Victorian French Import 18kt/Sterling Old Rose Cut Diamond Link Collar Necklace
An absolutely stunning diamond link necklace from the Victorian (ca1890s) era! This stunning French import piece is crafted in sterling-topped 18kt yellow gold and has a feminine collar-length design. The necklace is comprised of 10 curved panel links, each formed by a row of sparkling old Rose Cut diamonds. The diamonds are held in individual pinched bezels that rest in between two bars to create a channel-like setting. Each link is hinged together at either end, giving the necklace wearable flexibility and allowing it to form an attractive curve at the neckline when worn. The piece fastens together in the back with a secure push clasp, which is stamped on the tongue with two French import hallmarks of an owl and swan, indicating that the piece met the French minimum standards for silver and gold metals. The back of the necklace reveals the closed-back setting in gold, and a small hook at the center makes it possible to hang a complimentary pendant if desired. A dazzling diamond piece, it would look stunning worn everyday or for special occasions, and would make a magnificent addition to any collection!
Measurements: The necklace has a curved design, making it difficult when measuring to assess the exact length, but the approximate total length measures 14.5" long.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling-topped 18kt gold setting, and all of the old Rose Cut diamonds are intact. The push clasp is very secure and in good working condition.