French Belle Epoque Convertible Diamond Necklace/Tiara
ABOUT THIS JEWELRY
It is inherent to humans to decorate and beautify ourselves--from our heads right down to our toes-- with adornments that delight our senses. This extraordinary necklace, hailing from the Belle Epoque-era of France, is a breathtaking beauty. Painstakingly restored by our master jeweler, it is an exquisite work of tiny leaves and scrolls--frosted with glittering European and rose-cut diamonds--and lacy openwork patterns, all embracing a diamond-set focal piece, evocative of a heart in shape, that sparkles brilliantly with a 1.83 carat European-cut diamond. Shining on each side of the captivating confection is a floral-esque element, each culminating in a dazzling European-cut stone (2.60 carats total weight), while glittering diamond-set leaves and bezel-set stones complete the necklace. And, speaking to ornamentation that crowns the head, this necklace--hand fabricated in platinum, which made the creation of these light and lacy designs possible--is ingeniously designed to convert into a tiara by adding a supporting 14K gold band (affixed by screws). When worn as a tiara, several feather plumes, which accompany the piece, can be inserted into a small receptacle at the center top for a touch of playful elegance. A rare and ravishing (and versatile) treasure. Total diamond weight, 12.00 carats. Necklace measures 16 1/4 Inch.