A happy marriage
Delicate necklace made from fragments of older jewellery from the turn of the century
Pieces of jewellery that happily bring together fragments of older jewels to create something new are called Mariage, from the French word for wedding, marriage. Such a Mariage is also before us here: For the necklace, which presents pearls and hand-cut old-cut diamonds in gold and platinum, we had our workshop assemble from fragments of old jewels that were no longer wearable on their own. These pieces of jewellery originated in the early 20th century, and in the new design we have also taken stylistic cues from that period, in keeping with the old materials. In the years from about 1905 onwards, and even into the Art Deco period, one could often find necklaces in jewellery catalogues which presented an elongated pendant on a delicate chain, ending in a drop-shaped or round end. Our Mariage also follows this form, attaching a round element to a bar set with diamonds and small oriental pearls, which features almost one carat of old brilliant-cut diamonds and a large pearl. With its white colouring, the jewel echoes the fashion for white jewels that dominated the ballrooms of Europe's major cities from the late 19th century onwards. However, with the creamy luster of the pearls, the cool sparkle of the diamonds and the luster of the platinum, it shows the full range of the color white in jewellery in that era. We have complemented the pendant with a matching platinum necklace.
We want you to be 100% satisfied! For that reason, we examine, describe and photograph all of our jewellery with the utmost care.
You can rely on our years of experience in the trade and our expertise as a professional art historians for reviews of the antique jewellery. As a member of various trader organisations and the British Society of Jewellery Historians, we remain committed to the highest possible degree of accuracy. In our descriptions, we always also indicate any signs of age and defects and never hide them in our photos – this saves you from any unpleasant surprises when your package arrives.
Should you for some reason not be satisfied, please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can begin to find a solution together. In any case, you can return any article within 30 days and we will refund the full purchase price.
We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.
If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.