A Late Victorian Diamond-set Tiara
A late Victorian diamond-set tiara, the fringe graduated from the centre formed by twenty-five bars, twenty-three of them with a trefoil motif encrusted with rose and old-cut diamonds, terminating to a single old-cut diamond in cut-down collet, the two terminal bars each set with two diamonds in cut-down collets, the bottom set with forty-nine old and two rose-cut diamonds in the form of a line, the diamonds estimated to weigh a total of 11.5 carats, all set in silver to yellow gold back, to nickel-sliver tiara frame, accompanied by a diamond-set back extension to be worn as a necklace, the twenty old-cut diamonds estimated to weigh a further 2 carats in total, and a pair of matching earrings, set with eight old-cut diamonds estimated to weigh 1.9 carats in total, circa 1900, as a necklace measuring approximately 42.2 x 1.7cm, gross weight 35.1 grams.
A captivating diamond tiara, made in the late nineteenth century. This tiara is a wonderful example of the more simplistic jewellery styles of the turn of the twentieth century, when the ornate styles of the Victorian gave way to the more streamlined, monochromatic styles of the Edwardian era. Featuring a base row of dazzling diamonds, this tiara has twenty-three trefoil shaped diamond clusters each crowned with a further scintillating diamond. This magnificent piece comes with a pair of matching earrings, which have wonderful sparkle and grace. As with most tiaras of this era, the piece can be removed from its gold frame and converted easily into a gorgeous, fringed diamond necklace. This makes it a versatile, wonderful piece, and a true heirloom.
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.