A Victorian Opal And Diamond Necklace By Hancock & Co
A Victorian opal and diamond necklace by Hancock & Co, consisting of three graduating from the centre round cabochon-cut opal and diamond-set clusters, each suspending a diamond-set line terminating to a pear-shaped cabochon-cut opal, alternating with diamond-set links of scroll design suspending round cabochon-cut opals, on each side with three round opals alternating with three old-cut diamonds, to a yellow gold knife edge link chain delicately set old brilliant-cut diamonds in cut-down collets, the diamonds estimated to weigh 7 carats in total, all set in silver to yellow gold back, accompanied by original fitted box, circa 1890, the central drop measuring approximately 5cm long, the necklace measuring approximately 38cm long, gross weight 29.4 grams. This necklace is in excellent condition.Unmarked tested as 14ct gold and silver with 9ct gold and silver back section.
A spectacular late-Victorian necklace. This enchanting necklace captures the opulence of the Belle Epoque with its delicate diamond and opal drops. The opals are cabochon cut and brilliantly fiery, shining with flashes of seafoam green, pale blue, vivid purple, and light pink. The opals are set with dazzling diamonds, arranged in a romantic scroll design. This exquisite piece would look striking worn with a low-necked, bias-cut silk evening gown.
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.