was the first modern jeweler ever invited. His second misstep was more damaging. He opened an exclusive shop on the rue Saint-Honoré in 1969. It was unsuccessful, and he was forced to declare bankruptcy, selling most of his stock to Chaumet in 1976.

Sterlé stayed on with the company as a consultant until his death two years later in 1978. 

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Creator: Pierre Sterlé
Sterlé Paris 1960 Paradise Bird Brooch In 18Kt & Platinum With 6.72 Ctw Diamonds
By Pierre Sterlé
Located in Miami, FL
Paradise bird brooch necklace designed by Pierre Sterlé (1905-1978). An impressive piece of jewelry, created in Paris France at the jewelry ateli...
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1960s French Modernist Vintage Pierre Sterlé Brooches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Vintage Signed Sterlè Coral Child & Dog one off brooch
By Pierre Sterlé
Located in Napoli, IT
Pierre Sterlè Paris Unlike others before it, the Pierre Sterle brand began its journey to prominence in the 1950s. He embraced Naturalism and went on to produce masterpieces that dem...
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1960s French Contemporary Vintage Pierre Sterlé Brooches

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Sterle Vintage Gold and Diamond Four Leaf Clover Brooch
By Pierre Sterlé
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU CT-1666 Brand Sterle Date circa 1950 _________________________________________________ Metal Yellow Gold Weight Approx. 98.4g Measures approx 2.3W cm ___________________________...
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1950s French Vintage Pierre Sterlé Brooches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold and Platinum Ruby and Diamond Brooch by Sterlé Paris
By Pierre Sterlé
Located in Zurich, CH
Ravishing 18 karat yellow gold, platinum, ruby and diamond brooch, by Sterlé, Paris, circa 1950s Delightful, drop-shaped clip brooch/pendant, composed of twisted and polished 18 ka...
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1950s French Modern Vintage Pierre Sterlé Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Sterle Paris Sapphire Diamond Turquoise Flower Brooch, 1950s
By Pierre Sterlé
Located in Dallas, TX
Spectacular and highly collectible 1950s brooch by Pierre Sterlé designed as flower in full bloom and featuring round blue sapphires, cabochon turquoise and round brilliant-cut diamo...
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1950s French Vintage Pierre Sterlé Brooches

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Sterle Gold Pin
By Pierre Sterlé
Located in New York, NY
18K Y/gold pin, engraved Sterle Paris, 5861 French hallmarks. pin measures 1 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches, weight 7.8 dwt.
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20th Century French Pierre Sterlé Brooches

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Sterle Paris Gold Leaf Pin Brooch Clip
By Pierre Sterlé
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
French chic leaf clip created by an exquisite Jewelry House Pierre Sterle in Paris in the 1950's. Perfect proportions, gracious lines and beautiful texture are the highlights of this...
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1950s French Vintage Pierre Sterlé Brooches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Pierre Sterlé Diamond and South Sea Pearl Brooch
By Pierre Sterlé
Located in New York, NY
This spectacular brooch, set with round brilliant-cut diamonds and South Sea pearls, demonstrates the dynamic forms and flowing lines for which Pierre Sterlé...
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1950s French Vintage Pierre Sterlé Brooches

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Sterle Leaf Patterned Diamond Brooch
By Pierre Sterlé
Located in New York, NY
Finely crafted in 18k white gold with round cut diamonds weighing approximately a total of 8.50 carats. Signed by Sterle
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Pierre Sterlé brooches for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a range of Pierre Sterlé brooches available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique items was designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While looking for the most stylish antique or vintage Pierre Sterlé jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Pierre Sterlé diamond brooches, from our inventory of 7, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. We have 10 pieces in this collection as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider brooches by Mellerio, Georges Braque, and Fred Paris. Prices for Pierre Sterlé brooches can differ depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $4,950 and tops out at $65,000, while pieces like these, on average, can sell for $10,931.

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