Who doesn’t love a good aquamarine and diamond pendant? No one, that’s who.
This first beauty is early Art Deco/Edwardian, from 1910. It features a lively, oval-cut aquamarine within a frame of circular cut diamonds and wreathed in floral and foliate details. The trace link chain it was sold with is just over 20 inches long, so this is a longer necklace (which I think is perfect for such a bold aquamarine and diamond pendant).
This lovely aquamarine and diamond pendant is also from the 1910’s (I never said I wasn’t predictable). It features a pear-shaped, faceted aquamarine drop suspended from circular-cut, rose diamond and pearl surmount on a curb link chain. This one’s a bit shorter, clocking in around 17 inches.
This one is totally different. It’s contemporary and is all hard angles where the first two were soft curves. It’s centered by a huge emerald cut aquamarine (79 carats!) surrounded by calibré-cut sapphires and old European-cut diamonds. The pendant is topped by a triangular diamond and sapphire surmount. Total diamond weight, 2.05 carats. Total sapphire weight, 3.30 carats.
I absolutely love the contrast of the sapphire in this piece, but I’m not totally sold on the surmount. It’s so sharp looking. What do you think?
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