Every inch of it is spectacular. It’s full Belle Epoque, circa 1910. Even the neckchain is set with diamonds in a foliate motif – alternating flowers and leaves.
At the bottom, suspended from a single and old European-cut diamond foliate double swag (that’s what that’s called – have you ever heard a better term than “double swag”?) is a large, openwork pendant, also of foliate motif, suspending a large, pear-shaped yellowish brown diamond trimmed with single-cut diamonds.
This necklace was listed in Christie’s 22 April 2010 Jewels auction. All images and info are thanks to Christie’s.