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Victorian Diamond, Pearl and Sapphire* Pendant
ABOUT THIS NECKLACE
Victorian-era frocks very often were designed with alluring low-cut necklines, and the queen herself--mourning years notwithstanding--made the most of this fashion feature by filling the space with spectacular jewelry. This graceful. curvaceous lavalière necklace (with a touch of Art Nouveau influence) is such a jewel A stunning openwork masterpiece, glittering with rose-cut diamonds, it highlights a rose-cut in a surround of glinting deep blue synthetic* sapphires, adding sparkle and color beneath a freshwater pearl. For an added flourish, and motion times three, the captivating confection is embellished with a drop centered by a diamond-dotted dangle, and accented below with single dancing pearl. Go ahead, fill your space--Victoria would approve. Total diamond weight, 2.50 carats. *Synthetic sapphire calibre were added at a later date (circa 1920s-30s), possibly replacing a large center stone. Hand fabricated in silver over 18K gold. Chain measures 17 inches.