Bonus post! Happy 2013!
This necklace is like visual Xanax. I look at it and I feel a happy, floaty assurance that everything is okay.
Made in 1910, this lovely, lovely thing is really more of a choker – it measures a mere 13.5 inches. It’s designed as a pierced old mine-cut diamond scalloped band, bezel-set along the center with a graduated series of old mine-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum. I’m not sure what I’d wear it with, but I know for damn sure I’d make it work somehow if I ever had the chance.
This necklace was sold as part of Christie’s October 21, 2009 Rare Jewels sale. All images and info are thanks to Christie’s.
kat newkirk says
You wrote: ” I’m not sure what I’d wear it with, but I know for damn sure I’d make it work somehow if I ever had the chance.”
I have a Victorian Bohemian Garnet necklace c. 1880’s that makes me feel like a queen when I wear it. I wear it with jeans and tees when I’m scrubbing catboxes or other nasty jobs, because you need something nice when doing nasty work!
That sounds wonderful!