This Belle Époque necklace from 1910 is composed out of 52 degrading pear drop shaped Colombian emeralds and three seed pearls in between each gem. Its 18K yellow and white gold closure encrusted with nine single brilliant cut diamonds grants you to receive a touch of spring around your neck.
Antique jewelry object group: necklace
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.
Style: Belle Époque - The Belle Époque (French for "Beautiful Era") was a period in European social history that began during the late 19th century and lasted until World War I. Occurring during the time of the French Third Republic and the German Empire, the "Belle Époque" was named in retrospect, when it began to be considered a "golden age" the major powers of Europe, new technologies improved lives and the commercial arts adapted Renaissance and eighteenth-century styles to modern forms. In the newly rich United States, emerging from the Panic of 1873, the comparable epoch was dubbed the Gilded Age. In the United Kingdom, this epoch overlaps the end of what is called the Victorian Era there and the period named the Edwardian Era. or more info on styles
Period: ca. 1910
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Material: Two tones of precious metal, the main part being 18K yellow gold and the white parts are either white gold or platinum.
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Diamonds: Nine single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with a total estimated weight of approx. 0.18 crt.
Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Total diamond weight: approx. 0.18 crt.
Precious stones: 52 pear drop shaped Colombian emeralds (see pictures for certificate we had made from one pear drop). 159 seed pearls
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Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April, emerald for May and pearl for June.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: length 45,00 cm (17,72 inch)
Weight: 12,50 gram (8,04 dwt)
Reference Nº: 12331-0004
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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