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Antique Opal, Diamond and Demantoid Garnet Necklace

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90-1-6711

$9,875.00
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ABOUT THIS NECKLACE

Late-Victorian/early-Edwardian romance and refinement emanate from this exquisite fin de siècle jewel, highlighting a splendid, multi-chromatic, heart-shaped opal secured in a golden bezel setting framed by glittering rose-cut diamonds set in darkened silver over gold. The enchanting gemstone is crowned by a classic natural pearl-centered bow motif and surmounts an articulated double garland further enlivened by bright lime-green demantoid garnets. Possibly French, English or Russian, although no hallmarks are extant. This rare and breathtaking jewel measures just shy of inches high by 1 and 1/8 inches wide and suspends from what appears to be its original 16-inch silver chain.

Details

Materials:
Silver over 18 Karat Gold, Silver over 9 Karat Gold, Silver
Length:
1 7/8 inchs
Width:
1 1/4 inches
Gram Weight:
10.6 grams
Center Opal details
Cut/Shape:
Heart Cut
Type:
White
Carat Weight:
2.25 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Measurements:
13.20 x 12.50 x 2.70 mm
Additional Details Additional Gem Details

131 Rose Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
1.00 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Measurements:
0.80-1.70 mm
Color:
H-I-J
Clarity:
SI
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
1.00

10 Round Cut Demantoid Garnets

Carat Weight:
0.20 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Color:
Yellowish Green
Measurements:
1.60-2.00 mm

1 Natural Pearl

Shape:
Top
Measurements:
3.90 x 4.00 mm
Color:
Cream
Total Colored Gemstone Carat Weight:
2.45

About Vintage Jewelry

Like fine wine, fine jewelry also has a “vintage”—the design period or era from which it hails. Victorian or Edwardian, Art Deco or Retro, each piece in our collection has its own special pedigree. But just because one era ended and another began, it doesn’t mean that creative jewelry makers simply forgot the lessons of the past! Many of the jewels in our cases refuse to conform to a single design period, either by striking out on their own or showing the transition from one era to the next. When such daring dazzlers are over one hundred years old, they’re generally grouped in the antique category. Anything younger than that, but still made before 1970, fits the vintage label. Every iconic era yields both singular and transitional pieces, like the ones we’ve assembled here. Follow the link at the end of each section for more about the aesthetics and history of the period.

Jewelry Care

As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your vintage and antique jewelry from Lang will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan. We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one! As stated in our Repair Policy, we strongly recommend that you allow us to perform any repairs, since our jewelers are specialists in restoring vintage and antique jewelry.

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