Retro 18kt Gold Wide Diamond + Ruby Collar Necklace
A fantastic ruby and diamond collar necklace from the late Retro (ca1950s) era! This stunning piece is crafted in vibrant 18kt yellow gold and has a fabulous Retro appeal. The bold necklace is comprised of a wide beaded mesh collar chain and a striking centerpiece accented by sparkling diamonds and calibrated rubies. At the very center of the piece is a large sphere which adorns eleven round cut diamonds, each set within a carved 3-point star, sparkling brilliantly in the light. The round center is flanked by two half spheres which are lined on either side with a row of vibrant calibrated rubies set in a curved channel setting. The chain, which attaches at either side of the centerpiece, is particularly wide but very lightweight and flexible, allowing it to rest beautifully along the collar neckline. The necklace clasps at the back and has a safety hook for added security, the tongue is stamped with a "750" purity mark. It's a bold statement piece that looks fabulous worn and would make a fantastic addition to any collection!
Measurements: The entire length of the necklace measures 15" long. The diamond and ruby centerpiece measures approximately 2 1/8" wide, 7/8" tall and has a depth of 3/8". The gold bead mesh collar chain measures approximately 1/2" wide and is 1/4" thick. The necklace has an overall weight of 71.8 grams.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold bead mesh collar or centerpiece and all of the diamonds and rubies are intact. The clasp is secure and in good working condition.