A Late Victorian Pearl And Diamond Tiara
A late Victorian pearl and diamond tiara, to the centre a cluster in the form of a flowerhead, set with seven pearls and forty-two old European and rose-cut diamonds, to two graduated openwork slides each slide set with eleven pearls graduating in size, surrounded by one hundred and five old European and rose-cut diamonds, the diamonds estimated to weigh approximately 11 carats, converting to necklace with detachable back section, set with twenty-one old European-cut diamonds set alternatively with nineteen natural pearls, the diamonds estimated to weigh a further total of 3.75 carats, all mounted in silver and yellow gold, circa 1890, gross weight 52.7 grams,
A stunning and sophisticated tiara. No other piece of jewellery quite captures the imagination like the tiara: it is a romantic, striking piece. This particular tiara was made in the late Victorian period, in around 1890, and features a wonderful pearl and diamond design. The central pearl and diamond cluster is emblematic of design of this period, and the shape of the tiara has a sense of neoclassical simplicity. This tiara, like most from the time period, converts into a magnificent necklace when taken off the yellow gold frame. This gives the piece a spectacular versatility. This piece would be a striking and elegant addition to a bride’s wedding day ensemble and would serve as the idea “something old”.
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.