Here we have what we call in our trade a "parure". A parure is a matching set of jewellery, meant to be worn together. This particular set of earrings and necklace with a pendant changeable into an independent piece truly seems to be bejewelled by a force of nature, which will make you as enticing as a divine nymph.
With a swirl of 18K yellow gold branches, this exuberant Dutch Estate necklace alights its azure-set 275 brilliant cut diamonds of a total of over 34 carats sprouting from an 18K white gold bloom, flower bud and leaf veins effortlessly around your neck. Not to mention the two petal-shaped earclips with each 61 brilliants in an overall recurring pattern of horizontal and vertical pierced white gold millegrain rims, that are meant to be whisked to your ears by a spring breeze.
Especially to fit your every need, the tremendous floret of this striking set from 1990 can be picked from its sprig to wear it as a brooch or separately as a pendant on a twisted silk cord in the colour of your choice. The possibility not to just flaunt your exquisite style but also to have fun with dressing up and anticipating your moment of shine is offered by the assortment of the eight silk strings, each in a different colour: there's black, silver, metallic, navy blue, apple green, cinnamon and chocolate brown to play with.
Antique jewelry object group: parure (matching set of jewellery)
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: Netherlands
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Period: ca. 1990
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Source of inspiration: Mother Nature (see also: flower symbolism)
Material: 18K bi-color (yellow and white) gold
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Diamond(s): 377 brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 33.78 crt. (colour and clarity: G/I, vs/si).
53 single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with an estimated weight of ± 0.53 crt. (colour and clarity: G/I, vs/si).
details for the earrings: 34 ± 3.91 each, 68 ± 7.82 crt together
details for the big flower without heart: 230 ± 17.74 crt
details for the heart of the big flower: 31 ± 4.60 crt
details for the big flower with heart: 261 ± 22.34 crt
details for the necklace without the big flower: 48 ± 3.62 crt and 53 8/8 ± 0.53 crt
Total diamond weight: approx. 34.31 crt
- 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.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: Goldsmith master sign for A.B.Hartman The Hague, workshop since 1968 and Dutch hallmarks for 18K.
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Dimensions: Circumference necklace: 38,00 cm (14,96 inch) (but can be made longer if necessairy). Diameter big flower: 6,80 cm (2,68 inch). Earrings: 2,52 cm (0,99 inch) x 3,00 cm (1,18 inch)
Weight: 270,80 gram (174,12 dwt)
Reference Nº: 16196-0117
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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