I think it’s a real shame that the only profession that pays in jewelry is one that I’m not particularly interested in (although, as the world’s oldest profession, it does have a distinguished history). What promoted this introspection, you ask?
This antique diamond necklace.
Cartier Paris, circa 1905. Sparkling ribbons of ethereal perfection.Created in 18th-century style, this necklace is centered by an openwork ribbon tied bow with similar drop, each with principal brilliant cut diamond to the middle in beaded collet mount, on a row of lozenge shaped cluster links joined by ribbon bows, all set throughout with rose cut diamonds, close set in silver and gold.
I would love to touch it, or at least see it in person and bask in its glory. Doesn’t it blow your mind to think that something like this antique diamond necklace can actually be owned by someone? It would sit in a jewelry box until its owner felt like wearing it, and then said owner could just put it on if he or she felt like it. Like for a gala or formal vacuuming. Crazy times.
This scintillating confection of diamonds and amazingness is marked on the inside with serial number 1952.
This antique diamond necklace is currently for sale at S.J. Philips. All images and info are thanks to S.J. Philips.