Edwardian Platinum & Diamond Festoon Necklace 3.37ctw
A dramatic diamond and platinum necklace from the Edwardian (ca1910) era! This striking piece is a drippy festoon style design with 7 diamond enhanced links hanging from a delicate platinum chain. Each dangling element features a thin platinum bar that holds a bezel set old European Cut diamond at its center and a larger halo encircled old Cushion Cut diamond below. The Cushion cut diamonds are suspended in a prong setting within and open platinum setting and total approximately 3.00ctw, with I-K range color and VS2-SI range clarity. The old European Cut diamonds add a gorgeous twinkle to the platinum bars, totaling .15ctw, with H-J range color and SI range clarity. The dangling diamonds fall to the collarbone, creating a sparkling effect that would look exceptional for special occasions or for elegant daily wear. The necklace fastens together at a platinum push clasp in the back, which is encrusted with an additional 20 old Rose Cut diamonds, which have I-J range color, SI range clarity and a total weight of approximately .22ctw. The necklace was appraised by an independent and accredited GIA certified Gemologist in June 2013, and has a stated retail replacement value of $12,000.00. A classically beautiful piece, it would make a marvelous addition to any collection!
Measurements: The necklace measures 15/5" long. The longest, center bar link hangs 7/8" from the chain.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the platinum or to the diamonds, which are all intact. The clasp fastens securely and is in good working condition.