The turn of the 20th Century saw a leap in jewelry design with the introduction of platinum filigree. The strength of platinum lent itself perfectly to these new open work designs in which negative space played as much of a role in the design as did the cut work and engraving. This necklace is an incredible example of this exquisite style. An elongated plaque of pierced and milgrain engraved platinum is set at its heart with a sparkling marquise cut diamond. Forty-two accent diamonds are bead set into an intricate geometric pattern. The decorative hinged bale is designed to integrate perfectly with the pendant; it is gracefully arched at the top and set with three little diamonds. This exceptional piece is finished with a paperclip chain of engraved platinum links. Edwardian Era jewels are still one of the most coveted, and this stunning pendant shimmers like stardust at every angle. Circa 1900.
This necklace comes with an insurance replacement cost appraisal. The appraisal is done by an independent gem lab. The appraised value is $4250.
Diamond Details.....The center diamond is 0.30ct marquise-shaped brilliant cut with SI1 clarity and G-H color. Forty-five early modern brilliant cut diamond accents have a combined weight of 0.97cts with a VS-SI clarity and G-H-I color range. The total diamond weight of this pendant is 1.27cts.
Details.....The pendant measures 1.73" by 0.76" wide. The chain is 18" long. In Very Good Antique Condition. You should always expect some wear on your vintage and antique jewels, we consider it part of their charm.