Here is such an elegant antique necklace that has all the grace and charm of yesteryear and is destined to not only be admired each and every time that it is worn, but will make any woman feel like royalty when this is around her neck.
Made entirely in platinum in the early 1900's, the design alone of this piece is so elegant and just as fashionable today as when it was made over 100 years ago.
The beautiful design is set with a total of fifty nine diamonds that total 0.66 carats, and has a combination of single cut diamonds, rose cut diamonds and the rare table cut diamonds. These diamonds have such a wonderful charm and sparkle and will certainly make this be noticed from across the room.
Set with a natural pearl at the bottom, the pendant is set on a platinum chain that from end to end measures 45cm in length allowing the pendant to sit perfectly on the neckline.
This is such an elegant piece of antique jewellery that is destined to become a much loved family heirloom.
Art Deco diamond and pearl necklace
Art Deco diamond and pearl necklace hand made in platinum in the 1920's.
What is a rose cut diamond?
Like the name implies, the rose cut diamond resembles a rose bud. It comprises of a flat base with a number of triangular facets arranged in rows above each other, meeting at a sharp point in the centre.
First manufactured in India at the end of the 15th Century, this cut was perfected at the diamond cutting workshops in Antwerp and Amsterdam, and was very popular during most of the 16th and 17thcenturies.
What is a single cut diamond?
These are small diamonds usually around 0.01 carats to 0.05 carats in size. They are often found on the shoulders of rings or surrounding a centre stone for example. While today modern technology will allow for a 0.01 carat diamond to have 58 facets and be a round brilliant cut diamond, single cut diamonds were used from the later part of the 19th Century up until around the 1930's-1940's. Commonly found with eight facets on the top (the crown) and eight facets on the bottom (the pavilion) these are sometimes found with total facets between 16 to 18.
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