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Early-Art Deco Diamond and Synthetic Sapphire Pendant
ABOUT THIS NECKLACE
This exquisite late-Edwardian/early-Art Deco pendant, hand fabricated in platinum over 18K yellow gold during second decade of the twentieth century, glitters in the center and all around with an array of small European-cut diamonds and tiny rose and single-cut diamonds, dramatically accented by four chevron shapes set with glimmering blueberry-blue calibre synthetic* sapphires. Total diamond weight, .60 carat. The pendant measures 1 3/16 by 3/4 inch, the new chain measures 18 inches. *Back in the day, circa 1920s-30s, due to their uniformity of color and flawless clarity, synthetic sapphires were considered a modern improvement over their natural counterparts, their virtually undetectable differences discernible only with a microscope.