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Victorian Necklace With Pearl & 3.34 ct Diamonds, ca. 1870


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Victorian Necklace With Pearl & 3.34 ct Diamonds, ca. 1870
Victorian Necklace With Pearl & 3.34 ct Diamonds, ca. 1870
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Fringes and tassels were the big trend of the years around 1870. Inspired by antique models, they were found everywhere: as entire necklaces, as hems of brooches, as long, pointed pendants dangling from the earlobes of fashionable ladies. Mostly these pieces of jewellery were golden, partly set with colourful stones or enameled, in order to come as close as possible to the ancient models from the world of the Etruscans and ancient Romans. The present necklace is dedicated to the theme in an elegant, reduced form and precious materials. A single diamond-studded lace seems to drip down from a round pendant and pays homage to this current of fashion. Flower-like, the pendant appears above the lace, with a large, bouton-shaped natural pearl in the center. Around it, diamonds unfold on two levels like petals. Crowning this precious flower is an element in the form of an iris. These disparate elements find harmony through the common materiality, together are formed of diamonds in gold-plated silver. Two diamond set strands lead to the rose gold chain. The clasp of the necklace is also set with diamonds, so that the necklace can also be shown off to advantage with an updo - because the precious diamond set totaling about 3.34 ct reveals that the piece of jewellery was once intended for the evening. So unlike most of its golden cousins, the necklace was an accessory to the ball gown. Despite its impressive age of one and a half centuries, the necklace appears timeless thanks to its reduced design and simple, yet luxurious colour. Many of the diamonds probably originate from an even older piece of jewellery from the 18th century and were used here in a secondary application, a common procedure at that time. We discovered the piece of jewellery in England, where it probably originated. An only slightly earlier pendant brooch, very similar to the centerpiece of the necklace, can be found in David Bennet and Daniela Mascetti: Understanding Jewellery, Woodbridge 2010, p. 174. Based on the fringe pendant, we date the present piece a little later.
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Victorian Necklace With Pearl & 3.34 ct Diamonds, ca. 1870
Timeless
€ 6,290.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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