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Edwardian Natural Pearl, Ruby and Diamond Lavalière
ABOUT THIS NECKLACE
As exquisite as can be, this exceptional and distinctively stunning Edwardian jewel, dating back to the first or second decade of the twentieth century, features a pair of ocean gems: two natural saltwater (aka Oriental) button pearls. One is shimmering white and dangles from bezel-set diamond-studded knife wires, the other has an iridescent black hue and is dramatically framed in sparkling white diamonds and crystalline red triangular rubies. Delicately and expertly hand fabricated in platinum over 14K rosy-yellow gold, this breathtaking beauty measures 2 3/8 inches long. The newer platinum chain measures 16 inches.