This Art Deco sapphire and diamond pendant isn’t anything world-shatterlingly unique, but I think it’s glorious.
The listing describes this design as “classical Art Deco,” which I think is perfect. French cut sapphires and old European cut diamonds set in platinum.
It’s Deco down to its boots, with the geometric motif, the length, the overall shape, the colors, the millegraining, the openwork, the cut of the stones, and even the year: 1920.
The pendant is 1.75 inches long at the end of a 15 inch platinum chain; so it would dangle bewitchingly above most necklines.
This beauty comes in its original 1920 presentation box. I love original antique boxes. How fabulous to find a 100 year old piece of jewelry that comes nestled right in its own little custom-made home! Just think what adventures the case must have had: was it wrapped in paper, tucked into a pocket, loaded into a carriage, presented on bended knee?
It’s hard to remember sometimes how old these pieces are when they’re maintained so well. The box really places it in context.
I am smitten. I hope this one finds a good home. I’d be happy to adopt it myself, but the price tag has too many zeros for me.
This Art Deco diamond and sapphire pendant is currently listed for sale on 1stdibs by Fourtane. All images and info are thanks to 1stdibs and Fourtane.