This Edwardian diamond and pearl necklace is so sweet that it’s no surprise to me that the good folks at S.J. Phillps chose to pose it as a heart.
You see what I mean? The scalloped links of the necklace, airy open pendant, varied color of the pearls and general sparkle radiate romance in the most marvelously subtle and tasteful way.
The necklace itself – as in, that part that’s not a pendant, which I would call a chain if it were, in fact, a chain – is quite beautiful on its own. It’s made of cigar-baton links millegrain set with tiny diamonds and joined by larger, collet-set diamonds. The tapering lines and shimmer will draw admiring eyes upward from the pendant to the lucky wearer’s face. It’s a 16 inches long, so that should give you an idea of how this would look when worn.
What I love most about this pendant is that every element is articulated: each pearl and diamond would tremble with every breath of the body beneath it. Isn’t it marvelous? It looks to me like each pearl is framed in its own tiny stage (which reminds me oddly of the opening of The Muppet Show).
The entire pendant is openwork, formed by openwork pendant formed by a lattice of rose cut diamond swags. A white or colored pearl dangles on a diamond stem in the space between each swag. Each join in the pendant sports a diamond collet, and the outside of the pedant is hung with further diamond collet. The overall effect is breathtaking.
What do you think of this necklace? I think it would be utterly perfect as a wedding day necklace (or really for any day, I’m not picky). Do you like it as much as I do?
This Edwardian diamond and pearl necklace is currently listed for sale at S.J. Phillips. All images and info in this post are thanks to S.J. Phillips.