Late Victorian Edwardian Rose Diamond Silver on Gold Necklace
 
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Late Victorian Edwardian Rose Diamond Silver on Gold Necklace

Item No.: RGG00462

Item Description: "Late Victorian Edwardian Rose Diamond Silver on Gold Necklace"

Late Victorian Edwardian Rose Diamond Silver on Gold Necklace
18k yellow gold, silver, rose cut diamonds (vvs-vs-si-p)
Length 45.5 cm (approx. 17 7/8”), centre piece 4.3 cm to 5.3 cm wide and 4 to 5 cm long (approx. 1 7/8” by 1 7/8”)
Estimated total carat weight of diamonds approx. 1.85 to 2.0 carats (biggest stones measuring approx. a) 6.94 mm by 5.97 mm by 1.5 mm; b) 7.54 mm by 4.73 mm by 1.54 mm; c) 7.07 mm by 5.17 mm by 2.38 mm)
Weight approx. 10.7 grams
Marks: none; tested for 18k gold and for silver
Europe, ca. 1890s – 1910s

This charming necklace set with 53 rose cut diamonds of a total weight of approx. 1.85 to 2.0 carats was created at the end of the 19th / beginning 20th century and – as has been common practice at all times – it seems that older stones were partially used to create a new, fashionable necklace at the height of its time. Due to the relative thinness of a rose cut diamond compared to a brilliant cut diamond the total carat weight of the necklace does not exceed 2.0 carats, though when regarding the stones they convey a very substantial impression.

It is possible to wear the necklace at different lengths without making any changes to the silver chain: the fastener (which is a more recent addition) can be securely hooked into the bigger eyelets of the chain elements.

 

 

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