A Fine Early Victorian Diamond And Cultured Pearl Necklace
A fine early Victorian diamond detachable centrepiece set with an old-cut diamond surrounded by eight diamond-set petals, all within an ornate openwork scroll design plaque suspending an old-cut diamond drop, set throughout with old brilliant and rose-cut diamonds estimated to weigh 6.3 carats in total, strung to five rows of cultured saltwater pearls measuring approximately 5mm in diameter, with two early Victorian plaques to either side, each plaque centrally-set with an old-cut diamond surrounded by diamond-set scrolls cut-down set with old-cut diamonds estimated to weigh a further total of 7 carats for the pair, the diamonds set in silver to yellow gold mounts, circa 1840, the pearls strung to an old-cut diamond-set bayonet clasp, the total diamond weight of the necklace is estimated approximately 14 carats, the necklace accompanied by detachable brooch and pendant fittings for the centre-piece, the centre-piece measuring approximately 6 x 3.5cm, the necklace measuring approximately 36 x 3.3cm, gross weight 77.2 grams. Unmarked tested as 18ct and 14ct Gold and Silver.
A Victorian necklace in very good condition.
An exceptional cultured pearl and diamond necklace. Five rows of lustrous pearls are embellished by two magnificent diamond plaques and a striking central pendant. The pendant has an ornate, Georgian feel to it, featuring wonderfully lively old-cut diamonds. The old-cut diamonds recall the romance of a candlelit evening and catch the light beautifully. The central pendant can be detached from the pearls and worn as a pendant suspended from a different necklace or worn as a brooch. This is a perfect necklace for a night at the opera, a white-tie dinner, or a statement accessory to a bridal look.
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.