A Diamond And Cultured Pearl Necklace
A diamond and cultured pearl necklace, the Edwardian diamond centre-piece of openwork design with floral and scroll decorations, set with old European-cut diamonds estimated to weigh carats in total, all millegrain-set in platinum, to yellow gold back, circa 1910, strung with five rows of cultured pearls and a later diamond-set rectangular snap clasp, accompanied by detachable brooch fitting, the centre-piece measuring approximately 3.9 x 3.1cm, the necklace measuring approximately 39 cm long, gross weight of the necklace 75.4 grams. This necklace is in excellent condition.
Unmarked tested as Platinum and 18ct Gold.
This stunning necklace is the perfect example of Edwardian glamour. As the reign of Queen Victoria ended, jewellery styles became more monochromatic, simplistic, and elegant. Five rows of creamy, pink hued cultured pearls meet at the centre at a wonderful and glittering Edwardian clasp. The clasp is typically Edwardian, featuring naturalistic scrolling motifs and floral clusters wrought from platinum and set throughout with romantic, twinkling diamonds. The centrepiece rests at the base of the throat, framing the neck and décolletage beautifully.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.