French Plique a Jour and Diamond Virgin Mary Medallion

Plique-à-jour, a French term that translates more or less to “letting in the daylight”, is the fine art of transparent enameling. In this intricate and exquisitely designed French medallion, the technique is used to create a translucent stained glass window effect, lavishly ornamented with millegrain-edged diamond-set scrolls that surround an image of a diamond-haloed Virgin Mary, rendered softly gleaming matte gold. A divine beauty expertly hand fabricated in platinum over 18K yellow gold - circa 1900. French hallmark. 20-inch chain.

Item Number 90-1-11985
18 Karat Yellow Gold, Platinum
1 15/16 Inch
1 5/8 Inch
1/16 Inch
Chain Length:
20 Inch
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Gemstone Details Gemstone Details
58 Rose Cut Diamonds
Carat Weight: 0.35 carat
Color: I-J
Clarity: VS
8 Antique Single Cut Diamonds
Carat Weight: 0.12 carat
Color: H-I-J
Clarity: VS
Total Diamond Carat Weight: 0.47

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