This necklace is spectacular. Really, what comes to mind when I look at it is the phrase “fit for a queen.”
This magnificent thing was made in the late 19th century. It is of bow and foliate swag design, millegrain-set with variously cut sapphires and circular-, single-, cushion-shaped and rose diamonds. It detaches into 6 pieces so that the jewels can be worn separately.
This piece was listed in Sotheby’s November 2012 Magnificent Jewels sale. All images and info are thanks to Sotheby’s.