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

A Belle Epoque Diamond And Pearl Necklace

A Belle Epoque French diamond and pearl necklace, the circular open work giardinetto pendant centrally-set with a diamond-set basket with two diamond-set floral designed garlands surrounded by a diamond-set floral motif frame, all suspended by a diamond set ribbon, diamonds weighing approximately a total of 3.5 carats, all set to an intricately pierced openwork platinum mount with detachable diamond-set pendant loop, suspended by a seed pearl sautoir with two diamond-set semi-circles set to the centre suspending a diamond-set roundel with safety catch attached to the side opening, circa 1915, bearing the French 18t gold marks, the pendant measuring approximately 4.8×4.3cm, the chain measuring approximately 78cm in length and 0.8cm width, gross weight 32 grams.

This magnificent Belle Epoque necklace features a stunning pendant suspended from a seed pearl sautoir. The pendant is of an intricate openwork design, featuring a basket, floral motifs, and ribbons. The entire pendant is made from diamond-set platinum. Platinum became popular during the beginning of the twentieth century for its strength and ability to withstand being formed into fine, lacelike designs. This pendant is a perfect example of the early twentieth century use of platinum to create romantic and detailed designs. The pearl sautoir is a wonderful and romantic complement to the fine pendant. This necklace is a truly stunning example of early twentieth century French design and craftsmanship.

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. X32566M

£31,500