A Fine Victorian Diamond And Pearl Tiara/necklace
A Fine Victorian diamond and pearl tiara/necklace, the twenty-three floral design stems graduated from the centre, encrusted with one hundred and seventy-seven old European and rose-cut diamonds and flanked with thirty-four natural pearls, the pearls measuring approximately 3.5 – 4.5 mm in diameter, the diamonds estimated to weigh approximately 7 carats, all mounted in silver and yellow gold, to a detachable yellow gold frame, converting to necklace with diamond-set back-section of scroll design set with forty-six rose-cut diamonds estimated to weigh a further 0.5 carats, circa 1880, gross weight 46.2 grams.
A stunning and romantic Victorian tiara. Tiaras became fashionable items in the early nineteenth century, inspired by the diadems worn in the Ancient world. This wonderful tiara features floral stems which graduate in size from the centre. Each is set with sparkling old-cut diamonds and lustrous natural pearls. This elegant piece features the timeless combination of pearls and diamonds, and each stem is naturalistic and detailed. As with most tiaras of the period, the piece can be detached from its yellow gold frame and worn as a stunning necklace. This enchanting tiara is a versatile, luxurious, and beautiful antique piece.
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