An incredible diamond lorgnette chain from the Edwardian (ca1910) era! This elegant platinum piece is comprised of ornate diamond-shaped links, which alternate with small sections of elongated link chain. In total, there are 10 diamond-shaped links, each one adorned with a single old European Cut diamond at the center. The sparkling stones rest in a hexagonal box setting, which is surrounded by elegant filigree wirework. The chain comes together at a large triangular shaped link, graced with a stunning Triangular Step Cut diamond in the center. Surrounding the stone is incredible diamond lined filigree wirework featuring fine airline cutouts. A short chain extension hangs from the center, adorned with an additional and complimentary diamond studded link. In total, all of the diamonds weigh approximately 1.75ctw combined, each one catching the light brilliantly with every turn. Resting at the end of the extension is a spring ring clasp, stamped with an "IRID PLAT" purity mark, perfect for hanging a complimentary pendant or locket. The necklace fastens at the back with a spring clasp stamped with a "14K" purity mark. This fabulous lorgnette chain would make a lovely addition to any collection!
Measurements: The chain measures approximately 26" in length and the center extension measures about 2" in length.
Condition: The overall condition of the chain necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the platinum chain and all of the diamond stones are intact. The clasps are secure and in good working condition.