A beautiful diamond & emerald festoon style necklace from the Art Deco (ca1920) era! Crafted in platinum, this festoon features an array of bezel and bead set Old Mine Cut and single cut diamonds as well as three pin-set teardrop emerald cabochons. The necklace is composed of a delicate platinum chain, dotted with three bezel set single-cut diamonds towards the start of the festoon on either side. From there, the festoon consists of large sections of platinum lattice-style filigree panels that meet in the center at a platinum bow, all fit with Old Mine Cut diamonds at the center of each piece, and accented with a slew of single cut diamonds at the edges and at every corner. At the base of each panel is a platinum capped emerald teardrop cabochon, each estimated at 0.75ctw. The platinum bow's tails are also accented with bead-set single cut diamonds at the edges, and at the center you'll see another platinum dangle dripping with more single cut diamonds and one last emerald cabochon, estimated at approximately 1.25ctw. The bow's tails feature are fixed with a draped line of single cut diamonds, bead set within foliate-esque links that come to a head at a bezel set mine cut diamond dangling at the base of the festoon. The necklace is complete at the back of the neck with a simple spring ring closure composed of 18k white gold, and marked for metal purity. The festoon itself tests as platinum.
This festoon is simply magnificent, with lattice-style filigree work and draped ribbon motifs, the feminine design of the necklace is simply stunning and would make an elegant bridal piece or red carpet worthy necklace.
Measurements: The charm hangs approximately 5/8" long and is 1/2" wide.
Condition: The overall condition of the charm is good. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the platinum setting or bail and all of the diamonds and both emeralds are intact. The emeralds show natural inclusions which should be expected. One of the emeralds is chipped, but it is difficult to see with the naked eye.