So I was browsing Lang Antiques’ “See what’s new at Lang!” section (as I do every week or so) when I saw this mind-bogglingly beautiful necklace and my jaw dropped.
This is one of those pieces that just makes me incoherent with delight. It’s the work of the illustrious Boucheron, made in Paris in the 1920’s (as many of my favorites things were).
It’s a lovely take on pearls, with the three strands perfectly layered and anchored by a clasp, but, oh, what a clasp it is.
Can you even handle it? Look at the carved emeralds and the luscious rose-cut diamonds, perfectly set against one another in a glorious spray of sparkling florals. And how lovely is the pierced, diamond-set vase? This is one potted plant I would definitely never accidentally knock off the window sill.
The clasp is set in platinum and features approximately three carats of diamonds and 5 carats of beautifully carved emeralds. It’s just over an inch and a half long.
Please also note how each of the three strands of pearls connects to the clasp at its own individual point, carefully spaced to allow a perfect drape when the necklace is worn. A real sign of the careful craftsmanship happening here.
You see what I mean about how the pearl strands attach to the clasp? It’s perfect.
It makes my heart go pitter-patter. I don’t know how you find such incredible pieces, Lang Antiques, but please never stop.
What do you think, my dears? Do you love this piece as much as I do? What’s your favorite thing about it?
This beautiful Art Deco Boucheron pearl necklace is currently for sale at Lang Antiques. All images and info in this post are thanks to the fabulous Lang Antiques.