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French Belle Epoque Enamel and Diamond Circle Pendant/Brooch

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50-33-11084

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ABOUT THIS JEWELRY

A thing of beauty is a joy forever--John Keats. This breathtakingly beautiful and masterfully crafted French Belle Epoch pendant/brooch* is a poetic beauty indeed, and this timeless line by the eloquent 19th century poet aptly describes the exquisite jewel. At its center, a bright and sparkling .75 carat 'moval' diamond (half marquise/half oval)--in a shimmering bow-topped frame glittering with rose and European-cut diamonds--is the focal piece of a louvered openwork design, accented with diamonds and graceful vines of white enameled leaves. The gently scalloped border is frosted with diamonds and encircled by a luminous necklace of seed pearls, punctuated by four lively European cuts. A truly rare and ravishing treasure. Total diamond weight, 1.90 carats. Hand fabricated in platinum and 18K yellow gold. Delicate, to be worn with care. *From the estate of a renowned A-list Hollywood actor (only to be revealed upon purchase ;).

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold, Platinum
Length:
1 7/8 Inch
Width:
1 7/8 Inch
Height:
1/8 Inch
Chain Length:
15 3/4 Inch
Gram Weight:
21.4 Grams
Period:
Edwardian
Center Diamond details
Cut/Shape:
Marquise Cut
Carat Weight:
0.75 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:
9.80-4.50 mm
Color:
I
Clarity:
VS2
Additional Details Additional Gem Details

180 Rose Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
0.75 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:
0.80-1.20 mm
Color:
F-G
Clarity:
VS-SI

10 European Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
0.40 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:
1.00-2.80 mm
Color:
H-I-J
Clarity:
VS-SI
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
1.90

84 Seed Pearls

Shape:
Ovalish
Measurements:
2.00-3.00 mm
Color:
Cream

About Edwardian Jewelry

Edwardians took the dark beauty of Victorian jewelry and dyed it platinum blonde. Light and airy filigree, worked with intricate millegrain and detailed designs in that durable metal, was liberally set with the “white” stones—pearls and diamonds chief among them. The Victorians’ sense of whimsy and beloved yellow gold didn’t disappear completely, though, even as the Edwardian era made way for the further-streamlined Art Deco.

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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