I recently learned a new term: BFD. It describes this necklace perfectly.
(BFDs = biig ****ing diamonds.)
I’m pretty sure you don’t need me to tell you that this necklace is impressive. But in case you’re not convinced, here’s a closeup.
This baby, previously owned by an unnamed Lady of title, is described by Sotheby’s as “highly important.” The V-shaped necklace is set with baguette diamonds and decorated at the front with a line of brilliant-cut stones.
The description doesn’t give a total diamond weight, but to give you an idea: that pear-shaped drop alone is 41.40 carats. The pear-shaped drop is detachable, in case you want to carry it around in your pocket and feel good about yourself (or put it on a plainer chain for a less fancy red carpet event?).
This necklace was sold in Sotheby’s May 2011 Magnificent Jewels sale. All images and info are thanks to Sotheby’s.