A negligee necklace is one that has two vertical drop sections of different lengths, and this was very popular in the Art Deco era of the 1920's to the 1940's when this one was made.
The elegant design of this negligee necklace really takes you back to the wonderful bygone era of the Art Deco era, and is as beautiful in its design today as when it was made all those years ago.
Hand made in 14 carat yellow gold and platinum, laid out from end to end the platinum necklace measures 42cm in length, and leads to the centre where the lovely flowing design is.
Set with a total of ten rose cut diamonds and one early round brilliant cut diamond that come together to total 0.09 carats, at the bottom of each drop is another early round brilliant cut diamond that come together total 0.58 carats and all of these diamonds give off a wonderful sparkle to highlight the elegance of this necklace.
The shorter drop section measures 31.3mm in length and the other 37.5mm, and sitting around the neckline there is no doubt that this has all the charm, grace and elegance of a wonderful era.
This is such a fabulous necklace, and one that is destined to be admired from near or far.
Diamond negligee necklace from the Art Deco era
Art Deco diamond negligee necklace hand made in the 1920's.
What is a negligee necklace?
A negligee necklace is one that has two vertical drop sections of different lengths. This design was very popular in the Art Deco era of the 1920's to the 1940's. Often negligee pendants will be found in gold or platinum, or a combination of both, and are often set with gemstones. Diamonds were a popular choice in an Art Deco negligee necklace, as was pearls.
When was the Art Deco era?
The Art Deco era is generally regarded as being from 1920 to 1940. While some literature will say it started from the end of World War One, and finished in the early 1940's, this is really splitting hairs, and doesn't make much difference.
What are rose cut diamonds?
Like the name implies, the rose cut diamond resembles a rose bud, comprising 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.
Because the base of the diamond was flat, stones were often foiled back to improve the brilliance of the stone. This was achieved by applying foils or tints to the base of the stone.
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