A Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a gift-wrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation boxA Diamond Riviere NecklaceA Diamond Riviere NecklaceA Diamond Riviere NecklaceA Diamond Riviere NecklaceA Diamond Riviere Necklace

A Diamond Riviere Necklace

A diamond Riviere necklace, consisting of fifty-six graduated old brilliant-cut diamonds ranging from 0.3 to 2 carats, weighing a total of 34.5 carats, all cut-down set in silver to an 18ct yellow gold mount, with old brilliant-cut diamond-set clasp and safety chain, this necklace initially made circa 1880, remounted by Bentley & Skinner in 2012, the necklace measuring approximately 40 cm in length and 0.5-0.9cm in width, gross weight 38.05 grams.

Popular since the eighteenth century, there is nothing quite like the diamond Riviere necklace. Riviere necklaces are simple yet regal, recalling the candlelit ballrooms of a bygone era while still completely wearable in the modern world. This necklace was created in around 1880. Featuring fifty-six lively and fiery diamonds graduating in size, this necklace would be just as at home at a Victorian ball as it would a modern evening event. Statement-making yet incredibly versatile, this necklace also features a small hidden link inside the largest central diamond, from which can be suspended a pendant for an even more dramatic 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.

No. 25241M

£165,000