Could this 18th century diamond necklace be any prettier?
Here’s a hint:
As you can see, its design is somewhat wreath-like, with a series of navette-shaped links formed each by one diamond-set crescent and one foliate swag, gently intertwined. These lovely links culminate at the nape of the neck with a beautiful rose-shaped clasp set with the largest diamond in the whole piece.
The necklace is made of silver and gold, set with gorgeous rose and cushion cut diamonds. As for its age? This beautiful lady dates to 1770.
It’s very simple in concept, but so beautifully executed. I love the twining of the vine-like row of diamonds around the graduated curved diamond row. Graceful, elegant, and classic. Just imagine how lovely that rose-shaped cluster of diamonds at the clasp would be peeking out from underneath the tendril’s of a lady’s delicate updo at a a formal event.
What do you think, darlings? Does this beauty float your boat like it does mine?
This 18th century diamond necklace is currently for sale at S.J. Phillps. All images and info are thanks to S.J. Phillips.