This 1970’s turquoise and diamond necklace is a bit of a departure from my usual style, but I find myself loving it.
It’s fabulous, isn’t it? The long, textured links of the chain, the golden openwork pendant, the restrained smattering of gemstones. That chain is 30 inches long, so this would be quite a statement piece, despite its relatively delicate feel.
The closer in you go, the more details become apparent. The pattern of the openwork has a serene organic feel, like the leaves of a bonsai tree or ripples in a pond with turquoise stepping stones across its waters. Look at the smooth, raised edges of the gold shapes, the textured inner surfaces, the graduated turquoise cabochons.
Is it totally 1970s? Yes. Is it fabulous? Yes.
Or I think it’s fabulous, anyway. Are you with me on this one, or have I fallen off the wagon?
This 1970’s turquoise and diamond necklace was listed in a December 2013 Sotheby’s auction. All images and info are thanks to Sotheby’s.