Jewellery, Watches, Antiquities and Objects of Vertu

To be Sold on: 16th March 2021

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

A late Victorian diamond necklace, circa 1890, designed as a graduating fringe of old-cut diamond in pinched collet settings, mounted on knife-edge bars and spaced with diamond-set foliate motifs, below an articulated row of box-set diamonds, the detachable back chain similarly set, mounted in silver and gold throughout, in original fitted case, the silk lining signed ‘The Association of Diamond Merchants Jewellers & Silversmiths 6 Grand Hotel Buildings Trafalgar Square London’, diamond weight approximately 14 carats total, length 19cm.

£8,000-£12,000

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A late Victorian diamond necklace, circa 1890, designed as a graduating fringe of old-cut diamond in pinched collet settings, mounted on knife-edge bars and spaced with diamond-set foliate motifs, below an articulated row of box-set diamonds, the detachable back chain similarly set, mounted in silver and gold throughout, in original fitted case, the silk lining signed ‘The Association of Diamond Merchants Jewellers & Silversmiths 6 Grand Hotel Buildings Trafalgar Square London’, diamond weight approximately 14 carats total, length 19cm.

£8,000-£12,000
Although not presented with its frame, this necklace can also convert to a tiara.

Condition Report

Diamonds bright and lively and assessed to be approximately H-J colour and VS2- SI2 clarity. Clasps secure. Indistinct repairs to reverse of a few links - not evident when worn and not in solder. Articulation slightly uneven here also due to style of box links. Metal unmarked and untested. Light wear and discolouration to silver and gold. Length of longest drop 3.7cm. Case would not accommodate tiara frame. Overall very good condition - wear commensurate with age.