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Edwardian 8.75 Carat Aquamarine, Diamond and Pearl Necklace

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ABOUT THIS NECKLACE

Dating back to the first or second decade of the twentieth century, this enchanting Edwardian-era jewel, artfully hand fabricated in platinum over 14 yellow gold, glistens and gleams front and center with a gorgeous Mediterranean blue aquamarine. The cushion-cut gemstone, weighing approximately 8.75 carats (but presenting significantly larger due to its relatively shallow cut) is elegantly crowned and framed with tiny glittering single-cut and rose-cut diamonds punctuated with four lustrous natural pearls. Rare and ravishing. 1 3/8 by 13/16 inch. The platinum chain measures 18 inches.

Details

Materials:
Platinum over 14 Karat Gold, Platinum
Length:
1 5/8 Inch
Width:
13/16 Inch
Height:
3/16 Inch
Chain Length:
18 Inch
Gram Weight:
7.7 Grams
Period:
Edwardian
Center Aquamarine details
Cut/Shape:
Cushion Cut
Color:
Slightly Greenish Blue
Carat Weight:
8.75 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:
15.00 x 12.70 x 6.44 mm
Additional Details Additional Gem Details

16 Rose Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
0.05 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:
0.80-1.00 mm
Color:
H-I
Clarity:
VS

11 Single Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
0.08 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:
1.00-1.60 mm
Color:
H-I
Clarity:
VS
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
0.13

4 Natural Pearls

Shape:
3/4 Button
Measurements:
3.82-3.92 mm
Color:
Light Cream
Total Colored Gemstone Carat Weight:
8.75

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