I’ve got another 2-for-1 for you today: a Belle Epoque diamond tiara that converts from a necklace. Usually when you see pieces like this listed, you only get to see it in one form. But S.J. Philips gave us both!
This lovely, delicate piece was made in 1905, in the early Belle Epoque/Edwardian era. The necklace is designed as a graduated row of stylised trumpet-shaped bellflowers. Each stylized bellflower emanates three collet diamond stamen with foliate cluster drops between. These flowers hang from an articulated line of collet diamonds, all millegrain set, the cluster clasp for the necklace of shaped lozenge outline.
How wonderful is the outline of those flowers? So delicate, and yet they have such a presence thanks to the clean sweeps of the edges if the bellflowers and the chubby, perfect little bezel-set diamonds on their tiny stems.
As I already mentioned, this beautiful necklace converts into a tiara:
Fantastic, yes? I’d wear this on my head or under my head (by which I mean as a necklace) any day.
What do you think, darlings? Does this Belle Epoque diamond beauty float your boat?
This Belle Epoque diamond tiara necklace is currently for sale at S.J. Philips. All images and info are thanks to S.J. Philips.
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