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Victorian Diamond and Natural Pearl Lavalière/Brooch
ABOUT THIS NECKLACE
Dating back to the latter-19th century, but presaging the organic design aesthetic from the forthcoming Art Nouveau period, this graceful antique jewel, artfully hand fabricated in silver over 18K gold, sparkles all around the classic double-whiplash motif with bright-white old mine-cut and European-cut diamonds (total weight 1.75 carats) and culminates below with a lustrous white natural saltwater (a.k.a. oriental) button pearl drop. Measuring 1 3/8 inches, this refined, elegant and timeless late-Victorian lavalière may also be worn as a brooch. 18-inch silver chain, pin back is 14K yellow gold.