The Edwardian sat between the Victorian era, and the upcoming Art Deco era, and quite often you can see influences from both eras, such as the symmetry of the Victorian period and fine lines thanks to platinum of the later Art Deco era.
As well as this, Prince Edward considered peridot as his lucky stone making it popular during his reign when this was made.
Hand made in platinum and 18 carat yellow gold, the necklace is set with two peridots that total 1.85 carats and are highlighted by four single cut diamonds that total 0.08 carats.
From end to end the chain measures 38cm in length, and the pendant section 5cm, allowing the main section at the centre to sit perfectly around the neck.
This is such an elegant example of Edwardian jewellery, and one that will always be admired for its elegance and graceful design.
Edwardian peridot and diamond necklace.
Antique Edwardian peridot and diamond necklace made in the early 1900's. This antique necklace was made in 18 carat yellow gold and platinum. It is set with antique single cut diamonds.
When was the Edwardian era?
The Edwardian era was from 1901 until 1910.
What are single cut diamonds?
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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